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Zion Williamson urged to shut down and look toward NBA: 'College is bull----'

Today 18:10 GMT

NBA stars renewed calls for Duke basketball star Zion Williamson to forgo the rest of the season after he sprained his knee while he burst through his Nike shoe Wednesday night against North Carolina.

Basketball Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen said last month on ESPN’s “The Jump” that Williamson had done enough in college and that he was the best college prospect since Michael Jordan. “I think he's locked up the biggest shoe deal, I think he's definitely going to be the No. 1 pick, I think he's done enough for college basketball that it's more about him, personally,” Pippen said.

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Source: The Guradian

People rush to excuse rock stars behaving badly – even the mediocre ones

Today 17:14 GMT

“If Ryan Adams can be ruined for his creepy behaviour, most of rock will go down with him,” was the headline on one column last week, as if that were a bad thing.

“But if we get rid of all the paedophiles, we won’t have any estate agents/plumbers/accountants left!” wailed literally no one ever. And yet, this plaint is regularly repeated when it comes to artists accused of abusive behaviour, even now, after everything.

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Source: Fox News

NBA proposes lowering draft age to 18 amid Zion Williamson injury backlash

Today 14:30 GMT

The NBA formally submitted a proposal to allow 18-year-olds to enter the draft, according to a report on Thursday, one day after Duke basketball star Zion Williamson suffered a knee injury that reignited the debate about the league’s controversial “one-and-done” rule.

Williamson, an 18-year-old freshman at Duke who is widely expected to be the first player selected in the 2019 NBA draft, sprained his knee on Wednesday night when his Nike sneaker exploded less than one minute into a rivalry game against North Carolina.

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Source: The Guradian

Zion Williamson's injury-by-Nike exposes college basketball's hypocrisy

Friday 16:21 GMT

Thirty-three seconds into the biggest college basketball game of the season, the sport’s biggest star went down with a bizarre injury as Zion Williamson’s shoe exploded and he sprained his knee.

If not, and Williamson’s goal is to maximize his earning potential, his gap year in college serves only to create problems and potentially cost him millions.

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Source: Common Domain

CMO Today: Under Armour’s Unusual Adviser; Nike’s Hit to Its Long Game; Horizon Wants Promises

Today 13:34 GMT

When some consumers started making fun of Under Armour’s new all-white sneaker for Steph Curry in 2016, Under Armour employees wanted to react on social media in the first 24 hours.

[WSJ] . Horizon Media wants business-outcome guarantees on more than half of its ad buys instead of the usual audience guarantees within five years, and opened a performance-only agency to pursue its goal. [Ad Age] . Kraft Heinz wrote down the value of its Kraft and Oscar Mayer brands by $15.4 billion as the marketer of Jell-O and Kool-Aid struggles to keep up with consumer shifts toward simpler ingredients and healthier food.

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Source: Fox News

Williamson's scare could pose product-liability case for Nike: report

Today 08:59 GMT

A freak injury to Duke’s star player Zion Williamson during Wednesday night’s game could be a product-liability risk for Nike, Inc., according to a report.

Williamson, 18, was dribbling when his Nike shoe appeared to burst open, causing his knee to twist and his right foot to push through the sneaker. The accident came in the first 36 seconds of the game against the North Carolina Tar Heels.

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Source: Fox News

Nike ‘working to identify issue’ after Duke star Zion Williamson sprains knee when shoe bursts open

Friday 00:35 GMT

Thirty-six seconds into the game, Williamson grabbed his right knee in pain after slipping awkwardly and falling when his left shoe split apart as he planted hard while dribbling near the free throw line.

BROOKLYN NETS' SPENCER DINWIDDIE WEARING HIS OWN BRAND OF SNEAKERS ON BASKETBALL COURT. Obama, who was watching from the stands, was seen on camera pointing and exclaiming, “His shoe broke!” He later tweeted a personal get-well message for Williamson after leaving the game to rousing cheers from the crowd.

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Source: Fox News

Miley Cyrus talks sexuality, says Hillary Clinton inspired her marriage to Liam Hemsworth

Friday 12:40 GMT

Miley Cyrus' inspiration to marry husband Liam Hemsworth came not just from her love for the Australian actor, but also her love for Hillary Clinton.

Because a lot of people use marriage I think maybe for a cure," Cyrus, 26, told Vanity Fair in their cover story released this week. "Without feeling like you’re putting a Band-Aid on a bad situation and saying, ‘Oh well, you know, now everything will be better.’

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Source: BBC

F1 testing: Mercedes under pressure from easy-to-drive Ferrari

Friday 19:05 GMT

The message coming out of the first Formula 1 pre-season test was as clear as it gets at this time of year - Ferrari are a step ahead of the field, and world champions Mercedes have some catching up to do.

The word is that Williams could be facing a tough season but, just as with the fight at the front, the second test next week will provide further information as to where everyone stands.

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Source: The Guradian

Musicians voice concern over Ryan Adams' abuse allegations

Thursday 15:25 GMT

Guitarist Todd Wisenbaker, who has collaborated with Ryan Adams, is one of a number of musicians who have condemned the singer-songwriter after seven women alleged emotional and verbal abuse and harassment in a New York Times investigation published last week.

Adams’ collaborators Catherine Popper, who has played with Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, and Natalie Prass, who has toured with and reportedly dated Adams, have also tweeted.

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Source: BBC

Formula 1 testing 2019: Williams describe delayed start to testing as 'embarrassing'

Thursday 16:20 GMT

The Williams, driven by Briton George Russell, finally made it on to the track at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Wednesday - with a day and a half left of the four-day test.

Deputy team principal Claire Williams said: "It's not a situation that we anticipated, or that we ever wanted to find ourselves in." The 21-year-old was eight seconds off the pace set by Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat, who - after a late run on the fastest tyre - pipped Alfa Romeo's Kimi Raikkonen by 0.058 seconds.

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Source: Reuters

Samsung's new foldable Galaxy phone will have 5G and $2,000 price tag

Thursday 20:00 GMT

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday said it will release a pricey folding smart phone in April that works with the next-generation 5G networks and will cost almost $2,000.

Along with the folding phone, Samsung provided an update to its decade-old Galaxy series of phones, adding new cameras and a 5G version. The 5G smartphones, both folding and rigid, aim to beat major rivals Apple and Xiaomi Corp to market with a next-generation device as Samsung defends a narrowing lead in global handset shipments.

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Source: Common Domain

A 5% to 10% correction is vital for this stock market, warns Jefferies strategist

Friday 11:46 GMT

Are we nearing a point where we will finally see how much juice is left in this stock market from a trade-deal announcement?

A 5% to 10% correction would be welcome, and it would be justified,” said the strategist, adding that there’s plenty that could pull that correction trigger — a slowdown in China, Europe or the U.S., lower earnings estimates, profit declines, valuations pulling back.

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Source: Fox News

Duke's Zion Williamson has $8M insurance policy against pre-NBA injuries: Report

Friday 17:15 GMT

Duke basketball phenom Zion Williamson has taken out insurance to protect his future earning potential against the exact type of injury scare he experienced when his Nike sneaker exploded during Wednesday night’s game against the North Carolina Tar Heels, according to a report.

Williamson, a 6-foot-7, 285-pound freshman known for his freakish athleticism, has an $8 million policy with International Specialty Insurance (ISI) that kicks in if he falls outside the top-16 picks in the 2019 NBA Draft due to injury, The Action Network’s Darren Rovell reported.


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