How to Watch the ‘Sunday Night Football’ Patriots vs. Lions Football Game Online for Free

The New England Patriots will take on the Detroit Lions on Sunday. The Sunday Night Football game is scheduled to kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET, and will be broadcast on NBC.

But there are alternatives for those who want to tune in without cable.

As Money has previously reported in detail, fans can stream NFL games live on their phones for free this season, using the Yahoo Sports app and the NFL App. But there’s a catch: These apps only allow viewers to stream games live if they are watching on their phone, not on TV. Sometimes, viewers are required to stream games using data, not Wi-Fi, which could cost you depending on your phone plan.

While not every NFL game is available for streaming on those apps, primetime Sunday Night Football games are — including the Patriots vs. Lions matchup tonight.

For fans looking to catch the game on television for free, one option is a free trial of a TV streaming service, such as Fubo TV, Hulu Live, DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV or YouTube TV — all of which offer some NFL games, depending on the channels they serve.

The Patriots vs. Lions game will be broadcast on NBC, and it should be possible to watch the game on any streaming service that carries NBC.

Read more about streaming Sunday Night Football games here.

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Surf Under the Harvest Moon Tonight

A Harvest Moon is a full moon closest to the autumn equinox. Depending on your time zone, the moon will be in full force the Northern Hemisphere comes on September 22 or 23. The Southern Hemisphere’s Harvest Moon is the full moon on the night of September 24 or 25, 2018.

What is a Harvest Moon You Ask? “On average, the moon rises about 50 minutes later each day. But when a full moon happens close to an autumn equinox, the moon rises closer to the time of sunset. For mid-temperate latitudes, it rises only about 30 to 35 minutes later daily for several days before and after the full Harvest moon”. –earthsky.org

For higher northern latitudes, there is usually less time between successive moonrises.

“The difference between 50 minutes and 35 minutes might not seem like much. But it means that, in the nights after a full Harvest Moon, you’ll see the moon ascending in the east relatively soon after sunset. The moon will rise during or near twilight on these nights, making it seem as if there are several full moons – for a few nights in a row – around the time of the Harvest Moon.”

So if you’re looking to beat the crowds and log some time in the water, paddle out tonight!

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Gifted Seven-Year-Old Goes Viral for Demonstrating How the National Anthem Is Done

The national anthem of the United States is not an easy song to perform—unless you’re a seven-year old with an incredible talent.

Before the L.A. Galaxy faced off against the Seattle Sounders, Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja, a 7-year-old singer, stepped onto the grass at the StubHub Center in Los Angeles. She proceeded to belt out “The Star-Spangled Banner” in front of a packed crowd of Major League Soccer fans, like it was the easiest thing in the world.

The performance was so remarkable that not only did the L.A. Galaxy describe it as “one of the best national anthem performances in StubHub Center[‘s] history,” but she managed to get soccer superstar Zlatan Ibrahimović to cheer for her.

According to the MLS website, the small but mighty singer had to fight for her chance to sing the anthem, entering the soccer team’s #GalaxySocial Day Instagram Anthem contest where she resoundingly beat “many other applicants for the right to sing the anthem.” Her victory must have inspired the team, the Galaxy beat the Sounders 3 to 0 in the match.

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How to Watch the ‘Monday Night Football’ Steelers vs. Buccaneers Game Online for Free Tonight

Attention NFL fans: You can live stream the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers game for free tonight on “Monday Night Football” even if you don’t have cable TV.

Yes, the Steelers vs. Buccaneers game tonight is being broadcast by ESPN — a pay channel, available on TV only if you’re a subscriber to a satellite or cable TV package.

But new services from a pair of mobile apps make it possible to live stream NFL games on your phone during the 2018 season totally for free, without requiring any pay TV provider account info. You can’t live stream every NFL game this way, and you can’t use either app to stream games on a TV, but the new services do make it possible to watch “Monday Night Football” online for free.

Also, several live streaming TV services will also allow you to watch the game online for free tonight, by way of free trial periods for new subscribers.

Here are all the details you need to watch the Steelers vs. Bucs “Monday Night Football” game for free tonight.

When Does the Steelers vs. Buccaneers Game Start?

Kickoff for the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers game is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET tonight (Monday, September 24).

The Steelers have yet to win a game in 2018 (they are 0-1-1), while the Bucs are undefeated, after surprising wins over the New Orleans Saints and Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles in the season’s first two weeks. If you’re interested in the betting odds for “Monday Night Football,” most sports books have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as slight favorites to beat the Steelers tonight.

How to Live Stream the Steelers vs. Buccaneers Game for Free

For the first time this year, the new capabilities of two apps allow you to live stream many NFL games on your phone for free. Both the NFL App and the Yahoo Sports app let you watch the following games online: You can live stream all the games being broadcast locally in your area on Fox and CBS on Sunday afternoons, and you can live stream nationally televised primetime games, including ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” and Fox and the NFL Network’s “Thursday Night Football.”

As we reported earlier, there are some restrictions for using the NFL App or Yahoo Sports app to live stream “Monday Night Football” and other games. Namely:

• You can’t watch an app’s live stream on your TV. This is one of the biggest sources of confusion regarding the NFL App and Yahoo Sports apps’ new capabilities. You can use the apps for free streaming to your phone (and in some cases, a tablet), but they cannot be used to screencast games to a TV. So if you were hoping to use an app to cast the game to your 65-inch TV, you’re out of luck.

• You might have to use data, not wifi. Some fans who have been trying to use the apps to live stream NFL games have complained that they were prompted to log in with a pay TV provider account, and that they were instructed to turn off wifi and use their cellular data. What gives?

For the apps to function properly, you must download the latest version. If you have an older version, you may be asked for a pay TV log-in. And while you can live stream most of the games available on the NFL App or Yahoo Sports app while connected to wifi, it seems there are some games that can only be streamed if wifi is turned off. Specifically, it appears as if the “Thursday Night Football” games airing exclusively on the NFL Network can be live streamed with either app only if you’re using data, not wifi. Obviously, that data use has the potential to make “free” streaming a bit more costly, depending on your wireless plan.

How to Watch “Monday Night Football” for Free on TV

Even if you have a big phone, watching sports (and football especially) on that tiny screen is hardly the optimal viewing experience. If you want to watch the “Monday Night Football” Steelers vs. Bucs game tonight on a larger screen, consider signing up for a free trial of a streaming TV service that’ll let you watch online for free tonight on any connected screen you like.

Streaming TV services such as Hulu Live, DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and YouTube TV all have packages that include ESPN, and they all offer five- to seven-day free trials for new subscribers. To watch the Steelers-Buccaneers game for free then, simply register for one of these services and use it to stream the game on a laptop, tablet, TV, or any other preferred screen.

Just remember that if you don’t want to become a paying subscriber, you must cancel the service before the trial period ends. Packages start at $ 25 to $ 45 per month, depending on the provider and channels included.

Also, note that not all streaming TV services include ESPN in packages. The most notable is Fubo TV. Fubo TV’s focus is entirely on sports, but it does not include ESPN, so you can use it for watching “Monday Night Football.”

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WADA didn’t put money above clean sport on Russia, says chief

The World Anti-Doping Agency president Craig Reedie is offended by allegations that WADA put money above clean sport while reinstating Russia’s anti-doping agency (RUSADA), and said the move was only aimed at achieving Russian compliance.


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How Tiger Woods Won His First Title in 5 Years

All year, Tiger Woods knocked. Tournament after tournament, the 14-time major champion contended for titles. Back in March, he finished tied for second and tied for fifth at the Valspar and Arnold Palmer Invitational, respectively. On the final day of the British Open in July, Woods ascended to the top of the leaderboard before a few hiccups cost him. At the PGA Championship in August, he thrilled in the final round, soaring up the standings despite driving the ball inconsistently. He finished second. Sunday ratings for the season’s last major jumped 69%.

All that was left was the victory.

On Sunday, at the Tour Championship in Atlanta, it came in what was once typical Tiger fashion. His sizzling start on Saturday — six birdies in the first seven holes — gave him a cushion; he entered the final round with a three-shot lead. Dressed in his Sunday red, victory red, Woods struck the fairways he needed. Almost everything went his way. On the 15th hole, his tee shot landed to the right of a water-lined green: his shot stayed out of the drip, barely. Things got a bit jittery on the 17th, as after two straight bogeys his lead had shrunk to two strokes. He faced a potentially disastrous chip shot, in some deepish rough, near the green. A camera distracted him before the shot; he stepped back and snipped. Recomposed, he stuck it to within four feet and saved par.

No one really threatened: Woods could for the most part enjoy a valedictory finish, the love of his stadium-sized galleries. “Tiger! Tiger! Tiger!” the people shouted. Woods won his first tournament in more than five years, the 80th of his career, finishing at 11 under par, two shots clear of Billy Horschel, who finished at 9-under. Justin Rose of Great Britain, on the strength of a 18th hole birdie, won the FedEx Cup playoffs, making him the season-long champion of the PGA Tour. Rose got a $ 10 million bonus for his efforts. Woods finished second in the FedEx Cup, good for $ 3 million.

Sure, the Tour Championship’s not a major, and we mostly remember the majors. But make no mistake: Woods’ win Sunday ranks right up there with other illustrious moments of his singular career.

As recently as April of last year, Woods needed his fourth back surgery in three years. His latest comeback, already tenuous as age and the golf’s wear and tear was catching up with him, hit another snag when, on Memorial Day of 2017, he was arrested for DUI near his home in Jupiter, Fla. Police found him alone and asleep at the wheel. Woods had five different drugs in his system. He later checked into a clinic to help him manage prescription pain medication and a sleep disorder.

Woods said he just wanted his life back. The surgeries made it hard for him to move around and lift his kids. Forget about golf. He never knew what was on the other side of his rehab. The result exceeded everyone’s prognosis, and now create even more fevered expectations.

Start with the Ryder Cup, the biannual international tournament which is being played outside Paris later this week. Woods has earned a spot on Team USA, which is trying to win back-to-back titles over Team Europe for the first time since 1993. Woods has never really starred at the Ryder Cup; for years, one knock on Woods was that he cared more about his individual play during the year than the international team tournaments (though can you blame him? Golf’s quite an individual sport). At his last Ryder Cup, in 2012 in Medinah, Ill., Woods finished 0-3-1 in his matches. His back, however, was bothering him that weekend. Six years later, he’s healthy and coming off one of the most memorable wins of his career. His presence should energize the Americans.

On the 18th hole Sunday in Atlanta, as Woods approached the East Lake Golf Club green with a win all but in hand, he walked beside playing partner Rory McIlroy, with a smile. Pandemonium trailed them, as hundreds of fans poured onto the fairway to witness Woods clinch the victory. They looked like acolytes following their leader. The scene was reminiscent of Tiger’s early days, when he captivated his sport like no one ever will. Who thought we’d see something similar two decades later?

“USA! USA!” some of them chanted, pumping themselves up for the Ryder Cup. “I just didn’t want to get run over,” Woods joked afterwards. He tried not to tear up on the green. He tapped in a par to win it, leaned over the hole to pluck the ball out — gingerly, so as not to tweak that back — and rose both arms into the air. A champion again. With the promise of so much more to come.

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Bengals join Panthers in wearing ‘One Carolina’ stickers amid Hurricane Florence

The Bengals are joining in support of relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Florence, which has devastated the Carolinas.

The Bengals, like the Panthers, will wear stickers that read “One Carolina” on the back of their helmets for Sunday’s game in Charlotte, NC.

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How to Watch Today’s NFL Games Online for Free

The NFL games today, in week three of the 2018 season, include the Indianapolis Colts vs. Philadelphia Eagles, the New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons, and the Dallas Cowboys vs. Seattle Seahawks on Sunday afternoon, plus a primetime “Sunday Night Football” New England Patriots vs. Detroit Lions matchup.

“Sunday Night Football” is always broadcast on NBC. What channel are NFL games on otherwise on Sunday, September 23? Fox and CBS stations around the country will be airing all the other Sunday NFL games during the 2018 regular season. What you get to watch on your local broadcast depends on where you live — but you should at least be able to watch your local NFL team play on TV.

If you want to watch NFL games online — on a laptop, connected TV, or other device — or live stream Sunday games on your phone, it’s a little more complicated. But as we have reported previously, it is easier than ever to live stream NFL games for free this season.

Here are all the details for watching the NFL on Sunday — on TV or online — for free.

How to Watch NFL Games Free on TV

It’s simple enough to watch locally broadcast NFL games on TV. If you have even a basic satellite or cable TV package, it most likely includes free over-the-air networks like NBC, CBS, Fox, and ABC. Simply find your local CBS, Fox, or NBC station, and you can watch whatever NFL game is airing on Sunday, including your region’s home team(s).

If you don’t have cable, you can still watch NFL games for free on TV with the assistance of a digital antenna. You can buy one for around $ 25, and then watch unlimited local broadcast channels in hi-def for free once it’s connected to your TV.

How to Live Stream NFL Games for Free on Sunday

The Yahoo Sports app and NFL App will both allow you to live stream many NFL games on your phone during the 2018 season. Specifically, either app can be used to live stream the games being broadcast by your local CBS and Fox stations, as well as all nationally televised primetime games, including the intriguing Patriots vs. Lions “Sunday Night Football” game being broadcast by NBC.

You can even use the Yahoo Sports app or NFL App for free live streaming of “Thursday Night Football” (broadcast on TV by the NFL Network and Fox) and “Monday Night Football” (ESPN). The one main restriction that has confused and frustrated some fans this season is that you can only use the apps to live stream NFL games on a phone, not a tablet, laptop, or connected TV.

There are some other caveats that come with watching NFL games online via one of these apps, which we noted earlier this season:

• You might have to use data, not wifi. Some fans who have been trying to use the apps to live stream NFL games have complained that they were prompted to log in with a pay TV provider account, and that they were instructed to turn off wifi and use their cellular data. What gives?

For the apps to function properly, you must download the latest version. If you have an older version, you may be asked for a pay TV log-in. And while you can live stream most of the games available on the NFL App or Yahoo Sports app while connected to wifi, it seems there are some games that can only be streamed if wifi is turned off. Specifically, it appears as if the “Thursday Night Football” games airing exclusively on the NFL Network can be live streamed with either app only if you’re using data, not wifi. Obviously, that data use has the potential to make “free” streaming a bit more costly, depending on your wireless plan.

• Watching football on a small screen stinks. Smartphones are big nowadays. Even so, watching a sporting event on any phone screen is hardly the optimal viewing experience. This holds especially true for football, where the action takes place over a huge field — and the ball looks like a speck of dirt on a phone.

How to Watch NFL Games Today Online for Free

If you want to watch football online on your TV or any screen larger than a phone, and you want to live stream today’s NFL games for free, there is a short-term solution: Sign up for a free trial of a streaming TV service like Fubo TV, Hulu Live, DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, or YouTube TV.

In most of the country, basic packages from each of these streaming services include access to broadcast channels like Fox, NBC, and CBS. They also include dozens of other channels you can stream to a TV, laptop, tablet, or phone.

Look closely at what channels are included before signing up for any streaming TV package to watch football. The Fubo TV service, for example, focuses on sports, but it does not include the channel most closely associated with sports (ESPN), so you can’t use Fubo TV for watching “Monday Night Football.” Hulu Live and YouTube TV, on the other hand, do not offer the NFL Network in any of their packages.

Each streaming TV service has a free trial period of five to seven days for new subscribers. So you can register and watch NFL games online this Sunday for free, and then have a few more days to try the service out before deciding if you want to become a paid subscriber. If you don’t want to pay the monthly fee — starting at around $ 25 to $ 45, depending on the service — remember to cancel before the free trial period ends.

How to Watch Any NFL Game You Want

While there are ways to watch tons of NFL games for free, it’s impossible to live stream or watch every NFL game on TV without paying up. The costs of getting access to any NFL game you want are hefty too: The regular price of the NFL Sunday Ticket package from DirecTV, which lets you live stream or watch out-of-market games on TV, starts at nearly $ 300 for the season.

The NFL Sunday Ticket price doesn’t include the normal cost of subscribing to a service such as DirecTV either. So you’ll pay much more than that each month for the privilege of watching any NFL team you want every Sunday.

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How to Watch the ‘Thursday Night Football’ Jets vs. Browns Game Online for Free Tonight

“Thursday Night Football” tonight features the New York Jets vs. the Cleveland Browns. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:20 p.m. ET, and the game is being broadcast on TV by the NFL Network.

Led by rookie quarterback Sam Darnold, the Jets pulled off a surprisingly dominant 48-17 win over the Detroit Lions in week one of the 2018 season. The Jets are now 1-1 after losing to their AFC East rival Miami Dolphins last Sunday. The “Thursday Night Football” betting odds say the Browns are 3-point favorites to win tonight.

The Cleveland Browns were 0-16 last season, and they have yet to win a game during the 2018 season as well. The Browns wound up in a 21-21 tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the season’s first game, and lost 18-21 to the New Orleans Saints last weekend.

Even though the Jets vs. Browns game is airing on the NFL Network — a pay TV channel — there are ways to watch “Thursday Night Football” for free, regardless if you have cable or not. Here are all the details.

How to Live Stream ‘Thursday Night Football’ Games for Free

As we have previously reported, the 2018 season marks the first time that fans can live stream NFL games on their phones — for free, without having a specific wireless provider, and without being asked to log in with a pay TV account and password.

Both the Yahoo Sports app and the NFL App let fans live stream locally broadcast Sunday games (including your area’s teams), as well as nationally broadcast primetime games, including NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” and “Thursday Night Football,” which is broadcast on a mix of Fox and the NFL Network.

There are some restrictions for watching NFL games via these apps — the big one being that you can only use them on your phone, not a TV. Another complication is specific to “Thursday Night Football” games like the Jets vs. Browns tonight. In an earlier story on how to watch NFL games online, we explained that you might not be able to use the apps for live streaming if you’re connected to wifi:

For the apps to function properly, you must download the latest version. If you have an older version, you may be asked for a pay TV log-in. And while you can live stream most of the games available on the NFL App or Yahoo Sports app while connected to wifi, it seems there are some games that can only be streamed if wifi is turned off. Specifically, it appears as if the “Thursday Night Football” games airing exclusively on the NFL Network can be live streamed with either app only if you’re using data, not wifi. Obviously, that data use has the potential to make “free” streaming a bit more costly, depending on your wireless plan.

How to Watch the Jets vs. Browns Online for Free — on TV or a Laptop

The other way to watch “Thursday Night Football” for free is to sign up for a free trial of a streaming TV package that includes the NFL Network. Streaming TV services that offer the NFL Network in packages include Fubo TV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV Now, and Sling TV.

(Note: A couple of other well-known streaming TV services, Hulu Live and YouTube TV, do not offer the NFL Network in any of their packages.)

All streaming TV packages are available to new subscribers with free trial periods of five to seven days. You can use one with the NFL Network to watch the Jets and Browns play on “Thursday Night Football” tonight, and you can watch on any kind of screen you like — phone, laptop, tablet, or connected TV.

Just remember to cancel the service before the free trial period ends, or you’ll be charged the full monthly rate. Streaming packages with the NFL Network cost between $ 25 and $ 50 per month, and include dozens of other channels.

Does Amazon Prime Live Stream NFL Games?

Amazon and the NFL signed a contract for the 2018 season allowing some “Thursday Night Football” games to be live streamed for free on Amazon Prime Video. Unfortunately, tonight’s Jets-Browns game is not one of the games you can watch at Amazon.

The “Thursday Night Football” games being broadcast on TV by the NFL Network — including the Jets-Browns tonight — are not being live streamed by Amazon. However, there are 11 “Thursday Night Football” games being broadcast on Fox this season, and all of them are also being live streamed by Amazon. The season’s first “Thursday Night Football” matchup airing on Fox (and simultaneously available for free live stream at Amazon Prime Video) is the Los Angeles Rams vs. Minnesota Vikings next Thursday, September 27.

To live stream the Rams vs. Vikings game on Amazon Prime, as well as future “Thursday Night Football” action, simply head to Amazon Prime Video on the night of the game. Amazon’s NFL live streams are available only for members of Amazon Prime, the service that includes two-day shipping on most Amazon purchases and unlimited viewing of certain Amazon video and music. Amazon Prime subscriptions cost $ 119 per year or $ 12.99 per month, after a 30-day free trial period.

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How Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland Shattered Barriers

When Misty Copeland first joined the American Ballet Theater, one of the most prestigious dance companies in the world, at age 17, she couldn’t help but feel like an outsider. “We don’t know in history that black women, from the beginning of time in ballet, have been told to lighten their skin, and to shade their nose in a certain way to look white,” Copeland told an audience at a WeWork office in New York City on Sept. 17. “A big part of my youth at American Ballet Theater was hearing those words.”

Copeland, however, more than proved that she belonged. In 2015, she became the first African-American woman to be named principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater. That same year, she was named to the TIME 100, TIME’s annual list of the world’s most influential people. Since then, Copeland has inked endorsement deals with Under Armour, Estee Lauder, Dannon and other companies.

Her road to the top of ballet was an unusual one. “I had a very chaotic upbringing,” she said. One of six children raised by a single mother, Copeland says she was living in a motel when she took her first ballet lesson, at 13, at a Boys & Girls Club in San Pedro, Calif.

Many ballerinas begin training soon after they start walking. But a late start didn’t stop Copeland. By the time she joined the American Ballet Theater, Copeland stood out both because of her graceful performances, and inescapably, her race. “My first three of four years in the company, it was the first time it hit me that I was alone,” Copeland said. “That I’m the only black woman. It was the first time race was brought to my attention. It was shocking.” For example, Copeland says at one point she was told she couldn’t perform in the second act of Swan Lake, the popular ballet first performed in late 19th-century Russia, because of her skin color. Some people were whispering that she shouldn’t be in Swan Lake at all, Copeland says.

As principal dancer, Copeland has taken a special interest in mentoring dancers of color and diversifying ballet. She has responded to letters from aspiring dancers and remained connected to the Boys & Girls Club. In 2016, Mattel released a Barbie doll in Copeland’s likeness. Copeland made sure no skin tone was lightened. No one shaded her nose. “That was extremely important to me,” she said. “It’s so empowering for young girls to grow up with a brown Barbie that’s a ballerina.”

Copeland’s talk, which was moderated by TIME correspondent Haley Sweetland Edwards, was the third event in the TIME 100 x WeWork Speaker Series.

 

 

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U-Md. releases report on Jordan McNair, laying out timeline that led to player’s death

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WSL is Centerpiece at Itacaré Surf Music QS Event

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FLORIANÓPOLIS, BRAZIL (Monday, September 17, 2018)  The tropical setting at Praia da Tiririca, Bahia can be described simply as having great waves, lots of sun, warm water, amazing food and friendly people. From October 18 – 21, this stunning locale will host the WSL Men’s and Women’s QS 1,000 Itacaré Surf Music, the first combined event in Brazil this year.

The event winner will receive 1,000 WSL Qualifying Series points as well as 1,000 points valid towards the 2018 WSL South America Title. Last year, only the men’s competition took place and saw Deivid Silva (BRA) boost his way to the winner’s podium. With the addition of the women’s division this year, fans will look forward to seeing Dominic Barona (ECU) continue her dominance of the events held in South America, which includes a victory in Itacaré earlier this year.

In addition to all the action in the water, the event will carry out a number of athletic, cultural and educational activities. Skateboarding, slackline, music and information regarding sustainability will all be on offer at the Itacaré Surf Music QS 1,000.

The town of Itacaré is situated on the “Cacau Coast” of Bahia in Northeastern Brazil. Home to a rich and diverse ecosystem, Itacaré is protected under several environmental entities and federal laws guaranteeing its pristine conditions to future generations. Included in the weekend’s eco-friendly activities are a variety of workshops, presentations and the planting of local trees and seedlings throughout the region.

On the 19th and 20th, following all the explosiveness in the water, the festive crowds will get the chance to see some of the biggest bands in Brazil perform. Tickets are available. For more information, go to www.worldsurfleague.com

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How Do the Findings of Jordan McNair Investigation Impact Pending Lawsuit, Durkin’s Future?

As details show that Maryland’s football staff failed to give Jordan McNair adequate care when suffering from heatstroke, the findings pose significant legal implications for his family’s lawsuit and DJ Durkin’s standing with the program. 

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Attorneys for Jordan McNair’s family receive information from investigation

Attorneys for the family of Jordan McNair received information about the investigation into the former Terrapins offensive lineman’s death late Thursday night, just hours before a board meeting to discuss the inquiry, a spokesperson for the board confirmed. The University System of Maryland board of regents sent information to the attorneys following a letter sent earlier Thursday by law firm Murphy, Falcon & Murphy saying the family had not been updated on the status of the report. McNair’s parents were looking for a chance to redact any private health information prior to the report’s public release, but decided against doing that once they had reviewed it, Hassan Murphy, a managing partner at the law firm, said Friday. "Jordan McNair’s family has had an opportunity to review the Walters report following our receipt of the documents late last night," Murphy wrote in an email to the office of the attorney general on Friday afternoon. "We believe…
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Fan Catches Possum on a Power Trip at the Big Football Game and It Was Clearly a Good Luck Charm

As the Cleveland Browns stormed to their first win since 2016, one fan’s act of courage seemed to usher in a new era for the city’s long-suffering football team.

In the midst of the Browns’ 21–17 victory over the New York Jets on Thursday night, a possum was spotted wandering the stands at FirstEnergy Stadium. Security was quickly alerted to the situation and attempted to coral the wild marsupial. But it wasn’t until one daring Cleveland fan grabbed the animal by its tail and gently placed it in a box that the incident was resolved.

The Browns went on to snap their 635-day losing streak just a few hours later, a turn of events that instantly elevated the possum to good luck charm status. By Friday morning, the newly-nicknamed “Rally Possum” already had its own t-shirt.

And of course, Twitter was rife with on-point possum jokes, including some from an account posing as the possum itself.

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Legendary Female Surfers Make Historic Debut at Azores Airlines World Masters Championship

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PRAIA DE SANTA BARBARA, Sao Miguel – Azores Islands (Wednesday, September 19, 2018) – The Azores Airlines World Masters Championship resumed today in clean three-to-four foot surf and strong offshore winds at praia de Santa Barbara in Sao Miguel. The day witnessed historic action with the first-ever women’s Masters heats surfed on Day 2 of the event’s waiting period.

Some of the pioneers of women’s professional surfing put the competition jersey back on for the first time in years and showed how much great athletes they are, putting on big performances in their qualifying round.

The most successful surfer in the 1980s with four World Titles Frieda Zamba (USA) dominated the women’s opening round of competition. While most previous heats concentrated on the lefts, Zamba widened the field of possibilities with an incredible right on her backhand. Her three-turn combination was flawless and judges rewarded her with a 9 point ride, the highest score of the women’s event so far.

“It’s super fun out there I can’t complain!” Zamba said. “I found that staying active on the inside and not sitting too far out, gives you more opportunity to get those that come across and I found some really fun ones. It’s awesome to be here, I haven’t seen most of the girls in so long and we’ve had some good laughs and it’s a great reunion. It’s a good feeling to be part of that historical event and all the girls are surfing great!”

Zamba went on to win her second qualifying heat in the early afternoon and effectively eliminated long time rival Pam Burridge (AUS) from competition.

Layne Beachley (AUS), the seven-time World Champion from Manly had a similar great start in this event, taking out her two Round One matchups against Rochelle Ballard (HAW) and Jodie Cooper (AUS). Beachley took a page out of Zamba’s book and ripped the rights to pieces on her forehand to advance into the Semifinals.

“I’m not particularly happy with how I performed in that second heat but a win’s a win!” Beachley analyzed. “I’m super happy we got better conditions than the guys! We’ve been here for a few days so fortunately got to do some sightseeing and enjoyed the culinary delights of the Azores. It’s been good to catch up with everyone too, I haven’t had a chance to surf with Frieda since she comboed me at the OP Pro in 1990 so to spend some quality time in the water with her is cool.”

Rochelle Ballard (HAW) and Pauline Menczer (AUS) placed second in groups one and two respectively and will join Zamba and Beachley in the Semis.

The men’s Grand Masters took over the lineup after six heats of the women’s event and the show continued with an incredible first clash between the defending champion Iain Buchanan (NZL) and Glen Winton (AUS). ‘Ratso’ Buchanan seemed in total control with two good scores and his opponent in a combination situation. But Winton came back with an incredible left, locked in a quick little tube time before slaying two huge turns on the wave face for a 9.27, the highest single score of the event. He found a couple more waves and managed to overtake Buchanan and take the win.

“I was the first surfer here on the island and got some good practice so I could get a 9 and save myself!” Winton joked. “I have obviously been in similar situations in my career but not for a long time! Even with that 9, I needed another decent wave so it wasn’t easy. We are all born competitors, and back in the day we had to make the events we wanted to compete in ourselves, so the Grand Masters really appreciate the opportunity here. What’s wonderful is we all got healthy for this event, I personally had to work really hard for the last four months to get in a good enough shape     to compete.”

Legendary Pipe surfer Michael Ho (HAW) went out in the following heat and found the barrel right away to post two good 7+ scores and take the win.

“I was just happy to get a good start cause yesterday I did five mistakes and didn’t want to repeat it,” Ho stated. “Watching Glen’s waves in the heat before got me really fired up and I realized there were a few little barrels out there.”

In the Grand Masters, Australians Rob Bain, Simon Anderson and Cheyne Horan qualified for the Semifinals with two heat wins each. Winton, Ho and Hans Hedemann (HAW) will take part in a three-man surf-off to fight for the fourth ticket into the Semis.

The men’s Masters then continued with three more heats but slightly less pressure as surfers in this category have three heats each to make their case and advance into the Quarterfinals.

Dave Macaulay (AUS) and Sunny Garcia (HAW) locked in a tight battle for first and exchanged good scores, ultimately going Macaulay’s way. Shane Beschen (HAW) followed with a dominant effort to dispatch Gary Elkerton (AUS) and Fabio Gouveia (BRA) took today’s last heat win over Damien Hardman (AUS).

The Masters will be back at 10:30 a.m Thursday to complete the remaining nine heats of Round One, with the Grand Masters coming in later to potentially run their Round Two, three-man surf off to decide who will take the final ticket for the semis. The women’s Masters event has been called OFF for Thursday.

Watch the event LIVE via wsl.tv/azores18.

The Azores Masters & Grand Masters Pro are scheduled from September 18 – 23, 2018 at PRAIA DE SANTA BARBARA, Sao Miguel – Azores Islands. For all results, photos, video highlights and press releases, log on to worldsurfleague.com.

The Azores Masters & Grand Masters Pro are organized by DAAZ Eventos with the support of the following event partners:  Azores Airlines, Governo Regional dos Acores, Turismo dos Açores, Câmara Municipal da Ribeira Grande, SEAT , MEO, MagicSeaWeed amongst others.

UPCOMING AZORES AIRLINES WORLD WOMEN’S MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINAL MATCHUPS:
SF 1: Layne Beachley (AUS vs. Pauline Menczer (AUS)
SF 2: Frieda Zamba (USA) vs. Rochelle Ballard (HAW)

AZORES AIRLINES WORLD WOMEN’S MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 1 RESULTS:
Heat 1: Layne Beachley (AUS) 10.83 def. Rochelle Ballard (HAW) 9.20
Heat 2: Pauline Menczer (AUS) 13.00 def. Pam Burridge (AUS) 9.47
Heat 3: Rochelle Ballard (HAW) 13.10 def. Jodie Cooper (AUS) 12.73
Heat 4: Frieda Zamba (USA) 16.83 def. Pauline Menczer (HAW) 12.00
Heat 5: Layne Beachley (AUS) 12.37 def. Jodie Cooper (AUS) 11.07
Heat 6: Frieda Zamba (USA) 13.50 def. Pam Burridge (AUS) 11.20

UPCOMING AZORES AIRLINES WORLD GRAND MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 1 SURF-OFF:
Heat 1: Michael Ho (HAW), Hans Hedemann (HAW), Glen Winton (AUS)

REMAINING AZORES AIRLINES WORLD GRAND MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 1 MATCHUPS:
Heat 7: Glen Winton (AUS) 15.10 def. Iain Buchanan (NZL) 13.40
Heat 8: Michael Ho (HAW) 15.44 def. Buzzy Kerbox (HAW) 6.10
Heat 9: Cheyne Horan (AUS) 14.77 def. Terry Richardson (AUS) 11.06

REMAINING AZORES AIRLINES WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 1 MATCHUPS:
Heat 10: Sunny Garcia (HAW) vs. Joao Alexandre (PRT)
Heat 11: Gary Elkerton (AUS) vs. Matt Hoy (AUS)
Heat 12: Damien Hardman (AUS) vs. Jake Paterson (AUS)
Heat 13: Luke Egan (AUS) vs. Dave Macaulay (AUS)
Heat 14: Tom Curren (USA) vs. Shane Beschen (HAW)
Heat 15: Derek Ho (HAW) vs. Fabio Gouveia
Heat 16: Luke Egan (AUS) vs. Joao Alexandre (PRT)
Heat 17:  Tom Curren (USA) vs. Matt Hoy (AUS)
Heat 18:  Derek Ho (HAW) vs. Jake Paterson (AUS)

REMAINING AZORES AIRLINES WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 1 MATCHUPS:
Heat 7: Dave Macaulay (AUS) 14.90 def. Sunny Garcia (HAW) 13.94
Heat 8: Shane Besehen (HAW) 14.07 def. Gary Elkerton (AUS) 6.50
Heat 9: Fabio Gouveia (BRA) 14.50 def. Damien Hardman (AUS) 13.34

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Michael Phelps Opens Up About Retirement and Mental Health Awareness: ‘I Struggle Through Problems Just Like Everybody Else’

Now, when 28-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps swims butterfly, it’s usually for an audience of one. When his 2-year old son Boomer waves his arms in imitation of the stroke, he knows what the toddler wants to see. “He knows the motion of the butterfly,” says Phelps. “So I do a couple of laps.”

Since leaving competitive swimming after the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janiero, Phelps has been enjoying retirement in Arizona with his wife Nicole and sons Boomer and Beckett, seven months. He’s also become an advocate for water conservation (he’s in his second year as global water ambassador for Colgate, working to remind people to turn off the faucet while brushing their teeth) and mental health awareness, and has openly discussed his struggle with depression.

“For me to know there are a lot of people out there in the world who are struggling the same exact way I do still struggle and have struggled — I’m a human being. But I was so used to compartmentalizing everything,” he says. “Being an athlete you’re supposed to be this strong person who doesn’t have weaknesses, doesn’t have any problems. No, that’s wrong. I struggle through problems just like everybody else does. I wanted to open up and just talk about it. It is what makes me who I am.”

Phelps says he now sees the “red flags popping up when I’m starting to go down that path,” and knows when to reach out to his wife or therapist. “Communication is something I really just learned, just to be completely wide open,” he says. “I joke that I learned how to communicate when I’m 30. But I did. And it’s better late than never.”

Those skills are making the connections he has with the U.S. national swim team stronger as well; he admits that at the first of his five Olympic Games, he probably wasn’t as approachable as he was during his last Olympics in Rio. “I think it’s crazy that in the four previous Games people did not reach out to me because I was probably a little different, and hard to approach then,” he says. “But going into [the 2016 Games] I was able to kind of relax, let my guard down a little bit and enjoy the experience. It was the first time I ever talked to everybody on the national team. That might be why I’m being approached more, and I like that. I want to help continue to grow the sport.”

It’s a new role for Phelps, who welcomes the responsibility, and applauds other athletes who are using their visible positions to advocate for issues that are important for them. “For me, to be able to have that power, to have people listen to you and to open up and speak about things that are important to me whether that is mental health or saving water; that’s amazing,” he says. “I never thought people would sit and listen to me, or care about what I was saying. It’s pretty incredible to have that voice and be able to spread my message as loud as I can to get people to really open up, understand what is actually going on and what we are doing to the world we live in, no matter what it is.”

Just don’t expect him to be racing again at the next Olympics in Tokyo in 2020. Now, he just laps the pool as an escape. “It’s the only time it’s peaceful, quiet and I can escape in my own head and let go of whatever I need to let go of,” he says. “I always thought of myself as a swimmer and that’s it. Now I try to think of myself more as a human. And that’s a good way to live.”

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