Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.• We’ll have partly cloudy skies with scattered showers and isolated storms to our north, and mainly warm and muggy weather from Tampa Bay southward, according to the National Weather Service. High temperatures today will range from the lower to upper 80s. • Check out our Weekend Rewind for stories you may have missed.• By Sunday afternoon, 4.8 million Floridians had voted early, a number more than 50 percent higher than the early vote total in the last midterm election in 2014. And it’s almost 80 percent of the entire vote count in 2014. Days before the second anniversary of the election of President Donald Trump, Democrats say they have a chance to change the country this time around. Republicans warn of the same. Both parties used that rhetoric over the weekend in efforts to squeeze the last drops of energy out of their bases, Langston Taylor and Emily L. Mahoney report.• Here’s … [Read more...] about The Daystarter: Early voting surge; Stemming the flow of contraband in Florida prisons; Bucs can’t dig out of hole
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For the second time already this season, LeBron has thrown himself an assist off the glass by Jack Maloney @jackmaloneycbs 2m ago • 1 min read One of the reasons that LeBron James is the best player in the world is because he's extremely creative. Whether it's passing or scoring, he's able to see plays and opportunities that others can't. And more importantly, he's able to actually pull off his often incredible attempts. That aspect of his game has been no different now that he's moved out West to join the Los Angeles Lakers. Just a few games into the season, he's already thrown himself multiple assists off the backboard. The latest came on Saturday night during the Lakers' matchup with the Spurs. Driving to his right, LeBron stopped on a dime and pump faked like he was going up for a jumper, which got Dante Cunningham way off his feet. Cunningham recovered well, however, and did enough to disrupt LeBron's rhythm. But he couldn't … [Read more...] about Lakers’ LeBron James can’t stop assisting to himself off the backboard
By Michelle Robertson, SFGATE Published 4:00 pm PDT, Friday, October 19, 2018 Do you recognize this couple? Michigan-based photographer Matthew Dippel took this image of an engagement at Taft Point in Yosemite National Park on October 6, 2018. Do you recognize this couple? Michigan-based photographer Matthew Dippel took this image of an engagement at Taft Point in Yosemite National Park on October 6, 2018. Photo: Matthew Dippel GALLERY: People and perilous heights at Yosemite In 1916, the Studebaker automobile company literally drove a car on the edge of Overhanging Rock for a publicity shot. 1916/Photographer: Arthur C. Pillsbury California State Library less GALLERY: People and perilous heights at Yosemite In 1916, the Studebaker automobile company literally drove a car on the edge of Overhanging Rock for a publicity shot. 1916/Photographer: Arthur C. Pillsbury ... more … [Read more...] about Photographer captures majestic Yosemite engagement photo — he just can’t find the couple
Getty Images The advice publicly provided by former Steelers linebacker James Harrison to unsigned Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell, while more than a little extreme as stated, echoes a reality that has been widely discussed while Bell has explored his options: Show up at late as possible, do the bare minimum, and get to the open market next March. Harrison thinks Bell should fake injuries. Bell doesn’t need to go quite that far. Bell can simply embellish the bumps and bruises he’ll inevitably suffer, from hamstring strains to elbow soreness to irrefutable concussion-like symptoms. And if Bell handles it artfully, he’ll be able to minimize his exposure to physical contact and maximize his earning potential in 2019. It’s not just actual or perceived injury that will be an issue. A player can be disruptive in other ways, without engaging in conduct rising to the level of conduct detrimental to the team. Demeanor, facial expressions, an unwillingness to … [Read more...] about If they can’t trade him, should the Steelers rescind Le’Veon Bell’s franchise tender?
Alabama coach Nick Saban had a press conference on Saturday. At it, someone asked him if he was concerned about a lack of progress in fall camp by the Tide’s backups. Saban’s response, in part: “I’ve been concerned about this all along, so I don’t even know why you would ask the question. You just think, whatever happens, we just shit another player, all right, and everything is gonna be perfect. All our fans think that. You [the media] think that. That’s what you write about. That’s the message you send out there. Yeah, I worry about it all the time. I may be the only one, but I do worry about it. So I’m very worried about it.” Alabama has multiple four- and five-star recruits at every spot on the depth chart where recruits get star ratings. When the Tide suffer a rash of injuries — as happened before 2017’s national title game — the Tide have to dig deep into their back of blue-chips. Every player in … [Read more...] about Saban says Bama can’t just ‘s**t another player’ whenever