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DeMaurice Smith opens up on Jon Gruden, racism in the NFL and more

DeMaurice Smith said he felt "a certain amount of numbness" after learning after Jon Gruden's remarks about him and others.       
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CNN contributor hits own network's 'dishonest' coverage of Joe Rogan's ivermectin use: Complete 'horses---'
CNN political commentator Mary Katharine Ham sided with podcast giant Joe Rogan, who accused her employer of “lying” about his use of ivermectin during his bout with the coronavirus.
Jack Hughes’ OT goal propels Devils past Blackhawks
Jack Hughes scored his second goal of the game less than a minute into overtime and the New Jersey Devils beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 after blowing a late two-goal lead on Friday night at Prudential Center in Newark.
Julius Randle’s buzzer beater lifts Knicks over Wizards to cap perfect preseason
Julius Randle connected on an 18-foot buzzer beater from the right side to lift the Knicks to a 115-113 victory over the Wizards on Friday night.
Walter Kirn: Mainstream view of Middle America has become 'simplistic and hostile'
Novelist Walter Kirn joined Fox Nation's “Tucker Carlson Today” for a discussion on the state of community relations in an increasingly divided America.
Bradley Beal exits with a knee contusion as Wizards close preseason with a late collapse
Washington's star guard left the game after just nine minutes Friday at Madison Square Garden, plus other takeaways.
Vanity Fair critic accuses Netflix of 'gaslighting us' on Dave Chappelle's 'transphobic' special
Vanity Fair TV critic Sonia Saraiya is accusing Netflix of "gaslighting" the public amid the uproar over Dave Chappelle's new stand-up special.
Texas Senate passes bill requiring students to play on sports teams corresponding with biological sex
The Texas Senate passed legislation Friday that requires students to compete on school sports teams that correspond with the biological sex listed on their birth certificate.
Lakers staying quiet about who will start with the Big Three
The Lakers open the season Tuesday night at home but so far there's no word on who will start with LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook.
Dodgers say either Max Scherzer will start Game 1 of NLCS or it will be a bullpen game
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said either Max Scherzer will start Game 1 of the NLCS or the team will go with a bullpen game at Atlanta on Saturday.
Best photos from Week 7 of the college football season
Take a look through all the best shots from around the USA TODAY Network during Week 7 of the 2021 college football season.
Jeff Van Gundy: Leon Rose’s lack of meddling has helped Knicks thrive
Knicks president Leon Rose has allowed head coach Tom Thibodeau to be Tom Thibodeau — critics be damned.
NHL fights from the 2021-22 season
Fisticuffs from the NHL's 2021-22 season.
Commentary: Vin Scully can't believe how Dodgers and Giants were unrivaled this season
Vin Scully called Game 5 of the Dodgers-Giants series the biggest in their history, and applauds both teams for their spectacular seasons.
Biden administration orders Arizona to stop grants to schools without mask mandates
The Biden administration has ordered Arizona Governor Doug Ducey to stop using federal COVID-19 funding for grants only directed to schools without mask mandates. Arizona has been divided over mask mandates throughout the pandemic. Tucson Weekly reporter Jim Nintzel joins CBSN anchor Lana Zak with more.
Biden blamed Trump 'leadership' for shortages during COVID, won't accept blame now as leader: 'The Five'
President Biden blamed Trump 'leadership' for 2020 shortages during pandemic, but takes no responsibility for today's crisis, 'The Five' discussed Friday.
South Carolina elementary school teacher arrested after student picks marijuana edibles from reward box, cops
A South Carolina elementary school teacher was arrested after a student picked up a pack of marijuana edibles – which are illegal in the state -- out of a reward box in her classroom, police said.
Facebook faces renewed scrutiny over business practices
Facebook has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks over its business model and the impact it has on society. Roger McNamee, author of "Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe," joined CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss.
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‘Hadestown’ ushers Broadway back to the Kennedy Center in style
The first musical in 19 months starts up in the Opera House.
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President Biden promotes his social spending plan while it hangs in limbo in Congress
President Biden hit the road on Friday to promote his social spending plan in Connecticut. CBS News' Natalie Brand explains how the president says the plan will help families with child care. Then CBSN anchor Lana Zak and Politico White House correspondent Daniel Lippman discuss where negotiations on the price tag of the bill stand.
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FDA panel endorses Johnson and Johnson coronavirus booster shot
An FDA advisory panel has endorsed Johnson and Johnson's booster shot for some 15 million Americans. Mireya Villarreal has the details on the panel's decision. Then, Dr. Taison Bell, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Virginia, joins CBSN's Lana Zak with his analysis.
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Manchin dismissively calls Sanders a ‘self-declared independent socialist’
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., responded to criticism from Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who penned an op-ed calling for every Democrat to support President Biden's Build Back Better agenda.
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Democrats' cornerstone climate policy will likely be cut from sweeping economic package
The Clean Electricity Performance Program, the cornerstone climate policy in Democrats' massive social safety net package, will likely be dropped from the final budget deal after pushback from Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, three congressional sources told CNN.
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Commentary: SoCal's Taylor Fritz electrifies crowd and upsets Alexander Zverev at Indian Wells
Southern California 23-year-old Taylor Fritz got a boost from fans as he ousted third-seeded Alexander Zverev in three sets in a BNP Paribas Open quarterfinal Friday at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
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The CDC emphasizes COVID vaccinations as a key to safe holiday gatherings
The CDC says that having every person in attendance vaccinated is important for protecting those who can't get a shot. And it recommends that those who aren't fully vaccinated delay travel.
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Carlos Beltran deserves second chance, but mea culpa must come first
“In the shuffle,” Alex Cora pointed out to The Post on Friday, “people forget that he wasn’t suspended.”
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Review: The global warning opera 'Sun & Sea' is justifiably the hottest ticket in town
MOCA's Geffen Contemporary has been turned into a singing beach for the sold-out climate-change opera "Sun & Sea," which proves amazing.
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Alexandria City finally gets a homecoming under the lights, but West Potomac crashes the party
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Joe Manchin and Bernie Sanders spar over Biden’s $3.5T bill
Sens. Joe Manchin and Bernie Sanders on Friday publicly sparred over the sweeping multitrillion-dollar social spending bill that's been dividing Democrats.
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Biden says Justice Department should prosecute those who refuse Jan. 6 committee’s subpoenas
Several former Trump aides have defied the congressional panel's requests for records and testimony about the Jan. 6 insurrection.
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Marvin Vettori still convinced he's superior to UFC champ Israel Adesanya: 'He wasn't better at all'
Despite two losses to Israel Adesanya in head-to-head matchups, Marvin Vettori has no doubt he's superior to the UFC middleweight champ.       Related StoriesMarvin Vettori still convinced he's superior to UFC champ Israel Adesanya: 'He wasn't better at all' - EnclosureAli Abdelaziz: Marvin Vettori's pressure and volume will cause Paulo Costa to shoot on himBellator 268 faceoff video highlights: Grand prix semifinalists get final chance to size up - Enclosure 
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'RHOC' alum Vicki Gunvalson accuses ex-fiancé of cheating: 'No Christian man would do what he's done'
"Real Housewives of Orange County" alum Vicki Gunvalson claimed that her ex-fiance, former California governor candidate Steve Lodge, cheated on her during their relationship.
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Netflix's support of Dave Chappelle is setting a dangerous precedent. Here's why.
As Netflix chief Ted Sarandos doubles down on his defense of "The Closer," the streaming service has fired an employee who leaked data to the media.       
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Kliff Kingsbury among Cardinals to miss game after testing positive for COVID-19
Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury and an assistant coach and player will miss the Cardinals' game Sunday at Cleveland after testing positive for COVID-19.
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LAPD declares 'ghost guns' an 'epidemic,' citing 400% increase in seizures
The proliferation of so-called ghost guns, which are untraceable and able to be assembled at home, has contributed to more than 100 violent crimes so far this year, the LAPD said.
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The Washington failure that's making us sick
"With less than 10 minutes' notice, I had to drop everything to stay home with two scared kids," Los Angeles mother Mandy Kent told us after a Covid-19 scare forced her family into quarantine. Her kids tested negative, but the episode put her on edge. "The stress is intense."
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‘Airplane!’ creator slams joy-killing threat: ‘Twitter 9 percent’
Comedy needs to come out of hiding, so that by the time “Airplane!” turns 50, there will be contemporary comedies to rival it. But how? Producer David Zucker has the answer.
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Kendall Jenner pounds the pavement flogging 818 tequila around NYC
She whipped up drinks at — among other spots — Cathédrale at the Moxy East Village, as well as 310 Bowery Bar, and Dos Caminos in the Meatpacking District. 
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Ready or not, the Golden Globes are back. Will Hollywood care?
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. plans to award the Golden Globes -- without a TV deal and in the midst of continued rejection from many studios and streamers.
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Liberal columnist, frequent MSNBC guest Elizabeth Drew mocks horrific murder of UK conservative David Amess
Liberal journalist Elizabeth Drew is facing intense backlash over a tweet mocking the shocking murder of British Conservative Party minister David Amess.
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‘View’ staff ‘banned’ from talking to Meghan McCain by exec producer
"We're being told not to talk to someone on the outside, who has different political views ... who used to work with us," a source on the show told us.
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ABC, CBS, NBC evening newscasts offer 'lopsided' coverage Dems, GOP lawmakers amid spending battle: study
A new study shows widely disproportionate broadcast network coverage of the ongoing spending battle on Capitol Hill with Democratic lawmakers dominating the evening newscasts.
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WH's Psaki Defends Inflation -- ‘Good Thing’ Because It Means ‘More People Are Buying Goods’
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday on CNN's "The Lead" that rising prices were a "good thing" because it meant more people were buying goods.
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Woman attacked by deer in Au Gres Twp.
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Iowa State Patrol trooper injured in serious crash
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Black state trooper in Louisiana faces termination after accusing colleagues of murder
A Louisiana state trooper who accused colleagues involved in the death of Ronald Greene of murder and an alleged internal coverup says he was notified he will be fired.
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First half of October nearly gone; sunset made it golden
Warmth marked 14th above-average day of October’s first 15.
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Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury tests positive for COVID-19, will miss Sunday's game
Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury will miss Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns after testing positive for COVID-19.      
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Jill Biden campaigns for Terry McAuliffe in Virginia amid tight race
The latest CBS News polling released this week shows McAuliffe leading his opponent by just three points among likely voters, 50% to 47%, within the margin of error.
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