Steelers-Browns Preview (AP) The Steelers and Browns are getting together again Thursday night for the 135th time, renewing their deep disdain for each other in front of a national TV audience in what have been unexpected seasons for both teams.
More Than 10 Million Sign Up For Disney+ In First Day (Axios) Disney wouldn’t release the number if the company didn’t think it represented a major milestone. Disney told investors in the spring that it hopes to reach 60 million to 90 million subscribers by 2024.
We Thought NFL Kickers Would Keep Getting Better. But This Year, They’re Struggling. (538) The 93.4 percent success rate on PATs is the lowest it’s been since the ball’s placement was moved back to the 15-yard line in 2015.
Incompetence Is Not An Impeachable Offense (Washington Post) The problem with most conspiracy theories is that they presume too much competence on the part of the conspirators.
Jacob deGrom Wins Second Straight Cy Young Award (New York Times) The Mets’ ace became the 11th pitcher to win the award in consecutive seasons. Justin Verlander of the Astros won the American League award.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Misses Oral Arguments Due To Illness (New York Post) Her health has been in the spotlight, as her retirement or death could potentially give President Trump his third Supreme Court pick on a bench where the conservative majority stands at 5-4.
Tech, Signs, And Videotape: Breaking Down The Astros’ Latest Sign-Stealing Scandal (The Ringer) The Athletic reported that in 2017, Houston used an elaborate system to monitor opposing catchers’ signs and relay the intel to the team’s batters. Given the Astros’ history of misbehavior, though, the news wasn’t all that surprising.
Apple Is Finally Willing To Make Gadgets Thicker So They Work Better (CNBC) Apple’s new MacBook Pro has a better keyboard and longer battery life, but it’s 2% bigger and slightly thicker than the 15-inch model it replaces.
Inside The Toxic Culture Of The Nike Oregon Project ‘Cult’ (SI) Accounts from nine former Nike Oregon Project members, extending back to 2008, validate Mary Cain’s claims of the abusive, toxic culture under Alberto Salazar.
Weinstein Trial Expected To Take Up To Two Months (Variety) Weinstein is set to go on trial on Jan. 6 in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan. According to a court filing, the jury pool will be told to expect the trial to last until the first week of March.
Trent Dilfer: Tua Tagovailoa Is Best Quarterback I’ve Ever Studied (The Big Lead) High praise. Especially considering how many stunningly talented quarterbacks have come through the collegiate ranks in recent seasons.
Suspect In Popeyes Fatal Stabbing Arrested, Reports Say (Fox News) Ricoh McClain, 30, who had been at large since the attack on Nov. 4 in Oxon Hill, was located and arrested Wednesday, according to the Prince George’s County Police Department.