Jordan Bell to miss Warriors-Thunder game on Saturday

OAKLAND — Though Jordan Bell has looked increasingly comfortable in practice in recent days, the Warriors are still exercising caution with his health. The Warriors (45-14) ruled out Bell for Saturday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder (34-26) after still dealing with inflammation in his left ankle. Following practice on Friday, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he expected Bell to return at some point on next week’s trip with stops in New York (Monday), Washington (Wednesday) and Atlanta (Friday). The Warriors also listed forward Draymond Green as probable for Saturday’s game because of right shoulder soreness, an ailment that has bothered him periodically throughout the 2017-18 season. Bell has missed… Read More

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Reese Witherspoon brings the power of #MeToo to Watermark Conference in San Jose

Reese Witherspoon says she could have earned a degree in English literature at Stanford University and gone on to study medicine, but the one-time teen actress couldn’t afford the tuition. So she turned to movies and for a time rose to the highest level of fame and accolades in Hollywood, including winning an Academy Award. But along the way, the star of “Legally Blonde” and “Walk the Line” endured the dark side of a male-dominated, often misogynistic film industry. She suffered sexual assault by an unnamed male director when she was 16 and encountered rapidly diminishing career opportunities once she got into her late 30s. Journalist Elaine Welteroth and actor/producer/activist… Read More

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Jeff Hoffman leads off the Rockies’ spring slate still tightening the screws; Raimel Tapia shows off new power

Diamondbacks 7, Rockies 6, 10 inningsAt Salt River Fields Lanky right-hander Jeff Hoffman pushed the Rockies into their spring slate Friday. Among a group of eight starters vying for five spots, he was the first to show off. “I was pretty jacked up,” Hoffman said of his two innings of Cactus League work. He threw two no-hit innings in the Diamondbacks’ 7-6 victory over Colorado in 10 innings. Hoffman struck out one — Diamondbacks catcher Chris Herman, on an 85-mph changeup in the second inning — and walked two. The walks stemmed loose screws in early spring, Hoffman said. But while neither runner reached second base — he forced a… Read More

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Student charged in “alarming” Instagram video that led to school closure

Clip appeared to show teens shooting guns at a firing range and image of town’s high school. A Nutley High School student was charged for his role in posting an “alarming video” online that prompted a daylong closure of district schools, authorities said Friday. Screen grab from a video posted to Instagram shows a person shooting a handgun at a firing range. The video also contains a still photo of Nutley High School and students in a classroom. (Instagram) Joseph Rafanello, 18, was charged with third-degree false public alarm for the Instagram posting, according to police. The video was posted online Feb. 15 — one day after a former student… Read More

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Top-seeded defending champion Thiem tumbles out of Rio Open

RIO DE JANEIRO — Top-seeded defending champion Dominic Thiem of Austria tumbled out of the Rio Open on Friday, falling 6-4, 6-0 to Spain’s Fernando Verdasco in the quarterfinals of the clay-court event. Thiem won the Argentina Open on Sunday for his ninth career title. Verdasco will play fifth-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy or Alijaz Bedene of Slovenia. In the other semifinal at Jockey Club Brasileiro, sixth-seeded Diego Schwartzman of Argentina will face Chile’s Nicolas Jarry. Schwartzman beat France’s Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-4, and Jarry topped Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas 7-5, 6-3. …read more Source:: Sportsnet.ca       

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An AR-15 composed of rose petals anchors a mural on a Five Points restaurant and centers on a painful conversation about gun laws in America

An AR-15 adorns the side of Bella Vista Mexican Restaurant at the edge of Five Points in Denver. Composed of rose petals, the weapon anchors both the mural and a persistent public conversation about gun laws in America. Candles surround the red and pink rifle, some are lit and others appear recently extinguished, the smoke still tapering away. From a distance, they look like bullet holes. The piece, which went up in a couple of hours on Sunday, is a response to the shooting of 17 people at a Florida high school on Valentine’s Day. It is Longmont street artist Gamma Acosta’s way of showing support for teenagers across the… Read More

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