Monsoon Rains Wreak Havoc Across Pakistan, Killing At Least 63 People

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Heavy rains hit parts of Pakistan for a fifth straight night, bringing more flooding to the financial capital Karachi and towns and villages and leaving at least 63 people dead, officials said Friday. Rescuers evacuated people from flooded neighborhoods. About 30 inches (76 centimeters) of rain have fallen in Karachi since Sunday, when monsoon rains began lashing the coastal city, forcing authorities to use boats to evacuate people trapped in flooded streets. Forty-seven people were killed this week in Karachi in rain-related incidents, according to Murad Ali Shah, chief minister of southern Sindh province. He said authorities were working day and night to help rain-affected people in the city and elsewhere in Sindh, where Karachi is the provincial capital. At least 16 people were killed in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa because of flash flooding overnight, said Taimur Ali, a spokesman for the disaster management …

Colin Kaepernick Writes LeBron James, Thanks Him After NBA Walkouts Over Jacob Blake Shooting

LeBron James has been extremely vocal this past week following the Jacob Blake shooting in Wisconsin, and amid the NBA’s walkouts in response. Colin Kaepernick is right behind him. Colin Kaepernick writes LeBron James, thanks him for protesting “Four years ago on August 14, 2016, I began protesting against systemic racism and social injustice,” Kaepernick wrote to James. “Truth is what I sought. Solidarity is what you showed me. Love is what moves us forward.  “Thank you for staying true.” Yahoo Sports James shared the letter on his Instagram story on Friday afternoon. “Standing/kneeling right next to you brother! Appreciate you,” James wrote on the story. The Milwaukee Bucks were the first team to stage a walkout on Wednesday afternoon after Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, was shot in the back multiple times by Kenosha, Wisconsin, police on Sunday as he tried to get into his car. He is now …

Apple suspends Fortnite maker Epic Games’ App Store account

Fortnite Source: PlayStation Apple on Friday said it suspended Epic Games’ developer account. It follows a temporary restraining order on Monday evening, in which a judge ruled that Apple can block Fortnite but not Epic’s developer account. However, Apple said it terminated an Epic developer account that does not include the Unreal Engine that’s used by third-party developers to make 3D games, which keeps the move in line with the judge’s order. “We are disappointed that we have had to terminate the Epic Games account on the App Store. We have worked with the team at Epic Games for many years on their launches and releases,” Apple said. “The court recommended that Epic comply with the App Store guidelines while their case moves forward, guidelines they’ve followed for the past decade until they created this situation. Epic has refused. Instead they repeatedly submit Fortnite updates designed to violate the guidelines …

Lakers, Clippers Reportedly Support Not Playing Rest Of NBA Season

Two Los Angeles NBA teams, the Lakers and the Clippers, reportedly support not playing the rest of the season in an effort to call attention to the recent police shooting of a Black man in Wisconsin.  Most other teams are in favor of continuing to play, The Athletic reported. It’s unclear if the outnumbered Lakers and Clippers will agree to participate in games or continue to boycott the season, which is in the playoffs. Discussions are expected to continue Thursday, with scheduled games likely be canceled again. “Everyone is still too emotional,” a high-ranking source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. “There needs to be more time to come together on this.”  The L.A. teams have some of the NBA’s biggest stars, including Laker LeBron James and Clipper Kawhi Leonard. Both teams are serious contenders for the championships. The heated discussion over whether to continue playing happened at an NBA-wide meeting held after several …

Pelicans coach Gentry dismissed after 5 seasons

  The New Orleans Pelicans dismissed coach Alvin Gentry, the team announced Saturday afternoon. After a disappointing performance in the NBA’s Orlando restart, the franchise moved quickly on Gentry’s removal. Gentry had one year left on his contract. Though the Pelicans won just two games after the restart, executive VP David Griffin said a better showing would not have necessarily saved Gentry’s job.   “Frankly, had we been more successful in the bubble, this could have still been the decision we made,” Griffin said. The Pelicans move into the coaching marketplace with the Brooklyn Nets and Chicago Bulls.   This will be an opportunity for Griffin to use the Pelicans’ talented young roster — including No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson and All-Star Brandon Ingram — as cornerstones to be aggressive in the coaching marketplace. Among those coaches expected to be part of the Pelicans’ search: Lakers assistant Jason Kidd, …

Big Ten To Cancel College Football Season Over Coronavirus Concerns: Reports

The Big Ten conference has allegedly voted to cancel college football season this fall, another blow to the sports world by the coronavirus pandemic. The Big Ten presidents voted 12-2 to not play this fall, according to longtime sports personality Dan Patrick, who first reported the news on Monday. Patrick said that the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences will cancel their seasons on Tuesday. The two schools in the league that voted to play this fall were the University of Nebraska and the University of Iowa. The Detroit Free Press separately confirmed reports of the canceled season, citing multiple people who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the decision. HuffPost has not independently confirmed the decision. The conferences included in the National Collegiate Athletic Association are the Big Ten Conference, Big 12 Conference, Pac-12 Conference, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Southeastern Conference (SEC). The leagues …

Home advantage prevails despite absence of fans, study finds | Football

The absence of fans did not cause footballers to doubt themselves but did make referees think twice, a study of behind-closed-doors football has found. According to researchers from Reading University, playing matches without supporters had a minimal effect on the phenomenon of home advantage but it did correspond with officials showing fewer yellow cards to away teams. In a paper on the effects of behind-closed-doors matches, researchers studied 6,481 games from before and after coronavirus lockdown. In the Premier League and Championship, games played in empty stadiums saw the proportion of home victories drop from 43.4% before the pandemic to 42.0%. This small fall is similar to results in many other leagues that restarted behind closed doors. After apparently seeing a substantial drop in home advantage during early matches, the Bundesliga ended the season with the prospect of a home win having fallen from 40.8% to 39.2%. A similar pattern …

Steroids In Baseball

The pharmaceutical anabolic steroids are believed to have been unintentionally discovered by German researchers in the early 1930s. Anabolic steroids or androgenic steroids are the synthetic derivatives of testosterone that promote muscle and bone growth. These steroids are medically used to deal with unrestrained weight reduction in squandering illness. These steroids are typically used by bodybuilders, professional athletes, and sports individuals to increase their muscle mass, strength, and endurance. The very first recognized use of anabolic steroid– testosterone propionate was pointed out in United States weightlifting/bodybuilding publication, Strength and Health publication in 1938. The International Amateur Athletic Federation, now the International Association of Sports Federations, ended up being the very first global governing body of sport to ban anabolic steroids in sports. These drugs were prohibited by FIFA, Union Cycliste Internationale (biking), and International Olympic Committee in 1966-67. Major League Baseball stayed lenient about the usage of steroids in baseball. …

Maurizio Sarri sacked as Juventus manager after one season

Maurizio Sarri joined Juventus after a year as Chelsea manager Italian giants Juventus have sacked Maurizio Sarri as manager after just one season. Sarri guided Juventus to a ninth straight Serie A title but they were knocked out of the Champions League by Lyon at the last-16 stage. Juve won 2-1 in Turin on Friday but the French side progressed on away goals. Italian Sarri, 61, was appointed on a three-year contract last summer after one year at Premier League club Chelsea. Juventus lost three of their last four league matches to finish only one point clear of Inter Milan in the end. They were also beaten by Napoli in the Coppa Italia final after football in the country restarted following the coronavirus shutdown. Juventus are two-time European Cup/Champions League winners but have not lifted the trophy since 1996. Former banker Sarri coached 16 different sides in the lower divisions …

101 – 4 Season Camping Tents – Your Leading Tips Purchasing Guide

Basically, the difference in between 4 season tents and routine tents is that a 4 season camping tent is tighter, with much heavier and harder external walls. When it is all zipped up, there is no space anywhere for the ruthless natural elements to get in and disturb your peaceful sleep. In addition, 4 season camping tents are typically more resilient so that they can shield you securely from exceptionally heavy storms if need be. This does not mean, nevertheless, that you can not utilize 4 season camping tents in more enjoyable weather condition. Numerous designs of 4 season tents feature the option to unzip the external fly so that you can capture cool breezes on summer season days, while still having the ability to sustain Ice – Age -type of temperature levels in the winter. Generally, the distinction in between 4 season tents and regular tents is that a …