Sunday, March 26, 2023



he utterly bizarre recipes dreamt up by ChatGPT using photos of the inside of a cupboard and fridge – Daily Mail

Chocolate-gravy-chilli oatmeal anyone? The utterly bizarre recipes dreamt up by ChatGPT using photos of the inside of a cupboard and fridgePowerful AI bot ChatGPT's latest version can make up recipes in secondsMailOnline put the tech to the test and created some of the whacky recipes By Chris Matthews and Arthur Parashar and Katherine Lawton For Mailonline Published: 10:26 EDT, 26 March 2023 | Updated: 10:26 EDT, 26 March 2023

Bizarre optical illusion confuses fans as Colchester star ‘punches rival hard in ribs’ but some claim the… – The US Sun

COLCHESTER and Tranmere fans witnessed what seems to be an unbelievable optical illusion on Saturday's League Two match at the Colchester Community Stadium.The hosts earned a penalty in the 65th minute and Connor Hall celebrated passionately with a usual fist bump. 3Colchester earned a penalty against Tranmere in League TwoCredit: Sky Sports News 3Colchester's Connor Hall appeared to have punched Tranmere's Tom DaviesCredit: Sky Sports News But he did it right next to Tranmere's Tom Davies, who momentarily reacted with shock but stayed on his feet. Many argue that Hall actually punched Davies in the ribs during his celebration. Some fans took to Twitter to complain as they insist the striker should have been sent off with a straight red. They also praised Davies' toughness as the defender didn't go down or dive to simulate a red card. One fan said: "Surely that is a straight RED for the Colchester lad…that did not seem like punching the air from the Tranmere players [sic] face…" Another posted: "Absolute disgraceful so unprofessional and this is unsportsmanship. "The FA needs to take a good hard look at this and for me a charge for the player is fully deserved it’s wrong and unacceptable it’s assault tbh." A third commented: "This is actually proper bad, hope it does get looked into EFL. Fair play to the lad for not making a big deal out of it." Most read in EFL This fan said: "Definitely malicious this, fair play to the Tranmere player staying on his feet, think he was too shocked to react." And that one tweeted: "Three match ban for violent conduct." However, there are also many fans who insist this is nothing but an optical illusion. They claim Hall was actually celebrating and there is no chance he could have punched Davies or else the Tranmere ace would have collapsed under excruciating pain. HOW TO GET FREE BETS ON FOOTBALL 3But many claim that bizarre incident was nothing but an optical illusionCredit: Sky Sports News One fan tweeted: "He pulls his hand away at the last instant. Davies reacts with shock but not pain. Colchester lucky that didn't make contact." Another wrote: "Calm down, calm down, Never touched him." A third posted: "I don’t think he touched him..." This supporter said: "Doesn’t touch him. Wants to, but pulls it back." And that one tweeted: "Look closely, he does not hit him, he in fact scares [Davies]. Its [sic] like an optical illusion. Noah Chilvers then scored from the spot to cancel out Tranmere ace Harvey Read Saunders' opener and earn Colchester an important point from their 1-1 draw.

26 Kitchen Products That’ll Make You Think, “Why Didn’t I Own That Already”

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The slim profile makes it easy to store and doesn't clog up precious kitchen storage space." — K.K.$12.59 at AmazonAdvertisement 4amazon.comA dishwasher-safe airtight cold-brew coffee makerIncludes a detachable infuser, lid, and pitcher. BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.Promising review: "I received my first Takeya cold-brew maker as a gift for Christmas. I like it so much I bought another. It's easy to use and very easy to clean, plus it makes my morning coffee more palatable. It was well-packaged, has easy-to-follow instructions, and will get lots of use at my house. One of the best features is that it can be turned upside down with no leakage." — J. Lloyd$27.99 at Amazon5amazon.comA terra-cotta bear to soften rock hard brown sugarPromising review: "After multiple containers for my brown sugar and continuously throwing my brown sugar away due to giant hard lumps, I began to wonder why our brown sugar never lumped as a child. That's when I remembered a weird brown bear in our sugar. After a quick Google search, I found this! I soaked it in water for 30 minutes and then added to my lumpy brown sugar...two days later, there is not a single lump in my sugar! Yay!" — Sneezeloaf$5.88 at Amazon6amazon.comA pair of cut-resistant glovesPromising review: "After my husband sliced his finger on our mandolin, I decided to check out these gloves. We are both very impressed with how well they work. The company who sells these is also wonderful — they sent a follow-up email to ensure that we liked the gloves and would have replaced or refunded our money if we weren't happy. The only thing I was concerned about when I ordered the gloves was if I was buying the right size. My husband and I have different hand sizes, but the medium is working well for both of us. And knowing that they would send a different size free of charge was wonderful. Now, we don't have to worry about slicing off our fingers!" — That Author Guy's Wife$11.99 at AmazonAdvertisement 7AmazonA six-piece pantry organization setPromising review: "EXACTLY WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR. I needed these for the pantry organization journey I'm taking. I was very nervous because I was afraid they would be small, but they are perfect for all of my son's snacks, and I actually just purchased another set for the fridge! So in love and half the price of the popular mDesign ones. In LOVE!" — Camille Hatcher$19.99 at Amazon8amazon.comAn awesome Oxo Good Grips 3-in-1 avocado slicerPromising review: "Avocado? Yes, please! This tool is awesome. Easy to cut open the fruit. Pit remover works well, just push onto the pit and give it a twist, and the pit pops right out. The best part is the slicer. Makes beautiful slices for a great presentation. The tool can then be used to scrape any remaining fruit out of the skin. Really happy I bought this tool!" — NPR MAN$11.85 at Amazon9amazon.comA three-piece pizza grilling setPromising review: "I have to admit that I was already a Cuisinart fan as I own a Cuisinart outdoor grill and have given two as wedding gifts. I was anxious to receive the new outdoor pizza maker as we live out in the country without the option of pizza delivery; so all of my past attempts at pizza making was with a boxed mix. My husband had the pizza maker assembled (along with the stand that is sold separately) and heated before the dough had even finished rising. Only have one recommendation: READ the Pizza Making Guide that includes several informative tips, especially the one suggesting to use cornmeal on the peel. We’re pizza-making pros now (by the second batch) and started experimenting with different recipes. When not in use, I like the design that mirrors the cosmetics of my outdoor grill." — Kris F$23.99 at AmazonAdvertisement 10AmazonA stainless-steel rocking garlic pressPromising review: "I like garlic very much, so I use this garlic press every day. It works very well, is easy to use, and is easy to clean. Compared with the garlic press I used before, this is more labor-saving and comfortable." — Jessica$8.95 at Amazon11amazon.comA genius Whiskware pancake batter mixerPromising review: "I LOVE this thing! Breakfast has never been faster or easier! And it doesn't make noise that will wake everyone up while I am mixing. The silicone tip is real silicone (for those wondering about the pinch test) and does well against cast-iron. I have never been able to get my pancakes this fluffy until now! So great! Planning on buying more from this brand! It is also super easy to clean. The bottom comes off to fill it up, and it turns into a holder for the bottle by setting the top into the bottom setting. It suggests putting in your liquid first then your mix, but if making a large amount, you might have to gently tap it a bit." — KC Hunter$14.99 at Amazon12amazon.comAn easy-to-release tiny ice cube trayPromising review: "Best little ice cubes ever. They pop out of the tray really easily... especially after setting them out for a quick couple of minutes on the counter. Tipping the tray 30 degrees to level the water before putting them in the freezer is a great tip from another review. The cubes are the perfect size to scoop into my homemade iced mochas." — Heather$12.98 at AmazonAdvertisement 13amazon.comA very handy set of air fryer and Instant Pot Magnetic Cheat SheetsPromising review (for the Instant Pot sheet): "I am so happy that I decided to give this product a try! What an amazing idea. 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It's heavy enough to cook evenly, and all-around great. It's about 2 3/4 inches at the very bottom, angling out to maybe 3 inches at the top of each channel. We wouldn't want to put this in the dishwasher, although they say you can. The nonstick is really very good. Plus, the lip makes it a whole lot easier to lift in and out of the oven." — Craig L.$19.54 at AmazonAdvertisement 16AmazonA dish squeegeePromising review: "OXO has such wonderful kitchen equipment, and this is no exception. It does a much better job than a Brillo pad, and lasts longer, too." — Emily Peters$7.95 at Amazon17Real And Vibrant on EtsyA set of minimal but super chic pantry labelsReal and Vibrant is a modern label shop that's woman-owned and based in Seattle, Washington.$10+ at Etsy18AmazonA cast-iron skilletPromising review: "Lodge cast-iron pans are the best. My only regret is that I bought it for a man who didn't deserve it. The good thing? 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These mats are so great that I almost want food to drip on them so I can show off how wonderful they are." — Artset Outset$11.99 at Amazon21AmazonA three-compartment lid organizerPromising review: "I love, love, love this storage container. Sounds silly, but it changed my life. No longer do I have to play storage container Jenga! No more stuff falling out of the cabinet every time I open the cupboard. Now, I can stack my lids in the organizer, and my storage containers fit nicely on the shelf — I have a lot of storage containers. I would definitely buy this again and again. Great product!" — Laura$16.99 at AmazonAdvertisement 22AmazonA pair of silicone oven mittsPromising review: "As someone who is super afraid of being burned, I am happily using these. They do reach all the way up the arm so that I feel safe reaching into my old oven. I don't have any problems bending my fingers to grip things, and so far, I haven't felt any heat when taking things out. Before I was using a 20-year-old woven glove that was past its prime. I haven't felt safe using anything but that single glove. Now, I have these, and they're fantastic." — Jenne Schrader$19.99 at Amazon23AmazonA storage bin with a spoutPromising review: "Love these sooo much I bought three! I use them to hold rice, homemade breadcrumbs, and coconut flour. The caps make a nice airtight lid, and they're very convenient to use, always right where you need them to be. The sizing on the bin itself is a little tall, so I store these lying down in my cabinets; otherwise, they don't fit." — Chris$15 at Amazon24AmazonA dishwasher magnetPromising review: "I could not be happier with this product. I've recently moved to care for my mother with Alzheimer's. This has stopped the incessant question of clean or dirty. Well-made and durable!" — jedismama2010$7.49 at AmazonAdvertisement 25AmazonA dishwasher-safe apple slicerPromising review: "Seriously, why has this never been invented before? It's the best thing in the history of apples! It cuts the apples in perfect sizes for kids (and even me), and the bottom base to push the blade all the way down is a game-changer. I always hated cutting apples because the last push was annoying and made slices fly everywhere. This is easy and keeps them all mostly attached. Love, love, love it!" — jbug$7.99 at Amazon26AmazonA clip-on strainerPromising review: "After many years of failing to drain skillets and pots by using a lid, I searched for and bought this guy. Wow! I can't believe I lived without this for so long. It's a dream to drain water from pasta, and grease from meat. No slippage, and it works great. Just need to be a little careful if you've got a lot of food in the pot/pan, as some of it can escape over the top, but the use of a spoon to keep it at bay works well." — R. Higgins$16.99 at AmazonRelatedshoppinghomecookingkitchenWe Have TikTok To Thank For This $35 Space-Saving Kitchen Tool15 Surprisingly Cool Electric Kettles You'll Actually Want To DisplayThe $17 Pan That Gives Every Brownie Perfect Edges Go To Homepage

This Patio Furniture From Walmart Looks Unexpectedly High-End

WalmartWoven seagrass ottoman, outdoor hardwood bench, ceramic lanternYard space — be it a patio, balcony or a sprawling grassy expanse — is an extension of your home. However, sometimes our outdoor space gets overlooked. With warmer temperatures on the horizon, why not treat your patio to a spruce-up?Don’t worry — you don’t have to blow your vacation budget in order to make your yard or terrace look luxurious. The big-box go-to, Walmart, has plenty of affordable options to upgrade your exterior square footage. Ahead, we’ve rounded up outdoor eight pieces that only look expensive.Advertisement HuffPost receives a share from retailers on this page. Every item is independently selected by the HuffPost Shopping team. Prices and availability are subject to change.1WalmartA chic charcoal grill and smokerCook up more than just burgers and dogs on this charcoal grill that doubles as a smoker. In a matte black finish with wood accents, this piece has a high-end look without the high-end price tag. $129.99 at Walmart2TargetAn MCM-inspired hardwood benchThe clean modern lines of this water-resistant wooden bench is reminiscent of midcentury style. Reviewer Kathleen noted that the bench is “very sturdy and easy to assemble,” adding that it’s the “perfect spot to sit and [put] on garden shoes.”$81.95 at Walmart3WalmartA sturdy matte ceramic planterIndoor or outdoor, this ceramic planter will be right at home. Its matte black glaze is meant to withstand the elements, and the footed design smartly elevates plants while offering them a sturdy base. It also comes equipped with a drain hole so roots don’t get waterlogged. While this piece may look like a pricey boutique find, it’s available at Walmart for less than $10.$8.97 at WalmartAdvertisement 4WalmartA small-footprint seagrass ottomanOne of the most flexible pieces of furniture out there is the humble ottoman. In handwoven seagrass — which is both durable and soft — this piece is great for use indoors and out. Thanks to a small footprint, it works well in small spaces too. “[This] pouf [is] better than I imagined,” wrote Leigh in a review.$59.99 at Walmart5WalmartA textured yellow throw pillowA pop of sunshine, this fringed throw pillow is such a cheerful piece. The butter yellow woven fabric has an artisan look and will brighten up any room. Prop yourself up for a read, fluff up a chair on your patio or treat yourself to a nap in style. $14.98 at Walmart6WalmartA seriously cool ceramic lanternThis ceramic lantern has a matte terracotta glaze and a high-end, handcrafted look. Drop in the included LED pillar candle and bask in the flickering glow. Add warmth to your mantlepiece, deck, or really anywhere you please thanks to a convenient battery operated design. Reviewer Franny wrote that this ceramic lantern “is absolutely beautiful” and “it would be great to use anywhere.”$19.97 at WalmartAdvertisement 7WalmartA minimal weatherproof planterWith a one-of-a-kind feel without the one-of-a-kind price, this white ceramic planter is a great buy. Try this piece in your living room, backyard or patio — it works easily indoors or out thanks to a weatherproof glaze. According reviewer JB, the pot is of “great quality and exceptionally stylish.”$11.46 at Walmart8WalmartA rolling garden bed made from steelIf you’re an apartment dweller, or have limited outdoor space, this chic steel raised garden bed is just the ticket. Just fill the planter with gardening soil and work your green thumb. Made of durable cast iron, the heavy duty metal frame can stand up to just about anything while its two rolling wheels make it easy to move around.$89.99 at WalmartRelatedshoppingwalmartFurnitureOutdoor Living 17 Things From Target’s Spring Home Sale That Will Make Your Space Look CoolerWe Have TikTok To Thank For This $35 Space-Saving Kitchen Tool10 Reviewer-Approved Tools That Actually Remove Pet Hair From Your Stuff Go To Homepage

Soccer AM hosts address ‘elephant in the room’ with bizarre joke and not-so subtle swipe at Sky bosses… – talkSPORT

Soccer AM presenters Jimmy Bullard and John Fendley broke their silence on the news that the show will be axed.The Saturday morning show on Sky Sports is set to be scrapped at the end of the season after nearly 30 years on air. Twitter Soccer AM is set to come to an end AdvertisementIt has caused ripples across the country with the programme often the preference for many football fans at the weekend. And on the first show since the news broke, presenters Fenners and Bullard could not resist a cheeky jibe. Fendley joked: “Before we go any further, we are going to address the elephant in the room… Oi Dumbo.” AdvertisementAt this moment, the camera panned to find a man wearing a huge elephant mask, who the presenters asked to make them a cup of tea. After forgetting the order, Fenners laughed and said: “Elephants are not supposed to forget.” Bullard replied: “He ain’t going to last long.”

Six of the most bizarre things Jordan Peterson has ever said – indy100

At this point, there’s not much Jordan Peterson could do or say that would surprise us.The controversial Canadian psychologist has been making headlines for the strangest of reasons recently. We probably shouldn't be surprised though: his journey to prominence online has been an odd one, after all.If you managed to miss it, he was suspended from Twitter after making derogatory remarks about actor Elliot Page in 2022.Peterson has also been criticised for making a "condescending" appeal to Muslim fans, and became a meme when he raged against the "woke".Sign up to our new free Indy100 weekly newsletterIn the time since he first came to internet fame he’s said some pretty bizarre things – and the most recent might be the most shocking of them all. These are the most bizarre things Jordan Peterson has ever said in public.When he shared a BDSM postTalkTVThe first on the list, and definitely the strangest, is the incident that saw Peterson retweet a post featuring a BDSM fetish video of “male milking”.The post he shared claimed that the clip was actually taken inside a Chinese Communist Party “sperm bank”, with the caption: “What’s going on in China? Three children policy?”Thankfully, the post has now been deleted, but not before Peterson had shared it on his timeline for all his followers to see.Peterson had also added his own caption: “Such fun in unbelievable techno-nightmare CCP hell.”The post sparked a big reaction, not least from his daughter Mikhaila Peterson, who has since also deleted a post that read: “Dad you can’t retweet this on Twitter. My eyes will never recover.”Things were soon cleared up, after the original poster later clarified that the video was actually created by a UK festish film production company, and had nothing to do with China at all [via SportSkeeda].“Sorry. My mistake. I found this video on WeChat and they said this is China’s collection room for sp*rm bank. Turns out that this video is from UK,” the user reportedly wrote. When he turned himself into a memeThis is a classic Peterson moment, and we think the first time where he started to look like a parody of himself. The psychologist accidentally turned himself into a meme with his latest tirade against his perceived online enemies back in 2022.After he was suspended from Twitter after making derogatory remarks about actor Elliot Page, Peterson posted a passionate 15-minute-long video on his Instagram and YouTube channel in which he noted that he'd "rather die" than remove the tweet to get himself back on the platform."Up yours, woke moralists. We'll see who cancels who," Peterson said in the clip.When he said he was a hero to 'incels' and cried in front of Piers MorganPeterson broke down in tears after being asked whether he was a hero to the ‘incel’ community.Director Olivia Wilde previously revealed that Peterson was the inspiration for Chris Pine’s villain in her film Don’t Worry Darling.“We based that character on this insane man, Jordan Peterson, who is this pseudo-intellectual hero to the incel community,” Wilde said at the time.Peterson was appearing on Piers Morgan Uncensored when he was asked about the description.Morgan asked: "Is that you? Are you the intellectual hero to these people?""Sure, why not. People have been after me for a long time because I have been speaking to young men, what a terrible thing to do," Peterson replied, visibly emotional.After tearing up, he added: "I thought the marginalised were supposed to have a voice?"Peterson went on to criticise the term ‘incel’, saying: "God, you know. It’s very difficult to understand how demoralised people are, and certainly many young men are in that category.”When he tried to explain to the Pope how Christianity worksNone — (@) Peterson showed just how self-confident he is after he tried to convince the Pope he was wrong about the role of Christianity in a recent Twitter exchange. It comes after the official Pope Francis Twitter profile tweeted: “#SocialJustice demands that we fight against the causes of poverty: inequality and the lack of labour, land, and lodging; against those who deny social and labour rights; and against the culture that leads to taking away the dignity of others.”Peterson disagreed with the statement and wrote: “There is nothing Christian about #SocialJustice. Redemptive salvation is a matter of the individual soul.”When he was triggered by paper towel dispensers None — (@) One of the most ridiculous moments on Peterson’s social media came when he took issue with paper towel dispensers in a bathroom.On Twitter, the Canadian psychologist posted a photo of a paper towel dispenser with a sign encouraging people to use fewer paper towels to dry their hands.“Remember you don’t need an arm’s length of paper towel to dry your hands. Use less and place what you use in the paper towel receptacle provided- it’s compostable,” the sign says.Taking issue with it, he wrote, “Up yours, woke moralists. Tyranny is always petty– and petty tyranny will not save the planet.”Beyond weird.When he was upset that a Nazi in a Captain America comic shared his ideasNone — (@) Peterson wasn’t too happy to find out that his ideas have been adopted by Captain America’s far-right nemesis the Red Skull back in 2021.In an astonishing set of tweets, the outspoken author shared a series of images from the Captain America series penned by acclaimed writer Ta-Nehisi Coates.In the panels from the comic, the Red Skull, leader of the extreme Nazi offshoot organisation Hydra looks to have adopted an online campaign agenda where he is dishing out rules to his followers and potential recruits.Some of these guidelines for his ‘Ten Rules of Life’ include ‘chaos and order,’ ‘Karl Lueger’s genius’ (an Austrian politician who is considered to be a model for Hitler’s Nazi Party) and ‘The Feminist Trap.’ Peterson’s best-known book is called 12 Rules for Life.In another set of panels, Captain America criticises the Red Skull for preying on ‘weak young men’ by telling them that they are “secretly great” and that “if they are truly men, they’ll fight back.”Have your say in our news democracy. 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Taylor Swift Delights Over 1 Collaborator’s ‘Brilliant’ Work In Tour Shoutout

Taylor Swift couldn’t help but use her Eras Tour to highlight the “brilliant” work of fellow singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey, who released her ninth album “Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd” on Friday.Swift, who collaborated with Del Rey for a song off “Midnights,” praised the singer’s new album as “extraordinary” in front of a sold-out crowd at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium, Variety reported.Advertisement “It’s just extraordinary. I just think she’s the best that we have,” said Swift as she sat at a piano on stage.“And she knows I’m obsessed with her and she was kind enough to make a song with me on ‘Midnights’ called ‘Snow on the Beach’ because she’s a generous king. And she did that for me and I’ll never forget how nice she’s been to me,” she continued.Swift, who encouraged fans to support Del Rey’s project, used the shoutout to transition into playing their collaboration.The singer-songwriter acknowledged Del Rey wasn’t at the venue and joked that fans were “stuck with” her.Advertisement Swift has openly admired Del Rey’s work in the past.In 2019, Swift called Del Rey one of her favorite artists from the ’10s and noted the singer’s receipt of ruthless criticism in her early career.“And then slowly but surely she turned into, in my opinion, the most influential artist in pop,” said Swift during her Woman of the Decade Award speech at Billboard’s Women in Music event in 2019.“Her vocal stylings, her lyrics, her aesthetics — they’ve been echoed and repurposed in every corner of music.”Advertisement Although Del Rey did not appear alongside Swift on Friday, the singer-songwriter brought another prominent musician on stage in Las Vegas.Swift surprised fans with a cameo by Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons’ fame on Saturday.Swift performed her “Evermore” album cut “cowboy like me” with Mumford, who contributes backing vocals on the track.Swift is set to continue her Eras Tour, with opening acts Muna and Gayle, on Friday in Arlington, Texas.RelatedMusicTaylor Swift lana del reyProtestors Flock To Defend 'The Joker' – Not Trump – Outside New York CourthouseTaylor Swift Is Quietly Making 'Generous' Gifts To Communities On Her Tour RouteThis New Film's Portrayal Of Young Black Motherhood Is Both Poignant And Telling Go To Homepage

Florida Atlantic Books First-Ever Final Four Trip With Win Over Kansas State

NEW YORK (AP) — Alijah Martin sent a message early for upstart Florida Atlantic, soaring to the basket for a one-handed jam and chirping with the Kansas State players about his poster moment at Madison Square Garden.“They’re going to label us whatever, but we’re some pit bulls and Rottweilers,” Martin said.Now they can call the ninth-seeded Owls a Final Four team.Martin and FAU withstood another huge game by Kansas State’s Markquis Nowell and brushed off a deficit in the final eight minutes to beat the Wildcats 79-76 on Saturday night.Advertisement BELIEVE IT! THE FAU OWLS ARE GOING TO THE FINAL FOUR!— CBS Sports College Basketball 🏀 (@CBSSportsCBB) March 26, 2023FAU (35-3), making just its second appearance in the NCAA Tournament and first since 2002, won the East Region and will head to Houston to play the winner of Sunday’s South Region final between Creighton and San Diego State.“I expect the prognosticators to pick us fifth in the Final Four,” fifth-year FAU coach Dusty May said.In one of the most unpredictable NCAA Tournaments ever — all four No. 1 seeds were out by the Elite Eight — the Owls from Conference USA typify the madness.Advertisement The winningest team in Division I this season had never won an NCAA Tournament game before ripping off four straight, all by single digits, to become the first No. 9 seed to reach the Final Four since Wichita State in 2013. The Owls are the third No. 9 to get that far since seeding began in 1979."When you see a group of guys pulling in the same direction... Special things happen" 👏It's all smiles for Dusty May and @FAUMBB as the Owls advance to their first Final Four in school history!#MarchMadness— NCAA March Madness (@MarchMadnessMBB) March 26, 2023“Honestly, all the things people say just fuels us to go out there and play even harder,” said Bryan Greenlee, who scored 16 points before fouling out. “They can say whatever they want, say we’re a Cinderella team, say we don’t belong, but we’ve constantly proven people wrong all season.”Nowell, the 5-foot-8 native New Yorker — @MrNewYorkCityy on Twitter — was incredible again at Madison Square Garden, with 30 points, 12 assists and five steals. In the Sweet 16, Nowell set the NCAA Tournament record with 19 assists in an overtime win against Michigan State. He didn’t get enough help this time.Nae’Qwan Tomlin was the only other player in double figures for Kansas State (26-10) with 14 points. Keyontae Johnson, the Wildcats’ leading scorer, fouled out with nine points.Advertisement “Keyontae played 18 minutes, and that’s why he was neutralized,” said first-year Kansas State coach Jerome Tang, who took over a team that went 14-17 last season.Martin scored 17 points, including a huge 3 down the stretch, the 7-foot-1 Vladislav Goldin had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and Michael Forrest made four clutch free throws in the final 20 seconds for the Owls, who held steady as the Wildcats made one last push.Cam Carter made a 3 from the wing with 22.8 seconds left to cut FAU’s lead to 75-74 and Kansas State sent Forrest to the line with 17.9 seconds left. The senior made both to make it a three-point game.Nowell found Tomlin inside for a layup with 8.6 seconds left to cut the lead to one again, and again K-State sent Forrest to the line. With 6.9 remaining, he made them both.With no timeouts left, Nowell rushed down the court, gave up the ball to Ismael Massoud outside the 3-point line —- and never got it back. FAU’s Johnell Davis swiped it away and time ran out.Advertisement “I was trying to get Ish a shot,” Nowell said. “Coach wanted Ish to set the screen, and I waved it off because I felt like on the right side of the court, that’s where Ish hits most of his shots. And they closed out hard to him, and he didn’t get his shot off.”Nowell was named the most outstanding player of the region after his final collegiate game, but FAU turned out to be the best team.“I gave my heart and soul to this university, to this team,” Nowell said. “I maximized everything I had inside of me to see these guys happy.”As the Owls built their lead in the final minutes, Kansas State fans who had packed the building became anxiously quiet and the “F-A-U!” chants started to rise.No. 9 seed Florida Atlantic rolls into the Final Four with a 79-76 win over Kansas State.The Owls are the 5th team since seeding began in 1979 to make a run to the Final Four after entering without a single NCAA Tournament win.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 26, 2023Advertisement The Owls rushed the floor to celebrate a historic moment for the school. FAU didn’t even have a basketball program until the late 1980s and has only been in Division I for the last 30 years.“I’m living the dream right now,” Forrest said.FAU held up to Tennessee’s bully ball in the Sweet 16 and dropped a 40-point second half on the best defense in the nation to eliminate the Southeastern Conference team.Against one of the Big 12’s best, FAU dominated the boards, 44-22, and became the first team from C-USA to to reach the Final Four since Memphis in 2008.The Owls aren’t hanging around much longer. They’re moving to the American Athletic Conference next season. But first: a trip to Texas.BIG PICTUREFAU: The Owls put together four straight winning records under May before breaking through with a season for the ages that nobody saw coming. They were picked fifth in the C-USA preseason coaches’ poll.Advertisement Kansas State: The Wildcats were trying to get back to the Final Four for the first time since 1964.UP NEXTFlorida Atlantic is a combined 0-3 against San Diego State (0-2) and Creighton.___AP March Madness coverage: and bracket: and and MadnessFlorida Atlantic UniversityKansas State UniversityMarch Sadness: Top Seeds Fail To Make NCAA's Elite Eight For First Time EverBen Affleck And Matt Damon Shared A ‘Weird Thing’ To Survive As Teen ActorsTom Brady Announces Return To Sports With Unexpected Acquisition Go To Homepage

UConn’s Blowout Win Over Gonzaga Secures First Final Four Appearance In 9 Years

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The critique of UConn under coach Dan Hurley had been the program’s inability to win in March.Consecutive first-round NCAA Tournament exits meant the Huskies were good, not great — certainly not anywhere in league with the UConn women’s program.Advertisement In perhaps the maddest March of all, Huskies proved they are elite again, putting in another dominating performance a few hours after the UConn women had a rare misstep.Jordan Hawkins scored 20 points and UConn overwhelmed its fourth straight NCAA Tournament opponent, earning its first trip to the Final Four in nine years with an 82-54 blowout of Gonzaga on Saturday night.Jordan Hawkins helps propel UConn to the Final Four with an extraordinary display of shot-making running off screens, ducking behind handoffs, sidestep 3s and transition spot-ups. 6/10 for 3 and 20 points. Quickest release in America?— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) March 26, 2023“I think it becomes a little bit of a mental hurdle, especially like early rounds of the NCAA Tournament where you feel like maybe the burden of the history and tradition and first-round games, maybe even second-round games,” Hurley said. “The climb to get to this point has been real and it’s been more challenging than I thought.”Advertisement "I've gotten emotional... because I just can't think about coaching this group for the last time. It makes me sad."- Dan Hurley— UConn on SNY (@SNYUConn) March 26, 2023The Huskies (29-8) have felt right at home in their first extended March Madness run since winning the 2014 national championship, playing their best basketball of what had been an up-and-down season.UConn controlled the usually efficient Bulldogs at both ends in the West Region final, building a 23-point lead early in the second half to waltz right into the final section of the bracket.Those first-round exits are now well in the rearview mirror. So is that midseason funk.These elite Huskies did what the UConn women couldn’t for once and are headed to Houston, where they will play Texas or Miami.UConn has a pretty good track record once it gets this far, too: The Huskies are 8-1 all-time in Final Four games.Advertisement The moment that UConn men's basketball history clinched the sixth Final Four trip in school— TorresonUConn (@TorresOnUConn) March 26, 2023“We’ve got a lot to prove,” said Andre Jackson Jr., who had eight points, 10 assists and nine rebounds. “We still have a chip on our shoulder.”The Bulldogs (31-6) didn’t have the same second-half magic they had in a last-second win over UCLA in the Elite Eight.Gonzaga allowed UConn to go on a late run to lead by seven at halftime and fell completely apart after All-American Drew Timme went to the bench with his fourth foul early in the second half.The Zags shot 33% from the field — 7 of 29 in the second half — and went 2 for 20 from 3 to stumble in their bid for a third Final Four since 2017.Advertisement “UConn was just terrific tonight and we didn’t have any answers, especially when kind of everything really didn’t bounce our way,” Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. “And we can’t absorb a game like that when our offense is as bad as it was tonight.”Alex Karaban scored 12 points and Adama Sanogo had 10 points and 10 rebounds for UConn.Timme had 12 points and 10 rebounds, receiving a warm ovation after being taken out of his final collegiate game with 1:50 left.“I’m just so thankful that the program and the place took me for who I was,” said Timme, who shared a long embrace with Few when he exited. “They didn’t ask me to be anybody but myself.”The Zags started off like they had a Vegas hangover, firing off two air-balled 3-pointers and a wild runner by Timme. Once Gonzaga shook out the cobwebs, the Bulldogs kept the Huskies bridled with defense, with hard hedges on screens and Timme sagging off Jackson to protect the lane.UConn countered by getting the ball into the strong hands of Sanogo, the facilitator. The UConn big man picked apart Gonzaga’s double-teams for five first-half assists, including two for layups.Advertisement “We figured that out,” Hurley said. “That doesn’t work anymore.”Karaban hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to put the Huskies up 39-32 at halftime, and it got worse for Gonzaga to start the second half.UConn pushed the lead to 12 and Timme picked up his third and fourth fouls in the opening 2 1/2 minutes — one on a charge, another on a box-out under the rim.“We brought the team together and tried to keep positive thoughts and try to keep chipping away at that lead,” Gonzaga forward Anton Watson said. “But it’s hard when Drew goes out.”The Huskies really got rolling when Timme took a seat, using their defense to get out in transition and set up 3-pointers. A 14-3 run put UConn up 60-37 and Few took the calculated gamble of bringing Timme back in.It made little difference.UConn kept up the pressure and kept making shots, looking an awful lot like the favorite to win it all.Advertisement ___AP March Madness coverage: and bracket: and and MadnessUConnGonzaga UniversityMarch Sadness: Top Seeds Fail To Make NCAA's Elite Eight For First Time EverArkansas Coach Rips Off Shirt To Celebrate Victory Over Defending Champ KansasMarch Madness Analysis Flies Off The Rails With Wild Charles Barkley Uniform Claim Go To Homepage

Alvin Bragg Rips House GOP Chairs After Additional Inquiries Into Trump Case

Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg slammed top House Republicans mere hours after the lawmakers’ efforts to double down with its inquires into former President Donald Trump’s hush money case.Bragg, who slammed the GOP leaders’ “unprecedented inquiry” in a letter earlier this week, took on a second co-authored letter about the case from Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), James Comer (R-Ky.) and Bryan Steil (R-Wis.) – three officials who lead the House Judiciary, Oversight and Administration committees, respectively.Advertisement Bragg, in his response on Saturday, asserted that his office evaluates cases “based on facts, the law and the evidence.”“It is not appropriate for Congress to interfere with pending local investigations,” Bragg wrote.“This unprecedented inquiry by federal elected officials into an ongoing matter serves only to hinder, disrupt and undermine the legitimate work of our dedicated prosecutors.”— Alvin Bragg (@ManhattanDA) March 25, 2023The response to the GOP trio, who wrote that they sought documents and testimony on the case, comes after they took issue with a possible indictment of Trump and claimed Bragg is “under political pressure from left-wing activists and former prosecutors in” his office.Advertisement “The potential criminal indictment of a former president ... implicates substantial federal interests, particularly in a jurisdiction where trial-level judges also are popularly elected,” the top House Republicans argued in a letter on Saturday.They wrote later: “Your conclusory claim that our constitutional oversight responsibilities will interfere with law enforcement is misplaced and unconvincing.”The lawmakers, in their letter, also teased that the Judiciary Committee could draft legislation to protect current – and former – presidents “from such improper state and local prosecutions.”You can read the top House Republicans’ full letter here.The DA’s office, aside from communication with the House GOP chairs, has acknowledged the possibility of intimidation and threats around the case in recent days.The office reportedly received a letter containing white powder with a threatening note addressed to “Alvin” on Friday. The contents of the letter were later deemed to be non-hazardous in nature.Advertisement RelatedDonald TrumpRepublican PartyAlvin BraggA Diminished Donald Trump Unleashes 3rd Presidential Campaign In TexasCult Pastor Says Trump Making ‘Statement’ With Waco RallyMichael Cohen Mocks Donald Trump Jr.'s Rants With An Impression Go To Homepage

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