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Curry, Warriors spoil Kobe’s farewell in Oakland, 116-98

OAKLAND, Calif. — Before he walked through the tunnel and out of Oracle Arena for the final time, Kobe Bryant stopped for a quick chat with Stephen Curry.

Curry congratulated Bryant, who offered his own kind words.

“He told us to chase history, keep doing what we’re doing,” Curry said. “He’s a guy that’s won multiple championships, knows the grind it takes to get that done. So, he’s just passing the torch.”

Curry scored 26 points, with his first eight baskets coming on 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Lakers 116-98 Thursday night in what was likely Bryant’s last game in Oakland.

Bryant had eight points, six rebounds and three assists in 27 1/2 minutes. It was the Lakers’ final regular-season visit to Oracle Arena, and Bryant plans to retire after the season.

“This place has always been a special place to play,” Bryant said. “They’ve always been great fans. To have that appreciation from them tonight was pretty awesome. I was really stiff, but I thought it was the right thing to do, go back in the game and play and try to

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LeBron James, Cavaliers making very little of their 0-2 record against San …

SAN ANTONIO – The Cavaliers are 0-2 in the games that really count this season.

Are you stressing? Because they’re not.

In this the season where the Cavs’ coronation as Eastern champions began the moment the ball first went in their air Oct. 27, where they try to keep their focus throughout an 82-game slog in which they are the hands-down favorites to reach the Finals again, they’ve lost to the two teams most prognosticators have pegged to oppose them in June.

On Christmas, they fell at Golden State to the defending-champion Warriors by six. And on Thursday, they dropped a 99-95 decision to the Spurs.

“We’re out there to win every game and to compete every game,” Cavs coach David Blatt said. “That’s also one of 82.”

You really want to freak? James compared where Cleveland is in its schedule right now – losing to Western heavyweight San Antonio with a game in Houston the next night, to the Cavs having to play in Portland the night after the Golden State loss.

“Hopefully we come out with a little bit better energy, a little bit better execution” against the Rockets, James said. The Cavs lost by 29 to the Blazers on Dec. 26, in case you had forgotten.

Also, there appears to be some question whether James suits up Friday. He scored a team-high 22

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Two military aircraft collide off Hawaii

Two military aircraft carrying a total of 12 people collided off the north shore of the Hawaiian island of Oahu, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Trump: Cruz ‘insulted 20 million people’

In a post-debate interview, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump speaks to CNN’s Dana Bash about Ted Cruz’s comments on New York values.

Is this the worst Powerball prank ever?

A nurse was led on by her son to believe she was a newly-minted millionaire, but that was far from the case. CNN’s Sara Sidner has the details.

Texas Tech student from Pearland killed overnight

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Grassroots effort could kick-start tech scene in Traverse City

The Next Idea

Most anyone would agree that Traverse City is one of Michigan’s crown jewels. It’s a beautiful location and a great place to live, visit and retire.

But one thing Traverse City has lacked is a strong central point for the area’s tech industry.

Russell Schindler is working to make Traverse City a new nexus for technology

Russell Schindler is a Traverse City geologist and entrepreneur. He basically got sick and tired of driving nearly four hours to Ann Arbor for tech meet-ups, so he started a new group, called TC New Tech.

Schindler just started the group this past summer, and he tells the response so far has been “tremendous.”

“My impression is that I just happened upon a big need, and just, people are lined up to present and to come to the meeting,” he says.

He says the monthly meetings usually include between 50 and 70 people from all over the tech spectrum. A lot of them, he tells us, are folks with ideas who are looking to get into the industry, while

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Continental Cup: Team World takes surprising lead over North America

Team World finds itself in an unusual position at the 2016 Continental Cup after taking the lead against Team North America on the opening day of competition.

The World squad is riding a three-year losing streak, but hold a 5-4 edge in points after picking up two victories on Thursday evening.

China’s Jialiang Zang put together a flawless fourth end to steal four points en route to a surprising 7-6 win over two-time defending Brier champion Pat Simmons of Calgary in traditional play. That padded a 7-5 win by Sweden’s Niklas Edin over John Shuster of the United States.

“Very happy with our first day,” said Team World coach Pal Trulsen. “Having the lead after the first day is nice, and we talked about the importance of having a good start to the weekend, and we certainly had that tonight. The Chinese boys beating Simmons is a surprise, of course.”

The lone North American point (each traditional team game is worth a point) Thursday night was provided by Jennifer Jones, whose Winnipeg team cruised past Ayumi Ogasawara of Japan 8-3.

The World team and Team North America each took 1.5 points from the afternoon mixed doubles draw. Also, Kevin Koe of Calgary defeated Thomas Ulsrud of Norway 9-5 in the lone men’s game at the Orleans Arena. Alina Paetz of Switzerland dumped Erika Brown of

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Hurricane Alex ready to whip Azores with strong winds

The water was indeed cool — about 68 degrees Fahrenheit — but the air was super cold at minus 76 degrees. The 144-degree difference helped give the storm enough energy to be a hurricane, CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said.

Off-season storm

The Atlantic hurricane season officially runs from June 1 to November 30, but that doesn’t mean tropical systems don’t pop up at other times, although it is infrequent.

Alex is not just the first named storm of 2016, but it’s also the first named storm to form in the Atlantic in January since 1978.

The middle of the Atlantic

About 900 miles from Europe and 2,300 miles from the United States, the Azores are marked by rolling green hills and volcanic peaks. The archipelago, which Portuguese navigators discovered uninhabited in 1427 and is home to the U.S. air base at Lajes Field, has a subtropical climate, with temperatures hovering year-round between 57 and 71 degrees F.

About 250,000 people live in the Azores.

The central Azores islands of Faial, Pico, Sao Jorge, Graciosa and Terceira now face hurricane warnings due to Alex. Tropical storm warnings are in place for Santa Maria and Sao Miguel, which contains the autonomous region’s capital and largest city, Ponta Delgada.

The storm is expected to dump

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