Sources: Hayward picks Celtics over Jazz, Heat

July 4, 2017

2:30 PM ET ESPN.com news services Gordon Hayward has committed to sign with the Boston Celtics, sources told ESPN’s Chris Haynes, choosing their offer over the Utah Jazz, his team since 2010, and the Miami Heat. Hayward will be reunited with Brad Stevens in Boston, who also coached him in college at Butler. Hayward’s decision marks the second consecutive offseason that a major star has decided to switch teams in…

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Sources: Hayward picks Celtics over Jazz, Heat

July 4, 2017

2:36 PM ET Gordon Hayward has committed to sign with the Boston Celtics, sources told ESPN, choosing their offer over the Utah Jazz, his team since 2010, and the Miami Heat. Hayward hasn’t yet informed the Jazz he has decided to sign with Boston, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Hayward will be reunited with Brad Stevens in Boston, who also coached him in college at Butler. Boston would now need…

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800 Farmers On Loan-Waiver List In Mumbai, Devendra Fadnavis 'Surprised'

July 4, 2017

Mumbai: Mumbai city and its suburbs are home to some 813 farmers on the loan-waiver list, a figure which has “surprised” Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. He had ordered a scrutiny before sanctioning the loan-waiver. These farmers figure in a list of probable beneficiaries for benefits under the Rs 34,000-crore loan-waiver announced by the Maharashtra government last month.Mumbai city and its suburbs are urban areas, leaving little scope for farming…

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Sudo wins 4th women's hot dog title in a row

July 4, 2017

11:56 AM ET ESPN.com news services Miki Sudo won her record fourth consecutive women’s title in the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest by devouring a personal-best 41 dogs and buns on Tuesday. Michelle Lesco finished second with 32½ dogs and buns, while Sonya “Black Widow” Thomas was third with 30 in the contest, which has been held at Coney Island, New York since 1972. A four-peat and personal best…

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Offensive Posts Against SC/ST On Social Media An Offence: High Court

July 4, 2017

New Delhi: Offensive statements on the social media like Facebook, whether private or public and intended to humiliate someone belonging to the scheduled caste or scheduled tribe communities, would be a punishable offence, the Delhi High Court has said. However, generalised statements against all and sundry and not against a specific individual from SC/ST community would not be an offence under section 3(1)(x) of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe…

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The inside story of Taillon's return from cancer

8:00 AM ET This story appears in ESPN The Magazine’s Body 2017 Issue. Subscribe today! SIX WEEKS IS all. Six weeks in Jameson Taillon’s life that somehow felt like both a flash of lightning and an eternity. Six weeks from feeling something foreign in his left testicle to cancer surgery to recovery. Six weeks of panic and isolation and fear and relief. Six weeks. Taillon is 25 years old, 6-foot-5,…

July 4, 2017
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Exclusive: Manish Singhal, Founding Partner, Pi Ventures’ love for building products transitioned into his investment in start-ups

July 4, 2017

India is the third-largest cluster after the US and UK with around 200 AI start-ups according to a 2016 Zinnov Consulting study. In the midst of comments on lack of innovation in the Indian startup ecosystem, some entrepreneurs are finding new paths to utilize previously untapped data, and artificial intelligence -based startups are gaining traction. Manish Singhal, Founding Partner, Pi Ventures spoke to Business Insider to discuss the scope of…

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Snapdeal rejects Flipkart’s $850 million offer

July 4, 2017

Talks between Flipkart and Snapdeal have hit another hurdle as the Snapdeal board has refused a takeover offer of $800-850 million, or nearly Rs 5,500 crore. PTI quoted sources as saying Flipkart has completed the due diligence process and has made an offer of USD 800-850 million to buy Snapdeal. However, Snapdeal’s board felt the amount undervalued the company. “The first offer has been rejected but talks are still on….

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Netanyahu welcomes Modi with warm hug, says friendship between India, Israel is natural

July 4, 2017

In an effusive welcome to Narendra Modi, the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the country, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said “Apka swagat hai mere dost. We have been waiting for you for a long time”. After warmly receiving Modi at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport with a hug, and according him a red carpet welcome, a smiling Netanyahu said: “My friend Prime Minister Narendra Modi, welcome to Israel….

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No. 1 Kerber reaches 2nd round at Wimbledon

10:05 AM ET ESPN.com news services Playing in the spot usually reserved for the defending champion at Wimbledon, Angelique Kerber made it into the second round. At the French Open in May, Angelique Kerber became the first woman seeded No. 1 to lose in the tournament’s first round in the professional era. Michael Steele/Getty Images The top-ranked German lost to Serena Williams on Centre Court in last year’s final, but…

July 4, 2017
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