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The Sacramento Kings selected Baylor two-way guard Davion Mitchell with the ninth overall pick in the NBA draft. Mitchell averaged 14.0 points, 5.5 assists and 2.7 rebounds while helping the Bears to their first national championship in more than 50 years last season. The 22-year-old was the Naismith defensive player of the year, averaging 1.9 steals during his final season at Baylor.
The San Antonio Spurs selected guard Josh Primo of Alabama with the No. 12 pick in Thursday night’s NBA draft, adding a 6-foot-5 guard as they rebuild through youth. Primo averaged 8.1 points and 3.5 rebounds in his lone season with the Tide. The Spurs have failed to reach the playoffs the past two seasons after matching a league record with 22 straight postseasons while winning five NBA titles.
Four-time Olympian Emma Twigg of New Zealand and Greece's Stefanos Ntouskos raced Olympic best times to win the women’s and men’s single sculls golds, respectively, on Friday, as the final day of rowing got off to a roaring start at Tokyo’s Sea Forest Waterway. Twigg, who had tried but failed to reach the Olympic podium in her previous three attempts, seized the lead by the 500-metre mark and pulled away from the pack to win in 7:13.97 by a 3.42-second margin. Russian Olympic Committee's Hanna Prakatsen and Austria's Magdalena Lobnig picked up silver and bronze, respectively.
Toronto stunned almost everyone by selecting Scottie Barnes over Jalen Suggs.
Winds whipped up debris near the town of Caldwell, Ohio, as severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for the region on July 29.This footage uploaded by Hunter Riddle, shows leaves and branches being launched into the air, then striking a power line, causing a spark and a cloud of smoke to rise into the sky.The National Weather Service issued a severe weather warning for Ohio’s east, cautioning of strong wind gusts and possible quarter-sized hail. Credit: Hunter Riddle via Storyful
RIVERSIDE, Calif., July 30, 2021--Neighborhood Healthcare -- a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center providing a wide range of medical, dental, and behavioral health services -- today celebrated its expansion to Riverside with the grand opening of its first healthcare facilities in the community, developed by impact investing leader Turner Impact Capital.
“I put my life into Suicide Squad. I made something amazing,” David Ayer wrote of his 2016 film
The Golden State Warriors selected forward Jonathan Kuminga with the No. 7 pick of the NBA draft on Thursday night after he played last season with the G League Ignite following a 2016 move from his home in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. With the Ignite, the development team for top prospects ahead of the draft, the 6-foot-8 Kuminga averaged 15.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists over 13 games. The 18-year-old Kuminga attended high school in Hillside, New Jersey.
Peruvian President Pedro Castillo on Thursday named Guido Bellido, a member of his Marxist party, as prime minister, a move which dimmed hopes of a moderate left administration and will face an uphill confirmation battle in Congress. Bellido, a congressman, is a member of the self-described Marxist-Leninist Free Peru party, with which Castillo won the presidency this year in the Andean nation. His appointment underscores the sway that far-left Free Peru will have in Castillo's administration, which is set to last until 2026.
The Toronto Raptors chose Florida State forward Scottie Barnes with the fourth pick in the NBA draft Thursday night. The 6-foot-9 Barnes was the ACC Freshman of the Year and Sixth Man of the Year awards in his lone season at Florida State, averaging 10.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 4.1 assists. Dressed in a floral-patterned white suit, Barnes leapt to his feet and pumped a fist in celebration when NBA Commissioner Adam Silver called his name.
The dollar languished near a one-month low on Friday and was poised for its worst weekly performance since May as dovish remarks by the U.S. Federal Reserve together with underwhelming economic data took the steam out of a month-long rally. The dollar's downtrend began after Fed Chairman Jerome Powell wrongfooted bulls after a policy meeting this week by saying that rate increases were "a ways away" and the job market still had "some ground to cover". "While the Fed continued to say it was moving towards winding back its money printing program, the Fed’s move towards this shift looks likely to be slower than previously anticipated," said Steven Dooley, currency strategist at Western Union Business Solutions.
More pandemic developments and tensions across the Channel are splashed across the nation’s front pages.
When the Orlando Magic’s hopes of moving up in the NBA draft never materialized, they instead used their picks to select former Gonzaga star Jalen Suggs fifth and German forward Franz Wagner eighth. Owners of two top-eight picks for the first time in franchise history, the Magic had hopes of packaging those selections and moving into the draft’s top four. Suggs, the USWBA National Freshman of the Year, famously banked in a winning, half-court shot in the NCAA Final Four semifinal game against UCLA.
First Minister Mark Drakeford has given the go-ahead for the isolation requirement to be removed nine days earlier than in England.
The Los Angeles Lakers are acquiring All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook from the Washington Wizards for three players and this year's first-round draft pick. According to two people with knowledge of the deal, the Lakers are trading Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Montrezl Harrell to Washington for Westbrook, who is a Los Angeles native and helped lead UCLA to a pair of Final Four appearances.
For the second time in five years, the Oklahoma City Thunder went Down Under to find a first-round pick in the NBA draft, taking Josh Giddey at No. 6 on Thursday night. The 18-year-old Giddey, a 6-foot-8 guard from Melbourne, Australia, attended the NBA Global Academy in 2019-20 and played last season for the Adelaide 36ers in Australia’s National Basketball League. In 2017, the Thunder used the No. 21 overall pick on Terrance Ferguson, who had played for the 36ers the previous season.
Sheila Jackson Lee is third Black lawmaker to be arrested during voting rights protests. Congress members Joyce Beatty and Hank Johnson were previously arrested for participating in separate demonstrations
Straddled between two cliffs in China's Hunan province, a 430-meter glass-bottomed suspension bridge offers the world's highest bungy jump from a footbridge. Visitors to the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge can take a leap from a height of 260 meters, a stomach-churning way to take in the views of the surrounding Wulingyuan wilderness, a UNSECO World Heritage site. The bungy jumping operation opened at the end of 2020, delayed by restrictions imposed by the Chinese government because of the coronavirus pandemic, which included some of the world's toughest border restrictions.
Rashaad Penny joked Thursday that when he works out in the offseason, he’s not interested in putting himself through the kind of strain as his Seattle Seahawks teammate Chris Carson. “I don’t try to look like Chris Carson, do his workouts,” Penny joked. Where Penny wants to be, and expects to be, is back on the field this season, fully healthy as the second piece of Seattle’s backfield stable of running backs.
The film has attracted worldwide controversy.