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Joe Dumars recalls Pistons’ near trade for Kobe Bryant: ‘It was that close’

Sports Illustrated
Howard Beck welcomes Hall of Famer Joe Dumars. The former Pistons Bad Boy is now the NBA’s discipline czar, part of his new role as executive vice president and head of basketball operations. Dumars discusses his approach to the job, then reflects at length on his tenure as Pistons GM.......

In Wyoming, Likely End of Cheney Dynasty Will Close a Political Era

New York Times
CODY, Wyo. — At an event last month honoring the 14,000 Japanese Americans who were once held at the Heart Mountain internment camp near here, Representative Liz Cheney was overcome with emotions, and a prolonged standing ovation wasn’t the only reason. Her appearance — with her father, former Vice President......

“9 To 5 Lifestyle”: 50 Of The Most Accurate Memes About Living That Corporate Dream That Might Hit Way Too Close To Home

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Let’s face it, sometimes work can be a real drag. Even people lucky enough to enjoy what they do 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, get tired of punching away at the tasks at hand. Countless meetings, projects, deadlines, and commitments are plunged onto you by this corporate......

Transfer Talk: Man City close in on Anderlecht’s Gomez

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The summer transfer window is here, and there’s plenty of gossip swirling about who’s moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and, of course, done deals! TOP STORY: Gomez in Man City’s sights Manchester City are close to signing Anderlecht left-back Sergio Gomez,......

SI99 rankings notebook: Stats, trends and close calls for top recruits

Sports Illustrated
The class of 2023 Preseason SI99 football recruit ranking was released on Tuesday, led by quarterback Dante Moore.  The journey from blank slate to full ranking is no small one by the Sports Illustrated staff, so this feature pulls the curtain back on how some of the processes came together.......

Chinese and Taiwan navy boats staying close to Strait median line – source

Reuters
A China Coast Guard vessel travels in the waters off the 68-nautical-mile scenic spot, one of mainland China’s closest points to the island of Taiwan, in Pingtan island, Fujian province, China August 5, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAIPEI, Aug 7 (Reuters) –......

Angels Were ’Never Close’ to Trading Shohei Ohtani, per Report

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Mike McDaniel With the Angels spiraling in a lost season, there was plenty of speculation over who would be available from their roster at the trade deadline. The franchise is well out of playoff contention, marking another year in which they have......

Barcelona close in on Alonso – Saturday’s gossip

BBC
Barcelona remain in talks with Chelsea over Spain left-back Marcos Alonso and are confident of reaching an agreement to sign the 31-year-old. (90min)external-link Alonso has said his goodbyes to staff at Chelsea‘s Cobham training ground as he looks to seal his transfer this weekend. (Mail)external-link Crystal Palace are interested in......

Trump social media deal can’t close on time, needs extension, buyer says

Reuters
The Truth social network logo is seen displayed behind a woman holding a smartphone in this picture illustration taken February 21, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 5 (Reuters) – Digital World Acquisition Corp (DWAC.O), the blank-check company taking former U.S. President Donald......

Why The Bear’s Ebon Moss-Bachrach Came Very Close to Not Playing Richie – E! Online

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Ebon Moss-Bachrach almost said “No, chef.” Moss-Bachrach–who plays the antagonistic, yet oddly charming Richie on FX’s breakout The Bear–revealed that he came very close to… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...

Karrin Taylor Robson says campaign is ‘on the cusp of victory’ in close Arizona race

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Karrin Taylor Robson says campaign is ‘on the cusp of victory’ in close Arizona race lead image Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics – Click here for......

Braves add OF Grossman, close in on P Odorizzi

ESPN
The Atlanta Braves acquired Detroit Tigers outfielder Robbie Grossman late Monday night, the team announced, adding veteran depth to an already potent lineup. The defending World Series champions were also nearing a deal for Houston Astros right-hander Jake Odorizzi, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan, confirming multiple reports. Grossman, 32, was......

Several Chinese warplanes fly close to median line of Taiwan Strait – source

Reuters
Chinese and Taiwanese printed flags are seen in this illustration taken, April 28, 2022. Picture taken April 28, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAIPEI, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Several Chinese warplanes flew close to the median line of the sensitive Taiwan Strait on......

They dropped out of Stanford to run a startup. Now, it’s close to becoming India’s next tech unicorn

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here “When we started this 12 months ago, every conversation we had was, ‘You’re totally out of your mind, this is never going to work,'” said teenage CEO Aadit Palicha.  Yet, Palicha’s company has managed to prove those doubters wrong —......

White House identifies six close contacts of Biden’s rebound case of COVID-19

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Brett Samuels The White House has identified six additional close contacts of President Biden connected to his rebound case of COVID-19, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Monday. There were 17 close contacts tied to Biden’s original positive test after......

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