Panthers LB Davis: CTE study ‘alarming,’ will keep playing

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis called the latest medical report on brain injuries involving former football players “alarming” and said it’s something NFL players are talking about. But the 12-year NFL veteran quickly added it won’t keep him — or his two young boys — from playing football. The Journal of the American Medical Association published a report Tuesday that found chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, was diagnosed in 177 former players, or nearly 90 per cent of brains studied. CTE, a debilitating brain disease that can cause a range of symptoms including memory loss, was found in the brains of 110 of 111 former NFL players; 48… Read More

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Celebrity photos: Al Gore makes things ‘Inconvenient’ for stars, politicians

Related Articles Celebrity photos: Rihanna stunning in scarlet Celebrity photos: Christina Aguilera takes her kids to ‘The Emoji Movie’ premiere Celebrity photos: Remembering Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, plus Comic-Con and more Celebrity photos: Prince William, Kate take leisurely stroll in Germany Celebrity photos: Harry Styles the actor promotes ‘Dunkirk’ Al Gore welcomes both stars and politicians to the premiere of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” in Los Angeles. Also, Rihanna, Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan continue their European promotion tour for “Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets” with a stop in Paris. Click here if you’re having trouble viewing the photo gallery on your mobile device. Get… Read More

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Utah woman dead in domestic dispute aboard Alaskan cruise ship

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah woman died in a domestic dispute while on an Alaskan cruise Tuesday, according to the cruise line. The 39-year-old woman was aboard the Emerald Princess when she died in the dispute about 9 a.m. Monday, according to Negin Kamali, Princess Cruises director of public relations. Security aboard the ship is coordinating with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies investigating the death, Kamali said. Investigators were expected to board the ship Wednesday when it reached Juneau. No further details about the woman or her death were released. Kamali offered condolences on behalf of the cruise line. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family… Read More

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Video: Brock Huard (sort of) makes a cameo in a new Russell Wilson ad

710 ESPN Seattle’s Brock Huard makes a cameo in a new video ad featuring Russell Wilson. Well, his voice does. Wilson tweeted the video Tuesday. It’s for a local car dealership, one of many companies the Seahawks quarterback endorses. It shows him driving a sleek Mercedes through Seattle on the Viaduct while listening to the radio as pundits criticize him. The theme of the ad is that Wilson is drawing fuel from doubters (get it – cars, fuel, motivation?) Wilson appears to turns up the volume when he hears an out-of-context clip of Huard talking about unprecedented it is for quarterbacks under 5 feet 11 to succeed in the NFL.… Read More

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Tinder Couple: After Three Years, Watch Them Meet for the First Time!

Remember Josh and Michelle, the Tinder couple who kept a joke running for three years without meeting? After screenshots of their exchanges went viral, Tinder offered to send them on a dream date. But while they haven’t gone on that date to Maui yet, the world gets to watch them meet for the very first time on video, which you can see below. Honestly? Josh and Michelle have to feel a little overwhelmed, but they are so cute and compatible and their chemistry is palpable. So, a quick refresher: Michelle and Josh attended the same university and matched on Tinder a few years ago. Josh messaged Michelle, and she didn’t… Read More

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US sets 2 world records while winning mixed medley relay

BUDAPEST, Hungary — The United States broke a pair of world records while winning the 4×100 mixed medley relay at the world championships on Wednesday. Matt Grevers, Lilly King, Caeleb Dressel and Simone Manuel won gold in the evening final with a time of 3 minutes, 38.56 seconds. That easily eclipsed the mark of 3:40.28 put up by an entirely different U.S. foursome — Ryan Murphy, Kevin Cordes, Kelsi Worrell and Mallory Comerford — in the morning preliminaries. Australia took the silver and Canada and China tied for the bronze. The mixed medley relay was added to the world championships two years ago in Kazan, Russia, where Britain set the… Read More

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Century-old warship returns to Athens after repairs

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — After three months of extensive maintenance and conservation work, a 107-year-old battleship returned Wednesday to its berth in Athens, where it serves as a floating museum. A naval band played, surrounding ships and boats sounded their horns and a naval helicopter flew overhead as the Georgios Averof, a relic from the era of dreadnoughts, was nudged in to its mooring spot. Three tugs towed the 10,000-ton former Greek navy flagship from a shipyard in Skaramangas — where the repairs were carried out with private funding — through the straits of Salamis to Trocadero in Athens. Named after the Greek businessman who partly financed the huge cost… Read More

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Judge: Kobach Statements ‘Demonstrate a Pattern’ of Misleading Claims

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach could use a little credibility at the moment. President Trump’s so-called election-integrity commission, of which he is the de facto chief, has come under suspicion for both its methods and its purpose. But citizens seeking assurance about Kobach’s motives won’t find that from the federal courts. In a ruling yesterday, flagged by the indefatigable Rick Hasen, Judge Julie Robinson of the U.S. District Court of Kansas rejected Kobach’s request that she overturn a $1,000 fine levied on him by a U.S. magistrate judge. That wasn’t the most significant part of the ruling. Over 13 pages, Robinson carefully lays out ways in which Kobach appeared… Read More

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California Dad Allegedly Caught on Video Abandoning His Newborn in a Parking Lot: Police

California police arrested an 18-year-old man on Monday on child endangerment and abandonment charges after he allegedly left his 16-day-old son in the parking lot of a shopping center, and was caught on camera doing so, PEOPLE confirms. The Suisun City Police Department said in a statement that the infant is being treated for an unspecified condition at an area hospital and is listed in critical but stable condition. Authorities said Daniel Mitchell, the child’s father, was taken into custody after being involved in an unrelated hit-and-run later that day in nearby Fairfield, California. Suisun City police said they found Mitchell’s baby after they received a call from a barber… Read More

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