Alex Ovechkin leaves game after Nazem Kadri hit, returns in second period

The Washington Capitals experienced a scare in the first period of Friday night’s Game 5 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. As Alex Ovechkin was skating up the ice, Toronto’s Nazem Kadri caught him with a low check that appeared to make contact with Ovechkin’s knee. Kadri was attempting to deliver a hip check on the Capitals star and received a two-minute minor for tripping on the play. The Capitals scored the game’s first goal oon the ensuing power play. Ovechkin stayed on the ice after first attempting to get up on his own power. He needed help leaving the ice. UPDATE: Althouhh Ovechkin missed the remainder of the first period,… Read More

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Adrienne Bailon On The Moment She Fell in Love With Herself

Adrienne Bailon has always had a special connection to the city of Paris. The singer and television host recently tied the knot in the City of Lights to gospel singer Israel Houghton in November. And that wasn’t the only moment that took place there that was significant to her life. In an interview with ELLE, Bailon gives details about the moment she feel in love with herself in Paris. Although she had dreams to study aboard since a young age, Adrienne had been working in the entertainment industry since 14 years old, preventing her from doing so. Now in her thirties, The Real co-host made the decision to use her… Read More

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Steward: Want to be like McGee? Find yourself an 8-foot basket

Darting here and there … –We found an elementary school with 8-foot baskets just to get an idea where JaVale McGee’s head is at these days. –Hardest part of that: Getting the braids just right on the back of the neck. –McGee said the other day he doesn’t work on lobs: “In practice, I don’t like to jump too much. You can’t waste your jumps. You only get a certain amount in a lifetime.” –Apparently, we’ve already exhausted our lifetime supply, kind of like Zaza Pachulia. –Yes, the Warriors are nursing some injuries, but it could be worse. They still could have Andrew Bogut and Festus Ezeli instead of McGee,… Read More

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People are unhappy with Donald Trump Jr’s plans to hunt prairie dogs in Montana

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. will be targeting more than just Montana’s Republican voters on Friday and Saturday when he helps Greg Gianforte campaign for an open U.S. House seat. A prairie dog hunt is also on the agenda for the four-city tour for President Donald Trump’s son and Gianforte, a technology entrepreneur up against Democrat Rob Quist in the May 25 election for the seat vacated by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. “As good Montanans, we want to show good hospitality to people,” Gianforte said. “What can be more fun than to spend an afternoon shooting the little rodents?” Trump is lending Gianforte some star power to fuel… Read More

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Liberals pounce on NDP’s mixed MSP messages

B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan refused again Friday to say how his party would pay for its promised $1.7 billion elimination of MSP premiums, amid renewed attacks that he’s simply delaying announcing the inevitable tax hike needed to cover the costs until after the election. Horgan sidestepped questions about why two of his candidates have publicly indicated the Medical Services Plan premiums would be rolled into income tax should the NDP win the May 9 election, potentially resulting in higher income taxes for some B.C. residents. Instead, he insisted he’d hire an independent panel to look at ways to eliminate the MSP premiums — which are set to bring in… Read More

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NCIS’ Rocky Carroll on Henrietta Lacks and Working with Oprah Winfrey: Fans Will Be ‘Really Surprised by Her’

When Rocky Carroll heard that HBO was putting together a biopic on Henrietta Lacks, the NCIS actor jumped at the opportunity to be a part of the project. “I had heard about the story of Henrietta Lacks a few years ago. A friend of mine read the book and told me about the story and I remember being amazed her story was true,” Carroll, 53, tells PEOPLE of the woman whose cells were the first successfully harvested by scientists, an act that has led to many medical advances in the decades since her death in 1951. “This woman is one of the most important medical breakthroughs in medical history,” he… Read More

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Can the Warriors duplicate their Game 2 success on Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum?

OAKLAND — Inbounding on the sideline, the Blazers had 8.5 seconds to turn a terrible first quarter into a slightly less terrible first quarter. The Warriors, even without Kevin Durant in Game 2, already had 33 points. The Blazers, meanwhile, had puttered out to 17, having missed 15 of their first 21 shots, while fumbling away eight turnovers in 12 minutes. They designed the sideline play for CJ McCollum, but the active, bouncy Warriors didn’t allow it. Andre Iguodala and Ian Clark, helping off the inbounder, double-teamed and draped McCollum, forcing Allen Crabbe to reluctantly toss it upcourt to Damian Lillard before a 5-second violation. Lillard turned and found 7.5… Read More

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UVU golf: Utah Valley’s Raga places second, Lauer fourth at 2017 WAC Championship

The Utah Valley University women’s golf team finished its 2017 Western Athletic Conference Championship run with a pair of top-five finishers, as sophomore Ana Raga placed second overall while freshman Justine Lauer tied for fourth. With her runner-up finish, Raga was also named First Team All-WAC following the conclusion of the event. Raga finished just one shot back of the individual champion from New Mexico State Pun Chanachai (76-70-73—219) to earn the second-place finish. After carding a pair of 73s during the tournament’s first two rounds, Raga capped her 2017 WAC Championship outing with a 4-over-par 74 during Friday’s final round to finish in second place with a school record… Read More

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Gary Payton: Draymond, not Kawhi, should get defensive award

As one of best defensive players of his generation, Gary Payton knows what it takes to thrive on that end of the floor. In one of the tightest races for defensive player of the year in quite some time, the nine-time All-Star told The Associated Press that he is leaning toward Golden State’s Draymond Green ever so slightly over San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard. “I would rather both of them win. But I think Draymond has done a great job of helping Golden State endure the changes that they’ve had,” said Payton, who does not have an official vote. “He’s been stepping up and making a lot of big plays. Not… Read More

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Jake Gyllenhall Steps Out at the Premiere of His Moving New Documentary About War Photographer Chris Hondros

Jake Gyllenhaal was on hand Friday night for the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Hondros, a documentary he executive produced about the amazing life of war photographer Chris Hondros. Dressed in all black and sporting a thick beard, Gyllenhaal joined the film’s narrator, Jamie Lee Curtis, and its director Greg Campbell on the red carpet in New York City for the festival’s second night. The documentary tells the incredible story of Hondros’s life and career before he was killed in Libya in 2011. The film examines the photographer’s best known work, and the little-known stories behind them. After witnessing the terrorist attacks on 9/11, Hondros became one of the most… Read More

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