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November 2016

4 things to watch: Bears-Titans

With quarterback Jay Cutler listed as doubtful for Sunday's game with a right shoulder injury he sustained last weekend against the Giants, Barkley is the next man up. The former USC standout has appeared in five NFL games over three seasons—all as a reserve—since being selected by the Eagles in the fourth round of the 2013 draft. Barkley has yet to throw for a touchdown, having completed 36 of 65 passes for 381 yards with six interceptions and a 34.2 passer rating.

The Bears signed Barkley to their practice squad Sept. 5 and elevated him to their active roster Sept. 22 after Cutler sprained his right thumb in a Week 2 loss to the Eagles. Cutler is the team's third quarterback to be injured this year, joining Brian Hoyer (arm) and Connor Shaw (leg). Nonetheless, Bears coach John Fox believes in Barkley.



Jok's 42 points not enough to help Hawkeyes | Iowa Hawkeyes Basketball

NICEVILLE, Fla. — Peter Jok showed what almost everyone already knew he could do.

Now the Iowa Hawkeyes just need to start giving him some help.

Jok fired in a career-high 42 points Saturday afternoon but it wasn’t enough to keep Iowa from going down to a 100-92 loss to Memphis in the third-place game of the Emerald Coast Classic at The Arena on campus of Northwest Florida State College.

Jok’s point total is a tournament record and it ties for the fourth best single-game mark in Iowa history. The last time a Hawkeyes player netted that many points was in 1976 when Bruce King also went for 42.


Cyber Monday becomes next big target for shoppers

After the Black Friday frenzy, consumers already have set their sights set on the next discount shopping target — Cyber Monday.

The possibility that Cyber Monday, in which promotions move online, could garner Black Friday-like attention is driven by a couple of big factors. One is consumers' insatiable appetite for cool electronics, as evidenced by how they sought out the latest digital products on Black Friday. The other is the move by traditional retailers like Walmart and Target intent on seeing more of their more sales coming from the Internet. They are hoping to take back more market share from Amazon and other online sellers.

Jenah Marsh of Covina, Calif., was fairly unimpressed with the deals she was finding Friday as she shopped with friend Tammy Frame of Thousand Oaks, Calif., at The Oaks Shopping Center. But the prospect of Cyber Monday had her brimming with optimism.

“Cyber Monday — it’s going to be really good,” Marsh said.


3 shot while hanging Christmas lights amid fight with driver - Tulsa World: Ap

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police in Philadelphia say three men hanging Christmas lights were shot after getting into an argument with a passing motorist.

The victims told authorities they were decorating a home in the city's Juniata (joon-ee-EHT'-ah) neighborhood Wednesday night when a man drove by and asked if any of them had hit his car.


Cuban exiles: Crowds flood streets of Little Havana to cheer Fidel Castro's death -

Miami (CNN) News of Fidel Castro's death was quick to reach Miami, the center of the Cuban exile community, where an outpouring of emotion brought jubilant crowds onto the streets of Little Havana.

Some popped champagne corks, others clanged pots and waved the Cuban flag as they cheered the death of a man who defined the lives of so many Cubans through decades in exile in the United States.


Florence Henderson dead: Maureen McCormick honors Brady Bunch mom |

Maureen McCormick is mourning the loss of her Brady Bunch TV mom Florence Henderson, who died on Thursday at the age of 82.

Two months before her death, Henderson made her last TV performance when she appeared as Carol Brady in McCormick’s Dancing With the Stars performance, and on Monday — just days before her death — Henderson was in the DWTS audience during finals week of the reality dancing competition series.

McCormick, best known for her role as Marcia Brady in the hit sitcom, spoke exclusively with PEOPLE about the time she spent with her beloved friend.


No. 7 Virginia shuts down Iowa at Emerald Coast Classic | Iowa Hawkeyes Basketball

NICEVILLE, Fla. — Stifling defense, as usual, carried the day again for No. 7 Virginia as the Cavaliers cruised to their fifth straight win.

Jerred Reuter led a well-balanced scoring attack with 14 points, but it was that trademark defense that set the tone for a 74-41 victory over Iowa on Friday night in the semifinals of the Emerald Coast Classic.

"It's what we do," said London Perrantes, who added 12 points and led the Cavaliers with four assists. "We work on defense every single day in practice. We know what we have to do to win games."


Iowa football Game Report: Hawkeyes 40, Nebraska Cornhuskers 10 | The Gazette

Play of the Game

The Setup — Iowa’s first two drives against Nebraska were three-and-out and a drive that reached the 50 and then died after a sack. The pain was punctuated by a 29-yard punt that set up the Huskers.

This looked like it was going to the way everyone expected. A defensive grind where someone forces a mistake and someone pays a price.

And then running back Akrum Wadley happened.


Donald Trump names KT McFarland, Don McGahn to White House posts - LA Times

President-elect Donald Trump added to his West Wing roster Friday, naming KT McFarland as deputy national security adviser and Donald McGahn as his White House counsel.

McFarland served in three separate Republican administrations, most notably as a spokeswoman for Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger under Ronald Reagan. In 2006, she sought to challenge Hillary Clinton for her U.S. Senate seat from New York but lost in the Republican primary. Most recently, she has been a regular contributor to Fox News on national security issues.

She joins retired Gen. Michael Flynn, previously named as Trump’s national security adviser.