Warriors' Klay Thompson undergoes surgery to repair Achilles
Warriors guard Klay Thompson underwent surgery in Los Angeles Wednesday to repair his torn right Achilles tendon, according to a team release. The five-time All-Star is expected to make a full recovery.As first reported by ESPN, the surgery was performed by Dr. Richard Ferkel in Los Angeles. Ferkel has worked with other NBA players, including Ricky Rubio, DeMarcus Cousins, Joel Embiid, Wesley Matthews and Steph Curry.Thompson was on pace to return for the start of the 2020-21 season next month after he missed all of last season with a torn left ACL he suffered in the 2019 NBA Finals. Instead, ...
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Gabriel Burn: Rotation addressed, what's next on Braves' list?
Unsurprisingly, the Braves have moved ahead of the market. They’ve already added two veterans, Charlie Morton and Drew Smyly, to their rotation before Thanksgiving. That likely means their heavy lifting in the rotation is finished.Assuming starting pitching is mostly settled, focus shifts to the team’s offense. On that front, the Braves generally are in great shape — with one exception. It’s fair to be skeptical that they’ll retain Marcell Ozuna, regardless of the designated hitter in the National League (I do believe there will be a DH in 2021, which increases Ozuna’s odds to return).Here’s t...
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Virus cases, hospitalizations exploding as California records highest daily death toll in a month
SAN JOSE, Calif. — California has recorded more new cases of COVID-19 in the past 48 hours than any other two-day period of the pandemic, after another day of widespread infections detected across the state.On Tuesday, county health departments combined to report 16,730 new cases of the virus — more than any other day prior to Monday, when the state reported a record 20,000-plus new cases — plus an additional 110 lives lost due to COVID-19, according to data compiled by this news organization.The average number of new daily cases each day is at an all-time high — 13,338 per day over the past w...
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Fabiola Santiago: There's poetic justice in Biden appointing a Cuban American to lead Homeland Security
The rise of Alejandro Mayorkas may be just the feel-good story Miami needs post-election.After his Jewish parents fled Fidel Castro’s Communist takeover of Cuba in 1960, Mayorkas lived in Miami as a child. They eventually left the capital of Cuban exiles for a life in Los Angeles, but the 61-year-old hasn’t forgotten his immigrant beginnings.It was the first thing on his mind after President-elect Joe Biden announced he will nominate the Cuban American to lead the Department of Homeland Security.“When I was very young, the United States provided my family and me a place of refuge,” Mayorkas tw...
Amazon reality series 'The Pack' is like 'Amazing Race,' but with dogs(!), and features a Chicago native who competes with her black Lab
On the first episode of the Amazon reality series [“The Pack,”](It takes a certain kind of dog to be that comfortable in new and unfamiliar situations and Amazon did a particularly good job casting the show with this in mind. The dogs come in a variety of breeds, including an 8-year-old black Labrador named Duchess, who competes alongside her owner, Chicago native Lucy Riles.A couple of things stand out about the pair from the start. As each competitor introduces themselves to the camera and talks about what they hope to get out of this experience, their focus is mostly inward. Riles, by contr...
Trucks that can drive themselves are already on Texas roads, and more are on the way
The age of self-driving 18-wheelers traveling on U.S. highways may be much closer than many people realize, and North Texas is emerging as the likely location of a major hub for the trucks.One company that is aggressively working to build a nationwide freight network of driverless trucks is TuSimple, which has offices in Beijing and San Diego. TuSimple recently announced plans to build a hub for its autonomous trucks at Fort Worth’s AllianceTexas development.The trucks use cameras and sensors that provide vast amounts of data, so the vehicle’s computer software knows what’s happening up to 3,0...
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Grammys 2020: Beyoncé leads with 9 nominations; Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Rich have 6 each
Will Beyoncé become the belated queen of the Grammy Awards with her field-leading nine new nominations? Or will Queen Bey, as the vocal superstar is fondly called by many of her fans, leave largely empty-handed — as in 2017, when her then-field-leading nine nominations resulted in just two wins in minor categories?Those are just a few of the intriguing questions raised by Tuesday’s announcement of the 2020 Grammy nominations. After Beyoncé, the three top contenders — with six nominations each — are Taylor Swift, English dance-pop singer Dua Lipa and rapper Roddy Rich. Alabama Shakes’ singer Br...
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New on DVD: Nostalgic picks for holiday gifts
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, nostalgia continues to be essential pop culture comfort food. Consider these DVD picks, all out Dec. 1, for anyone on your gift-giving list (or yourself).“Beverly Hills Cop”: 1984 comedy starring Eddie Murphy as a police officer avenging his best friend’s murder has been remastered in 4K.“Blade”: The 1998 action/horror film starring Wesley Snipes as a vampire hunter out to seek justice for his mother’s death is being rereleased with a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack.“Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection”: Collection includes 60 theatrical shorts and intervie...
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Judge Hits Diplo With A Restraining Order In Revenge Porn Case
A woman accusing hit producer and DJ Thomas Wesley Pentz, better known as Diplo, has been granted a restraining order against the music artist. This comes after she took Pentz to court over alleged sexually explicit images of her that he allegedly sent to other parties.A Los Angeles judge granted a temporary restraining order barring Pentz from releasing of photos of the woman, who remains anonymous, in the “revenge porn case.” The woman’s lawyer, Lisa Bloom, argued that Pentz must not be allowed to continue sending her client’s photos to third parties. Pentz’s lawyer maintains that Pentz “in ...
Atlanta mayor: Biden pledged to help US mayors deal with COVID-19, other issues
ATLANTA — After a virtual meeting on Monday, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said that President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have pledged more support to the nation’s cities as they grapple with the damage caused by the coronavirus.That support would come after the new president took office, no matter the party affiliation of the mayor, Bottoms said during a Monday evening interview with CNN.“(It) was a really what we needed to hear,” she said about the meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the incoming president and vice president. “It was a very thoughtfu...
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