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7 from state among Pro Football Hall of Fame nominees

Fourteen players in their first year of eligibility appear among the 130 modern-era nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021.Among those first-year eligible players, who include quarterback Peyton Manning, defensive back Charles Woodson and wide receiver Calvin Johnson, are two players with Alabama football roots – defensive end Justin Tuck and…

Plants as meat set on a path to China

An Original Impossible Burger (left) and a Cali Burger, from Umami Burger, sit side by side in this 2019 photo. American plant-based meat company Impossible Foods Inc. is awaiting regulatory approval to enter the China market, while rivals are pushed forward with plans to set up production in China. (AP)HONG KONG — China has become…

Recap: Timbers draw Quakes 1-1 on the road

In what was a tense back-and-forth game at Earthquake Stadium, the Portland Timbers drew the San Jose Earthquakes 1-1. It was the first of two matches the teams will play this week.The Timbers changed up the rotation for this one, resting key players such as Diego Valeri and Jeremy Ebobisse and inserting Andy Polo and…

Trump suggests he could back a bigger coronavirus stimulus as top aide says he’s more optimistic about a deal

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 16, 2020.Leah Millis | ReutersPresident Donald Trump on Wednesday urged Republicans to embrace a larger coronavirus stimulus package as a top White House aide showed more optimism about striking a deal…