College Football Playoff Rankings: LSU Is The New No. 1 In The Top 25 Rankings For Week 12 (NCAA.com) Our new top four, in order, is LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia. Alabama fell from third to fifth, and Oregon moved up from seventh to sixth. It’s the first time LSU has been ranked No. 1 in the CFP era.
Disney+ Has Power And A Plan (The Ringer) Disney is the second megacorporation to debut a streaming service this month, but unlike Apple, it comes to the table with an unbeatable gigantic library and a savvy strategy that should make it instant competition for Netflix
Former Astros Pitcher Says Team Electronically Stole Signs in 2017 (New York Times) Mike Fiers and anonymous sources told The Athletic that Houston, which won the 2017 World Series, had used a camera and a trash can to steal signs and convey the information to batters.
Giuliani Defends ‘Innocent’ Phone Call Between Trump And Ukrainian President In WSJ Op-ed (Fox News) Giuliani wrote that Trump’s call with Zelensky was “innocent” and “proper,” and Trump was simply asking him to investigate “allegations of corruption at the highest levels of both governments.”
Three Takeaways From No. 1 Kentucky’s Shocking Loss To Evansville (Lexington Herald Leader) Kentucky has young guys who learned a valuable lesson on Tuesday. Doesn’t matter your rank, or your resume, or the name across the front of your jersey. As quickly as you rise to No. 1, you can fall back again, and that’s what happened.
Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ Triggers Federal Inquiry (Wall Street Journal) Deal with Ascension health system aimed at improving patient care provides Google with health-data gold mine.
NFL Makes December Schedule Change, Kickoff Times Decided For Rare Triple-header In Week 16 (CBS Sports) We get a full weekend of football in Week 16 this year.
Who Has — And Hasn’t — Qualified For The November Democratic Debate (538) After the fourth Democratic primary debate in October included a record-setting 12 candidates on stage, it looks like the fifth debate in November will max out at 10.
Why The Astros Must Admit They Cheated (SI) The Astros reportedly used an illegal system to steal signs during their 2017 World Series run. Now they should do the right thing and confess to their faults.
Disney+ Suffers Technical Errors On Launch Day (CNBC) Some users who rushed to download Disney’s new streaming service were met with an unfortunate error message on their screen that reads “unable to connect.”
How The Panthers Will Approach Their Breakup With Cam Newton Before 2020 Season (Sporting News) Thanks for the memories, Cam. Sorry, but it’s time for you to move on. We can’t count on you to stay healthy and can’t pay you big bucks to sit on the sideline.
Facebook Debuts Payment System, Taking On Venmo (Axios) The new product, separate from its Libra cryptocurrency effort, puts the social network giant in competition with Venmo and others.