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Does Jamal Murray’s Injury End the Nuggets’ Title Hopes?

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SI – For more and to sign up click here SI Staff The Nuggets lost star Jamal Murray for the remainder of the season after a torn ACL in Monday’s loss to the Warriors. Murray exploded in the playoffs last season and was behind the Nuggets’ historic postseason run in......

Wolves prez hopes game gives players a platform

ESPN
As the Minnesota Timberwolves and Brooklyn Nets resumed play after Monday’s game was postponed in the wake of the police shooting of Daunte Wright, Wolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas said he hoped playing Tuesday would “give our guys a platform to show and say what they feel.” “We......

Canadian Basketball Hopes a New Floor Will Raise Its Ceiling

New York Times
Marc Stein The Raptors’ title run and the gargantuan television audiences it attracted have led Grunwald to proclaim, as he did in a recent phone interview, that “this is a basketball nation now.” Other prominent members of the Canadian basketball community say the same. The surest way to hush lingering......

Japan stocks end higher on hopes for robust earnings season

Reuters
TOKYO, April 9 (Reuters) – Japanese shares closed higher on Friday, buoyed by growing expectations that companies will report healthy profits and issue upbeat forecasts as earnings reports start to roll in. The Nikkei 225 Index ended up 0.2% at 29,768.06, while the broader Topix gained 0.39% to 1,959.47. Stocks......

Pritzker’s chief of staff hopes to fully reopen by summer, defends executive actions during pandemic

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The state of Illinois could fully reopen this summer. At least that’s the hope of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s chief of staff. During a budget hearing Tuesday, Chief of Staff Anne Caprara defended the governor’s dozens of consecutive executive orders......

Forget the Serie A title: Juventus must beat Napoli to retain hopes of top-four finish

ESPN
It’s not a surprise that maybe the biggest match of Juventus‘ season is taking place on the day of the Champions League quarterfinals. It is, however, a surprise that it’s a league match. With all Serie A teams already eliminated from Europe’s biggest tournament, it’s the perfect open date for......

Pelosi hopes to offer SALT relief in infrastructure package

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she hopes that Democrats can ease the current cap on state and local tax deductions as part of a larger infrastructure package. Several House Democrats......

Boston Red Sox chairman hopes Covid game cancellations will be a ‘rare event’ this MLB season

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner told CNBC on Thursday he does not expect coronavirus outbreaks to significantly alter the course of the Major League Baseball season. Werner’s comments on “Squawk Box” came on opening day, which marks the start......

Belgian university city hopes circles will encourage social distancing

Reuters
GHENT, Belgium (Reuters) – The Belgian city of Ghent has struggled to persuade its large student population to stick to social distancing rules during the pandemic, but the authorities hope they have found a solution at least to keep outside gatherings under control. The city, home to some 80,000 students,......

Megan Thee Stallion Hopes to “Change Lives” With $1 Million Fashion Nova Initiative for Women Leaders – E! Online

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Coming off her three Grammy wins, Megan The Stallion is making it a priority to give back. On March 8, she launched the Women on Top initiative with the clothing brand Fashion Nova to… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main......

The Ever Given is partially afloat, raising hopes traffic can soon resume.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The mammoth cargo ship blocking one of the world’s most vital maritime arteries was wrenched from the shoreline and set partially afloat again early Monday, raising hopes that traffic could soon resume in the Suez Canal and limit......

The Ever Given is partially afloat and almost free, raising hopes traffic can soon resume.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The mammoth cargo ship blocking one of the world’s most vital maritime arteries was wrenched from the shoreline and set partially afloat again early on Monday morning, raising hopes that traffic could soon resume in the Suez Canal......

EU’s Breton hopes vaccine push can boost Europe’s summer tourist season

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Tourists are seen at the Caffe Quadri at St. Mark’s Square a day before Italy and neighbouring EU countries open up borders for the first time since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak hit the country, in Venice, Italy June 14, 2020. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri PARIS (Reuters) – European Internal......

Do you need to wear masks after Covid vaccine? New NIH-backed study hopes to answer that

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Nurses draw vaccine doses from a vial as Maryland residents receive their second dose of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine at the Cameron Grove Community Center on March 25, 2021 in Bowie, Maryland. Win McNamee | Getty Images A new study......

Ainge hopes ‘jolt’ revitalizes discouraged Celtics

ESPN
10:23 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said that the thinking behind the moves the team made before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline — and specifically acquiring Evan Fournier in a deal with the Orlando Magic — was to give a team lacking in confidence......

As Iran toughens stance, hopes for nuclear thaw before June diminish

Reuters
PARIS (Reuters) – The odds of Washington and Tehran making progress to revive the 2015 nuclear deal before Iran’s June elections have dwindled after Iran opted to take a tougher stance before returning to talks, diplomats and officials said. FILE PHOTO: The Iranian flag waves in front of the International......

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