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Sailing 35th America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton Day 3 LIVE BLOG

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Afternoon all!
Today the battle for the 35th America’s Cup resumes. Emirates Team New Zealand, the Challenger leads Defender Oracle Team USA 3-0 heading into Race Day 3 of the America’s Cup Finals. Can the New Zealanders finish the job, can the Americans stage a Comeback?
Stick around and find out. The Races will once again be broadcasted on NBC National starting at 1pm ET.
Preview of Race Day 3 here
The LIVE BLOG on the PDog starts Now…..
Daniel G.
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Who needs to spy on Trump?…Just check his twitter feed…

Oh, and Twitter lucked out BIG TIME, eh?

It’s a brand new game …..

Why even have a Press Sec?

Even they have been reduced to following their boss’s tweets to find out his view on things….

And of course he doesn’t heed his lawyers and advisors warnings to stop giving judges ammo to rule against his own comments and admissions on line….

But that’s Donald Trump people…

He ain’t gonna listen…

He ain’t gonna change…

Nada Bakos: “Every time President Trump tweets, journalists and Twitter followers attempt to analyze what he means. Intelligence agencies around the world do, too: They’re trying to determine what vulnerabilities the president of the United States may have. And he’s giving them a lot to work with.”

“Trump’s Twitter feed is a gold mine for every foreign intelligence agency. Usually, intelligence officers’ efforts to collect information on world leaders are methodical, painstaking and often covert. CIA operatives have risked their lives to learn about foreign leaders so the United States could devise strategies to counter our adversaries. With Trump, though, secret operations are not necessary to understand what’s on his mind: The president’s unfiltered thoughts are available night and day, broadcast to his 32.7 million Twitter followers immediately and without much obvious mediation by diplomats, strategists or handlers.”

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The NY Mets’s will probably be changing faces…

They start off as they usually do….

Strong based on a good crew of pitchers…

But one by one those guys have bit the dust….

Added to the teams problems is their bats have silent, leaving tons of people hanging out on base unable to score…

So coach Terry Collins is probably gonna have to change it up on the Rooster….

The season has officially shifted on the Mets from one that had spring training talk of the World Series to now talk about selling veteran assets at next month’s trade deadline. While it’s not being said out loud, it’s clear it’s time to start over. With a farm system that is thin and veterans that are in their walk-year, they are ready to listen for offers on player like Curtis Granderson, Asdrubal Cabrera and Jay Bruce, an industry source confirmed an ESPN report.

They are looking to flip veteran players for prospects to rebuild from the minor leagues up, the industry source confirmed Friday.

“They aren’t out there shopping them yet,” the source said, “but they are open to listening to offers.”

They have to because this season is all but over.

Curtis Granderson, in final year of his 4-year deal with Mets, is a strong candidate to be dealt.

Curtis Granderson, in final year of his 4-year deal with Mets, is a strong candidate to be dealt. (MARK J. TERRILL/AP)

Thursday night, the Mets dropped to 10 games below .500 when they were swept by the Dodgers. They went into Friday night’s game with the Giants 12 games behind the Nationals in the division and 14.5 games out of the second wild card spot.

With three of their starters on the disabled list and Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey not expected back until at least late next month, the idea of a Mets’ turnaround has faded….

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2017 NBA first round Draft picks….

The night of the tall Million Dollar Men….

16  Freshmen picked….

A few players from Europe and Africa….

4 Duke players picked….

The 2017 NBA draft is being held today on June 22, 2017, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. It will be televised nationally in the U.S. by ESPN. National Basketball Association (NBA) teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players….

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  1. Markelle Fultz
  2. Lonzo Ball
  3. Jayson Tatum
  4. Josh Jackson
  5. De’Aaron Fox

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College Basketball star Lonzo Ball has a daddy problem…

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Lonzo Ball is going to the ‘League’….National Basketball League…

But he is carrying his dad on his back…

And his dad won’t stop talking….And TALKING …..

Lonzo Ball sat behind a microphone inside a midtown Manhattan hotel Wednesday afternoon, reporters from around the world pointing tape recorders and video cameras in his direction and peppering him with questions. Given how camera-friendly Ball’s father, LaVar, has become in recent months, one could be forgiven for assuming his son would be similarly loquacious.

In the span of about three minutes, however, 16 questions were asked and answered by the former UCLA star. Most of his answers were roughly 10 words or less. All of his responses were polite, offered with a slight smile. The 19-year-old exhibited a polish rarely seen among even seasoned interview subjects — let alone among a room of teenagers on the eve of one of the biggest days of their lives.

Of course, LaVar was a popular topic.

“To tell you the truth? I don’t know,” Ball said with a smile and a shake of his head Wednesday, when asked how many times he’s been asked about his father. “Too many times.

“I’d like it to be [just about basketball]. But, living in reality, probably not.”…..

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Will Democrats turn from Trump to Economics?

The loss of Jon Ossoff in the GA-06 and the continuing losing batting average for Democrats in Special House Elections has seemed to FINALLY woken up Democrats to the idea that running against Donald Trump isn’t gonna be enough if they want to start winning House races that will help them regain the majority in that legislative body….

Democrats are also back to questioning the leadership of Nancy Pelosi who raises a TON of money for her party members , but has lost the Speaker of the House spot and has presided over Democrats losing House races even in longtime Democratic districts…

Again?

Progressive and Left leaning policy will NOT work in getting the Democrats wins in the 20+ House races they need to take back from the Republicans….Democrats need to find a way to get ‘swing’ voters to cast their ballots for them…Not the Republicans…

“We need to show working men and women we understand their anxieties and fears,” she [ Representative Debbie Dingell of Michigan] said, “and show that Trump is treating them like just another politician.”

By fiercely contesting a congressional race in the conservative Atlanta suburbs, Democrats had hoped to make an emphatic statement about the weakness of the Republican Party under Mr. Trump. Their candidate, Jon Ossoff, raised about $25 million, mostly in small donations, and assertively courted right-of-center voters with promises of economic development and fiscal restraint.

That vague message, Democrats said Wednesday, was plainly not powerful enough to counter an onslaught of Republican advertising that cast Mr. Ossoff as a puppet of liberal national Democrats, led by Ms. Pelosi, an intensely unpopular figure on the right and a longstanding target of Republican attacks. While Mr. Ossoff made inroads by exploiting Mr. Trump’s unpopularity and a backlash against health care legislation approved in the House, Democrats said they would have to do more to actually win.

Representative Eric Swalwell of California, who is close to party leaders, said Democrats would “crystallize our message on jobs, on health care” in the coming months. The results in Georgia and other special elections, he said, should encourage Democrats to campaign across a huge map of districts. “We need to compete everywhere,” he said.

Representative Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, met Wednesday morning with a group of lawmakers who have been conferring about economic messaging, according to several people present who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Mr. Luján told the group that his committee would examine the Georgia results for lessons, but he urged the lawmakers to portray the race in positive terms in their public comments, stressing that Democrats have consistently exceeded their historical performance in a series of special elections fought in solidly Republican territory.

It was in the meeting with Mr. Luján that Mr. Cárdenas, a member of the Democratic leadership, brought up Ms. Pelosi’s role in the Georgia race, calling it “the elephant in the room.” Ms. Pelosi was not present.

Mr. Ossoff’s supporters showed their dismay after results came in showing Karen Handel in the lead at a viewing party at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, on Tuesday night.CreditKevin D. Liles for The New York Times

A spokeswoman for Mr. Cárdenas, while acknowledging his comment, said he had invoked the leader in the context of “what can be done to stand up to those attacks in the future.”

Ms. Pelosi has consistently rejected calls to step down, and there was little indication that her leadership post was at risk. She responded to the election results in a “Dear Colleague” letter to Democratic lawmakers late Wednesday, underscoring the party’s improving performance in conservative areas and saying that “every effort was made to win” in Georgia.

But Ms. Pelosi also said it was time for Democrats to “put forth our message,” and promised an economic one that “we can all embrace and utilize in our districts.”….

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South Carolina source texted me last night: “People might not love Trump, but they really don’t like taxes.” Seems a good thing to remember.

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Joe Biden is leading the Democratic 2020 Presidential field….

Ole’ Joe is hanging in there as the 2020 Democratic Presidential sweepstakes filed grows….

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Sources close to Biden say he learned lessons from the 2016 election cycle that could prove helpful in a 2020 run.

He’s told people around him that Democratic nominee Hillary Clintonwasn’t a good candidate because she fell “out of touch” with parts of the Democratic base. It is a factor that cost her the election, he has bemoaned to friends time and again.

After seeing the blowback endured by Clinton and more recently former President Barack Obama, Biden is “purposefully” steering clear of paid speeches to corporations or taking on corporate work, as one Biden ally put it.

Biden, sources say, regrets not running for office in 2016, and if he does decide to run again, he doesn’t want unforced errors to hamper his chances.

“My sense from talking to him is that he would love the opportunity to do it,” one Democratic operative close to Biden said of a potential White House run. “He’s doing the things he needs to do, he’s stepping up to be a leader of the party — and the party needs it — and his poll numbers look good.”

A Morning Consult and Politico poll released on Monday shows Biden leading handily among other potential Democratic candidates, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.).

While the poll could be interpreted in part as a measurement of Biden’s name recognition, the results still showed that 74 percent of Democratic voters have a favorable view of the former vice president, compared to 51 percent for Warren and 45 percent for Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.). Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was not included in the poll…..

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Here’s the poll….

  1. Biden
  2. Warren
  3. Franken
  4. Booker
  5. Kaine

The poll asked Registered DEMOCRATS…Bernie Sanders is NOT a Registered Democrat…He’s NOT on the list…..

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White Press Sec Spicer to bail from daily media grind…

This has been talked about for months….

Trump is NOT happy that his people don’t promote him stronger even if he’s ALL over the place on twitter  and  contradicts those who try to speak for him….

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Last week, Spicer and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus reached out to Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham about the role of press secretary and Daily Mail editor David Martosko about the role of communications director, according to a White House official.

Spicer and Priebus have had preliminary discussions with Ingraham, and Martosko met with chief strategist Steve Bannon last week, according to the White House official.

Ingraham declined to comment. In a phone call, Martosko said “I can’t hear you,” and then hung up. He did not respond to an email inquiry.

Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, who was considered for press secretary during the transition, is not interested in the position and has not been interviewed, according to the people familiar with the effort.

The search for new members of the White House communications team comes after Mike Dubke resigned from the communications director job last month, and Spicer once again took on dual roles as the White House faces numerous scandals, including the deepening Russia probes….

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Sailing 35th America’s Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand goes up 3-0 over Oracle Team USA after Day 2

Evening all!
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Have you seen the 2013 America’s Cup? 2017 is sounding awfully familiar maybe even more precarious for the Defender Oracle Team USA.
Emirates Team New Zealand took another 2 wins from 2 Races on Sunday to stretch their lead to 3-0 over the Americans. More importantly: They are now only 4 Wins away from bringing the oldest Trophy in International Sport back to the Sailing-crazy Nation of New Zealand.
Nothing really to be told from the Races on Sunday. The Kiwis just outraced the Americans, quite simple.
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My Thoughts
Unless Spithill & his gang pull another houdini on New Zealand I don’t see how they can win. I think the Cup goes back to New Zealand.
Daniel G.
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Sailing 35th America’s Cup: Advantage Emirates Team New Zealand after Day 1

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Emirates Team New Zealand lead Defender Oracle Team USA 1-0 after the first Day on Bermudas Great Sound on Saturday afternoon. Having to start at – 1 on the Scoreboard the Kiwis won two Races to put them up 1-0 in this first to 7 Points Series.
In the first Race Kiwi Helmsman Peter Burling managed to push Oracle Skipper & Helmsman James Spithill early over the Starting Line. The Americans had to slow down and let Emirates pass a lead Emirates Team New Zealand wouldn’t relinquish to the Finish although they made a big mistake at Gate 6 when they fell off their foils.
The second Race was quite similar. Burling won the start and building up a substantial lead only to see it evaporate shortly before Gate 5. Both boats had to do a quick gybe after the Mark rounding. Oracle fell off their foils, Emirates didn’t and that was it.
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Emirates Team New Zealand seems to have a pretty big speed Advantage in light winds. If that stays until tomorrow expect the Kiwi Team to chalk up another 2 Points. For Oracle they must hope for more wind on Sunday otherwise things go downstream pretty fast.
Daniel G.
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Sailing the 35th America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton Day 1 LIVE BLOG

Afternoon all!
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This is it. The Battle for the 35th America’s Cup starts today and both Helmsman expecting quite a battle…
The 1st Start is scheduled for 1.12pm ET. A light breeze between 8-11 knots from the east is expected.
All Races can be seen on NBC National from 1pm ET
I’ll bringing you all the Action in this LIVE BLOG.
Daniel G.
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Jordan Brand Reveals Select Fall 2017 Retro Releases…

…from NiceKicks

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Jordan Brand today reveals select styles from their upcoming fall 2017 collection, featuring a wide assortment of beloved retros. These foundational on-court gems have now begun a second lifespan off the hardwood, adding both uniqueness and versatility to the fashion forward, lifestyle driven collection.

The fall lineup begins with a premium edition of the Air Jordan 1 dressed in sleek black leather. This luxurious Jordan 1 transitions well into the gathering’s next feature, the Air Jordan 2 Decon. Stripped from its traditional leather construction in lieu of a lightweight suede, navy, black and tan colorways look to be on deck for the cool weather season.

Originally released in 1993, the Air Jordan 8 will have a strong showing come fall with both “Cement” and “Cool Grey” colorways scheduled to release. They’ll be trailed by the Air Jordan 11 Low IE “Fire Red” sample first seen on MJ during the 1996 NBA. The shoe will also release in a navy edition.

Lastly, the Air Jordan 13 “History of Flight” odes the model’s 20th anniversary in a white, red and black Bulls colorways…..

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Sailing 35th America’s Cup Match: Rematch of 2013 USA vs New Zealand

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Afternoon all!
2 Days and counting. On Saturday June 17th at 14.12 Local Bermudan Time, 13.12 ET and 9.12 PT the battle for the 35th America’s Cup will begin.
It will be a Rematch of the 34th America’s Cup in 2013 between Defender Oracle Team USA and the Challenger Emirates Team New Zealand. Back then Oracle Team USA came back from the brink of defeat beating Emirates Team New Zealand 9-8 after being down
1-8.
The big change between 2017 and 4 years ago are that we’ve smaller boats 50-foot compared to the big 72-foot Cats we’ve had in San Francisco. The other big change is that the boats will now spent almost 100% out of water flying around the Race Course. The Team who consistently spends nearly 100% out of the water will win the Races and ultimativly the 35th America’s Cup.
Team New Zealand made some big changes after that heartbreaking loss in 2013. While the Team is still run by General Manager & CEO Grant Dalton he handed over the Keys to the young Sailors who won the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in 2013. Among them is 26 year old Helmsman Peter Burling who won Gold at the Rio Olympics in the 49er Class with his mate Blair Tuke. Burling could become the youngest Helmsman to win the Cup. The lone Sailor from the 2013 Sailing Team still onboard the boat is Skipper & Wing Trimmer Glenn Ashby.
Defender Oracle Team USA kept their core group of Designers and Sailors. Notable absences are Grinder Jono Macbeth and Helmsman Sir Ben Ainslie who challenged unsuccessfully in Bermuda 2017 with the British Team Land Rover BAR.
The Team is still skippered by 37-year old Australian James “Jimmy” Spithill. His Go-To Guys will be Grinder/Tactician Tom Slingsby and Wing Trimmer Kyle Langford, both Key Members of the 2013 Defence.
By virtue of winning the America’s Cup Qualifiers on June 4th Oracle Team USA carries one bonus Point into the America’s Cup Match on Saturday which means Oracle has to win 7 Races to retain the Cup while the Challenger Emirates Team New Zealand has to win 8 Races to take the Cup back to New Zealand.
Daniel G.
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Bernie Sanders pushes ‘anger’ also….

My first reaction to the shooting of yesterday at the baseball practice for GOP members in Virginia was Donald Trump has rode the anger thing to the White House…

But this week I had a conversation with a Trump supporter and he mentioned in his guys defense the fact that Bernie Sanders was also a guy peddling ‘anger’….

He was Right….

The shooter yesterday was a Sanders supporter….

Now Bernie Sanders , nor Donald Trump are guilty of provoking this guys actions…

But the both  ( who are NOW elected officials)   along with the media HAVE put in place a climate where strong emotions generate support , votes, media revenue and YES….Violence….

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The most ardent supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders have long been outspoken about their anger toward Republicans — and in some cases toward Democrats. Their idol, the senator from Vermont, has called President Trump a “demagogue” and said recently that he was “perhaps the worst and most dangerous president in the history of our country.”

Now, in Mr. Sanders’s world, his fans have something concrete to grapple with: James T. Hodgkinson, a former volunteer for Mr. Sanders’s presidential campaign, is suspected of opening fire on Republican lawmakers practicing baseball in Alexandria, Va.

That shooting on Wednesday, which wounded four people, may prove to be an unexpected test for a movement born out of Mr. Sanders’s left-wing, populist politics and a moment for liberals to figure out how to balance anger at Mr. Trump with inciting violence.

“Both sides need to look in the mirror,” said Nina Turner, a former Ohio state senator who campaigned for Mr. Sanders and is working on a new think tank started by the senator’s wife. “We have to decide what kind of language we are going to use in our political discourse.”…..

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MAN RAVAGED BY AMNESIA SOMEHOW ABLE TO HOLD DOWN DEMANDING LEGAL JOB

The man, whom neurologists are calling a “medical mystery,” has performed highly exacting tasks in one of the country’s top legal positions despite having virtually no short- or long-term memory.

 Dr. Davis Logsdon, the chairman of the neurology department at the University of Minnesota Medical School, said that the Alabaman’s brain “defies explanation.”

“In all the medical literature, we have never seen an example of someone capable of holding down such a high-powered job while having no memory whatsoever of people he met, things he said, places he has been, or thoughts he has had,” Logsdon said. “It’s the stuff of science fiction.”…

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Odell Beckham Jr. back in camp and wants to be a Giant for life

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NY Giants are gonna have to do the ‘Right Thing’ and pay the man….

Odell Beckham Jr. came back to the Giants and said he never wants to leave.

About a week ago, co-owner John Mara told a Town Hall assemblage of fans that he wanted Beckham to be a Giant for the rest of his career. On Tuesday, Beckham’s first day back on the field with the team since his conspicuous absence from voluntary OTA workouts, the receiver said that would be fine with him.

“I think we’re on the same page there,” he said after the first practice of the three-day mandatory minicamp. “Obviously, this is one of the best organizations in the league and I would love to be here for the rest of my life.”

Good. That’s settled.

In an abstract way, at least. The reality is that Beckham has two seasons remaining on his rookie deal, will be underpaid compared to similarly productive wideouts in 2017, and was absent from voluntary OTAs the past three weeks. That last part caused many to connect dots — some of which Beckham seemingly placed there himself on social media — and assume he was angling for a new deal by staying away from the team…..

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