Damian Lillard on Retiring with Blazers: ‘I Just Don’t Want to Go Elsewhere’ | Bleacher Report

Jessica Wong

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Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard said Friday he shares similar feelings with the Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal about wanting to stay with one franchise.

Lillard told Fred Katz and Jason Quick of The Athletic he often catches up with Beal, a popular target ahead of the March 25 NBA trade deadline, and they usually discuss their desires to find success with their current teams rather than move around to chase a championship.

“I know how he feels because I get that all the time: ‘You should go here; you should go there …’ from all

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South American World Cup qualifiers postponed over travel constraints

Jessica Wong

Asuncion (AFP) – South American football’s governing body on Saturday postponed the two rounds of 2022 World Cup qualifiers scheduled for the end of the month because of travel restrictions affecting European-based players.

The decision to call off the double matchday, which was set to take place on March 25-26 and 30, was “due to the inability to have all the South American players in a timely manner,” CONMEBOL said in a tweet.

The confederation said it would study the options available in order to reprogramme the matches postponed.

FIFA has given clubs dispensation to prevent players who may be

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South America World Cup qualifiers postponed due to COVID travel issues

Jessica Wong

CONMEBOL have confirmed that the 2022 World Cup qualifiers have been postponed for March.

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The decision comes after star players from across South America were set to miss out on playing for their national teams, as their club managers in Europe were not going to release them for international duty.

Jurgen Klopp, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Thomas Tuchel and many other managers at top European clubs have already said that the likes of Roberto Firmino, Edinson Cavani and other stars would not be able to travel.

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Crying ‘racism’ at Smith College and elsewhere | Opinion

Jessica Wong

Had I not once spent a semester living adjacent to the Smith College campus in Massachusetts years ago, I’d probably never have read Michael Powell’s extraordinary New York Times account of a tragi-comic racial debacle there.

Ho-hum. Isn’t this what they do at these fancy private colleges anymore: turn themselves inside out in furious arguments about race and sexuality?

Back then, I was teaching at a nearby state university.

Our home in the woods had burned down, and a colleague on sabbatical generously offered his Northampton house rent-free.

I don’t believe I ever set foot on the Smith campus,

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5 travel shows to watch, from Stanley Tucci’s to Padma Lakshmi’s

Jessica Wong

With a vaccine rollout underway, it’s finally feeling like the days of being stuck at home could be drawing to a close. People are dreaming of (and booking) summer travel; airlines are adding exciting new routes instead of having to cut them. But before we had hope, we had travel television shows that kept us fantasizing about all the places we couldn’t go.

For some people, travel shows are a way to adventurously explore or culturally immerse ourselves without leaving the house. For others, they’re a planning resource for future trips. The travel TV that debuted during the pandemic enabled

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