Liz Loza, Andy Behrens and Tank Williams discuss a few players to keep an eye on for the second half of the fantasy football season.
Liz Loza, Andy Behrens and Tank Williams discuss a few players to keep an eye on for the second half of the fantasy football season.
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LONDON — Sitting apart but united in melody, Arsenal supporters restored a semblance of normality to an English stadium.Even the customary chanting against its north London rival — “Stand up if you hate Tottenham” — was back.The fans had waited 271 days to return to the Emirates Stadium, and to see Alexandre Lacazette run over to celebrate in front of them. Just as he did against West Ham in March, Lacazette scored first against Rapid Vienna.The lucky 2,000 at Thursday's Europa League game were the first spectators allowed into a top-level competitive game in England since March 11 — the day the coronavirus was declared a pandemic by the W.H.O. Sports then shut down and stadiums were closed to spectators once competitions eventually resumed.Britain is an outlier in Europe. It's had the most coronavirus deaths on the continent, with the total going over 60,000 with another 414 in the day before the Arsenal match. But it is the first of the major nations to allow supporters back into football games during COVID-19's second wave.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsRob Harris, The Associated Press
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BRIDGEPORT, Ala. — Crews used explosives to topple a 1,000-foot-tall (305-meter-tall ) smoke stack at an old power plant in Alabama on Thursday in a major step toward preparing the site for redevelopment.Workers hired by the Tennessee Valley Authority set off the charges at the site of the Widows Creek Fossil Plant along the Tennessee River. Video showed the massive structure leaning over and crashing down with a thud after an explosion at the base.Located about 65 miles (105 kilometres) northeast of Huntsville, the plant closed five years ago, and workers previously imploded two smaller stacks. The federal utility is cleaning up the plant site in a $66 million project, and it’s supposed to be ready for sale and redevelopment next year.Concrete from the old stack will be cleaned and used to fill in the basement of the old powerhouse, the utility said in a statement, and steel from the structure will be recycled.The Associated Press
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JUNEAU, Alaska — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to hold an oil and gas lease sale for Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge next month, weeks before President-elect Joe Biden, who has opposed drilling in the region, is set to take office.Conservation groups criticized Thursday's announcement as rushed and based on environmental reviews that are being challenged in court as flawed.“Today we put the oil industry on notice. Any oil companies that bid on lease sales for the coastal plain of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge should brace themselves for an uphill legal battle fraught with high costs and reputational risks," Jamie Rappaport Clark, president and CEO of Defenders of Wildlife, said in a statement.Alaska’s Republican congressional delegation celebrated the passage of legislation in 2017 allowing for drilling in the refuge’s 1.5 million-acre coastal plain, seeing it as a way to boost oil production, create jobs and generate royalties. The legislation called for at least two lease sales to be held within 10 years.Alaska political leaders for years pushed for opening the area for exploration in a state that relies heavily on oil. But the Indigenous Gwich’in people have opposed development within the refuge, citing concerns about the effects on a caribou herd that they have relied on for subsistence. Conservation groups also have fought drilling in the refuge.In a lawsuit filed in August, opponents alleged that the Bureau of Land Management failed to adequately consider potential effects of a leasing program on climate change, polar bears, caribou and other resources in its environmental review.Last month, the land agency announced a 30-day period for parties to nominate or comment on land in the refuge's coastal plain that could be part of a sale. It said it also would seek comments on whether the size of any tracts of land should be reduced and whether any should receive special considerations.The agency said a notice that solicits bids would be published at least 30 days ahead of the sale, which it expects to hold on Jan. 6. However, the comment period was not set to end until Dec. 17.The Bureau of Land Management did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Its Alaska director, Chad Padgett, said in a news release that oil and gas from the coastal plain “is an important resource for meeting our nation’s long-term energy demands and will help create jobs and economic opportunities.”Kara Moriarty, president and CEO of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association, said companies are not likely to discuss publicly any plans to participate in a lease sale for competitive reasons.With the announced timeline, she said companies will have less time to prepare bids. But she said the area is not unknown.“It’s an area that people have been aware of ... for over 40 years,” she said.The Trump administration has moved forward with other oil and gas projects in the state, including approving development plans within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska that Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said would make “a significant contribution” to keeping oil flowing through the trans-Alaska pipeline for years to come. This fall's decision is being challenged in court.But the administration halted another resource development project last month, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers declined to provide key approvals for a gold and copper mine near a major salmon fishery. The proposed Pebble Mine has long been controversial, with critics and supporters having claimed that decisions on the project were political. Alaska's Republican U.S. senators, Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, came out against the project in August. President Donald Trump's eldest son also opposed it.Becky Bohrer, The Associated Press
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Oregon's mistakes and costly turnovers on offense are perplexing for third-year coach Mario Cristobal, because it just hasn't been this way in recent seasons. The Ducks have discussed the problems as a team, as position units. Oregon (3-1) will try to clean up the miscues and learn from a 41-38 loss to rival Oregon State last week that dropped the Ducks from ninth in the AP poll to No. 21.
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WASHINGTON — The official serving as President Donald Trump’s eyes and ears at the Justice Department has been banned from the building after trying to pressure staffers to give up sensitive information about election fraud and other matters she could relay to the White House, three people familiar with the matter tell The Associated Press.Heidi Stirrup, an ally of top Trump adviser Stephen Miller, was quietly installed at the Justice Department as a White House liaison a few months ago. She was told within the last two weeks to vacate the building after top Justice officials learned of her efforts to collect insider information about ongoing cases and the department’s work on election fraud, the people said.Stirrup is accused of approaching staffers in the department demanding they give her information about investigations, including election fraud matters, the people said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter.The effort came as Trump continues to level baseless claims that he won the election and alleges without evidence that massive voting fraud was responsible for his defeat to President-elect Joe Biden.Stirrup had also extended job offers to political allies for positions at some of the highest levels of the Justice Department without consulting any senior department officials or the White House counsel's office and also attempted to interfere in the hiring process for career staffers, a violation of the government's human resources policies, one of the people said.The Justice Department declined to comment. Attempts to reach Stirrup for comment were not immediately successful.On Thursday, Trump appointed Stirrup to be a member of the board of visitors of the U.S. Air Force Academy, according to a White House press release.Earlier this week, Attorney General William Barr told the AP that U.S. attorneys and the FBI had looked into allegations of election irregularities and found no evidence of widespread voting fraud that would change the outcome of the election.“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election,” he said on Tuesday.Trump shot back at Barr on Thursday, saying the Justice Department “hasn’t looked very hard" and calling it a disappointment. But he stopping short of implying Barr’s future as attorney general could be cut short.“Ask me that in a number of weeks from now,” Trump said when asked if he still has confidence in Barr.“They should be looking at all of this fraud,” Trump said.He was also critical of Barr’s statement that much of what has been presented so far by the Trump campaign and its allies amounts to allegations that belong in lawsuits, not federal crimes.“This is not civil. This is criminal stuff. This is very bad, criminal stuff,” Trump said.Stirrup, who previously was a central figure in the Trump administration’s push for hard-line immigration policies, technically still remains in her position after being placed at the Justice Department by the White House Office of Presidential Personnel.The Trump administration has been working to have liaisons report directly to the White House instead of the agencies where they work. Across the administration, there have been concerns that the liaisons were undercutting the work not just of career professionals but also of Trump’s own political appointees.Shortly after the election, the presidential personnel office had also instructed the liaisons to fire any political appointees who were looking for jobs while Trump refused to accept the election results. Trump’s term ends at noon on Jan. 20. Several thousand political appointees across the government will see their jobs end by that date.The White House personnel office has been headed by former Trump personal assistant John McEntee, who has renewed Trump’s push to rid the administration of those deemed “disloyal” to the president.In September, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson inadvertently made public his anger with McEntee when cameras captured writing on the back of a page he was consulting during a speech.In a reference to the White House Presidential Personnel Office, Carson’s notes said: “I am not happy with the way PPO is handling my agency.” It’s a sentiment that has been shared across the government.Stirrup, a close ally of Miller, previously served as the acting director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement and was also a deputy White House liaison at the Department of Health and Human Services.Michael Balsamo And Zeke Miller, The Associated Press
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Michigan canceled this weekend's game against Maryland because it had at least 12 positive COVID-19 cases within the football program, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Thursday. While outbreaks have disrupted more than 100 games across major college football since late August, the problems with the Wolverines are being closely watched in part because they could put next week's rivalry game at No. 3 Ohio State in jeopardy. Ohio State (4-0) has missed two games already in this pandemic-shortened season because of COVID-19 issues.
TORONTO — One of Canada's top buy now, pay later finance companies is being purchased by an American rival. San Francisco-based Affirm says it has a reached a deal to buy Toronto's PayBright for $340 million. Affirm and PayBright both allow consumers to buy products at big-name retailers through instalment payment plans and have focused largely on brands selling products at nominal price points. Affirm says the deal will give the company a larger and more diverse merchant network and PayBright's presence in Canada will offer opportunities to continue to expand. Affirm says the deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021 and is subject to customary closing conditions. The deal comes days after Montreal-based artificial technology firm Element AI announced it will be purchased by Santa Clara, Calif.'s cloud-based workflow company ServiceNow. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 3, 2020. The Canadian Press