DEAR ABBY: Last year, two former classmates bought houses next door to me. I don’t mind one of them, but the other, “Evie,” is a snippy know-it-all with a sugar daddy boyfriend. She looks down on everyone. In addition to yelling over the fence when they see us outside or on our back deck, they… Continue reading Dear Abby: How do I escape my know-it-all neighbor?
Menlo School nearly staged an improbable comeback Saturday night, rallying from a three-touchdown deficit with under 10 minutes to go before losing to host San Marin 29-21 in the CIF NorCal 4-A championship game The Knights (8-6) trailed 29-7 after Ryan Rodas kicked his second field goal of the game, this one from 25 yards,… Continue reading Menlo School’s fourth-quarter rally falls short in NorCal 4-A title game
North Dakota State Bison (1-8) at Portland Pilots (7-4) Portland, Oregon; Monday, 10 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: North Dakota State hits the road against Portland looking to break its six-game road skid. The Pilots are 5-1 in home games. Portland is the top team in the WCC with 17.8 assists per game led by Tyler… Continue reading North Dakota State plays Portland on 6-game road skid
Kentucky Wildcats (5-2) vs. Michigan Wolverines (5-2) Prague; Sunday, 1 p.m. EST FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Michigan -9; over/under is 143 BOTTOM LINE: The No. 19 Kentucky Wildcats and the Michigan Wolverines square off at The O2 Arena in Prague, Czechia. The Wolverines have a 5-2 record against non-conference oppponents. Michigan is 0-1 in games decided… Continue reading Michigan takes on No. 19 Kentucky
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jack Hughes, Dawson Mercer and Fabian Zetterlund scored, and the New Jersey Devils set a club record with their 11th straight road victory, beating the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Saturday night. Miles Wood added two assists and Akira Schmid stopped 31 shots for the Devils, who are a win away from tying… Continue reading Devils beat Flyers for team-record 11th straight road win
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Andrew Mangiapane scored twice, Adam Ruzicka had a goal and two assists and the Calgary Flames beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 on Saturday night. Blake Coleman and Elias Lindholm — into an empty net — also scored for Calgary and Mikael Backlund had assists. Dan Vladar stopped 27 shots. Conor Sheary… Continue reading Andrew Mangiapane scores twice, Flames beat Capitals 5-2
Q. My best friend and her partner just broke up and I’m doing my best to not take sides, but it’s difficult. I probably know more than I should and although I want to be supportive, I’m pretty disgusted by my friend’s behavior. She wasn’t really fooling around, but she got caught up in a… Continue reading Taking sides when friends split
Q. I’m interviewing for a job and they asked for three references. Will they actually reach out to them? I didn’t leave my last job on such great terms and I don’t really have any bosses to put down prior to this last job either. What should I do? A. First, congrats they’ve asked for… Continue reading How important are references for landing a job?
Q: My daughter is on a gymnastics team. How do I talk to her about the risks of sexual abuse in sports? A: Getting involved in sports, clubs and other organized activities is good for kids. Children in activities get more exercise and have more self-esteem, research shows, and are better able to manage their… Continue reading How parents can talk to kids about abuse in sports
The Georgia band Blackberry Smoke never set out to be the standard-bearers for classic-model Southern rock. It just wound up happening that way. “That music was all required listening where we came from,” frontman Charlie Starr said this week. “When I was a teenager and I started playing in bars around the Southeast, people eat,… Continue reading Blackberry Smoke keeps classic Southern rock thriving