The Denver Nuggets have been chasing starry veterans the last two years, determined to add experience and firepower to a promising young core.
They finally landed a big one Sunday, agreeing to terms with four-time All-Star Paul Millsap on a three-year deal worth $90 million, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract cannot be signed until Thursday.
The former Atlanta forward was one of the strongest free agents remaining on the board two days into the new business year, not counting Warriors superstar Kevin Durant, who is expected to re-sign with Golden State.
The Nuggets engaged with Millsap early in the process, outlasting several other teams, including the Phoenix Suns and Atlanta Hawks, whose new GM Travis Schlenk acknowledged could get outbid for the 32-year-old’s services before free agency started.
Millsap gives the young Nuggets a proven veteran who should
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The 2018 BMW X5 is a popular luxury crossover SUV available with seating for up to seven.
It’s a strong overall package, albeit one that lacks some of the BMW verve of yore. We’ve rated it a 7.2 out of 10 based on its excellent real-world usability, strong engines, and varied lineup. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
The X5 changes little for 2018, other than a sport-tuned version of its automatic transmission is now standard on almost all versions, and the German automaker has shuffled option packages to act more like trim levels. That means that the popular Premium package—which you’re likely to find on just about every X5 stocked on a dealer lot—now acts as a gateway to most individual options. There’s less configurability, but little lacking in this lineup.
The X5 remains available with 3.0-liter turbo-6 or 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 gas engines, a 3.0-liter
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We knew the 2018 Lincoln Navigator—the reboot of the brand’s full-size SUV with the Midas touch—would be a big deal. It’s even bigger than that.
This week, Lincoln announced a new Destination trim, which is part of its upmarket “Black Label” series, and a long-wheelbase option that adds about a foot and includes wider rear doors and more interior storage.
Taking cues from vintage luggage and the heydays of luxury air travel, according to Lincoln, the Destination series will sport red leather with diamond-pattern stitching on the seats and laser-engraved wood in the cabin.
You’ll need to pay $94,900 for the Destination, which is the same price for fellow Black Label trim levels Chalet and Yacht Club. Yes, like travel in the 1950s, the Swiss Alps, or any form of yachting, the Black Label series Navigators are fairly expensive, especially when you consider that the base price for Lincoln’s full-size SUV is
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By DOUG FERGUSON
AP Golf Writer
Players arriving for a tournament this week at Muirfield Village might notice a framed picture of Tiger Woods with a resplendent smile and bright red shirt. He’s posed there with the trophy, an image that embodies the excitement he once brought to golf.
A far different photo emerged Monday, this one from the Palm Beach County jail in Florida after Woods was arrested on a DUI charge.
Sullen, lifeless eyes.
Thinning hair mussed at the top. Scraggly facial hair. A white T-shirt.
In another stunning development for a player who became one of the dominant figures in sports, Woods was arrested on suspicion of DUI and spent nearly four hours in jail before he was released on his own recognizance.
Woods said an “unexpected reaction” to prescription medicine – not alcohol – was the reason for his arrest. He said he understands the severity of the incident and takes full
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GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) –
A murder suspect told detectives that a deadly shooting and high-speed chase followed an attempted robbery that “did not go as planned,” according to court documents.
Police responded to a parking lot at Southeast 174th Avenue and Stark Street in Gresham at 2:33 p.m. Friday.
Officers arrived and found Ravell Deshawn Sterling, 22, dead at the scene. The suspects were gone when police arrived.
According to court documents, Sterling suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
A probable cause affidavit states officers found a 9mm casing, two Winchester .45 caliber casings and one Hornady .45 caliber casing on the ground.
About 15 minutes after the shooting, a Portland Police Bureau sergeant notified dispatchers that he located a gold-colored Cadillac Deville with Washington plates heading north on I-205 that matched the description of a car at the shooting scene.
Court documents state three
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SALEM, Mass. — Eight months after a Lawrence teen was found decapitated on a city riverbank, the state’s medical examiner’s office has yet to issue an autopsy report, said attorneys involved in the case.
The defense attorney for Mathew Borges, 16, who is accused of killing his Lawrence High School classmate, Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino, suggested to a superior court judge a “harshly worded order” to the medical examiner’s office might speed things up.
“I have never seen one take more than six months to get done,” said Edward Hayden, Borges’ court-appointed defense attorney, on Wednesday in Salem Superior Court.
Prosecutor James Gubitose also expressed concern over the delay.
Judge Thomas Dreschler said he would issue an order asking for the autopsy report on Viloria-Paulino to be provided to the court by Aug. 6.
“It just seems to me more than six months is too long,” said Hayden, of the autopsy report.
Borges, 16, of 85
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LAWRENCE — Lilo, a Doberman pinscher puppy, suffered a terrifying ordeal a few weeks ago, according to a report filed by Animal Control Officer Sarah Charbonneau.
The dog was tied to a chain-link fence at 9 Spruce St. so tightly that he could barely move and had trouble breathing, Charbonneau reported.
Furthermore, he had a muzzle taped to his mouth, he was out in the hot sun and he did not have any water, according to the animal control officer’s report.
Desirée Marrero, 56, of 9 Spruce St., has been charged with animal cruelty. Marrero told Charbonneau she does not own Lilo. Her niece is the owner and Marrero’s husband, Jorge Marrero, has been trying to sell the dog, according to Charbonneau’s report.
Marrero claimed the dog was muzzled because he was barking too much, Charbonneau wrote.
The incident happened the evening of June 1. Charbonneau received a call at 6:49 p.m. about three puppies
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