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U.S. Stocks Fall as Flynn Said to Implicate Trump: Markets Wrap

U.S. stocks fell the most since August and Treasuries rose the most in three months on a report that Michael Flynn would say that President Donald Trump directed him to contact Russians. The S&P 500 Index fell 1.5 percent, while gold futures surged more than 1 percent and 10-year Treasury yields plunged nine basis points. Bloomberg’s dollar index sank 0.5 percent as investors flocked to the yen. Financial markets quickly assumed a risk-off stance, with haven assets surging as Flynn’s earlier plea to lying to federal agents about conversations with Russia’s ambassador marked the first time Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation reached into Trump’s inner circle in the White House. “I don’t know if it’s shocking, at least not since Flynn cut off communications a couple weeks ago,...

Hue: ‘Heck yeah’ Gordon will start vs. Chargers

5:52 PM ET BEREA, Ohio — Hue Jackson doesn’t want to oversell the return of Josh Gordon on Sunday when the Cleveland Browns play the Los Angeles Chargers, but his eyes grow wide every time the wide receiver is mentioned. “Am I comfortable saying [he will start]? Heck yeah,” Jackson said. “Are you kidding me? Yeah he’s gonna start, right away.” Will Gordon be on a pitch count? “Obviously there’s nothing good that comes from those things,” Browns coach Hue Jackson said Wednesday when talking about a recent profile of Josh Gordon that will appear in Sports Illustrated. “Let her rip,” Jackson said. “Pitch count? With this guy? Nooo.” Jackson also said that getting Gordon back after he was suspended for the past...

Danny Tenaglia Pays Homage to Carl Cox, Nicole Moudaber & NYC Scene on ‘See You Next Tuesday’ Remix: Exclusive

Certain DJs rise from the crowded scene to legendary heights, and they do that not by playing the hits everyone loves, but by pushing the boundaries and introducing partyers to new sounds they could never have imagined. Icons like Carl Cox have inspired countless people to get behind the decks, and some of those inspired DJs have gone on to become icons themselves. Take Danny Tenaglia, for instance. The three-time International Dance Music award winner is a leader in the underground world of grooves, but he can remember being a slack-jawed music lover on a New York City dance floor taking in the masterful work of a living hero. “Carl’s had a major impact on me for 20 strong years now,” Tenaglia says in an emailed statement. “He’s probably the main person I’d credit for inspiring me [...

Vitale ways in on future of Ball and UCLA teammates

© Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports Dick Vitale thinks LiAngelo Ball and UCLA teammates should be suspended for the season UCLA freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were suspended indefinitely after shoplifting arrests during the Bruins’ trip to China this season. The international incident reached a resolution when the players returned to Los Angeles after being detained in a luxury hotel. The indefinite suspensions were announced shortly after the players returned to campus, but for longtime ESPN analyst Dick Vitale, he doesn’t think the three freshmen should play this season at all. He spoke about the suspensions during Wednesday’s North Carolina-Michigan broadcast, taking a shot at LaVar Ball’s parenting in the process. Via The Chicago Sun-Times: “...

LaVar Ball sent Trump shoes as peace offering

© (Getty Images) LaVar Ball Is LaVar Ball attempting to move on from his feud with President Donald Trump? Or just add fuel to the fire? The outspoken father of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball on Wednesday confirmed he sent a pair of his son’s Big Baller Brand ZO2 shoes priced at $495 to the White House as a peace offering. “I sent Trump his shoes,” LaVar told TMZ Sports after the Lakers’ Wednesday night loss to the Warriors at Staples Center. “He should have them — unless they took ’em!” LaVar and Trump have gone back and forth in recent weeks since Trump lashed out at LaVar’s refusal to credit him for helping free the UCLA freshmen detained for shoplifting in China while he was on a trip through Asia. LaVar’s middle son, LiAngelo Ball, was o...

Report: Tennessee turning attention to Kevin Sumlin

Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Tennessee has already been turned down by multiple coaches as the university searches for a replacement for Butch Jones. Will Kevin Sumlin be next? On Thursday, Dave Doeren turned down Tennessee’s offer and decided he will stay at NC State. The Vols have made offers to numerous candidates since they backed out of their deal with Greg Schiano over the weekend, and ESPN’s Mark Schlabach reports that Sumlin is the next coach they will speak with. Come on down, Kevin Sumlin. With Dave Doeren staying at NC State, Tennessee plans to talk to Sumlin, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/BF5bZEwaKBpic.twitter.com/brbVlOQ4MD — Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) November 30, 2017 Sumlin was fired by Texas A&M on Sunday. He went 86-43 in six seasons with the team but...

Tiger returns with solid round and good start in Bahamas

Click to expand Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO UP NEXT Video by USA Today Sports NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tiger Woods looked a lot better in his return to golf than he did when he left. RELATED:  Leaderboard Playing for the first time since his fourth back surgery, Woods returned from a 10-month layoff with a 3-under 69 on a breezy Thursday in the Bahamas and was three shots behind Tommy Fleetwood after the opening round of the Hero World Challenge. Unlike a year ago, Woods didn’t show any fatigue at the end of his round. His only regret was playing the par 5s at Albany Golf Club in 1-over par. That included a bogey on the par-5 ninth when he took four shots from about 30 feet, starting with a chip that didn’t reach the green. He made five birdies, had a few fist pum...

Dog shoots hunter with shotgun in Iowa

© SteveOehlenschlager/Getty Images/iStockphoto A dog shot a pheasant hunter in Northern Iowa Wednesday. Maybe his name was Trigger. A dog shot a pheasant hunter in Northern Iowa Wednesday. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said that William Rancourt, 36, was hunting with three other people when the hunting dog stepped on the trigger guard of a 12-gauge shotgun lying on the ground. Rancourt was hit in the back by bird shot pellets from nearly 22 yards away, the DNR said. “Long story short — it was really a freak accident — one of the hunters in the hunting party set his gun down on the ground, and one of the dogs in the hunting party just stepped just right, or just wrong, onto the trigger guard of that shotgun, and the gun fired,” DNR conservation officer Ken Lonneman told Radio Iow...

Jenkins won’t protest after NFL’s $89M pledge

5:54 PM ET PHILADELPHIA — Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins does not plan to protest during the national anthem Sunday before the game at the Seattle Seahawks. In its largest contribution to a single social issue, the NFL has agreed to commit $89 million over seven years to social justice causes considered important to African-American communities, according to sources. The involvement of Colin Kaepernick in the Players Coalition is a major reason behind the dispute involving 49ers safety Eric Reid and Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins. 1 Related This news comes after the NFL and the Players Coalition, which Jenkins co-founded, joined in a partnership that calls for the league to contribute $89 million over seven years to projects dealing with criminal justice reform, law enforcement/communi...

Seal, Gwen Stefani, 98 Degrees & Mariah Carey Add Holiday Hits to AC Chart

Also jingling in: Russell Watson, Five for Fighting & Lindsey Stirling. Following Thanksgiving, seven more Christmas-themed carols debut on Billboard‘s Adult Contemporary airplay chart (dated Dec. 9), bringing the current total of seasonal songs on the 30-position survey to 11. Seal‘s “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” bows (boughs?) at No. 18, followed by Gwen Stefani‘s “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” (No. 19); Russell Watson‘s “Do You Hear What I Hear” (No. 21); Five for Fighting‘s “Christmas Where You Are,” featuring Jim Brickman (No. 24); 98 Degrees‘ “Season of Love” (No. 25); Mariah Carey‘s “The Star” (No. 28); and Lindsey Stirling‘s “Christmas CR...

Officials: Trump mulls calling Jerusalem Israel’s capital

President Donald Trump is considering recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a highly charged declaration that risks inflaming tensions across the Middle East, officials said Thursday. The announcement would be a way to offset a likely decision delaying his campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy to the holy city from Tel Aviv. Trump’s announcement is expected next week and follows months of internal deliberations that grew particularly intense in recent days, according to officials familiar with the talks. They described the president as intent on fulfilling his pledge to move the embassy but also mindful that doing so could set back his aim of forging a long-elusive peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, who claim part of Jerusalem as the capital of an eve...