US coronavirus death toll rises as cases hit 750,000: Reuters tally

first_imgMore than 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits in the past month as closures of businesses and schools and severe travel restrictions have hammered the economy.Governors in US states hardest hit by the coronavirus sparred with President Donald Trump over his claims they have enough tests and should quickly reopen their economies as more protests are planned over the extension of stay-at-home orders.The region of Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. is still seeing increasing cases. New Jersey reported on Sunday that its new cases rose by nearly 3,900, the most in more than two weeks. Boston and Chicago are also emerging hot spots with recent surges in cases and deaths.Several states, including Ohio, Texas and Florida, have said they aim to reopen parts of their economies, perhaps by May 1 or even sooner, but appeared to be staying cautious. The US death toll from the novel coronavirus rose to more than 40,000 on Sunday, the highest in the world and almost double the number of deaths in the next highest country Italy, according to a Reuters tally.It took the United States 38 days after recording its first fatality on Feb. 29 to reach 10,000 deaths on April 6, but only five more days to reach 20,000 dead, according to a Reuters tally. The United States’ toll increased to 40,000 from 30,000 in four days after including untested but probable COVID-19 deaths reported by New York City.The United States has by far the world’s largest number of confirmed coronavirus cases, with more than 750,000 infections — a number that has doubled in 13 days. New cases on Saturday rose by nearly 29,000, the lowest increase in three days. Topics :last_img read more

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CDC, Lærernes among backers of Amundi-EIB green credit programme

first_img Laurent Deborde, chief innovation officer in the financial investment division of Caisse de DépôtsLaurent Deborde, chief innovation officer in the financial investment division at the public institution, told IPE that most of CDC’s €170bn assets under management are managed internally, but that it delegates a small part of its investments or buys shares in funds for proportionally small amounts for a couple of strategies, one of which is about trying to find innovative investment ideas in areas such as responsible investment.He said it was as part of this strategy that the French investor committed to the Green Credit Continuum programme.CDC was attracted by the opportunity to take part in the development of the green debt market “beyond the usual suspects of large listed investment grade companies,” said Deborde.“ABS, high yield bonds, unlisted companies, these are all of interest to us.”Deborde also said the programme’s commitment to thorough analysis of instruments’ green credentials and the additionality of new projects appealed to CDC.“The fact that this programme rests on a very clear policy is certainly a way to develop this market by fostering the credibility of the green labels,” he said.CDC is a founding member of the Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance, a UN-convened group of asset owners committed to transitioning their investment portfolios to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. These segments, says Jean-Jacques Barberis, co-head of institutional clients coverage at Amundi, are “where the green bond market was 10 years ago”.The programme is about tackling the demand and supply side of the equation, offering investors diversification and higher yields as well as an opportunity to invest in the decarbonisation of the economy, while a “green transaction network” with banks and issuers will work on sourcing and producing “relevant, high-quality and transparent green debt, financing impactful activities”.“Europe has demonstrated it is the most mature green bond market in the world and paved the way for the development of that market abroad, but to make the energy transition happen we will need  new instruments,” Barberis told IPE.‘Industrialisation’ as marker of successThe ultimate ambition, he said, is for the programme to “disappear”.He gave the example of Amundi’s emerging market green bond programme with the International Finance Corporation, indicating it had paved the way for Amundi to next year launch an open-ended fund, accessible to retail and institutional investors, to invest in emerging market green corporate bonds.“That’s because the proof of concept was made by the first one,” said Barberis. “So then people like us are able to industrialise and then you really start to have potential massive movements of money.”The aim for the Green Credit Continuum programme is to raise funds for three vintages, and to deploy €1bn in total.“Let’s hope that in three to four years we’re going to open open-ended funds for green high yield where everybody will be able to invest,” said Barberis.France’s CDC, which is also a state development bank, made an initial commitment of €50m to the programme in its capacity as an institutional investor. Public and private sector investors in Denmark, France and Luxembourg have made initial commitments of €235m for the first of three planned vintages of an Amundi-European Investment Bank (EIB) programme to foster the development of new green debt segments.Investors taking part include Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC) and social welfare group Agrica in France, and Danish pension fund Lærernes. The EIB has made an initial commitment of €60m.Yves Perrier, chief executive officer of Amundi, said: “We have seen fantastic enthusiasm for this programme among institutional investors who recognise the importance of energy transition and wish to diversify their sources of yield in a low interest rate environment.”Launched in July, the Green Credit Continuum programme has the goal of expanding Europe’s green debt markets to help meet climate objectives by investing in green high yield corporate bonds, green private debt and green securitised debt.last_img read more

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Case Dismissed Against Nurse Accused In Patient Death

first_imgLAWRENCEBURG, Ind. – The court case against a former Dearborn County nurse has been dismissed.Former Woodland Hills Care Center employee Kathy J. Hess was charged in February in connection to the death of patient 77-year-old Dionne Scalf last year.Hess was charged with felony battery resulting in the death of an endangered adult, neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury, and reckless homicide.The case has dismissed without prejudice, meaning prosecutors could refile charges at a later time, according to the Dearborn County Register.last_img read more

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Carver sings Pardew praise

first_img He ultimately went, but under his own steam and intriguingly, will welcome his former employers to Selhurst Park on Wednesday evening having guided Palace to five victories in six games since his move and desperate to prove a point by extending that run. His former assistant and now Newcastle head coach Carver said of the criticism: “It was tough, but how he dealt with it, I’m not sure there are many people out there who could have dealt with it like he did. “How he dealt with it is invaluable to me, and I learned from it and it can only stand me in good stead in the future. “He taught me it’s important not to be around the training ground all the time, about spending a bit of time with your friends, trying to make time for a round of golf. “It’s about not believing everything you read in the newspapers, don’t listen to the radio, don’t watch the TV. Yes, watch football matches, but don’t get yourself tied up reading online blogs and things like that, which was something I did when I was at Toronto, and it does affect you psychologically. It’s valuable information. “I thought some of the treatment he received was harsh. I don’t have a problem with people protesting, as long as it’s done the right way. If it affects the team, then that’s the only thing I object to. “But I know for a fact if I was sitting in the stand paying good money and I wasn’t very happy, then I’d be saying something. Every manager is going to take some criticism. “Alan was no different, but he was honourable and he stood up to it.” Carver owes Pardew a huge debt of gratitude for bringing him back to his home-town club, and the mutual respect between the pair remains intact with the man currently occupying the hot seat confident his former boss could one day manage England. He said: “Alan can definitely be a future England manager because he has the temperament. “The England manager gets criticised by everyone! He only has two competitions he can win – the World Cup and Euros, and they’re only every two years. There would be big pressure on, but he could deal with it.” In the shorter term, there are three priceless Barclays Premier League points for which to fight and while there will be friendly handshakes before and after the game, no quarter will be asked or given in between. Carver said: “I’ve spoken to him a few times since he got the job, and we exchange texts. Listen let’s not forget putting the football aside, we had a really good friendship. We’d often go out for a drink together and there’s a mutual respect for each other. “Obviously, there’s a game to be played on Wednesday night, so all that goes out of the window. We’re both professionals. We both want to win. We’ll be competitive and toe-to-toe in the technical areas, don’t worry about that. “Afterwards, it’ll be one big cuddle.” The 53-year-old ended a stay of more than four years on Tyneside last month, to the delight of his most vociferous detractors, when he decided to take up the offer of the top job at Crystal Palace, the club with which he had made his name as a player. His departure ended a torrid few months for the Londoner, who found himself the target of the Sack Pardew campaign, which saw disaffected fans launch a concerted broadside against him despite the continued backing of owner Mike Ashley. Press Association John Carver has admitted not many managers would have stood firm in the face of the tide of criticism which threatened to engulf Alan Pardew during the final months of his Newcastle reign. last_img read more

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Syracuse benefits from Long Island recruits’ toughness, aggression

first_imgLong Island lacrosse was born in the 1930s, when Manhasset High School and Garden City High School built boys teams to pit against each other. That began the island’s ongoing connection with the sport. Long Island has done nothing but produce quality lacrosse players since. “Long Island’s been one of the best hotbed areas for lacrosse, women’s and men’s, since I’ve been alive,” said Brett Queener, a professional lacrosse player and now a Syracuse volunteer assistant coach. “They’ve always been good, tough lacrosse players down there.”Syracuse (1-1) currently has four Long Islanders on its roster: junior goaltender Alyssa Costantino, sophomore midfielder Loren Ziegler, sophomore attack Paige Savia and junior attack Alyssa Murray.“If you have multiple generations playing lacrosse, then you’re going to have a lot more experience within that coaching staff, within your club staff, within your team,” Queener said. “If you look at it, the best areas of lacrosse around the country, it’s been there the longest.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLong Island lacrosse players have dominated New York state high school championships in recent years. Their talents have translated to the college level and into the professional ranks, making Long Island one of the best locations for college coaches to scout and recruit for their rosters. In women’s lacrosse, 14.9 percent of the rosters of the top six teams consist of players from Long Island, including eight on the roster of defending champion Northwestern. Eleven percent of the Orange’s women’s rosters since 2011 hail from Long Island. “We love to look at the Long Island kids and give them an opportunity,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “That’s one of our focus areas. It’s definitely a strong place to recruit and we look there for players, as we look all over the country for players.”Murray led the NCAA in goals and points last season, and was pivotal in the Orange’s run to the national championship game in May, as was Costantino, the starting goalie. While the Orange may not have the quantity of Long Island players other programs may have, it has quality athletes.One reason Long Island produces so many talented players, Gait said, is the way they’re grown.“They’ve got some great youth leagues that develop players, they have a ton of past players that are coaches and I think that helps,” Gait said. “They start young and they build up and they have very good competition. So with that system, (it) generally raises the level of play of the entire Island.”After competing in the sport at a young age, Long Islanders have matured into high school state champions on many occasions. A Long Island team has won three of the last four New York state Division-A titles. Garden City has won seven consecutive Division-B championships and 10 of the last 13. Shoreham-Wading River has been crowned Division-C victor five of the last six years. “Long Island girls, they have that toughness,” Costantino said. “They’re just really hard-working, tough players. So coaches like to see that kind of full-throttle play.”Murray and Ziegler were both members of the Long Island Yellow Jackets, one of the region’s top club teams. The Yellow Jackets played the best players from other regions, so their games were more challenging than regular high school games.Murray considered the Yellow Jackets an “accelerated version” of her high school team, since the club team consisted of Long Island’s best, and it was easier to play with teammates who were at a higher level. Long Island’s population and each town’s proximity to the next, Murray said, contribute to the competitiveness. “I think New York is such a huge state that in some areas, it’s not very popular and teams will wind up having to travel half an hour for their games, when on Long Island, you have to travel down the street and you’re at your opponent’s field,” Murray said. Queener, a Major League Lacrosse five-year veteran, said the Long Islanders he’s played against generally had a high lacrosse IQ. They were around the game longer, Queener said, and regularly faced tougher competition, which better prepared them for big games. Though Queener wouldn’t admit Long Island players were more competitive than he was, personally. But he would give them this much: Long Islanders are tough. “A lot of people really didn’t like the Yellow Jackets because we were so aggressive,” Ziegler said. “Maybe that’s why people say Long Island has really good competition, because we are that. That’s how we play.” Comments Published on February 20, 2013 at 1:39 am Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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“What a shot:” Casey can only watch as PGA hopes vanish

first_img COMMENT Written By Last Updated: 10th August, 2020 12:34 IST “What A Shot:” Casey Can Only Watch As PGA Hopes Vanish Tied for the lead while standing on the 17th tee, Paul Casey heard what passed for a commotion on the largely silent, fan-free golf course. Tied for the lead while standing on the 17th tee, Paul Casey heard what passed for a commotion on the largely silent, fan-free golf course.He looked behind him and realized his hopes of winning the PGA Championship had suddenly, startlingly vanished.Collin Morikawa’s on-a-rope drive had stopped 7 feet away, just behind Casey, on the 16th green. It set up an eagle that dropped the Englishman two shots behind with two holes to play Sunday. What had been a jammed leaderboard turned into Morikawa’s tournament to lose.He didn’t, and Casey had nothing to do but tip his cap.”What a shot,” Casey said when asked what went through his mind when he saw Morikawa’s ball come to rest.The 43-year-old Casey shot 4-under 66 to finish at 11 under, tied for second with Dustin Johnson and two shots behind the champion.Casey is now 0 for 64 in majors the longest current drought out there. But this was not, in his mind, a day to focus on that.”I played wonderful golf, simple as that,” said Casey, who also has a third at the British Open and a fourth at the Masters on his resume.”And watching Collin come down … and what a shot he hit on 16, he deserves it.”Oh, there were places to nitpick Casey’s game. There was a 10-footer for birdie on No. 7 that just slid away. There was the seemingly straightforward chip he overcooked near the 13th green, which led to a bogey. But it was his only bogey of the day. He only made three bogeys and one double all week.”He struck it really well, putted really well,” said Brooks Koepka, who played alongside Casey for the final round.”There were two or three putts, if he’d hit ’em (harder), they probably would’ve gone in.”Casey could have become the first Englishman since Jim Barnes in 1919 to win the PGA. He could have become the third-oldest player to win his first major, trailing only Jerry Barber at 45 (1961 PGA) and Robert de Vicenzo at 44 (1967 British Open).Instead, he is a runner-up for the first time. More than that, he’s happy to be finding his form as golf heads into a very busy stretch with the playoffs, the U.S. Open and the Masters all coming over the next three months.”I do think I’m in a sweet spot,” Casey said.”It’s taken me 43 years to get there, but yeah, pretty chilled out. I know what I’m capable of, and I’m enjoying my golf.”After Saturday’s third round left him two shots off the lead, he commented on the strangeness of the week at Harding Park, where no fans were allowed because of the COVID pandemic.”I’ve had practice rounds that have been more nerve-wracking,” he said.If the feeling changed for the final 18 holes, he never showed it.He hit seven fairways, but even when he missed, he didn’t find much trouble.He hit his approach shot on No. 14 to 3 feet, and when he tapped in for birdie, he found himself in a seven-way tie for first place at 10 under.”At that point, you’re looking at it going, ‘OK, who’s going to bust out of this?’ and I’m hoping it was me,” he said.”Because it felt like 10 clearly wasn’t going to do it. Eleven clearly wasn’t going to do it. I had 12 in the back of my mind all day. And that wouldn’t have been enough, either.”Morikawa certainly wasn’t alone in going for the green on the 16th hole, which was playing only 294 yards for the last day. Casey went for it and landed in one of the bunkers protecting the front-left side of the green. He made birdie there. An eagle there a few minutes later is what did him in.”I love the fact that we’re given an opportunity, and then a guy like Collin steps up and shows you what’s possible,” Casey said.In a way, Casey showed what’s possible, too.”There’s not a lot else I would change,” he said.”I shot 66.”And Collin shot 64. (Photo Credit : AP) WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US First Published: 10th August, 2020 12:34 IST Press Trust Of India LIVE TVlast_img read more

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‘Passing of the Batton’…LatestCasinoBonuses.com acquires WorldCasinoDirectory for $1.7 million

first_img Kansspelautoriteit enters into MoU with Malta Gaming Authority August 28, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Submit SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 Share John Williamson to oversee UK Tote Group’s international growth August 28, 2020 Joshua ChanOnline casino review portal LatestCasinoBonuses.com (LCB) has confirmed that it has expanded its website portfolio by acquiring WorldCasinoDirectory.com (WCD), one of the oldest industry affiliates for $1.7 million (£1.25 million).Confirming the deal, Joshua Chan CEO & Founder of LCB detailed that his firm would takeover management of WCD main domain and its related assets.Founded in 2002, WCD is one of the most trusted player casino review portals, detailing news, information, resource and insight on online and land-based casinos. The popular website has garnered a strong international following and active community player base.Updating industry media, Chan stated that WCD’s portal was the right fit for LCB’s operations, which relies heavily on player trust and accurate reviewing of online casinos. Chan detailed that his firm’s acquisition could be seen as a ‘Passing of the Batton’“My team at LCB has big plans for the site and are very excited to build on what the World Casinos Directory team have already done.”“Most important is to keep the quality, reputation and complete mission intact. Working with the existing concept, the strategy is to embellish the site with the expertise WCD is so well known for.” Chan commented on the acquisition.last_img read more

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GLMS reappoints Ludovici Calvi as President

first_img Lottomatica’s Ludovici Calvi has been reappointed as the President of the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) at the association’s most recent AGM in Antwerp. Joining Calvi, a number of other members have been elected to the Executive Committee for the upcoming 2019-2021 term. Kauhanen Sami from Veikkaus OY has been appointed, alongside EL Mechrafi Younes from MDJS as well as Lee Ilho from Korea’s KTOTO.Calvi celebrated his re-election: “I am extremely honoured to have been appointed as the President of the Association for yet another term. I am proud of GLMS many achievements of the last term and I am privileged to carry on the mission of growing GLMS network worldwide and disseminating its core values while guaranteeing continuity and strengthening the association.“I strongly believe that protecting Sport Ethics means safeguarding the passion and integrity of our children and therefore the future of our society. I am fully convinced that GLMS represents a tremendous vehicle not only for our network and its members but also for all other key interested stakeholders, our communities, and our society as a whole. “I assure all our members, public, private stakeholders and partners, that I will continue with the same energy, passion and dedication to make my best efforts for the global success of GLMS.”The new committee, as set out in its company statutes, also appointed new members who had been chosen by the founding members.  Bolingbroke Rupert, HKJC, was re-appointed to the Executive Committee as the group’s GLMS Vice-President. Danske Spil’s Folmann Niels Erik, Garcia Fabian from La Banca as well as Maillet Gilles from FDJ were all elected to the committee. “The new executive committee is a geographically diverse powerful group of leaders that will work together on the implementation of our vision and strategy for GLMS,” Calvi added.“I would like to thank the GLMS General Secretariat and all staff members of GLMS in our 2 hubs for their hard and relentless quality output, setting new standards of excellency for the whole sport integrity sector.” Share Share GLMS monitors North American integrity with Montreal Hub June 23, 2020 Related Articles Submit IGT records dire 2020 opening as COVID-19 impacts all primary revenues   May 18, 2020 StumbleUpon IGT sanctions capped $300m senior debt note sale June 9, 2020last_img read more

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Clippers’ thrilling overtime victory more than just a win

first_imgVictories like the one the Los Angeles Clippers came up with Monday night over the Phoenix Suns are crucial.The Western Conference is stacked and every win a team can get is needed for playoff seedings.It also creates feelings of grandeur.“It’s really special,” Chris Paul said of Blake Griffin’s winning 3-pointer at the overtime buzzer that gave the Clippers a scintillating 121-120 victory over Phoenix. “I was telling D.J. (DeAndre Jordan), I’ve hit a few (buzzer-beaters), but I told him that I don’t think that I’ve been as excited as when (Blake) made this one. That advantage was down to just three points when Jamal Crawford was ejected for arguing a foul and — according to Clippers coach Doc Rivers — dropped an F-bomb on referee Mark Lindsay. Rivers also was assessed a technical on the play.Next thing the Clippers knew, they were trailing by five points. They rallied to go up by five before the Suns came back to send the wild game into overtime.“The delay was tough,” Rivers said of the time it took officials to sort out the Crawford ordeal. “We did not handle the Jamal situation well. I thought that we lost our tempo, but we gathered ourselves and regained the lead.”Griffin on his game-winnerSuns coach Jeff Hornacek basically said Griffin’s winning shot, which hit the front of the rim, bounced up and went in, was awful. He said it was a line drive that happened to hit the front of the rim and fell through because of some top-spin.Griffin doesn’t necessarily disagree.“Right when I shot, I thought it was flat, short, off, everything,” Griffin said. “But it was good and I got a lucky bounce.”Scouting IndianaThe Clippers will be putting their eight-game winning streak on the line against the Pacers (7-14), who are having a bad time after having the best regular-season record in the Eastern Conference in 2013-14.Indiana, which has lost five consecutive games, is led by guard Rodney Stuckey. He’s averaging 12.9 points and 2.6 assists. Roy Hibbert, a 7-foot-2 post player, is averaging 12.4 points and 7.7 rebounds as well as 2.4 blocks (third in the league).After Wednesday, the Clippers will play Friday at Washington and Saturday at Milwaukee. Through Monday, Washington was 14-6 and tied for second in the Eastern Conference and Milwaukee was 11-11 and in sixth.The Clippers are tied for fifth in the Western Conference with San Antonio. “I think it was because of the dynamics of the game and how our team is just always talking about fighting through it. A lot of people thought it was over when that jump ball happened. We just found a way and we won.”Down 120-116, the Clippers took the ball out with 34 seconds left in overtime. But a jump ball between Suns forward P.J. Tucker and Clippers forward Matt Barnes ensued. The tip went to the Clippers’ J.J. Redick, who tossed up an attempted layup that was counted when Eric Bledsoe was called for goaltending.The Clippers then got a stop on defense, and Griffin’s heroics followed.Ejection plays a roleThe Clippers (15-5), who Wednesday begin a three-game road trip at 4 p.m. at Indiana (on Prime Ticket), held a 12-point lead late in the third quarter. They still led by seven with 10:21 to play.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Tiger Woods understands why Kevin Durant played despite injury risk: ‘We’re competitors’

first_imgHe looked great initially until one fateful second in the second quarter when he went to drive past a defender and came up hobbled and grabbed his right leg. It was later revealed he has an Achilles injury that could result in him missing most or all of next season.It’s a spot Woods has been in. He has been through as many injuries as any golfer in the last decade, but especially in the last five years.He has had to deal with knee and back problems and countless swing issues that have come with it as a result. Some people never thought he would get back to the golfer he was when he won the U.S. Open in 2008.They thought 14 majors would be all he would get. Now, some believe two NBA titles will be all Durant will get. But Woods eventually fought back and won the Masters this year, 11 years after winning at Torrey Pines in 2008.He has shown it can be done. And Durant has had to deal with injuries himself. He missed most of the 2014-15 season after a foot injury. He described that year as his toughest ever in basketball. But he came back and won two titles with the Warriors along with two Finals MVPs.Coming back can be done, but that doesn’t make an injury like Durant suffered in Game 5 any easier to watch. It was absolutely tough for Woods to see. “It was sad. As athletes we’ve all been there at the spot when you just know it, that something just went, and can’t move, can’t do much of anything. And you see it on his face, how solemn his face went, and he knows it, when things pop, you just know, and I’ve been there,” Woods said.”I’ve had it to my own Achilles, I’ve had it to my own back, I know what it feels like, it’s an awful feeling and no one can help you, that’s the hard part.” U.S. Open 2019: Will Tiger Woods bounce back after a disappointing PGA Championship? “Why do we do it? Because we’re competitors,” Woods said at his press conference at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach on Tuesday. “As athletes, our job is to make the human body do something it’s never meant to do and do it efficiently and better than anyone else is doing it at the same time. Well, things sometimes go awry and we saw it (Monday) night with Kevin.”Durant had missed more than a month after suffering a calf strain during Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals. There was speculation he wouldn’t come back this season, but he did for Monday’s game. Related News U.S. Open 2019: Brooks Koepka constantly tries to prove himself wrong Tiger Woods understands what Kevin Durant is going through, maybe more than anyone.After seeing Durant go down during Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday, he couldn’t help but feel bad for the star forward. But he understood why Durant tried to play despite the injury risk. Kawhi Leonard reacts to Kevin Durant’s Injury: ‘I feel bad for him’last_img read more

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