Class or cash? G League President and former NBA star Shareef Abdur-Rahim is luring top recruits to the pros with six-figure deals – and challenging the NCAA’s grip on basketball’s talent pool

The G League (former known as the D League or Developmental League) has helped develop unheralded players into NBA stars. Now it will see an influx of top college recruits on its select team, which will combine the teenage prospects and older ‘mentor’ teammates on a yet-to-be-named club in Southern California that will be led […]

From slappers to Hedda Gabler: the irresistible rise of Sheridan Smith

On Tuesdayshe is up for the Royal Television Society’s best actress award for her performance as Charmian, wife of the Great Train Robber Ronnie, in ITV’s five-part series Mrs Biggs. What was striking about Smith’s role and her performance was how much it confounded expectations, hers included. Smith has recalled: “When I first heard the […]

How Motorways Have Replaced French Calais as Migrant Transit Centers in Belgium

Durant’s remark follows a statement made by Theo Francken, Belgian Secretary of State for Asylum, Migration and Administrative Simplification, who has recently called on the European Union to tackle the pressing issue of the transit of migrants via the country’s motorways. Francken has also urged Great Britain to allocate resources to reinforce the security measures at parking spots along the roads.

Big Brother All-Stars: Enzo Palumbo wins banana-riding contest and scores ‘golden power of veto’

People started to get a little stir-crazy in the house, which led Ian to tell a small group that no matter how bad it got, he wasn’t going to be spending too much time outside with them.

Sonoma County supervisors send law enforcement oversight measure to voters; deputies union pushes back

“We are in support of efforts to increase the public’s confidence in the Sheriff’s Office and the law enforcement services it provides,” sheriff’s association President Mike Vail said in a statement Monday. “However, it takes both parties’ willingness to communicate for a workable partnership and make this mutually-desirable goal a reality. We were never given […]

Government meeting focuses on law building

The PM assigned the Ministry of Public Security to coordinate with the Ministry of Justice, the Government office and concerned ministries and branches in collecting comments of Government members, completing the draft law and reporting to him before submitting it to the National Assembly.  VNS

‘This govt is in denial that India is a beef-eating country’

‘You don’t want animals to be slaughtered and farmers don’t want to keep their unproductive animals; the only thing that will happen is that these animals will roam the streets and die of starvation.’

The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Biden, Harris’s first day as running mates

*Cue Mary-Kate and Ashley* — ‘Website for sale, only 100k!’: “ for sale for nearly 100k. This spring it was 65k.” (Via The Hill’s Bob CusackRobert (Bob) CusackThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Biden, Harris’s first day as running mates The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association – Progress slow on coronavirus bill […]

Proposed bill would ban realistic toy guns

“I don’t want to say that my legislation would have prevented Andy’s death, but it could put people in a better situation to help prevent it,” de León said in an interview before Friday’s news conference. “What I do know is Andy Lopez will not be the last one seriously injured or killed” while carrying […]

Charlie’s European predictions: Man City look to reach last four of Champions League

Memphis Depay is now a real player and will love this scenario. He was too self-indulgent at United and that is how he sees himself. He is a star player, but at Lyon you see it a lot more than at United, and for that reason he is a dangerous prospect for the City defence.