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  • News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action

    News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action
    “Fantasy sports” are hugely popular, but when fans “draft” players for their teams, they “own” only the players' statistics. Recently, Wall Street and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs created Fantex Holdings, which will allow investors to buy actual pieces of real players — namely, rights to 20 percent of the player's lifetime earnings (including licensing and product endorsement deals). The firm told The New York Times in October that it will soon stage an “IPO” for budding NFL star Arian Foster and hopes to sign up many more athletes, plus singers and actors similarly early in their careers. (On the other hand, Fantex's lawyers drew up a 37-page list of potential investment risks, such as injuries, slumps and scandals — and the fact that the stock will trade only on Fantex's private exchange.)
  • In Theory: How would a united body of religions work?

    Retired Israeli President Shimon Peres during a meeting with Pope Francis this month proposed a new global peace initiative: A “United Nations of Religions,” the Washington Post and other news sources reported. “People who shoot the...

    Pope marries couples who have lived together, had kids

    Pope marries couples who have lived together, had kids
    Pope Francis married 20 couples Sunday, some of whom had already lived together and had children, in the latest sign that the Argentine pontiff wants the Catholic church to be more open and inclusive. In the first wedding he has performed in his 18-...

    Pope marries couples who have cohabited, had children

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis married 20 couples on Sunday, some of whom had already lived together and had children, in the latest sign that the Argentine pontiff wants the Catholic church to be more open and inclusive. In the first wedding he...

    Rudy Gay says broken jaw came on 'dirty play'

    Rudy Gay says broken jaw came on 'dirty play'
    Men's basketball Gay says broken jaw came on 'dirty play' Team USA forward Rudy Gay (Archbishop Spalding) told USA Today on Saturday that the broken jaw he suffered in Thursday's win over Lithuania in the FIBA World Cup in Spain came on a "dirty play....