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Report: Ezekiel Elliott Getting Emergency Hearing in New York

Monday, October 16th, 2017

A person with direct knowledge of the situation says attorneys for Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott are set for an emergency hearing in federal court in New York as they try again to stop the running back's six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations. Elliott's legal team filed a request for a temporary restraining order Monday and will get a hearing Tuesday in the Southern District of New York, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the filing hadn't been made public. Last year's NFL rushing leader is suspended for Sunday's game at San Francisco after a federal appeals court overturned an injunction that had allowed him to play this season.

California wildfires cause Warriors to make big change to pregame ceremony

Monday, October 16th, 2017

The Golden State Warriors will not be using pyrotechnics at Tuesday’s opener out of respect for those affected by the Northern California wildfires. With the series of deadly wildfires still raging through Northern California, the Golden State Warriors have decided not to use pyrotechnics at Tuesday’s season opener against the Houston Rockets, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The Warriors pregame pyrotechnic display is known to be one of the most complex displays in the league.

Helmet maker vows fight against Hernandez concussion lawsuit

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Football helmet maker Riddell says it intends to vigorously defend its products and its reputation against concussion-related lawsuits like one lawyers for late New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez have filed in Massachusetts against it and the NFL. Des Plaines (dehz playnz), Illinois-based Riddell says it introduced helmets designed to mitigate concussion risks more than 15 years ago. Hernandez's attorneys filed a federal lawsuit last month after Hernandez killed himself in prison and an autopsy revealed he had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (ehn-sehf-uh-LAH'-puh-thee), a brain disease found in people who've suffered repetitive brain trauma such as concussions.

The Latest: PG&E expects to restore all power soon

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

The company said in a statement Sunday that power has been restored to more than 92 percent of homes and businesses that lost power during the wildfires, but about 21,000 electric customers remain without power. After the wildfires broke, PG&E turned off gas service to about 42,000 customers in the affected areas of Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties. Nearly 900 workers, from PG&E and from other energy companies, have been working to relight pilot lights in areas where it's safe to do so.

Harvey Weinstein Kicked Out of the Academy: Who’s Next? Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski, Woody Allen?

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

The Academy has claimed the era of “shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior” is over with its expulsion of Harvey Weinstein, despite retaining several members accused of sexual abuse on its roster. A number of people in the movie industry, including the actress Emma Thompson, have suggested the string of sexual assault allegations against Weinstein are just the tip of the iceberg. Indeed, Hollywood is no stranger to rumors about the casting couch as well as documented allegations of harassment, and over the years a number of powerful men in the industry have faced allegations of sexual assault without seeing such repercussions.

Police announce they’ve arrested Panthers fan for assault

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Fight at Panthers game. (Via screen shot) The Carolina Panthers and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department worked quickly to arrest a man seen in a shocking video sucker punching another fan during Thursday night’s game. The CMPD announced Friday

Panthers ID fan who punched fellow spectator at game

Friday, October 13th, 2017

The Carolina Panthers said Friday they had identified a fan who punched a fellow spectator, leaving the 62-year-old bloodied during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday. Several other fans attempted to stop the aggressor, who departed with a female companion, apparently before stadium security personnel arrived. The Panthers said they had reviewed the video and identified the culprit.

Panthers pursuing charges after fan violence caught on video

Friday, October 13th, 2017

The Carolina Panthers are pursuing charges against a fan caught on video punching a fellow spectator during Thursday's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. A video posted by an Instagram user showed a man wearing a Cam Newton jersey punching another fan who was sitting behind him repeatedly in the face. The caption in the original post, which included objectionable language, claimed the two men had been arguing throughout the game because the man in the Newton jersey and the woman with him refused to sit down.

Raiders-Chargers game still in Oakland amid California wildfires: NFL

Friday, October 13th, 2017

The Oakland Raiders’ home game against the San Diego Chargers is scheduled to occur as scheduled on Sunday despite deadly wildfires in Northern California that have raised questions about air quality in the region. At least 31 people have died as wildfires swept across California wine country, destroying thousands of homes and businesses. Oakland is roughly 45 miles south of the fires.

San Francisco Bay Area cancels events as smoke chokes region

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Smoke from the wildfires north of San Francisco plunged air quality levels in the Bay Area to the same unhealthy level as China's notoriously polluted capital, sending people to emergency rooms and forcing schools to close and people to wear masks when they step outside. The smoke cast a dull haze over San Francisco's scenic skyline, and poor visibility has led to numerous flight delays and cancellations at the city's airport. Air quality in most of the region Thursday and Friday was as bad as smog-choked Beijing, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.