Roundup: Rupert Murdoch Engaged to Jerry Hall; Powerball Jackpot Hits $1.4 Billion

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Kaley Cuoco, an actress … police officer shot in Philadelphia “in the name of islam” … the Boston Globe is still plagued by deliveryproblems … a year ago the New Republic got a new owner; this week,they’ve announced the magazine is for sale … big theft in the sports memorabilia industry leads to prison sentences … if you’rewondering what Great White Sharks do all day … over 100 people have been shot in Chicago in the first 10 days of the new year … Rupert Murdoch is engaged to Jerry Hall … “Thief Fed 48 Bananas To Excrete Stolen Gold Chain“… nobody wants to buy thehouse from Silence of the Lambs … the big Philly newspapers have been donated by the owner, and they’re now non-profits … “How police busted a major riding lawnmower theft ring” …

I still can’t believe how ballsy Nick Saban’s onside kick was in the 4th quarter. It worked, and Alabama never gave up the lead. []

My ‘Best of’ Podcast from Saturday’s Fox Sports Radio show. With guests Ty Duffy (Clemson/Alabama), Richard Deitsch (Sports Media) and Ian Rapoport (NFL). I rip fantasy football-loving owners. [All 3 Hours30-min Podcast]

Excellent read on John Junker, the former Fiesta Bowl director who ended up in prison and now works at a charity near Phoenix that serves the homeless. [Campus Rush]

It’s “doubtful” that Charlie Weis will return to coaching. [Tampa Bay Times]

The Packers love their romantic comedies! [WSJ]

Golden State 111, Miami 103. Curry scored 31. [SF Gate]

With four titles in seven years, and one at LSU, too, people aren’t really arguing against Nick Saban as the greatest of all-time, are they? [Yahoo Sports]

The Chicago Cubs won the MLB offseason. What’s their prize? []

The powerball jackpot is now at $1.4 billion. So, about the taxes on that … [CNBC]

After Kirby Smart’s defense gave up 40 points last night to Clemson, the Tide defensive coordinator will fly to Georgia and jump into his next job. [AJC]