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Nikki Haley, the former US ambassador to the United Nations, has claimed former secretary of state Rex Tillerson and former White House chief of staff John Kelly tried to recruit her to work around Donald Trump in an effort to “save the country”.

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Brooklinen’s Cyber Monday sale has already started — save 20% on bed sheet sets, towels, loungewear, candles, and more
Brooklinen/Instagram Brooklinen, the online startup known for its affordable, luxury-quality sheets, is holding a Cyber Monday sale where everything on its site, from sheets to towels to loungewear, is 20% off.  The sale is a continuation of its already live Black Friday sale and it all ends December 3. You can take $66.40 off its best-selling sateen Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle (Queen), $58.40 off the Classic Hardcore Sheet Bundle (Queen), and more.  As you shop the best Cyber Monday deals from larger retailers such as Target, Amazon, and Wayfair, don't forget about smaller startups like Brooklinen, which rarely discounts its products.   To potentially save more on Cyber Monday deals this year, visit Business Insider Coupons to find the most up-to-date coupons and promo codes. On Cyber Monday this year, upgrade your sheets at Brooklinen.  The five-year-old online bedding startup is offering a rare 20% off all its products (excluding non-Brooklinen products from the Spaces collection) from December 2 through December 3. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Brooklinen's Black Friday sale is live early and all sheets and bedding bundles are 20% offBest Buy has announced some of its Cyber Monday deals —here's what's on sale now and what to expect on December 2I bought a $79 bidet attachment for my toilet in an effort to be more eco-friendly and hygienic — and now I can't imagine not having one
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ONE Championship 2019 Edge of Greatness Results and Highlights
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The New NBA Brotherhood: Donovan Mitchell and Eric Paschall
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Airbnb’s Belinda Johnson to step down as COO, join board
Airbnb said on Friday Belinda Johnson will step down as chief operating officer in March and join the home rental company’s board. Johnson, the company’s first executive hire, said in a note to Airbnb employees that she is stepping down from the role to spend more time with her family. “Contributing to the long-term success...
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Novak Djokovic's Serbia beaten by Russia in Davis Cup quarter-finals
Novak Djokovic's Serbia miss out on the Davis Cup semi-finals after they fail to convert three match points in a narrow defeat by Russia.
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Animal advocates settle suit against Santa Anita Park track owners
A group that claimed members were prevented from protesting horse deaths at Santa Anita Park settles a lawsuit against the track's owner.
Hong Kong court reinstates mask ban ahead of elections
HONG KONG — A Hong Kong court that had struck down a ban on face masks at protests said Friday that the government could enforce it for one week, as police readied for any unrest during keenly contested elections this weekend. The High Court granted the temporary suspension “in view of the great public importance...
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It only costs $6 to go to the saddest NFL game of the season
Patrick McDermott/Getty Images NFL tickets are usually expensive, with average ticket prices ranging from $99-$490 across the league. This Sunday's matchup between the Washington Redskins and Detroit Lions is the exception, with fans able to get into FedEx Field for as little as $6. The low prices come at a time of low demand, with both teams far off from playoff contention and dealing with injuries. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Attending an NFL game in person is an expensive affair. Depending on the city, that week's opponent, and how the season is going at any given moment, tickets alone can cost anywhere from $100-$500 each. With additional expenditures such as parking, concessions, and a few beers, it sometimes feels like you need to do some financial planning before heading to the stadium.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not knowSee Also:Drugs were found at Washington Redskins safety Montae Nicholson's home after the death of 21-year-old woman, police sayThe Ravens didn't interview Lamar Jackson before the draft because they didn't want rumors to spread about how badly they wanted himThe best throw of Dwayne Haskins' young NFL career was negated by a holding call
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Kim Kardashian mourns not being able to wear too-small Versace dress
The reality star shared a picture of the sexy dress with her followers.
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A woman took hilarious maternity photos at Target and Trader Joe's, and moms everywhere can relate
Courtesy of Kimmie Rae Photography Faith Money took hilariously realistic maternity photos at Target and Trader Joe's with her husband and three boys. "I wanted to do something fun, real, and easy to capture the crazy of being a parent of almost four," she told Insider. She posed with shelves of diapers, ate her favorite snacks, and cast longing glances at bottles of wine. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Some maternity photo shoots involve flowing gowns, glowing sunsets, and expansive fields of flowers touched by a gentle breeze. Not this one. As the mother of three boys with another on the way, Faith Money wanted to take maternity photos that capture what mom life is really like. Together with her sister, Kimmie Lineback of Kimmie Rae Photography, Money and her family went to take portraits at the places they know best — Target and Trader Joe's.Faith and Austin Money live in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with their three boys and they have a fourth son on the way. Courtesy of Kimmie Rae Photography Faith and her husband are both Montessori teachers. Faith is due in December. Money hadn't planned to take maternity photos this time around. But her sister, a part-time photographer named Kimmie Lineback, offered to take them for her. Courtesy of Kimmie Rae Photography Money hadn't done a maternity photo shoot since she was pregnant with her oldest son. Since this is her fourth pregnancy, she wanted to do things a little differently. Courtesy of Kimmie Rae Photography She decided to put a new spin on maternity photos. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:A photographer reveals how he creates jaw-dropping Instagram photos with everyday objectsI spent the weekend with a homeless community in New York to see what it's really like to live on the streetsHere are all of the Grammy Awards 2020 nominees
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Cambodia's most famous tourist attraction just banned elephant rides
Shutterstock Angkor Wat is the most famous tourist attraction in Cambodia. After pressure from animal rights groups, the group that manages Angkor Wat decided to stop offering elephant rides to tourists. The new ban will take full effect next year, and two of the elephants that worked there have already been moved to a nearby forest. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Cambodia's most famous tourist attraction, Angkor Wat, will ban elephant rides around the ancient temples, beginning next year. After pressure from animal rights groups, the temples' management group decided to stop offering elephant rides to tourists.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Blue whales have the biggest babies in the world. Here's how other animal babies compare in size.See Also:Planning a trip in 2020? Avoid Bali, Big Sur, and these other popular travel destinations ruined by tourists, Fodor's saysThe world’s first all-carbon superyacht is on sale for over $30 million — take a peek inside the flashy gold vesselA French watchmaker customizes high-end luxury timepieces — like this $110,000 Rolex covered in rainbow sapphires and engraved with an ornate floral designSEE ALSO: Planning a trip in 2020? Avoid Bali, Big Sur, and these other popular travel destinations ruined by tourists, Fodor's says DON'T MISS: The 25 travel destinations you need to visit in 2020, according to National Geographic
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President Trump Waffles On Hong Kong Democracy Bill
President Trump says he stands with democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong. But he stopped short of pledging support for a pro-Hong Kong bill, saying it could complicate trade talks with China.
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Trump took the advice of a 'Fox & Friends' weekend co-host over his own defense secretary
REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque US President Donald Trump's decision to pardon three service members accused or convicted of war crimes was influenced by outsiders, including "Fox & Friends" host Pete Hegseth over top military officials, The Washington Post reports. Trump had already made his decision by the time military leaders spoke with him, according to the Post, after having seen Hegseth champion an Army officer accused of murdering an Afghan man. Trump "doesn't seem to have a great deal of actual respect for professional expertise," constitutional law professor at Cardozo School of Law and national security expert Deborah Pearlstein previously told Insider, despite his declared love for the military.  Visit Business Insider's home page for more stories. President Donald Trump's decision to pardon three warfighters accused or convicted of war crimes went against the advice of his top military officials, relying instead on the advice of outsiders, including Fox News personality Pete Hegseth, The Washington Post reports.  Military officials, including Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy both spoke with the president and attempted to convince him to let the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), the judicial system under which SEAL Eddie Gallagher and Army Lt. Clint Lorance were tried, run its course and let their convictions stand — or, in the case of Green Beret Maj. Mathew Golsteyn, let him be tried in the first place. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: We can thank the US military for the smelliest weapon in the worldSee Also:Trump's 'killing machines' comments show he fails to grasp the basics about the US military he leadsTrump is taking extra steps to protect alleged war criminal Eddie Gallagher after he already pardoned himThe US Navy says it's becoming 'nearly impossible' to maintain its ships with Congress holding more than $20 billion hostageSEE ALSO: Trump officials are quietly negotiating with the Taliban — which is now ranked the world's deadliest terror group SEE ALSO: These are the countries where Russia's shadowy Wagner Group mercenaries operate
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Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is officially canceled for 2019
The show has been a world-famous annual event, but ratings have dropped amid criticism for its "sex sells" image
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82 thoughtful and unique gifts for him — at every budget
Hollis Johnson/Crystal Cox/Business Insider Whether he's your brother, partner, dad, or friend, chances are you probably have a man in your life who you're planning to get a gift for this holiday season.  To make shopping easy for you, we came up with a list of 82 great gifts for him. They cover all budgets, tastes, and work for pretty much every guy in your life.  If you need more gifting ideas, check out all of our 2019 holiday gift guides here. As someone who gets special satisfaction from picking out the perfect gifts for everyone in her life, whether they're her coworkers, in-laws, dad, or boyfriend, I'm very lucky it's essentially my job to help other people do just that. In my head I have a seemingly endless Rolodex of recommendations for special occasions, like engagement parties and baby showers, and holidays like Christmas, which is coming up soon. If you need some inspiration for what to get for him this holiday (whether he's your boyfriend, husband, fiancé, or otherwise), the Insider Picks team has you covered with some truly excellent gift ideas. Though you can never go wrong with a new leather wallet or Patagonia fleece, we've also included some more unique gifts, like a custom Xbox controller and a cookbook focused on late-night munchies.  The top 5 best gifts for him: A box of his favorite sports team's memorabilia A sleek and sophisticated Away carry-on An easy-to-use Fitbit fitness tracker A selection of high-quality, unique and delicious meats A starter pack of smart lightbulbs to add to his smart home Check out all 82 great gift ideas for him:A classic leather wallet Bellroy Bellroy Slim Sleeve Wallet, available at Bellroy and Amazon, $79 A wallet doesn't have to be a boring gift when it's from Bellroy. The gorgeous Slim Sleeve fits everything he needs in a slim, efficient profile. We love it so much we named it the best men's wallet in our buying guide. A flask that'll keep his coffee hot Hydro Flask Hydro Flask 20 oz. Coffee Flask, available at Hydro Flask and REI, $27.95 This insulated coffee flask keeps hot drinks hot (and we mean hot) for up to 12 hours, and cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours.  A stylish and comfortable pair of sneakers Allbirds Allbirds Wool Runners, available at Allbirds, $95 Popular shoe startup Allbirds came out with a new high-top sneaker this month, dubbed the Tree Toppers, but for the uninitiated (and honestly really anyone), the classic Wool Runners make an excellent gift.  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:34 unique Etsy gifts that come with free shipping18 gifts for 'The Lion King' fan in your lifeMicrosoft's Black Friday deals start on November 22 — you can save hundreds on the Surface Pro 7, the Surface Laptop 3, the Xbox One, and more
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Army assesses TikTok after Chuck Schumer warns of national security concerns
The US Army is undertaking a security assessment of China-owned social media platform TikTok after a Democratic lawmaker raised national security concerns over the app’s handling of user data, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said on Thursday. Speaking to reporters at an event at the American Enterprise Institute think tank, McCarthy said he ordered the assessment...
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Joe Biden spars with reporter who asked about Hunter’s paternity suit
Joe Biden shut down a reporter for asking what he called a “classless” question about his son Hunter allegedly fathering a child with a woman in Arkansas. The Democratic presidential hopeful was asked Thursday about a DNA test that, according to court papers, confirmed Hunter is the father of a 15-month-old child. The baby’s mother,...
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The Trump administration is dialing up efforts to 'build that wall,' records show
Trump administration increasing use of eminent domain, other efforts to take private land to build new border wall
Jimmy Kimmel quizzed Billie Eilish on her music knowledge, and the 17-year-old didn't know who Van Halen or Run-DMC were: 'What is that?'
ABC Host Jimmy Kimmel quizzed "Bad Guy" singer Billie Eilish on her music knowledge during Thursday's episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live," and the 17-year-old didn't know who singers like Van Halen or Huey Lewis were.  After joking about their birth years, Kimmel asked Eilish if she knew who Madonna was, to which the singer said yes.  But when Kimmel asked, "Can you name a Van Halen?" Eilish responded, "Who?"  "I'm gonna start crying," Kimmel joked.  Eilish knew of Cyndi Lauper, but not Huey Lewis nor Run-DMC "What is that?" the teenager said when asked about the iconic hip-hop group.  However, the singer was the most confused when Kimmel asked her if she'd ever "played with a Cabbage Patch Kid."  "A Cabbage Patch Kid? Like a sour patch kid? Is it a candy?" she asked.  And Eilish was also lacking in her knowledge of "Ghostbusters" ("I don't think I've seen it"), Mr. T, and "Gremlins."  "The point that I'm trying to make is that you're younger than I am," Kimmel said, to which Eilish said, "You're making me look so dumb!" Watch the video below. Kimmel starts quizzing Eilish at the 3:15 mark. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.  Youtube Embed: // Width: 560px Height: 315px Read more: Billie Eilish posted an adorable video of kids climbing all over her ahead of the release of her children's clothing line Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, and more celebrities read horribly mean tweets about themselves on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Billie Eilish says she may want to show her body and 'look desirable' in a music video after she turns 18 Billie Eilish fans are showing support for the singer after she revealed that she may want to show her body more as she gets older NOW WATCH: A 45-year-long study discovered trends in successful hyper-intelligent childrenSee Also:Billie Eilish asked kids where they think we go when we fall asleep, and their answers are the best thing you'll see todayThe 8 most surprising first-time Grammy nomineesScooter Braun finally spoke out about his feud with Taylor Swift, and urged her to talk with him: 'People need to communicate'
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Ecommerce sites' mobile templates hide information that shoppers use to save money
In Do Consumers Make Less Accurate Decisions When They Use Mobiles?, a study by researchers at Ben Gurion University accepted for presentation at next month's International Conference on Information Systems in Munich, the researchers seek to discover why consumers spend more money on ecommerce sites when using mobile devices than when they use laptops and other, larger screens. Specifically, the researchers are trying to determine whether small screen size is the dispositive factor, or whether there is something specific about mobile templates that gooses online spending. Smaller screens do typically result in some information being hidden or omitted, but it's not clear whether any omission would produce worse bargains for shoppers, or whether the specific, deliberate choices that ecommerce sites make when designing their mobile templates bring about this result. They conducted laboratory experiments in which the information available to shoppers was varied, and found that there was no reason that the information necessary for comparison shopping couldn't be presented, even on small screens -- and that that information was present, shoppers got better deals on hotel rooms. The authors don't offer any guesses as to why sites' designers chose to omit information that led to their customers getting better bargains and spending less. There's an obvious interpretation -- that the sellers know which information leads to better outcomes for shoppers, and they adjust the sites' templates accordingly so that they make more while shoppers get less. But there's another explanation that is, in its own way, more revealing: the designers might simply have tried a variety of A/B split design experiments whose success was measured in how much shoppers spent, without interrogating where the excess revenue was coming from. Read the rest
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Iran's Revolutionary Guards arrest about 100 protest leaders: Iranian judiciary
Iran's Revolutionary Guards have arrested about 100 leaders of the protests that erupted last week over gasoline price rises, Gholamhossein Esmaili, spokesman for Iran's judiciary, said on Friday according to the official IRNA news agency.
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Want to bridge divides? Clean your Twitter house first
Christopher Bail dug through Twitter data and found one notable trend: Democrats and Republicans who gain the most traction with those on the other side of the aisle are willing to clean their own house first.
Opinion: Want to bridge divides? Clean your Twitter house first
As Republicans and Democrats continue to sort themselves into different geographic regions, we may soon realize that social media is one of the few remaining places where bipartisan dialogue is actually possible. This question will become doubly urgent as younger generations of Americans continue to flock to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to learn about politics. - RSS Channel
Ray J responds to pregnant wife’s claims he left her ‘stranded’ in Vegas
Ray J says he's still in Las Vegas days after his wife, Princess Love, accused him of leaving her and their daughter "stranded" in Sin City.
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Yale women’s soccer coach fired Brendan Faherty after past groping accusations surface
Yale women’s soccer coach Brendan Faherty is no longer at the school after he was accused of sexual misconduct by former players at a college where he previously coached. Yale vice president for communications Nate Nickerson told the Yale Daily News that the accusations made in the newspaper were not revealed during the school’s background...
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How social media enables divisions instead of fostering connections
A new report in The Atlantic explores how social media is allowing the rapid spread of hatred through algorithms. NYU social psychologist Jonathan Haidt joined CBSN to discuss how technology is enabling divisions in the U.S. instead of bringing people together.
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Watch how to turn a Coke can into clear squishy plastic
This Coke can disappearing act is a fun experiment that reveals the hidden layer inside the soda's packaging. According to MEL Science, who posted their own version of this experiment in May, Coke is packaged in two layers of protective material, and only one of them can withstand drain cleaner. This or­di­nary alu­minum can is con­ceal­ing a de­vi­ous se­cret – it is cov­ered with a pro­tec­tive lay­er not only on the out­side, but on the in­side as well! When we re­move its paint coat­ing, we ex­pose the alu­minum, which eas­i­ly re­acts with a drain clean­er that con­tains an al­ka­line com­po­nent. But even when the alu­minum has dis­solved com­plete­ly, the drink will not leak out. There is a sec­ond ma­te­ri­al in­side the can – a lay­er of plas­tic that keeps the drink it­self from in­ter­act­ing with the alu­minum. If you try it yourself, MEL Science adds a safety precaution: "Wear pro­tec­tive gloves, glass­es, and a mask. Work in a well-ven­ti­lat­ed area. Per­form this ex­per­i­ment un­der adult su­per­vi­sion only!" MEL Science's version of the experiment: Read the rest
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Trump says yet to decide whether to close trade deal with China
President Donald Trump said on Friday a potential U.S.-China trade deal was coming along well, but he had yet to decide whether he wanted to finalize it.
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Metal detectorists jailed for stealing rare Viking hoard worth millions
Two metal detectorists who stole an ancient Viking hoard "of national importance" from a British field have been jailed, after a judge ruled they had cheated the public out of what should have been national treasure. - RSS Channel
'Love Grace': handbags collected in memory of Grace Millane
Project set up in memory of woman murdered in New Zealand gives support to victims of domestic abuseGrace Millane loved handbags. She had a large collection, her family said, “each one to compliment another outfit she’d be able to just throw on”.And so earlier this year, while her devastated parents, two older brothers and wider family struggled to come to terms with the appalling tragedy that had befallen her, they decided to channel their grief into a project of which she would certainly have approved: filling handbags with essential toiletries and little luxuries, and donating them to their local domestic abuse charity in Essex. Continue reading...
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A retiree who stopped working at 54 to live on $24,000 a year says doing the math to plan for retirement isn't enough
Courtesy of Bill Davidson Bill Davidson retired at 54, and found that that planning for retirement takes much more than just crunching the numbers — you have to think about how you want to live. By considering what they'd like to do in retirement, Davidson and his wife were able to plan ahead and arrange their $24,000-a-year budget to create the travel-heavy lifestyle they wanted.  Business Insider is looking for retirement stories to feature in our Real Retirement series. If you're in or nearing retirement and want to share, email Read more personal finance coverage. From figuring out how long your money will last to deciding how you'll cover things like healthcare, there are a lot of numbers to run when planning for retirement. But one retiree says many people who are planning for retirement are overlooking a big piece: how they'd like to live their lives once they're there. Before retiring from his job in marketing in Oregon, Bill Davidson, 60, put a lot of thought into what he wanted out of retirement in addition to how he'd fund it. "Retirement planning should be much more holistic than just the dollars," Davidson says. "Many of the headlines are all about, 'You need $2 million to retire.'  It's all about the dollars," he says.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 9 items to avoid buying at CostcoSee Also:More than half of Americans think they're behind on retirement savings, and another 20% have no idea where they standI saved over $300,000 in my 20s and everyone seems to ask the same 7 questionsThe typical American heir is now a middle-class 50-something who puts the money toward retirement
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Pope urges Thai Catholics to practice faith despite majority Buddhist country
BANGKOK — Pope Francis ministered to Thailand’s tiny Catholic community Friday, urging Thais young and old to practice their faith with joy and with “a Thai face and flesh” in an overwhelmingly Buddhist country. Thousands of Thais welcomed Francis as he traveled to St. Peter’s Parish, a Catholic community outside Bangkok, to pray at the...
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Miracle man Cazorla dances on as last of Spain’s pioneer generation | Barney Ronay
Watching Santi Cazorla against Romania it was hard to shake this sense of a player with an unusual grasp of timeA few years ago the American novelist Nicholson Baker wrote a book about a man with the power to stop the world around him. In this state, called “the fermata”, his hero is able to peer into people’s pockets, examine their sock drawers, set in order, solve and – this being Baker – indulge in a series of energetically detailed 12-hour onanism marathons, while the physical world waits for permission to pick up where it left off.Watching sport at all levels it can seem at times as though there are athletes out there with a version of this power. You know the kind of thing, a way of reading the planes of movement around them and scampering along in front like a seabird running ahead of the surf. Although without, it should be said, the energetically detailed 12-hour onanism marathons, and a bit more in the way of perfect through-passes, switch-hit ramp shots, crosscourt dink volleys and all the rest. Continue reading...
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Slaven Bilic: ‘West Ham is a very difficult club to manage’
The Croat on how he is enjoying life at West Brom and why his wife thinks he is ‘a pain in the arse’ when he doesn’t have a jobSlaven Bilic is rowing back to the early days of his West Ham United reign and the time he felt compelled to alter the pre-match playlist in his fourth league game in charge, a fruitful trip to Liverpool – their first win at Anfield for 52 years – following successive defeats. “Roy Keane said it can’t be Abba [playing] before a game and I agree with that. Before the game, we are all in the dressing room and before they go out Red Red Wine [is playing] from UB40,” Bilic says, placing his hands on his temples in exasperation. “And I’m like, Red Red Wine? That’s for a romantic dinner – not for Anfield. It is not like a war song. I said ‘sorry lads’ and put on something ‘medium’, like Whiskey in the Jar, the Metallica version. Three-nil. After that I didn’t interrupt.”Bilic’s final game in charge of West Ham was against Liverpool more than two years later but in June he returned to England after being appointed West Bromwich Albion’s head coach following a short spell in Saudi Arabia. A charismatic character with a bushy beard and an infectious smile, Bilic makes captivating company over more than an hour at the club’s training ground, a base he says “smells of football”. Continue reading...
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Trailer - CNN Special Report - All the President's Lies
What is the impact of President Trump's lies? Find out in a new CNN Special Report. All the President's Lies airs on Thursday, November 28 at 11:00 HK/12 Tokyo.
This futuristic electric car prototype was entirely 3D printed
BigRep's NOWLAB unveiled an autonomous electric podcar prototype that's been entirely 3D printed. The car, called LOCI, was produced using BigRep's large-scale 3D printers and it features some of the company's latest technologies, like the BigRep Part DNA, where NFC chips are embedded in the printed parts, making them easily scannable via mobile devices. Read more...More about Cars, Mashable Video, 3d Printing, Electric Vehicles, and Additive Manufacturing
How Respawn Entertainment Made the Best ‘Star Wars’ Video Game of the Past Decade
How the first good Star Wars game since Disney took over the franchise got made
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Thickening Your Bisque With Taco Bell Rolled Tacos Is Normal and Good
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Razer’s Blade Pro 17 has sights on the future, but is stuck in the present
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The perfect team fits for 5 NFL quarterbacks in 2020
Photo by David Banks/Getty Images We debated the best team fits for quarterbacks like Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston next season. Teams in need of quarterback help in 2020 will have plenty of options. Not great options, mind you. While high-profile free agents like Drew Brees and Tom Brady aren’t going anywhere, less-tenured vets will be on the move. Next spring’s likely crop of available passers will slide several experienced NFL starters onto the free market. A handful of others will be available via trade. So where do those quarterbacks fit best? We’ve got some ideas about where the ones who are set to be free agents could wind up. Jameis Winston Age in 2020: 26 Career stats: 86.5 passer rating, 7.1 adjusted yards per attempt No quarterback in the league has thrown more interceptions than Winston since 2015. His 4.6 percent touchdown rate, however, is tops among the other five quarterbacks on this list. A boom-or-bust player, he could struggle without a receiving corps anchored by Pro Bowler Mike Evans. Christian D’Andrea: New Orleans Saints. Teaming with Bruce Arians in 2019 couldn’t stabilize Winston’s volatility, and he’s likely best served as an option QB in a shaky quarterback situation or as a backup behind a veteran starter winding down his career. The Saints present a best-case scenario in this situation: a place where Winston could rehabilitate his value and get some reps with a winning team. Teddy Bridgewater laid the blueprint for this brand of reclamation project, and Winston could continue it — assuming Bridgewater doesn’t return (see below) and New Orleans still isn’t sold on Taysom Hill as a full-time backup. James Brady: Los Angeles Chargers. They have one of the most talented teams in the league, but they always underperform. They’re currently in the process of squandering the last year(s) of Philip Rivers’ career, and I don’t see them having a quick rebuild once he decides to hang it up. Winston is exactly the kind of quarterback a team like the Chargers should be interested in: a young player who has only had one shot, and was perhaps given too much too soon. A year behind Rivers would probably do Winston well. Adam Stites: Dallas Cowboys. Winston needs to be on a team that wants a backup quarterback willing to take chances and push the ball downfield, even if that means turnovers. That’s what makes Dallas an interesting fit, in my mind. The Cowboys have needed Dak Prescott to take more risks in 2019 and they’re getting the best version of him, even if he’s throwing more interceptions than ever. Prescott’s current backup, Cooper Rush, is still a mostly unknown commodity, but he’s a free agent in the offseason and there’s much more evidence that Winston could fill the role of risk taker if Prescott goes down. Marcus Mariota Age: 26/27 Career stats: 89.6 rating, 7.7 AY/A Mariota, taken one pick behind Winston in 2015, was shuffled to the bench only to watch Ryan Tannehill lead Tennessee back into playoff contention in his stead. The former Heisman Trophy winner has struggled with minor injuries throughout his career, but guided the Titans to winning records in three of his four seasons as a full-time starter. D’Andrea: Buffalo Bills. If you go by adjusted yards per attempt, Mariota is the safest bet on this list. He’s also the only one with a playoff victory on his resume. That experience would be a boon for the Bills, who will still be developing Josh Allen in 2020 but could also use a reliable backup in case: a) he continues to be the passer who has struggled against the NFL’s more competent defenses (a 56.5 percent completion rate and a 76.6 passer rating through his first 21 career starts), orb) he gets injured, as quarterbacks who run the ball more than seven times per game often do. Tyrod Taylor helped get the Bills to the postseason in 2017 with the same kind of low-wattage, turnover-averse, dual-threat passing game Mariota’s brought to the table in Tennessee the last two years. Buffalo could bring a higher-ceiling version of that production up north in 2020 while providing an extremely valuable Plan B in case Allen can’t be the quarterback the franchise needs him to be. Brady: Chicago Bears. I have been blunt in my criticisms of Mitchell Trubisky. If he’s going to be Chicago’s franchise quarterback, something needs to change. I don’t see him improving that much year over year unless the Bears bring in some competition, and I think Mariota would be perfect competition. He’s a threat to Trubisky’s starting job and if he were to win it, Chicago would probably have an easier time letting Mariota try not to lose games with that defense than they do with Trubisky. Morgan Moriarty: Carolina Panthers. If the Panthers end up keeping Cam Newton, Mariota is an experienced dual-threat who can run the offense if Newton gets hurt again. If the Panthers do end up moving on from Newton while keeping Kyle Allen, then Mariota is a veteran competition for Allen, who is 5-3 as the Panthers’ starter but has struggled lately. Stites: Cleveland Browns. Mariota’s just incompetent enough that a team wouldn’t want to sign him to be the starter, but competent enough that he could push for a starting job anyway if a player ahead of him struggles. That makes me look for a team with an entrenched starter, but one Mariota might be able to supplant at some point. I’ll go with Baker Mayfield, who’s going through a sophomore slump in 2019. Mayfield will still be the starter in 2020, but the Browns could do better at the backup spot than Garrett Gilbert. Andy Dalton Age: 32/33 Career stats: 88.0 rating, 6.9 AY/A Dalton was benched as the Bengals’ starter after an 0-8 start, though he was in the midst of his most productive season as a pro. His 281 passing yards per game were a career high. He’s 68-58-2 as a starter, even after playing eight games from the epicenter of Cincinnati’s failure pile. Although he’s not set to hit free agency, the Bengals will likely part ways with him this offseason. D’Andrea: Chicago Bears. Dalton proved he’s still capable of big performances, even as his receiving and blocking corps crumble around him. Cincinnati asked him to throw the ball more than 42 times per game this fall (due to all the losing) despite an offensive line that allowed him to be sacked on 7.9 percent of his dropbacks. Chicago’s potent defense just needs someone who can sustain drives and win the time of possession battle. Dalton fits that bill in spades — and without a first-round pick in 2020 thanks to the Khalil Mack trade, he can serve as a bridge to the future until the team can start grooming another, non-Mitchell Trubisky young passer. Brady: Cleveland Browns. I don’t think Dalton is going to have many suitors as a starter, but he may have a few years left as a solid backup for a lot of teams. My first pick here was the 49ers, because of the chances that Nick Mullens winds up elsewhere, but I think a stabilizing force would be useful in the Browns’ locker room and quarterback room. Baker Mayfield needs someone who can push him and help him both, and Dalton is that guy. Stites: Los Angeles Chargers. I agree with the notion that not many teams will want Dalton as a starter, but I think one or two might. He’s been a Pro Bowler three times in his career and he’s still just 32. The list of teams likely in the market for a veteran starter is small, but it could (or at least should) include the Chargers. Philip Rivers is struggling in 2019 and it’s spoiling a roster that can be a winner. Dalton could be the bridge starter for a young quarterback drafted as Rivers’ successor. Teddy Bridgewater Age: 27/28 Career stats: 88.3 rating, 6.8 AY/A Bridgewater may have more momentum than any quarterback primed for free agency. Not only did he just turn 27 years old, but his stint as a starter while Drew Brees nursed a thumb injury resulted in a 5-0 record. His 69.7 completion rate, 7.9 AY/A, and 103.7 passer rating in that span would all be career highs by a significant margin. Brady: Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After they move on from Winston like everyone expects, the Buccaneers will have a hole to fill at quarterback. They’re likely going to approach the 2020 NFL Draft looking to select one, but there are a lot of ways that can go wrong. Perhaps they don’t land the guy they want and force a bad pick, or they get who they want and he’s destroyed as a rookie. It makes more sense for the Buccaneers to go with someone proven like Bridgewater, while they also search for somebody younger. Either Bridgewater will be their answer, or he’ll at least pave the way for a younger quarterback. D’Andrea: Tampa Bay Buccaneers. My original answer here was the Broncos. It’s extremely unlikely — John Elway isn’t going to roll with another passer shorter than 6’4 after Case Keenum burned him — but I like the idea of Bridgewater turning Courtland Sutton, Phillip Lindsay, and Royce Freeman into the Muppet Babies version of his Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara, Latavius Murray lineup in New Orleans. Then I saw James’ pick and everything clicked. Bruce Arians loves a comeback story at quarterback. It’s a big part of why he came out of retirement to take the Tampa job in the first place. Bridgewater would be his next Carson Palmer: a player with a major knee injury in his past who hasn’t been used to his full potential before pairing up with Arians. The Buccaneers make a ton of sense, and I’m officially switching my answer to Tampa Bay. Moriarty: Chicago Bears. While I do think Mariota would be a good potential fit with the Bears, Bridgewater could be a good fit in Chicago, as well. The Trubisky experiment has gone terribly, but I think Bridgewater could make this offense hum with weapons like Allen Robinson, Tarik Cohen, and Taylor Gabriel around him. Stites: New Orleans Saints. Drew Brees isn’t going to be around forever. Hell, he might not even be around next year. New Orleans went 5-0 during his stint as the starter in 2019 and he looked really great once he shook off the rust in the first couple games. At some point, the Saints need someone to take over for Brees, who turns 41 in January. Why let Bridgewater walk, when he’s perfect for the job? If that means forcing Brees out, that’s a rough decision to make — but hey, the end has to come eventually. Ryan Tannehill Age: 32 Career stats: 87.8 rating, 6.8 AY/A Tannehill’s been exactly what head coach Mike Vrabel needed to keep his name out of firing rumors toward the end of 2019. The former Dolphin has been an A+ insurance policy for the Titans, engineering wins in three of his first four starts and guiding Tennessee to a rousing come-from-behind win over the Chiefs in Week 10. Tannehill’s been markedly better in Nashville than he was in Miami, but he’ll have to prove that can last over the back end of the 2019 season. D’Andrea: Tennessee Titans. Tennessee is all but done with Mariota, but the club has no method to pick up a reliable young franchise quarterback next spring. The Titans’ inevitable 9-7 finish will have them picking somewhere in the late teens, and while they could move up and draft a player from the second tier of first-round QB prospects, they’ll need a veteran presence to hold things down. Tannehill’s proven he can deliver big wins with the Titans, and that continuity could be a big boost en route to 2020’s 9-7 campaign. Brady: Tennessee Titans. Like Christian said, other than the players on this list, the Titans don’t have many options. They’re not bad enough to land a top pick, and they don’t want to spend a bunch of draft capital to move up and get one. Tannehill is playing well for Tennessee right now, and another offseason with the team should put it in a decent position for the next year or two. Stites: Tennessee Titans. For the sake of argument, I’d love to come up with another scenario, but how in the world could Tennessee let Tannehill walk? Unless a Kyle Allen-esque tailspin is coming soon, Tannehill’s having a career year and leading the Titans to wins. It doesn’t necessarily mean he’s the quarterback of the future, but the Titans would be hard pressed to find a player on the free agency market or the draft who can outperform Tannehill’s last month’s worth of production.
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