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NBA Power Rankings: Living in a Warriors world

11:38 AM ET The NBA landscape looks far different from when we last saw the Golden State Warriors hoisting the Larry O’Brien Trophy in June. Perennial All-Stars and future Hall of Famers changed teams (and conferences), blockbuster trades formed new superteams and a handful of rookies showed they’re ready to compete on the grand stage. We’ve unveiled our rankings for Week 1 in the NBA. How’d we do? Let us know by re-ranking our 1-30 list! Who will make the playoffs, and who is headed to the lottery? Kevin Pelton ...

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Stars of British art world donate works for Grenfell fire survivors

LONDON (Reuters) – A group of Britain’s most successful contemporary artists has donated valuable works to sell at a charity auction for the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed about 80 people at a London social housing block in June. Home to a close-knit, multi-ethnic community, the 24-storey tower in a deprived housing estate was reduced to a charred ruin by the inferno that engulfed it in the middle of the night. Many survivors have yet to be rehoused and are still living in hotels. The charity auction, ...

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U.S.' World Cup 2018 failure is a blow to Fox Sports, too

The failure of the U.S. to qualify for the 2018 World Cup isn’t just a crushing loss for soccer fans — it’s also a big blow for 21st Century Fox and its Fox Sports network, which spent a fortune on broadcasting rights for the competition. It’s the first time since 1986 that the U.S. men’s team has failed to qualify for the World Cup, the most watched sporting event in the world. While few expected the team to make it to the finals, just getting to the tournament in Russia ...

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Song dynasty bowl shatters world record for Chinese ceramics, fetches $37.7 million in HK sale

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A nearly 900-year-old porcelain Song dynasty bowl smashed the world auction record for Chinese ceramics on Tuesday, selling for HK$ 294.3 million ($ 37.68 million) at a Sotheby’s sale in Hong Kong. The small, blue-green item broke the previous record, also set in a sale in Hong Kong, when a 500-year-old imperial “chicken” cup from the Ming dynasty Chenghua period sold for HK$ 281.2 million ($ 36.0 million) in 2014, Sotheby’s said. The 13-cm (5-inch) bowl, used to wash brushes, was fired in the famed Northern ...

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'Beyond horrific.' Country music world stunned by Las Vegas shooting

Country music star Jason Aldean was on stage when a gunman attacked the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada late Sunday night. At least 20 concertgoers were killed and at least 100 others were injured, according to local authorities, who said Monday that the casualties are still being counted. Aldean, who was the headliner on the final night of the festival, was able to take shelter. A representative for Aldean confirmed that “he, his band and crew are all unharmed.” The country music community expressed shock and disbelief ...

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Stanislav Petrov, Man Who Saved World From Nuclear Annihilation, Has Died

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. There aren’t many people who could claim to have saved the world and not be accused of gross exaggeration. Stanislav Petrov is one of the few who could. The former Lieutenant Colonel in the Soviet Air Defense Forces died last May, but word of his passing has only reached the broader world in the past few days. That alone testifies to the kind of man Petrov was. A significant percentage of the world’s population owes ...

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North Korea missile test splits world powers

The latest missile test by North Korea, one of its furthest-reaching yet, has split world powers who united behind new UN sanctions just days ago. The US said the burden of responding to the North should fall on China, its main ally, and Russia, which also has ties to the regime in Pyongyang. But China suggested the US was shirking its own responsibility, while Russia condemned “aggressive” US rhetoric. The missile fired over Japan had the range to hit the US territory of Guam. It reached an altitude of about ...

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World Series or bust? Indians' dominance rewrites story of 2017 season

7:27 AM ET CHICAGO — The Cleveland Indians‘ winning streak is amazing: 21 games and counting. But it means nothing. It’s championship or bust for these Indians. Division titles are great — Cleveland is on the verge of clinching its second straight AL Central crown and ninth of the wild-card era — but another one means nothing. Pennants are great, too. After all, Cleveland won one last year, and that was only its fourth since the franchise’s last World Series crown in 1948. You know what another one this year ...

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What the iPhone X costs around the world

Apple introduces iPhone X If you want to buy Apple’s highly-anticipated iPhone X in the U.S., you’ll have to shell out $ 999 for it. If you live elsewhere, you’ll have to pay even more. Apple(AAPL, Tech30) charges different prices for its devices from country to country, depending in part on taxes and how each local currency compares with the U.S. dollar. Related: Yup, it costs $ 999. But you’ll pay it. In some countries, like Canada and Japan, the iPhone X costs about $ 100 more than it does ...

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