Its The Final Takedown

Embed Code Welcome to the latest — and last! — episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. Last week, President Trump spoke out against NFL athletes like Colin Kaepernick for taking a knee during the national anthem. On the podcast’s final episode (Sept. 26, 2017), we discuss how Trump’s comments are an example of the way that hot takes have changed over the years. Next, Chad, Neil and Kate discuss what they’ve learned from the last three years of doing the podcast.Thanks so much for listening to the show. We’ll be debuting our new NBA podcast, The Lab, next week. If you’re already a subscriber to Hot Takedown, you’ll automatically be subscribed to the new podcast. If you’re not, and you’d like to listen to The Lab, please subscribe to Hot Takedown now.Links to what we discussed this week:The New York Times’s Juliet Macur asks whether this week’s NFL protests were a one-day revolt or something more.FiveThirtyEight’s Harry Enten wrote that the NFL protests are unpopular now — but they may not always be. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed FiveThirtyEight read more

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Driver who killed teenage boy in Tierrasanta hitandrun sentenced to 4 years

Driver who killed teenage boy in Tierrasanta hitandrun sentenced to 4 years

first_img Posted: July 20, 2017 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A 20-year-old woman who had been drinking when she struck and killed a teenage boy in Tierrasanta, then fled the scene, has been sentenced to four years in state prison.Jessica Medsker pleaded guilty to hit-and-run in the March 9 death of 16-year-old Alex Funk. The defendant — who has no prior record — faces anywhere from probation to four years in prison. The conviction is considered a “wobbler,” meaning a judge could reduce it to a misdemeanor at the court’s discretion, said Deputy District Attorney Andrew Aguilar.Aguilar said 16-year-old Alex Funk and a friend were walking southbound in the fast lane of the 5700 block of Santo Road with their backs toward traffic around midnight on March 9. The victim’s friend managed to jump onto a median to avoid being hit. Funk’s family had moved to San Diego seven months before the accident, relatives said. A motorcyclist who was following Medsker estimated she was driving 60 mph in a 45-mph zone when her car struck the teen, according to Aguilar. Medsker was arrested six days later, about a mile from the stretch of road where the victim died. The defendant admitted taking sips from her boyfriend’s alcoholic drink at a La Jolla restaurant earlier in the evening, the prosecutor said.  July 20, 2017 Driver who killed teenage boy in Tierrasanta hit-and-run sentenced to 4 years in state prison Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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