Nick Saban and his medical team wouldn’t allow Jameson Williams to play despite his desire to return; cites future in NFL as reasoning

Alabama lost, but it doesn’t feel like the end of the world, at least in my household. The Crimson Tide accomplished far more than I thought possible this season, especially following the loss in College Station to Texas A&M. But, among the confetti, a future NFL draft pick named Jameson Williams watched on. Williams cemented his future in the NFL after transferring to Alabama from Ohio State this season. It turned out to be one of the best decisions he’s ever made. In his only year at the… Source link

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Google in last-ditch lobbying attempt to influence incoming EU tech rules

Google is making a last-ditch effort to change the EU’s incoming laws on Big Tech with a flurry of advertising, emails and targeted social media posts aimed at politicians and officials in Brussels. As EU policymakers put the finishing touches to the Digital Markets Act (DMA), executives at Google’s headquarters in Silicon Valley are stepping up their efforts to water down parts of the legislation that they fear may have a severe impact on their business. “Top executives in… Source link

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ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt has ‘medical scare’ with his heart

Scott Van Pelt announced that he’s “OK and home” following a “medical scare.” (Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt announced during Monday’s CFP national championship that he would not take his normal postgame “SportsCenter” anchor chair, citing a “medical scare.” The longtime “SportsCenter” host made the announcement on Twitter that his “heart got a little out of whack,” but that he’s “fine now” and home from the hospital. Van Pelt referenced “SVT,” which is short for… Source link

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Deshaun Watson pursuit reset after Dolphins fire Brian Flores

In a theme that’s stretched on for essentially one year, Deshaun Watson has some sizable quandaries on his hands. But as far as what he can control — the waiving of his no-trade clause — the firing of head coach Brian Flores in Miami is expected to reset the trade landscape for the quarterback. Through the entire process of Watson’s trade demands, he has pointed his compass toward the Dolphins. And the sources in his camp have said consistently that the driving force behind Watson’s… Source link

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Frank Reich doesn’t commit to Carson Wentz as Colts QB

On Sunday, the Indianapolis Colts tanked in a stunning loss that cost them a playoff bid. On Monday, Frank Reich declined to commit to Carson Wentz‘s future as the team’s starting quarterback. The Colts head coach was asked directly about Wentz’s role moving forward during his season-ending news conference. Here’s what he had to say, per the Indianapolis Star:  “We loved the team we had this year, we knew everyone we brought in this year, we expected to play winning football,” Reich said…. Source link

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CFP expansion plans dim amid squabbling

INDIANAPOLIS – Bob Bowlsby, the longtime Big 12 commissioner, turned 70 on Monday. He has been involved in college athletics in some way since wrestling at Minnesota State in the mid-70s. With time served in six different decades of college athletics, the twilight of Bowlsby’s career has come with a refreshing bluntness.  In a business where talking doesn’t always equate with saying anything, Bowlsby has entered the Jim Boeheim phase of his front-facing career — he’s not afraid to… Source link

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Follow College Football Playoff title game live: Alabama vs. Georgia – Yahoo Sports

The Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs meet up in this season’s national championship on Monday. Follow along as the Yahoo Sports college football crew breaks down all the action. It’s finally game day! The College Football Playoff National Championship is here and it features a rematch of the SEC title game. Georgia was undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the country at that point, but was upset 41-27 by Alabama. More than a month later, Georgia gets an opportunity for revenge on the… Source link

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Google exec says Apple is ‘holding back’ customers who text

On Saturday, Android boss Hiroshi Lockheimer accused Apple of “using peer pressure and bullying as a way to sell products,” after a Wall Street Journal report revealed how US teens have turned Apple’s iMessage into a social status symbol that locks Android users out. Now, Lockheimer is taking a slightly less abrasive stance: the Google executive said Monday that “we’re not asking Apple to make iMessage available on Android. We’re asking Apple to support the industry standard… Source link

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Stock market news live updates: January 11, 2022

Contracts on Wall Street’s main indexes were subdued Monday evening after a choppy earlier session that saw stocks climb back from record intraday lows. The Nasdaq eked out an afternoon rally to close in the green, while the S&P 500 and Dow extended their losing streak — even after modest comebacks. Worries over sooner-than-expected interest rate hikes have tempered investors’ optimism heading into the new year, placing equity markets in a risk-off mood so far in 2022. Meanwhile,… Source link

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Google ordered to turn over documents related to anti-union efforts in NLRB case

In 2019, a group of workers who had recently been fired from Google (GOOGL GOOGLE) filed unfair labor practice charges with the NLRB, claiming they had been fired for speaking out about the company’s practices, such as signing controversial government contracts, and for engaging in protected labor organizing. Google has maintained that the employees were let go for repeated violations of its policies. But in 2020, the NLRB filed a complaint alleging Google had violated labor laws with two of… Source link

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