Miss USA R’Bonney Gabriel wins Miss Universe Competition

NEW ORLEANS — R’Bonney Gabriel, a fashion designer, model and sewing instructor from Texas who contest officials say is the first Filipino American to win Miss USA, was crowned Miss Universe on Saturday night. Gabriel closed her eyes and joined hands with runner-up Miss Venezuela, Amanda Dudamel, at the moment of the winner’s dramatic reveal, … Read more

The Delta Center is back: New agreement restores the Utah Jazz arena’s original name

Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — For many fans, it has always been the Delta Center. It’s been nearly 17 years since the beloved name was removed from Utah Jazz’s home arena. Since then it has been EnergySolutions Arena, Vivint SmartHome Arena and finally Vivint Arena. The marquee may have changed, but … Read more

Rihanna addresses new music hysteria in Super Bowl teaser

Rihanna has released a teaser for her upcoming Super Bowl halftime show on social media. (Rihanna, Apple Music via Instagram) Estimated reading time: 1-2 minutes GLENDALE, Arizona — It’s been more than six years since Rihanna released an album, and the fan demand for new music is deafening. Rihanna hears you, she sees you, and … Read more

Twitter offers free advertising to brands that advertise on its platform

TikTok’s ‘What’s Next’ report highlights three key trends to watch in 2023 DUBAI: TikTok has released its annual “What’s Next” report, highlighting the key trends expected in the coming year, based on data from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, among others. The report takes a deep look at the ways it expects consumer wants and … Read more

Knicks hang on to beat Wizards after nearly squandering another lead

WASHINGTON — Julius Randle had posted to his TikTok account Friday of a funny conversation in which he asked his 6-year-old son, Kyden, what grade the youngster would shade the Knicks after the middle of the regular season. When Kyden replied that he would give his father’s team a grade of “C”, Randle joked, “Tough … Read more

Controversy over Florida QB recruits Jaden Rashada’s $13 million NIL deal

Controversy reigns over a $13 million NIL deal that was offered to — and later apparently reneged on — a Florida quarterback recruit. G. Allan Taylor, who covers the Gators for The Athletic, published a wild story on Friday about how a Florida-based NIL collective offered Jaden Rashada, a four-star recruit from California, worth an … Read more

Old mice become young again during study. Can people do the same?

These mice come from the same litter. The one on the right is genetically altered to be old. (David Sinclair) Estimated reading time: 7-8 minutes BOSTON – In a lab experiment, old, blind mice have regained their sight, developed smarter, younger brains, and built healthier muscle and kidney tissue. On the other hand, young mice … Read more

Scientists find possible cure for COVID-related loss of smell

If a lost sense of smell following a COVID-19 infection has taken some of the color out of your world, relief may be on the way. (Stephanie Amador, Associated Press) Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes TORONTO – A team of researchers in California found a potential cure for long-term COVID-19-related smell loss that involves using … Read more

2022 NFL All-Pro Team selection

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press 2022 NFL All-Pro team selected by a national panel of 50 media members: ATTACK Quarterback – Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Running Back – Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas Tight End – Travis Kelce, Kansas City Wide Receivers – Justin Jefferson, Minnesota; Tyreek Hill, Miami; Davante Adams, Las Vegas Left … Read more

Former Alabama football star Amhaad Galloway has passed away at the age of 42

Former Alabama running back Ahmaad Galloway was found dead Monday in his St. Louis apartment, according to WVTM13. Galloway, 42, was an eighth grade English teacher at Compton-Drew Middle School in St. Louis, where the school’s principal, Susan Reid, said he had died during a welfare check. “Ahmaad was always on time, very responsible. So … Read more