Leeds United are close to signing Brenden Aaronson

Leeds United USMNT star Brenden Aaronson is reportedly set to secure a £28million deal when Jesse Marsch begins his rebuild at Elland Road. (Author: Gardener)

Leeds UnitedLeeds United complete the £28million signing of Brenden Aaronson after they avoided relegation on the final day of the Premier League season, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano. After a thrilling final day of Premier League action on Sunday, Jesse Marsch's men guaranteed survival. The order was easy to come into play - Leeds needed to improve on Burnley's result against Newcastle but they had to wait until the very last moment. Now it appears the Leeds hierarchy is wasting no time and is keen to make their mark in the transfer window by bolstering their exhausted squad with the signing of playmaker Aaronson, 21, who was the subject of two failed January bids. Leeds finalize deal with Brenden Aaronson, things are about to kick off. Full deal reached with RB Salzburg and paperwork to be prepared soon, deal worth £28m, as reported yesterday. The Premier League club had two rejected offers for the Red Bull Salzburg man, a £15m offer followed by a better offer of around £20m towards the end of the winter window. However, Leeds director of football Victor Orta was determined to sign the talented midfielder and traveled to Austria for transfer talks with Salzburg officials, while Marsch's appointment seemed to improve the chances of such a deal. It is now understood that a summer deal has been agreed between the clubs for some time, while personal terms have also been agreed with the player, but their relegation situation proved a major obstacle. And with that out of the way, Leeds are likely to act quickly and reach an agreement in the coming days, with an official announcement expected in the next few days. Leeds striking a deal to sign Aaronson early in the summer window is an excellent deal as it gives them an edge over their rivals. The 21-year-old forward has certainly had an impressive season, making 41 appearances, including six goals and ten assists. He's also featured in eight Champions League games this season, so he's got a lot of experience for someone his age. Aaronson's arrival will add energy and dynamism to Marsch's midfield, while his strong American relationship with the former Salzburg head coach will further help him adjust to the demands of the Premier League. But with some smart deals and exciting talent like Joe Gelhardt coming through their production line, Leeds could take a potential hit.


Luka Doncic believes Mavericks still have a chance against Warriors

After winning Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals Tuesday night, the Dallas Mavericks are now 3-1 down to the Golden State Warriors. (Author: Gardener)

Luka DoncicAfter winning Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals Tuesday night, the Dallas Mavericks are now 3-1 down to the Golden State Warriors. Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse said so early in the 2022 NBA Playoffs when his Raptors team came down 3-0 in the first round against the Philadelphia 76ers. Even with Nurse and the Raptors eliminated from the playoffs, that mindset lives on in the Western Conference Finals as the Dallas Mavericks now trail the Golden State Warriors 3-1 after winning Game 4 on their home court. Luka Doncic and the Mavericks definitely face an uphill battle if they're to keep their hopes of reaching the NBA Finals alive, but Doncic remains optimistic and firmly believes that streak isn't quite over yet. No team in NBA history has ever come from a 3-0 deficit in the NBA playoffs. Could the Dallas Mavericks' No. 147 team find other luck? "I mean, I still think we can win, you know," Doncic said after Game 4 on Tuesday night. No matter how many we win. Going down in series and being under pressure in the playoffs is nothing new for the Mavericks, as they drew 2-2 with the Utah Jazz in their first-round series and even went 2-2 in the Western Conference Semifinals : 0 behind the Phoenix Suns. A 3-0 deficit is a different story altogether, but the Mavericks played well in Game 4, shooting 20:43 (46.5%) from three-point range and passing the Warriors for the first time in the series. With 30 points, 14 rebounds, 9 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks in Game 4, Luka Doncic has continued to make a huge impression for the Dallas Mavericks, and with contributions from everyone around him, the Mavericks have some confidence going into the game 5 on the street Thursday. "Everyone in this locker room feels like we can play more basketball," said Mavs forward Dorian Finney-Smith. "We just wanted to win by any means necessary." The Golden State Warriors are a championship-level team, but they've had their own flaws in recent postseasons. In 2016, they became the first team in NBA history to lose from a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals, and are now 3-1 ahead of the Dallas Mavericks. Given their intermittent offensive struggles and turning the ball around, the Warriors can be vulnerable, which could play right into the hands of the Dallas Mavericks, a premier defensive team in this league. Should they be able to win Game 5 against the Warriors, that series will suddenly drop 3-2 in Golden State's favor with Game 6 being played in Dallas, a prime opportunity for the Mavs to potentially equalize that series and a cheat to force Game 7. Whether or not that Game 4 win was just a "last try" by the Mavericks will be seen when Game 5 is played Thursday night in San Francisco. * Complete 2022 NBA Playoff Schedule, Results, Seasons, TV, Scoring: Fastbreak on FanNation updates the results and schedule for every 2022 NBA Playoff game. * 3 things we learned from Game 4 of the Warriors-Mavericks Western Conference Finals on Tuesday: The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Golden State Warriors 119-109 in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday to keep their streak alive, though the Warriors still lead at 3-1.


Monkeypox could have been circulating in the UK for years, scientists say

Confirmed cases of outbreaks in the UK rise to 78 and experts say the virus may have been spreading unnoticed for some time (Author: Gardener)

UKPublic health officials have confirmed seven more cases of monkeypox in England, bringing the UK total to 78, as scientists said the virus may have been circulating unnoticed for several years. The sudden surge in monkeypox, usually found in west and central Africa, has been recorded in at least 20 countries over the past month, with more than 200 cases confirmed and dozens more under investigation. It is the first time the disease has spread in the community outside of Africa, with all previous cases having been linked to travel to regions where the virus is endemic or to imported animals harboring the virus. Most confirmed cases are in the UK, where health protection teams are isolating people who have tested positive and their closest contacts, and offering smallpox vaccines, which protect against monkeypox. As efforts to contain the outbreak continue, scientists are working to understand how the disease was able to flare up in so many countries in such a short time. Many suspect that monkeypox circulated undetected in the UK or Europe at low levels for several years before reaching the MSM community and flaring up. Prof David Heymann, chair of a World Health Organization expert group on infection threats to global health, said it was possible the virus made its way into the UK two or three years ago and spread under the radar. Four confirmed cases of monkeypox arrived in the UK between 2018 and 2019, all recently arrived from Nigeria. Three more cases with a similar travel history were added in 2021. "It could be hypothetical that virus transmission increased from this low level of transmission as it happened to enter the population that is currently increasing transmission," Heymann said. Genetic studies of monkeypox virus taken from people in the current outbreak show close resemblance to the virus that made its way from Africa to the UK, Israel and Singapore in 2018 and 2019. They also carry mutations that may have arisen when the virus was circulating at low levels at the time. While the UK's first official case of 2022 arrived on May 4 from Nigeria, the virus was already in the country. On May 14, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) released images of monkeypox and doctors at sexual health clinics found some of their patients could have the disease. "This could be a virus that has been circulating undetected for quite some time," said Prof Marc Van Ranst, a virologist at the University of Leuven in Belgium. "We know that chronic infection is not a plausible scenario, and that means there was a chain of transmission events that appeared to go unnoticed," Van Ranst said. Asked whether the outbreak might not have come to light had sexual health clinics not been alarmed by the first case in the UK, Van Ranst said: "It's entirely possible." Prof Oyewale Tomori, a virologist and Nigerian government adviser said more studies are needed to understand what is happening. "Maybe it quietly spread within the community until we had this flare up after some of the behavior changes that we saw," he said. “If someone had a rash in any part of Europe between 2019 and 2020, they won't think of monkeypox, they will think of other diseases that cause a rash. I think the reinforcement came where many people gather with very close contact.


3 things we learned from Game 4 of Tuesday's Warriors-Mavericks Western Conference Finals

The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Golden State Warriors 119-109 in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday to keep their streak alive, although the Warriors still lead 3-1. (Author: Gardener)

Game 4 of Tuesday'sThe Dallas Mavericks defeated the Golden State Warriors 119-109 in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday to keep their streak alive, although the Warriors still lead 3-1. Wanting to avoid being completely embarrassed in the Western Conference Finals, the Dallas Mavericks played one of their best offensive games of the entire year against the Golden State Warriors Tuesday night in Game 4. Not only did Luka Doncic lead with 30 points, 14 rebounds and 9 assists, but the Mavericks also shot from deep from three-point range at 20:43 (46.5%). The question of all series has long revolved around the Mavericks' secondary talents and whether they could give Luka Doncic, Jalen Brunson and Spencer Dinwiddie the help they needed to beat Golden State, especially as those three combined for 86 points in Game 3, only to lose to the Warriors by nine points. Reggie Bullock, Dorian Finney-Smith and Maxi Kleber all made an appearance on Tuesday, giving Dallas exactly what they needed to win at least one game in this series. As for the Warriors, they could have done a lot better both offensively and defensively, but at the end of the day you have to applaud the Mavericks for their shooting. It may not sound difficult, but it's difficult to get 20 three-pointers in a single game as a team, and in the Western Conference Finals, which is no less eliminated, it was quite the answer for Dallas. The Warriors still lead that series 3-1 and return to San Francisco for Game 5 on Thursday, but could Game 4 be just what the Mavericks needed? After all, Dallas came from behind in the last two playoff series, so they definitely have the ability to win the next game against Golden State and suddenly make this series interesting. Dallas' three-point shooting had been held in check for most of that series through Game 4. With their backs to the wall and really nothing to lose, the Mavericks kept it flying from three-point range all game, and the basketball gods were with them on this one. With 20 of their 43 shots from deep, the Mavericks couldn't miss in that one from three-point range and in Game 4 they were +30 from deep. All day the skies opened up over Dallas and the US The city was on flood watch. Around the start of the second half of that game, play was quickly halted by officials and arena staff as there appeared to be a fairly decent sized leak near the Warriors bench that extended into the court itself. The start of the second half was delayed by almost 20 minutes as the roof leak was stopped and the arena crew mopped up the floor to make sure nobody got hurt. The Mavericks and the skies over Dallas rained Tuesday night and not only did we learn that this team lives and dies from the three-point shot, but also that Mavs owner Mark Cuban has some work to do on his arena's roof over the summer! We see "wedgies" all the time in basketball when the ball gets stuck between the rim and the back wall, but something you rarely see is the ball just stopping on the back of the rim and not moving an inch. One of the most unlikely things happened in Game 4 on Tuesday night when Draymond Green not only balanced the ball on the back of the rim but did the same on a free throw attempt! In the past we've seen this on some three point shots continuously hitting the back of the rim and layup attempts, but I think this is the first time I've seen the ball balanced on a free throw! The NBA never ceases to amaze, and Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals saw many people see something new for the first time when they watched basketball. At the end of the day, Game 4 of this Western Conference Finals series boils down to two things. The first is that Dallas had nothing to lose, and the second is that the Mavericks wanted to do whatever they could to not embarrass themselves in this Conference Finals series. Reaching either the Eastern or Western Conference Finals is a very difficult thing, especially in today's NBA, and while the Mavericks beat the Phoenix Suns to get here, none of that would have mattered if they were swept would be. Dallas is a really good basketball team and they have every right to be where they are in the postseason. Unfortunately, the Warriors are just a better team than them and will very likely end that streak in Game 5. Giving your fans one last thing to cherish and celebrate from this season means everything and winning Game 4 was just a proud thing for the Mavericks at that point. Of course there's a sense of conviction in this organization now and the coaching staff wholeheartedly believe their boys can come back to fight the Warriors, but based on the Mavericks' body language; Players in that game and the way they collapsed in the fourth quarter, it's clear to see that this was a one-and-done mentality for Dallas. Maybe I'm wrong and Dallas will shock the NBA world by winning Game 5, but at this point in the playoffs, experience and depth count. The Warriors have both, plus the best home field advantage in the playoffs with a berth in the NBA Finals on the Game 5 line. * 3 Things We Learned from the Heat-Celtics Eastern Conference Finals Game 4 On Monday: The Boston Celtics defeated the Miami Heat 102-82 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Monday to level that streak 2-2 and return to Miami for Game 5.


Music, art and festivals remind us that there is nothing monolithic about Muslim communities

In the West in particular, there is a widespread impression that Islam is an "Arab faith" because it goes back to the message of an Arab prophet and its basic texts are written in Arabic. But that's a fairly modern conceit. Islam looks and sounds very different depending on where you are. (Author: Gardener)

MuslimEid al-Fitr, the "little Eid" that marks the end of Ramadan, was earlier this month. The "great Eid", Eid al-Adha, in honor of Prophet Abraham and his son, lasts four days and will take place in a few months. These are both key festivals of the Muslim calendar, marked by praising the greatness of God and visiting family. But while there are certain celebrations prescribed in the texts of Islam on these days, the ways in which the celebrations are conducted are varied and varied - teaching us a lesson about the need to embrace culture in Muslim societies create. Islam has historically proved culture-friendly and has been likened to a crystal clear river in this regard. Its water (Islam) is pure, sweet and life-giving, but - without color of its own - reflects the bedrock (indigenous culture) over which it flows. The continued cultural relevance to different peoples, different places and different times underlies Islam's long success as a global civilization. Such a "cultural imperative" means, so to speak, that during Eid celebrations, Muslims generally sing the same things around the world - praising God's greatness, giving thanks to the Divine, proclaiming the oneness of God and sending blessings on the Prophet. But the tone of the celebrations, for example in Ukraine, is reminiscent of the long history of Islam in Central and Eastern Europe, particularly through the presence of the Tatar community in Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland and Belarus. The melodies, sounds and harmonies of Muslim celebrations spanning Russia, the Caucasus and Turkey vary, but each variation reflects something of the geographical origins of the believers themselves. We should expect nothing less from such a multicultural faith. In the West in particular, there is a widespread impression that Islam is an “Arab faith” that goes back to the message of an Arab prophet and that its basic texts are written in Arabic. Islam looks and sounds different depending on where you are. For example, this compilation offers a taste of how praying for the last prophet of Islam sounds different in different nations and regions - from South Africa to Senegal, from China to Cameroon, from Egypt to England. Even the chants will reflect specific ethnicities and stories. Muslims in South Africa, for example, are a minority community, albeit one with a long history. Their way of worship has a distinctive style that sounds similar to hymns. They may all say the same thing; they all sing from the same "singing sheet" - but the humming, the intonations, the sound itself is all so different. But we don't only find such remarkable variations in the sound. Bayt al-Fann (meaning "abode of art") is a digital platform created last year by a collective of artists who hope to showcase the range of artistic expression based on Islamic motifs. There are some common themes - notably the reliance on geometric shapes - but the variety of modes through which these themes are expressed is truly astounding. In a relatively short period of time, their online presence has attracted a large following, apparently reflecting a willingness to see Islamic civilization not as monolithic - whether past or present - but as an assemblage of diverse expressions. One of her most beautiful presentations shows the place of cats - yes, cats - in Muslim societies in an incredibly aesthetically pleasing way. Cats are revered animals in Islam and are considered the quintessential pet. It's #Caturday and to celebrate the start of the weekend, here are 15 incredible photos of cats, mosques and prayer rugs. The sheer range of Muslim cultural expressions is perhaps best appreciated during the major festivals and rituals of Islam. Eid al-Fitr has just passed, and Hajj is soon approaching, when members of hundreds of nationalities and ethnic groups will come to Western Arabia to perform their ritual pilgrimage, all dressed in simple white robes. Eid al-Adha will then coincide with the end of the Hajj, and these pilgrims will dress in their own national attire - from Scottish tweed to Senegalese boubous, from Moroccan jellabas to Malaysian baju kurung, and everything in between. A. Hellyer is a Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Fellow and a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge.


Epic comeback? The Warriors need not worry after their Game 4 loss

The Dallas Mavericks deserved to win Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals, but a win doesn't change the bottom line of this series. (Author: Gardener)

Game 4This isn't even a series. Don't get me wrong, the Dallas Mavericks deservedly won Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals in Dallas on Tuesday night. But the Warriors will take Dallas down in due course. Another game, maybe two, and the Warriors are back in the NBA Finals. Dallas needed an effort Tuesday night that was equal parts inspiration and throwback. The Mavericks made 20 3-pointers in the contest -- 10 more than the Warriors. And yet Dallas won by just 10 points. No code was cracked in Game 4. The adjustments the Mavericks have made have been positive, but they're not the kind of changes that can seriously transform this series. The Warriors have made a lot of history over the past eight years. There's a reason this series went into Game 4 with 3-0 Warriors. There's a reason Dallas won't do what 146 NBA teams before them couldn't and come back from a 3-0 postseason deficit: The Warriors are the better team. And in a weird way, they proved it again last night with a loss. The truth is so often sidelined, and it's telling that the Warriors' bench was able to force the Mavericks' starters back into contention to finish the game. Golden State loses focus with shocking ease. It could well prove to be the reason they don't win the NBA title this year. For some reason, the Warriors forgot that they had to attack the basket on offense in Game 4. And their defensive efforts were flagging at best. Warriors coach Steve Kerr also has to cope with this defeat. The Mavericks beat the Warriors' much-used zone defense on Tuesday by overloading one side of the court. It took Golden State too long to adjust. When the adjustment came (and Dallas took their foot off the accelerator, too), the Warriors made a contest out of it. That's the fun of the postseason, though. Watching the same team every night and not needing to focus on anything else allows you to delve deep into the playbook and, in some cases, the rich history of basketball. "They're going to be playing Zone for most of the game, so if they don't do three-pointers, that's going to be a problem for them," said Mavericks coach Jason Kidd. He called the zone a "compliment" from the Warriors. Golden State's motto is simple, tried and true: Don't let the best beat you. At the end of the day, playoff series is all about temperament and talent, and as my wife remarked on last night's tipoff, "That's all Dallas has? Like the Cavaliers, Rockets, and Blazers in past Warriors postseasons, the Mavericks aren't a particularly strong 3-point shooting team. In that series, the Mavs are taking 45 3-pointers per game — 43 percent more than the Warriors. They hit a third of those 3-pointers going into Game 4. This is the break-even point for viability of the shot. But Golden State knows it takes more than the 3-point shot to play for the NBA title. The Mavericks have gotten clean looks from beyond the arc in all series. Some of that is their offense and the power of Luka Dončić. Part of this is the Warriors' defensive strategy. And sometimes the shots are fired. But for Dallas, they're eliminated in one game out of four. Three quarters of a game, really. This confirms the warrior model. Unless Reggie Bullock and Dorian Finney-Smith, 39 percent of the shooters from beyond the arc going into Game 4 and 36 percent of the shooters in the series before Tuesday, 58 percent of their 3-pointers (like they did in Game 4 done) The next three games in a row Dallas will lose to the Warriors, probably Thursday at the Chase Center.


Debuting at Question Time, Vettel proved critics wrong on all fronts

The German made himself and Formula 1 proud... (Author: Gardener)

Question TimeMany raised eyebrows or rolled their eyes when Sebastian Vettel's Question Time appearance was announced - it proved them all wrong. In recent years, the German has been much more vocal on non-racing issues close to his heart, like protecting LQBTQ rights and tackling the climate crisis. However, others, both inside and outside the Formula 1 world, have criticized the Aston Martin man for his ever-growing activism and were therefore not too pleased when it was revealed that he was on Question Time, a British political show in the panel of panelists will answer questions posed by a live audience. However, not only did he survive and debunk claims that he was way over his head, he thrived on his debut. Fiona Bruce - "I want to tell you where we're going to be next week. We will be in Hackney, London, where we will be joined by Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel. Vettel's invitation to the show would have confused at best and angered at worst than his profession most of those who don't follow Formula 1 and therefore know little about him. After all, he's a wealthy German superstar who travels the world driving fast cars to make a living. What is his place in a show like this? He was eloquent and engaging throughout the show, being extremely knowledgeable on most subjects presented to him and fully acknowledging when he wasn't, being careful not to express opinions on things about which he didn't know much. Such knowledge was evident when the climate was discussed; Instead of making vague comments about how the world needs to tackle global warming, he was clear and detailed about what he felt needed to be done in the future and offered concrete solutions. "We have to stop being dependent [on fossil fuels] and we can because there are solutions," he said. In recent years, some have urged him to stay in Formula 1 because that seems to be the only thing he might know about as an F1 driver. It was never a particularly strong argument in the first place, but he's really debunked it now. Far fairer criticism thrown at him than lack of knowledge is hypocrisy, and he did not duck such accusations when confronted with them on Thursday night. I'm in a good mood, but not at all surprised. When presenter Fiona Bruce asked him if his job made him a hypocrite, rather than beating around the question or denying the allegation, he gave a refreshingly honest and direct response. "You're right when you laugh because there are questions I ask myself every day. I am not a saint. I wonder that.” “Yes,” he added, when asked if he was referring to being an F1 driver, “and traveling the world.” “I mean, it's my passion to drive a car. I love it and every time I get in the car. “Of course when I get out of the car I also think, should we do that, travel the world, waste resources.” Many will say that if they don't like the fact that the sport is damaging to the environment, then they should just do it and end his riding days sooner rather than later. However, as evidenced by his passionate defense immediately following the above comments outlining his importance in society, he clearly cares too much about Formula 1 to turn his back on it. After all, although he is a driver, he is also a fan; It's his job, but it's also his hobby. This is a man who could name the title winner of every single season - nobody loves it more than him. That love and his desire to tackle the climate crisis has caught him between a rock and a hard place where he's being criticized from both sides. The quick and obvious solution to this dilemma would be to walk away from Formula 1, but it's clear he'd rather stay in such a difficult position and try to help the sport become greener than take the easy way out Select . It will undoubtedly need to do so in the future, and in Vettel, with his knowledge and passion, he could not ask for a better helping hand and ambassador.


Mavs avoid sweeping against Warriors on emotional day in Dallas

The Mavericks avoided elimination against Golden State, but the focus wasn't just basketball for either team. (Author: Gardener)

MavsDALLAS — In the first three games of the Western Conference Finals, the Warriors thoroughly won the defensive struggle against the Mavericks. Through a combination of looks that included a hedge-and-recovery man scheme, some switching, some box-and-one, and lots of zone, Golden State held Dallas at an offensive rating of 106.3 from games 1-3 , to Elite brand. Leave it to Mavs coach Jason Kidd to turn those plans into positives: Dallas was finally able to capitalize on the Warriors on Tuesday and book their first win of the series as the Dubs still go 3-1 back at bay. The Mavs' 119-109 win in Game 4 rested on the strength of their outside shooting when their threes finally started dripping like rain through the leaking roof of the Dallas arena. After shooting just 32.6% on threes in the first three contests, the Mavs tied 20 of 43 on Tuesday night, good for 46.5%. As an example of just how powerful the turn was, Reggie Bullock and Dorian Finney-Smith shot together 2-of-12 from deep in Game 3. As Finney-Smith put it after the game, "If we were going to lose today, I wanted to go shooting." The attention paid to Luka Dončić often draws outside looks to the Mavs' supporting cast. The Warriors were generally reluctant to give Luka the switches he wanted this series, and that reluctance, along with the inclusion of zone looks, can put defenses in constant rotations. In their postseason wins, the Mavs are shooting 40.8% to 42 three-pointers per game. In their losses, they shoot just 33.7% on 40.8 attempts per game. Of all the teams remaining in the playoffs, Dallas has the best three-point win percentage as well as the highest number of attempts per game. After the game, Steve Kerr lamented his team's performance, saying they were not alert or defensively sharp. Golden State has mixed in so much coverage that assistant coach Mike Brown yells off the bench and yells duties for much of the game while Dallas gets the ball on the floor. At the other end of the floor, Golden State seemed lethargic. The Warriors couldn't build much offense into the fourth quarter. The Dubs were as much as 29 points behind in the second half until a bench unit cut the lead to just eight points in the fourth quarter. The end result made the game look more competitive than it was. The Mavs had obviously taken their foot off the gas, and when the Golden State starters checked back in with just minutes to go, they never seriously threatened to make things interesting. More importantly, of course, the game took place just hours after the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, just over 350 miles from the arena. Kidd read out a prepared statement and declined to answer a basketball question. He said he was unable to keep his voice down given the circumstances as he tried to collect his thoughts. After Kidd, Kerr delivered an impassioned speech that lasted nearly three minutes. I'm so tired of standing up here and offering my condolences to the devastated families out there. I'm so sick of the excuses. I'm tired of the moments of silence. Enough," Kerr said, adding, "To all the senators who refuse to do anything about the violence in school and supermarket shootings, I ask you, 'Are you going to put your own desire for power over the lives of our children? our elderly and our churchgoers?' Because that's the way it looks.” Kerr, his emotions palpable, called the lack of action “pathetic” before saying, “I've had enough” and quickly exiting his press conference. Stephen Curry said after the game he appreciated Kerr's leadership, adding that shooting was "all the talk of the moment he came into the game". Sharing Kerr's pre-tip speech on his Twitter account, he wrote, "Watch this as many times as you watch the game tonight." Perhaps the most impactful thing that happened on the pitch on Tuesday happened nearly an hour after the game, when there was no one left in the stands: Draymond Green, beaming as he walked with his family through the middle of the mostly empty gymnasium, his children on either side.


Katie Price pleads guilty to violating the restraining order and faces the possibility of jail time.

Katie Price admitted she sent the "disgusting and nasty" message to ex-husband Kieran Hayler's fiancee Michelle Penticost in a U-turn after previously denying the claims. (Author: Gardener)

Katie PriceKatie Price pleads guilty to violating restraining order and faces possible jail time Get the latest Scottish crime and court news straight to your inbox with our daily Criminal Record newsletterSomething went wrong, please try again later. Thank you for subscribing!We have more newsletterShow meKatie Price has pleaded guilty to violating a restraining order after she sent ex Kieran Hayler a foul-mouthed tirade about his fiancee. The mother-of-five admitted she sent the "disgusting and nasty" message to Michelle Penticost in a U-turn after previously denying the claims. The 44-year-old arrived at Lewes Crown Court hand-in-hand with his fiancé, Carl Woods, to attend the formal pleading. Judge Stephen Mooney, who reached out to Katie and her lawyer after the argument, warned she was "at risk of going to jail" after admitting to breaching a restraining order. And he continued: "That means you face a prison sentence." She is scheduled to return to court for sentencing on June 24. Today the former glamor model stunned the court with her about-face after previously pleading not guilty to the charges. Last month, Katie opted for a Crown Court trial, which would have a higher sentence and a jury trial, when she appeared in Crawley Magistrates' Court. District Judge Amanda Kelly previously warned her that if she is convicted, she faces "great risk" of going to jail. She faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison. Katie Price made the shocking claims about Kieran on Instagram. The ex-glamor model wrote to Kieran, "Tell your c******-w***e piece of shit girlfriend not to start dating me." She has a restraining order so she shouldn't trying to piss me off since she's going against her and I'm sure she doesn't want people to know that she was having an affair with you behind my back. Katie is already serving a 16-week suspended sentence for drunk driving after overturning her BMW in a horrific crash last year. Two months later, they married on January 16, 2013 in the Bahamas after Kieran proposed. Get the latest celebrity gossip and TV news straight to your inbox.


Warriors coach Steve Kerr emotionally pleads for action after Texas shooting

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr disregarded basketball and passionately pleaded for government action in response to an elementary school shooting that killed 19 children and two adults in Uvalde, Texas. (Author: Gardener)

Steve KerrGolden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr called on lawmakers to pass stricter gun laws during his pre-game press conference Tuesday in Dallas. May 25 (UPI) - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr disregarded basketball and passionately pleaded for government action in response to an elementary school shooting that killed 19 children and two adults in Uvalde, Texas. Kerr spoke about the shooting during his pregame press conference Tuesday at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. The shooting happened just hours before Kerr met with reporters about 350 miles from the Robb Elementary School crime scene. "Basketball issues don't matter," Kerr said ahead of Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. "Since we stopped shooting [in the morning], 14 children and a teacher have been killed 400 miles from here." The death toll was later updated. “In the last 10 days we have been killing elderly black people in a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. We killed Asian churchgoers in southern California. Now we have children who were murdered at school. I'm so tired of getting up here and sending my condolences to the devastated families out there. I'm so sick of the moments of silence. Kerr also urged senators to vote in favor of the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021 (H. The bill, which would require background checks for all commercial arms sales, did not go to a vote in the Senate. Kerr's late father, the former president of the American University of Beirut, Malcolm H. Kerr was assassinated by a gunman on Jan. 18, 1984 in Beirut, Lebanon. "The 50 senators at the moment who are refusing to vote on H. to stay in power," Kerr told Supermarket Shootings : Want to put your own thirst for power at the forefront of the lives of children, our elderly, churchgoers? Kerr also urged listeners to think of family members, saying Americans "can't go deaf" to the tragedies because of their frequency related to guns.The Dallas Mavericks beat the Warriors 119-109 in Dallas on Tuesday.Many athletes, including LeBron James, and other sports teams and leagues in the United States also addressed the shooting with social media posts. Warriors guard Stephen Curry shared a video of Kerr's message on Twitter ahead of the game, urging fans to watch the video as they watched the game. "I have kids," Curry said at his post-game press conference. "I send them to school every day and pick them up again. "For the coach to come and say what he said. Every word he said was powerful and meaningful. Kerr also addressed the shooting in his post-game press conference. He said the dressing room was quiet and it was difficult to see through it. He said the Warriors players were angry but had to "accept" that they had to go out and play a game. Kerr previously used his platform to speak about the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 people. He also spoke about the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting in which a gunman killed 61 people at a music festival.