Bills fire GM Whaley amid playoff drought

9:04 AM ET ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills fired general manager Doug Whaley, the team announced Sunday. The Bills were 30-34 in Whaley’s four seasons as general manager. His only winning season came in 2014, when the Bills finished 9-7 but missed the playoffs. Buffalo’s postseason drought extended to 17 seasons after a 7-9 finish in 2016. “After a thorough review of our football operations over the past several months, Kim [Pegula] and I informed Doug this morning that we will be moving in a new direction,” Bills ...

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General election 2017: May says Tories would not raise VAT

Media playback is unsupported on your device Theresa May says a Conservative government will not raise VAT if she wins the general election. But the PM declined to back a 2015 Tory pledge that income tax, National Insurance and VAT would not be increased. Mrs May said she would not be making “specific proposals” on taxes unless she is “absolutely sure” they can be delivered. She added that her intention was to cut taxes for working families. Asked whether she would be repeating ex-PM David Cameron’s “five-year tax lock”, covering ...

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China deports U.S. businesswoman it convicted of spying

Sandy Phan-Gillis was detained by Chinese authorities in March 2015 during a business trip. China has deported an American businesswoman whom it convicted of spying a few days earlier. Sandy Phan-Gillis spent more than two years in Chinese custody after being detained in March 2015 during a business trip with officials from Houston. She arrived back home in the U.S. late Friday, according to Shang Baojun, her lawyer in China. A court in the southern Chinese city of Nanning on Tuesday had sentenced her to three-and-a-half years in prison and ...

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Browns take troubled Brantley, may release him

1:09 AM ET The Cleveland Browns made Caleb Brantley, the former Florida defensive tackle accused of simple battery this month, the first pick of the NFL draft’s sixth round Saturday. Shortly afterward, Cleveland’s head of football operations said the team may release him pending further investigation into the incident. NFL draft home page: Day 3 recap » • By round: pick-by-pick analysis | By team• Kiper:2017 NFL Draft Grades• McShay:Best pick for all 32 teams• Nation:Best, riskiest moves for every team• All 32 teams:Analysis for every pick• Seifert:More prospects will ...

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Do We Even Want a New WWII Shooter? – The Lobby

Broadcast live from our studios in San Francisco, join GameSpot every Wednesday at 11AM Pacific for the latest previews, interviews, game demos, giveaways and more. Schedule: Wednesdays at 11AM PT Host: Mike Mahardy Let’s block ads! (Why?) GameSpot

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Sources: Nats' Eaton out for year with ACL tear

11:59 PM ET ESPN.com news services Washington Nationals center fielder Adam Eaton, who was carried off the field Friday, has a torn left ACL and will not play again this season, sources told ESPN, confirming multiple reports. The team announced earlier Saturday that Eaton had been placed on the disabled list with what was initially diagnosed as a left knee strain. Fox Sports first reported that Eaton’s season is over. Eaton suffered the injury in the ninth inning of Friday’s 7-5 loss to the New York Mets on a bang-bang ...

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Madeleine McCann: Anniversary 'hardest day' for parents

The 10th anniversary of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance will be one of the hardest days, her parents say. The 10th anniversary of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance will be one of the hardest days, her parents have said. The then three-year-old disappeared from an apartment in Praia da Luz in Portugal on 3 May 2007. Panorama: Madeleine McCann: 10 Years On is on Wednesday night at 9pm on BBC One. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC News – Home

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A hacker says it has the new season of Netflix's 'Orange is the New Black'

Watch the trailer for season 4 of ‘Orange is the New Black’ An anonymous hacker claims to have stolen the fifth season of Netflix’s hit series “Orange is the New Black” and posted most of it online after the company says it ignored a request for ransom money. Netflix responded Saturday in a statement to CNNMoney, saying it’s “aware of the situation” and “the appropriate law enforcement authorities are involved.” The hacker said in a note posted on Twitter Saturday that it released the first episode on Friday. The hacker’s ...

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Best and riskiest moves for every team's 2017 NFL draft class

8:42 PM ET NFL Nation reporters break down the moves they liked and the moves that might not work out for each of their teams. AFC East | AFC North| AFC South | AFC West NFC East | NFC North | NFC South | NFC West AFC East Best move: Trading down from No. 10 to No. 27 yielded the Bills a third-round pick (No. 91) and, more importantly, a 2018 first-round pick from the Kansas City Chiefs. How the Bills use that extra first-rounder next April will define the ...

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