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LeBron James Went Off For 21 4th Quarter Points To Beat The Cavaliers

Getty Image The Cavaliers very well have their best non-LeBron James led team in decades this season, as the very fun young Cavs got off to an 8-8 start before a showdown with the Lakers and their former hometown hero in Cleveland. Early on, it appeared LeBron was going to be in the mood for dominance back home in Cleveland, as he had 17 first quarter points, punctuated by this preposterous stepback three-pointer at the buzzer. LeBron drops 17 of the @Lakers 34 1st quarter points, including 4 triples! pic.twitter.com/kaoFXIPaGR — NBA (@NBA) January 26, 2021 James would go through a lull in the middle quarters, as the Cavaliers clawed their way back into the game, taking the lead on a few different occasions in the second half. However, in the fourth quarter, James put an end t...

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Is road boulder an unfair insult? The Roadshow readers have spoken

Q:  I’m very glad you plan to continue the use of Mrs. Roadshow’s “road boulder.” It is as much a part of San Jose’s lexicon as Mark Purdy’s “Los Tiburones”! Terri Glenn Like Mr. Roadshow’s Facebook page for more questions and answers about Bay Area roads, freeways and commuting. A: Being compared to the great Mark Purdy is a terrific compliment. To refresh this saga: Another reader wanted me to stop referring to drivers blocking traffic as road boulders, saying it is speeders who should be chastised, but a vast majority like the phrase. So off we go. Q: I am an older driver who takes his time in the right lane and I don’t resent your playful term of road boulder. That being said, I would like to point out that my lane is invariably the one going the posted speed limit, and I have to rema

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Mark Wahlberg Movie ‘Joe Bell’ Taken Off Release Calendar For Now

Deadline has exclusively learned that Solstice Studios is pulling Mark Wahlberg’s drama Joe Bell off the theatrical release calendar temporarily and has plans for a new release date later this year. The original release date was set for Feb. 19, 2021. Based on a true story about a small-town working-class father (Wahlberg) who, after his gay teenage son, Jadin (Reid Miller), has been tormented in high school. He embarks on a solitary walk around the U.S. from Oregon to New York City to deliver a simple message of tolerance from a father’s perspective, hoping to reach out to others who may be open to hearing from someone like themselves. Faced with a lot of challenges, Joe finally teaches us that all you can do to make a difference is if you only take on the actions one at a time. The dome...

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Robert De Niro and John Boyega To Star in Netflix’s ‘The Formula’

Gerard McMurray, who directed The First Purge (2018) and Netflix’s Burning Sands (2017), has made his return to the streaming platform to direct The Formula, and actors John Boyega and Robert De Niro to star, Dateline confirms. McMurray is a bit of a groundbreaking director, as Burning Sands was one of Netflix’s first original films. McMurray will write, direct, and produce the film with his recently formed production company Buppie Productions. Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Berry Welsh will also produce. The film will tell the story of a Formula One racing prodigy who is forced to become a getaway driver to save his only remaining family.  Boyega, known for his roles in the Star Wars sequel trilogy and Detroit most recently starred in Steve McQueen’s acclaimed anthology film series...

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John Boyega Likens Acting Roles in Franchises to “Luxury Jail” & Wants to Work on More Projects Like ‘Small Axe’

If there’s one actor who knows something about franchises, it would be someone who’s starred in one of the highest grossing film franchises of all time. During an interview with CinemaBlend, Star Wars actor John Boyega discussed what it was like to work on the most recent trilogy, and why he’s excited to work on different projects.  “Being in a big franchise, it’s kind of like luxury jail sometimes for an actor when you want to do something else,” Boyega said. “Because remember, in a franchise you’re working on one character for many years, which can starve your other muscles.”  Boyega recently starred in one of Steve McQueen (III)’s Small Axe films for Amazon. The British anthology film series follows distinct stories of the lives of West Indian immigrants in London from the 1960s to the...

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Seth Meyers Brutally Mocks Rudy Giuliani’s Billion-Dollar Lawsuit

NBCAfter Seth Meyers delivered a light burn of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s “erection” gaffe during his latest “A Closer Look” segment Monday night, he jokingly added, “And they thought we were going to run out of material.” But as much as the Late Night host wants to move on from Donald Trump, he was sucked back in thanks to the pending impeachment trial in the Senate. “Of course, Trump has had a little trouble assembling a defense team for his impeachment because his usual lawyer is busy getting sued for over a billion dollars,” Meyers said, laughing out loud. He was referring to the $1.3 billion that Dominion Voting Systems is seeking in damages from Giuliani for spreading what the suit describes as “a viral disinformation campaign” made up of “demonstrably false” allegations...

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How Warriors’ Marquese Chriss, out with a broken leg, is handling his rehab

At first, Marquese Chriss didn’t know his leg was broken. Having gone up for a lob dunk during a scrimmage in Chicago last month, Chriss fell awkwardly on his right leg and thought he had rolled his ankle. Laughing at his embarrassment, Chriss attempted to get up and resume the practice. “When it happened, it was weird. I’ve never gone into shock in my life,” Chriss said Monday, recalling that Dec. 26 scrimmage. “I was laughing, thinking I was OK. I thought I just rolled my ankle or whatever. Then they just started doing some evaluation stuff and when they pushed on the side of my fibula, it gave in a little bit. So that was when they realized it was broken.” When Chriss may return, and his future with the organization that helped him resuscitate his career, is in question. On Dec. 31, Chr

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Tucker Carlson Rallies to Defense of QAnon Conspiracy Theorists

Fox NewsFox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday night pandered to and seemingly defended QAnon, the violently unhinged conspiracy theory whose adherents believe that a deep state cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiliac cannibals is plotting against former President Donald Trump. After an insurrectionist mob incited by Trump stormed the Capitol in order to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s election victory, social media companies cracked down and purged thousands of QAnon accounts and pages from their platforms. In a statement, Twitter said the accounts violated its rules on “coordinated harmful activity.” “We’ve been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behavior that has the potential to lead to offline harm, and given the renewed potential for violence sur...

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Coronavirus: LAUSD officials say lack of clear reopening guidance from state hampering negotiations

With the deadline for applying for the state’s Safe Schools for All reopening grant a week away, Los Angeles Unified School District leaders are pressing state and county health officials for a clearer definition as to what constitutes a safe learning environment, saying the lack of consistent guidance is why the district and local teachers union have yet to reach an agreement on returning students to campus. One major hang-up has been over the proposal by Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration that schools can reopen if the community’s daily coronavirus case rate is no greater than 25 out of 100,000 people. The state previously set a reopening threshold of 7 out of 100,000 people, though Newsom’s administration recently suggested a new rate of 28 out of 100,000 people before amending it to 25

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Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler pepper sprayed a man during a confrontation outside of a restaurant

Summary List PlacementThe mayor of Portland told police that he asked the man to back away. When the man refused, he took out his pepper spray and spritzed him in the eyes — before offering him a bottle of water to wash it out. "He had no face mask and got within a foot or two of my face while he was videoing me," Mayor Ted Wheeler said, according to a police report obtained by The Oregonian. "I became imminently concerned for my personal safety." The incident took place Sunday night after Wheeler, a Democrat, was leaving a restaurant where had dined with one of his predecessors, Mayor Sam Adams. According to Wheeler's statement to police, he was confronted by an unmasked videographer who accused him of not wearing a facial covering while he dined. "I clearly informed him that he neede...

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MLS announces plan to open season on April 3

By ANNE M. PETERSON Major League Soccer will open next season on April 3, a month later than normal, and conclude with the MLS Cup title game on Dec. 11. Teams will be allowed to start preseason camps on Feb. 22. But the announcement Monday came amid ongoing uncertainty about the coronavirus pandemic and whether fans will be able to attend games, especially at the start of the season. The league has said it incurred an estimated $1 billion in losses last year, due in part to lost revenue as a result of the virus. As a result, the league has invoked the agreement’s “force majeure” clause to reopen negotiations with players on a collective bargaining agreement, setting a Jan. 29 deadline. The league and the players’ union had two difficult negotiations a year ago — one in February before th...

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Why Steve Kerr is replacing James Wiseman with Kevon Looney in the starting lineup

In an effort to improve the Warriors’ defense and avoid falling into early deficits, head coach Steve Kerr has decided to start Kevon Looney at center, supplanting rookie James Wiseman, ahead of Monday night’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. “We have a lot of moving parts,” Kerr said following two bad losses in which the Warriors’ starters were out-scored by 34 total points. “We’re trying to develop young players and be a playoff team, be a contender. And we’re trying to do all that at once. And so part of that process is going to include occasional changes to lineups combinations. “I’m very confident that this ultimately will be a good part of James’s development,” he continued. “He’s still going to play, but it gives him a slightly different role and a different way to look at ...

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8 new cases of more contagious COVID-19 strain found in Illinois

Health officials reported eight more cases of a more contagious strain of COVID-19 in Illinois Jan. 25, 2021. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-TimesThe latest cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, first identified in the United Kingdom, bring the total number of cases in Illinois to nine, health officials said. Local and state health officials Monday reported eight new cases of a more contagious COVID-19 variant in Illinois. The latest cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, first identified in the United Kingdom, bring the total number of cases in Illinois to nine, health officials said. Officials reported the initial single case on Jan. 15 in Chicago. The nine total cases range in age from 12 to 63 years and were reported in Cook County, officials said. “We expected to see more cases of this variant crop ...

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A bitcoin IRA lets you profit from the cryptocurrency’s potential gains in a tax-advantaged way

Summary List PlacementNot a day goes by without bitcoin being in the news. And given the cryptocurrency's phenomenal price rise, from zero to approximately $32,000 in a little over a decade, you — like many other individual investors — may be tempted to buy in. But how? Actually, you can invest in finance's newest asset via one of its most familiar vehicles: the IRA. Yes, you can buy bitcoin for a good old individual retirement account. Cue the excitement? Maybe. In many ways, bitcoin investments are well-suited to an IRA. But, as with any investment strategy, there are pros and cons to consider.  What is a bitcoin IRA?  Bitcoin is a type of cryptocurrency (sometimes called a digital or virtual currency) — the oldest, and most popular of the dozen varieties available for trading and inv...

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