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Caleb Plant faces Jose Uzcategui for the IBF middleweight boxing title.,Autumn Allison, Nashville Tennessean read more

Sherrie Page was unanimously re-elected chair of the Orange County School Board at the board’s first meeting of the new year.,At the meeting Monday, Page told school administrators and fellow board members, “I look forward to another good year—a challenging year.”,Now that the much-anticipated track renovation project is nearly finished at Orange County High School (OCHS), she would like to see work begin on a new wing at the high school that would provide additional classroom space.,She said renovation of the high school’s fitness room was “near and dear” to the heart of Judy Carter, the District 3 school board representative, and Page’s close friend, who died of cancer last year.,Last year, the facility in the high school’s old gym was renamed in honor of the late Paul Sizemore, a popular OCHS teacher and successful coach of multiple sports who served the school system for 30 years.

The first Air Force Test Center strategic offsite meeting since Brig. Gen. Christopher Azzano became AFTC commander in August was held recently at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.,A: I want them to know how incredibly important AEDC is to the Air Force Test Center and to the defense of our nation.,So looking at the hundreds of millions of dollars directed to AEDC to develop and sustain next-generation infrastructure for hypersonics research, I see a unique opportunity for the Air Force Test Center.,When you look at a wing-level organization like Arnold, you see a consolidation of like-mission areas under one organization, and that is where I as a Center commander and where my superiors at the MAJCOM and Air Force level have the opportunity to influence an entire collection of missions.,Prior to AFMC’s re-organization in 2012, our enterprise leads operated independently through the Arnold Engineering Development Center, Air Force Flight Test Center, and the Air Armament Center, as they were known at the time.

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers’ prize for dismantling the toughest defense in the NFL is a road game against a team that has long been a nemesis for Philip Rivers.,Going up against longtime Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and standout coach Bill Belichick is no easy task, but Rivers is up for the challenge.,AFC North champion Baltimore (10-7) got to play a home playoff game for the first time since 2012, but its run ended there.,Looking ahead, this much is clear: John Harbaugh figures he’ll be back as coach — even if nothing is set in stone yet — and he knows Jackson will be the team’s starting quarterback next season instead of past Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco.,While Flacco is “the best quarterback in the history of the Ravens,” as Harbaugh put it, Jackson’s 6-1 close to the regular season cemented the first-round draft pick and Heisman Trophy winner as the No. 1 quarterback.

• Tuesday’s matchup is already OU’s fifth road game of the season (most in the Big 12).,• OU has won 20 of its last 22 games inside Lloyd Noble Center and 22 of its last 24 “home” games (includes victories in OKC and Tulsa).,As the first player to lead the country in scoring and assists, Young drove the Sooners offense to score 84.9 points per game – the fifth most of any team last season and the eighth most in program history.,• OU has held its opponent to 60 or fewer points in four games.,• OU opponents have shot under 32 percent in five games this season.

Andrew Wiggins scored 25 of his 28 points in the first half, helping the Minnesota Timberwolves take charge from the opening tipoff and breeze by the LeBron James-less Los Angeles Lakers for a 108-86 victory on Sunday, the last game for coach Tom Thibodeau.,RAPTORS 121, PACERS 105

TORONTO (AP) — Norman Powell scored a season-high 23 points, Pascal Siakam had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Toronto snapped Indiana's six-game winning streak.,NETS 117, BULLS 100 read more

Andrew Wiggins scored 25 of his 28 points in the first half, helping the Minnesota Timberwolves take charge from the opening tipoff and breeze by the LeBron James-less Los Angeles Lakers for a 108-86 victory on Sunday, the last game for coach Tom Thibodeau.,RAPTORS 121, PACERS 105

TORONTO (AP) — Norman Powell scored a season-high 23 points, Pascal Siakam had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Toronto snapped Indiana's six-game winning streak.,NETS 117, BULLS 100 read more

Instead of demanding that gay bakers make hateful cakes (which he never sees the rhetorical problem with), he says that it would be rhetorically more productive to ask them to cater conferences for the anti-same-sex marriage position.,This was the law broken in the 2012 Masterpiece Cakeshop case in which a Christian baker refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding.,On the other hand, a baker breaks no law when refusing to cater a National Organization of Marriage conference against same-sex marriage or a Westboro (“God Hates Fags”) Baptist Church picnic.,Thirty years from now, the predominant Christian message on this subject will celebrate Christian leaders who took the tough stand to embrace homosexuals and accept same-sex marriage.,The point here seems to be that Christians can’t forget the biblical reasons to reject same-sex marriage.

REDDING, CT — Christine E. Hansen (nee Daniels), 48, of Redding, passed away on December 3, 2018 at Danbury Regional Hospice after a 5 year battle with breast cancer.,She also served as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Redding.,Christine is survived by her devoted husband Tom, as well as her pride and joy, son Connor of Redding, son Matthew and daughter-in-law Laura of Fort Sill, OK, daughter Kristyn of New Haven, her beloved dog Kirby, mother Diana Daniels of Redding, brother Greg Daniels of Fairfield, father and mother-in-law Robert and Nancy Hansen of Bethel, brother-in-law Robert Hansen, Jr. and sister-in-law Brenda of Shelton, maternal grandmother Elizabeth Daniels of Sherman, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.,A Memorial Mass for relatives and close friends will be held at St. Patrick Church in Redding on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.,To offer online condolences to Christine's family, please visit www.boutonfuneralhome.com.

And it should serve as a reminder to the rest of the  AFC playoff field that even though the Patriots may have looked vulnerable at times this season, and even though Brady himself may not be the MVP quarterback he was a year ago, and even though New England has some shaky losses on its record, the fact is that Bill Belichick’s team is back where it always is: playing meaningful football in January.,Over the past seven seasons, the Patriots have gone 7-0 in the divisional round, winning by an average of 17 points per game.,But if the Texans can come up with a timely interception or two — the way they did in Foxboro during a playoff game two years ago — then it could lead to some tense moments in Foxboro for the home team.,They led the AFC with over 150 rushing yards per game and 19 rushing touchdowns on the season.,They ranked first in the NFL in yards allowed (293/game), second in points allowed (17.9/game), fourth in rushing yards allowed, fifth in passing yards allowed, third in third-down defense and second in opponent passer rating.