How to Unlock Inkling in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has officially released and there are an insane amount of characters you can unlock. Both new and old, Nintendo has put together an impressive roster for this game. One of the newest characters is the Inkling from the Splatoon series.
Perhaps one of the most powerful newcomers in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Inkling offers players a ton of combo potential. Thankfully, unlocking this fighter is supremely easy and you should be able to add this combatant to your roster in under thirty minutes.
The fastest and easiest way to obtain Inkling is just by beating Classic Mode with Samus once. This will trigger her appearance and you’ll need to beat the Inkling to unlock her. It doesn’t matter what difficulty you set Classic Mode on or if you end up using any Continues along the way.
Another method for unlocking Inkling is just by completing matches in any mode outside of Online. This fighter is the fifth to appear so it will take roughly 10-12 matches before the Inkling arrives. Once this happens all you have to do is win the fight and she will be instantly added to your roster.
For the fight, we recommend getting aggressive and not giving the A.I. a chance to keep you at a safe distance. Don’t take any big risks in this fight, especially since she can root you into the ground with her roller. Inkling can easily kill a foe who doesn’t respect her ability to output a ton of damage. With a little time and patience, she will be yours to use freely.
See Also

How to Unlock King Dedede in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
How to Unlock Simon in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
How to Unlock King K Rool in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Bruins Focus: Sabres, Penguins On Tap In Statement Week For Bruins

Just a few days ago, the Boston Bruins looked to be on the ropes. Now they have a chance to erase all memory of those struggles.
After two straight losses to the Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers, Boston quickly bounced back by winning its next two games against the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators.
A Bruins turnaround couldn’t happen at a better time, with key injuries to key players such as Patrice Bergeron (rib, shoulder), Zdeno Chara (MCL) and Kevan Miller (throat). Head coach Bruce Cassidy has had to shuffle the lines a bit since, but has found a working formula over the last two games.
Boston now faces a week of contests that include the always dangerous Pittsburgh Penguins and the Buffalo Sabres, who are just ahead of the B’s in the Atlantic Division standings.
Let’s look ahead to the three games the Bruins have on their plate for this week:
Tuesday, Dec. 11 vs. Arizona Coyotes, 7 p.m. ET
The Bruins hope to make it two straight against the Coyotes after a 2-1 victory Nov. 17. Jaroslav Halak denied 32 of 33 shots while Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson and Jake DeBrusk each potted a first-period goal en route to the victory.
It hasn’t been the best season for the Coyotes, who sit seventh in the Pacific Division going into Tuesday’s bout. To make matters worse, general manager John Chayka confirmed goalie Antti Raanta may be out for the season. The 29-year-old was placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.
Arizona will be looking to stop a two-game skid, while the B’s seek to make it three consecutive wins when they head back to TD Garden.

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Friday, Dec. 14. at Pittsburgh Penguins, 7 p.m. ET.
These two rivals will go at it for the second time this season as Pittsburgh hopes to have a better outcome than its Nov. 23 overtime loss to the Bruins. Before the Pens welcome Boston to PPG Paints Arena, they’ll be tasked with games against the New York Islanders and Chicago Blackhawks, which could gas out Pittsburgh by the time the B’s roll into town.
Much like he was against the Coyotes, Halak was stellar in net against the Pens, when he stopped 36 of 37 shots. And despite overtime not being kind to the Black and Gold to this point, the luck seemed to change when unlikely hero Joakim Nordstrom buried the game-winner with just 1:57 left in extra time.
Boston had to overcome a 1-0 deficit and a controversial overturned goal, but fought to the end for the victory and had to do it without Bergeron and Chara, so the team certainly knows what it is up against with the Penguins’ roster.
Sunday, Dec. 16 vs. Buffalo Sabres, 5 p.m. ET
The Sabres haven’t seen the Bruins since October, after Boston shut Buffalo out 4-0 in just its second game of the season. Since then, the Sabres compiled a 10-game losing streak but lost their fifth straight Saturday night. Boston has been on Buffalo’s heels in the standings and if the Sabres continue to struggle through their week before going toe-to-toe with the Bruins, Boston could find itself in third place in the Atlantic.
The Black and Gold’s lineup will look a bit different this time around, as the team had Bergeron, Miller and Chara on the ice. Though Boston won’t have some of its core players for the contest, the Sabres must get through three other games before rounding out their week with the B’s.
They’ll begin with a date with the Los Angeles Kings before taking on the Arizona Coyotes. Buffalo then travels to Washington to take on the first-place Capitals before traveling to TD Garden.
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Court TV Gets a Trial Run in Relaunch of Popular Cable Network

Court TV is about to get a trial run on a relaunch of the network that had millions of Americans glued to their TVs as they followed the trails of OJ Simpson and Casey Anthony.
Originally launched in 1991, the Katz Networks, a division of E.W. Scripps, said Monday Court TV is coming back.
“One of the most iconic brands in television history relaunches Court TV – a new network devoted to live, gavel-to-gavel coverage, in-depth legal reporting and expert analysis of the nation’s most important and compelling trials,” Katz Networks said in a press release.
O.J. Simpson shows the jury a new pair of Aris extra-large gloves, similar to the gloves found at the Bundy and Rockingham crime scene 21 June 1995, during his double murder trial in Los Angeles,CA. Deputy Sheriff Roland Jex(L) and Prosecutor Christopher Darden (R) look on.
The new Court TV will launch in May 2019 and run 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The new network will be devoted to around-the-clock coverage and analysis of the nation’s top trials. And with footage of more than 1,000 trials, many high-profile like the Menendez brothers and the Jodi Arias case, Court TV is expected to revisit past trials and feature original programming and specials.
The reboot will bring back familiar faces including original Court TV anchor Vinnie Politan.

COURT TV is Back!!!!!!! https://t.co/qgxDgwejBd
— Vinnie Politan (@VinniePolitan) December 10, 2018

The Emmy Award-winning legal journalist and attorney and former prosecutor will serve as the network’s lead anchor. Politan’s is the well-known face of the original Court TV.
Casey Anthony smiles as she returns to the defense table after being acquitted of murder charges at the Orange County Courthouse on July 5, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. Casey Anthony had been accused of murdering her two-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008 and was found not guilty of manslaughter in the first degree.
Court Tv was owned by Turner Broadcasting. Katz has acquired the network’s intellectual property, including the trademark, website and complete, original 100,000-hour Court TV library from Turner.
This 1992 file photo shows double murder defendants Erik (R) and Lyle Menendez (L) during a court appearance in Los Angeles, Ca. The Menendez brothers have been found guilty of first degree murder 20 March in their second trial for the killing of their parents.
Kata says the new Court TV will reach more than 50 percent of U.S. television households at launch, with concurrent cable carriage of 25 percent of U.S. cable homes.

A number of journalists got their start on Court TV including Terry Moran now the chief foreign correspondent for ABC, Moran cut his TV journalism teeth at Court TV covering the Menendez brothers and the Simpson trials among myriad others from 1991 until 1997.

There is little doubt that the success of streaming and podcast true crime documentaries like Making a Murderer, The Staircase, and Serial as well as the award-winning cable to streaming The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story inspired this re-boot.

In which the lesson of Serial and Making a Murderer is interpreted as "let's relaunch Court TV" https://t.co/AYRG7PHR8q
— Ryan McCarthy (@mccarthyryanj) December 10, 2018

“Court TV was a top-20 cable network and at the height of its popularity when the network was taken off the air in 2008,” Jonathan Katz, president and CEO of Katz Networks said. “Today, while consumer interest in the real-life drama of true-crime programming is at an all-time high, there is no dedicated daily court coverage on television. We expect the new Court TV to fill that void on cable, satellite, over-the-air and over-the-top.”

Oh hell yes. I was a Court TV junkie back in the day https://t.co/cIDPxYclXV
— Krista, Chaotic Jewish (@lechatsavant) December 10, 2018

Tom Brady Has ‘Zero Concern’ After Injury Scare Prompted By Knee Brace Issue

A potential doomsday scenario for the New England Patriots went largely unnoticed during Sunday’s telecast.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has bounced on and off the injury report with a knee injury the last couple of weeks, so the collective heart of Patriots fans might have skipped a beat when Brady needed medical attention during New England’s crushing loss to the Miami Dolphins.
Puzzlingly, the CBS broadcast didn’t show any video of Brady going down, eventually using the sideline reporter to relay information that Brady was going to be fine. When WBZ sports producer Joe Giza on Sunday night tweeted video of Brady going to the turf, however, it sparked some concern.
But Brady did finish the game and didn’t look much worse for the wear. Then, on Monday morning, he told WEEI’s “Mut and Callahan” that he was just having an issue with his knee brace and wasn’t too worried.

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“I think my knee brace just grabbed, and it dug in the wrong spot,” he said. “There’s no concern.”
Brady did open a little more, though, acknowledging his injury but also insisting he’s fine.
“I have it braced up. I’ve been dealing with a (lower body) injury, and I had it taped and braced, and it must have twisted the wrong way. But like I said, I have zero concern. Zero.”

Tom Brady Puts All The Blame On Himself For Losing Track Of Timeouts Vs. Dolphins

Even someone like Tom Brady, perhaps the greatest football player of all time, will occasionally make a physical mistake.
Mental mistakes from the New England Patriots quarterback, however, are far less frequent and much more surprising.
Nothing will rival the final play of the Patriots’ shocking loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday in terms of sheer surprise, but one uncharacteristic gaffe from Brady before halftime certainly was eye-popping.
Brady admitted after Sunday’s game that he forgot how many timeouts the Patriots had when he took a sack with 7 seconds left in the second quarter. The brain fart cost the Patriots at least three points, a play that obviously loomed pretty large once Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake crossed the goal line for a 69-yard game-winning touchdown as the game ended.
Brady was hard on himself again Monday morning, recounting the play in an interview with WEEI’s “Mut and Callahan.”

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“It was just a bad play,” Brady admitted. “We called a timeout on first down … we ran a couple of plays, I just had a few other things running through my mind and took it for granted. I don’t care how long you play, you have to stay aware in those situations. You can’t give away points like that, and it was just a very bad play by me.”
Brady was asked whether there was conversation with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels about the timeout situation. Brady dodged the question, insisting it was his fault.
“We conversate about a lot of things, but that should be the foremost thing I’m thinking, and unfortunately it wasn’t,” he said. “There’s no excuse. It’s the reality is just can’t let those things happen. It’s definitely my fault.”
Brady, however, didn’t sound too concerned about it becoming some sort of trend and was ready to put it behind him.
“That was just, that rarely happens,” Brady told WEEI. “It’s an anomaly, and I’m not going to overevaluate it. It’s just a bad play.”

WATCH: Miss Universe 2018 National Costume Competition LIVE STREAM

The 2018 Miss Universe National Costume Competition airs via live stream this morning, at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT (17:00 SAST) and you can tune in from home. It takes place in Bangkok, Thailand this year, ahead of the Miss Universe Pageant, which will be held this coming Sunday, December 16, 2018, at 7 p.m. ET.
Above is the official live stream for the 2018 National Costume Competition. Each of the 94 contestants for Miss Universe will show off a costume that represents each of their nations in a detailed display of cultures from around the globe.
For those hoping to watch the preliminary competition for Miss Universe this week, it will air at 7 a.m. ET on December 13, 2018.
Steve Harvey is returning as the host of the Miss Universe Competition this year.
When it comes to the musical guests for Miss Universe 2018, NE-YO is set to perform his song “Miss Independent”.

MLB Rumors: Red Sox Eyeing Adam Ottavino, David Robertson In Bullpen Search

If there was one glaring weakness for the Boston Red Sox in their otherwise historic 2018 season, it was the bullpen.
Those concerns largely dissipated in the playoffs when Boston more or less cruised to the World Series title behind an incredible step-up performance from the bullpen, which was also helped along by contributions from starter Nathan Eovaldi.
Yet, as the offseason gets kicked into high gear with the winter meetings this week in Las Vegas, the Red Sox are tasked with retooling the bullpen, especially if both Craig Kimbrel and Joe Kelly opt to leave in free agency.
Fancred’s Jon Heyman reported Sunday night that the Red Sox are involved in the reliever market and have free agent relievers Adam Ottavino and David Robertson high on their list.

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Ottavino is an interesting case, as he’s entering the market after a career season in Colorado of all places. The 33-year-old bought into the Driveline Baseball offseason program last winter, which helped him reinvent himself. Ottavino started throwing his cutter more and used an improved spin rate on his slider to hold opposing hitters a .154 batting average in 2018 — a nearly 100-point drop from his career mark.
Robertson, meanwhile, is a familiar face to the Red Sox from his time in the American League, mostly with the rival New York Yankees. The 33-year-old has been extremely durable, appearing in at least 60 games in each of the last nine seasons. He pitched in 69 games for the Yankees last season, posting a 1.03 WHIP and striking out 91 batters in just 69 2/3 innings.
As Heyman also notes, there’s no shortage of relief options on the market this winter, with Zach Britton, Jeurys Familia and Andrew Miller all available as well.
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Red Sox Winter Meetings Primer: Will Defending Champs Take Gamble In Vegas?

If you’re looking for the Boston Red Sox to make a big splash at the MLB winter meetings, you might be out of luck.
But that doesn’t mean the defending World Series champions won’t dip their toes in, either.
The Red Sox have to feel pretty good as they hit the ground in Las Vegas for the annual meeting of baseball’s power brokers. Boston will largely return its core roster in 2019, the same collection of players that won 108 games and diced through the playoffs with relative ease.
Boston already has checked off arguably its biggest to-do of the offseason, re-signing pitcher Nathan Eovaldi to a four-year contract last week.
While they invade Sin City ready to play with house money, that doesn’t necessarily mean it will be a quiet few days for Dave Dombrowski and Co.

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Here are some of the central storylines for the Red Sox at the winter meetings.
What happens with Craig Kimbrel and Joe Kelly?
The Red Sox reportedly would like to retain both free agent relievers, and why wouldn’t they? Kimbrel is an all-time great closer, and Kelly was nails in Boston’s playoff run. But it’s obviously going to come down to money, and Kimbrel is reportedly seeking plenty of dough — and a six-year contract to boot. That’s a hard ask given his age (30), so unless the Red Sox want to make history, they might be in the market for a new closer. Perhaps that could be Kelly. WEEI.com reported Monday that there are at least seven teams interested in Kelly, with four teams being considered strong contenders; Kelly admitted to WEEI.com that the Red Sox fall into that category, so that will be something to watch this week and beyond.
Bullpen, Plan B?
So, what happens if both Kelly and Kimbrel walk? If the Red Sox aren’t able to re-sign either reliever, it won’t necessarily be time to panic. The market is flush with bullpen arms this winter. Among the available relievers: Adam Ottavino, David Robertson, Jeurys Familia, Zach Britton and Andrew Miller. Not a bad selection. Fancred’s Jon Heyman already connected Boston to Ottavino and Robertson, indicating they’re believed to be high on the Sox’s list. There’s also some familiarity with Miller from his days with the Sox.
The balancing act
The Red Sox obviously are well-positioned to win now. The championship window should remain open for at least one more season, but some tough decisions are on the horizon. Both Chris Sale and Rick Porcello are up for free agency next winter, as is shortstop Xander Bogaerts. Mookie Betts’ monster payday (he can become a free agent in two years) still looms. The Red Sox already have a ton of money invested in this club as it stands, so they’re faced with some tricky maneuvering the next couple of years. Perhaps they start to address that this winter through the trade market, but as mentioned, they also don’t want to risk messing with something that’s obviously working pretty well right now.
Expect the unexpected?
Dombrowski isn’t afraid to make a bold move, so it’s not entirely out of the realm of possibility that the Red Sox do something big. Are they going to make a run at a big-name free agent like Manny Machado or Bryce Harper? Almost certainly no. But like we said, there are some tough decisions down the road, and if there was ever a time and a place to make a big gamble, it would be the winter meetings in Las Vegas. But don’t bet on it.
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Patriots-Dolphins Takeaways, Metrics: Are Sacks Overrated?

The New England Patriots’ offense and defense never quite seemed to marry Sunday in their shocking loss to the Miami Dolphins.
When the Patriots’ offense was hot early in the game, the defense seemed just as eager to let the Dolphins move down the field to score. And when the Patriots’ defense started piling up sacks and stops, their offense stalled and left points on the field.
At the end of the game, the Patriots’ offense seemed content to kick a field goal and make it just a five-point game, and their defense showed no interest in tackling Dolphins weapons as they weaved through the unit for a 69-yard “desperado” touchdown. That might have been a broken marriage.
Here’s this week’s statistical breakdown with numbers from Pro Football Focus.
PASS RUSH
DE Trey Flowers: sack, QB hit, three hurries
LB Dont’a Hightower: sack, QB hit, hurry
LB Kyle Van Noy: sack, hurry
DT Adam Butler: sack, hurry
DE John Simon: sack
CB Jonathan Jones: sack
DT Lawrence Guy: QB hit
DE Adrian Clayborn: hurry
FS Devin McCourty: hurry
— The Patriots came into the game averaging just 1.6 sacks per game, so it’s significant they were able to register a season-high six against the Dolphins. Their previous season high was three sacks.
— The Patriots, however, didn’t record any takeaways. Maybe sacks really are overrated. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick believes pressure, rather than sacks, generates more big plays because of turnovers, namely interceptions.
— Hightower is really improving as a pass rusher as the season progresses. He generated pressure on 27.3 percent of his pass-rush snaps.
— Butler also is on a defensive tear. He has sacks in his last two games.
— Deatrich Wise Jr. rushed the passer 10 times and didn’t generate any pressures.
PASS COVERAGE
CB Jason McCourty: four catches on four targets, 81 yards, TD
CB Jonathan Jones: 1-1, 69 yards, TD
CB Stephon Gilmore: 2-4, 38 yards, TD
FS Devin McCourty: 2-3, 25 yards
LB Elandon Roberts: 1-1, 24 yards
CB JC Jackson: 1-2, 15 yards
LB Kyle Van Noy: 1-1, 10 yards
SS Patrick Chung: 2-2, 3 yards
— Jason McCourty had a tough time on Kenny Stills. McCourty eventually was replaced by Jackson in two-cornerback alignments.
Jackson had another strong performance in just the second start of his career. He played 38 snaps to McCourty’s 31.
— Jackson failed to make a tackle in the Dolphins’ last-minute game-winning play. PFF ultimately blamed Jones for that 69-yard touchdown.

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— The Patriots are now 0-4 when Gilmore lets up a touchdown. They’re 9-0 when he doesn’t.
RUN DEFENSE
LB Kyle Van Noy: four stops
DT Lawrence Guy: two stops
DE Trey Flowers: two stops
DT Adam Butler: two stops
SS Patrick Chung: two stops
DT Malcom Brown: stop
LB Dont’a Hightower: stop
FS Devin McCourty: stop
DE John Simon: stop
DE Adrian Clayborn: stop
CB Jonathan Jones: stop
FS Duron Harmon: missed tackle
LB Elandon Roberts: missed tackle
— Brown and Roberts were PFF’s lowest-graded players against the run. It appeared Brown was pushed around up front, while Roberts struggled to get off blocks at the second level at times. The Patriots let up 9 yards per carry. The Dolphins had their most success running up the right guard. There, they had five carries for 75 yards with a touchdown.
— Van Noy was a defensive standout. He also had a sack and hurry.
PASS PROTECTION
LT Trent Brown: two hurries
LG Joe Thuney: two hurries
RT Marcus Cannon: two hurries
QB Tom Brady: sack
RG Shaq Mason: QB hit
RB Rex Burkhead: hurry
— Center David Andrews, tight end Rob Gronkowski, running back James White, fullback James Develin and running back Sony Michel pass protected but didn’t allow any pressure.
— Brady got the ball out in 2.22 seconds. His season average is 2.48 seconds.
PASS ACCURACY
— Of Brady’s 16 incompletions, four were thrown away, two were dropped, one came when he was hit while he threw and one was batted at the line.
— Wide receiver Julian Edelman had both drops.
— Brady was 1-of-3 on passes over 20 yards for 37 yards with a touchdown.
RUSHING ATTACK
FB James Develin: 3 yards after contact
RB Sony Michel: 2.3 yards after contact, one forced missed tackle
RB Rex Burkhead: 1 yard after contact
RB James White: .75 yards after contact
— It was a tough day overall for the Patriots’ run game. They averaged just 2.6 yards per carry with 30 carries for 77 yards. They weren’t forcing missed tackles or running through them.
For more grades, advanced statistics and more at Pro Football Focus, go to ProFootballFocus.com.