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Steer too beefy to become burgers reprieved to life on farm

LAKE PRESTON, Australia — Knickers the steer is huge on the internet ‚Äî for being huge.

The black-and-white Holstein Friesian won social media fame and many proclamations of “Holy Cow!” after photos surfaced of the 194-centimetre (6-foot-4-inch) steer standing head and shoulders above a herd of brown cattle in Western Australia state.

Flyers fire GM

PHILADELPHIA—Caught at a crossroads between a full-blown rebuild and a legitimate playoff push, the Philadelphia Flyers fired general manager Ron Hextall yesterday—the latest front-office leader to fail to win the franchise's first Stanley Cup in 44 years.

The Flyers might not be done cleaning house.

Global lawmakers grill Facebook exec in UK parliament

LONDON — Lawmakers from nine countries grilled a Facebook executive on Tuesday as part of an international hearing at Britain’s parliament on disinformation and “fake news.”

Richard Allan, Facebook’s vice-president for policy solutions, answered questions in London in place of his boss, CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who ignored repeated requests to appear.

Flames scorch Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz.—Calgary coach Bill Peters took one on the chin yesterday—and so did the team his Flames dominated, the Arizona Coyotes.

Noah Hanifin and Mark Jankowski each scored twice, and former Coyotes' goalie Mike Smith just missed his 38th career shutout, as the Flames dumped Arizona 6-1.

Anxiety abounds at NASA as Mars landing day arrives

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—A NASA spacecraft's six-month journey to Mars neared its dramatic grand finale today in what scientists and engineers hoped would be a soft precision landing on flat red plains.

The InSight lander aimed for an afternoon touchdown as anxiety built among those involved in the $1-billion international effort.