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    Getty Harrison Barnes is defended by Onyeka Okongwu during a game between the Sacramento Kings and Atlanta Hawks. The Miami Heat may face long odds in their effort to get Kevin Durant to South Beach this summer, but that doesn’t mean that Pat Riley should just pack it in and call it an offseason. If the team hopes to improve on its result from last season — or even hold steady — additional seasoning is likely required. After all, the Heat ranked just 12th league-wide offensively last season (with an O-rating of 113.0) and things got even worse during postseason play. Gordon Hayward — a former Heat target who some are linking to the club once again — may not be the answer, but something ought to be done in lieu of adding KD. Whether it’s acquiring a floor-stretching big man to pair with Bam Adebayo or a high-level backcourt producer capable of doing what Kyle Lowry was not last season. To that end, we’re pitching a monster deal that would bring a 16.4 PPG scorer to Miami....
    ERIK TEN HAG has implemented a strict regime since taking over at Manchester United. The Dutchman, 52, is attempting to change players' attitudes and has a ruthless approach on rule-breaking. 1Erik ten Hag is laying down the law at Manchester UnitedCredit: Getty So much so he even dropped one United player from his starting line-up after he twice turned up later to a team meeting, report The Athletic. Ten Hag reportedly believes lateness is a symptom of declining standards and can eventually affect performance on the pitch. Players and staff turning up late to meetings, training or team meals will also receive fines as Ten Hag looks to raise standards at the club. It is a major part of Ten Hag's strict regime which also includes a ban on alcohol during match weeks. READ MORE ON MAN UTDRED DEVILS LATEST Ronaldo in Roma loan LATEST, Milinkovic-Savic and De Jong updates Known for his no-nonsense approach, the coach has also issued a stop on stars using their mobile phones at meal times. So far the new rules have been well received...
    DAVID DE GEA has a sideboard creaking with player of the year awards. But he doesn’t want another one. For him, it is a sign of having too much to do and not enough going on at the other end of the pitch. 3De Gea holds the club's player of the season award in 2018Credit: Getty - Contributor 3De Gea was back to his shot-stopping best last seasonCredit: The Mega Agency A point Jose Mourinho made when the keeper was voted Manchester United’s best for the fourth time in 2017-18. De Gea said: “Yeah, totally agree! It's good for me, of course! I love to win trophies but I totally agree with what he said. “It must be a striker, a midfielder. That’s what needs to happen. For sure this season it's going be another player or striker, for sure." De Gea had to be at his best again last season just to make sure the season wasn’t even worse or more ‘embarrassing’ as he describes it. The Red Devils finished with their lowest Premier League points total and De Gea...
    LAUREN HEMP revealed building Lego is one of her favourite ways to unwind away from running rivals ragged at the Euros. And the pacy winger, 21, says England’s stars have been practising spot-kicks as the tournament enters its knockout stage. 3Hemp and the Lionesses hope face a tough test against Spain in their Euros quarter-finalCredit: Reuters 3Hemp says England have been practicing their spot-kicks in case of a penalty shootout during the gameCredit: PA The pressure ramps up tomorrow night at the Amex when the Lionesses face Spain in the quarters. Players have been relaxing with card games and cosy fireside chats.But Hemp said: “I’m quite enjoying the Lego. "I’m always doing that in my room just to keep occupied because sometimes I don’t like sitting there watching TV. “I like cracking on with things and enjoy playing table tennis. Read More Sports StoriesBACK RON TRACK Ten Hag ready to build Man Utd AROUND Ronaldo despite pre-season absenceHAAL OF A CHANGE Aguero says Haaland will need to adapt to Guardiola's style - like he did "As a player,...
    ATLANTA — With All-Stars Jeff McNeil and Starling Marte absent, Francisco Lindor stepped up. Two weeks ago, when the Mets were in a rut offensively, fans would have had a hard time believing they would take a series from the defending champion Braves without two of their best hitters. With McNeil on paternity leave and Marte dealing with groin discomfort, it was Lindor who brought the lineup back from the dead. “I’m happy. I’m happy I’m contributing to the team,” Lindor said. “I came here to win ballgames. However, we’re still not done. We got a long way to go.” The Mets star shortstop went 5-for-14 with four RBI, a home run and a triple in three games at Atlanta. No game was bigger than Wednesday for Lindor, when he cranked a three-run home run off Braves right-hander Charlie Morton that gave the Mets a 4-0 lead in the third inning. The Mets went on to beat the Braves, 7-3. Lindor has 68 RBI on the year, which is one more than he had all of last season. Yes, Lindor...
    A $60 million project to detect dark matter is being conducted one-mile underground. Dark matter makes up 85 percent of all matter in the universe, yet no one has ever proved its existence. A team of 250 scientists are working in an abandoned South Dakota gold mine where they built a massive dark matter detector called LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) - and the machine recently delivered its first data points. Frank Wolfs, a professor of physics and astronomy at Rochester, who is overseeing Rochester's efforts in the project, said in a statement: 'We did not see any dark matter, but the first results of LZ show that it is currently the most sensitive dark matter detector in the world. 'LZ will collect data for about 1,000 days, significantly improving the sensitivity for dark matter detection that was achieved during the first data collection period.' Scroll down for video  A team of 250 scientists are working in an abandoned South Dakota gold mine where they built a massive dark matter detector called LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) - and the machine recently delivered its first data points...
    The International Swimming Federation (FINA) have reportedly launched a review of their rules and regulations after it was revealed that lifeguards were prevented from being able to immediately assist a US synchronised swimmer after she had passed out.  Anita Alvarez had fainted after completing her routine at the World Championships in Budapest, falling unconscious and sinking to the bottom of the pool. Only the quick intervention of her coach Andrea Fuentes saved her as she was first on the scene to dive in as motionless lifeguards failed to react. Fuentes claimed she had motioned to the lifeguards to help but claims they did not see her.   However, it has been revealed that the lifeguards' slow reaction times were due to them being unable to dive into the pool until they had been given a signal by the competition's referee. 'According to the regulations, (the lifeguards) can only jump into the pool after receiving a signal from the body of referees,' sports cardiologist Bela Merkely, who is part of FINA's Sport Medicine Committee, was quoted by Marca. He explained the reasoning behind...
    German transgender footballers can 'independently' choose whether to play for a men's or women's team after new regulations were announced by the DFB.  Trans and non-binary players can decide for themselves which team to play for, in contrast to the actions of many sporting bodies in recent days who have reviewed their policy on transgender athletes.  English football's governing body The FA have a 'case by case' approach but is preparing to refine its rules overall.   The row over transgender inclusion is splitting sports worldwide with FIFA among those reviewing their policy on trans players. It was announced on Tuesday that International Rugby League had banned trans players from participating in women’s internationals while further research is conducted.  That followed the decision of FINA, swimming’s world governing body, to stop trans athletes from competing in women’s elite races if they have gone through any part of male puberty. Yet German football has bucked the trend, with athletes given the right to choose; previously, the gender named for players at junior level would dictate whether they played for a men's or...
    OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. (WLS) -- Car dealerships from across Chicagoland are teaming up with USO Illinois to raise money for our men and women in uniform.This truly is a community effort every year. For the past nine years, nearly $950,000 has been raised for USO Illinois. The funds support 350,000 military families annually.Mark your calendars for July 16, when dealerships across the area are going to be firing up their grills for a USO BBQ for the Troops, where much of that money will be raised for USO Illinois.To preview the event, there are interesting military vehicles on display at the Chicago Automobile Trade Association headquarters in Oakbrook Terrace, along with some of the latest vehicles across the auto industry."USO has been proud to be the force behind the forces, keeping our service members connected to family, home and country throughout their service to our nation," said Christopher Schmidt, executive director of USO Illinois.Not only do they do great work here, but Schmidt said USO is also operating 21 separate locations servicing service members that have been sent to Eastern...
    OCP Group Integrated Fertilizer Plant (JFC 3) at Joff Lasfer. Mohamed Trissie Camille / Latesk OCP officials were welcomed by Prime Minister Ouhoumudou Mahamadou in Niamey, Niger, on June 17. We learn from a local source. The delegation, led by Vice President of West Africa Mohamed Hetty and Director of West Africa Mohamed Benzekri, made the trip to discuss the fertilizer plant project. Mohamed Pasum, President of the Republic of Niger and Chairman of the High Level Committee on Food Security, chaired the 11th Summit on Food and Nutrition Security on June 11 within the Western Economic and Monetary Union. The effects of climate change, security crises and the current food crisis in the African Union (UEMOA) this year, which has worsened this year due to the effects of the Covid 19 and Russia-Ukraine crises, are particularly significant. He outlined that deficits in agriculture and fodder production have been reported in terms of rainfall. Bazoum had warned that Niger’s difficulties, especially grain shortages, were estimated at 37% on average from previous years. He noted the rising cost of maritime freight...
    DESPITE his immense talent, Fabio Vieira had to fight to prove people wrong. First, there were the coaches within the famed Porto academy, who Vieira joined when he was just eight-years-old, that questioned both his mentality and physicality. 2Arsenal have agreed a fee with Porto to sign Fabio VieiraCredit: Getty 2The star has had to reach the top the hard way In meetings they would compare the midfielder – currently standing at just 5ft 7in – to a beam of light far too often eclipsed in testing moments when his teammates needed him most. Then, having risen into the Porto first team in June 2020, it was the manager Sergio Conceicao who publicly criticised Vieira’s emotional stability and footballing toughness, as well as his tactical naivety and commitment. And yet, for all of these apparent ‘weaknesses’, Vieira is leaving Porto and his native Portugal as one of the most technically gifted players the club and country have ever seen. It is why Arsenal and Mikel Arteta have taken the plunge to bring the 22-year-old to north London. READ MORE ON FOOTBALLGUNNERS...
    The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. Trade rumors are heating up and there are a slew of big names that could be on the market, along with a handful of teams with high first-round picks who are reportedly willing to explore trading down. A single rumor round-up like Jake Fischer’s at Bleacher Report this morning offers numerous narrative threads that a creative mind could easily wrap together. Seeing his rumors and analysis of the Hawks, Pacers and Hornets, I was able to pull together this five-team deal (with the Hornets and Trail Blazers) that offers plenty to chew on and (I think) actually pushes each team in a positive new direction.Here’s what a five-team trade involving Rudy Gobert could look like:Atlanta HawksGoing out: Clint Capela (UTA), John Collins (UTA), Kevin Huerter (IND)Coming in: Rudy Gobert, Buddy Hield This is a big gamble for the Hawks, sending out several players who have been extremely productive on the current iteration of this...
    Apologies are in order to Lance Lynn, whose assignment Monday night in Detroit was to save the Chicago White Sox’s season. Against all odds, the season remained salvageable, in spite of a rash of hamstring and knee injuries, a lackluster offense, boneheaded mistakes on the bases and in the field, and head-scratching decisions by manager Tony La Russa. The Sox have been their own worst enemy, but a few key fixes to personnel — and protocols — could turn things around on a dime. Thanks in part to the schedule makers, the Sox have 16 remaining games against the first-place Minnesota Twins, starting July 4 at Guaranteed Rate Field. They’ll face the Twins in six of their last nine games in the regular season, including the final three on the South Side. The Sox trailed the Twins in the American League Central by six games entering Monday, but Minnesota is 8-11 since May 25, so it’s not as if they need to catch the New York Yankees. And there’s always the three wild-card spots. Beggars can’t be choosers. It’s probably...
    Apologies are in order to Lance Lynn, whose assignment Monday night in Detroit was to save the Chicago White Sox’s season. Against all odds, the season remained salvageable, in spite of a rash of hamstring and knee injuries, a lackluster offense, boneheaded mistakes on the bases and in the field, and head-scratching decisions by manager Tony La Russa. The Sox have been their own worst enemy, but a few key fixes to personnel — and protocols — could turn things around on a dime. Thanks in part to the schedule makers, the Sox have 16 remaining games against the first-place Minnesota Twins, starting on July 4 at Guaranteed Rate Field. They’ll face the Twins in six of their last nine games in the regular season, including the final three on the South Side. The Sox trailed the Twins in the American League Central by six games entering Monday, but Minnesota is 8-11 since May 25, so it’s not like they need to catch the New York Yankees. And there’s always the three wild-card spots. Beggars can’t be choosers. But really,...
    Getty Xavi is reshaping his squad for next season. Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez has already met with some of his squad to discuss next season and, in some cases, to explain that certain players are not in his plans for the 2022-23 campaign. Oscar Mingueza is one player who has already been told he is surplus to requirements at the Camp Nou. Xavi has confirmed that Samuel Umtiti, Riqui Puig, and Martin Braithwaite are not in his future plans. However, the Barcelona boss has been left surprised by Mingueza’s reaction to the news, as reported by Fernando Polo at Mundo Deportivo. Xavi and his staff had been expecting complaints about a lack of game time but instead received a quite different response. “I’m sorry, mister, I haven’t been up to the task,” were Mingueza’s first words to his coach. The 23-year-old said he accepted the decision and even went on to thank Xavi because he has “taught him how to play.” Xavi rewarded Mingueza for his behavior with some minutes in Barcelona’s final game of season against Villarreal....
    (CBS DETROIT) – It’s about to be that time again…time to “Pink Out the Park”. Tomorrow night, May 13, the Detroit Tigers and Karmanos Cancer Institute are honoring survivors and promoting breast health! READ MORE: Airline Passenger Satisfaction Is Down, Study SaysDuring the Tiger’s game fans will have the opportunity to engage in several events, while breast cancer survivors will be honored on the field. READ MORE: Law Enforcement To Search Lenox Township Landfill For Zion Foster's RemainsThe first 10,000 fans will also receive a Pink Out the Park pullover hoodie. © 2022 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. MORE NEWS: Republican Candidates, Except James Craig, To Meet For 1st Debate 
    DENVER (CBS4) – As the bidding process for the Denver Broncos narrows down, real estate opportunities around the stadium are reported to be a large part of discussions. Last month, team president Joe Ellis said the number one decision the team’s new owner will have to make surrounds the long-term future of the stadium.  That could include building a new stadium or redeveloping the existing one.   (credit: CBS) In his comments at the recent NFL meetings, Ellis said there is a “tremendous real estate opportunity” in the Stadium District Master Plan, which aims to redevelop the southern parking lots of Empower Field at Mile High into a multi-use neighborhood. While the plan was approved by city council in 2019, it is currently on hold, city officials tell CBS4.   “I believe the stadium is in good shape,” Ellis said. “We believe there are some significant upgrades that need to be done and can be done to improve it to keep up with many of the others around the league.”   From Super Bowl winning teams to a global pandemic, Mile High Stadium has been home...
    It’s no surprise if you’ve been suffering from a bad case of whiplash over the last week. One day you’re cranking up the heat. The next day you’re turning on the air conditioner. And then it’s back to winter again. One day it’s OK to take off your mask. The next day it’s time to mask up again. And who knows what tomorrow will bring? And if you’ve been following the Chicago White Sox, the whiplash has occurred at a fast and furious pace. The Sox were 6-3 and looking unstoppable in the American League Central on Wednesday morning, only to be swept in a doubleheader in Cleveland that day to begin an 0-6 road trip that ended with a walk-off loss Sunday in Minnesota. Another brutal injury, putting Eloy Jiménez out of action for up to two months, combined with shoddy defense and a lack of hitting helped void the collective optimism Sox fans accumulated during the opening homestand. It’s enough to make a grown man cry — or at least cover his eyes. But just as our one...
    When it comes to potentially coaching the Los Angeles Lakers, Shaquille O’Neal named his price. After finishing the 2021-22 season 11th-place in the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Lakers opted to fire head coach Frank Vogel. With the Lakers in need of a new coach, what if they were to call a certain team legend and Hall of Famer? During the latest episode of “The Big Podcast,” Shaquille O’Neal was asked by Spice Adams what it would take to coach the Lakers. O’Neal revealed that he would do it, but for $25 million a year for four years. You can listen to a clip of O’Neal’s comments in Inside the NBA’s tweet below. You can listen to the full podcast episode in the above link. "If they offered me $25M a year for 4 years, Id coach the Lakers." [email protected] ponders a coaching career on #TheBigPodcast: https://t.co/wpZ6zHYULF pic.twitter.com/SDrN1AbDlc — NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 21, 2022 Shaq named his price, now the Lakers have to pay up So Lakers, are you in? This past season, even with the addition of...
    TYSON FURY'S dad John was raring to go as Dillian Whyte's brother Dean "came up the stairs a little quick" ahead of the face-off. WBC heavyweight champion Fury takes on old sparring partner Whyte inside a packed out Wembley Stadium on Saturday. A bit of commotion before the face off [email protected]_Fury and @DillianWhyte want this to be about them, no one else ????Respect ????#FuryWhyte pic.twitter.com/wP9bajWhIo— #FuryWhyte | Saturday | BT Sport Box Office ???? (@BTSportBoxing) April 20, 2022 4John was raring to go with Whyte's brother DeanCredit: REX FEATURES 4Fury had to hold his dad back 4Both fighters calmed tensions The pair were respectful towards each other at yesterday's press conference. But tensions flared ahead of the face-off between John and Whyte's brother Dean. Both fighters stepped into to cool the situation. John has since explained why "it nearly went off", saying "sometimes my head wants my body to do what my body can’t do." READ MORE IN BOXINGFURY VS WHYTE All of the latest from HUGE Wembley showdown plus how to watch Speaking to Frank Warren’s Queensbury Promotions, John said:...
    Nearly two months ago, one of the so-called experts predicted the Ravens top draft pick in 2022 would be a wide receiver, which drew laughter from those who are closer to the team. Oh no, here they go again. As usual, other national pundits made similar prognostications in the following weeks, but those suggestions have since died out, and with good reason. The Lamar Jackson mania has started to fade, and the Ravens have gotten back to common sense building their team from inside out, instead of outside in. In other words, if they really want to build up this team and take the next step, they’ll find some interior linemen on both sides of the ball instead of selecting another receiver with the No. 14 overall pick. In fact, if the Ravens really want to make a big splash, trade down to get more picks in the second, third or fourth rounds, where there is a heavy concentration of talent. Because of the extra year granted to college athletes due to the coronavirus pandemic, there is more depth, talent...
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have paid tribute to the bravery of the Ukraine team at the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games, with the Duchess of Sussex exclaiming: 'Slava Ukraini! (Glory to Ukraine!)' The Duke said he hopes the games, which are taking place in The Hague in the Netherlands, will create the opportunity for the world to 'better show up' for the country of Ukraine. Harry appeared emotional after he was introduced to the stage by wife Meghan, with the pair kissing before he delivered a heartfelt speech. Harry founded the Invictus Games to aid the rehabilitation of injured or sick military personnel and veterans from across the globe, by giving them the challenge of competing in sporting events similar to the Paralympics. The Ukraine team received a standing ovation and extended round of applause when they arrived for the ceremony at The Hague's Zuiderpark on Saturday night. Back home, their country is currently under a brutal invasion by Russian forces, ordered into the country on February 24 by president Vladimir Putin. A crew has joined Harry and Meghan...
    DENVER (CBS4) – In their hardest fought battle of the season, the Denver Pioneers showed why they are the best team in the nation. After struggling through the first two periods, the squad put together a third period comeback for the ages, scoring five unanswered goals and clinching a record-tying ninth National Championship. “It’s unbelievable. I’m so proud of everyone in the locker room how we rallied together, being down one. We stuck together and there’s a reason we came out on top,” senior Cole Guttman said. This marks the first championship win for the entire squad. It’s especially significant for a senior class and a leadership group that pushed the team through the pandemic and found a way to reach the mountain time before their time at Denver comes to an end. “It’s music to my ears. You come to Denver to win national championships. They won one the year before I got here. To have ours now is just an unbelievable feeling,” senior Ryan Barrow said. (credit: CBS) “They led the right way all year. This team was led from...
    For many of us, the day doesn't really begin until that first coffee has passed our lips. Now, a new study has revealed the secret to better coffee – the birds and the bees! Researchers from the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Centre have revealed that coffee beans are bigger and more plentiful when birds and bees team up to pollinate and protect the plants. Some of these winged helpers travel thousands of miles, and without them, coffee farmers would see a whopping 25 per cent drop in yields, according to the study. Researchers from the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Centre have revealed that coffee beans are bigger and more plentiful when birds and bees team up to pollinate and protect the plants Rare coffee species is resilient to global warming and 'tastes better than Arabica' A 'forgotten' African species of coffee that grows at higher temperatures could save the coffee industry, scientists believe.  Coffea stenophylla from Sierra Leone can tolerate higher temperatures than Arabica, the world's most popular coffee, according to experts.  But the species also has a superior flavour,...
    Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis called President Joe Biden 'quasi-senile' in a radio interview where he also repeatedly called the president 'Brandon' in code for an expletive-laden chant. DeSantis, who is consider a leading potential Republican presidential candidate for 2024, particularly should former President Donald Trump not run – picked up an attack Trump used in 2020, when he repeatedly called his rival 'sleepy' and not up to the task of office. DeSantis referenced clean-up efforts that White House aides undertook after Biden said Russian President Vladimir Putin 'cannot remain in power.' 'The contrast between a doddering, quasi-senile President who has to have his press team clean up his remarks after every time he opens his mouth, versus somebody like me who’s out there — I’m very direct, I mean what I say, I lead, and I get things done,” DeSantis told the 'Guy Benson Show on Fox News Tuesday.   Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis called President Biden 'doddering, quasi-senile' in a new radio interview. He also repeatedly called him 'Brandon'
    It's time to give yourself a high five for your own writing As we race toward our 20th anniversary on May 26, we’ve got all sorts of fun activities and retrospectives planned, including the Koscars, which asks Community members to nominate their favorite Community writing. But some years ago, I’m told, there was once a wonderful series called This Is My Best, which encouraged Community members to share their own writing that they were most proud of. One part self-promotion, one part self-confidence, all parts awesome, This is My Best encouraged writers to press pause on their role as their own worst critics and take some time to toot their own horns. As someone who’s spent most of my years on Staff immersed in Community Content, from my Picks of the Week series to creating the Community Contributors Team, to my work to showcase each week’s rescued stories, I effing loved this concept when I first heard about it. So now, as Daily Kos completes its second decade and rockets into its third, we’re bringing This Is My Best back. I’ve said it before and I’ll say...
    I must be getting old. Jerry Brown is starting to make sense to me. Arnold Schwarzenegger sounds like an international statesman. And heeding the advice of California’s governors now seems like the best path for humanity. It’s improbable that two ex-governors — one known for head-scratching aphorisms, the other for silly one-liners—are now global voices of reason. It’s also logical, in a perverse way. As the world goes mad and sets itself on fire, where better to turn for wisdom than crazy, combustible California? Brown’s and Schwarzenegger’s ascents to sage status reflect the extent to which California, the world’s fifth largest economy, functions as its own country, with its governor serving as a second American president. California governors constitute a fourth branch of the U.S. government — employing regulations and state law to check the president, Congress, and the courts. When California governors leave office, they maintain high profiles but carry less political baggage than presidents, whose foibles our polarized media cover obsessively. They’re using notoriety in a very California way, mixing nostalgic references to their own personal histories with...
    A New York state college cheerleader was seen storming off a basketball court during a NCAA game after an opposing team's player allegedly yelled 'disgusting slurs' at her, telling her to 'shut the f**k up b*itch'.  Hannah Koning, who is a member of the cheerleading squad at St. Bonaventure University, was dragged into an on-court quarrel with freshman guard Jordan Nesbitt, of the Saint Louis men's basketball team, during the Atlantic 10 men's basketball tournament last Friday.   A dramatic moment of the incident's footage shows the cheerleader walking away from St Louis fans, who were allegedly taunting her. While another woman, believed to be Koning's coach, was seen talking to what appears to be a security guard on the court.  It's unclear what was exchanged during the heat of the moment, due to the noise inside the stadium. This was after he looked me dead in the eyes, an innocent cheerleader, and told me to “shut the f*** up b****” embarrassing https://t.co/0NAR6FHnST— HK???? (@HannahhKoning) March 11, 2022 After the 57-56 victory for St Louis, Koning went on Twitter to respond...
    Stephen Curry sat on the visitors’ bench at the Target Center absorbing a 15-point loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the towel draped over his head unable to hide his frustration and disappointment. Another game lost that the Golden State Warriors should have won. Curry is a patient man and it takes a lot for him to pop off. As crushing as the Wolves’ loss was and as much as it bothered Curry, it still wasn’t enough to make him say something pointed. After the Warriors’ collapse against the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night, the whispers of concern around the team turned into roars. Golden State was officially a hot mess. The Warriors had lost for the eighth time in 10 games. They had fallen to third in the Westen Conference standings. They had lost to a team that was eight games under .500. Curry had seen enough, his limit reached. Instead of a flurry of points, he let loose with a flurry of words at the end of which he said: “Right now, if the playoffs started tomorrow, we’d...
    When the first volley of shots punched holes in our windscreen, we thought we might have stumbled upon a roadblock manned by jumpy Ukrainian conscripts. We slumped down in our seats and shouted in English, 'Media . . . Journalists!' Our interpreter shouted the same in Ukrainian and Russian. But it was clear almost immediately that this was no mix-up, but a professional ambush. They had AK-47s and such good cover that we never actually saw them, maybe 100 yards away. Wave after wave of bullets smashed into the car — and fragments of the windscreen, chunks of the steering wheel and bits of the dashboard flew into the swirling vortex of chaos around us. The fizzing and cracking noise was appalling. It was like being trapped in a washing machine, such was the sense of disorientation as the car rocked under the assault. There were five of us in a bog-standard Hyundai saloon rental car, on assignment about 20 miles west of Kyiv last Monday. I was in the rear left seat, with my South African-born producer Dominique van...
    SAN JOSE – It’s true: despite being on the verge of missing the NHL playoffs for a third straight year, the Sharks have little or no interest in burning everything to the ground and starting a massive rebuild. Which, if anyone’s been paying attention, shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. Sharks Sports & Entertainment president Jonathan Becher said as much last summer and reiterated Wednesday in meeting with local media. “We are highly unlikely — and I never say never — highly unlikely to go through a proacted rebuild,” Becher said. There are a few reasons why a full teardown right now can’t happen, with economics being among the biggest. The Sharks are of the opinion that a lot of Bay Area sports fans would completely lose interest in the team should they remain near the bottom of the NHL standings for the next two or three seasons, or however long it might take for the team to become competitive again. Let’s be honest: In terms of widespread local interest, the NHL ranks fourth...
    CHINA and Russia are hoping to have built a manned station on the Moon in just 13 years. The lunar station is part of a new US-rivalling space agreement between the titans. 2This Nasa illustration imagines what a working lunar outpost might look likeCredit: Nasa 2The Lunar Gateway is a planned Nasa base expected to orbit the Moon long before 2030Credit: Nasa Both nations are expected to sign a formal agreement to build the base. The core infrastructure is expected to be in place by 2035. That would include key systems for life support and communications – as well as power for the base. The station would be occupied by humans who would conduct groundbreaking science on the lunar surface. China and Russia have previously hailed this upcoming relationship, but are expected to sign the agreement later this year. The former hopes to have sent astronauts to the Moon by 2030. Most read in TechFALLEN HEROS Inside Apollo 1 tragedy where three astronauts died as NASA pays tributeBOT BILLIONAIRE Elon Musk says his humanoid ‘Optimus’ robots could outsell Tesla carsWHOLE...
    Teamwork makes the dream work One of the things that makes Daily Kos so unique as a media (and more!) company is the open platform provided to you, the Community, to write about what matters most to you. In an internet era where “don’t read the comments” is a spoken rule, and where comments sections are vanishing from sites due to trolls and harassment, or even just the expense and effort of hosting and/or moderating them, Daily Kos’ comment sections remain vibrant, and just one of the ways progressives here can make their voice heard. I learned early in my time here that the Community can be a tremendous resource; back when I was a Staff writer, I would find helpful corrections and additional reporting on my stories from early commenters. But it was the outpouring of support in response to one of my more personalized stories that really helped me see the compassion and care our Community can muster for just about anyone when needed.  It’s no secret that I dove headfirst into the Community’s writing, even though nobody asked me...
    Getty Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams after scoring a touchdown According to NFL insider Jordan Schultz, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wide receiver Davante Adams are interested in teaming up with the Denver Broncos. Sources: Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams would love to team up with the #Broncos. ????: @TheGameDayNFL pic.twitter.com/QYHmPFMlZb — Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) January 26, 2022 Rumors have surrounded Rodgers’s future in Green Bay for a while now, and with a need at quarterback and a competitive roster, the Broncos have naturally been linked to Rodgers in trade rumors. In fact, Broncos’ running back Melvin Gordon tweeted about Rodgers joining the Broncos on Saturday, January 22. A-ROD Bronco ? ???????? — F L ⚡️ S H (@Melvingordon25) January 23, 2022 Adams’s interest is more of a surprise. Schultz stated that Adams has become “increasingly frustrated” with the Packers. ALL the latest Broncos news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Broncos newsletter here! Join Heavy on Broncos! Nathaniel Hackett Linked to Rodgers and AdamsPackers’ offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett is one of...
    Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer says fellow Democrats are telling Sen. Joe Manchin their own seats and party majority are at risk if the Senate doesn't change its filibuster rules to counter state voting restrictions.  Schumer revealed the appeals to party and self interest Wednesday hours after a group of nine senators met with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) in an effort to get her behind changes to the filibuster. Both have been holding out and standing by their opposition to ending it.   'This is too important to just concede,' Schumer told MSNBC's 'Morning Joe.' 'We are working there are constant meetings and not just among the few senators, but just about every senator – every single one of the 50 [other than Manchin and Sinema] is talking individually to Joe Manchin to Kyrsten Sinema – and they're saying things like: "I'll lose my election if the legislature is allowed to do this in my state.'' Schumer continued: 'We lose our majority – but more importantly, we'll lose our democracy. And those speakers yesterday that I mentioned were very powerful,' he...
    Nick Sirianni is approaching his first playoff game with the Philadelphia Eagles against the defending Super Bowl champions the same way he did 17 regular-season games. The only rookie coach to lead his team to the playoffs this season isn’t changing anything now that the Eagles (9-8) are here and getting ready to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (13-4) on Sunday. “We’re going to have our same process that we’ve had throughout the entire year of trying to get a little bit better each day to give ourselves a chance to go 1-0,” Sirianni said Monday. “And we know how good of a team that Tampa is. That’s going to be typical through the playoffs. … We’re going to stay the same way. I know it sounds cliché, but it’s just if you start doing anything different now in the playoffs than you’ve done the entire 18 weeks prior, you’ve done the 17 or 18 weeks wrong. That’s my philosophy, that’s how I was raised in this business, and I think that’s what good coaching is. “If you’re going to...
    RALF RANGNICK admits he could look to deploy a three-man defence at Manchester United. The interim Red Devils boss has seen his new side struggle to adapt to his 4-2-2-2 formation. 2 And Rangnick is now ready to shake things up as he seeks to save the season with a bold 3-4-3 system. David De Gea is safe as United’s No1 ahead of Dean Henderson. And Rangnick’s three centre-backs are likely to be Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire either side of Raphael Varane. At wing-backs, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw appear to be favoured by Rangnick. And a central midfield partnership of Scott McTominay and Fred looks likely too. In attack, Cristiano Ronaldo would surely lead the line as the central striker. 2 Most read in Premier LeagueRED DEVILS NEWS Ronaldo concerned with United form EXCLUSIVE, Pogba injury boostTRANSFERS LIVE Chelsea interested in Barca's Dest, Leicester want Norwich's Todd CantwellFOREST 1 ARSENAL 0 Grabban fires home side to stunning win over woeful Gunners in FA CupFA CUP DRAW Draw as Arsenal or Forest play Foxes, Man Utd or Villa vs...
    A Japanese high school football player may have kicked the most ridiculous penalty ever by taking a 30-second run-up to the spot. Despite the unconventional method, the player from Ryutsu Keizai Ogashi high school was able to send the goalkeeper the wrong way and convert for his team. However, judging by the reactions to a video of the run-up and subsequent goal, the successful penalty is unlikely to serve as a blueprint for professional players who want to remain popular among their fans. The match at the All Japan High School tournament between Ryutsu Keizai Ogashi and Kindai Wakayama finished level, and was taken to penalties. Ryutsu Keizai Ogashi missed their first spot kick, with their opponents scoring. It was then that the match took a bizarre turn, with Ryutsu Keizai Ogashi's Number 5 stepping up to the spot. A Japanese high school football player may have kicked the most ridiculous penalty ever by taking a 30-second run-up to the spot. Despite the unconventional method, the player was able to send the goalkeeper the wrong way and convert for his team (pictured) Enjoy this...
    “Next man up” is one of the oldest cliches in professional sports, a line that is often repeated over and over like a song’s chorus by every team. When personnel losses happen because of injuries, suspensions, or COVID-19 positive test results, which is the case for many NFL teams like the Miami Dolphins this past week, the next man in line is required to step up and fill in capably. Football, a sport whose collisions are often equivalent of a car crash, has the biggest rosters in sports. Therefore, the league must survive on players rising up the depth chart and holding down the line, or the linebacker unit, or the secondary, or the receiver room. This past week because of a recent outbreak of COVID-19, which has produced more than 100 positive tests and motivated the NFL to push back one game to Monday and two others to Tuesday, dozens of players will be put in “next-man-up” situations and asked to transform from a backup into a key contributor. “It’s the same old, same old....
    An American hoops star has lashed out at Basketball Australia for 'clear racial discrimination' after she was threatened with a ban over her braided hair. Melbourne Boomers' US import Tiffany Mitchell, 27, was told she'd never play in the WNBA until she put her long braids into a bun to stop them flicking into rivals' faces. But the rule Basketball Australia cited has been axed by the sport's international body - and should have gotten the chop in Australia too.  Team-mates took the knee in protest against the 'racist' veto before their game on Saturday after Basketball Australia admitted the mistake and scrapped the edict. American hoops star Tiffany Mitchell has lashed out at Basketball Australia for 'clear racial discrimination' after she was ordered to tie up her braided hair (pictured) 'This post will be uncomfortable for some to read and inspiring for others to read,' said Mitchell on Instagram. 'Throughout my first month here in Australia I had little to none problems. 'Until this past week I was met with a situation that was clear racial discrimination. 'I've played...
    Vice President Kamala Harris and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg joined forces on Thursday to promote Proterra, a Burlingame, California-based electric bus company that Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm previously sat on the board of and held stock in, which garnered her $1.6 million when she finally divested them 157 days after her nomination. This happened during an event at Charlotte Area Transit System in Charlotte, North Carolina that was meant to tout the “marquee legislation” in President Joe Biden’s legislative agenda — the infrastructure bill and the reconciliation package — from two of Biden’s highest-profile cabinet members. While at the event, not only were the Proterra busses used as a backdrop but for their event, but Harris even sat in the driver’s seat and honked the horn with Buttigieg in the back and sang, “The wheels on the bus go round and round,” which an NBC-affiliated television station, WYFF, caught on camera. A pool reporter with the vice president reported Harris called the busses “very user-friendly” and was amazed over how quick the breaks work on the busses. Kamala Harris, singing: “The wheels on the bus go round and round” pic.twitter.com/QPHfAXPbby — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) December 2, 2021 However, this is not...
    'TIS the season to be jolly... and raucous, if you're a footballer. After missing out on Christmas parties last year because of the coronavirus, you can expect plenty of shenanigans when football clubs allow their players to celebrate the festive period. 10Liverpool's Christmas parties of the past often involved fancy dressCredit: PA:Empics Sport Leeds star Kalvin Phillips was unlucky enough to get injured after a nasty fall in a London nightclub during Leeds' Xmas shindig. But that's tame, considering there's been arrests, fights and even fancy dress mishaps, like one former England legend dressing up as a Ku Klux Clan member. And don't forget one captain organising dwarf-tossing for his team mates. MANCHESTER CITY, 2004 Notorious Joey Barton made front page news for an incident at a Manchester nightclub, when he played for City. Dressed in fancy dress as Jimmy Saville, which would now be a massive no-no, he got into an altercation with youth player Jamie Tandy. But rather than walk away, Barton launched into the offensive and stubbed a cigar out in the eye of the youngster....
    (CBS4) – The Colorado Avalanche are riding a 5-game win streak and coming off an exciting 7-5 win over the Ottawa Senators. That has placed positive notice back on the Avs, and at a time when the hockey team’s superstar is watching from the the bleachers. Heading into the Thanksgiving week with a step ahead on the ice is always considered a notable measure of a team nearing the halfway mark of the NHL season. The CBS Sports pre-Thanksgiving NHL rankings boosted the Avs up three spots to put them at No. 10, as the league’s contenders come into focus. Alex Newhook of the Colorado Avalanche shoots and scores against goaltender Filip Gustavsson of the Ottawa Senators at Ball Arena on Nov. 22, 2021. (credit: Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images) “Don’t look now, but the Avalanche have won [five] straight games and might be finding some kind of rhythm just in time for Thanksgiving,” CBS Sports writer Austin Nivisin reported. “They’ve even been able to do that without Nathan MacKinnon. On a team loaded with superstars, Nazem Kadri has been...
    Getty Blake Griffin of the Brooklyn Nets battles for the ball during a game against the Toronto Raptors. After stumbling out of the gate and enduring some early struggles from a possibly banged-up, definitely out-of-shape James Harden, the Brooklyn Nets are in a good place. Entering Monday’s bout with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Steve Nash’s squad was tied with the Chicago Bulls for the best record in the East at 12-5. The Nets also boast a top 10 defense as of this writing, a scenario that was close to unimaginable last season. And all of this has come together with All-Star point-man Kyrie Irving still sitting out over an objection New York City’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Not everything is coming up aces for the Nets, however, as Blake Griffin has seemingly reverted to his Pistons ways after resurging in Brooklyn down the stretch last season. Actually, that may be underplaying the situation. Through 16 appearances in 2021-22, Griffin is averaging a career-low 5.7 points per game with an effective field-goal percentage of just 35.7. It’s a line that would...
    Ralph Macchio turns 60: Stars who are ageless wonders Opinion: If the labor shortage continues, the US economy wont be able to recover © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Three Things is NBC’s five-days-a-week wrap-up of the night before in the NBA. Check out NBCSports.com every weekday morning to catch up on what you missed the night before plus the rumors, drama, and dunks going that make the NBA great. 1) 76ers block Bulls comeback at the rim, pick up quality win Elite teams find ways to win when they are shorthanded. Elite teams find ways to win when their stars have an off night shooting the ball. Wednesday night, Philadelphia was unquestionably shorthanded. The 76ers were without Tobias Harris (health and safety protocols, and Doc Rivers said he is experiencing symptoms and will miss some time), Danny Green (hamstring), and Ben Simmons (mentally not ready to play). Philadelphia’s star and anchor Joel Embiid was held in relative check Wednesday by Chicago big man Nikola Vucevic, shooting 3-of-9 in the...
    One image summed up what New York Giants fans have been feeling since the team’s last Super Bowl run. It came Monday night after the Kansas City Chiefs would pick the go-ahead field goal toward the end of the game. The ESPN "Monday Night Football" broadcast panned to one of the handful of Giants fans who were at Arrowhead Stadium and the man looked absolutely miserable. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM New York Giants' Evan Engram (88) is congratulated by Collin Johnson (15) after scoring during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga) He quickly became a viral sensation as the Chiefs finished off the Giants 20-17. It’s no secret the Giants have been one of the worst teams in the NFL in recent years. Since 2016, the team’s last playoff appearance, the Giants have been 16-56. The team has been coached by Ben McAdoo, Steve Spagnuolo, Pat Shurmur and Joe Judge and still can’t find a way to get back to above .500....
    Daryl Morey has built winning teams wherever he’s gone, but his refusal to trade Ben Simmons may hurt the Sixers in the short and long term. When Daryl Morey arrived in Philadelphia as the Sixers’ new president of basketball operations last summer, things did not look promising for the team. They had just been swept by the Boston Celtics in the first round and it was a demoralizing series, even relative to other sweeps. Worse, the franchise looked stuck, locked in to a number of big-money contracts seemingly stuck running upon the same treadmill of mediocrity they had spent so many years trying to avoid. However, almost immediately Morey remade the team. He traded Al Horford and Josh Richardson, drafted Tyrese Maxy, and acquired Seth Curry and Danny Green, giving the team the shooters they had long lacked. It was a remarkable series of moves, especially considering how little maneuverability the team appeared to have just weeks before. On the back of these moves, the team vaulted up the Eastern Conference standings, earning the number one seed for the first...