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Capitals beat Lightning to reach first Stanley Cup final since 1998
- May 26, 2018

He had never advanced past the second round. He hadn't won a head-to-head battle with Sidney Crosby . He didn't even get close. They are also awarded with a ticket to the Stanley Cup Finals where they will travel to play the Western champions, the Vegas Golden Knights . (more...)
Serena could face Sharapova in fourth round at French Open Serena could face Sharapova in fourth round at French Open
- May 26, 2018

By refusing to give her an exception, French officials are dismissing the 36-year-old Williams as a competitor, a risky and ridiculous notion for anyone who has ever seen her play. French Open organizers ruled out giving special treatment to Williams , reaffirming the seedings would reflect the latest WTA rankings. "We remain committed to evolving with the needs of our players and are very supportive of those players returning from maternity leave to the tour". (more...)
Spare me your crocodile tears about the new NFL Anthem rule Spare me your crocodile tears about the new NFL Anthem rule
- May 26, 2018

But teammate Demario Davis had mixed emotions about the policy . Maybe the National Football League and Commissioner Roger Goodell had a patriotic change of heart. Some other Saints players, including defensive end Cameron Jordan and offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod, have expressed their displeasure with the new rule on social media. (more...)
Chris Paul: Watch Rockets star TAUNT Steph Curry moments before injury Chris Paul: Watch Rockets star TAUNT Steph Curry moments before injury
- May 26, 2018

Asked specifically about Game 6 on Saturday, he said, "Oh yeah". In the contest, Paul had 20 points, all but two in the second half, plus seven rebounds, six assists and three steals. Kevin Durant led the Warriors with 29 points. Golden State became reliant on the three-point shot and they stopped dropping. After losing Game One of the series, the Rockets made the best of home-court advantage this time, thrilling a sellout crowd that included Justin Timberlake, Houston Texans star J.J. (more...)
Richie Incognito reportedly placed on psychiatric hold Richie Incognito reportedly placed on psychiatric hold
- May 26, 2018

The Richie Incognito situation has taken a freaky turn. When later told by officers that his behavior might pose a danger to others, Incognito asked a woman in the swimming pool to call the Federal Bureau of Investigation. At one point, the officer said Incognito became upset and told a woman who was swimming the nearby pool to call the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (more...)
Harvey Weinstein Turns Himself In To NYPD To Face Charges Harvey Weinstein Turns Himself In To NYPD To Face Charges
- May 25, 2018

A court date has been set for July. In a statement published by the Hollywood Reporter , Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance said that Friday's charges, "reflect significant progress in this active, ongoing investigation", adding, "I thank the fearless survivors who have come forward, and my office's prosecutors who have worked tirelessly on this investigation". (more...)
Show patience, goodwill, China tells US, North Korea after Trump cancels summit Show patience, goodwill, China tells US, North Korea after Trump cancels summit
- May 25, 2018

The comment followed a letter by U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday informing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un of his withdrawal from what would have been the two countries' first ever summit, set for June 12 in Singapore . USA defense and intelligence officials have repeatedly assessed the North to be on the threshold of having the capability to strike anywhere in the continental US with a nuclear-tipped missile - a capacity that Trump and other USA officials have said they would ... (more...)
Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek says to expand overseas Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek says to expand overseas
- May 25, 2018

After Grab confirmed the merger of Uber's SE Asian operations in March, passengers in the region were worrying that their choices will be limited and the price for hailing a cab will surge. Go-Jek's expansion plans will take its services to Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore , and the Philippines over the next few months - initially offering ride-hailing services before adding other services such as mobile payments, food delivery, and on-demand shopping. (more...)
Stacey Abrams: First Black Woman Ever Nominated for Governor by Major Party Stacey Abrams: First Black Woman Ever Nominated for Governor by Major Party
- May 25, 2018

Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams takes her place in history becoming the Democratic nominee in Georgia's gubernatorial election, making her the first Black female major party gubernatorial nominee in US history. It doesn't mean that Democrats are always nominating their strongest possible candidate, but reasonable party actors can disagree around the margins about which candidates are more electable and the relative importance of electability and policy orthodoxy. (more...)
Virat Kohli ruled out of playing for Surrey Virat Kohli ruled out of playing for Surrey
- May 24, 2018

Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart said it was "hugely disappointing" that Kohli would not be joining up with the county, but added they "have to respect the decision of the BCCI medical team ". Although his love for yoga is very well known, what Indian netizens were perhaps not expecting was for the PM to accept Virat Kohli's fitness challenge . (more...)
Neymar Fitter Than Brazil Expected Before the World Cup Neymar Fitter Than Brazil Expected Before the World Cup
- May 24, 2018

Neymar was cleared to take part in training after undergoing a medical exams earlier Tuesday. To think, Neymar left the field in tears in February after going over awkwardly on his ankle, and now it looks likely that he will feature at the World Cup. (more...)
Draymond Green's Bad-Luck Game 4 Included Crucial Missed Warriors Timeout Draymond Green's Bad-Luck Game 4 Included Crucial Missed Warriors Timeout
- May 24, 2018

The Warriors busted out to a 12-0 lead, and except for a 34-point third quarter, lost their way, and ultimately the game. You've got to have great defenders, two-way guys, and we do and they do. But the spurt did not carry them in the fourth quarter. Could this be the night that Curry, Kevin Durant or Klay Thompson finally elevated an altogether lackluster series with a duel for the ages against Chris Paul or James Harden? He's now battling a sore right foot that hasn't always made it ... (more...)
Comcast could spend $90B in cash to compete with Disney and Netflix Comcast could spend $90B in cash to compete with Disney and Netflix
- May 24, 2018

Comcast , a $200bn goliath built on America's biggest cable network, said its bid will be "at least as favorable to Fox shareholders as the Disney offer". In a letter to Rupert Murdoch , Hohn revealed an unexpectedly large 7.4% stake in Fox and dismissed regulatory risk that might rise from a Comcast/ Fox deal, The Wall Street Journal reports . (more...)
Apple now lets users download everything the company has on them Apple now lets users download everything the company has on them
- May 24, 2018

If you request a copy of your data, Apple will give you the choice of which files to download, and the company promises to fulfill that request within seven days. Do you trust Apple to keep your data safe more than companies like Facebook or Google , who's business modes are defined by ad sales rather than hardware and services? "For some, this has resulted in a flurry of last-minute emails to entire user bases in a vain effort to capture as many opt-ins as possible, while others ... (more...)
Serena Williams to miss out on seeding as French Open follows rankings Serena Williams to miss out on seeding as French Open follows rankings
- May 24, 2018

The three-time French Open champion is expected to play in her first major since returning from maternity leave . The WTA now gives players coming off maternity leave or injuries a "special ranking", which allows them to enter tournaments but doesn't impact seeding. (more...)
Jared Kushner's security clearance has been restored Jared Kushner's security clearance has been restored
- May 24, 2018

The New York Times was the first to report on Kushner's permanent clearance. Lowell continued to sidestep the question of whether Kushner was a target, subject, or witness, saying, "Nobody has indicated they have any intention of saying to him, you've done something wrong that would merit any charges". (more...)
Reports of Activist Wael Abbas 'Arrest' Circulate Online Reports of Activist Wael Abbas 'Arrest' Circulate Online
- May 23, 2018

His current whereabouts remains unknown, prompting friends and followers to launch the Arabic hashtag " where_is_Wael_Abbas " on Twitter. Egypt has arrested a number of secular activists since President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi won re-election in March - before he had effectively eliminated all credible challengers. (more...)
Italian president summons Conte for talks on forming govt Italian president summons Conte for talks on forming govt
- May 23, 2018

Media reports have also speculated that he padded his resume and overstated his academic credentials. Conte included seven summers of studies at New York University and lecturing at the University of Malta in a 12-page resume covering the years since Guiseppe Conte earned his law degree from Rome's Sapienza University in 1988. (more...)
Hundreds Attend Vigil For Jastine Hundreds Attend Vigil For Jastine
- May 23, 2018

A huge crowd turned out on yesterday's sunny evening for the most sombre of occasions; a vigil to remember Jastine Valdez. As per the agency, the Philippine Embassy in London and the Honorary Consulate in Dublin have been monitoring the case and have been in touch with authorities since Valdez's family reported her missing on Saturday evening. (more...)
Oil rallies to multi-year highs on Venezuela worries Oil rallies to multi-year highs on Venezuela worries
- May 23, 2018

Oil output in Venezuela hit a long-term low of 1.505 million barrels per day in April, nearly 500,000 bpd below its OPEC output target. Prices have risen recently amid concerns over the impact of potential USA sanctions on Venezuela's oil exports following a disputed election which saw Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro re-elected. (more...)
Maduro wins another term as opponents cry foul about election Maduro wins another term as opponents cry foul about election
- May 22, 2018

Earlier, Trump signed an executive order putting in place new economic sanctions aimed at preventing US citizens from being involved in the sale of Venezuela's accounts receivables related to oil and other assets. Prior to the announcement of the official results , the former Lara State governor gave a press conference, in which he called the vote "illegitimate", demanding new elections in October. (more...)
Shooting suspect's father thinks he was bullied Shooting suspect's father thinks he was bullied
- May 22, 2018

He said later that the case presented the most deaths in one crime that he had ever faced. A Texas sheriff says two officers engaged the gunman in a deadly high school rampage within four minutes Friday, saving lives. Abbott has focused on mental health issues and arming school personnel. "It would be everything from school design to metal detectors to background checks and making sure people lock up their guns away from their ammo". (more...)
You Can Now Order The Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor All-Drive You Can Now Order The Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor All-Drive
- May 22, 2018

The new Model 3 was announced by CEO Elon Musk on Twitter . Mr. Musk has said that Tesla expects to become profitable in the third and fourth quarters of this year - if it can produce 5,000 or more Model 3s a week. With that, you can travel 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 140 miles per hour, which is certainly not bad. "Will beat anything in its class on the track". (more...)
New Jungle Book Movie Mowgli Gets Its First Trailer New Jungle Book Movie Mowgli Gets Its First Trailer
- May 22, 2018

Here's the logline: Mowgli follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli ( Rohan Chand ), raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India. Well, that seems to be the inclination Andy Serkis and Warner Brothers had when crafting the newest adaptation of such an ever-adapted work in 2018's Mowgli . (more...)
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano creates toxic stew as lava reaches Pacific Hawaii's Kilauea volcano creates toxic stew as lava reaches Pacific
- May 22, 2018

But things escalated on Saturday, as molten rock emerging from the ground threatened to block escape routes, meaning that more people may have to evacuate as roads - particularly important highways - become cut off. "Laze - a term combining the words "lava" and haze" - is a mix of hydrochloric acid fumes, steam and fine volcanic glass specks created when erupting lava reacts with sea water, Hawaii County Civil Defence said in a statement . (more...)
Malaysia to investigate management of development company Malaysia to investigate management of development company
- May 22, 2018

Rosmah Mansor, who is the wife of recently ousted Prime Minister Najib Razak , is believed to have spent close to $8 million Australian dollars between 2008 and 2015. Mr. Shukri told reporters it wasn't clear how long Mr. Najib. "It is our collective duty to fix the country's image so that we will once more be looked highly upon by the world", he said in his first such address since reassuming his role as prime minister, an office he held for more than two decades before leaving office in ... (more...)
Willian a summer target for Manchester United Willian a summer target for Manchester United
- May 22, 2018

Asked if he could have tried harder to enjoy a more stable relationship with his Chelsea superiors, Conte answered: "It's not simple, it's not simple to answer this question". "I think now if you want to win something like the Ballon d'Or or the top-scorer (award), you need to be selfish". Mourinho won two in 2016-17 - the Europa League and League Cup - so he will be bitterly disappointed he has not taken any silverware back to Old Trafford this time. (more...)
Can Pope Francis Change Moral Truth Regarding Homosexuality? Can Pope Francis Change Moral Truth Regarding Homosexuality?
- May 22, 2018

The pope loves you this way, you must be happy the way you are. "To be attracted and to be sent are two movements that our hearts, especially when we are young, feel as interior forces of love; they hold out promise for our future, and they give direction to our lives", Pope Francis said. (more...)
Pompeo offers concessions if Iran makes changes Pompeo offers concessions if Iran makes changes
- May 21, 2018

Pompeo did offer Iran a series of dramatic potential USA concessions if it agrees to make "major changes". "Who are you to decide for Iran and the world?" Pompeo rolled out the 12 " basic requirements " for Iran in a Monday speech at the Heritage Foundation, a right-wing Washington think tank. (more...)
Patriots QB Tom Brady will not attend start of OTAs Patriots QB Tom Brady will not attend start of OTAs
- May 21, 2018

Most do attend, but there are a few players around the National Football League each spring who opt to do their own thing until attendance becomes compulsory. Offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia already said tackles Isaiah Wynn, Trent Brown and Marcus Cannon, along with guard Joe Thuney will not participate. (more...)

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