Monthly Archives: July 2021

ESPN to Big 12, Bowlsby: ‘No wrongful conduct’

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4:14 PM ETESPN News ServicesESPN bolstered its response to a Big 12 conference letter that accused the network of trying to "destabilize" the league, writing in a letter of its own that ESPN has "engaged in no wrongful conduct" and that "there is nothing to 'cease and desist.'"The letter from Burke Magnus, ESPN president of…

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Ex-NBA star Odom, ex-champ Bowe book bout

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playLamar Odom defeats Aaron Carter in celebrity boxing match (0:46)Former NBA player Lamar Odom defeats singer Aaron Carter by knockout in their celebrity boxing match. (0:46)3:02 PM ETBen BabyESPN Staff Writer CloseESPN Staff Writer Previously a college football writer for The Dallas Morning News University of North Texas graduateFormer heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe is getting…

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Disney’s Haunted Mansion Movie May Have Found Its Stars

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Ladies and Ghouls, the mansion has new guests...Image: Disney ParksMoonhaven’s cast continues to grow. Issa Rae and J.J. Abrams are working on an adaptation of Octavia Butler’s Fledgling for HBO. Plus, new pictures from Day of the Dead and Legends of Tomorrow’s return, and what’s next for American Horror Stories. Spoilers get!Haunted MansionTHR reports Tiffany…

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BJP evasive on Pegasus, to blame for logjam: Congress

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NEW DELHI: Congress on Thursday blamed BJP for the logjam in Parliament and said the government was “avoiding” discussion on the use of Pegasus spyware since it has “much to hide”. Accusing BJP MPs of “collectively insulting” Parliament with their conduct in the meeting of the House panel on information technology on Wednesday, which had…

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Celebs among 250 hit in sextortion racket

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MUMBAI: Five youths, two of them engineers and one a minor, were recently arrested for allegedly running a nationwide racket in which they filmed men in the buff, indulged in sextortion and sold the obscene video clips on the internet. Police said the accused had made video clips of nearly 250 men and the money…

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The Good and Bad of Spotify’s Q2 2021 Earnings: Analysis

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Not that the quarter's MAU tally was a surprise. Spotify pointedly stated in its Q4 2020 earnings that 2021 guidance would be hard to pin down because of "substantial uncertainty." Investors didn’t like to hear that, either: Spotify's share price fell 9% that day. It goes to show you can’t please everybody. The essence of Q2 2021 earnings can be…

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The 40 Best Music Videos of 1981: Staff List

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24. Earth, Wind & Fire, "Let's Groove" (dir. Ron Hays) This was a relatively high-budget, technically ambitious video for its time, reflecting EWF’s status as one of the premier R&B acts of the previous decade. The video features electronic effects created by director Hays using an analog computer system. Bruno Mars wasn’t even born when…

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Fognini sorry for anti-gay slur used in tennis loss

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10:33 PM ETESPN News Services TOKYO -- Italian tennis player Fabio Fognini has apologized for yelling at himself with an anti-gay slur during a loss in the Olympic tennis tournament.Fognini used the offensive Italian word repeatedly during the three-set loss to Russian Olympic Committee player Daniil Medvedev in the third round on Wednesday.Fognini wrote in…

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Croatian bros. add pairs gold to rowing resume

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10:02 PM ETESPN News Services Croatian brothers Martin and Valent Sinkovic have dominated the men's pair in Olympic rowing, cruising to victory in a race they led from the start Thursday at the Tokyo Games.The Croatians were the heavy favorites. They won double sculls in 2016, then switched boat disciplines and won two world championships…

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Leslie Jordan Slams DaBaby’s Homophobic Rant as Stupid, Clueless

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Leslie Jordan DaBaby's Homophobic Rant Stupid Comments Torment LGBTQ Community 7/29/2021 1:00 AM PT TMZ.com Leslie Jordan says ignorant, uninformed comments about HIV/AIDS from people like DaBaby are exactly why some gay people aren't comfortable being themselves ... so Leslie's slamming the rapper's homophobic rant as stupid and clueless. We got Leslie outside Kings Road…

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Bob Moses: The Fullness of the Man

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More reflections on the passing of “a straight cat.” July 29, 2021 I once asked Bob Moses, who died on July 25 at the age of 86, for an example of empowering grassroots leadership. He replied, “Well, Mrs. [Hazel] Palmer… She really came to symbolize for me…this leadership phenomenon that Ella [Baker] pointed us to…

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Two Cheers for the Free Press

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And why Democratic attempts to cure excesses through censorship are not only wrong but stupid. July 29, 2021 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, France—Like a mattress tag—or one of those cookies-authorization things you sometimes have to click off your screen—it’s something you never stop to read: the words defense d’afficher / loi du 29 juillet 1881. Here in…

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U.S. pole vaulter Kendricks out after positive test

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12:35 AM ETESPN News Services American world-champion pole vaulter Sam Kendricks will miss the Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19.Kendricks' father posted on social media that his son had no symptoms but was informed while in Tokyo that he tested positive and was out of the competition.The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee confirmed the news…

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ZZ Top’s Bassist Dusty Hill Dead at 72

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1:10 PM PT -- Though Dusty wasn't supposed to play ... the band has canceled its show that was scheduled for Wednesday night in Simpsonville, SC. ZZ Top's longtime bassist, Dusty Hill, has died ... TMZ has learned. Dusty passed away at his home in Houston, TX -- this according to his bandmates, Billy Gibbons…

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Woman guilty of role in £4.2million diamond heist

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A woman whose sleight of hand played an integral role in a £4.2million diamond heist has been found guilty at Southwark Crown Court.Lulu Lakatos – 60 (26.06.61) from the Saint Brieuc region of France, was found guilty of conspiracy to steal on Wednesday, 28 July following the conclusion of her trial.She was sentenced on the…

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U.S. women get 50th straight Olympic hoops win

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Jul 27, 2021Associated Press SAITAMA, Japan -- The U.S. women's basketball team won, as usual. It just wasn't in the dominant fashion that the Americans are accustomed to at the Olympic Games.The winning streak for the world's top-ranked team is now 50 games and counting in Olympic competition. A'ja Wilson scored 19 points and grabbed…

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Post Malone Announces the Return of Posty Fest

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Malone added in his caption, "The festival will be 2 days this year and completely outdoors:) love you guys we’re so happy to be back @postyfest." News of this year's Posty Fest comes nearly three weeks after Post Malone released his new song "Motley Crew," with its speedy, race-car-themed music video. The song has so far…

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Johnny Ventura, Dominican Merengue Icon, Dies at 81

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Born in La Vega, Dominican Republic, Ventura kicked off his career in the early ‘60s and was coined as "El Caballo Negro." Some of his biggest titles include tropical hits such as “Patacon Pisao,” “¿Pitaste?” and “Merenguero Hasta la Tambora,” all of which have become staples in Latin households. Ventura’s timeless music has entered various…

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Pharaohe Monch Unmasks His Struggles with Mental Health

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Each video in the Sound Mind Unmasked series features an artist sharing their mental health journey, opening up about the toll touring and recording can take. Unmasked is focused on as shining a light on free mental health resources available to everyone, as well as fostering an open dialogue about mental health for artists and…

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Senators Reach Infrastructure Agreement

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A group of GOP senators said Wednesday they had reached an agreement with democrats on the major issues of a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer told lawmakers to be ready for a vote as soon as Wednesday night.  “We now have an agreement on the major issues,” Sen. Rob Portman…

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