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Twenty things I learned from the NBA playoffs

The NBA postseason remains an eight-week psychodrama unlike anything else in the sport. Our correspondent looks back on her 20 biggest takeaways (Author: Gardener)

NBAYoung stars like Luka Dončić, Ja Morant, Anthony Edwards and others showed that they are not afraid of the moment and absolutely have what it takes to lead their teams to future playoff success. There was a time when NBA fans and pundits alike wondered if Boston's two superstars, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, would ever be able to make it together. Flash forward a few months and the duo made it shine in the NBA Finals. Yes, it took a few years and a few things going right for the core of the Celtics, carefully assembled through the good old draft, to reach the promised land. But Boston's 2022 playoff run seems like pretty solid evidence that teams may have gotten a little too trigger-happy with the trading machine. Speaking of the Celtics, their head coach Ime Udoka hadn't spent any time as NBA head coach (not even in the G League) prior to his appointment this year. It turns out that several years of experience as an assistant coach on good teams that have many overlooked candidates can be enough to lead a group to playoff victories. Hopefully his track record will be enough to encourage teams on the cusp of greatness to try something new rather than playing musical chairs with the same group of head coaches. My "boldest" prediction going into this NBA season was that the Memphis Grizzlies would be Dark Horse Team of the Year because of Ja Morant's leap forward. In the regular season, they even exceeded my own expectations of what that would be like. And in the playoffs, they showed flashes of a team that could be truly great for many more years to come, ironically reminiscent of a younger version of the same Golden State Warriors they met their playoff decline with. One of the most pleasant surprises of this playoff was the absolute gauntlet New Orleans took Phoenix through in the first round. By all accounts, the Pelicans shouldn't even be in the postseason; Many predicted that a more experienced (albeit tied) Clippers team would beat them in the Play-In tournament. But the Pels didn't just make the playoffs, they made it extremely uncomfortable for a confident Suns roster that no doubt expected to get through their opening series. With a passionate, well-rounded team, an amazing coach in Willie Green and Zion waiting in the wings, the future looks bright for Louisiana. In Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Steph Curry made history in a way he probably would have preferred to avoid. The world's top shooter missed all nine attempts from beyond the arc, marking the first time in 133 playoff games of his career that he did not miss at least a three-pointer. Golden State clinched the win anyway, partly due to Steph's adept ability to be effective even when the shots aren't coming: The Warriors scored 118.7 points per 100 possessions with him on the court, and he finished the game with 16 points and eight helps. We've seen everyone, from superstars like Tracy McGrady to role players like Kendrick Perkins, make the switch to media with varying degrees of success. But broadcasting, much like basketball talent, is just one of those things that's hard to predict: if you've got it, you've got it. It's been obvious from day one of JJ Redick's tenure at ESPN that he is a true scholar in the art of speaking about basketball on television. The network isn't particularly rich in dedicated and informative basketball analysis talent, and when they do come across it, they don't have a great track record of rewarding it (justice to Tim Legler!), so watch Redick move up the ranks and the airtime has been so fast like a breath of fresh air. Speaking of those rare, towering broadcast talents on ESPN's roster, one of the NBA's most popular voices, Doris Burke, was notably absent from the final rounds of the playoffs. They say absence makes the heart beat, and never has that cliché been truer than listening to another pointless argument between Van Gundy and Jackson and longing for the engaging, whip-smart, and passionate voice of Burke to say something about it game at hand. But if we've learned anything this year, it's that a change of scenery should always forestall the write-off of a struggling player. Case studies: CJ McCollum's scintillating renaissance atop the upstart Pelicans, or the pivotal rebirth of Andrew Wiggins as the overqualified role-player of dreams who played an integral part in the Warriors' return to the NBA throne. There's a lot that makes someone a superstar: basketball acumen, God-given physical gifts, inner drive. As anyone who has played Minnesota and Memphis in the first round knows, Anthony Edwards knows. The series was a true "star is born" moment for the 20-year-old Warden, who possesses an absolute fearlessness on the court and supreme charisma (which even Hollywood has taken note of). We've lived in the "superteam" era for over a decade, counting its beginnings as the day LeBron decided to bring his talents to South Beach. After the immense success Kevin Durant had after joining the already dominant Warriors, it seemed that this particular team format became as inevitable as Thanos. But after this year's implosion of the Brooklyn Nets' Big Three and the miserable failure of the Lakers' attempt to replicate a similar template, we may be staring at the death of the superteam. In a league-wide revelation that should please fans of teams with a big star or two, it seems the secret to NBA team success is once again greater than the sum of its parts. Yes, all good things must come to an end. This iteration of Jazz showed more than a flash of greatness, and for several years they went into the regular season with lively championship expectations. But in 2022, as in all the years before, when Utah rolled out the double win of Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, those expectations collapsed early in the playoffs. This year they didn't even make it past the first round, so it seems basically inevitable that half a decade after this particular chemistry experiment, it's time to blow it up. Another team feeling destined for a rebuild are the Blazers, who are notably absent from the postseason this year for the first time since 2013. Damian Lillard seems understandably unhappy, Jusuf Nurkić alluded to the sale of his Portland home in a Twitter reply and the late CJ McCollum is living his best life in an exciting Pelicans team. The Blazers have made some confusing roster decisions this season that seemed to put them in an odd purgatory between excellence and tanking, but it's time to get down to the part of becoming a bottom dweller for a few years and checkers the rest to live out his life Prime somewhere else. Luka Dončić, who is not picked No. 1 overall, will live in disgrace among the worst draft decisions of all time, right on top with Michael Jordan in third and Steph Curry in seventh. No offense to Deandre Ayton or Marvin Bagley III, but anyone who saw a then 18-year-old Luka become EuroLeague MVP could have told you that this boy was going to be something special. After killing the top-ranked basketball team in basketball that year in the Phoenix Suns and eventually knocking Dallas out of the first round of the playoffs, Special feels like a gross understatement when describing Doncic. If there is to be an heir to the throne for LeBron, Luka seems ready to take his seat. We all know the physical toll that post-season basketball intensity can take on NBA players' bodies. This year has seen what feels like an unprecedented number of key player injuries, resulting in some very disappointing encounters at times. We've seen how little regular-season success can matter under the brightest lights (the 64-win Suns spring to mind). So why not shorten the season to ensure the games that really matter contain the really best games? the best NBA talent? Jose Alvarado was one of the standout stars of the first round as his infectious energy helped lead the Pelicans to a couple of unlikely wins against the impressive Suns. Gary Payton II proved invaluable to the reloaded Warriors, breaking hearts when Dillon Brooks "broke the code" and injured Payton's elbow in the second round. What they do have in common is their long stint in the NBA's evolving G League, a source that's becoming increasingly common for some of the league's bright young stars and must-have role players. Watch for it to continue to play an important role as potentially heavily recruited college prospects opt for a guaranteed paycheck in lieu of college life with the newly formed G League Ignite team. But the small window in which the Western Conference looked a little less menacing than usual (due in part to the brief hiatus Golden State has had from size) appears to be closing. And on top of that, the East is emerging as a more threatening opponent than in recent years. Even if the Lakers coaching reset proves helpful, and even if they can figure out what to do with escalating salary sucker Russell Westbrook, if LeBron wants a ring for every finger on his shooting hand, the road to there could be next year his toughest yet. But after the regular-season world champion Phoenix Suns spectacularly burst into flames in the second round, even the least superstitious among us have to wonder if the "Chris Paul is cursed" conspiracy theories have teeth. The man is undeniably one of the smartest and most skilled point guards the league has seen and is sure to be inducted into the first-choice Hall of Famer. But at 37, and as the Western Conference braces itself to be only better and more competitive next year, it's becoming increasingly likely that he'll retire with a glaring omission from his impressive resume. But roleplayers who excel at playing those roles are an equally important, if not more important, ingredient in a successful NBA recipe. Looking specifically at the business end of the playoffs, players like Al Horford, Robert Williams III, Andrew Wiggins and Kevon Looney proved key components of games narrowly won among well-matched teams with strong defensive acuity. By the end of Game 4 of the Finals, Steph had achieved something of luxury for an NBA player: For all Legacy intent and purposes, it didn't matter if his team won or lost the series. By that point, it had already become crystal clear that the only real reason Golden State was able to raise another Larry O'Brien Trophy was because of Curry's overwhelming, unwavering excellence. Yes, the RPGs showed up, but the success of this particular Golden State run was down to one undeniable thing: Curry's still one hell of a cook.

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Jon Moxley versus Dante Martin

Darby Allin will take on Bobby Fish in a grudge match. (Author: Gardener)

Jon MoxleyFor the first time ever, former AEW World Champion Jon Moxley meets Dante Martin. The two went head-to-head in a tag team match last month, but Martin wants to prove himself and is tired of being labeled as someone with potential. TBS Champion Jade Cargill will defend her title against Willow Nightingale as the champion looks to remain undefeated in her young career. In a grudge match, Darby Allin will take on reDRagon's Bobby Fish while trying to avenge Sting's ankle injury sustained by Fish and Kyle O'Reilly. In trio action, Gunn Club & Max Caster take on Bear Country & Leon Ruffin in the former WWE NXT wrestler's AEW-TV debut. After Swerve Strickland eliminated Keith Lee in last week's casino battle royale, the tag team partners will discuss what happened and how to proceed. Excalibur, Taz, Chris Jericho (he's a magician) commented on the opening game along with special guest Lord William Regal. Moxley and Martin perform a strength test, which Moxley transitions into an armbar and then a side headlock. Martin escaped but was brought down with a shoulder block and Moxley went back for a side headlock. Martin escaped and countered a hip toss attempt with a headscissors. Martin hits a shotgun dropkick that sends Moxley down. Moxley and Martin traded chops, which turned out to be a mistake for Martin. Moxley whipped Martin hard in the turnbuckles, then hit a lateral backbreaker as the show went into a split-screen break. After the split screen break, Moxley locks Martin in a Texan shamrock. Moxley turned this into a variation of the Regal stretch and then buried his knees into Martin's head for a near fall. Martin caught Moxley with a forward-tilting hurricanrana off the ropes. Moxley used a butterfly superplex on Martin for a near fall. Martin ducked under a sliding lasso, caught Moxley with a gamengiri that sent Moxley down, and then came off the top with a springboard plancha. Back in the ring, Martin hit a top rope crossbody for a near fall. Martin went for the nose dive, but Moxley avoided it and caught Martin with a choke. Martin escaped by climbing the ropes. Moxley followed Martin up the ropes and Martin caught Moxley with an Avalanche Sliced ​​Bread for a near fall. Martin and Moxley exchanged punches and kicks until Moxley hit a cutter out of nowhere. Martin almost fell on a sunset flip, but Moxley came back with a lasso. Moxley hit Martin with the hammer and anvil elbows, then locked a stretch with a hammerlock on the mat and Martin was forced to fold. When Regal leaves a comment, he makes another joke at Jericho's expense that he will eventually see Jericho bald. – Tony Schiavone interviewed Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee. Strickland argued that the battle royal was a one-on-one competition (and Lee would have kicked Strickland out anyway if he had the chance) but still wants to be a tag team. Penta and Malakai Black have a match for the All Atlantic Four Way on Wednesday. A quick draw from Austin Gunn and a top rope elbow from Caster set up Ruff and Caster got the easy pin. Hathaway joined the commentary team just in time to hear Jericho crown Cargill as Sports Entertainer of the Week. Nightingale goes for the jump, but Cargill avoids the move and hits Nightingale with a pump kick. That usually hits the mark, but Nightingale went down. After a long split-screen segment and commercial, Nightingale hit a Cargill with a cannonball in the corner. Cargill came back, hit a pedigree and then the Jadad slam for the pinfall. Most of this game took place in the split screen window. After the match, Hogan put some boots on Nightingale. Athena came in from behind and took Hogan out with an eclipse. But then Athena ate a Cargill pump kick and made her look like a geek. Kris Statlander ran, hit Hathaway on the back of the head and ran away from Cargill. Cargill increasingly sees a speed bump on the road to Statlander v. Cargil out. They shot a Samoa Joe who wasn't a fighting ROH TV champ. Malakai Black or Penta Oscuro v. New Japan's representative to the AEW All-Atlantic Championship. Roppongi Vice, "Winner Takes All" for the ROH and IWGP Tag Team Championships (not the AAA belts though...Penta Oscuro to qualify for the All-Atlantic Championship match. O'Reilly stayed behind for that match. Allin promised to break Fish's leg in the pre-match promo. Allin turned his back on Fish and he immediately attacked with a kick to Allin's leg. A Dragon Screw Leg Whip sent Allin down, where Fish sent him into the ring apron An ugly collision on the floor where Allin caught Fish with a knee to the head but Allin landed awkwardly on the floor Back in the ring Fish hit a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker but missed one Springboard moonsault. Allin hit Fish on the floor with a high speed tope. Fish attacked Allin's leg again and worked body shots on him. Another Dragon Screw Leg Whip sent Allin into the ring barricade. Fish dominated during the split-screen pause , by asking Allins B an edited. Back off the break, Allin hit fish with a Scorpion Death Drop. Allin hit a code red for a near fall. Fish escaped to the bottom where Allin hit him with a coffin drop off the top rope. Fish caught Allin through the ropes with a spear and they both fell to the ground. Fish hit Allin in the middle with a knee and threw Allin into the ring steps. They fought on the apron and Fish German supplexed Allin so he bounced off the apron and crashed to the ground. Once back in the ring, Fish hit a top rope Falcon Arrow for a near fall. Fish grabbed an ankle lock, but Allin hit the last supper cradle for a three count. Fish attacked Allin after the bell and called Kyle O'Reilly, who brought a chair. But before O'Reilly could reach the ring, the lights went out. Sting took out O'Reilly with a groin shot with his trusty bat. Allin pillmanized Fish's leg with a coffin drop and Sting twisted Fish's knees. Moxley/Martin and Allin/Fish were great, the rest was just for show.

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The police determined on Saturday morning for a suspected homicide

CASTRO VALLEY (BCN) (Author: Gardener)

SaturdayPolice are investigating what they are calling a murder involving two men believed to be homeless that occurred in the Castro Valley on Saturday morning. Deputies went to the 3600 block of Castro Valley Boulevard to follow up on 911 calls around 7:40 a.m. that reported a man bleeding in the area. Deputies found the injured man, who told them he had been attacked behind the pharmacy in the area. The man said he was hit with a crowbar during the attack, police said. Looking behind the building, deputies found a man without a pulse or breathing. They tried unsuccessfully to revive the man, but he was pronounced dead by responding paramedics, police said. The injured man was taken to the hospital, where police say he is in stable condition. According to the police, it is possible that the injured man overpowered his attacker with a stranglehold. An autopsy and thorough forensic examination will be performed. Copyright © 2022 Bay City News, Inc. Republication, retransmission, or redistribution is prohibited without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. Bay City News is a 24/7 news service covering the greater Bay Area. Copyright © 2022 by Bay City News, Inc. Republication, redistribution, or other reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.

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Rare Male Tortoiseshell Cat Adopted From Las Vegas Shelter

Only about 1 in 3,000 tortoiseshell cats is male (Author: Gardener)

Rare Male Tortoiseshell Cat AdoptedJune 11 - AUBURN - Skies were overcast and it began to drizzle on Friday afternoon as the pedestrian bridge linking Lewiston and Auburn was dedicated to John Jenkins, former mayor of both cities. There were hundreds of people at the dedication, but not a single one seemed to mind. No one ran for cover or called off the ceremony, even as the drizzle turned to rain.

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Fresh conditions on Saturday morning, glorious sunshine this afternoon

Saturday offers fantastic shopping weather for last minute Father's Day shoppers. (Author: Gardener)

SaturdayA Beach Danger Notice in Effect for Sanilac and St Clair RegionsA Beach Danger Notice in Effect for Sanilac and St Clair RegionsSign up for our newsletterTomorrow 4: City returns chickens to Livonia family and conducts animal cruelty investigations 4-year-old boy transforms into the Hulk to allay his fear of medical procedures at Beaumont Royal Oak. A Detroit man who disappeared 3 years ago after leaving home on his bicycle is still missing. Get some fresh air on the streets this summer with this popular germ and odor eliminator. Saturday will have fantastic shopping weather Last minute Father's Day shoppers. Saturday will have fantastic shopping weather for last minute Father's Day shoppers. It will be wonderful for all with clear conditions in the morning and glorious sunshine in the afternoon. Tonight it will be mild and cool. More sunshine returns at the start of June 16th and Father's Day on Sunday. A warm front brings the possibility of showers and storms tomorrow evening and tomorrow night. Hotter, wetter weather returns next week, in time for the real start of astronomical summer. Saturday morning will be clear and cool. The weather will help everyone from people who go for morning walks or bike rides to families going to little league games. Sunrise is at 5:57 am. Saturday afternoon will be sunny, mild and great. Highs will be in the low 70's to near 75 degrees. A pleasant north breeze blows for trips to the zoo or walks along the lake. Saturday evening is cool and clear. Temperatures will be in the 60's. Saturday night will be mostly clear, cool and fine. We can safely and comfortably sleep with the windows open when temperatures drop to 40 and 50 degrees. Happy Father's Day and welcome to June 16, Sunday. The sun will shine brightly on Detroit and all of Southeast Michigan as we celebrate and reflect. It's getting warmer with afternoon temperatures in the upper 70's to nearly 80 degrees. A warm front is approaching Sunday night. Highs will be in the mid 80's and many will notice humidity levels slowly increasing. Tuesday and Wednesday will be hazy, hot and humid. Astronomical summer begins on Tuesday morning at 5:13 a.m. with the summer solstice. The mercury is skyrocketing, reaching the low and mid 90's. We will be close with hazy, hot and humid conditions. Highs are in the mid and high 90s. It feels like 105 to 110 degrees. Thursday and Friday are mostly sunny and hot. Highs are in the upper 80s to almost 90 degrees. Make sure to download the FREE Local4Casters weather app - it's easily one of the best in the nation. He has a BSE in Meteorology from the University of Michigan and an MS in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he wrote his dissertation on "The Behavior of the Total Mass of the Atmosphere".

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Saturday 18 June Saturday morning forecast

Saturday 18 June Saturday morning forecast (Author: Gardener)

Saturday 18 June Saturday morningPlease use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Adele and Harry Styles reportedly turned down invitations for Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee Adele and Harry Styles reportedly turned down invitations for Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee : Lo Sole Mio closes its doors after 30 years 'The feeling is back': Hotels fill up with crowds by College World Series 'This show trial isn't up to par': Conservative hosts continue to mock Jan. 6 hearings How an act of kindness set a world record CDC shortly before deciding on Covid-19 vaccine for younger children How innovation the way and Can Change Way We Pay, Fauci Presses In Tense Exchange Over Boosters For Kids Ignore Sustainability at Your Peril, Says Solvay CEO Dark Moment: Toobin Identifies a Trump Tweet He Says Increases His Legal Liability C Apitol Police Officer: Pence Was Only Brave One Day Hear Why A Constitutional Law Expert Trump " guilty without a shadow of a doubt Here's what it all means CNN asks die-hard Trump supporter if Jan. 6 hearings change his mind CNN asks die-hard Trump supporter if Jan. 6 hearings change his mind " Yes, it's a real thing': CNN gets its first look at US Space Force training 'Yes, it's a real thing': CNN gets its first look at US Space Force training Coates reacts after Trump responded to the Hearings on January 6 Coates has reacted after Trump commented on the hearings on January 6 Mortgage rates are rising. What This Means for Home This Means for Home "Years of Economic Mismanagement": Why Sri Lanka Has a Fuel Crisis "Years of Economic Mismanagement": Why Sri Lanka Has a Fuel Crisis A look back at Vince McMahon, who is stepping down as WWE CEO amid misconduct allegations A look back at Vince McMahon stepping down as WWE CEO amid misconduct allegations How rising rates could threaten demand and production How rising rates could threaten demand and production Cooking for Fido Week? Poll shows you probably have a similar diet to your dog This little girl is raising money for Ukraine Man flies high in the sky on a homemade dinghy plane Just some of the most common myths about air travel Summer Sandwich? Why the hot dog always sparks debate about whether or not it's a sandwich 12 adorable penguins being released back into the wild on a beach in Argentina Ways to save money when you're invited to a destination wedding Sustainable products Finding one is a major obstacle for people wanting to practice self-care Moose stops traffic, eats snow from waiting cars Various roles played by family members when planning a holiday Princess Charlotte follows Prince George and Prince William's passion for football Kate Middleton and her mother share their style Find out which stadiums host the 2026 World Cup sustainable staples to give to your dad this Father's Day. Images feature royal nannies and the children they hold dear! This generation worries about their looks the most American parents want their kids to play outside This is the transforming robot that can travel through your body and heal you from within Knick Knack Tech gifts for dad who aren't on the budget this Father's Day blow up Early Childhood and Education differs from Prince George and Princess Charlotte's simple tips for saving money on iced coffee during these hot summer months Nose You Want How to Save Money on Printer Ink How to Clean and Maintain Nonstick Pans The Best Way How to cook chicken wings at home What NOT to cook in an air fryer How to clean and care for pillows How to find the best ergonomic mouse How to find the best ergonomic mouse Prepare celebratory dinner in an air fryer How to deep clean an air fryer Camping tip : How to fold an air mattress How to properly fold a toilet untaped

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Saturday morning news summary

Children under the age of 5 could be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine once this... (Author: Gardener)

SaturdayChildren as young as 5 could be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine as early as this weekend after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted its age-group approval on Friday. The FDA announced that it would change its emergency use approval for the vaccines being developed by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech, making both available to children as young as 6 months of age. If approved, infants and young children could start receiving COVID vaccine doses from Monday or Tuesday. An employee of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of making a criminal threat of gun violence while other employees were at a San Jose bus terminal, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office. Deputies responded at 7:50 a.m. Friday and contacted the person who reported the threats, then arrested the employee and booked him into the Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of making criminal threats. The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information about the case to call (408) 808-4500 or an anonymous hotline at (408) 808-4431. Napa police reported early Saturday that the caretaker of a non-verbal woman found at a hotel was located. A brief police press release at 1:47 a.m. gave no further details. Police thanked the community on social media and announced that the family was safely reunited. The nonverbal woman was found around 9 p.m. Friday at the Cambria Hotel on Soscol Avenue. Volunteers are needed in San Francisco to help create new heatmaps of the cityscape by attaching sensors to their vehicles. The city is one of 14 cities selected for the Urban Heat Watch project, which the city government's office said aims to better understand the relationship between climate change, extreme temperatures, public health and the built environment. Sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the project will allow the city to measure how temperatures vary across neighborhoods to address health inequalities associated with extreme heat. About 50 volunteers are recruited to attach sensors to their vehicles and drive them on set routes around the city. The sensors will record temperature and humidity data that will help create maps of urban heat islands. Interested volunteers can register at sfclimatehealth.org/heatwatch. The Oakland Police Department plans to add additional resources for potential side activities in the city this weekend, according to a police spokesman. Additional police patrols will scour the city to enforce illegal side activities. Officers will take action by issuing subpoenas, making arrests and towing vehicles. The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Friday voted unanimously to approve a new fiscal 2022-23 budget that includes a 7 percent increase over last year's budget with total spending of $2.6 billion. The approved budget is broadly consistent with the budget for fiscal 2011-22 and avoids any cuts in the county's core services, a county spokesman said Friday. The new financial year begins on July 1st. San Francisco International Airport officials said Friday night that a suspect was arrested after he tried to injure several people in the airport's international terminal. An airport spokesman said late Friday evening that three people had been treated for minor abrasions. A negligent arrest at the DUI has led to the seizure of multiple guns in Petaluma, authorities said Friday. Evan Weise, 22, of Cotati, was arrested June 11 on suspicion of hit-and-run driving after police alleged he hit a pedestrian and several vehicles on Kentucky Street. Weise is also suspected of assaulting a police officer and an employee at a downtown restaurant. On Wednesday, police obtained a search warrant for Weise's 7th Street apartment in Petaluma, alleging that she had a desialized AR-15 assault rifle with a 200-round drum magazine, a 12-gauge shotgun, ammunition, a sword and several others high found -capacity magazines. A 44-year-old man was arrested this week for viewing with a video camera at a high school graduation in Petaluma after a small camera was found discreetly hidden in a bathroom litter box. A resident hosted the graduation ceremony at his home for his 17-year-old student on Tuesday night. During the party, the camera was discovered positioned and hidden in a litter box in one of the residence's bathrooms. A police spokesman said the camera recorded for about 30 minutes before it was spotted, but no one at the party admitted to owning the camera. Police confiscated the camera for their investigation and on Wednesday viewed the captured video and observed the suspect recording himself as he placed the camera in the litter box. The investigation revealed that the suspect in the video attending the party is the ex-husband of the resident who hosted the event. Korrell, from Ross, was arrested in Corte Madera on Thursday morning. Detectives also obtained a search warrant for his Ross residence and seized potential electronic evidence that requires further processing and investigation. The National Weather Service forecast for Saturday for the greater San Francisco Bay Area calls for clear, sunny skies with daily highs that are still on the cool side, but will be slightly warmer compared to Friday's temperatures. Copyright © 2022 Bay City News, Inc. Republication, retransmission, or redistribution is prohibited without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. Bay City News is a 24/7 news service covering the greater Bay Area. Copyright © 2022 by Bay City News, Inc. Republication, redistribution, or other reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.

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Vince McMahon didn't rip up the script ahead of WWE SmackDown this week

Vince McMahon made mainstream headlines when a $3 million hush money scandal broke. He resigned as WWE CEO, but that didn't cause any creative problems (Author: Gardener)

Vince McMahonVince McMahon made mainstream headlines when a $3 million hush money scandal broke. He stepped down as WWE CEO, but that didn't cause any creative issues this week. It was previously reported that things weren't going smoothly behind the scenes on SmackDown, with Vince McMahon tearing up the planned script. Ringside News was told that "Vince McMahon didn't tear up a script this week ahead of SmackDown." In fact, backstage things were going incredibly well for everyone. As we exclusively reported, Vince McMahon was beaming from backstage on SmackDown this week. We were told that if you hadn't known about the scandal you would have thought it "won the lottery". We'll have to see how things develop over the coming weeks as this is a brand new situation. It seems that this week's Vince McMahon scandal hasn't put any additional pressure on the creative process.

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Brock Lesnar got one hell of a bang when he returned to confront Roman Reigns on SmackDown

Brock Lesnar returned in style to SmackDown last night to once again wage war on Roman Reigns after making a dramatic entrance after Reigns defended his undisputed WWE World Championship against Riddle. Reigns had completed a successful defense and was ready to leave the ring after the thrilling fight, but for Lesnar's iconic […] (Author: Gardener)

Roman ReignsBrock Lesnar returned in style to SmackDown last night to once again wage war on Roman Reigns after making a dramatic entrance after Reigns defended his undisputed WWE World Championship against Riddle. Reigns had completed a successful defense and was poised to exit the ring after the thrilling bout, but Lesnar's iconic music echoed through the stadium, sending the crowd into a cacophony of excitement. After Lesnar interrupted the party from Reigns, he cut an ominous figure as he stood motionless on the sidewalk and fixed his eyes on his opponent, who made a shaken figure at Lesnar's unexpected presence. Heading to the ring, Lesnar put on a show by extending his arm in front of Reigns and prompting a handshake to solidify the fight ahead, and when the tribal chief finally returned the gesture, a quick maneuver left the champion dangling in the air and slamming off an unexpected F5. WWE announced after the show that Reigns will defend his titles against Lesnar in a Last Man Standing contest in the Main Event of WWE SummerSlam scheduled for Saturday, July 30, 2022 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. The fight comes after Reigns' dramatic victory over Lesnar last April, where he defeated The Beast Incarnate in the main event of WrestleMania 38 to tie both titles.

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4 Ups & 5 Downs of WWE SmackDown (June 17)

Brock Lesnar's surprise return; Riddle shows WWE the future; Vince McMahon's Worst Performance Ever? (Author: Gardener)

June 17Vince McMahon, showing up on SmackDown mid-investigation, initially seemed like a bad idea. When crunch time comes, the controversial now-ex-WWE CEO (which is really weird to type) hasn't said much to the live audience in Minneapolis anyway. He quoted the WWE signature, "Then, Now, Forever, Together," smiled profusely, then left as everyone around the ring scratched their heads as if to say, "That's... that's it?". For example, there's a difference between creating real tension between wrestlers to generate interest and Vince walking away for no reason when he's being investigated for sexual misconduct. What the hell were they thinking with that real-life nod?

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