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NFL fines coaches $100,000 for failing to wear masks on the sidelines

NEW YORK (AP) -- NFL coaches thumbed their collective — and exposed — noses at the NFL’s mask mandate in Week 2.

The league responded with hefty fines of $100,000 per coach and $250,000 per club. The first three to get fined were Denver’s Vic Fangio, San Francisco’s Kyle Shanahan and Seattle’s Pete Carroll, according to a person with knowledge of the punishment who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the coaches were not identified.

The punishment was meted out a week after the NFL reminded team personnel on the sidelines about the rules for wearing face coverings during the coronavirus pandemic, lest they put the fledgling season at risk.

More coaches and clubs can expect similar punishments as the memo last week from Troy Vincent, who oversees the league’s football operations, was largely ignored throughout the weekend... Read More

Pickleball Open gets underway in downtown Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- While sports across the board have been impacted by the coronavirus and many smaller leagues are cancelling games, the Las Vegas Pickleball Open has missed a step.

If you don't know, pickleball is a cross between tennis, badminton and ping pong. It started in the early 1970s and has gained in popularity. It's one of the fastest growing racquet sports in the U.S.

The Plaza Hotel & Casino has more pickleball courts than any other venue in Las Vegas and is hosting the event from Sept. 22 - Sept. 27.

The tournament offers professional players a competitive prize package of $25,000 split between grand prize, silver, and bronze medalists.

At a time when other tournaments are witnessing a decrease in registration of 50% or more, registration numbers for the Las Vegas Pickleball Open are more than half of last year’s total... Read More

Costco brings back wine advent calendars for $99.99

If you are looking for a way to take the edge off of the final month of 2020, Costco has your back.

Reports are coming in that the popular wine advent calendar is already popping up in some warehouse stores across the country for $99.99. According to CostcoWineBlog.com, there are two options this year, both featuring 24 half bottles.

"Early indications seems very positive on both," wrote the wine blogger.


Costco quietly stops selling its half sheet cake

Social media posts indicate some shoppers are already using the calendar, which really resembles a case typical cardboard case with attractive holiday-themed designs, at some stores. ... Read More

WATCH LIVE: President Trump addresses 75th annual UN General Assembly

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — President Donald Trump gave a prerecorded address as part of the 75th annual United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.

Trump told reporters Monday that he’d have a “strong message” for China, but he didn’t provide further details... Read More

NASCAR fundraiser underway to help local children

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- NASCAR is revving up its engines for racing this weekend and while there won't be any fans in the stands at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, there is a special fundraiser taking place focused on NASCAR.

Every year, Speedway Children's Charities fundraises to help local children in need and it's going virtual this year. Since its creation in 1999, the charity has raised $2.5 for causes in Southern Nevada. The money goes to a variety of organizations.

"We've given grants to provide eyeglasses, dental exams, seeds so we could teach children to eat healthy and grow healthy, books, everything, you name it," said Paulette Anderson, Speedway Children's Charities.

The auction includes Zoom meet and greets with drivers and lots of signed items.

People can place bids at this website. The auction lasts until Sept. 27... Read More

Newsfeed Now: Officer saves 2-year-old boy; WWII canteen returned to family

Weekdays at 11:30 a.m. EST, Newsfeed Now will be streaming the top stories in the U.S. utilizing our newsrooms across the country. If you miss the live report, you’ll be able to see a replay minutes after the stream ends.

(KARK/NEXSTAR) - An Arkansas family says a police officer saved their two-year-old child’s life after choking on a piece of candy.

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BATTLE FOR SCOTUS SEAT: s Senate Republicans meet Tuesday in their first formal gathering since the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sen. Mitt Romney has potentially cleared the path for a vote on President Trump’s nominee before the Nov. 3 election... Read More

Pres. Trump addresses 75th annual UN General Assembly

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — President Donald Trump gave a prerecorded address as part of the 75th annual United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.

Trump told reporters Monday that he'd have a “strong message” for China, but he didn't provide further details.

The administration has criticized the Chinese Communist Party for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, election meddling and espionage in the United States... Read More