Yahoo Finance's Tom Belger has the latest from London.
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Tahj Eaddy hit a 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds remaining, giving Southern California its only lead of the game and a 64-63 victory over UCLA on Saturday to keep alive the Trojans’ chance to win their first Pac-12 regular-season title outright since 1960-61. First-place Oregon leads the league by percentage points and would have to lose to Oregon State on Sunday night for USC (21-6, 15-5) to claim the title by one game. Eaddy took a pass from Ethan Anderson and was nearly falling out of bounds on the left baseline when he launched a well-contested 3-pointer — just the fourth made by USC.
Westwood aims to be the oldest international winner on the PGA Tour for over 40 years.
Chiara Ferragni su Instagram chiede aiuto ai suoi 23 milioni di followers per votare il marito Fedez, in gara a Sanremo 2021 con Francesca Michielin. Sul web monta la polemica: molti utenti protestano a gran voce, facendo notare che nessuno degli altri concorrenti in gara può contare su un bacino così vasto di voti cui attingere. "Chiara Ferragni ha pubblicato letteralmente diciannove stories e tre post, di cui uno con Leone, in cui invita a votare Fedez. Ogni nostro tentativo di far salire qualcun altro sul podio sarà inutile", scrive un utente. "Devono vincere le canzoni migliori, non quelle che hanno più follower!", scrive qualcuno. "Ho buttato 50 centesimi. La Ferragni ha detto ai suoi followers di votare suo marito. Ciaaaao", scrive un'altra. Le fa eco un altro utente: "Dall'alto dei miei 128 followers, faccio un appello ai 23 milioni di seguaci della Ferragni: toglietele il follow", invita. "Certo che se votano i fan di Chiara Ferragni sappiamo già chi sarà il vincitore, potevamo risparmiarci l'esibizione di Renga e Bugo", sdrammatizza qualcun altro. Ma c'è anche chi difende l'imprenditrice digitale: "Non capisco la polemica: non dovrebbe invitare i followers a votare per il marito?", scrive qualcuno. Codacons - Il Codacons "vigilerà sull'andamento del televoto e chiederà alla Rai di avere tutti i dati relativi ai voti provenienti dal pubblico da casa", per verificare se l'appello di Chiara Ferragni a votare il marito Fedez in gara a Sanremo con Francesca Michielin possa incorrere in qualche violazione. Lo afferma l'associazione all'Adnkronos, e spiega: "Il regolamento del festival prevede la par condicio per tutti gli artisti in gara, e se questa viene violata da interventi esterni atti ad alterare la classifica finale della kermesse, la stessa classifica rischia di essere annullata". Utilizzare dunque "un bacino di utenza di 23 milioni di follower per favorire un artista a discapito degli altri potrebbe determinare una violazione sia del regolamento del festival che delle delibere Agcom, ed in tal senso, in caso di votazioni anomale attraverso il televoto il Codacons avvierà le dovute azioni legale per annullare la classifica finale di Sanremo 2021".
Footage on TVNZ, New Zealand's state-owned television network, showed people lining up at coffee shops on Sunday morning with many saying they were feeling relieved. The government said it might ease restrictions in Auckland further on Friday, to bring them to the same level as in the rest of New Zealand. In neighbouring Australia, the state of Victoria, which was under a five-day lockdown in mid-February after a small COVID-19 outbreak, recorded nine straight days of no local transmissions on Sunday.
Rodgers saw his side drop out of the top four following a dismal end to last season.
Boston Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo was released from the hospital Saturday after spending the night following a head hit from Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said Carlo was back home and did not attend practice. Carlo left Friday night's game against the Capitals after Wilson hit him late in the first period, smashing his head into the glass with his hands and stick.
She claims his family isn’t honouring their previous business agreements
Tensions were raw ahead of midnight as Republican leader Mitch McConnell rose in the Senate for the purpose of publicly ridiculing Majority Leader Chuck Schumer over the daylong delay as Democrats argued among themselves over the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue package. Senate passage of the sweeping relief bill Saturday puts President Joe Biden’s top priority closer to becoming law, poised to unleash billion for vaccines, $1,400 direct payments and other aid, and shows Schumer, in his first big test as majority leader, can unify the ever-so-slim Democratic majority and deliver the votes.
Senate lawmakers met yesterday and again today to hash out the details of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill they're hoping to sign into law as quickly as possible. The Senate, after much debate, was finally able to pass the bill along party lines this afternoon. With extended unemployment benefits set to expire for millions of Americans by March 14, it's really down to the wire to avoid a gap in payments for the millions who have been out of work for months and rely on those benefits for income.
"At the heart of this are real people really hurting," said Patrick Jephson, Princess Diana's former chief of staff
(Bloomberg) -- A U.K. gambling website that calls itself a “real money virtual stock market” offering bets on soccer players said it’s in talks to fix a liquidity crunch and paused a technology project with Nasdaq Inc.Football Index also said it would slash payouts, or “dividends,” to clients in a move that caused an angry backlash on social media. The decision was made following consultation with legal and financial advisers, “in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of the platform,” Chief Executive Officer Mike Bohan said in a statement.“When it comes to liquidity, I want to assure you all that we have a dedicated liquidity consultant who is engaging with various third parties in the market,” Bohan added.A company spokesperson declined to comment on the cause of the firm’s current liquidity situation when contacted by Bloomberg, citing “commercial sensitivity.” Football Index cannot provide a “precise timeline” on the talks, however “conversations are ongoing,” the spokesperson said by email.The company’s website describes itself as a “gambling platform which operates like a stock market,” with users placing bets on the performance of footballers, which it calls “buying shares.”A matchday chart ranks the players, with the top performers entitling their owners to a dividend. Football Index said it paid out 11 million pounds ($15 million) during the 2019-20 season. Clients may cash out on their bets early, which the platform calls “selling shares.”The drastic cut in dividend payments prompted the value of most players on the index to collapse, with the Guardian newspaper reporting there was no sale price available for some players. The company said it has disabled comments on its Twitter feed because of personal threats to its workers.By tapping into the public’s mania for soccer -- it’s the world’s most popular sport and broadcasting rights run into billions of dollars -- and combining that with the world’s democratization of investing, Football Index said it had 100,000 members two years ago. It’s the main jersey sponsor for two teams in England’s second tier, Queens Park Rangers and Nottingham Forest.But in September 2019 as Football Index’s client base swelled, the U.K. advertising watchdog told the company to stop presenting its services as an investment opportunity rather than a gambling product.In July that year, Nasdaq announced an agreement to provide Football Index with a cloud-optimized trading engine. Football Index said in Friday’s statement that, while the partnership had reached the testing phase, the company has “made the decision to hit pause on Nasdaq integration till later in the year.”“We stand ready to continue to develop this exciting project,” the Football Index spokesperson said in the email, while adding that it has decided to “reprioritise internal resources on projects that will more immediately deliver value for our customers.” They cited current “unique circumstances” faced by its customers and the “broader economic situation created by Covid-19.”A spokeswoman for Nasdaq declined to comment.(Adds background in fifth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
He kept Democrats united on a $1.9 trillion bill he called “one of the most progressive pieces of legislation — if not the most progressive — in decades.”
Rachel Lindsay is back on Instagram. The media personality and attorney, who was the first Black Bachelorette, deactivated her account last month following an onslaught of harassment and hate by Bachelor Nation. Her returning post features a bouquet of sunflowers. The caption reads, “I want to be like a sunflower so that even on the […]
Mikayla Coombs scored a season-high 14 points, including the go-ahead basket in the fourth quarter, and No. 16 Georgia reached its first SEC Tournament final in 17 years with a 74-68 victory over No. 2 Texas A&M on Saturday. Maya Caldwell had 17 points, and Jenna Staiti had 13 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks to deny the SEC regular-season champion Aggies (23-2) a sweep of league titles. Georgia, which beat No. 17 Kentucky in Friday's quarterfinals, will have to face another ranked opponent in Sunday's final in either No. 7 South Carolina or No. 14 Tennessee.
"I've got a bone to pick with you actually."
A rugby-playing sergeant who served in Afghanistan and Iraq and was honoured by the Prince of Wales was shot dead accidentally in a late-night firing exercise. Sergeant Gavin Hillier, 35, of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, died during a live-fire session at the Castlemartin Training Area in Pembrokeshire. He is the fourth serviceman to die at the range since 2012. Officers from Dyfed-Powys Police were called to the range at 10.45pm on Thursday after the soldier was fatally wounded. Sgt Hillier’s father said he was “heartbroken and devastated” and that his son died doing the job he loved. Dyfed-Powys Police is leading an investigation. Officers are liaising with the Health and Safety Executive and Ministry of Defence. Yesterday the flags flew at half mast at Cynon Memorial Garden in Aberdare to commemorate Sgt Hillier. Fellow guardsmen paid tribute to the soldier, described as “a good friend” who was “taken too soon”. He played rugby for several Welsh teams including Old Tyleryan RFC in Abertillery. An Army spokesman said: “It is with great sadness we can confirm the death of a soldier on March 4. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this tragic time. Sgt Hillier was said to be a “stalwart” who displayed “the highest standards of behaviour” when receiving his Long Service Good Conduct medal from the Prince of Wales in 2019. His death is the latest of several accidents at Castlemartin. In 2018, an army captain was jailed after Ranger Michael Maguire, 21, was killed by a stray bullet during an exercise in 2012. Two soldiers died in a tank explosion there in 2017.
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Jennifer Kupcho made a 12-foot eagle putt on the final hole to cut Austin Ernst's lead to a stroke Saturday in the LPGA Tour’s Drive On Championship. Kupcho shot a 2-under 70 at rainy Golden Ocala, setting up the eagle with a fairway wood from 215 yards that just cleared the rocks and water fronting the green on the par-5 18th. Ernst parred the last six holes in a 69.
The St. Louis Blues have activated Vladimir Tarasenko from injured reserve. Tarasenko is expected to be in the lineup when the Blues face the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night. The last two were the result of him dislocating the shoulder during an Oct. 24, 2019, game against the Kings.
A federal courtroom is a lot like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get. That was never truer than Friday, when the attorney representing Jacob Chansley, aka Jake Angeli, better known as the “QAnon Shaman,” used the fictional film Forrest Gump in his argument before a federal judge. The QAnon […]