Lamar Jackson matches Dan Marino’s NFL record, ends dubious halftime mark that has plagued career

Lamar Jackson is certainly not a favorite to defend his MVP title, nor is he even in the race through eight games. Jackson has repeatedly said that his goal is to win the Super Bowl in 2020 and — despite his stats falling off from last season — the Baltimore Ravens are on their way to another postseason berth with a chance to reach the title game for the first time in eight seasons. 

The Ravens keep winning games, and sit in second place in the AFC North. Jackson isn’t tearing up defenses like he did a season ago, but he’s still 7-2 as a starter this season — tying Dan Marino for the best regular-season record through 30 starts at 25-5. Marino won his 30th career start, but lost his 31st — so Jackson actually has an opportunity to surpass him next week. 

Jackson entered Sunday’s game against the

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Liverpool boss Klopp pleased Sakho has erased ‘mark’ against his career

(Reuters) – Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) apology to Crystal Palace’s Mamadou Sakho for a drugs ban in 2016 was long overdue but that he was pleased the French defender had finally cleared his name.

Mamadou Sakho throwing a ball: Premier League - Chelsea v Crystal Palace

Premier League – Chelsea v Crystal Palace

a man wearing a uniform and holding a gun: Champions League - Group D - Atalanta v Liverpool

Champions League – Group D – Atalanta v Liverpool

The Crystal Palace centre back, who was a Liverpool player at the time, was investigated by UEFA and given a provisional 30-day ban in April 2016 after he tested positive for the fat burner Higenamine.

Sakho missed that year’s Europa League final against Sevilla and Euro 2016 as a result, but UEFA dismissed the doping case against him in July and later confirmed that Higenamine had not been on WADA’s list of prohibited substances at the time.

A lawyer for WADA apologised to Sakho in open court in

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Rocket Report: SpaceX hits the century mark, Vote for Atlas V on Election Day

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Enlarge / The “In Focus” mission takes to the skies this week.

Welcome to Edition 3.22 of the Rocket Report! After a spate of recent scrubs, the Cape gets down to business in the coming week with back-to-back government launches, one by United Launch Alliance and the other by SpaceX. Fingers (and toes) are crossed.

As always, we welcome reader submissions, and if you don’t want to miss an issue, please subscribe using the box below (the form will not appear on AMP-enabled versions of the site). Each report will include information on small-, medium-, and heavy-lift rockets as well as a quick look ahead at the next three launches on the calendar.

Rocket Lab orbits its 15th mission. Rocket Lab successfully launched its 15th Electron mission and deployed Earth-imaging satellites for Planet and Spaceflight Inc. customer Canon Electronics, the company said. The “In Focus” mission launched from Rocket

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England’s Mark Wood considering white-ball-only career in the future

Mark Wood has said his career may head towards white-ball specialism and though this appears a long-term consideration, the admission still brings into focus England’s recent decision not to award the fast bowler a Test central contract.

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Wood, 30, has undergone three ankle operations since his Test debut back in 2015 and in an interview this week revealed that the third of those in late 2016 led to panic attacks and serious thoughts about his future in red-ball cricket.

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Speaking to close friend Steve Harmison, the former England fast bowler, on TalkSport 2, Wood said: “I was actually close a couple of times to saying: ‘I’ve had enough.’ Just because I didn’t think I could cope with it with my body.

“I ended up having some pretty

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Thumbay Group makes a mark in healthcare, research and medical education

Thumbay Moideen wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Thumbay Group makes a mark in healthcare, research and medical education

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Thumbay Group makes a mark in healthcare, research and medical education

Thumbay Group has continued to cement its legacy in the UAE business scene for the past 23 years, especially in its core sectors of medical education and healthcare, among several others, and is looking forward to future successes in both corporate and social fronts.The group’s achievements and reputation in the UAE’s corporate landscape has been credited with several firsts in the region’s private sector, such as the first private medical university, first private academic hospital and first and only private Academic Health System, among several others.Founder-president Dr Thumbay Moideen, says that Thumbay Group’s zeal for embarking on unique initiatives has always been aligned with the strategic vision of the UAE’s leadership and has been the reason for his consistent success.”I have always regarded God’s grace, the government’s

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College football rankings: Wisconsin enters top 10 as Big Ten makes it mark on CBS Sports 127

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The first weekend of Big Ten action provided several shake ups to the college football rankings near the top, but even more importantly, it brought clarity to the positioning of 14 key schools in the entire FBS landscape. The CBS Sports 127 ranks every team in the FBS, and so the absence of data for those Big Ten schools left plenty of unknowns that impacted the placement not only of those teams but of the others in the rankings.

The league saw big boosts after the weekend for Wisconsin (up six spots to No. 9) and Michigan (up nine spots after beating Minnesota) to give the Big Ten three of the top 12 teams in our rankings. We were uncertain about how quarterback changes at both schools would go, and after impressive opening weekend performances, adjustments have been made. 

But adjustments were also necessary down the line

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Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner breaks franchise mark for career playoff homers

ARLINGTON, Texas — Justin Turner launched a first-inning homer Saturday in Game 4 of the World Series, surpassing Los Angeles Dodgers legend Duke Snider for the most postseason home runs in franchise history.

Turner’s 420-foot drive to center field off Tampa Bay Rays lefty Ryan Yarbrough gave him 12 postseason homers for his career and three since Game 6 of the National League Championship Series.

Turner, a pending free agent, became the first player to hit first-inning home runs in consecutive World Series games. On Friday night, he homered to left field off righty Charlie Morton in the first inning of Game 3. 

The only other players with multiple first-inning homers in the same World Series, regardless of the game, are Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman in 2019 and Mickey Hatcher for the 1988 Dodgers.

Corey Seager followed with a solo homer off Yarbrough in the third, giving him

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Changemaker Interview: Mark Mears, CMO, Saladworks

I experienced a “blast from the past” this fall when the name Mark Mears jumped out at me from a press release trumpeting a variety of ways in which Saladworks, the restaurant chain of which he is CMO, was raising money for the national nonprofit No Kid Hungry.

I first met Mark back in 2009 when the Cheesecake Factory, where he was then CMO, ran a Halo Award-winning campaign called The Drive Out Hunger Tour supporting Feeding America. Over his 30+ year career, Mark has also led marketing teams at Mimi’s Café, Schlotztky’s and Noodles & Company and at each stop along the way he has made cause-related initiatives a major part of the chains’ strategies.

I recently virtually sat down with this Kansas City-based restaurant industry expert to talk about the intersection of cause and commerce in his work:

Q:  You’ve made cause-related campaigns a

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s 4-step rule for life success

  • Naomi Gleit, Facebook’s vice president of product and social impact, has been working at the tech giant for more than 15 years.
  • Over the course of her career, she’s had a lot of face time with Facebook CEO and cofounder Mark Zuckerberg.
  • She remembers one time, in 2013, when he shared his 4-step rule to life success.
  • The four rules have two main takeaways. The first is that you have to love yourself before you can build a product or business or career that helps others.
  • The second takeaway is to not worry about the things you can’t control in life, but instead focus intently on what you can control.
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Naomi Gleit started at Facebook in 2005, working as the assistant to Sean Parker, Facebook’s then president.

Now she’s the vice president of product and social impact, leading the platform’s efforts to register

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