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LeBron's bizarre, rim-rattling struggles from the line

This story appears in ESPN The Magazine’s May 29 Issue. Subscribe today! LeBron James shouldn’t be shooting this free throw. It’s Dec. 31 in Charlotte, with the Cavs up 114-104, and James is walking toward the charity stripe to shoot the technical. Based on pure math, this is a bad call. The four-time MVP is in the middle of the worst free throw shooting season of his career, converting just 67.9 percent. There are better options available to the Cavs — like, for example, four-time All-Star Kevin Love, a career ...

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'Huge, huge, error': Warren Buffett on Wells Fargo's handling of ethics line calls

Buffett: Wells Fargo is ‘a great bank that made a terrible mistake’ Warren Buffett had some harsh words for Wells Fargo at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting. The bank, which is Berkshire(BRKA)‘s largest stock holding, continues to deal with fallout from its fake accounts scandal. “They totally underestimated the impact of what they had done once it became uncovered,” Buffett told thousands of shareholders gathered in Omaha on Saturday. He said it was a “huge, huge, huge error” if the company received internal calls from employees flagging misbehavior and decided to ...

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Ball debuts shoe line; main pair to cost $495

9:07 PM ET LaVar Ball’s Big Baller Brand on Thursday unveiled the ZO2 shoe line that he designed for his son Lonzo, with the main pair debuting at $ 495 on the company’s website. A Lonzo Ball-autographed pair of the shoes, in the “Wet” color scheme, are being sold for $ 995. Sandals with Lonzo Ball’s logo on the top are $ 220 per pair. The main shoe, at the aforementioned price of $ 495, has a “microfiber python texture” in matte black and what the website describes as a ...

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Intel rebrands Xeon line, announces new chips based on Skylake

Last week, we discussed rumors that Intel would rebrand its Xeon products. The company has officially announced its new hardware naming system, and given some additional information on how and why it’s making this transition. Instead of naming chips with an E/EP/EX system (think Haswell-E), Intel will use metallic classifications to identify specific Xeon parts. This new branding system is being referred to as the Xeon Scalable Processor Family, and it includes a number of different technologies, as shown below: Omnipath, high-speed Internet, and SSDs all get a shout-out here, ...

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Croydon tram crash: Drivers 'fell asleep' on fatal line

Media playback is unsupported on your device Four drivers have admitted falling asleep while operating trams in Croydon, where seven people were killed after a tram derailed in November 2016. Drivers said a safety device, known as “a dead man’s handle”, failed to activate and stop their trams. Tram Operations Ltd, which runs the line, said driver fatigue was monitored and controls were “fully functional”. An interim report into November’s crash suggested the tram was speeding and the driver may have “lost awareness”. It found there was no emergency braking ...

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Pacers' McMillan: More on line than one game

12:09 PM ET ESPN.com news services Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan says it’s important for his team to come out strong against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday following the worst single-game collapse in NBA playoff history. “We know we have a big mountain to climb. We’re not talking right now about winning the series. We’re talking about staying alive. You could a lot more than just this game if you don’t approach this game the right way,” McMillan said before Game 4 (1 p.m. ET, ABC). “… If you go ...

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Wells Fargo CEO: I'd be OK with my kids calling our ethics line

Wells Fargo CEO: We must get back America’s trust Wells Fargo workers have reason to be suspicious of the bank’s confidential ethics hotline. Just this month, Wells Fargo was ordered by the Labor Department to pay $ 5.4 million and rehire a whistleblower who was fired after calling the bank’s ethics hotline to report suspected fraud. The bank could be forced to rehire another employee, as well. That’s not counting the almost half dozen former Wells Fargo employees, who told CNNMoney last fall they were fired after they tried to ...

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Iraqi security forces hold defensive line in Mosul

The Iraqi government has issued instructions to residents of Mosul on how to stay safe as forces prepare for an assault on the city which has been held by militants from the so-called Islamic state since 2014. The BBC’s Jonathan Beale reports as soldiers try to retake the al-Nuri Mosque, where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi first appeared after the declaration of the caliphate. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC News – Home

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Sherman 'upset' Carroll called pass at 1-yard line

2:04 AM ET Sheil KapadiaESPN Writer Close Covered the Philadelphia Eagles for Philadelphia Magazine and Philly.com from 2008 to 2015. Covered the Baltimore Ravens and the NFL for BaltimoreSun.com from 2006 to 2008. SEATTLE — In the third quarter of the Seahawks’ 24-3 win Thursday night, the team faced a first-and-goal from the Los Angeles Rams’ 1-yard-line and opted to throw the ball to Jimmy Graham in the end zone. That decision did not sit well with cornerback Richard Sherman, who engaged in a shouting match with members of the ...

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Amazon opens a grocery store with no checkout line

See how Amazon packages ship with less than :60 in human hands Amazon has gone after book stores, retail chains and electronics shops. Now it’s taking on grocery stores, with a twist. Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) unveiled in a video a new physical store on Monday that sells a mix of “grocery essentials” and ready-made meals. But the key selling point is what it doesn’t have: checkout lines. The video shows how customers check in at the entrance of the store with a new app called Amazon Go, then grab whatever ...

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