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Gophers football’s 2021 loss to Bowling Green stung, but defeat to Illinois was bigger blow

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Gophers Football’s 2021 Loss To Bowling Green Stung, But Defeat To Illinois Was Bigger Blow

INDIANAPOLIS — Two words — “Bowling Green” — will live in infamy for the Gophers football program and its fans after Minnesota entered last September’s game against the struggling Mid-American Conference program as a 31-point favorite and exited with a 14-10 defeat.

That was bad. But perhaps worse was the U’s performance in November against an Illinois team that entered the game 3-6. A 14-point favorite, Minnesota lost 14-6 on its home field. With Minnesota finishing one win behind Big Ten West Division champion Iowa last season and missing out on the conference title game, the loss to Illini had much larger ramifications.

Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck credited how the Illini’s play resembled first-year head coach Bret Bielema’s personality.

“Tough,” Fleck said Tuesday at Big Ten Media Days. “They grind it out. They play with high energy. They think they can beat anybody, anytime, anywhere. That’s a credit to Bret. It’s good to have him back in the league, but they are a really tough football team. They got us last year. (They) had a great scheme, great plan for us. We’ve got to be better.”

After Bielema was hired in December 2020, he started watching film on Big Ten opponents. He said one Minnesota offensive play stood out: a fumble along a sideline that a Gophers player hit the ball out of bounds, knowing that effort would mean U kept possession.

“What I saw constantly out of Minnesota’s program is the football intelligence, which a lot of kids don’t have,” Bielema said Wednesday inside Lucas Oil Stadium. “They have to be taught that. I really respect the way his team plays. P.J. and I are completely different people, right, but I knew and I told our guys all year and in the week of preparation going into it, this is going to be a tough, physical football team.”

The Gophers defense had been allowing only 93 rushing yards per game coming to the Illini game but gave up 93 to the Illini in the first quarter alone. Illinois had success with its “barge” formation, using extra offensive linemen.

Minnesota averaged only 2.5 yards per rush against the Illini. Quarterback Tanner Morgan had a pass tipped and intercepted on the first drive. He scored a rushing touchdown — the Gophers’ only points — with five minutes left in the game and had a Hail Mary to Dylan Wright picked off on the last drive. The U was minus-two in turnover margin.

“We needed to take advantage of our opportunities,” Bielema said. “That is the way it played out. Those games, you definitely have to earn your victory against Minnesota.”

The Illini finished 5-7 in Bielema’s first season last fall. They knocked off seventh-ranked Penn State and then lost at home to Rutgers before coming to Minnesota. They also beat Charlotte, Nebraska in the season opener and Northwestern in the finale.

Bielema is 8-0 against the Gophers, including 7-0 during his tenure at Wisconsin from 2006-12.

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Gautam Adani to address Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore

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Gautam Adani will address the Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore.

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Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani will join Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Lawrence Wong to address the Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore on September 26-27.

Some 400 leading CEOs, entrepreneurs and investors are expected to gather at the 20th Forbes Global CEO Conference to share ideas, shine a light on opportunities and chart a path forward, Forbes Media reported Wednesday in Singapore.

Mr. Adani will deliver a keynote address on the second day of the conference, where, to date, some 40 speakers have confirmed their attendance.

One of the highlights of the conference’s opening day was a one-on-one dialogue between Wong and Steve Forbes, president and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media.

Speakers include Indian business leaders such as Ajay Banga, Vice Chairman of General Atlantic, Byju Raveendran, Founder and CEO of Byju’s, and Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute of India.

William Adamopoulos, CEO/Asia, Forbes Media, said, “We are delighted to be hosting the 20th Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, where our conference kicked off.

“This is an important milestone for Forbes in Asia and we look forward to bringing together, for the first time in three years, our community of some of the world’s most powerful and influential business leaders,” said said Mr. Adamopoulos.

The theme for this year’s conference is “The Way Forward”.

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Los Angeles County coroner rules Anne Heche’s death an accident

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Actress Anne Heche poses for a portrait in 2015.

Heche, seen here in 1990 with Russell Todd, won a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance on the soap opera “Another World.” She played twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love.

Heche, right, appears with Catherine Keener in the 1996 film ‘Walking and Talking’.

Heche, left, holds hands with comedian Ellen DeGeneres at the world premiere of the film “Face/Off” in 1997. The two dated for several years.

Heche stars with Tommy Lee Jones in the 1997 film “Volcano.”

Heche and Johnny Depp in a scene from 1997’s ‘Donnie Brasco’.

Heche appeared with Robert De Niro in “Wag the Dog” in 1998.

Heche and Vince Vaughn in “Psycho” in 1998.

Heche stars with Harrison Ford in the 1998 film “Six Days, Seven Nights.”

Heche signs a fan hat at the premiere of “Get Real” in 1999.

Heche, right, directs Sharon Stone in a segment of the 2000 film ‘If These Walls Could Talk 2’. DeGeneres, center, was also in the film.

From left, Stone, Michelle Williams and Heche hold the Lucy Awards which were presented in 2000 to the creators and cast of ‘If These Walls Could Talk’ and ‘If These Walls Could Talk 2’.

Heche married Coley Laffoon in 2001. They had a son together, Homer, before divorcing in 2009.

Heche and Laffoon take a walk with their son in 2002.

Heche attends the Los Angeles premiere of “American Splendor” in 2003.

Heche and her boyfriend James Tupper arrive at an Emmy Awards reception in 2010. They have a son together, Atlas.

Heche and actress Conchata Ferrell perform at a theater in Santa Monica, California during a cancer benefit in 2010.

Heche, center, appears in an episode of “Save Me” in 2013.

Heche and Juliette Goglia work with Michael J. Fox on a 2013 episode of “The Michael J. Fox Show.”

Heche in a 2015 episode of “Quantico.”

Heche takes a photo with her son Homer in 2017.

Heche bows with other actors during an encore for the reading of the ‘Twentieth Century’ benefit concert in 2019. Earlier in her career, Heche appeared in the Broadway play and was nominated for a Tony Award .

Heche dances with Keo Motsepe at the “Dancing With the Stars” TV competition in 2020.

Heche appears in an episode of “All Rise” in 2021.

Heche attends the Directors Guild of America Awards in March.

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Dodge Teases Muscle Car Fans About Electric Vehicles As It Considers Retiring Challenger And Charger Models

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Dodge Teases Muscle Car Fans About Electric Vehicles As It Considers Retiring Challenger And Charger Models

Dodge has built a loyal following of muscle car enthusiasts with models such as the Challenger and Charger, whose loud and powerful engines have long been the main draw.

Now, he’s betting those shoppers will embrace a new kind of muscle: one that runs exclusively on battery power.

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Cause of Anne Heche’s death revealed by Los Angeles County coroner

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Cause Of Anne Heche'S Death Revealed By Los Angeles County Coroner

LOS ANGELES– Anne Heche’s death has been ruled an accident, caused primarily by smoke inhalation and fire after she was involved in a fiery car accident on August 5, the Los Angeles County coroner has determined. .

The county released Heche’s official cause of death on Wednesday, classifying it as “inhalation and thermal injuries,” while noting that she suffered a fractured sternum from blunt force trauma.

Heche’s date of death was August 11, when she was considered brain dead. His body was kept on life support until August 14, after a recipient for organ donation was found.

Heche’s Mini Cooper was traveling at high speed in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles on August 5 when it apparently lost control, crashing into a house. The car slammed into the walls of the house, narrowly missing a resident inside and her pets, then burst into flames.

She was initially hospitalized in critical condition with a severe brain injury and fell into a coma after the accident.

The Los Angeles Police Department later said Heche had narcotics in his system at the time of the crash.

The woman living in Mar Vista’s house was not injured, but neighbors say she lost everything to the fire and accident. A GoFundMe page has been created to help.

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Caretaker of at-risk adult in Denver faces grievous bodily negligence charge

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Caretaker Of At-Risk Adult In Denver Faces Grievous Bodily Negligence Charge

A Denver man is facing a criminal charge of negligence causing grievous bodily harm for allegedly failing to provide for an intellectually and developmentally disabled man who was in his host’s home care.

Michael Hill, 40, faces the felony charge in an investigation that began in December 2019, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office.

The criminal investigation unfolded when Colorado Adult Protective Services contacted Denver police about the victim’s concerns, the statement said. A detective came to the house for a ‘wellness check’ and ‘found the victim naked and covered in feces’.

The victim was taken to a local hospital where staff found him severely malnourished and dehydrated, the statement said. Investigators suspect he did not receive prescribed medication properly while in Hill’s custody.

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MLB Umpires Association, adamant that crews are just following the rule, addresses home plate collision rule in statement

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Mlb Umpires Association, Adamant That Crews Are Just Following The Rule, Addresses Home Plate Collision Rule In Statement

CHICAGO — The Major League Baseball Umpires Association released a concise statement on Wednesday regarding the criticism umpires are receiving as a result of the home plate collision rule.

The rule has been a topic around the game after several video reviews recently resulted in overturned calls to home plate, including during Tuesday’s game between the Cleveland Guardians and the Detroit Tigers.

The statement, obtained by ESPN on Wednesday, reads, “It is the catcher’s responsibility not to position themselves in such a way as to block home plate without the ball.

“This rule change was enacted after Buster Posey was involved in a collision at home plate and suffered a serious leg injury. The Players Association and Owners have decided to protect their major assets (players) and have adopted the home plate collision rule that players are now complaining about.”

The umpires argue they’re just following the rule that’s on the books, the one the league sent a memo to teams on earlier this month. The memo was accompanied by illustrations and reminders of how and where a receiver can and cannot set up when receiving the ball from a defender.

“It’s simple: don’t block home plate without possession of the baseball or change the rule,” the umpire’s statement read.

The latest on-court controversy came early in the first inning Tuesday at Cleveland. Guardians receiver Austin Hedges caught a pitch from shortstop Tyler Freeman as Javier Baez slid home. Baez was called but the video review canceled the call, saying “the catcher didn’t give the runner a lane.” The Tigers scored three runs in the inning, beating the first-place Guardians, 4-3.

“First of all it cost the game,” Hedges said after the loss. “It’s a game that’s been called a few times recently and never really been called before. … There are home games that beat the runners and for 150 years you’re out. And now we let’s call a type of rule that’s really tricky to define.”

The video review has overturned eight home calls this season, the most since 2014 freshman teams could contest the call. The most recent have prompted teams to seek clarification from the league, which it has provided.

“Recently, we have seen seekers take advantage of runners they expect to slide while moving down the running lane without possession of the ball, in violation of Rule 6.01(i)(2),” reads the league memo. “Such conduct only invites runners to collide with receivers, causing potential injury to players in a way the rule was designed to prevent. Receivers cannot block runners’ path unless they are in possession of the ball or playing the ball.”

Referees say they feel caught in the middle, saying it’s not their job to call the blocking rule live, but to leave the video review to New York – which is handled by the current referees – s take care of it.

Their statement then extended beyond the home plate collision rule.

“It is also inaccurate to say that umpires in Major League Baseball are not held accountable. It is often said of our profession that ‘umpires are supposed to be perfect from the start and improve from there.’

“Like players, our mistakes are subject to intense public scrutiny and we are also held accountable by our employer in performance reviews. Although we don’t always know in real time if our calls are correct, we scrutinize them closely after the game and try to learn from all the mistakes.”

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