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5 winners of the Kawhi Leonard trade


The team also boasts recent No. 2 picks Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram , although both could conceivably be traded to add more veteran players around James. This seems like a huge deterrent for Leonard, who is expected to cash in big-time during next summer's free agency period. Toronto would be able to offer Leonard a five-year, $190 million contract next summer. Read More »

Mamma Mia! Cher is releasing an entire album of ABBA covers

It will be Cher's first full album since 2013's Closer to the Truth , which spawned singles "Woman's World" and "I Hope You Find It". Here We Go Again and be on-screen for the first time in over seven years. But safe to say, when she does pop up towards the end to sing My Love, My Life as a duet with Seyfried's Sophie, there won't be a dry eye in the house. Read More »

Amazon Prime Day: All of Retail's Woes in One Sale?


Get a 30-day free trial here. They will be the first to get access to exclusive new product launches such as OnePlus 6 Red, NesPlus breakfast cereals from Nestlé, gaming laptops from HP and Acer, and many others. So you just picked up a new Instant Pot or maybe an Amazon Echo device - that's great! Eighty percent of online sentiment about Prime Day conveyed anger or sadness, according to Crimson Hexagon, which monitors social-media feedback. Read More »

BBC pundits slam referee over France vs Croatia decisions


Croatia opened the World Cup with a 2-0 win over Nigeria in their traditional red and white checkers. It was a defeat that had its origins in the cruellest of circumstances. "We have this inner strength from the beginning of the tournament with which we can overcome any challenge". "I never ever, ever mention my own history". Read More »

France Win 2018 FIFA World Cup With Victory Over Croatia


France led 2-1 at halftime after a Mario Mandzukic own goal and an Antoine Griezmann VAR penalty, with Ivan Perisic briefly bringing first-time finalists Croatia level. Griezmann stepped up to convert, and at 2-1 up at halftime, France were not going to be stopped. France is the established power with a young team full of speed and skill. Read More »

Angelique Kerber Defeats Serena Williams to Win First Wimbledon Title


After giving birth to their baby girl, Williams had several complications which required immediate and multiple surgeries . "We just wanted her to survive-10 months later, she's in the #Wimbledon final", Ohanian wrote. In February, Serena revealed how she nearly died giving birth and was bedridden for six weeks afterwards. "Without you I wouldn't be here". "She's an incredible person and a good friend, I'm really happy for her and I hope she can enjoy this moment". Read More »

Blockbuster closing 2 Alaska locations, 1 store remaining in US


Although the store manager had, at the time, hoped the publicity stunt would lead to a spike in business, the curiosity proved not to be enough. While all Blockbuster corporate stores have been closed in the USA for some time, a third party licensed the name from Dish and had been operating Blockbuster stores in recent years. Read More »

Donald Trump meets Britain's Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle


The meetings were expected to be unusually tense after Trump trashed May's Brexit plans in a diplomacy-wrecking interview with The Sun newspaper that published late Thursday night. "And when I say that I am talking about government because the people of the United Kingdom agree with me". "After protests by the citizens of London against the president, combined with Trump's rude behavior in front of the queen , it would not surprise anyone in the palace if this was the first and last ... Read More »

Super-Mom Serena into 10th Wimbledon final


Serena is well established as one of her sport's all-time greats and winning the title for the third time in the last four years - she missed the 2017 tournament due to her pregnancy - would only enhance her standing. The two faced-off in the 2016 finals, where Williams was victorious. "She's coming back. For me, I'm coming back from 2017", Kerber said. The outcry over her unseeded status at the French Open-she didn't lack points for failing to win or because of injury, but rather because ... Read More »

Saved Thai Soccer Team Can't Accept Invite to Attend World Cup Final


There was a global outpouring of relief after it was announced that all 12 of the boys and their coach had been rescued . The plight of the boys has prompted an outpouring of support from across the footballing world, from Brazil legend Ronaldo to England's John Stones and Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi. Read More »

George Clooney reported hurt in motorcycle crash in Italy


Clooney had been thrown several meters into the air from the impact, and had been rushed to John Paul II hospital emergency room in Olbia. He received an MRI, and reports claim Clooney suffered injuries to his arm, leg, and pelvis. Clooney was reportedly on his way to the set of a TV series he's directing, based on the Joseph Heller classic "Catch-22". NBC News reporter Claudio Lavagna tweeted: " George Clooney has already been discharged following collision between the scooter ... Read More »

The Avengers 4 Reddit Promo Is Happening


Like Loki, Thanos had a likeable quality where many moviegoers actually understood and sympathized with his beliefs. With that out of the way, Reddit is going to experience its biggest forum ban ever on July 9th when the moderators of the thanosdidnothingwrong subreddit randomly ban half their members. Read More »

5 things to know about Amazon Prime day


The Thrifter team is going to be covering ALL things Prime Day , and you won't want to miss out. Notably, products avaialble on the Prime Now app qualify for a fast delivery time of 2 hours for Prime members between 6 AM to Midnight. Read More »

Kylie Jenner reveals she Got Rid of all her Lip Fillers

After posting a selfie with her friend Anastasia Karanikolaou on Instagram , a fan commented, "She looks like the old Kylie here idk (I don't know) why". I did want to admit to the lips, but people are quick to judge me on everything, so I might've tiptoed around the truth. 'Stormi reminds me, she's my twin. Read More »

Cormier and Miocic face off at ceremonial weigh-in ahead of UFC 226


Their brief exchange went something like this: Cormier: Push me now, get slept later. "I never thought I would fight him, but Brock Lesnar , get your ass in here", Cormier said. Lesnar coming back to fight Cormier immediately isn't the best look for UFC. Miocic is the favorite to win tonight's fight. Lesnar, who turns 41 next week, retired from mixed martial arts in February 2017, which meant he was no longer included in USADA's testing pool under the UFC's anti-doping program. Read More »

Netflix may move HDR streaming to more expensive 'Ultra' plan


Italian Netflix customers have received promotional material for the Netflix Ultra platform which promises 4K Ultra HD content with access to high dynamic range (HDR ) images and HD audio, according to a TuttoAndroid report . In a statement given to CNET , a Netflix spokesperson said that they "continuously test new things at Netflix and these tests typically vary in length of time". Read More »

Ronaldo follows Messi out of Russian Federation as Portugal hit Uruguay roadblock


Despite being one of just five teams to have won the World Cup a couple of times and boasting two of the finest strikers in European soccer in its attack, Uruguay flew under most people's radar heading into the World Cup . Ronaldo was lifted. Portugal grew. Cristiano Ronaldo gave no hint that he is about to retire from worldwide football despite seeing his Portugal side knocked out of the World Cup by Uruguay . Read More »

Priyanka Chopra Said the Cutest Thing About Nick Jonas


Actor Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, director Karan Johar, Ayan Mukerji, producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra with his wife Anupama Chopra and designer Sandeep Khosla were the big names that attended the celebrations. According to several reports, Jonas was in town to meet the Bollywood actress' mother, Dr. Madhu Chopra. Insane about Nick! Priyanka Chopra shared a sweet snap of Nick Jonas on the beach in her home country of India. Read More »

Sanju BEATS PK to become director Rajkumar Hirani's biggest opener


The biographical raked in Rs 34.75 crore and with this amount, it has beaten the first day total of Aamir Khan's PK (Rs 26.63 crore). With the weekend and following days, the revenue of the film is expected to soar higher. The film is hitting the screens tomorrow and the pre-release bookings of Sanju have been exceptional. After it saw the light of day, critics gave it a positive review and a four out of five stars' rating. Read More »

Book award drops Laura Ingalls Wilder's name over her lack of 'inclusiveness'


Wilder was presented the first award in 1954, after which it was named for her and presented every five years between 1960 and 1980, every three years between 1980 and 2001, every two years between 2001 and 2015 and annually since then. The cabin at the " Little House on the Prairie " site is a re-creation built in 1977. The books inspired the hugely popular 1974-1983 television series Little House on the Prairie starring Melissa Gilbert. Read More »

"Making A Murderer" Convict Brendan Dassey’s Case Denied By Supreme Court


On June 4, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Jack Phillips , the Evangelical Christian wedding baker in Colorado who declined to custom-design a wedding cake to celebrate a same-sex wedding. Perkins adds, "Our hope and prayer is that the lower court that ruled against Barronelle's religious freedom will acknowledge the grave error in their previous ruling and restore Barronelle's freedom to live out her deeply held convictions in her own business. Read More »

Prince William kicks off busy day in Israel at Holocaust memorial


In Jerusalem, the holy city at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the prince will view its walled Old City from the Mount of Olives during his four-day trip. Prince William will also meet with two Holocaust survivors, Paul Alexander and Henry Foner, both survivors of the Kindertransport rescue effort which helped bring thousands of Jewish children from Europe to Britain during World War II. Read More »

Colombia feeling pressure of potential early World Cup exit


Individual mistakes cost Poland against Senegal but Adam Nawalka's team never really got going in their first match, looking a yard off the pace, short of ideas and with star man Robert Lewandowski isolated. Japanese coach Akira Nishino revealed his side will have a special plan to stop Mane, intimating up to three players could mark the forward. We should have played sharper. Read More »

The "nuclear option" of streaming reality: Ask Australia's Optus


SBS looks forward to continuing to simulcast the games, together with Optus over the next ten days. However, following persistent troubles, patchy reception and streaming issues on the Optus Sports app - which was the only way to view most of the World Cup - the telco relented on Monday and allowed SBS to broadcast games for 48 hours. Read More »

Photo showing Melania Trump in 'don't care' jacket is real

US President Donald Trump has backed First Lady Melania Trump who was recently criticised by world media for wearing a jacket with a "message" on its back. The president's tweet came after commentators in the press were speculating Melania was really trolling him. "After today's important visit to Texas, I hope this isn't what the media is going to choose to focus on". Read More »

Melania Trump Visits Texas Shelter For Undocumented Children


Photos taken from within the detention center show her wearing a long-sleeve, white button-down shirt. Spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham underscored that message in a tweet with the hashtags (hash) SheCares and (hash) ItsJustAJacket . Her spokesperson, Stephanie Grisham , told CBS News in a statement that the writing on Trump's jacket was not meant to send a message. She said: "Her goals are to thank law enforcement and social services providers for their hard work, lend support and ... Read More »

Paul McCartney Sings Carpool Karaoke With James Corden


Sir Paul then climbed into the passenger seat and the pair broke into a version of The Beatles' classic Drive My Car . McCartney invited Corden onstage for the final song "Hey, Jude" - which left all in attendance a bit overcome as they joined in a singalong on the final chorus. Read More »

Instagram launches IGTV which can host content an hour long


Instagram is taking on TV and YouTube with a new property called IGTV, where videos can run up to an hour long. "We launched IGTV (a button inside the Instagram home screen , as well as a standalone app) at an event featuring numerous Instagram creators who'll make it great", the company wrote in a blog post late on Wednesday. Read More »

XXXTentacion Pronounced Dead After Being Shot In Miami

According to the celeb news site, XXXTentacion was shopping for motorcycles when, as he was leaving a dealership, someone ran to his auto and fired. XXXTentacion had a troubled upbringing and was expelled from middle school for fighting, but he channelled his energy and fury into music. "God bless his family, friends and fans", he posted. Read More »

Prince Charles' Reported Nickname for Meghan Markle Is Kind of Awesome


Thomas Markle said he had a heart attack days before the wedding and cried when he watched it on TV. Angela Levin, a royal commentator and a biographer of Prince Harry , revealed Ms Markle would have been upset but the interview. I wish it had been me, but thank God he was there. "All Harry ... actually said, because Trump was new, he said, 'Give him a chance.' I think Harry's probably changed his mind by now". Read More »

Hirving Lozano’s Goal Stuns World Cup Champs In Massive Upset


The outstanding Hirving Lozano smashed the victor in the 35th minute at the Luzhniki Stadium, leaving Manuel Neuer clutching at air on his return to the German goal after a 9-month injury absence. It means Mexico celebrated its goal so hard that it created its own natural disaster. In the first half, to a large extent, the players were coming back trying to recover the ball instead of playing deep, if we are not more incisive we will lose the ball. Read More »

Vote for the Hottest Player in the 2018 World Cup Games


Yet given Saudi Arabia's high turnover of coaches, including a previous mid-World Cup sacking, the Argentine-born Pizzi could well be on his way before he gets a chance to try and rectify the situation. The minister also reportedly added that the team's forward Mohammad al-Sahlawi, defender Osama Hawsawi and goalkeeper Abdullah al-Mayouf will be reprimanded. Read More »