‘We were ready to leave’

When NBA teams, led by the Milwaukee Bucks, walked out of their first round playoff games in August, it was an unprecedented move. Their wildcat strike was in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, but once they had stopped that day’s NBA games, that left them with some big questions: What next? With the eyes of the nation on them, how can they change things for the better? LeBron James and other NBA leaders turned to former president Barack Obama, who was a recent guest on James’… Source link

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Google Meet will now let you use custom backgrounds on video calls

Google is introducing custom backgrounds for its Meet videoconferencing platform, the company announced in a blog post. If you use Meet in Google’s Chrome browser you should be able to access the feature in Chrome OS as well as on Windows and Mac laptops and desktops. The feature is “coming soon” to mobile, Google says. There’s no browser extension needed to activate custom backgrounds; you should be able to add a background image from your own photo collection or from a library… Source link

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Win a Las Vegas getaway

Yahoo Sportsbook Contest More Want to win a Vegas getaway? Join the weekly Yahoo Sportsbook Social Contest! Each week one person will win a $2,000 Las Vegas getaway from MGM Resorts. Rules: Follow @YahooSportsbook and @BetMGM on Twitter. Retweet the Yahoo Sportsbook Contest post. Pick 5 games ATS (against the spread) using our “Locked Odds” in the comment section. Predict the total amount of points scored this Sunday (Nov. 1, 2020) for a tiebreaker. One entry per person. Must submit by 1p.m. ET… Source link

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Suze Orman says don’t ever make these money mistakes

Suze Orman says don’t ever make these money mistakes Best-selling author, TV host and personal finance guru Suze Orman has been inspiring Americans for decades to make better money moves and avoid serious financial mistakes. She’s been as busy as ever in 2020, doling out advice on how to weather the COVID financial crisis. In good times and in bad, Orman will be the first to tell you that what you don’t do with your money may be even more important than what you do with it. Here are 34 of her… Source link

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Artist Gretchen Andrew wants you to Google “the next American President”

Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNN We may not know who will become the next American President until Election Day, but Google “the next American President” and you’ll find the search engine already has an unexpected idea. On Google Images, the faces of the incumbent President Donald Trump or Democratic hopeful Joe Biden do not appear first. Instead, monochromatic collages in red, white and blue, filled with stars and floral motifs, are ranked over former nominees including Elizabeth Warren,… Source link

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Google to Employees: Don’t ‘Get Distracted’ by Antitrust Case – BloombergQuint

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I’d never make the DK Metcalf play because my QB wouldn’t throw the pick

Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf made one of the plays of the year in the NFL on Sunday when he ran down Cardinals safety Budda Baker and stopped him from scoring on a pick-six. That has led some to discuss how many other NFL receivers are fast enough to make such a play. Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill might be, but he says Patrick Mahomes would never put him in that position. “The DK Metcalf play, that was a real nice play, but unfortunately for me, I would never be able to showcase that because… Source link

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NBA reportedly fearing billions in losses for next season

Similar to just about every major sports league in the United States, the NBA had a brutal year financially. How bad? The league reportedly came in $1.5 billion under revenue projections. None of that is surprising, as we all saw in real time how the coronavirus pandemic shut the league down for months and prevented a single fan from walking into an arena after mid-March, but that won’t make NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s job any easier. And apparently even more pain could be on the way. If… Source link

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Boxing match ends in grotesque fashion after Jaime Munguia punches piece of opponent’s lip off

There have been some gross ways to end a boxing match in the sport’s history, but not many are going to top one that ended with a boxer missing more than 10 percent of his upper lip. That was the case in Friday’s bout between WBO Intercontinental middleweight champion Jaime Munguia and Tureano Johnson at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in California. Specifically, it was Munguia landing an uppercut on Johnson in the sixth round that left the Bahamian veteran without a sizable chunk of… Source link

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