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Falcons agree to two-year deal with RB Mike Davis

Falcons agree to two-year deal with RB Mike Davis

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March 23 (UPI) -- Free agent running back Mike Davis has agreed to a two-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons. Sources told NFL Network and ESPN on Tuesday that the parties agreed to the $ 5.5 million pact. The contract includes $ 3 million guaranteed in 2021. Advertisement Davis, 28, had a career-high 642 rushing yards and six touchdowns on 165 carries in 15 games last season while filling in for injured Carolina Panthers starter Christian McCaffrey. He also had 59 catches for 373 yards and two receiving scores. Davis entered the league as a fourth-round pick by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2015 NFL Draft. He joined the Seattle Seahawks in 2017. Davis also played for the Chicago Bears in 2019. The Panthers claimed Davis off waivers from the Bears the same season. The South Carolina produ...
Apple renews ‘Dear…’ for a second season with Selena Gomez, Viola Davis

Apple renews ‘Dear…’ for a second season with Selena Gomez, Viola Davis

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March 5 (UPI) -- Apple TV+ has renewed documentary series Dear... for a second season, the streaming service announced on Friday. Dear... Season 2 will premiere globally on Apple TV+ later this year with 10 new episodes. Advertisement The series, from R.J. Cutler, is inspired by Apple's Dear Apple spots. The show profiles celebrities and influencers by using letters written by those who have been changed by their work. Selena Gomez, Viola Davis, Billy Porter, Jane Fonda, Ava DuVernay, Vogue creative director and journalist Andre Leon Talley, Sandra Oh, renowned waterman Laird Hamilton and NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be featured in Dear... Season 2. Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Spike Lee, Lin-Manual Miranda, Yara Shahidi, Stevie Wonder, Aly Raisman, Misty Copeland and Big Bird we...
Viola Davis on Chadwick Boseman’s final Oscar-tipped role

Viola Davis on Chadwick Boseman’s final Oscar-tipped role

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When Chadwick Boseman died earlier this year Hollywood mourned one of its most versatile leading men.The 43-year-old star's final performance in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom sees him teaming up with Viola Davis who described him to Sky News as a "character actor trapped in a leading man's body". The Oscar winning actress said: "He came to the set with one purpose and you could tell he felt very comfortable with it, and that is just to do great work, that's it. Image: Boseman's final screen performance in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Pic: Netflix "You're talking to a man who easily could have had the entourage, you know, the constant requests, the food, the trailers, all of that, the whole hoopla that comes into the room before him."He was no...
Gimme Some Lovin’ star Spencer Davis dies during treatment for pneumonia

Gimme Some Lovin’ star Spencer Davis dies during treatment for pneumonia

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Singer and musician Spencer Davis, who founded The Spencer Davis Group, has died while being treated for pneumonia, his agent has said.The star, who had hits with songs including Keep On Running and Gimme Some Lovin' in the 1960s, died in hospital, aged 81. As fans paid tribute on social media, Bob Birk, his agent of more than 30 years, said in a statement sent to Sky News: "He was a very good friend."He was a highly ethical, very talented, good-hearted, extremely intelligent, generous man. He leaves behind his long time, domestic partner, June and three adult children."He will be missed." ...
Titans to decline fifth-year option on former No. 5 pick Corey Davis

Titans to decline fifth-year option on former No. 5 pick Corey Davis

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May 1 (UPI) -- The Tennessee Titans are declining to pick up the fifth-year option on wide receiver Corey Davis. ESPN and NFL Media confirmed the Titans' decision to not pick up the option Friday, meaning Davis will be in a contract year this season. According to ESPN, the fifth-year option would have carried a $ 15.68 million salary for Davis in the 2021 campaign. Davis, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, has struggled with consistency in his first three seasons in Tennessee. Since entering the league, he has recorded 142 receptions for 1,867 yards and six touchdowns in 42 career games. In 2019, Davis notched only two receiving scores during the regular season and another touchdown in the postseason against the Baltimore Ravens on a pass from star running back Derrick Henry. ...