U.S. expands COVID-19 vaccine to include seniors 65 and up

On Tuesday, officials at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services expanded COVID-19 vaccine availability during the initial phase of distribution to include people age 65 years and older. The changes also give priority to those with underlying health conditions that place them at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 infection.  For instance, …

Tokyo Olympics Committee Chief Says putting off games is “impossible” despite public opinion to cancel games again

The chief of Tokyo’s Olympic organizing committee said Tuesday it would be “absolutely impossible” to postpone the Summer Games again due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori, who serves as president on the committee, said putting off the Games again would be impossible because many of the organizing officials were already …

Doug Pederson fired as Philadelphia Eagles head coach

On Monday, the Philadelphia Eagles fired head coach Doug Pederson, just three seasons after he coached the team to a Super Bowl title. Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement released by the team, “Coach Pederson and I had the opportunity to sit down and discuss what that collective vision would look like moving …

Baltimore Ravens beat Tennessee Titans 20-13 in wild-card game

Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Tennessee Titans 20-13 in a wild-card win on Sunday at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. It was Jackson’s first win in the NFL playoffs; he was 0-2 in the postseason entering Sunday’s game. The 24-year-old Jackson, the reigning NFL MVP, completed 17 of 24 passes for 179 yards and one interception, adding 136 …