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College Basketball Odds: Washington vs. Gonzaga prediction, odds and pick – 12/9/2022

The Washington Huskies take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Check out our college basketball odds series for our Washington Gonzaga prediction and pick. The college basketball season has not been what Gonzaga wanted it to be. Not only have the Zags lost big to Purdue and gotten handled by Texas and Baylor; even some of their wins don’t look that impressive. Their one-point win over Michigan State looks a lot worse now that Tom Izzo’s Spartans have lost three of their last five games (Alabama, Notre Dame, Northwestern). Gonzaga has been a No. 1 seed in each of the last three NCAA Tournaments which were played (not counting the 2020 NCAA Tournament, which never did begin because of the pandemic). This Gonzaga team has played its way out of a top seed. This is where the Zags’ West Coast Conference affiliation hurts them. If they don’t clean up in the nonconference portion of their schedule, they don’t have a lot of chances to make up ground in the race for seeding when they play in the WCC. Running the table in the WCC could, at this point, give Gonzaga the ceiling of a No. 3 or 4 seed, but the Zags are almost certain to not be a top-two seed given all their losses in the first month of competition.
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Tracking Every Penalty Shootout From the 2022 World Cup

Nothing is more stressful than penalty kicks — that goes for players, coaches and fans. One shot or save can decide your fate, and it all comes down to the goalkeeper guessing which way to jump. There’s already been a record-tying four games decided in penalty shootouts at the...
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Argentina-Netherlands World Cup Match Leaves Fans Hysterical on Twitter

Another match, another thriller. Soccer fans were blessed with one more World Cup quarterfinals clash on Friday that left many on the edge of their seats in Qatar and across the world. Lionel Messi and Argentina battled it out on the pitch against the Netherlands in a spicy game that sent Twitter into an absolute frenzy. After the match ended in the second penalty shootout of the day, fans couldn’t contain themselves, and broadcasters were left speechless.

Pasadena paramedic subscription service brings financial protection - But at what cost?

PASADENA, Cal. - The Pasadena Fire Department has announced a new subscription service that allows citizens to access their emergency medical system without worrying about unexpected ambulance costs. The Pasadena Paramedic Subscription Service offers unlimited access for $85 a year, providing financial protection and peace of mind for individuals and households.

Medical Fiction: Bosco and the Baneful Buttons

This is one of a collection of stories that are like “Final Destination” meets “The Monkey’s Paw” (W. W. Jacobs, 1902). As such, they are tragedies more than either mysteries or horror, and would appeal most to readers who enjoy the inexorable pull of a story arc that leads to doom. In each story, a protagonist makes a wish that comes true with fatal results for someone, often the person making the wish. Nothing supernatural, but just how things work out. (Or is it?) The technical details surrounding the fatal (or near-fatal) event are drawn from real cases in the US OSHA incident report database or similar sources and are therefore entirely realistic, even if seemingly outlandish. The plots draw lightly from cultural beliefs around actions such as pointing at someone with a stick or knife, wishing in front of a mirror, or stepping on a crack.

'The Bastard Son and the Devil Himself' Cancelled at Netflix

Bad news came today for another Netflix fan favorite when The Bastard Son and the Devil Himself creator Joe Barton took to Twitter to announce that the witchy and mystical show had been canceled. Those who’ve enjoyed the story are bound to be shocked as the book-turned-series’ first season was met with rave reviews and currently sits on Rotten Tomatoes with a 93% critics rating and a 92% audience rating. But, even its terrific scores couldn’t save the eight-episode series that dropped on October 28.