NBA playoffs: Ben Simmons triple-double leads 76ers to Game 2 win over Nets

Ben Simmons got an earful from the Philly crowd. With the same 76ers fans Simmons put on blast for booing in the playoff opener now going wild in Game 2, Simmons cupped a hand to his right ear just like Allen Iverson's signature move to spur the cheers even louder. And he did it with Iverson rooting... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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No. 2 Fairfax, No. 3 Taft rally in second half to win City Section playoff openers

There was plenty of drama on the opening night of the City Section Open Division basketball playoffs. At one point Saturday night, the Nos. 2, 3 and 4 seeds all trailed in the second half. At halftime in Woodland Hills, with No. 3 Taft down by eight points to No. 6 Crenshaw, standout guard Kihei... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-02-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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NBA roundup: Mavericks win fourth consecutive game against Thunder

Harrison Barnes scored 24 points, Dennis Smith Jr. got 11 of his 19 points in the final 1:39 and Dallas beat Oklahoma City to close out 2017 with its season-best fourth straight win. Dirk Nowitzki added 13 points for Dallas, which had lost four straight in Oklahoma City and seven of nine overall... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-01-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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MJ wins auction for Van Rensburg's 'game-changing' debut

Michael Joseph has acquired The Downfall and a second novel, Eden Lost, by debut author Laure Van Rensburg in a six-figure deal after a six-way auction.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-21 20:13:47 UTC ]
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Sigrid Nunez Returns After Her NBA Win

In 'What Are You Going Through,' the follow-up novel to Nunez's National Book Award winner 'The Friend,' the novelist looks at friendship and life near the end with her signature mix of gravitas and humor. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Bernardine Evaristo doubles lifetime sales in five days after joint Booker win

Almost 6,000 copies of Girl, Woman, Other sold in the week after Evaristo’s win alongside Margaret AtwoodBernadine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other more than doubled its lifetime sales in the week following its Booker prize win, with joint winner The Testaments by Margaret Atwood also flying off... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-10-22 16:25:45 UTC ]
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NBA is in a no-win situation as protest tweet sparks China furor

The NBA finds itself caught between two cultures, after a tweet about Hong Kong protests sparked criticism from China that threatens the U.S. basketball league’s expansion efforts in its most important international market. The controversy erupted after Daryl Morey, general manager of the... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-10-07 16:50:17 UTC ]
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Double win for Ian Rankin as inaugural Capital Crime festival hailed a success

Six hundred people flocked to London’s inaugural Capital Crime festival over the weekend, with Ian Rankin scooping two awards at the Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-29 16:13:14 UTC ]
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Things get weird when a neural net is trained on text adventure games

We've seen people turn neural networks to almost everything from drafting pickup lines to a new Harry Potter chapter, but it turns out classic text adventure games may be one of the best fits for AI yet. This latest glimpse into what artificial intel... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-09-11 19:39:00 UTC ]
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Double win for Orion at BMS awards

Orion scooped two prizes at The Book Marketing Society’s latest seasonal awards, with wins for Penguin Random House and Pan Macmillan too.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-23 01:57:04 UTC ]
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Megan Rapinoe Nets Book Deal After World Cup Win

The U.S. Women’s National Team co-captain reportedly signed with Penguin Press for a book about her life AND with Razorbill for a book for young people. Continue reading at The Huffington Post

[ The Huffington Post | 2019-07-25 17:42:59 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2019: Max Brooks Knows How to Win the Game of Thrones

Brooks thinks 'Game of Thrones' reminds us of mistaken military assumptions after the Cold War ended. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Centennial ends Fairfax's near-perfect season with 76-75 regional playoff win

Fairfax High’s basketball team was so close to perfection this season. Unfortunately for the Lions, they could never figure out how to defeat Corona Centennial. Centennial ended the Lions’ season Wednesday night with a 76-75 victory at Fairfax in the opening game of the Open Division Southern... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-02-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Win with the TV Guide: March 2 - 8

Your chance to win a 12-month NEON subscription, The Cuckoo's Calling book and Vera Stanhope book series. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2019-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Texans' DeAndre Hopkins dedicates playoff game — and his paycheck — to slain second-grader

DeAndre Hopkins will be putting his playoff paycheck to excellent use. The Houston Texans’ Pro Bowl receiver has announced that the money he makes from playing against the Indianapolis Colts this weekend will go toward covering the costs of Jazmine Barnes’ funeral and helping to track down the... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-01-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Las Vegas establishes Chargers as 2 1/2-point underdogs in playoff opener at Baltimore

The Chargers opened as a 2 1/2-point underdog to the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the NFL playoffs on Jan. 6, according to a preeminent oddsmaker’s line set Sunday night in Las Vegas. Westgate Superbook Race and Sports Book Director Jay Kornegay set the over/under for the... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-12-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Raven wins drinking game thriller on pre-empt

Raven Books has pre-empted a thriller, Never Have I Ever, about a drunken game which goes wrong from US author Joshilyn Jackson. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Soft Adult Sales Lead to 2% Unit Decline in Late October

With sales down in both adult categories, unit sales of print books in the week ended Oct. 27, 2018, fell 2.2% compared to the same week in 2017, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-11-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Griffiths enjoys double win at Dead Good Reader Awards

Quercus author Elly Griffiths emerged triumphant at the Dead Good Reader Awards with a double win while Clare Macintosh, C J Tudor, Lee Child and Lisa Jewell also scooped awards. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Clayton Kershaw's dominance leads Dodgers to 3-1 victory over Astros in Game 1

The sun had started to set on Dodger Stadium as the trio left the bullpen, yet the 103-degree heat still clung to Chavez Ravine like a cloak. Clayton Kershaw walked shoulder to shoulder through the swelter with pitching coach Rick Honeycutt and catcher Austin Barnes. An ovation greeted the... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-10-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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