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Fact check: Socialist policies alone did not destroy Venezuela's economy in last decade

USA Today - August 8, 2020 - 3:35pm

Venezuela's problems were not caused by socialism in the last decade. A dependence on oil caused economic turbulence, among other political issues.

      
Categories: World/National News

Brewing in America: The nation's craft beer industry has a diversity problem but it's trying to fix it

USA Today - August 8, 2020 - 3:32pm

Less than 1% or 60 of the nation's 8,000 breweries are owned by Black people. The Black is Beautiful beer project is looking to remove barriers.

      
Categories: World/National News

10 questions as Iowa high school football practice begins this week

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 8, 2020 - 3:13pm
Football season begins Monday. Iowa High School Athletic Association programs across the state will begin practice. Like summer sports, this fall will be a different experience as coaches, players,...
Categories: State/Local Sports

Without the Indy 500, some IndyCar teams would have disappeared: 'I'm not sure we would have survived'

USA Today - August 8, 2020 - 2:32pm

Had the 2020 Indianapolis 500 been shelved entirely, it likely would have had long-term implications for the NTT IndyCar Series.

      
Categories: World/National News

76ers' Simmons likely out for season, sources say

National Sports - ESPN - August 8, 2020 - 2:22pm
Ben Simmons is leaving the NBA bubble to undergo surgery on his left knee and is likely out for the rest of the season, sources told ESPN.
Categories: National Sports

Giannis, LeBron, Harden vie for MVP as finalists

National Sports - ESPN - August 8, 2020 - 2:22pm
The finalists for each of the NBA's six awards -- MVP, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year, Most Improved Player and Coach of the Year -- were announced Saturday.
Categories: National Sports

CSU players back Addazio amid abuse probe

National Sports - ESPN - August 8, 2020 - 2:22pm
A group of Colorado State players released a statement on Saturday on behalf of the team that disputes the accusations against head coach Steve Addazio and his coaching staff as the school investigates intimidation and racism allegations.
Categories: National Sports

MLS to restart season in home markets on Weds.

National Sports - ESPN - August 8, 2020 - 2:22pm
MLS revealed its plans for resuming its regular season in home markets, with the first game set to take place on Aug. 12, the day after the final of the MLS is Back Tournament.
Categories: National Sports

Juventus fires Sarri, hires Pirlo after UCL exit

National Sports - ESPN - August 8, 2020 - 2:22pm
Juventus has appointed Andrea Pirlo as coach just hours after firing Maurizio Sarri following the club's Champions League elimination, the club announced Saturday.
Categories: National Sports

MAC cancels football: What it means for the Power 5 and more

National Sports - ESPN - August 8, 2020 - 2:22pm
The Mid-American Conference became the first FBS conference to cancel its entire fall sports schedule, including football. Will anyone from the Power 5 soon follow suit?
Categories: National Sports

Derrius Guice is gone, but Washington still has options at running back

National Sports - ESPN - August 8, 2020 - 2:22pm
Adrian Peterson, Peyton Barber and J.D. McKissic now have a clear path to roles, with youngsters Antonio Gibson and Bryce Love also in the mix.
Categories: National Sports

Is this finally Hulkenberg's moment?

National Sports - ESPN - August 8, 2020 - 2:22pm
177 race starts, zero podium finishes -- could F1's most unenviable record be broken on Sunday? Nico Hulkenberg's qualifying performance at the 70th Anniversary GP has made that a tantalising possibility.
Categories: National Sports

For 15-year-old Rylie Mullin, racing at Hawkeye Downs started ‘as a joke,’ but is now a passion

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 8, 2020 - 2:15pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Although she missed part of the season getting her car in order, 15-year old Rylie Mullin is back racing each Friday night at Hawkeye Downs. “It’s cool because...
Categories: State/Local Sports

Backyard fun: ‘Let the children play’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 8, 2020 - 2:05pm
One of the positives during this time of COVID-19, lockdowns and isolation has been families playing together. We’ve all seen it — mom, dad and children taking walks, riding bikes and...
Categories: State/Local Sports

A Memphis woman, barely recovering from COVID-19, was evicted from her home

USA Today - August 8, 2020 - 11:39am

Leslie Nelson's eviction was spurred by medical debt that was not her own, but rather attached to the house passed down to her, she said.

      
Categories: World/National News

Photos: Racing at Hawkeye Downs Speedway

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 8, 2020 - 11:33am
Action from the night’s races at the Cedar Rapids racetrack.
Categories: State/Local Sports

MAC is first FBS to nix fall football, eyes spring

National Sports - ESPN - August 8, 2020 - 11:22am
The Mid-American Conference on Saturday became the first FBS conference to postpone the fall football season amid the coronavirus pandemic and will instead look to play in the spring.
Categories: National Sports

Kawhi to sit out Blazers, manage knee soreness

National Sports - ESPN - August 8, 2020 - 11:22am
LA Clippers All-Star Kawhi Leonard will not play on Saturday against Portland to manage left knee soreness.
Categories: National Sports

NBA campus intel: Lillard Savings Time in Florida

National Sports - ESPN - August 8, 2020 - 11:22am
It's the last weekend of the regular season. It's also still Dame Time. Here's everything you need to know for Saturday's NBA action.
Categories: National Sports

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