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The New Orleans Saints face big dollar decisions with Terron Armstead, Marcus Williams and also at QB

As Tuesday's franchise tag deadline nears, along with the start of free agency, the Saints have work to do to shape their 2022 roster. (Author: Gardener)

The New Orleans SaintsSaints DE Cam Jordan joins First Take and calls for several quarterbacks to join him in New Orleans. Saints DE Cam Jordan joins First Take and calls for several quarterbacks to join him in New Orleans. - The New Orleans Saints have made it clear they have no plans to rebuild under new coach Dennis Allen. So you will remain aggressive in free agency despite some key salary cap restrictions. So that's going to lead to some tough decisions about how much to spend on a quarterback and two of ESPN's top seven free agents -- links tackle Terron Armstead and safety Marcus Williams. The Saints are not expected to use the franchise tag for Williams for the second straight year, a source told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. If they re-sign either player, it will likely be a multi-year deal - which would also help them better manage cap costs. Here's a look at New Orleans' biggest financial decisions: Whether or not you approve of the Saints' method of constantly restructuring deals to push the cap into future years, they actually started this offseason with enough wiggle room to make to go from $75 million over the cap to more than $30 million under the cap without cutting a single player. And they can reload the cap fees for every new deal they sign. Because of this, they won't be cutting the roster while elite players like Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara, Ryan Ramczyk, Cameron Jordan, Demario Davis and Marshon Lattimore are still in their prime. However, general manager Mickey Loomis has said over the past decade that the Saints' cap situation "reduces their margin for error." While spending money aggressively, they set limits on what they think each player is worth. Last year, for example, they opted to re-sign Ramczyk and Lattimore on nearly $20 million-a-year contracts and franchise-tagged Williams even though they were in an even worse cap situation. But they opted to have defensive end Trey Hendrickson sign elsewhere (a decision that worked extremely well for the Cincinnati Bengals). It's possible the Saints are looking very high in the quarterback market with a potential trade for a superstar like Aaron Rodgers or Russell Wilson, which would obviously limit their spending elsewhere. However, there hasn't been any indication that any of the quarterbacks will be available -- or if New Orleans would be the winning bidder. So the Saints are much more likely to bring back a well-known free agent like Jameis Winston or Teddy Bridgewater for a cheaper price. Winston should be considered the clear favorite after winning 5-2 as a starter in New Orleans last season before tearing his cruciate ligament. Regardless, it's the Saints' top priority and the only "must do" on this list. Loomis told reporters from the NFL Scouting Combine that they are approaching the position "with a sense of urgency, that's for sure." And he said it will be difficult for them to count on picking a starting quarterback in the draft, even if they move up from the 18th pick. Pro Football Focus ranked him the best offensive tackle in the league in 2015 and 2018. And he was still at his best at the end of the 2020 season, when Kamara's historic six-touchdown performance on Christmas Day was basically an Armstead highlight. Alvin Kamara joined the 6-TD club and @T_Armstead72 was the bouncer outside the club 💪 pic.twitter.com/hhg3DbxUDM - New Orleans Saints (@Saints) December 26, 2020 A healthy Armstead could make a world of difference to help turn a contender into a Super Bowl winner (again: see Bengals). Unfortunately for Armstead, who turns 31 in July, health has been a nagging issue. He missed nine games in 2021 with elbow and knee injuries and required postseason surgery to repair his right knee. The Saints have expressed interest in Armstead's re-signing. If they're outbid, they have a decent fallback option in veteran James Hurst -- mostly because they have one of the NFL's best tackles in Ramczyk. The trick is to decide if he's worth the salary he should be charging, somewhere in the neighborhood of leading security firms Jamal Adams ($17.645 million a year), Harrison Smith ($16.145), Justin Simmons (15.25 dollars) and Budda Baker ($14.75). Williams has yet to make the Pro Bowl, but he's widely regarded as one of the league's top young safes. Pro Football Focus ranked him in the top 7 for each of the last three years. The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder had an obvious impact on a New Orleans defense that ranks among the top in both yards and points allowed 6 in the NFL since he was an immediate starting XI as a second-round draft pick in 2017. Allen will certainly have something to say on the matter as he is a former safety and defense coach who has spent the last five years as Williams' defensive coordinator. If the Saints lose Williams, they still have decent depth in position. J. Gardner-Johnson, 24, are both entering the final year of their contracts, and veteran backup P.J. Williams (28) is also an unrestricted free agent. I wrote about the Saints' need for a receiver revival, although they could make that a draft priority if they spent big bucks elsewhere. Other unrestricted free agents they might prioritize include linebacker Kwon Alexander, wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith, quarterback Trevor Siemian and Williams.

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Three positions to watch as UC Football kicks off Spring 2022 training

Cincinnati has a lot of sales ahead of the 2022 season. (Author: Gardener)

UC FootballCincinnati has a lot of sales ahead of the 2022 season. CINCINNATI -- After a two-month hiatus following the college football playoffs, the Bearcats football team is back on the grid for spring training this weekend. There are a lot of things to keep in mind as Luke Fickell turns the page without the most prolific class of gamers in the program's history. "Of course things will be different, but the expectations will not be different," Fickell said at his media availability on Thursday. If you think that without Desmond Ridder (former UC quarterback) we're going to be the exact same offense you'd be crazy, but we're going to expect the same results. Without Coby (Bryant, former UC cornerback) and Ahmad (Gardner, former UC cornerback) and Myjai (Sanders, former UC defenseman), will we be exactly the same defensively? No, but we expect the same results. And when you're really good, you ask, "How are we going to get better?" Well, without Desmond Ridder, how are we going to be a better offense? We may not be the same, but we will be a little bit different. Many positions are on the verge of a change ahead of the start of the first game of 2022 against Arkansas. How Evan Prater and Ben Bryant approach this competition will shape the results of Cincinnati in 2022. As the top-rated UC recruit in the 247 Sports era, Prater is Ridder's heir apparent and shares an athletic profile similar to Cincinnati's all-time greatest player. At 6-foot-4, 200 pounds, Prater got some spot snaps in his redshirt freshman season and rushed for 143 yards on 17 touches. Luke Fickell was consistent with his message for the position: competition. Ben Bryant is offering this in his second stint with the Bearcats after transferring to Eastern Michigan and playing for the Eagles last season. The 6-foot-3, 214-pound passer had a mediocre performance for the EMU -- with 3,121 passing yards (30th national), 14 TDs (divided for 78th), seven interceptions (divided for 48th) and a 55 .5QBR (78th). Bryant's key advantage over Prater is his experience, particularly in the Bearcats system. He competed with Ridder in multiple offseasons from 2018-2020 and brings the reassuring aspect of QB depth to Cincinnati. However, he doesn't see himself as a backup and would not have switched in his final year of eligibility had Fickell not given him an honest shot at the job. Showing an early relationship with many returning wide receivers from the 2021 CFP team could give any passer an early advantage, but expect this fight to rage deep into fall camp. Take away veteran nickelback Arquon Bush and you get an all-new cornerback unit next season, including in the coaching position of returning cornerback coach Kerry Coombs. Cincinnati's secondary should undoubtedly take a step back after losing the country's only all-American cornerback combination last season. Some other starting contenders to keep an eye on are Justin Harris, Todd Bumhis, Sammy Anderson and J., the Bearcats' second-seeded recruit for 2021. The Bearcats' second-seeded recruit in the 2022 class is already drawing physical comparisons to Ahmad Gardner. He's been on campus since January and has a path to a rare entry-level job as a freshman with only one locked role. That's about all there is to say about Cincinnati's kicking unit in 2021. The Bearcats had arguably one of the best special teams units in the country... until they lined up for field goals and extra points. Cincinnati ranked 123rd out of 130 teams in FG% (50%) and 126th in FG Efficiency (-0.69). Fickell & Co. are relying on the Delaware transfer to set the record straight and ensure Cincinnati at least have a decent shot to make FGs within 40 yards. Coe finished the 2021 season 21st among FCS kickers with an FG rate of 82.4%. He went 23 of 23 with extra points for the Blue Hens last season. Coe has three years of eligibility left and can soon begin to cement his hold on the position. Cincinnati still has Bryce Burton, Christian Lowery and Alex Bales on the list, but it would be a huge disappointment if any of those players attempted a field goal this fall. Make sure to bookmark All Bearcats for the latest news, exclusive interviews, movie breakdowns and more! Recruitment Summary: Two four-star recruits visiting for spring training; Offer on three-star offensive tackle Desmond Ridder: "I think I should be first quarterback off the board" Star OT and four-star WR Five Cincinnati Bearcats make the cut on Dane Brugler's Big Board Cincinnati among the seven teams that Most Likely to Fall Behind in 2022 College Football Season Desmond Ridder Reveals Which NFL QBs He's Trying to Emulate Ford Make sure it's set to All Bearcats the whole time!

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Could Bills WR reunite with Giants HC Brian Daboll? (8 landing pads)

Beasley is seeking a trade after a productive 2021 season. (Author: Gardener)

WRCole Beasley may have played his last snap with the Buffalo Bills. Beasley, 32, has been given permission to seek a trade after back-to-back seasons of 82 receptions. The wide receiver is entering the final year of his contract, which is expected to earn him $6.1 million, and Spotrac.com's Mike Ginnitti has set a timeframe for Buffalo to move the receiver. With the Bills currently lacking cap space, moving or releasing Beasley makes sense despite his performance with the team. The big question, however, is whether the team can find a trading partner or whether they simply have to part ways with the recipient. Bill's GM Brandon Beane hasn't completed Beasley's return in 2022 despite the recipient's trade request, but a return may not be in Beasley's plans. So who are potential trading partners for Buffalo? There's no doubt Cole Beasley would love a Brian Daboll reunion. In January 2021, Beasley gushed about then-Bills OC and current head coach of the New York Giants. "The guy is an amazing coach, probably the best OC I've ever played for - not just schematically but as a person," Beasley said. Every time a guy like that leads you, it's fun to play. Daboll lavished praise on Beasley during their time together in Buffalo. As Daboll tries to figure out what he has in Daniel Jones, the former Bills OC should try to get the quarterback as many guns as possible. There is a belief the Browns will cut Jarvis Landry, but Cleveland still needs receivers. If the team plans to part ways with Landry, the team could replace him with Beasley. Bill Callahan, the Browns' orienteering coach, knows the receiver well from their time together in Dallas and could be urging Cleveland to make a move for the veteran. "He gives you that dimension of speed and agility and the guy can change direction in the slot and do multiple things," said then-offensive line coach/offensive coordinator Bill Callahan. "You can isolate him to different types and different places, so I think it's a real benefit to have a guy like him, sort of Wes Welker-ish in a way. He gives us this dimension. He gives us a lot of flexibility in terms of his route tree and the things he can do to get open.” All three teams have a young signal caller (Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, Davis Mills) who is backed by a reliable receiver like Beasley would benefit. Early in Josh Allen's career, Beasley was a big help as a kind of security blanket for the quarterback. Beasley can do the same for people like Lawrence, Fields and Mills. The Colts' main focus this offseason will likely be figuring out what to do at the quarterback position after Carson Wentz's 2021 campaign didn't go to plan. Of course, one could argue that Wentz didn't have enough playmakers in the wide receiver position. Michael Pittman is the only long-term fix currently on the position. Pittman fell for over 1,000 yards last year while the rest of the receivers struggled to make an impact. Zach Pascal was second on the team in receiving (384 yards) with the veteran T. Simply put, the Colts need more guns at the receiver regardless of who plays 2022 quarterback for the team. Beasley would be an intriguing option for the Ravens. The team has pass-catching options in Mark Andrews, Marquise Brown and Rashod Bateman, but Beasley could take the team over the top. Last year, the Ravens attempted to add JuJu Smith-Schuster to bolster their receiving unit. This year, the team could trade Beasley to address the position. Washington may be in the market for a slot receiver as Adam Humphries is set to hit free agency in 2021 after a 41-383 campaign. Re-signing Humphries might be a cheaper alternative than trading with Beasley, but Beasley is a significant upgrade. Beasley would start in the slot from day one with Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel and Dyami Brown as other passing options. Bill's GM Discusses Trade in 2022 NFL Draft: Is Cornerback a Necessity? Bill's mob responds to Ohio State prospect calling Buffalo the only New York team: "One of us!"

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How LeBron James' season-high 56 points gives Lakers a much-needed win

The Lakers superstar becomes the second-oldest player in NBA history to surpass 50 points, proving he's still adapting and honing his craft. (Author: Gardener)

How LeBron James'LOS ANGELES — In much bigger games that decided his NBA championship fortunes, LeBron James basked in his greatness by bathing in champagne. This time James' teammates dumped water on him. James ensured the Lakers walked away with a 124-116 win over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday by fulfilling a job description few in NBA history had done before. With a season-best 56 points while shooting 19-for-31 from the field, including six from 3-point range and near-perfect (12-for-13) from the free-throw line, along with 10 rebounds, the 37-year-old James became the Oldest player in NBA history to score 50+ points and 10+ rebounds in a game. He also became the fourth-oldest player to score a 50-point game. LeBron James (37 years, 65 days) is now the oldest player in NBA history to have 50+ points and 10+ rebounds in a game. The record was previously held by Michael Jordan (33 years, 19 days). List of NBA players who scored 50+ points at age 37 or older: Why wouldn't James enjoy having his teammates douse him with water over something only Jamal Crawford, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant made it? After the on-pitch celebration, James was asked in the dressing room how it felt to score so many points. "Right now I don't give a damn about 56," James said. "I'm just glad we won. The Lakers had to chill Bron after that 56-point W 😂 pic.twitter.com/98pP6Ak0VH After a four-game losing streak after the All-Star break, the Lakers (28-35) finally got a win over a Warriors team ( 43-21), who have lost four straight games and eight of their last ten in the absence of Draymond Green. The win puts the Lakers just ahead of the New Orleans Pelicans (27-36) and Portland Trail Blazers (25-38) for ninth place in the Western Conference and second-last place in next month's Play-In tournament. After that, the Lakers expressed optimism that they could finally cement a winning streak, beginning with games against under-.500 opponents in San Antonio on Monday (8:30 ET, League Pass) and in Houston on Wednesday (8 ET, League Pass). But the Lakers have endured too many disappointments this season to know any better. They have been inconsistent with their injuries and their game. Therefore, what James has accomplished so far in his 19th season at the age of 37 has become a secondary storyline to the Lakers' seasonal troubles. "There really are no words for that," said Lakers coach Frank Vogel. James became the seventh Lakers player to make multiple 50-point performances. James fell just five points short of his career-best 61 points with Miami vs. Charlotte on March 3, 2014. And with 50 points in his 13th career game, James is only behind Wilt Chamberlain (118), Michael Jordan (31), Kobe Bryant (25), James Harden (23), Elgin Baylor (17) and Rick Barry (14) for most 50-point games in NBA history. James (36,776 career points) is likely to overtake Karl Malone (36,928) for second place on the NBA's all-time scorer list at some point in the Lakers' 19 remaining games. James remains on course to oust Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) for No. 1 sometime next season. No wonder James recently lamented on his self-produced show The Shop that "they never mention my name when they talk about all-time top scorers." James then added, "It pisses me off." "It was never a No. 1 option for me," James said. “I got into this league because I understood what team basketball is about, how important the pass is, and how important it is for your teammates to be comfortable out there on the ground and everyone trying to be in a rhythm .” James developed this attitude while playing with the Summit Lake Community Center Hornets on his inaugural Rec-League basketball team. James, who was nine, credited coach Frank Walker with "teaching us the right way to play basketball." James added that "the word 'ball hog' was something we despised and we never wormed it into our ball club." James refined this approach at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School and through 19 NBA seasons that included four championships in 10 Finals appearances. In related news, James ranks seventh on the NBA's all-time assists list. Anthony, who ranks ninth on the NBA's all-time top scorers list, joked, "He can't have it all. "I know the feeling," Anthony said. "I can only think of someone who can be the all-time top scorer in NBA history who doesn't get the honor of being a goalscorer. We know he can hit the ball. Anthony listed himself and Kevin Durant as that type of scorer. Anthony said: "He doesn't; He just knows how to do it with a high clip. So much so that James' game this season mirrors what he showed in his prime. Averaging 28.8 points on 51.9% shooting, 8.0 rebounds and 6.2 assists, James also had his best season since he was with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2009-10 (29.7 points per game). Because of those strong numbers, James unofficially ousted Abdul-Jabbar for most combined regular-season and postseason points. James made little of that milestone last month because it coincided with the Lakers' previous loss to the Warriors. After defeating the Warriors this time, James became more thoughtful. Both successes not only showed how James has become an elite scorer with a pass-first mentality. It also shows how James has evolved his game since joining the NBA in 2003. First James played in a game he described as "lack dominant" in which big men hit the post. Then James got used to playing a game that relied more on passing, cutting and pick and rolls. After the Warriors won three of their NBA titles at James' expense, James observed that Stephen Curry's presence alone sparked an influx of 3-point shootings in the NBA. If you don't have a growth mindset about how you can find ways to get better over time, you're left behind," James said. "I'm not saying I changed my game in any way. But I've always wanted a game that fits every playstyle and era. I feel my game will fit into every era of basketball history since the great James Naismith created it. So as long as I'm in this league and the game changes again, hopefully I'll have that growth mentality and keep adapting." He missed 27 games last season after spraining his ankle, an injury that also affected him when First-round elimination of the Lakers against the Phoenix Suns. James has missed a total of 10 games this season due to a sore right ankle and a tight stomach. "I don't think about it too much," James said. "I feel that every now and then. If it gets to a point where I feel like it's going to hurt me over and over, then I shouldn't be out there. James has also become prolific by varying how he plays. He has shot at least 34% from deep in 10 of his last 11 NBA seasons. "The biggest thing he's done is to switch his game at this point in his career in terms of his shooting," Vogel said. Those two elements played out in Saturday's game against Golden State. James finished the fast break plays with a reverse dunk and a reverse layup, pulling from the deep just before the halftime buzzer. James did the same in back-to-back games to give the Lakers a 100-97 lead with 7:53 left. On a drive-and-kick, James then set up Anthony for an open Trey that gave the Lakers a 122-116 cushion by 34.3 seconds. 👑 Bron knocks down the three to end the half with 26 PTS on ABC pic.twitter.com/5fUVNbrAiE. He has 40 PTS for the @Lakers on ABC pic.twitter.com/J8wtoqtCAq "He's stuck and playing at a level that a lot of people aren't really into playing," Lakers guard Russell Westbrook said. He's one of the best of all time. Far too many times James has finished with MVP numbers only for the Lakers to lose. That almost happened again against Golden State, in nine draws and nine lead changes. Although Westbrook had 20 points on 9-for-17 shooting, he also finished with five turnovers and five fouls. James himself was charged with an eight-second infraction at the 2:16 mark. This time, however, James ultimately came out on top against a Warriors team that missed Green's defense and playmaking and Klay Thompson's usually dependable shooting power (seven points in 3-on-13 shooting). But James also prevailed because he remained the best version of himself. "When things go this way," Westbrook said, "there's nobody on their team that can do anything." Mark Medina is a senior writer/analyst for NBA.com.

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Angry, Taimur Ali Khan gives Papa Saif Ali Khan a small punch as they get out of the car; CLOCK

The elder son of Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan, Taimur Ali Khan has been making headlines since birth and is the apple of all time... (Author: Gardener)

Taimur Ali KhanThe older son of Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan, Taimur Ali Khan has been making headlines since birth and everyone is talking about it. And today, little Munchkin is making headlines again as a video of the Pataudi Prince making the rounds on social media. In the video, Taimur, who was wearing a gray t-shirt and pajamas, was accompanied by Kareena and Saif and seemed upset about something. Shortly after Tim got out of the car, he was seen giving a small punch to Daddy Saif, who was wearing a rust-colored t-shirt and white pants, and was also holding a cup of coffee. Take a look at Taimur Ali Khan's adorable video Meanwhile, another picture of Taimur Ali Khan is making the rounds on social media, spreading the perfect Sunday vibes. In a picture shared by Saif Ali Khan's sister Saba Ali Khan, Taimur was seen dressed in white kurta pajamas and sitting in a comfortable chair. Also Read: Kareena Kapoor's Playful Son Taimur Ali Khan Enjoys His Swing Time, Looks Cute in Red T-Shirt; pictures

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Angry, Taimur Ali Khan gives Daddy Saif Ali Khan a small punch as they get out of the car; CLOCK

The older son of Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan, Taimur Ali Khan has been making headlines since birth and everyone is talking about it. And today, little Munchkin is making headlines again as a video of the Pataudi Prince is making the rounds... (Author: Gardener)

Taimur Ali KhanYou are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Angry, Taimur Ali Khan gives Daddy Saif Ali Khan a small punch as they get out of the car; WATCH The elder son of Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan, Taimur Ali Khan has been making headlines since birth and everyone is talking about it. And today, little Munchkin is making headlines again as a video of the Pataudi Prince making the rounds on social media. In the video, Taimur, who was wearing a gray t-shirt and pajamas, was accompanied by Kareena and Saif and seemed upset about something. Shortly after Tim got out of the car, he was seen giving a small punch to Daddy Saif, who was wearing a rust-colored t-shirt and white pants, and was also holding a cup of coffee. While the Nawab of Pataudi laughed at this, Taimur's sweet facial expression managed to win millions of hearts. Check out Taimur Ali Khan's adorable video:     Meanwhile, another picture of Taimur Ali Khan is doing the rounds on social media where he's dishing out the perfect Sunday vibes. In a picture shared by Saif Ali Khan's sister Saba Ali Khan, Taimur was seen dressed in white kurta pajamas and sitting in a comfortable chair. Dia Mirza and Vaibhav Rekhi enjoying a perfect Sunday evening, taking a trip into town; pictures

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Madhuri Dixit in embroidered gharara and shrug will get your heart pumping

Madhuri Dixit makes her fans hearts beat faster than Dhak Dhak with her pics in an embroidered crop top, gharara and shrug set. | fashion trends (Author: Gardener)

Madhuri DixitActress Madhuri Dixit started the promotion of her upcoming web series The Fame Game with a bang as she channeled her sultry avatar in a vegan leather dress. After making waves with the glamorous look, the star is back to make her fans' hearts leap for joy in a bright red 'Dhak Dhak' ensemble. If you're looking for tips to make a splash at your best friend's wedding, be sure to check out Styling Notes from the celebrity. On Sunday, Madhuri took to Instagram to share images from a recent photoshoot that revealed her ethnic look for The Fame Game promotion. "Two things in the world should not be hidden - love and your red dress #TheFameGame #RedOutfit #SundayVibes," the star captioned the post. ALSO READ | Madhuri Dixit looks magical in the most beautiful pink silk saree worth £90,000: All images Madhuri's ensemble consists of a sleeveless, bralette-style bodice with a wide V-neckline, multi-coloured embroidered thread work, mirror detailing and a cropped hemline that tight waist indicates the star. Madhuri paired the crop top with a bright red silk gharara adorned with gold floral patterns scattered throughout the pants, a fitted and flared silhouette and pleated detailing where the punch started. A matching full sleeve shrug with similar gold floral prints and a floor length hem length completed the look. She ended up completing the promotional look with side-parted wavy locks, mauve lip color, dewy base makeup, subtle smoky eyeshadow, mascara-adorned lashes and on-fleek brows. After Madhuri shared the post, her fans took to the comments section to praise the star's stunning look. Meanwhile, The Fame Game, directed by Bejoy Nambiar and Karishma Kohli, will begin streaming on Netflix on February 25th.

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Sunday morning bobblehead thread

Listen, if I had to suffer, you must suffer too. Oh, and your Sunday morning deals are here. (Author: Gardener)

morningIf *I* have to feel horrible for laughing until I have to be revived in that horrible, horrible segment, then *you* must feel horrible too. Hat tip to my soon-to-be ex-boyfriend (who shall remain unnamed) from elementary school P. CNN "State of the Union": Secretary of State Antony Blinken...Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)...President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen ... Michèle Flournoy ... Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas) ... retired Gen. David Petraeus ... Nadya Tolokonnikova. NBC "Meet the Press": Secretary of State Antony Blinken ... Nikki Haley ... Adm. James Stavridis retired and Fiona Hill … Richard Engel reporting from Ukraine and Kelly Cobiella from Poland. Panel: Eddie Glaude Jr., Stephen Hayes, Hallie Jackson and Robin Wright. S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield … Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). Panel: Jonathan Karl, Donna Brazile, Chris Christie and Julie Pace.

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Sunday morning weather at your fingertips

Highs in the low 80's today with mostly cloudy skies. (Author: Gardener)

SundayLike yesterday, it will be a muggy day with scattered showers and splashes throughout the day. The chance of rain will increase this evening and tonight as a cold front moves into the area. This front will drive showers and thunderstorms, some of which could be severe, into east Texas tonight through early tomorrow. The Storm Prediction Center has outlined a good portion of East Texas in its severe weather forecast for today. Make sure you get severe weather alerts when a clock or alert is issued. The best chance for severe weather is north of I-20. A really good explanation I've heard recently is something like "Severe weather events are low probability, high impact events". This means that the overall chance of a severe storm is low, but if one does occur the threats/hazards are serious. The front driving these showers and storms will keep our highs for tomorrow in the mid 50's and take this week's lows back into the 30's and 40's. The forecast for the coming days calls for continued rain probabilities and cooler temperatures. A second cold front will move through east Texas next Friday, this one stronger on the temperature side. At this point, it looks like an event with a low probability of rain; However, this front has the potential to push our lows into the low 30s. We're not forecasting a hard freeze as of this morning, but you'll want to make sure to check for updates this week as that could change. There's a saying I mentioned yesterday that I'm going to say again, something like "Never count a freeze until Easter in Texas." We'll have to wait and see how the forecast plays out, but either way it looks like we'll see at least a light frost by next weekend.

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Sunday morning weather at your fingertips

Highs in the low 80's today with mostly cloudy skies. (Author: Gardener)

SundayLike yesterday, it will be a muggy day with scattered showers and splashes throughout the day. The chance of rain will increase this evening and tonight as a cold front moves into the area. This front will drive showers and thunderstorms, some of which could be severe, into east Texas tonight through early tomorrow. The Storm Prediction Center has outlined a good portion of East Texas in its severe weather forecast for today. Make sure you get severe weather alerts when a clock or alert is issued. The best chance for severe weather is north of I-20. A really good explanation I've heard recently is something like "Severe weather events are low probability, high impact events". This means that the overall chance of a severe storm is low, but if one does occur the threats/hazards are serious. The front driving these showers and storms will keep our highs for tomorrow in the mid 50's and take this week's lows back into the 30's and 40's. The forecast for the coming days calls for continued rain probabilities and cooler temperatures. A second cold front will move through east Texas next Friday, this one stronger on the temperature side. At this point, it looks like an event with a low probability of rain; However, this front has the potential to push our lows into the low 30s. We're not forecasting a hard freeze as of this morning, but you'll want to make sure to check for updates this week as that could change. There's a saying I mentioned yesterday that I'm going to say again, something like "Never count a freeze until Easter in Texas." We'll have to wait and see how the forecast plays out, but either way it looks like we'll see at least a light frost by next weekend.

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