Boynton’s ‘sanctuary city’ discussion turns personal and petulant

A commissioner’s proposal that Boynton Beach become a sanctuary city sparked deep-rooted response among residents — some have called for her resignation, while other supporters have labeled an outspoken opponent a white supremacist. The turmoil is unraveling even though the issue is moot. The City Commission rejected Commissioner Christina Romelus’ idea...


Can Lyft be liable for crash that killed girl hours after her ride?

Can Lyft be liable for crash that killed girl hours after her ride?

When does A lead to B? A Palm Beach County judge must decide whether to make that call himself or let a jury rule on whether the Lyft ride-hailing company is liable for the early morning crash on July 9 that killed 13-year-old honor student Karenine Saint Louis. Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Judge Donald W. Hafele heard arguments Monday — the day before what would have been Karenine&rsquo...
Palm Beach County Judge Dana Santino should be off bench, panel says

Palm Beach County Judge Dana Santino should be off bench, panel says

Neither good works on the bench nor claims of accepted responsibility from Palm Beach County Judge Dana Santino are enough for her to keep the job she won in a 2016 election where she bashed her opponent for being a criminal defense attorney, according to a judicial panel that has recommended the Florida Supreme Court require her to step down. An attorney from a six-member panel of the Judicial Qualifications...
FPL team to assist with power restoration in Puerto Rico

FPL team to assist with power restoration in Puerto Rico

A 10-person team of restoration experts from Florida Power & Light Co. traveled to Puerto Rico this past weekend to support ongoing restoration efforts across the Commonwealth in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, company officials said Monday. On Sept. 20 Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm, knocking out power to nearly all of the island’s 3.5 million residents. Instead of...
Apple sets opening date for store in Gardens Mall

Apple sets opening date for store in Gardens Mall

The Apple Store at The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens will reopen on Dec. 16, the company announced on Monday. The store was closed eight months ago as part of an expansion plan that will make it Apple’s largest location in Palm Beach County. MORE: National clothing chain closing, another opening in The Gardens Mall “You’ll love what we’ve done with the place,” the...
‘One-of-a-kind’ FAU-Max Planck program creates undergrad opportunities

‘One-of-a-kind’ FAU-Max Planck program creates undergrad opportunities

At a university where undergraduates as young as 14 already are engaged in studies on cancer, opioid addiction and neurological disorders, Florida Atlantic University soon will expand its research capabilities through a one-of-a-kind partnership. The Boca Raton-based school on Monday announced the FAU-Max Planck Honors Program, an undergraduate opportunity that will create a pipeline between young...
Wendy’s out, this national chain in at Tequesta shopping center

Wendy’s out, this national chain in at Tequesta shopping center

Coffee  and such is expected to start being served by Christmas at the new Dunkin’ Donuts being built in Tequesta’s Countyline Plaza.  The building -- plans call for a drive-through window — is at the southwest corner of Countyline Road and U.S. 1. The new Dunkin’s is in the former Wendy’s restaurant, which closed about a year ago. The closest Dunkin’...
Tapping soon: West Palm Brewery and Wine Vault’s upmarket dreams 

Tapping soon: West Palm Brewery and Wine Vault’s upmarket dreams 

The big, snazzy sign outside the upcoming West Palm Brewery and Wine Vault may be brand new, but its vintage lettering gives the place an instantly iconic flair. Inside, as the staff puts the finishing touches on what will be an upscale brew pub, brew master Joel Kodner monitors the six fermentation tanks that nurture the brewery’s first batches of beer.  West Palm Brewery is expected...
JUST IN: Man gave cosmetic injections without license, PBSO says

JUST IN: Man gave cosmetic injections without license, PBSO says

A suburban West Palm Beach man operated without a license a medical practice at which he gave people cosmetic injections such as Botox, authorities said Monday. Alexander Elliot Gonazalez “has no current or past medical licenses in the state of Florida permitting him to practice medicine,” a report released by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. One person told the Florida...
Devin Singletary first FAU player to earn All-American honors

Devin Singletary first FAU player to earn All-American honors

Florida Atlantic running back Devin Singletary added another accomplishment to his impressive sophomore season by becoming the first Owl to be named an Associated Press All-American. *More Owls coverage Singletary — named Conference USA’s Most Valuable Player last week — was a third-team selection. He leads FBS players with 29 rushing touchdowns and 30 total touchdowns. Singletary...
More waterfront condos approved in Jupiter 

More waterfront condos approved in Jupiter 

 More waterfront development — this time 33 townhouses walking distance to DuBois Park — have been approved in Jupiter. Inlet Waters, with 2,000-square-foot units to start at under $700,000, was approved Tuesday unanimously by the town council.  The developer is Larry Wright, who built the Ocean Breeze townhouse development in on U.S. 1 in Juno Beach. The...
Culture Lab poised to open at CityPlace

Culture Lab poised to open at CityPlace

An installation by British artist Michael Craig-Martin covers the walls of the old Macy’s building in CityPlace. The building, which was bought back by CityPlace’s owner, Related Cos., has been designated as Culture Lab, “an experimental creative space.” “Palm Beach Parade,” covering the Hibiscus Street and Rosemary Avenue walls, is Craig-Martin’s largest...
Season to Share: Help a family in need

Season to Share: Help a family in need

The Palm Beach Post launched its annual holiday campaign, Season to Share, in 1995. Each year, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, the paper and website tell the stories of more than a dozen struggling families who have been nominated by local charitable organizations. Readers are invited to contribute money, merchandise and services to help them. Thank you for sharing.
Best Christmas lights displays in Palm Beach County

Best Christmas lights displays in Palm Beach County

Your holiday-spirited neighbors are at it again, stringing up dazzling Christmas light displays and crafting Santa scenes to get you in the seasonal mood. Here are some of our favorite neighborhoods, houses and professional displays. Display: Dozens of houses are decorated in this huge neighborhood just east of I-95. Just wind your way up and down the streets. There’s plenty to see on Hollywood...
Arizona State men’s basketball jumps to No. 5 in AP Top 25

Arizona State men’s basketball jumps to No. 5 in AP Top 25

Arizona State’s tremendous start to the 2017-18 season keeps reaching new heights, with Sunday’s win at Kansas serving as the springboard for a major jump in the Associated Press Top 25. The Sun Devils (9-0) moved up 11 spots from 16 th after a week in which they beat St. John’s 82-70 in Los Angeles on Friday and then knocked off then-No. 2 Kansas...
Miami Hurricanes’ Braxton Berrios to Senior Bowl

Miami Hurricanes’ Braxton Berrios to Senior Bowl

Braxton Berrios celebrates his first of two touchdown catches in Saturday’s game at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee. (Getty Images) [ Lingard wins prestigious award ] [ Donaldson a freshman All-American ] [ Hoops: Miami up to No. 6 ] [ ...
Miami Dolphins inactives: Who’s in/out vs. New England Patriots tonight?

Miami Dolphins inactives: Who’s in/out vs. New England Patriots tonight?

Dolphins cornerback Cordrea Tankersley (30) didn’t practice all week because of multiple injuries. (Andres Leiva/The Post) MIAMI GARDENS–The Dolphins will be missing a few key players as they try to upend the heavily favored Patriots on Monday Night Football. Miami is going without starting running back Damien Williams for the second straight game after he suffered a shoulder...
Despite not practicing all week, Miami Dolphins ST captain Michael Thomas playing tonight

Despite not practicing all week, Miami Dolphins ST captain Michael Thomas playing tonight

Michael Thomas is one of five team captains this year. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) MIAMI GARDENS — Despite missing practice on Thursday, Friday and Saturday due to a knee injury, Miami Dolphins special teams captain Michael Thomas suited up to play on Monday night against the New England Patriots. Thomas is dealing with a knee injury that would sideline many players. Thomas initially...
Is Auburn football lucky? Still-growing shadow of 2004 says otherwise

Is Auburn football lucky? Still-growing shadow of 2004 says otherwise

Ask most non-Auburn SEC fans to name the conference’s most lucky team, and it shouldn’t take long to find a consensus: Auburn football. Call it “Barn Luck,” “Auburn Jesus,” or whatever combination of navy good fortune and burnt orange divine intervention your Twitter timeline prefers, but those people come to the same conclusion: The Tigers...
New Texas AD Chris Del Conte makes emotional, impressive debut

New Texas AD Chris Del Conte makes emotional, impressive debut

The stealth hiring of Chris Del Conte only solidifies Gregory L. Fenves reputation as one of the most athletic-friendly school presidents in University of Texas history. “Funny story. I’m just walking in New York City,” Del Conte said Monday. “I get a phone call. ‘Bob’s Steak and Chop House, 6:30.’ Who is this? Press redial. Hello,...
Packers putting Aaron Rodgers’ fate in hands of one man

Packers putting Aaron Rodgers’ fate in hands of one man

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is eligible to come off of injured reserve in Week 15 against the Carolina Panthers and that’s got Packers fans ecstatic with the team clinging to playoff life. However, the organization hasn’t yet made an official decision and they’re putting Rodgers’ fate in one man’s hands. Dr. Patrick McKenzie has...
Will Grier named as 2018 Heisman favorite by ESPN

Will Grier named as 2018 Heisman favorite by ESPN

After a great first season with the Mountaineers, West Virginia’s Will Grier is getting Heisman buzz for 2018. Sports Illustrated already named him as one of the Heisman favorites for next season. And on Monday, ESPN also added Grier’s name to its watch list, provided he returns for his senior season. Alex Scarborough wrote that after Grier’s junior year, the sky is the...
Path to the Playoff: Baker Mayfield vs. Georgia Defense

Path to the Playoff: Baker Mayfield vs. Georgia Defense

Path to the Playoff: Baker Mayfield vs. Georgia Defense Watch SEC Country analysts break down everything you need to know about the weeks leading up to the College Football Playoff on a daily basis. Path to the Playoff coverage is presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors.   The post Path to the Playoff: Baker Mayfield vs. Georgia Defense appeared first on Diehards...
Orlando columnist burns Jimbo Fisher, says the coach ‘quit after such a horrible season’ at Florida State

Orlando columnist burns Jimbo Fisher, says the coach ‘quit after such a horrible season’ at Florida State

One Orlando-based columnist had tough words for new Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher. On Monday, the Orlando Sentinel’s Mike Bianchi appeared on The Paul Finebaum Show. And, well, Bianchi won’t receive a Christmas card from Fisher soon. As you can see in the tweet below, Bianchi said Fisher “quit after such a horrible season” with Florida State. Fisher went...
9 things to love about 98 Degrees Christmas show at Kravis Center

9 things to love about 98 Degrees Christmas show at Kravis Center

Sunday night’s “98 Degrees at Christmas” show at the Kravis Center was an old-fashioned feel-good holiday sing-along, right down to the gleefully cheesy reindeer and Santa sweaters, albeit a holiday sing-along where a boy band concert broke out in the middle. And that seemed cool with fans, themselves encased in every manner of sequin and shiny thing, to hear Cincinnati’s own...
Report: LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball to sign with Lithuanian pro team

Report: LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball to sign with Lithuanian pro team

The one-and-a-half year saga between the Ball family and UCLA is now at a conclusion, when it was reported Monday that former Bruins guard LiAngelo Ball and his younger brother LaMelo Ball will sign for a professional team in Lithuania. Multiple sources have reported the news, including Yahoo’s Shams Charania. LiAngelo began the season as a freshman on the UCLA Bruins, but created...
Horned Frogs finish first in Big 12 in nearly every defensive stat

Horned Frogs finish first in Big 12 in nearly every defensive stat

While TCU was shutting down offenses in the Mountain West and WAC before joining the Big 12, there was a question on whether or not the Frogs could hang with Power 5 schools. Gary Patterson’s defense played well in the Frogs’ first four years in the Big 12. But in its fifth year, TCU stepped it up big time. The Horned Frogs led the Big 12 in nearly every major statistical...
Report: SMU interim coach Jeff Traylor ‘has significant traction’ as possible Missouri OC

Report: SMU interim coach Jeff Traylor ‘has significant traction’ as possible Missouri OC

Missouri reportedly is considering SMU interim coach Jeff Traylor for its open offensive coordinator job. On Monday, USA Today’s Dan Wolken used Twitter to report that Traylor is gaining “significant traction” as a possibility to become the Tigers’ new offensive coordinator. Missouri is looking for an offensive coordinator after Josh Heupel was named...
Boisterous Billy Sims broadcasts ‘Billy Billy’ bit to pump up Billy Sims Barbecue

Boisterous Billy Sims broadcasts ‘Billy Billy’ bit to pump up Billy Sims Barbecue

I know you’ve all seen it. You probably know what “it” is by looking at the title. For the uneducated, it’s the blindingly over-quoted “Dilly Dilly” commercials from Bud Light. If you’re a true college football fan you more than likely react to this commercial with apathy or hate, nothing in between. It’s everywhere, and seemingly ...
Former Arkansas coach Houston Nutt says Chad Morris’ offense should be ‘fun to watch’

Former Arkansas coach Houston Nutt says Chad Morris’ offense should be ‘fun to watch’

Arkansas is going to have a new coach on its sideline next season. And a former Razorbacks coach is certainly excited to see what will happen. During an appearance on “Sports Talk with Bo Mattingly” on Monday, former Arkansas coach Houston Nutt shared his excitement level to watch the operations of Chad Morris, who was officially introduced as the Razorbacks&rsquo...
Blue-chip running back Fabian Franklin commits to TCU football

Blue-chip running back Fabian Franklin commits to TCU football

TCU football continued its strong work on the recruiting trail, and flipped a big-time prospect from right in the SEC’s backyard. Four-star running back Fabian Franklin committed to TCU on Sunday night, according to a report from Scout. Franklin was previously committed to Mississippi State before changing his commitment over the weekend. Franklin is a blue-chip running back from...
Denver Broncos sign TE Matt LaCosse

Denver Broncos sign TE Matt LaCosse

Tight end Matt LaCosse will finish out the regular season on the Denver Broncos. The Broncos signed LaCosse off the New York Giants’ practice squad, per  Ralph Vacchiano of SNY. LaCosse has played in five career games, including three this season. The second-year tight end has 3 catches for 22 yards in his career. Denver hasn’t gotten much production out...
Analyst: The Eagles should call Tony Romo

Analyst: The Eagles should call Tony Romo

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has been terrific working with CBS as an analyst this year. He’s a natural and he doesn’t seem to regret walking away from football while he could still play. That said, Romo never actually retired. And the Philadelphia Eagles just lost quarterback Carson Wentz to a torn left ACL, while winning the NFC East in the process...
Father’s heart-warming talk with emotional 6-year-old daughter goes viral

Father’s heart-warming talk with emotional 6-year-old daughter goes viral

A video of an Ohio man consoling his daughter has gone viral with its positive message. Randy Gaines of Kettering didn't know his wife, Deceena Gaines, was recording him at the time, but neither of them knew the video was going to reach over 3.2 million views by Monday afternoon.  On Dec. 2, Gaines found his 6-year-old daughter upset in her room because he had teased her by calling her a name...
Virginia Tech Hokies WR Cam Phillips named first-team All-ACC at Pro Football Focus

Virginia Tech Hokies WR Cam Phillips named first-team All-ACC at Pro Football Focus

Virginia Tech wide receiver Cam Phillips culminated his tremendous senior season on Monday afternoon, earning a spot on the first-team All ACC team from Pro Football Focus. Phillips ended the season ranked third in the conference with 964 receiving yards and fourth with 71 receptions. He also had seven touchdowns. Here’s what PFF had to say about the Hokies...
ESPN: Florida State RB Cam Akers a ‘player to keep an eye on’ for 2018 Heisman

ESPN: Florida State RB Cam Akers a ‘player to keep an eye on’ for 2018 Heisman

ESPN college football writer Alex Scarborough came out with a list on Monday identifying eight players who will be in contention for the 2018 Heisman Trophy. And while Florida State running back Cam Akers wasn’t one of them, his name popped up in the “Five more to keep an eye on” section. Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor is the only running back to appear...
San Diego State head coach Rocky Long rips Jimbo Fisher’s huge Texas A&M contract, calls it ’embarrassing’

San Diego State head coach Rocky Long rips Jimbo Fisher’s huge Texas A&M contract, calls it ’embarrassing’

Count San Diego State head football coach Rocky Long as one person not in favor of Jimbo Fisher’s monster contract to become the new head coach at Texas A&M. Speaking on the Mark and Rich Show, Long slammed the fact that Fisher will make $75 million over 10 seasons without doing a thing on the field. Fisher left Florida State a couple weeks ago but quickly landed...
4-star RB in 2018 class decommits from Mississippi State

4-star RB in 2018 class decommits from Mississippi State

Dan Mullen’s departure from Mississippi State has likely made a high-profile commit decide he’s a better fit elsewhere. Four-star running back Fabian Franklin decommitted from the Bulldogs on Dec. 10 and then committed to Texas Christian University according to Yancy Porter of Scout. Franklin is the 2nd best player in Mississippi according to 247 Sports. He’s also a...
Cowboys’ Sean Lee: We have great opportunity ahead of us

Cowboys’ Sean Lee: We have great opportunity ahead of us

Sean Lee and the Dallas Cowboys are going by a simple mantra during their season-defining stretch run — one game at a time. “We continue to play,” Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee said after the team’s 30-10 win over the New York Giants, per the Cowboys’ official website. “We know we have a great opportunity ahead of us and we’ve got to take...
Family, friends celebrate Kirk Douglas’s 101st year

Family, friends celebrate Kirk Douglas’s 101st year

Kirk Douglas had a lot of help to blow out his many birthday candles over the weekend. Deadline Hollywood reported that the Hollywood legend rang in 101 years on Saturday at his Beverly Hills home and was showered with tributes from his famous family.  The senior Douglas’ 17-year-old grandson, Dylan Douglas, posted a photo on an Instagram of himself planting a peck on his grandfather&rsquo...
Report: Oregon OC Marcus Arroyo expected to sign 3-year deal with Ducks

Report: Oregon OC Marcus Arroyo expected to sign 3-year deal with Ducks

Oregon offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo is expected to sign a 3-year deal with the Ducks, according to a report by Bruce Feldman of Sports Illustrated. Arroyo, 37, served as the Oregon co-offensive coordinator with new head coach Mario Cristobal during the 2017 season. He was also the quarterbacks coach. It is not known whether or not Arroyo will continue to serve as the...
Who are Alabama’s biggest X-factors for Round 3 vs. Clemson?

Who are Alabama’s biggest X-factors for Round 3 vs. Clemson?

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — For the most part, he was an underused asset in the passing attack for the University of Alabama football team. Tight end O.J. Howard averaged 2.5 catches and 37.5 yards per game during his four seasons with the Crimson Tide, but he posted career numbers against Clemson in the last two national championship games. Two seasons ago he made 5 receptions...

POINT OF VIEW: Protect employees, public from workplace violence

Collecting taxes and fees from the public is not an easy job. The 300 dedicated employees of the Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s Office do their best to make the experience as pleasant and efficient as possible. Unfortunately, they must also serve angry and upset clients, some of whom threaten violence. Just last month, our agency experienced two incidents in our service centers when customers...

Letters: Frankel’s Flagler with open spaces was the right idea

Frankel’s Flagler was the right idea Former Mayor Lois Frankel’s beautiful concept for Flagler Drive was an inspired accomplishment for all of West Palm Beach. The wide lakeside walk with stationary seating and gathering areas allows us to appreciate the boats and water views. To the west, she created multiple large, open, grassy areas for concerts, the green market, special events and...
Greg Schiano’s agreement with Tennessee reportedly not binding due to lack of key signatures

Greg Schiano’s agreement with Tennessee reportedly not binding due to lack of key signatures

After much confusion in the state of Tennessee over Greg Schiano’s contract status, it appears the Volunteers have dodged a very expensive bullet. Schiano’s memorandum of understanding, a precursor to a formal contract that can sometimes be binding, lacked the signatures of Tennessee chief financial officer David Miller and chancellor Beverly Davenport, according...
Should John Elway be happy that the Broncos won?

Should John Elway be happy that the Broncos won?

John Elway and the Denver Broncos have been trying to win. That eight-game losing streak really beat them down, but they wanted to get back on top. On Sunday, they shut out the New York Jets. It was a dominant win, and Elway sounded thrilled that they finally snapped the streak. “It’s been really tough,” Elway said, per Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver...
Gene Chizik gives strong message to fans of SEC West schools with new coaches: ‘Give them time’

Gene Chizik gives strong message to fans of SEC West schools with new coaches: ‘Give them time’

Gene Chizik delivered a strong message to fans of SEC West programs that have new coaches. On Monday, the former Auburn coach and current SEC Network analyst appeared on Sports Talk with Bo Mattingly and spoke about all the coaching changes within the conference that have happened lately. While speaking, Chizik said fans of schools within the SEC West with new...
Cerabino: Socking it to West Palm eye doc depends on relative justice

Cerabino: Socking it to West Palm eye doc depends on relative justice

I wonder if Dean Rockmore is following the sentencing of Dr. Salomon Melgen in West Palm Beach. Rockmore is in Florida’s Everglades Correctional Institution, paying the price for trying to shoplift a $4 pair of socks from a Walmart in DeLand. Dr. Melgen, an ophthalmologist who was once America’s top biller of Medicare-reimbursed treatments, is awaiting sentencing in federal court in West...
South Carolina recruiting: The latest on Bryce Thompson

South Carolina recruiting: The latest on Bryce Thompson

ROEBUCK, S.C. – Bryce Thompson, the top-rated athlete from the South Carolina recruiting Class of 2018, has a couple of options to consider over the next few days. First, will he sign on Dec. 20? Second, if he does sign, which school will it be? Thompson, a 3-star from Dutch Fork High School in Irmo, S.C., will reach a conclusion for the first question within the next...
Report: SMU hires Sonny Dykes as head coach to replace Chad Morris

Report: SMU hires Sonny Dykes as head coach to replace Chad Morris

After Chad Morris accepted the Arkansas job last week, SMU has found his replacement. According to Sports Illustrated’s Bruce Feldman, the Mustangs have hired longtime college football coach Sonny Dykes to lead their program. Dykes was most recently the head coach at California from 2013-16, where he compiled a 19-30 record. He spent this past season as an offensive analyst for...
Report details Tennessee’s memorandum of understanding with Greg Schiano

Report details Tennessee’s memorandum of understanding with Greg Schiano

The Tennessee coaching search dragged on until Philip Fulmer finally took the reigns and hired Jeremy Pruitt. Not before former athletic director John Currie tried to hire Greg Schiano. A small refresher: Tennessee was all set to hire Schiano until the fan base raised a ruckus over his small ties to the Jerry Sandusky Penn State scandle. Many criticized the fans...
Trump signs directive to send Americans back to the moon, eventually Mars

Trump signs directive to send Americans back to the moon, eventually Mars

President Donald Trump signed a new space mandate at a White House ceremony Monday afternoon, announcing his administration’s intent to send American astronauts back to the moon and eventually to Mars.  Space Policy Directive 1 “will refocus America’s space program on human exploration and discovery,” Trump said during remarks at the ceremony.” “It marks an...
Kelly Bryant a 2018 Heisman candidate, according to ESPN

Kelly Bryant a 2018 Heisman candidate, according to ESPN

Baker Mayfield ran away with the 2017 Heisman Trophy, but it’s never too early look ahead to who might contend for the award in 2018. ESPN’s Alex Scarborough believes Clemson QB Kelly Bryant has a real shot. Scarborough wrote an article identifying eight players who will be in the mix in 2018, and Bryant was one of them. Here’s what he had to say about Clemson&rsquo...
Report: TCU analyst Sonny Dykes to be next SMU coach

Report: TCU analyst Sonny Dykes to be next SMU coach

TCU analyst Sonny Dykes’ time with the Horned Frogs has seemingly come to an end. Dykes has agreed to become the next coach at SMU, according to multiple reports. Dykes spent one season with TCU after he was fired from Cal in January. Earlier Monday, Dykes was heavily rumored to be the top candidate to take over as the Mustangs’ coach. Former SMU coach Chad...
Breaking down Florida’s football staff hires and what’s left to fill

Breaking down Florida’s football staff hires and what’s left to fill

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New Florida football coach Dan Mullen hasn’t yet announced any official titles for the offensive assistants he’s hired, and it’s an interesting collection of skill sets he’s put together as the Gators look to (finally) jump-start their long-slumping offense. Billy Gonzales and John Hevesy, the first hires Mullen made, served...
Officials: Targeting welfare programs will help spur economic growth

Officials: Targeting welfare programs will help spur economic growth

Some House Republicans believe that Congress should cut Americans off government anti-poverty programs in part to help grow the national economy. “For us to achieve 3 percent GDP growth over the next 10 years from tax reform, we have to have welfare reform. We need people who are mentally and physically able to work to get into the workforce,” Rep. Rod Blum, R-Iowa, said. “In my...
Clay Travis zings Jim Harbaugh when weighing in on Shea Patterson transfer

Clay Travis zings Jim Harbaugh when weighing in on Shea Patterson transfer

Clay Travis burned Jim Harbaugh when giving his take about Shea Patterson’s choice to transfer. On Monday, the former Ole Miss quarterback announced that he was transferring to Michigan. The move is a strong development for the Wolverines coach in his attempt to inject life into his team’s quarterback depth. Still, the Outkick The Coverage analyst wasn’t impressed...
Trump to pitch tax plan; Treasury offers rosy estimate

Trump to pitch tax plan; Treasury offers rosy estimate

President Donald Trump on Wednesday will try to sell the American people on an unpopular Republican tax overhaul that his administration claims will generate a large part of $1.8 trillion in new revenue — a figure that a top Democratic lawmaker dismissed as “fake math.” The White House said Monday that Trump’s pitch will focus on how the GOP tax reform plan will lead to a brighter...
Where Florida stands with 5-star OG Jamaree Salyer after his official visit

Where Florida stands with 5-star OG Jamaree Salyer after his official visit

Jamaree Salyer, the nation’s No. 1 offensive guard, took a surprise official visit to Florida this past weekend. The previous staff offered Salyer a scholarship in the spring of his sophomore year, but the Gators never became a factor in his recruitment. Salyer had interest in visiting Florida for the LSU game, but didn’t make it to campus. That changed last Friday when Salyer...
Michigan State commitment allows La’Darius Jefferson room to breathe after whirlwind season, recruitment

Michigan State commitment allows La’Darius Jefferson room to breathe after whirlwind season, recruitment

DEARBORN, Mich. — La’Darius Jefferson knew he was going to commit to Michigan State. He just didn’t know how. The Muskegon (Mich.) star quarterback, a 3-star senior in the 247Sports composite ratings, previously announced he would share his choice on Christmas Day as a gift to his family. During the week going into his Dec. 8-10 official visit to Michigan...
New York Jets lose QB Josh McCown for season

New York Jets lose QB Josh McCown for season

This has been an injured-riddled season for NFL quarterbacks. New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown became the latest signal caller to go down with a major injury. McCown broke his left hand in Week 14’s loss to the Denver Broncos. Jets coach Todd Bowles revealed on Monday that McCown’s injury will end the quarterback’s season. “He’s...
Vanderbilt OL Bailey Granier writes classy note in announcing choice to transfer

Vanderbilt OL Bailey Granier writes classy note in announcing choice to transfer

Vanderbilt offensive lineman Bailey Granier announced his decision to become a graduate transfer and complete his eligibility elsewhere. On Monday, Granier made the decision public in a note on Twitter. Within it, he wrote a classy message while thanking Commodores coach Derek Mason and others who made his time at the school memorable. Granier played for the Commodores from...
From Weinstein to Lauer: A timeline of 2017’s sexual harassment scandals

From Weinstein to Lauer: A timeline of 2017’s sexual harassment scandals

In October, the New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Since then, multiple high-profile men in media, politics and other industries have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual misconduct to rape. Some, but not all, have been ousted from their companies or resigned themselves amid...
Kesha, Macklemore announce 2018 tour

Kesha, Macklemore announce 2018 tour

Kesha is about to embark on her first tour in five years and is teaming up with Macklemore to do so. Billboard reported that the musicians announced “The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore Tour” Monday across their social media platforms and in the form of a promotional video. The tour will be  the first for Kesha since being involved in a nasty round of lawsuits with her former...
Vance Joseph isn’t mad that Justin Simmons hurt himself celebrating

Vance Joseph isn’t mad that Justin Simmons hurt himself celebrating

Denver Broncos safety Justin Simmons is probably a bit embarrassed that he hurt himself celebrating in the Broncos win over the New York Jets. At least his coach doesn’t seem too angry with him. “Simmons injured his ankle celebrating Brandon Marshall’s strip-sack,” wrote Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post. “[Coach Vance] Joseph: ‘What do...
Fo, Fo, Fo: Upheaval as top seeds go down, newcomers claim No. 1 spots

Fo, Fo, Fo: Upheaval as top seeds go down, newcomers claim No. 1 spots

EDITOR’S NOTE: Fo, Fo, Fo is more than just a nod to legend Moses Malone. It’s columnist Kyle Tucker’s weekly college basketball rundown: four No. 1 seeds for the NCAA Tournament, four dangerous mid-majors and four games he can’t wait to watch.   So I launched Fo, Fo, Fo last week … and then all hell broke...
NEW: 1 taken to hospital after crash west of Boynton Beach

NEW: 1 taken to hospital after crash west of Boynton Beach

One person was taken to the hospital after a crash west of Boynton Beach Monday afternoon, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Crews were called to the 9400 block of Jog Road, just north of Boynton Beach Boulevard near the West Boynton Branch Library, where two cars crashed just before 3 p.m. One of the occupants was trapped inside one vehicle, according to Capt. Albert Borroto, Palm Beach...
Paul Finebaum praises Michigan after QB Shea Patterson’s transfer, calls Wolverines title contenders

Paul Finebaum praises Michigan after QB Shea Patterson’s transfer, calls Wolverines title contenders

Paul Finebaum has had plenty of negative things to say about Jim Harbaugh and Michigan in the past. But on Monday, Finebaum finally had something positive to say about the Wolverines. It’s all about the news of Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson transferring to Michigan. “Jim Harbaugh just poached one of the SEC’s best QBs in Shea Patterson,” Finebaum tweeted on Monday...
Baker Mayfield’s Heisman Award draws smallest TV audience in history

Baker Mayfield’s Heisman Award draws smallest TV audience in history

Suppose they gave a Heisman Trophy to Baker Mayfield and nobody cared to watch. The presentation of the award Saturday night to the Oklahoma quarterback apparently didn’t resonate much with viewers. Mayfield’s margin of victory was the third largest in the history of the award. That lack of drama from a compelling group of potential contenders for the award might account for...
Tim Tebow was in town today with a message: Finish strong

Tim Tebow was in town today with a message: Finish strong

It’s not every day you get to pray with Tim Tebow.  In town Monday to give the keynote speech at the YMCA’s 9th annual Prayer Breakfast, the Florida Gator champion and proclaimer of God’s Word challenged nearly 500 guests to forego concerns like wins, losses, championships and trophies, and instead “finish strong” by living a life to make the heavenly Father...
Nebraska coach Scott Frost can ‘successfully’ use UCF ties to turn Lincoln into #Floribraska

Nebraska coach Scott Frost can ‘successfully’ use UCF ties to turn Lincoln into #Floribraska

And, just like that, welcome to #Floribraska. New coach. New juice. New hashtag. C.J. Smith, a 6-foot-2 ballhawking safety out of West Palm Beach, was the first. But when it comes to gifted Floridians joining Nebraska coach Scott Frost’s Big Red revolution, he sure as hell won’t be the last. “I think it makes sense,” Brandon Huffman, national director...
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