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The Tragic Death of NFL Pro Bowler Johnny Bailey

22 Nov 1992: Running back Johnny Bailey of the Phoenix Cardinals runs with the ball as a Dallas Cowboys player dives at him during a game at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The Cowboys won the game, 16-10.Johnny Bailey was drafted in the ninth round of the 1990 NFL draft. It didn’t matter that Johnny Bailey played college football at the Division II level. He could play at any level. At 5-foot-8, 190 pounds, Bailey defied the odds by coming out of Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M-Kingsville) and becoming a Pro Bowler with the Arizona Cardinals (Phoenix at the time) in the NFL. After his impressive football career, Bailey had his life cut short in 2010, losing his battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 43. Johnny Bailey put up staggering numbers in college Today...

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Larry King was known for interviewing celebrities and politicians, but he also had some unforgettable interviews with business leaders. Here’s a roundup.

Summary List PlacementEmmy-winning broadcaster Larry King may be known for his interviews with major celebrities and politicians, but the television legend also interviewed top business leaders and CEOs.  King, who died on Saturday morning in Los Angeles, was best known for hosting the talk show "Larry King Live." It was reported that King had been in the hospital battling COVID-19 since the start of January. He passed away at the age of 87, his company Ora Media said in a statement. The talk show was CNN's most-watched and longest-running show. It ran nightly for over two decades. Throughout his 63-year career, King conducted 40,000 interviews and spoke with everyone from Frank Sinatra to Russian President Vladimir Putin. King was famous for interviews with politicians and other notabl...

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Packages stolen from apartment buildings on the North Side

Police are warning residents of a string of burglaries reported in December and January in North Side neighborhoods. | Sun-Times file photoIn each incident, someone broke into the common areas of apartment buildings and stole delivered packages. Police are warning residents of a string of burglaries recently reported in North Side neighborhoods. In each incident, someone broke into the common areas of apartment buildings and stole delivered packages, according to a community alert from Chicago police. The burglaries happened four times between Dec. 24 and Jan. 10 in the 3900 block of North Ravenswood Avenue, about 2:50 a.m. Jan. 19 in the 2700 block of North Hampden Court, and about midnight Jan. 20 in the 2600 block of North Clybourn Avenue, police said. Police believe four people, t...

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Catholic cemeteries, mortuaries to offer contactless options amid pandemic

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has announced that its Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries started offering contactless burial options due to state and local public health restrictions and high demand for funeral services. Public health protocols limiting in-person appointments have created delays for people planning services for loved ones, prompting the changes, the Archdiocese said. Families will not witness the burials, but the following services will be offered: arrangements via phone and email for immediate funeral/burial needs outdoor prayer service graveside committal immediately following the prayer service memorial mass at a later date. The cemeteries will remain open for people to visit loved ones, but the administration building is closed to the public. “We follow our Church’s...

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Neil Patrick Harris Says It’s ‘Sexy’ for Straight Actors to Play Gay Roles

The notion of straight actors playing gay roles has been a controversial topic in Hollywood in recent years, especially surrounding high-profile LGBTQ films like “Call Me By Your Name” or “Ammonite.” But Neil Patrick Harris, who is currently starring in Russell T. Davies’ AIDS drama miniseries “It’s a Sin” now on Channel 4, thinks that casting shouldn’t be driven by sexual preference and, in fact, that straight actors playing gay can even be “sexy.” “I think there’s something sexy about casting a straight actor to play a gay role — if they’re willing to invest a lot into it,” Harris told The Times (via Advocate). “In our world that we live in you can’t really as a director demand that [an actor be a given sexual orientation],” he said. “Who’s to determine how gay someone is?” Harris is pe

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What Is Tom Brady’s Record Against Every NFL Team?

For more than two decades now, Tom Brady has been piling up wins left and right and owns more victories than any player in NFL history. After 20 years with the New England Patriots, with whom he racked up 249 wins as a starter, including six Super Bowls, TB12 has continued to play at an elite level in his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He led the Bucs to an 11-5 record in the regular season, won his first two NFC playoff games over Washington and New Orleans, and would add to one of his many NFL records by making a 10th Super Bowl appearance if Tampa Bay can get by Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game. The Packers are one of 28 NFL franchises against whom Brady owns a winning record as he’s gone 4-2 against Green Bay in his career.

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As If You Needed a Reason to Spend More Time In Bed, Parachute Bedding Will Make Your Bed Your Favorite Place

Photo Illustration: Scouted/The Daily Beast/ParachuteIf you’re unfamiliar with the Danish word “hygge,” pronounced “hoo-guh,” then you and me (of a few days ago) have something in common. I learned the word from my wife as I ran through a number of terms I was considering applying to products from the linens and home goods brand Parachute. “Oh, like hygge, you mean,” she said. “Um…” I replied. at The Daily Beast. ...read more Source:: The Daily Beast...

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Dana White Says His Beef With Conor McGregor Is Over Ahead of UFC 257: ‘We’re in a Good Place Now’

Conor McGregor is held back by UFC President Dana White | Steven Ryan/Getty ImagesRELATED: Conor McGregor is one of the best fighters to ever grace the UFC, but he didn’t do it alone. He had his family, his friends, and his team behind him, and of course the UFC’s president, Dana White, was also supporting him. That said, after a war of words, it seems like Conor McGregor is finally on good terms with Dana White again going into UFC 257. A recap of Conor McGregor and Dana White’s relationship Like most athletes, McGregor is only as big as he is because of the promotion that he’s received. Of course, his exciting fights and his charming personality helps in that regard, but so does the fact that the UFC pulls its weight by spending lots of money on ads and press conferences for him.

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Home sales in Contra Costa County, Jan. 23

1469 Sandpiper Spit, Richmond; $2.45 million; 4 bedrooms, 5½ bathrooms in 4,492 square feet; built in 2005 on 0.14 acres; waterfront house features 360-degree views of San Francisco Bay, Bay Bridge and San Francisco skyline from almost every room; includes 104 feet of water frontage; also boasts an open-concept chef’s kitchen, expansive living room, additional media room and multiple outdoor living spaced; concrete pilings and concrete deck support the home, which was designed to withstand the test of time on the water. We publish home sale listings both Saturday and Sunday in our new home sections. On Saturday in the South Bay we run Peninsula sales; on Saturday in the East Bay we run Alameda County sales; on Sunday in the South Bay we run Silicon Valley sales; and on Sunday in the Eas...

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Winning championship will cement Sky’s standing in Chicago’s crowded sports landscape

Mike Carlson/APWhile the Sky have been slowly carving out their place in Chicago’s crowded sports landscape — especially over the last two years — winning a title would help cement their standing. Before general manager and coach James Wade’s first season with the Sky, he acknowledged the importance of growing the team’s fan base. His solution? “Winning puts people in the seats,” he said in 2019. After two seasons, Wade has a 32-24 record, giving him the highest winning percentage (.571) of any Sky coach, and has led the team to back-to-back postseasons for the first time since 2015-16. A global pandemic kept fans out of WNBA venues in 2020, but the league saw TV viewership increase by an average of 68% across all networks. The Sky also have seen their fan interaction on social media grow

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The Bears Just Made NFL History With Their Latest Hire

The Chicago Bears made the playoffs in 2020, but they weren’t a playoff-caliber team by any stretch of the imagination. The team finished the regular season at 8-8 and only made the postseason because the NFL allowed 14 teams instead of 12. In the Wild Card Round, the Bears lost to the New Orleans Saints by a final score of 21-9. Much to the chagrin of the fans in the Windy City, Chicago brought back general manager Ryan Pace and head coach Matt Nagy. Most Bears supporters were hopeful that Pace and Nagy would be fired since the team has regressed over the past two seasons. However, the Bears did make one change on the coaching staff after a key member decided to retire. It just so happens that Chicago made NFL history in the process. Bears defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano re

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The Army’s 101st Airborne teamed up with Greek special operators for a first-of-its-kind island-assault exercise

Summary List PlacementSTEFANOVIKEIO, Greece – The US Army's 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), together with Hellenic Armed Forces, executed Eddie's Odyssey, a first of its kind, joint training mission on Velopoula Island and over the Aegean Sea, January 13-14. The exercise, named after Ugly Eddie, the battalion mascot, consisted of US AH-64E Apaches, UH-60M and HH-60M Black Hawk helicopters working together with Hellenic 1st Aviation Brigade Apaches and CH-47D Chinook helicopters. The joint training encompassed transporting troops, aerial coverage operations and providing medical evacuation capabilities to Greek special operations forces (SOF), while they operated on objectives only accessible by traversing long distances over wate...

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Why Disney+ is becoming more popular than other streaming services in some Asian markets

Summary List PlacementDisney+, the video streaming platform launched by Disney in 2019, has been growing in popularity in Indonesia and it could overtake Netflix in markets across East Asia as it builds its subscriber base by strategizing opportunities rising from closed theaters during the pandemic.  Although Disney+ is in an early development stage in Indonesia, a country with 270 million people, its streaming service Hotstar had attracted as many as 2.5 million subscribers as of January 16, according to Hollywood Reporter. Launched in September, Hotstar service offers movies, series, and content from Disney, Fox, Marvel, LucasFilm, Pixar, National Geographic, as well as more than 250 local Indonesian films. Read More: Netflix's CEO says it has to catch up with Disney+ on animated fam...

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The Voice UK: Little Mix star Jesy Nelson’s cousin to audition for talent show

Jesy Nelson’s cousin auditions for The Voice UK (Picture: Rex)Little Mix star Jesy Nelson’s cousin is set to audition for The Voice UK tonight. During Saturday’s instalment, 34-year-old Jamie-Leigh Nelson will take to the stage in a bid to impress the coaches. But, will she get a turn? Speaking in the VT before her stunning performance, Jamie-Leigh revealed that despite her parents not being very musical, it does run in the family. That is when she reveals that Jesy is one of her cousins. ‘I started singing at the age of four,’ Jamie-Leigh explained in the VT. Jesy is Jamie-Leigh’s cousin (Picture: Little Mix/YouTube) Will Jamie-Leigh get a turn from the judges? (Picture: Rex)‘There are people in the family that are definitely musical. ‘One of my cousins is Jesy Ne...

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