Action Bronson Goes Late Night With The Untitled Action Bronson Show

Action Bronson has covered a lot of bases in his public life as a rapper, chef, and television host. With his upcoming fourth show on the Viceland network, the Queens native is set to take on late night television with The Untitled Action Bronson Show.

Deadline reports:

The Untitled Action Bronson Show will premiere Monday, October 23 at 11:30 PM, following critically praised Desus & Mero at 11 PM. You can watch a teaser below.

Originating from Vice’s Brooklyn HQ, the nightly show will feature the star of F*ck That’s Delicious and Travelling the Stars: Action Bronson Watches Ancient Aliens, cooking and hanging out with an eclectic mix of guests from the world famous to local legends, top and upcoming performers and purveyors of delicacies from all over the globe.

That’s an extremely good look for Bronsolini. Check out the trailer for the new joint below.

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Miami’s ‘turnover chain’ got some action on Friday

Miami's "turnover chain" has quickly become one of the most-entertaining rituals in college football, and the Hurricanes got to use it twice on Friday against Duke.

For those unfamiliar with the routine, if a Miami player forces a turnover during a game, they are given a massive gold chain to wear as a reward.

Michael Pinckney was the first to get the honor on Friday, as he laid out to grab a tipped Daniel Jones pass for an acrobatic interception.

Next it was Pat Bethel's turn, as the defensive lineman sealed the win with a fumble recovery late in the contest. Bethel then celebrated with a pose that was reminiscent of the swag associated with "The U" from past years of glory.

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CNN Faces Potential Class Action Lawsuit Over ‘Fake News’

  Ohio-based attorney Joni Turner and others are planning to file a class action lawsuit against the discredited media giant CNN for “fake news, defamation, targeting, and bullying.” In a video published to YouTube on Aug. 20, Turner said that such action has “never been done before” and will require four to five thousand people. […]
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Pacers won’t pursue legal action against Lakers for tampering

The Indiana Pacers already got the result they want after the NBA fined the Los Angeles Lakers for tampering with Paul George.

The Pacers won’t, as one report suggested, pursue legal action against the league or the Lakers over the incident. Pacers owner Herb Simon released a statement on Wednesday just to make that point clear.

Contrary to a published report, I would like to emphatically state that neither I nor the Indiana Pacers have ever considered any legal action toward the NBA or the Los Angeles Lakers regarding the recent decision and penalty concerning tampering charges. We agree with the NBA's findings and we want to put this issue behind us. Even though the Pacers were put in a tough position, we feel extremely fortunate to end up with two exceptional players in Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. Their youth and talent, when coupled with our returning players and other players acquired over the summer, offer tremendous promise for our franchise and our fans.

The Lakers were docked $ 500,000 for making illegal contact with a player under contract, and more importantly, they were publicly reprimanded for their actions. With that established, the Pacers don’t wish to go any further.

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Fantasy: Takeaways from Sunday’s preseason action

Get ready for your season with theScore’s 2017 Fantasy Football Draft Kit.

Every game night during the preseason, theScore gets you caught up on the most important fantasy performances from around the league.

Should Bell be handcuffed?

Fantasy owners who spend a top-two draft pick on Le’Veon Bell this season may be wise to forego adding a handcuff to serve as insurance for their investment.

Making his preseason debut Sunday, James Conner was mildly impressive but also uneven in the Steelers' backfield, handling 20 carries and taking them for 98 yards but also dropping two passes. The Steelers' third-rounder was tabbed to serve as Bell's backup this season, but the rookie had been limited by injuries this summer and is only now showing what he's capable of.

But should fantasy owners care?

If Bell were to get hurt, it’s unlikely Conner could replicate his production. It’s also unlikely Pittsburgh would ask a rookie to step into such a crucial job. In the event of a long-term Bell injury, it’s entirely possible the Steelers would look outside their roster to add a stabilizing veteran. DeAngelo Williams remains a free agent and is plenty familiar with the team, making him an obvious candidate.

And if Bell stays healthy, it’s unlikely the Steelers will take him off the field for more than a few snaps per game, which would completely kill any possible fantasy value for Conner.

Perhaps the smart move for Bell’s fantasy owners is not to bother trying to handcuff him at all and instead target high-upside running backs on other teams in the late rounds.

Lights, Kamara, action

Alvin Kamara raced for a 50-yard touchdown on the Saints’ first offensive play Sunday, setting Twitter alight with excitement and fantasy analysts scrambling for takes about a player who was considered the third wheel in the Saints’ backfield.

Now, with two highly impressive preseason games under his belt, the rookie is making the case that he – not Mark Ingram or Adrian Peterson is not only the most valuable Saints tailback to own with respect to ADP, but could potentially end up being the most valuable of the trio outright.

The receiving-back role in the Saints’ offense has produced fantasy-relevant names like Reggie Bush, Pierre Thomas, and Darren Sproles over the years, among others, and Kamara isn’t necessarily just a third-down scatback – he’s also shown an ability to break tackles and pick up tough yards.

Ingram and Peterson will probably split early-down work in the Bayou, but the former seems to have fallen out of favor with his coaches and the latter has never been much of a receiver – a skill that’s essential in this offense.

Kamara looks like a slam dunk to pay off his late-round ADP in PPR leagues and has a shot to become fantasy-viable in standard leagues, too. Mark him down as a target near the end of your draft.

Instant Impressions

  • He’s technically still under conditional suspension, but Martavis Bryant made his long-awaited return to the field Sunday and the Steelers made a point of getting him involved early. Bryant caught two-of-three targets and generally looked like his usual self, which is to say a player whose combination of size, speed, and physicality will be a problem for any defense – especially since playing opposite Antonio Brown means Bryant never faces double coverage. Assuming Bryant is fully cleared to return from suspension, he could be one of fantasy football’s biggest values this season.
  • Don’t overlook Falcons tight end Austin Hooper as a potential deep sleeper. Atlanta lacks red-zone receiving weapons to complement Julio Jones, and Hooper showed improvement late in his rookie season last year, including a touchdown catch in the Super Bowl. Still very raw, Hooper has the athletic upside to develop into something of a Tyler Eifert to Jones’ A.J. Green.

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Fantasy: Takeaways from Saturday’s preseason action

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Every game night during the preseason, theScore gets you caught up on the most important fantasy performances from around the league.

Hunt runs with the ones

Spencer Ware was the official starter at running back for the Chiefs on Saturday, but he gave way to Kareem Hunt after just one snap and then watched from the bench as the rookie lit it up.

Hunt, a player the Chiefs traded up to draft, carried the ball eight times for 40 yards and added three catches for 23 additional yards. Along the way, he broke tackles, stiff-armed a defender, and generally slashed though the defense.

Ware handled 200 carries last season, the first time in his career (including college) that he’s seen such a workload. His effectiveness also waned badly late in the season.

Hunt is clearly pushing for at least a timeshare with Ware and it appears more likely than ever that the rookie will snatch away the starting job before Week 1.

If you’re drafting now, Hunt’s eighth-round ADP represents a potentially extreme value. But it won’t stay in the eighth round for long.

Burkhead the Pats RB to own?

Mike Gillislee has an ADP eight rounds earlier than Rex Burkhead right now, but that could flip by the time the regular season rolls around if current trends continue.

With Gillislee again sitting out with an ailing hamstring, Burkhead was the Patriots’ feature back Saturday and finished the evening with seven carries for 20 yards and three catches for 50 more yards and a touchdown.

More importantly, Burkhead also may have finished the night as the new odds-on favorite to start for the Patriots in Week 1.

It was Gillislee whom most fantasy analysts anointed as the likely successor to the LeGarrette Blount role in the Patriots’ backfield – a job that produced an NFL-best 18 rushing touchdowns last season – but unless Gillislee gets healthy in a hurry he may miss his shot at making good on that promise.

Of course, this is Bill Belichick’s team we’re talking about. No one should be surprised when Dion Lewis starts Week 1. Or maybe it will be James White.

Instant Impressions

  • Derrick Henry overcame a slow start to finish with two touchdowns and a few thunderous runs, but the story with him remains the same. Unless DeMarco Murray is somehow removed from the picture, drafting Henry at his ADP is a significant risk.
  • Christian McCaffrey showed us why he was a top-10 pick in real life, flashing absurdly quick feet on a few nifty runs and receptions. The consensus seems to be that McCaffrey won’t get enough goal-line work to pay off at his ADP, but does he really need those touches if he’s capable of scoring from distance?
  • Rob Gronkowski saw his first preseason action since 2012. There is no doubt he will be fully healthy for Week 1.
  • Nothing of significance can be gleaned from Marshawn Lynch’s two carries for 10 yards, but it’s just great to see him back on an NFL field.

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Fantasy: Takeaways from Friday’s preseason action

Get ready for your season with theScore’s 2017 Fantasy Football Draft Kit.

Every game night during the preseason, theScore gets you caught up on the most important fantasy performances from around the league.

Flying together

Doug Baldwin and Russell Wilson have combined for some excellent fantasy campaigns in recent years, and it appears 2017 will be more of the same from the Seahawks' duo.

Wilson connected with Baldwin four times on Friday night, tallying 69 yards in less than a half of action. The veteran receiver made plays all over the field, including a quick strike over the middle that he turned upfield for a 37-yard gain. Wilson was also in midseason form, completing 13-of-18 passes for 206 yards and a pair of scores.

After an off-year spent battling injuries, Wilson has the look of a top-five fantasy quarterback once again – a feat he accomplished in each of the previous two seasons. Meanwhile, the annually underrated Baldwin deserves to be drafted as a low-end WR1 in the second round.

Running away with it

When Latavius Murray signed with the Vikings in the offseason, he must have expected a starting role would be in his future. The team didn't see it that way, however, instead trading up to draft Dalvin Cook in the second round.

Cook got a head start in the offseason while Murray was sidelined with an ankle injury, and after two stellar preseason performances, it's safe to crown him as the unquestioned lead back in Minnesota.

Cook rattled off 40 rushing yards on seven carries Friday, adding another 10 yards on a reception. That brought his two-game preseason totals to 17 touches for 93 yards.

The Vikings' offensive line has played well in August and there's nowhere to go but up after a disappointing 2016 season marred by injuries.

Cook has been able to capitalize on the creases his line is opening and consistently get to the second level of defenses. His ADP has been skyrocketing over the past couple weeks – and for good reason. The third and fourth rounds can be a dead zone in drafts this year and Cook is an excellent player to target in that range.

Instant Impressions

  • Stefon Diggs is on the verge of a breakout season. Sam Bradford was locked on to his top receiver Friday, resulting in four receptions for 65 yards. Diggs' propensity to soak up targets was proven last year with an 84-catch campaign over just 13 games. If he can stay healthy for a whole season, he has high-end WR2 upside and can be had for a sixth-round pick in fantasy drafts. The Vikings' offense is better than most people realize.
  • On a night filled with positive performances, it's unfortunate that we have to close things out with a negative one. Eddie Lacy doesn't look fast enough to produce behind a subpar offensive line in Seattle – an already weak unit that may have lost left tackle George Fant for an extended stretch after he was carted off in an air cast on Friday. Lacy, who had a chance to make his mark with Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise sidelined, averaged just 3.3 yards per carry on six runs. Lacy wasn't even featured with the first-team offense, as he shared carries with rookie Chris Carson. The former Packers back should be avoided in all drafts this year.

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Each team’s best play from 1st full night of preseason action

It may only be the preseason, but Thursday featured plenty of entertaining plays from the first night of multiple exhibition games in the NFL.

With 14 teams getting their first in-game action of the 2017 season, here’s the best that each team had to offer.

Vikings 17, Bills 10

Vikings: Taylor Heinicke and Rodney Adams showed off their athleticism on a roll-out TD.

Bills: Tyrod Taylor escaped immense pressure and scrambled back to line of scrimmage.

Dolphins 23, Falcons 20

Falcons: De’Vondre Campbell plucked the ball out of the air for a one-handed pick.

Dolphins: David Fales and Damore’ea Stringfellow connected for a 99-yard TD bomb.

Ravens 23, Redskins 3

Redskins: Kirk Cousins entered the field singing Whitney Houston. It was all downhill from there.

Ravens: Tim White hauled in a deep pass to score late in the third quarter.

Jaguars 31, Patriots 24

Jaguars: Keelan Cole beat his corner to breeze in for a 97-yard TD.

Patriots: Jimmy Garoppolo scrambled and found Austin Carr for a contested TD.

Broncos 24, Bears 17

Broncos: Chris Harris Jr. picked off Mike Glennon and went for a TD on the first series.

Bears: Leonard Floyd decked Trevor Siemian for a monster sack.

Browns 20, Saints 14

Saints: Alvin Kamara escaped a pileup and broke off on a 20-yard run.

Browns: DeShone Kizer put the ball on a 52-yard frozen rope to Richard Mullaney.

Packers 24, Eagles 9

Eagles: Carson Wentz broke a tackle and hooked up with rookie Mack Hollins for a 33-yard score.

Packers: Trevor Davis scorched the Eagles with a 68-yard punt-return score.

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