Denver Nuggets’ Will Barton declines $14.7 million option, but both sides interested in new deal, sources say

Denver Nuggets wing Will Barton has declined his $14.7 million player option for the 2021-2022 season and will become a free agent, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. There is a strong interest between the team and Barton to negotiate a new deal once free agency opens in August, sources said. Barton, whose seven seasons in […]

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Less vaccinated states are feeling the force of Delta’s surge in the U.S.

Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in the United States remain low but are slowly rising again, driven by outbreaks in patches of the country’s center, south and west, and by tiny increases almost everywhere else. The highly contagious Delta variant, which now makes up a majority of new U.S. cases, has spread rapidly, fueling the national […]

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Syrian President Bashar Assad Sworn in for Fourth Term in War-torn Country

Syrian President Bashar Assad was sworn in Saturday for a fourth seven-year term in the war-torn country. The May elections were described by the West and Assad’s opposition as illegitimate and a sham. The swearing-in ceremony was held at the presidential palace and attended by clergymen, members of parliament, political figures and army officers. In […]