Pascal Siakam scored a playoff career-high 32 points, taking the Toronto Raptors to a win over the Golden State Warriors 118-109 on Thursday night for Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Kawhi Leonard added 23 points and Marc Gasol scored 20 for the Raptors, who are making their first NBA finals appearance.
Stephen Curry scored 34 points and Klay Thompson had 21 for the Warriors, who had won all four Game 1s in the last four years they played in the finals.
Game 2 is Sunday night in Toronto – which is hosting an NBA Finals game for the first time after the Raptors entered the league as an expansion team in 1995.
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Rescue workers are searching the Danube River in downtown Budapest for 21 people missing after a sightseeing boat with 33 South Koreans sank after colliding with a larger cruise ship during an evening downpour. Seven people were confirmed dead, officials said Thursday, and none of the tourists were wearing life jackets. Seven other people have been rescued. They were hospitalized in stable condition following the accident Wednesday night. Two Hungarian crew members are also missing.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in instructed officials to employ “all available resources” to support the rescue efforts in Hungary. A team of South Korean officials left for Hungary on Thursday to assist with the rescue operations and support passengers and their families. The 33 South Koreans included 30 tourists on a package tour of Europe, two guides and one photographer. The tourists left South Korea on May 25 and were supposed to return June 1.
The travel agency said that the sightseeing boat was on its way back after an hourlong night tour when it collided with a larger cruise ship that caused the sinking.
Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa says his rib was fractured during a massage. Correa is expected to be sidelined four-six weeks.
Correa — the 2015 AL Rookie of the Year — issued a statement through the team saying “I sustained the rib fracture during a massage at my home on Tuesday. To sustain an injury in such an unusual way makes it even more frustrating.” Correa last played on Sunday; manager AJ Hinch said Correa reported soreness around his ribs on Tuesday morning and was kept out of the lineup. Correa was sent for evaluation, and general manager Jeff Luhnow announced Wednesday that Correa was being placed on the 10-day injured list.
Correa is batting .295 this season with 11 homers and 35 RBIs. His injury is the latest blow to the first-place Astros, already without injured stars George Springer and Jose Altuve.
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Louisiana is set to become the latest state to have a controversial abortion ban signed into law. The Louisiana House of Representatives passed the bill on Wednesday, sending it to the governor’s desk for signature in order for it to become law.
Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards has been vocal in his support for an abortion ban and has made it clear he would break with his party to approve such a measure if it came to him. After the state House passed the bill, Edwards released a statement standing by his choice to sign the bill.
The bill itself is similar to some of the other so-called “heartbeat” bills that have been signed into law elsewhere in that it bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which is as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.
However unlike some other bills and other existing abortion laws, the Louisiana bill does not include exceptions in cases of rape and incest. It is expected to be almost immediately challenged in the courts.
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The CMT Awards announced more artists are now scheduled to perform at the CMT Awards on June 5: Boyz II Men, Brandi Carlile, Brett Young, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Luke Combs, Sheryl Crow, Tanya Tucker, Trombone Shorty and Zac Brown Band.
Previously announced performers include Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett.
CMT said in a statement that the event will feature a “record-breaking number of performances.” Hosted by Little Big Town, the fan-voted award show will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on June 5 at 7 p.m. CT.
Voting is now open at cmt.com until 11:59 p.m. ET on June 4.
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Chris Stapleton and wife Morgane shared the first photo of their newborn son on Instagram. Morgane posted a photo of the sleeping, swaddled infant with the caption: “Sweet boy… It’s hard believe almost a month has already gone by. Time flies faster than I ever thought imaginable. My heart is so full!”
Chris and Morgane are notoriously private about their family. The couple shared news of the birth of their fifth child on May 12 via Instagram, although they didn’t provide any details regarding the baby’s sex or name. Chris and Morgane also welcomed twin boys in April 2018, and the couple also have two additional children, a boy and a girl around ages 6 and 8.
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Moby is canceling his book tour, this after apologizing to Natalie Portman regarding his new memoir, “Then It Fell Apart.” He wrote in an Instagram post. “I’m going to go away for awhile. But before I do I want to apologize again, and to say clearly that all of this has been my own fault.”
The musician was slammed for remarks he made about Portman in his book. In it, Moby claimed Portman flirted with him in his dressing room when he was 33 and she was 20 and said he tried to date the actress in the early 2000s. Portman, who is now 37, denied it all in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar and said she had just turned 18 when the two met, saying: “I was surprised to hear that he characterized the very short time that I knew him as dating because my recollection is a much older man being creepy with me when I just had graduated high school.” Moby initially hit back, saying he wasn’t a liar and had photographic evidence to back up his story. However, he later posted an apology to Portman on his Instagram account.
According to his official site, Moby has now canceled the UK portion of his book tour. “Moby canceling all upcoming public appearances for the foreseeable future,” a notice on his site reads. “We (apologize) for any inconvenience this may cause. All tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase, and Moby is happy to provide signed bookplates to everyone who bought tickets to these events.”
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JK Rowling is to release four brand new stories associated with the wizarding world of Harry Potter, over 20 years after the first novel was published.
The series of short e-books, set to explore the “traditional folklore and magic at the heart of the series”, will be released by Pottermore Publishing. The new books will focus on specific Hogwarts lessons, including Divination, Herbology and Defence Against the Dark Arts.
The first two books – A Journey Through Charms and Defence Against the Dark Arts and A Journey Through Potions and Herbology – will be released on June 27. A Journey Through Divination and Astronomy and A Journey Through Care of Magical Creatures are expected to follow soon after.
The final book was published in 2007; The Harry Potter film series drew to a close with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in 2011.
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Machine Gun Kelly announced last month that he will release his new album Hotel Diablo in the coming months. Now, the video for his first single ‘Hollywood Whore’ has been released. The rock-influenced song was shot in a studio-like environment with his band. MGK makes sure to pay his tribute to Chester Bennington in the video, as well.
Watch the clip for “Hollywood Whore” in the link below.
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A little over a week after sharing the single “Hold On,” Max B is back with another song — “Don’t Push Me” featuring French Montana. The song uses the beat of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s “The Message.”
Max B said that he hoped to “recapture some of that old flavor — that Grandmaster Flash feel, that Ice Cube ‘Check Yo Self’ feel.” He continued: “There’s no more riding music out there right now, that’s some ancient folklore […] So we gotta put that back in perspective. I was coming with some funk.”
Max B’s “Hold On” has arrived on the Harlem rapper’s 41st birthday. You can listen to the new track in the link below.