LSU ‘needed to be better’ in critical loss at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Riding a five-game winning streak and assured of playing in next week’s Southeastern Conference title game, No. 5 LSU just had to take care of underperforming Texas A&M to keep its College Football Playoff hopes alive. Instead, Devon Achane had a career-best 215 yards rushing with two touchdowns Saturday, and Texas … Read more

College Football Week 13 Winners, losers, overreactions: Playoff continues transition into a new era

Throughout the first seven years of the College Football Playoff’s existence, Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson and Oklahoma were responsible for 20 of 28 available appearances and six of the seven national championships. As the regular season comes to a close in Week 13, it’s highly likely that none of those four stalwarts will be represented … Read more

Obituary: Iconic Cuban restaurateur Felipe Valls Sr. died in Miami at 89

Where is the first place you take your Iowa cousin when they come to visit Miami — OK, maybe after South Beach? Where’s the first place candidates and media cameras local and abroad go to during a campaign season to take the public’s political temperature? And for the last 51 years, where can you get … Read more

John Leguizamo says he based his The Menu character on ‘horrible human’ Steven Seagal

John Leguizamo recently said that he based his character in The Menu on ‘horrible human’ Steven Seagal. The 62-year-old character actor plays a has-been action star in the black comedy horror film and he didn’t shy away from revealing his source of inspiration. Leguizamo, who has worked in Hollywood for three decades, blasted the 70-year-old … Read more

Germany looks to bounce back from shock defeat and revive World Cup hopes against dangerous Spain

CNN — If Germany is to avoid the ignominy of consecutive World Cup group stage exits, it will need to earn a positive result against a Spain side that looked like the tournament’s most dangerous team after the opening round of fixtures. Finishing bottom of the group at Russia 2018, a tournament Germany went into … Read more

‘Programmable molecular scissors’ could help fight COVID-19 infection

Enzymes are naturally occurring biological catalysts, which enable the chemical transformations required for our bodies to function – from translating the genetic code into proteins, right through to digesting food. Although most enzymes are proteins, some of these crucial reactions are catalysed by RNA, a chemical cousin of DNA, which can fold into enzymes known … Read more