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Casey: GOP health bill would mean 'destructive' cuts

Its draconian cuts to Medicaid would have a devastating impact on our seniors, our kupuna as we say in Hawaii, who depend on the program for long term nursing care. SENATE BILL - Changes the formula for subsidies to make them less generous, and lowers the threshold for people who can receive financial assistance from 400 per cent to 350 per cent of the federal poverty level, or about US$42,000 for a single person. Read More »

Mexico knock out Confed Cup hosts Russia with 2-1 win

It was soon 2-0 when Bernardo Silva converted a low cross from Pereira Eliseu after 37 minutes. Portugal swiftly doubled their lead when Eliseu's unsafe low cross from the left was forced home by Silva, although there was brief concern for the new Manchester City signing as he landed awkwardly on his ankle. Read More »

Smith, Crotty injuries a headache for All Blacks

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Fullback Smith failed a head injury assessment during the first half, while Crotty limped off later in the spell with a hamstring injury and will definitely miss next week's test in Wellington, coach Steve Hansen said. Crusaders centre Jack Goodhue will, therefore, remain with the squad as cover, with Sonny Bill Williams and Anton Lienert-Brown expected to team up again in the midfield. Read More »

Lakers GM compares Lonzo Ball to Brady, Rodgers

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With Magic Johnson serving as the general manager for the Lakers , the 19-year-old Ball expects to learn valuable insights from the five-time National Basketball Association champion. They were repeatedly surprised and disappointed when free agents didn't line up to wear the Lakers' hallowed gold uniforms, leaving Los Angeles to struggle to four consecutive losing seasons. Read More »

NBA Draft: Evaluating the top 5 picks

I've been through a lot growing up, and I'm looking forward to coming here and giving it my all". "That was my celebration. I'm pretty sure (Simmons and Embiid) got the same objective and we're all going on the same page". But the team can only move forward with highly-calculated moves. Meanwhile, he still has plenty to catch up on from his day-old, pre-NBA life. An athlete. Read More »

Celtics take Jayson Tatum with 3rd pick in draft

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It's one thing to be a Boston Celtic. All four - Jayson Tatum , Josh Jackson , Harry Giles and Terrance Ferguson - became first-rounders Thursday night. Ainge played with fury, a combative spirit, as does Jackson. As Ainge will admit, Tatum is not almost a finished product. Summer League is the first time these young players get to show the world they are ready for the National Basketball Association. Read More »

Video technology is the future of football, says FIFA president Gianni Infantino

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Petersburg, Moscow, Sochi and Kazan )". However, given Russia's initial struggle to convert their chances against FIFA No. 95-ranked New Zealand, along with "All Whites" goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic making a string of impressive saves, "Sbornaya" will need to up their game in their next match against European champions Portugal in Moscow on Wednesday. Read More »

White House responds to Comey tape deadline with Trump tweet

Mueller, like Comey, also helmed the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Trump wrote on Twitter on Thursday, a day before the deadline, that he did not know if there were recordings of his conversations with Comey, but he did not make or have any such recordings. Read More »

Butler trade sets the stage for looming free agency

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The package of Kris Dunn , Zach LaVine and the No. 7 pick (Lauri Markannen) in exchange for Butler and the No. 16 pick ( Justin Patton ) has been widely panned, and rightly so. Lee compared the Wolves' current roster to the one Thibodeau inherited in Chicago . Last year's results suggest that process in Minnesota is ongoing. Read More »

Monaco star Fabinho would find Manchester United move 'very tempting'

Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke has said that he is hopeful of seeing Jose Mourinho add "three or four quality players" to the squad ahead of next season. Rooney has been informed that the door is open for him to leave United this summer, even though he still has one year left to run on his highly lucrative contract. Read More »

Portugal punish All Whites in final match

The game ended 2-1, despite Mexico advance to the semi-final game in Sochi , finishing runners-up in Group A by virtue of goal difference to winners Portugal, who beat New Zealand 4-0. Only a superb one-handed reflex save from Akinfeev, who made his 100th global appearance, stopped Andre Silva's bullet header just after the break. Read More »

Magic Johnson sees Ball as one piece in Lakers plan

Lonzo Ball is going to take the Lakers to the playoffs his first year. In light of that, Lonzo doubled down on that notion, according to Mark Medina of the Orange County Register . "Guys are going to naturally gravitate towards someone who wants to make them better", Lakers coach Luke Walton said. Ball was the only college player in 25 years to shoot more than 70 percent from 2-point range and 40 percent from behind the 3-point line. Read More »

Ramirez, Leon homer, Red Sox beat Angels 9-4 on Papi's night

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David Ortiz's number is being retired at Fenway Park. He said his home run was in Big Papi's honor. Sandy Leon drove in four runs with a two-run homer and two-run double, and Hanley Ramirez also hit a two-run homer for Boston. SLOW START - Meyer said he felt like the back-to-back walks he surrendered to the Red Sox first two hitters set a tone for his night. "You can't go out there and put two guys on basically before the game starts". Read More »

The Source Sports Presents Live At The 2017 NBA Draft

Markelle Fultz made his childhood dreams come true last night after being drafted No. 1 overall by the Philadelphia 76ers as many expected. After the Boston Celtics took Duke forward Jayson Tatum at No. "Everybody knows A.I.is known for the crossover and they love him here and a chance to come here and he [too] was the No. 1 pick is kind of insane", Fultz said. Read More »

Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei Silva Both Pass Drug Tests Ahead of Bellator NYC

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He had a VHS that we rented of the first-ever UFC , it was this little guy named Royce Gracie beating three guys in one night and as soon as I saw MMA the first time I thought, whoever's the MMA champion is the toughest guy". I've always been a very disciplined guy. But, that hasn't stopped some bad blood from brewing between the two. "I was so disgusted", Sonnen said. Sonnen insists the timeline goes back much further than when they were in the UFC and featured as opposing coaches on the ... Read More »

Ward demands pound-for-pound recognition after Kovalev stoppage

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In his previous fight against Ward in November 2016, Kovalev received $2 million while Ward got $5 million. According to Bovada, Ward is the -155 favorite with Kovalev listed at +125. But I knew what was going to happen, because he was healthy. You hear it all the time - boxing's most important punch. "Once I compute a fighter in my brain, I know what to do the next time around", he told Kellerman. Read More »

Juan Carlos Osorio hails Mexico's 'resilience' in defeat of hosts Russian Federation

However, the second half put everything in its place. "They are two world powers and our objective is to reach the final and win, with total modesty and humility and showing respect as we have done until now". The second goal came from neat play on the left between Ricardo Queresma and Eliseu to set up Silva from five meters (yards). Moreno scored the stoppage-time equalizer in Mexico's 2-2 opening draw against European champions Portugal . Read More »

The 2017 NBA Draft garnered 11% more social engagement than a year ago

No seniors were taken with the first 28 picks. Three of the freshmen came from Kentucky. But in 2017, the Bulls' trade of Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves for LaVine, Dunn and the No. After the Boston Celtics took Duke forward Jayson Tatum at No. 3, the Phoenix Suns selected small forward Josh Jackson of Kansas with the fourth pick. Read More »

Magic Johnson Praises D'Angelo Russell Then Throws Him Under the Bus

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When asked how he would pull off this impressive feat, LaVar replied with a smile, "The Big Baller way". The last four seasons for the Los Angeles Lakers have marked the longest playoff drought in franchise history. "I think it's a good goal to set, so I'll definitely be chasing that" he said. Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak had a similar plan several times in recent seasons, believing they could build another super-team around Kobe Bryant. Read More »

Germany v Cameroon: Cameroon to go down swinging

Elsewhere, in #Group B, Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez became Chile's all time goalscorer with his thirty-eighth global goal in Thursday's draw with Germany . One position where the selection merry-go-round might halt is in goal. Germany had the experience and pedigree of Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Shkodran Mustafi , Julian Draxler and Emre Can in their theam, but Jochim Low's team remained largely a young one against the full-strength Chileans. Read More »

Mexico Eliminates Host Russia From Confederations Cup

Although proceedings took a while to heat up, Portugal were ultimately good value for their triumph and look set to face either Chile or Germany in the final four of the competition, as two of their rising stars rose to the challenge alongside the more experienced Ronaldo and Nani to clinch top spot. Read More »

Magic Johnson comments on D'Angelo Russell trade

That's what we want to do. "D'Angelo is an excellent player". LaVar Ball: "Alright, we just gotta talk strategy". His outlandish comments include saying Lonzo is "better than Steph Curry", and "Back in my heyday, I would kill Michael Jordan one-on-one". Read More »

Jimmy Butler Trade, Freshmen Picks Highlight NBA Draft

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To no one's surprise, the Philadelphia 76ers drafted Markelle Fultz with the first pick of the 2017 NBA Draft on Thursday night. "Back in April, we received a direct message from Markelle asking if he could commission us to make his draft ceremony sneakers ", Gorecki wrote on Instagram. Read More »