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Nuggets make Jamal Murray highest-paid Canadian athlete

Nuggets make Jamal Murray highest-paid Canadian athlete

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July 1 (UPI) -- Jamal Murray will be the highest-paid Canadian athlete in history after agreeing to a contract extension with the Denver Nuggets. Murray's agent Mike George told The Athletic the sharpshooter agreed to a five-year, $ 170 million contract extension. Murray, 22, averaged a career-high 18.2 points, 4.8 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game last season for Denver. The No. 7 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft is averaging 14.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game for his career. Murray's new deal surpasses that of fellow Canadian Andrew Wiggins, the top draft pick in 2014 who agreed to a five-year, $ 148 million pact in 2017 with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Murray had one year remaining on the rookie contract he signed after being drafted out of Kentucky. ...
Watch: Denver Nuggets’ Jamal Murray throws down thunderous putback dunk

Watch: Denver Nuggets’ Jamal Murray throws down thunderous putback dunk

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May 8 (UPI) -- Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray came out of nowhere and threw down a monstrous putback slam against the Portland Trail Blazers in Tuesday night's Game 5. Nuggets forward Paul Millsap grabbed a rebound and raced up the court in the third quarter. He drove into the lane and shot a contested layup that bounced off the backboard and the front of the rim. Murray patiently waited and sprinted at the hoop. The guard secured the rebound after his timely jump and emphatically dunked the ball over Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum. The Nuggets held a commanding 110-86 lead with under six minutes left in the fourth quarter. Murray had 18 points (7-of-15 shooting), nine assists and five rebounds in 31 minutes. Murray has emerged as a key contributor for the Nuggets this postseas...
Jamal Khashoggi: CIA 'blames Saudi prince for murder'

Jamal Khashoggi: CIA 'blames Saudi prince for murder'

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The CIA believes that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to US media reports.Sources close to the agency said it had assessed the evidence in detail. It is understood there is no "smoking gun" but US officials think such an operation would need the prince's approval.Saudi Arabia has called the claim false and insisted that the crown prince knew nothing about plans for the killing.It says Khashoggi was killed as a result of a "rogue operation". Meanwhile, US Vice-President Mike Pence vowed on Saturday to hold Khashoggi's killers to account.Speaking on the sidelines of a summit in Papua New Guinea, he said the US was "determined to hold all of those accountable who are...
Jamal Khashoggi murder: Turkey 'shared tapes' with Saudi, US

Jamal Khashoggi murder: Turkey 'shared tapes' with Saudi, US

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Turkey says it has shared recordings related to the murder of the journalist and writer Jamal Khashoggi with the US, the UK, Saudi Arabia and others.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan repeated his assertion that Saudi Arabia knew who had killed Khashoggi.Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi rulers, was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.Saudi Arabia has admitted he was murdered there, but denied suggestions its royal family was involved.It had initially maintained the writer had left the consulate unharmed.The Saudis have also denied comments allegedly made by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman describing Khashoggi as a dangerous Islamist.The reported phone call to the White ...
Jamal Khashoggi case: Turkish police 'search forest'

Jamal Khashoggi case: Turkish police 'search forest'

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Police in Turkey investigating the alleged killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have expanded their search, reports say.Unnamed Turkish officials say his body may have been disposed of in the nearby Belgrad forest or on farmland.Mr Khashoggi disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October, where Turkish officials allege he was murdered. Saudi Arabia denies any knowledge of what happened to him.Samples taken from the Saudi consulate and the consul's residence during searches this week are being tested for a match with Mr Khashoggi's DNA. Separately, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo strongly denied having listened to an audio recording Turke...