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Sports Ranieri won't sign superstars to strengthen Leicester squad

Claudio Ranieri is sticking with Leicester's title-winning blueprint and said the club won't be in the market for established, expensive talent to strengthen the Premier League champions."We don't need the superstars," Ranieri said Tuesday, a day after the trophy was clinched with two games to spare. "I want to improve the squad without big stars, but the right players."With a squad that cost less than $80 million to assemble, Leicester completed one of the greatest transformations in sporting history.
USA Today
04/05
6 Points

Ask Amy: Woman wonders if her partner should help pay for birth control (5/2/2016)

Dear Amy: I am in a long-term relationship, and my partner and I are beginning to discuss birth control options (in particular, the pill). Conflicted Dear Conflicted: Your partner should share in your birth control decisions, and he should also share in the cost. Your partner should do his best to share this responsibility, out of respect to you and the mutual choice you are making not to get pregnant.If you were not in a committed and exclusive relationship (i.e.
The Denver Post
02/05
26 Points

Travel Ask Amy: Woman wonders if her partner should help pay for birth control (5/2/2016)

Dear Amy: I am in a long-term relationship, and my partner and I are beginning to discuss birth control options (in particular, the pill). Conflicted Dear Conflicted: Your partner should share in your birth control decisions, and he should also share in the cost. Your partner should do his best to share this responsibility, out of respect to you and the mutual choice you are making not to get pregnant.If you were not in a committed and exclusive relationship (i.e.
The Denver Post
02/05
25 Points
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Money Plan ahead: 64% of Americans don't have a will

In this Internet age, it's important to think about who gets the passwords, because many people spend good money on iTunes, cloud storage and other Internet services, and families want to ensure those baby photos stored online don't get lost. If you have young children, you're leaving it up to the courts to appoint a guardian, so making a plan for custody is reason alone to consider crafting a will.Other important elements to consider:.
USA Today
26/04
9 Points
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Wirthman: Valuing women veterans

Just as important as the external validation, however, is the internal battle for authenticity. and be stronger because of it, she said."By helping veterans find their authentic purpose as civilians, we are able to help them unleash their tremendous capacity for success," she said.To build on that success, both military and civilian communities need to better recognize and value the unique strengths of military women, both when they serve and when they return home.Lisa Wirthman is a monthly columnist.
The Denver Post
24/04
8 Points
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Money Ask Matt: Why is return on capital important?

Reuters.com, for instance, provides the statistic but calls it ROI, or return on investment. That’s higher than the 3.4 ROI of the communications industry and in line with the 11.9 ROI of the technology sector.USA TODAY markets reporter Matt Krantz answers a different reader question every weekday. Most investors also adjust EBIT by a typical corporate tax rate of 37.5%. The higher a company’s return on capital, the more profit it is driving out of the money plowed into the business.
USA Today
22/04
8 Points
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Giants GM Jerry Reese says owner’s comments didn’t add more pressure: ‘No one puts more pressure on me than me’ 

Julio Cortez/AP Giants GM Jerry Reese knows he needs to turn Big Blue around. The Giants have never traded away a first-round pick under Reese, but the GM opened his presser by announcing that he was open to moving the 10th overall pick.  GIANTS NFL DRAFT GUIDE: WHAT THEY NEED, WHO THEY COULD PICK“Nope,” Reese said, when asked if next week’s draft was more important than most. “Nobody puts more pressure on me than me.”And this year, it seems, he’s open to doing things differently.
Daily News
21/04
10 Points

Frances Nuelle: Bill Campbell was 'Coach' to tech stars and 8th graders

"Excuse me, Coach, but this is a Catholic school. You can't speak that way here."Bill looked serious for a moment. "If he needs to miss part of practices every week, that's fine." The mother looked relieved."But he won't be playing on my team," Bill said. "He can play with the 7th graders. My team shows up every day, every practice. No excuses."Bill was able to do the impossible with these boys .
San Jose Mercury News
21/04
3 Points
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Masahiro Tanaka, Alex Rodriguez help snap Yankees’ losing streak in 4-3 win over Mariners

Tanaka and Iwakuma were teammates on the Rakuten Golden Eagles from 2007-2011.“Extremely satisfied being able to get that win,” Tanaka said. He finished 1-for-4.Tanaka is the only Yankees starter whose ERA is under 5.00 so far this season. Masahiro Tanaka’s importance to the Yankees seems to grow each day given the shoddy state of their rotation early this season.
Daily News
18/04
14 Points
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5 things to do before you file your tax return

The IRS accepts payments by check, debit card, or even from a credit card. While only about 1% of all tax returns get audited, you need to know that everyone is at some risk of the IRS taking a much closer look.Therefore, before you file your return, you need to make sure you can document every single tax break you claim on your return. Its content is produced independently of USA TODAY. In many cases, the state tax return takes figures directly from the federal tax return.
USA Today
16/04
6 Points
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In honor of Jackie Robinson Day, the social significance of jersey numbers in sports 

"My one small gesture of solidarity was to wear jersey number 98 with the Celtics and then the Wizards. The number has great significance to the gay community," Collins said. "Whether it's 50 for Hawaii or the era of a revolution or to honor a fallen comrade, I would assume it's hard for the average fan not to be impressed with that conviction."In sports, numbers carry huge significance. In terms of their personal brand, an athlete's number can be as important as their name.
Daily News
15/04
23 Points
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Voices: How the Boston Marathon bombing changed me

I’ve adjusted my workdays to be home for the important things I really took for granted. He has served on the Boston Marathon medical team for the past five years and will be returning again Monday. That’s the most important thing.” It’s an easy trap to fall into, as parents, coaches and athletes themselves want to return to action as soon as possible.The bombing has completely changed how I approach my patients.Now, I don’t care what the scoreboard says.
USA Today
11/04
2 Points

Warriors' shot at all-time wins record less important than title, M's Martinez says

Martinez, now the Mariners' hitting coach, was a key member of the 2001 Seattle team that set the AL record for most wins in a regular season.The Warriors have a chance Sunday night to tie the NBA record for wins with 72, but they have to beat the Spurs in San Antonio, where the Spurs have not lost all year. Should the Warriors win tonight, they play Memphis on Wednesday with a chance to pass the Bulls.Of course, the Mariners' season 15 years ago was anything but regular.
San Jose Mercury News
11/04
23 Points
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Janet Jackson, husband 'planning our family'

"My husband and I are planning our family," she said, beaming in a video posted to Twitter. USA TODAY's request for clarification was not immediately answered.In December, she announced she would have to move the tour back to the spring so she could undergo an unspecified surgery. A month later, she had to shoot down rumors that she was going to have to postpone her tour because she had cancer, and warned fans not to believe any news about her health unless it came from her own lips.
USA Today
06/04
8 Points
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