By Cam Inman | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: September 24, 2018 at 12:13 pm | UPDATED: September 24, 2018 at 12:27 pm SANTA CLARA — Jimmy Garoppolo’s season indeed is over, as a MRI exam Monday confirmed he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee late in the 49ers’ loss Sunday at Kansas City. C.J. Beathard, who went 1-4 last season as a rookie starter, will now replace Garoppolo as the injury-laden 49ers (1-2) next face the Los Angeles Chargers (1-2) on Sunday in Carson. Garoppolo’s knee buckled as he scrambled down the left sideline with 5:27 remaining in the 38-27 defeat. Sacked on the two previous plays, he was flushed from the pocket on third-and-goal and raced 13 yards to the 7-yard line, where, rather than voluntarily go out of bounds, he endured a helmet-to-helmet hit by Chiefs cornerback Steven Nelson. So ended Garoppolo’s fifth NFL season. Traded to the 49ers last Oct. 30 after a 3 1/2-season … [Read more...] about 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo test results confirm ACL tear to left knee
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After a week with a dry cough, 16-year-old Ian McCracken started experiencing middle-of-the-night coughing fits so severe, he couldn’t talk. He returned home from his first trip to the urgent care clinic in mid-July with an inhaler and a five-day course of steroids.The coughing fits didn’t abate, and after a few days, Ian jumped out of bed and got his mom’s attention by clapping his hands, unable to get any words out. The Decatur, Ga., teenager gasped for air, tears running down his face. His mother, Karen Andes, took her son to another doctor, who suggested Ian may have reflux.But a combination of Andes’ medical background (she’s an assistant professor of global health at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University) and a mother’s intuition told her something else was tormenting her son — pertussis, also known as whooping cough.Whooping cough, a potentially life-threatening childhood illness, all but disappeared in the 1940s after … [Read more...] about Please run for president, John Kerry!
Josh Replogle and Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press Updated 8:08 pm, Sunday, July 1, 2018 Now Playing: It was a hug two months in the making, when a migrant mother and daughter reunited after they were torn apart by the zero tolerance immigration policy. (July 1) Media: Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — It had been nearly two months since Buena Ventura Martin Godinez has seen her 7-year-old daughter after the frightened young mother was separated from her family trying to cross from Mexico into the U.S. They've spoken tearfully by phone, but seeing her at a Miami airport Sunday for the first time, she grabbed the child in a tight embrace, tears running down her cheeks during a reunion she feared may never happen. "I feel very happy, now and to complete my joy I would like to have my husband released," Martin said in Spanish as her daughter Janne clutched a stuffed dog and blue balloons and played with her younger brother at baggage claim. … [Read more...] about Tearful reunion for mom, daughter separated at border
CLIMBING up curtains, helping themselves to dinner on the side and knocking over ornaments are just some of the ways Britain’s mischievous moggies are running rings round their owners. A poll of 2,000 cat owners found they typically have to stop their pets getting up to no good a whopping 1,350 times a year. Other cheeky acts include jumping on kitchen counters, hiding from their owners, raiding the cat food supplies and sleeping in their owner’s bed, despite it being a ‘feline free zone’. One curious cat even developed a penchant for drinking the water out of grandma's false teeth mug. Commissioned by the UK’s number one pet food brand, Felix, the research found one third have resorted to ‘cat proofing’ their homes by buying furniture covers, putting locks on cupboard doors and more. Despite this, four in 10 cat owners love their pets even MORE because of their hilarious antics. Most Mischievous Moggies By Breed Domestic Shorthair/Longhair … [Read more...] about How Britain’s mischievous moggies are running rings around their owners
JEREMY Corbyn has clearly got a new gag writer because two weeks in a row he has managed to open Prime Minister’s Questions with a decent line. When the Prime Minister said she wanted “as little friction as possible” was she talking about borders or in her cabinet meetings? Boom tish. After his unexpected win on Brexit at last week’s bout, it was play it again Jez. Despite his own Brexit mess, with various different members of his shadow cabinet holding various different public positions at any one point, even the hapless lefty could see the current splits in the Cabinet are still a massive open goal. The “government is so busy negotiating with itself it has not time for Brussels” he wryly observed, totally fairly. And once again Mrs May was on the back foot as the Brexit mess in the heart of a her core team was laid bare. The PM even ended in a total muddle, saying : “we have set three very simple objectives for a future customs union." Which … [Read more...] about Two weeks in a row Brexit Cabinet mess lets Jez run rings round May