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Monday Notes: NBA Playoffs, WNBA Draft, Odell Beckham and more

Monday Notes: NBA Playoffs, WNBA Draft, Odell Beckham and more

Sports: NBA 2023 Playoffs field  set with Play-in Tournament starting Tuesday, April 11

Below is the seeding for the 2023 NBA Playoffs and the 2023 Play-In Tournament.


Seeding breakdown

EASTERN CONFERENCE

  1. Milwaukee Bucks
  2. Boston Celtics
  3. Philadelphia 76ers
  4. Cleveland Cavaliers
  5. New York Knicks
  6. Brooklyn Nets
  7. Miami Heat
  8. Atlanta Hawks
  9. Toronto Raptors
  10. Chicago Bulls

WESTERN CONFERENCE

  1. Denver Nuggets
  2. Memphis Grizzlies
  3. Sacramento Kings
  4. Phoenix Suns
  5. LA Clippers
  6. Golden State Warriors
  7. Los Angeles Lakers
  8. Minnesota Timberwolves
  9. New Orleans Pelicans
  10. Oklahoma City Thunder

The NBA Play-In Tournament will be played April 11-14. The NBA Playoffs begin April 15.

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Sports: WNBA Draft

How presumptive No. 1 draft pick Aliyah Boston projects in the WNBA
Aliyah Boston’s ability to become the star who helps the Fever get back to the playoffs will depend on how much she expands her offensive repertoire.
How to watch the 2023 WNBA draft on ESPN and ESPN+
The 2023 WNBA draft is upon us! The Indiana Fever have the first pick, but which players will hear their name called after presumptive No. 1 overall Aliyah Boston? Tune in to ESPN to find out.

Food: How Slutty Vegan Puts the Party in Plant-Based Food

Pinky Cole’s Atlanta-based burger chain is valued at a hundred million dollars. Can racy branding take vegan food mainstream?

How Slutty Vegan Puts the Party in Plant-Based Food
Pinky Cole’s Atlanta-based burger chain is valued at a hundred million dollars. Can racy branding take vegan food mainstream?

Sports: Odell Beckham Jr. agrees to a one-year deal with Ravens

On Sunday, Odell Beckham announced via social media that he’s signing with the Ravens. According to a report from NFL Media, Beckham agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $18 million. Beckham had reportedly been slated to visit the Jets on Monday.

Odell Beckham Jr. agrees to one-year deal with Ravens - ProFootballTalk
At long last, Odell Beckham Jr. has found a new team.Beckham announced via social media on Sunday that he’s signing with the Ravens.According to a report from NFL Media, Beckham agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $18 million.Beckham had reportedly been slated to visit the Jets on Monday. But the…
Ravens give OBJ $15 million guaranteed - ProFootballTalk
After failing to get $20 million per year, receiver Odell Beckham Jr. lowered his expectations to $15 million on a one-year deal. And he got it.Via NFL Media, the Ravens will pay Beckham $15 million guaranteed on his one-year deal. The money comes in the form of a $13.835 million signing bonus and a…

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Sports: Dwayne Haskins’ attorney has filed a lawsuit one year after Haskins’ death — based on previously unseen evidence.

Lawsuit: Haskins drugged in blackmail conspiracy
Dwayne Haskins was drugged on the night of his death as part of an alleged “blackmail and robbery conspiracy” against the former NFL quarterback, according to a lawsuit filed by his family.

Health: Federal judge says health insurance companies don’t have to cover preventive care services

In a big blow to health insurance in the U.S., a federal judge has ruled that insurers no longer have to pay for preventive care services like cancer and heart disease screenings.
The ruling comes as a result of a lawsuit brought by a group of insurers who argued that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exceeded its authority by requiring them to cover certain preventative care services without being able to charge co-payments or deductibles.

Federal judge says health insurance companies don’t have to cover preventive care services - New York Amsterdam News
In a big blow to health insurance in the U.S., a federal judge has ruled that insurers no longer have to pay for preventive care services like cancer and heart disease screenings.

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