Danilo Gallinari breaks franchise record with 10 3′s as Hawks overwhelm Celtics
A franchise record 10 3′s by Danilo Gallinari and franchise record 23 3′s overall led the Hawks (14-18) to a 127-112 win vs. the Celtics (15-17) Wednesday at State Farm Arena. Next up, the Hawks will play in Oklahoma City Friday. Below are some takeaways from the win: 1. Entering the game, the Hawks were looking to rebound from some clunky, let-down performances after losing in demoralizing fashion to Cleveland Tuesday night and getting demolished in Boston on Friday. NBA players will tell you every win is important, but the Hawks certainly needed a boost before going into their final few game...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Pistons run out of gas, can't stop Pelicans' Williamson in 128-118 loss in New Orleans
After a gutsy bounce-back performance against the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night, expecting the Pistons to still have some juice left on the second night of a back-to-back was a little wishful thinking. Actually, they did. But only for three quarters. The Pistons hung in for most of the game, but they fell short in the final period, and the New Orleans Pelicans pulled away for a 128-118 victory on Wednesday night at Smoothie King Center. Without leading scorer Jerami Grant, who sat out to rest for the first time this season, the Pistons had to find other sources for offense, and they got it. J...
The Detroit News
Alex Morgan scores as USWNT routs Argentina, wins SheBelieves Cup
ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando Pride star Alex Morgan scored her first international goal since the birth of her daughter to help the U.S. women’s national team to a 6-0 rout of Argentina on Wednesday at Exploria Stadium. The victory clinched the Americans’ second consecutive SheBelieves Cup title after wins over Canada and Brazil. The U.S. extended its win streak to 30 matches spanning more than two years. Midfielder Rose Lavelle earned Most Valuable Player of the tournament honors after assisting the opening goal of the night against Argentina. The Americans poured on immediate pressure, forcing th...
Sources: Kings waive forward Glenn Robinson III before contract guarantee date
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Glenn Robinson III had a feeling his days in Sacramento were numbered. The Kings made it official Wednesday, parting ways with the veteran small forward. The Kings waived Robinson ahead of the deadline for nonguaranteed contracts, sources told The Sacramento Bee, confirming a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The move saves the team a little over $1 million and creates an open roster spot as general manager Monte McNair considers trade possibilities leading up to the March 25 NBA trade deadline. Robinson thanked the Kings organization and his supporters on Twitter. “T...
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Steve Bannon records subpoenaed by Manhattan DA in apparent bid to prosecute Trump-pardoned crimes
NEW YORK — Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance recently subpoenaed financial records relating to a fraudulent “build the wall” scam allegedly orchestrated by Steve Bannon — signaling the New York prosecutor is looking to go after the right-wing strategist for crimes pardoned by former President Donald Trump, according to a report Wednesday. Vance issued the grand jury subpoenas to Wells Fargo and GoFundMe in late January after Trump preemptively pardoned Bannon for any federal crimes he may have committed as part of an alleged $25 million scheme to defraud donors to a crowdfunding campaign th...
New York Daily News
Steve Hummer: Hawks' Trae Young wasn't done dirty by All-Star voters
ATLANTA — Trae Young was not grievously wronged Tuesday night. He was not snubbed. (Meaning: To rebuff, ignore and spurn disdainfully). Although whenever given the chance to use a great word like "snub," one should never snub it. Because of a long list of worthy backcourt candidates in the East, the Hawks' alpha guard merely was omitted from an All-Star event that no one really wants to go to anyway. It was like not getting invited to game night at Bill Belichick's house. Not voted in as a starter earlier in the month, Young was left off the reserves list announced Tuesday. While Hawks players...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Europe’s largest-ever cocaine bust is worth billions
Billions of dollars' worth of drugs have been seized in Europe’s largest-ever cocaine bust. More than 50,700 pounds of cocaine were seized by German and Belgian authorities in the operation, which spanned over a week, CNN reports. The bust is also being hailed as one of the largest single seizures in the world. The shipment was addressed to a 28-year-old Dutch man who was taken into custody Wednesday, according to Dutch authorities. Customs officers in Hamburg, Germany, after receiving a tip from their Dutch colleagues, found 35,658 pounds of the drug hidden in over 1,700 cans of construction ...
New York Daily News
Illinois House speaker's hand-picked successor resigns just three days after being installed
CHICAGO — Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s hand-picked successor for the legislative seat he held for a half-century resigned Wednesday, just three days after being appointed and hours after Madigan called on him to step down. The episode involving 26-year-old Edward Guerra Kodatt, a now-former assistant in 13th Ward Alderman Marty Quinn’s office, represents a significant and unusual embarrassment for the ex-speaker, who has been meticulous about trying to avoid controversy in the ward and district public service operation he has run for decades. The resignation followed a state...
Planned Parenthood gets another temporary reprieve from Medicaid ouster
AUSTIN, Texas — A Travis County judge on Thursday extended a temporary order blocking Texas from ousting Planned Parenthood as a Medicaid health care provider for another 14 days. State District Judge Lora Livingston of Travis County said the extension will give her time to determine whether Texas can remove the organization now or whether Planned Parenthood can continue serving low-income patients while it pursues other appeals. "I just need some time to wade through the mountain of paper that you have given me," Livingston said at the close of a two-hour hearing, conducted online via Zoom. T...
'Our residents deserve answers': 16 Texas mayors demand probe into power operator
AUSTIN, Texas — A handful of big city Texas mayors – including Austin's Steve Adler – are urging state leaders to examine the policies and decisions that led to millions of Texans losing electrical power during last week's winter storm. In a letter addressed to the head of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, the mayors say state leaders must take action to prevent this type of disaster in the future and that the state electric grid's processes and protocols "need a full public airing." "Perhaps no one is better equipped to communicate the devastating impacts of the storm on Te...