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Game Recap: Eagles 35, Steelers 13

It was a sunny Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia as the Eagles hosted intrastate foe, the Pittsburgh Steelers, at Lincoln Financial Field for the first time since 2016.

• The Eagles started on defense – Haason Reddick built momentum quickly sacking Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett at the Pittsburgh 18 for a loss of 8 yards within the first two minutes of the game. The Steelers punted it on the next play.

• Jalen Hurts capitalized on the following possession, completing a 39-yard deep middle pass to A.J. Brown, capping of a 9-play, 68-yard drive.

•The Steelers followed suit in a 13-play 75-yard drive – Eagles' Brandon Graham received a delay of game penalty on fourth-and-goal and Pittsburgh decided to go for it after lining up for a field goal, leading the Steelers to their first points of the game. Chase Claypool threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Derek Watt on 4th-and-goal with just over two minutes remaining in the first quarter.

•The score marked the Steelers' very first touchdown EVER at Lincoln Financial Field. The Steelers left Philadelphia without reaching the end zone in their previous two visits to the stadium in 2008 and 2016, losing both games.

• Another Brown and Hurts connection! The Eagles kicked off the second quarter with a touchdown, taking the lead again. Hurts found Brown for a 27-yard pass into the end zone with 12:53 remaining in the half.

• Darius Slay nearly had his fourth interception of the season with 7:47 remaining – his reaction showed that he really wanted to take it away. Nonetheless, he still prevented any production from Pickett's pass intended for Diontae Johnson.

• ANOTHER ONE! Brown was on FIRE in the first half – Hurts targeted him for a third touchdown. This time, he caught a 29-yard pass to complete a 3-play, 60-yard drive. The refs charged him with a taunting penalty – to which Lincoln Financial Field responded with an eruption of booing. The Eagles extended their lead 21-7.

• Jordan Davis went down during a play in the final four minutes of the first half. He needed assistance exiting the field; the team's trainers guided him to the blue medical tent on the sideline before he went inside on a cart.

• The Steelers' newly signed kicker Nick Sciba scored his first NFL field goal from 38 yards, adding three points to the board for Pittsburgh. Sciba was signed to the team's practice squad on Saturday just hours before kickoff; kicker Chris Boswell was sidelined for the Sunday matinee due to a groin injury.

• Have a day, A.J.! Brown finished the half with an impressive 5 catches for 113 yards and three receiving touchdowns. He's the first Eagle in the last 15 years to record three receiving touchdowns, each 25+ yards.

• The Eagles started the third quarter with the ball ... and another touchdown! A fourth scoring pass from Hurts glided 34 yards through the air, this time into the hands of Zach Pascal. The Eagles increased their lead to 28-10 in a speedy 2:07, 5-play, 75-yard drive.

• The team announced an injury update for Jordan Davis, who was carted to the locker room in the first half. He was ruled out for the remainder of the game due to an ankle injury.

• Sciba scored again. The Eagles' defense forced the Steelers to attempt a field goal after holding them from the end zone through their 6:58 15-play, 64-yard drive. Steelers added three, but still trailed 28-13.

• Eagles defense dominated the start of the fourth quarter! Javon Hargrave strip-sacked Kenny Pickett at the Philadelphia 45 for a loss of 9 yards; Avonte Maddox recovered it at the 46-yard line. Soon enough, that Pickett turnover led to another Philadelphia score! Hurts passed short middle to Brown for a 43-yard play to the Pittsburgh 11-yard line. On the next play, Miles Sanders ran it in for a touchdown. Philadelphia increased their lead yet again with 12:41 remaining in the game, 35-13.

• The Eagles' defense is relentless -- C.J. Gardner-Johnson recorded the team's fifth sack of the day.

• Quarterback Gardner Minshew saw his first game action of the season, entering the game in the final ten minutes. Hurts left the game with 285 yards and four touchdown passes. Most of the Eagles starters exited the game -- they'll have a quick week, playing again on Thursday night against the Texans.

• Gardner-Johnson grab! He intercepted a Pickett pass intended for Pat Freiermuth, advancing it 14-yards to the Philadelphia 12-yard line with 4:27 left in the game.

• The Eagles advance to 7-0, winning the keystone showdown at Lincoln Financial Field. Jalen Hurts is the first quarterback in franchise history to win in 10 consecutive starts.
Labriola on the loss to the Eagles

Let's start with this: the Philadelphia Eagles are good. Very good. A legitimate Super Bowl contender. Right now, the best team in the NFC and quite possibly the best team in the NFL.

With that out of the way, the Steelers' performance in their 35-13 loss to the Eagles on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field was embarrassing, the second time in the last four games where that description is appropriate. Some of it was confounding, some of it was annoying, and all of it was frustrating.

After back-to-back games where the Steelers defense seemed to be coming around, at least to the degree where it was stingy in allowing points, the bottom dropped out. One week after doing a representative job against the Miami RPOs triggered by Tua Tagovailoa, the Eagles' version operated by Jalen Hurts did what it wanted when it wanted. One week after keeping a lid on the combination of Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle, the Steelers were barely a speedbump for A.J. Brown and Zach Pascal, both of whom averaged over 25 yards per catch.

The offense was back to doing, and not doing, the things that has made it one of the worst performing units from a statistical standpoint in the league so far in 2022. After the Eagles won the toss and elected to defer, the Steelers got the ball first. Their opening series then followed the same disturbing pattern – run (by Najee Harris for no gain), run (by Kenny Pickett to escape the pass rush for 1 yard), pass (attempt by Pickett only to be sacked), punt. It was the fourth time in their eight regular season games that the Steelers went three-and-out on their opening possession.,57464111.html

Their play along the lines of scrimmage in Philadelphia can be summarized by two plays, one on each of the game's first two series. On first-and-10 from the 25-yard line on the game's first play, Harris had to fight to get back to the line of scrimmage for no gain. On third-and-1 from their 41-yard line on the Eagles' third play of their opening possession, Miles Sanders ran for 5 yards before encountering any Steelers defenders on the way to a 7-yard gain and a drive-extending first down.

Then the element that led to the 38-3 rout in Buffalo reared its ugly head again. Remember, Bills receiver Gabe Davis, known primarily as a deep threat, caught touchdown passes of 98 and 62 yards. In Philadelphia, A.J. Brown did his thing to the tune of 39, 29, and 27-yard touchdown catches, plus a 43-yard reception that set up an 11-yard touchdown run by Sanders that completed the scoring. The Steelers failed miserably to keep a lid on Brown, and the resulting explosion obliterated whatever chance they might have had.

"We're not positioning ourselves to win games. We didn't today," said Coach Mike Tomlin. "Some fundamental things are falling short. We got to keep a lid on it. If you don't keep a lid on it in the NFL, you don't give yourself a chance to play. We didn't do that. I thought it was a domino effect from there. I thought our eyes weren't in the right place defensively. It's capable of happening when you're not keeping a lid on it. You got to keep a lid on it."

The Eagles had no such difficulty with the Steelers offense, because Philadelphia held a significant edge in plays that gained 20-plus yards, 7-2. Or to make the point a different way, the Eagles scored touchdowns on drives of 60 yards in three plays, 75 yards in five plays, and 54 yards in two plays; the Steelers touchdown and two field goals came of drives of 84 yards in 13 plays, 55 yards on 12 plays, and 74 yards on 15 plays.

"When you're on the field for 14 plays, you're leaving yourself open to make mistakes whether that's physically, mentally," said Kenny Pickett. "Some things happen like that, so we need more explosive plays. We had opportunities today and didn't connect. Penalties again hurt us. When you're running 14 plays, 16 plays, something (bad) is going to happen sooner or later. Guys get tired up front. It causes problems. It's a double-edged sword. It's good to stay on the field and control the football and chew some clock. We have to finish with points. If we're not getting points, it's really not doing us any good."

And Bill Cowher, the former Steelers coach and now an NFL analyst for CBS, doesn't believe the team is doing Pickett any favors with the way it's handling his rookie season. Pickett's fourth NFL start was Sunday in Philadelphia, and in those starts, he has attempted 52, 18 (in slightly more than a half before leaving with a concussion), 44, and 38 passes. That's 152 pass attempts in 3.5 NFL games, which is a lot of exposure to sacks/hits from the defense, and Cowher also doesn't believe the 7 interceptions Pickett has thrown in his starts (10 total in his rookie season) are doing anything for his mental well-being either.

"You're transitioning into a new quarterback, OK?" said Cowher during the CBS studio show on Sunday. "Right now, I get worried about his confidence, because I've seen this happen to other quarterbacks.

"Take the ball out of his hands. Don't ask him to do as much as you're asking him to do. I know we have these receivers and everything else. It's not about the receivers … You have to somehow shorten the game with this quarterback, and it goes back to running the ball. I'd put him back under center. Don't subject him to being back there (in the shotgun) and getting sacked six times.

"You're 2-6. Understand it's a period of transition. What's in the best interest of developing this quarterback who is your quarterback of the future without destroying his confidence?"

Based on how Pickett has handled things since being a No. 1 pick in late April, it seems unlikely his psyche is overly fragile, but Cowher's approach nevertheless has validity solely for the reduction of the physical pounding on the rookie quarterback's body. But trying to sustain offense under those parameters would require a reliance on a running attack that came into the game ranked 27th in the NFL and then managed 144 yards in Philadelphia, but a good bit of that total either came in garbage time or on scrambles by Pickett and reverses to wide receivers.

Najee Harris, a first-round pick just 18 months ago, has become a picker and a dancer in his second NFL season to the extent that undrafted rookie Jaylen Warren looks and produces more like a feature back should. "I'm not a big east-to-west guy. I've been taught to just get downhill," said Warren. "I'm not a big dance guy. That's what I've been taught."

Exactly, so teach Harris, or refresh those lessons. I spent hours and hours on the practice fields at Saint Vincent College summer after summer hearing former running backs coach Dick Hoak yelling, "hit it up in there" to veterans and draft picks and free agents alike. Harris is a hard worker who wants to be great, and it defies logic that he wouldn't respond to a constant reinforcing of that message.

As Cowher said, the Steelers are 2-6 and in a period of transition. Their bye is the weekend of Nov. 6-7 with their next game vs. New Orleans on Nov. 13 at Acrisure Stadium. The Collective Bargaining Agreement mandates players be given four consecutive days off during the bye, so there won't be an extended opportunity to hammer away at the issues dogging the team. But there should be some accounting of where they are and what they need to do to turn what remains of this season into a positive.

"Either you learn and are accountable, or you're not going to play," said Cam Heyward. "We're going into (the bye), and we've all been given chances to see that. If you can't do it, you won't play. That goes for everybody. I'm not singling one guy out. We've all got to be accountable, myself included. As a leader, I've got to take most of the blame. It's easy to point (fingers). It's better to look yourself in the mirror and say, 'I've got to get better.' So, I'm going to use this time to truly do that."

Those who follow Heyward's lead will be the ones worth keeping. As for the rest, well, as Cowher said, this is a period of transition.
Eagles' Jalen Hurts connects with A.J. Brown on three first-half touchdown passes

PHILADELPHIA -- It's almost Halloween, so it's only fitting that "Swole Batman" made a major impression for the Eagles on Sunday.

Receiver A.J. Brown, who got the nickname from cornerback Darius Slay early in the season, showed off his super hero skills with three first-half touchdown passes against the Pittsburgh Steelers, helping Philly to a 21-7 lead.

On the first TD connection, it looked like Jalen Hurts' heave could be intercepted by standout safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, but Brown came zooming in and elevated to snatch his third receiving touchdown of the season.

The third score was similar to the second, with Hurts again hitting Brown down the right side on a 29-yard play.

Entering the game, Brown had not recorded a 100-yard receiving game since Week 1 against the Detroit Lions -- a five-game streak that was tied for the second longest of his career. The third touchdown catch gave him numbers of five catches for 113 yards and 3 TDs on the day.

Brown is the fifth Eagles player over the past 20 seasons with 3-plus receiving touchdowns in a game, per ESPN Stats & Information research, joining Terrell Owens (twice in 2004), Brian Westbrook (2004), Kevin Curtis (2007) and Riley Cooper (2013).

Hurts now has three passing touchdowns of 20-plus air yards on the day, only the second time since ESPN began tracking air yards in 2006 that an Eagles quarterback had three such passing touchdowns (Nick Foles in 2013). This also marks the first time an Eagles receiver has had three receiving touchdowns of 20-plus air yards in a game since 2006.
Christian McCaffrey, in 2nd game as 49er, has TD trifecta in win

INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers were putting together their red zone plan on Thursday night when the yell came from coach Kyle Shanahan's office.

To nobody in particular, Shanahan posed a simple question: Can Christian McCaffrey, the team's recently acquired star running back, throw the football at all? The question was initially met with silence, but a few moments later Shanahan received a text from tight ends coach Brian Fleury.

The text was a video from Dec. 17, 2018, with McCaffrey tossing a 50-yard touchdown pass against the New Orleans Saints. Satisfied with Fleury's answer, Shanahan went about adding a McCaffrey pass to the game plan for Sunday's 31-14 victory against the Los Angeles Rams.

Little did Shanahan know that it would become the signature play on a historic day for McCaffrey.

Without do-it-all receiver Deebo Samuel, McCaffrey offered the Niners the ultimate in versatile performances, as he threw for, ran for and caught a touchdown as the Niners moved to 4-4 heading into their bye week.

"I think everyone knows how good of a player he is, but I just like how consistent he is and under control in what he does," Shanahan said. "He's a very smart player, and he makes a lot of plays and stuff, but it's the consistency of how he plays his game. I feel like he was a great guy to add for us."

After tossing for a score and catching one, his 1-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter made McCaffrey the first player since LaDainian Tomlinson in 2005 to throw for, run for and catch a touchdown in the same game. He's the fourth player -- along with Tomlinson, receiver David Patten and running back Walter Payton -- since the 1970 merger to complete the trifecta.

It's the eighth straight regular-season win for the Niners against the Rams but McCaffrey's first taste of the rivalry. He fit right in, having a hand in 183 yards from scrimmage, including 94 rushing and 55 receiving on 27 touches.

After the game, the soft-spoken McCaffrey wasn't so concerned with his individual performance as he was his first victory with the 49ers.

"That's awesome," McCaffrey said. "Obviously, those things are really cool. I think the biggest thing is coming out with a win and playing a second half like that, too ... But I'm just proud to be a 49er and it felt good to get a win today."

McCaffrey got the Niners' scoring started with his second career touchdown pass. On second-and-8 from the Rams' 34 with 12:10 left in the second quarter, Niners quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo threw to McCaffrey in the right flat. McCaffrey caught it behind the line of scrimmage and rolled to his right before looking deep down the right side for wideout Brandon Aiyuk.

McCaffrey lofted a pass with enough air under it for Aiyuk to turn multiple times and haul it in for a touchdown that, paired with Robbie Gould's extra point, tied it at 7.

"That was a dot," tight end George Kittle said. "Perfect. The pass was awesome. The catch was awesome."

Indeed, McCaffrey's touchdown catch might have been his most impressive play of the day. With 1:51 left in the third quarter, Garoppolo dropped back to pass from the Rams' 9. As Garoppolo scanned the field, nobody was open, so he moved up in the pocket as the Niners commenced the scramble drill.

McCaffrey, who was the fifth option in the passing progression, shook loose down the right sideline. Garoppolo lofted it up and McCaffrey leaped high in the air to snag it for the touchdown grab to give the Niners a 17-14 lead they would not relinquish.

The touchdown was the first one McCaffrey scored as a Niner and put him in some rare company in franchise history. McCaffrey and Emmanuel Sanders (Week 14 of 2019) are the only Niners to have a passing touchdown and a receiving touchdown in the same game in the past 70 years.

"I went through the whole read left to right," Garoppolo said. "He turned it upfield. That's just being a football player ... That wasn't really how it was scripted. He just made a play."

McCaffrey's big day came in his second game as a Niner and his first following a full week of practice. San Francisco dealt second-, third- and fourth-round picks in 2023 and a fifth-round selection in 2024 to the Panthers for McCaffrey in an Oct. 20 trade.

To get up to speed quickly, McCaffrey has been spending long hours at the Niners' facility working with assistant coaches Bobby Turner and Anthony Lynn and stealing additional time with Garoppolo whenever possible.

In addition to his touchdown trifecta, McCaffrey also became the only player in the Super Bowl era to have at least one of each kind of offensive touchdown and 30 or more yards passing, rushing and receiving in a game.

McCaffrey's performance also left the Niners imagining what could be when key players like Samuel and fellow wideout Jauan Jennings return from hamstring injuries.

"With all those skill position [talent], there isn't a ceiling, really," Kittle said. "We should go out there, we should be getting a lot of points."
Stefon Diggs, Jaire Alexander start trash talk early, dispute who 'finished it'

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The chippiness between Buffalo Bills receiver Stefon Diggs and Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander began when both players ran out of the tunnel at the same time for pregame warm-ups. But how it ended? Well, that depends on who you ask.

"I don't give a f--- who started it, I finished it. I got the win," Diggs said after the Bills defeated the Packers 27-17 on Sunday Night Football. "I don't deal with moral victories. I don't deal with one-on-one battles because it's not a one-on-one game. ... It's a team effort, and I got a dub. I feel like at the end of the day there are no moral victories."

Alexander offered a different perspective.

"Nah, I don't either," Alexander said when asked who started the verbal exchange. "I finished it."

The trash talk seemingly began when Diggs was spotted running sideways and yelling at Alexander on their way out of the tunnel. Their feud continued as the teams filed back to their locker rooms, and picked up again when they were coming out of the tunnel for the second half.

Diggs was once again the Bills' leading receiver on Sunday night, with a game-high six receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown catch. However, Alexander was not the nearest defender on any of Diggs' targets, per NFL NextGen Stats. Alexander lined up against Diggs on only three of his routes (13%).

Diggs and Alexander had previously faced each other across two seasons when Diggs played for the Packers' NFC North rival, the Minnesota Vikings. Diggs, who spent his first five NFL seasons in Minnesota, became the first player to score a touchdown in eight consecutive games against Green Bay.

"I mean, I always thought he was a decent receiver, but not much I can say about him,'' said Alexander, who also said he was "just keeping it real" and told Diggs when they came out of the tunnel before the game that Diggs "couldn't mess with me," referring to the receiver as "a little boy."

In the first quarter, while Diggs was on the ground recovering his own fumble, Alexander ran over and appeared to push down on Diggs' helmet.

Alexander also appeared to exchange words with Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis, whom he lined up against on 60.9% of Davis' routes (14). Davis was targeted four times with zero receptions with Alexander as the nearest defender.

And Diggs at times got into it with Packers cornerback Rasul Douglas, who gave up three receptions for 85 yards and the touchdown as the nearest defender on Diggs. Following his 26-yard TD catch, Diggs had to be held back by teammates Isaiah McKenzie and Davis from getting near Douglas.

"Of course I'm going to be aggressive and set the tone. And they grabbed me in a crucial moment," Diggs said. "I could've had a flag. So it's not so much as far as like going after a guy, but he knows to be smart. That's just how this game goes when it gets a little chippy."

There appeared to be no love lost between the Bills' offense and the Packers' defense throughout the game.

"It's the most talking that's ever been with another team," Diggs said. "'Cause I don't know why. You know, we don't really do too much talking. You've seen us week in and week out. We just go in and try to get the job done. It happens this way sometimes. I don't care. No matter how a game approaches, I'm a leader in this football team, I'm going to continue to be a leader and I'm going to lead by example. And I'm not going to get pushed around by nobody."

Diggs on Sunday became the first Bills player with 100 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown in three straight games since Elbert Dubenion (1964). He also tied Dubenion for the most games with 100 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown in a season in franchise history (five). Diggs is now tied with Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce for the most touchdown receptions this season (seven).


8 Cunnilingus Positions Worth Telling Your Partner

8 Cunnilingus Positions Worth Telling Your Partner About ASAP



Our mental image of cunnilingus tends to be pretty formulaic: a woman lying on her back, legs spread and a partner bending down to pleasure her. This position, of course, isn’t the only way to do it. Obvious variations include the classic Sit on My Face position, as well as the equally iconic 69. But these three positions don’t encompass even a fraction of what’s on offer.


The entire landscape of cunnilingus positions expands far beyond our go-tos, and it’s just waiting to be discovered. Isn’t it time we collectively explored the frontiers that lay just outside our norms? Here are eight cunnilingus positions you probably haven’t tried yet, but you and your partner will totally want to add to your bedroom repertoire.[tw




1. All Fours
Sitting on someone’s face can be awesome, because it gives your partner direct access to your nether parts. But it can also be intimidating, awkward or straight-up uncomfortable, because, well, you’re pressing all of your weight onto someone’s face.


The All Fours plays to the strengths of sitting on your partner’s face without forcing you to literally sit on your partner’s face. By getting on your hands and knees above your lying partner, you’re supporting yourself — and doing so in a generally comfortable way. All the intensity you expect from face-sitting, without the discomfort.


2. Lean Forward
An easy way to switch things up? Stand during oral sex. While most cunnilingus positions involve you sitting or lying down, the Lean Forward has you standing up and — you guessed it — leaning forward while your partner kneels behind you. Feel free to use the walls for stability, be they in your bedroom, your living room or your shower.


3. Wrapped Eagle
The Wrapped Eagle offers a slight twist on the most classic of cunnilingus positions. Instead of lying down with your legs splayed out, have your legs wrapped around your partner’s head. This can mitigate some of the vulnerability associated with the more obvious Spread Eagle position — plus, it allows you to control the pressure. Simply pull your partner closer to you when you’re looking to up the intensity.


4. Forbidden Fruit
Fans of doggy-style will surely appreciate this approach to cunnilingus. Get on all fours — but on your knees and elbows, rather than your knees and hands for the Forbidden Fruit. Once you’ve gotten comfortable, invite your partner to join you. From behind, they’ll have direct access to your genitals.




5. Modified 69
Modified 69 took everything you love about face-sitting and combined it with everything you love about 69. Have your partner lie with their head and shoulders hanging off the side of the bed as you stand up. Walk toward them so you’re straddling over their face. From there, you can bend over to engage in a little reciprocity, or just enjoy being on the receiving end for a little while.


What’s nice? You can control the intensity by bending your knees as much or as little as you want. You can also support yourself by leaning forward and placing your hands on the bed.


6. Virgo
This incredibly intense position will have you standing as your partner explores you from an entirely new angle. For the Virgo, simply stand up straight, with your back against the wall. Your partner can sit below you in whatever position they choose —so long as they can reach your genitals. From there, they can perform cunnilingus as long as desired, and you can always move to the bed if you want a softer surface.


7. Kick Back
If lying down during cunnilingus isn’t really your thing, you might appreciate the Kick Back. A seated take on a classic, the Kick Back offers your partner direct access to your nether bits without leaving you splayed out on the bed. This is especially alluring if you’ve got a comfy chair to partake in. The next time you’re looking to change things up, you know exactly where to go.[2022tw


8. All Curled Up
Lie down, then bend your knees and bend and hug your legs as close to your chest as they’ll go. The All Curled Up position will introduce an entirely new angle to oral sex, which may pave the way for some finger play or sex toy supplementation, too.


Sheer Skirt as Santanico Pandemonium at Carn-Evil Halloween Party

Becky G Slinks in Gold Platform Heels and Sheer Skirt as Santanico Pandemonium at Carn-Evil Halloween Party

Becky G Slinks in Gold Platform Heels at Carn-Evil Halloween Party – Footwear News

Becky G took a cinematic approach to dressing for Halloween, arriving at Darren Dzienciol’s 2022 Carn-Evil party in daring style on Saturday.

The “Shower” singer posed on the red carpet in Los Angeles in an ensemble inspired by Santanico Pandemonium, Salma Hayek’s character in the 1996 vampire film “From Dusk Till Dawn.” For the occasion, her attire featured a similar cutout appearance: a deep purple bra-like crop top with rounded cups,

complete with thong-style bottoms under a sheer skirt with a waist-high slit. Further tying into the Santanico aesthetic was a rounded metallic gold serpent accent, as well as a gold beaded skull appliqué. The musician finished her outfit with sparkling hoop earrings.

When it came to shoes, Becky G opted to go sky-high for Halloween. The “Fulanito” singer completed her attire with a towering set of platform sandals, featuring metallic gold uppers with thin toe straps.

Thick platforms, as well as stiletto heels totaling at least 5 inches in height, complete the set with a streamlined boost — both matching her jewelry and holding their own to make a dynamic style statement.

Platform heels are a go-to silhouette for Becky G, who often wears metallic or tonal pairs, as well as pointed-toe pumps, on the red carpet from brands including Stuart Weitzman and Jimmy Choo. When off-duty, she can also be seen in sneakers by Nike and Adidas.

The Halloween spirit took over Hollywood this weekend. Paris Hilton dressed up as Sailor Moon, while Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly transformed into Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee at the Casamigos spooky event.

Vanessa Hudgens showed off her interpretation of “Black Swan” at the Prince Jackson Thriller party. Check out some of the best celebrity Halloween costumes of 2022, including Jane Krakowski, Tyga, Cindy Crawford, and more!


Powerball jackpot rises to $1 billion next week, as no one wins again

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Powerball jackpot keeps getting larger because players keep losing.

It happened again Saturday night as no one matched all six numbers and won the estimated $825 million grand prize. That means the next drawing Monday night will be for a massive $1 billion, according to a statement by Powerball.

The winning numbers Saturday night were: white balls 19, 31, 40, 46, 57 and the red power ball 23.

The increased jackpot will be the second-largest in U.S. history. The biggest prize was a $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot won by three ticketholders in 2016.

Although the advertised top prize will be an estimated $1 billion, that is for winners who receive their winnings through an annuity paid over 29 years. Winners almost always opt for cash, which for Monday's drawing will be an estimated $497.3 million.

The $825 million jackpot for Saturday's draw increased from $800 million on Friday as a result of strong ticket sales, Powerball said.

Players who missed out on the latest grand prize in the 30-year-old lottery shouldn't immediately toss away their receipts.

A Florida ticket holder matched all five white balls in Saturday's drawing and increased the prize to $2 million by including the game's "Power Play" feature. Six tickets won a $1 million prize by matching five white balls, including two in California, two in Michigan, one in Maryland and one in Texas.

Another 17 tickets won a $150,000 prize while there were 80 winners of $50,000 each. More than 3.8 million tickets won cash prizes totaling above $38 million, Powerball said.

It has been nearly three months since anyone hit all six numbers and took the lottery's top prize, with a $206.9 million jackpot win in Pennsylvania on Aug. 3. Thanks to Powerball's long odds of one in 292.2 million, there have now been 37 consecutive draws without a jackpot winner.

Powerball is played in 45 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Powerball lottery jackpot increases to $1 billion

Who wants to be a billionaire?

No winning tickets were drawn for the massive Powerball jackpot worth $825 million on Saturday night.

Saturday’s winning numbers were 19, 31, 40, 46, 57, and Powerball 23.

The pot for Monday’s drawing increased to an estimated historic mark of $1 billion and a cash value of $497.3 million.

It would be one of the largest Powerball jackpots in the history of the game, second only to the $1.586 billion drawing in 2016, which is also a record for the largest jackpot in the lottery.

Although there were no grand prize winners, four tickets won $1 million after matching all five white numbers. Those tickets were sold in California, Texas, Maryland, and Michigan.

Another winning ticket worth $2 million was sold in Florida after matching the five white numbers and playing the Power Play feature.

Saturday evening’s drawing marked the 37th consecutive Powerball with no grand prize winner dating back to August 3 when a Pennsylvania ticket won the $206.9 million prize.

In all, there were 3.8 million tickets that won cash prizes totaling more than $38 million including 80 $50,000 winners and 17 tickets worth $150,000.
With no jackpot winner, Powerball grand prize climbs to $1 billion

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Powerball jackpot for Monday’s drawing will be $1 billion, lottery officials said Saturday night after no one matched all six numbers and won the estimated $825 million grand prize.

Saturday’s winning numbers were 19, 31, 40, 46, 57. The Power Ball was 23.

The increased jackpot will be the second-largest in U.S. history. The biggest prize was a $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot won by three ticketholders in 2016.

Although the advertised top prize will be an estimated $1 billion, that is for winners who receive their winnings through an annuity paid over 29 years. Winners almost always opt for cash, which for Monday’s drawing will be an estimated $497.3 million.

The $825 million jackpot for Saturday’s draw increased from $800 million on Friday as a result of strong ticket sales, Powerball said.

Players who missed out on the latest grand prize in the 30-year-old lottery shouldn’t immediately toss their receipts.

A Florida ticket holder matched the five white balls in Saturday’s drawing and increased the prize to $2 million by including the game’s “Power Play” feature. Six tickets won a $1 million prize by matching five white balls, including two in California, two in Michigan, one in Maryland and one in Texas.

Another 17 tickets won a $150,000 prize while there were 80 winners of $50,000 each. More than 3.8 million tickets won cash prizes totaling above $38 million, Powerball said.

It has been nearly three months since anyone hit all six numbers and took the lottery’s top prize, with a $206.9 million jackpot win in Pennsylvania on Aug. 3. Thanks to Powerball’s long odds of one in 292.2 million, there have now been 37 consecutive draws without a jackpot winner.

Powerball is played in 45 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Powerball results for 10/29/22; did anyone win the $822 million jackpot?

LANSING, MI – For just the 5th time in U.S. history, a lottery jackpot has hit the $1 billion mark as there was no winner of the $822 million Powerball jackpot for the drawing held on Saturday, Oct. 29.

That means the drawing on Monday, Oct. 31 will be worth $1 billion with a cash option of $497.3 million. That jackpot is the 2nd largest in the history of Powerball and the 5th largest in U.S. history.

The Powerball Numbers (white) for Oct. 29: 19-31-40-46-57

The Red Powerball Power Number: 23

The Power Play Number: 3

Double Play Numbers: 9-13-31-35-37

Double Play Powerball Number: 1

Powerball winners for Oct. 29:
· While there was no grand prize winner, seven players matched all five white numbers drawn to win $1 million. Those tickets were sold in California (2X), Florida, Maryland, Michigan (2X) and Texas.

· The player in Florida also played the Power Play option, which increased their winnings to $2 million.

· The $1 million winning tickets sold in Michigan were purchased at the New Buffalo Shell, located at 18913 Laporte Rd. in New Buffalo and at Billy’s Liquor Depot II, located at 27222 Grand River Ave. in Redford.

· Prior to the drawing, the jackpot decreased from $825 million to $822 million.

· There were 3,870,757 tickets sold that won at least $4 in the drawing. In Michigan, 140,904 tickets sold won at least $4 in the drawing.

Powerball is offered in 44 States, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Players select five white numbers from (1 to 69) and one red ball (1 to 26). Tickets cost $2 each.

In other Michigan Lottery news:
· The next Mega Millions drawing is Tuesday, Nov. 1 with an estimated jackpot of $87 million and a cash option of $42.8 million.,57448785.html

· The next Lotto 47 drawing is Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7:29 p.m. with a jackpot of $1.55 million. Deadline is 7:08 p.m. that day.

· Sunday’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is worth an estimated $261,000. The drawing is at 7:29 p.m. Deadline is 7:08 p.m.

For the latest on Michigan Lottery, check out the official Michigan Lottery site, which also offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games.

The last players from Michigan to win a Mega Millions or Powerball jackpot is the Wolverine FLL lottery club which claimed a $1.05 billion jackpot in March 2021. With their winnings, the group plans to give back to the community.

And while they were lucky winners, it’s smart for players to check their tickets immediately as a winner worth $1 million sold in Warren last year went unclaimed. The money instead went to the state’s School Aid Fund.
Powerball jackpot hits $1 billion for Monday's drawing

Nobody hit the jackpot on Saturday however, there was a $2 million winner and four $1 million winners

Nobody matched all the numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing.

That means Monday's jackpot will be for $1 billion, according to

The jackpot for a potential winner who takes the cash option, would be worth approximately $497.3 million.

Saturday's jackpot had a grand prize of $825 million.

The numbers drawn were: 19, 31, 40, 46, 57 with a Powerball number of 23 and the Powerplay multiplier of 3x.

The payout has reached this level after 37 drawings in row with no grand prize winner.

There was one winner who matched five numbers and the Powerplay for a $2 million prize.

There were winners who matched five numbers worth $1 million in California, Maryland, Michigan and Texas.

The Powerball jackpot was previously won on Aug. 3, when a Pennsylvania ticket won a $206.9 million jackpot.

The Powerball holds the world record for the largest jackpot set in 2016, with $1.586 billion shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.

In August 2021, Powerball added a third weekly drawing to help increase jackpots faster.

Powerball is played on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday in 45 states, along with Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
No one hit Powerball jackpot, new drawing now an estimated $1 billion

If a player wins Monday's jackpot, it will be the second largest jackpot in Powerball history.

The Powerball jackpot reached an estimated $1 billion ($497.3 million cash) for the next drawing on Halloween.

According to lottery officials, this is the second time in Powerball history that the advertised jackpot has reached $1 billion.

If a player wins Monday's jackpot, it will be the second largest jackpot in Powerball history.

The jackpot rolled after no one matched all six numbers drawn Saturday night - which were 19, 31, 40, 46, 57 and Powerball 23.

Six tickets, however, won a $1 million prize after matching all five white balls drawn. One ticket sold in Florida matched all five white balls and increased the prize to $2 million.


Between Lula and Bolsonaro, a final debate full of slander before the second round of the presidential election

Between Lula and Bolsonaro, a final debate full of slander before the second round of the presidential election
The tone rose during the latest television debate between Lula and Jair Bolsonaro, Friday, October 28, two days before the second round of the Brazilian presidential election. For more than two hours on TV Globo, the country's most-watched channel, the two candidates have consistently accused each other of lying, at the cost of revealing concrete projects from a four-year mandate at stake in Sunday's poll.

"This man is the biggest liar in the history of Brazil," former leftist president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, 77, said in the first minutes of the debate, broadcast by TV Globo.

"Will we have to fire him to stop him from lying? The far-right head of state responded. "He thinks he's the 'little father of the poor'," added Bolsonaro, 67, before calling Lula a 'thief'.

“I am not here to respond to [the provocations] of my opponent, I have come to speak to the Brazilian people,” said the icon of the left, describing the far-right president as “unbalanced.”

“Do you take Viagra?” Bolsonaro asked in particular to Lula, who asked him to provide information on the controversial purchase of 35,000 pills of this drug for the military.

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This discussion took place on the inside of an often sloppy campaign, filled with dirty tricks and massive misinformation on social media.

Read also: Brazil's presidential election: 'A very large portion of voters satisfied with Jair Bolsonaro's mandate'
Lula boosted his lead slightly in the latest Datafolha benchmark poll, published Thursday, in which 53% of voting intentions were expressed, compared to 47% for the far-right president. A six point gap which was only four points last week.

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With this advantage, and if the polls are correct, "Lula can be content with playing a draw, while Bolsonaro should win by several goals" During the debate on Friday, October 28, political columnist Jozias de Sousa at UOL news site estimated that Brazilians love a footballing metaphor. .

Read also: An article dedicated to our subscribers in Brazil, the worries of the Lula camp, for whom the presidential election campaign has turned into a means to bypass.

"The only thing that could turn the tide is a televised debate, which 55% of voters say is an important decision-making moment. The slightest slip could be decisive for the bottom line," Philip Nunes, a professor of political science and director of the Quaest Institute for Polling, told AFP. ".

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During the only other confrontation between Lula and Bolsonaro, on October 16, on the Bandeirantes channel, the exchanges were less aggressive than before. During the debates leading up to the first round, which brought together other candidates, hateful statements erupted from both sides.

Read also: Article dedicated to our subscribers in Brazil, between Jair Bolsonaro and Lula, the first theatrical debate without a clear winner
This time, after the verbal bout, the Friday evening duel was also physical. Each candidate tried to occupy the best territory in the studio, which turned into an arena of ruthless fighting.

"Stay here, Lola!" said the outgoing president, as his opponent turned his back on him. "No, I don't want to stay near you!" The former metal worker, who often came too close to the cameras to address viewers face to face, answered.

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The debate was repeatedly interrupted by shouts from campaign teams trying to destabilize the candidates.

Lula attacked his opponent over his international politics, a topic hardly discussed in previous television debates. Under your government, Brazil has become a pariah. No one wants to receive you and no one comes here. The former head of state (2003-2010) noted that French President Emmanuel Macron received him with honors at the Elysee Palace in November 2021.

"It was anti-controversial, without the slightest novelty that could change the game," Globonews' political columnist Otavio Geddes said after the debate.

Hiccup at Bolsonaro's camp
In the first round, on October 2, Lula rose to the top with 48% of the vote, compared to 43% for Jair Bolsonaro. But the far-right president's tally turned out to be much higher than polls had predicted, giving him some impetus for the mid-round campaign.
However, this momentum has been slowed by two main obstacles: unwelcome statements by the Economy Minister, Paolo Guedes, explaining that the increase in the minimum wage can no longer be linked to inflation, and the startling questioning of a former Bolsonare deputy. Police officers were wounded by grenades.

Feeling cornered, President Bolsonaro found his criticism of the electronic ballot box system a new hobby this week: denouncing alleged irregularities in broadcasting election propaganda on the radio.

The Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) rejected the request of the head of state's campaign team, arguing that no evidence was presented that could constitute an "electoral crime" and an attempt to "destabilize the second round".

According to experts, Mr. Bolsonaro is paving the way for the outcome to be challenged in the event of defeat, fueling fears of violent events, such as the invasion of the Capitol building in Washington after the defeat of Donald Trump in the US presidential election, in January 2021.

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The United States supports Indonesia in its COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts by donating more than 40 million doses

This week, extra than 5 million doses of donated Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Indonesia. With this new arrival, the United States has now donated a complete of 40.8 million doses to Indonesia and greater than 620 million vaccines to extra than one hundred twenty nations in each and every location of the world.

This new cargo demonstrates the United States’ persisted dedication to meet President Biden’s pledge to donate 1.2 billion doses of secure and nice vaccines worldwide.

The United States is additionally the biggest donor to COVAX, with a dedication of $4 billion. In partnership with UNICEF, COVAX has delivered over 1.4 billion vaccine doses to nations round the world, which include over 106 million doses to Indonesia.

“I congratulate the Indonesian authorities on effectively totally vaccinating seventy three percentage of its populace with COVID-19 vaccine,” stated United States Ambassador to Indonesia Sung Y. Kim. “This new shipping of secure and wonderful vaccine doses will assist Indonesia to proceed pursuing greater vaccine and booster coverage.

The United States stays dedicated to our strategic partnership with Indonesia to attain sustained monetary increase and improvement goals.”

Since the onset of the pandemic, the U.S. authorities has furnished greater than $77 million to help Indonesia’s COVID-19 response, constructing on greater than $1 billion in health-related help over the ultimate two decades.

U.S. guide has reached extra than 260 million humans in Indonesia — ninety four percentage of the population. Through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the United States has helped extra than 840,000 frontline healthcare people and reinforced nearly 2,000 hospitals, clinics, and laboratories.

The United States is dedicated to partnering with the authorities and humans of Indonesia to store lives whilst making a robust monetary healing and securing many years of improvement development that used to be harmed by means of the pandemic.

Polio and different movements immunizations have declined, whilst monitoring and cure of tuberculosis fell extensively as fitness services had been overwhelmed with COVID-19 and sufferers hesitated to are seeking for cure for different conditions.

USAID’s applications are working to tackle these collateral consequences of COVID-19, in addition to different necessary priorities such as tackling local weather change, growing Indonesia’s resilience to disasters, defending natural world on land and at sea, and promotion pluralism and tolerance.

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LIVE UPDATES – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Baltimore Ravens

Live updates from Raymond James Stadium as the Buccaneers look to bounce back.

The last couple of weeks have been an absolute roller coaster for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-4). The team got off to a 2-0 start, winning road games in Dallas and New Orleans. Since then, the Buccaneers have lost four of their past five games - including two shocking defeats to Pittsburgh and Carolina. The Buccaneers are quickly spiraling out of control but continue to lead the NFC South ahead of a Thursday night football matchup with the Baltimore Ravens (4-3).

The Ravens are dealing with some issues of their own but have the ability to break out at any point under the guidance of star quarterback Lamar Jackson. Through seven games, he's thrown 13 touchdowns to six interceptions while ranking fifth in the league in rushing with 510 yards and two scores. It won't be easy for the Buccaneers with defensive lineman Akiem Hicks, cornerback Carlton Davis, cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting, safety Antoine Winfield Jr, and safety Logan Ryan out of the lineup.

BucsGameday will be providing live updates throughout the evening on and our Twitter.

— Wide receiver Russell Gage, tight end Cameron Brate, guard Luke Goedeke, Murphy-Bunting, Davis, Winfield Jr, and Hicks are inactive for Tampa Bay. That means third-string quarterback Kyle Trask will be active in the regular season for the first time in his career.

— Defensive tackle Calais Campbell, cornerback Jalyn Armour-Davis, wide receiver Tylan Wallace, running back Mike Davis, linebacker Josh Bynes, and guard Ben Cleveland are inactive for Baltimore. Star tight end Mark Andrews will be available after not practicing all week.

— Wide receiver Julio Jones is available for Tampa Bay. The veteran has been dealing with a partially torn PCL.

— The Buccaneers win the toss and defer to the second half. Lamar Jackson and the Ravens will start the game with the ball.

— Devin Duvernay returns the opening kickoff to the Baltimore 22.

— Jackson hits Mark Andrews over the middle for 23 yards on the first play. Jamel Dean nearly deflected the pass, instead it goes for a big gain.

— Buccaneers sniff out the running back screen as Devin White stays patient and makes a tackle for loss. 3rd and 9 for the Ravens.

— Jackson targets Andrews for the third time on the drive but the pass is broken up by Lavonte David. Baltimore will punt.

— Can't make it up. Dee Delaney runs into punt returner Jaelon Darden. The ball is muffed and the Ravens recover. From 3rd and 9 to 1st and goal.

— Shaq Barrett brings down Jackson for a loss of four yards.

— Rookie Zyon McCollum breaks up a pass intended for Andrews in the end zone. Nice play by the rookie and Baltimore will attempt a short field goal.

— Justin Tucker is pure from 22 yards out. The Ravens lead 3-0 with 11:03 remaining in the first quarter.

— Tampa Bay takes over at its own 25 following a touchback.

— Brady's first pass falls incomplete.

— Leonard Fournette fights up the middle for nine yards to make it third and short.

— Fournette gets another carry and he cuts through a hole created by Shaq Mason.

— Brady throws over the middle to Ko Kieft for nine yards.

— Play-action frees up wide receiver Chris Godwin and Brady finds him. Godwin gets to the outside for a 44-yard gain to push the Buccaneers inside the 10.

— Holding on the Ravens gives the Buccaneers an automatic first down. Mike Evans was open but the pass was a little too long.

— Fournette powers into the end zone for a touchdown. Tampa Bay takes the lead right back on its first opening drive score since week 2. Bucs lead 7-3 with 6:56 to play in the quarter.

— Jake Camarda's kick goes for a touchback. Baltimore's second possession begins at its own 25.

— Barrett shoots through to stop Gus Edwards for a loss. 3rd and 7.

— Pressure forces Jackson to quit looking downfield and his throw is inaccurate. Baltimore punts, let's see what happens this time.

— Delaney does not even run close to the punt. Darden fields it and gets to the Tampa Bay 37 for 18 yards.

— Delaney does not even run close to the punt. Darden fields it and gets to the Tampa Bay 37 for 18 yards.

— Godwin catches a short throw and follows his blockers to set up 2nd and 1.

— Fournette is hit in the backfield on a pitch but he gets just enough for a first down.

— Breshad Perriman gets an opportunity and he cuts through the defense to get the Buccaneers near the 10.

— Brady targets Evans in the end zone again but the pass is a little too far for the second time. 3rd and 12.

— The pass falls incomplete and the Buccaneers will settle for a field goal.

— Ryan Succop connects from 30 yards out. Tampa Bay has taken a 10-3 lead with under a minute to play in the opening quarter.

— Baltimore is back on offense at its own 25.

— Vita Vea uses a swim move and brings down Jackson for a sack.

— Baltimore faces 3rd and 23 to begin the second quarter.

— Delaney and White make a stop to force a punt.

— Darden returns the kick for 15 yards to set Tampa Bay up at its own 45. Good field position for Brady.

— Fournette and White trade carries to set up 3rd and 4.

— Brady throws to Godwin but the pass is broken up. Buccaneers go three and out with a chance to take control of the game.

— Camarda's punt bounces and rolls dead at the Baltimore 6. Ravens are pinned deep following a 43-yard boot.

— Carl Nassib and Keanu Neal hit Edwards in the backfield but he somehow gets out of it and runs to the right for a first down.

— Barrett explodes off the edge and sacks Jackson.

— Andrews catches a pass and he walks over to the sideline after the play. It appears he's in some discomfort.

— Jackson finds Demarcus Robinson for a conversion on third down - the first of the night for Baltimore in five attempts.

— Jackson keeps the ball on a zone read and gets enough for a first down.

— Back to back runs from Edwards leads to another first down. Baltimore is getting into a rhythm.

— Offensive pass interference pushes the Ravens back to 2nd and 20 at their own 44.

— Pressure gets to Jackson again and he throws the pass away. However, he's called for intentional grounding. 3rd and 36.

— Baltimore punts back to the Buccaneers, who take over at their own 14 with 5:55 until the half.

— Evans gets free deep but Brady can't connect with him.

— The pass is too low for Godwin and Tampa Bay goes three and out for the second consecutive possession.

— Baltimore is back in action at its own 40.

— Jackson to Likely for 12 yards and a first down.

— Demarcus Robinson gets free over the middle and catches a pass for another conversion.

— Likely makes his second grab of the drive but he's short of the first down. 4th and 2 for the Ravens from the Tampa Bay 9 as we head to the two-minute warning.

— Baltimore goes for it and Dean deflects the pass in the end zone. The Ravens turn it over on downs.

— Tampa Bay has an opportunity for a two-minute drill with 1:55 remaining.

— Brady's pass is batted in the air and suddenly it's 3rd and 2.

— Brady throws deep and finally connects with Evans for 28 yards.

— Justin Houston beats Donovan Smith and brings Brady down. 3rd and 14 with 1:09 remaining as Tampa Bay uses its first timeout.

— Nowhere to throw and Houston sacks Brady for the second consecutive play. Tampa Bay punts for the third straight time after opening the game with a touchdown and field goal.

— Camarda's punt pins Baltimore at its own 13.

— Jackson finds Likely for 14 yards.

— A face mask penalty on Joe Tryon-Shoyinka moves Baltimore to its own 45.

— Another completion pushes the Ravens into Tampa Bay territory with eight seconds left.

— Baltimore will attempt a 61-yard field goal with four seconds remaining in the half.

— Baltimore will attempt a 61-yard field goal with four seconds remaining in the half.

— Tampa Bay goes three and out to start the second half. The Buccaneers' last four possessions have ended in punts.

— Camarda's punt travels 66 yards and is returned by Duvernay to the Baltimore 23.

— Jackson finds 25 yards on the ground.

— Three straight runs from Edwards nets the Ravens a first down.

— Shaq Barrett is being carted to the locker room. Potentially a big loss if he can't return.

— Two catches from Duvernay make it 1st and goal. Ravens in a position to tie the game.

— Jackson throws out to Kenyan Drake and he walks in for a touchdown. Tucker ties it with the extra point.

— Tampa Bay and Baltimore are locked up at 10 apiece with 9:05 remaining in the third quarter.

— The Buccaneers begin at their own 25.

— Rachaad White brings in a pass and he sheds a tackle for a 20-yard gain.

— White gets a handoff and finds eight more. 2nd and 2.

— Julio Jones gets a handoff and walks off gingerly. No gain.

— Brady throws a bad pass behind Evans that falls incomplete. Camarda's leg is getting sore.

— The punt bounces into the end zone so Baltimore takes over at its own 20.

— Duvernay gets an end around and the misdirection catches the defense off guard for 18 yards.

— Two runs set up 3rd and 5 for the Ravens.

— Likely makes his fourth catch for a first down.

— Tryon-Shoyinka brings Jackson down for a sack.

— Justice Hill goes right through the defense for 12 yards and the chains are moving again.

— Rakeem Nunez-Roches and a host of Buccaneers tackle Jackson for a loss. 3rd and 9.

— Jackson throws short to Robinson. Multiple players are in position but Robinson somehow gets into the red zone for a conversion.

— The most likely of connections - literally. Jackson hits Likely in the end zone for a touchdown and Baltimore has stormed all the way back to take the lead.

— The Ravens take a 17-10 lead with five seconds remaining in the third quarter.

— Tampa Bay faces 2nd and 6 from its own 29 to begin the final frame.

— Brady throws deep and it's caught by Evans. A perfect ball over the defender for 51 yards. In the red zone in an instant.

— Evans runs a different route than what Brady was expecting and the pass is nearly intercepted by Marcus Peters.

— Baltimore forces Brady out of the pocket for a short gain and Tampa Bay will bring out the field goal team.

— Succop is good from 30 yards out. The Buccaneers trail 17-13 with 12:26 to play.

— Duvernay is brought down at the Baltimore 17 on the kickoff return.

— Edwards rushes for 22 yards up the right side. Devin White was sealed off on the play by the Ravens' rookie center.

— Edwards is down following the play and his return is questionable. Baltimore already without Mark Andrews and Rashod Bateman.

— It looks like a run but Jackson instead throws downfield to Likely for another big gain.

— Drake fights for seven tough yards before a diving completion to Duvernay moves the Ravens near the red zone.

— Jackson scrambles for a first down but a holding penalty brings it back.

— Another scramble from Jackson makes it third and short.

— Duvernay gets another end around and he cuts up into the end zone. Buccaneers in a tough hole with less than half a quarter remaining.

— Tampa Bay trails 24-13 with 6:55 to play in the game.

— The Buccaneers begin at their own 25.

— Two catches from Evans makes it 3rd and 2.

— White gets the conversion into Ravens territory.

— Pass interference on Baltimore on a pass to Scotty Miller moves the Buccaneers to the 9.

— Short gain from Godwin gets Tampa Bay to the 6. 2nd and goal.

— Brady throws into the end zone but the pass is batted into the air and nearly intercepted.

— Cade Otton catches a touchdown pass but Donovan Smith is called for holding to negate the points. 3rd and goal from the Baltimore 16.

— Jones brings in a pass at the 3. The Buccaneers are going for it with 4:57 on the clock.

— False start on Tampa Bay. Two killer penalties.

— The Buccaneers are forced to kick a field goal. Succop converts and Tampa Bay trails 24-16 with 4:54 remaining.

— Duvernay returns the kickoff to the Baltimore 40.

— Kenyon Drake explodes up the right side for 33 yards to get into the red zone. That'll probably do it.

— Hill earns five yards.

— Gholston stuffs Drake on third and short. Ravens facing 4th and 1 with 2:16 remaining following a Tampa Bay timeout.

— Baltimore elects to bring out Justin Tucker. His last attempt was blocked.

— Not this time. The Ravens lead 27-16 with 2:12 to go.

— Tampa Bay has the ball at its own 25.

— Fournette earns 14 yards on a catch to take the game to the two-minute warning.

— Brady hits Julio Jones on the sideline and roughing the passer gives Tampa Bay more yardage.

— The play is being reviewed to see if Jones made the catch.

— The pass was ruled incomplete but the penalty stands. First down for the Buccaneers at the Baltimore 46 with 1:55 to go.

— Brady is sacked after excellent coverage by the Ravens. He lets out a sigh as the Buccaneers burn another timeout ahead of third down.

— Otton makes his first catch of the night for a conversion.

— Fournette pushes Tampa Bay into the red zone. The Buccaneers use their final timeout with 1:15 to go.

— Brady to Evans to make it 1st and goal.

— Kyle Hamilton deflects a pass for Otton and Brady has a pass batted down. 4th and goal.

— Jones catches a short pass and cuts up into the end zone for a score. Buccaneers still alive.

— Tampa Bay goes for two. The pass is dropped but holding on Baltimore gives the offense another shot.

— White is absolutely stuffed. Buccaneers trail 27-22 with 49 seconds left, needing an onside kick and touchdown to win.

— Baltimore uses a timeout ahead of the onside kick attempt.

— Ravens secure possession and that'll do it.

— Tampa Bay falls 27-22. The Buccaneers have lost three straight and five of six.

Stick with BucsGameday for more coverage on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers throughout the season.
Baltimore Ravens defeat Tampa Bay Buccaneers, deliver third straight loss for Tom Brady

TAMPA — Poor Tom Brady. That’s three straight the ugly way.

What a serious crisis for the iconic quarterback and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers, pounded 27-22 by the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night in a contest that wasn’t as close as the final score indicated.

And it came with a special distinction: Brady has lost three consecutive games for the first time in two decades, looking like a shell of himself in a matchup featuring two former NFL MVP quarterbacks.

The Ravens (5-3) wore down a depleted Bucs defense by rushing for a whopping 231 yards, but also capped two drives with crisp TD passes from Lamar Jackson, who threw for 238 yards with no picks.

Brady (26-of-44, 325 yards) didn’t throw an interception either. But he also managed only one TD pass (on fourth down late in the fourth quarter) during a sluggish performance at Raymond James Stadium marked by near-misses, blown opportunities and wayward passes.

It continued an unfortunate pattern for Brady’s unit, which converted just 4 of 13 third downs and managed to rush for only 44 yards (2.9 yards per carry). And on three occasions when the Bucs drove into striking range inside the 15-yard line, they settled for Ryan Succop field goals.

What’s wrong?

“Pretty much everything,” Brady said, assessing the litany of offensive woes. “Red area. Third downs. The running game. Short-yardage. Backed up (with field position). Start of the fourth quarter. Start of the third quarter.”

It’s an extensive list – and the defense has its own list – prompting first-year Bucs coach Todd Bowles to consider significant adjustments.

“We’re going to talk about everything this weekend,” Bowles said. “When you’re not winning, everything is on the table.”

Tampa Bay (3-5) was upset in the previous two weeks by the one-win Pittsburgh Steelers and one-win Carolina Panthers. Being desperate or facing the prospect of being embarrassed in prime-time didn’t help the cause. The woes are legit. And they have continued with another layer.

The Bucs led 10-3 at halftime, but Baltimore – which lost tight end Mark Andrews and receiver Rashod Bateman to injuries – passed a gut-check and took over the game by rushing for 204 yards in the second half.

“We are able to finish again,” said Ravens coach John Harbaugh, whose squad has, at least for the moment, shaken off the pattern of blowing leads in the second half. “Fourth quarter, we talked a little bit about that; that was nice to see. So, I’m proud of our guys.”

Three other things we learned Thursday night:

Brady achieves a record he’d rather give back. The Bucs quarterback was on the wrong end of a dubious NFL record, enduring his 555th career sack when dropped by Justin Houston in the second quarter, breaking the mark he shared with the recently retired Ben Roethlisberger. Hey, this is what can happen when you’ve lasted to play a 23rd season. It was also indicative of the spotty protection Brady has been getting from his rebuilt O-line. As if to prove the new record is no fluke, Brady was sacked again on the next play by Houston.

Isaiah is Likely to go down as a draft gem. With Pro Bowl tight end Mark Andrews knocked out of the game with a shoulder injury, the next man up proved to be more than capable. Rookie Isaiah Likely led the Ravens with six catches for 77 yards and demonstrated his nimble feet with his “toe-tap swag” on a 10-yard, go-ahead TD late in the third quarter.

Likely looks like one of the steals of the most recent NFL draft, selected out of Coastal Carolina in the fourth round (139th overall). And fittingly, it was Likely who recovered the onside kick in the final seconds that sealed the win.

The Bucs can actually score a touchdown in the first quarter, but ... It hadn’t happened all season until Thursday night, when Leonard Fournette punched home a 1-yard TD to cap an eight-play, 75-yard drive. Tampa Bay’s struggling O has had notoriously slow starts, but the early scoring march against the Ravens was hardly an omen. The Bucs didn’t score another touchdown until a last-gasp score in garbage time – after three earlier drives stalled inside the 15-yard line.


Abombshell in Argentina, as Marcelo Gallardo announced on Thursday

Marcelo Gallardo announces he will leave River Plate

Abombshell in Argentina, as Marcelo Gallardo announced on Thursday at a press conference that he will no longer be the coach of River Plate, the club he took over in 2014.

"Last night I informed the club that I will not continue. In December my contract ends and it is one of the most difficult decisions of my life," he said.

"It has been eight and a half years. I have to thank them for the opportunity and the total freedom they have given me in my work. I thank everyone: players, directors, supporters and all the people who have been with me.

"This is the end of my cycle. From December onwards I will no longer be at the club. It is one of the most difficult decisions of my life.[

"I thank a lot of people who have faithfully accompanied this process for eight and a half years. I also thank my coaching staff who pushed me and kept me going s

o that I could continue in a constant and permanent maelstrom of hard work," he said.

The coach will put an end in two months to a successful period at River Plate, where he has overseen a total of 422 games so far and with a track record that includes two Copa Libertadores, a South American Cup, three Argentine Cups, a league title and two Argentine Super Cups

Kiely Rodni’s Cause of Death Revealed
A cause of death has been shared in the case of Nevada County, Calif. teenager Kiely Rodni who went missing on Aug. 16 and whose remains were found on Aug. 21.

More details are coming to light in the case of teenager Kiely Rodni.

The 16-year-old went missing on the night of Aug. 16 on her way home from a high school graduation party near Truckee, Calif. A car was found submerged in the Prosser Creek Reservoir and the body inside it was positively identified to be the missing teen on Aug. 21, police said in a press conference, as E! News previously reported.

Now, the Nevada County, Calif. coroner's office has released the young girl's cause of death.

In the official documents obtained by E! News on Oct. 13, the coroner's office revealed that she "drowned in lake while in her vehicle." Her manner of death was ruled accidental.

Kiely was last heard from around 12:30am on the day she went missing when she texted her mother, Lindsey Rodni-Nieman, to let her know she was on her way home, according to authorities. When she failed to arrive, the authorities were contacted and a search began to locate her.

The group Adventures With Purpose, a Search & Recovery Dive Team dedicated to helping families find missing loved ones, found the submerged car in Prosser Creek Reservoir near Truckee, Calif.

The car was located not far from the campground where the party Kiely attending took place.

Adventures With Purpose released a statement when Kiely's body was identified, saying, "Please keep the Rodni family in your thoughts and prayers as we are. Hug your loved ones a little tighter and take the time as you never know when it's your last opportunity to do so."

Kiely's family later celebrated her life in a statement, per the Associated Press. "While we accept this sadness cast under death's shadow," they said, "the rising sun shines light upon us, reminding us not to mourn our loss, but to celebrate Kiely's spirit and the gift that we all received in knowing her."

Adventures With Purpose released a statement when Kiely's body was identified, saying, "Please keep the Rodni family in your thoughts and prayers as we are. Hug your loved ones a little tighter and take the time as you never know when it's your last opportunity to do so."

Kiely's family later celebrated her life in a statement, per the Associated Press. "While we accept this sadness cast under death's shadow," they said, "the rising sun shines light upon us, reminding us not to mourn our loss, but to celebrate Kiely's spirit and the gift that we all received in knowing her."

Blake Lively was spotted by Ryan Reynolds' side during the Oct. 12 episode of Welcome to Wrexham, which also seemed to include a message from the couple's kids.

In the footage, Blake—who shares 7-year-old James, 6-year-old Inez and 3-year-old Betty with Ryan, was seen hanging out in the stands of London's Wembley Stadium next to the Deadpool actor as the two cheered on his soccer team, Wrexham A.F.C., for their match.

For the event, Blake sported a black dress with a cherry print and a gold necklace. The Age of Adaline actress was plenty hyped for the game and shouted "Whoo!"next to Ryan while they clapped as the match kicked off.

Ryan shared how special it was to watch the game at such an iconic venue with Blake by his side, noting in the episode, "For me and my family, watching this up there was f--king crazy."

Unfortunately, they did not take home the win at the Wembley match. But even with a disappointing result, Ryan kept his spirit in good shape, as the actor teased while in the locker room hallway, "I'm just gonna hop in the shower with the guys."

Blake and what appeared to be their daughters were spotted hanging out in that very hallway and a little girl's voice was quick to keep Ryan in check by replying, "Daaaad!!!"

Ryan replied, "No? OK, no. I'm not going to do that."

The show follows Ryan and Rob McElhenney as they navigate being owners of Wrexham A.F.C., which is the third oldest professional football club in the world. The two took on ownership of Wrexham in 2020. As for their motivation to do just that? Ryan and Rob have set out a goal to make this underdog team a success story.

It's not the first time Blake has been featured in the FX series. During the Sept. 22 episode, she and the kids made a FaceTime call to Ryan while he was visiting Wrexham A.F.C. soccer team's stadium, Racecourse Ground in Wales.

"Hi Dad, look at you on the field!" one of his daughters said during the call. While Ryan panned the camera to show off the area, Blake could he heard noting, "Wow, that's so cool."

Talk about a great teammate.

On Dec. 15, 2016, Reynolds and Lively debuted their daughters James and Inez for the first time, at the actor's Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony (a common setting for notoriously private celebrities to introduce the world to their kids). During his speech, Reynolds said to his wife, "You make everything better—absolutely everything in my life better. You've given us two of the most incredible children that I could ever hope to have. You've made me the father of my dreams when I thought I only had fun uncle potential."

Todd Chrisley Tears Up During Emotional Reunion With Daughter Lindsie After Years-Long Feud
Todd Chrisley sat down publicly for the first time with his wife Julie and daughters Lindsie and Savannah to discuss what led to their family estrangement. Here's what they had to say.

The Chrisley family knows best when it comes to their bond.

Todd Chrisley and wife Julie Chrisley debuted their podcast, Christly Confessions by sitting down with daughters Lindsie, 33 and Savannah, 25, to discuss the fight that led to Lindsie not speaking to her parents for years and how ultimately it made their family stronger.

"God knows I wasn't prepared for this estrangement," Todd revealed to his eldest daughter on the Oct. 13 episode. "But I will tell you now looking back we needed this estrangement."

Todd continued, "There's no way that I would be where I am today if you had not forced the estrangement by leaving Chrisley Knows Best and cutting off communication."

The reality star—who is also dad to Chase and Grayson with Julie—shared that he "didn't know how to function" without speaking to his daughter multiple times throughout the day, stating, "It was cold turkey. But I'm grateful and thankful for the estrangement."

Lindsie echoed her dad's sentiment saying if she had to do it over, she "would have" listened to her family more.

Although the father-daughter duo had vowed to "never" speak to one another again after ceasing communication in 2021, they reunited over the summer.

"This all had to happen," Todd told Lindsie. "You and I, I don't believe, would be where we are today without the estrangement."

Todd also confessed that different variables such as Lindsie's divorce from ex Will Campbell—with whom she shares son Jackson, 10— played a role in their strained relationship, saying, "I don't think you could have truly, ever gotten to a place with me of understanding who I am, without being there yourself."

The Southern Tea host agreed, sharing, "I think there are certain lessons you have to learn on your own that other people can't teach you from their failures."

And since the reconciliation, the family has been sticking together for better or for worse, as Lindsie publicly stood by her parents after a federal judge found them guilty of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax fraud in June 2022.

The couples has denied the charges and are scheduled for sentencing on Nov. 21.

Ant Anstead Claps Back at Critics Calling Him Out for Posting Pics of Son Hudson
Ant Anstead, who previously accused ex Christina Haack of "exploiting" their son Hudson on social media, was recently called out for posting pictures of the 3-year-old. Find out how he responded.

Ant Anstead is telling his haters to hit the road.

The Celebrity IOU: Joyride host has been locked in a heated custody battle with ex-wife Christina Haack over their 3-year-old son Hudson, who he claims has been "exploited" by being featured in the Flip or Flop star's paid social media posts. So, when he posted several candid family snaps on Oct. 13, Instagram users called him out.

And Anstead didn't hold back in addressing the criticism. "Hopefully you can do some research and return for a more informed view," he wrote to one user, explaining in another comment that Haack "totally can" post about Hudson as unsponsored content.

Calling out all the negative comments, Anstead added, "It's an interesting insight into human behavior as the 'herd' follow clickbait and tantrums rather than access the facts to draw a more informed decision."

The 34-year-old also seemingly defended his decision to take Haack to court, writing back when someone told him to ignore the backlash, "If someone said to me 6 months ago 'you will get a handful of Karen's send you some abuse but I'm exchange Hudzo will no longer be exploited' I would take that deal! As a parent I have no worry in shouldering the cost to protect him."

For her part, Haack, 39, has denied Anstead's claims. "The allegation that I am ‘exploiting' our son is truly offensive and simply untrue," she said in court documents obtained by E! News in September. "My position remains that Ant and I should be good coparents to Hudson. However, Ant's continued misrepresentations and false statements make that difficult."

While Haack did confirm that Hudson "appeared in a few of my own Instagram ads," she noted in the docs that "each took less than five minutes to film" and "Ant is well aware that my film schedule is not an extensive production."

Recently, the Christina on the Coast star announced that she'll be taking a social media hiatus as she's "mentally exhausted over the recent false accusations" against her.

"Hudson's father has made attempts to turn my family, friends and fans against me through manipulation tactics and false information," she wrote in an Oct. 2 Instagram post. "This has had great impact on me and my household. Because of this, I have made the decision to no longer feature Hudson on Instagram, my tv shows or any social platforms until he is old enough to make this decision for himself."



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Morbidelli remained consistent and became the fastest during the race this season, MotoGP Malaysia


But in reality, Sepang used to be Morbidelli’s most aggressive weekend of the year.

The Italian certified a season-best seventh and settled into the pinnacle six in the early tiers of the race, earlier than having to serve two lengthy lap penalties from free practice.

Those dropped the Monster Yamaha rider to fifteenth however he fought forwards to tenth at the chequered flag, solely to get hold of a post-race penalty for clashing with Aleix Espargaro on the ultimate lap, demoting him to eleventh.

Morbidelli additionally set the fifth quickest lap of the race, faster than team-mate and reigning champion Fabio Quartararo, who achieved the Sepang podium in third.

Without the penalties, Morbidelli felt a pinnacle 5 used to be possible, some thing he hasn't done due to the fact his closing podium visit, at Jerez 2021.

“To come again from [the double lengthy lap] and nevertheless take tenth region suggests how sturdy his tempo actually was once today,” stated Monster Yamaha crew director Massimo Meregalli. “This was once in all likelihood his pleasant journey of the season.”

Morbidelli, title runner-up with three wins in 2020, has been attempting to shift from his naturally easy fashion to Quartararo-style 'aggression'.

The #21 defined that a ‘small change’ at Sepang had allowed him to do simply that, releasing greater nook velocity from the M1.

“It’s some thing we have been working on for a lot of time. This f**king qualifying with new tyres, I've been struggling so much!” Morbidelli said.

“We began the weekend with a small alternate on the bike that gave me that ‘plus’ in the feeling, and then I knew I had to maintain that aggressive fashion for qualifying and even step it up.

“This allowed me to make the bike work, this allowed me to be without a doubt speedy and quickly in the corners, which is the solely vicinity the place we can do something.

“So I'm pleased about that, I'm simply comfortable that we managed to do it this weekend.

“I'm absolutely searching forward to Valencia, to see if the upgrades we had here, and the stage we had been capable to keep right here at some point of each and every session and each and every condition, [continue].”

“I'm no longer certain. I can't be positive about the future. But I can be clearly hopeful. And I can have confidence in the degree that I was once capable to have this weekend. Which seemed sincerely true and virtually steady and simply quick... You know, typical Frankie.”

While Quartararo takes a very slim title threat into the season finale, Morbidelli is presently nineteenth in the world championship.

The pair will check the ultra-modern model of the 2023 Yamaha throughout the Tuesday post-race check at Valencia.,57420541.html


Fetterman and Oz face off in highly anticipated debate

By MARC LEVY and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press

Pennsylvania Democrat John Fetterman wouldn’t commit to releasing his full medical records during a highly anticipated debate against Republican Mehmet Oz on Tuesday, speaking haltingly throughout the hourlong event more than five months after experiencing a stroke.

Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s 53-year-old lieutenant governor, has acknowledged that he “almost died” after suffering a stroke in May. On Tuesday night, he addressed what he called the “elephant in the room.”

“I had a stroke. He’s never let me forget that,” Fetterman said of his Republican opponent. “And I might miss some words during this debate, mush two words together, but it knocked me down and I’m going to keep coming back up.”

He also quickly tried to go on offense by attacking Oz’s “gigantic mansions” and his integrity.

“It’s the Oz rule: he’s on TV and he’s lying,” Fetterman said.

Oz, a celebrity heart surgeon, ignored his opponent’s health throughout the debate, though he has hammered Fetterman on the issue repeatedly during the campaign. On Tuesday night, Oz attacked Fetterman’s policies on crime, saying he is “trying to get as many murderers out of jail as possible.”

“These radical positions extend beyond crime,” Oz charged. He later added, “His extreme positions have made him untenable.”

Fetterman insisted he is prepared for the demands of the Senate as he continues to recover from the stroke. Independent experts consulted by The Associated Press said he appears to be recovering remarkably well. He used closed-captioning during the debate to help him process the words he hears.

Stroke rehabilitation specialist Dr. Sonia Sheth, who watched the debate, called Fetterman an inspiration to stroke survivors.

“In my opinion, he did very well,” said Sheth of Northwestern Medicine Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in suburban Chicago. “He had his stroke less than one year ago and will continue to recover over the next year. He had some errors in his responses, but overall he was able to formulate fluent, thoughtful answers.”

Problems with auditory processing do not mean someone also has cognitive problems, the experts agreed. The brain’s language network is different from regions involved in decision making and critical thinking.

While debates have rarely swayed elections in the modern era, the intense national interest in the primetime affair — particularly in Fetterman’s performance — suggested this debate could prove decisive in an election central to the Democrats’ urgent fight to retain their Senate majority.

For Democrats, there is no better pickup opportunity in the U.S. than the race to replace retiring Republican Sen. Pat Toomey in a state Biden narrowly carried in 2020.

For much of the year, it looked as if Fetterman was the clear favorite, especially as Republicans waged a nasty nomination battle that left the GOP divided and bitter. But as Election Day nears, the race has tightened. And now, just two weeks before the final votes are cast, even the White House is privately concerned that Fetterman’s candidacy is at risk.

Voting is already well underway across the state. As of Tuesday, 639,000 votes had already been cast.

Fetterman’s speech challenges were apparent throughout the night. He often struggled to complete sentences.

When pressed to explain his shifting position on fracking, his answer was particularly awkward.

“I do support fracking. And I don’t, I don’t. I support fracking, and I stand and I do support fracking,” he said.

At another point, the moderator seemed to cut off Fetterman as he struggled to finish an answer defending Biden’s student loan debt forgiveness programs. He also stumbled before finishing a key attack line: “We need to make sure that Dr. Oz and Republicans believe in cutting Medicare and Social Security …”

The Pennsylvania Senate hopefuls faced each other inside a Harrisburg television studio. No audience was allowed, and the the debate host, Nexstar Media, declined to allow an AP photographer access to the event.

The meeting was the first and only major statewide debate this year in Pennsylvania, since Democrat Josh Shapiro and Republican Doug Mastriano couldn’t reach an agreement on terms for a gubernatorial debate.

Fetterman is a star in progressive politics nationwide, having developed a loyal following thanks in part to his blunt working-class appeal, extraordinary height, tattoos and unapologetic progressive policies. On Tuesday, the 6-foot-9-inch Democrat swapped his trademark hoodie and shorts for a dark suit and tie.

But Fetterman’s health has emerged as a central issue over the election’s final weeks, even as candidates elsewhere clash over issues like abortion, crime and inflation.

Oz had pushed for more than a half-dozen debates, suggesting that Fetterman’s unwillingness to agree to more than one is because the stroke had debilitated him. Fetterman insisted that one debate is typical — although two is more customary — and that Oz’s focus on debates was a cynical ploy to lie about his health.

Democrats noted that the televised debate setting likely would have favored Oz even without questions about the stroke.

Oz is a longtime television personality who hosted “The Dr. Oz Show” weekdays for 13 seasons after getting his start as a regular guest on Oprah Winfrey’s show in 2004. Fetterman, by contrast, is a less practiced public speaker who is introverted by nature.

“This was always going to be an away game for John Fetterman,” said Mustafa Rashed, a Democratic political consultant based in Philadelphia.

Fetterman asked for, and was granted, a closed-captioning system for the debate that displayed in writing everything said on a large screen behind the moderators.

The Fetterman campaign said in a memo ahead of the debate that the closed captioning would be “typed out by human beings in real time, on live TV,” warning that it could lead to time delays, transcription errors and miscommunication. “It is impossible to control and unavoidable,” the memo said.

Abortion was a major dividing line during the debate.

Oz insists he supports three exceptions — for rape, incest and to protect the life of the mother. When pressed on Tuesday night, he suggested he opposes South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham’s bill to impose a nationwide ban on abortion after 15 weeks because it would allow the federal government to dictate the law to states.

“I’m not going to support federal rules that block the ability of states to do what they wish to do,” Oz said.

Fetterman said he would vote for Democrats’ legislation in Congress to allow abortion for up to 24 weeks of pregnancy. He also has said separately that he does not support imposing restrictions on abortion and prefers to leave it to women to decide.

“I want to look into the face of every woman in Pennsylvania: If you believe the choice of your reproductive freedom belongs with Dr. Oz that’s your choice. But if you believe that the choice for abortion belongs with you and your doctor, that’s what I fight for,” Fetterman said.

Fetterman also raised questions about Oz’s residency, which has been a consistent theme throughout the campaign.

For much of the year, Fetterman has seized on Oz’s tenuous connections to the state in witty social media posts and media campaigns.

Oz was born in Ohio, was raised in Delaware and has lived in New Jersey for decades. In 2020, People magazine ran a feature on the New Jersey mansion that Oz and his wife Lisa “built from scratch 20 years ago.”

Later that year, Oz formally adopted a Pennsylvania address. And the next year, 2021, he launched his Senate campaign.

Meanwhile, questions about Fetterman’s physical and mental strength have persisted.

When pressed Tuesday night, Fetterman refused to say he would release his medical records.

“For me, transparency is about showing up,” he said.

Fetterman has consistently rebuffed calls to release medical records or let reporters question his doctors. Last week he released a note from his primary care physician, who wrote that Fetterman is recovering well, shows no cognitive effects and “can work full duty in public office.”

Fetterman’s campaign insists he is healthier than ever now that he is paying closer attention to his diet and daily exercise regimen of walking several miles a day. He is participating in regular sessions with a speech therapist and taking medication.

Fetterman sought to use his health challenges as a positive.

“My campaign is all about fighting for anyone in Pennsylvania that ever got knocked down,” he said.

Peoples reported from New York. AP Medical Writer Carla K. Johnson contributed from Washington state.
One hour with Fetterman and Oz: Key takeaways from their only debate

Fetterman’s performance reinforced questions about his recovery from a May stroke, while Oz gave an answer on abortion that the Democrat immediately seized on for future attacks.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman and Mehmet Oz met Tuesday night for the only debate of what’s become perhaps the most important Senate race in the country this year — one that could determine partisan control of the chamber.

Recent independent polling has shown a tight race between Fetterman, the Democratic nominee, and Oz, a Republican doctor best known for his long-syndicated TV show.

A showdown like Tuesday’s, clips from which are sure to be played on local news and in paid TV ads in a state that already has seen tens of millions of dollars’ worth of political commercials, could move the race. Here’s what we learned after an hour — which involved a lot of shouting and rapid-fire answers — in Harrisburg:

Fetterman's performance reinforced questions about his recovery from a May stroke

“Good night, everybody,” Fetterman said by way of introduction to viewers as he began his answer to the evening’s first question about what qualifies him to be a senator.

Fetterman then used much of his allotted 60 seconds to discuss what he called “the elephant in the room.”

“I had a stroke,” Fetterman said before he took a shot at Oz, whose campaign has made his health a central issue. “He’s never let me forget that. And I might miss some words during this debate, smoosh two words together. It knocked me down, but I’m gonna keep coming back up.”

The debate actually began with a lengthy explanation of the closed-captioning system that allowed Fetterman, who also has auditory processing issues that linger after his stroke, to read questions and answers transcribed on a screen in real time. There were occasional pauses between questions to Fetterman and his answers to them. At one point, during a back-and-forth on education, Oz seemed to allude to Fetterman’s struggles.

“Obviously I wasn’t clear enough for you to understand this,” Oz, a heart surgeon, said in a comment directed at Fetterman.

Under pressure from the moderators, Fetterman again declined to commit to release his medical records.

The hourlong debate was the most intense political test Fetterman has faced since the stroke, and his advisers sought Monday to lower expectations for his performance.

In the post-debate spin room Tuesday night, Fetterman spokesperson Joe Calvello faced repeated questions from reporters about Fetterman's halting delivery and struggles with words. Calvello asserted that Fetterman did “pretty damn well.” Oz spokesperson Barney Keller pronounced it a “disaster” for Fetterman.

A Pennsylvania Democratic official, who asked to remain anonymous to speak candidly about the party’s nominee, said the debate will “definitely not” sway any voters to Fetterman.

“But hopefully it doesn’t sway people the other way,” the official said. “In some ways, Fetterman might be helped by how polarized and tribal things are these days.”

Oz wants 'local political leaders' to be involved in determining when women can have abortions

Oz, who has said in the past that he believes abortion is murder at any stage of pregnancy, refused to offer a yes-or-no answer to questions about whether he’d support a federal ban on the procedure at 15 weeks. He instead said he opposes federal laws that could limit how states decide to approach abortion. But how he phrased the response immediately raised eyebrows.

“I don’t want the federal government involved with that at all,” Oz said. “I want women, doctors, local political leaders letting the democracy that’s always allowed our nation to thrive to put the best ideas forward so states can decide for themselves.”

After the debate, Fetterman's campaign quickly seized on the "local political leaders" part.

“Our campaign will be putting money behind making sure as many women as possible hear Dr. Oz’s radical belief that ‘local political leaders’ should have as much say over a woman’s abortion decisions as women themselves and their doctors,” Calvello said in a statement. “After months of trying to hide his extreme abortion position, Oz let it slip on the debate stage on Tuesday. Oz belongs nowhere near the U.S. Senate, and suburban voters across Pennsylvania will see just how out-of-touch Oz is on this issue.”

Neither candidate owned up to his conflicting positions on fracking

The controversial and environmentally risky process to drill for natural gas is a huge local issue in Pennsylvania, and Fetterman and Oz have both signaled opposition to it in the past. They now cast themselves as proponents and didn’t own up to their flip-flops.

The segment on the topic was particularly brutal for Fetterman.

“I’ve always supported fracking,” he said at one point, before co-moderator Lisa Sylvester of WPXI in Pittsburgh pressed him about a 2018 interview in which he said he “never” did.

“I do support fracking, and, I don’t ... I support fracking, and I stand and I do support fracking,” Fetterman responded when he was confronted with the answer from four years ago.

Oz similarly dodged or failed to offer clear answers about several other issues
Fetterman’s advisers, in a pre-emptive move to raise expectations for Oz and lower them for their candidate, predicted the TV doctor’s showmanship would come through. And Oz indeed offered crisp answers to many questions — but without actually answering them.

After Fetterman said he supports a $15-an-hour federal minimum wage, Oz said he agreed the wage was too low and accused Fetterman of “shooting too low.”

But Oz talked around whether he supports a $15 federal minimum wage by arguing that “market forces” are driving up wages and vaguely suggesting that fracking in Pennsylvania would create “plenty of money to go around.”

Asked about promoting unproven medical treatments through his syndicated TV show, Oz instead answered a question that wasn’t asked and denied directly selling such products.

“It’s a television show, like this is a television show,” Oz said. “So people can run commercials on the shows, and that’s a perfectly appropriate and very transparent process.”

The crime issue isn’t going away for Fetterman
Many of the ads aired by Oz and national groups over the last few months have focused on Fetterman’s stance on criminal justice issues.

In the debate’s early minutes, Oz noted how he invited Maureen Faulkner, the widow of a Philadelphia police officer who was shot in the 1980s and has been critical of Fetterman, to accompany him to the debate. Oz used her presence to underscore what he has called Fetterman’s “extreme” positions, including leniency for those convicted of second-degree murder.

Later in the debate, co-moderator Dennis Owens of WHTM in Harrisburg asked Fetterman to respond to the attacks that he’s soft on crime.

“I believe that I run on my record on crime,” Fetterman replied. “You know, I ran to be mayor [of Braddock, a small town near Pittsburgh] back in 2005 in order to fight gun violence, and that’s exactly what I did.”

At another point in the debate, Oz tried to turn Fetterman’s law-and-order narrative back on him by bringing up a years-old encounter in which Fetterman, during his time as mayor, chased down a Black jogger with a shotgun. Fetterman has said he heard what sounded like gunfire and saw a man running away. According to a police report, the man was unarmed.

“Why haven’t you apologized to that unarmed innocent Black man?” Oz asked Fetterman.

Fetterman replied that he had the “opportunity to defend our community as the chief law enforcement officer there” and asserted that an “overwhelming majority of the community,” including Black residents, “understood what happened.”
Fetterman, Showing Stroke Effects, Battles Oz in Hostile Senate Debate

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a Democrat, tried to assure voters of his fitness to serve. Dr. Mehmet Oz, a former celebrity physician and Republican, attacked him as too radical for the job.

Five months after a stroke nearly took his life, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the Democratic nominee for Senate in Pennsylvania, clashed with Dr. Mehmet Oz on Tuesday in their one and only debate, disagreeing sharply over abortion, the economy and other partisan issues as Mr. Fetterman tried to assure voters of his fitness to serve.

Standing at red and blue lecterns in a television studio in Harrisburg, Pa., the two men could scarcely conceal their disdain for each other, or the scope of their disagreements. Dr. Oz returned repeatedly to the issue of crime while trying to position himself as a centrist candidate. Mr. Fetterman slashed Dr. Oz as a wealthy outsider unfamiliar with the economic struggles of Pennsylvanians.

The spectacle of the debate itself took on uncommon significance because of Mr. Fetterman’s stroke and the pace of his recovery. Mr. Fetterman sought to address the issue at the very start. “Let’s also talk about the elephant in the room: I had a stroke,” he said in his opening remarks, adding of his opponent, “He’ll never let me forget that.”

The debate was held under unusual conditions. Situated above the moderators were two 70-inch monitors to show the text of what was being said in close to real time — for both questions and answers. Professional typists were on hand to try to transcribe the debate as part of an agreed-upon accommodation for Mr. Fetterman, who has publicly discussed his lingering auditory processing issues after the stroke.

Mr. Fetterman’s words were frequently halting, and it was apparent when he was delayed in either reading or reaching for a phrase or word. But he was also fluent enough over the course of the hour to present his Democratic vision for a state that could determine control of the Senate.

Dr. Oz, the Republican nominee and a former television personality, displayed a sharpness and comfort honed by years in front of the camera. And from the opening minutes, he seized the chance to tack to the political center, casting himself as a problem-fixing surgeon and labeling Mr. Fetterman repeatedly as a radical.

“Washington keeps getting it wrong with extreme positions: I want to bring civility, balance,” said Dr. Oz, who won the Republican primary largely on the strength of an endorsement from former President Donald J. Trump.

In the primary, Dr. Oz fully embraced Mr. Trump’s “Make America Great Again” platform. But he has revised his pitch for the general election, saying he wanted “Washington to be civil again” and to be the “candidate for change.” He did say he would support Mr. Trump again in 2024.

Mr. Fetterman pounded Dr. Oz as an out-of-state phony with 10 homes. Dr. Oz criticized Mr. Fetterman as a soft-on-crime liberal who lived off his parents into his 40s.

“John Fetterman thinks the minimum wage is his weekly allowance from his parents,” Dr. Oz said at another point.

At least once, Dr. Oz seemed to condescend about Mr. Fetterman’s auditory issues. “Obviously I wasn’t clear enough for you to understand this,” he said.

Mr. Fetterman was able to reel off some made-for-TV one-liners, though he had difficulty going into greater depth over the course of full one-minute answers.

In defending his record on crime, Mr. Fetterman invoked his time as mayor of Braddock, a small town outside Pittsburgh: “I was able to stop gun violence for five and a half years as mayor — ever accomplished before since my time as mayor because I’m the only person on this stage right now that is — can successful about pushing back against gun violence and being the community more safe.”

Republicans quickly clipped and posted a verbal flub of Mr. Fetterman saying, “I do not believe in supporting the Supreme Court,” as he spoke about his opposition to court expansion.

Pennsylvania, one of the central battlegrounds for control of the Senate, is increasingly seen as a potential tipping-point state. On Tuesday, the leading Senate Republican super PAC announced it was adding $6 million to its television reservations in the state. The top Democratic super PAC had put a further $5 million into the state last week.

“We believe if we win Pennsylvania, we win the majority,” said Steven Law, who leads the Republican super PAC, the Senate Leadership Fund.

The evening unfolded with an intensity befitting the stakes.

Some of the most pointed exchanges came over abortion, which has featured prominently in Democratic advertising.

Dr. Oz said that there should be no role for the federal government on the issue but that he was open to state-level restrictions. He even tried awkwardly to come up with a new phrase to describe having state governments determine abortion rights, saying that he wanted the decision left to “women, doctors, local political leaders.”

Mr. Fetterman later interrupted to link Dr. Oz to the Republican nominee for governor, Doug Mastriano, who is trailing significantly in most polls and who has spoken about banning abortion beginning at six weeks with no exceptions. “You roll with Doug Mastriano!” Mr. Fetterman said.

The Democrat said he supported the framework of Roe v. Wade, as Dr. Oz pressed him for details about any limits he would impose on late-term pregnancies.

A blitz of commercials this fall about crime has helped Dr. Oz shrink what had been a summer lead in the polls for Mr. Fetterman. On Tuesday, crime was the first specific issue that Dr. Oz raised, and the final one he included in his closing remarks.

“I’ve talked to families who won’t let their kids go outside because of the crime wave that’s been facilitated by left, radical policies like the ones John Fetterman has been advocating for,” the Republican said.

Mr. Fetterman replied, “I run on my record on crime.”

For much of the evening, Dr. Oz was on the offensive, though he appeared less comfortable when it came to questions of how he has profited in the past from the sale and promotion of unproven medical treatments through his daytime TV show.

“The show did very well because it provided high-quality information that empowered people,” Dr. Oz said. When the moderator followed up to ask about his own profits, Dr. Oz did not answer directly, saying advertisers were entitled to run commercials during his show.

“I never sold weight-loss products as described in those commercials,” he declared. “It’s a television show like this is a television show.”

The two men also clashed over immigration.

“Pennsylvania is already a border state,” Dr. Oz said, accusing Mr. Fetterman, who has pushed for the legalization of marijuana, of wanting to legalize even more drugs.

Mr. Fetterman responded that Dr. Oz was affiliated with a company that was once fined for hiring people who were in the country illegally. “I believe that a secure border is — can be compatible with compassion,” Mr. Fetterman said.

Another key issue in Pennsylvania is fracking, the extraction of the state’s abundant natural gas from deep in the ground. Mr. Fetterman was once opposed to the practice, but supports it now. But when Mr. Fetterman was confronted with his past opposition, he struggled to answer. “I’ve always supported fracking,” he insisted.

It was not always clear a debate would happen.

The Oz team had needled Mr. Fetterman over the summer for failing to commit to any debates, but seemed to face some backlash for the focus on his health. The Fetterman campaign eventually agreed to the single debate late in October, trying to give the lieutenant governor as long as possible to recover.

Mr. Fetterman had the stroke on the Friday before the May primary election, though he waited until that Sunday to disclose it. On Primary Day, he had a pacemaker and defibrillator implanted. His campaign initially offered few details about his condition, saying in early June that he also had a serious heart condition called cardiomyopathy.

Mr. Fetterman stayed off the campaign trail until mid-August. He has since ramped up his activity, regularly holding rallies and giving television interviews. Before the debate, he released a letter from his primary care doctor that said he had “no work restrictions and can work full duty in public office.”

Mr. Fetterman was pressed by the moderators to release his full medical records. He declined. “To me, for transparency is about showing up,” he said.