Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister says global outrage over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi is ‘fairly hysterical’

Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir addressed the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a forum in Bahrain. He attacked “hysteria” in the reporting of what happened to Khashoggi, who was invited into a Saudi consulate in Istanbul then killed. Al-Jubeir said that critics should wait for Saudi Arabia to finish their investigation before blaming anybody. Khashoggi was killed on October 2, and Saudi has so far offered shifting and incomplete explanations for what happened. The kingdom claims that the killing was a rogue operation. The foreign minister of Saudi Arabia has characterized the global outrage in response to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as “fairly hysterical.” Adel al-Jubeir told… Read More

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World Series Takeaways: Muncy’s walk-off homer caps 18-inning epic

All it took was a walk-off home run from Max Muncy to end the longest game in World Series history. 
By the time that Muncy took Nathan Eovaldi deep, more than 500 pitches had been thrown during 18 innings of baseball over the course of seven-plus hours between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox. Forty-five players had taken the field including David Price in relief and Clayton Kershaw as a pinch-hitter. Along the way, there were plenty more memorable moments. Here are some observations on an epic Game 3 that cuts Boston’s series lead to 2-1… Seven hours and 20 minutes later, Max calls game. #WALKOFF pic.twitter.com/L4J2BFNSpd —… Read More

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Dodgers walk off Red Sox in historic Game 3 of World Series

The Los Angeles Dodgers walked off the Boston Red Sox in an epic Game 3 of the World Series Friday to trim their series deficit to 2-1. Max Muncy’s home run in the bottom of the 18th was the difference in a game that was the longest in World Series history. Seven hours and 20 minutes later, Max calls game. #WALKOFF pic.twitter.com/L4J2BFNSpd — MLB (@MLB) October 27, 2018 More to come. …read more Source:: Sportsnet.ca       

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America’s best heavyweight Deontay Wilder is a ‘one trick pony’ who fights like ‘Bambi on ice,’ according to the Gypsy King of boxing Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury has slapped down December 1 opponent Deontay Wilder. Wilder is “a one-trick pony” who fights off-balance like “Bambi on ice,” according to Fury. The British heavyweight, who challenges Wilder for his WBC championship title in Los Angeles, then compared his style to Muhammad Ali. And he expects to outfox Wilder just like Ali outwitted the big-punching heavyweight George Foreman at the “Rumble in the Jungle” show in Zaire, 1974. Tyson Fury doesn’t believe America’s big-punching heavyweight Deontay Wilder is anything special. Fury challenges for Wilder’s WBC championship title in a Los Angeles show on December 1. The fight pits the evasive Fury against the bomb-throwing Wilder, who has… Read More

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Louis Theroux loves being a viral internet meme, even if he doesn’t understand why

Documentary maker Louis Theroux gave us his theory on why he has become a viral internet meme. He said it’s because his onscreen persona is funnier and more awkward than the real Louis Theroux. Even if he doesn’t fully understand the phenomenon, Theroux said he likes being a meme. Louis Theroux is known for delving into strange and difficult places. His last documentary series, “Dark States,” examined heroin use, sex trafficking, and murder in America. But one realm he hasn’t quite figured out yet is the world of internet memes, where he is undeniably a star. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when Louis Theroux memes started to take off, but… Read More

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Tesla slashed the price of the Model 3 Performance and buyers who purchased before the price cut have some thoughts about it

The Tesla Model 3 Performance sedan got a $5,000 price cut on Friday. The electric-car company originally offered this version of its entry-level sedan with the option of a “performance upgrade” package, priced at $5,000. That feature is now included with the Model 3 Performance, effectively lowering the base price of that version from $69,000 to $64,000. A Tesla spokesperson confirmed the price change to Business Insider on Friday. CEO Elon Musk said customers who ordered or took delivery of the Model 3 Performance with the performance upgrade package before the price change will receive their choice of a $5,000 refund or free Supercharging for life. The Tesla Model 3… Read More

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Blazers blow out Thunderbirds behind seven unanswered goals

KENT – The Seattle Thunderbirds had a second period problem Friday night against the Kamloops Blazers. After a first period that saw Seattle score twice and take a 2-1 lead, the Thunderbirds would then get out of sorts as the Blazers erupted for three second-period goals to build a lead that they would not surrender. “They out-competed us, kind of bullied us on the ice which shouldn’t happen to our team,” Seattle head coach Matt O’Dette said. The Thunderbirds malaise carried over into the third period as they would get blown out by a 7-2 score for their third straight loss. It was another game in which they struggled with… Read More

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Brad Rock: Kyle Whittingham’s m.o. is to be looking good and not talking about it

Few things are less interesting than coaches who drive the speed limit in the interview room. They deliver virtually nothing colorful and offer little actual insight. But right now, Kyle Whittingham is looking downright riotous. He doesn’t need to say a word. His scores are doing the talking. Friday at the Rose Bowl — but not in the Rose Bowl — the Utes officially launched their conference championship campaign by chasing the Bruins into the sea, 41-10. A month after being placed on life support, they’re atop the Pac-12 South and bowl-eligible for the fifth consecutive season. For now, they own a large piece of Los Angeles. They preceded their… Read More

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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Saturday 27 Oct 2018

‘You’re being intrusive’ – Philip Green bites back Sir Philip Green says it was “outrageous” for Lord Hain to name him as the man who prevented the press from publishing allegations of sexual and racial harassment. Tracked down in Arizona, he told Sky News: “I believe you’re being intrusive.” Meanwhile, it has been claimed that Baroness Brady has known for several months about a series of substantial payments made to employees making sexual and racial harassment claims. Russia leads charge to block UK’s WTO hopes Russia is among 20 nations aiming to exploit Brexit after blocking an attempt by the international trade secretary, Liam Fox, to fast-track a World Trade… Read More

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Utes win fourth straight, defeat UCLA 41-10 to become bowl eligible

PASADENA, Calif. — Utah coach Kyle Whittingham insisted that the 23rd-ranked Utes wouldn’t look past UCLA Friday night. Days before heading to the Rose Bowl, he emphasized it. “We have UCLA, and that is our challenge right now. You can’t look past anyone in this conference,” he said. “Our guys do a great job of not looking past any team.” Whittingham added that he couldn’t say which team the Utes play next week — Arizona State, by the way. “We have all of our focus, all of our attention, everything is centered on the Bruins,” he said. It worked. Utah overcame some early adversity to defeat UCLA 41-10 and earn… Read More

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