Say Goodbye to Kevin Durant as You Knew Him

Say Goodbye to Kevin Durant as You Knew Him

Matt Slocum/Associated Press OAKLAND — The image is startling, somber, a little haunting. Kevin Durant, tubes in his nostrils, a powder-blue gown stretched across his chest, pillows propped behind his head, a hospital bracelet on his left forearm, an IV bag hanging nearby. Eyes narrow, face taut, emotionless. "I'm hurting deeply," Durant wrote in the Instagram…
Long Before ‘Drag Race,’ There Was Mr. Dan

Long Before ‘Drag Race,’ There Was Mr. Dan

“If there were an earthquake, you would die under a pile of old Spanish-style wooden chairs and tortilla chips from upstairs,” Ms. Beat said. Despite that dire prediction, when Mr. Dan speaks of that sturdy post, he could just as easily be talking about himself. Since 1994, he has held up the 55-seat theater, one…
Could Donor #2065 Be My Father?

Could Donor #2065 Be My Father?

I found the envelope at 3 a.m. It was wedged into my mailbox at school, a packet the size of a large book. I didn’t normally check my mail after a late night editing The Alligator, the University of Florida student newspaper, but for some reason I made the detour. I pulled out the envelope…
Priests wear hard hats at Notre-Dame

Priests wear hard hats at Notre-Dame

The first Mass has been held at Notre-Dame cathedral since the devastating fire in April. There were fears the 800-year-old cathedral could be completely destroyed during the fierce blaze. Firefighters managed to save the structure and much of its interior.
Every NFL Team’s Biggest X-Factor for 2019

Every NFL Team’s Biggest X-Factor for 2019

0 of 32 Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press For the most part, NFL fans can recognize who the established stars are on each team. Everyone knows that  quarterback Aaron Rodgers makes the Green Bay Packers offense hum. It's not difficult to see that the Los Angeles Chargers defense is based around pass-rushers Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram.…
Bergeron, Marchand, Pastrnak played with injuries for Bruins in Cup Final

Bergeron, Marchand, Pastrnak played with injuries for Bruins in Cup Final

BOSTON -- Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak each was dealing with an injury while completing the Stanley Cup Final for the Boston Bruins. Boston's top forward line combined for two 5-on-5 points in the seven-game series loss that gave the St. Louis Blues their first NHL championship. Pastrnak, who missed 16 regular-season games…