RuPaul's Drag Race Season 14 Episode 8 Recap

The Queens appear in '60s-inspired girl groups in Season 14, Episode 8 of RuPaul's Drag Race. Which group shone the brightest? Read our review to find out (Author: Gardener)

RuPaulGirl group challenges can be such a fun time. Dancing, singing and uncomfortable tensions between the queens; it's a spark for plenty of drama in the workroom. RuPaul's Drag Race Season 14 Episode 8 was no exception! Following a recent trend from RuPaul's Best Friend Race, it was a nice change to bring some fire back into the competition. And "'60s Girl Groups" had a good balance of shadows and gimmicks. Case in point: the "Reading is fundamental!" Challenge. Are there drag race fans who hate this mini challenge? It's a must-have and a mainstay of any drag race season, so I was thrilled it was coming back. Surprisingly, each queen did a great job with their reads. Typically some queens fail to land a joke and get the awkward silence, but every queen on this round has accomplished a hit with her zingers. The Queens of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 14 could be the season of the reads. Some seasons have fashion queens, comedy queens, or lip-sync queens, but shades and reading might be this batch's forte. The top 3 best readings came from Bosco, Lady Camden and Jorgeous. Lady Camden, who called Jorgeous "a waste of time," was a clever play on words that hit the spot. Jorgeous's reading of Jasmine Kennedie was the one that impressed RuPaul the most. You could see it on RuPaul's face; She could hardly breathe because the remark was so sharp. Little Miss Jorgeous. Permalink: Little Miss Jorgeous. Ugh, the tinniest little waste of... time. Ugh, the tinniest little waste of... time. Jorgeous might not be strong at acting and singing (we'll get to that later), but she can throw shade with the best of them. And in Bosco's case, she deservedly won the Mini Challenge. All her readings have it all. She called herself the villain, but according to her pallbearer joke, she was a murderer based on how she killed him during the challenge. The 1960's girl group maxi challenge is a risky challenge competition for the queens. RuPaul loves her references, especially anything related to Diana Ross and the past music scene. She ripped Aja a new one after messing up some Studio 54 references in Season 4 of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars. This queen would not have survived to make it to lip sync. As we went into rehearsals and recording, it became clear that the jury would be keeping an extra close eye on everything the queens did. Any little slip could land someone at the bottom. Group #1 (The Shang-Ru-Las) had the best performance and team unity among the "60's Girl Groups". Not only did they have the best song, their choreography and lyrics matched the tone of the track. And Bosco, Daya Betty and Willow Pill all danced seamlessly together while performing their characters. They also impressed Michelle Visage and the other queens with how strong their rehearsals got. If this challenge was based on a group scoring, they would all have won easily and would have been safe together. Daya walked away with the win and was well deserved; She made the best of the group and her ensemble shone on the catwalk. It would have been frustrating if someone from The Shang-Ru-Las hadn't won; This was her lap to snag a win as her performance was impeccable. Group #2 (The Rupremes) had a good safe bet. Before I even sang, I had a feeling they were going to get extra RuPaul points just because The Supremes inspired them; RuPaul will always love her favorite group. The Rupremes had strong singing, but they were the worst dancers. The lack of challenging dance moves prevented her from leading the group. If they could have done more, I can imagine RuPaul giving them the win. Kerri could have avoided the bottom if she worked more with the song's melody and dance moves. This is how you could let her down on the runway one last time. Permalink: This is how you could let her down on the runway one last time. And since Angeria Paris has VanMichael's experience lip-synching with Diana Ross, those skills would be the icing on the cake. Shockingly, she didn't win the "'60s girl groups," even though she gave RuPaul everything she wanted from a Diana Ross performance. Sometimes even the judges can surprise us with their final decision. Group #3 (The Runettes) was the worst of the girl groups. They had the best dancing talent, but they were the worst singers. If they could focus on selling the performance with their facial expressions and movements, all three would have been deemed safe. Shockingly, Jorgeous didn't end up at the bottom. She should thank fate that Jasmine was focusing too much on being perfect. Jasmine needs to let go and trust the process. My favorite ensembles came from Daya Betty and Bosco. Some queens had outstanding looks that made them shine, while most were dull, messy, and safe. Daya Betty's neon cyberpunk offered a color change to the runway's red, pink and white outfits. Her futuristic design looked creative and it felt like she could wear it at a rave in the future. Jasmine Kennedie why do you look so old but you are so young? Permalink: You are the definition of "White Do Crack". The white dress made her look sophisticated and beautiful while her bum added that sassy Bosco charm. The vampire dress let out a loud "Try to look away from me if you can!" Energy. Jasmine Kennedie and Kerri Colby's lip-syncing to Toni Braxton's "Un-Break My Heart (Remix)" didn't blow it out of the water. There was nothing special that would keep this performance in our memories as unforgettable lip-synching for years to come. Jasmine served up emotion with her face and movements, while Kerri adjusted the tone with her facial expressions. An evenly timed lip sync, with Jasmine just making a little more effort to show the sadness of the lyrics. [All the queens laugh] Willow Pill: Jorgeous, we know you're skinny and you need to eat. Also, she broke the curse of queens losing their shoes during lip-synching home. As I said above, the judges may surprise us with their final decision. She was better at lip syncing, so it's good that she gets to kill another tag. Daya Betty creates a lot of drama, like her fight with Jasmine. Now that she's landed her win at the Maxi Challenge, is she perhaps bringing out her full villain side? I'm here for all of Lady Camden's love for the Spice Girls. Now to you drag race fans. What do you think of "60s girl groups"? What was your favorite girl group? What reading made you laugh the most?


Purdue, Kentucky, Auburn fall as Big Ten, SEC races heat up

Here are the winners and losers from a busy final Saturday in college basketball (Author: Gardener)

KentuckyMarch is still a few days away, but the madness came early on College Basketball Saturday, when three teams in the top 6 of the AP Top 25 poll lost thrilling games that will impact the conference's title races. No. 4 Purdue fell first, but No. 6 Kentucky and No. 3 Auburn soon followed in an afternoon that showed how fluid NCAA tournament seeding scenarios remain with just over two weeks left until selection Sunday. The Boilermakers' 68-65 loss at Michigan State knocked them out of a tie for first place in the Big Ten as Wisconsin seized sole possession of the top spot with a win over Rutgers. There was turmoil in the SEC as well, with No. 18 Arkansas maintaining its winning streak with a 75-73 win over No. 6 Kentucky. It marks 13 wins in the last 14 games for the Razorbacks, who are now just one game behind first place in the conference after No. 17 Tennessee's 67-62 win over Auburn. The Tigers have now lost three of their last six and are clinging to a one-game lead over Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee as they enter the final week of the SEC regular season. Auburn can still win the conference outright by beating Mississippi State and South Carolina next week. As the regular season nears its home stretch and conference tournaments draw closer, the stakes are high across the country. With the loss of Purdue, No. 13 Wisconsin only had to beat Rutgers to claim solo possession of first place in the Big Ten. The Scarlet Knights had defeated Illinois, Ohio State and Michigan State in their last three home games before Saturday's showdown. Rutgers rebounded from an 11-point deficit early in the second half to briefly take a late lead. It's been a revolving door at the top of the Big Ten this season, and Wisconsin hosts none other than Purdue on Tuesday. Is Bud Walton Arena the toughest place to play in the country? The Hogs have beaten Auburn, Tennessee and Kentucky in their last three home games and are now in contention for the SEC title with those three. Arkansas was fortunate to only play Auburn and Kentucky once in the regular season, playing both at home. But planning for luck aside, it's clear the Razorbacks will make their move and be a threat again in the NCAA tournament after making the Elite Eight last season. It was looking like a great bet until Kentucky's TyTy Washington took a three-point shot to make it 75-73. TCU, a predicted No. 10 seed in CBS Sports Bracketology pundit Jerry Palm's bracket but on the bladder, notched up a huge 69-66 win at home against No. 9 Texas Tech, which for its big chances was only the job could do. It's a significant one for the Horned Frogs with a grueling late game that could have gotten ugly, but the win over the Red Raiders - led by Mike Miles Jr.'s 26 points - might just be the win that unofficially puts them in Kansas ( twice) and West Virginia on deck to wrap up the regular season certainly looks less daunting and less punchy with this win. Michigan State was on a three-game losing streak and had lost five of its last six as it prepares to host Purdue No. 4 on Saturday. The Spartans were on a worrying tailspin from the Big Ten title fight, highlighted by an 86-60 loss in Iowa on Tuesday. But Saturday was a different story when the Spartans forced 17 turnovers, including 10 in the second half when MSU coach Tom Izzo beat former Indiana coach Bob Knight for most wins among Big Ten coaches (662) at the The Spartans' 68-65 win after that tied a must-see clutch 3-pointer from Tyson Walker. One of WAC's worst teams defeated WAC's best team in a stunning game on Saturday as Chicago State -- 6:22 over the weekend and on a nine-game losing streak -- beat New Mexico State 61-59. On January 11, West Virginia was 13-2 overall, 2-1 in the Big 12 game and, by all appearances, on course for another NCAA tournament appearance under the awesome coaching of Bob Huggins. The Mountaineers have lost 13 of their last 14 games since then, and Saturday was another one-possession loss - their second this week - in an 82-81 home loss to Texas. "We got up at 10 a.m. and then we did some stupid things," Huggins said after the game. Without the services of star Johnny Juzang, UCLA's No. 12 destroyed Pac-12 foe Oregon State 94-55 in their biggest win of the season. The Bruins - who lost to Oregon earlier in the week - were favored by just 12.5 points but went out on 13-of-20 from 3-point range and 34-of-58 to bounce emphatically in the win column . Miami entered Saturday as the predicted No. 11 in the NCAA tournament, according to Palm's Bracketology, and appeared to be on course for a nice win over Virginia Tech when disaster struck. The error resulted in a 3-pointer from Virginia Tech's Darius Maddox that led the Hokies to a 71-70 win. It's the first Quad 1 win of the season for the Hokies, who have won eight of their last nine to keep their hopes of being at large from fading completely. No. 19 Murray State needed just one more win to end an 18-0 run through the Ohio Valley Conference. But the Racers were 12 points behind Southeast Missouri State with six minutes to go and were in danger of adding an ugly Quad-4 loss to an otherwise great resume. Murray State closed on a 20-6 run to end its regular season 28-2. The résumé of the racers is strong enough that even if they don't win the OVC tournament, they should do the big dance. Florida state guard Matthew Cleveland buried a deep 3-pointer on the buzzer to lead the Seminoles to a 64-63 victory over Virginia. The result should end any remaining hope of a general NCAA tournament bid for the Cavaliers, who are now 17-12 (11-8 ACC). It's been a rough year for FSU, who have lost eight of their last nine by the time they came into play. No. 17 Tennessee has now defeated three teams in the top 6 of the AP Top 25 rankings after recovering from an 11-point deficit and beating No. 3 Auburn 67-62. With victories over Arizona and Kentucky as well, the Volunteers have a clean record with no losses outside of Quad 1. With the win, the Vols also stayed in the mix for a share of the SEC title. If Arkansas can keep winning, it wouldn't be a shock to see each of the SEC's top four teams finish 4th or better in the NCAA tournament. Xavier lost his fourth straight game, losing at home to Seton Hall 82-66. The Musketeers (17-11, 7-10 Big East) entered Palms Bracketology as the predicted No. 9 but may want to stop sliding soon.


Vescovi, Zeigler lead No. 17 Tennessee over No. 3 Auburn

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It had been 27 games since Brandon Huntley-Hatfield made a 3-pointer. His shot started a 17-2 run that was instrumental in a 67-62 win over No. 3 Auburn. "I was getting ready to shoot," said Huntley-Hatfield. "I shot with... (Author: Gardener)

ZeiglerAuburn forward Jabari Smith (10) works for a shot while being defended by Auburn guard KD Johnson (0) in the first half of an NCAA collegiate basketball game Saturday, February 26, 2022, in Knoxville, Tenn. KNOXVILLE, TN. (AP) -- It's been 27 games since Brandon Huntley-Hatfield made a 3-pointer. The 6-foot-10 freshman for No. 17 Tennessee was an unlikely hero on Saturday when he connected early in the second half as the Volunteers performed 11 points behind. His shot started a 17-2 run that was instrumental in a 67-62 win over No. 3 Auburn. "I was getting ready to shoot," said Huntley-Hatfield. “I shot confidently and it went in. Santiago Vescovi had 14 points and Zakai Zeigler had 11 of his 13 points in the second half as Tennessee (21-7, 12-4 Southeastern Conference) improved their home record this season to 15-0. Kennedy Chandler had 13 points and Josiah-Jordan James had 10 points and 9 rebounds. Tennessee guard Santiago Vescovi (25) plays the ball around Auburn center Dylan Cardwell (44) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, February 26, 2022 in Knoxville, Tenn. Auburn (25-4, 13-3 ) was led by Jabari Smith with 27 points and K's. The Tigers lost their third straight road game. Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said he had a simple question for his players: "What will we be like when things don't go our way?" Huntley-Hatfield, Zeigler and others answered. "In the second half we figured out how to attack (Auburn)," said Vescovi. "Disappointed," Auburn coach Bruce Pearl summed up his emotions. “We had an 11-point lead in the second half at the Thompson-Boling Arena is 'coming to life'. Vescovi said, "The crowd helped a lot." The Tigers went more than eight minutes in the second half without making a basket. "Turned him over," Pearl said. "Didn't shoot, didn't execute. Tennessee dominated 54-31 on the boards. Huntley-Hatfield had five offensive rebounds and eight overall. John Fulkerson, fighting a hip pointer, had six offensive boards and nine total. "[Huntley-Hatfield] has come so far in so many areas," Barnes said. "I love the focus he has as he prepares for a game." "They didn't have an answer for us as far as the rebound went," said Huntley-Hatfield, who finished with 5 points. "The put-back dunk I had was the piece I liked the most." Auburn: Zep Jasper could be an X-factor for the Tigers going into the postseason. He recently missed a few games due to illness and then didn't hit a bucket against Alabama, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt and Florida. Pearl called playing in Knoxville the equivalent of a Final Four game, and he knows what it's like: He was the Vols coach from 2005-2011. Tennessee: Barnes is still working on getting youngsters Jonas Aidoo and Brandon Huntley-Hatfield into the regular rotation at Power Forward. Since Olivier Nkamhoua (ankle surgery) missed out for the season these two have tried to step in but are only just beginning to gain confidence. Auburn is the ninth top-25 team Tennessee has played this season. Tennessee: Makes final road trip of regular season to face Georgia.


James Harden and Joel Embiid dominate for Sixers in biggest Philly debut since Roy Halladay

The Beard blew up the most anticipated debut by a Philadelphia athlete in a dozen years. Bigger than Bryce. Bigger than Carson. Think of. While Ben Simmons remains inactive with Brooklyn, James Harden wrote his first chapter of Sixers lore on Friday in Minnesota, his unruly hamstring healed, his wandering heart happy and his skills fully intact at the age of 32. He was traded for the second... (Author: Gardener)

James HardenThe Beard blew up the most anticipated debut by a Philadelphia athlete in a dozen years. Bigger than Bryce. Bigger than Carson. While Ben Simmons remains inactive with Brooklyn, James Harden wrote his first chapter of Sixers lore on Friday in Minnesota, his unruly hamstring healed, his wandering heart happy and his skills fully intact at the age of 32. He was traded for the second time in 14 months, just 15 days earlier, but he's been trailed by Sixers president Daryl Morey for more than a year, so it seemed a lot longer than 15 days. That was why Morey coveted Harden so much — but after all, Harden had only attended one actual practice session with his new team. Would Embiid be upset with a ball-dominant former scoring champion playing point guard? He scored 34 points. "It was probably the most open thing I've ever experienced in my career," Embiid said in an interview after the game. He was happy about the offensive help: "You should have seen my face!" He said that twice. Would Tyrese Maxey, the up-and-coming shoot-first-point guard who had played in place of Ben Simmons, freeze? Maxey scored 28. Harden finished with a steady (steady?) 27 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds. It was the most points in a Sixers debut since Allen Iverson lost 30 points in his first NBA game in 1996. Harden completed two four-point plays. The Sixers' fast break appeared for the first time since Simmons pulled out after last season. The Sixers won, 133-102. Point guards are supposed to make everyone better, and Harden was up 35, his best rating since November 30, 2019. I can be a goalscorer and just take the shots when I have to," Harden said. "My job is to get in the game and improve every single player's game." Harden didn't even look at the basket on the Sixers' first eight possessions. He didn't have to. Embiid shot four times, missed twice and was fouled twice. Then the time came. Harden got the ball in the left corner, crossed Anthony Edwards, rushed past and made a left-handed layup, pulled a foul and took the free throw. Next possession: wide open, step back signature three... Well, he hadn't played in 23 days after all. He got better. Q., his passing ability, his tendency to get fouled and his keen sense of the moment. After Embiid and Maxey were benched by fouls late in the second quarter, Harden threw in a step-back three-pointer and was fouled by Jarred Vanderbilt. On the next possession, Harden split a double team near the halffield, eventually leading to a last-second put-back slam from Matisse Thybulle that gave a 16-point lead at the break. Harden's fingerprints were everywhere. Who has the better step back? Joel Embiid intervenes. For fans whose familiarity with Harden was limited to his supporting role in Oklahoma City, followed by seven seasons of flawed rosters in Houston with Morey, then a year and a half with the nonsensical Nets, Morey knew he would have been in Harden the whole time. The primary concern with the addition of Harden was whether Embiid's offense -- he leads the NBA in scoring -- would work with Harden. Would Harden disrupt the chemistry the Sixers had built over their first 58 games? The Sixers held onto third place in the Eastern Conference despite the Ben Simmons boycott that led to the trade that landed the Bart. They had won three of four after Harden came off the nets, including victories over Cleveland and Milwaukee, despite losing to sniper Seth Curry and backup center Andre Drummond in trades. About 5 minutes after the start of the game, all five starters had scored. That was all that mattered. Not Harden's goal line. The James Harden Trade: How It Happened When Bryce Harper and his $330 million contract debuted in 2019, the Phillies didn't expect to win anything, so the impact of Harper's arrival doesn't compare. No, it's been 12 years since the last time a star landed in Philadelphia with such expectations. At this point, Roy Halladay joined a Phillies franchise that had won the last two National League pennants. He won his debut and ended the season with his second Cy Young Award. Terrell Owens was at four straight Pro Bowls when the Eagles added him to a team that made it to the previous three NFC title games in 2004...with Donovan McNabb pitching against James Thrash and Todd Pinkston. Owens went to the Pro Bowl for the fifth straight year after 2004. That's the magnitude of James Harden's arrival. Like Harper, Halladay, and T.O., he has it all: the three-ball, the layup foul, the floater, ribbed passes, good rebounds, cool execution. Harden was everything Morey had hoped for.



The kittens and cats are adopted on a first come, first served basis (Author: Gardener)

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, former US Presidents such as George W. According to The Hill, former President Barack Obama, have joined the voices of the international community in declaring Russia's attack a "violation of international law" and the "fundamental principles of human decency" in a statement he released.


The I-4 toll lanes opened Saturday morning after 7 years of construction, anticipation

For relatively few adventurous drivers, merging into the Interstate 4 toll lanes Saturday morning was an escape from being held hostage to seven years of construction and what appeared to be a lifetime of traffic jams. At 7:49 a.m., the Florida Department of Transportation announced without fanfare that the long-awaited toll lanes "are now open." The two concrete strips in each direction, ... (Author: Gardener)

morningFor relatively few adventurous drivers, merging into the Interstate 4 toll lanes Saturday morning was an escape from being held hostage to seven years of construction and what appeared to be a lifetime of traffic jams. I-4 toll lanes were sparsely used Saturday after they first opened. At 7:49 a.m., the Florida Department of Transportation announced without fanfare that the long-awaited toll lanes "are now open." Navigation is intuitive, remarkably for a road like no other in Central Florida. But the disappointment is great, the sign comes surprisingly quickly, erasing the brief sense of freedom: "EXPRESS LANES END ¼ MILE." For the westbound or Tampa lanes, this sign is in the same field of view as the fake volcano at Volcano Bay of Universal. On Saturday morning, as the toll lanes merged into the free lanes of I-4, traffic became stop-and-go and more or less remained so for nearly 20 miles through the Walt Disney World area and up to State Road 27 The I-4 toll lanes terminate immediately north of S. With a timeline of many years, FDOT has a mosaic of projects on the books to repair this length of I-4 south of Orlando through the southwest corner of Orange County. But the 21 miles of overhauled Interstate 4, from near Universal west of Kirkman Road to east of State Road 434 in Seminole County, might as well stand as a granite monument. At a cost of $2.4 billion, the project remodeled 15 major interchanges, built and widened 140 bridges, erected a series of pylons as "part of local beautification improvements," erected miles of noise barriers, and featured a toll expressway within the median of I-4. An on-ramp to the eastbound I-4 toll lanes rises from Magnolia Avenue north of downtown Orlando. The lanes were opened on the morning of Saturday, February 26. The project is called I-4 Ultimate because there will be no further extensions to Central Florida's Main Street, according to the FDOT. Barring another pandemic or other traffic-calming disaster, the toll lanes will never look as pristine or be as passable as they were on Saturday. For the past few weeks, the I-4 toll signs have been lit up with "Closed." That changed to “open” and “free” on facade-sized signs. According to FDOT, the freebie period will last until Wednesday to test the road without fear of making mistakes and wasting tolls. Thereafter, I-4 tolls will be fixed at an average of 14 to 16 cents per mile for an indefinite period, depending on the direction. For comparison, the Central Florida Expressway Authority, which operates the region's tollways, which includes State Road 408, averages 14 cents per mile. While the I-4 toll remains in that 14- to 16-cent range, FDOT will calibrate its sensors and computers and prepare for the day the toll switches to "dynamic" rates. Dynamic tariffs change throughout the day as traffic levels rise and fall; According to the FDOT, a priority goal is to ensure that the toll lanes remain free of congestion. FDOT also expects to recoup about half of the I-4 Ultimate cost through toll revenue. Despite signs announcing open and free toll lanes, the vast majority of drivers sailed through the wide-open and welcoming entry lanes on Saturday morning. Perhaps their lane width didn't have room to try toll lanes, which FDOT markets and refers to as "fast lanes." Or they were familiar with the personality of I-4 - a flow of traffic - and therefore familiar. However, the toll lanes remained rarely used. For them, the toll lanes were a long time coming. For example, the westbound toll lanes south of Maitland provide an exit to the regular I-4 lanes in time for Lee Road — but hardly. The exit from the toll lanes merges into the leftmost of the four regular lanes of I-4. When traffic is fast and heavy, drivers might find the task of crossing four interstate lanes to exit at the Lee Road exit a little more heart-pounding than they would like. FDOT is not unaware of the upcoming mental slump.


Three people in custody after Saturday morning's shooting and car chase in Southaven

Southaven Police said three people were in custody after a shooting and chase on Saturday morning. Investigators said around 7am officers were called to a domestic violence-related shooting at a home on Block 600 of Amber Lane. Investigators said the driver of the suspect vehicle hit a Southaven police car and... (Author: Gardener)

SouthavenSouthaven Police said three people were in custody after a shooting and chase on Saturday morning. Investigators said around 7am officers were called to a domestic violence-related shooting at a home on Block 600 of Amber Lane. When they got there, they said the suspects took off toward Airways Blvd. and Church Road, and officers began chasing them. Investigators said the driver of the suspect vehicle hit a Southaven police car and the suspect's vehicle was disabled. At that point, police said one suspect had been taken into custody, but two others fled and ran into a wooded area east of I-55. Desoto County deputies joined the investigation, and Southaven Police said they launched a search and found the other two suspects in a wooded area north of Tanger Outlets around 8:15 a.m. Investigators said no one was injured in the shooting and a stolen handgun was found in the suspect's vehicle. Southaven Police said: "Thank you for the patience of the citizens who have been temporarily harassed as part of Airways was closed during this incident. We also appreciate the support of the Desoto County Sheriff's Office and the cooperative efforts of law enforcement during this incident.” At approximately 7:00 a.m. this morning, February 26, 2022, officers with the Southaven Police Department responded to a call regarding a shooting in connection with domestic violence that had taken place at a block of flats at 600 Amber Lane. — Southaven Police Department (@PoliceSouthaven) February 26, 2022 When officers arrived at the scene, suspects responsible for the shooting fled officers in a vehicle toward Airways Blvd. The driver of the fleeing vehicle struck a marked Southaven Patrol Unit on airways between Church Road and Nail Rd. - Southaven Police Department (@PoliceSouthaven) February 26, 2022 A suspect was immediately arrested and two other suspects fled officers on foot into the wooded area east of I-55. Officers saw that at least one of the suspects who fled on foot was armed with a handgun. - Southaven Police Department (@PoliceSouthaven) February 26, 2022 With the assistance of the Desoto County Sheriff's Office, a large perimeter was set up to locate the armed suspects in the wooded north of the Tanger Outlet Mall on Airways Blvd. At approximately 08:15, K-9 officers from Southaven Police located the two suspects and took both into custody. - Southaven Police Department (@PoliceSouthaven) February 26, 2022 All suspects have been arrested and there is no threat to public safety in this incident. — Southaven Police Department (@PoliceSouthaven) February 26, 2022 Thank you for the patience of those citizens who were temporarily harassed as part of Airways was closed during this incident. — Southaven Police Department (@PoliceSouthaven) February 26, 2022 We also appreciate the support of the Desoto County Sheriff's Office and the cooperative efforts of law enforcement during this incident. — Southaven Police Department (@PoliceSouthaven) February 26, 2022


AEW Rampage Results (2/25) – Sammy Vs. Andrade, Revolution Qualifier, Wardlow

There are four games announced for tonight's show, including one that will affect the Revolution pay-per-view. (Author: Gardener)

Sammy VsWelcome to our Live AEW Rampage Viewing Party. There are four games announced for tonight's show. Face of the Revolution Ladder Match Qualifier: Orange Cassidy vs. There will also be a contract signing between AEW Women's Champion Dr. Britt Baker and Thunder give Rosa for their title match at Revolution. It's about time I got the respect I deserve. On #AEWRampage I will ask my student @730hook to come out and thank me for all his recent achievements because unlike his father @taz I taught him well. #aew Our live coverage of AEW Rampage begins at 10:00 p.m. ET. TNT Championship: Sammy Guevara (c) vs. Andrade El Idolo (w/ Jose The Assistant, Matt Hardy & Isiah Kassidy) Andrade and Guevara both head for their finishers early but both manage to escape. Andrade corners Guevara with a few punches. Guevara with a dropkick sending Andrade out. Guevara catches Andrade charging back in the ring and places him with a Spanish fly for a two count. We start with the TNT Championship and a beautiful Spanish bow tie from #SpanishGod @sammyguevara! It's #AEWRampage on TNT right now! Guevara climbs onto the top rope but Andrade interrupts him. Andrade climbs to the second rope, pulling Guevara up with him. They exchange strikes and Guevara kicks Andrade off the second rope. Guevara goes for a springboard cutter, but Andrade shoves Guevara off the top rope to the floor as we go to the frame-in-frame break. Back from the break, Guevara almost catches Andrade in a small package, but Andrade kicks out. Andrade goes for a suplex, but Guevara escapes and defeats Andrade with a clothesline and a knee kick. Guevara tries the GTH, but Andrade escapes and then misses an attack into the corner, crashing to the arena floor. Guevara lands a jump over the top rope and onto Andrade. Guevara rolls Andrade back into the ring. Guevara climbs the top rope. Andrade catches him with a kick and then DDT's Guevara on the ring court. Andrade sends Guevara back into the ring and he climbs onto the top rope. Guevara interrupts him with a kick. Guevara hits Andrade with a top rope Spanish fly. Guevara and Andrade trade punches off their knees, exhausting each other to the point they both collapse on the mat. Andrade gets to his feet first and tries to remove one of the turnbuckle pads. Turner stops that, but Matt Hardy actually removes a turnbuckle pad from behind his back. Andrade misses with a running double knees for a corner. Guevara lifts Andrade up for the GTH, but Andrade rolls Guevara up with his feet on the ropes. Matt Hardy appears to knock Andrade's foot off the bottom rope. Guevara defeats Andrade with a superkick and goes to the top rope. Andrade interrupts him with an elbow strike. Andrade escapes and kicks Andrade off the second rope, and Andrade lands headfirst on the exposed turnbuckle. Chris Jericho says Guevara asked him not to interfere in tonight's game. Guevara hits a springboard cutter and it puts the pin on Andrade. Sammy Guevara pinfalls Andrade El Idolo to retain the TNT Championship. Matt Hardy attacks Guevara after the match. Darby Allin and Sting run to the ring to save Guevara. He chews Taz up about Hook's recent actions. Marshall talks about training Hook and trying to teach him respect. He wants Hook to come out and thank him. Finally Hook has heard enough and comes out. Oh don't worry @QTMarshall HOOK has the guts to come out of here #AEWRampage backstage with Dan Lambert, Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky. Lambert says he requested a TNT championship game for Sky. Lambert says he has been assured Sky will get his shot before the winner of the Face of the Revolution ladder match. Watch #AEWRampage on @tntdrama now! Watch #AEWRampage on @tntdrama now! Comoroto knocks out Wardlow to start, but Wardlow jumps up and defeats Comoroto with a suplex. Comoroto tries to energize Wardlow, but Wardlow escapes and then catches Comoroto and throws him over the top rope to the ground as we go to the frame-in-frame pause. Back from the break, Comoroto lifts Wardlow up for a press slam, but Wardlow escapes and chokes Comoroto. Wardlow looks for a powerbomb, but Comoroto reverses it. Wardlow reverses and hits a powerbomb. He follows with a second powerbomb. Wardlow hits a third and fourth powerbomb, pinning Comoroto for the win. Aaron Solo tries to jump Wardlow after the match but is caught by Wardlow. Wardlow flips Solo into a powerbomb position. Shawn Spears hits Solo with a chair while ready for the powerbomb. Solo falls to the mat and it looks like Wardlow was hit in the hand. Spears takes the microphone and tells Wardlow he doesn't think the Powerbomb Symphony will work. He doesn't think it "overcomes". He wants Wardlow to go back to basics. "You have so much potential and me and Max are so proud of you," says Spears. Wardlow doesn't look happy. Deeb attacks Sparks and chokes her with her robe. Deeb places Sparks on the top rope and stretches her with a variation of the Gory Special while Sparks is still tied on the top rope. Deeb works on a hammerlock on Sparks. Deeb eventually locks the Serenity Lock and takes the Submission win. Back from the break for the Revolution signing title match between Thunder Rosa and AEW Women's Champion Dr. Britt Baker. Rosa says: "Let's give the people what they want. Rosa signs the contract. Baker picks up the mic and says Rosa is only relevant if she's mentioned in the same breath as Baker. She says they made history in their Lights Out match and Rosa won, but after the match everyone was talking about Baker. 🥶 Ice-cold words from the #AEW women's world champion, Dr. #AEWRampage is on @tntdrama right now! Baker says Rosa is bitter. Baker says Rosa believes winning the title will solve all of Rosa's problems, but Rosa will never be Baker. "You will NEVER be the face of All Elite Wrestling," Baker said. Baker says Rosa doesn't hate her. She says Rosa hates herself because she will never be Baker. Baker signs the contract. Martinez puts Hayter through the table. Backstage, Mark Henry talks to Orange Cassidy and Anthony Bowens. Cassidy isn't sure what's going on, so Wheeler Yuta explains the situation to him. Max Caster and Bowens try to talk trash, but Cassidy says he's stopped listening. AEW DynamiteCasino Wednesday's Tag Royale for Last Place in AEW Tag Title Match at Revolution It was also officially announced that Jade Cargill will defend the TBS Championship against Tay Conti at Revolution. Face of the Revolution Ladder Match Qualifier: Orange Cassidy (featuring Wheeler Yuta) vs. Anthony Bowens (featuring Max Caster) Caster comes in with a subpar rap at Bowens' performance. Then Cassidy gets the microphone. He holds the mic to his feet while giving Caster a few lazy kicks. The ring is cleared and Cassidy closes with "Word to your mother". Cassidy jumps on Bowens outside of the ring, but Bowens is able to regain control and slams Cassidy into the ring apron. He rolls Cassidy back into the ring for a 2 count as we go to the picture-in-picture break. Back from the break, Bowens is in control. He rams Cassidy into the turnbuckle. Bowens Showboats and Cassidy regains control. There's no defense like good ol' mind play #AEWRampage Cassidy hits a crossbody off the top rope. Caster grabs Cassidy's foot and Bowens superkicks Cassidy to the ground. Cassidy starts with a Stundog Millionaire and a running shoe. Bowens responds with a spinning facebuster and a running knee to Cassidy's face for a close near fall. Cassidy hits a Michinoku driver for a 2 count. Cassidy gets distracted by Caster and Bowens cuts him off on the ropes. Bowens tries a piledriver but is thrown to the ground over the top rope. Cassidy follows up with a dive and quickly gets them both back in the ring for a diving DDT and another DDT for a near fall. Caster throws the boombox to Bowens. Referee Bryce Remsberg removes the boombox, but that allows Bowens to regain control and get another near miss. Cassidy goes outside where Caster is lurking, but Danhausen sneaks up on Caster and surprises him. Cassidy defeats Caster with an Orange Punch and then rolls back into the ring and hits Bowens with an Orange Punch to get the pin. Orange Cassidy is the fifth man to qualify for the Face of the Revolution ladder match, joining Keith Lee, Wardlow, Powerhouse Hobbs and Ricky Starks.


'Biggest' WrestleMania signing ends in chaos

WWE's "greatest WrestleMania match ever" was signed on SmackDown this week - then all hell broke loose in the ring. (Author: Gardener)

WrestleManiaWWE's "greatest WrestleMania match ever" was signed on SmackDown this week - then all hell broke loose in the ring. Welcome back to my ups and downs, this time on the 2/25/22 edition of SmackDown with Reigns and Brock Lesnar on the mic, Ronda Rousey, another appearance from Johnny Knoxville and the in-ring debut of Xia Li. First is Here's a rundown of the match results: OK, so that wasn't it, but I did enjoy this week's in-ring segment with Reigns and Lesnar - even if the signing was done to death. Lesnar has made it all but impossible not to like what he's doing these days, especially when he calls security guards "skid marks" and Paul Heyman as "Mr. called thick. His babyface run remains one of my favorite parts of WWE programming. Reigns always seems to believe in what he says, and that was no different here as he spoke about how he's ruling the landscape of modern WWE. One of my favorite things about Sami Zayn right now is that even though he's playing the most delusional version of his character, he can still switch to serious mode and come off as a real tough guy when the time calls for it. That was perfectly demonstrated in his segment with Knoxville this week. First we have the arrogant conspiracy theorist in a pale gold jacket, who (of course) hosted his own victory celebration after beating Shinsuke Nakamura for the Intercontinental Championship last week. Then, when Johnny Knoxville arrived, Sami finally snapped after feeling disrespected over a title challenge from the 'Jackass' star and smacked his opponent with two helluva kicks (one looking more brutal than the other). The match established Li as a threat in the ring and earned her a victory over a veteran Natalya (who, at this point in her career, has absolutely nothing to lose by losing). The inclusion of Superstars watching their match on the backstage monitor was also a nice touch. I'm very intrigued by the idea of ​​Shayna Baszler (one of the superstars watching) going up against Xia Li in the near future. Hearing why she wanted to return to WWE after not having the most positive things to say about her first stint helps ease any fans who have questioned her passion. I also think it's cute that she wants to be a badass role model for her daughter, just as young Ronda was inspired by watching her mother become the first American to win a world championship in judo. In total there was only 23 minutes of wrestling in a 2 hour program. The match between Sasha and Shotzi lasted only 2 minutes and 10 seconds. I realize this is sports entertainment but I still want to see some action and that made me want a lot more. Not to mention the fact that the SmackDown roster is currently lacking in depth, so anything that could be done to build the undercard as future title challengers would be extremely helpful. If a Superstar taps out in two minutes without much of a fight, he doesn't become a valuable entity for people to put their support behind. Neither will there be week-long back-and-forth wins between tag teams. Don't forget to follow all your favorite WWE Superstars and shows on the FOX Sports app for notifications on what they're up to and more. Ryan Satin is a WWE Analyst for FOX Sports. Satin previously starred in FS1's "WWE Backstage" and founded Pro Wrestling Sheet, where he was the editor in chief, breaking the news.


LeBron James clears the air and says he sees himself with Lakers for 'while he can play'

After raising some eyebrows during All-Star weekend, the Lakers star made it clear that he wants to stay in L.A. for as long as possible. (Author: Gardener)

LeBron JamesAfter raising some eyebrows during All-Star weekend, the Lakers star made it clear he wants to be in L. After making a series of enigmatic comments ahead of the NBA trade deadline and throughout All-Star Weekend, LeBron James did his best to set the record straight about his future with the Lakers on Friday night. Perhaps most importantly, the 19-year-old veteran made it clear he would like to end his career in Los Angeles if possible. I'm here," James said after the Lakers lost to the Clippers, 105-102, on Friday night, according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin. James, who is under contract for one more season and will become a free agent in 2023, sent shockwaves through the NBA during last weekend's All-Star celebrations when he told The Athletic he wanted to play his senior year in the league his eldest son Bronny. Though playing with his son remains a future priority, James stated that it doesn't affect his desire to play for the Lakers. "I also have a goal, if it's possible - I don't even know if it's possible - that's what I'd love to do if I can play with my son," James said on Friday. "Is that something no man should want in life? That's about the coolest thing that can happen. That doesn't mean I don't want to be in this franchise.” Aside from wanting to play with his son, James has been making comments of late that have many wondering if there's a growing rift between him and the Lakers Front Office. He was seemingly frustrated when Los Angeles held out at the trade deadline and then during the All-Star Weekend praised Thunder general manager Sam Presti in what some interpreted as a shot at Lakers GM Rob Pelinka. Despite his recent comments, James said Friday that he remains "very confident" in the team's confidence and that the Lakers have given him the opportunity to challenge for championships at this final stage of his career. That's what they showed me," James said. "Since I arrived here, in the front office of Jeanie [Buss], Linda [Rambis], Kurt [Rambis], everyone has welcomed me with open arms and given me the opportunity to play for a historic franchise and welcome my family hot and I'm just trying to give my part of the game back and inspire kids and inspire people who want to follow the Lakers and bring them back to a level that they're used to. Earlier Friday, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul met with Lakers owner Jeanie Buss and Pelinka on Tuesday to silence rumors that James was planning a return to the Cavaliers, and to dispel any persistent rumors that the 37-year-old The Old Superstar or his agency had any trouble with the organization following his public comments during All-Star Weekend. When asked about the meeting after Friday's game, James said: "I think it's important that it's always transparent between us and we don't really care about the noise from outside. I mean, I think a lot of people, to be honest, are just jealous of the relationship that Rich has with the front office and with this team and the relationship that I have that I've built over the last four years . I mean, that's what I think it boils down to.” Despite another strong season for James, the Lakers fell to 27-32 with Friday night's loss and currently sit ninth in the Western Conference.