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Fauci Schools Rand Paul Over COVID Lockdowns: ‘You Are Not Listening’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) found himself in a heated exchange with Dr. Anthony Fauci during a Senate Health Committee hearing on Wednesday, as the nation’s leading expert on infectious diseases was pressed on COVID-19 restrictions in the country. When Paul compared high rates of COVID-19 cases in New York and New Jersey early into the pandemic to Sweden, which avoided instituting a lockdown, he criticized Fauci for his mitigation recommendations, which included halting sports games and closing rest...
Tags: New York, News, Sweden, Cdc, Senate, White House, New York City, New Jersey, Rand Paul, Andrew Cuomo, Anthony Fauci, Committee, Cuomo, Alexander, PAUL, Sen Rand Paul R Ky


Fauci Schools Rand Paul Over COVID Restrictions: ‘You Are Not Listening’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) found himself in a heated exchange with Dr. Anthony Fauci during a Senate Health Committee hearing on Wednesday, as the nation’s leading expert on infectious diseases was pressed on COVID-19 restrictions in the country. When Paul compared high rates of COVID-19 cases in New York and New Jersey early into the pandemic to Sweden, which avoided instituting a widespread shutdown, he criticized Fauci for his mitigation recommendations, which included halting sports games and c...
Tags: New York, News, Sweden, Cdc, Senate, White House, New York City, New Jersey, Rand Paul, Andrew Cuomo, Anthony Fauci, Committee, Cuomo, Alexander, PAUL, Sen Rand Paul R Ky


LeBron James rebuts Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s claim that sports figures fan ‘flames of hatred’

Whoever needed to hear it, LeBron James put it plainly Tuesday: “I do not condone violence towards anyone,” the Lakers star said. “Police, Black people, white people, anyone of color, anyone not of color, because that’s not going to ever make this world or America what we want it to be.” On Sept. 14, L.A. Sheriff Alex Villanueva told the Associated Press that he blamed sports figures, as well as elected officials and civic leaders, for “fanning the flames of hatred,” saying they instead ought to...
Tags: Sports, Denver Nuggets, America, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Ohio, Associated Press, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Denver, James, Lakers, Compton, Alexander, Nuggets


Alexander: No, the Lakers’ Anthony Davis did not break Denver’s spirit

Is it fair to say now that Sunday’s frantic finish was not much more than fool’s gold for the Lakers? Anthony Davis’ buzzer-beating 3-pointer to knock off Denver in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals camouflaged some issues with turnovers, fouls, defensive breakdowns and general sloppiness. Frank Vogel hoped those flaws, pointed out in the off-day film session, would get his players’ attention before Tuesday night’s Game 3. Obviously not, at least until the fourth quarter. And oh, by the wa...
Tags: Sports, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Anthony Davis, Denver, Michael Malone, James, Lakers, Alexander, Nuggets, The Lakers, Clippers, Dodgers


Friluftsliv, the Norwegian Concept of Outdoor Living

As winter weather approaches here in North America, those seeking relief from pandemic isolation might take inspiration from the Norwegian concept of friluftsliv (meaning roughly “open-air living”). In Norway this is not as outlandish as it might seem in other nations. The Reads are simply following the concept of friluftsliv, which translates roughly to “open-air living” and is deeply engrained in the country’s heritage. From the remote Arctic to urban Oslo, friluftsliv means a commitment t...
Tags: Norway, North America, Oslo, Alexander, Jason Kottke


The Lakers soak in the experience of being NBA ‘bubble dads’

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — For nearly two months when they spoke on video chat every day, Genevieve McGee told her father she wanted to come to his house. JaVale McGee, 32, would try to explain it again. “I’m like, ‘I’m not at my house: I’m in Orlando,’” he said, rolling his eyes in the retelling. “And she’s like, ‘OK whatever. Whatever Orlando is.’” The NBA bubble at Disney World may be difficult to explain to an average person; to a 3-year-old, it’s impossible. A 3-year-old doesn’t care about ho...
Tags: Disney, Sports, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Houston, Staples Center, Rajon Rondo, Orlando, Jared, James, Lakers


Alexander: This is why Anthony Davis is a Laker

Los Angeles Lakers players celebrate at the end of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Lakers won 105-103. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) tries to block a shot by Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic (15) during the first half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Sound The gal...
Tags: Sports, Denver Nuggets, Sacramento, Sport, Staples, Soccer, Brooklyn, Missouri, Davis, Kings, Nba, New Orleans, Lebron James, New Orleans Pelicans, Anthony Davis, Kobe Bryant


Mitch McConnell's most savage move is to back off

The conventional wisdom today is that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will stop at nothing to confirm the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg's replacement on the Supreme Court, either prior to the election or in the lame duck session before the next Congress is seated in January. Kentucky's Machiavelli has already put out a statement indicating this is precisely what he will do. President Trump is on board, calling for the nomination process to proceed "without delay," and conservative acti...
Tags: News, Justice, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Kentucky, Senate, America, Gop, United States, Maine, Alaska, House, Mitch McConnell, Republican Party, Biden


Bryson DeChambeau refuses to leave the Open to question

This time, Winged Foot’s 72nd hole was not the scene of an accident. In Bryson DeChambeau’s world, there is no room for one. The most interesting player in golf put the U.S. Open to sleep on Sunday, which was exactly his intention. He pulled away from Matthew Wolff, put together the only under-par round of the day, became the only man to finish under-par for the event, and won his first major championship by six strokes. The absent fans missed nothing but overpriced beer. DeChambeau’s evangelica...
Tags: Minneapolis, US, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Golf, Phil Mickelson, Rory Mcilroy, Patrick Reed, Ncaa, Detroit, Jack Nicklaus, Augusta, Alexander, Oklahoma State, Bryson DeChambeau


Did Russian Spies Use Diplomatic Cover to Run a Global Cocaine-Smuggling Operation?

> This is a joint investigation by The Daily Beast and the Dossier Center.Six men await trial in Moscow and Buenos Aires, charged with operating one of the craziest, most ambitious narco-trafficking rings in history. Russia’s embassy in Argentina was the storage depot and Russian government transport was intended to move a cartel-sized consignment of virtually uncut cocaine from South America to Moscow. It was a transnational crime that astounded and confused the world, not least because authori...
Tags: London, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Youtube, Mexico, Germany, Russia, Berlin, Office, European Union, Ukraine, Fbi, United States, Italy, Netherlands


Alexander: Matthew Wolff leads US Open as part of golf’s youth movement

The kids are coming. A month ago, when 23-year-old La Cañada High grad Collin Morikawa won the PGA Championship at Harding Park in San Francisco, a fellow young golfer with Southern California roots finished tied for fourth in his first major. Matthew Wolff, 21, was a star at Westlake High and an even bigger star at Oklahoma State, with an unusual swing and plenty of confidence. This week, he has the 54-hole lead in the U.S. Open. “I feel comfortable with every part of my game,” he said Saturday...
Tags: Minneapolis, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Ncaa, Detroit, Southern California, Alexander, Mamaroneck, Oklahoma State, Bryson DeChambeau, Collin, USGA, Wolff, Bobby Jones, Xander Schauffele


Election Violence Could Arrive Long Before November

Matthew Egler appeared unwell. In the hours leading up to July 24, he was emailing Arizona officials, claiming to have an intimate relationship with Ivanka Trump, and stating that he might be the next Republican vice president. Then, shortly after midnight, he allegedly drove to the Arizona Democratic Party headquarters in Phoenix, smashed a glass door, and lit a fire that completely destroyed the party’s field office in what might be one of the most hotly contested counties in the upcoming pres...
Tags: Florida, News, White House, America, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Dhs, Fbi, Democrats, Gop, Wyoming, Arizona, Portland, Ohio, Michigan, Republican Party


Sparks head into pivotal offseason following early playoff exit

One game. It’s all the Sparks got in the 2020 WNBA playoffs before their season came to an end on Thursday with a loss to the Connecticut Sun in the second round. And with the season reaching its end, one of the most consequential offseasons in franchise history is about to begin. The Sparks have nine players set to become free agents this winter, according to contract details on Spotrac.com. You might have heard of a few of them. Like Candace Parker. Chelsea Gray. Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike. Bri...
Tags: Sports, Atlanta, Adidas, Sport, Soccer, Tennessee, Connecticut, Associated Press, Sykes, WNBA, Gray, Sparks, Alexander, Parker, BRADENTON Fla, Augustus


Pac-12 football will be back this fall, but the specifics remain a mystery

Pac-12 football in 2020 remains on hold, at least officially. The university presidents and chancellors did not vote Friday on a return to competition but are expected to reconvene in coming days. “The Pac-12 CEO Group had an informative and productive meeting earlier today,” the conference said Friday evening. “We plan to reconvene this coming Thursday, September 24 to make a decision regarding possible return to play prior to January 1. “The health and safety of our student-athletes and all th...
Tags: California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, SEC, College Football, Usc, Ucla, Sparks, Alexander, Power Five, Yorba Linda, Cam Akers, Ricky Castillo


Alexander: Yorba Linda’s Ricky Castillo has a rough Friday at US Open

The golf monster known as Winged Foot had some nasty surprises for everybody on the course in Friday’s second round of the U.S. Open. Ricky Castillo just got swept up in the maelstrom. Castillo, the golf prodigy from Yorba Linda who won the NCAA’s Mickelson Award last spring as the nation’s top freshman for his pandemic-shortened season at Florida, qualified for the Open by virtue of being the No. 2 player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. In a season in which coronavirus concerns prevented the...
Tags: Florida, San Francisco, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Patrick Reed, Ncaa, Orange County, Valencia, Derek, Alexander, Mark, Mamaroneck, Ricky, Bryson, Castillo


Star Wars Bits: Star Wars Squadrons, The Star Wars Archives, Liam Neeson Praises The Phantom Menace, Babu Frik, and More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Star Wars: Squadrons CG short “Hunted” Ushers in New Era of Star Wars Storytelling The Star Wars Archives 1977–1983 Gets Re-Release Liam Neeson Praises The Phantom Menace Babu Frik Is Now a Talking Plush Toy Podcast & YouTube Round-Up Star Wars: Squadrons CG short “Hunted” Ushers in New Era of Star Wars Storytelling Star Wars Squadrons arrives October 2 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and VR, promising to bring classic Star Wars dogfights to new interac...
Tags: Star-Wars, Movies, Disney, EA, New Zealand, Liam-Neeson, Resistance, Disneyland, Shakespeare, Lucasfilm, Avengers, Gq, George Lucas, Alex, Ewan McGregor, Target


Time to Lead: What We Can Learn from Great Leaders

AS professor Jan-Benedict Steenkamp states in Time to Lead, “Everybody can improve their leadership qualities by reading about other leaders, how they resolved their dilemmas, and why they were successful.” Peter Drucker was asked whether he considered himself more of a historical writer or a management thinker: “More a historical writer,” Drucker answered. He explained that the human being has changed relatively little during the known course of history. We therefore gain more valuable leaders...
Tags: Leadership, Berlin, Leaders, Margaret Thatcher, Martin Luther King, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Peter, Alexander, George Washington, Charles de Gaulle, Peter Drucker, Isaiah Berlin, Instagram and Facebook, Drucker, Steenkamp, Deng Xiaoping


Sparks eliminated from WNBA playoffs with second-round loss to Connecticut

Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker (3) blocks a shot by Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas (25) during the first half of a WNBA playoff basketball game Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) Connecticut Sun center Brionna Jones (42) steals the ball from Los Angeles Sparks center Kristine Anigwe (31) during the first half of a WNBA playoff basketball game Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) Sound The gallery w...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Connecticut, WNBA, Sparks, Alexander, Derek Fisher, Fisher, BRADENTON Fla, Brionna Jones, Chris O Meara, Connecticut Sun, Los Angeles Sparks, Sydney Wiese


Whicker: The Open wasn’t tough Thursday, but Patrick Reed still got going

Winged Foot Golf Club abandoned its butt-kicking ways on Thursday. In doing so, it might have dropped its guard to a willing combatant like Patrick Reed. The U.S. Open is the ornery uncle of major golf championships. Reed fits its personality type. In the first round he shot four-under-par 66 from places that normally would have dealt him a 76, and only Justin Thomas (65) beat him. Out of a possible 14 fairways, all of them bordered by the kind of grass that surrounds condemned homes, Reed hit o...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mexico City, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Patrick Reed, Wgc, Thomas, Alexander, Reed, Mamaroneck, Kapalua, USGA, Whicker


Morning Wrap: Will Pac-12 football join others this fall? Dodgers win again

The Morning Wrap shares the day’s top five stories from our reporters at the Southern California Newspaper Group. … Sign up to have our top sports stories delivered to your inbox with our daily newsletters ONE: IS PAC-12 FOOTBALL RETURNING? State restrictions lifted for Pac-12 football teams in California, Oregon: The path back just got easier TWO: DODGERS INCREASE LEAD TO 2 1/2: Dodgers clinch postseason spot, regain grip on NL West with win Alexander: Dodgers clinch a playoff berth, bu...
Tags: Angels, Uncategorized, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Lakers, Alexander, Nuggets, Clippers, Dodgers, Dylan Bundy, California Oregon, Kawhi Leonard Paul George, Southern California Newspaper Group Sign


USC, UCLA work together to get clarity on lifting of restrictions in L.A. County

An unprecedented situation called for an unusual maneuver. The athletic directors at USC and UCLA joined forces and held a joint Zoom call with Los Angeles County health officials Wednesday evening to clear a path for the football teams to begin practicing, according to sources familiar with the discussions. And it worked. “It was encouraging,” one source said. So encouraging that the teams are preparing to conduct full-squad practices once Pac-12 presidents approve that step, a move that could ...
Tags: California, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Chargers, College sports, Ncaa, Berkeley, Usc, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, Alexander, Bruins


Alexander: Dodgers clinch a playoff berth, but hold the champagne

Somehow the San Diego Padres didn’t seem quite as chirpy Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon. This was their coming out party, their measuring stick, their opportunity to demonstrate that they not only could play with the big, bad Dodgers but beat them. There may have been a ballpark full of empty seats, representing the limitations of Pandemic Baseball, but the young Padres made plenty of their own noise in the dugout Monday night in a 7-2 win, their youthful exuberance coming through (and an...
Tags: Sports, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Nba, Mlb, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, Alexander, DAVE ROBERTS, Arlington, Roberts, Cubs, Dodgers, Padres


BREAKING: Trump Shill At HHS Outlives His Usefulness

Health and Human Services communications chief Michael Caputo is taking a leave of absence after he had a public meltdown in which he warned of “insurrection” this past weekend. HHS announced the development in a statement, saying that Caputo’s leave would last for the next 60 days in order for him “to focus on his health and the well-being of his family.” An aide to Caputo, Paul Alexander, is leaving HHS permanently. Alexander has spent the past few months attempting to interfere with the Ce...
Tags: Facebook, News, Cdc, Gop, House, Trump, Alexander, Roger Stone, HHS, Centers for Disease Control, Michael Caputo, Caputo, Trump Caputo, Alex Azar, Muckraker, Josh Kovensky


Alexander: Candace Parker, superstar and mentor

Bubble life in this summer of Pandemic Sports can lead to some weird experiences. As Candace Parker of the Sparks noted Tuesday, you wind up bumping into people you wouldn’t have dreamed of seeing under ordinary circumstances. “I was walking in the lobby of the hotel yesterday and I saw a ref swimming laps in the pool,” Parker said, half incredulously, on a Zoom conference Tuesday from the WNBA’s Bradenton, Fla. bubble. “To me, I think it’s just weird to see everybody as human beings (instead of...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Tennessee, Nba, Philadelphia, Associated Press, Lebron James, North America, WNBA, Toronto Raptors, Orlando, Sparks, Alexander, Parker, Derek Fisher


Clippers vs. Nuggets live updates: Game 7 from the NBA bubble

The Los Angeles Clippers face the Denver Nuggets in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals at 6 a.m., Tuesday (ESPN). The series is tied at 3-3. The winner will play LeBron James and the Lakers in the conference finals. We’ll have live updates from pregame through the final postgame press conference, featuring sports reporters from the Southern California News Group and the Denver Post. Unable to view the update feed? Click here. A Twitter List by JHWreporter Related Articles ...
Tags: Sports, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Lebron James, Los Angeles Clippers, Alexander, Nuggets, The Lakers, Clippers, Denver Post, Southern California News Group, Clippers Nuggets, Can Clippers


Here's how 7 prominent ex-Vikings fared in debuts with new teams

The Vikings had a clunker of a 2020 opener Sunday for a variety of reasons. One of them: They had a lot of roster turnover, particularly on defense, and their new additions on that side of the ball struggled mightily in a 43-34 loss to the Packers. A lot of those prominent former players are on other teams now. In case you were wondering, here's how seven of them fared Sunday: *Xavier Rhodes: The 30-year-old former first-round pick and a staple of the Vikings' defense for seven seasons was the t...
Tags: Minnesota, Cowboys, Raiders, San Francisco, Chargers, Dallas, Vikings, Jacksonville, Rhodes, Cincinnati, Alexander, Colts, Cardinals, Packers, Bridgewater, Bengals


Keeler: Kawhi’s a Monstar. The Nuggets are the Bad News Bears. And Michael Malone’s built an underdog that America’s falling in love with.

Sean Keeler is a sports columnist for the Denver Post Monstars vs. The Bad News Bears. Game 7. Winner gets LeBron. “I almost feel like we’re The Bad News Bears and I’m Coach Buttermaker,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone offered on the eve of Tuesday’s showdown with the big, bad Los Angeles Clippers. “We’re a team that nobody really looks at and takes us seriously. And our guys, I think, have taken that personally.” You know who these Clippers are? The Monstars. The best of everything, nicked from e...
Tags: Utah, Hollywood, Colorado, Sports, Denver Nuggets, America, Sport, West, Soccer, Nba, Espn, Bruce Lee, Yankees, Denver, Michael Malone, Aba


Game 7 is the Clippers’ chance to save — or dodge — a reputation

The billboards came out last summer. Their message was that the Clippers were the dirty-fingernailed workingmen of L.A., while the Lakers lit their cigars with $500 bills. Street Lights Over Spotlights. Grit Over Glam. The Clippers were pure ballers and the Lakers were posers. No decoder ring was required. Denver’s Nikola Jokic, from the Serbian bureau of truth-in-advertising, is one game away from ending that marketing campaign. But it’s been a fallacy throughout. The Lakers took apart Houston ...
Tags: Sports, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Houston, Rivers, Denver, Staples Center, Lakers, Oklahoma City, Alexander, Paul George, George, James Harden, Nuggets


Report: Caputo Accuses Scientists Of ‘Sedition,’ Warns Of Leftist Revolt

Michael Caputo, assistant secretary of public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services, claimed Sunday that there is a “resistance unit” of “seditious” government scientists at the CDC working to undermine President Donald Trump. They “haven’t gotten out of their sweatpants except for meetings at coffee shops” to plot “how they’re going to attack Donald Trump,” Caputo added. “There are scientists who work for this government who do not want America to get well, not until after J...
Tags: Facebook, News, Cdc, America, Joe Biden, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Alexander, HHS, Department of Health and Human Services, Michael Caputo, Caputo, Paul Alexander, Kate Riga, House Subcommittee


Rough start for Vikings corners; historic day for Davante Adams

Welcome to our morning-after Vikings blog, where we'll revisit every game by looking at two players who stood out, two concerns for the team, two trends to watch and one big question. Here we go: The Vikings plan their roster (and salary cap management) on three-year cycles. They knew they were reaching a critical point in the life of their defense — what general manager Rick Spielman has termed "an evolution of the roster" — this spring, when it became clear they would need to reinvigorate the ...
Tags: Minneapolis, NFL, Aaron Rodgers, Philip Rivers, Adrian Peterson, Vikings, Zimmer, Alexander, Adams, Green Bay, Hill, Rodgers, Packers, Hughes, Jaguars, Mike Zimmer