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Rams’ Season Hinges on Marcus Peters, L.A. Defense Playing as Big as They Talk

Rams’ Season Hinges on Marcus Peters, L.A. Defense Playing as Big as They Talk

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Marcus Peters talks a huge game, but it's been a while since he came within an area code of backing it up. In anticipation of Sunday's NFC Championship Game meeting with the Saints in New Orleans, the Rams cornerback tweeted "It's gumbo week let's eat" on Monday, with an attached photo of…
Burns thriving on Sharks with kindred spirits Pavelski, Karlsson

Burns thriving on Sharks with kindred spirits Pavelski, Karlsson

It showed footage shot from a drone flying high above Burns' 420-acre Texas ranch. More than 100 animals lined the road, and two new ones walked onto the property -- gemsboks, or large South African antelopes. They were among the gifts from Burns' teammates to celebrate his 1,000th NHL game, in which he scored the…
CIA spy who inspired Argo dies

CIA spy who inspired Argo dies

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tony Mendez was a specialist in disguises and forgeries at the CIA A former CIA agent who inspired the Oscar-winning film Argo has died aged 78. The literary agent for Tony Mendez said in a tweet that he passed away on Saturday and had suffered from Parkinson's Disease. At…
Bennett still growing into role with first-place Flames

Bennett still growing into role with first-place Flames

EDMONTON -- Sam Bennett's journey to become an effective, hard-to-play-against forward for the Calgary Flames this season had its speed bumps and detours. It even had a spell where the No. 4 pick of the 2014 NHL Draft sensed he was off course. "Before, I think I was kind of lost on where I fit…
UK funeral held for Holocaust victims

UK funeral held for Holocaust victims

A thousand people attended the funeral service at the Bushey New Cemetery, Hertfordshire, including survivors, relatives of those murdered in the Holocaust and the UK's Chief Rabbi. The remains of five adults and one child were part an anonymous donation made to the museum in 1997.
NBA Stars With The Worst Supporting Casts

NBA Stars With The Worst Supporting Casts

Lynne Sladky/Associated Press James Harden, Houston Rockets There are powerlifters who couldn't shoulder the burden the Beard must carry for the injury-riddled Rockets. While he's three-point bombing and free-throw shooting his way through a historic scoring stretch, he's doing everything he can to mask the absences of Chris Paul (hamstring), Clint Capela (thumb) and, until…