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    Chicago Teachers Union will take first steps next week toward possible strike, sources say Restaurant sales climbed as stay-at-home orders lifted across the US. Now foot traffic has slumped again. USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Aug. 4: Did Derek Brunson make a leap? Derek Brunson was a sizable underdog in his UFC on ESPN+ 31 main event this past Saturday. © File photo LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - AUGUST 01: Derek Brunson celebrates after his TKO victory over Edmen Shahbazyan in their middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 01, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) Brunson was at +300 against Edman Shahbazyan, who was a 4-1...
    Emmy Nominations 2020: Snubs and Surprises, From Bob Odenkirk to Baby Yoda (Photos) Study: Consumer finance complaints skyrocket during pandemic USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, July 28: Any moves after UFC on ESPN 14, Bellator 242? For the first time in a long time, we had a UFC and Bellator weekend. And yet, not a single move in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings? © Provided by MMAJunkie At Bellator 242 on Friday night, Sergio Pettis defeated Ricky Bandejas in the bantamweight main event to open his promotional tenure 2-0. At UFC on ESPN 14 on Saturday night, former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker defeated Darren Till by close unanimous decision. Other notables Fabricio Werdum (heavyweight), Mauricio Rua (light...
    Missguided Sale: Save 50% off Sitewide Plus an Extra 20% Off with Code Israel’s Largest Health VC Boosts Fund to $750 Million on Virus USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, July 21: Deiveson vs. Demetrious Two more UFC events are in the books – and the promotion has a new champion. © File photo Deiveson Figueiredo Deiveson Figueiredo went from contender to champion, finishing Joseph Benavidez in his second straight fight. Unlike the first meeting, however, Figueiredo was able to claim championship gold, having made weight pre-fight. His UFC on ESPN+ 30 performance was impressive, but was it enough to notch him at No. 1 in USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie’s official rankings over longtime top dog Demetrious Johnson? ...
    Top House Republican threatens to cut funding to states, cities that dont protect statues National Ice Cream Day is Sunday! Score deals from Baskin-Robbins, Dairy Queen and more USA TODAY Sports Mark Medina discusses NBAs restart in Disneys bubble The NBA is getting ready to resume its season after a four-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT IndyCar racing fans return after late season start IndyCar racing fans return after late season start USA TODAY SPORTS Will priority testing for athletes hurt public health? Will priority testing for athletes hurt public health? USA TODAY SPORTS Reliving 1999: How Brandi Chastains iconic moment almost never was Reliving...
    Chinas Wanda Film Warns of $226M Loss After 6 Months of Cinema Shutdowns IPOs Boom With Lasting Pandemic Effect on How Deals Get Done USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, July 14: Pound-for-pound movement after UFC 251 UFC 251 was stacked with big fights, two of which resulted in a shakeup within the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie pound-for-pound rankings for both men and women. © Provided by MMAJunkie In the main event, welterweight champion Kamaru Usman was mostly dominant through five rounds, en route to a unanimous decision win over Jorge Masvidal, who took the fight on six days’ notice. Usman entered UFC 251 at No. 8 in the men’s pound-for-pound list but climbs after an impressive showing. Also...
    Who was Mary Kay Letourneau, the former teacher who raped her sixth-grade student and then married him? 20 Ways You Could Catch Coronavirus Dining Out New USA TODAY Sports podcast explores how women are Changing the Game Muffet McGraw couldn't hide her frustration at the 2019 Final Four. © Michael Chow, USA TODAY Sports The U.S. women's soccer team has been a leader for more than two decades in highlighting the power of women in sports. Why are we still satisfied with the “firsts” women are making, asked McGraw, then the coach at Notre Dame. The first female governor of this state, the first female African-American mayor of this city. How, after all this time, are those not norms? “We...
    Father of Marine killed in 2019 bomb attack wants answers amid reports of Russia bounties Thousands of Your Favorite Fast Food Locations Could Close USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, June 30: Dustin Poirier on the up (and up) Dustin Poirier came away with a thrilling victory in an instant classic at UFC on ESPN 12 and, as a result, is moving up on two lists. © File photo LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JUNE 27: Dustin Poirier celebrates after his victory over Dan Hooker of New Zealand in their lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on June 27, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC) In the “Fight of the Night” that...
    TV shows that are canceled or ending in 2020 Benny Mardones, Into the Night singer-songwriter, dead at 73 Johnny Manziel says football career now ‘in the past’ Johnny Manziel entered the NFL in 2014 as a first-round pick with unbelievable hype. Just two years later, he was out of the league with no hope of returning. Now 27, it seems Manziel has finally moved on from his football career. © Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports Johnny Manziel appears resigned to the fact that his football career is likely over. Manziel lasted just two seasons with the Cleveland Browns before off-field issues pushed him out of the league. He went through myriad legal problems in the following years, including a domestic...
    TV shows that are canceled or ending in 2020 Kamala Harriss police reform push becomes VP tryout Richard Sherman: Cam Newtons salary with Patriots is disgusting Free-agent quarterback Cam Newton agreed to  a one-year contract with the New England Patriots on Sunday. And San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman felt Newton wasn't paid what he deserves.  © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Jan 30, 2020; Miami, Florida, USA; San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman during a press conference for Super Bowl LIV at the Hyatt Regency. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Newton, plagued with a string of injuries over the last several seasons, will get an opportunity to prove his value under Super Bowl-winning coach Bill Belichick and then try to...
    These colleges plan to reopen in the fall Pence cancels campaign events as virus cases spike Watch: Titans star Derrick Henry does ridiculously difficult uphill workout What do you do if you’re the NFL’s rushing king but don’t yet have a long-term deal rewarding you for your efforts? That’s a question Tennessee Titans star Derrick Henry is answering in a big way this summer as he prepares for the 2020 NFL season. © Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports Derrick Henry is preparing for the 2020 season with very challenging workouts. Check out this insane uphill workout from the former Heisman Trophy winner, who clearly isn’t resting on his laurels. Derrick Henry getting in those hill workouts (via @KingHenry_2, anthonyjfit/IG)...
    Stars who came out Will Americans see a second stimulus check or a back-to-work bonus? A decade later, The Decision hardly represents LeBron James true legacy LeBron James' legacy is a complicated one. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar is heralded for his on-court prowess in the conversation for the greatest player of all time alongside Michael Jordan. He's praised for his off-court stances against injustice and charity work. Yet James' résumé has arguably one blemish. © Bob Luckey, AP LeBron James famously announced his decision to leave Cleveland for Miami with "The Decision." Nearly a decade ago, James famously announced he'd be taking his talents to South Beach in the ESPN special, "The Decision." James' announcement to leave the hometown Cleveland Cavaliers...
    New COVID-19 symptoms Officials: Phony face mask exemption latest scam When the recruiting offer isnt real: How to spot fake college coach Twitter accounts Days before signing day in February, Greer (S.C.) High School football defensive line standout Jakyre Kerns was hanging out with his friends when he got a text message from someone whom he thought was a coach at Stanford University. © Ken Ruinard / staff Crescent junior Landon Sauers (8) has teamed with this father to avoid deceptive recruiting. Kerns was set to sign to play at Charleston Southern, an opportunity he was excited about, but he had to pay attention when one of the most prestigious academic schools and a member of the...
    Unhealthiest groceries you can buy USC athletics has one positive COVID-19 test out of 69 As MLB makes plans for 2020 season, what about the mascots? In the 101 pages of Major League Baseball's health protocols in returning to play amid the coronavirus pandemic, individuals are classified as either Tier 1, 2 or 3 based on whether they work on the field, in the clubhouse or adjacent to the action. Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT Garafolo: Teams closer than they have been in recent years to pursuing Kaepernick NFL Networks Mike Garafolo reports teams are "closer than they have been" in recent years to pursuing quarterback Colin Kaepernick. NFL What would it take...
    Unhealthiest groceries you can buy Police solve 1982 murder of 8-year-old Ohio girl Astros expect Justin Verlander to fully participate in spring training The Astros should have their ace, Justin Verlander, at 100 percent when spring training resumes. The club expects Verlander, who underwent groin surgery in March, to be a full participant in camp, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports. © Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports The Astros expect Verlander to be fully healthy. Along with the groin issue, Verlander also dealt with a lat strain in March. It’s, of course, unusual for physical problems to weigh down the 37-year-old Verlander, a longtime workhorse who turned in a whopping 12th 200-inning season in 2019 en route to his second...
    Zoë Kravitz cools off in N.Y.C., plus Shia LaBeouf, Arnold Schwarzenegger, more What a second round of lockdowns would mean for stocks Five young NFL QBs primed for breakout 2020 seasons There’s a ton of good, young quarterbacks around the NFL set to take that next step to stardom. © Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Baker Mayfield had a terrible sophomore season. Can he rebound in 2020 and live up to his potential? As we look ahead to the 2020 season, we’re beginning to see a changing of the guard. Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are not getting any younger. Meanwhile, Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson have taken over as the faces of the NFL. Now we could...
    COVID-19 peak dates for every state Trump says he signed executive order to protect monuments Jets have strong belief they wont win with Adam Gase? The New York Jets hired Adam Gase before the 2019 season hoping he could spark something within the organization and turn it into a winner. Just a year later, Gase seems to be burning bridges with star players and might have lost the organization’s faith in him. © Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Adam Gase is under fire in the wake of a trade demand made by star safety Jamal Adams. Gase’s first season in New York began brutally with a 1-7 start and many fans immediately calling for his job. While the Jets managed...
    Stars who came out Stocks tumble as Texas rolls back reopening amid virus spike Opinion: The Len Bias story remains one of the saddest what-ifs in sports history While doing research on Michael Jordan’s “The Last Dance,” I came across a photo that sidetracked my progress. © Associated Press ORG XMIT: APHS30 Boston Celtics draft pick Len Bias is shown at the Celtics draft table in New York in this file photo from June 17, 1986. Two days after being selected by the Boston Celtics as the No.2 pick in the 1986 NBA draft Bias died of cocaine intoxication. (AP Photo/files) [Via MerlinFTP Drop] It was a photo of North Carolina Tar Heels Jordan guarding Maryland Terrapins Len Bias...
    COVID-19 peak dates for every state Gunmaker Remington is preparing to file for bankruptcy Clemson does not blame recent demonstration for coronavirus spike among football players Although nearly one out of every five players on Clemson’s football roster has tested positive for the coronavirus, the university doesn't believe that a recent demonstration organized by members of the team is to blame. Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT Shannon Sharpe: I would not publicly support Dabo Swinney after the football matters incident Shannon talks about Dabo Swinney FOXSports Reggie Bush gives his first interview since being welcomed back into the USC football family Reggie Bush on being back in the USC family FOXSports He took...
    COVID-19 peak dates for every state Huey, Pop, Lock & Drop It rapper, killed in double shooting at 32 Rare autographed LeBron James rookie card sets record with $960K bid An incredibly rare autographed LeBron James rookie card is expected to break modern-day auction records when it’s all said and done. A bid submitted this week has already confirmed as much. © Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has a rookie card on auction that will shatter the memorabilia records set by Mike Trout last month. What’s more, there’s 23 days left in the auction, meaning that it’s certain that the item — touted as “arguably the most desirable and valuable card in the world”...
    Famous people whove had COVID-19 Wells Fargo gets dinged, but others might follow Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson will isolate from wife, Catherine, for entire football season If the Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team can begin its in-person summer camp on July 12 as scheduled, it will be the last time coach Dave Clawson will see his wife for the remainder of the season. © Jeremy Brevard, USA TODAY Sports \Wake Forest Demon Deacons head coach Dave Clawson talks to fans on the sidelines prior to a game against the Gardner-Webb in 2014. To protect the health of his wife, Catherine, amid the coronavirus pandemic and the various outbreaks across the country recently, Clawson told ESPN he will...
    States where COVID-19 cases have doubled in last month The abandoned ghost island in paradise Jon Jones willing to hold out for years, vacate light heavyweight title Jon Jones apparently won't be defending his UFC light heavyweight title anytime soon unless he is shown the money and in a big way.  © Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports Jon Jones is speaking out about his pay dispute with UFC. In the latest public sparring battle between the man seen by many as the greatest professional mixed martial artist in history and UFC boss Dana White, Bones told Steve-O's "Wild Ride" podcast that he has plenty of money and time to wait for the right offer.  Per ESPN, Jones said: "I'm not...
    Stars who started out on soap operas Analysis: As economy tries to recover, Trumps latest moves wont help Five MLB teams that can dominate a shortened season How will a shortened season work for every MLB team? With only 60 games, one hot streak could push an unlikely team into the playoffs, while a cold streak could prove fatal to someone’s playoff hopes. No team is really truly built for this, but some might be more well-equipped than others to handle the situation. © Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports Oakland Athletics designated hitter Khris Davis could lead another precisely crafted roster and bring Moneyball back in a short season. Here are five MLB teams that could really put up a...
    Ranking states by number of COVID-19 cases Historic dust plume darkens skies on its way to US LaVar Ball does not want son LaMelo going to the Warriors LaMelo Ball is one of the top prospects in this year’s NBA Draft class and very likely to be one of the first five draft picks. The Golden State Warriors had the worst record in the league as of the season’s suspension and are likely to land a high pick. But LaVar Ball does not want his son going to Golden State because he does not think LaMelo would be a good fit there. © Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Father LaVar thinks his youngest son would be overshadowed in the...
    Ranking states by number of COVID-19 cases SD gov. on taking down Mount Rushmore: Not on my watch Red Sox CEO says theres a possibility team could have fans at games So much about the 2020 MLB season — and everything in life these days — is in flux based on changing circumstances related to COVID-19.  © Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports There could be fans at Fenway Park this summer depending on where the state of Massachusetts stands on COVID-19. But one thing we know is that MLB teams are hopeful to have fans in their stadiums this season. Boston Red Sox CEO Sam Kennedy told reporters on Wednesday that fans at Fenway Park this season could be a...
    Comics - Six Chix The most valuable substances in the world Report: Adam Gase major factor in Jamal Adams requesting trade from Jets New York Jets All-Pro safety Jamal Adams has made it clear in more ways than one he wants out of dodge. © Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports New York Jets head coach Adam Gase The former top-10 pick just recently requested a trade from the team after months of contractual issues. We’re now hearing some more when it comes to Adams’ unhappiness, and it’s not terribly shocking. Adam Gase “major factor” in Jamal Adams requesting trade from JetsSources: Adam Gase is a major factor why All-Pro Jamal Adams has felt uncomfortable with his long-term future with...
    Ranking states by number of COVID-19 cases Biden takes big lead as voters reject Trump on virus, race Paige VanZant says she makes more money from Instagram than UFC Despite never winning a major championship, UFC flyweight Paige VanZant remains one of the most well-known women in the promotion due to her appearances on shows such as "Dancing with the Stars" and "Chopped" that helped her grow an Instagram audience of over 2.5 million followers. © Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports Paige VanZant VanZant's upcoming bout with Amanda Ribas at UFC 251, which will occur at "Fight Island" on July 11, could be her last match with the company. VanZant told ESPN's Ariel Helwani that she isn't looking past...
    Ranking states by number of COVID-19 cases GNC files for bankruptcy, will close 248 stores Dodgers, Yankees favorites to win 2020 World Series Major League Baseball and the players' union have finally agreed on terms to begin the 2020 season next month, and while a few teams have good odds to win the World Series, two teams stand above the rest. © Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports The Dodgers, along with the Yankees, have been tabbed as favorites to win the World Series in 2020. The Los Angeles Dodgers currently have the best odds to win the 2020 title, according to BetOnline, while the New York Yankees, on the other hand, are ranked a close second. Here's how BetOnline ranked...
    Cities where COVID-19 is growing fastest Saudi Arabia to hold very limited hajj due to virus Report: Cowboys ‘stunned’ by Dak Prescott’s contract stance The Dallas Cowboys are in a bit of a standoff with Dak Prescott over a long-term contract, and it seems to be a situation they did not expect to find themselves in. © Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Dak Prescott continues his contract negotiations with the Cowboys. Prescott and the Cowboys are still said to be one year apart on a deal, according to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk. Prescott is adamant about a four-year deal, believing that the Cowboys could simply make it a five- or six-year deal by using the franchise tag. The Cowboys want...