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Finally, Stephen Curry cried. He had felt this way in the past - when he barely received any scholarship offers out of high school, when some questioned whether his game could translate from tiny Davidson College to the NBA, when he sat in a doctor's office searching for answers on how to fix his troublesome right ankle. The Golden State Warriors point guard won the NBA's Most Valuable Player award Monday, the biggest moment yet of a young career already full of overcoming obstacles. Curry received the Maurice Podoloff Trophy in a packed hotel ballroom below Golden State's downtown Oakland practice facility.
|Neurosurgeon Ben Carson announces White House campaign||Craig Counsell hired as Brewers manager after 7-18 start (Yahoo Sports)|
DETROIT (AP) — Retired surgeon Ben Carson has made it official, telling a crowd in his hometown of Detroit that he's running for president.
Craig Counsell enjoyed a solid but unspectacular major league career, hitting .255 over 16 seasons. ''It's an honor, and it's humbling, but I feel like this is what I was meant to do,'' Counsell said at a news conference Monday after his hiring to replace Ron Roenicke as manager of the Milwaukee Brewers. ''I think I'll be better at this than I was at playing.'' Counsell, a 44-year-old Milwaukee native, spent the final five seasons of his career with the Brewers, retiring after the 2011 season. This opportunity is the one, and it's the rarest.'' A major league-worst 7-18, the Brewers lost 40 of their final 56 games under Roenicke, who was fired Sunday night despite a contract running through 2016.
|FBI probed Texas gunman 'over jihadist sympathies'||Mike Miller makes surprise start for Cavs in Game 1 (Yahoo Sports)|
One of the men shot dead by police when he and an accomplice attempted to storm an event hosted by an anti-Muslim group in Texas was sentenced to three years' probation in 2011 for lying to US federal agents investigating his alleged jihadist sympathies, it emerged Monday. Investigators were delving into the backgrounds of the two suspected Islamist gunmen -- they were roommates, The Los Angeles Times reported -- who opened fire with assault rifles outside Sunday's controversial exhibit of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed. A quick-acting traffic policeman shot the two suspects before they were able to enter the venue in Garland, a suburb of Dallas. Commentators were quick to draw parallels to a January mass shooting at the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris that killed 12 people and wounded 11 more.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cavaliers veteran swingman Mike Miller was a surprise starter for Game 1 against Chicago.
|Britain welcomes naming of baby Princess Charlotte||Shero hired as New Jersey Devils' general manager (Yahoo Sports)|
Britain's newspapers lauded the choice of Charlotte Elizabeth Diana as the name of the new baby of Prince William and his wife Kate as a tribute to family on Tuesday. Britain had been on tenterhooks waiting to discover what names the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would give their little princess, who was born on Saturday and is fourth in line to the throne. "Charlotte Elizabeth Diana: a name to honour the women in William's life" read the headline of The Times newspaper. Charlotte is the feminine form of the name of William's father Prince Charles, the heir to the throne.
After a 28-year run, Lou Lamoriello is stepping down as the New Jersey Devils general manager and handing the job to Ray Shero. The 72-year-old Lamoriello announced the change Monday, noting that he will remain as president of hockey operations. Lamoriello has led the Devils since 1987, guiding them to three Stanley Cup titles, five Eastern Conference titles and nine division championships in 21 playoff appearances. There is a difference.'' The 52-year-old Shero was let go as the Pittsburgh Penguins general manager last May. The Devils received permission from the Penguins to talk with Shero, but they were not compensated for the hire.
|Gunman in Mohammad cartoon attack in Texas monitored for years||Hamilton plays 1st extended spring training game for Rangers (Yahoo Sports)|
By Jon Herskovitz and David Schwartz GARLAND, Texas/PHOENIX (Reuters) - Federal agents for years monitored one of the two gunmen who were shot dead after opening fire with assault rifles at a heavily guarded Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad. Two government sources who asked not to be named said the shooters were roommates Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, of Phoenix. Court documents show that Simpson had been under surveillance since 2006 and was convicted in 2011 of lying to FBI agents over his desire to join violent jihad in Somalia. FBI agents and police searched the two men's home at the Autumn Ridge Apartments in north-central Phoenix, cordoning off the complex and evacuating residents for several hours in the early morning.
Josh Hamilton played in extended spring training for the Texas Rangers on Monday, his first game of any kind since last October. Hamilton struck out once and hit three grounders to first base in Arizona, a week after the Los Angeles Angels completed a trade that sent to slugger back to Texas. ''Seeing live pitching, getting his timing down, all those sort of things are going to take some time,'' Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. Daniels, who compared Monday's game to the first intrasquad in the first week of spring training, said the 2010 AL MVP and five-time All-Star will remain in Arizona several more days before joining Round Rock, the organization's Triple-A team based just outside of Austin, Texas.
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Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One
Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.
Capitalism and The Wealth Gap
When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.
Living Wages Are A Global Problem
The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.
Ukraine: Not What It Seems
After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.
Coup Or Civil War In Egypt
The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.