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Adam Silver addresses NBA’s China, Hong Kong controversy and says league won’t regulate free speech

Amid growing backlash against NBA owners for siding with deep-pocketed Beijing powerbrokers over one of their own employees – who was rebuked for a pro-Hong Kong protest tweet – the league’s commissioner released a statement Tuesday morning seeking to clarify the NBA’s relationship with the communist country.

The statement from Adam Silver, released before a news conference in Tokyo, said the league “will not put itself in a position of regulating what players, employees and team owners say or will not say on these issues” — a popular sentiment, but one that appeared at odds with the actions of high-ranking NBA leaders in the aftermath of Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey tweeting about Hong Kong, the autonomous Chinese territory in the middle of contentious demonstrations over a host of human rights issues.

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“It is inevitable that people around the world – including from America and China – will have different viewpoints over different issues,” Silver said in the statement. “It is not the role of the NBA to adjudicate those differences.”

Silver added: “This is about far more than growing our business…Values of equality, respect and freedom of expression have long defined the NBA — and will continue to do so. As an American-based basketball league operating globally, among our greatest contributions are these values of the game.”

Silver, who’s previously been lauded for his progressive stewardship of the NBA, said he still plans to go to China on Wednesday in advance of preseason games there between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets.

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The current flap arose after Morey tweeted a picture of a slogan reading “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.” But Morey deleted the tweet after significant blowback — including a tweet from Rockets owner Tillman Fertitta saying Morey “does NOT speak for” the team. Morey later backtracked on his advocacy.

“I did not intend my tweet to cause any offense to Rockets fans and friends of mine in China,” he wrote. “I was merely voicing one thought, based on one interpretation, of one complicated event. I have had a lot of opportunity since that tweet to hear and consider other perspectives.”

He added: “I have always appreciated the significant support our Chinese fans and sponsors have provided and I would hope that those who are upset will know that offending or misunderstanding them was not my intention. My tweets are my own and in no way represent the Rockets or the NBA.”

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Morey’s initial tweet led to several Chinese sportswear brands suspending ties with the Rockets. The Chinese Basketball Association also canceled a preseason event involving the Rockets’ G-League affiliate, according to The Athletic.

Silver said later at a press conference the league was “apologetic” over the outcome, but was “not apologizing for Daryl exercising his freedom of speech,” though Morey appeared to do that himself in his damage-control tweet. Silver added that he “regrets” how so many Chinese people and NBA fans were upset by Morey’s message.

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Morey tried Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 to defuse the rapidly growing fallout over his deleted tweet that showed support for Hong Kong anti-government protesters, saying he did not intend to offend any of the team’s Chinese fans or sponsors. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

Geng Shuang, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, said ordinary people have already expressed their position over the tweet.

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“How can it be possible to carry out exchanges and cooperation with China without knowing China’s public opinion?” Geng asked. “[The] NBA’s cooperation with China has been going on for quite a long time, so what should be said and what should be done, they know best.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Ilhan Omar files for divorce from husband Ahmed Hirsi

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Rep. Ilhan Omar has filed for divorce from the father of her three kids, claiming the marriage is “irretrievable” — amid allegations that she had an affair with DC-based political consultant Tim Mynett.

The freshman congresswoman filed to split from husband Ahmed Hirsi on Friday in Minnesota, the state she represents, The Post has learned.

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Omar filed on her 37th birthday, according to the US House of Representatives’ archives.

Omar and Hirsi were married in a religious ceremony in 2002. The two separated in 2008, then legally remarried in 2018.

“There has been an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage relationship,” the court documents filed in Minnesota say.

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Omar said neither partner is seeking an order of protection and she asks the court to grant them “joint legal and physical custody” of their three minor children.

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‘Voice’ coach Gwen Stefani won’t be returning for Season 18

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Gwen Stefani announced she will not be returning as a coach for Season 18 of “The Voice.”

The news comes after Nick Jonas was revealed to be a new coach on the singing competition series. He joins Stefani’s beau, Blake Shelton, John Legend and Kelly Clarkson.

Instead, Stefani, 50, will focus on the final dates of her “Just a Girl” Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater in February and May 2020.

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“I didn’t expect to be doing [the Vegas show] and ‘The Voice’ at the same time,” the singer told Entertainment Tonight. “I just feel like I’m alive in a way I’ve never been before, because I have to be! Because doing both is a lot.”

In addition to her Las Vegas residency, Stefani, who just rang in the big 5-0, has another reason to celebrate.

She and fellow coach Shelton, 43, are reaching a milestone in their relationship: four years of dating.

The couple first met on the set of “The Voice” in 2014 and sparks quickly flew.

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“It’s actually shocking that it has already been that long,” Shelton admitted to People in June. “It’s kind of a blur. It still feels like it’s pretty new to me. I guess it is, relatively. Four years isn’t forever, but man, it seems like it just happened in no time.”

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Biden plan: Free community college, expanded loan programs

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Joe Biden is calling for making community and technical college free while making existing federal college loan programs more generous as he continues charting a policy course that moves leftward but stops short of his more progressive rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The former vice president’s $750 billion higher education plan represents a major expansion of the federal government’s role in educating Americans beyond high school. But Biden’s pitch Tuesday is not as sweeping as proposals from his 2020 rivals Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, both of whom offer plans exceeding the $1 trillion mark.

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The competing approaches reflect Democrats’ efforts to address spiking tuition costs in the United States and the $1.5 trillion-plus in student debt held by about 45 million Americans. The party’s education policy divide is similar to the gap that separates Biden from the two progressive senators on health care, with the former vice president proposing to expand the federal government’s role in the existing health insurance market, while Warren and Sanders propose a single-payer insurance system that would see the federal government essentially replace private insurance altogether.

Jill Biden, the candidate’s wife and a longtime community college professor, explained her husband’s approach.

“My students inspire me,” she said in a conference call with reporters, “and they ask for one thing in return: opportunity.”

The crux of Biden’s higher education plan is a federal-state partnership to cover community college tuition and technical training. Biden calls for the federal government to cover 75 percent of the tuition costs, with states covering the rest. That’s a similar financing concept to the Medicaid insurance program for the poor and the disabled, with states required to cover some costs to qualify for federal money to cover the majority of the program.

Biden proposes that the federal government cover 95 percent of the community college tuition cost at Native Americans’ tribal campuses.

Sanders and Warren propose universal, free access to all undergraduate public colleges and universities.

On student debt, Biden’s more limited approach calls for doubling the Pell Grant program for low-income Americans and cutting in half the income percentage caps on student loan repayments. Borrowers now must pay up to 10 percent of their discretionary income. Biden calls for capping payments at 5 percent of discretionary income, while also delaying payments for anyone making less than $25,000, with the borrower accruing no additional interest.

Biden’s plan would forgive any remaining debt after 20 years of payments and would allow borrowers to get out of their debts as part of personal bankruptcy.

Sanders, conversely, proposes eliminating all student loan debt, while Warren calls for broad debt relief based on income. Warren’s idea would cancel $50,000 in debt for each person with household income under $100,000, with additional proportional relief for those making up to $250,000 annually.

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Biden and Warren have another noticeable split on for-profit colleges, which have come under scrutiny because their graduates have a much higher default rate on loans as they struggle to find quality jobs. Biden proposes tighter regulations on those colleges to stop them “from profiteering off of students.” Warren calls for banning such businesses from getting federal money altogether.

All three Democratic hopefuls point to proposed tax increases to pay for their spending. Sanders would tax Wall Street transactions. Warren points to her “wealth tax,” 2 cents on every dollar of a household’s net worth beyond $50 million. Biden calls for eliminating certain breaks in inheritance taxes and capping itemized deductions for the wealthiest Americans.

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NBA Draft bust resurfaces with new look in Serbian basketball league

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Darko Milicic, who the NBA’s  Detroit Pistons selected with the No. 2 pick in 2003, after LeBron James and before Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, is considered one of the biggest draft busts in league history

Milicic, who was just 18 when he was drafted, had an unremarkable 10-year career and is now best known as a trivia question. But a new picture of him surfaced on social media Monday showing the 7-footer back on the court and looking bulkier than the 250 pounds he carried in the NBA.

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Milicic, now 34, had been out of basketball for seven years before he signed with a Serbian team in his hometown of Novi Sad in September. According to Yahoo Sports, the team plays in the Second Men’s Regional League.

He reportedly scored two points in the game before exiting with a shoulder injury.

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Milicic debuted with the Pistons during the 2003-04 season and only played 96 games for them before he was traded to the Orlando Magic during the 2005-06 season.

He bounced around the NBA before leaving the U.S. for good after the 2012-13 season.

Milicic played with the Pistons, Magic, Memphis Grizzlies, New York Knicks, Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics.

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A year after leaving the NBA in 2013, Milicic took up kickboxing and had at least one fight in Serbia. He lost via TKO to Radovan Radojcin in the second round.

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Pac-12 Commissioner: Serious concerns with California law

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Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott has expressed serious concerns about a new law that would allow college athletes in California to hire agents and be compensated for the use of their names or likenesses through endorsement deals or other money-making opportunities.

The law signed last week by Gov. Gavin Newsom would blur the lines between college athletics and professional sports, Scott said Monday at the Pac-12 women’s basketball media day. He also noted that other states considering similar legislation could create an unbalanced state-by-state approach to governing amateur sports.

“We are for choice and if young people want to earn money from their name, image or likeness or get paid to play, they should have that opportunity. That’s called pro sports,” said Scott, who met with Pac-12 coaches and student-athletes Monday and discussed the issue. “College sports is different. You go to get an education. It’s amateur, they’re students. Those are the defining characteristics and we’d like to see those lines not get blurred.”

The NCAA, the main governing body for college sports, had called on Newsom to veto the bill. Some opponents also argued it would give California schools an unfair recruiting advantage because it would give student-athletes an added incentive to go where they could make money.

“Schools recruit nationally, compete for national championships. There have to be common rules that apply. I don’t think state-by-state legislators deciding how college sports should run is the way to go, and we’re going to be very active in trying to seek a national response and solution, whether it’s through the NCAA or otherwise,” Scott said.

“I think the other concern we’ve got — while I’m sure the legislators and Gov. Newsom are very well-intended — those of us that work in college sports understand a lot of flaws with this bill and the way it’s written. I’ve seen plenty of people comment on this because people that understand college sports would immediately understand there’s recruiting in college sports, and there’s very aggressive recruiting and a lot of competition for student-athletes. And I think the concern is that while it may be well-intentioned to try to provide name, image, and likeness opportunities for that very, very small handful — maybe half a percent, 1 percent of our student-athletes go on to have successful professional careers and maybe have a name, image and likeness value — it’s pretty clear that there’s a market for recruiting student-athletes.”

“So, the idea that agents would be involved, helping negotiate deals for student-athletes, our concern is that winds up being payment for recruiting and trying to get student-athletes to go to a certain school,” Scott said.

The California law, which is set to take effect in 2023, could have implications for women’s sports, too, Scott and coaches said, though everyone is still learning how this might work.

“It’s such a delicate line, right? You want players to have opportunities and you never want to limit opportunities but you also don’t want unintended consequences to maybe trickle down to how it could affect women’s opportunities and how it could play out in recruiting circles,” UCLA coach Cori Close said. “It’s this good intention to try to reward image and likeness, is it really going to play out to reward that or will there be some other things that are taken away that are unintended?

“I think that’s sort of my caution but I don’t think I’m educated enough yet to do a side. I think it’s a complicated issue that we need to think carefully about and we need to not get sucked up into the momentum of public opinion but at the same time listen well, consider well, research well and my job is always to look out for especially women’s basketball, but women in sport in general.”

Oregon State coach Scott Rueck takes great pride in knowing his players will leave the program with an education after having been part of a tight-knit team community through highs and lows.

“There are so many benefits to that experience that I have watched with my own eyes, and their preparation for life beyond what we do, that if this classroom were to be changed in some way that would impact that negatively it would make me sad,” Rueck said.

Also Monday, Oregon was picked to win the Pac-12 for the third straight season in a poll of the conference coaches, followed by perennial power and defending Pac-12 Tournament champion Stanford and Oregon State in third. UCLA was fourth, followed by Arizona State, Arizona, Utah, USC, Washington, Washington State, California and Colorado.

Scott announced that the Pac-12 finalized arrangements to hold the men’s and women’s conference tournaments in Las Vegas for two more years, through March 2022.

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UK’s Johnson tells Merkel a Brexit deal is ‘essentially’ impossible: report

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Boris Johnson, the embattled British prime minister, told Germany’s Angela Merkel that as long as the European Union insists Northern Ireland stays in the EU’s customs union, a Brexit deal is “essentially impossible,” Bloomberg reported early Tuesday.

Last week, Johnson’s government delivered a new proposal to the EU, focused on maintaining an open border between the U.K.’s Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland — the key sticking point to a Brexit deal. The U.K. proposes to do that by keeping Northern Ireland closely aligned to EU rules for trade in goods, possibly for an extended period.

Johnson made the comment in a phone call with Merkel,  Bloomberg reported.

The bloc says the proposals don’t fulfil the U.K.’s commitment to a frictionless border, because there would have to be customs checks on some goods, and because the arrangement would be subject to review by politicians in Northern Ireland.

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Johnson has urged EU leaders to compromise and sit down for face-to-face talks. So far, the EU is resisting, saying the U.K. must show more “realism” in its proposals.

Fox News’ Greg Norman, Edmund DeMarche and the Associated Press contributed to this report

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Today on Fox News, Oct. 8, 2019

STAY TUNED

On Fox News: 

Fox & Friends, 6 a.m. ET: Gregg Jarrett, Fox News legal analyst and author of “Witch Hunt: The Story of the Greatest Mass Delusion in American Political History”; Lawrence Jones, CampusReform.org editor-in-chief and Fox News contributor; Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News senior judicial analyst.

On Fox Business:

Mornings with Maria, 6 a.m. ET: Steve Forbes. Forbes Media chairman and editor-in-chief.

Lou Dobbs Tonight, 7 p.m. ET: Michael Goodwin, New York Post columnist; Gordon Chang, author of “The Coming Collapse of China.”

On Fox News Radio:

The Fox News Rundown podcast: ” ‘Impeachment is Hell:’ Ken Starr’s Warning to Democrats” – Democrats are moving forward with their impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Three committees – the House Foreign Affairs, Intelligence and Oversight – have scheduled depositions for this week and subpoenaed more documents regarding the president’s dealings with Ukraine. Former independent counsel Ken Starr gives his take and explains why he thinks it’s not a good move for our country.

Also on the Rundown: A true health scare or hysteria? An apparent outbreak of illnesses and deaths reportedly being linked to vaping has caused a nationwide crackdown. Retailers are pulling e-cigarettes from their shelves and states are banning some products. Defenders of vaping warn severe restrictions of related products could drive some Americans back to traditional smoking – something they say is far more dangerous. Fox News Medical Correspondent Dr. Marc Seigel and Tony Abboud, executive director for the Vapor Technology Association weigh in. Plus, commentary by Jessica Tarlov, senior director of research at Bustle.com and Fox News contributor.

Want the Fox News Rundown sent straight to your mobile device? Subscribe through Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Stitcher.

The Brian Kilmeade Show, 9 a.m. ET: “Fox & Friends” weekend co-host Pete Hegseth fills in. Special guests include:Gregg Jarrett, Fox News legal analyst and author of “Witch Hunt: The Story of the Greatest Mass Delusion in American Political History”; Allen West, former Florida congressman; Chris Stirewalt, Fox News political editor.

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This Day in History: Oct. 8

On this day, Oct. 8 …

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1998: The House of Representatives triggers an open-ended impeachment inquiry against President Bill Clinton in a 258-176 vote; 31 Democrats join majority Republicans in opening the way for nationally televised impeachment hearings.

Also on this day:

  • 1871: The Great Chicago Fire erupts; fires also break out in Peshtigo, Wis., and in several communities in Michigan.
  • 1934: Bruno Hauptmann is indicted by a grand jury in New Jersey for murder in the death of the kidnapped son of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • 1944: “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,” starring Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, makes its debut on CBS Radio.
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  • 1956: Don Larsen pitches the only perfect game in a World Series to date as the New York Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5, 2-0.
  • 1982: All labor organizations in Poland, including Solidarity, are banned.
  • 2002: A federal judge approves President George W. Bush’s request to reopen West Coast ports, ending a 10-day labor lockout costing the U.S. economy an estimated $1 to $2 billion a day.
  • 2005: A magnitude 7.6 earthquake flattens villages on the Pakistan-India border, killing an estimated 86,000 people.
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  • 2017: Harvey Weinstein is fired from the Weinstein Company amid allegations that he was responsible for decades of sexual harassment against actresses and employees.
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Warren stands by claim school forced her out of teaching job due to pregnancy

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is doubling down on her claim that she was forced out of a teaching job years ago due to her pregnancy despite a resurfaced interview from 2007 that some said suggested otherwise.

Several times on the campaign trail, Warren suggested that she was effectively fired from a school where she taught children with special needs because she was “visibly pregnant.” However, in a 2007 interview, Warren appeared to have left on her own accord.

“My first-year post-graduation, I worked — it was in a public school system but I worked with the children with disabilities. I did that for a year, and then that summer I actually didn’t have the education courses, so I was on an ’emergency certificate,’ it was called,” Warren said at the time. “I went back to graduate school and took a couple of courses in education and said, ‘I don’t think this is going to work out for me. I was pregnant with my first baby, so I had a baby and stayed home for a couple of years, and I was really casting about, thinking, ‘What am I going to do?'”

In an interview with CBS News on Monday, Warren stood by what she has repeatedly said on the campaign trail.

“All I know is I was 22 years old, I was 6 months pregnant, and the job that I had been promised for the next year was going to someone else. The principal said they were going to hire someone else for my job,” Warren told CBS News.

Her campaign also issued a statement in an attempted to explain the discrepancy between now and 2007, implying that she has learned to “open up” since she became a public figure.”

“After becoming a public figure I opened up more about different pieces in my life and this was one of them. I wrote about it in my book when I became a U.S. Senator,” Warren said in a statement.

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The Washington Free Beacon obtained a transcript from The Riverdale Board of Education meeting in 1971, which indicated that Warren’s resignation was “accepted with regret.”

Fox News’ Sam Dorman contributed to this report.

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