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Edelman’s catch spurs Patriots to 34-28 win over Atlanta in Super Bowl LI

HOUSTON — Nearly nine years ago to the day, New York Giants receiver David Tyree ripped the New England Patriots’ hearts out with what became known as “The Helmet Catch.” On Sunday, in Super Bowl LI, the Patriots’ Julian Edelman delivered a sweet, soul-clearing, memory-sweeping salve to millions of Patriots’ fans with an absurd catch […]

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President Rooted For New England Patriots From His Winter White House

When President Donald Trump isn’t on Twitter or signing executive orders, he apparently likes to watch the Super Bowl along with the rest of us. The difference is while you were either at a bar or sitting down on your living room couch drinking beer as the New England Patriots faced down the Atlanta Falcons, […]

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Paris Olympic bid events go ahead despite Louvre attack

The Paris bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics suffered an untimely setback on Friday when a man armed with a machete was shot and wounded by a French soldier at the Louvre Museum. Paris is submitting its bid to the International Olympic Committee on Friday. The day is set to culminate in the evening […]

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Oscar De La Hoya arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence

Oscar De La Hoya was arrested early Wednesday on suspicion of drunk driving after he was stopped for speeding in Pasadena, Calif., officials said. The 43-year-old former world boxing champion and Golden Boy Promotions chairman, who has battled post-retirement addiction issues, was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol […]

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Raiders roll dice on Vegas with relocation application

The Oakland Raiders filed relocation paperwork to move to Las Vegas on Thursday, setting in motion the process to become the third NFL team since January 2016 to change markets. “Today, the Oakland Raiders submitted an application to relocate their franchise to Las Vegas, as is provided for under the NFL Policy and Procedures for […]

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Cubs feted at White House for World Series title

President Barack Obama, wrapping up his last week in office, celebrated with the World Series champion Chicago Cubs at the White House on Monday. The president, who has a home in Chicago, is a diehard Chicago White Sox fan but rooted for the Cubs after the Sox failed to reach the postseason. The Cubs won […]

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Let’s all calm down about Chargers, Trump

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – On both the local and national levels, I feel that someone ought to speak up for keeping calm. Yes, the Chargers have moved to Los Angeles after 56 years in this market place. For so many loyal fans, it is sad, disappointing, but hardly the end of the world. Relax […]

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The wrestling world is in mourning as a Hall of Famer has passed away

Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka has passed away at age 73, according to the Snuka family: Our family @TaminaSnuka asked me to share the sad news that her dad Jimmy Snuka has just passed away. Alofa atu i le aiga atoa. #RIPSuperfly — Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) January 15, 2017 The news comes following reports that Snuka had […]

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Chargers officially moving to Los Angeles

The San Diego Chargers are bolting to Los Angeles. Owner Dean Spanos officially announced his plans to move the franchise to Los Angeles after 56 seasons in San Diego. “Today, we turn the page and begin an exciting new era as the Los Angeles Chargers,” Spanos wrote in a letter on the team’s website. “LA […]

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Israel baseball team helps dedicate ambucycle

JERUSALEM (Press Release)- Jeff Aeder, owner of Chicago’s restaurant Milt’s BBQ for the Perplexed, and founder of the Jewish Baseball Museum, donated an ambucycle to United Hatzalah in honor of his late father Arthur Aeder. Jeff said that his father was a true Zionist, a lover of the Jewish people. The date of the ambucycle […]

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USC comes from behind to defeat Penn State and win Rose Bowl in final seconds

LOS ANGELES — Matt Boermeester missed two field-goal attempts. He did not miss a third. The USC kicker lined up from 46 yards and split the uprights as time expired and the ninth-ranked Trojans defeated fifth-ranked Penn State, 52-49, to win the 103rd Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Safety Leon McQuay II intercepted a pass by […]

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Chargers fire McCoy

Mike McCoy is out as San Diego Chargers coach after four seasons. The team announced Sunday evening that McCoy will not return in 2017. The Chargers wrapped up the 2016 season with a 37-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium to finish with a 5-11 record. McCoy had an overall record of […]

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Israeli artist makes impression on Canadian postage stamps

Like most Sabras, graphic designer Avi Dunkelman grew up on soccer. But through a huge project for Canada Post, he now plays a pivotal position in home delivering Canada’s passion — hockey By Robert Sarner TORONTO — Growing up in Israel, long before the country had its first ice rink, Avi Dunkelman had little notion […]

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Trump Returns To Golf Course, Despite Criticism Of Obama

Donald Trump, who a year ago criticized President Barack Obama for playing “more golf than Tiger Woods,” returned to the golf course Saturday, ditching the press pool tailing the president-elect. Trump actually joined golfing great Woods last week on the course, interrupting his schedule of transition meetings while at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. And, […]

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