Ariana Grande’s Video For “Thank U, Next” Breaks YouTube And Vevo Records

Following the premiere of Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” music video, it has earned over 50 million views in its first 24 hours. According to reports, Grande’s visual is officially in the YouTube record books and has set a record for biggest music video debut in YouTube history. In its first 24 hours, it was viewed more than 50m times, tripping the 45.9m views BTS’s “IDOL” received. The video, released Friday by the Republic artist, also broke Vevo’s 24-hour view-count record. 

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Seattle Mariners Agree To Trade Edwin Diaz, Robinson Cano To New York Mets

The Seattle Mariners and New York Mets have agreed to a trade, pending physicals, that will send closer Edwin Diaz and second baseman Robinson Cano to New York. Seattle will send $20 million to the Mets in addition to Diaz and Cano, while New York will ship Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, Gerson Bautista, Jarred Kelenic and Justin Dunn in return.

The Mets are gaining one of the best closers in baseball with Diaz, who led the majors with 57 saves last season. The 24-year-old was drawing interest from several teams, including the Boston Red Sox, who now must decide whether to re-sign Craig Kimbrel in free agency or look elsewhere on the market. New York’s acquisition of Diaz will be costly, as it will be responsible for the final five years of Cano’s massive contract.

Reports: Mets complete trade for Diaz, Cano


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Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame And Oklahoma All Make College Football Playoffs

It was announced Sunday that Oklahoma (12-1) got the fourth spot in the College Football Playoff ahead of Ohio State (12-1) and Georgia (11-2)   They join Alabama (13-0), Clemson (13-0), and Notre Dame (13-0) in the four-team bracket.

Alabama will play Oklahoma in one semifinal while Clemson will face off against Notre Dame. The Crimson Tide and Sooners will face off in the Orange Bowl while the Tigers and Fighting Irish will play in the Cotton Bowl.

Playoff selection committee chair Rob Mullens told ESPN that there was no clear favorite among Oklahoma, Georgia and Ohio State and therefore the committee went to the “protocol” which includes factoring in conference championships.

CFB selection committee chooses Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Oklahoma for playoffs