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Rockets’ Mop Guy Can Tell This Game Going To Be A Sweaty One

HOUSTON—Assessing the perspiration dripping off the players while waiting for the next time-out, the Houston Rockets’ mop guy Kyle Collins could already tell Tuesday that Game 4 against the Utah Jazz was going to be a sweaty one. “We’re only five minutes in, [James] Harden is just drenched, and inside the paint is already slick—looks […]

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Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson tee off on each other ahead of Players first round

  SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Steve DiMeglio thinks Tiger Woods can contend at the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass, but only if he can fix one vital part of his game. USA TODAY Sports   Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson smile as they walk onto the 12th green during a practice round for the Masters […]

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Iran’s Biggest Director Kicks Off Cannes the Same Day Trump Pulls Out of Iran Nuclear Deal

The Cannes Film Festival got off to a respectable—if not particularly exciting—start with its opening-night feature, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s Everybody Knows. Known for tightly scripted (and sometimes overly tightly wound) melodramas—especially the Oscar-winning A Separation—Farhadi’s latest effort is primarily of interest for the focused performances of the husband-and-wife team of Penelope Cruz and Javier […]

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One-handed NFL prospect Shaquem Griffin embraces the opportunity to prove doubters wrong — again

SportsPulse: Shaquem and Shaquill Griffin plan on living together as now reunited teammates on the Seattle Seahawks, but they already have one conflict to resolve: will they share the Xbox? USA TODAY Sports Shaquem Griffin was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round of the NFL draft.(Photo: Brett Davis, USA TODAY Sports) ARLINGTON, […]

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Joy Reid Apologizes for Homophobic Posts She Doesn’t ‘Remember Writing’

MSNBC anchor Joy Reid on Saturday morning offered a lengthy apology for a series of homophobic blog posts attributed to her, but continued to suggest she had not written them. “I genuinely do not believe I wrote those hateful things because they are completely alien to me,” she said, “but I can definitely understand based […]

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Russia: Israel’s Behind Surprise Missile Attack on Syria Airbase

Russia has pointed the finger at Israel over a deadly missile strike on a Syrian airbase Sunday after Syrian state media initially blamed the United States for the attack that killed 14 people. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad received international condemnation after a suspected chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Ghouta that is believed to […]

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Alex Rodriguez wonders what it would have been like to be a Met

  The MLB season is still very young, but that doesn’t stop the world from overreacting to every storyline! USA TODAY Sports’ Steve Gardner breaks it all down. USA TODAY Sports ESPN broadcaster Alex Rodriguez works from the Vin Scully Press Box during the baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants.(Photo: […]

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Arianna Huffington Denies Involvement in Sex Cult Depicted in Netflix’s ‘Wild Wild Country’

Wild Wild Country, a new six-part docuseries currently streaming on Netflix, chronicles a forgotten—yet utterly astonishing—moment in American history. In the 1970s, a bearded guru by the name of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh established an ashram (and foundation) in Pune, India. Preaching the unity of opposites, conquering the ego to achieve enlightenment, Dynamic Meditation, and sexual […]