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Abbie, a past champion, competes during the annual World Dog Surfing Championships at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica, Calif., on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019.Yalonda M. James, San Francisco Chronicle via Associated Press
Dog lovers and surfing enthusiasts both gathered at Pacifica’s Linda Mar Beach Saturday morning in large crowds for the World Dog Surfing Championship. The event invites surfers and their loyal pets for a beach day full of activities, with proceeds going to dog-related nonprofits. The day was filled with “surf and doggy costume competitions, dog adoptions, a pet wellness fair and a ‘yappy hour’ to end the festivities,” according to HuffPost. “Humans aren’t the only ‘surf dogs’ — surfers’ four-legged friends love water too, and many even like catching waves,” the event’s website said. “These amphibious canines are special creatures: Top surfers believe that dogs who learn to surf develop a unique attitude, knowing they have something that sets them apart from other dogs.”The prizes are awarded in many categories like surfing, tandem dog surfing, ball fetching and dog beach fashion, while considering three dog sizes — small, medium and large. Skyler, an Australian cattle dog, placed first as the Top Dog Final Overall Champ, according to KRON 4. While it’s unknown when dog surfing started, the activity graced the theatrical screen in 1932 through the silent film “On the Waves at Waikiki,” about a man and his dog Night Hawk riding waves in Hawaii. But the World Dog Surfing Championships started more recently, in 2016 in California, according to BuzzFeed News. Here are videos and photos from the event, with more available on the event’s Instagram page.
Philadelphia 76ers’ James Harden plays during game, Thursday, March 10, 2022, in Philadelphia. Harden re-upped with the Sixers in the offseason.Matt Slocum, Associated Press
The NBA has long had tampering rules in place that prohibit team owners, executives, coaches and players from trying to lure other players away from rival teams while said players are under contract. But, for as long as the rules have been in place, they have not been strictly enforced or even remotely followed by those who are supposed to follow them.What’s worse is that when instances of tampering are investigated and found to have happened, the punishments do not curb further similar behavior and, in the most extreme cases, the punishments impact the wrong people.First, it’s important to understand what tampering is, and why the rules were put in place. The spirit in which tampering rules were created was to create an even playing field and give order to what can be a chaotic environment.The belief is that if there are no rules governing when players and agents can discuss future contracts or how teams can court players they want, then there would be no way for players to focus on their current contracts and thus create incentives for players to become negligent during their current contracts.
The NBA is reportedly investigating the Philadelphia 76ers for possible tampering
Additionally, without the timing rules of free agency and the trade deadline, team executives wouldn’t have time to focus on current teams and wouldn’t be able to focus on the playoffs, a title run, a title win or any of the rewards of good team building.Pure chaos is what the NBA is trying to avoid.So, the NBA created rules and regulations and dates that are supposed to curb the chaos. While a player is under contract, until the free agency period opens (usually June 30 at 6 p.m. ET) at the end of that player’s contract, discussions about a future contract or attempts to lure that player elsewhere are not supposed to happen. This includes public comments that could be seen as one party showing interest in another. Then there’s the trade deadline, which is supposed to provide the league breathing time before, during and after the playoffs.Although all of the rules and dates are in place, it’s an extremely open secret that there are no rules that truly govern free agency or trades.“There’s not a team in this league that follows the tampering rules to a T,” one front-office executive said. “But there are 30 teams in this league that find ways around the rules every day.”And it’s not like the league office believes the teams follow all the rules. The belief among those in power seems to be that they know the system isn’t perfect, but that there is just enough compliance to keep absolute chaos at bay. Also, there doesn’t seem to be an alternative that would make everyone happy.One person from the league office, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said if a better solution was presented the league would jump at it, but there’s no hope that any such solution exists.“The threat of harsher penalties and random audits doesn’t even make teams flinch,” the source said. “And at this point, if we investigated every possible instance of tampering, the whole league would come to a screeching halt and nothing would ever get done.”
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So the league lightly investigates the most egregiously obvious instances of tampering — like the recent investigations into the Philadelphia 76ers for their free agent deals with James Harden, P.J. Tucker and Danuel House Jr., and the New York Knicks for their pursuit and landing of Dallas Mavericks free agent Jalen Brunson — or slaps violators on the wrist for public comments.What happens if the league decides in the case of the Sixers or the Knicks that there were tampering violations committed? The league could impose fines of up to $10 million. The league might do that and the team would gladly pay the fines. The league could force either team to forfeit draft picks, but again, a future second-round pick is not making anyone bat an eye.“If I can get an All-Star on a long-term deal for the price of a future second-rounder, you bet I’m going to do it,” a team executive said.And who actually gets punished when draft picks are forfeited?A league investigation into the 2021 deals that saw Kyle Lowry join the Miami Heat and Lonzo Ball sent to the Chicago Bulls resulted in the forfeiture of a second-round pick from each team. That’s why the 2022 NBA draft only had 58 picks selected rather than the traditional 60.Teams never bank on being able to find a future Hall of Famer in the second round of the draft, and more often than not second-rounders are used as low-level asset capital. So those penalties didn’t hurt the Heat or Bulls at all.But there are two players who could have been drafted, two collegiate prospects who dreamed of having their name called on draft night, who could have used being drafted in the second round to launch a career, who didn’t get that opportunity and were punished for a situation that they were never even close to.Should a 19-year-old kid and his parents have that moment taken away from them because of a handshake agreement made before that young prospect was even eligible to be drafted? No. But that’s the way the system works.“You’re never going to stop tampering,” one team executive told the Deseret News. “Even if the penalties were massive and held more weight, you can’t stop people from talking. It’s never going to happen.”
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Part of the problem is that the league does not govern agents, the player’s union (NBPA) does, and rightfully so. The agents work for the players and are supposed to always be working in the best interest of the players.Team executives, governed by the NBA, according to the letter of the law are not supposed to talk to player representatives outside of the rules that are in the NBA’s constitution and collective bargaining agreement. But there is not a front-office employee that is going to hang up on an agent that wants to talk about the future of their client.“If they don’t talk to the agents and they follow all of the rules, there is another GM that will answer the phone,” a league staffer said. “So you’re going to lose out on a deal or get behind the ball? No way. The way things are set up now, you have to play beyond the rules just to be able to do the job.”I’m not going to pretend that I have all the answers. But frankly, it’s not my job to.The NBA and NBPA’s current collective bargaining agreement runs through the 2023-24 season and it seems like that would be the perfect time for owners, executives, league representatives, agents and the NBPA to discuss possible solutions.Multiple front office executives that I spoke to said that one major thing they support is moving the beginning of free agency to before the NBA draft and that they welcome discussions on other solutions that would cut down on tampering or fix the current system. Multiple players who spoke on condition of anonymity said that all of their own deals had been worked out and agreed to before the beginning of free agency and they don’t understand why the rules are even in place. Multiple staffers and executives from the league office said they are open to changes as well and would prefer a system that wasn’t so blatantly ignored.The rules that currently stipulate when and where teams can discuss contracts do not work. The punishments are either too lax or hurt the wrong people and when violators are punished the rest of the league laughs because they know that no one is following the rules. At some point, the NBA and NBPA needs to fix a broken system that operates as more of a joke than it does anything else.
Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson reacts during Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco, Friday, May 20, 2022. Brunson, who victimized the Utah Jazz in a first-round series, is now a member of the New York Knicks.Jed Jacobsohn, Associated Press
This image, taken Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, by environmental group Sea Shepherd, shows a Beluga whale in the Seine river in Notre Dame de la Garenne, west of Paris. French environmentalists said Monday efforts to feed a dangerously thin Beluga whale that has strayed into the Seine River have failed so far. Experts are now seeking ways to get the animal out of the river lock where it is now stuck.Sea Shepherd via Associated Press
After being stuck in the Seine River in France for more than a week, a 13-foot Beluga whale died while being transported back to sea.How did the Beluga whale get stuck in France?
The whale swam into the river and got stuck on Aug. 2 in Saint-Pierre-La-Garenne, a lock 45 miles northwest of Paris that contains freshwater. It’s still not clear where he came from or why he swam into the river. Healthy adult Beluga whales are around 13 to 20 feet long and weigh about 2,000 to 2,500 pounds, per National Geographic.This Beluga weighed in at a low 1,800 pounds, dangerously underweight because of a digestive issue he was experiencing, according to USA Today.
In this aerial image, taken by a drone from the environmental group Sea Shepherd, shows a Beluga whale in the Seine river in Saint-Pierre-la-Garenne region, west of Paris, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022.Sea Shepherd via Assosiated Press
What happened to the Beluga whale in France?
The animal was euthanized while being transported to a saltwater pool in Normandy, due to deteriorating health conditions.“During the trip, the veterinarians noted a deterioration in its condition, particularly in its respiratory activity, and we were able to see that the animal was in pain, not breathing enough,” Florence Ollivet-Courtois, veterinarian at the fire and rescue service, said in a public statement, per USA Today. “The suffering was obvious for the animal, so it was important to release its tension.”The operation included 80 people, working as divers, scientists, police and firefighters, attempting to save the whale from being stuck, per The Washington Post. Ollivet-Courtois said the attempt to move the whale was the last chance to try to save him because if he was left there, “he was doomed to a certain death.”
Have whales been rescued in similar missions before?
This is hardly the first attempt to rescue a trapped whale. In 1988, three gray whales got trapped under sea ice in Barrow, Alaska. The whales captivated the world and launched an effort to save the whales that involved the Alaska National Guard and the U.S. Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and —despite tension between the U.S. and the Soviet Union — the Soviet Union also joined the mission.“Operation Breakthrough” was a million-dollar operation to drill holes into the ice so that the whales could breathe on their journey out of the ice, back to the sea, according to National Geographic.Unfortunately, the smallest and weakest whale did not survive the journey. A movie starring Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski, called “Big Miracle,” was based on the events and was released in 2012.
President Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, speaks during a worldwide devotional for young adults at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Sunday, May 15, 2022.Mengshin Lin, Deseret News
Green Bay Packers QB Jordan Love runs a drill at the NFL team’s practice field Saturday, July 30, 2022, in Green Bay, Wis.Morry Gash, Associated Press
It’s been a good training camp thus far for third-year Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love.The former Utah State star, and the Packers’ first-round draft pick in 2020, has earned praise from both his coaches and the media during camp, and those encouraging words extended by the franchise’s general manager on Wednesday.“I think he’s really stacked days and I think you’re starting to see a little more consistency,” Brian Gutekunst said during a press conference, per NBC Sports, two days ahead of the Packers’ preseason opener against the San Francisco 49ers. “I think you always saw the flashes. I think you’re seeing more consistent day-to-day decision-making, confidence in letting it loose when he sees it and not hesitating or maybe thinking twice.”
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Love has had limited situations to play in the past, after his rookie season was impacted by COVID-19 — the NFL canceled the preseason that year — and he missed time during the 2021 preseason with a shoulder injury.“I know (Packers head coach Matt LaFleur) talked a lot about just kind of things are slowing down for him a little bit. But one of the things I’ve seen is when he recognizes it, trusting it, and then just really kind of being more violent with his throws, or more intent in what he’s doing,” Gutekunst said.
Love will earn the start against the 49ers on Friday (6:30 p.m. MDT) in a game that will be televised on the NFL Network.During the 2021 preseason, Love completed 68.5% of his passes for 271 yards, one touchdown and one interception in just about a game and a half of play.He also started one game during the regular season last year, when All-Pro Aaron Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19. Love completed 19 of 34 passes for 190 yards, one touchdown and an interception in a 13-7 loss to Kansas City.Friday’s game gives Love another chance to show the Packers what he can do with live game reps, one year before the team must decide what to do with his fifth-year option.“Certainly, we’d like to score,” Gutekunst said, of his expectations for Love this weekend. “But I think just be productive with the opportunities you’re given. Every play, there’s going to be different opportunities and just making the right decisions, getting in and out of the huddle, but making plays when they’re there to be made.”
BYU coach Kalani Sitake looks on during practice Aug. 6, 2022, in Provo. The Cougars open the season Saturday, Sept. 3, at South Florida.Jaren Wilkey, BYU Photo
This article was first published in the Cougar Insiders newsletter. Sign up to receive the newsletter in your inbox each Tuesday night.One lever BYU coach Kalani Sitake is pulling during the early portion of fall camp is keeping competition for positions stoked. This is important to keep players focused and engaged in practices and give meaningful reps to serious contenders for the three-deep and traveling team to South Florida the first week of September.The Cougars have one week of practice under their belts and are a week away from giving potential starters and backups most of the reps. Cougar Insiders predictions
Here’s the question of the week: In a column earlier this week, I wrote that it would be disappointing if BYU didn’t have at least three offensive linemen drafted in the next few years. Is this a legitimate projection or just wishful thinking? Jay Drew: I think the assessment that there are at least three offensive linemen on this year’s BYU football team likely to be drafted in the coming years is spot on. In fact, it might be a tad low. There could easily be five players drafted if guys continue to progress.For starters, left guard Clark Barrington and left tackle Blake Freeland seem like sure bets. Versatile player Campbell Barrington and center Connor Pay also seem like good prospects, with a little more seasoning. Then there is Oregon transfer Kingsley Suamataia, the former Orem High product whom OL coach Darrell Funk and OC Aaron Roderick raved about after practice Monday.“Freakish athleticism,” Roderick said of Suamataia. “I have never seen anything like it. Ever. He’s the best athlete I have ever seen on an offensive line. He’s a very talented guy.”Funk said Monday there are eight guys on the O-line that could easily start if the season began tomorrow. That’s high praise.Dick Harmon: My reasoning for this prediction is based on the fact Blake Freeland and Campbell Barrington are listed by Pro Football Network’s preseason offensive line honors as two of the top linemen in the country and Freeland is a top-10 guy. I believe that translates into both being drafted. Then you have a group of linemen that could move into that category in the coming two or three seasons. These guys included the center Connor Pay, freshman Kingsley Suamataia, and JC All-American from Snow College Lisala Tai. There are others, including Harris LaChance and Brayden Keim who are both 6-8 and more than 300 pounds.Many are not aware of the talents of the Snow transfer, Tai, who is from Inglewood, California. He is 6-7, 336, and Butch Pau’u, the former Cougar linebacker who is coaching at Snow, said Tai is scary quick on his feet. With that size and explosive ability, he could be the sleeper in the room.Cougar tales
With Gunner Romney and Dallin Holker, proven talent taking a few reps and practices off, offensive coordinator Aaron Roderick explains how “load management” figures into fall practices in this piece by Jay Drew. Here is what other coaches are saying about BYU football anonymously in Athlon’s preseason football magazine. Former All-American QB Marc Wilson explains in this piece by Dave McCann how LaVell Edwards avoided a muntiny in the McMahon-Wilson era.Here is a breakdown of BYU’s receiving group, which may be one of the deepest in memory. From the archives
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From the Twitterverse
Q: comparing what you’ve faced and seen in the SEC, How does this BYU team match up? pic.twitter.com/2d3UaorZCl— Benjamin Criddle (@CriddleBenjamin) August 9, 2022
Washington has as many final appearances as BYU's 19 in the final AP Poll over the last 50 years, but that's despite having 18 more preseason head starts. https://t.co/DsSh2pf2gu— CougarStats (@CougarStats) August 8, 2022
"This dude is so stupid athletic."- CJ Uzomah on Zach Wilson pic.twitter.com/h0FCVE9gG7— Jets Videos (@snyjets) August 7, 2022
Scouting report on Jaren Hall (Pro Football Network)Three-star LB commits to BYU (BYU Insider)BYU absent from first Coaches Poll (247Sports)Fanalyst
Comments from Deseret News readers:
BYU has 14 players on the offensive line that are 6-5 or taller and 12 of them are over 300 pounds. These guys are absolute monsters and many of them are highly regarded. You know they’re legit when five-star transfer Kingsley Suamataia isn’t automatically penciled in as a starter to start the season.BYU will be in every game they play if they stay healthy — and maybe even if they don’t, because BYU finally has quality depth.
These articles are written every year it seems like. I can’t tell you how many times I have read about BYU having the best O-line in the past 5 years, no 10 years, no 50 years! ... and then BYU goes out and scores 20 points on Idaho State. I hope it is true, but preseason promises count about as much as preseason touchdowns.
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BYU coach Kalani Sitake speaks to his team during fall camp Aug. 6, 2022, in Provo.Jaren Wilkey, BYU Photo
One of Apple American Group’s 436 Applebee’s locations pictured in this undated Business Wire photos.Business Wire via Associated Press
Applebee’s and IHOP have raised their menu prices this year while also reporting an increase in sales. The reason? Instead of focusing on absolute prices this year, the restaurants are moving to make an emphasis on the value of their products, according to CNN.At all times, “both of our brands ... position themselves as value-oriented,” Dine Brands CEO John Peyton said while discussing quarterly results during an analyst call.
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“Delicious food and generous portions in a wonderful environment at an affordable and approachable price at times like these, when economics are tough for our guests, our brands have particular expertise,” Peyton said.In April, May and June, sales at the two chains, owned by Dine Brands, grew about 6% to 8% among households earning over $75,000 per year, according to Peyton. The rise in business “suggests to us that guests that often dine at more expensive restaurants are finding Applebee’s and IHOP because of their well-known value position,” Peyton said in the analyst call. Their emphasis on value is “why we perform well during tough times like this,” he said. Peyton also said that both of the brands had relatively good results during the 2008 recession.Both restaurants saw their sales drop a few percentage points for people earning under $50,000 a year. “We assume that they’ve left us for lower-cost options,” Peyton said, adding that those losses didn’t drag down the company’s quarterly results. CNN reported that sales at Applebee’s rose 1.8% in the quarter, and IHOP restaurants saw sales go up to 3.6% in that period.
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Nation’s Restaurant News reported that Applebee’s President John Cywinski said that franchisees have raised prices about 7% over 2021.“Pricing does not occur in a vacuum in the restaurant industry,” Cywinski told analysts, “and our franchisees remain fully aware of the market share opportunity this current environment represents.” While the chains are upping their prices they continue to bring in guests with a variety of promotions. The New York Post reported that one of Applebee’s promotions include featuring a dozen shrimp for $1 with a steak entree.
Secret Service agents stand near one of the entrances to Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. Former President Donald Trump said in a lengthy statement that the FBI was conducting a search of his Mar-a-Lago estate and asserted that agents had broken open a safe.Andres Leiva, The Palm Beach Post via Associated Press
On Monday the FBI performed a search warrant on former President Donald Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, surprising many Americans. Perhaps just as surprising is the fact that the news came from Trump via a post on his media site Truth Social, not the FBI.Trump was clearly affronted. “This unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate,” he wrote. “It is prosecutorial misconduct, the weaponization of the Justice System, and an attack by Radical Left Democrats who desperately don’t want me to run for President in 2024.”Since the raid, a debate has raged on whether the raid constituted overreach by the FBI and the Department of Justice. The chief question is, is it legal to search a former president’s home?
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While the FBI and Justice Department have remained tight-lipped about the search, people close to the investigation told The Washington Post the agents were looking for documents that should have been returned to the National Archives when Trump’s term ended.Under the Presidential Records Act of 1978 records pertaining to an administration’s work belong to the public sector. This law was passed after President Richard Nixon refused to give back White House records during the Watergate scandal. Presidents or their staff — including the vice president — cannot keep records, such as memos and meeting notes, created during their time in office. The act specifies that if an administration wants to destroy records, it must first get the approval of the U.S. archivist, who manages the National Archives.These seem to be the types of records the FBI was looking for. A person involved with the situation told CNN that the agents searched Trump’s office and personal quarters. “They even broke into my safe!” he said on Truth Social. It’s not the first time the FBI has looked for documents in Trump’s estate. In February, FBI agents retrieved 15 boxes of documents from Mar-a-Lago that should have been returned to federal custody. This search placed Trump under a federal investigation for allegedly mishandling classified documents.Was the raid legal?
Trump has claimed the search was “prosecutorial misconduct.” This morning he went further, hinting that documents could have been planted in his home by the FBI. “Everyone was asked to leave the premises, they wanted to be left alone, without any witnesses to see what they were doing, taking or hopefully not, ‘planting.’ Why did they STRONGLY insist on having nobody watch them, everybody out?”The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects citizens from “unreasonable searches and seizures by the government,” so, in order for the FBI to obtain a search warrant, they need reasonable and probable cause, and have to get permission from a federal judge or magistrate. The standard for obtaining a warrant that targets a president is higher. In February 2020, Attorney General William Barr issued restrictions on launching investigations into politically sensitive individuals to avoid interfering with elections or favoring any particular candidates. Barr stated that no investigation can be opened against a presidential or vice presidential candidate without the permission of the attorney general.Though a warrant has not been made public, it’s reasonable to think the search was approved by Attorney General Merrick Garland. The White House also disclosed that the FBI did not give President Joe Biden a heads up about the operation, indicating it happened independently.What are Trump’s options?
One argument Trump’s lawyers could use is that recovered documents fall under executive privilege. This privilege gives presidents and those in the executive branch discretion to withhold certain information from the legislative branch and the courts. Presidents invoke executive privilege to shield advisers from testifying in a case against them. Trump’s lawyers and the DOJ have clashed over this before.Some records could potentially qualify for executive privilege if they were part of counsel given to Trump as president. The privilege, however, is decided on a case-by-case basis. For example, during the Watergate scandal President Richard Nixon tried to claim that the recordings he took from the White House fell under the private sector and that he had a right to withhold that information, but the Supreme Court disagreed. Whether a former president qualifies for executive privilege is also uncertain.Trump’s legal team also could argue that Trump considered the records to be private, and therefore he was under no obligation to return them to the National Archives. The burden of proof that Trump was aware that the records were classified or belonged in the public sector would likely fall on the prosecutors.What happens next?
Some observers have suggested that the raid may hurt Trump’s political future. If incriminating documents are found in Trump’s home, and if the investigation leads to a conviction, the former president would be prevented from ever holding office again. U.S. law states that if someone is charged with obstructing or mishandling federal documents, that person “shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States.”
BYU defensive lineman Gabe Summers (98) rushes the passer as Virginia center Olusegun Oluwatimi (55) tries to block him in the first half durning a college football game against Virginia Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Provo.George Frey, Associated Press
Leading up to the 2022 college football season, Rivals has been ranking the top transfer portal additions in each conference, starting with the SEC, and continuing Wednesday with the Big Ten.The SEC transfer rankings included former Roy/Corner Canyon High School quarterback Jaxson Dart. Dart transferred from USC to Ole Miss during the offseason and is viewed as significant enough an addition for the Rebels to rank No. 2 among all transfers to or in the SEC, behind only former LSU cornerback Eli Ricks, who is now with Alabama.The top rated transfer into the Big Ten has ties to Utah too, if much more tenuous.No. 1 on Rivals’ list of transfers into the Big Ten this offseason is former Virginia center Olusegun Oluwatimi, a two-star recruit coming out of DeMatha Catholic High School in 2017 who has developed into one of the best offensive linemen in the county under former Virginia (and BYU coach) Bronco Mendenhall.
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A semifinalist for the Rimington Trophy last season — awarded to the player considered to be the best center in college football — Oluwatimi entered the transfer portal just four days after Mendenhall abruptly resigned at Virginia.Oluwatimi eventually settled on Michigan, and with his addition, the Wolverines are once again expected to have one of, if not the best offensive lines in the country (Michigan won the Joe Moore Award last season, awarded to the nation’s best offensive line).“It is expected that Oluwatimi will step in right away and start for Michigan,” Rivals’ Davis Moseley wrote. “The Wolverines captured the Joe Moore Award (top offensive line unit) last season and now have seemingly upgraded at the center spot while returning three other starters. “Oluwatimi performed at an All-American level last season and was recently named to ESPN’s preseason All-America first team. Oluwatimi should be in the conversation for the best center in the country.”
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Definition: (noun) A person from a foreign country; a foreigner.
Synonyms: alien, foreigner, noncitizen.
Usage: As long as the number of outlanders remained small, the natives were friendly toward them. Discuss
As Los Angeles, California, became a hub for the production of munitions and supplies during World War II, thousands of African Americans moved to the city to work. Massive suburban growth in Los Angeles after the war, however, created or exacerbated a variety of urban problems. In 1965, the African-American community of Watts was the site of six days of race rioting that left 34 people dead and caused extensive property damage. What happened on the evening of August 11 to trigger the riots? Discuss