Summary of “Steph Curry’s Game Is More Than Just His Shot”

“Imagine the amount of space required to get a shot off from that low,” Dell Curry told me over the phone in early February.
You realize how much the NBA has changed in 10 years when you read old scouting reports on Curry and so much of the focus is on whether he can be a “True point guard.” But Curry said that in high school he actually was a pass-first player who didn’t use his shooting to his advantage as much as he probably should have.
Curry played as a 2-guard his first two seasons until point guard Jason Richards graduated, which thrust Curry into the primary playmaking role for the first time since high school.
As the talent around his Warriors teams grew, Curry had to find balance between getting his own shot and setting up others.
“Everything has so much more purpose to what I do training-wise. It connects the whole chain, so I can carry a little bit more weight, be strong, and still be able to change directions in a split second, run, and cover as much ground on the court as I do,” Curry said.
Even with Durant on the roster, Curry is already shooting nearly as many times per game as he did during his historic 2015-16 MVP season, with slightly more 3s. Thompson’s numbers are nearly identical, too.
What could Curry do with 24 shots per game like Harden or Westbrook? As efficient as Harden is this season, it’s still below Curry’s career average.
The past five seasons, Curry has posted an astronomical 65.2 true shooting percentage on 18.3 shots and 26.7 points per game.

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Summary of “Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits: The Story Behind The Song”

The story behind the song: Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits.
In their slot between U2 and Queen, they started with Money For Nothing, and then came an epic version of the song that made them superstars: Sultans Of Swing.
Dire Straits’ standing as MTV megalords belied the absurdly humble origins of Sultans Of Swing.
“The first time I heard Mark playing a version of Sultans Of Swing was in that flat, but the song was completely different.”
Sultans Of Swing sees Knopfler folding the night’s events into the narrative.
As Illsley explains, “The problem we had was that we couldn’t get Sultans Of Swing to sound as good as the demo. There was even a time when the demo was being considered as the one that was going to go out as a single.” Eventually they re-recorded it to everyone’s approval.
Released in May ’78, Sultans Of Swing didn’t create much of a stir in Britain.
“I suppose you could say that Sultans Of Swing was the one song that started it all off,” muses Illsley.

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Summary of “The Dizzying Democratization of Baroque Music”

In the Fuentidueña Chapel, at the Cloisters, the ensemble Sonnambula based a program around the Flemish composer Leonora Duarte.
The Duarte family, steeped in culture, was famous for its musical evenings; Leonora and her five siblings all sang or played instruments.
The Flemish artist Gonzales Coques, who studied in the Brueghel studio, painted a splendid portrait of the Duartes in musical mode.
Diego Duarte II, the composer’s brother, owned a Vermeer-probably “A Young Woman Seated at a Virginal,” which now hangs at the National Gallery in London-and the painter may have sold it directly to the family.
Could Duarte be one of Vermeer’s pensive musical women? Evidence is lacking, but there is no harm in imagining.
Seven Sinfonias by Duarte survive, amounting to just under twenty minutes of music.
As Elizabeth Weinfield, a viol player and Sonnambula’s leader, observed in a program note, Duarte’s music draws on the English viol-consort tradition, which is centered on the introverted, aching tone of the viola da gamba.
Cole read aloud short prose texts meditating on Duarte’s life and times.

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Summary of “”They’re more attractive than real boyfriends.” Inside the weird world of Chinese romance video games”

“The men in the game are more attractive than real boyfriends,” says one fan, who asked not to be named.
Considering how many TV shows, movies and novels feature romance as an integral part of their story, it’s strange how romantic games are still relatively uncommon.
Lovingly crafted though they were, this doesn’t contradict the opinion that video games are not a medium well-suited to romance and that the genre is better explored through more passive mediums.
“There’s a wonderful new generation of players and developers alike who want something deeper, something more, something that’s more meaningful than ‘pew pew’ and ‘vroom vroom'”, says Heidi McDonald, an American game designer and author of Digital Love: Romance and Sexuality in Games.
Many games present simple, mechanistic approaches to their romance.
In many ways, video games offer the ultimate wish fulfilment.
“There’s this police officer, he’s always there when you need him, whenever you have a dangerous situation. This doesn’t happen in real life, you can’t rely on a guy like this. He will not always be there when you need him. That’s a female fantasy”, says Yan.In China and the West, games are finally grappling with the complex themes of love and romance.
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Summary of “My disabled son’s amazing gaming life in the World of Warcraft”

These grieving visitors would not have thought of Mats as Mats – but instead as Ibelin, a nobleman by birth, a philanderer and a detective.
Is Kai Simon now talking about Mats, or about Mats’s game character? Maybe it doesn’t matter.
Luckily for Mats, some of the assistants were also interested in gaming.
About six months before he died, Mats was absent from the World of Warcraft for 10 days.
“We cried and cried from an intense emotional joy that came from seeing what kind of a life Mats had in fact lived. With real friends, sweethearts, people who cared so much that they would fly from another country to the funeral service of someone they had never met. That was powerful.”
“While we are gathered here today, a candle is being lit for Mats in a classroom in the Netherlands, a candle burns in a call centre in Ireland, in a library in Sweden there is a candle lit, he is remembered in a little beauty parlour in Finland, a municipal office in Denmark, many places in England. All over Europe, Mats is remembered by many more than those who had the opportunity to come here today.”
“I met Mats in a world where it doesn’t matter a bit who you are, what kind of body you have, or how you look in reality, behind the keyboard.”
“There, what does matter is who you choose to be and how you conduct yourself towards others. What does matter is what is found here,” – Kai Simon laid his hand on his temple, “And here.” Kai Simon laid his hand on his heart.

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Summary of “How Baylor Happened”

The university says those recommendations have been fully implemented, and that the changes they signify, along with the new leadership, means the Baylor of 2018 is not the Baylor of 2015 and before.
In one statement, Baylor officials said: “Since May 2016, Baylor has taken unprecedented actions and implemented significant infrastructure, training, education, and policies and procedures under new leadership in response to the issue of past and alleged interpersonal violence involving our campus community.”
The police report also indicates that Baylor officials were made aware of the incident, but Baylor didn’t investigate the charges until two years later.
Crawford found herself overseeing a team tasked with a number of responsibilities: investigating Title IX violations-including sexual assault-involving Baylor students; educating Baylor’s students as part of a focus on prevention; and uncovering past instances of non-compliance with Title IX. Many of Crawford’s responsibilities butted up against the prevailing culture at Baylor.
To understand how a football program at a university like Baylor ends up running its own investigations-and deliberately keeping the rest of the school’s administrators in the dark-it’s important to understand how Baylor’s culture changed in the early part of the century.
In September 2015, Crawford learned of a “Hostess” organization called the Baylor Bruins, a group of female Baylor students who would escort football recruits through campus and the stadium on game days and ensure that they left the school feeling good about their time at Baylor.
A Baylor spokesperson says the sole member of Starr’s executive council who is still at Baylor does not remember any conversations about any Bruins member being pregnant.
In October, the Big 12 Conference completed a 21-month review that confirmed Baylor had made the necessary improvements to its policies surrounding sexual assault-even as it issued a $2 million fine on the university for “Reputational damage to the conference and its members.” For anyone who wants to know if the culture at Baylor has truly changed, questions linger.

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Summary of “We teach black boys sports are their only hope. What if we let them dream bigger?”

Not excelling at sports as a black boy meant not being cool – even weirder, it meant not really being black.
Passed down generation to generation, from black boy to black boy, those jerseys empowered us.
Most of the black boys I spent my afternoons with, playing in imaginary Super Bowls, weren’t at the lockers next to mine.
That’s fine: Playing in the NFL isn’t really – and shouldn’t have to be – every black boy’s dream.
Black boys shouldn’t have to feel that being good at sports is the only way to be cool – or to be valued by the world.
We shouldn’t have to imagine being “The black Walt Disney” or “The black Steven Spielberg” to think about going into movies, “The black Steve Jobs” or “The black Bill Gates” to dream of being high-tech innovators, or “The black Stan Lee” to picture ourselves as comic book writers.
We can begin to change that – not just by integrating those mostly white realms but also by allowing black boys the space to dream differently.
The world is more beautiful when we let black boys dream big.

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Summary of “Remembering the Ads From the ‘Dot-Com Super Bowl'”

Trump’s explanation for why he wants to keep U.S. troops in Iraq was news to Iraq.
Iraqi President Barham Salih said on Monday that President Donald Trump did not ask Iraq’s permission for U.S. troops stationed there to “Watch Iran.”.
Trump’s nominee for ambassador to South Africa wowed the president by throwing the perfect Mar-a-Lago wedding.
Speaking for nearly a half hour before a few hundred people on the Great Lawn at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki, Gabbard also called President Donald Trump’s administration a “Cesspool of corruption” and laid out her support for a progressive domestic agenda that includes Medicare-type health insurance coverage for all and legalization of marijuana.
Gabbard criticized Trump for campaigning against “Regime change wars” when he ran for president in 2016 and then reversing course and bowing “To the wishes of neo-cons that surround him.”
The official line from the White House, as with other matters surrounding the president’s physical health and appearance, is that Mr. Trump’s glow is the result of “Good genes,” according to a senior administration official who would speak only on the condition of anonymity.
Mr. Trump’s former boarding school classmates have described him as a fan of ultraviolet rays, someone who would pop a tanning bulb into a light socket to go “To the beach.” Even James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director turned presidential foe, speculated on Mr. Trump’s glow.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I’m not telegraphing anything.

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Summary of “The 50 Best Sports Movies of All Time”

The best sports movies are independent of the sport they’re depicting, with universal stories that should appeal to anyone whether they love the sport or not.
This is to say: Our favorite sports movies tend to avoid the traditional “Meet hero, see hero overcome adversity, see hero win big game” sports movie structure, or at least deconstruct it enough to justify themselves.
For some reason, many sports movies insist on being predictable, adhering to the formula.
Those are not the sort of sports movies you will find on our list of the 50 best sports movies of all time.
The best sports surprise us: These great sports movies do the same.
At the same time Rush isn’t a sports movie where we’re meant to admire both men equally – these competitive, closed-off men both seem to be striving for something bigger than victory, and both seem incapable of finding it.
Tin Cup suggested that Shelton would make various versions of wonderfully grown-up, sexy sports movies for years to come.
Many sports movies are sad or touching, but few are as profoundly pathetic as Foxcatcher, which finds director Bennett Miller further exploring the role that sports has in people’s lives.

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Summary of “In Search of Emiliano Sala”

He and Roussel became close over the years – Roussel invited Sala to join his family at Disneyland two Christmases ago – and Roussel sensed Sala felt conflicted about his transfer.
Sala was not completely sure he wanted to leave France, but Nantes reportedly sold him for £15 million, and soccer is a business, Sala said.
After Roussel finished with Sala’s standard tapered trim, Sala reached to pay and Roussel told him to put away his wallet.
While in flight, Sala sent an audio message to a group chat that includes other Nantes players in which he said, relatively calmly, that he was tired from all he had done in Nantes and was headed to Cardiff for training with his new team.
From the beginning, Sala and Miazga practiced their languages on each other – Miazga learning French, Sala learning English – and inevitably ended up in a fit of cackling.
Instead of “Emiliano,” Warnock said, he hoped it would be all right to call Sala “Emil,” because, he explained, “I get all the names wrong and it’s a bit too long for me.” Sala agreed.
Sala was grateful, and pleased when McKay told him it would not cost Sala anything “If you help me to score goals.” Sala replied, “Hahaha with pleasure.”
The stadium announcer made sure not to use words like “Remembrance” or “In memory” when he talked about Sala, being sensitive to the idea that Sala’s family is pushing on with the search.

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