The Trailer: Democrats want the oil industry to drill more. What does that mean for climate campaigners?
The climate left grapples with the Ukraine crisis, a conservative operative explains how the Supreme Court can wipe out Democratic-friendly maps next year, and a candidate who wants to run elections in Colorado goes to jail.washingtonpost.com
Texas dad rips judge after convicted rapist of his teen daughter gets light sentence: report
The distraught father of a Texas girl who was raped lashed out at a judge this week after a 22-year-old defendant who was convicted of the crime received a light sentence, according to a report.news.yahoo.com
Saints rout Panthers 33-7 to earn No. 2 seed in NFC playoffs
The Saints (12-4) will host the seventh-seeded Chicago Bears in the wild-card round next weekend. He also ran for five TDs, but the Panthers struggled to make winning plays late in games all season with Bridgewater at the helm. That leaves questions about his future as the Panthers starting QB, especially with the team having a top 10 draft pick in 2021. UP NEXTSaints: The four-time defending NFC South champions host the Bears next weekend in the playoffs. Panthers: After failing to make the playoffs for the third straight season, Carolina will look to the NFL draft to upgrade a number of pressing needs.
Detroit Mercy basketball team cancels next 2 games for mental health, well-being of players
Head coach Mike Davis of the Detroit Mercy Titans is seen during the game against the Butler Bulldogs at Hinkle Fieldhouse on November 12, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. DETROIT – The Detroit Mercy basketball team has canceled its next two games for the mental health and well-being of its players, according to the Horizon League. Detroit’s Jan. 1 and Jan. 2 games against the University of Illinois at Chicago have been canceled. “The pause for a week is only for the mental wellness and safety and not at all due to any positive tests in the Detroit Mercy program.”Detroit last took the court Saturday and Sunday in back-to-back losses against Oakland. “The health and safety of our student-athletes have always been and will continue to be our top priority.
Michigan State Basketball Gameday: Spartans meet Detroit Mercy after 19-year series hiatus
8 Michigan State (3-0) vs. Detroit Mercy (0-0)When: 5 p.m. Where: Breslin Center, East LansingTV: Big Ten Network (Jeff Levering, Brian Butch)Radio: Spartan Sports Network, WJIM-AM (1240)/WMMQ-FM (94.9) in Lansing, WJR-AM (760) in Detroit, Sirius Ch. 196 (Streaming 958)Line: Michigan State -26Twitter: Follow Kyle AustinGAME NOTES• Michigan State has played Detroit Mercy 62 times in program history, but not since 2001. Michigan State leads the series 45-16, but Detroit has won three of the last four. He also upset Michigan State at the Breslin Center in 2014 while coaching Texas Southern. • This marks the first year since 2015-16 that Michigan State has started a season 3-0.mlive.com
Michigan State looking to avoid letdown vs. Detroit Mercy following Duke win
EAST LANSING – In case any Michigan State fans were still glowing from the Spartans’ top-10 win at Duke on Tuesday night, Tom Izzo was there to take the air out of the room. 8 team, even after it did something that none of its predecessors have ever done by winning at Duke. “We’ve got to be ready to play, especially after a big win,” Izzo said. Michigan State (3-0) beat the Blue Devils largely because of its defense, which held Duke to just 32 percent shooting for the game. 1 Michigan State team with a 9-6 Indiana team in 2001, and in 2014 brought a 1-8 Texas Southern team to the Breslin Center and came away with a shocking win.mlive.com
Detroit Lions shutout 20-0 in embarrassing fashion in Carolina: Live updates recap
Panthers 20, Lions 09:10 -- Detroit Lions drive starts on own 20Third-and-10 -- Stafford hits Jones well short of the markers. Third quarter1:59 -- Detroit Lions drive starts on own 25Illegal hands to the face on Derrick Brown moves the chains out of the gates. Panthers 17, Lions 010:58 -- Detroit Lions drive starts on own 25Two looks for Jamal Agnew out of the backfield here makes it third-and-5. HALFTIME -- Carolina Panthers 7, Detroit Lions 0Halftime analysis: The Lions are getting shut out by the awful Panthers. 2:21 -- Detroit Lions drive starts on own 25More Adrian Peterson on first down makes it second-and-8.mlive.com
D’Andre Swift’s midweek injury further clouds Lions-Panthers in Week 11 fantasy football action
ALLEN PARK -- Things are looking bleak from a fantasy football perspective ahead of this weekend’s matchup between the Detroit Lions and Carolina Panthers. Both starting quarterbacks are working through injuries, not to mention breakout rookie running back D’Andre Swift is in concussion protocol after a midweek brain injury. Star Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey is also not expected to play in Week 11. ESPN had Swift ranked as the 14th best running back play for Week 11 in standard PPR leagues. The third-year back ran only once last week but took four carries for 29 yards and three catches for 36 yards the week before.mlive.com
Looking ahead: Panthers clicking on offense while youthful defense deals with growing pains
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions-Carolina Panthers Week 11 matchup is highlighted by banged-up starting quarterbacks Matthew Stafford and Teddy Bridgewater. Bridgewater has proven to be a fit for Matt Rhule’s offense, getting the ball out in space to receivers D.J. Mike Davis has been strong in relief of McCaffrey, but it’s been the growing pains on defense holding this group back. “So you have to be very disciplined in the run defense or otherwise this guy will hurt you very quickly. See below for the previous five meetings (or click here for the full rundown):2018 -- Lions 20, Panthers 19 (highlights below)2017 -- Panthers 27, Lions 242014 -- Panthers 24, Lions 72011 -- Lions 49, Panthers 352008 -- Panthers 31, Lions 22mlive.com
Detroit Lions considered slight underdogs for Week 11 road game vs. Carolina Panthers
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions are considered slight underdogs for their Week 11 matchup against the Carolina Panthers. The Lions blew a 21-point second-half lead but hung on after Stafford and the offense got in field-goal position in less than 16 seconds. While that’s all fine and dandy, all eyes are on Stafford’s status after reportedly tearing a ligament in his throwing hand. Has a small black supportive wrap thing on the thumb of his throwing hand. It adds another element to it.”Related: Lions’ Cory Undlin regrets not playing more man coverage down stretch vs. Washingtonmlive.com
Brady, Buccaneers bounce back with 46-23 win over Panthers
Brady threw for 341 yards and three touchdowns, Ronald Jones set a franchise-record with a 98-yard touchdown run, and the Buccaneers bounced back from a dreadful defeat with a resounding 46-23 win over the Carolina Panthers. Panthers coach Matt Rhule described Brady’s play as “elite” and “fantastic.”The Bucs ran the ball just five times last week. Tampa Bay racked up 544 yards on offense and outgained the Panthers 322-35 in the second half and outscored them 29-6. Chris Godwin had 92 yards receiving for the Buccaneers (7-3), who swept the season series and handed the Panthers (3-7) their fifth straight loss. Rhule said the Panthers were unaware the ball had hit the ground or else he would have just had Bridgewater spike the ball.
Panthers list McCaffrey as 'day to day' with shoulder injury
Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) celebrates after scoring against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Panthers coach Matt Rhule says running back Christian McCaffrey is “day to day” with a shoulder injury he suffered in the closing seconds of Carolina’s 33-31 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Rhule would not say if McCaffrey has already had an MRI or an X-ray, adding that he should know more about the extent of the injury on Wednesday. McCaffrey left the game for a few plays and was seen holding his shoulder on the sideline. I thought he had some really nice runs, obviously scored a couple touchdowns.”If McCaffrey can't play, Mike Davis would get the start.
Ryan, Falcons avenge earlier loss to Panthers, 25-17
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan gets sacked by Atlanta Falcons linebacker Foye Oluokun during the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)CHARLOTTE, N.C. – This time, the Atlanta Falcons finished. Carolina was driving late, but Atlanta stopped the rally when Blidi Wreh-Wilson intercepted Teddy Bridgewater near the Falcons' 10-yard line with 1:04 remaining. Moore on third and 18 to move the Panthers into Falcons territory. Bridgewater was limited to 176 yards passing as the Panthers (3-5) lost their third straight game without injured Christian McCaffrey. UP NEXTFalcons: Host the Broncos on Nov. 8Panthers: Open the second half of the season at the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs on Nov. 8.
Bridgewater, Panthers fix red-zone woes, top Cardinals 31-21
You'd never know it watching Bridgewater break the pocket, juke two defenders and race 18 yards to the end zone on Sunday, helping the Carolina Panthers defeat the Arizona Cardinals 31-21 for their second straight win. Bridgewater also threw for 276 yards and two scores as the Panthers solved their red-zone issues from a week ago by scoring TDs on their first four trips inside the Arizona 20-yard line. It was tough to catch up all day.”Said Panthers DE Brian Burns: “We put emphasis on keeping eyes on (Murray). After the game, Bridgewater gave his offensive line the game ball. “We didn’t play well enough or coach well enough in any phase,” Kingsbury said.
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 3: Injuries Create Opportunities For Mike Davis, Jerick McKinnon
Injuries to one player opens up the door for another, so it should be a busy week on the waiver wire. In the season opener, Minshew completed a whopping 95 percent of his passes while throwing for three touchdowns and 173 yards. RB Mike Davis, Carolina Panthers: You likely hadn’t heard of Mike Davis prior to this week, but due to the high ankle sprain suffered by McCaffrey on Sunday, Davis is this week’s top waiver wire add. However, fantasy football is all about opportunity, and Davis is likely to get a lot of that over the next month. Gage was targeted another nine times in Week 2, catching six of those passes for 46 yards and a touchdown.detroit.cbslocal.com
Panthers' McCaffrey out multiple weeks with ankle sprain
The All-Pro running back is expected to miss “multiple weeks” with a high right ankle sprain he sustained in Carolina’s 31-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. “As soon as the third quarter ended I went and got taped and tried to play it off,” McCaffrey said. In two games this season McCaffrey has run for 156 yards and four touchdowns and caught seven passes for 67 yards. The loss of McCaffrey is a devastating blow for the Panthers' offense. The Panthers rewarded the fourth-year running back with a four-year, $64 million contract making him the highest-paid running back in the league.
USGA transfers US media rights from Fox back to NBCUniversal
The USGA is transferring its U.S. media rights from Fox Sports to NBC, which returns the U.S. Open and U.S. Womens Open to NBC this year and for the final seven years of the Fox contract. Fox Sports also has contracts with the NFL, college football and Major League Baseball, which led Fox Sports to agree to NBCUniversal taking over the contract. Because of the shutdown, particularly the qualifying for USGA events, only four events are being played this year the U.S. Womens Amateur and U.S. Amateur in consecutive weeks in August, the U.S. Open in September and the U.S. Womens Open in Houston on Dec. 10-13. It also will have the FedEx Cup playoffs every other year when the new media rights deal with the PGA Tour begins, along with all majors on the LPGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions.
Conservative dark money groups gear up for battle over DC Circuit Court that once included Brett Kavanaugh
Conservative dark money groups are preparing for one of their biggest battles of the year over President Donald Trump's new pick to fill the a seat on a court that once included Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court in October 2018 after a bitter fight in the U.S. Senate that included accusations of sexual assault which Kavanaugh vehemently denied. The fight over Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation included millions of dollars of outside money spent either for or against the controversial judge. Since Democrats are the minority in the Senate, it's unlikely they will be able to block Walker's nomination. "Every member of this Committee and every American of goodwill should support Judge Walker's nomination to the D.C.cnbc.com
Ohio TV meteorologist arrested on child pornography charge
iStock / sodafishCOLUMBUS, Ohio (CNN) - A meteorologist at a CNN-affiliate station in Ohio was arrested Thursday on one felony charge of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor. Authorities say they received a tip that WBNS meteorologist Mike Davis had sent and received "a significant number of images of child pornography," Franklin County Sheriff Dallas Baldwin said in a press conference. An arrest warrant was executed at multiple locations -- including the TV station in Columbus -- Thursday morning. He was arrested at his home and is currently being held at the Franklin County Jail, according to police records. Davis, 50, is scheduled to be arraigned Friday at 9 a.m. in Franklin County Municipal Court.