Anthony Davis is joining forces with LeBron James, as Pelicans and Lakers reportedly agree to trade

(CNN)Anthony Davis is on the move, and he’s joining forces with LeBron James in Hollywood. But right now, the focus is on Los Angeles. The trade instantly takes the Lakers from laughing stock to a potential title contender next season. “AD on da way!!” James wrote on Instagram. He later added in the post, “Let’s get it bro! Just the beginning.” Davis, James share the same agent Davis and James share the same agent in Rich Paul. In January, Davis informed the Pelicans that he would not sign a contact extension with the team and wanted to be traded, Paul told Wojnarowski at the time. He can become a free agent in the summer of 2020, and Davis plans to …

A plane crashed while on a skydiving excursion in Hawaii. All 11 people aboard died

(CNN)Professional parachute demonstrator Larry Lemaster, an Army veteran with more than 3,000 jumps, died doing what he loved, his wife, Anna Elkins, wrote on Facebook Saturday. The Beechcraft BE65twin-engine plane crashed during taking off Friday eveningat Dillingham Airfield on Oahu’s North Shore, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The names of the passengers have not been formally released by authorities. Elkins said her “heart also goes out to” the Oahu Parachute Center and the loved ones of friends who perished in the crash. “Today is the worst day of my life. My son has lost his father… He wants you to celebrate his life and your own. Love who you love with great intensity. Do what makes you happy. Be the …

Team sport training ‘key to being fittest of all’

There were 87 endurance athletes, such as road cyclists, skiers and distance runners, 77 power athletes, such as sprinters, bodybuilders and throwers, and 64 team athletes involved in football, basketball and volleyball. All were from the Lithuanian Sports University in Kaunas, Lithuania, and aged 17 to 37. ‘Best of both’ The athletes were all tested on muscle power, how high they could jump vertically from a standing position, and their ability to use oxygen during intense exercise – a measure of aerobic endurance. The researchers discovered that team athletes had a similar aerobic stamina to endurance athletes and a similar jump range to power athletes. Professor Hans Degens, lead study author and professor of muscle physiology, said: “Our study shows …

France beats Nigeria in dramatic Women’s World Cup match

(CNN)It took a remarkable six-minute period in the second half for what had been a largely uneventful Women’s World Cup match to come to life in Rennes as France beat Nigeria 1-0 in dramatic fashion. Ebere was subsequently shown a red card for a second bookable offense, while France defender Wendi Renard went on to hit the post from the spot — only for VAR to give France a lifeline by penalizing Nigeria goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie for stepping away from her line before the ball was hit. Renard retook the penalty and this time dispatched her effort with aplomb to give the hosts what proved to be the match-winning goal. In 18-year-old Nnadozie — who became the youngest goalkeeper to …

Online pornography age checks ‘face further delay’

All you need to know about the under-18 porn block How do your porn habits compare? Does pornography still drive the internet? The plans for compulsory age-checks for UK porn viewers – which the government has described as a world-first – were aimed at protecting children from inappropriate content. Pornographic sites will have to verify the age of UK visitors by law. If they fail to comply they will face being blocked by internet service providers. There has been confusion over how it will be enforced, with suggestions that websites could ask users to upload scans of their passports or driving licences, or use age-verification cards sold by newsagents nicknamed “porn passes”. Campaigners have also repeatedly raised concerns about the …

Dominican prosecutors identify man accused of paying for attempted hit on David Ortiz

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (CNN)Dominican prosecutors say a fugitive suspect paid for the would-be assassins who shot David Ortiz in a murder-for-hire plot against the former Boston Red Sox slugger. On the day of the shooting Ciprián is believed to have texted from his prison cell a photo of Ortiz to Perez Vizcaíno, who is also known as “El Hueso” or “The Bone,” according to the court documents. Perez Vizcaíno then met with a “criminal group” at a gas station to show them the photo of the person they were to “liquidate,” according to the indictment. On Monday, Perez Vizcaíno was given a year of pre-trial detention at a court hearing, according to Jose Hoopelman, lawyer for David Ortiz. It …

David Ortiz shooting is called a case of mistaken identity. Many Dominicans are skeptical

(CNN)When the Dominican Republic youth baseball league where David Ortiz got his start opens this weekend, its founder hopes to steer clear of debates over the government claim that the national hero was not the intended target of the shooting that left him seriously wounded. ‘The story of the year’

Plus-size mannequins reveal our warped perception of ‘normal’

(CNN)Nike has introduced so-called “plus-size” mannequins at its flagship London store. They have been pictured in the shop wearing black crop tops and leggings, which has already prompted disgust from some who claim that their presence “celebrates obesity” and promotes a “dangerous lie.” The message that these underweight mannequins have been sending women for the last few decades is that they must be critically thin in order to look good in clothes or be considered attractive. This reinforces an undercurrent of negative pressure on women which, even if it does not result in damaging weight loss, can have a huge impact on self-esteem and body image. Woman shuts down body shamer on flight Promoting the thin ideal in sportswear shops …

NBA Finals Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s some background information about the NBA Finals. The NBA Finals follow the league’s regular season. May 27, 2018 – Eastern Conference Finals – The Cleveland Cavaliers defeat the Boston Celtics with a series win, 4-3. Other Facts:The Finals champion is the first of two competing teams to win the best of seven games. Of the 30 NBA teams that compete during the regular season, 16 teams, eight in the Eastern Conference and eight in the Western Conference, participate in the post-season playoffs leading up to the Finals. All playoff series are also the best of seven games. The Finals championship is between one Eastern and one Western Conference team. The winner receives the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy, which was …

Peder Fredricson clinches home win at first Global Champions Tour in Stockholm

(CNN)Peder Fredricson saved the best for last as he clinched the first ever Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) on home soil in Stockholm. READ: Global Champions 2019: Schedule and results “Jos had a perfect jump-off,” said Baryard-Johnsson. “Unfortunately, perfect doesn’t always win, because you have to be a little bit crazy and do something really, really risky.” Fredricson wasn’t sure if he was going to be able to beat his fellow Swede. “She was really fast,” Fredricson said about Baryard-Johnsson. “I saw her just before I went in, and I thought ‘it’s going to be really difficult to beat.’” The final rider to go, Fredricson and H&M All In, were 0.65 seconds ahead of Baryard-Johnsson at the halfway point and …

Israel Folau looks for $2.1 million in legal battle with Rugby Australia

(CNN)Israel Folau, who was sacked by Rugby Australia following a homophobic social media post, is crowdfunding A$3 million (US$2.1 million) to pursue a legal battle against the governing body. “My fight with Rugby Australia to defend my right to practice my religion has so far cost my wife Maria and me over A$100,000 in legal fees,” Folau says in the video. “Rugby Australia has an army of lawyers at their disposal and they have already said they will divert significant resources to fight me in court. “The cost to me and my family of continuing my legal action against Rugby Australia is expected to be significant.” In an April Instagram post, which has not been deleted, Folau listed “drunks, homosexuals, …

Johnson’s broadband plan ‘needs detail’

This involves installing high-speed optical cables to bring data right up to buildings without having to rely on slower copper for part of the journey. This should deliver speeds of one gigabit per second and beyond. As of May, the telecoms regulator Ofcom said that only 7% of UK properties were currently served. Mr Johnson wrote in the Daily Telegraph that the current deadline was “laughably unambitious”. “This will cost some public money, but the productivity gains are immense,” he added. “We will have to step up very substantially the rate at which we install full fibre – currently running at about 20,000 premises per week. But this is not only a huge economic opportunity – it is part of …

Four injured in shooting during Toronto Raptors’ NBA celebration

(CNN)After four people were injured Monday in a shooting during the Toronto Raptors’ NBA Championship celebration, Canadian officials urged the public to not let it undermine a mostly peaceful commemoration of a historic win. Four people suffered “non-life threatening” injuries in a shooting near the rally in Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said. Three people were arrested in two separate incidents connected to the shooting, he said. Saunders insisted that the incident affected a small group of people during an otherwise jubilant celebration. More than a million people attended the victory rally and “the vast majority didn’t even know this happened,” he said. Images on social media showed people running from the scene. Saunders said he could …

29 horses have died at Santa Anita this season. It’s nowhere near the track’s deadliest year — not by a long shot

(CNN)Horses die. It’s part of racing. But a rash of deaths this year at Santa Anita Park has activists demanding the track be shut down. California Gov. Gavin Newsom called for the track to have horses examined by independent veterinarians before they can race again. “I continue to be troubled by the horse deaths at Santa Anita Park. Enough is enough,” Newsom said in a statement on Tuesday. “As Santa Anita prepares to host the 2019 Breeders’ Cup in November, we must show the horse racing world that California puts safety first.”

Martial arts knife teaching ‘needs control’

He said he would “never put anyone in a situation where they could hurt themselves”. Image caption Fiorindo Ardesi calls himself a martial art teacher on his Facebook page “In the UK there isn’t one overarching governing body for martial arts, instead there are governing bodies for each sport such as taekwondo, jiu jitsu, or Chinese martial arts,” said a spokesman. But “the lack of one overarching governing body” and safety concerns for children prompted the launch of a Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts in 2018. Mr Ardesi advertises on Facebook as a teacher of Kung Fu, Wing Shun and Wu Shu. Torquay Wing Chun instructor Derek Vernon, who taught Mr Ardesi for at least 18 months, said it would …