Halas Intrigue Episode 121: Bears vs. Falcons predictions

The Bears defense will be challenged by the Falcons on Sunday. | Kamil Krzaczynski/AP Our experts preview Sunday’s game and make their picks. Patrick Finley, Jason Lieser and Mark Potash break down the keys to Sunday’s Bears-Falcons game and then make their predictions. New episodes of “Halas Intrigue” will be published regularly with accompanying stories […]

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Federal government unveils plans to make coronavirus vaccine free for all Americans

The Department of Defense and federal health agencies have outlined plans for a coronavirus vaccine, which include having them available for free for all Americans. The plans came in the form of a report to Congress and a “playbook” for states and local governments, according to the Associated Press. The agencies are looking at January […]

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NFL: Defense, Bennie Snell, Big Ben carry Steelers over Giants

Ben Roethlisberger did a very Pittsburgh thing in his return to the lineup, riding the Steelers’ defense and running game to victory. Oh, Big Ben did plenty to help the cause. Roethlisberger, who missed the final 14 games last season after elbow surgery, threw for three scores in a 26-16 win over the New York […]

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Chargers lean on defense and some final-minute luck to beat Bengals in opener

The Chargers opened life after Philip Rivers by winning mostly with defense and a running game Sunday. And a bit of luck. They defeated Cincinnati 16-13 when Bengals kicker Randy Bullock missed a 31-yard field goal in the closing seconds. Bullock appeared to injure himself on the play. Tyrod Taylor became the first player other […]

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Clippers aren’t in ‘panic mode’ after Game 6 collapse against Nuggets

Kawhi Leonard’s eyes focused on the rim while the Denver defense converged around him. He pump faked once. Then again. Then again. And finally, when the opening was at its smallest, he put the ball up and scored. Patience and calm — they’re the trademarks for the Clippers’ best player. Paul George, one of the […]

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Chinese military calls US ‘destroyer of world peace’ following critical DOD report

China’s Defense Ministry has called the U.S. “the destroyer of world peace” in response to a critical Department of Defense report that said the country’s military buildup aims to “revise” the international order. Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Wu Qian called the Sept. 2 report a “wanton distortion” of China’s aims and the relationship between the […]

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Chinese military calls US biggest threat to world peace

China’s Defense Ministry has blasted a critical U.S. report on the country’s military ambitions, saying it is the U.S. instead that poses the biggest threat to the international order and world peace By The Associated Press September 13, 2020, 6:50 AM • 3 min read BEIJING — China’s Defense Ministry on Sunday blasted a critical […]

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US asks to defend Trump in rape accuser’s defamation lawsuit

The U.S. Justice Department is seeking to take over President Donald Trump’s defense in a defamation lawsuit from a writer who accused him of rape, and federal lawyers asked a court Tuesday to allow a move that could put the American people on the hook for any money she might be awarded. After New York […]

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Max on the Celtics taking a 3-2 series lead against the Raptors | The Max Kellerman Show

Max Kellerman weighs in on the Boston Celtics’ defense and championship odds following their Game 5 win against the Toronto Raptors. #Max #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: http://es.pn/YouTubeTV […]

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President Trump says top Pentagon brass seek wars to keep defense contractors ‘happy’

President Trump says top officials at the U.S. Department of Defense want to continue waging wars in order to keep defense contractors “happy.” At a White House news conference, the president also reiterated his claim that reports he had made offensive comments about fallen U.S. service members and called World War I dead at an American military cemetery […]

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This You Gotta See: NBA long shots, NHL ’dogs and — they’re back, baby — the Bears

Khalil Mack and the rest of the Bears defense plan to have a little something for the Lions in Week 1. | Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images The pressure is on Mitch Trubisky, Khalil Mack, Matt Nagy and company. Sorry, Bears, but going 8-8 again just isn’t going to cut it. As the start of […]

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Peter Strzok says mistakes in FISA applications were due to agents being ‘overworked’

The former FBI agent who played a major role in the Russia investigation has spoken out in defense of his former employer and said the shortcomings laid out in a government watchdog’s report were due to agents being “overworked.” Peter Strzok, the former FBI deputy chief of counterintelligence, noted that while the mistakes and failures found […]

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Pentagon says Microsoft won $10B contract over Amazon fair and square

The Department of Defense on Friday reiterated its stance that Microsoft was the best recipient of its $10 billion cloud-computing contract, dealing a blow to Jeff Bezos’ industry leader Amazon. The Pentagon came to its conclusion following a four-month re-evaluation of the contract, which had been awarded to Microsoft over Amazon — long considered the […]

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France unleashes 100 billion euro stimulus to revive economy

© Reuters. People walk on the esplanade of La Defense in the financial and business district of La Defense, west of Paris PARIS (Reuters) – The French government detailed on Thursday its 100 billion euro ($118.3 billion) stimulus plan to erase the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis over two years, lining up billions of […]

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2 soldiers killed in Black Hawk training crash in California

The Defense Department says two soldiers were killed and three injured when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed during a training exercise off Southern California’s coast By The Associated Press August 29, 2020, 6:11 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Two soldiers were killed and three […]

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Senate Democrats press Pentagon over spike in military coronavirus cases

Senate Democrats are pressing U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper over concerns about the Pentagon’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a Wednesday letter to Esper, nine senators called reports of a rise in cases among service members in July “concerning.” The number of coronavirus infections reportedly rose by more than 21,000 that month — an increase […]

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Mexican army investigates video of soldiers in border deaths

Mexico’s Department of Defense said Wednesday that it would investigate a border gun battle between the military and gang members after a video of the confrontation’s aftermath captured a voice saying, “Kill him.” The investigation into the July shooting in Nuevo Laredo — where around two dozen soldiers were involved — will be carried out by military prosecutors, […]

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House Dems seek IG review of alleged retaliation against Yevgeny Vindman, twin brother of impeachment witness

Democratic House leaders are asking the Defense Department Inspector General’s office to look into whether the Trump administration illegally retaliated against twin brothers Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., […]

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Defensive effort helps Lakers take control of series against Trail Blazers

Defense is “all about effort,” Lakers stalwart Anthony Davis said. The emphasis from the beginning of training camp has been to be “the best defensive team” in the NBA, LeBron James reminded the media late Saturday night. The Lakers stars knew that would be put to the test in the first-round playoff series against the […]

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Sofia Vergara Defends Ellen DeGeneres & Admits She Was Never A ‘Victim’ Of Her Jokes

Sofia Vergara is the latest celeb to jump to the defense of Ellen Degeneres, following claims the host fostered a toxic work environment. Modern Family star Sofia Vergara has defended embattled talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, 62, and insisted that she wasn’t a “victim”. The 48-year-old took to Twitter on August 21 and attempted to clear […]

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Euro zone economic outlook steady but job recovery at high risk: Reuters Poll

© Reuters. General view of the skyline of La Defense business district with its Arche behind Paris’ landmark, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris By Shrutee Sarkar and Richa Rebello BENGALURU (Reuters) – A full bounceback from the euro zone’s deepest recession on record will take two years or more, […]

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Pompeo signs defense deal to support more US troops in Poland

WARSAW – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sealed a defense cooperation deal Saturday with Polish officials that will pave the way to deploy more American troops to Poland. Pompeo, in Warsaw at the end of a four-nation tour of central and eastern Europe, signed the deal with Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak that sets […]

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A faltering U.S.-China trade deal is now the nations’ strongest link

© Reuters. Defense Secretary James Mattis welcomes Chinese Minister of National Defense Gen. Wei Fenghe to the Pentagon By Andrea Shalal, David Lawder and Yawen Chen WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – Top U.S. and Chinese trade officials are expected to recommit to a Phase 1 trade deal during a review on Saturday, even though China’s promised purchases […]

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Rams have safety in numbers with John Johnson back leading the group

The Chicago Bears had a top 10 defense in 2017, and one that ranked first in 2018. Last season, the Denver Broncos defense ranked 10th. Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley was an assistant for those teams. Asked Thursday how Staley plans to deploy Rams safeties this season, fourth-year pro John Johnson was quick to respond. […]

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Beirut cop killed in anti-government clashes as Macron calls on world to help

Mark Esper: We still don’t know what caused the Beirut explosion Secretary of Defense Mark Esper spoke with Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro in an exclusive interview covering the administration’s plans to provide humanitarian assistance to Lebanon in the aftermath of the Beirut blast, the escalating tension between the U.S. and China, the decision to […]

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