Sports

No deal for Dak and Dallas: Barnwell picks winners, losers and dominoes

The franchise-tag extension deadline has come and gone. While a long-term contract between Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys seemed to make sense for all parties involved, the two sides weren't able to come to terms. Prescott will play out his $31.4 million franchise tag for the 2020 season before we go through all of this again next offseason. The Cowboys will be unable to sign their quarterback to an extension for the remainder of the league year. This decision doesn't impact solely the 26-year-old and his employers. The Prescott news, in fact, affects teams and players around the league both now and in the offseason to come. Let's cover some of those winners and losers in light of Wednesday's news:Losers: UsThe most likely scenario for Prescott's 2020 season is that he plays well e...

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Business

American Airlines backs calls to extend billions in federal aid through March

A member of a ground crew walks past American Airlines planes parked at the gate during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, April 5, 2020. Joshua Roberts | ReutersAmerican Airlines' top executives on Wednesday backed efforts to extend billions in federal aid to protect aviation jobs through March as the pandemic's impact on travel threatens tens of thousands of positions. Some $32 billion in federal aid was set aside to protect jobs in the U.S. airline industry, and it prohibited employers from cutting positions through Sept. 30 under the CARES Act relief package that lawmakers passed in March. But with that deadline looming and a surge in U.S. coronavirus cases hurting a nascent recovery in travel demand, some lawmakers and la...

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Hollywood

‘Just Cause’ Video Game Movie Gets ‘Stuber’ Director Michael Dowse

The Just Cause movie has just taken a major step forward. Michael Dowse (Stuber) has been tapped to helm the video game adaptation for Constantin Film. The studio has partnered with Prime Universe Films on the project, with the goal of launching a "global action franchise." Ambitious as that may sound, the video games have proved to be quite popular, so there is reason to think it could work as a movie series. Especially with the team in place. According to several reports, Michael Dowse has signed on to direct Just Cause. Dowse will be working from a screenplay penned by Derek Kolstad, best known for his work on the John Wick trilogy. Kolstad boarded the project in May 2019. Some of his other credits include Marvel's upcoming series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, as well as Kevin ...

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Sports

Kings’ De’Aaron Fox sprains ankle during practice, to be reevaluated in 7-10 days

Watch Now: Boomer and Gio: With more NBA COVID-19 cases reported, NBA "snitch hotline" starts ringing! (5:50) During the planning stage of the NBA bubble, there was plenty of discussion about what format the league was going to use to resume the season, and how many teams were going to be invited. When they settled on 22, to the surprise of many, one of the big winners was the Sacramento Kings. ...

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Buffalo Project calls for new deal for Alberta, Saskatchewan | CBC News

A political action group is calling on the premiers of Alberta and Saskatchewan to forge a new deal with the federal government.  In an open letter to premiers Jason Kenney and Scott Moe, the Buffalo Project urges the provinces to increase their sovereignty over immigration, trade, transportation corridors and taxation.It closely mirrors the recommendations of Alberta's Fair Deal panel, a recent effort by the province to reassess its relationship with Ottawa, though with much more aggressive timelines. The Buffalo Project, not to be confused with the Buffalo Declaration, outlines five of the "most important initial steps" in the letter, published Wednesday.  It calls for the creation of a "fair" formula for national transfers and recommends a referendum on equalization be held by the ...

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Sports

Derrick Henry signs extension with Titans: Why the reported deal is a win-win for both sides

Watch Now: Breakdown: Titans and RB Derrick Henry Reportedly Agree On 4-Year Extension (5:57) <p>In the eleventh hour, the Tennessee Titans found a way to keep running back Derrick Henry on the roster without remaining on the franchise tag. Shortly after the 4 p.m. ET franchise-tag deadline, reports emerged that Henry had agreed to a four-year, $50 million deal that includes $25.5 million guaranteed. For months, we were all told that the Titans wanted to sign Henry to a long-term extension, but there were never really any developments that made us think it would come to fruition. Paying running backs is something teams want to avoid whenever they can, but the Titans actually re-signed Henry to a pretty fair deal. "The Titans treated Der...

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Sports

Ringside Seat: Felix Verdejo is ready to prove doubters wrong

Jul 14, 2020Steve KimESPN Editor's note: This story was updated after the Miguel Marriaga vs. Mark John Yap fight was cancelled due to Yap missing weight. Featherweight contender Miguel Marriaga (29-3, 25 KOs) and Mark John Yap (30-15, 15 KOs) were set to meet in the main event of Thursday night's Top Rank on ESPN boxing card at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas. Marriaga was initially scheduled to face Shakur Stevenson for the WBO featherweight title on March 14, but that card was canceled due to the coronavirus. Fast-forward to July, and Stevenson has vacated that belt, so in the meantime, Marriaga was ready to get a stay-busy fight. Now Marriaga is left searching for another opponent. The silver lining is that the most intriguing storyline of this night, the second outing...

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Sports

UFC Fight Night predictions — Calvin Kattar vs. Dan Ige: Fight card, start time, odds, live stream, prelims

Much can change in the span of a year for the life and career of a mixed martial artist, especially in a sport where fortune and opportunity so often favors the bold.  Very few have come to know that as well as Dan Ige (14-2) who, despite quietly building an impressive win streak, wasn't a name often mentioned 12 months ago within discussions about the top-10 featherweight fighters in the UFC. Entering Wednesday night's headlining role at UFC Fight Night in Abu Dhabi, the 28-year-old native of Hawaii is suddenly among the hottest fighters in the 145-pound division.  Ige, ranked the No. 10 featherweight by UFC, will get his close up against No. 7 Calvin Kattar inside the Flash Forum on Yas Island (a.k.a Fight Isla...

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Business

American Airlines warns 25,000 employees about potential job cuts as coronavirus continues to sap demand

An airline employee walks past empty American Airlines check-in terminals at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, on May 12, 2020. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDSAmerican Airlines on Wednesday warned about 25,000 front-line employees — roughly 29% of its U.S. mainline workforce — that they could be furloughed this fall, the latest carrier to prepare staff for job cuts as surges in coronavirus cases dash hopes for a quick rebound in travel demand. The airline also urged employees to take new extended leaves that can last up to two years or early retirement packages to get as many people off payroll as possible before having to involuntarily cut their jobs.  American's revenue in June was down more than 80% than a year ago, CEO Doug Parker and President Robert Is...

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Vancouver businessman David Sidoo sentenced to 3 months in prison in college admissions scandal | CBC News

David Sidoo, a Vancouver businessman and philanthropist who pleaded guilty in the U.S. college admissions scandal, was sentenced to three months in prison on Wednesday in a Boston courtroom.  Sidoo lowered his head into his hands and cried as U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton chided him for his actions. Sidoo told the judge he's "deeply ashamed." "I make no excuses. I broke the law. I pled guilty to a crime and now I must pay for my actions," he said. The former UBC and CFL football player was found to have paid $200,000 US to have a professional test-writer use false credentials to impersonate his two sons to write their SATs. The same person also flew to Vancouver to write a B.C. high school graduation exam for one of the sons. According to the prosecution, Sidoo also worked wi...

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