Buccaneers hire Bruce Arians as next head coach

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Melissa Rawlins / ESPN Images(TAMPA, Fla.) — Bruce Arians is stepping out of retirement and returning back to the football field.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced late Tuesday that they have hired Arians as their next head coach. Both sides agreed to a four-year contract with a fifth-year option.

“Bruce Arians is one of the NFL’s most well-respected coaches over the past two decades and we are excited to have him leading our team,” Buccaneers owner Bryan Glazer said in a statement.

“Bruce has played a large role in the development and career success of some of our league’s best players and we look forward to seeing him continue that work here with our franchise,” Glazer added.

Arians replaces Dirk Koetter, who was fired as Tampa Bay’s head coach on Dec. 31 after three seasons with the team. The Buccaneers finished the 2018 season with a record of 5-11.

This past season, Arians, 66, worked as a NFL game analyst for CBS. The year before, he retired as the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals after five seasons with the team.

In a tweet late Tuesday, Arians said he was “proud and honored” to be named the next head coach for the Buccaneers.

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Kliff Kingsbury signs four-year deal to be Cardinals’ next head coach

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Nick Caito / ESPN Images(TEMPE, Ariz.) — The Arizona Cardinals have tapped former Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury as their new head coach.

The team announced on Tuesday that Kingsbury signed a four-year contract with the squad, with a team option for a fifth year. He will be formally introduced at a press conference Wednesday.

Kingsbury, 39, replaces Steve Wilks, who was fired as Arizona’s head coach following just one season with the team.

The Cardinals wrapped up 2018 with a record of 3-13, the worst in the National Football Conference.

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Mom’s viral workout video inspires millions as she vows to lose 451 pounds

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A mother and her ambitious weight loss journey is receiving global support after a video of her exercising was viewed by millions.

In fall 2018, Leneathra Reed, a certified pharmacy technician from Meridian, Mississippi, kicked off her plan to lose 451 pounds.

Starting at her heaviest weight of 626, Reed’s goal is to get down to 175. Her decision to make a change came from not being able to provide an “energetic lifestyle” for her 2-year-old daughter, Kenlyn.

“I couldn’t get down on the floor and play with her… even giving her a bath was a challenge,” Reed, 39, told ABC News’ Good Morning America. “I said, ‘You want to be here for your daughter? It’s time to get up and do something about it.'”

Reed said she hasn’t been overweight her entire life, but put on pounds over the course of 12 years after undergoing breast reduction surgery.

She said that during the procedure, her lungs collapsed and she was placed on life support. Afterwards, she was put on steroid medication which was the start of her weight gain followed by an unhealthy lifestyle, she said.

“Even right now, I can’t go to the movies because I can’t sit in the chair,” Reed explained. “I went to see Black Panther when it came out and I was so embarrassed and ashamed because I had to place a chair in the handicapped section.”

“I said [to myself], ‘There has to be something better than this,'” she said.

In November, Reed was introduced to Frank Harbin, owner and trainer at Total Body Transformation Gym in Meridian.

Harbin helped Reed launch a diet and fitness plan, which includes modified exercises and low-carb meals. So far, she’s dropped 28 pounds in two months.

“As she started being more mobile and seeing results, her determination got stronger and stronger and now she’s doing whatever it takes to live for her daughter,” Harbin told GMA. “I always tell her, ‘do something today that your future self would thank you for.'”

He went on, “She’s on the right track and like I told her, ‘you didn’t put [the weight] on overnight, so don’t expect it to come off overnight.'”

In November, Harbin posted a video of Reed during their workouts. Harbin can be heard motivating Reed as she did sit-ups, low jacks, jogging and training with sledgehammers.

“Day number three,” Reed says in the footage. “I can breathe a little better today. Yay!”

The video has been viewed 52 million times and received 97,000 comments on Facebook from supporters sharing before and after photos of their own weight loss success.

One woman wrote, “You can do it honey. I took it one day at a time. It was hard… but you will be great!!”

“She just motivated me to get off my butt and get this weight off. Keep up the good work sista,” said another.

Harbin said many people wanted to give up their goal until they saw Reed’s determination.

“People get discouraged and they don’t want to come around [because of their weight],” he said. “When [Reed] started coming in people said, ‘if she can do it, I can do it.'”

Reed said she is thrilled by the outpouring she’s received from strangers all over the world.

“It really touches my heart,” she said. “It makes me nervous to put myself out there and be vulnerable to criticism but as far as the support, it’s really heartwarming because that’s what I set out to do is inspire others.”

Reed said she’s looking forward to having better mobility and taking her daughter on vacation after she hits her goal weight.

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Fitness trainer and mom Kelsey Wells starts her day with a dose of motivation

champlifezy@gmail.com/iStock(NEW YORK) — Kelsey Wells started working out and eating well to get in shape after the birth of her son.

A few years later, she is a certified personal trainer with her own PWR workout programs and more than a million Instagram followers who watch her every workout move.

Meditation, motivation and her workout clothes are just some of the things Wells relies on every day for her success.

Read below to find out exactly how, in her own words, the Utah-based mom and SWEAT trainer starts her day:

1. I meditate and prepare for the day ahead

First, before I even get out of bed, I do a little bit of mindful meditation and kind of get myself centered for the day.

I’ll grab my headphones and I love to play either a motivational song or I’ll watch a motivational speech or just listen to something uplifting.

While I’m sitting there taking my breaths, I like to really envision the things that I have to do that day going well to kind of get myself in a positive mindset and ready to take on the day.

2. I wash and moisturize my face

Next, what I love to do every morning is wash and moisturize my face and my body.

I have a facial cleanser, rinse it off, pat dry and then I moisturize.

Living in Utah, it’s a desert climate so it’s very dry there. So I moisturize morning and night, face, body, everything.

3. I have a green superfood drink with my breakfast

Every single morning I head downstairs and before I even make my breakfast I make myself a green, superfood drink and drink that with my breakfast.

It’s simply just a superfood powder, so it’s loaded with micronutrients, antioxidants, things like that. Mixed with the apple cider vinegar that I put in it, it’s a great anti-inflammatory and it helps keep my digestion regular.

It doesn’t taste the best. It’s not the easiest to drink, so it also helps wake me up.

4. I pick out a workout outfit

Then I like to get dressed and ready for the gym. Even if I’m not going to the gym right away, I still like to put my gym clothes on so that I’m productive and ready to go.

If you get up and get your gym clothes and you’re ready to work out, you’re a lot more likely to actually go and do it or just be productive while you’re at home than if you’re lazing around in your sweats and your pajamas.

5. I hit the gym

The last thing I do every single morning is the gym.

Barbell squats are my favorite exercise.

Barbell squats I feel like are super empowering and they are an excellent compound movement, so it’s seriously like a full-body workout in one move.

When I began exercising regularly, in the beginning, it was to help my anxiety and it really did… I’m so happy to be able to holistically deal with my anxiety now through exercise and eating well.

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Scoreboard roundup — 1/8/19

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iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:

Indiana 123, Cleveland 115
Philadelphia 132, Washington 115
Toronto 104, Atlanta 101
Denver 103, Miami 99
Minnesota 119, Oklahoma City 117
Phoenix 115, Sacramento 111
Golden State 122, NY Knicks 95
L.A. Clippers 128, Charlotte 109

Boston 4, Minnesota 0
Carolina 4, NY Islanders 3
Pittsburgh 5, Florida 1
Buffalo 5, New Jersey 1
Washington 5, Philadelphia 3
Tampa Bay 4, Columbus 0
Montreal 3, Detroit 2
Dallas 3, St. Louis 1
Winnipeg 7, Colorado 4
Vegas 4, NY Rangers 2
San Jose 7, Edmonton 2

(1) Duke 87, Wake Forest 65
(3) Tennessee 87, Missouri 63
(6) Michigan St. 77, Purdue 59
(8) Texas Tech 66, (23) Oklahoma 59
(12) North Carolina 90, (15) NC State 82
OT South Carolina 87, (14) Mississippi St. 82
(18) Kentucky 85, Texas A&M 74
(19) Buffalo 110, Toledo 80
Baylor 73, (20) Iowa St. 70
Villanova 76, (24) St. John’s 71

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo makes surprise visit to Iraq

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Jordan Pix/Getty Images(BAGHDAD) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has stopped in Iraq during a tour of the Mideast, according to local TV reports.

During his unannounced visit on Wednesday, Pompeo met with Iraqi officials, speaking briefly at the top of each of his meetings to reassure leadership of the United States’ commitment to Iraq.

President Donald Trump visited Iraq, also unannounced, the day after Christmas, saying the U.S. still could use bases there for operations in Syria. He didn’t meet with Iraqi officials at the time.

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Twenty school children in China injured in attack

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omersukrugoksu/iStock(BEIJING) — Twenty children were injured in a hammer attack at a Beijing primary school Tuesday by a disgruntled former school maintenance worker.

Four students were seriously injured, requiring emergency surgery for fractured skulls, according to the Beijing Xicheng District Municipal government. Authorities said, however, none of the injuries sustained were life threatening.

Xicheng authorities said in statement posted on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, that police had detained a 49-year-old male suspect surnamed Jia. His given name was withheld by authorities, a common practice in China.

According to the police, Jia was a migrant worker from Northeastern Heilongjiang province whose contract at school was being terminated at the end of the month. Police believe that the suspect was taking out his anger at being fired on the students.

The attack occurred shortly after 11 a.m. local time at Beijing’s Xuanwu Normal Experimental No. 1 Affiliated Primary School. Jia reportedly began to bludgeon second-graders in the school’s stairwell with a hammer he normally used for work. He remains in police custody.

In a cellphone video circulated on Chinese social media, school staff were seen trying to explain the incident to worried and angry parents.

“A worker at our school attacked 20 students in a first-floor stairwell. It is not like the rumors — he did not use a knife,” one staff member said.

At a press conference Tuesday evening, the head of Beijing Xicheng District, Wang Shaofeng, apologized and said security would be tightened at the district schools.

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Celebrity chef Mario Batali will not face sex assault charges, say sources

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Joe Kohen/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Mario Batali will not face criminal charges after the celebrity chef was accused of sexual assault by two different women, sources familiar with the case tell ABC News.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s office declined to comment.

A New York Police Department spokesman declined to comment directly on any particular investigation, but said in a statement that the “NYPD takes sex crimes and sexual assault very seriously, and encourages anyone with information about such a crime to report it to police, so perpetrators can be prosecuted, and justice can be secured for survivors.”

One of Batali’s accusers claimed she was at one of Batali’s restaurants, Babbo, in January 2004, lost consciousness, and found Batali on top of her when she awoke. A second woman told the television news magazine 60 Minutes that the 57-year-old chef and former TV star drugged and assaulted her at a popular New York City eatery more than a decade ago.

NYPD investigators declined to refer the cases for criminal prosecution after the women were unable to recall certain information to support their accusations, the sources told ABC. Additionally, detectives were unable to find corroborating witnesses.

Batali has previously acknowledged “deeply inappropriate” behavior but has said that he “vehemently den[ies] any allegations of sexual assault.”

The NYPD statement also urged New York City sexual assault victims to contact the department’s Special Victims Division 24-hour hotline: 212-267-RAPE (7273).

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