Trailing by one point with a minute to play, Timberwolves forward Dario Saric rose up in the corner for a good look at a three. It clanked off the iron, sparking another battle for a board. The contenders: three Oklahoma City players, and Andrew Wiggins. In the past, Minnesota may as well have conceded the rebound. Wiggins traditionally only got the loose balls that essentially landed at his feet. Again, that was the past. If Ryan Saunders’ debut as interim head coach signaled in a new era of Timberwolves basketball, perhaps with it comes a different Andrew Wiggins. It was Wiggins who soared above the field to grab the all-important rebound, and held on strongly while a couple Thunder players hacked away at the ball before the whistle blew. Wiggins then went to the line to hit a pair of free throws to put Minnesota back in front. On the following possession, Wiggins — who had the ball in his hands for most of Minnesota’s late-game possessions — drove to the rim, … [Read more...] about Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins just played best game of his career. Is there more to come?
Mark Abadi, provided by Published 12:17 pm CST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Douglas C. Pizac/AP; Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Bezos announced on Wednesday their 25-year marriage was ending in divorce. MacKenzie Bezos played a role in the founding of Amazon, driving cross-country to Seattle with Jeff Bezos in 1994 while the founder typed out Amazon's business plan. MacKenzie Bezos also worked as an accountant for Amazon in the company's early days. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos announced on Wednesday that his 25-year marriage to his wife MacKenzie is ending in divorce. The announcement has drawn renewed interest in MacKenzie Bezos' role in the origins of Amazon. MacKenzie Bezos was one of Amazon's first employees, and according to Amazon lore, Jeff Bezos drafted part of the company's business plan while the couple drove across the country together. Read more: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his … [Read more...] about MacKenzie Bezos played a big role in the founding of Amazon and drove across the country with Jeff to start it (AMZN)
By Henry Schulman and Susan Slusser Updated 11:47 am PST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Kyler Murray holds the Heisman Trophy he had just won on Dec. 8. Kyler Murray holds the Heisman Trophy he had just won on Dec. 8. Photo: Craig Ruttle / Associated Press Photo: Craig Ruttle / Associated Press Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Kyler Murray holds the Heisman Trophy he had just won on Dec. 8. Kyler Murray holds the Heisman Trophy he had just won on Dec. 8. Photo: Craig Ruttle / Associated Press A’s draftee Kyler Murray will not play both football and baseball, source says 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Kyler Murray, A’s outfielder in summer and NFL quarterback in the fall? … [Read more...] about A’s draftee Kyler Murray will not play both football and baseball, source says
Updated 11:40 am PST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Actor and Mt. Lebanon, Pa. native Joe Manganiello, left, reads the Dungeons and Dragons character options to brother Nick Manganiello, top right, and UPMC Children's Hospital patient and first time D&D player Gabriel Bowers, 9, of Shaler, Pa., right, at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. (Jessie Wardarski/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP) less Actor and Mt. Lebanon, Pa. native Joe Manganiello, left, reads the Dungeons and Dragons character options to brother Nick Manganiello, top right, and UPMC Children's Hospital patient and first time D&D player ... more Photo: Jessie Wardarski, AP Photo: Jessie Wardarski, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Actor and … [Read more...] about Actor Joe Manganiello plays D&D at children’s hospital
LONDON (Reuters) - Former world number one Andy Murray is unlikely to last long at the Australian Open and playing pain-free would be a victory for the Scot, according to John McEnroe. Murray, five times a runner-up in Melbourne, has struggled in the aftermath of hip surgery a year ago and is currently ranked 230 in the ATP standings. The 31-year-old three-time Grand Slam champion returned to action last June but has won only eight matches since and recently admitted he still has pain from his hip and was not sure how much longer his career will last. "In Australia, I would imagine he is just trying to get through without being in a lot of pain, so that would be sort of a victory," McEnroe told the Daily Mail. "When you are playing best-of-five-sets, it is quite a bit different to best-of-three and that is a tall order. "So, if he is feeling pain and not feeling right, it is hard to imagine he can go too long." American great McEnroe, however, believes Murray will continue to strive to … [Read more...] about McEnroe plays down Murray’s chances in Melbourne