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Jimmy Butler rejects Bulls’ final offer, plans to enter restricted free agency

sports.yahoo.com — Talks on a contract extension for Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler ended without a deadline deal on Friday, agent Happy Walters told Yahoo Sports. Butler rejected the Bulls' final offer on Friday morning and plans to enter into restricted free agency in July.
Oct 31, 2014

Former Marquette star Jimmy Butler rejects Bulls’ final offer, plans to enter restricted free agency sports.yahoo.com/news/jimmy-but… via @YahooSports

Oct 31, 2014

RT @WojYahooNBA: Jimmy Butler rejects Chicago's final offer on extension, tells Yahoo: "I want to bet on myself." yhoo.it/1092wYQ

Oct 31, 2014

RT @WojYahooNBA: Jimmy Butler rejects Chicago's final offer on extension, tells Yahoo: "I want to bet on myself." yhoo.it/1092wYQ

Oct 31, 2014

RT @JordanBernfield: RT @WojYahooNBA: Jimmy Butler rejects Chicago's final offer on extension, tells Yahoo: "I want to bet on myself." yhoo.it/1092wYQ

Oct 31, 2014

I'm betting on him too RT @WojYahooNBA @JimmyButler rejects Bulls final offer on extension. "I want to bet on myself" yhoo.it/1092wYQ

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Fans at The Joe honor ailing legend Gordie Howe (video)

sports.yahoo.com — Red Wings warmed up in Howe jerseys pic.twitter.com/or8gc0zjV2 - Steph (@myregularface) October 31, 2014 After suffering a serious stroke in the past week, hockey legend Gordie Howe was sent a raucous 'get well soon' message from the fans in attendance at The Joe. (Just got a little dusty in here.)
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RT @wyshynski: New Puck Daddy: Fans at The Joe honor ailing legend Gordie Howe (video) yhoo.it/1u3WFB2

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RT @wyshynski: New Puck Daddy: Fans at The Joe honor ailing legend Gordie Howe (video) yhoo.it/1u3WFB2

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RT @wyshynski: New Puck Daddy: Fans at The Joe honor ailing legend Gordie Howe (video) yhoo.it/1u3WFB2

Oct 31, 2014

New Puck Daddy: Fans at The Joe honor ailing legend Gordie Howe (video) yhoo.it/1u3WFB2

One night in Rob Portman’s haunted hotel

news.yahoo.com — LEBANON, Ohio-The sun is setting on this small town in southwest Ohio, and when darkness reigns, strange things happen at the Golden Lamb Inn. Or so I'm told. The Inn, owned by the family of Ohio Sen. Rob Portman for the better part of the last century, is the oldest hotel in the state.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @moody: Here is the terrifying hallway in the haunted hotel owned by Ohio Sen. @RobPortman. yhoo.it/1voRjMn pic.twitter.com/hhW5YqPTYn

Oct 31, 2014

Here is the terrifying hallway in the haunted hotel owned by Ohio Sen. @RobPortman. yhoo.it/1voRjMn pic.twitter.com/hhW5YqPTYn

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RT @moody: Ohio Senator @RobPortman owns a haunted hotel. I stayed in the dead girl's room. It was terrifying. yhoo.it/1voRjMn Happy Halloween.

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This is what the dead girl's room looks like in Senator @RobPortman's haunted hotel. yhoo.it/1voRjMn pic.twitter.com/hL5CZL84TJ

Oct 31, 2014

RT @moody: Ohio Senator @RobPortman owns a haunted hotel. I stayed in the dead girl's room. It was terrifying. yhoo.it/1voRjMn Happy Halloween.

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How LeBron is wielding an influence never before seen in the NBA

sports.yahoo.com — CLEVELAND - In the uneasy moments lurching toward tipoff, the neatly manicured mythology of LeBron James ' homecoming flickered on the spectacular screen suspended over the Q Arena floor.
Oct 31, 2014

Love Woj but this is just "LBJ wants to control his career & has a business with his friend" said in a sinister voice sports.yahoo.com/news/how-lebro…

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How LeBron James 'is wielding an influence never before seen in the NBA.' sports.yahoo.com/news/how-lebro…

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Woj: "Everyone still wants this LeBron James story to read like a fairy tale, but it’s something else.” yhoo.it/1s0X2GQ

Oct 31, 2014

RT @WojYahooNBA: Column: For all the sentimentality, the homecoming of LeBron James is a spectacular power play. yhoo.it/1wO6vqf

Oct 31, 2014

LeBron's homecoming not a fairytale homecoming, but a spectacular power play, from the awesome @WojYahooNBA: yhoo.it/1wO6vqf"

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How a tech-savvy grandma is trying to lead Kansas Democrats out of the wilderness

news.yahoo.com — From Yahoo News: In 2010, a historic Election Day sweep in Kansas saw Democrats lose every statewide office. Many people wrote them off for dead, but Joan Wagnon reused to believe it. Now the 74-year-old state chair is using technology to rebuild and modernize the party.
Oct 31, 2014

Great and surprising piece: @hollybdc on dynamic 74-year-old Dem party chair in Kansas shaped by @sissenberg book: yhoo.it/1zmD7df

Oct 31, 2014

RT @OKnox: So amazing. @hollybdc's "How a tech-savvy grandma is trying to lead Kansas Democrats out of the wilderness" yhoo.it/1zmD7df

Oct 31, 2014

RT @OKnox: So amazing. @hollybdc's "How a tech-savvy grandma is trying to lead Kansas Democrats out of the wilderness" yhoo.it/1zmD7df

Oct 31, 2014

Great weekend read from @hollybdc How a tech-savvy grandma is trying to lead Kansas Democrats out of the wilderness yhoo.it/1vpBq8p

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ECHL's Utah Grizzlies to dress as skeletons during Halloween night game (Photo)

sports.yahoo.com — Happy Halloween! I'm currently dressed a road cone, so picture me as any one of your favorite terrible NHL defensemen. While we've seen plenty of players get in the act of dressing in costume for their respective team Halloween parties, the ECHL's Utah Grizzlies are taking things one step further.
Oct 31, 2014

AWFUL LOOK! ECHL's Utah Grizzlies to dress as skeletons during Halloween night game (Photo) - yhoo.it/1sQOd1L pic.twitter.com/I03At2dA8O

Oct 31, 2014

RT @Sean_Leahy: ECHL's Utah Grizzlies to dress as skeletons during Halloween night game (Photo) - yhoo.it/1sQOd1L pic.twitter.com/g3Qfew2jnJ

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Spurs star Kawhi Leonard plans to explore restricted free agency in 2015

sports.yahoo.com — Contract extension discussions have ended, and San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard plans to explore restricted free agency next summer, his agent, Brian Elfus, told Yahoo Sports on Friday afternoon. Elfus and Leonard have held firm on their desire for a maximum contract extension, something Spurs management won't consider until July.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @WojYahooNBA: Kawhi Leonard extension talks over, agent tells Yahoo: “There’s no debating Kawhi’s value. The market has been set.” yhoo.it/1toHfGq

Oct 31, 2014

RT @WojYahooNBA: Kawhi Leonard extension talks over, agent tells Yahoo: “There’s no debating Kawhi’s value. The market has been set.” yhoo.it/1toHfGq

Oct 31, 2014

RT @WojYahooNBA: Kawhi Leonard extension talks over, agent tells Yahoo: “There’s no debating Kawhi’s value. The market has been set.” yhoo.it/1toHfGq

Oct 31, 2014

Kawhi Leonard extension talks over, agent tells Yahoo: “There’s no debating Kawhi’s value. The market has been set.” yhoo.it/1toHfGq

84-Year-Old Skydives for Birthday: ‘I Felt Like an Angel Up There’

gma.yahoo.com — One woman took her 84th birthday celebration to new heights this year, earning herself the nickname "sky queen" from all her friends and neighbors. Despite her age, Dodie Bruening of Irmo, South Carolina, is a whippersnapper, to say the least. "I'm going skydiving," she said enthusiastically while suiting up in her jumpsuit at Skydive Carolina Oct.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @GMA: 84-year-old skydives for birthday. "I Felt Like an Angel Up There." abcn.ws/1rHgFmc pic.twitter.com/hKphMBrUeK

Oct 31, 2014

RT @GMA: 84-year-old skydives for birthday. "I Felt Like an Angel Up There." abcn.ws/1rHgFmc pic.twitter.com/hKphMBrUeK

Sources: Ricky Rubio agrees to $55M contract extension with Timberwolves

sports.yahoo.com — Ricky Rubio has reached an agreement on a four-year, $55 million contract extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Rubio, 24, will make nearly $14 million a season for the Wolves, a package comparable to Eric Bledsoe's five-year, $70 million extension with the Phoenix Suns.

Watch KHL player fight twice in one shift (Video)

sports.yahoo.com — Two fights in one shift on the ice? No problem in the KHL. Away from the play, Damir Ryspayev of Barys and Nikolai Belov of Neftekhimik start going at it. Ryspayev gets a couple good shots in as Belov drops to the ice and the linesmen jump in.

Woe is Leafs, Lupul out indefinitely with broken bone in hand

sports.yahoo.com — It seems the Columbus Blue Jackets injury woes have trickled over to their opponent in Friday night's game, the Toronto Maple Leafs. As the Leafs took to the ice for the pregame skate, one piece of the team's offensive game was missing. (And no, it wasn't an actual offensive strategy by Randy Carlyle.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @wyshynski: New Puck Daddy: Woe is Leafs, Lupul out indefinitely with broken bone in hand yhoo.it/1sT9ojK

Oct 31, 2014

New Puck Daddy: Woe is Leafs, Lupul out indefinitely with broken bone in hand yhoo.it/1sT9ojK

Virgin crash sets back space tourism by years: experts

news.yahoo.com — The deadly crash of Virgin Galactic's spacecraft has dealt a devastating setback to the cause of space tourism, delaying the first commercial flights to the stars by years, experts said Friday.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @AFP: Virgin crash sets back space tourism by years, experts say u.afp.com/6NA

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RT @AFP: Virgin crash sets back space tourism by years, experts say u.afp.com/6NA

Army official announces ouster of Burkina president

news.yahoo.com — Tens of thousands of protesters in Burkina Faso demanded on Friday the "immediate" resignation of President Blaise Compaore, as the opposition urged followers to keep up the pressure after a day of unrest that saw parliament set ablaze. The opposition "calls on people to keep up the pressure by occupying public spaces," opposition chief Zephirin Diabre told reporters.

Greg Cosell's Film Review: How coaching set up Arizona's two long touchdowns

sports.yahoo.com — (AP) The Arizona Cardinals hit two long touchdowns in the second half of their win over the Philadelphia Eagles, and the two plays appeared to have no connection. But if you watch the film, you could see that the first score set up the second.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @YahooSchwab: If you love football, you'll love this. @gregcosell shows how Arizona's coaching set up both long TDs vs. Philly: yhoo.it/1vqjg6f

Oct 31, 2014

If you love football, you'll love this. @gregcosell shows how Arizona's coaching set up both long TDs vs. Philly: yhoo.it/1vqjg6f

Jony Ive Announces He Will Be Giving Out Gumballs for Halloween

yahoo.com — From the brilliant white foyer of his Cupertino home, chief Apple designer Jony Ive announced that he would be giving out gumballs for Halloween. "There's something beautiful and instantly familiar about gumballs," Ive said, holding up a perfectly spherical gumball between his thumb and forefinger.
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Jony Ive Announces He Will Be Giving Out Gumballs for Halloween yhoo.it/1DDIjHA

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ANNOUNCEMENT: I will not be giving out anything for Halloween yahoo.com/tech/jony-ive-…

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RT @gilbertjasono: Jony Ive Announces He Will Be Giving Out Gumballs for Halloween yhoo.it/1vozz3u

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Jony Ive Announces He Will Be Giving Out Gumballs for Halloween yhoo.it/1vozz3u

Don't forget to set your clocks back

news.yahoo.com — WASHINGTON (AP) - Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time. Officially, the change comes at 2 a.m. Sunday, but most people set their clocks back before heading to bed Saturday night.
Oct 31, 2014

Don't forget to turn your clocks back this weekend as standard time returns: yhoo.it/1wlRVq2 pic.twitter.com/4p3AiXlrxi

Oct 31, 2014

RT @Yahoo: Don't forget to turn your clocks back this weekend as standard time returns: yhoo.it/1wlRVq2 pic.twitter.com/yEpFFGfmH7

Marlins Man is so famous now, people are dressing like him for Halloween

By Mike Oz
sports.yahoo.com — The San Francisco Giants won October, they have the World Series trophy to prove it. But Laurence Leavy, better known as Marlins Man, had himself one heck of a month too. He went from peculiar sight - who's that guy sitting behind home plate at the World Series?
Oct 31, 2014

RT @YahooSports: Marlins Man is so famous now, people are dressing like him for Halloween --> yhoo.it/1wR8Kut pic.twitter.com/T79dMNTu9V

Oct 31, 2014

October was good to #SFGiants, but it was also good to @Marlins_Man. He's a Halloween costume now: yhoo.it/1wlQNmx

Trick or treat Alexandre Burrows, you get a 3-game suspension for late hit

sports.yahoo.com — Vancouver's Alexandre Burrows said 'trick or treat' to the Department of Player Safety. In return they gave him the equivalent of the weird guy on your block who hands out raisins by way of a three game suspension for his hit on Montreal's Alexei Emelin on Thursday night.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @wyshynski: New Puck Daddy: Trick or treat Alexandre Burrows, you get a 3-game suspension for late hit yhoo.it/1wPxHUI

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New Puck Daddy: Trick or treat Alexandre Burrows, you get a 3-game suspension for late hit yhoo.it/1wPxHUI

Africa asks: 'If Burkina can do it, why can't we?'

news.yahoo.com — News that Burkina Faso's long-serving leader Blaise Compaore had been pushed out of power prompted an explosion of comment from across Africa Friday, with many citizens asking, "If they can do it, why can't we?" As images of tens of thousands jubilant Burkinabe were seen from Harare to Banjul, Twitter and other social media sites saw citizens pointing the finger at their own long-serving leaders.