Obi Toppin coming on strong despite brutal Knicks’ stretch

The most positive thing the Knicks can take out of their last two losses has to be the consecutive strong shooting nights posted by Obi Toppin. The second-year dunk machine had been connecting on a dismal 20 percent from 3-point range until nailing five of seven attempts from beyond the arc in losses this week … Read more

Man executed for 1996 killing after Supreme Court clears way

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama executed an inmate by lethal injection for a 1996 murder on Thursday after a divided US Supreme Court sided with the state and rejected defense claims the man had an intellectual disability that cost him a chance to choose a less “torturous,” yet untried, execution method. Matthew Reeves, 43, was … Read more

Lakers vs. Sixers Final Score: Anthony Davis gets no help in loss to Philly

Anthony Davis manhandled fellow superstar big man Joel Embiid and (at least temporarily) silenced many of his doubters with a dominant, 31-point performance in just his second game back from a knee sprain. Unfortunately for him, the rest of the LeBron James-less Lakers couldn’t give him any help as the Philadelphia 76ers’ supporting cast rolled … Read more

China’s Xi says low-carbon ambitions must not interfere with ‘normal life’

‘The Great US-China Tech War:’ Author Gordon Chang says Chinese President Xi Jinping is adopting Maoist ideas on military advances amid US-China tensions. Chinese President Xi Jinping said this week that efforts to lower carbon emissions shouldn’t interfere with “normal life.” Xi told communist party leaders Monday that “reducing emissions is not about reducing productivity, … Read more

Senate GOP sets high bar to support Biden’s Supreme Court pick

Republicans are not yet moved — and it’s unclear if they ever will be. Plus a number of Republicans say the nominee’s history-making credentials — being an African American woman — are not enough to sway them. “I think the important thing is that this is someone who will uphold the Constitution faithfully, regardless of … Read more

US has ‘no choice’ but to stand up to Russian aggression in Ukraine: Bernard-Henri Levy

Bernard-Henri Levy, known colloquially as BHL in France, said America had no choice but to make sure Russian President Vladimir Putin did not invade Ukraine during a a “special report” on Thursday. According to BHL, the Russian-Ukrainian conflict has reached a boiling point and Putin behaves like an enemy vis-à-vis the West. If Americans don’t … Read more

Alisson sent off twice in Brazil draw with Ecuador – and saved both times by VAR | World Cup 2022 qualifiers

Alisson was sent off and pardoned by VAR twice in Brazil’s wild and chaotic 1-1 draw against Ecuador in a World Cup qualifier. The Liverpool goalkeeper managed to complete the game in Quito, in which two players received their marching orders in the first 20 minutes. Casemiro put Brazil ahead in the fifth minute when … Read more