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Kiffin says point spread tweet was 'a joke'

12:05 PM ET Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin said he was joking Friday night when he tweeted about a late intentional safety affecting the betting result in the Owls’ victory over Marshall. Florida Atlantic, which closed as a 6.5-point favorite, had a 30-23 lead with 14 seconds remaining when Kiffin opted to concede a safety rather than risking a blocked punt deep inside the Owls’ territory. He took to Twitter after the game and joked about the Owls not covering the spread with their 30-25 victory. Didn’t want to cover ...

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From conservative media to the White House: anatomy of Trump's 'diversity visa' tweet

How the diversity visa lottery came to be If there was any doubt over how much conservative media shapes the White House’s messaging and policy goals, President Donald Trump’s Twitter on Wednesday morning may have dispelled that notion. Less than 24 hours after a truck attack in New York City left at least eight people dead and dozens injured, Trump directed his social media fury toward an immigration program that he suggested Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer helped conceive. In a tweet sent shortly before 7:30 a.m., Trump said the 29-year-old ...

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Lakers irked by Gortat's tweet directed at Lonzo

9:58 PM ET EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Brandon Ingram said Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers did not take kindly to Marcin Gortat‘s tweet about how John Wall “will torture” the rookie point guard when the Washington Wizards visit L.A. on Wednesday. “Yeah, of course we did,” Ingram said when asked if he saw Gortat’s tweet on Monday. “Everyone has social media, definitely saw it. The competitor in Lonzo, of course he didn’t take it so well and, with his teammates behind him, we didn’t take it so well.” ...

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Anger over Donald Trump's UK crime tweet

The US President, Donald Trump, has sparked an angry backlash in the UK with a tweet linking a rise in the crime rate to “radical Islamic terror”. He said: “Just out report: ‘United Kingdom crime rises 13% annually amid spread of Radical Islamic terror.’ Not good, we must keep America safe!” The Labour MP, Yvette Cooper, chair of the Commons Home Affairs Committee, accused Mr Trump of fuelling hate crime with his “ignorant” comments. The Home Office declined to comment. Crime in England and Wales went up by 13% in ...

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Cavs' Gilbert: Got racist calls after LeBron tweet

12:54 AM ET Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert says LeBron James‘ tweet that called President Donald Trump a “bum” prompted his phone to be flooded with “vile, disgusting, racist” voicemails that served as an eye-opener for Gilbert as to the state the country is in. “I received voicemails after LeBron tweeted that were some of the most vile, disgusting, racist [messages],” Gilbert said Friday as a guest on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “There’s an element of racism that I didn’t even realize existed in this country this much.” James criticized Trump ...

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Twitter explains why it won't remove Trump's North Korea tweet

How many of Trump’s twitter followers are bots? Twitter says itwon’t take down a controversial weekend tweet from President Donald Trump — the tweet North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho described as a declaration of war. On Sept. 23, Trump tweeted, “Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!” The phrase “Little Rocket Man” refers to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. In a statement on Monday, Ri said: “Since the United States ...

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Lewis: Tweet kept Ravens from signing Kap

1:28 AM ET OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Ray Lewis said the Baltimore Ravens chose not to sign Colin Kaepernick after the quarterback’s girlfriend posted a “racist” tweet featuring the former All-Pro linebacker and owner Steve Bisciotti. “We were going to close the deal to sign him,” Lewis said on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL” on Tuesday night. “Steve Bisciotti said, ‘I want to hear Colin Kaepernick speak to let me know that he wants to play football.'” “And it never happens because that picture comes up the next day.” The Aug. ...

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Trump jumps the gun on jobs report tweet — again

U.S. unemployment rate falls to 16-year low Oops, he did it again. President Donald Trump was so excited by the good news in Friday’s jobs report that he jumped the gun to tweet about it, violating a federal rule that requires an hour between when a report is released, and when federal officials can comment on the numbers. The 209,000 jobs added by employers in July and the drop in unemployment to 4.3% was just too much for the tweeter-in-chief to resist bragging about on Twitter. “Excellent Jobs Numbers just ...

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Twitter says Trump's tweet doesn't violate its rules

Trump tweets insults at MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski Twitter says President Trump’s latest anti-media tweet doesn’t violate its rules. Twitter told CNN on Sunday that the company reviewed the tweet, which features a WWE video that has been edited to show Trump beating up a man with a CNN logo on his face. Twitter said it considered three factors: the political context of the conversation surrounding the tweet, the various ways it could be interpreted and the lack of details in the tweet itself. According to its rules, Twitter may suspend ...

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Trump punches CNN in a juvenile tweet

President Trump is wrestling with challenges both at home and abroad — but on Twitter he’s wrestling with CNN. On Sunday morning the president’s personal Twitter account, which has 33 million followers, posted a 28-second video of a WWE broadcast. The video was edited to show Trump beating up a man with a CNN logo on his face. A short time later, the official @POTUS account retweeted Trump’s tweet to its 19 million followers. It was another escalation in Trump’s ongoing war against the news media — and against CNN ...

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