Monthly Archives: June 2021

Hart History: McDavid unanimous choice for MVP

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8:20 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN CloseGreg Wyshynski is ESPN's senior NHL writer.Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid won the Hart Trophy as NHL's MVP, becoming only the second player in the 97-year history of the award to win it unanimously.McDavid placed first on all 100 ballots from the Professional Hockey Writers Association. Previously, only Wayne Gretzky won…

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Slugging Schwarber would ‘rest,’ skip HR Derby

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playSchwarber crushes first pitch he sees for a 434-foot homer (0:38)Kyle Schwarber hits a home run 434 feet in the first inning for the Nationals vs. the Rays. (0:38)11:53 PM ETJesse RogersESPN Staff Writer CloseJesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers MLB for ESPN.com.Washington Nationals slugger Kyle Schwarber won't be taking his talents…

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With watchOS 8, Apple Wants to Help You Chill the Hell Out

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Photo: Victoria Song/GizmodoWhen Apple previewed the features coming to watchOS 8, the next-gen software upgrade seemed iterative—great for overall performance, but perhaps lacking in terms of direction. This was especially true after watchOS 7, which turned the Apple Watch into a vital tool for navigating pandemic life. However, after living with the watchOS 8 developer…

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Hawks cruise without Trae, reviving series hopes

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1:44 AM ETTim BontempsESPN ATLANTA -- When Hawks superstar Trae Young was ruled out 45 minutes before the start of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals, it seemed like the end of Atlanta's hopes of reaching the NBA Finals.Just a few short hours later, however, things couldn't have looked more different.A stirring performance by…

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Giannis exits Bucks’ loss with hyperextended knee

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10:05 PM ETMalika AndrewsESPN Staff Writer CloseStaff Writer Joined ESPN in 2018 Appears regularly on ESPN Chicago 1000ATLANTA -- After exiting Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals with a left knee injury, Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is scheduled to have imaging done on Wednesday, sources told ESPN.Without their star player, the Bucks were…

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Meet The Love Island Season 3 Cast

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Say "aloha" to a brand-new bunch of Islanders. Love Island Season 3, set to premiere on July 7 on CBS, will feature a sizzling cast looking to date in Hawaii. 12 new sexy singles are ready to mingle and find their perfect matches when they kick off this summer of love. Just imagine as they…

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RIP Pepper the Robot (2014-2020)

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Pepper the robot meets Eurostar customers at St Pancras International station in London, England on October 23, 2018.Photo: Tabatha Fireman (Getty Images)Japanese telecom giant SoftBank halted production of Pepper the robot in August of 2020, according to a new report from Reuters. And it seems unlikely that new ones will ever roll off the manufacturing…

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2PM’s Comeback Was Never A Maybe — It Was A Must

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By Lai Frances In June 2017, during a six-night concert following the release of their sixth album Gentleman’s Game, the pioneering South Korean boy band 2PM made a promise. As the group’s six members — Jun. K, Nichkhun, Taecyeon, Wooyoung, Junho, and Chansung — faced the reality of mandatory military enlistment, they vowed to reunite…

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S.Korea to Develop ‘Iron Dome’ Missile Defense

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South Korea has decided to develop an interceptor system like Israel's "iron dome" to protect Seoul from North Korea's long-range artillery and rocket launchers.South Korean officials were apparently impressed that the Israeli system intercepted some 1,000 missiles fired from occupied Palestinian territories with over 90 percent accuracy last month.The Defense Acquisition Program Administration said it…

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Aides ‘Begged Kim Jong-un to Lose Weight’

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un went on a diet retreat in the provinces to lose weight at the urging of close aides, a source claimed Monday.The North Korean propaganda machine has already been trying to make hay from the obese leader's weight loss. According to the source, Kim had gained weight due to work-related stress,…

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Good Omens’ Second Coming Has Been Greenlit by Amazon

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Crowley and Aziraphale standing together in Soho.Image: Amazon StudiosThough the first season of Amazon’s adaptation of Good Omens covered all of the beats from Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s original novel and then some, there were so many interesting details about the series’ world that were begging for more exploration, like Aziraphale and Crowley’s millenia-spanning…

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Updates From Aquaman 2, John Wick 4, and More

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Get ready for more underwater adventure.Image: Warner Bros.The Rock’s got his eyes set on Santa Claus for a new project. The Dexter continuation is somehow picking up a very familiar face. Korean webtoon Deep is coming to TV. Plus, Rick & Morty takes on a Captain Planet riff, and what’s next on Tuca & Bertie.…

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Bettman: NHL will await Blackhawks investigation

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7:29 PM ETEmily KaplanESPN CloseEmily Kaplan is ESPN's national NHL reporter.TAMPA, Fla. -- NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the league learned of the sexual assault allegations against former Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach Brad Aldrich "relatively recently" and, while it found them "concerning," he said it will wait until an independent review is complete before deciding…

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Hawks’ Young listed as questionable for Game 4

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3:15 PM ETTim BontempsESPN ATLANTA -- An MRI on the sprained right ankle of Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young revealed a bone bruise in his foot Monday afternoon, and he'll be listed as questionable for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night."That's the head of our snake," Hawks…

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Follow live: Lightning, Canadiens square off in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

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On The IceCanadiensGoaltenderSAGASVSV%TOIC. Price G27522.81560:00LightningTeam StatsGame InformationAmalie Arena8:00 PM, June 28, 2021Coverage: NBCSNPeriod EndEnd of 3rd period19:59 - 3rd (1-5)Shot missed by Corey Perry19:38 - 3rd (1-5)Josh Anderson shot blocked by Ryan McDonagh19:20 - 3rd (1-5)Shot on goal by Josh Anderson saved by Andrei Vasilevskiy18:50 - 3rd (1-5)Power Play Goal Scored by Steven Stamkos assisted…

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Africa: Joint Communiqué by Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

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Rome — The following statement was released by United States Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and the Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS following today’s meeting. Begin text: The Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS, reconvening in-person after two years, met today in Rome at the invitation of Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and…

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Africa: Statement on Covishield and the European Union (EU) Digital COVID Certificate “Green Pass”

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Addis Ababa — The African Union Commission and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) noted with concern recent communications regarding the applicability of the EU Digital COVID Certificate “Green Pass” to different COVID-19 vaccines. The availability of such a Certificate, with its potential to significantly facilitate free safe movement across all…

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