Walker scores 19, Knicks romp to end 15-game skid against 76ers
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By BRIAN MAHONEY

NEW YORK (AP) — With Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier, the New York Knicks can do things they couldn’t last season.

Or the three seasons before that.

Walker scored 19 points in his best game with his hometown team and the Knicks snapped a 15-game losing streak against the Philadelphia 76ers with a 112-99 victory Tuesday night.

Fournier added 18 points in the Knicks’ first victory over Philadelphia since April 12,

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Disney/Pixar Grants First Look at Next Summer’s ‘Lightyear’
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Next summer brings Disney/Pixar’s Lightyear, an original feature film focusing on the character who inspired the Toy Story character Buzz Lightyear. The Avengers’s Chris Evans voices the “real” Buzz.

“The phrase ‘a dream come true’ gets thrown around a lot, but I’ve never meant it more in my life,” says Evans. “Anyone who knows me knows that my love for animated films runs deep. I can’t believe that I get to be a part of the Pixar family and work with these truly brilliant artists who tell stories unlike anyone else.

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2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 revealed with race car-style V8
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The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is like no Corvette before it. At least not on the street.

The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 features a unique 5.5-liter flat-plane crank V8.The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 features a unique 5.5-liter flat-plane crank V8. (Chevrolet)

The new super-high performance model features an engine design borrowed from Chevy’s C8.R endurance racing car.

The Z07 Performance Package adds aerodynamic upgrades.The Z07 Performance Package adds aerodynamic upgrades. (Chevrolet)

Built on an updated version of the Corvette Stingray’s mid-engine platform,

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Spanx CEO surprises employees with 2 first-class plane tickets and $10,000
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Before Spanx founder Sara Blakely became the youngest self-made female billionaire, she sold fax machines door to door because she needed the money and health insurance.

Now, two decades after Blakely launched the pioneering womenswear company, global investment firm Blackstone is buying a majority stake in Spanx, which is valued at an estimated $1.2 billion in the deal.

In a video posted on Instagram last week, Blakely celebrated the sale with her employees.

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Tesla’s valuation tops $1 trillion after Hertz’s plan to buy 100,000 Tesla EVs
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Hertz to invest in new EV charging infrastructure as it electrifies its fleet

Tesla Inc.’s valuation shot past $1 trillion on Monday, with the stock closing at a record high, after Hertz Global Holdings Inc. announced plans to order 100,000 Tesla vehicles and a Morgan Stanley analyst raised his forecast for sales and production.

Tesla’s stock TSLA, +12.66% rallied more than 12% to end at $1,024.86, boosting the electric-car maker valuation to $1.01 trillion.

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2021 NFL season, Week 7: What we learned from Saints’ win over Seahawks on Monday night
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Saints don’t win without lights-out defense in second half. Demario Davis was all over the field in the final two quarters, causing pressure (three total QB pressures), stuffing the run with emphasis and setting the tone for the Saints in less-than-ideal conditions. He was the catalyst to an excellent call of a game by defensive coordinator Dennis Allen, who mixed up coverages to keep Geno Smith off-balance, ensured Seattle wouldn’t be able to get much going on the ground,

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Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat: Another Past Playoff Opponent Revisited
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After the emotions and celebration that came with receiving their championship rings and unveiling the banner, the Milwaukee Bucks got back to playing basketball. Good times were had by all and it resulted with a win against the Brooklyn Nets, and now Milwaukee heads south to face the Miami Heat.

Where We’re At
The Milwaukee Bucks are the defending NBA champions and earned a statement win against the Brooklyn Nets.

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Dune delivers on style but lacks on substance
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Denis Villeneuve’s newest film is visually stunning, but the screenplay leaves audiences looking for more

This article contains spoilers for the film “Dune” (2021)

Warner Bros. releases their new space-opera titled “Dune” this Friday. The film is directed by Denis Villeneuve, who previously helmed “Sicario,” “Arrival” and “Blade Runner 2049.” “Dune” stars Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac and many other Hollywood A-listers. The film is based on the massively influential book “Dune” written by Frank Herbert.

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NBA roundup: Knicks edge Celtics in double OT
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Evan Fournier scored a career-high 32 points and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 56.1 seconds left in the second overtime Wednesday night for the host New York Knicks, who squandered an 11-point lead late in the fourth quarter before edging the Boston Celtics 138-134 in an entertaining season opener for both teams.

Fournier, who spent last season with the Celtics, scored 17 points in the fourth quarter and both overtimes as he became the first player in Knicks history to score 30 points in his debut for the team.

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Partial human remains found near Brian Laundrie’s backpack and notebook, FBI says
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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Law enforcement officials searching for Brian Laundrie found partial human remains in the Carlton Reserve on Wednesday near personal items that belong to the 23-year-old, according to the FBI.

Special Agent in Charge Michael McPherson with the FBI Tampa office gave a brief update on developments in the search for Laundrie on Wednesday afternoon. He did not take questions and did not identify the remains, but confirmed several items of interest had been found in an area that was previously underwater.

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