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June 5, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has held a “patriotism” event at the White House in lieu of a Super Bowl celebration for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles that he canceled. Trump did not mention the Eagles. He had accused players of abandoning their fans because many had said they wouldn’t show up.

CLEVELAND (AP) — NBA stars Stephen Curry and LeBron James are speaking out in support of the Philadelphia Eagles. Curry and James both say that regardless of who wins the Cleveland-Golden State matchup in the NBA Finals, neither team will be going to the White House to celebrate.

NEW YORK (AP) — Lou Lamoriello moved quickly to shake up the New York Islanders by firing general manager Garth Snow and coach Doug Weight. Lamoriello named himself the team’s new GM just two weeks after taking over as president of hockey operations.

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) is hinting he could skip the grass-court season after his quarterfinal exit at the French Open. Djokovic looked sad and dejected during his post-match news conference, giving very brief answers to reporters. Djokovic was beaten 6-3, 7-6 (4), 1-6, 7-6 (11) by Italian player Marco Cecchinato.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Chris Herndon says his arrest last weekend for driving while intoxicated does not reflect the person he is. The New York Jets rookie tight end declined comment after practice today on details of the incident in which New Jersey State Police say Herndon crashed into another car on a highway early last Saturday morning.

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