MIAMI (AP) — John Beilein had seen Duncan Robinson get on hot shooting stretches plenty of times before. None of those were at his expense. Robinson put on a show for his college coach — and got himself into the Miami record book as well. He set team marks with seven 3-pointers in the second quarter, eight in the first half and finished with a career-high 29 points as the Heat rolled past Beilein and the Cleveland Cavaliers 124-100 on Wednesday night. "That young man the last two years has developed with the Miami culture," said Beilein, the first-year Cavaliers coach who had Robinson for three seasons at Michigan. "He's developed his game into a whole different level. ... Part of it you hate, but it's also part of your blood.” Robinson was 9 for 15 from the field, all of them coming from 3-point range. His early flurry helped Miami tie a franchise mark with 75 first-half points. The lead was 27 at the break and the Heat stayed in control the rest of the way. Kevin … [Read more...] about Robinson’s record night helps Heat beat Cavs 124-100
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I was taken by his smooth, leathery brown skin, his broad head covered in fine hair and the dimple in his chin. What I remember most is the slight smile, his kind, yet serious eyes. The formal military photograph, decades old by then and framed in silver, sat on a high shelf in the dining room, above the lace-topped Formica dining-room table. A photo of my brother Terrence, dressed in his stately blue Air Force uniform, stood next to it. Between tending to his rose bushes and plucking mangoes from a tree out back, my grandfather Roy, a World War II veteran, would often start—though rarely finish—various family stories. Like clockwork, as another tale took flight, my grandmother Catherine—a diminutive creature with a booming voice—would set him right about the facts of the matter and conclude with her own flourishes. Grandpa Roy spoke little of his military service, and I remember just one family conversation he was part of that openly involved race. There … [Read more...] about When Will White America Be Ready to Talk About Slavery?
ATLANTA — Ten Democrats took the stage here Wednesday night with less than three months to go before the Iowa caucuses — and after a day of high political drama at the impeachment hearings back in Washington. Here were the key takeaways:Buttigieg benefits from a lack of game-changing momentsADVERTISEMENTThe debate had some fireworks, but nothing that seemed consequential or viral enough to change the trajectory of the race.That is good news for South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul Buttigieg2020 Dems slam Trump decision on West Bank settlements Overnight Health Care: GOP senator says drug price action unlikely this year | House panel weighs ban on flavored e-cigs | New York sues Juul Buttigieg surges to 10-point lead in New Hampshire: poll MORE, who has been on the rise. The 37-year-old Buttigieg has led major polls in both Iowa and New Hampshire recently. That being so, many pundits expected his rivals to go after him in Atlanta.Those attacks simply … [Read more...] about Five takeaways from the Democratic debate
TORONTO (AP) — The Orlando Magic hit Toronto on a three-game winning streak. They limped out of town with two key starters hobbled by injuries. Fred VanVleet scored 24 points, Pascal Siakam had 18 points and 11 rebounds and the defending champion Raptors beat the Magic 113-97 on Wednesday night. Orlando lost center Nikola Vucevic and forward Aaron Gordon to right ankle injuries in the second quarter. Vucevic used two crutches to leave the locker room afterward, while Gordon had one. “It hurts not being able to play, not being able to help my team win,” Gordon said. Gordon checked out with 8:27 left in the first half, seconds after ending up on the floor while trying to block Anunoby. “It was basically a full jump,” Gordon said. “I came down and landed on the back of someone’s leg and rolled over. That’s why I knew it was hurt a little bit more, because I had jumped all the way up.” Vucevic came in as the reigning Eastern Conference … [Read more...] about Fred VanVleet scores 24 points, Raptors beat Magic 113-97
Defenders of Katie Hill are right to see misogyny and right-wing media malpractice contributing to her resignation from Congress. But in focusing on those factors, they risk looking past the California Democrat’s own actions in engaging in the kind of relationship rendered inexcusable by many proponents of the #MeToo movement and mainstream feminism: one between an older boss and a younger subordinate. If the goals of these movements are to mean anything, then we must evenly apply principles when women are implicated as well as grapple with the gray spaces here. Being young (32), new this year in Congress, openly bisexual, and a vocal critic of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh had already made Hill a target for opponents and shit-stirrers. This gave someone looking to stir up negative publicity a receptive audience—one that Hill says her soon-to-be ex-husband weaponized, by providing intimate photos and details to RedState and the Daily Mail, showing … [Read more...] about Katie Hill Resignation Exposes Sexual-Misconduct Double Standards