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US women’s basketball team seeking seventh straight gold

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The U.S. women’s basketball team has earned the chance to match a historic hoops accomplishment not achieved at the Olympics since their male counterparts pulled off the feat more than 50 years ago.

The U.S. squad can win its seventh consecutive gold medal in women’s basketball in the championship game Sunday morning (which will be 10:30 p.m. EDT on Saturday night) against host nation Japan. The American men previously copped seven consecutive golds, from 1936 in Berlin through the 1968 Games in Mexico City.

“This is exactly where we want to be, so now everything is on the line,” former Connecticut star Breanna Stewart said after a 79-59 semifinal win over Serbia on Friday. “Right now there is so much pressure going for seven straight, that you kind of get lost in what’s actually happening and not enjoying being at the Olympics, and I think we did that. We came out and we had fun.”

Sue Bird (left) and Diana Taurasi are both going for their fifth gold medals in Olympic women's basketball.
Sue Bird (left) and Diana Taurasi are both going for their fifth gold medals in Olympic women’s basketball.
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U.S. coach Dawn Staley, the former WNBA star and basketball Hall of Famer who now coaches at South Carolina, believes losing two pre-Olympic exhibition games in Las Vegas in July — one against a team of WNBA stars and another against the Australian national team — served as a wake-up call for her star-laden squad, which features six first-time Olympians.

“If you look at what took place from the beginning of the month to where we are now, and the progression that’s taken place, we find ourselves where we wanted to be,” Staley said Friday on a Zoom call. “No matter how hard it was to swallow dropping those two games in Vegas, which seems like a long, long time ago, to be competing for a gold medal is rewarding. But we still have to get the job done.


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“I just feel like once we hit the quarterfinals, our players really looked different. There’s a different focus. There’s a different dynamic for this. That is, we don’t want to lose. We’re here. We wanted to compete for a gold medal, and if we don’t win, we don’t do that. … That’s what the moment takes on when you’re competing for a gold medal.”

The American women have won 54 consecutive Olympic contests, beginning with a bronze-medal victory over Cuba in 1992 in Barcelona, following their most-recent defeat in the semifinals against the Unified Team.

“Legacy. It’s a standard that USA Basketball has set,” point guard Chelsea Gray said via Zoom following the team’s rematch win over Australia in the quarterfinals. “There’s a lot of great people who have come through this program, some that are still playing.

“But it’s definitely a legacy, a standard that is set, and achieving excellence. That’s the level we have to play at.”

Longtime star guards and former UConn teammates Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird, a Long Island product, would earn their fifth consecutive gold medals with a win over Japan. The 39-year-old Taurasi, who was hampered by a hip injury in Friday’s win over Serbia, and the 40-year-old Bird were teammates with Staley on the gold-winning 2004 U.S. team in Athens.

“Everybody here wants to win gold for them, for us, for everybody that started this streak and got us here,” Brittney Griner said.

“We’re all aware of it,” Stewart added. “Sue and D, what they’ve done for USA Basketball is extremely special. The fact they’re going for five straight golds is insane, and the rest of us, we want to make sure we put them in the best possible position to get that gold.”

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What Time Will ‘Riverdale’ Season 6 Be on Netflix?

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The season finale of Riverdale aired in late July on The CW. Notice we said season finale? Thankfully, the beloved series will return for a seventh season, but, unfortunately, Season 7 will be the final installment of Riverdale.

If you already streamed the current season, make sure to read Alex Zalben’s interview with Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa on Decider. If you’re waiting to binge Season 6 on Netflix, well, you better clear your calendar because all 22 episodes are about to drop on the streamer. What time will the sixth season of Riverdale debut on Netflix? What time does Netflix release shows? Here’s everything you need to know.

WHEN IS THE RIVERDALE SEASON 6 NETFLIX RELEASE DATE?

Riverdale Season 6 premieres Sunday, August 7 on Netflix.

HOW MANY EPISODES ARE IN RIVERDALE SEASON 6?

The sixth season of Riverdale consists of 22 episodes.

WHAT TIME DOES NETFLIX RELEASE NEW SHOWS?

Netflix releases new episodes at 3:00 a.m. ET/12:00 a.m. PT.

WHAT TIME WILL RIVERDALE SEASON 6 BE ON NETFLIX?

Netflix is based out of California, so Riverdale Season 6 will be available to stream at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) beginning Sunday, August 7. If the clock strikes 12:00 (or 3:00 a.m. for folks on the East Coast) and you don’t see the new episodes, give it a moment, hit refresh, and then enjoy the show!

WILL THERE BE A SEASON 7 OF RIVERDALE?

Yes! Decider recently covered that very topic.

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Actress Anne Heche Suffers Severe Burns After Crashing Car Into Los Angeles Home

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Actress Anne Heche, known for her roles in such films as Donnie Brasco, Volcano and I Know What You Did Last Summer, was involved in a fiery car crash in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles on Friday.

According to TMZ, Heche was driving a blue Mini Cooper and had first crashed into the garage of an apartment complex. Residents of the apartment complex tried to get her out of the vehicle but she backed up and sped off.

Footage of Heche speeding down the streets of her neighborhood had been obtained by TMZ as well as her initial encounter at the apartment complex.

In the first clip, you can hear her car crash towards the end. It has been reported that the actress crashed into someone’s home, causing her vehicle and the house to erupt into flames. Heche suffered severe burns and was resisting being taken away in a stretcher. You can also view footage of this via the TMZ article.

It has not been confirmed whether alcohol has been involved in the incident since her condition prevents doctors from performing any tests to determine if she was driving under the influence. She is currently intubated in the hospital but expected to live.

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These are the vulgar license-plate requests the DMV has rejected

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Stay CL4SSY, New York!

The state Department of Motor Vehicles nixed 3,752 requests for vanity license plates in the last three years because it deemed them too raunchy, radical or simply ridiculous.

New York’s personalized plates go for $60 initially, and then $31.25 annually for renewal. You can get any plate as long as no one else has it and it’s not offensive.

Odds are a request for a plate that marks a wedding anniversary or shows your allegiance to a team — like METS86 — will pass muster with the DMV gatekeepers.

Vulgarity won’t get you to first base.

So plates with the phrase LFGM — the acronym for Pete Alonso’s “Let’s F–king Go Mets” rallying cry — did not make the cut.

And you won’t see anyone driving around with the custom plates MILFDAD, AS5M4N and WLHUNG.

Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
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New York state Department of Motor Vehicles denied more than 3.5 thousand requests for license plates deemed inappropriate.
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“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
New York DMV

The DMV also put NICEBUNS, FATFANNY, GOTAPOOP and BENDOVER in the rear-view mirror.

One player unsuccessfully tried to score the plate YESDADDY, to no avail.

The DMV also shot down such dark requests as DEADGIRL, GENOC1DE, S8TAN, DETONATE and MURDERM3.

“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
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The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
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BOOBIE is prohibited.
BOOBIE is prohibited.
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Getting political is a dead end too — FJOEBIDN, FDTRUMP and CNNLIES were nixed.

LUDEDUDE, NARCO, GOT METH and BLUNT also went up in smoke.

Staten Island attorney Bill Dertinger said his blue 1995 Jaguar SJS was tagged with ESQLTD after his company and his 2014 Porsche had the plate GHOSTGTS because the sleek sportscar was white.

“The plates can make you stand out — which can be a curse or a blessing,” the 54-year-old Dertinger said. “Make sure you don’t cut anybody off.”

A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
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The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
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The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
New York DMV

There must be a New York Jets fan playing referee at the DMV because a request for the seemingly innocent plate GASE was sidelined. Ex-Jets head coach Adam Gase had an offensive 9-23 win-loss record during his forgettable two-year tenure.

The DMV would not reveal who gives the final yea or nay.

“The DMV reviews all custom license plate requests and works hard to ensure that any combinations that may be considered objectionable are rejected,” said agency spokesman Tim O’Brien.

“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
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“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
New York DMV

He said guidelines on what plate combinations are restricted can be found on the DMV website: https://dmv.ny.gov/learn-about-personalized-plates. Approximately 50,000 personalized and custom plates are sold per year, O’Brien said.

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The state DMV has rejected 3,752 requests for custom license plates in the last three years because it deemed them potentially offensive. Here are some:

YESDADDY

FJOEBIDN

FDTRUMP

GLOCKS

FLYMOFO

BOOBIE

AS5M4N

BUDLIGHT

DEADGIRL

SUM8ITCH

GENOC1DE

S8TAN

CNNLIES

DETONATE

MURDERM3

MILFDAD

WLHUNG

Source: NYS DMV

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