CLEVELAND, Ohio — Baker Mayfield is just the gift Cleveland fans needed this season, especially in the wake of LeBron James’ departure.The love affair between Mayfield and the fans began the moment he came bounding off the bench to win the Jets game in Week 3, and continued through Sunday’s 26-18 victory over the Bengals in the home finale that improved the Browns to 7-7-1 overall and 5-2-1 at home.The seven-game swing from last year marked the biggest turnaround in team history, and cemented Mayfield’s status as Cleveland’s new favorite son. He’s put the Browns back on the NFL map, brought them back to respectability and is luring that lost generation of young Browns fans — the ones who have thought their parents were nuts all of these years — back to FirstEnergy Stadium.He’s single-handedly turned the Factory of Sadness into the Factory of Gladness in one season.Throughout the second half of the game, when Mayfield was firing … [Read more...] about Baker Mayfield is just the gift Cleveland fans needed, especially with LeBron James gone
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Tatyana Monnay is a sophomore journalism major at MU. She is an opinion columnist who writes about politics for The Maneater. For those who missed it: At an early stage in her second set at the United States Open final on Saturday, Serena Williams received a warning for coaching. After she received the warning, Williams became upset with the chair umpire, Carlos Ramos. She then had a heated discussion with him. This is where the conflict seemed to end. A few games later, Williams lost her serve at 3-1 up and broke her racket. This is an automatic violation. Since Williams had already received a warning for coaching, the second violation resulted in Osaka gaining one point in the next game. Williams chose to argue with Ramos about the point penalty. Williams said that she did not receive coaching and should not have received the code violations. During the argument, Williams called Ramos a thief for taking the point away from her. This was the final straw and she received another … [Read more...] about The ManeaterColumn: There is a double standard in tennis and it is time to address it
The chair umpire who penalized Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final is pleased to be getting back to work. Carlos Ramos is assigned to the Davis Cup semifinal between Croatia and the United States this weekend in Zadar. "I'm just focusing on this tie and working again. That's all I can say," Ramos told The Associated Press before the opening singles between Borna Coric and Steve Johnson, which he did not officiate. Ramos was directing the second singles between Marin Cilic and Frances Tiafoe. Top Sports Photos: Seattle Storm Wins WNBA Title AP Photo/Andres Kudacki Ramos gave Williams three code violations in her straight-set loss to Naomi Osaka last weekend, and the American great argued she wasn't being treated the same as some male players. USTA president and CEO Katrina Adams, who defended Williams, was overheard apologizing to Ramos on the sidelines of Thursday's draw ceremony. Ramos wouldn't go into details over his discussion with Adams, who initiated the … [Read more...] about Umpire in Serena Williams US Open Final Controversy Returns to Work
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Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) and House Democrats hold a rally on the steps of the Capitol to call for the end of the separation of parents and children at the border of the US and Mexico on June 20, 2018.Tom Williams/Congressional Quarterly/Newscom via ZUMA Press Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Public opinion was not on the side of Republican lawmakers this week. Two-thirds of Americans, and nearly 60 percent of Republicans, disapproved of the Trump administration’s policy that separated children from undocumented parents prosecuted for entering the United States. And Democrats, vying to take control of the House this fall, pounced on that public outcry as they hammered Republicans for their tacit complicity with the administration’s policy. “House Republicans have seemed to walk away from a piece of legislation that would allow us to address this issue and to fix it,” Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the chairman … [Read more...] about Democrats Are Going to Make Family Separation a Big Issue in the Midterms