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Britney Spears Says She Had ‘No Idea’ Selena Gomez Was Coming To Her Wedding: ‘She’s Special’

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Britney Spears Says She Had ‘No Idea’ Selena Gomez Was Coming To Her Wedding: ‘She’s Special’

View gallery Image Credit: Mediapunch/Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock Britney Spears is so grateful to have friend Selena Gomez, 29, in her life. The pop star, 40, took to Instagram to share a photo of the Wizards Of Waverly Place alum from a photoshoot, thanking Selena for attending her recent wedding to Sam Asghari, 28, along with guests Drew […]



Ravens training camp observations on WR Rashod Bateman’s big day, secondary help and more

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Ravens Training Camp Observations On Wr Rashod Bateman’s Big Day, Secondary Help And More

At his introductory news conference last year, Ravens wide receiver Rashod Bateman was asked whom he models his game after. The first-round draft pick’s answers made sense: Keenan Allen and Davante Adams, two perennial Pro Bowl wideouts better known for their releases at the line of scrimmage than any scouting combine measurables.

On Saturday, in his best training camp practice since a soft-tissue injury sidelined him a week ago, Bateman seemed to win every repetition within his first few steps. He created the leverage he needed at the line of scrimmage.

In one-on-one work, Bateman toasted cornerback Kyle Fuller with a right-to-left crossover that freed him for an easy completion over the middle. In their second matchup, he accelerated so easily on a vertical route that all Fuller could do to deny a touchdown was grab Bateman from behind, almost tackling him as the ball arrived.

“He’s been looking pretty sharp,” quarterback Lamar Jackson said of Bateman. “He’s been looking good, looking like a receiver [No.] 1, for sure.”

Their connection, which looked out of sync in Bateman’s first days back from injury, was as strong as ever in Saturday’s two-hour practice. Jackson found him early in team drills for a short completion, then delivered a “hole shot” down the right sideline in their next period, firing to Bateman in the soft part of the zone coverage, just behind cornerback Damarion “Pepe” Williams and just in front of safety Tony Jefferson.

Bateman should’ve had a touchdown on a deep shot three plays later, but Jackson’s ball was just late enough to let Daryl Worley catch up. The cornerback’s blind breakup of the falling pass, Worley’s hand extending out to Bateman’s just in time, kept the offense from celebrating.

Bateman, though, just kept getting open. In an 11-on-11 hurry-up period, he plucked a pass from Jackson that whizzed past rookie cornerback David Veeren’s head on a back-shoulder throw. He added two more catches in seven-on-seven work. Then he got behind inside linebacker Josh Bynes on a deep crosser that Jackson nailed with ease in a full-team session.

Two plays after a rare incompletion — top cornerback Marlon Humphrey stuck denied a throw to the back of the end zone in an 11-on-11 red-zone drill — Bateman showed strong hands on an impressive touchdown grab. Despite tight coverage from Jefferson, he snagged a fastball from Jackson in the middle of the end zone. In a camp with occasional drops, there was no bobble this time.

“You have to practice to improve; there’s no question about that,” Harbaugh said of Bateman’s return to action. “You either get better or you get worse; it’s a fact. It’s a football fact and probably a life fact. So he has been out there practicing a lot, as much as he can. He’s doing well with it.”


Defensive back Brandon Stephens (soft tissue) returned to practice for the first time in nearly two weeks, while rookie cornerback Jalyn Armour-Davis was back after missing Tuesday’s practice and Thursday’s preseason opener. Wide receiver Slade Bolden, who left practice Tuesday with an athletic trainer, was also back.

Running back J.K. Dobbins, who was cleared to practice in individual drills Monday, missed Saturday’s practice. Harbaugh said Saturday and Sunday were “evaluation” days for Dobbins, who tore his ACL last August, and that he’s expected to return Monday.

Defensive lineman Justin Madubuike, who missed Thursday’s preseason win over the Tennessee Titans and Saturday’s practice, is working through headache- and migraine-related pain, Harbaugh said. “You don’t mess around with those too much,” he said.

Among those also missing practice were wide receivers James Proche II (soft tissue), Tylan Wallace (knee) and rookie Bailey Gaither, tight end Nick Boyle, center Tyler Linderbaum (foot) and offensive tackle David Sharpe.

Well received

Wide receiver Devin Duvernay’s deep speed might be the best of any Ravens receiver. He glided past cornerback Robert Jackson in one-on-ones for a deep completion, his second win in two matchups. In seven-on-seven work, Duvernay ran past Williams on a slot fade and then under a high-arcing pass from Jackson for an over-the-shoulder grab.

Tight end Mark Andrews, meanwhile, had another quietly efficient practice. Early in the day, in one-on-ones, he drew a flag on safety Chuck Clark on a downfield route and separated easily from rookie safety Kyle Hamilton on a corner route. Later, Jackson targeted Andrews five times, connecting for four completions, during an eight-play span in seven-on-seven and 11-on-11 action.

Rookie Makai Polk and third-year veterans Jaylon Moore and Binjimen Victor were the most productive of the Ravens’ on-the-bubble receivers.

Extra points

  • Ravens defensive linemen deflected four passes, continuing their disruptiveness at the line of scrimmage.
  • Rookie defensive tackle Travis Jones, coming off a strong preseason performance, barreled over reserve center Jimmy Murray as he looked to track down one red-zone scramble late in the practice.
  • Humphrey had one of the more impressive one-on-one wins of camp, closing hard on tight end Isaiah Likely’s short route and punching the ball loose as Likely brought it to his body. Likely split his two repetitions against Hamilton, but was closely covered on both.
  • Outside linebacker Odafe Oweh and defensive tackle Michael Pierce provided the defensive highlights of the Ravens’ one-on-one pass-rush drills. Oweh unbalanced right tackle Morgan Moses with a power move before shedding him, while Pierce dipped out of guard Ben Cleveland’s reach before ripping through as Cleveland tried to recover.
  • Offensive tackle Jaryd Jones-Smith ended up running two laps as punishment for a pair of presnap penalties. Rookie tackle Daniel Faalele was sentenced to one lap.
  • The Ravens released undrafted rookie wide receiver Devon Williams and undrafted rookie cornerback Denzel Williams and signed outside linebacker Trent Harris on Saturday. Harris, who spent the past two seasons with the Giants, has two sacks over 19 career games with the Miami Dolphins and New York.


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China holds joint air force training with Thailand

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China Holds Joint Air Force Training With Thailand

China’s military said it would send fighter jets to Thailand for joint air force training with the US ally from Sunday, drills that follow live-fire drills in Beijing around Taiwan and coincides with a major US military exercise in Indonesia.

The upcoming Falcon Strike drills will mark the fifth time Thai and Chinese air forces have trained and focused on building trust between nations, China’s Ministry of National Defense said.


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Woodbury: Valley Creek Park grand opening set for Tuesday

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A Grand-Opening Celebration For Woodbury'S Newest Park, Valley Creek Park, Will Be Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. One Of The Park'S Features Is Miller Barn, Which Was Built In The Early 1920S. (Courtesy Of The City Of Woodbury)

Woodbury officials will be celebrating the opening of the city’s newest park – Valley Creek Park – on Tuesday.

The grand opening celebration will be 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the park, located at 11500 Valley Creek Rd. The event is free and open to the public.

A grand-opening celebration for Woodbury’s newest park, Valley Creek Park, will be Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. One of the park’s features is Miller Barn, which was built in the early 1920s. (Courtesy of the City of Woodbury)

The park’s most publicized feature is the Miller Barn, which was built in the early 1920s. The barn – the city’s last remaining barn – is a remnant from the days when Woodbury was a dairy-farming community, officials say.

Members of the Woodbury Heritage Society will be at the event on Tuesday to share information about the history of Miller Barn.

The park also is the site of the headwaters of Valley Creek, a protected trout stream, so city officials had to be “really thoughtful about that while planning the park’s amenities,” said Michelle Okada, the city’s parks and recreation director.

Other features include a playground and trail segments with connections to neighborhoods, Okada said.

Participants will be able to take a self-guided tour of the park during the event; a map will be available at the check-in tent near the playground. Guests visiting all five park features highlighted on the map will receive a frozen treat as a prize.

Parking is limited; participants are asked to bike or walk to the park if possible, Okada said.

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Shame on Cleveland Browns for allowing and playing Deshaun Watson – The Denver Post

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Shame On Cleveland Browns For Allowing And Playing Deshaun Watson – The Denver Post

It’s no surprise that the Cleveland Browns, who paid Deshaun Watson a guaranteed $230 million despite rampant sexual assault allegations, pitched him to quarterback in the season opener. Friday night’s preseason 24-13 against the Jacksonville Jaguars – while Watson’s six-game suspension remains on appeal.

But that doesn’t make Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam any less shameful. And it doesn’t make it any less deplorable that they allowed Watson’s behavior and dishonesty with an internally staged apology with a team reporter before the game.

Judge Sue Robinson has previously ruled, as a jointly paid and appointed arbitrator, that Watson engaged in a pattern of sexual assault. She ruled that his “driving pattern” was “more egregious than any previously reviewed by the NFL.” She noted his “lack of expressed remorse”.

Watson, who has long refused to acknowledge wrongdoing or show contrition, suddenly waved the white towel — er, the white flag — during a four-question session with a Browns-affiliated reporter. But he wouldn’t answer questions about it from any other media after the game.

Nothing says transparency and I’m sorry like controlling the questions, the timing, the interviewer and the narrative, right?

“Listen, I want to say I’m so sorry for all the women I’ve impacted in this situation,” Watson told the team reporter in an empty hotel hallway before boarding the bus to the hotel. ‘crew. “My decisions that I have made in my life that have put me in this position that I would really like to find again. But I want to continue to move forward, to grow, to learn and to show that I am a real person of character and I want to keep moving forward.

Watson only returned crawling with his tail between his legs after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell tripled on the QB’s “predatory” behavior and the league’s pursuit of an indefinite suspension during a a special league meeting in Minneapolis.

Former NJ Attorney General Peter Harvey did not rule on the NFL’s appeal of Watson’s suspension on Friday — even though his decision is supposed to be “fast-tracked,” per the collective bargaining agreement. This allowed the Browns to play Watson in the exhibition game.

Prior to the game, there were also rumors that Watson was seeking a compromise on the final suspension and backdoor negotiations between the QB team and the NFL on common ground.

That’s still where legal experts thought it was likely to land, as the Daily News pointed out last week: a compromise that allows both the NFL and the players’ union to claim victories in this new disciplinary configuration.

Watson therefore completed 1 of 5 passes for seven yards on Friday. The stats don’t matter, though.

What matters is the moral failure of the Browns, their lack of decency, and Watson’s victims – who had to watch him try to play one in that empty hotel hallway.


Zach Wilson’s right knee injury wasn’t the only development concern for the Jets on Friday night. His piece was equally disturbing and disturbing.

He looked at the receivers. He threw an interception directly to Eagles linebacker Kyzir White. He showed a lack of conscience by making that fateful cut on his run rather than going out of bounds in a meaningless pre-season game.

The stakes are high at Florham Park this season.

The return of the former No. 2 pick after a bone contusion and meniscus tear and continued development could soften the blow of another potentially difficult year for head coach Robert Saleh and general manager Joe Douglas.

But if he returns and plays like he did on Friday night – then the situation could quickly spiral into another dismal year without a silver lining, given the challenge of the schedule starting September 11 against the Baltimore Ravens.

And it wouldn’t shock anyone if Woody Johnson blew it all up again, if there was a repeat of last year’s 4-13.

That’s the worst-case scenario, though. For now, the Jets need to do their best to make sure they don’t end up there. To that end, Joe Flacco is not the answer to a competitive 2022 season in the AFC East, regardless of the coaching staff’s true affinity for the veteran backup QB.

So if Wilson is closed at some point, Jimmy Garoppolo certainly makes sense as a trade target. Saleh and offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur have had close ties with Jimmy G since their 49ers and Super Bowl LIV in 2019.

For now, Saleh deserves credit for how strongly the substitutes played for him in Friday’s second half, beating the Eagles 21-7 on their way to a 24-21 pre-season victory. But he must also fix mistakes like linebacker Quincy Williams’ late hit on Eagles starting quarterback Jalen Hurts, which Saleh called “extremely awful” and enraged Philly coach Nick Sirianni.

And he needs Wilson to play better.


Tom Brady is taking an extended break from Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp to “take care of some personal things,” head coach Todd Bowles said. Bowles said he spoke with Brady about the arrangement before training camp. Rumor has it that Brady may have negotiated a summer leave as part of his deal to come back and play for the Bucs in 2022. He definitely needs some rest after all this time he’s spent trying to coming out of New England and Tampa to play for the Miami Dolphins in recent years. It must have been exhausting. …

Bears linebacker Roquan Smith wants to leave Chicago in the final year of his rookie contract. The team removed him from the physically unable to perform list in response to his threat of detention. But he does not practice. Head coach Matt Eberflus encouraged reporters to ask Smith not to practice, but the Bears did not make Smith available to the media. And there’s a report from ProFootballTalk that a person claiming to represent Smith called other teams to assess a potential trade interest — someone not licensed by the NFLPA. Quite a show in the Windy City so far. …

Patriots running back James White retired this week with a hip injury. He should have won the Super Bowl LI MVP title on February 5, 2017, in New England’s historic comeback against the Atlanta Falcons. His stat line: 20 touches for 139 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winning 2-yard run in overtime. Brady somehow got the award for going 43 of 62 for 466 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, even though White’s lag on the Atlanta defense was the X-factor that made it all possible. …

Athletes First player agent Todd France is in hot water. The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled this week that France had ‘committed fraud’ in a previous arbitration of a claim by agent Jason Bernstein regarding the transfer of catcher Kenny Golladay from Bernstein to France in 2019 while with the Detroit Lions. This was first reported by Jason Morrin of Conduct Detrimental. Bernstein was suspicious because of an autograph signing Golladay attended — and Bernstein didn’t arrange — three days before their relationship ended. France denied in arbitration that he had been involved in signing autographs, but the circuit court found he was behind it all. People in the league are curious about what discipline France could face with the grievance tracing back to the NFL Players Association. He is a major player in the player representation space. …

Goodell and league owners approved the sale of the Denver Broncos franchise to the Walton-Penner Group for a North American sports record $4.65 million. Afterwards, owner Rob Walton took to the podium and thanked “Goodle”, mispronouncing the commissioner’s name. Hey, the checks have cleared. …

The Kansas City Chiefs cut DeAndre Baker from the Giants draft after inexplicably employing him for two seasons. He appeared in 10 games and started two. …

The Cincinnati Bengals’ Paul Brown Stadium is now Paycor Stadium after a new licensing agreement. …

Former Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, unhappy as a player now considered a media darling, has been arrested in Las Vegas on suspicion of drunk driving. An arrest report said officers found Lynch asleep and smelling of alcohol in an “undriveable” sports car, with one front wheel missing and the rear driver’s side and other wheels badly damaged. He also said the officers “had to use a restraint chair to force a blood draw.” No doubt Lynch’s behavior will be excused in no time, and he will continue to be embraced by some media outlets eager to allow all of this. …

Chargers coach Brandon Staley skipped practice Tuesday to be with his youngest son, who was undergoing surgery to treat a broken toe and possible infection, Priorities in Order in LA…

Falcons rookie receiver Drake London, the No. 8 overall pick, left Atlanta’s preseason opener with a knee injury, although it apparently wasn’t serious.


“I have such beef with them right now. They won’t let me choose mine [hat]. I don’t want to go overboard and get fined or anything, but believe me, I’m upset about this. –49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, at KNBR 680 San Francisco, on NFL rules preventing him from wearing a hat from previous years on the sidelines during games.



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Ansal Properties & Infrastructure posts loss of Rs 8.98 Crore in June quarter

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Ansal Properties &Amp; Infrastructure Posts Loss Of Rs 8.98 Crore In June Quarter

Its net loss stood at Rs 29.81 crore in the prior year period.

New Delhi:

Real estate company Ansal Properties and Infrastructure Ltd announced on Saturday a consolidated net loss of Rs 8.98 crore for the quarter ended June.

Its net loss stood at Rs 29.81 crore in the prior year period.

Total revenue rose to Rs 115.22 crore in the first quarter of this financial year from Rs 96.56 crore in the corresponding period a year earlier, according to a regulatory filing.

The board also approved the reappointment of Pranav Ansal as vice president and full-time director for a period of three years starting from November 2022 to October 2025.

Ansal Properties and Infrastructure Ltd is headquartered in the nation’s capital and has developed numerous projects in northern India.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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‘Welcome to the club!’ – Brighton troll Manchester United after Brentford thrashing as Piers Morgan, Jamie Carragher and Simon Jordan react to dismal collapse

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'Welcome To The Club!' - Brighton Troll Manchester United After Brentford Thrashing As Piers Morgan, Jamie Carragher And Simon Jordan React To Dismal Collapse

When Manchester United lose 4-0, the footballing world will always talk about it – but you know it’s bad when you get trolled by Brighton.

Erik ten Hag’s side fell to the shocking result against Brentford on Saturday night with the first half littered with David De Gea’s mistakes, seeing the Red Devils lose 4-0 in 35 minutes.


Ronaldo looks unimpressed with his United teammates

United Have A Lot Of Soul-Searching To Do After A Horrible Afternoon

United have a lot of soul-searching to do after a horrible afternoon

While De Gea was to blame for the opening goal in particular, mistakes by Cristiano Ronaldo and Christian Eriksen also contributed to United’s collapse.

Thomas Frank’s side undoubtedly deserve credit for such a win, but it was Man United’s performance that had everyone talking.

In addition to individual errors, Ten Hag’s side rarely seemed able to handle the physical threat that came from the Bees, with 5-foot-9 Lisandro Martinez tasked with scoring Ivan Toney during the first half.

Gary Neville predicted on Sky Sports that Brentford would look to use long throws into the penalty area to create panic against United’s small defenders, and then looked – for once – lost for his words as the Red Devils were “intimidated” by the London side.

The distance covered was also a huge area where the Ten Hag team fell short, covering only 95.6km as a team compared to 109.4km for Brentford.

The shocking manner of the loss certainly got fans, pundits and even football clubs talking on social media.

Here’s the best of the reaction to United’s 4-0 loss to Brentford.

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