Booker Prize Is Rescheduled to Make Way for Obama’s Memoir

The literary awards season kicks into high gear every fall, with the Nobel Prize in Literature, Booker Prize and National Book Awards often landing in quick succession. But this year, another major literary event threatens to make an already overcrowded fall publishing season even more chaotic: the release of former President Barack Obama’s memoir, “A […]

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Is this finally the Dodgers’ year? Our baseball writers make their postseason picks

A strange baseball season is about to get even stranger. After the pandemic-shortened regular season flew by, an unprecedented 16 teams made the postseason, including two with losing records. And the field is going to be cut in half in a matter of days after a best-of-three wild card round. But those might not be […]

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Stephen’s A-List: Top 5 NFL Teams through Week 3 | First Take

Stephen A. Smith unveils his list of the top 5 teams of the 2020 NFL season following Week 3. 5. New England Patriots 4. Buffalo Bills 3. Seattle Seahawks 2. Green Bay Packers 1. Kansas City Chiefs #FirstTake #NFL ✔️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 ✔️ […]

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Top four American League strikeout pitchers are Southern California products

Southern California is home to the top four strikeout pitchers in the American League this season, and it comes as no surprise, for baseball players growing up here keep making an impact in the major leagues. The leader was Shane Bieber, a Laguna Hills graduate pitching for the Cleveland Indians. He struck out 122. In […]

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Lucy Hale’s Hair Makeover: ‘PLL’ Star Debuts New Red Locks — Before & After Pics

New season, new hair color! Lucy Hale has debuted a gorgeous auburn hued hair makeover, saying she’s always has the ‘feistiness’ of a redhead. While many stars go from lighter summer locks to darker shades when fall comes along, Lucy Hale is going the opposite direction. The former Pretty Little Liars star took to Instagram […]

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Now Pitching for the Yankees … These 13 Guys

CLEVELAND — En route to their World Series title last season, the Washington Nationals did something quite simple and fairly common during the baseball postseason: they used their best handful of pitchers, regardless of their regular-season role, as often as possible. The Nationals’ most talented starters — Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin — […]

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High school football notebook: Checking in with Naperville Central’s Reggie Fleurima, good news from H-F’s Craig Buzea

Naperville Central’s Reggie Fleurima getting warmed up before practice last season. | Allen Cunningham/For the Sun-Times Despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on live recruiting, Reggie Fleurima has 13 Power Five offers already. It wasn’t that long ago that Reggie Fleurima was the state’s busiest kid. Now the Naperville Central junior has more time than he […]

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Week 3 Recap | Fantasy Focus Live

Field Yates, Stephania Bell and Daniel Dopp recap the third Sunday of the NFL season, highlighting the best performances from this week and updating you on all the injury news from around the league. ✔️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 […]

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Not enough intensity? Galaxy’s free fall continues with loss to Seattle Sounders

The last time the Galaxy scored a goal before Sunday night, the NFL season hadn’t started, the Supreme Court still had its full complement of justices and the air above Southern California was blue, not choked with ash. That was three weeks ago, which was also the last time the Galaxy won a game. And […]

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After Jordan Fuller is injured, Taylor Rapp picks up slack for Rams at safety

The Rams thrived during the first two games this season with rookie Jordan Fuller starting at safety opposite John Johnson. Fuller started again Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, but he left in the first half after suffering a shoulder injury and did not return. Second-year pro Taylor Rapp stepped in for Fuller during the 35-32 […]

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Quick hits from Bears’ win over Falcons: Cairo Santos, Allen Robinson, costly penalties

Santos is 4 for 6 this season as Eddy Pineiro’s replacement. | Getty A look at three factors in the game Sunday and how they might impact the Bears going forward New quarterback Nick Foles was the star of the Bears’ 30-26 escape against the Falcons, but there were several intriguing wrinkles in the game […]

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Dodgers complete dominant regular season with shutout over Angels

In a pandemic-abridged regular season that was supposed to make every result matter more than ever, the Dodgers methodically rendered the 2020 schedule a practice run. For 60 games, they plowed through the opponents placed in front of them, inferior foes west of the Mississippi in both leagues, from beginning to end, and avoided a […]

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Kaley Cuoco remembers how Alyssa Milano welcomed her to the final season of ‘Charmed’

Kaley Cuoco remembers how Alyssa Milano welcomed her to the final season of ‘Charmed’ Ethan Alter Senior Writer, Yahoo Entertainment September 25, 2020 [embedded content] It’s never easy to be the new kid in class… especially when that class is the last season of a popular TV show. That’s the situation Kaley Cuoco found herself […]

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‘Bless The Harts’ Creator Reveals Season 2 Scoop & Doesn’t Rule Out A Jenny & Wayne Marriage

‘Bless The Harts’ returns for season 2 on Sept. 27. HL spoke EXCLUSIVELY with the creator about what’s ahead, a new guest star, and more. The Harts are back with more shenanigans in season 2. HollywoodLife got the EXCLUSIVE scoop from creator Emily Spivey about what’s coming up for Jenny, Betty, Violet, Wayne, and even […]

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Mike Trout on another Angels season without making the playoffs: ‘It sucks’

Mike Trout wishes this MLB season would have lasted more than two months. Not just for himself, so he could have had a better chance to follow up his third MVP season with more consistency at the plate. But also for his team, which went 14-7 down the stretch entering Saturday night’s game against the […]

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Yu Darvish caps stellar regular season with shutout against the White Sox

AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh Darvish finishes regular season 8-3 with a 2.01 ERA, 14 walks, and team-leading 93 strikeouts. Yu Darvish has been the anchor of the Cubs rotation and when they needed him most after dropping five of their last six games, he did exactly what he’s done the entire season. Darvish benefitted from […]

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Pac-12 basketball teams have work to do finding and preparing for games

Two months before the first game of the season, Cori Close is already in a March Madness mood. Call this version the September Shuffle. After the Pac-12 Conference gave them the green light Thursday to resume competition this year, basketball programs are scrambling to reset their nonconference schedules. It’s “mayhem,” Close said, not unlike the […]

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Chargers’ offense runs better behind Austin Ekeler-Josh Kelley combination

So much of this still-brief Chargers season has been about the quarterbacks, Tyrod Taylor and Justin Herbert. The running backs have received much less attention but not because of a lack of production. Entering Week 3, the Chargers rank sixth in the NFL with a per-game rushing average of 169 yards. They haven’t finished a […]

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Mid-American Conference votes to start college football season in November

The Mid-American Conference, the first major college football league to postpone its season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, has become the final one to jump back in, making it 10 out of 10 conferences that will play in the fall. As university presidents in the Big Ten, Pac-12 and Mountain West have done over the […]

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‘RHOBH’ Looking To Add One New Housewife With Kathy Hilton As A Friend For Season 11

Season 11 of ‘RHOBH’ will be looking mighty different after the departure of veterans Denise Richards & Teddi Mellencamp. The times are changing! RHOBH fans were dealt with two separate blows this month over Denise Richards & Teddi Mellencamp no longer being part of the long-running Bravo series for its upcoming 11th season. There’s been […]

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Pity series: Cubs, White Sox meet just as both teams are reeling from terrible week

Neither the White Sox nor the Cubs are in great shape as they close the regular season at Guaranteed Rate Field this weekend. | Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images It should have been a celebration of two good teams as they rollicked and rolled to the playoffs, which begin Tuesday. Instead, it’s two teams lying in crumpled […]

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Cleared to play, UCLA men’s basketball team must find opponents

The rebirth of a season has spawned what Mick Cronin calls his Big Board of Possibilities. It’s a whiteboard that the UCLA men’s basketball coach intends to fill with potential teams and dates and locations as part of his efforts to salvage a nonconference schedule. Everything remains in flux one day after the Pac-12 Conference […]

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Countdown to GameDay | Florida State vs. Miami

It’s Week 4 of the College Football season, and Countdown to GameDay starts bright and early to get you ready for a jam-packed day of college football. Christine Williamson and Jason Fitz will be joined by Chris Fallica, Jim Mora, and Brad Edwards to discuss the Pac-12’s decision to return to play, and break down […]

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’85 Bear Dennis McKinnon: WR Allen Robinson isn’t great, but Bears must pay up

McKinnon was one of the Bears’ best offensive weapons in their 1985 championship season. | CST McKinnon, who was named one of the top 100 Bears of all-time last year, doesn’t think Robinson is “a game changer.” But he says the Bears need to meet his asking price or trade him. Former Bears wide receiver […]

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