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LONG BEACH, CA (AUG., 2016) –  Rio bronze medalists
Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross bounced back from
an Olympic upset to win the biggest annual tournament
in the U.S. on Sunday.  Walsh Jennings and Ross captured
the Asics World Series of Beach Volleyball title in Long
Beach, Calif., for the second time in three years. They
beat Spanish pair Liliana Fernández and Elsa Baquerizo
-16, 21-16 in the final.  “We love those girls so much,
they are dear friends of ours,”  Walsh Jennings said. “We
wanted to beat them down.”  Absent from Long Beach
were Olympic gold medalists Laura Ludwig and Kira
Walkenhorst of Germany and silver medalists
Ágatha and Bárbara of Brazil.

Walsh Jennings and Ross, who lost to Ágatha and Bárbara
in the Olympic semifinals, dropped a total of two sets in
seven undefeated matches this past week.

They earned their fifth international title of the year after
winning none in 2015, last season shortened by Walsh
Jennings’ fifth right shoulder surgery.  In the men’s final,
Brazil’s No. 2 pair, Pedro and Evandro, beat
top U.S. pair Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena 19-21,
21-17, 15-9.

Olympic champions Alison and Bruno of Brazil did not
in Long Beach.

The beach volleyball season continues with the FIVB World
Tour Finals in Toronto in two weeks.
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SONOMA, CA. (SEPT. 2016) The 2016 Verizon Indy Car
Series season is in the books and Simon Pagenaud is
Officially the champion following a remarkable drive to
win Sunday’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma

The 32-year-old Frenchman started the day on pole and
came in with a 44-point lead over Team Penske teammate
Will Power, needing only to finish fifth or better to clinch
the title. But from the drop of the green flag the driver of
the No. 22 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Chevrolet left little
doubt what the game plan was – to win.

The second-year Team Penske driver yarded the field in
the opening 10 laps, pushing out over second-place by
4.5 seconds and doubling that mark by Lap 30, impress-
ively over title rival Power.

However, on Lap 36 the championship picture became
clear and full tilt in favor of Pagenaud after his Aussie
teammate slowed with a clutch problem. The issue
plagued any hopes Power had of a comeback after his
No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet dropped eight
laps down, inherently forfeiting the Astor Cup to the
series points leader.

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LOS ANGELES, CA (OCT., 2016) –  With all the shuffling
that happened throughout the pack all weekend long at
Red Bull Global Rallycross’ season-ending doubleheader
at the Port of Los Angeles, it seemed like there was a
season-defining (if not at least weekend-defining) move
made in every on-track session. But anyone who has been
following the series from day one knows that Brian
Deegan’s race-winning pass in the Supercar final on
Sunday was not only classic Deegan, but also perhaps the
move of the year, as he ended a five-year winless drought.

“The team has done such a good job this whole year,”
Deegan said from Sunday’s podium. “We just kept missing
a little bit. It felt like we had a win a few times and it just
slipped away. It’s just been eating at me, man—I was
thinking, wow, is it going to be a whole season without
winning? I was just putting so much pressure on myself.
We needed to get it done.”

After a fourth-place run on Thursday, Deegan found
himself mixing it up in the semifinals when an aggressive
move trying to get past Tanner Foust saw both drivers fall
in the pack. A penalty to Foust, who beat Deegan to the
line for third, allowed “The General” to advance to the
main event as the middle driver in the second row, and
he settled into fourth after the start.

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MONTEREY, CA (OCT., 2016) –  Before a packed house
Sunday night in Monterey, the Pirelli World Challenge
honored its 2016 series champions in eight divisions
following the Pirelli World Challenge Championships
presented by Nissan at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Leading the big haul of prize money and hardware were
the GT champions – Alvaro Parente (Driver’s), McLaren
(Manufacturer’s) and K-PAX Racing (Team) – after a wild
GT Round 20 50-minute sprint race Sunday afternoon at
the legendary 2.238-mile, 11-turn Northern California
permanent road circuit.

Parente, the 32-year-old factory driver from Porto,
Portugal, drove his No. 9 K-PAX Racing McLaren 650S to a
season-leading six GT race victories in 2016 including a
spectacular and unpredictable season finale win. Parente
also led the GT division with five pole positions in his initial
U.S. racing season in the 11-event PWC campaign…

In addition, seven other class championships awarded
Sunday evening including drivers’ titles for Martin Fuentes
of Mexico City in the GTA category; Alec Udell of The
Woodlands, Tex., in GT Cup; Brett Sandberg of Allendale,
N.J., in the GTS; Toby Grahovec of Little Elm, Tex., In
Touring Car; Elivan Goulart of Shelton, Conn., in TCA;
Tom O’Gorman of Mason, Ohio, in TCB; Michael Mills of
Houston, Tex., in Sportsman SprintX GT and Max Riddle
of Vancouver, B.C., Canada in Sportsman SprintX GTS…

Photo source: Jeff Lewis & Peter Joneleit

DETROIT (OCT., 2016) –  Though the Rams received
strong offensive performances from quarterback
Case Keenum and wide receiver Kenny Britt, they could
not get enough defensive stops and fell to the Lions,
31-28. With the loss, the Rams are now 3-3 on the season.

The Lions got off to a fast start offensively, driving down
the field in eight plays for a touchdown on their opening
possession. Quarterback Matthew Stafford connected
with wideout Golden Tate for a 34-yard screen pass that
brought the Lions down to the Rams’ seven-yard line.
Then Stafford hit wide receiver Marvin Jones in the left
side of the end zone for a touchdown, giving Detroit an
early 7-0 lead.

Los Angeles put together a nice drive in response,
culminating in Britt’s first touchdown reception of the
season. Running back Todd Gurley led the charge with
four carries for 29 yards on the possession — including a
5-yard scamper on the Rams’ first offensive play. On
2nd-and-5 from Detroit’s 20-yard line, Keenum rolled to
his right, waited for Britt to find the soft spot in the zone,
and delivered an accurate ball. Britt caught it, made a
couple defenders miss, and found his way into the end
zone for a 20-yard scoring strike …

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LOS ANGELES, CA (OCT., 2016) –  The PoshFest annual
event arrived in Los Angeles with style! This year’s highly
anticipated PoshFest took place at the California Market
Center on Saturday Oct. 1 st.

PoshFest is the largest gathering of 300+ millennial female
entrepreneurs who have built fashion businesses straight
from their smartphones. One in 50 women in America is
using Poshmark to build fashion boutiques on the go, and
the app has millions of users in North America.

Poshmark brings back much of the personal connection
sacrificed in the evolution of e-commerce, empowering a
massive community of women to connect, buy and sell
fashion from each other.

With a unique social merchandising engine Poshmark
community members: Curate over 4M items per day to
their followers helping match supply and demand, leading
to better discovery for buyers and more sales for sellers.
Are addicted to the app--spending 25 minutes per day,
opening the app 7-8 times a day.  Some women boast 2M
followers and making over six figures on Poshmark.

Ashton Kutcher, an early investor in Poshmark, recently
opened up a Pop Up Shop on the app where Poshmark
purchased items from his closet. He sold out of inventory
in under 3 minutes this past Monday. These are all items
that were previously owned/worn by Ashton…

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CHICAGO (Oct. 10, 2016) – The U.S. Women’s National
Team will play Romania twice in November, opening the
two-game set at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California,
on Thursday, Nov. 10 (7 p.m. PT on ESPN2) before
traveling down the coast for a second match on Sunday,
Nov. 13 at the StubHub Center in Carson (6:30 p.m. PT
on FS1).

The matches will conclude the 2016 schedule for the U.S.
Women, who have gone 18-0-3 so far this year.

Tickets for the both games will go on sale on to the public
Friday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. PT through,
including group orders of 20 tickets or more.

Tickets for the match in San Jose can also be purchased
by phone at 1-800-745-3000, and at all Ticketmaster
ticket centers throughout the Bay Area (including many
Walmart locations). [Note: Tickets are not sold at Avaya
Stadium except on the day of the event.]

Tickets for the game in the Los Angeles area can also be
purchased by phone at 1-888-929-7849 and at the
StubHub Center ticket office (open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.
to 5 p.m.). – Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages
that include a premium ticket, a custom-made official
U.S. National Team jersey with name and number, VIP
access to the field before and after the game, and other
unique benefits) are also available for both games
exclusively through

The two friendlies will mark the first matches between the
USA and Romania in women’s soccer. Romania, currently
36th in the FIFA rankings, finished second behind France
in Group 3 of qualifying for the 2017 UEFA Women’s Euro,
earning a spot in the playoffs for the final berth to the
16-nation tournament being held in the Netherlands.

Portugal will host Romania in the first leg on Oct. 21 at
Lisbon's Estádio do Restelo before the return match four
days later in Cluj. Romania barely missed out on being
one of the six best group runners-up, and thus qualifying
directly for the final tournament. Russia edged Romania
for the sixth spot by just one more goal scored…

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MINNEAPOLIS (Oct., 2016) —  Reigning FIFA Women’s
World Player of the Year Carli Lloyd led the U.S. Women’s
National Team to a 5-1 win against Switzerland on an
another record-setting day in front of a crowd of 23,400
fans at U.S. Bank Stadium, the largest to watch the U.S.
Women in the state of Minnesota.

The U.S. dominated the run of play throughout the match,
but did fall behind early to Sandrine Mauron’s 7th-minute
counter-attack strike. Lloyd evened the match in the 25th
minute with a rocket from 27 yards out that was a sign of
things to come in the second half when she bagged the
game-winner only six minutes after the break. It was her
96th goal of her career putting her just four shy of
becoming the sixth U.S. player to score 100 times.

Christen Press scored in her second consecutive game and
Crystal Dunn notched the 17th goal of her international
career just 10 minutes apart, putting the match of out of
reach for Switzerland.

Then it was time for yet another fresh face to add to the
WNT record books as Kealia Ohai made her international
debut as an 81st minute substitute for Dunn and then
scored just 48 seconds after entering the game, breaking
the record for quickest goal in a debut set just four days
ago by fellow newcomer Lynn William, who scored 49
seconds into her first game vs. Switzerland in Utah.

The U.S. WNT will finish its 2016 schedule next month
with a pair of matches vs. Romania in California. The
teams first meet at Avaya Stadium in San Jose on Nov. 10
(7 p.m. PT; ESPN2, UDN) [TICKETS] before the USA takes
to the field a final time this year at StubHub Center in
Carson on Nov. 13 (6:30 p.m. PT; FS1) [TICKETS].

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L.OS ANGELES, CA (Nov. 2016) | While the Rams put
together another strong defensive performance —
allowing just 13 points to the defending NFC Champion
Panthers — Los Angeles’ offense was largely ineffective,
leading to a 13-10 loss. The Rams have now dropped four
games in a row, and their record stands at 3-5.

“As I just finished with the team, painting a realistic
picture of the last two [games], our defense has given
up a touchdown to Eli Manning and Cam Newton, and
that’s it. That’s a winning effort,” Rams head coach Jeff
Fisher said postgame. “The problem is, we’ve only scored
two touchdowns in the last two [games].”

While a touchdown from quarterback Case Keenum to
wideout Kenny Britt with 34 seconds left closed the gap,
the Rams’ offense mainly struggled throughout the
contest. Los Angeles did not score until the fourth quarter,
and had only nine first downs entering the final period.
The Rams did make a final surge with drives of 10 and
15 plays, but overall Carolina dominated time of
possession at 34:10 to Los Angeles’ 25:50.

“It’s upsetting that we have been within a score multiple
times and not coming away with a victory,” said Keenum,
who finished 27-of-46 passing for 296 yards with a
touchdown and an interception.

What made the result that much more disappointing was
the strong play from the Rams’ defense. The unit limited
running back Jonathan Stewart to just 42 yards on 15
carries. Plus, quarterback Cam Newton finished 20-of-32
for only 225 yards and a touchdown, with 16 yards on
seven carries. The defense sacked last year’s MVP five
times — two of which came from defensive tackle Aaron

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BAGSHOT, Surrey, England (Oct., 2016) — When playing
an NFL game, it’s hard to keep track of big-picture events
that may or may not be going on. That’s exactly what
happened on Sunday when quarterback Case Keenum
set a new franchise record for consecutive completions
against Detroit.

“Nobody knew how well he was doing until after the game
and we found out he completed 19 straight,” offensive
lineman Rodger Saffold said Wednesday. “He didn’t even
know it, and he’s the one throwing them.”

“I think he was just in a rhythm,” tight end Lance
Kendricks said. “I think he was feeling it. And I think we
were all just confident in the game plan. We knew what
our assignment was and we just kind of went out there
and executed. We knew we had to hold our own.”

Jim Everett found receivers 18 straight times against the
Giants in 1989, meaning Keenum and the offense took
down a 27-year-old record. When it was all said and done,
the Houston product completed 20 consecutive passes en
route to becoming the Rams’ first 300-yard passer since
early in the 2014 season.

“He got very comfortable,” Rams head coach Jeff Fisher
said on Wednesday. “The game slowed down for him.
Nineteen consecutive completions is hard to do, and he
did it.”…

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L.OS ANGELES, CA (Nov. 2016) | It’s no secret —
the Rams have struggled offensively this season,
Particularly over the last two games. And so while
it’s a team game and Los Angeles is looking for
more takeaways from its defense, and perhaps a
significant special teams play, the club needs its
offense to score more points.

“It’s our job to score points, and it’s frustrating for
all of us,” offensive coordinator Rob Boras said.
“We believe in what we’re doing. We believe in
one another. I’ve said before, what this team has
gone through since leaving St. Louis and as much
time as we’ve spent together — these guys
genuinely like, and I’d use the word love, each
other. And I know as men, that’s not a word used
very often. “So they’ve got to look each other in
the eye, and we’re all frustrated, but they under-
stand that the guys in the room can get it done,”
Boras added. “And that’s the challenge that we
have, and these guys are willing to accept that

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CARSON, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2016) – The U.S. Women’s
National Team finished strong in 2016 with a 5-0 win vs.
Romania in front of 20,336 fans at StubHub Center.

With the win, the WNT completes 2016 with a 22-0-3
record, marking the third time the team has gone
unbeaten in regulation in a calendar year in which it has
played 10 or more matches. The USA went 18-0-4 in
2006 and 13-0-3 in 2013. The penalty kick loss to Sweden
in the 2016 Olympics officially counts as a tie.

The U.S. dominated possession from start to finish and
out-shot Romania 31-0, but it was Romania who put the
ball into its net first via an own-goal from Teodora Meluta,
who chested a Crystal Dunn cross into her own goal to
give the USA a well-deserved lead into the 20th minute.
Dunn got on the scoresheet herself in the final seconds of
the first half with a crisp finish between the goalkeeper’s
legs from 10 yards out.

Christen Press scored in her fourth consecutive game
after finishing an excellent pass from Tobin Heath. Press’
tally marks her 41st career goal in her 80th cap.

Morgan Brian converted a penalty kick with ease in the
88th minute to mark her second goal in as many games
and Samantha Mewis finished the scoring with a header
from the top of the six-yard box in second half stoppage

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Daniel Suarez, 24 and only two
years into a NASCAR XFINITY Series career, can check
another box off his career bucket list.

Series champion.  The Monterrey, Mexico, native
became a winner in the series for the first time earlier
this season to qualify for the inaugural XFINITY Series
Chase. Saturday evening at Homestead-Miami Speedway,
he led 133 of 200 laps that made up the Ford EcoBoost
300, and survived a wild, late-race restart to become the
first Latin American driver to capture a NASCAR national
series title.

He is the first Joe Gibbs Racing driver to capture the
series title since 2009 when Kyle Busch won the crown.

Saturday, Suarez outran series veterans Elliott Sadler
(third) and JR Motorsports teammate Justin Allgaier (sixth)
as well as JGR teammate Erik Jones (ninth) to become the
series' 27th different champion and the 34th overall.

In the Championship Round, the driver finishing highest
wins the title. Suarez made sure no one, Chase contender
or otherwise, finished in front of his orange and white
No. 19 Toyota.

"I'm speechless right now," Suarez, a graduate of the
NASCAR Drive for Diversity program, said as fans
streamed onto the frontstretch to witness the official
coronation and fireworks exploded overhead. "It's very
hard to put into words.

"I'm just very proud of everyone and thankful to have the
family that I have -- my mom, my dad. They gave me all
the tools to be here right now. They put me in a car even
when we didn't have the support or the racing background.
They supported me and right now we are just living a

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L.OS ANGELES, CA (Nov. 2016) | On a rare rainy
day in Los Angeles, the Rams were in control of
their matchup against the Dolphins for three-and-
a-half quarters. With a 10-0 lead, kicker Greg
Zuerlein stepped on the field to attempt a 48-yard
field goal that would put the Rams ahead by 13
with just 6:40 left in the fourth quarter.

While the ball had enough distance, it hit off the
left upright falling on the ground, no good. And
that was the turning point in a game the Rams
would lose 14-10.

“Probably one of the most disappointing losses
I’ve endured over the years, particularly because
of all that went into the game, the opportunity for
Jared to start here at home and all those things,”
head coach Jeff Fisher said, referring to No. 1
overall pick Jared Goff, who made his first start
behind center on Sunday. “And the fact that we
were coming off a win, and knowing that we
were going to play a good football team today.

“To play three-and-a-half quarters of good
football — even though we didn’t get the points —
and then to let things slip away was really
disappointing,” Fisher continued. “But that’s the
National Football League.”  

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LOS ANGELES, CA (Nov. 2016) 32nd FILM INDEP-
2:00 PM PT / 5:00 PM ET LOS ANGELES.

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization
that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards,
the LA Film Festival and Film Independent at
LACMA, announced nominations for the 2017
Spirit Awards this morning. The Awards are the
primary fundraiser for Film Independent’s year-
round programs, which cultivate the careers of
emerging filmmakers and promote diversity in the
industry. Film Independent President Josh Welsh
presided over the press conference held at W
Hollywood, with actors Jenny Slate and Edgar
Ramirez presenting the nominations. Nominees
for Best Feature included American Honey,
Chronic, Jackie, Manchester by the Sea and
Moonlight.  “Now more than ever, the voices of
independent artists play a critically important role
in our culture,” said Film Independent President
Josh Welsh. “The films we celebrate at this year’s
Spirit Awards embody the diversity, innovation &
uniqueness of vision that we champion all year

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Los Angeles, CA.  - Nov. 2016 | Manchild: The
Schea Cotton Story LA Muse; English (2015, 78
min.); Directed by: Eric 'Ptah' Herbert;
Screenwriter: Michael Landers; Eric 'Ptah' Herbe.
Producers: Dr Howard Mango; Eric “Ptah” Herbert;
Oscar “Cali” Quiroz; Mack Tompkins; Jason Hart;
Marcus Gradney; Schea Cotton. Cinematographer:
Eric 'Ptah' Herbert; Oscar 'Cali' Quiroz; Marcus
Gradney; James Cotton Sr.Editor: Eric 'Ptah'
Herbert; Oscar 'Cali' Quiroz; Marcus Gradney.
Music: Anthony 'Ls' Cruz; Christopher Jarron
Natalio Cast: Metta World Peace; Baron Davis;
Randy Moss; Paul Piece; Tyson Chandler; Stephen
Jackson; Elton Brand; Scoop Jackson; Seth Green-
berg; Gaynell Cotton; James Cotton Sr.

Schea Cotton is the subject of one of the biggest
mysteries in basketball’s history. Described as “the
Lebron before Lebron,” Inglewood-native Cotton
dominated the likes of Kevin Garnett and Paul
Pierce and was one of the most highly touted high
school athletes of a pre-social media era. Yet he
never made it to the NBA. What happened?

NBA players, journalists, coaches and Cotton’s
family recount with an almost pained nostalgia
Cotton’s unmatched prowess as a player and the
out-of-bounds emotions behind his story. First-time
director Eric “Ptah” Herbert delivers a cautionary
tale about the harsh reality of unfulfilled
expectations. –Stephanie Owens

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L.OS ANGELES, CA (Nov. 2016) | The Rams
have made a few changes to their roster,
promoting cornerback Michael Jordan and
linebacker Nicholas Grigsby from the practice
Squad.  As one of the corresponding roster
moves, Los Angeles has waived cornerback Troy
Hill. “Every situation is different, circumstances
are different,” head coach Jeff Fisher said. “I was
disappointed in his choices, as they related to
Friday night and Saturday morning. I didn’t think
he put the team first. I got information, and we
made the decision.

“Because Troy was truthful with me in our con-
versations the last couple of days, I also said
that I’m not going to rule out a second
opportunity,” Fisher added. “I think people
deserve second chances in life. I think he
learned from it, but I was just disappointed in his
choices.”  Also on Tuesday, the Rams placed
linebacker Josh Forrest on injured reserve and
waived cornerback Dwayne Gratz.

“We made another tough decision, and Dwayne
Gratz did a nice job for us, but we've got another
move or two to make as far as the secondary is
concerned,” Fisher said.  ….

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LOS ANGELES, CA (Nov. 2016) | AFI FEST takes place
November 10–17, 2016, in the heart of Hollywood.
Screenings, Galas and other events will be held at the TCL
Chinese Theatre, the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian
Theatre and The Hollywood Roosevelt. The full festival
lineup and schedule will be unveiled in October.

For the 13th consecutive year, AFI FEST will showcase the
very best in global cinema thanks to the visionary support
of presenting sponsor Audi. Patron Packages ensure re-
served seats for Gala screenings, and all proceeds benefit
the educational programs of the American Film Institute. A
limited number of individual tickets to Opening Night and
other screenings are also made available at no charge
thanks to the event sponsors.  Go to now to
purchase Patron Packages, which can include access to
Galas and other high-demand films and events.  Individual
tickets will be available on beginning November 1.

As part of their membership benefits, AFI members will
receive a complimentary AFI FEST Cinepass, which allows
access to all regular screenings and special offers at this
year's festival. Additionally, AFI members at the Two-Star
level and above receive a 10% discount on all AFI FEST
Patron Packages and Express Passes. Information about
AFI membership is available at

AFI FEST presented by Audi is a celebration of global
cinema and today's Hollywood — a showcase for the best
festival films of the year and an opportunity for master
filmmakers and emerging artists to come together with
audiences in the movie capital of the world. Celebrating its
30th edition, AFI FEST is the only festival of its stature that
is free to the public. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts
and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a qualifying festival
for both Short Film categories for the annual Academy
Awards®. This year's edition takes place November 10–17,
2016. Additional information about AFI FEST is available at Connect with AFI FEST at, and
LONDON, England (Oct., 2016) — Though the
Rams got
off to a fast start on offense and defense, Los
Angeles four interceptions proved too much to
overcome, as the Giants came away with a 17-10
victory. The Rams have now lost three games in
a row to fall to 3-4 on the season.

On the Giants’ second play from scrimmage,
quarterback Eli Manning competed a pass to tight
end Larry Donnell. But defensive back Lamarcus
Joyner came in with a hard hit, jarring the ball
loose. Cornerback E.J. Gaines was there to pick it
up, giving the Rams an early extra possession at
the New York 35-yard line.

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Los Angeles, CA.  - Nov. 17, 2016 -FESTIVAL
HIGHLIGHTS For the 13th consecutive year, Audi
is the exclusive presenting sponsor of AFI FEST
2016, once again championing innovative film-
makers from around the globe through its stead-
fast support of the festival and AFI's mission.

The complete AFI FEST program included 118
films (79 features, 39 shorts) representing 46
countries, including 33 films directed/co-directed
by women, 11 documentaries and 12 animated
short films. The breakdown by section is: Galas/
Tributes (6), Special Screenings (8), American
Independents (8), New Auteurs (10), World
Cinema (33), World Cinema Masters in Conver-
sation (2), Midnight (3), Cinema's Legacy (9) and
Shorts (39). This year's program included nine
official Best Foreign Language Film Oscar
submissions, and 20 films featuring 88 AFI

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Genes hosted the 5th annual RARE Tribute to
Champions of Hope and Patient Advocacy
Summit on September 22-24, at the Hyatt
Regency Resort & Spa in Huntington Beach. More
than 800 patients, advocacy leaders, biotech, and
pharmaceutical executives, healthcare philan-
thropists, and celebrities came together to support
the fight against rare disease. The weekend of
heartfelt awards, presentations and performances
raised over $1.4 million for education, awareness,
and grant programs for patients, patient advo-
cates and their families, with a portion directly
benefitting Global Genes' RARE Patient Impact
Grant pro-Gram.

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HONOLUA BAY, Maui/Hawaii (Dec., 2016) - Newly
crowned 2016 WSL Champion Tyler Wright (AUS)
has won the Maui Women's Pro, the tenth and
final stop on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy World
Surf League (WSL) Women’s Championship Tour
(CT), after defeating two-time event winner
Carissa Moore (HAW) in the Final.

“I was watching the ocean and I really thought
that something was on its way,” Wright said.
“Once I’m on the wave, I’ve never had a prob-
lem but working with Micro (Glenn Hall) has really
helped put me in the right spot and allow me to
make the most of the opportunities that come my

The win today caps off an incredible season that
saw Wright claim her maiden WSL Title and five
CT victories (Gold Coast, Margaret River, Rio,
Trestles and Maui). Today is also Wright's best
result at Honolua Bay and the first time that she
has got the better of opponent Moore in a Final
after eight match-ups.

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