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‘Fake Melania’ conspiracy theory resurfaces after Marine One picture

A picture of the US First Lady has sparked the resurgence of a conspiracy theory that Donald Trump uses a body double to stand in for his wife. The hashtag #FakeMelania started trending on Twitter at the weekend after a picture emerged of Melania Trump boarding Marine One on the south lawn of the White House en route to the presidential debate in Nashville. In the picture, the First Lady is wearing sunglasses but internet observers pointed out that her smile and teeth looked somewhat different… Source link

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NFL exec claims Patriots have ‘worst group of skill players’ in football

NFL exec: Patriots have ‘worst group of skill players’ in football originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston The New England Patriots have had some of the NFL’s most explosive and highest-scoring offenses over the last two decades. The 2020 version is sagging behind immensely. This year’s Patriots offense has many issues, but the biggest problem is probably a glaring lack of high-end talent at running back, wide receiver and tight end — aka, the skill positions. One anonymous NFL executive put… Source link

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Rays change everything on Brett Phillips’ swing

Despite everything else that had to happen, the most magical, most surprising, most storybook part of the whole game was simply that Brett Phillips got that hit.  Mapped by win probability, the 17 ⅔ frames that came before it look like an electrocardiogram for the heartbeat of a Los Angeles Dodgers or Tampa Bay Rays fan as the two best teams in baseball repeatedly wrested the lead back from one another. In the first three games of the World Series, there was not a single lead change. Every… Source link

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‘Outrageous’ for Trump to discuss inviting Saudi crown prince to D.C.

WASHINGTON — Former CIA Director John Brennan said it is “outrageous” for President Trump to talk about inviting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Washington when he should be treating the Saudi leader as a “pariah” for the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.  Brennan’s comments, made during an interview on the Yahoo News “Skullduggery” podcast, came shortly after Trump on Friday announced plans to hold a “big beautiful party” after the election… Source link

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Dodgers, Kenley Jansen run into familiar calamity

Follow Kenley Jansen, on his knees in the dirt and then backpedaling from the mound to the third-base line. Follow him, a man fighting for assurance in a game that won’t wait for him to be what he was. That can’t. And now he’s standing in the chaos that comes from good pitches, bad pitches, good and bad luck, broken bats and severed faith, on a team that for a few dreadful seconds Saturday night looked like it was trying to win three World Series instead of just one. Follow Jansen, the… Source link

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Disturbing twist after two boys found dead in Kansas home

Two missing girls have sparked an urgent search that spanned three states after they were abducted from a home where the bodies of two boys were found. Police were called to a residence in Leavenworth, Kansas to discover two boys dead and the two girls missing on Saturday (local time). Authorities believed the girls, three-year-old Aven and seven-year-old Nora, were abducted by their father, Donny Jackson, and an AMBER Alert was issued. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a statement… Source link

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Penn State, Ohio State and more

There’s so much to like about what James Franklin has done at Penn State. He’s rebuilt the program from the throes of NCAA probation, turned the Nittany Lions into a consistent College Football Playoff contender and brought a sense of football normalcy to a town and program that desperately needed it.  Franklin is one of the sport’s top-10 coaches, something that can’t be questioned after his resuscitation of Vanderbilt and resurrection of Penn State. He’s won 70% of his games at… Source link

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Brusdar Graterol’s slider down the middle called a ball

Pardon stating the obvious, but World Series games are important. Important enough that every plate appearance, every pitch is important. Championship-deciding. Basically, they are not the time you want to see a pitch thrown straight down the middle of strike zone called a ball. And yet, late in Game 4 of the 2020 World Series, home plate umpire Chris Guccione delivered one of the biggest endorsements for robot umpires you will ever see. It happened in the eighth inning, with two men on and… Source link

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Did Michigan emerge as Ohio State threat?

We entered the postponed 2020 Big Ten season thinking that Penn State was going to be Ohio State’s biggest challenger in the East. It took hours for that notion to get thrown flat on its face.  The No. 8 Nittany Lions lost 36-35 in overtime to Indiana on Saturday afternoon while No. 18 Michigan looked fantastic in a 49-24 win at No. 21 Minnesota.  It was easy to think that Saturday night was going to be a disaster for Michigan. The Wolverines’ opening possession ended with a blocked punt… Source link

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‘Asterisk’ in NBA Finals due to injuries

The Los Angeles Lakers are NBA champions, and there is little reason to think that title wasn’t earned. The team was dominant before the COVID-19 hiatus, then looked similar dominant in the NBA playoffs at Walt Disney World. However, Miami Heat president Pat Riley has something to say about the one series the Lakers didn’t win in five games. Pat Riley: Heat could have pushed series to 7 games at 100 percent In an interview with the Miami Herald, Riley was asked about the Heat’s six-game… Source link

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