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Heat fight back Celtics rally to take 2-1 ECF lead

What initially looked like a Heat romp on Saturday turned into a sweat for Miami with its best player sidelined. But when the game was done, the Heat emerged with a hard-fought 109-103 win over the Boston Celtics to secure a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference finals. They did so late without Jimmy Butler, who missed the entire second half with knee inflammation. After totaling 16 points in Games 1 and 2, Bam Adebayo powered the Heat to victory with his best game of the series. Bam… Source link

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Tiger Woods keeps fighting, and that’s a victory all its own

Tiger Woods withdrew from the 2022 PGA Championship on Saturday night. This is not a surprise. The surprise is that he was in the field. The surprise is that he has fought his way back from another would-be career-ending catastrophe. The surprise is that anyone, at this point, is still surprised by Tiger Woods. The 2022 PGA Championship will forever have a “WD” next to Woods’ name. That doesn’t begin to cover the significance of the week. Yes, he stumbled to a +12 finish Saturday after a… Source link

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Timberwolves owner to meet with Nuggets’ Tim Connelly

Minnesota Timberwolves team owner Glen Taylor is meeting with Tim Connelly, the Denver Nuggets president of basketball operations, this weekend in the team’s continued quest to bring him into the front office, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Saturday. The Timberwolves want to make Connelly one of the league’s highest-paid executives, per the report. Connelly has reportedly already met with Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez, who became minority owners of the Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx… Source link

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Investors still love Cathie Wood, but hate the best sector of the year

The bloodbath in the markets this past week wrecked retail stocks, as Walmart (WMT) posted its worst week ever, falling 20%. Amid the carnage, investors piled into beaten-down names like the Ark Innovation ETF (ARKK) while shunning the best performing sector of the year. The energy sector’s stunning 47% return this year stems from soaring oil and gas prices, as WTI crude oil futures (CL=F) surged 56% this year. Still, investors have yanked $705 billion from the iShares U.S. Energy ETF (XLE)… Source link

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Google will temporarily let Match use alternate payment systems ahead of 2023 trial

Google has reached an interim agreement with Match Group, the dating app provider behind Tinder, Hinge, and OkCupid, that will allow its apps to remain on the Google Play Store while offering alternate payment systems, as first reported by The Wall Street Journal. Earlier this month, Match Group filed a complaint against Google, alleging the company “illegally monopolized the market for distributing apps” by requiring app developers to use Google’s billing system and then taking up… Source link

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Two-thirds of millennials ‘likely’ to buy home in next 2 years; BofA

The housing market has been hot for a couple of years now, and that’s unlikely to change any time soon as millennial demand remains red hot, according to new data from Bank of America (BAC). The 2022 Millennial Home Improvement Survey found that 67% of Generation Y responded that they were likely to buy in the next two years. “The #1 reason cited was an improving financial position, following the trend from the last few years of our survey,” BofA Global Research’s Senior Retail… Source link

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A $5 Trillion ‘Wealth Shock’ Is Cracking Americans’ Nest Eggs

(Bloomberg) — The world’s richest nation is waking up to an unpleasant and unfamiliar sensation: It’s getting poorer. Most Read from Bloomberg Americans’ collective net worth had been climbing at a dizzying rate for the past two years, even as families and businesses contended with the ravages of Covid-19. Households piled up an extra $38.5 trillion from early 2020 to the end of last year, bringing their collective net worth to a record $142 trillion, the Federal Reserve estimates. Just… Source link

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Google’s Nest Wifi router and remote points are up to $100 off

There are many ways to get your weekend started right and, unsurprisingly, one of our favorites here at Verge Deals is with some quality tech deals. Teeing off first is the Google Nest Wifi mesh router system. Wellbots has a few different configurations of the Nest Wifi available with special discounts, including the standalone router for just $119 ($50 off when you use code 50VERGE at checkout), the router and one additional Point to extend the mesh network for $189 ($80 off with code… Source link

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Elon Musk jokes about letting YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley touch his ‘wiener’ amid sexual misconduct claims

Elon Musk joked about letting Chad Hurley (right) touch his “wiener.”Gotham/Alberto E. Rodriguez via Getty Images Elon Musk joked about buying a horse for Chad Hurley if he touched Musk’s “wiener”. The Youtube cofounder told Musk to stop “horsing around” and close the Twitter deal. Musk has offered to buy the social media platform for $44 billion. Elon Musk has used sexual misconduct claims to joke about letting YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley touch his “wiener.” On Friday, Hurley mentioned Musk in… Source link

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Jordan Poole leads Warriors’ supporting cast with title poise

SAN FRANCISCO — There’s no such thing as Warriors magic, no imaginary pixie dust that’s sprinkled on players once entering the walls of Chase Center that downloads championship poise into their DNA. But it damn sure feels like it, even if old-fashioned sweat equity is the true answer. The Golden State Warriors have it, and the Dallas Mavericks may one day acquire it through experience with Luka Doncic leading the franchise. That process can’t be sped up, though. While Steph Curry, Klay… Source link

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