OL Reign finally gets to play at home as it hosts Thorns

Jayda Evans

After a seven-month delay, the OL Reign will play a home match.

The Reign will host the Portland Thorns FC in a Cascadia derby on Saturday at Cheney Stadium. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, fans will not be permitted to attend. The match will air online via Twitch.

“It will be nice to finally have a match at home this year,” Reign coach Farid Benstiti said. “I wish we would be able to have the fans join us, as I know the players and I are thankful for their support. Even though we can’t play in front of them, we want to go out there and have a successful match and play our style.”

The National Women’s Soccer League postponed its season in March because of the pandemic. The Reign would’ve had their season opener in April.

The league played a Challenge Cup in Utah

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How to finally refinance your mortgage this weekend

Instead of spending another weekend quarantining in front of Netflix or reuniting on Zoom with classmates or former co-workers you barely remember, why not do something really valuable?

a house with bushes in front of a building: How to start a mortgage refinance this weekend

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How to start a mortgage refinance this weekend

Mortgage rates in 2020 have never been lower: The average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped below 3% for the first time, and some lenders are offering loans at 2.50% and even lower.

So this weekend, why not start the ball rolling on a mortgage refinance that will cut your housing costs?

Chances are, it’s time for you to refi. The data firm Black Knight recently said 19.3 million mortgage holders are ripe for a refinance and could save an average $299 per month. Close to 2.5 million could save $500 a month or more.

Sure, with a refinance there are forms to fill out, tax returns and other

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Some of Hong Kong’s poor finally feel at home in 290 sq ft modules

HONG KONG (Reuters) – When Lau Kai Fai, his wife and teenage son moved into a new Hong Kong flat last month, he thought the 290 square feet (27 square metres) of space in his “module home” felt like “winning the lottery.”

Among the first Hong Kongers to move into such prefabricated dwellings, built as a transition for people awaiting public housing, Lau’s family more than tripled the space they had squeezed into. Now they sit together for meals, rather than eating in turns.

While tiny by the standards of many cities in rich countries, the new home represents a big step up – even if temporary – for Lau, 70, in one of the most crowded urban areas in the world.

“It feels like a home,” Lau said. “The previous flat was only a place to sleep.”

Lau is the beneficiary of Hong Kong’s latest initiative to ease a

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Kurt Busch ends 0-for-21 skid to finally win at home track


Denny Hamlin pits during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Las Vegas.


Two decades of heartbreak at his home track finally ended for Kurt Busch when a little bit of luck fell his way at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Busch happened to be the leader when a late caution Sunday night jumbled the field and put him in control of his 0-for-21 losing streak in his hometown. He had three magnificent restarts, including one in overtime, to steal a vital playoff race.

The good timing helped Busch sneak his way into the third round of the NASCAR Cup playoffs. He had been ranked last among the 12 title contenders before the race; now he’s guaranteed a slot in the round of eight.

“This is 20 years of agony and defeat and today triumph,” Busch said. “I don’t know if I

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