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One of These Women Should Succeed Trevor Noah as ‘Daily Show’ Host

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyThe last time Comedy Central was on the hunt for a new host of The Daily Show, some of the biggest names in comedy were being thrown around as possible replacements for Jon Stewart. Amy Poehler reportedly delivered the “quickest no in history,” Chris Rock considered doing it for just one season, and Amy Schumer told The Daily Beast that she was tempted but couldn’t imagine being tied to a nightly gig. Seven years later, Trevor Noah, the then-relatively unknown South African comedian who ultimately landed the coveted gig, has shocked fans—and according to sources behind the scenes, his own staff—by announcing his imminent departure to pursue stand-up and other opportunities. Let the speculation begin! at The Daily Beast. ...r...

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UCLA takes down No. 15 Washington in a statement win

PASADENA — Most of the talk around the Pac-12 this week was about Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr., and how he was leading the nation’s top offense into the Rose Bowl against the Bruins. The other quarterback on the field Friday night had other thoughts. In a battle of fifth-year quarterbacks leading unbeaten teams, Dorian Thompson-Robinson put on a show as UCLA beat No. 15 Washington, 40-32. The Bruins (5-0 overall, 2-0 Pac-12) improved to 5-0 for the first time since 2013, scored their first regular-season win against a Top-15 team since 2014 and should be a strong candidate to enter the Top 25 poll next week ahead of games against No. 12 Utah and No. 13 Oregon. Thompson-Robinson finished 24-of-33 passing for 315 yards with three touchdowns and added 53 yards rushing and another

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High school football: Skyridge beats Lone Peak

Skyridge took down Lone Peak 31-30 Friday evening in a thrilling Region 4 showdown, using three fourth-quarter touchdowns to come from behind and defeat the reigning 6A state champions. The Falcons faced a 20-point deficit with under 11 minutes to play in the final quarter. A strong defensive effort and great special teams play helped Skyridge turn things around and finish on top.  “We were able to capitalize on a couple mistakes and make a couple plays on our end to finish the game,” Skyridge head coach Jon Lehman said. Falcon senior Smith Snowden helped spark his team’s comeback victory playing defense, offense, and special teams. His biggest play came on a 96-yard kick return that pulled the Falcons back within two scores in the fourth quarter.  “I just saw light,” Snowden said of his k

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New WWE White Rabbit QR code: Three Little Pigs, Azazel, Bray Wyatt sign and more

Is Bray Wyatt the White Rabbit? (Picture: WWE)The mystery of the White Rabbit continued to play out on SmackDown last night as WWE keeps fans guessing. With speculation mounting that Bray Wyatt could be make a sensational return to the company over a year after he was shockingly released, WWE has teased fans over the past couple of weeks with cryptic clues. Friday night was no different, with yet another QR code, this time leading to a video of Disney’s Three Little Pigs animated from 1933. The cartoon – which was interspersed with images of butchered pigs – included a Morse code message which spelled out ‘AZAZEL REBORN’. Another clue hidden this week was a white rabbit graphic featuring the message TS_S10E6, brilliantly referencing to an episode of The Simpsons which feature...

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ICYMI: The economy, Russia and Hurricane Ian – this week’s five top stories, explained

Ooof. (Pictures: Getty/Reuters PA)Look the news has been unpleasant to read for a few years now, but at least it’s consistent. Everyone loves an apocalyptic film and, as you will see as you read on, that is exactly the movie set we’ve all been dumped on. Directed by Vladimir Putin, produced by something called a ‘gilt’, with the main characters played by all of us. To top it off, and with no satirical metaphor to introduce it: More than 30 Weatherspoon pubs are closing. It’s rough. Economic chaos You will have spent the last week or so waking up to notifications about the pound slumping, high inflation, government bonds tanking and the Bank of England having to step in to stabilise the British economy. Now, many of these terms mean very little to us mere ground-floor-o...

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Emmerdale spoiler videos reveal Aaron’s return scenes, Mack secret lover shock and Chas’ horror

Shock returns and ultimatums are the centre of an unmissable week in Emmerdale (Picture: ITV)With October officially upon us, expect Emmerdale to be nothing short of unmissable over the next few weeks, as the ITV soap approaches its 50th anniversary. The excitement is most definitely real. The long-running serial drama will reach the milestone birthday in a matter of weeks, and next week really sees things ramp up the pace as not one, but two familiar faces arrive back in the eponymous village. We’re talking about Aaron Dingle (Danny Miller) and Tracy Metcalfe (Amy Walsh) of course, and you can catch a little preview of the former’s comeback below. Desperate for a sneak peek of all the drama to come?  We thought you might be, and thus we’ve got three brand new preview...

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Coronation Street spoiler video: Glenda deliberately sabotages Jenny so she can become quiz host?

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Jenny Connor (Sally Ann Matthews) is rushed to hospital in a new Coronation Street clip, thanks to Glenda’s (Jodie Prenger) poor health and safety management. Being the new girl at the pub is no excuse for skipping out that all important safety training, as Glenda finds out when a wet patch on the floor sends Jenny head over heels. Literally. It’s the first pub quiz after the mysterious ‘disappearance’ of Leo (Joe Frost), and Jenny is dressed to impress. Meanwhile, Glenda has adorned her apron and is mopping up a spillage by the bar. She takes no heed when Tyrone (Alan Halsall) suggests that she needs a wet floor sign, wh...

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Big Narstie on ‘no filter’ friendship with Ed Sheeran, bargain shopping and making it in America

Big Narstie might just be one of the most unfiltered celebrities around – so it’s no surprise he refuses to gloss over the truth with his bestie Ed Sheeran, despite the singer’s superstar status.  The grime star and comedian – real name Tyrone Mark Lindo, has collaborated with Ed and American rapper Papoose on new single Groundwork making for a rather unlikely trio with each coming from different worlds.  It’s a punchy, catchy, synth-laden track with slick wordplay from all parties.  ‘Refer to me, King Kunta, king of Zamunda / I want the gyal with enormous bunda,’ is quite a bar if we ever did hear one.  Narstie, 36, has been a firm fixture in the UK grime and rap scene for the best part of two decades, but has in recent years made a name for himself in the TV space thanks to h

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Pittsburg’s ground game gashes McClymonds in a Pirates win

PITTSBURG – Elijah Bow never seemed to ‘go off,’ but he never seemed to have a bad carry either. In other words, Bow was consistently excellent in Pittsburg’s 39-21 win over McClymonds. Across 33 carries, the sophomore ran for 183 yards and a touchdown. While there were few highlight-reel runs or carries that left a mass of defenders strewn across the turf, the halfback did have a large collection of chain-moving bursts that kept Pittsburg’s offense on the field. The Pirates ran for 204 yards on the ground. “We committed to the run, and during our bye week we hammered our line to get back to the basics,” Pittsburg coach Vic Galli said. “It seemed to work tonight, and it wasn’t a work of art but we were able to put some good drives together.” The visitors got off to as great a start as they

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Bay Area high school football: Friday’s scores, Saturday’s schedule

Friday, Sept. 30 EAST BAY Bay Valley Heritage 41, Freedom 18    Non-league De Anza def. Piedmont, forfeit Bethel 22, Benicia 12    California 38, Granada 7    Dougherty Valley 50, Vallejo 12    Dublin 39, Hayward 34    Irvington 27, Healdsburg 14    Livermore 35, College Park 8 Moreau Catholic 48, Castro Valley 31 Mt. Diablo 35, Richmond 14    San Ramon Valley 31, Foothill 7  SOUTH BAY/PENINSULA/SF BVAL West Valley Del Mar 42, San Jose 36    Mt. Pleasant 33, Hill 6    Willow Glen 35, Evergreen Valley 0    Lick at Yerba Buena, 7 p.m.    PAL/SCVAL De Anza Homestead 14, Palo Alto 10    Los Gatos 45, Milpitas 0    Wilcox 44, Mountain View 14   PAL/SCVAL Bay  Half Moon Bay 22, Menlo-Atherton 21    PAL/SCVAL Ocean Capuchino 27, Carlmont 25    San Mateo 41, Jefferson 18    Hillsdale at Terra Nov...

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Bishop Amat football, without its coach, beats Sierra Canyon in double overtime

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. Delano Franklin of Bishop Amat runs the ball against Sierra Canyon in their Mission League opener September 30, 2022.(Photo by Andy Holzman, Contributing Photographer) Bishop Amat’s Stacy Bey carries the ball against Sierra Canyon in their Mission League opener September 30, 2022.(Photo by Andy Holzman, Contributing Photographer) Terrell Cooks carries the ball for Sierra Canyon against Bishop Amat during their Mission League opener September 30, 2022.(Photo by Andy Holzman, Contributing Photographer) Bishop Amat quarterback Richie Munoz keeps the ball against Sierra Canyon in their Mission League opener September 30, 2022.(Photo by Andy Holzman, Contributing Photographer) Sierra Ca

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Dodgers pound Rockies, clinch home-field advantage through World Series

LOS ANGELES ― The Dodgers’ franchise-record 109th win of the 2022 season ended as many have before: a lopsided score and a pitching appearance by utility player Hanser Alberto. Their 10-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night came with an added bonus: home-field advantage through the end of the World Series. An eight-run outburst in the fourth inning gave starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (11-3) ample room to win his penultimate start of the regular season. Kershaw tossed six shutout innings and the Dodgers (109-48) didn’t allow a run until Alberto took the mound in the ninth inning. Cody Bellinger hit his first home run in more than a month during the fourth-inning rally, the Dodgers’ only home run before an announced crowd of 52,025 at Dodger Stadium. Mookie Betts went 3 for ...

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Giants postseason hopes technically alive after win against Arizona

SAN FRANCISCO — The odds are slimmer than slim, but the Giants have not been eliminated from playoff contention yet. The Giants’ 10-4 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night — along with a Milwaukee Brewers win and Philadelphia Phillies loss — kept alive their season. That the second game of the Phillies’ double-header on Friday was rained out helped a bit, too. But the Giants will need to win out their remaining five games and the Phillies and Brewers must lose all of their games for the Giants to make the postseason. Unlikely, sure, but adds some spice to the remainder of the season. The Giants will play two more against the Diamondbacks before a final road trip to face the San Diego Padres, who are clinging onto a second NL wild card spot. To keep their season alive, the G...

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School Football Games in Two Cities Rocked by Shootings

Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via GettyThe hallowed tradition of Friday night football games was disrupted by gunfire in two cities—leaving one person dead and four more wounded. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, the shots rang out during McLain High School’s homecoming game. “When Officers arrived, we found two victims amongst the crowd of hundreds. One 17-year-old male was pronounced dead at the scene. Another 17-year-old was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, but has improved to stable condition at this time,” Tulsa police said in a statement. at The Daily Beast. ...read more Source:: The Daily Beast...

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St. Francis football dominates Paraclete

LA CANADA —  The St. Francis High football team and Devyn Turner emphatically welcomed the Paraclete Spirits to the Angelus League with 31-point victory on Homecoming night. A three-touchdown performance by Turner secured a 45-14 victory at Jim Bonds Stadium on Friday night. The Knights (3-3, 1-0) outgained the Spirit (0-6, 0-1) — 402 yards of offense to 255 yards — thanks in large part to the dynamic tandem of Turner, an Allen High School (Texas) transfer, and quarterback Jack Jacobs. The duo combined for five of the six touchdowns and combined for 356 yards of total offense. Turner, who finished with three touchdowns and 159 yards running, and Jacobs, who threw for two touchdowns and 197 yards on 10-of-11 attempts, came out midway through the third quarter after the Knights went up by se

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