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  • 49ers ride George Kittle’s 210 receiving yards to upset win over Broncos

    Forget franchise records. Tight end George Kittle nearly put his name in the NFL record book Sunday. Needing 73 yards to break the 49ers' record for receiving yards by a tight end in a season, Kittle did that in less than 15 minutes en route to collecting the third-most receiving yards in a game by a tight end in NFL history in a 20-14 win over the Broncos at Levi's Stadium. Kittle finished with seven catches for 210 yards and a touchdown. His receiving yards nearly broke the tight end record...

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  • Raiders beat Steelers, 24-21, on last-minute TD

    Raiders head coach Jon Gruden was asked on Wednesday about maintaining the morale of his players amid a lost season. "This is a tough league," Gruden said. "You're going to be in it for seven or eight years, you're going to have some years where you're going to have to really prove your mental toughness. But we're playing for a lot. We're in our first year. We feel like we're making some strides." What strides the Raiders are making toward the end of their first season under Gruden finally bred...

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  • Elon Musk: 'I do not respect the SEC'

    Elon Musk settled securities fraud charges brought against him by the Securities and Exchange Commission earlier this year, but he is not done deriding the agency. "I want to be clear: I do not respect the SEC," he told Lesley Stahl during an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes," which aired Sunday. Musk said he is abiding by the terms of his settlement deal "because I respect the justice system." But he reiterated that there is no love lost between him and the SEC. Musk and Tesla, the electric car...

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  • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey comes under fire for his 'clueless' promotion of Myanmar

    Jack Dorsey (pictured in Myanmar) has come under fire for his 'disappointingly clueless' promotion of Myanmar, a country that has been accused of mass genocide of Rohingya Muslims.

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  • Heisman Trophy Winner Kyler Murray Made Homophobic Tweets As Teenager

    Add Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray to the list of those with homophobic tweets requiring an apology. Hours after winning the Heisman, given annually to college football’s top player, the 21-year-old Oklahoma quarterback was apologizing for tweets he made when he was 14-years-old. They were discovered in an online search, becoming standard practice for anyone in the news. As a teen, Murray made an anti-gay slur to friends via Twitter, calling using the word “queer”

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  • Baltimore Ravens condemn racist n-word tweets, homophobic slurs on Twitter by player Patrick Ricard

    Old tweets by Baltimore Ravens fullback-defensive lineman Patrick Ricard resurfaced Sunday morning showing him using the n-word and homophobic slurs with random Twitter users.

    Mail Online
  • Secondary shuffle: 49ers CB Williams inactive with knee injury

    Nickel cornerback K'Waun Williams will be inactive for today's game against the Broncos at Levi's Stadium with a knee injury, which will cause more shuffling in the 49ers' banged-up secondary. Without Williams, rookie D.J. Reed will assume his spot instead of playing free safety. Meanwhile, rookie Marcell Harris and Antone Exum will start at safety. Harris and Exum will comprise the 49ers' eighth starting safety combination in 13 games. Strong safety Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder stinger) is out...

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  • RB Doug Martin a go, C.J. Anderson inactive vs. Steelers

    Running back and Vallejo native C.J. Anderson will not make his Raiders debut today after all. Anderson, the former Broncos and Panthers back who went to Cal, was signed by the Raiders last week as insurance with Doug Martin dealing with a knee injury. Martin had a brace on his left knee Friday but practiced all week and is active for today's game against the Steelers. Martin will be without one of his primary blocker's, however, as Pro Bowl left guard Kelechi Osemele is inactive due to a toe...

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  • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey criticized for his 'tone-deaf' promotion of Myanmar

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is the subject of mass scorn after a series of tweets in which he encouraged his followers to visit Myanmar, a country which in recent years has been accused of carrying out a mass genocide and other crimes against humanity against minorities.

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  • Twitter's Jack Dorsey Wants You to Go to Myanmar, Where Social Media Is Helping Drive a Genocide

    Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO, is facing criticism online for promoting his birthday trip to Myanmar, a country were social media is being used for ethnic cleansing.

    GQ
  • Celebs Weigh in on Who the New Oscars Host Should Be

    It's the game everyone in Hollywood is playing

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  • Twitter chief Jack Dorsey mocked for 'tone deaf' Burma comments

    Jack Dorsey, the Chief Executive of Twitter, was accused of making 'tone deaf' comments about Burma on Sunday after he promoted the country as an ideal place for meditation and tourism, despite allegations of widespread human rights abuse.

    The Telegraph
  • Kaiser mental health workers to strike for 5 days

    Thousands of mental health workers for Kaiser-Permanente are expected to start a five-day statewide strike Monday to protest what they consider chronic understaffing leading to lengthy waits for treatment. About 4,000 clinicians - psychologists, therapists, social workers, psychiatric nurses and addiction medicine specialists - represented by the National Union of Healthcare Workers are scheduled to strike Monday through Friday. They'll set up picket lines outside dozens of Kaiser facilities...

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  • Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray apologizes for old homophobic tweets

    Hours after winning college football's most prestigious award, Oklahoma University quarterback Kyler Murray apologized on Sunday for using homophobic language in a series of tweets dating from 2011 and 2012. The Twitter messages date to when Murray, now 21, was 14 or 15 years old. In the tweets, he used the word "queer" or "queers" to mock others. Many, although not all, of the offending tweets have since been deleted. He apologized in the early morning hours on Sunday. "I used a poor choice of...

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  • The latest public figure to face backlash for his tweets: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

    Dorsey tweeted about his trip to Myanmar without mentioning reported atrocities in the country.

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  • President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Sunday Edition

    It’s well known that when President Donald Trump calls you “a great guy,” there’s trouble ahead. Well, he didn’t call former FBI head James Comey that in today’s tweetstorm – but he did give him a lashing and a new nickname. “Leakin’ James Comey” was clearly in the Trump cross hairs in the Sunday tweetstorm, as the Commander-in-Tweet pulled no punches. Much as he took former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to the woodshed earlier this week, so today did Comey get the

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  • Twitter CEO accused of ignoring plight of Rohingya in tweets promoting Myanmar

    Jack Dorsey rhapsodised about his 10-day meditation retreat there and encouraged his 4 million followers to visit The CEO of Twitter has faced fierce criticism for promoting Myanmar as a tourist destination in a series of tweets despite hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing human rights abuses that the UN says amounts to genocide in the country. Jack Dorsey told his 4 million followers he had travelled to northern Myanmar last month for a 10-day silent meditation retreat, before encouraging...

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  • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey slammed for promoting Myanmar as a tourist destination

    "Myanmar is an absolutely beautiful country. The people are full of joy and the food is amazing," Dorsey tweeted.

    Global News
  • Jake Paul Shuts Down Deji Rematch, Wants MMA Star Dillon Danis or FaZe Banks!

    Jake Paul is firing back at Deji's claim he's "too p***y" for a rematch

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  • Lineup shuffle helps Cal top San Diego State

    Having lost four of its previous five games, Cal switched its starting lineup Saturday night to include Connor Vanover. Putting the 7-foot-3 freshman at center bumped Andre Kelly to power forward, Justice Sueing to small forward and Matt Bradley out of the starting lineup. But the real secret weapon in the shuffle was seldom-used Grant Anticevich, who came off the bench for a career-best 13 points in an 89-83 victory over San Diego State at Haas Pavilion. Anticevich, who had played all of 24...

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  • Plummer leads Stanford past Penn State, into volleyball’s final four

    Fittingly, Kathryn Plummer finished it off with a kill. And the Cardinal are going back to the final four in women's volleyball. The two-time Pac-12 Player of the Year had 23 kills and hit .383 as top-seeded Stanford beat Penn State 18-25, 25-23, 25-20, 25-16 Saturday night in the regional finals at Maples Pavilion. The Cardinal (32-1), who won the national title in 2016 but lost to Florida in the national semifinals last year, will play No. 4 BYU (31-1) in Minneapolis on Thursday. The Cougars...

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  • Anigwe’s double-double pushes No. 13 Cal past St. Mary’s in OT

    Leading her team onto the court for warm-ups would have been enough to provide goosebumps, but Asha Thomas did one better than the emotional pregame scene by making the key play of the game Saturday afternoon at McKeon Pavilion. In her first game since gutting through a gruesome-looking knee scare Sunday, Cal's senior point guard found Kristine Anigwe with a slick pass at the end of regulation for a layup that sent sent the game into overtime, paving the way for the Bears to beat St. Mary's...

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  • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is facing backlash for encouraging people to visit Myanmar, where social media may have helped fuel a mass genocide

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sparked outrage with his positive Tweets about his recent trip to Myanmar. Social media platforms — including Facebook and Twitter — may have worsened a humanitarian crisis there. Twitter users are responding criticizing Dorsey's posts for being "tone-deaf." Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently visited Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar, for his birthday, to participate in a 10-day Vipassana silent meditation retreat. Since then, he's been posting photos and detailed descriptions of his...

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  • Nick Cannon Calls Out Handler, Schumer and Silverman for Homophobic Tweets

    Nick Cannon thinks there's a double standard in Hollywood following Kevin Hart losing his Oscars gig

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