Arby’s has never sold a burger until now — and their first one is premium Wagyu beef

For the first time in its nearly 60-year history, Arby’s “we have the meats” slogan includes a hamburger. And it’s not just any burger. The fast-food chain known for roast beef sandwiches is entering the burger arena with Wagyu beef, the premium, highly marbled beef prized for its tenderness and taste. “Boring burgers are a fast-food staple, so Arby’s felt compelled to raise the bar with a Wagyu Steakhouse Burger. Instead of focusing on making billions of mediocre burgers, we’re taking a stance on high-quality meat that deserves to be cooked properly,” Patrick Schwing, chief marketing officer of Arby’s, said in a statement. “We’ve spent over two years of dedicated… Read More

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Dieter’s massive mailbag: When will Steph Curry finally get some credit for his greatness?

I believe I’m contractually obligated to do a mailbag column every now and again. I actually don’t know that, because I definitely didn’t read my contract before signing it. That way, everything in my professional life is a surprise! But the bosses have been saying things like “where that mailbag column?” and “I can’t wait until we can you” and I can take a hint. So I asked my Twitter followers — the smartest think tank on the planet — for sports questions. Specifically, I wanted stupid questions. But these geniuses actually asked some good ones. My days are, indeed, numbered. Let’s get on with it: dreams marti could buy @dmcb__: If… Read More

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Davos updates | Urgent need in Afghanistan is saving economy

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Two high-level speakers at the World Economic Forum gathering say Afghanistan’s most urgent need is saving its economy from complete collapse. Achim Steiner, administrator of the United Nations Development Program, said Monday in Davos that “we cannot abandon 40 million Afghans simply on the principle of moral outrage.” The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan nine months ago and the hasty U.S. withdrawal of its troops triggered economic fallout. Underpinning that was the Biden administration’s decision to freeze around $9.5 billion that the Afghan central bank has in U.S. banks. President Joe Biden has signed an order to free $7 billion of those frozen assets, but only half… Read More

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Heat’s Erik Spoelstra condemns Game 3 foul by Celtics’ Payton Pritchard against Jimmy Butler

Coach Erik Spoelstra lashed out Monday about inaction by Saturday night’s officiating crew regarding a seemingly reckless play by Boston Celtics guard Payton Pritchard against Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler. While Spoelstra stopped short of accusing Pritchard of exacerbating the knee issue that kept Butler out for the second half of the Heat’s Game 3 victory at TD Garden in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals, he made clear he thought the action by the Boston reserve was not a basketball play. Pritchard was called for a foul with 6:14 to play in the second quarter, when he grabbed Butler’s right knee, with Butler listed shortly thereafter as out due to… Read More

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Column: All eyes are on MLB’s investigation into — and ruling on — the Josh Donaldson-Tim Anderson incident

Modern baseball is boring. That was Tim Anderson’s feeling in the spring of 2019 when the Chicago White Sox shortstop spoke to Sports Illustrated for a lengthy profile. Anderson told SI writer Stephanie Apstein he felt like “today’s Jackie Robinson” in crossing what he called the “have-fun barrier,” hoping to make the game interesting to today’s fans. “That’s huge to say,” he said of the Robinson reference. “But it’s cool, man, because he changed the game and I feel like I’m getting to a point where I need to change the game.” The quote was a small part of a long-form article on Anderson’s emergence as a star. It came… Read More

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Violent fight at Newark Airport that left employee bloodied is caught on camera

Turbulence unfolded at Newark Liberty International Airport when a man, reportedly identified as a former NFL player, and a United Airlines employee got into a violent altercation, video shows. Several clips of the fight that began circulating on social media on Sunday appear to show different stages of the fight, with TMZ reporting Monday that former Denver Broncos cornerback Brendan Langley was one of the men involved. One video seems to show the employee hit the man identified as Langley, who then struck the employee. The employee then fell over a United Airlines desk and landed on the ground before getting up and continuing the confrontation. It’s unclear who started… Read More

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