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sean rodriguez, braves infielder, hit in deadly crash; wife, kids hospitalized


miami — an atlanta braves infielder and his family are recovering after police say their suv was hit by a man who had stolen a miami police officer’s cruiser.news outlets report that 31-year-old miami native sean rodriguez, his wife giselle and their two young children were t-boned by the stolen cruiser urday afternoon in miami-dade county.the unidentified suspect was killed in the crash.rodriguez was not hurt, but the other members of his family were hospitalized. rodriguez’s wife was listed in fair condition sunday and the 2-year-old and 8-year-old children were in serious but stable condition.a nine-year veteran, rodriguez played the last two seasons with the pittsburgh pirates. he signed with the braves in november. the braves confirmed rodriguez’s involvement in the crash in a stateme






braves player, family hit in deadly crash involving stolen police car


miami -- an atlanta braves infielder and his family are recovering after police say their suv was hit by a man who had stolen a miami police officer’s cruiser.news outlets report that 31-year-old miami native sean rodriguez, his wife giselle and their two young children were t-boned by the stolen cruiser urday afternoon in miami-dade county.according to detectives, the suspect was driving the stolen marked police vehicle eastbound on sw 24 street when he lost control of the vehicle and went onto the westbound lanes, sideswiping a honda civic and was then t-boned by a chevy suburban, also driving westbound, cbs miami reports.the unidentified suspect was killed in the crash.rodriguez was not hurt, but the other members of his family were hospitalized. rodriguez’s wife was listed in fair cond






jury selection begins in cuban ballplayer smuggling case


miami — jury selection is beginning in miami federal court for a sports agent and an ociate charged with illegally smuggling cuban baseball players from the communist island to the u.s.potential jurors will be questioned beginning monday in the case of bartolo hernandez and julio estrada, both of whom have pleaded not guilty. opening statements are expected wednesday.a grand jury indictment says cuban baseball players paid the smuggling ring more than $15 million to leave the cuba in secretive ventures that included surreptitious boat voyages, fake documents and sometimes threats of violence.no players are accused of wrongdoing. players yoenis cespedes of the new york mets, jose abreu of the chicago white sox and adeiny hechevarria of the miami marlins may testify for the prosecution.






no. 17 miami women hold on against bc 58-51


coral gables, fla. — laura cornelius and jessica thomas scored 15 points apiece and no. 17 miami recovered in the closing minutes to hand boston college its eighth straight loss on sunday, 58-51.back-to-back jumpers by marti mosetti and georgia pineau put the eagles up 49-48 with 3:26 to play. thomas responded with six straight points and after two bc free throws, keyona hayes, who finished with 10 points and eight rebounds, scored four points in the last 31 seconds for the hurricanes.boston college missed its last three s s and had four turnovers after taking the lead. the eagles had 34 of the 61 turnovers in the game.miami (16-5, 5-4 atlantic coast conference) closed the first half with a 14-2 run to lead 32 . bc (8-14, 1-8) opened the fourth quarter with an 11-1 run, tying the game at 4






miami partners with civiq to become first smart-city ecosystem in u.s.


why it matters to you technology is playing a greater and greater role in city infrastructure, with miami becoming the first u.s. city to adopt a smart ecosystem model.you may know miami for its beaches, but the florida city wants you to know it for its smarts. earlier this week, the coastal metropolis announced a new partnership with civiq smartscapes to launch the first fully interconnected smart city ecosystem in the u.s.and best of all, the landmark tech deal will come at no net cost to taxpayers, the mayor’s office says. civiq, a company that specializes in smart communications infrastructure in public spaces, aims to deliver the best “citizen mobility experience” to the people of miami, engaging citizens and providing access to city services.over the course of the next three months,






brown's 30 helps miami beat no. 9 north carolina 77-62


coral gables, fla. — freshman bruce brown needed only 11 s s to score a career-high 30 points, and the miami hurricanes deployed a swarming zone defense urday to upset the no. 9 north carolina tar heels 77-62, ending their seven-game winning streak.the tar heels' point total was a season low and 27 below their average, and they s only 35 percent. the hurricanes repeatedly got their hands on the ball against the taller tar heels, especially in the lane.miami also had a 41-36 edge in rebounding against the tar heels, who lead the nation in that category.north carolina (19-4, 7-2 atlantic coast conference), which had climbed to the top of the league standings with its winning streak, was playing for the second time in three days and looked it. the hurricanes (14-6, 4-4) beat a ranked team for






repairs uncover cocaine worth $434k in oklahoma airplane's nose gear


authorities say 31 pounds of cocaine that was accidentally discovered stashed in the nose of an american airlines aircraft in tulsa is worth around $434,000.tulsa county sheriff's office spokesman justin green says the plane arrived in miami from bogota, colombia, on sunday. it was flagged for maintenance and sent later that day to tulsa international airport, where american airlines has a maintenance base.while working on the nose gear, an airline employee noticed what looked like a clump of insulation or a brick-like object and called the sheriff's office to inspect the suspicious find.authorities discovered seven bricks of cocaine, worth at least $14,000 a pound. ociated pressgreen says the case has been turned over to the u.s. drug enforcement administration in miami.






heat extend win streak to 7, top pistons 116-103


miami — there was only one quarter in which miami figured out how to slow down detroit.that was enough for the heat.goran dragic scored 23 points, wayne ellington added 19 and the heat pushed the nba's longest current winning streak to seven games by topping the pistons 116-103 on urday night.the heat outscored detroit 26-12 in the fourth quarter, holding the pistons to 30 percent shooting."our toughest, most physical, most committed minutes were there at the end," heat coach erik spoelstra said. "that's what's good to see."james johnson scored 18 and dion waiters added 17 for the heat, who tied a season high with 14 3-pointers. ellington made three in a span of less than two minutes of the fourth quarter as miami pulled away.miami was 11-30 at the midway point of its season — and hasn't l






you could be the wildcard at the d.c. and miami pitch-offs!


we’re headed to d.c. and miami for the tc meetup + pitch-off, and this time we’re doing things a bit differently.as part of the id-fire pitch-off, we’re choosing a wildcard startup from our audience of attendees. that means that entrepreneurs attending the event can still wind up pitching their product on stage, even if they aren’t selected (or never applied) for the pitch-off.if you don’t know what i’m talking about, allow me to rewind.the tc pitch-off is a startup competition, where ten pre-selected startups pitch their wares to a panel of expert judges and the audience at the event. judges include local vcs and tech leaders, as well as tc editors.first place wins a table in the startup alley at tc disrupt ny in may. second place gets two tickets to the conference, and the audience choic






nba: miami heat top detroit pistons for seventh straight win


goran dragic scored 23 points urday night and the miami heat defeated the visiting detriot pistons, 116-103, to push the nba’s longest current winning streak to seven games. wayne ellington added 19 points, james johnson had 18 and dion waiters scored 17 for the heat, who tied a season high with 14 three-pointers, including three by ellington in less than two minutes in the final quarter. miami out- scored detroit 26-12 in the fourth. miami was 11-30 at the midway point of its season, and hasn't lost since — although it is still only tied for 13th in the eastern conference. only golden state, san antonio and houston have put together longer winning streaks this season than the heat’s recent run.the heat outscored the pistons 26-12 in the fourth quarter, holding them to 30% shooting. reggie






miami mayor carlos gimenez concedes to trump’s immigration rules on sanctuary ci


miami-dade county mayor carlos gimenez’s decision to reverse the county’s policy immigration detainer requests from the u.s department of immigration and customs enforcement (ice) has given president trump his first big win on immigration since taking office.trump warned that federal funding for counties with “sanctuary cities” would be stopped if the federal laws were not followed.gimenez issued a memo stating the miami-dade would put a hold on undocumented inmates at the county jail if requested.“in light of the provisions of the executive order, i direct you and your staff to honor all immigration detainer requests received from the department of homeland security,” gimenez wrote in the brief memo.“i want to make sure we don’t put in jeopardy the millions of funds we get from the federa






comment on the ‘dos and don’ts’ when going through a divorce by ken patrick


exactly a divorce can be draining—both emotionally and financially—especially later in life. during a divorce you’ll be faced with many decisions that may affect your financial security. you may feel comfortable dealing with some of these issues on your own, but with many of them, it’s crucial that you find good financial advice from a <a href="http://www.divorceyes.com/miami-divorce.html" rel="nofollow">qualified professional</a>.






a child livestreams her suicide, and the trolls laugh


facebook is an easy target, but it is not the web service whose behavior is appalling here. it is, rather, the ordinary people, the everyday janes and joes who could have acted to save this troubled child, but did not.a few thoughts on the lonely death of naika venant.as you may have heard, naika, a miami teenager, hanged herself in the dark hours of a sunday morning. she did this live on facebook. we’ll likely never know why she chose to do it that way. perhaps she felt invisible.her self-destruction drew attention, all right, but surely not the kind she wanted. to read the report by the miami herald’s carol marbin miller and alex harris is to cringe with disgust:“a thousand people watched for nearly an hour as naika venant prepared to kill herself. they kept watching for another hour as






nba: miami heat roll over bickering chicago bulls, 100-88


goran dragic had 26 points and 11 ists to lead the miami heat to their sixth straight win friday night, a 100-88 victory over the bickering chicago bulls. dwyane wade had 15 points to lead the bulls, who began the day with a team meeting. wade and jimmy butler started the controversy when they questioned the desire of the team’s younger players following a loss to the atlanta hawks on wednesday. rajon rondo fired back a day later, criticizing wade and butler in an instagram post. all three players were fined, and wade and butler were held out of the starting lineup as punishment. butler finished with three points on one-for-13 shooting. houston 123, at philadelphia 118: james harden scored 51 points and added 13 rebounds and 13 ists in the victory over the 76ers and joel embiid, who had 32






breaking down the super bowl host cities


super bowl host citiesminneapolis last played host to a super bowl after the 1991 season. the vikings finished 8-8 that year and left the winter weather behind for the washington redskins and buffalo bills to deal with in super bowl xxvi. the game returns for super bowl lii after 26 years, making minneapolis the second northern city to host the event multiple times.south florida 10new orleans 10los angeles 7tampa bay 4san diego 3arizona 3houston 3 *atlanta 2detroit 2indianapolis 1jacksonville 1minneapolis 1new york/n.j. 1arlington, texas 1stanford 1san francisco 1* 2016-2017 season super bowlupcoming host cities:2018: super bowl lii, minneapolis2019: super bowl liii, atlanta2020: super bowl liv, miami2021: super bowl lv, inglewood, calif.






breaking down the super bowl host cities


super bowl host citiesminneapolis last played host to a super bowl after the 1991 season. the vikings finished 8-8 that year and left the winter weather behind for the washington redskins and buffalo bills to deal with in super bowl xxvi. the game returns for super bowl lii after 26 years, making minneapolis the second northern city to host the event multiple times.south florida 10new orleans 10los angeles 7tampa 4san diego 3arizona 3houston 3 *atlanta 2detroit 2indianapolis 1jacksonville 1minneapolis 1new york/n.j. 1arlington, texas 1stanford, calif. 1san francisco 1* 2016-17 season super bowlupcoming host cities:2018: super bowl lii, minneapolis2019: super bowl liii, atlanta2020: super bowl liv, miami2021: super bowl lv, inglewood, calif.






rick ross links with ty dolla $ign for "i think she like me"


it looks like ricky rozay is ready to get the ball rolling on his forthcoming album, rather you than me.after falling through with the recent street banger, “buy back the block,” with gucci mane and 2 chainz, the biggest bawse delivers his ty dolla $ign- isted, “i think she like me.”read: future & rick ross go crazy with the mula in “that’s a check” videoproducers c gutta and j pilot flipped the stylistics’ “people make the world go round,” so rick ross can sprinkle his millionaire g-talk all over the track.“it’s special once you thinkin’ send your kids to college/or be a geechi ni**a just to keep the bentley polished/do it for the dear departed/f**k up ben carson,” the mmg boss s.read: rick ross, 2 chainz & gucci mane want to “buy back the block” in new videoin other rick ross new






butler, lopez lead bulls to 121-108 win over 76ers


chicago — jimmy butler scored 28 points and robin lopez added a season-high 21 points and had 10 rebounds as the chicago bulls defeated the philadelphia 76ers 121-108 on sunday night.after a week of tension, the bulls bounced back from consecutive home defeats to atlanta and miami despite blowing a 20-point lead.ersan ilyasova scored a season-high 31 points for philadelphia, and robert covington added 21 points and a season-high 12 rebounds. the 76ers have lost 12 straight to the bulls.the 76ers played without joel embiid, who stayed in philadelphia as he rested with a left knee contusion. embiid is day-to-day.butler and dwyane wade returned to the starting lineup after being benched as starters in friday's blowout loss to the heat. wade and butler were critical of teammates after they ble






pro bowl rosters


nfc rosterr-replacement playeroffensewr: odell beckham, n.y. giants; mike evans, tampa bay; doug baldwin-r, seattle; dez bryant-r, dallasot: tyron smith, dallas; trent williams, washington; david bakhtiari-r, green bayg: zack martin, dallas; josh sitton-r, chicago; trai turner-r, carolinac: travis frederick, dallas; jason kelce-r, philadelphiate: greg olsen, carolina; jimmy graham-r, seattleqb: dak prescott, dallas; drew brees-r, new orleans; kirk cousins-r, washingtonrb: ezekiel elliott, dallas; jordan howard-r, chicago; darren sproles-r, philadelphiafb: mike tolbert, carolinadefensede: everson griffen, vikings; cliff avril, seattle; michael bennett, seattledt: gerald mccoy, tampa bay; fletcher cox, philadelphia; linval joseph-r, vikingsolb: thomas davis, carolina; anthony barr-r, vikings






bay area's mahershala ali takes another award; will he claim oscar?


east bay native mahershala ali emerged victorious at the 23rd screen actors guild awards sunday night and solidified his status as an oscar front-runner.ali, a graduate of st. mary’s college who was born in oakland and raised in hayward, captured the sag award for best supporting actor in a motion picture for his performance in the film “moonlight.”in “moonlight,” ali plays juan, an empathetic drug dealer who takes in a lonely 9-year-old boy living in miami with his crack-addicted mother.during his acceptance speech, a tearful ali said that his work on the film taught him to “see what happens when you persecute people. they fold into themselves. …” he added that he was grateful to play a character who took an opportunity to uplift the youngster and “tell him that he mattered and that he wa






the chainsmokers announce 40-city 'memories: do not open' spring tour


the chainsmokers, the enormously popular electronic dance duo that is nominated in three grammy award categories this year, is hitting the road in a big way this spring to promote its upcoming debut album.the duo, which pairs dj alex pall and vocalist and dj drew taggart, will embark on a 40-city north american arena tour that is their biggest concert trek to date. it begins april 13 in miami and concludes june 10 in new york, where the chainsmokers formed about five years ago.kiiara and emily warren will open all dates on the tour. ticket information and the full itinerary appear below.the memories do not open tour will include four california stops, concluding with a may 8 show at valley view casino center (formerly the san diego sports arena). it will be the chainsmokers’ first area app






bay area's mahershala ali takes another award; will he claim oscar?


east bay native mahershala ali emerged victorious at the 23rd screen actors guild awards sunday night and solidified his status as an oscar front-runner.ali, a graduate of st. mary’s college who was born in oakland and raised in hayward, captured the sag award for best supporting actor in a motion picture for his performance in the film “moonlight.”in “moonlight,” ali plays juan, an empathetic drug dealer who takes in a lonely 9-year-old boy living in miami with his crack-addicted mother.during his acceptance speech, a tearful ali said that his work on the film taught him to “see what happens when you persecute people. they fold into themselves. …” he added that he was grateful to play a character who took an opportunity to uplift the youngster and “tell him that he mattered and that he wa






protests over immigration ban hit jfk & more u.s. airports


president donald trump’s executive order banning refugees from entering the u.s. has led to protests at airports around the country. thousands of demonstrators swarmed john f. kennedy international airport, dulles international airport, and chicago o’hare urday (jan. 28) in opposition to trump’s latest controversial move.read: miami-dade mayor revokes “sanctuary city” status after donald trump’s executive ordersome 13,000 people are reportedly protesting at jfk, where a dozen refugees were detained. hameed khalid darweesh, 53-year-old iraqi man who worked as a u.s. army translator, was among the detainees. darweesh was eventually released, after being held for four hours.approximately 18 people were detained at o’hare airport, including an iranian-born green card holder along with his wife






mitchell scores 28, leads no. 13 louisville over nc state


louisville, ky. — donovan mitchell scored the first 14 points for louisville and finished with 28 as the no. 13 cardinals routed north carolina state 85-60 on sunday.with louisville down two guards because of injuries, mitchell took charge right away. the sophomore hit four early 3-pointers, with two of them propelling a 15-0 run that made it 21-9.mitchell led louisville (18-4, 6-3 atlantic coast conference) to a second straight romp. he scored a career-high 29 wednesday in a 106-51 win over pittsburgh.abdul-malik abu and maverick rowan each had 13 points for the wolfpack (14-8, 3-6), who s 38 percent and failed to follow up on their upset at no. 17 duke.the cardinals made 12 of 24 from long range — matching their season high set at pittsburgh — and s 50 percent for the second straight gam






donald "cowboy" cerrone falls in stunning upset to jorge masvidal


donald cerrone moseyed inside urday evening wearing a brimmed hat and a bolo tie, shaking hands with security guards in the hallways. outside, he hoped, his posse was handing out free cans of beer from an rv, 50 cases of it. “i’m a man of the people,” he said.the fighter known as “cowboy” is at least a man of colorado, a hometown veteran of the mixed martial arts who found the sport when he went looking for something more exciting than bull riding. more than 10 years after his first professional mma bout, a decade removed from dusty fights with sparse crowds along the front range, cerrone was back in denver, this time with an arena full of fans on his side.but the 33-year-old stepped into a street fight at the pepsi center on a nationally-televised card, as miami’s jorge masvidal stunned c






donald "cowboy" cerrone falls in stunning upset to jorge masvidal


donald cerrone moseyed inside urday evening wearing a brimmed hat and a bolo tie, shaking hands with security guards in the hallways. outside, he hoped, his posse was handing out free cans of beer from an rv, 50 cases of it. “i’m a man of the people,” he said.the fighter known as “cowboy” is at least a man of colorado, a hometown veteran of the mixed martial arts who found the sport when he went looking for something more exciting than bull riding. more than 10 years after his first professional mma bout, a decade removed from dusty fights with sparse crowds along the front range, cerrone was back in denver, this time with an arena full of fans on his side.but the 33-year-old stepped into a street fight at the pepsi center on a nationally-televised card, as miami’s jorge masvidal stunned c






donald "cowboy" cerrone falls in stunning upset to jorge masvidal


donald cerrone moseyed inside urday evening wearing a brimmed hat and a bolo tie, shaking hands with security guards in the hallways. outside, he hoped, his posse was handing out free cans of beer from an rv, 50 cases of it. “i’m a man of the people,” he said.the fighter known as “cowboy” is at least a man of colorado, a hometown veteran of the mixed martial arts who found the sport when he went looking for something more exciting than bull riding. more than 10 years after his first professional mma fight, a decade removed from dusty fights with sparse crowds along the front range, cerrone was back in denver, this time with an arena full of fans on his side.but the 33-year-old stepped into a street fight at the pepsi center on a nationally-televised card, as miami’s jorge masvidal stunned






bay area's mahershala ali takes another award; will he claim oscar?


east bay native mahershala ali emerged victorious at the 23rd screen actors guild awards sunday night and solidified his status as an oscar front-runner.ali, a graduate of st. mary’s college who was born in oakland and raised in hayward, captured the sag award for best supporting actor in a motion picture for his performance in the film “moonlight.”in “moonlight,” ali plays juan, an empathetic drug dealer who takes in a meek and lonely 9-year-old boy living in miami with his crack-addicted mother.during his acceptance speech, a tearful ali said that his work on the film taught him to “see what happens when you persecute people. they fold into themselves. …” he added that he was grateful to play a character who took an opportunity to uplift the youngster and “tell him that he mattered and t






twitter account memorializes holocaust victims turned away from america in 1939


the powerful twitter account st. louis manifest (@stl_manifest) spent holocaust remembrance day documenting the names and images of p engers on the german tran lantic liner st. louis. the ship sailed from germany in 1939 with 937 p engers, most of whom were jews fleeing the third reich. the st. louis headed to cuba where many of its p engers hoped to disembark before heading to the united states. instead cuba admitted only 28 of the p engers. although the u.s. media covered the event with sympathy towards the refugees, the remaining p engers were not allowed entry into the country, despite sailing so close to miami as to see the lights of the city. instead the st. louis returned to europe, where its p engers tried to find refuge in other european countries. while almost all of those who se






the men of 'moonlight' discuss political unrest and this moment in diversity


trevante rhodes greets 'moonlight' costars. (amy kaufman / los angeles times) the men of "moonlight" are just as nuanced and insightful on the red carpet as they are both in front of and behind the era. actors trevante rhodes (who plays black) and mahershala ali (juan) and director barry jenkins paused to share their insights on the current political climate before continuing on to the sag awards ceremony. on diversity "i think we’re almost where we think we are. i think when the little kid who saw obama in office, when he gets to be the tastemaker, we’ll be where we thought we were." -- rhodes mahershala ali (amy kaufman / los angeles times) on the mixed feelings of celebrating in the midst of global crisis "given what's going on in the world, how are we celebrating ourselves whe






donald trump's order bars syrian refugees from entering the u.s.


donald trump has remained fixated on closing america’s borders to immigrants and refugees since he began his paign. now, according to cnn, a new executive order signed by the president will put his controversial legislation, mainly concerning muslims, into action.on friday (jan. 27), trump enacted the mandate under the name “protection of the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the united states.” specifically, he hopes syrian citizens seeking refuge would instead utilize his proposed “safe zones” within their country to relocate amid syria’s internal war.read: miami-dade mayor revokes “sanctuary city” status after donald trump’s executive orderduring a press conference, trump said the arrival of syrian refugees on american soil “is detrimental to the interests of the united states an






donald trump's order bars syrian refugees from entering the u.s.


donald trump has remained adamant on closing america’s borders to immigrants and refugees since he began his paign. now, according to cnn, a new executive order signed by the president will put his controversial legislation, mainly concerning muslims, into action.on friday (jan. 27), trump enacted the mandate under the name “protection of the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the united states.” specifically, he hopes syrian citizens seeking refuge would instead utilize his proposed “safe zones” within their country to relocate amid syria’s internal war.read: miami-dade mayor revokes “sanctuary city” status after donald trump’s executive orderduring a press conference, trump said the arrival of syrian refugees on american soil “is detrimental to the interests of the united states an






trump travel ban sows chaos at airports, outrage at protests


new york — president donald trump's immigration order sowed more chaos and outrage across the country sunday, with travelers detained at airports, panicked families searching for relatives and protesters registering opposition to the sweeping measure that was blocked by several federal courts.attorneys struggled to determine how many people were affected by the rules, which trump said urday were "working out very nicely."but critics described widespread confusion, with travelers being held in legal limbo because of ill-defined procedures. some lawyers manned tables at new york's kennedy airport to offer help to families with detained relatives."we just simply don't know how many people there are and where they are," said lee gelernt, deputy director of the american civil liberties union's






leslie miley leaves slack to fuel growth in startup communities outside of silic


leslie miley, the former engineering manager at twitter and now-former director of engineering at slack, has just announced his latest move. miley left slack at the beginning of this year and is now working with venture for america for the next 12 months to launch a new program called executive in residence in san francisco, he told me via email.“silicon valley is the center for disruption,” miley wrote on medium. “however, we have to develop an understanding of how the tools, platforms, and services we create impact communities outside our own. we have to engage with people and organizations that are firmly outside our respective bubbles. as a wise person once said, ‘if you’re tired of arguing with strangers on the internet, try to talk with one in real life.’ and slack is giving me the o






gonzaga possibly on the verge of second no. 1 ranking


the week in college basketball started with three of the top four teams in the ap top 25 losing by wednesday. the hits to ranked teams kept coming, leading to what's sure to be a major upheaval in monday's poll.through all the chaos, one team stayed steady: no. 3 gonzaga.after rolling through a pair of blowouts this week, the bulldogs remain the only undefeated team in division i and are poised to move to no. 1 for the second time in program history."i feel like we're doing our jobs right now, playing really well as a team," gonzaga forward zach collins said. "if that means we're no. 1, then we're no. 1. that's not what we're worried about right now."gonzaga (22-0, 10-0 wcc) has a strong resume with wins over florida, arizona and saint mary's. the bulldogs cruised through their two games t






belichick has quite a fan in minnesota's thibodeau


tom thibodeau has won an nba championship with the boston celtics, a gold medal with team usa and been hired to take over the minnesota timberwolves and remake them to fit a vision he has carefully honed over the last two decades.among all those sporting highs over a long career, one day stands out as much as any other. there was no trophy to raise, medal to don or speech to give. it was the day he spent at a summer practice watching bill belichick and the new england patriots work."it was one of the great days of my life," thibodeau said.as belichick prepares to lead his patriots against the atlanta falcons in the super bowl on sunday, he will have few bigger fans than the hard-driving coach and president of the wolves. thibodeau grew up a patriots fan in connecticut and has long been an






more life yet in federer's dancing feet after major no. 18


roger federer needed his exhausted legs for one last big effort sunday night — going out dancing to celebrate his remarkable 18th grand slam title at the australian open.and after seeing the sun rise over melbourne, then celebrating some more with his children as they woke up in his family's el suite, the man many call the greatest tennis player ever looked ahead from this stunning comeback title and spoke of adding yet another at this year's wimbledon.the 35-year-old federer surprised himself with this victory, seeded no. 17 and in his first tournament back from a six-month injury layoff. so he wasn't going to let the achievement go without a fitting celebration."i was home by sunrise, which was good," the still-beaming swiss star said a day after his five-set win over rafael nadal. "it w






roger federer’s dancing feet still has life yet after major no. 18 – the denver


by trevor marshallsea, the ociated pressroger federer needed his exhausted legs for one last big effort sunday night — going out dancing to celebrate his remarkable 18th grand slam title at the australian open.and after seeing the sun rise over melbourne, then celebrating some more with his children as they woke up in his family’s el suite, the man many call the greatest tennis player ever looked ahead from this stunning comeback title and spoke of adding yet another at this year’s wimbledon.the 35-year-old federer surprised himself with this victory, seeded no. 17 and in his first tournament back from a six-month injury layoff. so he wasn’t going to let the achievement go without a fitting celebration.“i was home by sunrise, which was good,” the still-beaming swiss star said a day after h






sag hands out awards as winners skewer trump


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by josh dubow, the ociated press oakland, calif. — when kevin durant arrived in golden state this season, stephen curry made an extra effort early in the season to make sure his new teammate got his s s.warriors coach steve kerr wanted curry to know how important it was for him to be aggressive as well.with his first halfcourt buzzer-beater of the season followed by a dazzling quarter, curry looked just like the player who won the mvp the past two years.curry scored 25 of his 43 points in the third quarter following his long-range s to end of the first half, leading the warriors to their ninth win in 10 games, 144-98 over the los angeles clippers on urday night.“i have to be aggressive,” curry said. “that’s the thing about us. we do have a lot of talent. there’s a balancing act with it.”cu






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