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Warren Sapp admits giving sex toys to co-workers - NBCSports.com
Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp has broken his silence regarding sexual harassment allegations made in the wake of words and behavior from Sapp and others who are or were employed by NFL Network. He probably should have remained silent. Sapp ...

Why you should not compare the Marlins' latest fire sale to the White Sox's rebuild - CBSSports.com
The Miami Marlins continued their fire sale Wednesday, reportedly agreeing to trade Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals for a prospect package. Ozuna joins NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton and second baseman Dee Gordon as quality players the Marlins have ...

Agent Boras: Marlins turning into 'pawn shop' under Jeter - FOXSports.com
Derek Jeter owns five World Series rings, which may be the reason agent Scott Boras had jewelry on his mind when discussing the Miami Marlins' new ownership. Boras said Jeter and his group are turning the Marlins into a pawn shop. It was yet another ...

How to watch Paul George's return to Indiana online - SB Nation
Paul George returns to Indiana for the first time since the Pacers shipped him away in June. By Kaleel.Weatherly Dec 13, 2017, 5:00pm EST. tweet · share · pin · Rec. Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports. Paul George spent the first seven seasons of his ...

Report: Ian Kinsler Traded from Tigers to Angels After 4 Seasons in Detroit - Bleacher Report
Ian Kinsler has been a staple of the Detroit Tigers' lineup for the past four seasons, but the team reportedly decided to part ways with the veteran second baseman on Wednesday. According to Fox's Ken Rosenthal, Kinsler has been traded to the Los ...

Diminutive Williams defies odds as NFL running back - FOXSports.com
Consistently told he was too small, Williams kept working, from practice squad, to being released, to practice squad again and to the active roster. ?That's pretty much what I've relied on my whole life,? Williams said after the Arizona Cardinals ...

He's back: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers preps to play Panthers - ABC News
In this Nov. 26, 2017, photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers watches warmups before an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh. Rodgers has been "medically cleared to return" to action after missing seven games with ...

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Al Franken's Minnesota Seat to Be Filled by Tina Smith, a Democrat - New York Times
ST. PAUL ? Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will take over Al Franken's seat in the United States Senate, the governor of Minnesota announced Wednesday, keeping a Democrat in the seat for now but setting the stage for a freewheeling 2018 election that could shift ...

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Don't be a cynic and disconsolate preacher. Don't bewail and moan. Omit the negative propositions. Challenge us with incessant affirmatives. Don't waste yourself in rejection, or bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.

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Republican Tax Bill in Final Sprint Across Finish Line - New York Times
WASHINGTON ? The day after suffering a political blow in the Alabama special Senate election, congressional Republicans sped forward with the most sweeping tax rewrite in decades, announcing an agreement on a final bill that would cut taxes for ...

Deputy AG defends Mueller amid charges of political bias - The Hill
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Wednesday that he has no cause to remove Robert Mueller from the Russia investigation, even as Republicans stepped up charges of ?extreme? political bias on the special counsel's team. ?Based upon his ...

Omarosa Manigault's departure highlights lack of diversity in Trump White House - Washington Post
Omarosa Manigault, the former reality TV star who joined President Trump's White House as one of his most prominent African American supporters, resigned under pressure after a confrontation with Chief of Staff John F. Kelly that ended when she was ...

Joe Biden Comforts Meghan McCain in Heartfelt Exchange on 'The View' - New York Times
It lasted only a short time, and it hardly eclipsed the bitterness of partisan politics that has consumed the country. But for nearly five minutes on Wednesday morning, Joe Biden and Meghan McCain shared an emotional exchange about the aggressive form ...

Shots Fired at Penn State Beaver Campus, Officials Say - TIME
(MONACA, Pa.) ? Officials say shots have been fired near a dining hall at a Penn State satellite campus near Pittsburgh and a coroner is at the scene. Penn State Beaver issued an alert just before 4 p.m. Wednesday that shots were fired, adding that ...

Entertainment

Salma Hayek: Weinstein Threatened to Kill Me, Forced Me to Shoot a Full-Frontal Scene - Vanity Fair
In a searing personal essay for The New York Times, actress Salma Hayek writes that she too has several awful stories to share about Harvey Weinstein. Not only does she claim, like dozens of other women, that Weinstein allegedly asked her for sexual ...

Four Women Accuse Russell Simmons of Rape - Billboard
Russell Simmons has been accused of rape by four women in incidents spanning from 1983 to 1996 in New York Times and Los Angeles Times reports both published Wednesday (Dec. 13). As well, another five women described episodes of sexual misconduct with ...

Here's Why 'Duel of the Fates' Transcends the Star Wars Prequels - Vulture
In the lead-up to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we look back at the first Jedi (narratively speaking) with a series of stories about the much-beloved and never-disparaged prequel trilogy. Darth Maul is one of the few elements in George Lucas's Star Wars ...

Tavis Smiley's show indefinitely suspended by PBS following sexual misconduct investigation - EW.com
Just weeks after Charlie Rose was dismissed for sexual misconduct allegations, another high-profile PBS personality is facing the same. The organization has suspended the late-night talk show Tavis Smiley, following an investigation into its eponymous ...

SAG Awards snub Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and boost 'Three Billboards' in a wide-open year - Los Angeles Times
Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Daniel Day-Lewis are names synonymous with the awards season, but they won't have to show up at this year's SAG Awards show. Surprisingly, the trio of celebrated actors, who, collectively own seven SAG Awards and 29 ...

Kris Jenner Cries Tears Of Joy In 'KUWTK' Teaser: Is It The Moment She Learned Of Kylie's Pregnancy? - Hollywood Life
'KUWTK' released their midseason teaser and we're freaking out! Kris Jenner cries tears of joy in the video ? was it over Kylie Jenner's pregnancy? Watch the clip! A new teaser for the second half of Keeping Up With The Kardashian's 14th season was ...

Why Meghan Markle Spending Christmas with the Queen Is Such a Big Deal - PEOPLE.com
Christmas with the future in-laws may not seem out of the ordinary, but for the royal family, it's a total break in tradition. This holiday season, Meghan Markle will become the first royal fiancée to spend Christmas Day with the royal family ? making ...