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Scoreboard roundup -- 11/8/17

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By MB

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Detroit 114 Indiana 97
Orlando 112 N-Y Knicks 99
Boston 107 L.A. Lakers 96
Miami 126 Phoenix 115
Golden State 125 Minnesota 101

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Toronto 4 Minnesota 2
N-Y Rangers 4 Boston 2
Tampa Bay 5 San Jose 1

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Country stars join "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" for "CMA Mean Tweets 3"

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Shore Fire Media/Jimmy FontaineOn Wednesday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Kimmel followed up the CMAs telecast on ABC with the latest installment of “CMA Mean Tweets 3,” featuring Zac Brown Band, Cassadee Pope, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Randy Houser, Old Dominion, Trace Adkins, Darius Rucker, Dan + Shay, Jana Kramer, Chris Young, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Chris Stapleton, Jake Owen, Little Big Town and Justin Moore.

The Zac Brown Band just laughed when they read their mean tweet, “The Zac Brown Band is on three radio stations at the same time…. As you can imagine this is the worst day of my life. #H8Them.”

Blake Shelton was stunned as he read, “I want to throw Blake Shelton off a highway overpass by his legs and watch him get obliterated by a Peterbuilt pulling a big stupid house. “

The guys from Old Dominion fell over laughing as they read, a particular obscene tweet, adding, “That guy loves us!”

And Chris Stapleton laughed when he read, “Chris Stapleton proves that ugly people can still win awards.”

Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights at 11:35 on ABC.

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What the 'most armed man in America' has to say about mass shootings

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By TJH

ABC News(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) — Colorado gun shop owner Mel Bernstein became casually known as the “most armed man in America” after acquiring thousands of high-powered weapons, bazookas and machine guns.

His firearms collection dwarfs the number of guns — 47 — allegedly found in the Las Vegas hotel suite and two homes of mass shooter Stephen Paddock, for instance, but the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is unable to confirm whether Bernstein has amassed more weapons than any other U. S. gun owner.

“ATF cannot quantify who possesses the most firearms in America because there is no database to reference this information,” an ATF representative wrote in response to an inquiry from ABC News. “A firearm registry or database of individuals who own firearms regulated under the Gun Control Act (GCA) does not exist.”

In addition to selling the kind of guns used in the Sutherland Texas, Las Vegas and Columbine High School shootings, Bernstein said, his gun shop sold out of bump stocks shortly after the Vegas massacre that left 58 people dead and over 500 injured. Paddock allegedly modified 12 of his rifles with bump stocks, an attachment that enables a semiautomatic rifle to fire hundreds of shots per minute.

“They were only 185 dollars,” Bernstein said. “In two days [after the Oct. 1 Vegas attack], we sold all of them.”

His supply of eight bump stocks had previously been sitting on the shelf for eight months, he said.

“Whatever the killer used, that’s what they want,” Bernstein, 71, said of his customers. “They want to feel the firepower. They want to have the gun just like that to show people.”

Bernstein says he has amassed over 4,000 weapons at his Colorado Springs compound, where he also keeps military-style vehicles. The weapons are registered in his name, he says, and he also rents and sells machine guns to his customers.

His gun shop, six shooting ranges, military museum, paintball park, motorcross park and home are located on the 260-acre property known as Dragonland.

“We’ve been selling more guns in the last three weeks than we have in the last eight months,” Bernstein said of his firearms shop called Dragonmans.

As for gun ownership in general, about 3 percent of Americans own about half the country’s 265 million guns, according to a 2016 Harvard-Northeastern survey. Such “super owners” possess an average of 17 guns each, and an estimated 133 million guns in total.

Bernstein has signs along his mile-long driveway threatening “gang bangers” and “registered Democrats” from stepping onto his property. Bullet-riddled cars and mannequins covered in fake blood serve as a warning to potential trespassers.

“If anybody comes on your property and threatens you with bodily harm, it’s legal to shoot them, [according to] Colorado law,” Bernstein said as he drove toward his one-story house in which he keeps M-16 machine guns, sawed-off shotguns, and multiple handguns around his bed.

In August, four people used Bernstein’s truck to smash into the Dragonmans gun store and steal 84 guns, police said. Federal authorities have since arrested four suspects, including his stepdaughter and step-grandson, who now face felony charges in connection to the theft of firearms from a federal firearms licensee. They have not entered pleas.

Despite all the weapons and warnings, Bernstein says no one has ever been killed or even injured on his property. With one profound exception.

In 2012, his wife, Terry Flanell, 51, was accidentally killed by a smoke bomb on the property while filming a reality-TV pilot for the Discovery Channel.

“One of the smoke containers turned into a rocket and went right past me and through her and killed her,” Bernstein said

Now, his home — decorated with jukeboxes, vintage Cola-Cola memorabilia and model cars — reminds him of a bygone era.

Bernstein also keeps four female mannequins at the home. “I need someone to talk to, to tell them my problems,” Bernstein said.

He added: “This whole house fixed up like this puts me back in my era, back in the sixties where I belong.”

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Garth Brooks, Little Big Town & Chris Stapleton dominate a CMA Awards show filled with touching moments, moving tributes

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ABC/Image Group LAGarth Brooks, Little Big Town and Chris Stapleton were the big winners at the 51st Annual CMA Awards, broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, a show chock full of touching moments, moving tributes and musical performances.

Brooks took home the big award — Entertainer of the Year — thanking, among others his fans, “The most important thing, other than God himself,” and “the people that allow us to get to be in the greatest music ever, country music.”

Stapleton walked off with Male Vocalist and top album honors for From A Room: Volume 1. Before announcing Stapleton as the winner, actor/writer/director Tyler Perry — who presented the award — drew a standing ovation when he said, “I believe it has never been more important than it is right now that we all come together, find some common ground…spend some time listening to each other and realize that we are more alike than not alike.”

Little Big Town copped trophies for vocal group and Song of the Year for “Better Man,” written by Taylor Swift.

Swift couldn’t make to the show, but LBT’s Karen Fairchild thanked her for “this beautiful song and for loving songs and loving Nashville.” Later, while picking up the group’s award for Vocal Group of the Year, Fairchild noted, “Tonight should be about harmony. It should be about what we can do together to change things. ”

Other winners included Miranda Lambert, who noted while accepting her Female Vocalist award, “I feel like there’s a family in this room…we’re bonded together and banded together more than we ever have been and I feel like country music is winning right now.”

Keith Urban grabbed the Single of the Year nod for “Blue Ain’t Your Color.” Brothers Osborne won for Vocal Duo; and Jon Pardi took home the New Artist of the Year honor.

The show began on a serious note, with Eric Church delivering an a capella version of “Amazing Grace,” followed by Urban, Lady Antebellum and an all-star chorus joining Darius Rucker for his 1994 hit with Hootie & the Blowfish, “Hold My Hand.”

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley — hosting the broadcast for the 10th straight year — reflected on the storms and violent tragedies that have impacted so many across the United States this past year. Paisley dedicated the show to “all those we’ve lost and to all those who are still healing.”

“We love you and we will never forget you,” he said. Added Underwood: “Tonight we’re gonna do what families do: come together, pray together, cry together and sing together too.”

Country stars also made sure to pay homage to their late friends and colleagues. Glen Campbell — who died this past August — was honored by Little Big Town and songwriter Jimmy Webb with a performance of his song “Wichita Lineman.” Rascal Flatts and Dierks Bentley paid tribute to Montgomery Gentry‘s Troy Gentry — who was killed in a helicopter crash in September — by singing “My Town.” In a moment that brought tears to some in the crowd, Gentry’s partner Eddie Montgomery came on stage to sing along. Brothers Osborne closed their performance with “Tulsa Time,” by Don Williams, who passed in September.

The “In Memoriam” segment featured Underwood performing Alan Jackson‘s “Softly and Tenderly,” as the pictures and names of the Las Vegas shooting victims appeared on the screen.

The show was dominated by performances by nominees — including Lambert, Stapleton and Keith Urban — but newcomers to the show took the stage, too. One Direction‘s Niall Horan joined Maren Morris for a performance of “Seeing Blind,” while Pink earned a standing ovation for “Barbies.”

The show didn’t shy away from politics either — in spite of guidelines about specific topics to avoid. Brad rattled off a bunch of song titles he couldn’t sing, including “Scaramucci” – a song about the former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci sung to the tune of Alan Jackson’s “Chattahoochee” — and “Hold Me Closer Bernie Sanders.” And he and Carrie took aim at President Donald Trump with a parody of Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” called “Before He Tweets.”

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Country stars join Jimmy Kimmel Live! for "CMA Mean Tweets 3"

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By Stephen Iervolino

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — On Wednesday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Kimmel followed up the CMAs telecast on ABC with the latest installment of “CMA Mean Tweets 3,” featuring Zac Brown Band, Cassadee Pope, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Randy Houser, Old Dominion, Trace Adkins, Darius Rucker,Dan + Shay, Jana Kramer, Chris Young, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Chris Stapleton, Jake Owen, Little Big Town and Justin Moore.

The Zac Brown Band just laughed when they read their mean tweet, “The Zac Brown Band is on three radio stations at the same time…. As you can imagine this is the worst day of my life. #H8Them.”

Blake Shelton was stunned as he read, “I want to throw Blake Shelton off a highway overpass by his legs and watch him get obliterated by a Peterbuilt pulling a big stupid house. “

The guys from Old Dominion fell over laughing as they read, “F*** you, Old Dominion! Suck my d***” and added, “That guy loves us!”

And Chris Stapleton laughed when he read, “Chris Stapleton proves that ugly people can still win awards.”

Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights at 11:35 on ABC.

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