Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic wins NBA MVP award after historic season for big man
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has won the NBA regular-season MVP, a person with knowledge of the voting confirmed to USA TODAY Sports, marking the first time in 21 years that a definitive center won the award.
"I’m not objective certainly, but he’s having an historical year," Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly told USA TODAY Sports in late April. "I’ve never seen a more difficult player to guard. He’s the best passer in the NBA. He has an ability to step out and consistently make 3s. He’s got 15 moves in the post. You never know what he’s going to pull out."
The Nuggets touted Jokic’s credentials all season long for numerous reasons. They have considered Jokic to be the NBA’s best passing big man. They appreciated his on-court leadership both during a compressed season and following Jamal Murray’s season-ending injury last month. And Jokic has remained remarkably durable, playing in every single game despite a shortened offseason after leading the Nuggets to the Western Conference finals.
Avalanche vs. Golden Knights live blog: Real-time updates from Game 5 of the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs – The Denver Post
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Two Carnival ships get CDC approval to resume passenger sailings out of US
Carnival CEO says cruise industry always combated worldwide diseases
Carnival CEO on the industry amid coronavirus
Two Carnival Corp. cruise ships have received approval to start restricted passenger sailings out of the U.S., a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spokeswoman told The Wall Street Journal.
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The Carnival Vista and Carnival Breeze ships are respectively the third and fourth vessels the CDC has greenlit for restricted passenger voyages, breaking more than a year of sailing hiatus in the U.S. The Vista ship had been approved to conduct test voyages from the Port of Galveston in Texas.
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Carnival on Monday said it plans to return to operations from Galveston on July 3 with Vista, followed by Breeze on July 15. The cruise line said it will require passengers to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 at least 14 days before embarking on the ship.
The CDC has also approved Royal Caribbean Group's Celebrity Edge and Celebrity Equinox ships for passenger sailings.
Harris says she will visit the southern border but does not indicate when
Kamala Harris visits Mexico, yet to visit southern border
Fox News correspondent Bryan Llenas has the latest on the Vice President’s border messaging
Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday said she will visit the U.S.-Mexico border, but did not say when.
“Yes, I will and I have before,” she said in response to a question about whether she would visit the border. “Listen, anybody, especially if you’re from California you know, I’ve spent a lot of time on the border both going there physically and aware of the issues.”
Harris, who spoke as she completed a two-day trip to Guatemala and Mexico, has faced constant criticism about her failure to go to the border since being appointed to lead diplomatic efforts to end the migration crisis in March.
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MLB, players union slam ‘frivolous’ lawsuit seeking to return 2021 All-Star Game to Atlanta
Major League Baseball and its players have characterized as political theater a lawsuit challenging the decision to move this year's All-Star Game, with the Players Association going to far as to call it "frivolous" in a statement released Tuesday.
The Washington, D.C.-based Job Creators Network – backed by Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus – filed the suit against MLB and the MLBPA last week, seeking more than $1 billion in damages and the return of the All-Star Game to Atlanta.
The conservative advocacy group said that MLB relocating the July 11-13 All-Star festivities to Denver after the state of Georgia changed its voting laws violated the U.S. Constitution and engaged in unlawful interference.
NBA: Denver Nuggets ace Nikola Jokic named 2021 MVP
LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player on Tuesday (June 8), completing a remarkable rise to the pinnacle of basketball after entering the league in 2014 as the 41st pick in the draft.
The 2.1m Serbian centre scooped the season MVP honours after a 2020/2021 campaign that has seen him average a career-best 26.4 points per game with 8.3 assists and 10.8 rebounds.
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Cramer's lightning round: Gap stock is going higher
- It's that time again! "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer rings the lightning round bell, which means he's giving his answers to callers' stock questions at rapid speed.
Kimberly-Clark: "Jimmy Chill's concerned because the only reason I would buy that stock right now is that 3.5% yield because that was not a good quarter. I'm even going to go far as to say that was a bad quarter."
Allegiant Travel: "I like it. It's a pure travel play, and we want to get as many travel plays we can because we know that people are starting to go away, and they're a beneficiary."
Gap: "Did anyone see the Kanye West, the single $200 jacket today? I thought it looked great, and it's the first of many. Gap is reinventing itself right in front of our eyes, and the stock is going I think higher."
Pitney Bowes: "PBI is engineering a turnaround, and I think that the turnaround could be real, but I've got to hear back from [CEO] Marc [Lautenbach]."
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