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Kevin Durant injury update: Steve Nash says Nets star forward ‘day-to-day,’ could return Friday or Sunday

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Kevin Durant looked unstoppable in the first four minutes of the Brooklyn Nets game against the Miami Heat on Sunday afternoon, as he scored the first eight points for his team. But then he got hurt and was forced to miss the remainder of the contest with what the Nets announced as a left thigh contusion. Brooklyn went on to lose the game against the Heat, but the good news is that they won’t be without Durant for too long. 

While speaking with media members on Wednesday, Nets coach Steve Nash said that Durant could return to game action as soon as this weekend. “He is day-to-day, so I think Friday or Sunday are very possible,” Nash said. “I’m not sure when it would be, or if it would be either of those games. He’s day-to-day. If he keeps progressing at this rate, I think Friday or Sunday

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Da Crazy Hawaiian, rising slap fight star

The future of slap fighting in the United States — UFC President Dana White is an advocate of the sport — just might be in the palm of the Da Crazy Hawaiian’s hand.

Slap fighting, yes the art of striking another fighter with an open hand for sport, is the latest head-turning spectacular.

“Some people just need to be slapped,” Da Crazy Hawaiian said.

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Trying to poke fun at the slap-until-you’re-knocked out-sport would be, yes, a slap in the face to the Da Crazy Hawaiian.

He might take offense, but Layne Kailiilauokekoa Viernes — his actual name — can handle the pain.

He has has dished out the fiercest open-hand smacks in the United States in his bid to be the most punishing slapper in slap fighting.

The soundtrack from his highlight reel of slaps sounds like the constant cracking

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Naomi Osaka’s boyfriend didn’t know she was a tennis star before they met and revealed he felt ‘really out of place’ at the 2019 US Open

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Naomi Osaka and Cordae have been dating for two years. Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images

  • Naomi Osaka won the Australian Open on Saturday, marking her fourth Grand Slam title.

  • Osaka, 23, is in a relationship with rapper Cordae, 23.

  • The couple previously made headlines in September 2020 when Cordae cheered on Osaka at the US Open.

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Naomi Osaka’s tennis prowess is undeniable, but her boyfriend didn’t know about her success when they met.

As part of GQ’s Modern Lovers issue, Osaka and rapper Cordae got candid about navigating their relationship while making waves in their respective fields.

On Saturday, Osaka secured her fourth Grand Slam title when she defeated Jen Brady at the Australian Open. Cordae’s debut album, “The Lost Boy,” received two Grammy nominations for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song for his single, “Bad

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Nuggets star Jamal Murray immediately ran over and consoled Donovan Mitchell after a chaotic final sequence that ended the Jazz’s season

Donovan Mitchell and Jamal Murray embrace after the Nuggets beat the Jazz in Game 7. 

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Donovan Mitchell and Jamal Murray embrace after the Nuggets beat the Jazz in Game 7.
  • The Denver Nuggets escaped the first round of the playoffs when the Utah Jazz turned the ball over, then missed a buzzer-beating three-pointer in the final seconds.

  • After the final buzzer, Nuggets guard Jamal Murray ran to Jazz star Donovan Mitchell and consoled him.

  • Murray and Mitchell had an historic battle, combining for 475 total points, the most by two opponents in a series in NBA history.

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Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray showed some good sportsmanship after the Nuggets squeezed by the Utah Jazz to advance in the NBA playoffs with a wild, 80-78 Game 7 win.

After Jazz guard Mike Conley’s buzzer-beating three-point attempt rimmed out to seal the Nuggets’ win, escaping after a wild final

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