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World Cup of Hockey Preview & Prediction World Cup of Hockey Preview & Prediction
- September 17, 2016

Add Jonathan Drouin , Jack Eichel , Johnny Gaudreau, John Gibson, Seth Jones, Matt Murray , Morgan Rielly, Mark Scheifele and Jacob Trouba and you have a World Cup team full of young stars. The San Jose Sharks did not feel it was worth re-signing Roman Polak, but he will be one of the Czech Republic's top defensemen during the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. (more...)
'Bridget Jones's Baby' review: Renee Zellweger returns to the frothy series 'Bridget Jones's Baby' review: Renee Zellweger returns to the frothy series
- September 17, 2016

No, " Bridget Jones's Baby " isn't particularly special or memorable, but there is something nice about a romantic comedy for folks who are no longer youthful. Zellweger did not gain weight for this movie, and the face she so famously altered with plastic surgery seems to have settled into a recognizable form. (more...)
Two Police Officers Shot, 1 suspect dead in West Philly
- September 17, 2016

SKYFOX was over the scene where shots rang out near 51st and Sansom Streets around 11:20 p.m. Friday. In Philadelphia, details were sketchy but ABC News said there was a "confrontation" that led to the officers being shot. In the video, the victim can be seen struggling with the suspect over her purse, when the suspect pulls out a handgun and shoots the woman twice. Philly.com reported that one suspect died, based on police transmissions and a police spokeswoman. (more...)
Donald Trump finally acknowledges Obama was born in US
- September 17, 2016

See here and here and here. But as Trump sought to put that false conspiracy theory to rest, he stoked another, claiming that the "birther movement" was started by rival Hillary Clinton. "I'll answer that question at the right time", Trump said. Trump says of the "birther" movement: "I finished it. Think of how risky that is", she said. (more...)
Oklahoma game has playoff implications
- September 17, 2016

After losing its opener, Oklahoma is ranked 14th in this week's AP poll. Before that, you'd have to go back to the championship game after the 2008 season, when Florida's Tim Tebow and Oklahoma's Sam Bradford squared off. "So you're just looking for consistency". Oklahoma has a strong run game, Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine have both found the end zone this season and are averaging nearly seven yards per carry combined. (more...)
Senior Pak police official suspended for arresting MQM leader Senior Pak police official suspended for arresting MQM leader
- September 17, 2016

The MQM leader was arrested during a dramatic raid led by SSP Malir Rao Anwar without taking his top officials into confidence. "Police officials arrested the MQM leader and took him away after unlawfully entering his house without female police searchers, misbehaving with those in the house". (more...)
Ryan Lochte's 'Dancing with the Stars' debut interrupted by protesters
- September 17, 2016

Los Angeles police spokesman Liliana Preciado says the men were arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor trespassing. Two men wearing anti-Lochte shirts walked onto the dance floor, according to ABC. Reports citing witnesses said several other protesters were wearing similar shirts in the audience. Lochte's message on the show - where his appearance has been seen as part of an apology tour - had been that he is a changed man from the one who caused worldwide drama by lying about getting ... (more...)
Two audience members spoil Ryan Lochte's Dancing with the Stars debut
- September 17, 2016

Sodoheh and Soroudi were arrested on trespassing charges, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Lochte, who was vilified in the US media for lying about being robbed and held at gunpoint during the Rio Olympics last month, appeared shaken by the incident on Monday night's show. (more...)
'Bridget Jones's Baby': Zellweger charming on her way to big-screen motherhood 'Bridget Jones's Baby': Zellweger charming on her way to big-screen motherhood
- September 17, 2016

Jack is no substitute in this love triangle. So who should - or will - the hapless Bridget choose to spend her life with in the end? The audience knows, deep-down, that Bridget can do this on her own. The team pulls out all the stops in a surprisingly sweet offering with its frantically amusing script and a strong supporting cast that includes a hilarious Emma Thompson (given a screenwriting credit with Fielding and Dan Mazer ) playing a good-humoured obstetrician and ... (more...)
Tom Hanks' Film 'Sully' debuts North American box office
- September 17, 2016

Tom Hanks stars as Chesley Sullenberger , the pilot who safely landed his plane in the Hudson River, saving the lives of 155 crew and passengers. Second place went to another new release, the thriller titled When the Bough Breaks, which grossed $15.5 million. (more...)
Bobbi Kristina Brown's partner loses wrongful death case Bobbi Kristina Brown's partner loses wrongful death case
- September 17, 2016

The judge's ruling obtained by TheWrap reads: "The court finds Nicholas Gordon in contempt of its March 25, 2016 order". Bobbi Kristina Brown's partner Nick Gordon has lost a lawsuit in relation to her death , after repeatedly failing to meet court deadlines in the case. (more...)
Oscar-winning director Mel Gibson fathers 9th child Oscar-winning director Mel Gibson fathers 9th child
- September 17, 2016

Mel's former partners include Robyn Moore (who he was married to from 1980-11, that's 31 years!) and handsome model Oksana Grigorieva . He has a 6-year-old daughter with his ex-gi. While Gibson walked the red carpet, Ross did not attend. Ross, 26, is a writer and former campion equestrian vaulter. Want more celebrity, entertainment and lifestyle news? As for the actor's recent projects, he recently directed the World War II drama " Hacksaw Ridge ", which is already receiving Oscar ... (more...)
Saints' Payton comfortable delegating play-calls again
- September 17, 2016

Drew Brees and the visiting Saints look for more of the same on Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium as they attempt to rebound from a season-opening loss.Brees threw for 505 yards and seven touchdowns in a 52-49 track meet-style victory over the Giants on November 1 and followed in those footsteps with 423 yards passing and four scores in a 35-34 setback to Oakland on Sunday. (more...)
Position grades for the Steelers' win over Washington
- September 17, 2016

One thing is for sure: Williams is an ageless wonder who could be playing the best football of his life: like wine, he continues to get better over time. Wide receiver Markus Wheaton suffered a shoulder injury before the game and running back Le'Veon Bell and wide receiver Martavis Bryant are now serving a suspension. (more...)
Hall pays tribute to David Bowie with 'Lazarus' performance Hall pays tribute to David Bowie with 'Lazarus' performance
- September 17, 2016

Later came an emotional tribute from Michael C Hall, who told the Standard the performance was "Not just a career highlight, but a highlight of my life". David Bowie gave his seal of approval for the "Lazarus Cast Album" to be made before he died. He said: "Thank you, thank you". This was reduced to a final six during the ceremony which included Bowie, Radiohead , The 1975 , Kiwanuka, Mvula and eventual victor Skepta . (more...)
Snowden says will vote in US presidential election
- September 17, 2016

At the start, he's a proud committed patriot who sought to join Army Special Forces to fight in Iraq after 9/11. The report received bipartisan support, and while it remains classified, HPSCI released an executive summary Thursday. "He did so responsibly and carefully, and their efforts have led to historic reforms". From left, Melissa Leo as Laura Poitras, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden , Tom Wilkinson as Ewen MacAskill and Zachary Quinto as Glenn Greenwald in a scene from " ... (more...)
Trump calls MI pastor 'nervous mess' after she interrupts his speech
- September 17, 2016

Residents of Flint asked a federal judge on Wednesday to order bottled water or filters be provided to them to prevent further lead exposure, 2-1/2 years after the city's water supply was found to be contaminated. In the Thursday morning interview, Mr Trump elaborated on the plight of Flint , echoing similar statements made in his apparent outreach to black voters. (more...)
Points-Based Immigration Controls Ruled Out by PM May
- September 17, 2016

Asked at a regular Westminster media briefing whether Mrs May agreed with Mr Davis's assessment, the PM's spokeswoman said: "He is setting out his view - his view - that it is improbable". The Prime Minister ruled out the points-based immigration policy championed by Brexit campaigners, saying on Monday it was "not a silver bullet" to reduce the numbers coming to the UK. (more...)
Taylor Swift is recording again after her split from Tom Hiddleston
- September 17, 2016

Congrats to Gi, Tommy, and all the girls who just owned that runway!' Swift co-wrote the song with Harris, and contributed to the vocals. The lovebirds couldn't keep their hands off each other, but Taylor didn't seem to mind walking solo beside them. (more...)
Trump campaign finally admits Obama born in US. Will he?
- September 17, 2016

Without offering evidence, Trump accused Democratic rival Clinton of starting the birther allegations during her 2008 presidential primary campaign. "They are more than willing to swallow the bait because they know the ratings are going to go up when Trump goes on the air - even when their credibility goes down when they realize he has conned them", he said. (more...)

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