Dismal first half does in Magic as they fall to Spurs for sixth straight loss
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Magic’s recent offensive struggles followed them into the finale of a four-game homestand as they fell 120-97 to the San Antonio Spurs in front of a crowd of 3,107 Monday night at Amway Center. R.J. Hampton scored 16 points while Wendell Carter Jr. had 15 points, Dwayne Bacon had 14 and Cole Anthony had 12 for Orlando (17-37), which dropped its sixth straight. DeMar DeRozan scored 19 points and Dejounte Murray had 17 points to lead the Spurs (26-26), who swept the two-game season series with the Magic. San Antonio won the first meeting 104-77. And like that game, Or...
Gerrit Cole dominates, his catcher Kyle Higashioka strokes two homers for win over Jays
DUNEDIN, Fla. — Gerrit Cole was clearly not comfortable Monday night. He stomped around the front of the mound at TD Bank Ballpark, toeing and tamping down the dirt several times through the first two innings, before walking to the back of the mound and scraping the bottom of his cleats on the rubber spikes there. But it wasn’t the fussing that settled him in, but Kyle Higashioka. After giving up a run and fighting to find his slider in the first two innings, the Yankees’ ace retired 15 straight batters. Higashioka gave him three runs on two homers as the Bombers beat the Blue Jays 3-1. The Ya...
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Joel Embiid powers Sixers to a 113-95 rout of Dallas Mavericks
DALLAS — It’s hard to tell that Joel Embiid has been hampered by wearing a brace on his left knee. Aside from early shooting woes, the 76ers center displayed the fluid moves he used before sustaining a bone bruise in the knee on March 12. That was a good thing for the Sixers. Led by Embiid’s 36 points and seven rebounds, they defeated the Dallas Mavericks, 113-95, Monday night at American Airlines Center. On one play, Embiid even channeled Hakeem Olajuwon’s Dream Shake move to score on Willie Cauley-Stein. His fluidness on this night is a good sign for the Sixers (37-17), who moved a half-game...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Ingenuity Mars Helicopter's inaugural flight postponed until no earlier than April 14
The first controlled flight of drone on another planet — originally slated for Sunday — now won't happen before Wednesday at the earliest. Based on data that arrived on Earth late Friday night, NASA put off the inaugural flight of the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter. The drone is powered by San Diego-based Qualcomm's robotics platform, which includes a processor used in many Android smartphones from a few years ago. In a blog post, NASA said during a high-speed spin test of Ingenuity's rotors on Friday, the command sequence controlling the test ended early due to a "watchdog" timer expiration. The w...
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Michigan congressman goes public on PTSD from US Capitol attack
DETROIT — U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee has been seeing a therapist to help him with PTSD resulting from the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, the Michigan congressman told MSNBC. Kildee's decision to go public about his experience drew plaudits from those who see it as a huge step forward in removing stigma from mental health issues. Kildee, a Democrat, was trapped inside the House chamber as a pro-Trump mob tried to force its way inside the chamber while Capitol police barricaded the doors and took other steps to try to prevent such a breach. One police officer and one rioter were killed in the atta...
Detroit Free Press
Michael Cohen expected to meet with prosecutors again in Trump Organization probe, source says
NEW YORK — Michael Cohen is expected to meet with Manhattan prosecutors for a ninth time this week in their ongoing criminal probe into former President Donald Trump and his eponymous company, a source familiar with the investigation told the New York Daily News on Monday. His latest rendezvous with Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.’s team of investigators — headed by veteran white-collar prosecutor Mark Pomerantz — will add to more than 300 hours Cohen has already spent cooperating against his former boss in various investigations, the source said. Meanwhile, Cohen — who in 2018 was...
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Trump supporter charged with harassment after threatening phone calls to congresswoman
PHILADELPHIA — A Delaware County man made threatening and lewd phone calls to Democratic U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean of Pennsylvania after she spoke out against the January attack at the U.S. Capitol, authorities said Monday. Stephen Cilurso, 68, has been charged with two counts of harassment for making 19 calls to Dean’s office in February, according to court records. He was released on $25,000 unsecured bail. There was no indication he had hired an attorney. Cilurso, of Aldan, admitted to detectives he made the calls, saying that when he “gets into drinking he has a dirty mouth.” He told them h...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Students at North Texas school disciplined for 'slave trade' held over social media
FORT WORTH, Texas — A group of students at a school in Aledo, west of Fort Worth, were disciplined based on a slave auction they set up on social media to pretend to sell their Black classmates, according to local activists. The Aledo Independent School District learned of an incident where students at the Daniel Ninth Grade Campus cyberbullied and harassed other students based on their race, according to a statement from Superintendent Dr. Susan Bohn. The district started an investigation that involved law enforcement. The district did not specify what the incident involved and said administr...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Chicago aldermen move to condemn Illinois congresswoman for Hitler remark she made during January speech in Washington
CHICAGO — Chicago aldermen on Monday moved to officially condemn a newly elected Illinois congresswoman who told an audience at a Washington, D.C., rally, “Hitler was right on one thing.” The nonbinding resolution denounces Republican U.S. Rep. Mary Miller’s remarks as “a disgrace to the memories of those killed in the Holocaust and the millions of victims of World War II, an insult to the families of those who perished, and a discredit to the office of United States congresswoman and the great state of Illinois.” During a Jan. 5 speech to conservative group Moms for America, Miller said each ...
Presidential pooch Major Biden gets more training after nip
President Joe Biden’s rambunctious young German Shepherd, Major, will receive another round of training after a pair of biting incidents that put the presidential pet in the headlines. The 3-year-old rescue dog appears to still be settling into life on Pennsylvania Avenue, and he nipped someone while on a walk late last month, according to the White House. “Major, the Bidens’ younger dog, will undergo some additional training to help him adjust to life in the White House,” Michael LaRosa, a spokesperson for first lady Jill Biden, said in an email Monday morning. “The off-site, private training...
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