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Warriors prop Ligi Sao available to Super League for 2020 season


New Zealand Warriors forward, Ligi Sao has been offered to Super League clubs for next season by his management. The 26-year-old prop, who can also operate at loose-forward, is currently in the Warriors’ 19-man squad to face Brisbane Broncos this weekend and has made several appearances in the NRL this season. However, his contract expires with the Warriors at the…

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Three Questions: Sounders at Sporting KC

Sounder at Heart 

Jimmy from the Blue Testament stops by for a lovely chat

Sounder at Heart: Between suspensions and injuries, Sporting KC’s squad is looking pretty thin. I suppose it’s fitting the stadium is sponsored by a hospital. What will the squad look like on Sunday?

The Blue Testament: The good news for Sporting KC is that they may get back their captain, CB Matt Besler, who has missed the last month with a hamstring injury. The bad news is that’s about the end of the good news for Sporting KC.

The biggest area of worry for SKC right now is in the attack. Читать дальше...

Raiders thinking deep thoughts with new WR Tyrell Williams

«SFGate» (sfgate.com) 

The deep pass was not a prominent part of the Oakland Raiders offense last season. Tyrell Williams, who has four career touchdown catches of 75-plus yards, hopes to help improve the vertical passing game in 2019.

NYPD detective gets 2 years for lying about drug-dealing bookie

New York Post 

An NYPD detective was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday for lying to the feds to protect his sports bookie — who was allegedly dealing drugs while working with the feds. Saed Rabah, 46, pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction of justice in White Plains Federal Court for giving federal investigators a...

‘Here we go again’: Judge blocks Mississippi abortion ban


JACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, at about six weeks of pregnancy. “Here we go again,” U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves wrote in his order. “Mississippi has passed another law banning abortions prior to viability.” His new

Boy, 13, charged after police seize loaded handgun at Frank Ryan School

Ottawa Citizen 

Ottawa police say they seized a loaded handgun from a 13-year-old student at Frank Ryan Intermediate School Thursday afternoon. Guns and gangs investigators have laid weapons charges against the youth involved. Police say they were called about 4 p.m. Thursday by someone who said a student was “displaying” his gun to others at the school. […]

Cap’n Kirk Douglas Reacts to Black Sabbath Comparison and Review of Hundred Watt Heart Record Release Show

Paper Blog 

One of the most successful (and nicest) people I know personally has got to be Cap’n Kirk Douglas. As guitar player for The Roots he’s in many Americans living rooms weeknights laying it down with a variety of beautiful guitars. Last night I saw the first Hundred Watt Heart show.

Having only the Roots to go on I decided to do some preparation. I downloaded “I Used to be in a Circus”, the only available track as the record, Turbulent Times,  only dropped today.

The song was great and honestly not what I had expected. Читать дальше...

SC utility commission allows Duke Energy to raise rates

The Washington Times 

COLUMBUS, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's Public Service Commission has agreed to allow Duke Energy Carolinas to raise its basic facilities charge for residential customers but it's less than originally requested.

The Spartanburg Herald-Journal reports Commissioner Thomas Ervin, who represents Spartanburg and Greenville counties, criticized the initial application to raise ...

Kenyan court upholds colonial-era laws criminalizing same-sex relations

«SFGate» (sfgate.com) 

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya’s High Court on Friday upheld sections of the penal code that criminalize same-sex relations, a disappointment for gay rights activists across Africa where dozens of countries have similar laws.

The judges’ unanimous ruling in the closely watched case was followed by activists’ vows to appeal. Many in Kenya’s vibrant gay community had hoped the court would make history by scrapping the British colonial-era laws and inspiring other countries in Africa to do the same.

Activists argue that the laws criminalizing consensual same-sex relations between adults are in breach of the constitution because they deny basic rights. Читать дальше...

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