English announcer Champion to become lead MLS voice for ESPN

Jon Champion is making a Brexit of his own, leaving England to become ESPN’s lead announcer for Major League Soccer. The 53-year-old has been broadcasting British matches since 1988 and is heard around the world calling games for Premier League Productions. He has been working part-time for ESPN during international fixture breaks and starts an … Continue reading English announcer Champion to become lead MLS voice for ESPN

Business News: Duke Energy restores power to 618,000 Carolinas customers following winter storm

Duke Energy estimates power restoration times for remaining 91,000 customers CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy has restored power to 618,000 customers so far in North Carolina and South Carolina, with 91,000 customers remaining to be restored as of 5:30 p.m. today. Estimated restoration times for the remaining customers have been posted to the company’s website. … Continue reading Business News: Duke Energy restores power to 618,000 Carolinas customers following winter storm

Imagine Dragons to perform during halftime of CFP champ game

Grammy Award winners Imagine Dragons will perform at halftime of the College Football Playoff championship game on Jan. 7. ESPN and Interscope Records announced the performance Monday. For the second consecutive season, the College Football Playoff will feature a Super Bowl-style halftime performance for the television audience. The school bands will still perform at halftime … Continue reading Imagine Dragons to perform during halftime of CFP champ game

NAACP to NRA: You Can No Longer Stay Silent

BALTIMORE, MD – NAACP released the following statement: NAACP, the nation’s foremost civil rights organization released the following statement to the National Rifle Association (NRA): “The senseless killing of Emantic J. Bradford and the silence from the NRA has confirmed that the 2nd amendment does not apply to legally licensed Black gun owners.  Instead of … Continue reading NAACP to NRA: You Can No Longer Stay Silent

LAS VEGAS | Eovaldi wanted to remain in Red Sox rotation, not relieve

LAS VEGAS— Nathan Eovaldi loved what he started in Boston — emphasis on started. “There were a lot of teams that reached out, wanted me to be a closer,” he said. “I view myself as a starter, and that’s something I’ve always done my entire career. And I enjoy doing that. So if I had … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Eovaldi wanted to remain in Red Sox rotation, not relieve

DENVER | Report: USOC and others delayed in response to Nassar

DENVER— An independent report details a toxic pattern of bureaucratic paralysis among Olympic leaders who reacted slowly, if at all, after they knew Larry Nassar was suspected of molesting young gymnasts. From the top office at the U.S. Olympic Committee to FBI bureaus in three cities to what was essentially an unchecked, rogue operation at … Continue reading DENVER | Report: USOC and others delayed in response to Nassar

WASHINGTON | NASA’s Voyager 2 becomes 2nd craft in interstellar space

WASHINGTON — NASA’s Voyager 2 is now the second human-made object to zip away from the sun into the space between the stars. Voyager 2 last month exited “this bubble that the sun creates around itself,” longtime NASA mission scientist Ed Stone said Monday. The spacecraft is now beyond the outer boundary of the heliosphere, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | NASA’s Voyager 2 becomes 2nd craft in interstellar space

WASHINGTON | US starts to withdraw troops from Trump border mission

WASHINGTON — The U.S. this week will begin withdrawing many of the active duty troops sent to the border with Mexico by President Donald Trump just before the midterm election in response to a caravan of Central American migrants, U.S. officials said Monday. About 2,200 of the active duty troops will be pulled out before … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US starts to withdraw troops from Trump border mission