Opinion: In brilliant fourth quarter, LeBron James shows why he's in NBA Finals for 10th time
LeBron James showed why his teams are 16-1 in closeout games since 2015, taking over in the fourth quarter to advance the Lakers to the NBA Finals.
LAPD officer 'grazed' in head by bullet inside police station; suspect in custody: reports
A suspect was in custody Saturday night after a Los Angeles police officer was struck in the head by a bullet inside the department’s Harbor Station in San Pedro, according to reports.
Leader of India Says Country’s Vaccine Industry Will ‘Help All Humanity’
A study offered an explanation for children’s ability to fight off the virus. The lockdown in Melbourne, Australia, is being further eased.
Second Stimulus Check Mired in Congress Six Months After Trump Signed First
A bipartisan split over the contents of a further relief package, which might include further direct payments, continues among lawmakers.
Florida residents can now enjoy restaurants and bars without restrictions, but Miami mayor says state may not be ready for Phase 3
As Florida restaurants and bars enjoyed their first full day of operation without Covid-19 restrictions in months, the mayor of Miami warned that the governor's decision to fully reopen such establishments and to limit local governments' ability to enforce their own restrictions could have devastating consequences.
How to safely enjoy a campfire on your next outdoor trip
As wildfires rage across the US West Coast, campfire safety in the great outdoors is more important than ever. While a campfire is a lovely place to gather, it can quickly become dangerous. Here's how to safely enjoy campfires.
What to watch in NFL Week 3: Cam Newton vs. the Raiders, Aaron Rodgers vs. Drew Brees
Quarterbacks older and younger thrived as NFL teams averaged 50.3 points, a historic showing, over the first two weeks of the season.
Dana White says Colby Covington likely next for Jorge Masvidal, Nate Diaz fight shelved
The welterweight grudge match could be coming to fruition.        Related StoriesNow champion, Jan Blachowicz still eyes Jon Jones: 'He promised me this fight'Dana White responds to Conor McGregor's leaked DMs: 'It's one of the dirtiest things you can do'Dominick Reyes after UFC 253 loss to Jan Blachowicz: 'Nothing left to do but get back up'
LAPD officer wounded during attack inside Harbor Division station in San Pedro
An LAPD officer was wounded during a shooting at Harbor division station in San Pedro
Now champion, Jan Blachowicz still eyes Jon Jones: 'He promised me this fight'
Champ Jan Blachowicz still wants Jon Jones.        Related StoriesUFC 253 results: Jan Blachowicz finishes Dominick Reyes to win light heavyweight titleDana White responds to Conor McGregor's leaked DMs: 'It's one of the dirtiest things you can do'UFC 253 results: Israel Adesanya mauls Paulo Costa, retains middleweight title
Rizin FF 24 live results
Rizin FF 24 live results       Related StoriesDominick Reyes after UFC 253 loss to Jan Blachowicz: 'Nothing left to do but get back up'Dominick Reyes after UFC 253 loss to Jan Blachowicz: 'Nothing left to do but get back up' - EnclosureUFC 253 results: Israel Adesanya mauls Paulo Costa, retains middleweight title 
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Oil Heavyweights Look Ready for a Showdown
Saudi Arabia and Russia don’t agree on how to approach faltering oil demand. We’ve already seen where such a standoff can lead.
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The Rockwell Museum wants you to go vote, and recruited top illustrators to inspire you
One of the most famous American painters and illustrators, Norman Rockwell produced pithy artwork to promote democracy and civic engagement in his time. Now, a museum in Massachusetts dedicated to him asked artists to design "get out the vote" posters for 2020.
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Dana White responds to Conor McGregor's leaked DMs: 'It's one of the dirtiest things you can do'
Dana White says Conor McGregor has violated the "man code."        Related StoriesDominick Reyes after UFC 253 loss to Jan Blachowicz: 'Nothing left to do but get back up'Dominick Reyes after UFC 253 loss to Jan Blachowicz: 'Nothing left to do but get back up' - EnclosureUFC 253 results: Israel Adesanya mauls Paulo Costa, retains middleweight title 
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Joe Biden jokes that he began Senate career ‘180 years ago’
In what was either a flat-falling joke or a flub, Joe Biden said on live television Saturday that he started his Senate career “180 years ago.”
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UFC 253 bonuses: Israel Adesanya, Jan Blachowicz nab 'Performance of the Night' honors
UFC 253 bonuses: Israel Adesanya, Jan Blachowicz nab 'Performance of the Night' honors        Related StoriesTwitter reacts to Israel Adesanya's masterful title defense against Paulo Costa at UFC 253Twitter reacts to Jan Blachowicz's TKO of Dominick Reyes at UFC 253 – and Jon Jones went hardFight Game on the 'Gram: Dominick Reyes' best posts before UFC 253 
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LeBron James after Lakers knock off Nuggets: 'Job is not done'
SportsPulse: The Los Angeles Lakers are headed back to the NBA Finals after knocking off the Nuggets in Game 5, but LeBron James is not ready to celebrate anything yet.        
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Middleweight champ Adesanya runs MMA record to 20-0
Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya retained his title and remained unbeaten as he stopped Paulo Costa in the second round of their bout at UFC 253.       
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Dominick Reyes after UFC 253 loss to Jan Blachowicz: 'Nothing left to do but get back up'
Dominick Reyes voiced disappointment and optimism following his TKO loss.        Related StoriesDominick Reyes after UFC 253 loss to Jan Blachowicz: 'Nothing left to do but get back up' - EnclosureUFC 253 results: Jan Blachowicz finishes Dominick Reyes to win light heavyweight titleTwitter reacts to Jan Blachowicz's TKO of Dominick Reyes at UFC 253 – and Jon Jones went hard 
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Ebner dominates in Aranda debut as Baylor tops Kansas 47-14
Trestan Ebner left little doubt he was more than ready for Baylor’s opener after two games were called off because of COVID-19 concerns.
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Israel Adesanya defends UFC Middleweight Championship with TKO victory over Paulo Costa
Israel Adesanya defeated Paulo Costa to retain the UFC Middleweight Title via a second-round TKO.
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No. 16 Tennessee wins seventh straight 31-27 over Gamecocks
Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano expected a difficult time at South Carolina. He also expected the 16th-ranked Vols to come out on top, no matter how hard things got.
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Jan Blachowicz captures belt vacated by Jon Jones
Jan Blachowicz is the UFC light heavyweight champion after he scored a TKO victory over Dominick Reyes at UFC 253.       
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Spiller leads No. 10 Texas A&M over Vanderbilt 17-12
Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher admitted that he'd be mad all week after the way his 10th-ranked team played against Vanderbilt on Saturday night.
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Patterson steps up, leads No. 20 Hokies past NC State 45-24
Quincy Patterson II came off the bench to throw two touchdown passes and run for another score, leading No. 20 Virginia Tech to a 45-24 victory over NC State on Saturday night.
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The Spawn of NYC’s Most Elite Media Stars Started a Woke High-School Paper
Photo Illustratiom by The Daily Beast / Photo via GettyThe teenaged kids of some of the biggest names in New York’s media elite—Chris Cuomo, George Stephanopoulos, and others—have teamed up to start an online publication bridging the traditional style of their parents’ generation and the Gen-Z focus on fighting racism and inequality at all levels of society.In July, amid the coronavirus pandemic, Lily Wolfson and Ryan Pelosky, two New York City high-school students, decided they wanted to launch an online newspaper for teens. They emailed a network of friends they knew through school, extracurricular activities, and social occasions, and enlisted a few dozen peers from across the city to help launch The Iris, a New York-based digital newspaper.The resulting website is a student newspaper on steroids. The Iris has glossy sheen and a fairly sleek design, and is packed with opinion articles, reported local and national news pieces, interviews, features, and even a crossword puzzle.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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No. 2 Crimson Tide rolls on offense to 38-19 win over Mizzou
Nick Saban has never lost a season opener while coaching Alabama.
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Stars keep Stanley Cup hopes alive with double OT win over Lightning
The Dallas Stars are still in the running for the Stanley Cup after Corey Perry scored the game-winning goal in double overtime of Game 5 of the Final on Saturday night to force Game 6. 
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Man takes police cruiser, leads officers on Montgomery chase, police say
Man was taken for physical, psychological evaluation, police say.
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BC rallies from 14-points down, beats Texas State 24-21
Boston College coach Jeff Hafley told his team all week to expect the game against Texas State to come down to the wire.
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Bennett helps No. 4 Georgia rally past Arkansas 37-10
Stetson Bennett transferred away from Georgia after a freshman year spent far down the depth chart
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Hubbard, No. 15 Oklahoma State, escape with another victory
For Chuba Hubbard and Oklahoma State, it wasn’t pretty, but in the end, when it really mattered, he and his team made the plays they needed to.
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Well, at Least Katie Holmes Is Having a Good Time
LRNYC/MEGA/GettyWe’re teetering on the brink of an unthinkable future. Our democracy hangs by a thread. “How are you doing?” feels like a useless greeting; everything is bad now. Americans are simultaneously fed up and burned out. We feel a fiery rage and debilitating grief. But hey: at least Katie Holmes is having a good time.The 41-year-old actress is, as the New York Post put it this month, “The queen of public make outs.” Like your friend who can’t read the room and won’t shut up about her new boyfriend after you tell her your grandmother just died, Holmes has spent a historically shitty summer living out La Dolce Vita with her beau, a chef named Emilio Vitolo Jr.The two were first seen together the first of this month, dining al fresco in SoHo. Vitolo is the 33-year-old son of Emilio Vitolo Sr., a famous New York restaurateur. He’s something of a man about town, as made evident by the fact that he was a cover boy for Man About Town magazine back in 2014. (The spread was shot, unfortunately, by infamous creep and alleged serial abuser Terry Richardson.)Read more at The Daily Beast.
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NFL Week 3 predictions: Underdog Cowboys will cover on road
Home team in CAPS: Cowboys (+5.5) over SEAHAWKS: With three eminently winnable Jerry’s World games on tap after this trip, against a side that is eminently vulnerable on defense, compelled to swing with the ’Boys, who remain a tenacious, tough out on the road. PATRIOTS (-5.5) over Raiders: The Silver and Black have been pointing...
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Video shows NYPD charge at, arrest protesters amid outdoor diners in NYC
“People were just chilling and listening to music. Then a squad of policemen came up and broke it up,” one witness said.
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What Drove the ‘Blade Runner’ Olympian to Kill His Model-Girlfriend?
Charlie Shoemaker/GettyIn making sense of former Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius’ story, particularly the February 2013 night when he shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, it’s best to assume that you’ll never arrive at a satisfying set of answers. All of the evidence in the case in which he was convicted for culpable homicide—and later, murder—in 2014 was circumstantial. No one alive knows the why of what actually happened except Pistorius himself, but the new ESPN 30 for 30 four-part film, The Life and Trials of Oscar Pistorius, about the event as well as Pistorius’ career as a double-amputee runner, makes a long-winded attempt to decipher a narrative that diverges from the prosecution’s.The film, directed by Dan Gordon, makes a thorough effort to understand Pistorius within a wider context that is skeptical of both media sensationalism and South Africa’s justice system. Unfortunately, Gordon falters in his attempt to weave in South Africa’s history of apartheid and currently high frequency of gender-based violence. The director manages to trace a racist and violent history without fully reckoning with the present-day realities of white supremacy in the country. In the process, it seems to make the claim that Pistorius’ own tragedy simply got caught up in an ugly national story that had little to do with him as an individual—a perspective that plays into white exceptionalism rather than challenging state violence and systemic oppression. As a result, the message that seems to ring out is that Pistorius’ life matters more as a successful athlete, as a white man of wealth, as a grieving boyfriend who had already lost his mother as a boy.Of course, Pistorius’ life matters, as did Steenkamp’s, and as did all the women and child victims of terrible gender-based violence in South Africa, most of whom are Black. At one point, a spokesperson for the family says that South Africa’s history of apartheid and its current issues with gender-based violence became conflated with Pistorius’ trial; certain people were ready to believe that he was guilty because someone needed to be punished for the country’s sins. What this evaluation misses is that white South African authorities created the very system that ultimately took down Pistorius, even if it was women of color—including a Black woman judge—who ultimately oversaw the case. What Pistorius’ family seems to be objecting to is that their Oscar was subject to the same system that a Black South African would have been.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Anthony Davis shows his value at critical moments of Lakers' Game 5 win
Lakers forward Anthony Davis makes key plays in Saturday night's clinching win over the Denver Nuggets and finally reaches the NBA's biggest stage.
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Four Women Reveal Their Horror Stories of Teddi Mellencamp’s ‘All In by Teddi’ Diet
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos via InstagramAnyone who’s kept up with Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills over the past three years knows cast member Teddi Mellencamp’s proclivity for holding others accountable. Not just in the “you didn’t come to my event!” or “are you friends with Brandi Glanville?” way but in regard to her actual occupation as an “accountability coach.”The mysterious title refers to Mellencamp’s accountability coaching program called All In by Teddi, a weight-loss system that’s faced scrutiny over the past week for its alleged harmful messaging, minimal diet, expensive fees, inexperienced staff, and hostile manner of holding clients “accountable” for their commitment to the program. While her days as a housewife are confirmed to be over, Real Housewives fans on social media are still demanding answers from Mellencamp as former clients claim they feel traumatized and swindled by her company.The whistleblowing began in June of last year, when an anonymous person shared their negative experience with All In in a Facebook post that was eventually shared on Reddit. Writer Chrissy Stockton reported on the post in an article for Thought Catalog, and comedians Casey Wilson and Danielle Schneider discussed it on their popular Real Housewives recap podcast Bitch Sesh (in the latest episode, they said Mellencamp’s camp sent them a cease and desist). Fast forward more than a year later on September 15 to fashion influencer Emily Gellis Lande, who called similar attention to Tanya Zuckerbrot’s popular F-Factor Diet, posting Stockton’s article on her Instagram and attracting a multitude of personal stories from previous clients in her inbox.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Mike Tyson, 54, says his 2020 vote will be the first of his life
Mike Tyson has a lot more on his mind than just an exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr.
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Twitter reacts to Israel Adesanya's masterful title defense against Paulo Costa at UFC 253
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Plaschke: At long last, the franchise of Showtime, Magic and Kobe returns to the NBA Finals
Following a decade that included six years of wandering outside the playoffs, the Lakers have finally returned home with a berth in the NBA Finals.
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UFC 253 results: Israel Adesanya mauls Paulo Costa, retains middleweight title
The battle of undefeateds was a mismatch, as the middleweight champ improved to 20-0.        Related StoriesUFC 253 results: Israel Adesanya mauls Paulo Costa, retains middleweight title - EnclosureUFC 253 results: Jan Blachowicz finishes Dominick Reyes to win light heavyweight titleTwitter reacts to Israel Adesanya's masterful title defense against Paulo Costa at UFC 253 
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Minnesota Covid-19 survey halted after team members report racial slurs, state officials say
A door-to-door Covid-19 survey in Minnesota has been halted after team members reported receiving racial and ethnic slurs in the city of Eitzen, according to state health officials, but the city denies the claims.
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Going Undercover Was the Only Way This Crime Reporter Could Get the Truth
Getty ImagesNo question, the doctor was looking at my shirt pocket. Did he see the tiny hole? If he did, that small opening presented a major problem. Did he recognize me?I was wearing thick glasses instead of my usual contacts. My on-air hair had never looked so disheveled. Even my friends wouldn’t recognize me without my usual television makeup. I was undercover and in disguise. At least I thought so. But the doctor’s wandering eyes were making me nervous.A source had told us this guy was lying to patients about his history as an obstetrician. He’d been hammered with malpractice suits, and lost, time after time after time. And the state had suspended his license. But state laws at the time didn’t require him to tell that to patients. Back then, to find a doctor’s legal history, a patient would have to search court files, which in some cases were sealed.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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NASA astronaut will vote in 2020 presidential election from space
Her vote will be out of this world.
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Melbourne to ease lockdown measures amid drop in coronavirus infections
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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Wants You to Wear a F*cking Mask
Courtesy Ashley OsbornFew voices in the metal community are more recognizable—or ferocious—than the one wielded by Corey Taylor, who as frontman for horror-metal juggernaut Slipknot has rightly earned the nickname The Great Big Mouth, and whose work with Stone Sour has allowed him to naturally expand into the hard-rock mainstream. Taylor’s output covers a vast stylistic and emotional range, from rage and misery to heartbreak and longing, and thus it’s fitting that he’d continue pushing his creative boundaries by going it alone—and by venturing into sonic realms he’s yet to fully explore with either of his bestselling bands.That’s not to say that Taylor’s maiden solo outing, CMFT (out Oct. 2), is a radical departure from the sorts of tunes that have made him a genre heavyweight. Rather, it’s that the 13-song collection leans more heavily on musical avenues he’s only sporadically hinted at in Slipknot and Stone Sour, all of them filtered through a variety of diverse influences, be it country, hip-hop or ‘90s alternative rock. Leaning toward the softer side of the Taylor spectrum—a relative description, given that just about everything is more gentle than Slipknot—CMFT finds the singer broadening his horizons and showing off his considerable versatility.In other words, it’s an album that doesn’t pander, which also marks it as a Taylor effort through and through, since the 46-year-old vocalist has never been one to shy away from speaking his mind, including when it comes to politics—and, in particular, Donald Trump. His disdain for the commander-in-chief certainly hasn’t diminished during the pandemic, which has stymied his touring plans with both Slipknot and as a solo performer. Yet Taylor’s frustration with 2020 America extends beyond the president.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Online Art Sales See a Wild West Boom With Auction Houses Shut by COVID
Cindy Ord/Getty ImagesROME—In early 2021, the rare Sandro Botticelli masterpiece Young Man Holding a Roundel will be sold on an anonymous online auction through Sotheby’s in what will be a landmark blue-chip art sale in an industry that has suffered greatly during the pandemic with closed galleries, cancelled art fairs and shuttered auction houses.The painting, which billionaire Manhattan art collector Sheldon Solow bought in 1982 for $1.3 million, is expected to go for more than $80 million, marking the largest ever online art sale—pandemic or not. It is also what art dealers are calling a “test run” for the future of an industry that has long relied on physical sales to guarantee provenance on higher priced masterpieces and collectibles, according to Bloomberg.Sotheby's has so far declined to confirm if Solow is still the owner of the Renaissance painting, which was created in Italy in 1480 and which has spent the last seven years on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. But the sale will eclipse the previous online sales record set last year when Sotheby's sold the so-called “Contemporary Curated” collection that featured an Andy Warhol and a Damien Hirst for $6.4 million.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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