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NBA, MLB and MLS postpone games after Milwaukee Bucks’ walkout over Jacob Blake shooting

NBA, MLB and MLS postpone games after Milwaukee Bucks’ walkout over Jacob Blake shooting

Sports
Last updated on 48 minutes ago48 minutes ago.From the section BasketballThe NBA postponed Wednesday's three play-off games after the Milwaukee Bucks called off their fixture in protest at the shooting of Jacob Blake.In baseball, three MLB games were called off after teams decided not to play, and five MLS matches have been postponed.Tennis player Naomi Osaka pulled out of a WTA match on Thursday.She tweeted that she would no longer play her semi-finalexternal-link in the Western and Southern Open in New York, saying that "as a black woman I feel as though there are much more important matters at hand that need immediate attention, rather than watching me play tennis".The US Tennis Association, ATP and WTA subsequently announced it was pausing play at the Western and Southern Open on Thursd...
Eurovision: Abba, Bucks Fizz and Conchita Wurst make BBC’s best-ever vote list

Eurovision: Abba, Bucks Fizz and Conchita Wurst make BBC’s best-ever vote list

Entertainment
Abba, Bucks Fizz and Conchita Wurst are among the artists to have made the BBC shortlist of the best Eurovision songs.Saturday's contest, which was due to be held in the Netherlands, was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.But the show must go on... and so UK viewers will instead be asked to vote for their all-time favourite on BBC One's Eurovision: Come Together show.Afterwards, the Europe Shine a Light show will then showcase all 41 songs that would have competed this year. Inside 2020's cancelled Eurovision Song Contest Australia wins AI 'Eurovision Song Contest' The 19-strong song list was compiled by Eurovision experts and broadcasters, including Rylan Clark-Neal, Scott Mills, Ken Bruce, Adele Roberts and Mel Giedroyc, as well as former UK acts...
Giannis Antetokounmpo leads Bucks with ‘laser focus,’ humor

Giannis Antetokounmpo leads Bucks with ‘laser focus,’ humor

Sports
MIAMI, March 4 (UPI) -- Everyone sees Giannis Antetokounmpo as a competitor as he dominates the NBA, but his teammates say the 6-foot-11 superstar's sense of humor has been vital in leading the first-place Milwaukee Bucks. Antetokounmpo tied a season-low with 13 points in a loss to the Miami Heat on Monday in Miami. Setbacks have been rare this season for the 52-9 Bucks. While many road teams share somber locker rooms after losing, Bucks players bragged about their video game prowess and looked ahead to their next game. "We haven't lost a lot this year," Antetokounmpo said. "I don't remember how I handled us losing [in 2019], but my teammates are looking at me. I have to keep my confidence high." Antetokounmpo is having a better season than his 2018-2019 MVP campaign. The Bucks star is a...
Sham news sites make big bucks from fake views

Sham news sites make big bucks from fake views

Technology
Forbes and Business Insider are both well-known news sites. So is forbesbusinessinsider.com a new spin-off?No. It has nothing to do with either Forbes or Business Insider.In fact, it's a site that copies and pastes entire articles from other publishers and reposts them with very slight changes. There are 350 million registered domain names on the internet. Experts say it's impossible to count how many are sham news sites.But just like legitimate websites, they earn money from the major tech companies that pay them to display ads. Billions of dollarsAmazon and Google are two of the world's biggest players in the digital advertising industry.They bring in billions of dollars a year from selling access to ad space across the internet. When the BBC recently v...
NBA fines Milwaukee Bucks $50K for Giannis Antetokounmpo contract talk

NBA fines Milwaukee Bucks $50K for Giannis Antetokounmpo contract talk

Sports
Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The NBA fined the Milwaukee Bucks $ 50,000 for making public comments about a potential contract extension for superstar forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. The league announced the fine Tuesday, saying the Bucks were penalized for "violating league rules governing the timing of discussions regarding future player contracts and permissible commitments to players." The fine is in response to comments made by Bucks general manager Jon Horst at a televised team event on Sept. 12. He said the franchise plans to offer Antetokounmpo a supermax contract worth $ 253.8 million, the largest in NBA history, next summer. "Giannis, a year from now, will be eligible for a supermax extension," Horst said. "At that time, of course, he will be offered the supermax extension. ... We all fully...