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WATCH: Blues goalie blows his top vs. Sharks as he leaves ice

SAN JOSE — St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington did not have a fun night at SAP Center on Saturday. And when he got pulled from the game midway through the second period after he allowed his fourth goal, he didn’t go quietly. Binnington was pulled by Blues coach Craig Berube shortly after San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane scored at the 10:34 mark of the second period. As Binnington skated toward the St. Louis bench, judging from his body language, he must have heard someone from the Sharks bench say something in his direction. Binnington circled back, shoved defenseman Radim Simek, who was standing in front of the Sharks bench, before he skated away. But Binnington wasn’t done. Since there’s no room for the backup goalie on the visitors’ bench at SAP Center, Binnington had to skate...

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Virginia lawmakers vote to legalize marijuana in 2024

By Denise Lavoie and Sarah Rankin | Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia lawmakers gave final approval Saturday to a bill that will legalize marijuana for adult recreational use, but not until 2024, when retail sales of the drug would also begin. With a compromise bill clearing the House and Senate, Virginia becomes the first Southern state to vote to legalize marijuana, joining 15 other states and the District of Columbia. The legislation now goes to Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, who supports legalization. The bill was a top priority for Democrats, who framed legalization as a necessary step to end the disparate treatment of people of color under current marijuana laws. But talks between Democrats in the House and Senate grew tense in recent days, and a compromise version of the mas

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Bronson Barron shines in debut, Weber State beats Idaho State 49-21

Weber State quarterback Bronson Barron (10) threw for four touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 49-21 victory over Idaho State at Holt Arena in Pocatello, Idaho, on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. | Robert Casey, Weber State athleticsPOCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Bronson Barron passed for 312 yards and four touchdowns in his college debut, and Weber State beat Idaho State 49-21 in the spring season and Big Sky Conference opener for both teams on Saturday night. Josh Davis ran 11 times for 106 yards and a touchdown and caught five passes for 69 yards and a score for the Wildcats, ranked No. 4 in the Football Championship Subdivision. Dontae McMillan ran for two TDs and Rashid Shaheed had a pair of TD receptions. Barron was 17-of-27 passing and ran for 42 yards. Wyoming transfer Tyler Vander Waal was 17 of 42 f...

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SNL Gives Fox News Something to Love by Roasting Dr. Fauci, Dem Govs

This past week, Fox News finally lost its collective mind over Saturday Night Live’s reluctance to parody Joe Biden the way the show hammered Donald Trump for the previous four years. And while that trend continued on the latest episode, SNL did give any conservative viewers out there something to love by taking on not only Dr. Anthony Fauci but also a trio of Democratic governors in a cold open game show called “So You Think You Can Get the Vaccine.” “The vaccine rollout is going strong, but it is also very confusing,” Kate McKinnon’s Fauci said at the top of the sketch. “Who can get it? How? When? Where is it? Do both doses go in the same arm or different arms or what? I don’t know!” at The Daily Beast. ...read more Source:: The Daily Beast...

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Human body found on fire in Park Manor alley

A human body was found on fire Feb. 27, 2021, in an alley in the 7200 block of South Perry Avenue. | Sun-Times file photoThe sex or age of the victim remains unknown because of the severity of the burns. A human body was found on fire in an alley Saturday in Park Manor on the South Side. About 9:15 p.m., police and Chicago fire personnel responded to a fire in an alley in the 7200 block of South Perry Avenue, Chicago police said. Once the fire was extinguished, the object that was on fired was found to be a human body laying face down. The person was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The sex or age of the victim remains unknown because of the severity of the burns. Area One detectives are investigating. ...read more Source:: Chicago Sun Times...

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3 keys in the BYU Cougars’ 65-51 win over the Saint Mary’s Gaels

Brigham Young Cougars forward Matt Haarms (3) shoots the ball against Saint Mary’s forward Matthias Tass (11) during a game against the Saint Mary’s Gaels in Provo on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. | Annie Barker, Deseret NewsBYU ended its regular season on a high note, beating Saint Mary’s 65-51 on Senior Night at the Marriott Center on Saturday. Here are three takeaways from the game: The Cougars and Gaels both struggled with their shooting in the first half, but the Cougars (19-5, 9-3 West Coast Conference) were scorching in the second half, shooting 66.7%. That allowed BYU to outshoot Saint Mary’s 42.6% to 33.3% for the game. After the Gaels (13-8, 4-6 WCC) trimmed the BYU lead to 34-30 with 16:02 to play, the Cougars scored 14 of the game’s next 16 points to take control. BYU had a 43-33 ...

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Why this Utah Jazz Gaming star isn’t humble

Splashy appears in a photo for Utah Jazz Gaming. | Melissa Majchrzak, NBAE via Getty ImagesThe Utah Jazz Gaming squad’s top rookie, Splashy, is a popular Twitch streamer and NBA 2K MyTeam player. Here’s why he has so much confidence Splash zigs when everyone else zags. Splash — or “Splashy Edition” or “Splash Gaming,” whatever you want to call him — doesn’t spend time preaching humility. He doesn’t act modest or shy about his success. Rather, he has taken all of his success and embraces it full on. You could call Splash a professional athlete. He plays on the Utah Jazz Gaming team for the NBA 2K League — a professional esports league where gamers compete in NBA 2K. He was a highly-touted rookie who was selected first for the NBA 2K draft. But more than that, Splash is one of the most po

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Woman launches project to tell the stories of Black life in the Beehive State

Danielle Rowe does daughter Laila’s hair as her husband, Julius, helps their sons Malik, left, and Julius Jr., who is sitting behind his mother, with their schoolwork at their home in Murray on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. | Steve Griffin, Deseret News MURRAY — Danielle Rowe’s life has always been a little different. Born to a white mother and a Black father, she was adopted by a white family as an infant, then raised along with another adopted African American sister and four biological children in Utah County. “Other than (my sister), I didn’t know any other Black people. Growing up I was always the only one,” Rowe explained. “I danced in the dance club in Orem and I was the only one who looked like me, which made for its own challenges in that world. But it (happened) everywhere, I was te

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Cuomosexuality Is Dishing About Your Daughters and Creeping on Your Staffers

REUTERSAs the daughter of a father, my stomach crawled up into my throat when I read Charlotte Bennett’s account of her time working for Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Bennett is not only the same age as Cuomo’s daughters, she actually told him that in middle school she’d played sports against them. And yet, Cuomo found it appropriate—and, he says, mentorly!—to repeatedly interrogate her about her sex life, talk to her about his physical loneliness since his split from his longtime girlfriend, and advise her to get a tattoo on her butt. I specify that these feelings come up for me as the daughter of a father because men so often think it’s relevant to frame their concern for women in the context of their familial ties. Cuomo also benefited last year from situating himself as New York State’s dad-in-c...

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Wild hold off Kings’ rally, score buzzer-beater in overtime

Los Angeles Kings right wing Alex Iafallo (19) and Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon (46) battle for the puck in the first period during an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Los Angeles Kings center Trevor Moore (12) skates with the puck in front of Minnesota Wild defenseman Carson Soucy (21) in the first period during an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Los Angeles Kings left wing Andreas Athanasiou (22) is stopped by Minnesota Wild goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen (34) in the first period during an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Los Angeles Kings right wing Ale...

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How Dixie State pulled off an upset win over a ranked opponent in its Division I football debut

Dixie State captured a 26-14 victory over No. 22 Tarleton State in its Football Championship Subdivision debut on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. | Keric Seegmiller, Dixie State athleticsFormer BYU quarterback Kody Wilstead threw for 350 yards and accounted for two touchdowns, while the Dixie State defense forced Tarleton State into five turnovers Dixie State made the most of its Division I football debut Saturday, as the underdog Trailblazers knocked off No. 22 Tarleton State 26-14 at Memorial Stadium in Stephenville, Texas, in Football Championship Subdivision action. Never mind that the debut for Paul Peterson’s squad came nearly five months later than expected, with the global pandemic pushing the FCS season back to the spring. Even with the long break, the Trailblazers didn’t look rusty in

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Scores arrested as Myanmar police disperse anti-coup rally

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police fired tear gas and water cannons and there were reports of gunfire Sunday in Myanmar’s largest city where another anti-coup protest was underway with scores of students and other demonstrators hauled away in police trucks. The violence erupted early morning when medical students were marching in Yangon’s streets near the Hledan Center intersection, which has become the gathering point for protesters who then fan out to other parts of the city. Footage showed protesters running away from police as they charged at them, and residents setting up makeshift roadblocks to slow their advance. Nearby, residents were pleading with police to release those they picked up from the street and shoved into police trucks to be taken away. There was no immediate word on casual

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Canelo Alvarez stops Avni Yildirim in third round after one-sided beatdown to set up Billy Joe Saunders clash

Canelo eases to victory in Miami (Picture: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom)Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has secured a dominant victory over Avni Yildirim to remain on course for a unification bout with Billy Joe Saunders. Alvarez secured the 55th victory of his professional career to defend his WBC and WBA super middleweight titles after a third round stoppage at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. Having swept aside the previously undefeated Callum Smith in December, the Mexican superstar is now cleaning to house in 2021, with WBO champion Saunders now in his sights for the Cinco de Mayo weekend in May. Yildirim, who entered the contest with two defeats on his record to Anthony Dirrell and Chris Eubank Jr, was expected to start quickly as the contest’s rank outsider having enjoyed succes...

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Does Australia’s ‘preferred’ status for 2032 Olympics affect Utah’s hopes for another Games?

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, left, shakes hands with Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates at the AOC annual general meeting in Sydney on May 4, 2019. The IOC named Brisbane, Australia, its preferred bid for the 2032 Summer Games on Wednesday. | Rick Rycroft, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — International Olympic Committee leaders named Brisbane, Australia, its preferred bid for the 2032 Summer Games this week, but there was no talk about Salt Lake City or other places pursuing the Winter Games in 2030. “I would like to emphasize that this recommendation and this decision is not a decision against anybody,” IOC President Thomas Bach said during a virtual news conference held after Wednesday’s monthly executive committee meeting. “This is just a decis

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LA police probe fire, vandalism at Japanese Buddhist temple

Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Authorities are investigating vandalism and a fire at a Buddhist temple in the Little Tokyo section of downtown Los Angeles. Surveillance video caught a man jumping the security fences at the Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple on Thursday night, smashing a 12-foot-high glass window with a rock, yanking a pair of metallic lanterns off their concrete bases and lighting two wooden lantern stands on fire, the temple’s head priest told the Los Angeles Times. “Your first feelings are those of disappointment and sadness to see what happened,” said the Rev. Noriaki Ito. “I don’t know the motives, but it looks like we were targeted. The only relief I find is that no one was hurt.” The incident comes amid a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans. The advocacy group...

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