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Report: Timberwolves finalizing deal with interim coach Ryan Saunders

Tar_Heel_Rob/iStock(NEW YORK) — It appears interim coach Ryan Saunders may be staying put with the Minnesota Timberwolves. League sources tell ESPN Saunders is close to completing a multiyear deal, which could be finalized as early as Monday, to become the team’s head coach. ESPN reports Saunders, 32, is working on putting his staff together. Saunders …

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Scoreboard roundup — 5/19/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL INTERLEAGUETexas 5 St. Louis 4, 10 Innings AMERICAN LEAGUENY Yankees 13 Tampa Bay 5Boston 4 Houston 3Cleveland 10 Baltimore 0Toronto 5 Chi White Sox 2Kansas City 5 LA Angels 1Seattle 7 Minnesota 4Oakland 5 Detroit 3 (Suspended due to rain) NATIONAL …

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Pro-Brexit politician Nigel Farage hit by protest milkshake

Ian Forsyth/Getty Images(LONDON) — You might have had a bad Monday, but it probably wasn’t as bad as Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage’s. The former UK Independence Party leader was hit with a milkshake thrown by a protester ahead of a pro-Brexit event in Newcastle, England. In video that captured the moment, security can be …

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UK bans nationals from entering or remaining in war-torn Syria

Britain’s Home Secretary Sajid Javid. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)(LONDON) — The U.K. government has announced plans to ban British nationals from entering or remaining in parts of war-torn Syria, utilizing powers granted by a controversial new counterterrorism law. Home Secretary Sajid Javid, who oversees domestic security policy, cited the recent terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka and …

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Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy sworn in as Ukraine’s president, dissolves Parliament

Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images(KIEV, Ukraine) — Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the 41 year-old TV comedian who won Ukraine’s elections last month, was sworn in as president on Monday and immediately called for the country’s Parliament to be dissolved so that snap elections can be held. At the inauguration ceremony held in the Parliament building in …

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US Navy ship sails past Chinese-claimed reef in South China Sea

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Morgan K. Nall(WASHINGTON) — A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed within 12 miles of the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea on Monday in a challenge to China’s maritime territorial claims that will likely set off renewed Chinese complaints. “The guided-missile destroyer USS Preble conducted …

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Great white shark spotted in Long Island Sound for first time ever: Researchers

Whitepointer/iStock(NEW YORK) — A great white shark measuring nearly 10 feet long has been spotted in Long Island Sound off the Connecticut shore for the first time ever, researchers said on Monday. The great white was being tracked Monday by the ocean research group Ocearch, the organization said on Twitter. “Be advised! For the first …

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Santa Anita racetrack loses two horses in three days, marking 25 fatalities in six months

KABC-TV(LOS ANGELES) — Two horses died at Southern California’s prominent Santa Anita racetrack over the weekend, marking 25 thoroughbred fatalities there in the last six months. A pair of 3-year-old geldings sustained fatal injuries in separate incidents on Friday and Sunday as the embattled racetrack works and employ reforms to stem a rash of unprecedented …

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Former military man in custody for allegedly gunning down police officer

kali9/iStock(AUBURN, Ala.) — A former military man is in custody for allegedly gunning down an Auburn, Alabama, police officer and wounding two other officers, authorities said. Grady Wayne Wilkes, 29, was arrested Monday morning after an overnight manhunt, said Auburn Police Chief Paul Register. Wilkes allegedly fired at three officers when they responded to a …

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New Jersey man charged with urinating on child’s memorial says ‘I made a huge mistake’

Obtained by ABC News(NEW YORK) — A New Jersey man who sparked widespread outrage by allegedly urinating on a park memorial for a 9-year-old boy said Monday he’s sorry for his behavior and that he was so intoxicated he wouldn’t have recalled the incident had his friend not taken a video and posted it on …

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