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Staples’ still important Saturday takeaway: Ranking 13 CFP-eligible teams, blind-resume style

Every Saturday night, Andy Staples and Ari Wasserman react to the weekend’s slate of games on The Andy Staples Show & Friends. On Mondays, Andy revisits his and Ari’s biggest takeaway from Saturday night’s instant reaction. This week: Ari gave everyone homework — rank the 13 teams eligible for the College Football Playoff. The only …

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How 'House of the Dragon' made an important change to this tragic death in the season one finale

How ‘House of the Dragon’ made an important change to this tragic death in the season one finale

Warning: Major spoilers ahead for the “House of the Dragon” season one finale. In Sunday’s finale, Aemond Targaryen and Lucerys Velaryon came to blows in an unexpected way. This tracks with the approach of adding depth or different motivations to the story in “Fire and Blood.” Loading Something is loading. Thanks for signing up! Access …

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Matt Rhule's firing yields an important lesson for college coaches in the NFL

Matt Rhule’s firing yields an important lesson for college coaches in the NFL

A busy Monday in the NFL, with the first coaching change of 2022 in the books… Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports • Maybe the best lesson to take from Matt Rhule’s 38-game run as Panthers coach—you don’t go forever to figure out your quarterback situation. And, eventually, if you’re unstable at the most important position on …

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Home purchase cancellations are above 15% for the second straight month.  It's important to know the financial repercussions

Home purchase cancellations are above 15% for the second straight month. It’s important to know the financial repercussions

Steve Pfost | Newsday | Getty Images Amid higher interest rates and a softening housing market, home buyers are continuing to back out of purchase contracts at an elevated rate. About 64,000 home-purchase agreements were canceled in August, according to a new report from Redfin. That’s equal to 15.2% of home contracts initiated during the …

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'House of the Dragon' Fans Have Noticed a Very Important 'Game of Thrones' Inconsistency

‘House of the Dragon’ Fans Have Noticed a Very Important ‘Game of Thrones’ Inconsistency

Photo credit: HBO Everyone and their dog watched the premiere episode of House of the DragonHBO’s Game of Thrones prequel. But did you (or your dog!) catch the not-so-subtle references to the original series? Focusing on the “Age of Dragons,” a period of time in Westeros when the Targaryen family reigned, House of the Dragon …

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The NFL wants Jon Gruden's lawsuit to go away;  here's why it's important it doesn't

The NFL wants Jon Gruden’s lawsuit to go away; here’s why it’s important it doesn’t

We can confidently speculate on its reasons, but the NFL really wants Jon Gruden to shut up and go away. Which puts me in the supremely uncomfortable position of … having to root for Gruden to dig in and keep fighting the league? Ugh. What a downright icky realization. Let me explain: In court filings …

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Tim Benz: 1st Pirates Hall of Fame class has an important inclusion, a glaring omission and a contentious debate

Looking at the list of inaugural Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Fame inductees, my immediate thought was that the decision makers involved got one important name right, one omission glaringly wrong, and there is one debate that could get harder to reconcile the longer the player in question stay out. In all, the Pirates inducted 19 …

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Humanized Yeast: Scientists Create Yeast With Important Human Genes

Humanized Yeast: Scientists Create Yeast With Important Human Genes

Daran-Lapujade’s lab took human DNA (in red) encoding core functions in muscle cells and inserted it into the DNA (chromosomes in purple) of a yeast cell (in yellow). The humanized yeast can be used as a tool for medical studies, for example in drug screening and cancer research. Credit: Ella Maru Studio / Pascale Daran-Lapujade …

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