• The opioid crisis is driving down United States life expectancy, new data shows
The opioid crisis is driving down United States life expectancy, new data shows

The decline in life expectancy appears to be caused by rising death rates for Americans ages 15-64. And there's a likely culprit that bears a disproportionate share of the blame this time around: Drug overdoses, especially those tied to the opioid crisis.

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  • Cavaliers assign Isaiah Thomas to Canton to 'practice' Thursday
Cavaliers assign Isaiah Thomas to Canton to 'practice' Thursday

The Cleveland Cavaliers have ruled out Isaiah Thomas for the team's Christmas Day game against the Golden State Warriors . The practice will take place at the Cavs' facility in Independence. According to LeBron James, Thomas' attitude has been getting worse as his comeback draws closer. The Celtics sent Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center An...

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  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan looks set to return to the Manchester United squad
Henrikh Mkhitaryan looks set to return to the Manchester United squad

With the January transfer window almost approaching, there has been much talk of whether the Armenian global will remain with Manchester United by the end of the transfer window. That stance would be in line with the Bundesliga club's previous policy as they have regularly shown a willingness to bring back former players who have struggle elsewhe...

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  • Fullback Kyle Juszczyk named to Pro-Bowl, four 49ers named alternates
Fullback Kyle Juszczyk named to Pro-Bowl, four 49ers named alternates

Juszczyk suffered a back injury October 8 that caused him to miss two games. In addition to the four players chosen and Smith and Joseph, the Vikings also had touted quarterback Case Keenum, wide receiver Stefon Diggs, tight end Kyle Rudolph, tackle Riley Reiff and linebacker Eric Kendricks as Pro Bowl candidates.

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  • U.S. spy chiefs pressure Congress to renew expiring surveillance law
U.S. spy chiefs pressure Congress to renew expiring surveillance law

The leaders of the USA intelligence community on Thursday pressed Congress to renew the National Security Agency's expiring surveillance law, warning in a rare public statement that national security may be endangered if lawmakers let it lapse.

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  • Wenger: Liverpool thrashing will hurt forever
Wenger: Liverpool thrashing will hurt forever

It's not always the same, it depends on their personnel. "They are a complete football team, they can switch styles". "It's hard to guess, but we have tried to see what I'll do but for me the most important thing is we turn up and it's a positive performance".

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  • Facebook AI recognises face, can alert you on misuse
Facebook AI recognises face, can alert you on misuse

The notifications will rely on optional new tools that tap into face-recognition capabilities and already suggest friends to "tag" in pictures uploaded to Facebook. Candela said. "What we're doing with AI is making it possible for anybody to enjoy the experience", says 52-year-old King, who lost his sight in college due to a degenerative eye dise...

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  • Mullen's first Early Signing Day in Gainesville silences critics
Mullen's first Early Signing Day in Gainesville silences critics

And all that is before the gem of the class, consensus top-five quarterback Emory Jones , enters the picture. "He can run, but he can also improvise and extend plays, and he does have a cannon for an arm". Mullen's early staff choices also look smart, as they were critical in both retaining the pieces of the class already in place and adding new t...

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  • Dana White: We're Talking To Floyd Mayweather About a UFC Deal
Dana White: We're Talking To Floyd Mayweather About a UFC Deal

Mayweather, coming back from a two year retirement, picked up a tenth round TKO over UFC superstar Conor McGregor in August to improve his flawless record to 50-0. If I wanted to I could come right back to the UFC. Those claims were widely met with skepticism. The UFC kingpin cited the cross-combat sport fight between McGregor and Mayweather ...

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  • Orioles pitcher Zach Britton suffers Achilles injury
Orioles pitcher Zach Britton suffers Achilles injury

Per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic , Britton is expected to be out for at least six months after suffering the injury while working out. Britton, 29, looks unlikely to see the mound until the second half of the season. The left-hander, who turns 30 on Friday, is arbitration eligible after making $11.4 million U.S. last season. Britton, like t...

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  • Ex-NBA player Villanueva has toilet stolen from home
Ex-NBA player Villanueva has toilet stolen from home

A former National Basketball Association player has taken to Twitter to complain that a toilet was among the items stolen from his Dallas home during a burglary. On top of his toilet shock, Villanueva was frustrated the Dallas police department didn't respond to him in a timely manner. Villanueva was last on an National Basketball Association ros...

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  • Giants trade for Evan Longoria
Giants trade for Evan Longoria

But Longoria's contract and age make him a potential land mine for San Francisco. It is the second trade that the two teams made recently. Evan Longoria has played 200 more games than anyone else who has worn the uniform of Tampa Bay's major league team.

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  • Belichick shreds reporter over weird question on Brady's trainer
Belichick shreds reporter over weird question on Brady's trainer

The newspaper reported that Belichick reversed course "weeks ago" and that Guerrero is no longer permitted to travel on the team's plane or have access to the sidelines like he has in recent years. Despite that, he allowed players (such as Julian Edelman and Gronk) to participate in training regimens/alternate treatment methods at Guerrero's...

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  • Celtic Star Urges Bhoys To Go Again Against Partick Thistle
Celtic Star Urges Bhoys To Go Again Against Partick Thistle

Sixteen-year-old Harry Cochrane earned his Man of the Match award with a stunning opening strike, Kyle Lafferty adding a second before half-time. But no, Brown was fulfilling his captain's duties on behalf of the club. "It has still been a good season for us", Brown added. "We've lost one domestic game in 70". We want to be at our very best every...

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  • Joe Hart back in West Ham goal for Carabao Cup clash vs
Joe Hart back in West Ham goal for Carabao Cup clash vs

Midfield: Aaron Ramsey has been ruled out until January with a hamstring injury while Granit Xhaka will get a well-earned breather after starting in every league game so far this campaign. "I told him at half-time I was annoyed with him, he should have scored two", Moyes said. "Like ourselves on the bench, as soon as the second goal went in it t...

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  • Leicester midfielder Vicente Iborra: Man City just like Barcelona
Leicester midfielder Vicente Iborra: Man City just like Barcelona

The Leicester manager will be pleased that he has no new injury concerns ahead of the clash with Manchester City , however, he did confirm that the tie has come too quickly for two of his players. Vardy headed a Mahrez cross wide of the post in the 80th minute before Bravo just about managed to hang onto a Mahrez delivery moments later as Leice...

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  • Detroit Lions Playoff Hopes Improved Sunday
Detroit Lions Playoff Hopes Improved Sunday

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave the Atlanta Falcons a scare, 24-21, but scares don't count in the final standings-or else Detroit would have a "scare" to their name against the Falcons, too. 5 seed in the NFC playoffs. Atlanta could be that team, as the Falcons visit the Saints and host the Panthers the final two weeks. If the Lions beat both t...

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  • Danica Patrick's relationship with NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is over
Danica Patrick's relationship with NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is over

The couple waited until the end of Charlotte Motor Speedway's weeklong annual media tour to go public with their relationship, which started as a friendship as they raced each other the last two seasons in the Nationwide Series. Stenhouse, 30, had a breakthrough campaign in 2017 with wins at Talladega and Daytona and a spot in the sport's postseaso...

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  • Baton Rouge native Dylan Moses breaks foot at Alabama practice, needs surgery
Baton Rouge native Dylan Moses breaks foot at Alabama practice, needs surgery

He started the last two games at inside linebacker for the Crimson Tide. Moses' injury continues an extraordinary streak of injuries that have beset the Crimson Tide linebacking corps. "I feel like they've done that". It appears Baton Rouge native Dylan Moses won't have a chance to play in his homestate for the first time in his college caree...

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  • Lane Kiffin reportedly finalizing 10-year deal with FAU
Lane Kiffin reportedly finalizing 10-year deal with FAU

Since his coaching career began in 1997 as an assistant at Fresno State, Kiffin's longest stop at one place was six seasons as an assistant at USC from 2001 to 2006. Second-year head coach Jason Candle was a hot interview target during the recent run of coaching hires, but remains at UT. Kiffin ranked 80th among FBS head coaches with $950,000 in ...

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