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Ford is saying so long to the likes of the Fusion and the Fiesta passenger cars

Ford Motor Co. plans to cut several sedans, including the Fusion, Fiesta and Taurus, from its lineup to more quickly reach an elusive profit target. By 2020, almost 90% of Ford’s portfolio in North America will be pickups, sport utility vehicles and commercial vehicles. The cuts are aimed at kick-starting...
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Egypt's summertime escape: White sand beaches and designer cocktails, but no room for the public
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0200
Kiki’s Beach Bar offers cool breezes and $14 designer cocktails. But good luck getting in — unless you’re famous, or, better yet, know someone who works the door. But exclusivity, of course, is a draw for Cairo’s junior beau monde, which on Thursday...
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Red Sanders' impact on UCLA football has lasted well past his death, 60 years ago Tuesday
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:00:00 +0200
The darkest day in UCLA football history started with a coaches’ luncheon on campus. While Ohio State’s Woody Hayes, Oklahoma’s Bud Wilkinson and other top college coaches assembled in Chicago for a yearly all-star game, Henry Russell “Red”...
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Canoe voyage from Hawaii to California aims to raise environmental awareness, connect with island culture
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 05:20:00 +0200
A double-hulled voyaging canoe crafted using an ancient design set sail from Hawaii on Saturday to raise awareness about an all-too-modern problem. As it travels from Honolulu to San Francisco, the Hikianalia, a contemporary take on a traditional Polynesian...
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Rams quarterback Sean Mannion improves in second preseason start
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 04:50:00 +0200
Improved efficiency was among Sean Mannion’s goals going into Saturday’s game against the Oakland Raiders. The Rams’ backup quarterback played poorly in the preseason opener against the Baltimore Ravens and was eager to demonstrate that he can not...
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Sean McVay and Jon Gruden hold their cards close to their chests as Rams defeat Raiders 19-15
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 04:05:00 +0200
Defensive lineman Michael Brockers wants to play. So does safety John Johnson. They are among Rams starters who watched from the sidelines during the first two preseason games, including Saturday’s 19-15 victory over the Oakland Raiders at the Coliseum....
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Golf: Brandt Snedeker leads Wyndham with play held up due to weather
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 03:50:00 +0200
Brandt Snedeker held a three-stroke lead Saturday in the Wyndham Championship when the third round was suspended because of severe weather. Snedeker was 16 under for the tournament with 11 holes left in the round at the final event of the PGA Tour's regular...
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No timetable for Josh Fields' return to Dodgers bullpen
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 03:40:00 +0200
Dodgers reliever Josh Fields pitched in a minor-league game Friday for the fourth time this month. After three outings in the rookie-level Arizona Summer League, he shifted his rehabilitation to triple-A Oklahoma City and threw a scoreless inning against...
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MLB: Red Sox ace Chris Sale goes on 10-day disabled list
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 03:30:00 +0200
Chris Sale understands it's a perfect time for the Boston Red Sox to be cautious with his troublesome shoulder. He's just frustrated that he's back on the disabled list. Boston returned the ace lefty to the 10-day disabled list Saturday after just one...
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Orange Lutheran quarterback Ryan Hilinski is emotional in first game since brother's death
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:45:00 +0200
Ryan Hilinski was determined not to cry. He told himself going into his senior season opener with Orange Lutheran on Friday night that he was going to focus on the task at hand, going from play to play and drive to drive. Then his emotions took over....
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With soccer's biggest star and a lucrative TV contract, Serie A is back in top form
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:35:00 +0200
When entrepreneur James Pallotta joined three friends to buy Italian soccer club A.S. Roma seven years ago, it had nothing to do with a love for the sport. “I didn’t even like soccer,” Pallotta says. The deal was an investment, just like his earlier...
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Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza, his body broken by one fateful fall, is holding on for dear life
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:30:00 +0200
The Hall of Fame jockey is riding a hard-back dining room chair, the only one in his house his broken body can navigate. His weakened hands are clutching invisible reins, grabbing at the air, again and again. His head is motionless because of a neck brace,...
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Sean McVay and Jon Gruden hold their cards close to their chest as Rams defeat Raiders 19-16
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 01:10:00 +0200
With the season opener against the Oakland Raiders only a few weeks away, Rams coach Sean McVay was not about to show the Raiders anything useful in Saturday’s preseason game at the Coliseum. Raiders coach Jon Gruden, one of McVay’s mentors, adopted...
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Sean McVay and Jon Gruden hold their cards close to their chest as Rams defeat Raiders 19-15
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 01:10:00 +0200
With the season opener against the Oakland Raiders only a few weeks away, Rams coach Sean McVay was not about to show the Raiders anything useful in Saturday’s preseason game at the Coliseum. Raiders coach Jon Gruden, one of McVay’s mentors, adopted...
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What we learned from USC's scrimmage
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 00:50:00 +0200
USC coach Clay Helton knows what to expect from his veterans. So Helton rested his upperclassmen during the team’s scrimmage Saturday. It was time for the young Trojans to prove themselves — Helton’s last chance to study them before the upcoming...
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Stat corner: Who are the best players at each position not in the Hall of Fame?
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 00:35:00 +0200
In 2004, Jay Jaffe, then of Baseball Prospectus, developed a system he called JAWS (Jaffe WAR Score system) to measure a player's Hall of Fame worthiness by comparing him to the players at his position who are already enshrined. You can visit baseball-reference.com...
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