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Neurosurgeon renowned for separating conjoined twins dies of coronavirus

Pioneering pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. James Goodrich, renowned for separating conjoined twins whose heads were fused together, died Monday of coronavirus complications, the hospital where he worked announced. He was 73, according to The Journal News. “Dr. Goodrich dedicated his life to saving children...

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U.S. Open complex in Queens will house 350-bed hospital

A 350-bed field hospital is set to open at the Queens tennis complex that hosts the U.S. Open, city officials confirmed Monday. The hospital, which will likely be used for non-coronavirus patients, will be built in an indoor training facility in the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing...

ClutchPoints

4 teams that should target a trade for Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie

Brooklyn Nets superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are both expected to make full recoveries from their respective injuries and be ready to go next season. The Nets are reportedly already preparing for this welcome development by looking to trade for a third star to create their own Big 3, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. […] The post 4 teams that should target a trade for Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Dream Shake

Rockets seasons of missed opportunity: 2008-2009

Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via The seasons of missed opportunity series continues with a look back at the 2008-09 Houston Rockets. What if? It’s a simple two-word question that has the capacity to unlock several hypothetical circumstances when facing reality. Unfortunately, this two-word phrase is also the best way to define an era of the Houston Rockets led by Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming. In the six seasons they spent together as teammates, McGrady and Yao had expectations to deliver the Rockets their third title in franchise history, but injuries and a series of unfortunate mishaps...

Hoops Habit

Boston Celtics: C’s center rotation moving forward to the playoffs

If and when the Boston Celtics have a clean injury report, what would the big-man rotation look like for the Celtics moving forward this season? The Boston Celtics have four centers on the active roster that have never all been healthy at the same time. Daniel Theis has been the team’s most reliable big man […] Boston Celtics: C’s center rotation moving forward to the playoffs - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

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'Why couldn’t it be called the Canarsie virus?’: Corona, Queens, residents lament pandemic name

Just a mile away from Queens’ Elmhurst Hospital, an epicenter of the death and suffering caused by coronavirus, lies the neighborhood long called Corona. On a recent sunny workday, residents milled about Corona Plaza, running errands or sitting near the 7 train subway stop to catch some rays. Many...

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Navy hospital ship arrives in NYC to help in battle against coronavirus

The Comfort is back in town. The USNS Comfort — an enormous Navy hospital ship last dispatched to the Big Apple in the wake of 9/11 — arrived in New York City on Monday to help in the battle against the coronavirus. The 1,000-bed ship coasted up the Hudson River on Monday morning and docked at...

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Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic recalls referee kicking his leg after suffering injury

After Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic suffered his terrible leg injury last season at home against the Brooklyn Nets, a ref accidentally kicked his leg. More than a year later after the injury, the Blazers big man opened up about that ref and his “careless” action: “I was aware of it,” Jusuf Nurkic told […] The post Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic recalls referee kicking his leg after suffering injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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"Patients praying for him’: Doctor seriously sick with coronavirus in same NYC hospital he treated the ill

Dr. Arnold Weg, a 63-year-old internist at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center on the Upper East Side, is no stranger to health emergencies. But after being coughed on by a patient he was treating several weeks ago, he found himself in a crisis of his own — stricken with COVID-19...

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USNS Comfort arrives in NYC but more help is needed says Cuomo, de Blasio

For the first time since 9/11, the U.S. Navy hospital ship returned to the shores of NYC on Monday morning as hundreds of New Yorkers watched the ship dock at Pier 90 on the Upper West Side. Onboard the USNS Comfort: 1,000 beds, 12 operating rooms, lab, pharmacy, CT scanner, and more than 1,000...

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Jusuf Nurkic reveals why Rockets game was ‘perfect’ day to make return from horrific injury

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic was scheduled to make his much-anticipated 2019-20 regular-season debut on Marxh 15 at home against the Houston Rockets. However, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the NBA to suspend the season before the Blazers big man could play the game he loves again. In an interview with Dwight Jaynes of NBC […] The post Jusuf Nurkic reveals why Rockets game was ‘perfect’ day to make return from horrific injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Cuomo calls for proposed domestic terrorism law to be named after Chanukah stabbing victim

ALBANY ― Gov. Cuomo is renaming a proposed domestic terrorism law in honor of a 72-year-old man who died over the weekend from injuries related to a Hanukkah stabbing in Rockland County. Cuomo, who wants the Legislature to pass the measure as part of the state budget this week, first pitched the...

NetsDaily

At the end of the day (whenever that is), they’re still KD and Kyrie

Photo by Al Bello/ Whatever you want to say, no matter how few games they’ve played, whatever they’ve said or done, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving remain two of the best players in basketball ... and in the case of KD, one of the best ever. They played a total of 20 games, all of them by Kyrie, but hope remains high. As Ian Eagle has said, Durant “looks like a player that could step in and play today.” Irving shouldn’t be far behind. He underwent the knife on March 3 and as Eagle noted in the same YES interview last week, “He got the shoulder surgery done at a time where, if...

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Coronavirus outbreak at Maryland nursing home sickens at least 66 residents

Almost a dozen residents at a Carroll County, Maryland, nursing home have been hospitalized as the coronavirus outbreak spreads around the senior living facility. Sixty-six people at Pleasant View Nursing Home have tested positive for coronavirus and 11 are in the hospital, Gov. Larry Hogan announced...

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At least 17 tornadoes roar through central United States, causing injuries and building damage

A slew of tornadoes roared through the central United States as a storm traveled across the region, resulting in considerable damage. Arkansas, Iowa and Illinois each experienced tornadoes on Saturday, and while no deaths were reported, multiple people were injured. A mall in Jonesboro, Ark., was...

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Stephon Marbury working to get 10 million masks to New York amid coronavirus outbreak

Former New York Knicks point guard Stephon Marbury is attempting to do his part to curb the spread of coronavirus in New York City. Marbury is working on a deal to provide 10 million masks to hospital workers fighting against the pandemic, which has hit New York hard in the last few weeks, per Rich Calder […] The post Stephon Marbury working to get 10 million masks to New York amid coronavirus outbreak appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Smoking Cuban

Kristaps Porzingis takes over the Mavericks Twitter

Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis answered fans question on the team’s Twitter during the re-air of their game against the Bucks. Find out more here. The Dallas Mavericks traded for Kristaps Porzingis in Jan. 2019. He was still rehabbing from his ACL surgery. KP did not play his first game in Mavs uniform until the […] Kristaps Porzingis takes over the Mavericks Twitter - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

8 Points, 9 Seconds

Indiana Pacers: 4 areas they grew the most in 2019-20

The Indiana Pacers saw tremendous growth throughout the 2019-20 season. Let’s take a look at the places they grew the most. In a season that started off somewhat rocky for the Indiana Pacers, the team has grown in many areas. Indiana faced a multitude of injuries and also faced the challenge of roster turnover at […] Indiana Pacers: 4 areas they grew the most in 2019-20 - 8 Points, 9 Seconds - 8 Points, 9 Seconds - An Indiana Pacers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

CelticsBlog

The Garden Report: How would we remember cancelled Celtics season?

Gordon Hayward will reportedly return, settling one possible consequence of a cancelled season. Aside from that, how would a cancelled season impact the Celtics? The Celtics’ first season after the old core left and a new one formed under Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown rolled smoothly until a late string of losses easy to forget now. Injuries ravaged the team nearly every week, depth became a question, but overall Boston won at a pace that at least set them up to improve over last year’s team. Tatum reached player of the month status, Jaylen Brown made his own strides and...

Lake Show Life

Los Angeles Lakers: Is LeBron James right about mini training camp before NBA playoffs?

With the sports world on pause, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James shared thoughts about rest and supports the idea of training camp before the playoffs. Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has spoken. Despite the overwhelming notion that a halt to the NBA season could help players with aching joints and minor injuries, the […] Los Angeles Lakers: Is LeBron James right about mini training camp before NBA playoffs? - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Los Angeles Times

Former Angels standout Jim Edmonds hospitalized and undergoing COVID-19 tests

Former Angels and Cardinals standout Jim Edmonds announces on social media he's in the hospital and undergoing testing for the coronavirus.

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Pistons, NBA anxious to hear scout Maury Hanks' opinionated voice again

Detroit Pistons scout Maury Hanks, known throughout basketball circles, remains in a Tennessee hospital ICU with coronavirus.        

Los Angeles Times

Anthony Davis to help Staples Center employees, local restaurants and hospital workers

Lakers star Anthony Davis announces a partnership with world's largest cold food storage company to help Staples Center employees find jobs during coronavirus pandemic.

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NY Harbor dredging underway to clear smooth arrival of USNS Comfort for its arrival in Manhattan next week

A New Jersey dredging company was busy Friday deepening New York Harbor for the impending arrival of the Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort. Donjon Marine was busy moving crew members and supplies in and out of Manhattan on shuttle boats from Jersey City to clear the way for the converted super tanker...

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Celtics’ Gordon Hayward likely to pick up $34 million player option

NBA execs would be shocked if Gordon Hayward doesn’t pick up his $34,187,085 player option with the Boston Celtics for next season. After all, Hayward has a bit of an injury history now. So the Celtics swingman would be wise to cash in on that money instead of testing the open market: “It’s too much […] The post Celtics’ Gordon Hayward likely to pick up $34 million player option appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Missouri man suspected of plotting to bomb hospital amid coronavirus pandemic killed in shootout with FBI

A Missouri man suspected of planning to blow up a hospital amid the worldwide coronavirus crisis was killed in a shootout with the FBI, authorities said. The deadly confrontation unfolded in the suburb of Belton on Tuesday after members of the FBI’s joint terrorism task force attempted to arrest...

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Warriors questioned severity of Andre Iguodala’s 2018 WCF injury

The Golden State Warriors have had a hard fall from grace in 2019-20, but even at the height of their reign of terror, they dealt with their share of murky waters. Take for example the 2018 Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets, as the Dubs lost Andre Iguodala after Game 3. The then-defending champions […] The post Warriors questioned severity of Andre Iguodala’s 2018 WCF injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Draymond Green will be an All-NBA performer this season - Jalen Rose | Jalen & Jacoby

Jalen Rose and David Jacoby react to Steve Kerr's comments about the Golden State Warriors in the 2019-20 NBA season, with Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and D'Angelo Russell leading the way with Klay Thompson recovering from an ACL injury and Kevin Durant

Kobe explains why Kawhi chose the Clippers over the Lakers, gives KD injury advice | NBA Interview

Kobe Bryant analyzes Team USA's early exit in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, why Kawhi Leonard chose to sign with the LA Clippers instead of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2019 NBA free agency and gives Kevin Durant advice on his rehabilitating Achilles t

Draymond Green is the key to the Warriors this season - Paul Pierce | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Amin Elhassan and Paul Pierce discuss how the Golden State Warriors will fare during the 2019-20 NBA season during Klay Thompson's injury absence, with Pierce saying Draymond Green will be key. #TheJump #NBA #Sports ✔