By Kevin McGran Sports Reporter Wed., Nov. 21, 2018 And as the season turns to American Thanksgiving – the point at which playoff position begins to take focus -- the Leafs find themselves with the elite in the Eastern Conference, but it’s crowded at the top. After Carolina’s 5-2 win over Toronto on Wednesday night, the Leafs have 30 points in 22 games. Ditto the red-hot Buffalo Sabres, winners of seven in a row. One point up are the league-leading Tampa Bay Lightning. It’s worth noting the three best teams in the Eastern Conference are in the same division. Given the playoff format, only one of them would survive past the second round. Arguing the merits of changing the playoff format is a conversation for later. Promise. We’ve got another 60 games. The other thing worth noting is that the Leafs have compiled this lofty record without the services of William Nylander and, for half the time, Auston Matthews. Those are two pretty … [Read more...] about Takeaways: Leafs wilt vs. Hurricanes but good news on way
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Trump lawyer says he paid $130,000 to porn star linked to president Trump admits reimbursing lawyer for porn star payoff Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was taken into custody in the early morning after being accused of touching three customers who were undercover vice detectives, police in the state capital Columbus said. But the misdemeanor charges were dismissed hours later. Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein said Daniels committed no crime because she did not perform regularly at the club, as required under the law. Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs said officers at the club missed that element of the law. "The facts behind the charges and the behavior witnessed by the vice officers are a matter of record, and the officers were well within their area of responsibility when taking enforcement action," Jacobs said in a statement. "Nevertheless, a mistake was made and I accept full responsibility." The department will review the officers' motivation, Jacobs said, "to … [Read more...] about News Stormy Daniels arrested in Ohio strip club, but charges dismissed
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine duo of Hubert Lim and Tootsie de Jesus successfully defended the country's championship in the 12th Jack Nicklaus International Invitational (JNII), which was held recently at the New Albany Country Club, just outside of Columbus, Ohio on the Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. Known as the Tournament of Champions, the international finals of the JNII bring together the winners of national events held over the past 12 months in select countries. This year, teams from five countries advanced to play in the 36-hole international final sponsored by the Nicklaus Companies. READ: Players arrive for US Open with high praise for Shinnecock Lim and de Jesus finished with a net 6-under score, enough to hold off a valiant effort from the all-woman Korean team of Jeung Sik Kim and Jin Hee Park, who played the second day at 5-under. The Koreans had been hoping to become the first female team to win the Tournament of Champions, but the Filipinos held on … [Read more...] about News Golf: Team PH retains title at Jack Nicklaus International finals
COLUMBUS -- Tiger Woods heads into Thursday's Jack Nicklaus-hosted Memorial Tournament confident he still has what it takes to clinch victory. Nicklaus said Tuesday Woods would need to remember how to close out a victory if he is to add to his collection of 14 major championship titles. Former world number one Woods, who last competed at the Memorial in 2015, fully agrees it is a barrier he needs to overcome ahead of teeing-up at Muirfield Village this week. "I know I do need to have an understanding what it takes to finish it off and get a 'W'" said Woods. "I've been on runs before where getting 'Ws' came pretty easy and there were stretches where it was very difficult. "To me, this is a little bit different coming back off not really playing for a while and I remember the feelings when I was down at the Valspar when I had a chance to win there and I finished second and it really felt comfortable. "The last few times that I've had the chance to be up there on the board I felt … [Read more...] about News Woods confident of winning touch ahead of Memorial
By Marc Fisher The Washington Post Sari Horwitz Fri., Feb. 23, 2018 They are the sons of wealth, brought up in families accustomed to power. They were raised to show and demand respect, and they were raised to lead. They rose to positions of enormous authority, the president of the United States and the special counsel chosen to investigate him. They dress more formally than most of those around them; both sport meticulously coiffed hair. They have won unusual loyalty from those who believe in them. They attended elite all-male private schools, were accomplished high school athletes and went on to Ivy League colleges. As young men, each was deeply affected by the death of a man he admired greatly. Yet Robert Swan Mueller III and Donald John Trump, born 22 months apart in New York City, also can seem to come from different planets. One is courtly and crisp, the other blustery and brash. One turned away from the path to greater wealth while the other spent half … [Read more...] about Mueller and Trump: Born to wealth and raised to lead. Then, they made sharply different choices.