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Golden State is number one again for the first time since 2019. How long could this run be? (Author: Gardener)

Golden StateThe last remaining team in the NBA to lose suffered their second loss when the Golden State Warriors fell to the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday. Stephen Curry started the week with a 50-point performance against the Atlanta Hawks - and lost 40 on Friday to the Chicago Bulls - but was out of the field in the 7-of-22 loss on Sunday. However, the Warriors were still able to secure the top spot this week and hold the best record in the west. Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns are close behind in the overall standings and ride a winning streak of eight games to second place in the West. The Los Angeles Lakers, meanwhile, keep trying to tread water while LeBron James rehabilitates an abdominal injury that has knocked him out in the last six games. In the east, Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards are trying to stay one step ahead of an up and coming Brooklyn Nets team that has seemingly found its rhythm after an up and down. The Miami Heat have cooled off while the Milwaukee Bucks have lost seven of their last 10 games. Will the Warriors falter when they take to the streets? Can the Lakers climb to the top of the west again? Our experts break down where all 30 teams stand after four weeks of playing time. Note: During the regular season, our panel (Tim Bontemps, Jamal Collier, Nick Friedell, Andrew Lopez, Tim MacMahon, Dave McMenamin and Ohm Youngmisuk) will rate all 30 teams from top to bottom and take stock of which teams are playing best basketball right now and which teams are most likely to look for title contenders. Stephen Curry didn't have the homecoming he wanted in Sunday's Hornets loss - he shot just 7-22 off the field - but 11-2 the Warriors are still feeling great in the direction they're headed Thank you in large part to a deep squad that played well together at the start of the year. The first big test of the season for the Warriors comes Tuesday night when they see their former teammate Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets as they continue their first east coast sweep of the season. It's been a pretty chaotic couple of weeks for the Nets. And yet, despite Kyrie Irving's absence and James Harden's slow start, they are in first place with the Wizards in the east and have played several games between them and their expected rivals for the top spot, the Milwaukee Bucks. With better days for Harden, Brooklyn looks pretty bright ahead of the West Leading Warriors showdown at the Barclays Center on Tuesday. JaVale McGee had to catch up with Deandre Ayton this season and he had his biggest game of the year on Sunday with a big win against the Rockets. In just 25 minutes, McGee had 19 points, 14 rebounds and 3 blocks. He was only the tenth NBA player to hit that mark in a game in just 25 minutes. With six starts this season, McGee averages 12 points and 7.5 rebounds. Phoenix stands 6-0 in these games. The Wizards are at the top of the East with 9-3 and have a slightly better win rate than the Nets (10-4). They have won four straight wins, and done so in different ways, blowing out Memphis while also getting a narrow victory over the upgraded Cavs. Washington also won without relying on its star Bradley Beal. Fighting in defeating Cleveland, Beal shot 4 to 19 before revealing that his grandmother had died. He didn't play in Saturday's win against Orlando and will miss Monday's game against New Orleans. But the Wizards are deeper and have more goalscorers this season and it shows. Last week started with the Nuggets wondering if their franchise star was considering a multiple-game ban. But league MVP Nikola Jokic was only banned for one game for checking Markieff Morris from behind after making an exception in Denver's 113-96 win over Miami. The skirmish sparked a lot of emotion, including a back and forth on social media between Jokic's brothers and Morris' twin brother, Marcus Morris of the Clippers. Although the Nuggets didn't have their top three players with Jokic, Jamal Murray, and Michael Porter Jr., they beat the Pacers. And with Jokic back on the line-up, Denver took care of Atlanta and Portland. The Nuggets have won five in a row, the last four without Porter, whose return remains uncertain due to a back injury. After three straight defeats, including some fireworks in Monday's loss to the Denver Nuggets, the Heat took a nice win over Jazz on Saturday when Tyler Herro earned 27 points. Jimmy Butler is still struggling with a sprained ankle, but Miami is finally getting a brief two-game break at home after tilting against the Thunder on Monday. This week: @OKC, NO, WAS, @WAS Chicago has to adapt to centerless play Nikola Vucevic, who tested positive for COVID-19 last week, but the Bulls kept their hot start, winning three of four games last Week. Your bank should get a scoring boost this week as Coby White will make his season debut against the Lakers on Monday. Utah have lost four of their last five games after starting 7-1. The defense of Jazz was terrible during the 4--1 radio, allowing 114.5 points per 100 possessions, which is more than any team in the league gives up this season. Frustrations boiled over during a kerfuffle against the Pacers late Thursday, leading to Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell and Joe Ingles being ejected and fined $ 85,000. Dallas is tied for the west's third-best record despite being ninth in the conference. The Mavs have mopped up mediocre and bad competition but lost by double-digit margins to each of the three teams they faced who currently have winning records, as well as the now-collapsing Hawks. The next seven games of Dallas are against plus-.500 enemies. Philadelphia followed an impressive 4-0 week with a 0-4 result - in large part because Joel Embiid was paused for all four games after testing positive for COVID-19. While Tyrese Maxey continues to give the 76ers fans plenty of reasons to rejoice, and the team struggled while defeating multiple players, losses are losses. A west swing with five games is imminent. After Sunday's 114-106 win against the San Antonio Spurs, the Lakers are 3-3 without LeBron James due to an abdominal strain, and a source close to the 19-year-old veteran told ESPN that James 'Return will be' soon '. "Meanwhile, the other Lakers are doing better with Wayne Ellington (who missed the first eight games with a thigh injury) and Talen Horton-Tucker (who lost the first 13 games after thumb surgery) scored 15 and 15 respectively 17 points, against the Spurs. The Clippers suffered their first loss on Sunday in November when the Bulls, increasingly looking like one of the top teams in the league, ended LA's seven-game winning streak. The Clippers looked very much like the team , which reached the final of the Western Conference last season, and they had a lot of fun defending and playing on this track, even when Kawhi Leonard and Marcus Morris were out and Serge Ib aka played sparingly in just two games while the big man recovers from his injury. After a tough seven-game stretch, Eric Bledsoe is starting to look like the point guard the Clippers envisioned. Paul George continues to play like an MVP contestant for everything, and Reggie Jackson is a catalyst when the Clippers are at their best. It looks like the Cavs' success will be sustained at the start of the season. Now winner of six out of seven - the only loss in this stretch came due to two threesomes from Kyle Kuzma from the wizards in the last 30 seconds - Cleveland has not only proven that it can win without Collin Sexton (meniscus tear) it seems to be itself to enhance. Saturday's 91-89 win over the Celtics came after trailing 19 towards the end of the third quarter and was led by Darius Garland with 22 points. The Bucks started their title defense slower than expected, but a pair of wins over the past week will keep their hands off the panic button for now. Khris Middleton is expected to return to the team as early as Wednesday night ahead of a five-game home game against cheap opposition and should give a big boost to an offensive that has struggled to score consistently. New York's starting XI is surpassed with over 14 points per 100 possessions. New York's all-bench unit outperforms teams by nearly 20 points per 100 possessions. The Knicks - trained, you remember, by Tom Thibodeau - occupy 24th place in the defensive standings. It was a strange start to the season for the Knicks, who have ridden 2-5 since the calendar was changed to November. Charlotte took her third straight win against the rising Warriors on Sunday, largely thanks to the game from Miles Bridges, LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier - who together scored 63 points. Wednesday's game against the Wizards should be another test for a young team that has recovered well after five straight defeats over the past week. It seems that Toronto is going to be a difficult team that is difficult to understand. The Raptors had a nice come-from-behind win in Philadelphia on Thursday, only to get home on Saturday night and lose a game against the Pistons. Toronto is another team that should be in the play-in mix in the East all season. Memphis is in a miserable phase after losing four of their last five games by minus 67 points in that period. After the Pelicans lost their nine-game streak on Saturday at the Grizzlies' expense, Ja Morant tweeted that he "needs to do more," but he's the only player in the league averaging at least 26 points and 7 assists per game. Boston has so far lost two double overtime games, lost another game on a Luka Doncic Summer Beat Heave, and gambled away major fourth-quarter tours against Cleveland and Chicago. Oh, and Jayson Tatum shoots 38.8% out of the field. All of that is to say: It was an awkward, bumpy start. But the Celtics are still hovering around .500 and have a top 10 defense. Better days are ahead. As if the Blazers didn't have enough to deal with already, Damian Lillard is tending to an abdominal injury that kept him out on Sunday. Without their star, the Blazers lost 124-95 in Denver. Portland have lost three of their last four games by eight or more points. Trae Young had 42 points and 10 assists as the Hawks went on a six-game losing streak with a win over the Bucks on Sunday. It was Young's eighth game of 40 points and 10 assists in his career, according to ESPN Stats & Information Research, breaking up with Luka Doncic for most such games for one player in the first four seasons since the merger (1976-77). ). It was also Young's 17th 40-point game that put him third-most in his first four seasons with Kevin Durant and LeBron James, behind only Michael Jordan, 62, and Shaquille O'Neal, 21. Indiana has recovered from a 6-1 start with wins in five of their last seven games, including wins over the Jazz, Knicks and Sixers. Indiana's offensive is one of the top 10 in the league, even though Caris LeVert got in and out of the line-up due to a back injury and T. J. Warren has yet to make his season debut. Lu Dort, who has earned a reputation as one of the best perimeter defenders in the league, has improved significantly as a driver and finisher this season. He's shooting 61.5% within 5 feet this season, up from 49.8% in the previous two seasons, according to NBA.com stats. There she scored an average of 19.8 points during the Thunder's four-game winning streak, which was snatched by the Nets on Sunday. The only good thing about the Marvin Bagley III drama getting going again this week - with trainer Luke Walton having to answer questions about whether Bagley refused to check in when called against the Suns - is that it's a bit out of the spotlight has been taking that shabby piece of Sacramento lately. The Kings have lost four times in a row, including a 136-117 shellac from a Spurs team that only went 2-7 in that game. Minnesota has lost seven of its last eight games and is struggling to get a consistent offensive despite having three dynamic top scorers in Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards and D'Angelo Russell. Minnesota ranks among the five lowest teams in offensive efficiency. In Wednesday's win against the Kings, the Spurs had four bench players who scored at least 15 points. According to ESPN Stats & Information Research, this was the second time under coach Gregg Popovich. The bench was big for the Spurs this year. San Antonio leads the NBA with 41.7 points per game, fueled by sophomore striker Devin Vassell, who has hit double digits in eight of Spurs' 13 games. The young Orlando group suffered two losses this week but got a fine performance from Mo Bamba, who had 14 points and 17 rebounds in Saturday's loss to the Wizards. Orlando has a tough road swing ahead of them with five games to go, including a trip to Brooklyn and two straight to Milwaukee. After beating overall number 2 Jalen Green and the Houston Rockets earlier in the week, Pistons rookie Cade Cunningham followed with his first moment, surpassing the clutch in Saturday's win against the Toronto Raptors. Cunningham scored two goals against standout defensive wing OG Anunoby in the last 2:30 of the game to give Detroit a win that Pistons fans are hoping for as a sign of the future. Houston, which has lost its last 11 games, is paying the price for relying so heavily on such an inexperienced backcourt. The Rockets rank last for offensive efficiency (98.9 points per 100 possessions). Their starting keepers - Kevin Porter Jr. (37.9%, 4.3) and Jalen Green (35.8%, 3.1) - are two of the four players in the league who shoot less than 40% off the ground and average more than three ball losses per game. A bright spot for New Orleans in 14 games: Jonas Valanciunas shoots 15 of 26 from a 3-point distance. That's a whopping 57.7%, which is enough for players who make at least a 3 per game to lead the table. Valanciunas has never scored at least a 3 per game in an entire season and is now making 1.5 per game.

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Texas needs answers, the better OSU, and more college football takeaways

Our reporters describe week 11 of college football, from the CFP resume of the state of Oklahoma to the staggering loss of Texas. (Author: Gardener)

TexasWe're now 11 weeks into college football season and only three undefeated teams remain: Georgia, Cincinnati, and UTSA. On Saturday Michigan bounced back at Penn State, Oklahoma had its pursuit of perfection in the hands of Baylor, a game-winning 62-yard field goal and a wild overtime game between Texas and Kansas that ended in a stunning 2-point conversion. The Texas-Oklahoma rivalry has often been a game of making legends and defining the coaches' legacy. In this year's version, Texas, as we all know, entered halftime at 38:20 and the Longhorns fans celebrated the arrival of their new coach. Thirty-eight days later, this appears to have been the start of a free fall for Texas. Oklahoma stormed back to win, the first of four straight games in which Steve Sarkisian lost a half-time lead. On Saturday, during Texas 'fifth straight loss - the Longhorns' longest skid since 1956, the year before Darrell Royal was hired - they added a new historic footnote and became the first Big 12 team to be at home since 2008 lost to Kansas. Nick Saban went 7-6 in Year 1 in Alabama, losing to a 6-6 UL Monroe team. But Saban had a track record of having already won a national championship at LSU. Since then, Sarkisian has never lost less than four games in a full season as head coach at Washington or USC. Last year Texas lost three games with a total of 13 points and Tom Herman was fired. They came in on Saturday 79-0 as favorites with at least 24 points since 1978 - Kansas were 0-100 a 24-point underdog over the same period - and yet the 31-point underdogs took the victory in Austin. His only loss came on the road by three points to a preseason AP top 10 team. Team B is 9-1 with a 4-1 mark against FPI Top 50 opponents (with a margin of 10.6 points per game) and a win against Team B is 9-1 with a 4-1 mark against FPI top 50 opponents (with a margin of 10.6 points per game) and a win against a team that was counted during the game. a team that is rated at the game time. His only loss came at home by seven points against a preseason AP top 10 team. So which team would you have ranked higher? Chances are, most people would say Team A, although it's certainly close. But when it comes to the AP poll, the coach poll, and probably the college football playoff committee rankings, Team B will be way ahead by a long way. This has a lot to do with the things that we as voters, fans and analysts are most likely to notice. Team A is Oklahoma State and Team B is Ohio State. The Buckeyes seem incredibly impressive because they routinely scored lots of points. But against good teams, their lead is actually less than Oklahoma State's. However, they won against teams like Rutgers, Akron and Maryland averaging 42 points per game. The Cowboys, on the other hand, blew out the TCU on Saturday but played close games against Tulsa and Boise State in September, which helped make them a team that got more luck than use. We also tend to rely more on the offensive than the defensive as a measure of success, and on that front no one beats Ohio State. The Buckeyes lead the nation in the offensive EPA. On defense, however, Ohio State is little better than the FBS average. The state of Oklahoma, on the other hand, has one of the best defenses in the nation, keeping any team it has faced at 24 points or less (Georgia is the only other team to do this). It's the antithesis of the Mike Gundy teams we've come to know over the years, but that doesn't make it any less talented. None of this should serve as an indictment against the state of Ohio, which certainly appears to be an extremely talented team, perhaps one of the few that could really challenge Georgia. In the past 11 weeks, only Georgia, Alabama and Notre Dame have won more games against FPI top 50 teams, and only Georgia has more wins against teams that were ranked at the game time. Let's stop overlooking the state of Oklahoma. The Cowboys are not winning as we expected, but they are winning, and at this point they belong in the middle of the playoff conversation. The biggest surprise of the ACC season was Wake Forest's 9-1 start, beating NC State 45:42 on Saturday. The Demon Deacons - who are a heartbreaking field goal against North Carolina for not going undefeated - are 6-0 in the Atlantic Division and on a collision course to meet Pitt in the ACC championship game. Reshaping a team's culture is no stranger to Clawson, who is known for building competitors at each of his previous positions. Now in the Wake Forest, he's given a lot of energy to the town of Winston-Salem as the Demon Deacons knock on the doorstep for their first conference game appearance since 2006 when they defeated Georgia Tech 9-6 for their most wins over the program (11) . A win over Clemson next week would give them 10 wins and a chance of tying the overall wins in the individual season. This begs the question: why is Clawson's name not being linked to more vacancies with so many programs looking for their next coach? Aside from a 2020 season shortened by the pandemic, the Demon Deacons have scored at least seven wins every year since 2016. The only time someone mentioned Ole Miss and the defense in the same sentence a year ago was talking about how bad the rebels were on this side of the ball. Earlier this year, after Ole Miss survived 52-51 against Arkansas, coach Lane Kiffin sounded anything but pumped over the rebel defenses. "We stopped them in a game in the second half, so that's a good thing," said a shrugged Kiffin, whose rebels gave up a total of 676 yards and 37 points in the second half before the Hogs with a 2-point pass to the Victory won the game incompletely sailed. Since then, the Ole Miss Defense has been one of the most enhanced units in the SEC, and the # 10 Rebels (8-2, 4-2 SEC) are pushing for the first Ole Miss team in school history to win 10 Regular season play, with matchups remaining against Vanderbilt and Mississippi State. On each of their last four wins, the Ole Miss defense has given up 24 points or less, and it was the 31-26 win in Tennessee in the week after the Arkansas game that really showed the strength of D. J. Durkins' defense. Kiffin told his players after that game in the locker room: "We have long said when you take to the streets in a hostile environment that you pack your running game and defense. The defense popped up today and really won." the game for us. "Granted, no one compares these Ole Miss defenses to some of the better ones on the SEC, but the Rebels rank 66th nationwide on defense (26.2 points per game) National place a year ago (38.3 PPG). Kiffin told ESPN ahead of the season that he would look forward to a top 70 finish in goal defense, and Durkin & Co. delivered. The Rebels took off in the Sales margin really helped yourself. They're second nationwide at plus 12 and second on the SEC with 19 forced sales. Quarterback Matt Corral and the Ole Miss Offensive were still the heart and soul of that team, but the defense has played well enough that the Rebels don't feel like they have to score more than 40 goals in every game to win, thanks to Durkin and his boys for taking it on their chins a year ago (and some serious criticism e had to plug) and came back in Year 2 by doing their part to enable the Rebels to live a historic season. Little did Lance Leipold know before his team outlasted Texas in Saturday overtime that Kansas hadn't won a Big 12 street game since 2008. The Jayhawks coach was only part of this KU season and saw no value in looking back any further. What Leipold knew was a team that had more than accepted their share of the changes that were overdue for a win like Saturday's. Leipold said the result could carry Kansas through the rest of the season and into 2022, when the team can realistically expect more. "We made progress, we felt we did it, but it wasn't shown on the scoreboard," Leipold told ESPN on Sunday. "We're still a long way from that at the moment, but if we are ever to play games in December, we have to play well in November. We've been selling that since the K-State game and we'll keep it." emphasize that. "The historic Kansas victory was marked by many surprising performances, none bigger than quarterback Jalon Daniels. Daniels started six games last fall as a true newcomer in a hopeless situation - he was only 17 years old at his first three starts "He's been through a lot, had a lot of hits last year, but he doesn't flinch and plays with extreme energy and confidence," said Leipold. He can wash a bad game but he hasn't had many, and statistically speaking, he really has a lot done good things for us. " Leipold is the best coach to call Kansas home in a while. Those in coaching circles celebrated the hiring Kansas made on the last day of April. Leipold understands player development and program development. Kansas defeated Texas with a third-string quarterback throwing at Jared Casey, a walk-on listed as a full-back and actually Kansas' fifth tight end. Tight ends have, "Leipold said." This group really accepted the change in structure and process that we expected, "Leipold said. We could see a lot of differences in the little things we did, but it did not fully correlated with the field, to see them get that and finish a game and find a way to win it late I'm really happy and proud.

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now Hollywood king, the star's rise was far from painless

From Fresh Prince to King Richard, personal annoyances have not yet undermined his childhood goal of becoming the world's greatest movie star (Author: Gardener)

HollywoodThere's a seemingly casual quality that's central to Will Smith's appeal: an innate pull and easy-going, casual cool. But the career path from teenage rap artist to TV actor to superstar status was anything but effortless; it was the result of a self-described "psychotic" work ethic and meticulous, perhaps even obsessive, planning. At least for a while he was one of the financially strongest film actors in the world - a planet he regularly saved in summer blockbusters. But while that kind of success rate is hard to maintain, Smith has proven extremely adaptable compared to his contemporaries. From a film actor / musician, he has developed into a multimedia phenomenon. He has assumed a very marketable openness and accessibility and has accepted personal failures as teachable moments. Having already renamed himself a social media superstar, he cruised through lockdown on a hugely successful streaming show where he stretched out in sweatpants while playing with celebrity pals on Zoom. Now he's back in more traditional movie star territory, with the double-pronged attack of an overt new memoir and one of his best and most award-winning accomplishments in years as Richard Williams, father and trainer of Venus and Serena, in Reinaldo Marcus Green's King Richard. The Hollywood Reporter described him as "outstanding" and Vanity Fair praised him as "a powerful reminder of Smith's unique indictment, which takes on a daunting challenge with exciting dedication". The book, meanwhile, is titled Will, and is being sold as "an epic tale of inner transformation and outer triumph," dealing with the life events that refined Smith's weaponized charisma and steely determination. Called “Prince” at school because of his impressive charm, he was successful at an early age. As Fresh Prince, he had released a single with childhood friend Jeffrey "DJ Jazzy Jeff" Townes before he graduated from high school; they were the first hip hop artists to win a Grammy, and by the age of 18 he was a millionaire. Smith was raised a Baptist: the PG-rated rhymes mocked in some neighborhoods of the rap community were the result of an intervention from his godly grandma. Instead of profanity, Smith learned to use quick-witted humor, a skill he skillfully transferred from music to acting. Smith's cash handling skills left much to be desired, and the IRS knocked on the door with a substantial bill and repossession order for most of his liquid assets. Bruised by the experience, Smith left Philadelphia for LA and signed to lead the NBC television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1990 after being heavily armed by Quincy Jones for an audition at Jones's house. Thanks to the IRS, Smith's move to Hollywood wasn't generously funded, but he came with a plan: to become the greatest movie star in the world. To do this, he examined the 10 most successful films of all time at the time to identify patterns. He studied Tom Cruise's advertising techniques and sought advice from heavyweights like Arnold Schwarzenegger ("Imagine you're a politician running for the world's greatest movie star," was Arnie's answer.) Smith's rise to movie star status was like that quick and decisive, it's easy to forget that he has overcome two hitherto significant barriers. On the one hand, he overcame the film industry's resistance to the leap of a television personality onto the big screen - the separation between the two was much less permeable then than it is today. In a cinematic landscape where there was no shortage of unconscious prejudice and a whole lot of direct systemic racism, Smith was the first black star to be routinely cast in roles not specifically written as black. Case in point was the 1995 buddy cop movie Bad Boys, which was intended for Saturday Night Live comedians Jon Lovitz and Dana Carvey. Director Michael Bay, vocalizing his dissatisfaction with the script, cast Smith and Martin Lawrence in the two central roles, encouraging them to improvise rather than stick to the lines on the side. Bay was also instrumental in renaming Smith as a star on the big screen, encouraging him to take off his shirt for a shot. Smith dismissed the idea as cheesy, but Bay persisted and they compromised with an open shirt. You look like a movie star! "And he says, 'Shit, I do!" "That was an enlightening moment in more ways than one for Smith, who later said," That's when I learned how important individual images are. That single image turned me from a comedic television actor to a potential movie star. The ripped body certainly didn't hurt Smith's prospects, but Hollywood has never been short of sculpted torsos. What set Smith apart was an inherent sympathy. Tommy Lee Jones, Smith's co-star on Men in Black, said, “Will is more generous than anyone and brings joy. He can't help it. ”That's kudos from the notoriously grouchy Jones, who disliked another co-star, Jim Carrey, because he“ couldn't sanction [Carrey's] buffoons. ”Smith liked to attribute his drive to that he was taken twice by a friend when he was 16. I remember making the decision that I will never be bad enough again. ”It's a typical Will Smith statement, self-deprecating, but with a wink Boast as a supplement. Smith's urge to entertain is in part a response to what he felt was his own cowardice, a distraction technique to avoid further conflict. Smith holds several box office records, including most consecutive US hits with over US $ 100 million -Dollars: eight, starting with Men in Black 2 and ending with Hancock. He was nominated twice for Oscar, for starring in Ali and The Pursuit Of Happyness; another N. There is a prospect of a nod, and early buzzing suggests that the third time might be the stimulus. Smith, as the tone of his book suggests, represents personal growth and self-realization. Speaking to British GQ, director Michael Mann, who worked with him on Ali, recently said: “He's got a lot of balls artistically and as a man. He is material, wonderfully successful - and aware of it - but he asks the most serious and profound questions that each of us encounter in his life Values; In his book, Smith continues to deal with the painful consequences of the film: His son Jaden, who played the leading role and was particularly heavily criticized, considered applying for legal emancipation at the age of 15, a clear vote of no confidence in his father's guidance . A rocky point in Smith's marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith was explored in a well-meaning and only slightly pathetic discussion on Pinkett Smith's web series Red Table Talk. After all, you can't have a career in saving the planet if you don't every now and then remind people that you are human.

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10 revelations from Adele's deeply personal interview with Oprah

Adele and Oprah Winfrey first met for their interview before Adele's highly anticipated fourth album "30". (Author: Gardener)

AdeleAfter six years, Adele's highly anticipated fourth album "30" will be released on Friday. In the period between her last album "25" and now, Adele divorced her husband Simon Konecki in 2019 after two years of marriage and over seven years together and began parenting their 9-year-old son, Angelo, and entered into a new relationship with sports agent Rich Paul. With these massive changes in life came a flood of new, alien emotions. On Sunday evening, Adele and Oprah Winfrey met for their first interview as part of the CBS television special "Adele: One Night Only". During the lengthy conversation, the two covered topics such as weight loss, marriage, childhood memories, and dating. We've rounded up 10 of Adele's biggest revelations about life, love, divorce, and parenting during her interview with Oprah Winfrey. Here are 10 things we learned from Oprah Winfrey's interview with Adele: When Winfrey referred to an earlier quote from the singer in which she admitted that she was neither shy nor embarrassed to fall apart, she said that she was thanks to which music can come through life. Even so, Adele said she had moments of uncertainty about the content of the songs at some points during the creation of "30". "There were moments when I wrote the record or listened to something and thought, 'This may be a little too private, this may be a little too private to be released,'" she told Winfrey. The concert part of the evening Adele debuted three new songs: "Hold On", "Love is a Game" and "I Drink Wine". Attributes to get to know yourself. Winfrey addressed Adele's fascination with alcohol, which the singer confirmed and added. Adele's father died in May 2021, although she later said in the interview they had found their peace. "Well, when I went through it all a few years ago, when I went through my divorce, yes," she confirmed her abstinence from alcohol before leaving clarified: "Not in the beginning. But you know, when I realized I was very busy, I stopped drinking and started exercising a lot and stuff like that to keep myself centered. ”The singer remembered the unique moment when she realized that she was not happy in her marriage to Konecki. And it was something like, 'What would no one ever know about you?' ", She recalled." I just said it in front of three of my friends. I thought, "I'm really not happy. She was referring to one of her lyrics from her song "Love In The Dark", which read, "I want to live and not just survive." "I definitely felt that way," she said, referring to the lyrics, " but when I shared it with my own friends, who thought I was really happy, that I was really unhappy, and they all gasped. ”Adele made it clear to Winfrey in the interview that she takes marriage“ very seriously ”. "It may seem like I don't now, you know, it's almost like I didn't respect it by getting married so quickly and then divorcing," she said. But she wasn't embarrassed that her marriage ended after a few years. She clarifies: "I'm just embarrassed that my marriage didn't work. Earlier in the interview, the singer said she was" obsessed "with the idea of ​​a nuclear family because she did not come from one, despite "being surrounded by them in books and films all her life." "And I tried for a very, very long time and then I was just so disappointed with my son. I thought I was going to be the one to stop it." bloody patterns all the time. ”“ I think Simon probably saved my life to be honest, ”she admitted. "He came at such a moment where the stability that he and Angelo gave me could not have been given to me by anyone else." Especially at that time in my life, I was still so young and I think I would have myself A little lost in all of this. ”The singer admitted that being overwhelmed she might have gone some dark, self-destructive paths if it hadn't been for her ex-husband and son:" And he came in and was stable. The most stable Person I've ever had. " until this point in my life, "she said." Even now I trust him with my life ... I feel like he and Angelo, they were angels who were sent to me. "The singer revealed that her son was her Sunday for the first time, apart from her rehearsals: "It's the absolute honor of my life, baby, to have you here tonight," she told him in the middle. When asked by Winfrey if she wanted more children, Adele replied : "I'm definitely open to it. I'd like to have more kids. "" It wouldn't be the end of the world if I didn't because I had Angelo, but yeah, I think so, she added. For the past two years, Adeles has made headlines Weight loss focused. They completely paralyzed me and made me so confused that I would have no control over my body, but I was aware of it because it was kind of still very there while my whole body was just like that, on another Planet felt it, "she told Winfrey. She said that she put a lot of trust in her trainer and his presence when she felt lost and wasn't as scared when she was at the gym with him. Just before he died, Adele's father had admitted that he had only heard "Hometown Glory," one of her first songs that she wrote when she was 16 because "it was too painful". "So I made him listen, and we both cried," she said, then he'd all listened to '19', all '21', all '25' - and towards the end my mother also helped to take care of him To take care of. And his favorites were all my favorites, you know what I found amazing. ”Although they first met on the dance floor at a birthday party, the two years later met for dinner, which Paul referred to as a business meeting. she joked. "And then it was the first time we'd just hang out by ourselves and not go out with friends and stuff. So it was a very natural way, I think that's how people would normally meet in town." real life. "The singer said she was drawn to his sense of humor and told Winfrey," He's also hilarious ... and very smart. This story first appeared on TODAY.com. More from TODAY:

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Queen Elizabeth absent from Sunday memorial service with back injury

Despite the hope of a speedy return to public life, the ninety-year-old queen stays at home. (Author: Gardener)

ElizabethQueen Elizabeth missed this year's Sunday memorial service honoring fallen British fighters due to a sprained back, the BBC reported. The 95-year-old monarch was "disappointed" that she was absent after she had "firm intent" not to attend until Saturday, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace. At the beginning of November, her doctors advised her to rest after some health problems and not perform any official duties for two weeks. The latest news dashed hope that she could get back to her subjects quickly. The injury comes after the Queen's first public use of a cane in 17 years, a canceled trip to Northern Ireland, a one-day hospital stay and her decision to skip the Glasgow climate conference. It is unclear how she sprained her back. However, a palace source told Reuters that this was unrelated to the nameless illness that heralded her hospitalization and was merely an "incredibly unfortunate coincidence." Photos emerged earlier this month of the Queen driving around her Windsor estate after doctors told her to take it easy. Remembrance Sunday is the next Sunday November 11th, Remembrance Day in the UK and Veterans Day in the US. Both have their origins in Armistice Day, which commemorates the end of the First World War. On behalf of the Queen, Prince Charles laid a wreath at the cenotaph as part of the ceremony. The cenotaph, originally a World War I memorial and erected in its present form in 1920, is located in Whitehall, Westminster, steps from 10 Downing Street. Prince William and Kate Middleton as well as other royals were in attendance. The Guardian wrote that 10,000 veterans marched past the cenotaph, which was watched by "large crowds" and that "only the rustling of leaves and the chirping of birds" could be heard during a two-minute silence. The BBC's Royal Correspondent described the Queen's absence as "a blow to the many who had hoped to see the Queen after a fortnight's rest, and no doubt a blow to the Queen herself". However, in her 69 years on the throne, the Queen has only missed seven memorial services due to pregnancy or overseas travel. Last year the ceremony was scaled down due to COVID-19, but the Queen continued to attend and watch from a balcony. Elizabeth II is the longest ruling monarch in the United States. In less than three years it will surpass the rule of Louis XIV of France. - Eight books we couldn't put down this month - Why did the palace keep the Queen's hospital a secret at first? - The Story Behind Prince Harry's Democratic Roots - Sign up for The Buyline for a weekly newsletter for a curated list of fashion, books and beauty purchases.

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Oregon's path to the college football playoffs

This week's Ducks game in Utah is crucial. Arizona State, Oregon State still have a chance at the Pac-12 title (Author: Gardener)

OregonWe're in the “what-if” phase of the season, so we're asking eight questions with that in mind before next Saturday's Utah-Oregon game (ABC 4:30 p.m. Pacific time, 5:30 p.m. mountain time ): Question # 1: What are Oregon's chances of making the college football playoffs? We're just going to say that from our point of view, the Ducks have a little less than a 50 percent chance of making the final four-team cut. Prior to that weekend's games, ESPN's playoff predictor, which uses a range of stats and other criteria, gave Oregon just a 4 percent chance of making the college football playoff. Here's how the ESPN Playoff Predictor ranked the top 10 teams in terms of their chances of reaching the playoffs before the games this weekend: Even if Oregon wins its last three games 12-1, the ESPN Playoff Predictor only gave the Ducks 48 percent chance of doing the CFP. Presumably that percentage rose after the Oregon victory and Oklahoma defeat on Saturday. Question # 2: What outcomes and scenarios will affect the Ducks' chances at the CFP? --- Oregon won (against Washington State), and winning the rest of the games is a requirement for the Ducks to compete for a CFP berth. --- Oklahoma lost (to Baylor), which earned the Sooners their first loss and undoubtedly pushed them to the brink of elimination from the CFP. But with one - and possibly two - games remaining against the state of Oklahoma No. 10, Oklahoma could potentially climb back into the top 4 if several competing teams stall. ---No. 4 Ohio State and No. 7 Michigan State meet in Columbus next week and the loser is virtually eliminated from CFP competition. --- Ohio State won convincingly (over No. 19 Purdue), and if the Buckeyes win their last three games against Michigan State, Michigan and the Big Ten West Champion, they'll likely jump past a 12-1 team from Oregon . So far, Oregon's victory over the state of Ohio has placed the Ducks ahead of the Buckeyes in the CFP rankings. But the CFP committee showed last week when it placed Michigan over Michigan State that a head-to-head win doesn't automatically put that team ahead of its sacrifice. Ohio State will have a tough time winning all three remaining games, however. --No. 1 Georgia and No. 2 Alabama won convincingly and appear to be on a collision course to meet in the SEC title game. Once-defeated Alabama would have to defeat Auburn in the Iron Bowl and beat Georgia in the conference title game to get into the CFP. ---No. 5 Cincinnati won, but even if the Bearcats win they probably won't be placed in front of an Oregon 12-1 team. To get into the CFP, Cincinnati must win the remaining three games against SMU (8-2), East Carolina (6-4) and Houston (9-1) and hope enough teams will suffer a second loss via the Bearcats. --No. 6 Michigan and No. 7 Michigan State won, and both could overtake Oregon if it wins the rest of its games based on the caliber of competition it will face. Michigan plays a mediocre Maryland team before facing Ohio State and possibly Big Ten West opponents, and the Spartans face Ohio State and Penn State ahead of a possible Big Ten title game. With all three Big Ten contenders already losing a game, there doesn't seem to be a plausible scenario in which more than one Big Ten team will make it to the college football playoffs. --No. 9 Notre Dame took several teams ahead of him to lose to have a shot, but if the Irish beat Georgia Tech 3-7 and Stanford 3-7 in their last two games they could start talking, when the smoke clears. --No. 10 Oklahoma State could sneak in if it beats Texas Tech and Oklahoma and then wins a Big 12 title game amid carnage among teams ranked above the cowboys. Question # 3: Did UCLA's strong second half against Washington cost Jimmy Lake his job and save Chip Kelly's job? Jimmy Lake wasn't on the sidelines in Washington's 44:20 loss to UCLA, but was fired anyway on Sunday. The Huskies have lost two in a row, standing 4-6 with games remaining against Colorado and Washington State. A bowling green and a winning season are now a long way off, having ranked 20th in the previous season's AP poll. Even if the Huskies had won the game, Lake would likely have disappeared. After a deficit of 20: 7, the Bruins beat Washington 37: 0 and won 44:20. If UCLA lost to the Huskies at home for the third time in a row, falling to 5-5 overall and 3-4 in the Pac-12, Kelly's situation would have been more uncomfortable than it already is. Question # 4: Is there any way Oregon State could get to the Pac-12 title game? If Oregon loses to Utah in Salt Lake City (and Utah is favored with 2.5 points) and Oregon State defeats Arizona State this week in Corvallis (where the Beavers are 5-0), it will be a winning take-all Game between. give Oregon and Oregon State in Eugene in the finals. As the TV people say, anything can happen in a rivalry game, but beating Oregon at Autzen Stadium, where the Ducks have won 18 games in a row, will be a challenge for the Beavers, especially as they are down 1-4. Question # 5: Is there any way Utah won't get into the Pac-12 title game? Yes, but it's a long way since the Utes are playing their last two games at home, where they are 4-0 this year. If the Utes lose to Oregon this week, which is possible, then lose to Colorado in the final as well, which is unlikely, while Arizona State beats both Oregon State and Arizona this week, Arizona State would represent the Pac-12 South in the title game of the conference. Question # 6: Is there any way I can simplify Cal's complicated COVID-19 situation? --- Cal will apparently have most, if not all of his players available for next week's game against rival Stanford. Question # 7: What happened to Stanford, which has lost five in a row since defeating Oregon? That's not the full story, but the Cardinal has had four quarterbacks starting games this season, which is the most in Stanford history and is a recipe for disaster. In Saturday's 35-14 loss to Oregon State, Ari Patu became Stanford's first true freshman quarterback since John Paye in 1983. We suspect Tanner McKee will be back for Saturday's home game against Cal. Question # 8: Does a defensive player deserve the Pac-12 Player of the Year award? We'll put the Utah linebacker Devin Lloyd in front of you for review. He only had four tackles in the Utes' unexpected 38:29 win over Arizona, but two of those made a significant impact. --With a tie 14-14 in the second quarter, Lloyd was the main tackler when Arizona running back Stevie Rocker Jr. was stopped on a four-and-one game by the Utah 19-yard line with no win. --- In a second and ninth game from the Utah 9-yard line, with Utah leading 21:17 in the second quarter, Lloyd receiver Jalen John attacked for a 4-yard loss after the catch. For the season, Lloyd has 20 tackles for the loss that the nation leads for 88 yards in losses most divided in the country. Not bad for a guy who was a wide receiver and security in high school and who was the lowest recruit among the 20 players to sign with Utah in 2017. We don't offer a copout like this, as you'll see in our latest Player of the Year leaderboard below. 1. Oregon (9-1) - Ducks are underdogs in this week's game in Utah. 2. Utah (7-3) - Presumably the Utes looked ahead as they fought Arizona. 3. Arizona State (7-3) - You never know what the Sun Devils will give you, but they did their best when it mattered most against Washington. 4. UCLA (6-4) - Bruins played their best half of football that season in the second half against Colorado. 5. (Tie) Oregon State (6-4) - As long as they're playing at home, the Beavers look impressive. 5. (Tie) Washington State (5-5) - The Cougars let me down against Oregon. That ranking seems to be changing radically every week, and Utah's Tavion Thomas, who put Arizona on hold, could jump back into the top 5 with a big game against Oregon. 1. Cameron Rising, Utah quarterback - Utes is 6-1 in his starts, and his promotion to a starting role turned Utah's season around. 2. Anthony Brown, Oregon quarterback - He played his best game in defeating Washington State, charging for 123 yards. 4. Travis Dye, Oregon Running Back - He has 908 rushing yards, 302 receiving yards, and 14 TDs for the nation's # 3 team. 5. Devin Lloyd, Utah Linebacker - Yes, we have a defensive player here and it's not Kayvon Thibodeaux.

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Gabby Petito's father calls for a new law on the database of missing persons

Follow the latest developments (Author: Gardener)

According to an expert, the FBI will have composed Brian Laundries' digital footprint and be aware of his movements and communications in the days before his death. Laundrie's remains are being examined by a forensic anthropologist in Sarasota County to determine the cause of his death. Authorities are also trying to repair a personal notebook that was removed from a pack sack near his body as part of their investigation into the death of his friend Gabby Petito. Key to their investigation are Laundrie's digital communications, including his texts and emails, social media usage, and Internet browsing history prior to his death. Ms. Petito's family have strong suspicions that Laundrie texted her impersonated her after her death in order to confuse them and the police. Cell phone records are also said to be able to track Laundrie's movements between Wyoming and Florida, where he returned on September 1. Well-known influencer under fire for conspiracy Brian Laundrie still alive How the media spread the news of Gabby Petito's body being discovered Gabby Petito: Everything we know about the murder of YouTubers on a "dream" road trip Overland trip, police chief reveals * Instagram posted claims - without evidence - she was a former girlfriend of Brian Laundrie * Brian Laundrie's parents: Who are Christopher and Roberta Laundrie? * Brian Laundrie's Parents: Who are Christopher and Roberta Laundrie? * Brian Laundrie's parents may never tell their side of the story, attorney says * Investigators may look at Brian Laundrie's "digital footprint" for answers Rumors and theories continue to circulate on the internet about the many untied loose ends in Gabby's case Petito and Brian laundry. These include the cause of Brian Laundrie's death, the contents of his notebook found on the Carlton Reservation, and the details of the infamous Fort DeSoto camping trip he took with his family after returning home without his fiancée. The unsolved case of missing San Francisco toddler Arianna Fitts, who went missing over five years ago, is re-lit. The widespread coverage of the Gabby Petito case highlighted the disproportionate media coverage of missing persons when it comes to conventionally attractive white women - a phenomenon known as the "Missing White Woman Syndrome". In an effort to restore balance, they are investigating some key cases among the roughly 17,000 other missing people in the U.S., SFist reports. CNN reports that the two-year-old mother, Nikki Fitts, was found murdered in February 2016 and left in a shallow grave in McLaren Park, San Francisco. Since then there has been no trace of Arianna. The San Francisco Police Department and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children have released pictures showing what the toddler might look like by the age of eight. Amateur detectives continued to scour Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito's social media posts after discovering Laundrie's remains, hoping to uncover a clue as to what happened between the couple in the lead up to Petito's disappearance and murder. A photo of Laundrie was included as a possible clue - with amateur detectives spotted in a photo they believed was a bite mark on his arm, in a photo taken near where his body was found, The Sun reported. The picture, taken a year before his death and posted on his now-removed Instagram account, shows Laundrie with his nephew and what some believe it might be some kind of clue. The clip shows the sleeping bag hidden between leaves and dirt along the path of the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, according to The Sun. A homicide expert says investigators may be able to get more information on the Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito cases by examining Laundrie's "digital footprint". Paul Belli of the International Homicide Investigations Association told CNN, “If you look at what the average download is on a phone, it's thousands of pages when you actually put it into a PDF. Mr Belli added that finding phones in such a case could also provide "an incredible amount of information" and that "the police have probably gathered mountains of video footage to search". "I don't think people are realizing the sheer amount of information we are now getting on each case," added Mr Belli. NewsNation correspondent Brian Entin has pondered the Gabby Petito case and told The Independent's Bevan Hurley that online detectives were key to keeping the investigation going. “I think some of the detectives were super, super important,” he said, referring to the clip recorded by YouTube bloggers Jenn and Kyle Bethune showing Ms. Petito's van sitting on the edge of a remote street in Spread Creek Dispersed Camping is parked in Grand Teton National Park's area. "If it hadn't been for this blogger family," said Entin, "they might not have found Gabby." Entin became one of the most trusted sources of information in Petito Laundrie history, spending seven weeks on the streets covering the news. When he shared a series of Scoops with an avid social media audience, his Twitter rose from 30,000 followers to more than 250,000. Regarding the aftermath of the case, Entin also said that Gabby Petito's killing by strangulation has already had a "profound impact" on the national domestic violence debate. An unidentified woman is said to spend hours each day looking for other remains of Brian Laundrie. A TikTok user posted a video of the woman combing through long grass on the Carlton reservation, where she has been every day for the past 10 days, according to Sun. Laundrie's cause of death is still unknown, and some TikTok users said they hoped the woman would find evidence that would help investigators reach a conclusion. A retired FBI agent has explained why Gabby Petito's father, Joseph Petito, has called for an update to the law regarding NAMUS, the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System. A retired FBI agent has explained why Gabby Petito's father, Joseph Petito, has called for an update to the law regarding NAMUS, the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System. The national database, connected to the Department of Justice, records information on missing people and unidentified bodies, but currently only 10 states (excluding Florida) require law enforcement agencies to report to it. The national database, connected to the Department of Justice, records information on missing people and unidentified bodies, but currently only 10 states (excluding Florida) require law enforcement agencies to report to it. "There are actually investigators searching other public databases to find out if the missing person is alive anywhere else in the country, possibly with the same Social Security number or something," former FBI special agent Brian Kensel told ABC Action News. "There are actually investigators searching other public databases to find out if the missing person is alive anywhere else in the country, possibly with the same Social Security number or something," former FBI special agent Brian Kensel told ABC Action News. Joseph Petito recently posted a tweet suggesting that every state should be required to report to NAMUS, or a new system should be put in place to keep all missing person information in one place. Joseph Petito recently posted a tweet suggesting that every state should be required to report to NAMUS, or a new system should be put in place to keep all missing person information in one place. "I think you will see a move towards more states making this a requirement," said Mr Kensel. "I think you will see a move towards more states making this a requirement," said Mr Kensel. "If you turn on Hulu and your daughter's story is the recommended show to watch," Ms. Petito's mother, Nichole Schmidt, wrote on Sunday. Police may be able to find more evidence of Brian Laundrie's death in Myakkahatchee Creek Environment Park, a retired NYPD homicide detective has suggested. While a forensic pathologist investigates further, police may be able to provide further clues from the crime scene after the water level in Myakkahatchee dropped to its lowest level in several weeks in the past few days. Internet detectives have claimed Brian Laundrie tried to use his artwork to convince the world that he was "clinically insane," reports The Sun. Detectives have discovered a series of dark comic drawings that the 23-year-old had created and branded him a "psychopath". After Mr. Entin has spent every waking moment on the street handling the Gabby Petito case for the past seven weeks, Mr. Entin is back in Miami and reunited with his golden retriever, Shelby. It was September 14th and he received a call from his station manager to inform him that he should investigate a missing person case. More than 3,400 people have signed a petition calling for a formal investigation into the North Port Police's handling of Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie's investigation, calling the policing "very suspicious". Social media users are trying to raise awareness of the disappearance of 14-year-old Jashyah Moore from New Jersey, who has not been seen since mid-October, saying her case deserves as much attention as the 24/7 coverage Gabby Petito's story. The teen has not been seen since going to a neighborhood store on October 14 to pick up some items for her family. The Petito family have some advice on what to do if a loved one is missing. Through their Find Gabby Facebook page, they recommended that their 231,000 followers contact groups like The AWARE Foundation and We Help The Missing and raise awareness on social media, a key factor in drawing attention to the story of their own loved ones close. "It takes a huge village with family, friends, law enforcement and social media to help find and provide support," they added. One such event was the search for missing YouTuber Gabby Petito in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Check out Andrew Buncombe's key commentary on how The Independent covered the discovery of Gabby Petito's body and larger justice and media questions raised in her story. Editor's Letter: How the Media Spread the Word of the Finding of Gabby Petito's Body Chris and Roberta Laundrie took authorities to their son Brian's personal effects at Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, one of the major additions to the hunt for their fugitive son since he disappeared in mid-August and became a person of interest in the Gabby Petito case. Prior to the discovery, the parents remained steadfastly silent amid intense public scrutiny when their son Brian was the subject of a national FBI manhunt. Gabby Petito's mother shared heartbreaking news after Hulu recommended that she watch a show about her daughter's murder. "If you turn on Hulu, your daughter's story is the recommended show," tweeted Nichole Schmidt on Sunday. Hulu Recommends Her Mother A Show About Gabby Petito Human remains were found during the search for geologist Daniel Robinson, who disappeared in the Arizona desert four months ago, but his father said the bones found did not belong to his missing son. The Buckeye Police Department also said evidence found near the remains suggested that the bones may not have come from Mr. Robinson. The intense search for Gabby Petito has sparked interest in the case of Mr Robinson and numerous other missing persons across the country. Human remains found during the search for the missing geologist in the Arizona desert investigators may be able to get more information about the fate of Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito by examining Laundrie's "digital footprint," according to a homicide expert. Paul Belli of the International Homicide Investigations Association said, “When you watch an average download on a phone, it's thousands of pages when you actually paste it into a PDF document. Mr Belli told CNN that finding phones in such a case could also provide "an incredible amount of information" and that police have likely "gathered mountains of video" to comb through. "I don't think people are realizing the sheer amount of information we are now getting on each case," added Mr Belli. Brian Laundrie was described as "weird" and "chameleon" by a former colleague who also noted how "possessive" Laundrie was towards his girlfriend Gabby Petito. Michael Livingston, who allegedly worked with Laundrie at a Long Island garden center, painted a troubling picture of his former colleague and said, "He had this tendency - I don't want to say the wrong thing and make him sound worse than" he already is - he was the kind of guy who'd get pissed off pretty quickly. ”At a fundraiser for the Gabby Petito Foundation, Mr. Livingston told Fox News that Laundrie was“ very possessive ”of Ms. Petito and seemed jealous when she spoke to other men. Gabby Petito's mother, Nichole Schmidt, spoke from the moment she approached Hulu to find out that one of her recommended shows was about the murder of her daughter. Below is a timeline of Gabby Petito and her fiancé Brian Laundrie: A recently uncovered social media account of Brian Laundrie is being sifted by an army of internet detectives looking for clues about his state of mind before he died. The Pinterest page, suspected of being Mr Laundrie's, also offers new clues about his state of mind in the weeks before his girlfriend Gabby Petito went missing on or about August 25th. Ms. Petito's remains were found in Wyoming on September 19. Laundrie was found dead on a Florida reservation a month later, and his remains are still being analyzed by a forensic anthropologist. Gabby Petito's father Joseph Petito shared the domestic violence hand signal on his Instagram. #gabbypetito #iamgabby #domesticviolence #domesticviolenceawareness ”A missing teenage girl was rescued in the US after making a hand gesture that resulted in her being rescued after being spotted by a passing motorist. The 16-year-old made a gesture in a silver Toyota near London, Kentucky on Nov. 4, during which she put her thumb over her palm and closed her fist. A driver contacted the police after noticing "a female passenger in the vehicle making hand gestures that are known to represent violence at home - I need help - domestic violence" on the TikTok social media platform the Laurel County Sheriff's Office in a 6th opinion. The gesture has been circulating on social media, suggesting that victims "can use this signal to ask for help on a video call without leaving a digital trace." Joseph Petito calls on internet detectives to try to find a missing Michigan woman. 30-year-old Mikaiya Ileen Richardson was last seen in Waterford, Michigan on October 22nd. Joseph Petito went on Instagram and shared a picture of Ms. Richardson and urged people to help find her. The post read: "Ok #instagram and # truecrime-detectives, please help locate 30 year old #Mikaiya Ileen Richardson, who was last seen on October 22nd in Waterford, MI in a dark green Chevy Cruz with a Virginia plate UTL3429. " It went on: “Please repost / share and show the world that these platforms can help. #MissingPerson #missinginamerica #gabbypetito #findmikaiya #Namus ”The Gabby Petito Foundation is running a fundraising drive where all proceeds go to the foundation. More than 3,400 people have signed a petition requesting a formal investigation into the North Port Police's handling of the investigation into Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie. Change.org's petition to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis asked him to open an "internal investigation into the case" but added that the "bigger picture is to make change". "Police deal with citizens on a daily basis, and acts of incompetence can have a tremendous, life-changing impact on numerous people in their communities," the petition reads. Given the massive interest in the fates of Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie, an intelligence analyst has said that such outbreaks have spawned an entire subculture of "real criminals." Elise Thomas, an open source intelligence analyst at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, wrote in Strategist that "an intense, lustful interest in criminal cases is not new, but the role of social media platforms adds new and powerful dynamics" . She added that many linked an interest in the missing persons cases with some kind of hobby. "In the past, a disappearance or a death might only have interested a local or national audience, but social media has lifted all boundaries on who can look into a case." The analyst also pointed to the case of four-year-old Cleo Smith from Western Australia . The people who are at the center of a case - investigators, families, witnesses, and anyone who might be suspected - will be brought into the spotlight. ”She said“ transforming the suffering of people like the Smith and Petito families into social -Media content for the dissection of true crime hobbyists raises a number of practical questions, but should also spark a deeper ethical discussion about the consumption of tragedy ”. entertainment. ”Before Gabby Petito's remains were found near a Wyoming national park, hundreds of“ digital detectives ”had scoured Petito and Brian Laundrie's social media pages to find clues about their whereabouts themselves October Brian Laundrie's skeletal remains were found in Myakahachee Creek Environmental Park, the Internet is now looking for clues to his thoughts on his Pinterest page - the social media page, on which Laundrie pins under various titles such as "Outdoors", "Our House "My Girl", "Bleak", Life is a trip, "Bizarre Designs" and "Life Goals" is the newest destination for internet detectives trying to find clues as to what is going on on Petitos and Laundries The Pinterest page called @ blaundrie1197 has not been officially recognized as Brian's site by the Laundrie family, but it does contain pictures of Petito and ze igt her how she modeled several custom face masks. The page contains links to Laundrie's Instagram and Depop pages. The FBI is still investigating the cause of Brian Laundrie's death, and experts have said it may be some time before they find out. Brain Laundrie's Pinterest page had also raised alarm bells in September for those who had been following the case closely. Commentators said he shared several cryptic and “sinister” pictures and messages, including one that read, “Don't try to find me. The Los Angeles woman hasn't been seen since leaving her 10-year-old son's soccer game in California on October 17 while her dog was found on the 28th floor of a downtown apartment complex. The 39-year-old's friends, who have posted missing signs across town, planned to hold a prayer vigil for her on Sunday evening to mark three weeks since her last visit. A missing 16-year-old girl was rescued after using TikTok hand signals to warn a driver that she was in distress, police say. Kentucky police say they stopped and arrested James Brick after someone in the car behind his truck recognized hand gestures and called 911. Missing 16 year old girl rescued after using TikTok show of hands in an emergency and your daughter's story is the recommended show to watch. It's still shocking, it feels like I'm looking in from the outside, this can't be our life. A total of 3,439 people signed change.org's petition calling for an investigation into the North Port Police's handling of the investigation into Brian Laundrie. "North Port Police were incompetent in handling both the missing Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie cases," the petition reads. Within a day of the search area being reopened to the public, the parents of the person of interest were the ones who discovered their son's property. ”Gabby Petito's father Joseph celebrated Saturday that the missing wife, Mikaiya Richardson, was found after he was found asked for help locating the missing woman after his own daughter died: ICYMI: The City of Moab, Utah, is reimbursing nearly $ 3,000 in fees to several media organizations for posting body camera footage, including a police encounter with Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie shows. “Even if one person were charged a fee once this document was created, no one else would have charged a fee,” she said. City of Utah Refunds Nearly $ 3,000 in Fees Collected by Gabby Petito for Police Photographs The Gabby Petito Foundation is now offering advice on where to seek help for people in violent relationships. Gabby's father, Joe Petito, announced in September that it was starting a new foundation to help people in dangerous relationships and assist families in finding their missing children. In an interview last month, Mr Petito said they had been inundated with messages from vulnerable young women who were in similar situations to his daughter, who was strangled in a domestic violence incident. Now the foundation's website has been updated to include tips on where to get help. ICYMI: After the partial skeletal remains of Brian Laundrie were found in a park connected to the Carlton Reservation, internet-obsessed detectives searched the area looking for additional clues. A woman, whose Twitter name is just "Olivia", claimed she found bones 60 meters from where Mr. Laundrie's remains were. Graig Graziosi of the Independent has more about the likely origins of the bones and other objects found in the Carlton Reserve in the following story. Steven Bertolino, the Laundrie family's attorney, said the results of a forensic anthropologist's examination of Brian Laundrie's remains are expected by the end of November. Steven Bertolino, the Laundrie family's attorney, said the results of a forensic anthropologist's examination of Brian Laundrie's remains are expected by the end of November. Steven Bertolino, the Laundrie family's attorney, said the results of a forensic anthropologist's examination of Brian Laundrie's remains are expected by the end of November. Laundrie was a person of interest in the disappearance and death of his fiancée Gabby Petito. Laundrie was a person of interest in the disappearance and death of his fiancée Gabby Petito. Laundrie was a person of interest in the disappearance and death of his fiancée Gabby Petito. His remains were found on October 20th, more than a month after his disappearance, in the Carlton Reserve, a protected swamp. His remains were found on October 20th, more than a month after his disappearance, in the Carlton Reserve, a protected swamp. His remains were found on October 20th, more than a month after his disappearance, in the Carlton Reserve, a protected swamp. Ms. Petito's remains were found on September 19th. Ms. Petito's remains were found on September 19th. Ms. Petito's remains were found on September 19th. Mr Bertolino told Fox News that he believed the forensic anthropologist's investigation would be completed within two to three weeks. Mr Bertolino told Fox News that he believed the forensic anthropologist's investigation would be completed within two to three weeks. Mr Bertolino told Fox News that he believed the forensic anthropologist's investigation would be completed within two to three weeks. Anthropologist Examining Brian Laundrie's Remains Could Provide Results by End of November Anthropologist Examining Brian Laundrie's Remains Could Have Results by End of November Petito's death shows the cover of a book called Burnt Out, How To Deal With Autistic Burnout. Although it is not known whether Laundrie is on the autism spectrum, he and Ms. Petito told officers who attended a domestic disorder in Utah on Aug. 12 that they were suffering from a mental breakdown. Laundrie's social media posts often feature macabre drawings and references to violent video games. In a separate Pinterest post, the text at the bottom of an image reads: “Don't try to find me” and “I finally escaped the evil clutches of my 'master'. NewsNation reporter Brian Entin, who covered the Gabby Petito case on Sept. 14, told The Independent that he was "obsessed" with it. I wanted to make sure I didn't miss any of the critical moments, ”he told The Independent. Mr. Entin and his camerawoman had only planned to stay for a few days in North Port, Florida, where Petito had lived with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie and his family. But when the case began and caught the attention of millions in America and the world, they stayed camping next to the Laundrie family home for seven weeks, focusing on the story. "The hunger for real-time information was so great that it became a challenge because there wasn't always verified information," he said of the 16-hour days he spent reporting on the case. “My approach was the same as in other cases, just tweeting information asap, but making sure it is absolutely correct. Throughout the case, Mr. Entin has been in contact with local authorities, the police and the Laundrie and Petito families, covering protests, vigils and searches of the Carlton Reservation, and eventually becoming one of the most trusted sources of information when the tragic story was finally revealed. Gabby Petito, 22, an aspiring social media star who went missing with her fiancé on a “dream” cross-country road trip from New York to Oregon in late August, was strangled and her body was found in a Wyoming national park. More than a month later, it was confirmed that human skeletal remains found in Florida’s Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park are those of her fiancé Brian Laundrie. "The FBI and our partners continue to work to ensure that everyone who is responsible or complicit in the death of Ms. Petito is held accountable for their actions," said the special envoy Michael Schneider. Alles, was wir über Gabby Petitos Ermordung auf einem „Traum“-Roadtrip wissen Alles, was wir über Gabby Petitos Ermordung auf einem „Traum“-Roadtrip wissen ihr Entführer wurde verurteilt. Und ich weiß, als ich endlich sah, dass mein Entführer verurteilt wurde, dass der Prozess stattfand, dass er beendet war, war es wirklich der Abschluss eines Kapitels “, sagte sie gegenüber CBS News. Smart war 14, als sie im Juni 2002 von Brian David Mitchell aus ihrem Haus in Utah entführt wurde. „Also kann ich mir für Gabby Petitos untröstliche Familie nur vorstellen, dass es ein Gefühl von Verlust und Mangel gibt und sie das nicht bekommen. 2. Juli – Gabby Petito und Brian Laundrie verlassen New York für einen Roadtrip im Van-Leben. 12. August – Das Paar wird in Moab City, Utah, streiten gesehen. Besorgte Passanten rufen die Polizei, die eingreift und die Auseinandersetzung mit der Körperkamera der Beamten auf Video festhält. 17. August – Laundrie fliegt allein von Salt Lake City, Utah, nach Tampa, Florida, um einige Gegenstände zu sammeln und eine Lagereinheit zu schließen, da das Paar angeblich erwägt, seinen Roadtrip zu verlängern. 24. August – Petito wird beim Auschecken mit Laundrie aus einem Hotel in Salt Lake City gesichtet. 25. August – Petito hat einen Videoanruf mit ihrer Mutter. 27. August – Das Ehepaar aus Louisiana sieht, wie Petito und Laundrie in einen „Aufruhr“ im Tex-Mex-Restaurant Merry Piglets in Jackson, Wyoming, verwickelt sind. 30. August – letzte SMS von Petitos Telefon. 1. September – Laundrie kehrt ohne Gabby nach North Port, Florida, zurück, wo das Paar lebte. 14. September – Die Polizei erklärt Laundrie zu einer „Person von Interesse“ in dem Fall. 17. September – Die Familie von Laundrie ruft die Ermittler zu sich nach Hause und gibt zu, dass Brian seit dem 14. September vermisst wird. 19. September – Das FBI gibt bekannt, dass in Wyoming eine Leiche entdeckt wurde, bei der es sich vermutlich um Petito handelt. 21. September – Der Anwalt der Familie Petito bestätigt, dass es sich bei der in Wyoming gefundenen Leiche um Gabby handelt. Das FBI bestätigt, dass es sich bei ihrem Tod um einen Mord handelt. 23. September – Das FBI erlässt einen Bundeshaftbefehl gegen Brian Laundrie im Zusammenhang mit „Aktivitäten nach dem Tod von Gabby“. 12. Oktober – Der Coroner von Teton County gibt bekannt, dass Petitos Todesursache Strangulation war. 20. Oktober – In Floridas Carlton Reserve wurden menschliche Überreste zusammen mit persönlichen Gegenständen aus dem Besitz von Laundrie entdeckt. 21. Oktober – Das FBI vergleicht die Zahnunterlagen von Laundrie mit menschlichen Überresten, die im Carlton-Reservat gefunden wurden. Der Vater von Gabby Petito fordert die Staaten auf, die Meldung von Vermisstenfällen an eine nationale Datenbank obligatorisch zu machen. Der Vater von Gabby Petito fordert die Staaten auf, die Meldung von Vermisstenfällen an eine nationale Datenbank obligatorisch zu machen. Das National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) ist ein vom Bund finanziertes Ressourcenzentrum, das den Strafverfolgungsbehörden hilft, Fälle zu verfolgen. Das National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) ist ein vom Bund finanziertes Ressourcenzentrum, das den Strafverfolgungsbehörden hilft, Fälle zu verfolgen. Die Website wird von Ermittlern für kalte Fälle als die effektivste Datenbank des Landes zur Verfolgung vermisster Personen beschrieben, aber viele Strafverfolgungsbehörden verwenden sie nicht. Die Website wird von Ermittlern für kalte Fälle als die effektivste Datenbank des Landes zur Verfolgung vermisster Personen beschrieben, aber viele Strafverfolgungsbehörden verwenden sie nicht. Nur 10 Bundesstaaten haben Gesetze erlassen, die die Strafverfolgungsbehörden verpflichten, Fälle von vermissten Personen zu melden. Nur 10 Bundesstaaten haben Gesetze erlassen, die die Strafverfolgungsbehörden verpflichten, Fälle von vermissten Personen zu melden. Joseph Petito, dessen Tochter während einer Van-Life-Tour getötet wurde, ist zu einem lautstarken Aktivisten geworden, der versucht, die Untersuchung von Vermisstenfällen zu verbessern. Joseph Petito, dessen Tochter während einer Van-Life-Tour getötet wurde, ist zu einem lautstarken Aktivisten geworden, der versucht, die Untersuchung von Vermisstenfällen zu verbessern. On Wednesday, he asked his 100,000 followers on Twitter: “Should every state make it a law to report to http://Namus.gov or create a site so that all the missing in all states can be found in 1 database? On Wednesday, he asked his 100,000 followers on Twitter: “Should every state make it a law to report to http://Namus.gov or create a site so that all the missing in all states can be found in 1 database? Ms Petito’s parents established the Gabby Petito Foundation to assist other families reunite with their missing children and loved ones. NewsNation correspondent Brian Entin says he found bodycam footage showing a distraught Gabby Petito speaking to Moab police officers after a fight with Brian Laundrie deeply distressing to watch. NewsNation correspondent Brian Entin says he found bodycam footage showing a distraught Gabby Petito speaking to Moab police officers after a fight with Brian Laundrie deeply distressing to watch. He said the release of footage from the 12 August encounter with cops altered people’s perceptions of the couple, who had shared seemingly idyllic photos and videos of their van-life trip. He said the release of footage from the 12 August encounter with cops altered people’s perceptions of the couple, who had shared seemingly idyllic photos and videos of their van-life trip. “All we had seen up until that point was the YouTube video and the Instagram posts, and all of these beautiful images of Gabby and Brian, and when that video came out it was like, ‘oh my gosh there’s another side that we didn’t really know about.’ “All we had seen up until that point was the YouTube video and the Instagram posts, and all of these beautiful images of Gabby and Brian, and when that video came out it was like, ‘oh my gosh there’s another side that we didn’t really know about.’ “That was the moment that we thought, ‘OK there’s another side to this.’ And I think people’s fascination with the case got even more intense.” “That was the moment that we thought, ‘OK there’s another side to this.’ And I think people’s fascination with the case got even more intense.” After spending every waking moment of the past seven weeks covering the Gabby Petito case, NewsNation correspondent Brian Entin is finally taking a day off to spend time with his golden retriever, Shelby. He told The Independent about how he and his camerawoman would arrive at the Laundrie family home around 6am each morning and remain there until midnight before retiring to get a couple of hours of sleep at a nearby hotel, while a freelance cameraman monitored the scene in case anything of interest happened. The case profoundly affected Mr Entin, who continues to honour Petito’s legacy through his journalism by providing a platform for stories on domestic abuse while also drawing attention to other missing persons cases across America. My colleague Bevan Hurley reports on how Mr Entin became one of the most trusted journalists covering the case that gripped millions of people around the world. Welcome to The Independent’s continuing live coverage of the Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie case.

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Patty Mills breaks Brooklyn record, making fans miss Kyrie Irving a little less

While the Brooklyn Nets may miss Kyrie Irving, they'd be more than happy to see Patty Mills thrive with the team in his place. Mills has proven to be a beneficial signing for the Nets when they got him in the off-season, especially in the Irving situation. (Author: Gardener)

Patty MillsWhile the Brooklyn Nets may miss Kyrie Irving, they'd be more than happy to see Patty Mills thrive with the team in his place. Mills has proven to be a beneficial signing for the Nets when they got him in the off-season, especially in the Irving situation. Kyrie is currently in exile as he continues to refuse to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Due to New York's mandate, unvaccinated players cannot compete at home games - which is why Brooklyn has decided to pause Irving from all games until he becomes a full-time participant. However, in his absence, several other players have stepped up. | @Patty_Mills got going and didn't stop until he made Nets history pic.twitter.com/3yjVIctHSN Patty Mills has been a constant contributor to the bank for the Nets, and his presence undoubtedly lessened the burden of Kyrie Irving's absence even for one little. Kevin Durant recently spoke about how the Irving situation has helped the Nets as a whole figure out their own roles and how they can help the team win games. Let's just focus on who is in the locker room and once that situation is figured out we will adjust to it again. But right now everyone is just trying to figure out their roles on this team. And at that point it was exciting to find out, ”said Durant. Sure, Mills isn't a Kyrie, but the Nets are sure to be delighted to see the Australian playmaker make his presence felt night after night.

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After Astros' near fame, a grim winter comes for Houston sports fans

The Astros almost gave Houston another championship to celebrate. The rest of the local ... (Author: Gardener)

HoustonTwo more wins in November and we would still be immersed in the warm and fluffy afterglow of the World Series. A second world championship for Houston's Major League Baseball team. A sum that would have continued uninterrupted and would have carried our sports city through the Christmas season and the first month of 2022. And how could you get opening day tickets to see another gold banner officially pinned to Minute Maid Park as you watch the Astros 2022 ceremony? for the best baseball team in the world in 2021? Why am I saying this now, almost two weeks after the 7-0 Atlanta in Game 6 in a depleted Minute Maid Park that turned the resilient Braves into world champions and painfully ended another Astros season? And without the (almost world champion) Astros, winter is here and it will be a long winter. Great, actually. I am writing this column in the back yard on another fine day in mid-November. Houston Sports sings the sad, bad blues once again. And the hustle and bustle of March Madness feels like a long, long time now. Kelvin Sampson's Cougars reached the Final Four last season and finished 15th in the country that weekend. The super-young rockets season is already 99 percent over, although it has only just begun and is set to last until April 10th. They dropped to 1-11 on Friday and have lost 10 games in a row. The Texans' 2021 season never really started. They're the worst 1-8 team in franchise history, and the best part about this NFL Sunday is that the Texans haven't played a football game. Houston Chronicle Sports Columnist Brian T. Smith talks about key decisions, including independently representing Carlos Correa taking on the Astros this off-season, and the impact it will have on owner Jim Crane. Even American League champion Astros has taken a beating lately. The highly respected pitching coach Brent Strom, a key to the club's record success from 2015 to 2021, did not leave the organization until after the end of the World Series. Strom left the Astros immediately, then quickly agreed to be the new pitching coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks, who hit 52-110 last season and were almost as bad as the 2013 Astros rebuild. Justin Verlander, once the undisputed Veteran ace of the Astros, hits 96 mph in hopes of getting a new multi-year contract from another team. Then there's Astros' pathetic five-year contract offer for $ 160 million to Carlos Correa, who looked and sounded like he played his last game in local orange and blue after game 6. The Astro's best player definitely has when that's the best that billionaire owner Jim Crane is ready. The Astros, nearly missed during the third game of the World Series in a roaring Truist Park in Atlanta, were far more interesting than any of that. The missiles are rebuilding. But how long will it be before Houston's NBA team poses an annual playoff threat again? Hell, how long it will take the Rockets to finish a season above .500 is a more urgent and relevant question. The Texans are "rebuilding" while being total losers. The rest of their regular season should be on a running clock. For fast disappearing Texan fans, only two questions are currently important: When will Deshaun Watson be traded and when will the NFL draft come? Normally the Texans would have carried us as soon as the Astros were done. A combined 52-44 record with six additional playoff games captures the constant back and forth debate that the good, but not nearly great, Texans created in these parts from 2014-2019. The Rockets were in the playoffs annually from 2012-13 to 2019-20 by superstars, head coaches, owners and other stars. That's eight consecutive seasons in which Texan chatter led to Rockets dialogue. And when the Rockets were really good, they competed with the Astros as the best in the sport in Houston. Column: Jalen Green celebrated too early in the battle of the top rookies Smith: David Culley made the Texans worse to celebrate another championship. The rest of the local sports scene looks grim until spring practice, however. McClain: 2021 Texans are historically incapable, but the payoff could come.It's Dana Holgorsen's Coogs finally winning football games again and starting to deliver on the craze promised when Holgorsen left West Virginia. UH scored 9-1 with his ninth straight win on Saturday and will play in the AAC championship game. The victory over the no longer rated SMU is UH's biggest win of the season. The Cougars have to win to even move the national counter. And it's easy to argue that the biggest win for the football program this season, no matter what happens over the next six weeks, will be the university's jump into the Big 12. Rice's football season likely peaked when the owls hit 3-4. Texas A&M was up to # 11 on the college football playoff rankings that hit Ole Miss on Saturday, but winning the actual CFP is next to impossible. Hit Nick Saban and then no. 1 Alabama with a brilliant victory at College Station should be the actual championship of the Aggies in 2021. Like the Texans, the other major regional soccer team in Texas is barely worth mentioning. Steve Sarkisian's first season in Austin peaked when she didn't lose the home opener. Maybe that's why I've been seeing the name of Tom Herman more and more often in recent weeks. Seasons. The local and regional sports world that brings us through life. The Astros were two damn victories away from covering the rebuilding of the Rockets and completely forgetting about the terrible Texans. It will be a while before Houston comes close to a championship again. But hey, at least the weather in November is great.

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All Bruins UCLA football players of the game

Honoring the best offensive, defensive and special team players of the Bruins when they beat the Buffaloes on Saturday. (Author: Gardener)

UCLABy digging their way out of a large hole in the first half, the Bruins scored a blowout win and a bowl spot this winter. UCLA Football (6-4, 4-3 Pac-12) hosted Colorado (3-7, 2-5) on Saturday and ended up winning 44-20. Look at each unit individually. Here are the three student-athletes who won the All Bruins UCLA Football Players of the Game awards. If Thompson-Robinson's thumb wasn't at 100% last night, he hid it pretty well. Thompson-Robinson's next pass was an interception, and it was tough - throwing Greg Dulcich over the middle was daring, but there was a window and he just missed. Thompson-Robinson's next pass was just as frustrating as he threw a perfect ball for a 41-yard touchdown at receiver Kam Brown, only to be incompletely called after Brown was charged with illegal touch after he left the pounds . From that point on, Thompson-Robinson was near perfect. While he didn't throw a touchdown pass, a 68.4% completion rate at 12.4 yards per try and a 172.3 pass rating is pretty much all you could ask for. Thompson-Robinson also had a career night on the floor, covering 100 yards in eight carries except for the one sack he took for only 1 yard. He fought for first downs, dodging multiple pass rushers on a regular basis, and his 22-yard keeper on a zone read resulted in an easy touchdown. Including the touchdown nullified by the illegal touch and the field goal miss in the second quarter, the Bruins had eight drives in a row in scores or chances, and Thompson-Robinson led the way in all of them. Of UCLA's 502 yards, 356 were from Thompson-Robinson. After Thompson-Robinson was forced out of the Oregon game early, tried to practice left-handed and eventually missed the game in Utah, Thompson-Robinson showed plenty of courage to take hits and play as well as he did on his return against Colorado. All eyes were on the offense as they racked up 30 points in a row to get out of an early hole, but the reason those points went unanswered was because the defense flipped a switch in the second half. Well, much of that improvement has to do with Colorado's offense ranking 119th in the country on Saturday and the Buffaloes getting their money's worth early on with the Bruins. But credit where credit is due - UCLA played the best possible defensive performance in the second half, and the defensive backs were a big part of that. The Bruins' safety nickelback hybrid position also helped get 10 tackles and 2.5 tackles for the loss from the top duo at this point. Striker Qwuantrezz Knight was the standout in this position and overall defense, using six tackles and 2.0 tackles for the loss to the Buffaloes. Knight's first tackle to a loss helped UCLA keep Colorado to a field goal towards the end of the second quarter, and it also gave the Bruins plenty of time to reach the field for their own field goal before half-time on their next possession. After UCLA came out and scored a touchdown to open the third quarter, Colorado drove and made it into midfield. Instead of letting the Buffaloes respond, however, Knight chased quarterback Brendon Lewis for an 18-yard loss, stopped the drive dead in its lanes, and forced a punt. The Bruins got the ball back and took the lead seven games later and they never looked back. The Games Knight made saved points and quickly brought UCLA back into the game, and that doesn't even take into account the energy and leadership he brings to every game. Philips was a Plus Special Team player that season and even became Pac-12 Special Team Player of the Week against Stanford in late September thanks to a 59-yard return. The game was all but sealed when the Bruins won 37:20 early in the fourth quarter, but it was Philips who pounded a few more nails into the coffin as he punted 82 yards into the end zone. It was the second touchdown in Philips' career, with his first appearance on a 69-yarder against Washington State in 2019. This one wasn't as important as this one as the comeback was already over by the time Philips ended the zone this time, but it was a great return nonetheless. Follow All Bruins on Twitter at @SI_AllBruins Read more UCLA Stories: UCLA Bruins on Sports Illustrated

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