“A day I would really like to forget,” he said, recalling how suddenly his hopes were dashed. “I’ll never forget the sound when it did break [for a second time]. I’ll never forget the feeling of it . . . like a balloon popped.” The first fracture, which occurred in a crash into the boards in St. Paul on April 4 against the Wild, cracked the kneecap vertically. Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital repaired it a couple of days later, noted Miller, and he progressed as expected, until he heard the stomach-turning popping sound while working out adjacent to the club’s dressing room in Raleigh. “That would have been my first skate,” said Miller. “We had a good target date . . . and this was all subject to change, based on how my knee was feeling. I had full range of motion. The strength had come back. Swelling had gone down. Things were healing and on track. I was kind of warned, to make sure I was … [Read more...] about Checking in on the Bruins’ Kevan Miller
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DENVER — The jokes don’t stop. Seeing a herd of 30 media types hovering in Pepsi Center to get the scoop on the playoff-bound Nuggets, the star of the show ducked into the locker room.“I am not that interesting,” Nikola Jokic said to no one in particular.Good one. After Tuesday’s 95-92 win against the Pistons, the reluctant star has only nine games until he takes on a leading role in the Western Conference playoffs. There will be no more hiding the NBA’s best-kept secret when the calendar flips to win-or-go-home time.And the Nuggets would be making a mistake to go all-out for the No. 1 seed in the West. Even while they rack up wins at a fantastic rate, hitting 50 on March 26, it’s coming at a cost. In nearly blowing a 27-point lead on Tuesday, the Nuggets often looked like a team that’s just flat-out exhausted. Murray saves Nuggets from collapse in win over PistonsJokic has played 300 out of a possible 319 games in his time here. His … [Read more...] about Paul Klee: 50-win Denver Nuggets should rest Nikola Jokic prior to NBA playoffs
By Tom Keegan | [email protected] | Boston HeraldPUBLISHED: March 18, 2019 at 12:46 pm | UPDATED: March 19, 2019 at 5:53 am FORT MYERS — Dustin Pedroia’s spring has followed a familiar path: Intense athlete wants to push it harder, faster, feels ready to remove the training wheels. The medical staff reminds him not yet. That’s why the Red Sox decision against having him on the Opening Day roster, announced Monday morning by manager Alex Cora, didn’t take the fiery second baseman by surprise. “They have to hold me back,” Pedroia said. “I’m ready for Opening Day. It’s just they’re scared. No one’s ever come back from something like this (cartilage restoration knee surgery), and they want me to make sure I follow the right steps to do that and make sure everyone’s 100 percent confident that when I come back I stay back and don’t have any issues.” Pedroia has looked quick in the … [Read more...] about Dustin Pedroia understands why he won’t be on Red Sox’ Opening Day roster
Editor's note: This article was updated on February 20th, 2019 after speaking with Haines about the tax filing regulations and procedures in 2019. As an American in Germany, there are many things we can put behind us in the US, but unfortunately filing taxes is not one of them. While most Americans abroad are exempt from paying US taxes, they still have to submit US tax returns by June 17th - thanks to an automatic two-month extension. We spoke with expat tax expert Emily Haines, founder of Xpatax Solutions LLC, for her breakdown of the best, and often overlooked, tips for filing and paying taxes as an American in Germany. Getting started The threshold for having to declare taxes abroad is $12,000 for a single person, $24,000 for married couples filing jointly and $18,000 for the head of the household, according to Haines. In Germany, the threshold for paying taxes is €8,820, and can be filed online through the Elster. However, if an individual works with a tax … [Read more...] about What you need to know about filing taxes as an American in Germany
By Mark Medina | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: December 24, 2018 at 5:00 am | UPDATED: December 25, 2018 at 10:10 am CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device * * * Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * * OAKLAND >> During this holiday season, Warriors majority owner Joe Lacob does not have the spirit of giving. Instead, he seems more naughty than nice. Lacob floated the possibility he will sit in his courtside seat sporting one of his championship rings when the Warriors (23-11) face the Los Angeles Lakers (19-14) on Christmas Day at Oracle Arena. He hopes LeBron James notices. “I might wear it for him out of respect,” Lacob said, laughing, while recently sporting the Warriors’ most recent title ring. “I might wear all three.” That would provide a symbolic reminder of the Warriors winning three … [Read more...] about What will it take for Warriors and Lakers to become a rivalry?