Report: 49ers, George Kittle ‘very close’ to record contract extension

Before signing Kittle’s extension, the 49ers have more than $170 million in salary cap commitments in 2021 and have a host of key starters who are scheduled to be unrestrcited free agents. That group includes three Pro Bowl players, cornerback Richard Sherman, left tackle Trent Williams and fullback Kyle Juszczyk.

Class or cash? G League President and former NBA star Shareef Abdur-Rahim is luring top recruits to the pros with six-figure deals – and challenging the NCAA’s grip on basketball’s talent pool

‘To give [the Professional Pathway Program] its due, I think it’s a much better alternative than kids going to Australia or going to China or going to Europe and then dealing with all kinds of issues with language and socialization. I think this is a better alternative than those things, but I still think for […]

From slappers to Hedda Gabler: the irresistible rise of Sheridan Smith

Free of the long-term commitments of Legally Blonde, Smith’s range has expanded exponentially. In quick succession, she appeared in six television dramas, four films and two plays. Not all of them were heart-breaking works of shattering genius, though typically Smith was the best thing in them. In the film Tower Block, for instance, she was, […]

Indians’ Adam Plutko blasts teammates for breaking COVID protocols: ‘They lied to us’

Clevinger and Plesac could face additional discipline from the Indians, who have been proactive during baseball’s restart. They quarantined slugger Franmil Reyes after learning he didn’t wear a mask or practice social distancing while attending a July 4 party.

Sonoma County supervisors send law enforcement oversight measure to voters; deputies union pushes back

“We are in support of efforts to increase the public’s confidence in the Sheriff’s Office and the law enforcement services it provides,” sheriff’s association President Mike Vail said in a statement Monday. “However, it takes both parties’ willingness to communicate for a workable partnership and make this mutually-desirable goal a reality. We were never given […]

Proposed bill would ban realistic toy guns

According to police who are investigating the killing, Gelhaus pulled up behind the boy and ordered him to drop the gun – which did not have an orange tip – and then fired eight times when the boy began to turn. The shooting prompted street rallies and a lawsuit filed by Andy’s family.

‘Big Brother’ Installs Bidets in Bathroom for Muslim House Guest

FYI … Islam teaches the body’s condition affects the spirit’s condition, so it’s essential to be clean all the time — especially before praying. This is why bidets and lotas, a round pot filled with water, are common in Muslim countries … impeccable hygiene is a must.

SAG-AFTRA Health Plan Raising Premiums & Eligibility To Stay Afloat

Facing staggering deficits, the SAG-AFTRA Health Plan is raising premiums and earnings thresholds for coverage come January 1. “While this restructuring will preserve access to an excellent health plan for the majority of our participants, the changes will be disruptive for some,” the Plan said today in a letter to participants, noting that those who […]

Taika Waititi Trolls Chris Hemsworth on His Birthday with Hilarious Mix-Up Tweet

RELATED: Thor: Ragnarok Is Hiding a Clever What We Do in the Shadows Easter Egg Most Thor: Ragnarok enjoyed Taika Waititi’s joke, but there are more than a few who think that the director was serious and used a wrong image on accident. Whatever the case may be, those who understand Waititi’s sense of humor […]

Amazon Prime donates to Fleabag stars’ theatre emergency fund

On Wednesday, the head of entertainment union Bectu wrote to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden calling for grants to be paid out in August to allow venues to “halt redundancies and support their workforce”.