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BEIRUT (Reuters) – An air strike hit a hospital in the rebel-held Syrian village of Awaijel, west of Aleppo killing at least one person in the early hours of Tuesday, a day after attacks on two other hospitals in the region, a war monitor said. Jets hit Awaijel’s Baghdad hospital with rockets, injuring medical staff and patients, including some who had just moved there from a hospital hit in nearby Kafrnaha on Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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Luxembourg’s foreign minister said on Monday that the Turkish government’s handling of dismissed civil servants reminded him of methods used by the Nazis, and that, sooner or later, the EU would have to respond with sanctions. More than 110,000 public servants in Turkey – from soldiers and judges to teachers and journalists – have been detained, suspended or sacked since a failed military coup in July, in what President Tayyip Erdogan’s critics say is a crackdown on all forms of dissent. Turkish officials say the measures are justified by the threat posed by the coup attempt, in which more than 240 people were killed as rogue soldiers commandeered fighter jets and tanks, bombing parliament and other buildings.

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While this train wreck of a national election comes to its long awaited conclusion, I keep thinking about how the world is changing and how little this election reflects the reality of the world around us. Technology has changed our economy, communication systems, society, and lifestyles, a set of facts unobserved by our national politics.

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There Go The Neighbor-hoods!

29Oct

This is a scary Halloween story from long ago involving a bunch of kids known as.. ..the Little Neckers. Right about now a chill will be running down your spine if you’re gray at the temples and you grew up where I did on the edge of Queens, in a sweet neighborhood called Douglaston

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This is the fifth in my series of ” Letters to a Trump Supporter ,” from correspondence with a family friend who supports Mr. Trump. Continuing our conversation about Barack Obama , he sent me a so-called “Newsweek” article blaming affirmative action for the Obama presidency

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As more details emerge about how a failed coup played out in Turkey over the weekend, the world is learning about one tense moment that might have decided the fate of the uprising. Multiple sources are reporting that the military faction leading the coup almost shot down a plane carrying Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. More..

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Perhaps it all started with President Harry Truman’s declaration that sending US troops to Korea was a “police action.” Or maybe it was during that long string of early 20th Century military interventions in Central America and the Caribbean, when Marines were sent ashore willy-nilly to protect US business interests or citizens. More…

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RG3 cleared out his locker today, save for this note.

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For the past 20-plus years, my husband and I have rung in the New Year the same way: we get together with the same couple, eat an early dinner at a modest restaurant, see a good (usually) movie, and go back to one of our houses to toast the New Year. And for some reason, we eat a pie.

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‘Tis the season… for asking kids to name what they’re grateful for over turkey..

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Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has announced he is refusing Syrian refugees relocating to his state. In a news release Sunday Bentley said, “After full consideration of this weekend’s attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris, I will oppose any attempt to relocate Syrian refugees to Alabama through the U.S.

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Why The 49ers Are Having A Tough Season

15Nov

What is wrong with the 49ers this season?

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan urged world leaders on Saturday to prioritize the fight against terrorism as they gathered for a summit in southwestern Turkey, saying the Paris attacks claimed by Islamic State showed the time for words was now over. The worst bloodshed in France since the end of World War Two cast a pall over preparations for the two-day summit of the Group of 20 major economies that begins on Sunday and is due to be attended by heads of state including U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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France-Total War?

14Nov

The day after Kurdish forces with U.S. support expelled the Islamic State from the town of Sinjar in Northern Iraq; the day after the U.S. triumphantly announced that ISIS executioner “Jihadi” John had been “evaporated” by a missile fired from a U.S.

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In the wake of the horrific Paris attacks that claimed the lives of at least 153 innocent people , FOX News and some Republican presidential hopefuls wasted no time to fear monger and stir up some good-ol-fashioned Islamophobia. FOX anchor Megyn Kelly hosted R-NY Representative Peter King , a former IRA sympathizer , who stated in the interview: “This was terrorism at its worst.

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Last night in Berlin, we celebrated the 7th birthday of Matilda Foelsch.

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Finding the best credit card is part art, part science. No single credit card is better than all others in all categories — or for all people. But by understanding your options and asking the right questions, you can find the card that’s the best fit for your spending habits and credit situation

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In the second episode of the Scheer Intelligence podcast, David Talbot, Salon.com founding editor, tells how former CIA chief Allen Dulles defied FDR to conscript former Nazi leaders in preparation for war with the Soviet Union–one of many deviations from official history excitingly recounted in Talbot’s new book, “The Devil’s Chessboard”. Talbot describes how Dulles assisted efforts to overthrow foreign governments in defiance of American authority, and alludes to new information he says supports the idea that John F.

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Sculptural Architecture: Breaking the Box

27Oct

Most rooms are composed of six straight walls: a floor and a ceiling, and four side walls all meeting at perpendicular angles. And while many architecture/design projects include gutting or demolishing some of these walls to create a more customized environment, the renovated spaces still tend to conform to what existed before: a lot of straight walls. Yet the beauty of sheetrock and other building materials is that they allow the designer to manipulate space in a more sculpted, interesting way

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The remains of the neighborhood several of my family members lived in.

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The Obscenity of Our War

16Oct

(Photo credit: CNN) Before the 2003 Shock and Awe bombing in Iraq, a group of activists living in Baghdad would regularly go to city sites that were crucial for maintaining health and well-being in Baghdad, such as hospitals, electrical facilities, water purification plants, and schools, and string large vinyl banners between the trees outside these buildings which read: “To Bomb This Site Would Be A War Crime.” We encouraged people in U.S. cities to do the same, trying to build empathy for people trapped in Iraq, anticipating a terrible aerial bombing. Tragically, sadly, the banners must again condemn war crimes, this time echoing international outcry because in an hour of airstrikes this past Saturday morning, the U.S

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New York Jets First Quarter Heroes

11Oct

Photo Credit: (Aug. 23, 2013 – Source: Al Bello/Getty Images North America) via Zimbio.com It is bye week for the New York Jets, and they are here with a 3-1 record. They have boasted an opportunistic defense and an offense that gets the job done when it has to.

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Blue Angels Circling Alcatraz Island Why is October the best month in San Francisco?

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An airstrike on a wedding party in the village of Al-Wahijah in Yemen killed  more than 130 people on Monday. The bombing, which residents attribute to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting Yemen’s rebels, was one of the deadliest in the country’s civil war.  As the war between President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s government and Houthi rebels drags on, fewer and fewer journalists are left on the ground to report on the war and its tragic effects on the lives of Yemenis. Journalists, both foreign and national, are on the decline not only because they’re leaving for safety reasons, but also because of weak infrastructure  and the lack of Internet access

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Photo Credit: (Sept. 12, 2015 – Source: Rich Schultz/Getty Images North America) via Zimbio.com The New York Jets return home on Sunday, flying high off of their 20-7 victory of the Indianapolis Colts. The Jets are feeling good with their season starting off at 2-0, and they play host to a reeling Philadelphia Eagles team that has begun the year at 0-2.

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New York Jets: Thursday Injury Report

25Sep

Photo Credit: Zimbio.com The New York Jets are flying high at 2-0, and looking forward to playing at home this weekend.

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It has been seven years since Bush left office in the nation’s third most populous state, but for many in Florida, Bush’s two terms as governor were unforgettable. Bush came to the Governor’s Mansion in 1998; a man on a mission.

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BERLIN (AP) — The United States is seeking to ease the Syrian refugee crisis by significantly increasing the number of worldwide refugees it takes in over the next two years, though not by nearly the amount many activists and former officials have urged.   The U.S. will accept 85,000 refugees from around the world next year, up from 70,000, and that total would rise to 100,000 in 2017, according to U.S.

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Certain U.S. cities are known as pretty friendly destinations  — the kinds of places where you’ll be greeted with a friendly smile and locals will always point you in the right direction

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"The Appliance Whisperer"

02Sep

By Jerry Zezima Inanimate objects are out to get me. I can deal with human beings, either by ignoring them or by telling them such dumb jokes that they ignore me

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey announced Saturday that its fighter jets have carried out their first airstrikes as part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Syria. A Foreign Ministry statement said the jets began attacking IS targets late Friday across the border in Syria that were deemed to be threats to Turkey. After months of hesitance, Turkey agreed last month to take on a more active role in the fight against IS.

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Randy Brandoff – Clocking Success

25Ago

If there’s one entrepreneur who has somehow managed to navigate his career in such a way that he’s always directing the marketing and branding initiatives of brands that are pioneers within their verticals, it is Randy Brandoff. Fifteen years ago, he was leading the marketing team at Marquis Jet, then became a Principal at the newly founded Tequila Avion, then SVP and CMO of NetJets, and today is the founder and pioneer behind Eleven James . When it comes to building massive brands, he has a penchant for businesses that are cutting edge and that cater to the affluent, or up-and-coming affluent.

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When was the last time you were stuck in traffic and wished you could press a button on the dashboard, turn your car into a helicopter and soar away from the rush-hour snarl at, say, 200 miles per hour? Yesterday, perhaps

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish warplanes struck Islamic state group targets across the border in Syria, Turkey’s government confirmed Friday.

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I love basketball. Most Americans love basketball. President Obama loves basketball

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Another list of the top restaurants in the world was released on Friday and boy, are we hungry.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Until the New York Jets landed Darrelle Revis, the first hours of NFL free agency Tuesday looked more like fantasy football.

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MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — New York Jets running back Chris Johnson and another passenger were shot in their shoulders while stopped at a traffic light in Orlando early Sunday morning, and the driver of the vehicle they were in was killed.

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WASHINGTON — Turkey made its boldest move yet against the Islamic State over the weekend. It wasn’t to help the U.S.-led air campaign against the group, something Turkey could do by making its strategic Incirlik Air Base available to American jets. It wasn’t, as has been the case for Egypt and Jordan, to avenge an attack by the extremist group on its nationals

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WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) – Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh said his country’s strike against Islamic State in Syria on Thursday was just the start of its response to the militant group’s immolation of its captured pilot last month. “It’s actually the beginning of our retaliation,” Judeh said in an interview with CNN on Thursday. He said his country was “upping the ante” and going after the militants “with everything that we have.” Jordan’s military said it had deployed tens of fighter jets against Islamic State in Syria, which included bombing ammunition depots and training camps

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NEW YORK (AP) — A brazen scheme in which guns — even an AK-47 rifle — were taken onto passenger jets for years in carry-on luggage was described by a Brooklyn prosecutor Tuesday as a terrorism threat that should cause the airline industry to end the practice of letting some workers enter airports without security screening. “I hope this is a wakeup call for the nation,” Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson said at a news conference.

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* Occupy Central protest leaders surrender to police * Students stay at main protest site * Occupy movement now “in tatters,” analyst says (Adds quote from Occupy leader) By Clare Jim and Clare Baldwin HONG KONG, Dec 3 (Reuters) – Leaders of Hong Kong’s Occupy Central movement surrendered to police on Wednesday for their role in democracy protests that the government has deemed illegal, the latest sign that the civil disobedience campaign may be running out of steam.

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Thanksgiving traditions: Turkey, family and “the buttfumble .” Mark Sanchez isn’t New York’s problem any more. But that doesn’t mean the New York Post isn’t still a problem for him

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MOSCOW, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Russia is conducting new military exercises with more than 100 aircraft in the country’s central and western districts, an air force spokesman was quoted as saying on Monday, a show of strength near the border with Ukraine. Igor Klimov was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying it was the first session in a series to enhance the unity of the air force this year and did not mention Ukraine, where pro-Russian rebels are fighting Ukrainian government forces.

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WASHINGTON — Congress is gearing up for another government shutdown , this time over a minor federal agency that most Americans have never heard of: the Export-Import Bank.

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(RNS) Richard Rossi is on a crusade of sorts, traveling to cities across the country to collect stories about the fabled healing powers of baseball great Roberto Clemente.

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Former New York Jets running back Curtis Martin didn’t always wear the jersey number 28. But when he did adopt the number, he did so for religious reasons, according to a recent interview on NBCSN’s Pro Football Talk

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TOKYO, June 18 (Reuters) – Japan’s parliament voted on Wednesday to outlaw possession of child pornography after years of international calls for a crackdown, but avoided a clampdown on sexually explicit manga comics and animation depicting young children. Japan is the last OECD nation to criminalize possession of child pornography, although it outlawed production and distribution in 1999, and has long been considered a safe haven for those buying child pornography.

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(Adds separatists returning to airport, other details) DONESTSK, Ukraine, May 26 (Reuters) – Armed pro-Russian separatists forced a shutdown on Monday of Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine, an airport representative said, a day after they prevented a majority of the region’s voters from taking part in presidential elections. Earlier this month, the pro-Moscow rebels declared autonomous “people’s republics” in the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk after holding makeshift referendums. They say the two regions, which include the Donbass coalfield, are no longer part of Ukraine

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La Tribunera: Messi estrenará zapatos conmemorativos

26Mar

MEDIOTIEMPO | Agencias Barcelona, España, miércoles 26 de Marzo del 2014 Los usará en el partido de este miércoles contra el Celta de Vigo El delantero argentino Lionel Messi estrenará con motivo del Barça-Celta unos zapatos conmemorativos tras batir contra Osasuna, con 371 dianas, el récord de goles como barcelonista, en posesión durante decenios de Paulino Alcántara, quien marcó 369 goles. Transcurrió casi un siglo para que otro barcelonista haya superado aquella excepcional marca

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Rayo Vallecano sin Nery sigue sumando para evitar descenso

22Mar

MEDIOTIEMPO | Agencias Estadio José Zorrilla, Valladolid, España ante una regular entrada, sábado 22 de Marzo del 2014 Por séptima ocasión consecutiva, Nery Castillo no fue convocado con el cuadro rayista El cuadro Madrideño ocupa la posición número 14 de la Tabla Ganeral El Rayo Vallecano, que tiene en su plantel al delantero mexicano Nery Castillo, empató 1-1 en su visita contra el Real Valladolid, para seguir afuera de la zona de descenso en la Liga de España, después de 29 fechas celebradas. El cuadro madrileño se vio abajo en el marcador debido al autogol del defensa portugués Zé Castro, quien recibió un balonazo en la cara tras el intento de despeje de Anaitz Arbilla para el 1-0 a los ocho minutos favorable a los “Pucelas” Los pupilos de Paco Jémez empataron 1-1 antes del descanso con buena anotación de Alberto Bueno, quien disparó de zurda luego del servicio de Roberto Trashorras a los 45 minutos. En el complemento ambos clubes tuvieron sus ocasiones de gol para sacar la victoria pero carecieron de puntería en la zona de definición, por lo que la igualada se mantuvo hasta el silbatazo final.

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El quarterback de los Jets de Nueva York visitó a los Pumas en el Estadio Olímpico Universitario

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Filed under: NFL Nike acudió el miércoles a los tribunales para que Reebok no pueda vender camisetas con el nombre del quarterback de los Jets de Nueva York, Tim Tebow.

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Filed under: NFL , NFL Videos Tim Tebow experimentó el lunes lo que es estar en el candelero en Nueva York. En una rueda de prensa que se realizó en el terreno de juego del predio de entrenamientos de los Jets, ya que la abundante presencia de reporteros hizo que la sala habitual fuera insuficiente, el nuevo quarterback suplente se esforzó en minimizar cualquier tipo de conflicto con el titular Mark Sánchez. Su mensaje fue enfático: no está en Nueva York para provocar polémicas.

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Es la defensa de Xolos dura de roer

22Mar

Jessica Zamora | MEDIOTIEMPO Tijuana, Baja California, México, jueves 22 de Marzo del 2012 Desde la llegada del “Turco”, Xolos recibe un gol cada 106 minutos, casi al mismo desempeño del líder Tigres Tijuana ha permitido sólo 16 tantos desde que Mohamed tomó la dirección técnica En la corta historia de Xolos la mejor temporada para su defensa fue en Liga de Ascenso en el Apertura 2010 al recibir sólo 7 goles Sin los reflectores encima ni fama de cuidar su marco, el cuadro de Tijuana está dando pasos muy firmes para convertirse en una zaga de miedo en el torneo. Y es que desde el arribo de Antonio Mohamed al timón, el andar de los Xoloitzcuintles se ha caracterizado por su solidez defensiva, algo que hasta la fecha conserva y que ha ido en aumento, pues  recibe gol cada 106 minutos.  Contando el lapso desde la fecha 11 del torneo anterior hasta la fecha 11 del actual calendario, tiempo que ha dirigido ‘El Turco’, el conjunto fronterizo ha logrado equipararse con zagas de aplicación histórica, estando sólo dos goles debajo de Tigres, quien posee el record de menos goles en contra del futbol mexicano.

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El ‘Fantasma’ Figueroa tunde al América

22Mar

Juan Manuel Terán | MEDIOTIEMPO Ciudad de México, jueves 22 de Marzo del 2012 Marco Antonio Figueroa afirmó que no fue valorado en las Águilas El ex delantero cuestionó el paso de Vicente Matías Vuoso en América Considera que en Coapa no manejan bien a los jugadores fuera de los entrenamientos Hace más de 20 años que un “Fantasma” se vistió de azulcrema.

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Filed under: NFL Los Broncos de Denver enviaron el miércoles al quarterback Tim Tebow a los Jets de Nueva York.

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Filed under: NFL Fotos Mark Sanchez en Jets Mark Sánchez y Santonio Holmes dejaron atrás su distanciamiento. ¿Mejores amigos? Bueno, quizá aún no del todo

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Filed under: NFL , Fotos , NFL fotos Peyton Manning La era de Peyton Manning como quarterback de los Colts de Indianápolis terminó el miércoles, cuando el dueño del equipo Jim Irsay anunció que darán de baja a su mejor jugador. Ambos hombres lucharon para contener las lágrimas al comparecer juntos a una rueda de prensa en las instalaciones de los Colts. “Esto no ha sido fácil para Jim”, dijo Manning

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Filed under: NFL Fotos Mark Sanchez en Jets Momentos críticos vive el quarterback de ascendencia mexicana, Mark Sánchez . Tras el fracaso de los Jets en la temporada, este miércoles hubo tronantes declaraciones de uno de sus compañeros en el diario neoyorquino The New York Daily News. Bajo la condición de mantener el anonimato, un elemento criticó duramente al mariscal de campo y pidió a la dirigencia un cambio.

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Filed under: NFL Los Jets de Nueva York excluyeron el martes a Mark Sánchez de algunas jugadas durante los entrenamientos, en una medida que según el entrenador Rex Ryan busca acicatear el orgullo del quarterback tras una mala actuación en el partido anterior.

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