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Female official works LaVar Ball AAU game in solidarity with removed official - ESPN
LAS VEGAS -- A female official officiated Friday night's game between LaVar Ball's Big Baller Brand and College Bound in the Adidas Uprising Summer Championships in a display of solidarity for another female official who was berated and replaced after ...

Don't Be Surprised When Jon Jones Smashes Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 - Bleacher Report
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. ? Two weeks before his fight with Daniel Cormier on July 29, a bout that will determine which man is the baddest human being on the planet, Jon Jones is eating grilled chicken with asparagus. He's been eating clean for weeks, ...

Raiders may be without Donald Penn as training camp begins - Washington Post
NAPA, Calif. ? The Oakland Raiders arrived in Napa on Friday for the start of training camp amid reports that left tackle Donald Penn plans to hold out. Penn, 34, is entering the final year of an $11.9 million, two-year contract he signed with the ...

Cards are up 1-0 heading into the ninth at Busch - STLtoday.com
Cardinal infielder Luke Voit waits with Diamondback players as trainers attend to Diamondback pitcher Robbie Ray on Friday, July, 26, 2017, after Luke's ball hit Ray in the head in the second inning of a game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Mo. Photo by ...

Phillies trade Howie Kendrick to Nationals, Jeremy Hellickson to Orioles - ESPN
After beating the Atlanta Braves 10-3, the team announced two trades involving a total of five players. The Washington Nationals acquired Howie Kendrick and cash considerations in exchange for minor league pitcher McKenzie Mills. Starting pitcher ...

Heat deny Irving offer - Boston Herald
Taking the rare step of commenting on trade speculation, the Miami Heat denied an ESPN report yesterday that the team offered point guard Goran Dragic and forward Justise Winslow to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a package for disgruntled guard Kyrie Irving.
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Report: Roger Goodell hasn't been involved in Ezekiel Elliott case - NBCSports.com
As the football-following world waits for a ruling from the league office on the long-lingering Ezekiel Elliott investigation, an interesting wrinkle has emerged regarding the internal dynamics. Commissioner Roger Goodell reportedly has had no ...

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Maryland Dem announces 2020 presidential bid - The Hill
Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) announced on Friday that he will run for the White House in 2020. In an op-ed published in The Washington Post, Delaney said he would not seek reelection to the House in 2018 and laid out his agenda. Delaney called for an ...

The Giant

At the age of 12, Andre Roussimoff was 6' 3" and weighed 240 pounds.

At age 17, he began wrestling professionally in Paris, France and was given the name Le Geant Ferre.

He moved to Montreal, Canada where his wrestling legend grew.

Vince McMahon, Sr. billed him as the large, immovable monster: Andre the Giant.

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Health-care vote lays bare the divide between McCain and McConnell - Washington Post
Sens. Mitch McConnell and John McCain have a fundamental difference in their approaches to politics. The Kentucky Republican counts success almost entirely through political victories, wins and losses best measured by the elections every two years.
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As Tesla Delivers First Model 3s, Musk Warns Of "Manufacturing Hell" Ahead - Forbes
On a day when Elon Musk should be giddy, with Tesla achieving an 11-year old goal of creating a widely affordable electric car for the masses with the Model 3, its multitasking CEO seemed almost downbeat talking about the task ahead: Transitioning to ...

Trump's speech encouraging police to be 'rough,' annotated - Washington Post
On Friday, President Trump traveled to Long Island to address a group of law enforcement officials and speak about the administration's efforts to eradicate the gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13. His speech stuck largely to that theme, though he also ...

Trump to Sign Russia Sanctions Bill, White House Says - New York Times
President Trump boarded Air Force One on Friday at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Credit Tom Brenner/The New York Times. WASHINGTON ? The White House said on Friday night that President Trump would sign legislation imposing sweeping ...

Mattis appalled by Trump tweets announcing transgender ban: report - The Hill
Defense Secretary James Mattis was caught off guard by President Trump's announcement that he was banning transgender people from serving in the military, according to a New York Times report. Mattis, who was on vacation at the time of Trump's decision ...

Entertainment

George Clooney Terrified Over Safety Of His Twins After Photographer Sneaks Onto His Property - Hollywood Life
After photos of George and Amal Clooney's twins surfaced in a French magazine, our sources say the A-lister is frantic over his children's safety! Few celebs are as private as George, 56, and Amal Clooney, 39. So when a photographer recently got onto ...

CHRIS JERICHO On CHESTER BENNINGTON, CHRIS CORNELL Suicides: 'Depression Is A True Disease' - BLABBERMOUTH.NET
In a brand new interview with Meltdown Of Detroit's WRIF radio station, FOZZY frontman and WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho was asked for his opinion on the recent passings of LINKIN PARK's Chester Bennington and SOUNDGARDEN's Chris Cornell ...

Katie Couric Leaves Behind $10 Million Annual Salary as She Exits Yahoo - PEOPLE.com
A version of this article originally appeared on Fortune.com. After three years of serving as Yahoo's global news anchor, Katie Couric is ending her show. ?I'm very proud of my time at Yahoo ? anchoring live events, political coverage, and breaking ...

Box Office: 'Atomic Blonde' Explodes With $1.5 Million, Topping 'Emoji Movie,' on Thursday - Variety
Charlize Theron's ?Atomic Blonde? exploded with $1.5 million on Thursday night while Sony's animated ?The Emoji Movie? took in $900,000. Focus Features and Sierra/Affinity's spy thriller has been projected for an opening weekend in the low $20 million ...

Casting the Mooch: Who should play Anthony Scaramucci on 'Saturday Night Live?' - USA TODAY
When it comes to providing fodder for Saturday Night Live, the Trump White House giveth and it taketh away. Last week, Sean Spicer, played so memorably by Melissa McCarthy and her box of educational props, resigned after six months. But in his place ...

Elizabeth Smart finally ready for a movie to tell her story - ABC News
A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. ????. SMART PERSPECTIVE. Elizabeth Smart said it required years for her to ...

Which Westeros dream teams would 'Game of Thrones' stars like to see? - USA TODAY
Survive long enough in Westeros and you never know who you'll bump into. With just 11 episodes left, Game of Thrones characters who were once spread far and wide are coming together, some for the first time. Last week, Daenerys Targaryen met Red ...