Durant (calf) set to rejoin Warriors for Game 4

9:07 PM ET ESPN.com news services After missing the past two games with a calf strain, Kevin Durant will return to the Golden State Warriors‘ lineup for Monday night’s Game 4 against the Portland Trail Blazers, the team announced. Durant suffered the injury to his left calf during the team’s Game 1 victory and had been questionable leading into each game since. Despite Durant’s absence, the Warriors hold a 3-0 lead as they attempt to close out the Western Conference first-round series in Portland. Let’s block ads! (Why?) www.espn.com – ...

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General Election 2017: Labour to rip up Tory Brexit plan

Labour say they would scrap Theresa May’s Brexit plans and unilaterally guarantee the rights of EU residents before talks start, if they win power. While accepting the UK was leaving, Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer said Labour would press for a different deal prioritising jobs and work rights. It would also seek an early deal on transitional arrangements to smooth the way for the UK’s departure in 2019. The Conservatives said only they had a clear plan for exiting the EU. Ahead of a campaign visit to Wales on Tuesday. ...

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In Trump era, Rachel Maddow starts beating Fox News

Fox News normally ranks #1 among cable news channels. But lately MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow has been challenging Fox at 9 p.m., the centerpiece of the prime time schedule. “The Rachel Maddow Show” surpassed “Tucker Carlson Tonight” in March among 25- to 54-year-old viewers, the demographic that determines advertising rates. Maddow was on track to win again in April. But on Monday night the cable news ratings race changes dramatically. Carlson moves from 9 p.m. to 8, replacing Bill O’Reilly, and Fox’s 5 p.m. talk show “The Five” moves to 9. ...

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Power Rankings: Tight race for No. 1

7:35 AM ET It’s a tight race at the top of this week’s rankings, with the Houston Astros, Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles all getting first-place votes. Houston just edged past Washington, keeping the top spot for the second week in a row. That pushed the defending champion Chicago Cubs down to No. 4. Joining those four in the top five are the New York Yankees, who moved past the Boston Red Sox, setting up the first meeting between the two rivals this season starting Tuesday in Boston. Chris Sale ...

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France elections: Le Pen steps aside as National Front leader

Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has announced that she is stepping aside as leader of her National Front (FN) party. The move comes just a day after she reached the second round of the French election, where she will face centrist Emmanuel Macron. Ms Le Pen told French TV she needed to be above partisan considerations. Opinion polls suggest Mr Macron is firm favourite for the second round but Ms Le Pen said: “We can win, we will win.” The French term she used signalled that the move ...

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New Injustice 2 Video Shows More Brainiac Gameplay, Including A Super

After his story in Injustice 2 was set up last week, we’ve now gotten a better look at Brainiac in the upcoming fighting game. NetherRealm today released a new gameplay video centered around the villain. It opens up with Superman getting sassy with his nemesis, only for Braniac to pummel the Man of Steel(and other characters). Like last week’s brief glimpse, a lot of what he can do centers around robotic arms that extend from his back, which are used both to attack and move him around the stage. We ...

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Intel Optane Review Roundup: Next-Generation Memory Standard Earns Lukewarm Reception

After years of teasing and a major enterprise launch, Intel’s Optane memory is finally available for PCs and enthusiast systems. While it’s limited to Kaby Lake processors and 200-series motherboards, this launch of a fundamentally new type of memory should offer significant performance improvements in at least some workloads. Early reviews, however, don’t entirely bear that out. Intel isn’t offering Optane as a full SSD option yet, but you can order 16GB or 32GB drives for $ 44 or $ 77 (MSRP). Intel supports these drives as cache options via ...

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Verizon launches Google Fiber-like speeds for its entire Fios network

Verizon’s ‘can you hear me now’ man joins Sprint Verizon’s internet service just got faster. The wireless carrier on Monday launched Fios Gigabit Connection, which provides downloads as fast as 940 megabits per second (Mbps) and uploads as fast as 880 Mbps. For comparison, Google Fiber offers a connection up to 1,000 megabits per second. The new service is an upgrade from Verizon’s Fios Instant Internet, which offered upload and download speeds of 750 Mbps, and launched in January. Related: Verizon loses wireless customers for first time Existing customers with ...

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Draft predictions for all 32 teams

7:49 AM ET Which teams are looking to trade up — and down? Which players could be on the move? Which prospects are teams targeting? The 2017 NFL draft is finally at hand, and our NFL Nation reporters are here to give one prediction for every team. Dig in. (And check out the full draft order — all 253 picks — here.) AFC East | AFC North| AFC South | AFC WestNFC East | NFC North | NFC South | NFC West AFC EAST The Bills will trade down from ...

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