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August 2016

Bears cut 10, including former Redskins fullback Darrel Young | Chicago Sun-Times

The Bears decided to explore using a two-back set this offseason, and doubled down in Bourbonnais when they signed former Redskins fullback Darrel Young to challenge Paul Lasike.

After Young was one of 10 players cut Sunday, though, it’s fair to wonder whether the Bears will play with a fullback at all.


Anthony Weiner's Twitter account disappears - POLITICO

The Twitter account for former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner is no longer active Monday, hours after the New York Post reported on another sexting scandal between the husband of Hillary Clinton adviser Huma Abedin and a woman he described as "literally a fantasy chick," according to the report.

Weiner told the Post that he and the woman “have been friends for some time," with screenshots dating back to January 2015.



Mike Thayer's Carb-Check Diet: Yes, you can still enjoy a big breakfast!

Mike Thayer 2016By Mike Thayer

Veggie egg scrambleBeing on a 'diet' doesn't mean you have to sacrifice great flavor or nutrition.  Yes, you too can eat breakfasts like bacon and eggs every day and lose weight!

Pictured right, a veggie egg scramble (mushrooms, onion, black olive) topped with American cheese and four strips of pepper bacon. What's missing? Nothing.... I used to eat something like this with a side of hash browns and toast.... but not anymore and the weight is coming off.

Combined with exercise, I'm also now just about off my high blood pressure medicine. I used to take a 40mg pill daily for that. I recently got reduced to a 10mg pill. In monitoring my blood pressure daily, I haven't taken a pill in four days now. I'm consistently at 120/80 and pulse in the '70s. Doc will be pleased and you can bet I am!

Michigan’s breakout star has no position — but all the talent | New York Post

Two years ago, Desmond Howard visited Michigan practice and left disgusted. He didn’t like what he saw. Yes, it was practice, but the effort was poor, the execution lacking. This wasn’t the Michigan the 1991 Heisman Trophy winner remembered.

The former Wolverine criticized the practice habits under then-coach Brady Hoke, and took plenty of abuse for it. But there was one positive the ESPN analyst took away with him that day. It was a true freshman named Jabrill Peppers. He shared his feelings on him, too.

“I took some flak on Twitter about that comment, and look where we are today,” Howard said in a phone interview.


Trump Campaign Bombs in Virginia, Again - The Daily Beast

PURCELLVILLE, Va. -- Mike Pence definitely chose the wrong place to give a stump speech.

Trump's VP nominee railed against Hillary Clinton in northern Virginia Saturday afternoon -- but he chose to do it at an evangelical Christian college with a history of anti-Trump sentiment. Students protested outside, while inside students stood in silent protest until they were ejected mid-speech.  

The protests and poor attendance at the speech at Patrick Henry College illustrate the challenges that Trump has appealing to evangelical Christians, especially younger ones, who are turned off by his tone, his campaign ideas and his personal history -- and are not at all assauged by his choice of Pence for his running mate.



Eyebrow-raising moves early in 3-2 loss show Cubs pulling out all stops - Chicago Tribune

Jason Hammel was furious.

Manager Joe Maddon was philosophical.

And rookie Rob Zastryzny was grateful.

At least the Cubs can say they're not content with a healthy lead in the National League Central after a series of curious moves Saturday in a 3-2 loss to the Dodgers. The setback snapped a four-game winning streak and ended their run of scoring at least three runs at 24 games.



Jaycee Dugard loses court case against federal parole officials

A federal appeals court decided by a 2-1 vote Friday that Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped as a child and held by a parolee for 18 years, cannot hold federal parole officials liable for failing to supervise her abductor.

“Phillip Garrido, a parolee with a terrible history of drug-fueled sexual violence, committed unspeakable crimes against Jaycee Dugard for 18 years,” U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge John B. Owens wrote. “State and federal authorities missed many opportunities to stop these tragic events.”

Dugard received a $20-million settlement from California and sued the federal government for similar compensation.

“While our hearts are with Ms. Dugard, the law is not,” Owens, an appointee of President Obama based in San Diego, wrote for the majority.

The panel said federal law and its intersection with California law prevented her from being compensated “for the incompetence of the parole office that was supposedly supervising Garrido.“


Brock Lesnar discusses how much he's being paid to return to the UFC | FOX Sports

At the height of his popularity in the UFC, Brock Lesnar was not only one of the biggest draws in the history of the sport, but he was also one of the highest paid athletes on the roster.

It doesn't look like that will change as Lesnar returns to the promotion at UFC 200 for a fight against Mark Hunt that will once again fill his bank account with a very hefty payday.

During a recent interview with ESPN, Lesnar was asked about the financial boon he stood to gain as a result of returning to the UFC and while he didn't disclose exact figures, it's clear he's going to be cashing in after UFC 200 is over.


Creating discomfort is the point of Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest

Last weekend, an Ethiopian runner named Feyisa Lelisa ran 26.1 miles in the Olympic men’s marathon, then raised his arms to form an X as he crossed the finish line. It was a form of protest of his nation’s government, and it had severe consequences that could linger indefinitely: It may be unsafe for him to return to his country, and so he did not go home with his delegation. It is possible he will never see his family again.

There are no such consequences for Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback who staged his own political protest on Friday by refusing to stand for the U.S. national anthem before a preseason NFL game.