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Sources: Griffin free agent as Pistons OK buyout

ESPN
Six-time NBA All-Star Blake Griffin has agreed to a contract buyout with the Detroit Pistons and will become an unrestricted free agent, sources tell ESPN. The Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat and Portland Trail Blazers are expected to be among the teams Griffin will be considering for his......

Swiss plan free coronavirus tests for population

Reuters
ZURICH (Reuters) – Switzerland unveiled a 1 billion Swiss franc ($1.08 billion) plan on Friday to offer free coronavirus tests for its entire population as part of measures to ease the country’s exit from COVID-19 restrictions. FILE PHOTO: A woman sits in front of a COVID-19 testing site of the......

People are paying millions for clips that can be viewed for free. Welcome to the world of ‘NFTs’

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A virtual art piece titled “Everydays: The First 5000 Days.” Created by digital artist Beeple, it’s the first NFT-based work of art to go on auction at Christie’s. Christie’s From art to sports trading cards, people are spending millions of......

Bartomeu spends night in jail, provisionally free

ESPN
Former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu was provisionally freed on Tuesday after appearing before a judge following a night in jail while being investigated for possible irregularities during his administration. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only) Court officials said Bartomeu and his former adviser at the Spanish......

Iowa violates free press rights by prosecuting Des Moines Register reporter

USA Today
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Des Moines Register Freedom of the press stands alongside freedom of religion, speech, assembly and petition as the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. That makes the upcoming trial of a Des Moines Register reporter......

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny tells Russian court to free him

Reuters
By Polina Nikolskaya, Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) – Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny told a judge to set him free on Saturday as he appealed against what he said was a politically-motivated decision to jail him for nearly three years. Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critic, was jailed earlier this......

Murray First in NBA History to Score 50 With No Free Throws

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc5MDc0MTMwNzUzMTAzNjA4/jamal-murray.jpg Madeline Coleman Jamal Murray carried the Nuggets past the Cavaliers, 120-103, on Friday thanks to his third 50-point game (including the playoffs), the most by a Nuggets player in franchise history.  The guard went 21-for-25 in the field (84%) and tallied eight three-pointers to surpass 50 points for the......

Germany plans to offer free rapid coronavirus tests from March 1

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: A woman wears a protective mask as she crosses a bridge in front of the skyline as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues during an extended lockdown and a demand by the German government for more home office possibilities in Frankfurt, Germany, February 11, 2021. REUTERS/Kai......

Spanish police storm university, arrest rapper convicted in free speech case

Reuters
LLEIDA, Spain (Reuters) – Dozens of Spanish police stormed a university on Tuesday and arrested a rapper who had barricaded himself inside after being sentenced to jail on charges of glorifying terrorism and insulting royalty in his lyrics. Pablo Hasel and a group of his supporters had taken refuge the......

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