• Jimmy Butler reportedly lashes out at Timberwolves teammates, coaches, and executives during first practice since demanding a trade

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Minnesota Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler requested a trade from the team in mid-September and cited interest in landing with the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, or Los Angeles Clippers, later adding the Miami Heat.
    The Timberwolves' front office is internally divided on whether or not to deal the four-time All-Star, with coach and president Tom Thibodeau reportedly stifling trade talks and owner Glen Taylor pushing to reach a quick deal.
    With regular-season NBA games less than a week away, Butler reported to practice Wednesday for the first time since requesting the trade.
    Butler is said...
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  • The Marine Corps just retired its 14th Chesty mascot - here's why the Corps loves English bulldogs

    The Marine Corps just retired its 14th Chesty mascot - here's why the Corps loves English bulldogs

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The US Marine Corps' adorable mascot, the English bulldog named Chesty XIV, officially retired in late August after five years of service.
    He was replaced by Chesty XV, who made his first official appearance at a Marine Barracks parade on Aug. 31.
    It's rather well-known that the Corps loves English bulldogs, but what's less well-known is why.
    It all traces back to the famous World War I Battle of Belleau Wood. The Marines took heavy casualties during the nearly month-long, grueling fight on the Western Front.
    But in the end, the Marines emerged victorious.
    Here's the story. The Battle of...
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  • Japan activated its first marine unit since World War II to counter China, and it just teamed up with the US to practice storming beaches

    Japan activated its first marine unit since World War II to counter China, and it just teamed up with the US to practice storming beaches

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Japan activated its first marine unit since World War II in March to defend islands in the East China Sea, and this week Marines and sailors with the US 7th Fleet trained with it for the first time.
    Japanese forces are in the Philippines for the second edition of the Kamandag exercise, an acronym of the Tagalog phrase, "Kaagapay Ng Mga Mandirigma Ng Dagat," which translates to " Cooperation of Warriors of the Sea ."
    Kamandag, usually a bilateral US-Philippine exercise, runs from October 2 to October 11 this year, and one of the first drills conducted during saw members of Japan's...
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