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Vikings punch their ticket, guaranteeing four new playoff teams from last year

The Vikings clinched a playoff berth Saturday night without even taking the field. The Rams' loss to the 49ers sewed up a trip to the postseason for Minnesota, which missed the playoffs a year ago after making the NFC Championship Game in the 2017 season. It's the third time the Vikings have made the postseason in Mike Zimmer's six seasons.
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Death toll climbs in India protests against citizenship law

Nine people died on Saturday during clashes between demonstrators and police in northern India.
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Dog's dinner: labrador has emergency surgery after eating 30 Christmas decorations

Dog undergoes two lifesaving operations in Dorset after gorging on gingerbread tree ornamentsA seven-year-old labrador has undergone two lifesaving operations after gorging on more than 30 homemade gingerbread Christmas tree decorations.The dog’s owner, Rachael Bulmer, from Bournemouth, rushed her pet Marley to the PDSA Pet Hospital in the Dorset town after it became seriously ill. Vets performed emergency surgery on Marley to remove ribbons attached to the biscuits. Continue reading...
Tags: Animals, UK News, Bournemouth, Marley, Dorset, Rachael Bulmer, PDSA Pet Hospital


Patriots, Texans win to capture NFL division crowns

Reigning Super Bowl champion New England and the Houston Texans clinched NFL division titles with victories Saturday, Houston sealing a playoff berth and the Patriots moving closer to a first-round bye. New England held off a late Buffalo fightback for a 24-17 home triumph to secure an 11th consecutive AFC East division title while the Texans forced five turnovers in a 23-20 victory at Tampa Bay to claim the AFC South crown. And the San Francisco 49ers edged the Los Angeles Rams 34-31 on Robbie ...
Tags: News, NFL, San Francisco, New England Patriots, Buffalo, Houston Texans, New England, Tampa Bay, Los Angeles Rams, Robbie Gould


‘Saturday Night Live’: Maya Rudolph, Jason Sudeikis Appear in Democratic Debate Sketch (Watch)

“Saturday Night Live” kicked off its final episode of 2019 with a cold open sketch dedicated to the sixth democratic debate where moderator Judy Woodruff (Heidi Gardner) noted, “Just like ‘The Bachelor,’ the further we go, the less diverse it gets.” Eddie Murphy, who hosted the episode, wasn’t the only returning “SNL” player to grace […]
Tags: News, Saturday Night Live, Jason Sudeikis, Alec Baldwin, Larry David, Eddie Murphy, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Judy Woodruff Heidi Gardner


Avert your eyes: This college basketball season has cratered into uncharted territory

It's two months into the college basketball season and if you haven't been watching, you've missed absolutely nothing. The best player in the country and potential No. 1 NBA draft pick, James Wiseman, left Memphis after only playing three games. Early in the season, the NCAA suspended Wiseman for 12 games and fined him $11,500 for a recruiting violation.
Tags: News, Nba, Ncaa, Memphis, North Carolina Tar Heels, Wiseman, James Wiseman


Landeskog fight, Keith hit makes Blackhawks – Avs a rough one

With the Blackhawks fading and the Avalanche rising, the two teams don't jump out as natural rivals. Watch Gabriel Landeskog fight Dennis Gilbert, and Duncan Keith's hit on Joonas Korpisalo. After witnessing such violence, you'll likely agree that the two teams won't be exchanging gifts during the holidays.
Tags: News, Chicago Blackhawks, Keith, Blackhawks, Gabriel Landeskog, Duncan Keith, Dennis Gilbert


Evan Turner plays Rock Paper Scissors from Hawks bench, remains a national treasure

Evan Turner is a national treasure. He really is. During his three seasons with the Blazers, he was a gem.
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'We Tested Ring's Security. It's Awful' (slashdot)

"Ring lacks basic security features, making it easy for hackers to turn the company's cameras against its customers," reports Motherboard: Ring is not offering basic security precautions, such as double-checking whether someone logging in from an unknown IP address is the legitimate user, or providing a way to see how many users are currently logged in -- entirely common security measures across a wealth of online services... Ring doesn't appear to check a user's chosen password against known ...
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A cancerous green slime was found oozing onto a highway in a Detroit suburb, officials say

A green liquid was found oozing onto Interstate 696 in a Detroit suburb Friday, causing authorities to block off portions of the highway and call in federal agencies to investigate.
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Southern California rallies for 70-68 victory over LSU

McKay Anderson hit a pair of 3-pointers, including one with 3:09 remaining to extend USC's advantage to 66-59. LSU made one final run and got within a basket on a couple occasions. Mathews missed a free throw with 3 seconds remaining but Javonte Smart's jumper was blocked by Onyeka Okongwu at the buzzer.
Tags: News, California, LSU, Basketball, Usc, Mathews, Onyeka Okongwu, McKay Anderson, Javonte


Bernie Sanders Declares Himself A Never Wine-Caver At California Rally

"We don’t go to rich people’s wine caves — this is a campaign of the working class," the senator declared.
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Sanders Declares Himself A Never Wine-Caver At California Rally

"We don’t go to rich people’s wine caves — this is a campaign of the working class," the senator said.
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France pension protests: Macron calls on strikers not to ruin Christmas

France's president urges striking transport unions to call a truce "out of respect for families".
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Officials Discussed Hold on Ukraine Aid After Trump Spoke With Country’s Leader

Emails also suggest President Trump first began asking about $250 million in Pentagon aid after a June 19 article in the Washington Examiner.
Tags: News, Ukraine, House Of Representatives, Pentagon, Michael, Trump, Democratic Party, Mick, Duffey, Center for Public Integrity, Mulvaney


49ers' clutch win over Rams sets up huge Week 17 game at Seattle, and an unusual playoff scenario

The NFL already said that neither the Seahawks nor 49ers could clinch the NFC West before Week 17. The 12-3 49ers will be playing the 11-3 Seahawks next Sunday with the NFC West title on the line, regardless of Seattle's game on Sunday against Arizona. It's hard to imagine the NFL doesn't flex that game to “Sunday Night Football.
Tags: News, San Francisco 49ers, NFL, Arizona, Seattle, Seahawks, NFC West, Rams


49ers knock off Rams in thrilling finish

San Francisco had to rally from an early deficit to beat Los Angeles thanks to some clutch plays and a winning field goal at the buzzer.
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A single drop of blood: No research or FDA approval behind doctor's testing methods

Practitioners who are performing the bioresonance test call it revolutionary. Researchers say the test's claims are too good to be true.         [Author: Burlington Free Press]
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The man who kidnapped Jayme Closs told police he'd been thinking of kidnapping a girl for 2 years and that 'if it wasn't Jayme, it would probably be someone else'

Jake Patterson told detectives that he would have tried to abduct a different girl if he hadn't seen Jayme first, according to new documents.
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Elizabeth Warren says her previous fundraising experience made her decide to 'do better'

Elizabeth Warren charged an entry fee for a 2018 fundraiser. But she pledged not to hold those events as a presidential candidate, she said Saturday.         [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Charlo stops Harrison to reclaim super welterweight title

Jermell Charlo stopped Tony Harrison in the 11th round to reclaim the World Boxing Council super welterweight title on Saturday in a championship rematch in suburban Los Angeles. Charlo knocked down Harrison in the second round and twice more in the 11th before referee Jack Reiss stopped the bout two minutes and 28 seconds into the 11th of 12 scheduled rounds in Ontario, California. Charlo improved to 33-1 with his 17th victory inside the distance while Harrison fell to 28-3.
Tags: News, Boxing, Harrison, World Boxing Council, Jack Reiss, Tony Harrison, Charlo, Jermell Charlo, Los Angeles Charlo, Ontario California Charlo


Tessa Majors' friends and family celebrated her life nearly 2 weeks after she was killed near her college campus

The ceremony celebrating Tessa Majors' life did just that: there was music, dancing and poetry delivered by some of the slain college student's closest friends.
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Tessa Majors' friends and family celebrated her life nearly 2 weeks after she was killed

The ceremony celebrating Tessa Majors' life did just that: there was music, dancing and poetry delivered by some of the slain college student's closest friends.
Tags: News, Stories, Tessa Majors


Giannis has triple-double, Bucks rout Knicks 123-102

Antetokounmpo had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in his third triple-double of the season, and the Milwaukee Bucks followed their big victory over the Lakers by routing the New York Knicks 123-102 on Saturday night. Avoiding any letdown two nights after winning a showdown against Los Angeles for the NBA's best record, the Bucks (26-4) made their first six 3-pointers to open a big early lead that grew to 29 points. Luckily we've got a group that is very professional, very motivat...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Nba, New York Knicks, Milwaukee Bucks, Lakers, Knicks, Antetokounmpo, Giannis, Mike Budenholzer


Michael Hutchinson gets first win of season, Leafs beat Red Wings

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs finally earned a victory without the services of Frederik Andersen.Michael Hutchinson made 29 saves while Zach Hyman and Auston Matthews both scored twice as Toronto beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Saturday for its fourth win in a row, and first of the season with a back-up goaltender in net.The crowd at Scotiabank Arena gave the 29-year-old Hutchinson a standing ovation as the final seconds ticked down on his first NHL win since Jan. 10 of last season."That w...
Tags: News, Toronto, Wings, Rangers, Detroit Red Wings, NHL, Detroit, Hutchinson, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Dylan Larkin, Jeff Blashill, Carolina Hurricanes, Red Wings, Arizona Coyotes


Teherán aportaría estabilidad a rotación de Angelinos

(AP) — Durante el receso previo a la próxima campaña, Billy Eppler había insistido en que la prioridad de los Angelinos era brindar mayor estabilidad al cuerpo de pitcheo. El gerente general considera que esa meta se alcanzó con la contratación de Julio Teherán.
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After Dallas Keuchel, what other positions do the White Sox need to address in free agency?

Dallas Keuchel is a splash like no other for the White Sox this winter. It's easy to forget just how big a deal the Yasmani Grandal signing was, but given the team's more desperate need in the starting rotation - and its need for a Jon Lester type figure to legitimize the rebuilding project - the reported addition of Keuchel looks like a much grander statement. Folks will wonder about free-agent right fielders like Nicholas Castellanos or Yasiel Puig.
Tags: News, Jon Lester, Chicago White Sox, Keuchel, Dallas Keuchel, White Sox, Nicholas Castellanos


Patriots rally to win 11th straight AFC East title

The New England Patriots clinched their 11th straight AFC East championship Saturday, beating the Buffalo Bills 24-17 with a come-from-behind effort led by quarterback Tom Brady.
Tags: Cnn, New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills


Ted Karras praises 'gutsy' Tom Brady for key block in Patriots' win vs. Bills

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady isn't afraid to put his body at risk to make a play. The Patriots were nearing midfield leading 7-3 in the second quarter of Saturday's Week 16 game against the Buffalo Bills when wide receiver N'Keal Harry got the ball from running back Rex Burkhead and started to run down the left side of the field. Brady helped make Harry's path a little easier by taking out Bills cornerback Tre-Davious White with a great block.
Tags: News, New England Patriots, Tom Brady, Buffalo Bills, Brady, Keal Harry, Tre Davious White, Rex Burkhead, Ted Karras


A cancerous green slime was found oozing onto a Detroit highway, officials say

A green liquid was found oozing onto Interstate 696 in Detroit Friday, causing authorities to block off portions of the highway and call in federal agencies to investigate.
Tags: Cnn, Detroit, Interstate 696



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