The University is again challenging a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate that requires Notre Dame’s insurance plan to cover contraceptives, according to a report in The South Bend Tribune.Notre Dame is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to grant the University an exemption to the mandate, which is part of the Affordable Care Act, in light of a recent Supreme Court decision, the Tribune reported. The Supreme Court ruled Jan. 24 that the nonprofit organization Little Sisters of the Poor and other similar religious groups do not have to cover contraceptives until the Sisters’ lawsuit is resolved.“There is no legitimate basis upon which an injunction could be granted to the Little Sisters of the Poor but denied to Notre Dame,” the University said in its motion, according to the Tribune.A federal appellate judge in Chicago will hear oral arguments in Notre Dame’s case Feb. 12, the Tribune reported.“If government is allowed to entangle a religious institution of higher education like Notre Dame in one area contrary to conscience, it’s given license to do so in others,” Paul Browne, vice president for Public Affairs and Communications, said.Tags: Contraception, HHS Lawsuit, HHS Mandate, Notre Dame, Supreme Court
After notching a third-round destruction of Julius Indongo in August 2017 to become the undisputed junior welterweight champion, Crawford (34-0, 25 KOs) moved up to 147 pounds last June and hasn’t looked back. The 31-year-old battered Jeff Horn to win by ninth-round TKO and capture the WBO belt. He went on to successfully defend the title in October, stopping José Benavidez Jr. with 18 seconds left.With a lack of challengers at welterweight in the Top Rank stable, Crawford needed someone to help establish him as a force to be reckoned with. Boxing fans wanted Crawford to face IBF titlist Errol Spence Jr. to see who the king of the division and the sport would be. Spence fought Mikey Garcia in March instead, so Crawford went to one of the biggest names in the game. Enter Amir Khan, the challenger from England.Khan (33-4, 20 KOs) returns to the United States for the first time since he lost by sixth-round knockout to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in May 2016. Following the fight, Khan took nearly a two-year hiatus and has beaten Phil LoGreco and Samuel Vargas in his native England.Khan won the 140-pound WBA title from Andreas Kotelnik in July 2009. The 32-year-old made four straight defenses of the belt before adding the IBF strap in when he scored a fifth-round knockout of Zab Judah in July 2011. Boxing pundits and fans alike feel Khan has seen his better days, and Crawford will make it look rather easy. Khan possesses the experience and packs a hard enough punch to where he can give Crawford plenty of problems. Still, can Khan pull off the monumental upset? Or does Crawford continue to exemplify when he’s one of the best in the world?(All times Eastern.)Watch Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan on FITE.TVWhen is the Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan fight?Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan commences on Saturday, April 20. The main card begins at 9 p.m., with Crawford and Khan expected to make the walk to the ring for the main event at around 11:30 p.m.How to watch, live stream Terence Crawford vs. Amir KhanYou can watch Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan by downloading the FITE.TV app and purchasing the fight. The PPV costs $69.99. FITE.TV is available on a variety of platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, iOS, Android, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Playstation 3, as well as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge and Safari browsers via FITE.TV.com.Where is the Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan fight?Terence Crawford and Amir Khan will fight at Madison Square Garden in New York. Terence Crawford competes in the United States’ largest market for the third time, while Khan also fights there for the third time.Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan betting oddsAccording to ProBoxingOdds.com, Terence Crawford is a -2000 favorite, which means you’ll need to bet $2,000 to win $100. Meanwhile, Khan is a +1200 underdog, meaning if you bet $100, you could win $1,200. Terence Crawford record and bioName: Terence CrawfordNationality: AmericanBorn: September 28, 1987Height: 5-8 Reach: 74″Total fights: 34Record: 34-0 with 25 knockoutsAmir Khan record and bioName: Amir KhanNationality: BritishBorn: December 8, 1986Height: 5-8 ½Reach: 71″Total fights: 37Record: 33-4 with 20 knockoutsTerence Crawford vs. Amir Khan fight cardMatchupClassBeltTerence Crawford vs. Amir KhanWelterweightWBOShakur Stevenson vs. Christopher DiazFeatherweight…Teofimo Lopez vs. Edis TatliLightweight…Felix Verdejo vs. Bryan VasquezLightweight…Carlos Adames vs. Frank GalarzaJr. Middleweight…Lawrence Newton vs. Jonathan GarzaBantamweight…Vikas Krishan vs. Noah KiddJr. Middleweight…Edgar Berlanga vs. Samir dos Santos BarbosaSuper Middleweight…Larry Fryers vs. Dakota PolleyJr. Welterweight… Terence Crawford, quite arguably one of boxing’s pound-for-pound best, returns for the first time in 2019 to put his WBO welterweight championship on the line in taking on former unified junior welterweight champion Amir Khan on Saturday, April 20, at Madison Square Garden in New York City.Watch Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan on FITE.TV
The year is 2020. It’s been 25 years since the 2019-20 regular season took place. We’re officially in the Upside Down because it’s hot out and we’re playing the coldest game on Earth. Ok, yes, being slightly dramatic but this year anything goes when it comes to bubble hockey. The Stanley Cup playoffs are here — a reminder, qualifying round wasn’t “really” the playoffs — and it’s time to make predictions. Who will win is really a crapshoot this year when the likes of the Canadiens and Blackhawks (23rd and 24th worst teams on March 12) are in the mix but, hey, we’ll give it a go.MORE: NHL playoff bracket, schedule, scoresStanley Cup Eastern Conference predictionsFIRST ROUNDWINNERPhiladelphia Flyers (1) vs. Montreal Canadiens (8)Flyers in 5Tampa Bay Lightning (2) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (7)Blue Jackets in 7Washington Capitals (3) vs. New York Islanders (6)Islanders in 6Boston Bruins (4) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (5)Hurricanes in 7Why the Flyers? They’re just too good, and while Carey Price can do Carey Price things, the Canadiens run will be over.Why the Blue Jackets? Before Joonas Korpisalo went down with an injury in late-December he was having an All-Star season. He looked solid against the Leafs, especially in Game 5, and with a healthy Seth Jones and a “fit-to-play” Zach Werenski in front of him, they’ll advance.Why the Islanders? Barry Trotz is a mastermind and knows how to win — and he definitely knows how to beat his former assistant coach in Todd Reirden and players.Why the Hurricanes? Because they’re a “bunch of jerks” and know how to play good hockey. The Bruins do, too, but just haven’t looked great thus far. Is there time for them to turn it up? Doubtful with the way the Canes play.SECOND ROUNDWINNERPhiladelphia Flyers (1) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (4)Flyers in 5Carolina Hurricanes (5) vs. New York Islanders (6)New York in 6Why the Flyers? Philadelphia is a team of destiny.Why the Islanders? The Islanders know how to shut down top lines and will have a strong gameplan for the Hurricanes’ top trio of Sevastian Aho, Andrei Svechnikov and Teuvo Teravainen. It’ll be a low scoring affair in this one; just how Trotz likes it. CONFERENCE FINALSWINNERPhiladelphia Flyers vs. New York IslandersFlyers in 5Why the Flyers? Philadelphia has balanced scoring and one of the top shutdown centers in the game in Sean Courturier. The Islanders don’t have a too much secondary scoring, and that’ll hurt them against this deep squad.MORE: 2020 NHL playoff oddsStanley Cup Western Conference predictionsFIRST ROUNDWINNERVegas Golden Knights (1) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (8)Golden Knights in 5 Colorado Avalanche (2) vs. Arizona Coyotes (7)Avalanche in 4Dallas Stars (3) vs. Calgary Flames (6)Flames in 5St. Louis Blues (4) vs. Vancouver Canucks (5)Canucks in 7Why the Golden Knights? Goaltending. Scoring. Defense. They’ve got it all.Why the Avalanche? Now healthy, they just have too much firepower for the Coyotes to handle.Why the Flames? The Stars haven’t looked great and the Flames are finally getting scoring across the board along with a standout performance in net by Cam Talbot.Why the Canucks? Health also plays a role here with Jacob Markstrom and Brock Boeser back in the lineup for the Canucks. St. Louis will give them all they can handle as a heavy team and it’ll be a grind, but we’re thinking Vancouver breaks through.SECOND ROUNDWINNERVegas Golden Knights (1) vs. Calgary Flames (4)Golden Knights in 6Colorado Avalanche (2) vs. Vancouver Canucks (5)Canucks in 7Why the Golden Knights? Seriously, how can you stop a team that has Marc-Andre Fleury and Robin Lehner to choose for net tending services.Why the Canucks? It’ll be another grind, but this one is all skill vs. skill. If J.T. Miller, Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes can replicate what they did in the regular season — and add in what Markstrom did to put himself in the Vezina Trophy conversation — they could eek out another series victory. CONFERENCE FINALSWINNERVegas Golden Knights vs. Vancouver CanucksGolden Knights in 6Why the Golden Knights? See above. They’re just too good.Stanley Cup Final pickSTANLEY CUP FINALWINNERPhiladelphia Flyers vs. Vegas Golden KnightsFlyers in 7Conn Smythe: Carter HartWhy the Flyers? This will be an all-out battle for supremacy between these two squads. Last year we saw a team win their first-ever Stanley Cup, and in 2020 we’ll see a team snap a 45-year drought. Head coach Alain Vigneault has long-awaited and long-deserved this one (sure, it would have been more fitting to have him beat the Canucks in the Final) as has the city of Brotherly Love. To counteract the goalie tandem in Vegas, Carter Hart will have to stand on his head — and will. It’s long been thought that he’s the next great goaltender in Philly, and he’ll follow in the footsteps of Bernie Parent and Ron Hextall (granted he was on the losing side) as a Conn Smythe Trophy winner.