Kemba Walker ready to go when NBA restarts, and a Celtics Census rematch

The return of the NBA is finally starting to feel real.

All 22 teams heading to Orlando, Fla. for the resumption of the 2019-20 NBA campaign have been given their eight-game schedules for the remainder of the regular season. The Boston Celtics are set to open with a July 31 matchup against the No. 1 seed Milwaukee Bucks. You can check out their full schedule here.

On a new episode of NBC Sports Boston’s “Celtics At Home,” A. Sherrod Blakely chatted with Kyle Draper and Brian Scalabrine about how coach Brad Stevens and the C’s are feeling as they look ahead to the season restart.

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“This season for them feels like a restart. And when you think about the fact that last time we saw those guys play was pre-St. Patrick’s Day back in the middle of March

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In pandemic-stricken Miami, health workers deliver masks in person

Miami (AFP) – In a meticulous, home-by-home operation, Miami city workers are knocking on doors in COVID-19 hotspots to deliver face masks, gloves and hand sanitizer — and instructing people on how to properly use the gear.

“Hello!” one of the health care workers cries out in Spanish as her team of six visits Allapattah, a working-class neighborhood located between the Miami airport and wealthy seaside homes.

“We have masks!” she says, urging people to come to the door.

Rafael Asencio, 71, a former construction worker born in the Dominican Republic, greets the team at the door of his humble home.

“Are you taking care of yourself? Where is your mask?” asks Cathy Burgos, the outreach team leader.

The workers hand out bags with face masks, surgical gloves, bottles of hand sanitizer and an information brochure in English and Spanish.

Burgos makes sure that Asencio can properly put on his

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Broadway star buys home he says was built by slaves, promises to ‘fill it with love’

Broadway star Robert Hartwell shared the historical significance of his latest purchase, a home that was built by slaves in 1820.

Hartwell, who starred in “Hello Dolly!” and “Motown the Musical,” posted a photo on Instagram of himself smiling in front of his new home and opened up about what it means to him.

“3 weeks ago I found this house online. I said, ‘this is my house.’ I called the seller and was told it was a cash only offer and that ‘I’m sure that takes you off the table,'” he wrote. “Don’t you ever underestimate a hard working black man.”

When Hartwell toured the home last week, he said it confirmed his hunch that it was the perfect place for him to call home.

Hartwell didn’t disclose the location of the home, but shared some insight into its history.

“The house was built in 1820 for the Russell

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Myka Stauffer says she was ‘foolish’ to adopt after placing son with new family

YouTuber Myka Stauffer is taking to social media to apologize one month after news broke that her adopted son Huxley Stauffer is living with a new family.

In the spring, many fans started to question why Huxley was no longer appearing in her videos. In an emotional video that has since been made private, Stauffer and her husband, James Stauffer, explained that Huxley, who has autism and a sensory processing disorder, is living with a “new mommy” in a “forever home.”

Soon after the news broke, the Stauffers began facing swift backlash, with many fans accusing the couple of being irresponsible parents and also of monetizing Huxley by selling advertising on online content about him. Playtex Baby, Danimals and other brands severed ties with the parenting and lifestyle influencers. Adoption advocates and experts spoke out as well, explaining that experiences like this can be extremely detrimental to the child’s well-being.

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Teen dies after group home staff sat on him for throwing bread, Michigan report says

A teen who died after employees of a Michigan group home sat on him for throwing sandwich bread was improperly restrained, and staff failed to quickly provide medical help, state officials say.

An investigation report about the death of Cornelius Fredericks — a 16-year-old boy who lived at Lakeside Academy in Kalamazoo, Michigan — says staff members restrained the teen for 12 minutes as he struggled to breathe while other employees stood by without correcting them. Fredericks, who suffered cardiac arrest, died two days later on May 1, officials say.

“Throwing bread is not a demonstration of imminent threat of harm to self or others and did not warrant physical management,” according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services report obtained by McClatchy News.

On Monday, Jonathan Marko, an attorney for Fredericks’ estate, filed a lawsuit against Lakeside Academy and Sequel Youth and Family Services, the

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Fans may be able to help make crowd noise for Orlando restart broadcasts

There will be crowd noise on the broadcast of games from HP Field House and The Arena when the NBA restarted in Orlando — but that noise may be of cheering fans at home.

As opposed to using pre-recorded crowd noise from other games being added to the broadcast — as has been done with European soccer, including the English Premier League — the NBA is looking into ways to use the sound of fans cheering at home and pushed through an app into the broadcast, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told Steve Serby of the New York Post.

But there will be a lot of technology we will be experimenting with to try to introduce noise and make the event more entertaining for players and TV viewers. We have been having a lot of fun with apps that allow fans to push noise they make at home into the

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