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Sporting KC acquires Alan Pulido from C.D. Guadalajara on club-record transfer fee
Publisher:  FOX Sports
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:30

Sporting Kansas City has acquired 28-year-old Mexican striker Alan Pulido as a Designated Player on a club-record transfer fee from C.D. Guadalajara.

Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Tight Ends: Week 15
Publisher:  Heavy.com
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:30

Welcome to Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Tight Ends edition for Week 15 of the NFL season. This edition features a pass-catcher out of Los Angeles looking to extend his run of stellar play.

* Reminder: Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em is intended to present you with the non-obvious choices for your fantasy lineup. We dig deep into player matchups, scoring trends, and other factors to best help you with your fantasy decisions. Superstars such as Travis Kelce will not be found in this column. If you’re looking for players of such caliber check out our weekly fantasy football tight end rankings.

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TE: Start ‘Em

Start of the Week: Tyler Higbee at DAL

Higbee has been phenomenal since taking over for an injured Gerald Everett. Over the last two weeks, Higbee is the TE1 in fantasy with an average of 21.2 points, eclipsing the 100-yard receiving mark in both games. More importantly, he’s averaged 9.5 targets over that span. The Cowboys allow the 11th-most fantasy points to tight ends this season, including seven receptions and 92 receiving yards to Chicago Bears tight ends a week ago.

Noah Fant at KC 

Fant may finally have a quarterback capable of putting his own skills on display. Fant is fresh off a 113-yard, one-touchdown performance in Week 14. Kansas City surrenders the sixth-most fantasy points to TEs in 2019. They’ve allowed 69 receiving yards and/or a touchdown to the position in four of their last five games.

Ian Thomas vs. SEA 

After seeing just nine targets all season, Thomas came out of nowhere in place of Greg Olsen a week ago to put up 16.7 fantasy points on 10 targets. He has a great chance of turning that outlier performance into a trend in Week 15 vs. Seattle. The Seahawks give up the second-most fantasy points to opposing TEs, including allowing two 91+ yard receivers and three TDs to the position over their last three games.

Sleepers: Dallas Goedert at WAS

Zach Ertz is an obvious play, as he’s seemingly recaptured his previous elite form in recent weeks. However, his “backup” is worth a long look for fantasy lineups in Week 15. The Redskins have allowed four touchdowns to the tight end position over their last four games, three of which were to backups.


TE: Sit ‘Em

Sit of the Week: Ryan Griffin at BAL

Griffin is currently listed as questionable for Week 15, while having averaged just 17 receiving yards over the last three weeks. The Ravens allow the fewest fantasy points to the tight end position this season. This seems pretty self-explanatory.

Jacob Hollister at CAR

Hollister continues to get looks (14 over the last two weeks), however, his production has continuously dipped as the Seahawks passing offense is in the midst of a slump. Russell Wilson has averaged fewer than 229 passing yards in the last three games. The Panthers allow the fifth-fewest fantasy points to tight ends, surrendering just two TDs to the position since Week 1.

Blake Jarwin vs. LAR

Jarwin saw his biggest workload of the season a week ago and responded with just his second double-digit fantasy outing since Week 1. However, he still played just 30% of the team’s offensive snaps. In fact, he’s played fewer than 40% of the team’s snaps in five of the last six games.  The Rams allow the seventh-fewest points to TEs. No player at the position has exceeded 45-receiving yards, nor found the end zone against Los Angeles since their Week 9 bye.

Buyers Beware: Mark Andrews vs. NYJ

You’ll likely roll the dice on Andrews this week, as talent-wise, and at times production-wise, he’s one of the better tight ends in all of football. With that said, he’s scored just 6.50 fantasy points or fewer in three of his last six games. The Jets are also surprisingly stingy at defending the position, surrendering the second-fewest points to TEs this year.


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‘Richard Jewell’ movie review: Polarizing film delivers strong performances
Publisher:  New York Post
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:30

Clint Eastwood’s latest puts the veteran director’s polished spin on a chilling true story of wrongful accusation. “Richard Jewell” reexamines the saga of the late Atlanta security guard who, during the 1996 Olympics, was the first to spot and report a suspicious bag that detonated, killing one and injuring over 100 others. Like most of...

Elizabeth Warren's Blue New Deal pushes the fight to protect oceans beyond plastic straws
Publisher:  Daily Kos
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:30

Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveiled her Blue New Deal on Tuesday morning. The plan, as its name suggests, is basically a version of the Green New Deal (of which she is a co-sponsor) that focuses on the ocean. Luckily, Warren’s plan moves beyond the plastic straw debate and deep dives into the real issues impacting not only the ocean but also the creatures that live in it and the communities that rely on it for work and income. In this sense, Warren’s plan doesn’t focus on just the environment but rightly factors in workers' rights, low-income populations, and the economy too.

Unsurprisingly, Warren calls out the super-rich pretty explicitly—and for good reason. “The climate crisis is too urgent to let the ultra-wealthy complain about wind turbines getting in the way of their ocean views,� Warren writes in reference to offshore wind projects. Her point here is that while some might find wind turbines unseemly, that’s not enough of a reason to stop building them. Instead, she wants to see more offshore wind energy production created with domestic supplies, which she says could result in 36,000 new jobs. And she wants those jobs to be unionized, too. 

As one might expect, Warren wants to hold big oil companies accountable. This includes phasing out offshore drilling and giving workers who choose to transition to new industries job training and wage parity to do so.

Of particular note in Warren’s plan is her approach to housing, seashore communities, and climate change. As we know, many communities that live close to the coast are vulnerable to rising sea levels and increased natural disasters as climate change rapidly accelerates. Warren wants to invest five times more funds into preparing communities for natural disasters than the federal government currently does. She also wants to reform flood insurance programs and support programs that help people relocate from at-risk shore communities.

Her commitment to low-income people feels particularly important, as while poor people across the globe continue to suffer because of climate change, they’re also chronically disenfranchised. Policies that explicitly center the needs of low-income people (especially directly in the face of the wealthy, who, as Warren suggests, might fret about the aesthetics of a wind turbine) are not only refreshing but deeply necessary. 

On this front, Warren’s plan also stresses her belief that no new public housing should be built within 1.5 meters of sea level, because, as she puts it, it is “the responsibility of the federal government to protect our most vulnerable families, not intentionally put them in harm’s way.� For low-income people who own homes in flood areas, Warren’s plan opens up the possibility of buying back their homes at market value.

A “blue� carbon program is another interesting component of the plan. In simple terms, Warren wants to use coral and oyster reefs, as well as kelp and wetlands, to naturally sequester and store carbon. 

Warren seeks to restore the Obama Administration’s Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. She also wants to electrify shipping ports. In addition, Warren wants to press Congress to approve long-term extensions for two important renewable energy tax credits, the Production Tax Credit and Investment Tax Credit.

Lastly, Warren also promised to direct the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to more closely regulate fisheries, as well as make it more accessible for fishermen in the U.S. to sell seafood directly to people in the nation.

If you're wondering where the idea for this plan came from, it seems like an audience member at a town hall actually sparked the proposal. Months ago, during a CNN town hall on climate in September, an oyster fisherman asked Warren if she’d support a proposal that focused on oceans and the people who worked in them. 

“I like that!� she said at the time. “I think he’s got it exactly right. I think we need a Blue New Deal as well.�​​​​​​ And just like that, Warren has an ocean-focused climate plan three months later.

Check out our Making Progress interview with Warren below.

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Bette Midler Says Justin Timberlake Owes Janet Jackson’s Boob an Apology
Publisher:  Us Weekly Latest Celebrity News
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:30

Bette Midler Weighs In on Justin Timberlake PDA Photos PDA Photos
Bette Midler and Justin Timberlake. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock; Brad Barket/Invision/AP/Shutterstock

It’s just a bunch of hocus pocus! Bette Midler thinks Justin Timberlake should be giving Janet Jackson‘s boob an apology following his Instagram sorry to wife Jessica Biel. The post comes after PDA photos with his Palmer costar Alisha Wainwright surfaced last month.

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“So, when is Janet Jackson’s boob gonna get an apology? #JusticeForJanet,� Midler, 74, wrote via Twitter on Monday, December 9, calling Timberlake, 38, out for famously touching Jackson on stage during the 2004 Super Bowl XXVIII halftime show.

Nearly 15 years ago, Timberlake was a part of the major wardrobe malfunction on February 1, 2004, when he grabbed the “Made for Now� singer’s right cup of her bustier top and accidentally exposed her breast. Ahead of his return to the Super Bowl stage in 2018, the Trolls actor revealed he had a conversation with Jackson, 53, after the incident and “absolutely� made peace.

“I don’t know that a lot of people know that. I don’t think it’s my job to do that because you value relationships that you do have with people,� Timberlake told Apple Music’s Beats 1 host Zane Lowe in January 2018.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Through the Years

On Monday, the Beaches actress also addressed the “Man of the Woods� singer’s public apology to his wife, 37, and fans after he was photographed showing PDA with Wainwright, 30, in November.

“#JustinTimberlake publicly apologized to his wife for holding hands with another actress after having too much to drink, but sez nothing else happened. Who cares?� she tweeted. “He held another woman’s hand, BFD.�

In November, the “Cry Me a River” singer and Wainwright were photographed on the balcony of the Old Absinthe House on Bourbon Street. In one photo, the actress can be seen putting her hand on the former Mouseketeer’s knee. In another, the pair are holding hands under a table.

On December 4, the Tennessee native apologized on Instagram for his “strong lapse in judgement� and admitted that he drank “way too much that night.� He noted that “nothing happened between� him and Wainwright.

“I apologize to my amazing wife and family for putting them through such an embarrassing situation, and I am focused on being the best husband and father I can be. This was not that,� he wrote in the apology. “I am incredibly proud to be working on Palmer. Looking forward to continuing to make this movie and excited for people to see it.�

See Photos of Justin Timberlake Holding Hands With Alisha Wainwright

A source told Us exclusively on Tuesday, December 10 that Timberlake’s wife of seven years, Biel, 37, “encouraged Justin to put out his statement on Instagram because she felt embarrassed by his actions and wanted him to take accountability.� The insider added that the couple are “still united.�


This 65-inch Samsung 4K TV Is Now Less Than $500
Publisher:  Forbes Real Time
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:30

The Samsung 6-Series offers an excellent image quality at a reasonable price -- and that price is now even lower.

Oh the weather outside is frightening, but Santa's mood is brightening. As the Walmart sweater does show. Doing blow, doing blow, doing blow [Repeat]
Publisher:  Fark
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:28

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MTA ‘transformation’ begins Monday with mass job reassignment
Publisher:  New York Post
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:28

The MTA’s internal overhaul will get underway next week with the reassignment of more than 400 staffers to the newly-minted “MTA Construction and Development” agency, The Post has learned. On Monday, bureaucrats who work on capital projects at the MTA’s three main arms — New York City Transit, Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North —...

Kevin Hart places hand and footprints at Chinese Theater
Publisher:  UPI
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:26

Kevin Hart joined the decades of Hollywood legends with hand and footprints in cement outside the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood on Tuesday.

Marlon Brando’s Rolex GMT Watch Sells for $1.8 Million At Auction
Publisher:  Forbes Real Time
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:26

The bidding in New York City for this rare Rolex watch — once owned by Marlon Brando and worn in the movie Apocalypse Now — was intense.

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