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  • Braun Strowman Rehired By Stephanie McMahon; Strowman Celebrates By Attacking Michael Cole On WWE RAW (Video) 0 CommentsPosted by Ramona Shelburne on January 16, 2018 under Wrestling

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    Well, that didn’t last long. Braun Strowman was fired, then rehired on WWE RAW tonight, but he made sure Michael Cole got those hands after Kurt Angle made the announcement.

    Stephanie overturned Kurt Angle’s decision to fire Strowman, which came after Strowman beat up security guards and terrorized the production crew, and tipped over a truck. Angle tried to stop him, but Braun was relentless, destroying things as he came back into the arena. Braun grabbed Cole by the shirt and dragged him to the end of the stage, but Angle announced Stephanie had called and rehired him, and the Rumble title match was still a triple threat. Braun let Cole go, but ended up throwing him off the stage and onto the security guards as the segment ended.

    It was announced that Tom Phillips would fill in for Cole on commentary in the interim.

    Kurt Angle Fires Braun Strowman On WWE RAW (Photos / Video)

    GOOD NEWS: #RAW Commissioner @StephMcMahon has REHIRED @BraunStrowman!

    BAD NEWS: @BraunStrowman has just laid waste to @MichaelCole!@RealKurtAngle pic.twitter.com/lPawYn5dCt

    — WWE (@WWE) January 16, 2018

    Well, this is how @BraunStrowman celebrates?!

    He's been RE-HIRED by @StephMcMahon! #RAW pic.twitter.com/PPggTPv5w3

    — WWE (@WWE) January 16, 2018

    Looks like @TomPhillipsWWE will join the #RAW announce table for the rest of the night after @BraunStrowman's attack on @MichaelColepic.twitter.com/KJdICnRQnt

    — WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) January 16, 2018

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  • Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa to be sworn in as president on Friday 0 CommentsPosted by Chris Low on November 22, 2017 under MMA

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    HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s former vice president Emmerson will be sworn in as president on Friday following the resignation of Robert Mugabe after nearly four decades in power, state broadcaster ZBC reported on Wednesday.

    Mnangagwa, who fled for his safety after Mugabe sacked him two weeks ago, will land at Manyame Airbase in Harare at 6pm (1600 GMT), ZBC said. Mnangagwa’s sacking prompted the military takeover that forced Mugabe out.

    Mugabe’s downfall came suddenly for a man once feted across Africa as a liberation hero for leading his country to independence from Britain in 1980 after a war.

    RELATED:?People of Zimbabwe celebration dismissal of Robert Mugabe

    The 93-year-old had clung on for a week after the army takeover, with ZANU-PF urging him to go. He finally resigned on Tuesday moments after parliament began an impeachment process seen as the only legal way to force him out.

    People danced in the streets of Harare and car horns blared at the news that the Mugabe era was finally over. Some brandished posters of Mnangagwa and army chief General Constantino Chiwenga.

    Speaker of parliament Jacob Mudenda is due to hold a news conference at 1030 GMT.

    Mugabe led Zimbabwe from relative prosperity to economic ruin, presiding over the forced takeover of white-owned farms at the end of the century, which devastated agricultural foreign exchange earnings and led to hyperinflation.

    Alleged human rights abuses and flawed elections prompted many Western countries to impose sanctions in the early-2000s, that worsened the economic problems.

    “DARK PAST”

    If Mnangagwa can arrest Zimbabwe’s economic decline, deliver clean elections next year and woo back bilateral support from Western states, new investment could begin to flow.

    “Many of the ingredients of a great frontier market are in place in Zimbabwe: human capital, infrastructure, natural resources and diaspora.”

    RELATED: Photos of Mnangagwa

    However, there are doubts about Mnangagwa’s reform credentials, while a large section of the Zimbabwean public are hostile toward a man who, like Mugabe, stands accused of participating in repression.

    He was internal security chief in the mid-1980s when Mugabe deployed a North Korean-trained brigade against rebels during which 20,000 civilians were killed, according to rights groups.

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  • CNN blasts Donald Trump Jr. for sharing a false story about a staged protest  0 CommentsPosted by Michael David Smith on June 6, 2017 under NBA

    CNN has blasted Donald Trump Jr. for sharing a disputed online report which claims that the news network staged a scene with protesters in London after the recent terror attack.

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  • Natalya Talks To Lilian Garcia About Overcoming An Eating Disorder, Bret Hart’s Battle w/ Cancer, More 0 CommentsPosted by Tim Povtak on April 18, 2017 under Wrestling

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    Below are highlights from the latest episode of Making Their Way To The Ring w/ Lilian Garcia featuring WWE Superstar Natalya. You can also listen to the latest episode in the embedded player at the top of this post.

    Related: Natalya Interviewed This Morning By People Now (Photos)

    Having an eating disorder in the past:

    “It’s funny because Alexa Bliss talked about having an eating disorder and stuff and I actually-this is the first time I’ve ever talked about this: Nattie exclusive, but I had an eating disorder when I was eighteen and um, it lasted for about, I mean they say it never really goes away, but um it spanned the course of about three years and I went from a hundred and sixty pounds, in the course of two months after my uncle Owen died-the summer that my uncle died, I lost forty pounds in two months. And my family was really scared and I remember being very angry at them and thinking like ‘Why are they confronting me? They should be happy, I look great’. I didn’t realize it until years later how crazy and scary I looked losing that much weight. I was wearing kids clothes and it was a really hard time for me, but I was reeling from the tragedy of my uncle passing away and how that affected my family and also I think because my Dad wasn’t a part of my life because he was working, and busy, and gone.” she went on to explain her reasons saying “I don’t know if this is the right way of putting this, but my eating disorder was a lot about control. I couldn’t control anything else that was going on in my life, but I could control what I ate.”

    How wrestling helped her recover:

    “It’s a little bit liberating and I actually talked to Alexa Bliss about it when she came forward and said she had gone through this I said ‘I just give you so much credit because it takes a lot of courage to talk about it’. You know, since that happened I just never ever shared that publicly with anyone. It was just something I just didn’t want to have to relive but then I also thought you know, again now that Alexa has talked about her situation it made me really respect her more. Because it like, no we can actually raise awareness and help teach young girls that going through something like this is very common-it’s actually becoming a lot more common with body image. It’s something lots of people go through, whether it’s bulimia, or anorexia, or binge-eating disorder.” Specifically, she went on to say “Me getting into wrestling helped cure that eating disorder and I never looked back. Once I fell in love with wrestling I just realized-especially with the help of TJ because TJ was my very first trainer, I wanted to do that and I wasn’t going to let food hold me back and so slowly I started to kind of reintroduce myself to food and I did put on some weight because once you go from starving yourself to eating you do gain weight. I’d gotten a little heavier, but I was happier and I was happier because I was pursuing a passion which was wrestling.”

    Natalya learning how to be vulnerable through Total Divas:

    “There was a time, especially in WWE where I felt like it was never going to be my time and before I got picked to do Total Divas I was actually going back to school on the side doing online classes. I was thinking about getting into law and it really interested me. Then you know I had gone to Rwanda and did this four day retreat with the United Nations Foundation, we visited two refugee camps, over thirty thousand refugees and it was this life-changing trip.” she continued, “So I got home and that week Triple H pulls me aside and says, ‘Nattie, we picked you to be a part of Total Divas and it’s this new show that we’re doing and it’s gonna document you and a few other girls and your lives and in and out of the ring and it’s very special, blah, blah, blah, blah’. I was so blown away by Triple H asking me to be a part of it and I was just like ‘Wow this is just incredible. I’m just getting this new opportunity and it was the greatest opportunity for me that I could have at that moment and I’ve been on the show since the very beginning. For four years, six full seasons, and it’s been the opportunity of a lifetime. I’ve loved it, but it’s also taught me which is what I was saying before, what it is to be vulnerable. That what people really connect with is you laughing, crying, showing people that you’re not perfect, opening up and saying ‘You know what I’m human and I make mistakes. We fall down and we get back up’”, Natalya goes on to reveal, “I really opened myself up to being vulnerable on that show and I felt like when I went up to induct Beth at the Hall of Fame this past week, I was like, I felt like all that Total Divas vulnerability helped me on that stage where I could just be like totally vulnerable and I even at one point choked up and started crying onstage when I was talking about my uncle Owen and people just said that I had them in, people just said ‘You and Beth had me in tears’. I feel like people want to be let in you know, but not everyone will let you in, not everyone knows how to do that, but I feel like I learned that that’s okay.”

    Her uncle Bret Hart going through cancer:

    “He’s completely healed from cancer, but you know cancer, I’ll forever, forever be indebted and grateful to Bret for coming to be by my side at that pay per view after WrestleMania, um dealing with just having beaten cancer. He had just had surgery like a couple months prior, not even like two months like six weeks and he didn’t feel good at all.” she continued, “He was by my side for that match and he didn’t feel good because he was still recovering but he was there for me and I will always remember that and I think really last year he’s just been getting his sea legs back because it was a lot what he endured and it was very scary for him. And I can tell he was really scared by everything, mentally, physically, it scared him so much. You know cancer really doesn’t run in our family. Our family doesn’t really that much of a history with it and so Bret really wanted to use his situation with cancer as a platform to help others that are going through the same thing and so what’s funny is that once Bret announced that he had cancer there was a surge and they did a story on it actually in the paper and on the news. There was a surge, thousands of men across the province of Alberta, where Bret lives, went to get checked for prostate cancer. And they did a special on it on the news saying it was Bret Hart that helped raise so much awareness by coming forward about his cancer.”

    Being a part of the Hart family:

    “I think as I’ve grown older I realized just how special my family is. When you’re young you kind of take it for granted and you don’t realize when your uncles are Bret ‘the Hitman’ Hart and Owen Hart, the British Bulldog, my Dad’s on TV, and my grandfather’s you know, now a WWE Hall of Famer, Stu Hart. When I was around them when I was a little kid, they were just my uncles. They were just you know, just my dad, it’s just my grandpa. And then as I’ve grown older I’ve realized that my family is extremely special and really iconic in this wild wonderful world of WWE. Now I realize just how special they are and I’m very very proud of them. But I also admire the fact that we’ve been able to go through hell and come out alive.”

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  • Quiz: Test your news knowledge with our weekly headlines quiz 0 CommentsPosted by Yahoo! Sports - NASCAR News on March 3, 2017 under Tennis

    With all that’s been happening in the news recently, have you found yourself glued to your phone or computer screen? Take the quiz above and if you get any wrong, or you just want to read more about any of the topics, scroll down to find links to the stories.

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  • Dan Rather blasts Trump’s attack on the press as ‘a deep betrayal’ 0 CommentsPosted by NBA FanHouse on February 18, 2017 under Soccer


    Dan Rather blasts Trump's attack on the press as 'a deep betrayal'

    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather took to Facebook on Saturday and called President Donald Trump’s recent attacks on the press a “deep betrayal of our national history.”

    “I have resisted commenting on President Trump’s outrageous attack on the press,” said Rather, who felt the need to speak out following Trump’s recent tweet claiming the media was “the enemy of the American people.”

    Rather, however, refused to address Trump’s claim directly, instead focusing his attention toward Republicans he deemed as Trump’s “enablers.” “By their silence on this travesty normalize a behavior that is antithetical to our Constitutional principles,” he continued.

    “Future generations will not look kindly on profiles in cowardice.”

    RELATED: Scenes from President Trump’s 2/16 press conference:

    Rather has been more outspoken in recent weeks, posting on the social media platform that the controversy over the Trump administration’s administration’s ties to Russia could be as big as “Watergate.”

    The former anchor’s statement follows President Trump’s unprecedented Thursday press conference, that MSNBC host and former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough called “one of the most chaotic, rambling press conferences anybody has ever seen.”

    Following the media’s negative response to the presser, and multiple polls from Pew, Gallup, and FOX News showing Trump’s approval rating at historically low levels, the president tweeted out “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!”

    Trump then used conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh’s praise of the controversial press conference as evidence that any critiques of the presser are “fake news” and “dishonest.”

    “One of the most effective press conferences I’ve ever seen!” says Rush Limbaugh. Many agree.Yet FAKE MEDIA calls it differently! Dishonest,” Trump tweeted.

    Rather wrapped up his Facebook post with a message to his colleagues in the media. “To my fellow journalists, I know you will not be bullied or intimidated. Keep doing your job. Your country depends on your service. Courage.”

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  • Wegmans continues to stock Trump wines despite customer boycotts 0 CommentsPosted by Dave Goldberg on February 14, 2017 under NHL

    Wegmans continues to stock Trump wines despite customer boycotts Another day, another company getting dragged into the political sphere as some Americans protest against anything and everything Trump-related. Shopping is a political act. Caught in the crosshairs this week is oft-beloved grocery chain Wegmans.

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  • 9 year old finds parents dead in apparent murder-suicide 0 CommentsPosted by Tom Herrera on February 13, 2017 under Nascar


    9 year old finds parents dead in apparent murder-suicide

    HOUSTON (NewsFix) — A 9-year-old girl made a horrifying discovery Saturday after finding the bodies of her mother and stepfather in the family’s southwest Houston home.

    According to Houston police, a man shot and killed his wife, before turning the gun on himself, at home in the 4900 block of N. Cancun.

    The woman’s daughter found the bodies after waking up around 9:30 a.m. and called for help.

    “The 9-year-old actually heard her mom and dad arguing the night before around 1 a.m. The father yelled something to the wife, then the daughter heard gunshots. The neighbors also heard gunshots but nobody called police until the daughter found the bodies in the living room,” said Det. Christopher Elder. “We believe at this point that the father is responsible for the deaths of himself and his wife.”

    Police said, despite the tragedy, the 9-year-old was able to compose herself enough to help police with the investigation.

    “She’s very cooperative, a very intelligent young lady. She was able to tell us exactly what happened and what she heard,” Elder said. “This is all so fresh, in order to get a good statement from her we will have to take her down to our children’s assessment center where we have interviewers specifically trained to talk to children in a more safe environment instead of having police cars, fire trucks and flashing lights around.”

    The girl told investigators her mother and father had been arguing back and forth for the last couple of months.

    “They would argue, then they would make up and it would be fine. It was just a never-ending cycle until this morning,” Elder said.

    Police have not released the couple’s identity, but said the father was around 34 years old and the mother was in her late-20s.

    Romeo Edmund, a neighbor, identified the husband as Solomon Morrow. He said Solomon was an attorney who gave him a free consultation one time. According to a business card Edmund provided, Solomon’s law office was located in the 9800 block of Bissonet.

    Edmund said he is shocked by the news, stressing that you never know what turmoil a person is enduring.

    “The world needs healing. He seemed so normal and very nice; very helpful. It’s unfortunate. So many things are going on in the world that the people must pay attention,” Edmund said. “You see somebody today and they might feel normal but we need to talk to one another more often. May his soul rest in peace.”

    The couple also has a set of triplets — two girls and a boy — who were born in August. Family members have been contacted to take care of all four children.

    “The last thing we want to do is put them in the custody of the state when we can have family members take care of them,” Elder said.

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  • CNN: US investigators have corroborated parts of Russia dossier 0 CommentsPosted by Susan Slusser on February 11, 2017 under Tennis


    CNN: US investigators have corroborated parts of Russia dossier

    In early January, reports surfaced of the existence of an unsubstantiated 35-page dossier put together by a former British intelligence agent that contained details about Donald Trump.

    At the time, the U.S. intelligence officials briefed President Obama and Trump on the memos but emphasized the details in the documents were unverified.

    Citing multiple law enforcement and intelligence officials, CNN reported on Friday that some elements of the dossier have been “corroborated” by the U.S. investigators.

    While CNN says that the new information doesn’t pertain to the “salacious allegations” in the dossier, “the intercepts do confirm that some of the conversations described in the dossier took place between the same individuals on the same days and from the same locations as detailed in the dossier, according to the officials.”

    Furthermore the media outlet notes, “Officials who spoke to CNN cautioned they still have not reached any judgment on whether the Russian government has any compromising information about the President.”

    According to Business Insider, “The dossier was part of an opposition-research project conducted by a former British spy, Christopher Steele, at the behest of anti-Trump Republicans and, later, Democrats. Steele was the former head of the Russia desk in Moscow for Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, also known as MI6.”

    When the report of the existence of the dossier was released back in January, Trump had tweeted, “FAKE NEWS – A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!”

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  • Winter storm Niko to become a Northeast snowstorm 0 CommentsPosted by Dave Goldberg on February 9, 2017 under NBA


    Winter storm Niko to become a Northeast snowstorm

    Winter Storm Niko will bring heavy snow to a sizable swath of the Interstate 95 Northeast corridor through Thursday. Many areas will pick up 6 to 12 inches of snow during this quick-hitting storm, with snowfall rates topping one inch per hour at times.

    (INTERACTIVE: Winter Storm Niko Snowfall Tracker)

    The snow will make for difficult road travel and will likely trigger significant flight delays Thursday in Boston, New York City and Philadelphia.

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    (NEWS: Snow Emergency Declared)

    Winter storm warnings stretch from coastal Maine southward through New England, southeastern New York, and into eastern and central Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and parts of northern Delaware, northern Maryland and northern West Virginia. This includes Boston, Providence, Hartford, New York City and Philadelphia.

    (MORE: Four Things to Know About Niko)

    A blizzard warning has been issued for Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket in Massachusetts, as well as eastern and central Long Island in New York.

    Winter weather advisories, for the potential of lighter snow accumulations, are posted in parts of southeast New Jersey, central Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, northern Virginia, western Pennsylvania, upstate New York, Vermont and central New Hampshire. This includes Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Albany, New York.

    (MORE: Winter Storm Central | How Winter Storms Are Named)

    The setup for this snow event features a pattern seen frequently in past winters, but not so much this winter.

    A sharp, southward plunge of the polar jet stream in the East will spawn an area of low pressure off the Eastern seaboard on Thursday. That low will intensify rapidly while moving northeast and may undergo “bombogenesis,” which is a rapid pressure drop of 24 millibars in 24 hours.

    (MORE: Could Niko Become a Weather ‘Bomb’?)

    With some cold air in place behind now departed Winter Storm Maya, Niko will wrap moisture into sufficiently cold air to wring out snow, heavy at times, near the Interstate 95 corridor. Thundersnow is not out of the question in a few spots Thursday.

    (MORE: It’s Peak Time for Northeast Snowstorms)

    Here’s the timeline and how much snow could fall.

    Thursday

    • Snow, heavy for some, will continue in parts of the mid-Atlantic states as far north as New York City through the morning, before tapering off/ending by early afternoon.
    • Farther north, snow, heavy at times, will persist much of the day in New England, especially in southern and eastern New England.
    • Snow will gradually taper off in far eastern New England Thursday night. It will be most persistent in Cape Cod (ocean-effect bands) and in Downeast Maine.
    • Winds will intensify quickly along the Northeast coast Thursday, with gusts over 50 mph possible in far southeast New England, capable of some downed tree limbs and wires. Some minor coastal flooding is also possible in eastern Massachusetts.
    • Blizzard conditions are possible in coastal southeast Massachusetts and central/eastern Long Island.
    • Thursday A.M. commute impact: Philadelphia, Harrisburg, New York City, possibly parts of Baltimore and Washington D.C. metros; Flight delays likely.
    • Thursday P.M. commute impact: Boston, Hartford, New York City; Lingering flight delays possible as far south as Philadelphia.

    How Much Snow?

    • In general, heavy accumulations of a half-foot or more are possible from eastern Pennsylvania and much of New Jersey into southern and eastern New England, including the Boston metro area, New York City Tri-State area and Philadelphia metro area.
    • Parts of Long Island, southeast New England and Downeast Maine could see up to a foot of snow.
    • Lighter amounts are forecast farther south into the mid-Atlantic region, including the Baltimore and Washington D.C. metros.
    • Blowing and drifting snow are likely at times in far southeastern Massachusetts, including Cape Cod, Nantucket Island and Martha’s Vineyard, with whiteout conditions possible, Thursday and Thursday night

    (FORECASTS: Washington D.C. | Baltimore | Philly | NYC | Hartford | Boston)

    Before reaching the East, a stripe of snow blanketed parts of the central Plains and Ohio Valley Wednesday, with generally light to moderate snow.

    (MAPS: 48-Hour U.S. Snow Forecast | 7-Day Rain/Snow U.S. Forecast)

    Around 2 inches of snow had fallen in Omaha, Nebraska, and in parts of the Des Moines, Iowa, metro area Wednesday morning. A stripe of northern Nebraska picked up heavier snow, led by 10 inches of snow in Ainsworth.

    Wednesday afternoon, 2.1 inches of snow was measured at Indianapolis International Airport. As of Wednesday evening, Dayton, Ohio, had picked up 1 inch of snow.

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