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Ex-NFL star DeMarco Murray to become Oklahoma running backs coach

Ex-NFL star DeMarco Murray to become Oklahoma running backs coach

Sports
Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Former NFL star DeMarco Murray has been named the running backs coach for the Oklahoma Sooners football team. Oklahoma announced the hire Monday. Murray, 31, played for the Sooners from 2007 to 2010 before he was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft. The three-time Pro Bowl selection last played in the NFL during the 2017 season for the Tennessee Titans. Murray served as the running backs coach at Arizona in 2019. He was a TV analyst in 2018 for Fox Sports. "This is very surreal," Murray said. "Obviously I never thought I'd be back coaching at the place where it all started for me. Having the opportunity to come back and be among great coaches and be with some of the people I grew up with is exciting. I'm thankful for the opportunity co...
Daily essentials may become dearer soon

Daily essentials may become dearer soon

Finance
KOLKATA | MUMBAI: Consumers may soon have to pay more for daily essentials and packaged food due to a steep rise in input cost, even as companies fear increased price tags could impact demand. Prices of televisions and refrigerators are also set to go up in January. FMCG firms including Nestle, Parle and ITC said cost of commodities such as wheat, edible oil and sugar have gone up by 12-20%, which could force them to either hike prices or reduce pack sizes. This is in addition to milk prices that were raised earlier this week. In consumer electronics, higher flat-panel prices and increased cost due to new, stringent energy-rating rules are set to drive up the prices of TVs and refrigerators. “There is input cost escalation across the board,” ITC executive director (FMCG) B Sumant said. “Pr
WWE Crown Jewel: Wrestling Twitter goes into overload after The Fiend Bray Wyatt defeats Seth Rollins to become Universal champion

WWE Crown Jewel: Wrestling Twitter goes into overload after The Fiend Bray Wyatt defeats Seth Rollins to become Universal champion

Sports
Fans have criticised WWE in the past for treating these Saudi Arabia shows like they are glorified house shows, but nobody can say that on this occasion. Not only did Tyson Fury and Cain Velasquez make their WWE debuts from different sports, but we saw a new world champion in the main event. WWE The Fiend is your new Universal champion The Fiend Bray Wyatt won the Universal title from Seth Rollins with a match that largely mirrored their Hell in a Cell offering, but the closing moments were awesome. The Fiend has been one of the most popular characters in wrestling since debuting after WrestleMania and the company have done a masterful job of keeping him exciting. Wyatt was drafted to SmackDown in the draft that took place a couple of weeks ago, but ...
Loans to become cheaper after RBI cuts interest rate to a decade low

Loans to become cheaper after RBI cuts interest rate to a decade low

Finance
MUMBAI:Home, auto and other loans are set to become cheaper after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday cut interest rates for a record fifth straight time to almost a decade low as it moved aggressively to revive economic growth languishing at six-year lows. With all six members of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voting in favour of a rate cut and for retaining the accommodative stance, the benchmark repurchase rate was cut by 25 basis points to 5.15 per cent. The previous lowest repo rate of 5 per cent was recorded in March 2010. Following the rate cut, the reverse repo rate was reduced to 4.9 per cent. The RBI revised downwards its estimate for GDP growth in the current fiscal to 6.1 per cent from 6.9 per cent it had previously estimated after lower-than-expected 5 per cent g...
Toronto 2019: Tom Hanks says cynicism ‘has become our default’

Toronto 2019: Tom Hanks says cynicism ‘has become our default’

Entertainment
Tom Hanks has said the increasing level of cynicism in society is partly what led him to take a role as a loveable children's entertainer.The actor plays Fred Rogers in his new movie - a legendary US kids TV host whose brand was wholesome and warm."Cynicism has become the default position for so much of daily structure and daily intercourse," Hanks told reporters."Why? Because it's easy, and there's good money to be made."He added: "Cynicism is a great product to sell, and it's the perfect beginning of any examination of anything. And part of that is conspiracy theories and what have you. "But I think when Fred Rogers first saw children's programming, he saw something t...