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James Harrison tells all regarding Pittsburgh Steelers departure

James Harrison tells all regarding Pittsburgh Steelers departure

Sports
Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Former NFL Defensive Player of the Year James Harrison says he asked to be released multiple times due to being underutilized by the Pittsburgh Steelers.Harrison, 39, wrote a lengthy Instagram post Friday, detailing his departure from the Steelers. The 6-foot, 242-pound defender joined the franchise as an undrafted free agent in 2002.He went on to win two Super Bowls during his 14-year tenure with the team. He was also named an All-Pro twice and made the Pro Bowl every year from 2007 through 2011.The Steelers' franchise leader in sacks was released on Saturday. He signed with the New England Patriots after clearing waivers.After his release, Steelers players made some pointed comments about their former teammate. Center Maurkice Pouncey wanted to set the record straight th...
Ashes: England's James Vince makes 83 before Australia rally in first Test

Ashes: England's James Vince makes 83 before Australia rally in first Test

Sports
First Ashes Test, Gabba, BrisbaneEngland 196-4: Vince 83, Stoneman 53Australia: Yet to batScorecardEngland's James Vince made 83 before Australia fought back on day one of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.Vince added 125 for the second wicket with Mark Stoneman either side of a 95-minute delay for rain at the Gabba.But Vince was run out by Nathan Lyon's superb direct hit, in between Pat Cummins bowling Stoneman for 53 and trapping captain Joe Root lbw for 15.England, the Ashes holders, closed on 196-4, with Dawid Malan 28 not out and Moeen Ali unbeaten on 13.Live Ashes reaction - text & Test Match Special commentaryThe tourists battled hard after winning the toss and losing Alastair Cook in the third over, perhaps determined not to be blown away in the manner that saw them defeated 5-0...
LeBron James makes insane block on Giannis Antetokounmpo

LeBron James makes insane block on Giannis Antetokounmpo

Sports
Oct. 21 (UPI) --Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James proved he's still the best player in the NBA with one sensational block against the Milwaukee Bucks.The big play went down in the fourth quarter Friday in the Cavaliers' 116-97 win at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee.Cleveland led Milwaukee 98-86 with 6:40 remaining. Antetokounmpo dribbled into a fast break and stared down a defense of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Kevin Love. The Bucks star picked up his dribble and did a Euro Step to get around James.Wade jumped up to block the shot first, but came up empty with his swat.But James didn't miss.He turned his body and sailed to the backboard and used his left hand to obliterate the attempt against the glass.After the game, Cavaliers forward Jae Crowder told reporters that his p...
James Corden apologises for Weinstein jokes

James Corden apologises for Weinstein jokes

Entertainment
James Corden has apologised after making jokes about the Harvey Weinstein scandal.The Late Late Show host said his intention had been to "shame" the Hollywood producer, not to cause any offence.Sky News estimates more than 40 women have come forward with accusations of rape, sexual assault and harassment against Weinstein, although the disgraced filmmaker denies wrongdoing.Speaking at an AmfAR charity gala, Corden told his audience: "It's a beautiful night here in LA."So beautiful, Harvey Weinstein has already asked tonight up to his hotel to give him a massage".Among his other jokes were: "It has been weird this week though, watching Harvey Weinstein in hot water."Ask any of the women who watched him take a bath."To be clear, sexual assault is no laughing matter. I was not trying to make ...
NASA pushes back launch date for James Webb Space Telescope, again

NASA pushes back launch date for James Webb Space Telescope, again

Science
Sept. 29 (UPI) -- NASA's new target window for the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope is between March and June 2019. The world's most powerful space telescope was previously scheduled to launch in October 2018."The change in launch timing is not indicative of hardware or technical performance concerns," Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate at the agency's D.C. headquarters, announced in a news release this week. "Rather, the integration of the various spacecraft elements is taking longer than expected."An international agreement with the European Space Agency required NASA to analyze the telescope's launch preparedness one year prior to the launch date. The assessment forced officials to reconsider their plans, and ultimately inspired NASA...