LeBron James, Kevin Durant named captains again for All-Star Game as starter pool announced

19:26 ET Tim BontempsESPN LeBron James and Kevin Durant will also captain the two teams in this year’s All-Star Game as the NBA announced the starters Thursday night for its annual mid-season show, to be held February 20 in Cleveland. . James, who is now captain in each of the five years the NBA has … Read more

Evander Kane set to join Edmonton Oilers, sources say, as NHL clears winger after investigating potential COVID-19 violations

Evander Kane has reached a verbal agreement to sign with the Edmonton Oilers for the rest of the NHL season, sources told ESPN’s Kevin Weekes on Thursday. A Kane-to-Edmonton agreement comes as the NHL on Thursday cleared the veteran winger of potential violations of COVID-19 protocols. Sources told Weekes that Kane’s deal with the Oilers … Read more

New Minnesota Vikings GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah focused on finding coach as first major task

EAGAN, Minnesota — Less than a full day into his tenure as general manager of the Minnesota Vikings, Kwesi Adofo-Mensah is already “deeply involved” in the team’s search for a new head coach, according to co-owner Mark Wilf. At his inaugural press conference Thursday, Adofo-Mensah reiterated that the talks he has had regarding candidates are … Read more

Top doctors refuse to give their own kids a third shot due to myocarditis concerns

Two of the nation’s top doctors said they refuse to give their own kids a third COVID shot as vaccinated teenage boys have a low risk of hospitalization, but the likelihood of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart, caused by the jab is 10 out of 100,000 . Dr. Monica Gandhi, an infectious-disease specialist at … Read more

How to Get Your Free N95 Masks

The government has already shipped masks to community centers and pharmacies across the country. Jeoffrey Guillemard/Bloomberg text size Pharmacies and retailers have already received some of the 400 million free N95 masks that President Joe Biden promised to distribute to people across the country in another effort to combat the spread of Covid-19. Here’s how … Read more

Man removed from heart transplant list for being unvaccinated gets emergency pump

The 31-year-old father who was taken off the heart transplant list at a Boston hospital because he refuses to get a COVID-19 shot has had emergency surgery to be fitted with a heart pump mechanical. DJ Ferguson’s family said he was first on the list to receive the transplant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital – … Read more

Father of two, 31, refused heart transplant because he isn’t vaxxed for COVID has heart pump fitted

A 31-year-old father of two has undergone open heart surgery to fit a pump that will only keep him alive another five years after he was refused a transplant because he would not get vaccinated against COVID-19. DJ Ferguson underwent a procedure to fit a mechanical heart pump, called a left ventricular assist device, which … Read more

Ash Barty ends long drought by reaching Australian Open final, will face Danielle Collins

MELBOURNE, Australia — Ash Barty ended a 42-year drought by reaching the Australian Open final. Top-ranked Barty, who defeated Madison Keys 6-1, 6-3, needs one more win to become the first Australian woman to win her home Grand Slam title since 1978. Danielle Collins stands in her way. The 28-year-old American was dominant on Thursday … Read more

Elon Musk space rocket on collision course with the Moon | Space News

Astronomer Jonathan McDowell says the impacts would be slight and similar effects would likely go unnoticed. Experts said that a piece of a SpaceX rocket that exploded seven years ago and was left in space after completing its mission will collide with the moon in March. The rocket was deployed in 2015 to put a … Read more