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suspicious package closes bart station – the mercury news


hayward — a major delay on the bay area id transit system’s fremont line closed the hayward station while officers responded to a suspicious package, bart police said monday afternoon.officers responded to the report of the package at 4:42 p.m. and were calling in the alameda county sheriff’s bomb squad to ess the package, bart police lt. terence mccarty said.riders in the fremont, richmond and daly city directions were affected, and ac transit was offering parallel service between bayfair and south hayward bart stations, offering the no. 10 line between bayfair and hayward and no. 99 line from hayward to south hayward and beyond, bart officials said.drivers parked at the hayward station should be able to retrieve cars, police said.check back for updates.contact george kelly at 408-859-518






bart station reopens after suspicious package forces closure – the mercury news


hayward — the city’s hayward bay area id transit station reopened monday evening after an investigation into a suspicious package closed it to commuters for several hours, bart officials said monday afternoon.officers responded to the report of the package at 4:42 p.m. and were calling in the alameda county sheriff’s bomb squad to ess the package, bart police lt. terence mccarty said.the station reopened at 7:52 p.m., resuming normal service with residual delays due to congestion, bart spokesman jim allison said.no information was immediately available on bart police’s essment of the package.riders in the fremont, richmond and daly city directions were affected, and ac transit offered parallel service between bayfair and south hayward bart stations, with the no. 10 line carrying riders bet






warm weather forces american birkebeiner route changes


hayward, wis. — warm weather is forcing organizers to change the route of saturday's american birkebeiner ski race in northwestern wisconsin.as a result, the race will not finish in downtown hayward this year.the birkie race course normally crosses lake hayward to get to downtown hayward. but the american birkebeiner ski foundation said monday the lake is no longer an option.since skiers will not be headed to downtown hayward, the international bridge that normally spans u.s. highway 63 will not be installed this year.wdio-tv (http://bit.ly/2m51tpd ) reports the new route and finish line have not been announced. details are set to be announced tuesday.the american birkebeiner is north america's largest cross-country ski race. last year's event attracted more than 13,000 skiers from 46 stat






hayward, jazz take charge in lane to beat bucks 109-95


milwaukee — a thunderous dunk by gordon hayward seemed to wake the utah jazz out of an early slumber.hayward drove the baseline around fellow all-star giannis antetokounmpo for the momentum-changing bucket with 8:07 left in the first quarter that snapped an 11-3 run by the milwaukee bucks to start the game on friday night.utah controlled the paint and the game from that point for a 109-95 victory, with hayward leading the way with 29 points."that was the play that was drawn up. we executed it pretty well," hayward said. "i dunked it."there were more easy baskets for the jazz in their first game back from the break. derrick favors added 19 points, while center rudy gobert had 15 points and 16 rebounds."i think offensively we were turning the ball over," bucks coach jason kidd said. "and the






emergency crews respond to person on tracks at hayward station – the mercury new


hayward — a medical emergency involving a person on the tracks at bart’s hayward station triggered major delays in the east bay on thursday morning, officials said.details of the emergency were not released immediately, but allison said it involved a “person in the trackway” and that authorities were called to the station at 9:40 a.m. the condition of the person was not available.all bart trains on the fremont line going north from fremont were stopped at the south hayward station, while trains going south were stopped at the bay fair station, bart spokesman jim allison said. no trains were moving through, and there was no estimate for when they would be.trains on the dublin/pleasanton line were not affected, allison said. trains on the richmond and pittsburgh/bay point lines in both direc






fresh snow possible for american birkebeiner


cable, wis. — a winter storm tracking toward wisconsin could breathe some life into this year's american birkebeiner.the national weather service is predicting a winter storm with significant snowfall will move into the region between late thursday and early saturday.organizers of the 44th cross-country ski race from cable to hayward on saturday have already made changes to the race route this year because of warm weather. the birkie course normally crosses lake hayward to get to downtown hayward, but that's no longer an option.the american birkebeiner is north america's largest cross-country ski race. last year's event attracted more than 13,000 skiers from 46 states and 22 countries.






motorcyclist killed in solo crash into utility pole in hayward on saturday – the


hayward — a motorcyclist died after he crashed into a utility pole in hayward on saturday evening, police said.officers responded to a report of a crash at 5:15 p.m. on a street, just a short distance east of hesperian boulevard.police said the motorcyclist was traveling east on a street on a blue yamaha yzf-r6 when he lost control of his bike and crashed into the pole in the center median.emergency medical personnel transported the man to eden medical center, where he died from his wounds, police said. officers have not released the man’s identity.police said it is not clear whether drugs or alcohol contributed to the crash.a street was closed in both directions for several hours while the downed utility pole could be removed.witnesses to the collision are encouraged to contact police at






hayward scores 30 points as jazz beat wizards 102-92


washington — gordon hayward scored 30 points, rudy gobert added 15 points and 20 rebounds, and the utah jazz beat the washington wizards 102-92 on sunday for their third straight victory.northwest division-leading utah led by as many as 24 points before washington got within six with just over 2 minutes left. hayward hit a pair of jumpers to seal the win.george hill added 21 points for utah.washington, the southeast division leader, has lost two in a row for the first time since early january. john wall led the wizards with 23 points and 11 assists. bradley beal, who was scoreless in the first half, added 22 points.utah converted 23 of 32 free throws, while washington made 10 of 13. the jazz outrebounded the wizards 52-27.utah led 49-39 at halftime and opened a 62-43 lead with 6:48 left in






gordon hayward, not paul george, is rising star nuggets should covet


paul george is not the answer.denver will be an nba destination city sooner rather than later. nikola jokic will make it so. jamal murray will help recruit a marquee free agent who naysayers have long insisted won’t ever come to colorado.consider the nuggets lucky they did not get george, the most overrated all-star on the planet, at the nba trade deadline. consider denver doubly lucky new orleans was the sucker that took a chance on trading for demarcus cousins, basketball’s enfant terrible that gives you both immense talent and chronic headaches.this is not to suggest tim connelly, a fine general manager whose draft analysis has been golden in recent years, is incapable of closing a big trade. but what the nuggets need to do is make the playoffs, give golden state a little scare in the f






warren frost, dr. will hayward on ‘twin peaks,’ dies at 91


los angeles (ap) — the son of veteran actor warren frost, who played dr. will hayward on tv’s “twin peaks,” says his father has died.according to his son, “twin peaks” co-creator mark frost, the 91-year-old warren frost died friday at his home in middlebury, vermont, after a lengthy illness.warren frost came out of retirement to reprise his “twin peaks” role for an upcoming showtime sequel.






hayward, jazz take charge in lane to beat bucks 109-95


milwaukee — gordon hayward scored 29 points, derrick favors added 19 and the utah jazz beat the milwaukee bucks 109-95 on friday night, dominating the paint in their first game back from the all-star break.hayward finished 11 of 17 from the field, breaking free for short, open jumpers or dunks. the 6-foot-10 favors shot 9 of 14, often going strong to the hoop.center rudy gobert had 15 points and 16 rebounds for utah, which held a 52-34 edge on points in the paint. the jazz led by 13 at halftime, with the bucks rarely trimming the lead to single digits.this was just the way utah hoped to open a three-game road trip after the break, with trips to playoff contenders washington and oklahoma city also on the itinerary.giannis antetokounmpo had 33 points and 12 rebounds for milwaukee, which had






how these conservative intellectuals shaped modern conservative thought


steven f. hayward is a professor at uc berkeley and the author of the new book, “patriotism is not enough: harry jaffa, walter berns, and the arguments that redefined american conservatism.” he joins the federalist radio hour to discuss the thinkers and writers who shaped the conservative movement and how they fit into america’s intellectual history.hayward explains how the students of leo strauss, such as harry jaffa and walter berns, focused on american political thought as opposed to european.“they argued more profoundly than anyone else that people like madison and hamilton…and the philosophy of the american founding… although it has some similarities to european conservatism, it also has some distinctive new things that it has to offer the world,” he said.later in the hour, they discu






baseball debuts in u.s. bank stadium


organizers, trying to salvage what they can, have come up with alternatives to skiers who still want to make the trek to wisconsin's cable-hayward area.






hayward scores 33, jazz rally for 105-98 win over hornets


salt lake city — gordon hayward scored 33 points and the utah jazz rallied to defeat the charlotte hornets 105-98 on urday night.the jazz erased a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit with big contributions from hayward, george hill and joe johnson. a 19-4 run was capped by johnson's 3-pointer from the corner that gave the jazz a 103-96 lead with 59 seconds remaining. hayward put on a show with a variety of step-backs and pull-ups and johnson was a playmaker down the stretch. hill finished with 25, including five 3-pointers.the hornets put on a shooting clinic from behind the arc in the third quarter, but went cold in the fourth and scored just 16 points.kemba walker led charlotte with 18 points, and marvin williams added 16 points and 12 rebounds. frank kaminsky finished with 15 points.the jaz






hayward scores 22 as jazz beat trail blazers 111-88


salt lake city — gordon hayward was presented with his all-star jersey wednesday night and will play in the game for the first time on sunday. he had some unfinished business, though, before heading to new orleans.hayward scored 22 points and george hill added 19 as the utah jazz ended a three-game losing streak to the portland trail blazers with a 111-88 victory.the jazz also ended a three-game overall losing streak heading into the all-star break."we had a bad taste in our mouth and didn't want to go into the break losing four straight," hayward said. "this was one we needed to have and i think we played like that a little bit tonight. we need to be able to play like that more often."utah used a 20-4 third-quarter run to take a 15-point lead after hayward warmed up following a 2-for-9 fi






famous dave's founder brings new idea, jimmie's old southern, to mpls.


dave anderson, founder of famous dave’s, is bringing jimmie’s old southern bbq smokehouse to minneapolis.it is anderson’s most recent restaurant concept, which also has locations in hayward, rice lake and hudson, wis.the restaurant will open in april in a retail center at 44th st. and france ave. on the city’s west side, succeeding the chatterbox cafe, which closed in november.the quick-serve old southern bbq made its debut in april 2015 in hayward, wis., where anderson also opened the first famous dave’s.“it’s different from famous dave’s because it’s more fast casual,” said claire terrones, spokeswoman for old southern bbq. “we still make everything from scratch and the meats are smoked on site at each restaurant.”the menu includes bbq bowls and platters, sandwiches, tacos, meat by the p






sf beer week: day 2


more than 125 beer-related events fill the second day of sf beer week. today’s lineup includes nearly 20 beer dinners and food-pairings, more than 25 meet-the-brewer happenings and 70 events celebrating the release of a brand new, never-before-available beer.the marquee event for today is the 16th annual double ipa festival at the bistro in hayward. the ipa fest will feature more than 60 double and 30 triple ipas on tap, plus live music on two stages, cheese tastings, grilled sausages and frickles (which are fried pickles).this year marks hayward’s 16th annual double ipa festival at the bistro. jane tyska/bay area news group file photothere’s a “tasting the national league west,” a beer tasting at the public house at san francisco’s willie mays plaza, next to the ballpark. head for the sou






famous dave's founder brings new idea, jimmie's old southern, to mpls.


dave anderson, founder of famous dave’s, is bringing jimmie’s old southern bbq smokehouse to minneapolis.it is anderson’s most recent restaurant concept, which has wisconsin locations in hayward, rice lake and hudson.the restaurant will open in april in a retail center at 44th street and france avenue on the city’s west side, succeeding the chatterbox cafe, which closed in november.the quick-serve old southern bbq made its debut in april 2015 in hayward, wis., where anderson also opened the first famous dave’s. “it’s different from famous dave’s because it’s more fast-casual,” said claire terrones, spokeswoman for old southern bbq. “we still make everything from scratch and the meats are smoked on site at each restaurant.”the menu includes bbq bowls and platters, sandwiches, tacos, meat by






hayward scores 22 as jazz beat trail blazers 111-88


salt lake city — gordon hayward scored 22 points and george hill added 19 as the utah jazz ended a three-game losing streak to the portland trail blazers with a 111-88 victory wednesday night.the jazz also ended a three-game overall losing streak heading into the all-star break.utah used a 20-4 third-quarter run to take a 15-point lead after hayward warmed up following a 2-for-9 first half. he scored 13 in the quarter.joe ingles scored 18 for the jazz, and rudy gobert had 13 points and 12 rebounds.damian lillard and cj mccollum had torched utah the six previous games against the jazz, but were fairly contained most of the night. lillard finished with 13 and mccollum had 18.the trail blazers cut the lead to single digits in the third quarter, but never got closer than seven.the jazz led 40-






hayward scores 33, jazz rally for 105-98 win over hornets


salt lake city — quin snyder was not thrilled with the urgency of his team.the utah jazz gave up 38 points in the third quarter before deciding to pick up the defense and execute a ferocious comeback.gordon hayward scored 33 points and the jazz rallied to defeat the charlotte hornets 105-98 on urday night."there's an urgency we had when we got behind," snyder said. "we get to a point where we're not playing well for a while and then it kicks in and the level raises. we have to do a better job of maintaining that, or reaching that or at least approaching that during the guts of the game. not just at the end of the game."you can look at it one way and say we gave up 38 in the third quarter or say we gave up 16 in the fourth. the fact that there's such a disparity, to me, points to just focus






filipino grocer seafood city to open in hayward’s southland mall – the mercury n


hayward — after being without a large, full-service supermarket at southland mall for the past nine years, residents living in hayward’s mt. eden and southgate neighborhoods will soon have a new grocery shopping option by this fall in a familiar spot.seafood city, a filipino-oriented supermarket chain, is scheduled to open a 43,000-square-foot store at southland mall in a hesperian boulevard space once occupied by a rite-aid drugstore that closed last summer, according to a press release from the mall’s owner, rouse properties.like its 24 other existing locations in california, hawaii, illinois, nevada and washington, the planned seafood city store in southland mall will have a food court featuring a range of fast-food options.“food culture in communities like hayward are changing,” seafoo






birkie organizers scramble to save week of races


the esteemed american birkebeiner ski races in hayward, wis., that draw upward of 10,000 skiers could be reduced to a run when all is said and done.organizers announced tuesday afternoon more contingencies to deal with warm weather and rain that has made big swaths of the ski trail system unusable and forced the cancellation of several birkie week events. plans seem fluid, and already the iconic finish of saturday’s race marathon in downtown hayward has been called off because of conditions.“the birkie staff and board are hard at work and pulling out all the stops,” said birkebeiner executive director ben popp american in a news release that listed three scenarios:• hoping for measurable snow friday, race officials said there is a slim chance for a one-way, timed raced for the marathon, ko






atherton police department swears in a new sergeant – the mercury news


the atherton police department is shuffling some officers around, as acting chief joe wade deals with staffing issues.on feb. 15, at a city council meeting, wade swore in jeff rickel as the department’s newest sergeant.rickel, 56, who has been a police officer for 32 years, joined the department in september 2014. his most recent job was as a detective in the investigative bureau.the move to sergeant is a promotion. he will supervise two officers on night-shift patrol, and will take over the atherton police field training program, said wade.rickel’s police career began with the cal state hayward (now east bay) police department, then he moved to the hayward police department, then spent 20 years working for the san jose police department.rickel has served as a school resource officer, a ch






nba roundup: russell westrook has another triple-double in another thunder win


russell westbrook scored 41 points in his 29th triple-double of the season to help the thunder beat the new orleans pelicans, 118-110, on sunday night in oklahoma city. westbrook had 21 points in the fourth quarter. he shot seven of 19 from the field the first three quarters and was seven for 10 in the fourth. he also had 11 rebounds and 11 assists in the 66th triple-double of his career. enes kanter had 20 points and nine rebounds, and steven adams added 13 points and 10 boards for the thunder, who won their third straight. anthony davis scored 38 points and demarcus cousins had 31 points and 10 rebounds, but he played just 22 minutes and fouled out while getting dunked on by westbrook.the pelicans fell to 0-3 since acquiring cousins in a trade with sacramento. memphis 105, at denver 98:






birkebeiner ski race canceled for only second time in its history


the country’s largest cross-country ski race, the american birkebeiner is canceled, devastating thousands of skiers, race organizers and western wisconsin towns that depended on the annual economic boost.“after days of unseasonable weather, rain, and a predicted snowstorm front missing the hayward (wis.) and cable areas, the american birkebeiner ski foundation regretfully announces the cancellation of the 2017 american birkebeiner, kortelopet, and prince haakon cross-country ski races,” race organizers posted friday morning on the birkie website. the only other time the race was canceled by mild weather and bad conditions was 2000.organizers, trying to salvage what they can, came up with alternatives to skiers who still want to make the trek to the cable-hayward area. last year’s event att






birkebeiner ski race canceled for only second time in its history


the country’s largest cross-country ski race, the american birkebeiner is canceled, devastating skiers, race organizers and western wisconsin towns that depended on the annual economic boost.“after days of unseasonable weather, rain, and a predicted snowstorm front missing the hayward (wis.) and cable areas, the american birkebeiner ski foundation regretfully announces the cancellation of the 2017 american birkebeiner, kortelopet, and prince haakon cross-country ski races,” race organizers posted on the birkie website.organizers, trying to salvage what they can, came up with alternatives to skiers who still want to make the trek to the cable-hayward area. last year’s event attracted more than 13,000 skiers from 46 states and 22 countries.“the trail crew is creating an estimated 5k loop for






hayward wellness instills healthy food habits – the mercury news


hayward — when it comes to treating patients, dr. steven chen knows that only prescribing drugs is not enough.“in primary care, this is what we experience: we have a primary care physician or a provider who is a cyborg, really, because we’re connected to a computer, the patient is not looked at and things are happening, and their family members are observing this, saying, ‘what’s going on,’ ” chen, medical director of hayward wellness, said during a tour of the southland mall facility last week.apart from being “disease-based and fragmented,” where a patient’s health essment is rushed to fit into a 15- to 20-minute time slot, this form of primary care creates a business transaction-like environment because “you have to move fast and it’s not relational,” chen said.“in general, in this envi






ncs basketball playoffs: scoreboard, schedule


north coast section basketball playoffs boys division i tuesday’s first-round gamesno. 1 dublin 84, no. 16 college park 66no. 8 antioch 81, no. 9 deer valley 72no. 4 james logan 66, no. 13 mt. eden 55no. 12 castro valley 69, no. 5 freedom 63no. 2 heritage 88, no. 15 el cerrito 77no. 10 clayton valley charter 57, no. 7 foothill 51no. 3 de la salle 66, no. 14 berkeley 38no. 6 san leandro 46, no. 11 liberty 43friday’s quarterfinalsantioch at dublin, 7 p.m.castro valley vs. james logan at chabot college, 7 p.m.clayton valley charter at heritage, 8 p.m.san leandro at de la salle, 7 p.m.division ii tuesday’s first-round gamesno. 1 bishop o’dowd 71, no. 16 concord 30no. 9 redwood 41, no. 8 windsor 32no. 4 moreau catholic 83, no. 13 petaluma 43no. 5 acalanes 75, no. 12 santa rosa 52no. 2 las lomas






ncs basketball playoffs: friday's scoreboard, saturday's schedule


north coast section basketball playoffs boys division i tuesday’s first-round gamesno. 1 dublin 84, no. 16 college park 66no. 8 antioch 81, no. 9 deer valley 72no. 4 james logan 66, no. 13 mt. eden 55no. 12 castro valley 69, no. 5 freedom 63no. 2 heritage 88, no. 15 el cerrito 77no. 10 clayton valley charter 57, no. 7 foothill 51no. 3 de la salle 66, no. 14 berkeley 58no. 6 san leandro 46, no. 11 liberty 43friday’s quarterfinalsdublin 78, antioch 73james logan 41, castro valley 33heritage 62, clayton valley charter 58de la salle 61, san leandro 50division ii tuesday’s first-round gamesno. 1 bishop o’dowd 71, no. 16 concord 30no. 9 redwood 41, no. 8 windsor 32no. 4 moreau catholic 83, no. 13 petaluma 43no. 5 acalanes 75, no. 12 santa rosa 52no. 2 las lomas 91, no. 15 de anza 64no. 7 montgom






the book shop to move out of green shutter el – the mercury news


hayward — for the past 56 years, the book shop has had quite a story to tell — one that involves three ownership changes and moves in downtown hayward.by the end of next month, the owners of the popular bookstore on b street will turn the page by retiring and moving out of the shop’s longtime location in the green shutter el.“since april 15, 1960, the book shop has been the luckiest of bookstores to have such a community as the hayward area to support and sustain it in good years and in lean,” the store’s four owners, carl and marilyn baker-madsen, and alison and sherman lewis, wrote in a jan. 25 email newsletter to customers.“now more than ever, the world needs bookstores, and hayward, with your continued support, you will have one again very soon,” the email read.the san francisco develo






barnes leads mavericks' rally to beat jazz 112-105 in ot


dallas — harrison barnes scored 31 points, including eight in overtime, and the dallas mavericks rallied from a 21-point deficit to beat the utah jazz 112-105 on thursday night.barnes' three-point play ended an 11-0 run that began late in regulation and put dallas ahead 107-100. devin harris scored the first four points of ot.utah's gordon hayward scored a season-high 36 points, but missed a 3-point attempt from the left corner as regulation ended.the mavericks scored the final four points of regulation, on a dunk by barnes and a rebound basket from the edge of the foul line by dirk nowitzki with 3 seconds remaining.nowitzki finished with 20 points. utah's rudy gobert scored 15 points and added 15 rebounds before fouling out with 22 seconds left in the fourth quarter.dallas won for the fir






clippers hoping to end road trip on high note vs. jazz


though it is the end of a five-game, 11-day trip for the clippers, they are not dragging wearily to the finish line of the journey.they are relatively fresh because of the frequent days off between games, which the clippers all agree is a positive because they will be facing a stout opponent in the utah jazz on monday night in a game that is of equal importance to both teams.it’s not lost on the clippers that even though this game is in february, it’s an encounter that has potential playoff implications in april.the clippers are the fifth-seeded team in the western conference, a half-game behind the fourth-seeded utah jazz.l.a. won the first meeting at staples center on oct. 30 and would like nothing better than to beat the jazz again to get the upper hand in what could determine which tea






oscar nominee mahershala ali, wife welcome their first child


the academy awards weekend is off to a great start for oakland-born actor mahershala ali. on wednesday, he and his wife, amatus sami-karim, welcomed their first child, a daughter — bari najima ali.ali, who is nominated for an oscar in the best supporting actor category, made the news public via his instagram account friday afternoon.on sunday, ali can extend the celebration with an oscar victory. many industry insiders consider him the favorite to walk off with the prize for his tender-hearted performance as an empathetic drug dealer in the indie film “moonlight.”it would cap off an extraordinary breakout year for the actor, who was raised in hayward and attended saint mary’s college.






thomas, olynyk lead celtics past jazz 112-104


salt lake city — isaiah thomas scored 29 points and kelly olynyk added 19 to help the boston celtics defeat the utah jazz 112-104 on saturday night for their ninth win in their last 10 games.gerald green and al horford each added 16 points, and horford also had eight rebounds.the celtics (35-19) swept the season series with utah after beating the jazz 115-104 on jan. 3.gordon hayward scored 25 points and george hill added 22 to lead the jazz, who could not overcome poor shooting and struggled to get defensive stops during critical stretches.






wisconsin s basketball prep poll


here is the ociated press wisconsin prep basketball poll for the week of january 30, with first-place votes in parentheses, record, total points and last week’s ranking, as voted upon by a statewide panel of sports writers and broadcasters:others receiving votes: oak creek 3, madison east 2.others receiving votes: new berlin eisenhower 10, union grove 8, mount horeb 1.others receiving votes: waupun 5, hayward 5, west salem 4, southern door 4, marshall 4, gale-ettrick-trempealeau 3.others receiving votes: cochrane-fountain city 4, ozaukee 4, kenosha saint joseph catholic academy 3.others receiving votes: milwaukee academy of science 7, rio 5, seneca 3, living word lutheran 3.






clippers roll over the jazz for third consecutive win


all their talk about being better on defense, about reclaiming their defensive identity, about holding each other accountable on defense did not ring hollow from the clippers this time.they were unyielding monday night, closing down nearly everything during an 88-72 victory over the utah jazz, who entered the game at vivint smart home arena as the nba’s top defensive team.the stranglehold they applied to the jazz led to a season low in points for a clippers opponent. the jazz made only 32.2% of their shots, another season low for a clippers opponent. their menacing defense is what allowed the clippers to extend their winning streak in salt lake city to nine consecutive games.“that was as close to 48 minutes as you can get,” said blake griffin, who finished with 26 points, 10 rebounds and s






thomas, olynyk lead celtics past jazz 112-104


salt lake city — boston never found a shot it couldn't make against utah.at least that's how it seemed all night.the celtics picked apart the jazz's defense with surgical precision. crisp passes. clean cuts to the rim. open shots. it added up to a near-perfect offensive performance in a 112-104 victory over utah on saturday night.once boston uncovered a formula that worked well against utah's defense, the celtics became virtually unstoppable on the bulk of their possessions. they shot 42 of 71 (59 percent) from the field and made 13 3-pointers en route to their ninth win in their last 10 games."we know they're a really good defensive team, but we know if we can move the ball side to side, we can get their bigs out of the paint," guard isaiah thomas said. "we attacked them in there and guys






glenn robinson iii, eric gordon, kristaps porzingis win nba all-star events


glenn robinson iii is the nba's new dunk king, with an assist to indiana teammate paul george, the pacers' mascot and a pacers cheerleader.robinson leaped over all three, snagging the ball from george along the way before finishing with an emphatic, two-hand, reverse jam, giving him a perfect score — and the title — on his final dunk."i know i'm a jumper. like i said, i'm a guy that stays out of the way, but when it's time to shine, that's my thing," robinson said. "i knew all along i had some things planned and i just wanted to show the world."robinson edged out phoenix's derrick jones jr., who was done in by his failure to complete his difficult first dunk of two in the final round.jones still managed a perfect score on his second dunk, when he received a bounce-pass in the paint, put it






robinson iii, gordon, porzingis win nba all-star events


new orleans — glenn robinson iii is the nba's new dunk king, with an assist to indiana teammate paul george, the pacers' mascot and a pacers cheerleader.robinson leaped over all three, snagging the ball from george along the way before finishing with an emphatic, two-hand, reverse jam, giving him a perfect score — and the title — on his final dunk."i know i'm a jumper. like i said, i'm a guy that stays out of the way, but when it's time to shine, that's my thing," robinson said. "i knew all along i had some things planned and i just wanted to show the world."robinson edged out phoenix's derrick jones jr., who was done in by his failure to complete his difficult first dunk of two in the final round.jones still managed a perfect score on his second dunk, when he received a bounce-pass in the






robinson iii, gordon, porzingis win nba all-star events


new orleans — glenn robinson iii is the nba's new dunk king, with an assist to indiana teammate paul george, the pacers' mascot and a pacers cheerleader.robinson leaped over all three, snagging the ball from george along the way before finishing with an emphatic, two-hand, reverse jam, giving him a perfect score — and the title — on his final dunk."i know i'm a jumper. like i said, i'm a guy that stays out of the way, but when it's time to shine, that's my thing," robinson said. "i knew all along i had some things planned and i just wanted to show the world."robinson edged out phoenix's derrick jones jr., who was done in by his failure to complete his difficult first dunk of two in the final round.jones still managed a perfect score on his second dunk, when he received a bounce-pass in the






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former kentucky derby and preakness stakes winner charismatic, whose bid for the triple crown ended with a dramatic leg injury as he neared the finish line in the belmont stakes, has died at a thoroughbred retirement farm in kentucky.the striking chestnut horse that won the first two legs of the triple crown in 1999 was found dead in his stall sunday at old friends farm near georgetown, ky., the farm said."right now, everyone is pretty much inconsolable," old friends president michael blowen said. "he was a really tough horse, and he deserved a much longer retirement. ... everyone at old friends takes solace from the few great months that this great champion gave us."the stallion ate all his food saturday and looked fine, blowen said monday. the cause of death is unknown, and a full necrop






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new orleans – glenn robinson iii is the nba's new dunk king, with an assist to indiana teammate paul george, the pacers' mascot and a pacers cheerleader.robinson leaped over all three, snagging the ball from george along the way before finishing with an emphatic, two-handed, reverse jam, giving him a perfect score — and the title — on his final dunk.robinson edged out phoenix's derrick jones jr., who was done in by his failure to complete his difficult first dunk of two in the final round. jones still managed a perfect score on his second dunk, when he received a bounce pass in the paint, put it between his legs and threw down a left-handed jam.in the three-point contest, houston's eric gordon dethroned golden state splash brother klay thompson. kristaps porzingis of the new york knicks wo






u.s. service member killed in yemen identified as navy seal from illinois


a navy seal from the virginia-based elite unit known as seal team 6 was killed sunday during an unusual nighttime raid that put u.s. troops on the ground against al qaeda leaders in the middle of war-torn yemen. the fallen sailor was identified monday as chief special warfare operator william "ryan" owens, 36, of peoria, ill.. three other americans were wounded in the raid and an mv-22 osprey had to be destroyed after the aircraft suffered a “hard landing” and couldn’t fly. another u.s. service member was injured in that crash. the raid marked the first known counter-terrorism operation and first confirmed combat fatality under president trump. steele writes for the san diego union-tribune.