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Surviving Son: Alex Murdaugh 'Heartbroken' After Slayings

Buster Murdaugh takes the stand in his father's defense

(Newser) - As the Alex Murdaugh double-murder trial in the slayings of his wife and son continues in South Carolina, his surviving son's testimony and a lawyer's tweet made headlines Tuesday.
  • Son testifies: Buster Murdaugh, Alex's surviving son, testified in his father's defense and said his dad was

Nike Cuts Ties With Kyrie Irving
Nike Officially
Cuts Ties With
Kyrie Irving

Nike Officially Cuts Ties With Kyrie Irving

Player's agent says decision was mutual

(Newser) - Nike has officially broken up with Kyrie Irving, a month after it suspended its relationship with the Brooklyn Nets guard. The company canceled plans to release his latest signature shoe last month after he tweeted a link to antisemitic content. "Kyrie is no longer a Nike athlete," a...

After 8 Missed Games, Kyrie Irving Apologizes, Rejoins Nets
Kyrie Irving
Rejoins Nets

Kyrie Irving Apologizes, Rejoins Nets

'I don’t stand for anything close to hate speech or antisemitism'

(Newser) - Kyrie Irving apologized Sunday morning to anyone who felt threatened or hurt when he posted a link to a documentary with antisemitic material, clearing the way to finally play again for the Brooklyn Nets, the AP reports. Once he did, Irving tried to keep the focus on basketball. Deeper conversations,...

Kyrie Irving Suspended Over Anti-Semitic Video
Kyrie Irving Fails to
Return From Suspension

Kyrie Irving Fails to Return From Suspension

Brooklyn Nets point guard missed his 6th game Sunday

(Newser) - Kyrie Irving's suspension was to last at least five games, meaning he could have returned for the Brooklyn Nets game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. But he didn't, making that the sixth game he's missed, and Nets coach Jacque Vaughn said Sunday, "I'...

On SNL , Chappelle Talks Kanye, Avoids Trans Jokes
Has Some
Advice for Kanye

On SNL, Chappelle Has Some Advice for Kanye

But comedian doesn't directly address his own controversy

(Newser) - Dave Chappelle hosted Saturday Night Live, and his critics who boycotted the show may be interested to learn he made no trans jokes . In his monologue, however, the comedian did have plenty to say about the controversy swirling around Ye —formerly Kanye West—and NBA star Kyrie Irving over...

When Irving Links to Film, Nets Respond

Team denounces promotion of hate speech

(Newser) - Among the people NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving heard from after a tweet promoting a film widely considered anti-Semitic was his employer. "I'm disappointed that Kyrie appears to support a film based on a book full of anti-Semitic disinformation," Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai tweeted Friday. "I...

Fans Let Kyrie Irving Have It, and He Responded in Kind

Nets star takes flak for flipping the bird in Boston

(Newser) - The Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 115-114 Sunday in the first game of their playoff series, but much of the attention afterward was focused not so much on the game as on Kyrie Irving's middle fingers. The Nets star flipped off Boston fans on at least two occasions,...

Nets to Let Irving, Still Unvaxxed, Play in Some Games

'We arrived at this decision with the full support of our players,' says GM Sean Marks

(Newser) - Update: Unless Kyrie Irving decides to get vaxxed, you won't be seeing him play for the Nets in Brooklyn anytime soon. You will, however, be able to catch him on the road in certain away games, after the NBA team announced Friday they'd be bringing their All-Star guard...

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