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    Got what it takes? Apply to be an alligator trapper Mushrooms linked to Salmonella outbreak Bam Adebayo takes blame for Heats loss in Game 5 Bam Adebayo says he is to blame for the Miami Heat’s loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday night. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Bam Adebayo says he is to blame for the Miami Heat’s loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday night. The Heat led the Celtics at halftime but lost the game 121-108 to send the series to a Game 6. Adebayo had 13 points with eight rebounds and eight assists in the loss. He was...
    In California: Twindemic fears, deadly smoke and Berkeley bans candy in check-out lines Olive Garden-parent Darden is more attractive the longer the pandemic drags, Jim Cramer says Jimmy Butler pays respect to Tyler Herro with high school jersey Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler paid some respect to Tyler Herro following the rookie’s huge Game 4 on Wednesday night. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler paid some respect to Tyler Herro following the rookie’s huge Game 4 on Wednesday night. Herro scored 37 points in the Heat’s Game 4 win that put them up 3-1 over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. He received praise from many people, including the opposing coach. On Thursday,...
    Breonna Taylor case annoucement to be made by Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron 5 Major Changes Youll See At Dunkin Dwight Howard was nearly ejected from Game 3 for remark toward official Dwight Howard has managed to play a key role for the Los Angeles Lakers during the Western Conference Finals, but his extracurricular antics nearly got him tossed from Game 3 on Tuesday night. © Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports A run-in with an official almost got Dwight Howard booted from Game 3. Howard has come off the bench throughout the series and tried to get under the skin of Denver Nuggets star big man Nikola Jokic. While it has seemingly worked at times, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports...
    USDA plans additional $14B in virus aid for farmers 5 Major Changes Youll See at Starbucks Moving Forward Giannis Antetokounmpo wins second straight MVP Award Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named MVP of the NBA for a second consecutive year. He received 85 first-place votes compared to LeBron James’ 16. Giannis had a total of 962 points, which was slightly more than the 941 he got last year when beating out James Harden. Antetokounmpo and LeBron were the only players to receive first-place votes. © Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Giannis Antetokounmpo is the MVP again. Here are the full results: Full MVP voting results: pic.twitter.com/6nKrXknPMK — Andrew Lopez (@_Andrew_Lopez) September 18, 2020 The vast majority of voters felt that Giannis...
    National Guard major: Military police asked about using heat ray against DC protesters Heres why Trader Joe’s employees are so peppy Dwight Howard admits it was tough not playing against Rockets Dwight Howard has had to swallow his ego with the Los Angeles Lakers this season, and the last playoff series was probably his hardest test yet. © Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Dwight Howard has had to swallow his ego with the Lakers this season, and the last playoff series was probably his hardest test yet. Howard admitted on Wednesday that it was tough not playing in the second round against the Houston Rockets, per Spectrum SportsNet’s Mike Trudell. The former All-Star also said that he and JaVale McGee...
    At least 35 dead in Western wildfires McDonalds Travis Scott campaign is a brilliant marketing ploy that creates massive buzz — without adding a single menu item Isaiah Thomas takes shot at Clippers for waiving him Isaiah Thomas is one player who is reveling in the LA Clippers’ misfortunes. © Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports Isaiah Thomas is one player who is reveling in the LA Clippers’ misfortunes. The former All-Star guard went straight to Twitter on Sunday after the Clippers blew another big second-half lead to lose to the Denver Nuggets. “I know for damn sure I could’ve helped the Clippers!!!” Thomas tweeted. “We just gon (sic) keep working tho.” Thomas, 31, played for the Washington Wizards this season...
    Facebook to take down false arson posts The fast food brands we wish would make a comeback Giannis Antetokounmpo has NBA fans alarmed with Instagram activity Giannis Antetokounmpo had some NBA fans alarmed due to his Instagram activity. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Giannis Antetokounmpo won NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year Award and is likely to repeat as NBA MVP. Someone noticed that Antetokounmpo unfollowed the Milwaukee Bucks and all his Bucks teammates on the social media platform. Giannis Antetokounmpo unfollowed ALL of his Bucks teammates on Instagram. He’s only following 9 people. — Dionysis Aravantinos (@AravantinosDA) September 12, 2020 That set off some concerns, especially among Bucks fan who thought it was a negative sign about Antetokounmpo’s...
    Harvard study: Institutional racism permeates Massachusetts justice system The under-the-radar grocery store Aldi fans will love Jayson Tatum throws some shade at Charles Barkley over golf swing Jayson Tatum threw some shade at Charles Barkley on Friday night over the analyst’s golf swing. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Like the rest of us, Jayson Tatum doesn't think much of Charles Barkley's golf swing. Tatum was a guest on TNT’s postgame show after his Boston Celtics beat the Toronto Raptors 92-87 in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference semifinals series in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Barkley brought up the subject of golf and tried to challenge Tatum. ESPN+ Fantasy Tools: Play Like an Expert, Even If You Aren’t SIGN UP...
    New Jersey teachers share growing list of of complaints about hybrid learning model Chipotle is quietly raising menu prices for people ordering delivery Most realistic Giannis Antetokounmpo trade scenarios Following his Milwaukee Bucks’ shocking secound round loss to the Miami Heat in the NBA Playoffs, reigning league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo made sure to note that he’s not going to demand a trade this offseason. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports What trade scenario makes the most sense if the Milwaukee Bucks shockingly decide to trade superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo? A lot of the speculation surrounding Giannis, who will be in a contract year during the 2020-21 campaign, has focused on a potential departure from Milwaukee. It makes sense for a number...
    New push to honor Black D-Day hero denied valor award 5 Ways Grocery Stores are Drastically Changing Robert Covington unlikely to miss Game 4 despite being elbowed Robert Covington is unlikely to miss Game 4 of the Houston Rockets’ Western Conference semifinals series against the Los Angeles Lakers despite being bloodied during Tuesday’s game. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Robert Covington is unlikely to miss Game 4 of the Rockets-Lakers series despite being bloodied during Tuesday’s game. Covington took an elbow to the face from Anthony Davis while fighting for a rebound late in the game. He began bleeding from his nose and exited the court. Robert Covington is headed to the locker room with an apparent head injury...
    Prepare For a Not-So-Scary Halloween With These 30 Disney Movies 5 Ways Retirees Can Lower Their Income Taxes Report: Bucks will try to trade for Chris Paul The Milwaukee Bucks have been eliminated from the NBA playoffs and may try to make a big move this offseason to make up for it. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Milwaukee Bucks have been eliminated from the NBA playoffs and may try to make a big move this offseason to make up for it. The Bucks on Tuesday lost 103-94 to the Miami Heat in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinals to end the series and their season. The Bucks entered the restart in July with the best record in...
    California wildfires: Historic fire season forces blackouts and helicopter rescues; Oregon issues evacuation orders Restaurants should cut calories in pizzas, fries, and garlic bread by up to 20% to tackle obesity during COVID-19, the UK government says Kawhi Leonard literally blocked a shot with middle finger and Twitter loves it Kawhi Leonard literally blocked a shot by his finger on Monday night, and fans could not get enough of it. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Social media went nuts over how Nuggets guard Jamal Murray had his shot blocked by Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard's middle finger. Leonard went up to challenge Jamal Murray on a dunk attempt late in the fourth quarter of Game 3 between the Los Angeles...
    West Virginia University suspends in-person classes for undergraduates Four iconic NYC restaurants closed by the pandemic Watch: Charles Barkley thought Bam Adebayo dissed him Charles Barkley had a funny reaction when he thought that he got dissed by Bam Adebayo. © Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Charles Barkley had a funny reaction when he thought that he got dissed by Bam Adebayo. The “Inside the NBA” crew on TNT had their pregame show on Monday ahead of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals series between the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors. They were reading some tweets to the show, including one that came from a Twitter user with the alias “Bam Adobobayo.” Barkley, who is not on Twitter, mistakenly...
    West Virginia University suspending in-person undergrad classes amid COVD spike Four iconic NYC restaurants closed by the pandemic Report: Bucks optimistic about Giannis Antetokounmpo for Game 5 There is apparently some reason to believe Giannis Antetokounmpo could suit up for the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 5. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports There is apparently some reason to believe Giannis Antetokounmpo could suit up for the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 5. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Bucks are growing optimistic that Antetokounmpo could be ready to play Tuesday. Antetokounmpo’s ankle is said to be feeling similar to how it did prior to Game 4. Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo is being listed as questionable for Game 5 and believed...
    Black American anxiety at all-time high, experts say You can be both social and safe during the pandemic Magic Johnson has warning for Lakers after loss to Rockets The Los Angeles Lakers came out flat in the first game of their series against the Houston Rockets, and Magic Johnson seems concerned that it’s not just a fluke. © Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Johnson had a stark warning for his former team after its Game 1 defeat to the Rockets. Johnson had a stark warning for his former team after its 112-97 defeat to the Rockets. He suggested that the Lakers will be in serious trouble if they treated Houston like their first-round opponents from Portland. © Gary A....
    Thomas Rhett Opens Up About the Moment That Led Him and Wife Lauren Akins to Seek Marriage Counseling Hes finally with us: 115 days after her father died of COVID abroad, daughter finally got his remains home Giannis Antetokounmpo played through ankle injury against Heat? Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Milwaukee Bucks have been struggling in the playoffs against the Miami Heat, and now there are questions about whether the reigning NBA MVP is playing hurt. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports During the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the Heat-Bucks series on Friday, the TNT announcers wondered whether Giannis Antetokounmpo (left) was dealing with an injury. During the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series between...
    Celebs who are expecting babies 8 ways to help rescue the job market from coronavirus-driven unemployment crisis Draymond Green on Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks: ‘They need to win right now’ The Milwaukee Bucks entered Friday evening’s action against the Miami Heat down 2-0 in their Eastern Conference semifinals series. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Giannis Antetokounmpo played arguably the biggest game of his career Friday night. With the Bucks boasting the best record in the NBA during the regular season, a loss in the conference semifinals would be pretty darn painful. It could also help expedite the departure of reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is slated to hit free agency following the 2020-21 season. © Kim Klement-USA...
    Pregnancy is not a life-threatening illness: Ted Cruz takes heat for claim in call for abortion pill ban How actor Mark Wahlberg, Detroit car dealer became best friends, business partners LeBron James rips Jay Williams for bringing him into debate about Giannis Former NBA player Richard Jefferson compared Giannis Antetokounmpo to Scottie Pippen on Wednesday night, and the commentary has spiraled a bit out of control. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports LeBron James didn't appreciate having his name thrown in a dispute between two former NBA players. With the Milwaukee Bucks losing the first two games of their series against the Miami Heat, Jefferson wondered out loud if Antetokounmpo might be unable to win an NBA title without a...
    Video shows Dijon Kizzee running from L.A. deputies before getting shot Wingstop CEO sticks by plans for new stores, hires as industry struggles Chris Paul expects fine after blasting referee Scott Foster Chris Paul is expecting to be fined by the NBA for blasting referee Scott Foster on Wednesday night. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Chris Paul is expecting to be fined by the NBA for blasting referee Scott Foster on Wednesday night. Paul’s Oklahoma City Thunder lost Game 7 of their first-round playoff series with the Houston Rockets 104-102 in Orlando, Fla. Paul got a delay of game violation called on him in the second quarter for tying his shoes. The Rockets were hit with one later in...
    San Antonio jogger: After being forcefully arrested, a Black man says he was guilty before proven innocent Wingstop CEO sticks by plans for new stores, hires as industry struggles Bucks coach disagrees with foul call on Giannis Antetokounmpo to end Game 2 Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer disagrees with the foul call on Giannis Antetokounmpo at the end of Game 2 of his team’s Eastern Conference semifinals series with the Miami Heat on Wednesday in Orlando. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Giannis Antetokounmpo was called for a foul while defending Jimmy Butler as time expired. The Heat won the game 116-114 after Jimmy Butler made two free throws with no time left. Butler was awarded the free throws...
    Motorcycle rider who attended Sturgis rally dies of COVID; hair salons open in L.A. Wingstop CEO sticks by plans for new stores, hires as industry struggles Joel Embiid has some fun trolling Twitter for Mountain Dew ad? Joel Embiid caught some attention on Twitter Wednesday after sending some tweets, but he may have been trolling for attention as part of a Mountain Dew ad campaign. © Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports Joel Embiid caught some attention on Twitter Wednesday after sending some tweets, but he may have been trolling for attention as part of a Mountain Dew ad campaign. The Philadelphia 76ers big man attracted attention by saying he was “still really unhappy.” I’m still really unhappy — Joel “Troel”...
    Tori Spelling, Amber Heard and More Join Habitat for Humanity to Help Raise Funds amid COVID Billionaire Warren Buffett just turned 90—here are 6 pieces of wisdom from the investing legend Vince Carter reportedly joining ESPN as NBA analyst Vince Carter recently completed his final season as an NBA player, but he’s not stepping away from the game. © Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports Vince Carter is trading in his sneakers for a microphone. According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Carter will join ESPN as an NBA analyst. It’s not yet clear if he’ll be used in the studio or if he’ll do commentary for games. Carter has long planned a broadcasting career once he retired from...
    These people have left big cities for good. Heres where they landed 30 foods you should try to avoid and why Dan Orlovsky had hilarious comment about JR Smith’s blunder Former NFL quarterback Dan Orlovsky had a hilarious comment about JR Smith’s blunder on Saturday. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Los Angeles Lakers guard JR Smith committed an unfortunate blunder during Saturday night's game. Smith was lining up in the corner for a 3-point shot attempt in the first quarter of his Los Angeles Lakers’ playoff game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Smith wasn’t too careful, though, and lined up for the shot from out of bounds, resulting in a turnover. Orlovsky tweeted about the play “I get it...
    Portland shooting: 1 person is dead after a shooting following protests in downtown The most historic restaurant in every state LeBron James says he often thinks about leaving bubble The NBA’s bubble environment can be difficult for all of its participants, even The King. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports LeBron James is coming from a very understandable and a very human standpoint. Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James told reporters this weekend that he often thinks about leaving the bubble. “I’ve had numerous nights and days thinking about leaving the bubble,” said James, according to Ben Golliver of the Washington Post. “I think everyone has, including you [media] guys. I don’t think, it’s not one person who has not...
    Celebrities react to Chadwick Bosemans passing How You Can Get Lump-Sum Social Security Payments Stan Van Gundy calls for Chris Broussard to be fired in Twitter spat Stan Van Gundy has had just about enough of Chris Broussard’s nonsense. © Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports Former NBA cpach Stan Van Gundy obviously doesn't like it when others call for current coaches to be fired. Broussard, the FOX Sports Radio host, said on a show this week that it was time for the Portland Trail Blazers to dump head coach Terry Stotts. In his remarks, Broussard argued that the Blazers had already peaked in Stotts’ offensive system. In a scathing response to Broussard’s comments, Van Gundy tweeted that it was time...
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson stuns with comment on Kenosha shootings What is the plan? NYC restaurant owners plead for clarity on when indoor dining can resume Damian Lillard says report about LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard is false Damian Lillard seems to be calling b.s. on a report about LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Damian Lillard seems to be calling B.S. on a report about LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard. The Los Angeles Times’ Brad Turner reported on Wednesday night that James and Leonard spoke at the NBA players’ meeting and were adamant about not playing the rest of the NBA playoffs. Sources: Lakers forward LeBron James and Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard both spoke...
    Royal Mom Sophie Wessex Gets Candid About Raising Teens and the Importance of Openness Blue Chip Switch: Cramers Mad Money Recap (Tuesday 8/25/20) Warriors reportedly looking to select player, not trade No. 2 pick It was reported immediately after acquiring the No. 2 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft that the Golden State Warriors were looking to flip said selection for a proven player. © Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports It appears that while the Warriors will listen to offers for the No. 2 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, the team is likely to select a player. This makes sense to an extent in that Golden State is not in the same position as other teams selecting at the...
    Loughlin, Giannulli terrified of looming prison time New DJIA Index Changes Going From America 1.0 to America 3.0 with Biotech and Tech Shaq could face Cody Rhodes in AEW wrestling match as part of new contract There is some great news for fans of TNT’s “Inside the NBA” program: Shaq has signed a contract extension to remain with WarnerMedia. But there is more to his contract than that, and it involves wrestling. © Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Shaquille O’Neal remains extremely visible as a pitch man and television personality despite being retired from the NBA for nearly a decade. Shaq is targeting a wrestling match for All Elite Wrestling, which airs on TNT. He wants to wrestle Cody Rhodes....
    Trump’s Arctic Drilling Plan Challenged Over Polar Bear Impact This Bankrupt Restaurant Chain Is Rebounding With a New Location Knicks to pursue Raptors Fred VanVleet in free agency? The New York Knicks enter the offseason with president of basketball operations Leon Rose and head coach Tom Thibodeau facing an uphill battle to turn this team into a contender. While some might consider a rebuild, the Knicks could be eyeing a splash in NBA free agency with Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet could cash in during free agency. VanVleet, who went undrafted in 2016, has emerged as one of the most exciting young guards in the NBA. As he now...
    Empty mailboxes, missed rent: US Postal Services struggles have real-world impacts How much more youll pay for organic groceries across America Lakers to wear Black Mamba jerseys for Game 4 to honor Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant became an all-time great by stepping up for the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA playoffs. Nearly seven months after he and eight others, including daughter Gianna Bryant, died in a helicopter crash, the Lakers plan to honor him in Game 4 on Monday night. © Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Residents wait for a bus with a mural of Kobe Bryant painted on the wall behind them in Koreatown. A day after Nike unveiled a touching tribute to Kobe on what would have...
    Top 13 ‘Sesame Street’ Characters Ranked: From Cookie Monster to Mr Snuffleupagus (Photos) Tips to sell your house for a bigger profit Sixers players questioned Brett Brown over matchups, accountability? With the Philadelphia 76ers getting swept in their first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics, some of the issues surrounding head coach Brett Brown are now coming to light. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Brett Brown, 59, whose contract runs through the 2021-22 season, has coached the Sixers since 2013. Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports reported Saturday that Sixers players often questioned Brown’s game plan for specific matchups. Haynes also says that there was a lack of trust in the locker room and an inability to hold players accountable....
    Top 13 ‘Sesame Street’ Characters Ranked: From Cookie Monster to Mr Snuffleupagus (Photos) Tips to sell your house for a bigger profit Joel Embiid shares positive note on Instagram after playoff sweep Joel Embiid shared a positive note on Instagram even though his Philadelphia 76ers were swept out of the NBA playoffs. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum speaks with Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) after Game 4 of their first-round series.  The Sixers lost 110-106 to the Boston Celtics on Sunday in Game 4 of their first-round series. That marked a disappointing outcome for the team after two straight years of reaching the second round. Embiid still was optimistic despite the sweep. View...
    Heres the biggest news you missed this weekend Dollar Generals push to fill stores with fresh produce and frozen-food options gives the chain a big box feel Joel Embiid dismisses stupid question about Sixers shortcomings Joel Embiid isn’t buying talk of structural flaws with the Philadelphia 76ers. © Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Joel Embiid wasn't having it when a reporter asked him what the Sixers' issue is. The star center reacted harshly to a question about what the “issue” is with the Sixers after they were swept by the Boston Celtics on Sunday. Embiid called the question “stupid” and said there was no issue, arguing that the team just didn’t play well. "That's a very stupid question. There's no...
    Mischa Barton: Inside a Day in My Life Thanks to the Stimulus Bill, Taxes on Retirement Income and Social Security Could Be Lower Joel Embiid not completely bought in with Sixers? Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers look to be headed for another early playoff exit, which will increase long-term questions about the franchise. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Embiid might not be all-in with the Sixers? The Sixers fell behind 3-0 to the Boston Celtics after a 102-94 defeat Friday. Embiid made two key mistakes in the final two minutes on a turnover and a forced shot. Embiid’s future will be the subject of speculation, and ESPN’s Doris Burke added to that by suggesting that Embiid isn’t fully...
    A father and essential worker died of COVID-19. He was afraid of losing his job. Shrimp Sold At Costo And Other Retailers Is Being Recalled Over Salmonella Fears Paul George is getting roasted by Charles Barkley and NBA fans for his Playoff P nickname Paul George has had an absolutely dreadful showing in the Clippers last two games against the Dallas Mavericks. © Provided by For The Win He’s got 25 points on 33 shot attempts with only three made 3-pointers and he hasn’t played the same lockdown defense that we’re used to seeing from him. It’s been a rough to watch. Everyone is letting him have it, including Charles Barkley. The NBA on TNT analyst roasted George for giving himself...
    Kamala Harris Indian roots highlight a historic shift in the US Here Are Dominos 2020 Christmas Hours, Because Christmas Day Pizza Is Totally a Thing Charles Barkley took hilarious jab at Paul George for ‘Playoff P’ Charles Barkley took a funny jab at Paul George on Friday night. © Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Paul George is off to a subpar start through three games in these playoffs. Barkley has been unimpressed by George’s play in the playoffs so far and mocked the Los Angeles Clippers forward’s nickname. When he was with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2018, George was asked about guarding Donovan Mitchell in the playoffs. He shrugged off the assignment as no big deal, saying you haven’t...
    3-day music fest underway in Oklahoma amid coronavirus pandemic Here Are Dominos 2020 Christmas Hours, Because Christmas Day Pizza Is Totally a Thing Former Nugget Nick Young has funny criticism of Denver The Denver Nuggets are now down 2-1 in their first-round playoff series, and Nick Young can’t help but partake in a little schadenfreude. © Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports Former Nugget guard Nick Young is having a big laugh at Denver's expense. After the Nuggets got blown out again by the Utah Jazz in Friday’s Game 3, Young tweeted a funny criticism of them. He hilariously compared them to a guy who is unable to choose a girl. Young also called them a regular-season team that was...
    Lori Loughlin Through the Years: Full House, College Scandal and More How to get out of a car title loan Shaq snaps Charles Barkley’s Portland sweep broom Charles Barkley is one of several people who have predicted the Portland Trail Blazers will upset the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Not surprisingly, Shaq doesn’t want to hear it. © Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Shaquille O'Neal is smiling here, but tensions between Charles Barkley and him seem to rise during the NBA playoffs. Barkley said before the series that he believed the Blazers were going to sweep the Lakers. He even busted out a broom on the set of TNT’s “Inside the NBA” to make...
    THEN AND NOW: The cast of Bring It On 20 years later Bannon Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud, Freed on $5 Million Bond Nuggets Monte Morris calls out Rudy Gobert for alleged illegal screens Monte Morris thinks that his opponent might be busting out the ol’ Andrew Bogut Special. © Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports Monte Morris called out Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert for setting dirty screens in their first-round playoff series. On Thursday, the Denver Nuggets guard called out Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert for setting dirty screens in their first-round playoff series. “I don’t think all of them are legal,” said Morris of Gobert’s screens, per Mike Singer of the Denver Post. Morris has been getting extended...
    750 million genetically engineered mosquitoes approved for release in Florida Keys Coronavirus updates: University of North Carolina temporarily suspends fall sports; Pope warns against the rich getting vaccine first Frustrated Joel Embiid seems to call out teammates after blowout loss Philadelphia 76ers star center Joel Embiid scored 34 points on 11-of-21 shooting against the Boston Celtics Wednesday evening. © Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Joel Embiid scored 34 points on 11-of-21 shooting in the Sixers' loss. In no way was it enough for Philadelphia to even its first-round playoff series. Boston came out on top in blowout fashion, 128-101, to take a 2-0 series lead. During the game, it became rather clear that the always-boisterous Embiid was frustrated over his...
    ‘Succession’ Star Jeremy Strong EmmyWrap Portraits (Exclusive Photos) 5 Ways Retirees Can Lower Their Inflation Risk Brad Stevens upset with Joel Embiids flopping Brad Stevens found himself a little irritated by Joel Embiid’s antics during Wednesday’s game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics. © Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Joel Embiid's alleged flops are irritating Celtics coach Brad Stevens. In the first half of the first-round playoff contest, Stevens, the Celtics head coach, audibly complained to the referees about the Sixers star flopping. “He gets to flop all over. Everything’s a flop,” said Stevens, according to Tim Bontemps of ESPN. Embiid, who averaged 8.5 free-throw attempts per game during the regular season, shot seven of them in the...
    Colorado is battling 4 major wildfires — including the fourth largest in state history and the No. 1 fire priority in the nation CDC: Salmonella outbreak linked to onions expands No. 1 seeds Lakers and Bucks lose Game 1 of playoffs on same day This year’s NBA playoffs are unusual, so it’s no surprise that they have yielded some unusual results over the first two days. © Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Tuesday was the first time since 2003 that both No. 1 seeds lost Game 1 of the playoffs. On Tuesday, three of the four playoff games featured lower-seeded teams winning their games, including the most notable ones: the No. 1 seeds from each conference suffered Game 1 defeats....
    New York gyms can reopen at 33% capacity, but not yet in NYC Cramer expects unbelievably positive reports from big-box retailers this week Watch: Kawhi Leonard stares at blank tablet screen before game A video clip of Kawhi Leonard entering the building in Orlando ahead of his Los Angeles Clippers’ playoff game against the Dallas Mavericks on Monday went viral. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports A video clip of Kawhi Leonard entering the building in Orlando ahead of his Los Angeles Clippers’ playoff game against the Dallas Mavericks on Monday went viral. In the clip, Leonard is seen staring at the screen of a tablet device while walking into the building. The funny part came when it was revealed...
    Police move in after fights during Ga. protest 22 Companies That Have Actually Benefited From the Pandemic Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo calls team out after rough stretch of play The Milwaukee Bucks posted a 3-5 record in eight seeding games at Walt Disney World, finishing up the regular season with a 56-17 mark. © Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports While Milwaukee is the East's top seed and has a rather easy Round 1 matchup against the Orlando Magic, things do not appear to be clicking on all cylinders. While Milwaukee is the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs and has a rather easy Round 1 matchup against the Orlando Magic, things do not appear to be clicking on...
    Police move in after fights during Ga. protest Best old-fashioned diner in your state Ja Morant shares positive message after Grizzlies season comes to an end Ja Morant’s rookie season was no doubt a success even if his team did not make the playoffs, and the young guard has a great attitude about the future. © Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Ja Morant’s rookie season was no doubt a success even if his team did not make the playoffs, and the young guard has a great attitude about the future. Morant tweeted on Saturday after his Memphis Grizzlies suffered a season-ending loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. He said he was “disappointed” about the game’s outcome but excited about the...
    Over 1,000 kids quarantined in 1 school district Beloved grocery stores that are gone forever Wizards’ Rui Hachimura comes close to calling Giannis Antetokounmpo dirty Giannis Antetokounmpo was ejected from Tuesday night’s game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards, and one of his opponents did not seem surprised by the act that got “The Greek Freak” thrown out of the game. © Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Aug 11, 2020; Washington Wizards' Moritz Wagner (21) grabs his face after getting headbutted by Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo. Antetokounmpo was called for a charge while driving into Washington’s Moe Wagner in the second quarter. The two began jawing back and forth, and Giannis then threw a hard headbutt at Wagner and...
    Family of Elijah McClain, who died after a police encounter, sues city, police Outdoor dining may save restaurants during COVID-19. But are diners at risk from cars plowing into them? Giannis Antetokounmpo explains his headbutt on Moe Wagner After he was ejected from Tuesday night’s Milwaukee Bucks-Washington Wizards game for headbutting an opponent, Giannis Antetokounmpo is sharing his side of what happened. © Ashley Landis/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Moe Wagner (right) grabs his face after getting head butted by the Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo, was ejected from Tuesday night's game. Leading up to the headbutt, Antetokounmpo was called for a charge while driving into Washington’s Moe Wagner in the second quarter. He later walked up to Wagner and headbutted him...
    US has more cases than some countries have people Ruby Tuesday has shut down more than one-third of its restaurants this year as the chain buckles under pandemic pressures and an aging customer base Damian Lillard credits reporter Stephanie Ready as his good-luck charm Damian Lillard thinks he has found his good-luck charm. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Damian Lillard just had his fifth 50-point game of the season. Lillard scored 51 points in Portland’s 124-121 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night. The game marked his fifth 50-plus-point game of the season, which is impressive by any standard. He was interviewed by NBATV’s Stephanie Ready after the game and credited her for being part of his big...
    Schools must allow trans students to use bathrooms that match gender From cereal startups to fast-food chains, everyone wants to cash in on people eating breakfast at home Bizarre clock error nearly costs Nuggets against Jazz A strange clock error at the end of overtime nearly cost the Denver Nuggets dearly in their game against the Utah Jazz. © Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports A clock error could have had a serious effect on the Nuggets-Jazz game. With the Nuggets trailing by two and 3.4 seconds left in overtime, Denver drew up a play to get Nikola Jokic to the basket quickly to score. It worked to perfection, as Jokic was able to drive and score to tie the game....
    But, seriously -- what is this country going to do with its kids this fall? 5 Beloved Fast Food Chains That May Go Bankrupt Next Kevin Durant picks Clippers to beat Bucks in NBA Finals New Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant remains a spectator now that the 2019-20 NBA season has resumed at Walt Disney World. Durant has not played a game since he was a member of the Golden State Warriors in last year’s NBA Finals. © Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The two-time NBA Finals MVP chimed in on who he believes will take home the trophy in Orlando. It’s not his Nets. A pretty big fan of the game, the two-time NBA Finals MVP chimed in on...
    The best TV shows about the LGBTQ community Here Are Today’s Best Mortgage & Refinance Rates for August 5, 2020 Vanessa Bryant argues against venue change for wrongful death lawsuit Vanessa Bryant is suing the helicopter company and pilot’s estate over the deaths of her husband Kobe and daughter, Gianna, and the defendants want the case to be moved to a different county. Not surprisingly, Vanessa is arguing that having the proceedings in another courtroom will not have an impact on the outcome. © Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports Vanessa Bryant weeps while delivering her speech during the memorial to celebrate the life of Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Bryant at Staples Center.  Island Express Helicopters and the estate for...
    Duchess Kate Wears a Floral Face Mask for the 1st Time While Attending Event Square surges after reporting 64% jump in revenue, more customers using Cash App Lou Williams opens up about Magic City strip-club incident Lou Williams’ detour to the Magic City strip club in Atlanta has probably been the biggest story of the NBA bubble thus far, and now the LA © Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports As part of Lou Williams’ forced quarantine upon returning, he missed Thursday’s loss to the Los Angeles Lakers and Saturday’s win over the New Orleans Pelicans. Clippers guard is finally addressing the incident. Speaking with the media Tuesday after completing his mandatory 10-day quarantine and returning to action, Williams offered a...
    Chicago Teachers Union will take first steps next week toward possible strike, sources say Restaurant sales climbed as stay-at-home orders lifted across the US. Now foot traffic has slumped again. Suns troll everyone after Devin Bookers game-winner against Clippers Don’t look now, but the Phoenix Suns could very well end up playing playoff basketball. The upstart team from the desert is now 3-0 since the 2019-20 NBA season resumed in Orlando last week. © Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Like clockwork, the Suns’ social media team decided to troll pretty much everyone and anything after Devin Booker's game-winner over the Clippers. Their latest win might have been the Suns’ most improbable of the season. Tied at 115 late in the...
    Georgia absentee mailers lead to potential problems ahead of election Restaurant sales climbed as stay-at-home orders lifted across the US. Now foot traffic has slumped again. Watch: Suns Devin Booker stuns Clippers with brilliant game-winner Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker is absolutely insane. He proved that during Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Pretty much a must win for Phoenix in its attempt to force a play-in-tournament for the playoffs, Booker hit the dagger of all daggers. © Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Devin Booker hit a game-winning shot over Paul George in what was a must-win game for the Suns in Orlando. With the game tied up at 115 in the final seconds, Booker pulled up in front...
    US coronavirus: Covid-19 is more widespread than ever in the US, even hitting Americans living on islands The incredible history of the drive-thru Watch: Giannis Antetokounmpo gets heated, has to be held back after hard foul from Donta Hall Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo was fouled hard by Brooklyn Nets forward Donta Hall Tuesday and didn’t take it well. © Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Brooklyn Nets forward Donta Hall (right) tries to save the ball in front of Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during the first half. Antetokounmpo ended up on the ground after being shoved by Hall. Giannis didn’t take exception to Donta Hall’s shove. pic.twitter.com/1oZ2veXvMi— Anthony Puccio (@APOOCH) August 4, 2020 After the foul, he popped...
    Hot objects from vehicle tailpipe caused 26,850-acre Apple Fire in California, authorities say Fast-food menu changes that outraged customers Lou Williams cleared to return to Clippers after quarantine Lou Williams missed the Los Angeles Clippers’ first two games of the NBA restart over a decision he made when leaving the Orlando bubble, but the veteran guard is officially eligible to return. © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports L.A. Clippers guard Lou Williams (right) talks with NBA referee Jason Phillips (left) Williams has cleared his 10-day quarantine and will play on Tuesday night against the Phoenix Suns, his agent told Shams Charania of The Athletic. Williams left the Orlando bubble prior to the resumption of the season because of a death...
    Pioneer Woman Star Ree Drummonds Daughter Alex Announces Engagement: See the Pics! Lunatic hiding in plain sight: The bitter tale of a woman-hating lawyer accused of killing a rival and a judges son Sixers Kyle O’Quinn cant play vs. Spurs after missing coronavirus test Philadelphia 76ers center Kyle O’Quinn will not be able to play in Monday night’s game against the San Antonio Spurs because of coronavirus testing, but that does not mean he tested positive. © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Philadelphia 76ers center Kyle O'Quinn O’Quinn is ineligible to play in the game because he missed his scheduled coronavirus test on Sunday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Players must continue to test negative for COVID-19 in...
    Austin police warn of ‘armed’ rioters planning to access buildings: reports Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat Sixers Joel Embiid, Shake Milton have to be separated Joel Embiid and Shake Milton got into it during Saturday night’s Philadelphia 76ers-Indiana Pacers game. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Joel Embiid (left) did not show teammate any brotherly love Saturday night in Orlando. At the end of the first quarter, the Sixers were walking toward their bench. Embiid began pointing his finger at Milton, who did not respond well. Milton had to be restrained by a teammate. Joel Embiid and Shake Milton appeared to exchange words as the teams go to a timeout. ...
    Bieber dealt with way crazier childhood fame: Baldwin DOJ schedules two more federal executions Watch: Sixers Joel Embiid with filthy rejection of Aaron Holiday The Philadelphia 76ers did not have it on defense in the first quarter of their game against the Indiana Pacers Saturday evening. Indiana dropped 35 points on 61.5 percent shooting from the field in its opener at Walt Disney World. © Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports Joel Embiid had a highlight-reel play vs. the Pacers. It wasn’t for a lack of effort and a highlight-reel play from star Sixers center Joel Embiid. Check him out sending Aaron Holiday back in a big way in transition. pic.twitter.com/jT8WtYojwY— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) August 1, 2020 Hilariously, the ball...
    Lewis returns to Capitol to lie in state Is eating out in restaurants the right thing to do during the pandemic? Some say no. Shaquille ONeal to host Shark Week special titled ShaqAttack Shaquille O'Neal getting his own "Shark Week" special is definitely something we can get onboard with.  © Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Shaquille O'Neal is one of the featured stars on Shark Week. The Los Angeles Lakers legend will be hosting his own "Shark Week" special titled "ShaqAttack," which is set to air on Aug. 10 at 9 p.m. ET.  O'Neal is teaming up with YouTube stars Dude Perfect and former NASA engineer Mark Rober to test hunting techniques of various sharks to determine which has the...
    Week in celebrity photos for July 20-26, 2020 Climate Point: FBI probes bailout of Ohio nuclear, coal plants; will Nevada be bombed again? Watch: Lakers J.R. Smith balls out in first game in nearly two years The Los Angeles Lakers had thought about signing veteran wing JR Smith during the spring before the NBA season was suspended. Once the NBA title favorite knew it would be returning to the season in Orlando, that’s exactly what the team did. © Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Even if it is merely just a scrimmage ahead of the regular year resuming on July 30, JR Smith deserves credit for impressing. © Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Even if it is merely just a scrimmage...
    Heres the Latest on Kanye Wests Presidential Run Despite resurgence in coronavirus cases, Trump says: ‘I’ll be right eventually — it’s going to disappear’ Tracy McGrady, Jermaine ONeal to start player agency Former NBA players Tracy McGrady and Jermaine O’Neal are planning to team up to launch a new player agency. © Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Former NBA stars Tracy McGrady and Jermaine O'Neal are planning to launch a new player agency. McGrady and O’Neal became friends when they were both young players in the NBA. The two were first-round picks in consecutive drafts, and they became friends since they shared an agent and shoe company they partnered with. According to the New York Times’ Marc Stein, who wrote...
    How AGT Resumed Filming and Avoided Making Just Another Zoom Show During COVID-19 Bankers Shocked by 45% China Tax Rate Mull Leaving Hong Kong Sixers ready to give Joel Embiid heavy minutes in Orlando Joel Embiid might be ready to take on his final form in the Orlando bubble. © Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Playing more minutes in the playoffs could be music to Joel Embiid's ears.  Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown told reporters on Tuesday that he has set a target of 38 minutes per game for Embiid in the playoffs, per Derek Bodner of The Athletic. Bodner notes that the 26-year-old center played 30 minutes per game in last year’s playoffs and 34 a game in...
    In what’s been a long, lost season for the Golden State Warriors already, they may now be in danger of losing the exclusivity of their nickname. The NFL’s Washington club announced Monday it will ditch the original nickname it’s kept for 83 years that so many found not only to be offensive to Native Americans, but essentially just racist branding. According to many reports, the team’s most popular — and maybe most likely — re-branding choice is the Washington Warriors. Some say the name Warriors seems to have a slight edge over the Red Tails, a tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen. And, as a Warriors spokesman confirmed Sunday night, if Washington owner Dan Snyder wants to be...