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It's now or never time for a Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather bout

sports.yahoo.com — MACAU -- It's beyond ridiculous what boxing fans have had to put up with the last five years as they have waited, pleaded, hoped and, in some cases, even prayed for a bout between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Nov 23, 2014

Why are we still talking about Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather? Because it's more realistic than ever, apparently: sports.yahoo.com/news/it-s-abou…

Iraq PM orders more air support for embattled province

en-maktoob.news.yahoo.com — Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on Saturday ordered more air support for the security forces and allied tribal fighters battling jihadists in the western province of Anbar. He "ordered to provide extensive air support to Anbar, arm its sons, support and reinforce the armed forces in the province," a statement from his office said.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @wgdunlop: Iraq PM orders more air support for security forces and allied fighters in embattled Anbar province yhoo.it/1uUNIbl @AFP

Nov 23, 2014

Iraq PM orders more air support for security forces and allied fighters in embattled Anbar province yhoo.it/1uUNIbl @AFP

10 Superfoods Healthier Than Kale

yahoo.com — If you're James Franco or Roger Federer or Taylor Swift, your name and face can be used to sell anything from phones to watches to perfume-even if you're not necessarily famous for the your tech-savvy, your promptness, or the way you smell.

The Report Card: Duke, Wyoming record impressive victories

sports.yahoo.com — Quinn Cook (USA TODAY Sports) DATE: Thursday, Nov. 20 A+ - Wyoming Before his team's 59-33 loss at Wyoming on Saturday afternoon, Colorado coach Tad Boyle compared facing the Cowboys to going to a dentist appointment. In retrospect, that metaphor may have undersold the misery of Boyle's experience.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @YahooSports: The Report Card: #Duke, Wyoming record impressive victories --> yhoo.it/1vB7yM4

Nov 23, 2014

Duke cruises, Wyoming surprises and what the heck happened to Marquette? Saturday's Report Card: yhoo.it/1AAcl1A

On Batman vs. The Riddler night, why wouldn’t hockey players fight? (Video)

sports.yahoo.com — The Toledo Walleye and Evansville IceMen held "Heroes Night" on Saturday, which was a good excuse to wear incredibly awesome jerseys themed to Batman and The Riddler. So if you're dressing one team like the Caped Crusader, and the other team as one of Gotham's most infamous criminals ...

Western Carolina coach slams Kirk Herbstreit for GameDay comments

sports.yahoo.com — Western Carolina coach Mark Speir took offense to ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit's feelings about FCS teams playing FBS teams. Four SEC schools - Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Georgia - played FCS schools on Saturday and on GameDay, Herbstreit, an avowed critic of the ability of FBS teams to play FCS schools, expressed his disdain for the practice again.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @YahooDrSaturday: Western Carolina's Mark Speir slammed Kirk Herbstreit for his comments about FBS-FCS games: yhoo.it/11Om4mL pic.twitter.com/Gl7UxULyFG

Nov 22, 2014

RT @YahooSports: Western Carolina coach slams Kirk Herbstreit for his GameDay comments --> yhoo.it/1FeXidM

Manny Pacquiao-Chris Algieri live chat and analysis

sports.yahoo.com — From Yahoo Sports: Follow along as Yahoo Sports' boxing expert Kevin Iole breaks down all the action live from ringside in Macau, China.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @YahooSports: Follow the live chat around the Manny Pacquiao-Chris Algieri fight with Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole (@KevinI) --> http://t.co…

Jason Demers demolishes Jarret Stoll with awesome hip check (Video)

sports.yahoo.com — In the first period, Jarret Stoll had the puck in the neutral zone, attempting to cross the Dallas blue line. Alas, he didn't know Demers would keep the lost art of the perfectly executed hip check alive. Stoll earned some frequent flier miles, hurtling to the ice.
Nov 22, 2014

I want to frame this Jason Demers hip check and put in the Louvre. Or buy it many beers. (Video) sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck… via @YahooSports

2009 massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows

news.yahoo.com — MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, in a southern Philippine province, the body count continues to rise.

France's Sarkozy wants EU to lose half its powers

uk.news.yahoo.com — PARIS/BORDEAUX (Reuters) - The European Union must hand back half of its powers, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy said on Saturday, stepping up his criticism of the 28-nation bloc as he seeks to be elected head of France's conservative party next week.
Nov 23, 2014

The European Union must hand back half of its powers, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy said on Saturday yhoo.it/11HGLje

St. Louis County fortifies police headquarters before Ferguson grand jury ruling

news.yahoo.com — CLAYTON, Mo. - On Saturday, grand jury watch started to feel more like a hurricane watch here in the heart of St. Louis County. Workers scrambled Saturday morning to barricade police headquarters and other government buildings, residents grabbed supplies at a corner store and some shop owners finished boarding up windows.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @cbinflux: St. Louis County fortifies police headquarters before Ferguson grand jury ruling news.yahoo.com/st-louis-count…

Nov 22, 2014

RT @jasonsickles: Protest preps frighten shopkeeper. “They've really got my heart pumping right now.” #Ferguson yhoo.it/1y1R1Q3 pic.twitter.com/tjt5bHiKDN

Nov 22, 2014

Protest preps frighten shopkeeper. “They've really got my heart pumping right now.” #Ferguson yhoo.it/1y1R1Q3 pic.twitter.com/tjt5bHiKDN

Roach: I'm watching tape to prepare for a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

sports.yahoo.com — MACAU -- Freddie Roach has spent the better part of the latter three months preparing Manny Pacquiao to face Chris Algieri. But Roach also reserved a bit of that time to watch some video of Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone's late cocoa leaves bitter taste

uk.news.yahoo.com — Cocoa farmer Sam Turner grips tight as his bike wobbles along the country track in Ebola-hit eastern Sierra Leone, groaning under the weight of beans harvested a month late. The arable district of Kenema -- at the centre of the outbreak of the deadly epidemic in May -- has been under quarantine for three months and its once-abundant, verdant landscape is going to seed.
Nov 23, 2014

And AFP's @achaon with a feature on the struggles facing cocoa farmers in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/ebola-hit…

White House to Democrats: We’ll seek extension to Iran nuclear talks

news.yahoo.com — From Yahoo News: The White House told a select group of Congressional Democrats on Friday that Secretary of State John Kerry will suggest to Iran that the two sides extend ongoing nuclear negotiations that are not expected to seal a comprehensive deal by a Nov. 24 deadline.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @Ali_Gharib: WH aides told Congressional offices they expect to get an extension in #iran talks news.yahoo.com/white-house-to… @OKnox scoop from last night.

Nov 22, 2014

RT @Ali_Gharib: WH aides told Congressional offices they expect to get an extension in #iran talks news.yahoo.com/white-house-to… @OKnox scoop from last night.

Nov 22, 2014

More fog of diplomacy: White House to Democrats: We’ll seek extension to Iran nuclear talks news.yahoo.com/white-house-to…

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Reports: Ferguson grand jury still undecided, reconvening Monday

news.yahoo.com — ST. LOUIS - The wait continues. Nearly a week after Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency ahead of a decision in the contentious Ferguson police shooting, reports surfaced Saturday that an announcement may not be imminent. Local media, quoting unidentified sources, reported that the panel won't rule before the end of the weekend.

Manny Pacquiao knocks down Chris Algieri six times in lopsided decision win

sports.yahoo.com — MACAU - During the build-up to his fight with Manny Pacquiao, actor Sylvester Stallone called Chris Algieri "a real-life Rocky." And, as it turns out, he was. Just like Stallone's fictional Rocky Balboa didn't win the title in "Rocky," Algieri came up short as well.

Ancient Egyptian Handbook of Spells Deciphered

news.yahoo.com — Researchers have deciphered an ancient Egyptian handbook, revealing a series of invocations and spells. "It is a complete 20-page parchment codex, containing the handbook of a ritual practitioner," write Malcolm Choat and Iain Gardner, who are professors in Australia at Macquarie University and the University of Sydney, respectively, in their book, "A Coptic Handbook of Ritual Power" (Brepols, 2014).

Facebook 'newspaper' spells trouble for media

news.yahoo.com — Facebook's move to fulfill its ambition to be the personal "newspaper" for its billion-plus members is likely to mean more woes for the ailing news media. The huge social network has become a key source of news for many users, as part of a dramatic shift in how people get information in the digital age.
Nov 23, 2014

Welcome to your future, folks: "It won't necessarily be real journalism, but it will be content" news.yahoo.com/facebook-newsp…

Tiger Woods names new swing coach Chris Como

sports.yahoo.com — Tiger Woods has a new pair of eyes looking at his golf swing. On Saturday, Woods tweeted he had found a new golf coach. Happy to have Chris Como consulting and working with me on my swing.