Durant leads big rally at MSG as Nets storm past Knicks
Kevin Durant had 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, leading the Brooklyn Nets back from 21 points down to a 110-98 victory over the New York Knicks that strengthened their chances of the best spot possible in the Eastern Conference play-in tournament.
Kalamazoo teacher honored among Michigan’s best goes ‘above and beyond’ for his students
KALAMAZOO, MI -- When the world shut down in 2020, a Kalamazoo teacher went door to door delivering care packages to his students on the morning of their AP test. Whatever the challenge, Johnson is up for it, Loy Norrix High School Principal Chris Aguinaga said of Johnson, the 2021-22 Michigan Teacher of the Year for the Southwest Michigan region that includes Kalamazoo. The shortage of substitute teachers is impacting districts across the state. KPS recently raised the wage for substitute teachers to help attract new employees. The annual AP test that allows his high school students to earn college credit for the course was quickly approaching.mlive.com
BabyTron is Michigan’s next rap star with no plans to go Hollywood
They’re there to create a style of rap music Tron describes as “just a whole different thing,” than what’s currently offered from his regional contemporaries. Four years into his career, the 21-year-old is setting out to prove he’s more than a viral sensation, and wants to be recognized among the biggest names making southeast Michigan a rap music destination. Tron is the most famous young person proudly representing Ypsilanti outside of Memphis basketball star Emoni Bates. “We were just different — at least we felt like we were different from the people who went to that school. Merriweather uses his Instagram account with more than 120,000 followers to promote up and coming rap artists from Michigan.mlive.com
2 ex-Texas sheriff deputies indicted in Black man's death
Camden, a former Williamson County Sheriff's Deputy, has been indicted on manslaughter charges in the March 2019 death of a 40-year-old Black man named Javier Ambler. The announcement Tuesday, March 30, 2021, comes two years after Ambler's death was filmed by the police reality TV series "Live PD." They were booked into a Travis County jail on Tuesday and released on $150,000 bond each within an hour, according to a spokeswoman for the Travis County Sheriff's Office. “We are very pleased to see that the Travis County District Attorney is serious about seeking justice for our family. Former Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody was also indicted last year on charges of destroying or concealing video in an investigation into Ambler's death.
Doncic tops Curry in duel as Mavericks beat Warriors 134-132
Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic celebrates after sinking a three-point basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in Dallas, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS – Luka Doncic couldn't top Stephen Curry's shoulder shimmy, or the second-best scoring night of the Golden State star's career. Doncic tied his career high with 42 points in a scoring duel with Curry, leading the Mavericks to an entertaining 134-132 win over the Warriors on Saturday. The duel between Curry and Doncic got going when they traded 3-pointers late in the first half. They did it again early in the second half, when Doncic hit another one after a Golden State turnover.
Jazz beat Mavericks 116-104 for 10th straight victory
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY – Playing without leading scorer Donovan Mitchell didn't slow down the Utah Jazz. Utah never trailed in a 116-104 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night. The Jazz overwhelmed the Mavericks on both ends of the court on their way to their 10th straight victory and the NBA overall lead. Gobert’s dominance around the basket took Dallas out of it early and the Mavericks could never get back on track. The Jazz never let the Mavericks draw closer than 12 points the rest of the way.
Women's World Cup heads to a welcome Down Under in 2023
The Sydney Opera House is illuminated in support of Australia and New Zealand's joint bid to host the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023, in Sydney, Thursday, June 25, 2020. Australia and New Zealand will co-host the Women's World Cup in 2023, with the following edition possibly set to take place just two years later. The potential audience of more than 1 billion, according to FIFA, would outstrip the 2011 Rugby World Cup or the 2015 Cricket World Cup it co-hosted with Australia. New Zealand previously has hosted the under-17 womens World Cup and the under-20 mens tournament and had hoped, after the success of those events, to make a solo bid for the womens World Cup. We are looking forward to delivering the best ever FIFA Womens World Cup in both nations, one that will elevate the womens game and inspire women and girls around the world.Riley said she relished the chance to play her fifth World Cup in her homeland.
Metro Detroit couple reunited after 50 days apart due to COVID-19
The Highland Park couple has been married for 48 years and believe they got COVID-19 after attending a memorial service and funeral in March. Update May 28, 2020 -- Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 56,014; Death toll now at 5,372They went to Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital Warren Campus together. And then an hour or so later, they called me and told me they were putting him on a ventilator, Darlene Johnson said. After all these years, not for 50 days, ever, Darlene Johnson said. The Johnsons are thankful for the care he received at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital Warren Campus.