RB Devin Darrington’s finger wag costs Harvard a TD vs. Yale

In the fourth quarter of Harvard‘s 45-27 win over Yale on Saturday, Crimson running back Devin Darrington went up the middle for a 27-yard score, but he wagged a finger as he outran a defender toward the goal line and was called for taunting.

The penalty negated Darrington’s touchdown, and Harvard was forced to settle for a field goal in Boston.

“The bottom line is: He was wrong,” Harvard coach Tim Murphy said. “He was wrong. It’s that simple. It was the right call; he was wrong. I’m just so grateful to our team that he didn’t have to learn that the absolute hard way of trying to live with that for a year or however many years.”

On the Crimson’s next possession, Darrington again broke loose, gaining 27 yards to the 6. Two plays later, he took it in from the 4 to give Harvard a 37-27 lead.

Darrington, a sophomore, finished with 91 yards on nine carries with two touchdowns.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Man shoots buck with two heads. One had been dead for quite awhile.

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources posted a photo earlier this week on Facebook of an unusual harvest: A buck with two heads.

One head was attached to the recently shot buck. The other was decomposing and tangled in the other head’s antlers. 

“It’s unclear exactly what circumstances led up to this buck’s carrying around another set of antlers and part of a decomposing carcass. Regardless, it was truly a rare harvest,” the Thursday post read.

Hunter Bob Long of Marshall County, Kentucky, bagged the deer the previous weekend, the hunter told KFVS-TV, Cape Girardeau, Mo., .

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Sgt. Tony Dunker with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife told that he suspects the decaying head belonged to a deer who had been dead for weeks after locking antlers in a fight. Ballard County, where the deer was shot, is in far western Kentucky where Illinois and Missouri meet, about 30 miles southeast of Cape Girardeau.

Dunker thinks that the bucks fought over territory or mates. After one died, its body decayed to the point where the head came loose, according to Dunker’s account.

“He packed it around a little while until Mr. Long came along,” Dunker said of the deer and the extra head. Residents in the area previously had spotted the buck alive with the decaying head in its antlers and taken pictures.

Contributing: WHAS-TV, Louisville, Ky. Follow Joel Shannon on Twitter: @JoelShannon91

 

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Train derailment forces town to evacuate, damages state highway

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DOOLY COUNTY, Ga. – A train derailed in south of Macon, forcing residents in one town to evacuate. 

The train went of the CSX line and onto Georgia 90 near Byromville around 7:00 a.m.Saturday morning. Residents within a half mile of the crash were evacuated because some of the cars were pressurized propane cars. 

Dramatic photos at the scene showed cars piled on top of each other in heaps of twisted metal. Parts of the road and the train trestle were damaged and the highway was shut down. 

Crews worked to remove 30 rail cars. The Georgia DOT said the repairs to the road and trestle could take weeks. 

CSX hazmat crews determined there were no leaks and people were allowed to return to their homes. No injuries were reported. 

Byromville is about 130 miles south of downtown Atlanta.

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Trump Awards Medal of Freedom to Republican Donor, Presley, Sports Legends

WASHINGTON—President Trump presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award, to a prominent Republican donor, a veteran lawmaker, and music and sports icons at a White House ceremony Friday.

Mr. Trump hailed the seven honorees, some of whom were recognized posthumously, for their “outstanding contributions to American life and culture.”

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Trump on Acosta: ‘If he misbehaves we’ll throw him out or we’ll stop the news conference’

President TrumpDonald John TrumpAvenatti ‘still considering’ presidential run despite domestic violence arrest Mulvaney positioning himself to be Commerce Secretary: report Kasich: Wouldn’t want presidential run to ‘diminish my voice’ MORE brushed off a federal judge’s Friday ruling that the White House must reinstate press credentials for Jim Acosta, CNN’s chief White House correspondent.

The president also said during an interview set to air on “Fox News Sunday” that if Acosta “misbehaves” at a future press conference the White House could “throw him out.”

“Yeah, it’s fine. I mean, it’s not a big deal,” Trump told Fox News’s Chris Wallace when asked about the ruling Friday to reinstate Acosta’s press pass after it was revoked last week.

“What they said though is that we have to create rules and regulations for conduct, etc., etc. We’re doing that, were going to write them up right now,” Trump continued. “It’s not a big deal. And if he misbehaves, we’ll throw him out or we’ll stop the news conference.”

The White House stripped Acosta of his press pass last week following a fiery exchange with the president during a press conference, with the CNN reporter holding on to the microphone to continue asking questions when an intern attempted to take it away.

“We had a lot of reporters in that room, many, many reporters in that room and they were unable to ask questions because this guy gets up and starts you know doing what he’s supposed to be doing for him and for CNN and you know just shouting out questions and making statements, too,” Trump said Friday.

“But I will say this, look, nobody believes in the First Amendment more than I do, and if I think somebody is acting out of sorts, I will leave. I will say, ‘thank you very much everybody, I appreciate you coming,’ and I’ll leave,” he added.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly, who was appointed to the bench by Trump, ordered the White House on Friday to restore Acosta’s press pass, giving him regular access to the White House grounds to cover events and press conferences.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the administration would abide by the judge’s ruling, but staff “will also further develop rules and processes to ensure fair and orderly press conferences in the future.” 

Kelly argued in his ruling that the White House violated Acosta and CNN’s Fifth Amendment rights to due process by kicking Acosta out, but did not say their First Amendment rights to free speech were infringed.

Trump and Acosta engaged in a tense exchange during the televised press conference last week after the reporter pushed Trump on his comments criticizing a group of Central American migrants making their way to the U.S.-Mexico border.

As Acosta continued to press the president, a White House intern attempted to take the microphone away. Acosta did not let go, with his hand brushing against the intern.

After the press conference, Sanders accused Acosta of “placing his hands” on the intern and cited the incident as the reason for why his media access was being revoked.

In court Friday, Kelly said the White House’s characterization was likely untrue. 

Acosta and CNN argued that the press pass was revoked because the administration didn’t like the questions Acosta asked.

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