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Super Bowl 50: Even in NFL's golden era, hints of a sweeping change

csmonitor.com — The Super Bowl shows the NFL is more popular than ever, but the game could change in fundamental ways because of mounting public concerns over head injuries. National Football League news this week told two dramatically different stories.

Super Bowl 50: amid NFL's golden era, hints of a sweeping change

csmonitor.com — The Super Bowl shows the NFL is more popular than ever, but the game could change in fundamental ways because of mounting public concerns over head injuries. National Football League news this week told two dramatically different stories.

The People's Manifesto on Police Body-Cameras

theatlantic.com — New guidelines about how law enforcement should implement wearable cameras from a coalition of nearly three dozen civil rights groups Body cameras are beginning to be used by law enforcement agencies across the country. And they're starting to hit snags. In Fort Worth, two police officers shot a man-and, despite both wearing body cameras, the incident wasn't captured on film.
May 15, 2015

The ACLU, NAACP, and 32 other civil rights groups released guidelines for how body cams should be implemented Friday: theatlantic.com/technology/arc…

May 15, 2015

And @yayitsrob on new guidelines for body cams proposed by a coalition of 34 civil rights groups: theatlantic.com/technology/arc…

May 15, 2015

The EFF, ACLU & NAACP announced principles for how body cams should be used—and 13 state bills already violate them: theatlantic.com/technology/arc…

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Dodgers Dramatic Late Show Now Headlined by Matt Kemp Blockbuster

bleacherreport.com — SAN DIEGO - It was 11:57 p.m., midnight about to strike on one of the most frenzied days of trading one club has conducted at the winter meetings in decades, and who couldn't use a chuckle? "We're going to continue to focus on how we can continue to improve our roster," new Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said.
Dec 11, 2014

Incredible #Dodgers trading frenzy will extend further: Matt Kemp to Padres by week's end. What a day for LA bleacherreport.com/articles/22965… @BR_MLB

Dec 11, 2014

Incredible day for #Dodgers, moving 19 players over 24 hours -- yes, Matt Kemp ticketed for #Padres. bleacherreport.com/articles/22965…

Cubs Land Jon Lester in Late-Night Strike, and Dreams of Contending Soar

bleacherreport.com — SAN DIEGO -- Suddenly, in the middle of the night on the East Coast, construction on the Chicago Cubs' roster dramatically blew past the construction that is remodeling Wrigley Field. Ace free agent Jon Lester is a Cub. Your move, outfield bleachers in Wrigley Field.

Aggressive White Sox Swing for the Fences as San Diego Winter Meetings Heat Up

bleacherreport.com — SAN DIEGO - You looked at the foundation pieces of the Chicago White Sox. You watched as ace Chris Sale finished third in American League Cy Young voting last month. You watched as Jose Abreu was named as the unanimous Rookie of the Year, and finished fourth in AL MVP voting.

Scott Miller's Starting 9: Major Trading Frenzy Expected at Winter Meetings

bleacherreport.com — SAN DIEGO -- 1. Jon Lester: Leadoff hitter Here's the way several industry sources envision the winter meetings unfolding this week in San Diego: Free agent Jon Lester makes his decision, and then the action really begins. Or, if you prefer to use the old standby: The rest of the dominoes will begin falling.

Vail leaders looking toward future

washingtontimes.com — VAIL, Colo. (AP) - Both the ski resort and town of Vail are riding high at the moment. But, as the folks on Wall Street often tell us, past results are no guarantee of future performance. That's why town officials over the past several months have looked at ways to stay atop the mountain resort world.

Early Signs Point to Winter Action Sparking Another Red Sox Resurrection

bleacherreport.com — Stephan Savoia/Associated Press The smartest thing the Red Sox have done over the past few months is not sign Pablo Sandoval (though that was good). Or view Hanley Ramirez as a left fielder (he sure ain't a shortstop anymore). Or continue to woo Jon Lester (decision time is looming).
Dec 04, 2014

As long as #RedSox take Hanley's attitude in for servicing every 3,000 miles (& get pitching), they're back bleacherreport.com/articles/22887…

Scott Miller's Starting 9: With Nelson Cruz, Mariners Can Win Now-and Later

bleacherreport.com — Who knew it would start raining bats in Seattle? Robinson Cano last winter. Nelson Cruz this winter. Maybe the drought is finally over. The Seattle Mariners: Early AL West favorites entering 2015? You bet. Mark it down. Lattes all around.
Dec 02, 2014

Starting 9: Why #Mariners are set to win now & later, thoughts on FAs, Flannery, & RIP Dick Bresciani bleacherreport.com/articles/22861…

Dec 02, 2014

RT @ScottMillerBbl: Starting 9: Why #Mariners are set to win now & later, thoughts on FAs, Flannery, & RIP Dick Bresciani http://t.co/IqFFk…

Dec 02, 2014

How ugly did it get between Donaldson & Billy Beane? That & more in Starting 9 here: bleacherreport.com/articles/22861…

Dec 02, 2014

RT @ScottMillerBbl: How ugly did it get between Donaldson & Billy Beane? That & more in Starting 9 here: bleacherreport.com/articles/22861…

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Feb 05, 2016

@pedromoura Congratulations Pedro, attaboy! You've earned this. Now go keep doing what you've been doing and thrive

Feb 04, 2016

Now the great Maurice White from @EarthWindFire passes. Awful start to 2016, musically. #ShiningStar #RIP.

Feb 03, 2016

@oapostrophesd For a first person column! I will take that under advisement my friend :-)

Feb 03, 2016

@AthleticsSMCC Tell the boys there are W's in those warmups! And, they go well w/ Kool & the Gang's "Celebration"


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