NFL’s DeAndre Hopkins explains incident with Trump caravan

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins said he had a reason for giving the middle finger to a caravan of President Donald Trump supporters. Photos of Hopkins flipping the bird went viral prior to Sunday’s game, but he didn’t immediately respond to questions about those pictures. On Tuesday, Hopkins confirmed he flipped off the group on the “All Things Covered” podcast. Hopkins said people were beeping at him for entering the caravan. He also joked about giving the middle… Source link

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What Apple Stands to Lose From Lawsuit Against Google

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a milestone antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc.’s (GOOG) Google last week, which could implicate and negatively affect another Silicon Valley giant: Apple Inc. (AAPL). Recent analysis estimates suggest that the lawsuit could in fact prove more damaging for Apple in the immediate term if the agreement between the two companies is jeopardized. “There is a risk, if you play it out, that there actually could be more financial impact to Apple than… Source link

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Election 2020: Google searches reveal Americans’ top concerns

The 2020 election is different from those that have come before in many ways, including the ways in which we’re Googling. Waves of Interest, a new collaboration between Google News Initiative and information design firm Truth & Beauty, looks at how Americans’ internet searches have changed over the course of five presidential election years, from 2004 to 2020. The series of interactive data visualizations looks at the relative popularity of a range of popular political concepts,… Source link

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Despite questions about the ‘laptop from hell,’ most Americans think the Trumps are more ‘corrupt’ than the Bidens

In the waning days of the 2020 campaign, President Trump has intensified his accusations of (mostly unspecified) wrongdoing by his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, based on emails supposedly found on a laptop formerly owned by Biden’s son Hunter. But a plurality of voters aren’t buying it — and a majority believe Trump and his family are more “corrupt” than the Bidens, according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll. “They had the laptop, I call it the laptop from hell, and based on that… Source link

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Lawmakers want to protect local newspapers from Google, Facebook

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on breaking up big tech, the Bidens’ alleged corruption and confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court. Some Senate Democrats are seeking to empower regulators to protect local news outlets, accusing tech giants such as Google and Facebook of “unfair business practices,” according to a new report by members of a key committee that will hear from the top industry executives this week. Released on the eve of the Senate Commerce Committee’s hearing… Source link

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Stock futures rise after Dow’s worst drop in nearly two months

TipRanks 3 Big Dividend Stocks Yielding Over 7%; JMP Says ‘Buy’ With markets showing volatile movements in recent sessions – down one day, up the next – some of Wall Street’s analysts are showing a renewed interest in high-yield dividends. Not that they have ever shied away from these steady income generators; rather, the market boom of this past summer led the Street to focus on share appreciation as the source of profits. Market fluctuations since early September have analysts and… Source link

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Google is partnering with the Associated Press for election results

Google is partnering with the Associated Press to provide authoritative results for next week’s election alongside other voting-related features. Searching for election results will bring up a dedicated feature with up-to-date information, either on the web or through Google Assistant on smart speakers. This is the latest of several attempts to prepare for a potentially chaotic voting and vote-counting process. Google announced last month that it would ban US election-related ads after… Source link

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Even Nick Foles is frustrated with Matt Nagy’s play calls

Even Nick Foles is apparently growing sick of Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy’s play calls.  Sometimes when play calls come in to him, the Bears quarterback told ESPN ahead of their 24-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night, he knows that it isn’t going to work. Nick Foles slams Matt Nagy’s play calling Foles apparently told ESPN’s Brian Griese before the “Monday Night Football” matchup in Los Angeles that he often knows that he won’t have time to execute the plays that… Source link

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Bucs could regret Antonio Brown signing

The Buccaneers have the highest point differential in the NFL, at plus-80. The Buccaneers ranked first in Football Outsiders’ DVOA after six weeks, by a large margin. They have a very good offense and the defense is even better. And now they’re bringing in the most toxic player in the NFL, one who has been a problem for three teams and is likely to make it a fourth. When the Buccaneers signed Antonio Brown, there were no secrets. If Brown wrecks the Bucs by freezing his feet or going AWOL… Source link

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NCAA giving coaches 42 million reasons to cheat

The details of Arizona’s NCAA notice of allegations reported on Sunday were greeted with a shoulder shrug around college basketball, a sport that has become numb to one of the most sensationalized scandals in the history of college athletics. “I didn’t even click on the story,” said one veteran head coach, summing up the sentiment. This is where we are in the meandering, impotent and completely ineffective NCAA enforcement process: We are entering the fourth college basketball season… Source link

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