LeBron James scored 45 points in Game 7 leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 105-101 win over the Indiana Pacers. The Cavs will open the conference semifinals on Tuesday at Toronto. James played 43 minutes, leaving late in the third quarter to be treated for cramps. Tristan Thompson made a rare start for the Cavs and added 15 points and 10 rebounds. Kevin Love made four 3-pointers, and George Hill returned after missing three games with back spasms to score 11 in 19 second-half minutes.
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On Saturday, April 28, Maren Morris went on stage at OMNIA in Las Vegas to join Zedd to perform ‘The Middle.” The song is is currently at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, where it’s spent 12 weeks on the chart since its January debut and the premiere of its visual at the 2018 Grammy Awards. Morris and Zedd enjoyed the performance and Morris later commented that it was her “first time hearing the song this loud” after the sun came up in Sin City. Check out a clip of Morris singing along with Zedd and their Vegas crowd below.
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Before Game 1 of the Nashville Predators second round playoff series versus the Winnipeg Jets on April 27, Dierks Bentley and bluegrass great Del McCoury teamed up to perform the National Anthem. Dierks also had the honor of singing the anthem during the Preds 2017 playoff run. During the Nashville Predators 2018 playoff run, which began on April 12 against the Colorado Avalanche, Rascal Flatts had the honor of singing the national anthem before Game 1, while Brad Paisley and Maren Morris handled the duties before Game 2 on April 14 and Game 5 on April 20, respectively. You can check out Dierks and Del singing the the Nationla Anthem in the article below.
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T-Mobile and Sprint announced Sunday (April 29) that they will merge the two wireless companies, bringing the number of major cellphone companies to three. The combined company will be named T-Mobile. In a joint statement, the wireless carries said the combined company will have lower costs and better quality, that could essentially help them compete with AT&T and Verizon.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told his South Korean counterpart at their historic summit that he would be willing to give up his nuclear weapons if the U.S. commits to a formal end to the Korean War and a pledge not to attack the North, Seoul officials said Sunday. Kim also vowed during his meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday to shut down the North’s nuclear test site in May and disclose the process to experts and journalists from South Korea and the United States, Seoul’s presidential office said. Whether North Korea will ever decide to fully relinquish its nukes as it heads into negotiations with the U.S., Kim’s comments amount to the North’s most specific acknowledgement yet that “denuclearization” would constitute surrendering its weapons.
UCF star Shaquem Griffin was selected with pick No. 141, early in the fifth round, to the Seattle Seahawks – where he will play with his twin brother Shaquill Griffin. Griffin said that he was speechless when he was called by the Seahawks. “I couldn’t breathe,” said Griffin, who played outside linebacker at UCF. “I didn’t know what to say. I was trying to get the words out, but I couldn’t talk.” Griffin had his left hand amputated at age 4 because of amniotic band syndrome, a congenital condition. A two-year starter at UCF and a first-team All-American Athletic Conference selection both seasons, he was the AAC’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2016 and was named the defensive MVP of the Peach Bowl, which completed UCF’s 13-0 2017 season. Griffin was a late addition to the list of NFL scouting combine invitees, getting his formal invitation on Jan. 30.
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Nickelodeon announced that the classic 1980s and ’90s game show Double Dare is set to return to the network this summer with 40 new episodes. Originally running from 1986 to 1993, Double Dare pits two teams of kids against each other in trivia, physical challenges, and the series’ unforgettable obstacle course. It also made use of the network’s signature green slime. Those components and some past contestants will return, though original host Marc Summers will not be back. It is expected that a new emcee is expected to be named soon. In 1988, the original Double Dare moved to Fox for a season before returning to Nickelodeon. A revival, hosted by Jason Harris and titled Double Dare 2000, aired on the kids’ network from January to November 2000.
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Following Migos’ performance in Las Vegas on Friday, they were allegedly involved in an altercation outside their hotel. The trio performed at Drai’s Nightclub at the Cromwell on April 27, where they joined were on stage by Cardi B. Afterward, the group hit the town and returned to where they were staying, the Encore Hotel & Casino, in the early hours of the morning. That’s where they reportedly got in an argument with a valet. The valet was allegedly hit, which led to a response by police and in-house security. Sources do not believe any of the group’s members attacked the valet, but possibly a member of their entourage is responsible. A video has also been released in which at least one individual is being arrested. As a result of the altercation, Migos and all their associates were kicked out of the hotel.
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Kanye West previewed a new song titled “Lift Yourself” on his website; his first new music since 2016’s The Life of Pablo. West first mentioned the track on Twitter Friday afternoon. Hours later, he unveiled what appears to be an early draft of the song. Earlier this week, amid his controversial social media reappearance (he had previously been off all social media for a year), the rapper has promised a handful of new G.O.O.D. Music releases, including a seven-song album and a collaborative LP with Kid Cudi.
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Avengers: Infinity War has made box-office history with a $250 million opening weekend. It’s the biggest opening of all time, smashing the record previously held by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which opened in 2015 with almost $248 million. Avengers: Infinity Force, the third Avengers movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, earned another $380 million internationally, for a total of $630 million worldwide. A Quiet Place was a distant second with $10.6 million in its fourth weekend, Amy Schumer’s I Feel Pretty came in at #3, Rampage was 4th, and Marvel’s Black Panther came in at No. 5, for $688 million total.
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