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College football odds, lines, schedule for Week 4: Auburn, LSU favored big as SEC opens 2020 season

The college football season cranks up into overdrive in Week 4 as the SEC opens play, joining the ACC and Big 12 as Power Five conferences rolling along in the 2020 season. No. 8 Auburn will host No. 23 Kentucky in one of three ranked-on-ranked games of the weekend, while defending national champion LSU, which enters ranked No. 6 in the AP Top 25 poll, will kick off its title defense at home against Mississippi State on the SEC on CBS.

Elsewhere, No. 24 Louisville will look to get back on track against No. 21 Pittsburgh, No. 22 Army will visit No. 14 Cincinnati and Florida State will square off against No. 12 Miami (FL) in the first big rivalry game of the season.

Let’s take a look at what the oddsmakers think will get money on both sides of the equation, with odds provided via William Hill Sportsbook. 

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An Inside Peek at the Dating App Built Just for Cat Lovers & The Best Cat-Themed Pick-Up Lines to Use There

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Tabby — a new dating app — wants to help you find someone to spend the rest of your nine lives with.

The new project from sisters Leigh and Casey Isaacson is an offshoot of their previous, canine-focused app Dig, launched in 2008. The platform will allow users to build profiles spotlighting not just themselves but also their furry, oft-judgmental housemates so other users can paw-swipe right. Matches can chat, set up playdates and determine how well they might get along if they had to share a litter box. And they gave SheKnows a first look at the inside of their app.

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“You’ve got dog-friendly locations and restaurants and bars and other things that are easier for dog people to go out and meet each other, like dog parks,” Tabby CEO Leigh Isaacson tells SheKnows, but adds that cat aficionados

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Gaming TV Network VENN Lines Up Distribution Partners for August Launch

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As traditional cable programmers struggle, startup VENN is stepping up to the plate with a business model the founders of the live-streaming video-game entertainment network say is custom-built for the over-the-top era.

For the Aug. 5 launch, VENN will make its 24-hour, free-to-watch linear network available on Amazon’s Twitch, YouTube, Facebook Gaming and Twitter. In addition, the company says, it will be coming to dedicated channels on connected-TV platforms representing more than 30 million U.S. households, including Vizio’s smart TVs, Comcast’s Xumo streaming service, Sinclair’s STIRR and DistroTV.

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VENN, the Video Game Entertainment and News Network, is in talks for additional distribution deals with OTT platforms as well as traditional and internet pay-TV providers, said Ben Kusin, co-founder and co-CEO. VENN’s programming, totaling 21 hours of original shows per week at launch, will also be available directly on its website

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Carnival cruise lines plan ‘staggered’ comeback, won’t return to full capacity until 2022

Cruise giant Carnival Corp. is continuing plans for a phased-in approach for its return to sailing, beginning with fewer ships and fewer passengers, on a region-by-region basis. The company will not make a full return in terms of passenger capacity until 2022 at the earliest, according to CEO Arnold Donald.

 “[The] nature of restart is going to be almost country by country and destination by destination,” Donald said on an earnings call Friday, four months after the company paused operations due to coronavirus. 

Carnival Corp.’s restart will mimic international reopenings.

The resumption of shoreside social gathering practices will be the “critical thing” as an indicator for the resumption of cruising. He pointed to Germany, where one Carnival subsidiary, AIDA Cruises will resume sailing three of its ships in August after the country began to reopen in the spring. Italy, he suggested, might be next. 

AIDA’s three scheduled cruises will not

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