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Nets drastically improving on defense as they cling to their season

From behind the YES Network microphone, Jacque Vaughn smiled. For most of Saturday’s 136-121 victory over the 76ers, the Nets’ defense continued to reverse an alarming early-season trend. There were also individual breakthroughs such as Cam Thomas. The team has also made strides in what Vaughn calls “corporate knowledge.” And it all adds up to […]

Skiers gather on single patch of snow as they desperately cling to winter

If this nightmare ski season has proven anything, it’s that Australian skiers and snowboarders know how to make the most of a bad thing. And this season has been one of the worst in decades. Not only that, but the stop-start season has Australians desperately trying to hit snow wherever they can find it, even […]

Spain’s Socialist PM Sánchez May Cling to Power with Help of Separatists

Uncertainty has been rife in Spain following Sunday’s snap elections, meaning that incumbent Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez could still cling to power with the backing of Catalan separatists, as no party won enough seats to give the bipartisan coalition a majority in parliament. At least for now, hopes of a conservative-populist coalition coming to […]

On Ukraine front, civilians cling on as troops repel Russia

VUHLEDAR, Ukraine — Muddy water slowly drips from a dirty drain into her filthy container — Emilia Budskaya tortures a frontline town in eastern Ukraine while it ticks Increased risk of being killed or maimed by Russian artillery fire. Cracks from shrapnel in the walls of the courtyard around her testify to the dangers of […]