Big Ten could expand beyond additions of USC, UCLA, says commissioner Kevin Warren, if it adds ‘additional value’ to conference

INDIANAPOLIS — Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren said further expansion beyond USC and UCLA is possible, if done for the right reasons, and the league will take a “bold” approach toward major changes in college athletics. USC and UCLA, which are set to join the Big Ten for the 2024 season, will receive full revenue … Read more

The government will mobilize “des bras supplémentaires” pour vacciner

The Mairie de Paris demanded lundi des «mesures d’urgence» de l’État pour obtain more doses et de personnel vaccinant contre cette maladie. A specific vaccination center ouvre ce mardi dans la capitale. Le gouvernement annonce monday 25 juillet mobilizer «des bras supplementaires» pour vacciner contre la variole du singe, à l’heure où des élus et … Read more

Sixth boy charged in 1989 Central Park jogger case is exonerated | Crime News

New York judge says Steven Lopez’s guilty plea on charge related to notorious case was involuntary and unconstitutional. A code defendant of the Central Park Fivea group of Black and Latino teenagers whose convictions in a notorious 1989 rape of a jogger in New York City were thrown out more than a decade later, has … Read more

Jacksonville Jaguars hopeful quarterback Trevor Lawrence makes Year 2 leap

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Tea Jacksonville Jaguars‘ Trevor Lawrence is definitely in the right frame of mind and in a much better situation to become the next quarterback to make a significant jump in their second season. Lawrence has more playmakers around him, is in a stable environment and says he feels more confident and comfortable … Read more

Russia’s Lavrov in Congo as Moscow courts Africa | Russia-Ukraine war News

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has visited the Republic of the Congo, the second leg of an African tour aimed at strengthening Moscow’s ties with a continent that has refused to join Western condemnation and sanctions over the Russian invasion of Ukraine. African countries, which have a tangled legacy of relations with the West and … Read more

Chase Elliott won’t celebrate Pocono win after Denny Hamlin disqualified for failing postrace inspection

Chase Elliott left Pocono Raceway as a third-place finisher and learned when he landed home in Georgia that he had been declared the race winner. For now, at least. Joe Gibbs Racing can still appeal NASCAR’s decision to strip Denny Hamlin‘s victory and teammate Kyle Busch‘s runner-up finish on Sunday after their Toyotas failed inspections. … Read more

Iconic Bob Rafelson, New Hollywood era director, dies at 89

Bob Rafelson, an influential figure in the New Hollywood era of the 1970s who was nominated for two Oscars for “Five Easy Pieces,” has died. He was 89. Rafelson died at his home in Aspen Saturday night surrounded by his family, said his wife, Gabrielle Taurek Rafelson. Rafelson was responsible for co-creating the fictional pop … Read more

Chase Elliott given win at Pocono after Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch disqualified

LONG POND, Pa. — The siren at the Dawsonville, Georgia, pool hall that sounds whenever Chase Elliott wins a race did indeed go off Sunday night without the hometown star ever leading a lap at Pocono Raceway. “Winner, winner Joe Gibbs Racing are cheaters!” the Dawsonville Pool Room tweeted. In an extraordinary decision for a … Read more

Russia claims strikes on Ukraine port only hit military targets

Russia defended its attack on a Ukrainian port after Kyiv said the missile strikes violated the breakthrough agreement on grain shipments reached by the two countries only a day earlier. Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov insisted the strikes on Odesa Saturday destroyed only military targets, including a docked Ukrainian warship and warehouse filled with US-supplied … Read more

David Ortiz, the first career designated hitter to be selected on first ballot, headlines Baseball Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony

COOPERSTOWN, NY — The National Baseball Hall of Fame inducted seven new members during induction ceremonies on Sunday. But the afternoon of speechifying, poignancy and remembrance belonged to Big Papi. “Wow! Cooperstown!” began David Ortiz, kicking off his speech to the crowd sprawled across the grounds at the Clark Sports Complex. The gathering was heavily … Read more