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Baseball roundup: Alemany shocks Notre Dame on Mission League opening day

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. The Mission League is known for its deep baseball talent, which means no win is guaranteed. Notre Dame learned that Tuesday afternoon very quickly when Jarrett Segura hit a grand slam in the bottom of the first inning to anchor the Warriors to a shocking 6-2 win over the Knights in the league opener. Segura set it up, and LMU commit Michael Nunez sealed the win with 10 strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings of work from the mound. The beauty of the Mission League is the three-game series format each week. Alemany (7-5, 1-0) and Notre Dame (6-4, 0-1) will face off Wednesday in Sherman Oaks and Friday in Mission Hills. The grand slam: https://t.co/0EenD5Obg6 — Tarek Fattal (@Tarek_Fattal) April 14, 2021 Chami...

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Brockhampton Lets Lil Nas X And Dominic Fike Embark On A Trippy Journey In Their Video For ‘Count On Me’

Brockhampton has promised two albums this year, and the first, Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine, arrived last week. Already there’s a new video for one of its tracks, and it finds the boy band teaming up with two of his musical peers, Lil Nas X and Dominic Fike. The two star in the video for “Count On Me,” the second single from the new album, and it begins with Lil Nas and Fike riding in a Jeep as they kick off while cracking jokes like, “Who the f*ck is Radiohead?” Things take an unexpected turn when the two singers end up in the midst of a seemingly drug-infused trip that ends with surprising make-out session. Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine enlists ASAP Rocky, ASAP Ferg, Danny Brown, Jpegmafia, Charlie Wilson, and more for the thirteen-track effort. Prior to the project’s releas

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5 Best Blu-Ray Players for 4K and Ultra HD Viewing

All products and services featured by IndieWire are independently selected by IndieWire editors. However, IndieWire may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. Finding the right Blu-Ray player can be an exhausting task because there are so many options out there. If you don’t know exactly what you want it’s easy to get confused. To make the search easier for you, we rounded up five of the best Blu-Ray/DVD players that will fit just about any budget. The collection of devices listed below range in price from under $100 to just shy of $1,000, and they’re made by brands that you’re already familiar with including Sony, LG, and Panasonic. There are plenty of ways to enhance your home entertai...

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Madonna buys The Weeknd’s Hidden Hills home for $19.3 million

The Weeknd has sold his Hidden Hills compound for $19.3 million, and the buyer, according to Dirt.com, is the “Queen of Pop.” Madonna, 62, reportedly snapped up the 12,547-square-foot estate last week for about 23% less than the $24.995 million originally sought by the “Blinding Lights” singer in June 2020. The ask dropped to $21.995 million in December. Set on nearly 3 acres, the gated property includes a seven-bedroom main residence, a two-bedroom guest house and a full basketball court that “may not be duplicated in Hidden Hills,” the listing reads. The soaring entry hall. (Courtesy of The Agency) The living room. (Courtesy of The Agency) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds The dining room. (Courtesy of The Agency) A view of the kitchen, which opens to the fami

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Blake’s Brother Rand In The ‘Big Sky’ Books Has A Connection To Ronald

Spoilers ahead for Big Sky Season 1, Episodes 10 and 11. Though Ronald is still very much a problem on Big Sky, Cassie and Jenny are dealing with another issue at the moment. Jenny’s ex-boyfriend Blake Kleinsasser has been arrested for assaulting a young woman who used to live on his family’s ranch. He swears he’s innocent, and Cassie and Jenny are on the case to find out the truth. Right now, Blake’s brother Rand Kleinsasser is looking like the more likely culprit. Rand, played by actor Ryan Dorsey, is one of four Kleinsasser siblings. Blake, the oldest, was meant inherit the family ranch. But following his legal trouble, the land will instead be passed to John Wayne, who’s very close to Rand. (They also have a sister, Cheyenne, but she’s been left out of any meaningful family matters bec

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5 simple rules for driving as well as a Southern Californian: Roadshow

Q: Recently you published a letter from a reader who had transplanted to Southern California. He commented on how drivers in that area seemed much more courteous, making the commute flow better. From the mid 1970s on as a commercial driver I always found this to be true. Drivers in SoCal seemed to understand that by preparing in advance, moving over and avoiding sudden lane changes, traffic could generally flow at higher speeds. This was always somewhat disconcerting in my early days as a truck driver when delivering in the L.A. area, as often traffic would be flowing near the limit while bumper to bumper. This has never been the case in the Bay Area, as driver attitudes here seem to have always been “what’s best for me,” rather than how to make the overall commute better for every one. No

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Tucker Goes Full Tinfoil Hat: Maybe the Vaccine ‘Doesn’t Work’ and ‘They’re Not Telling You That’

Fox NewsFox News host Tucker Carlson seized on Tuesday’s news about the pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to casually suggest to his viewers that the American government knows that the COVID-19 vaccines don’t work but are purposely “not telling you that.” The Food and Drug Administration called for a halt on the rollout of the J&J shots on Tuesday after six reported cases of what the agency called a “rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the vaccine.” The FDA, however, also stressed that “these adverse events appear to be extremely rare” among the nearly seven million doses that have already been administered. The acting FDA commissioner said later on Tuesday that they expect the pause to only last “a few days,” noting that their aim was to give of...

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Pitchers Chris Rusin and Ivan Nova won’t help Rockies anytime soon

The Rockies’ bullpen, owner of a National League-worst 5.92 ERA, needs help, but don’t expect veterans Chris Rusin and Ivan Nova to ride to the rescue any time soon. Manager Bud Black confirmed Tuesday that Rusin, a lefty, and Nova, a right-hander, signed minor league deals with Colorado. But Black also made it clear that it’s no cinch they’ll be added to the major-league roster. “In simplest terms, those guys have to prove that they belong here. That’s first and foremost,” Black said. “These guys, especially ‘Russ,’ have been out of (baseball) a while. He has to show that he’s in a good spot and that he (can get) hitters out at the minor league level.” Both pitchers will begin working out with Colorado’s minor league players at the team’s Salt River Fields complex in Scottsdale, Ariz. Tri

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City Section’s outdoor volleyball shows players can handle competition and elements

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. CHATSWORTH – When there’s a will, there’s a way. The Los Angeles Unified School District has yet to permit indoor competition for high school athletics this spring, despite the California Department of Public Health giving guidance on how to do so. LAUSD has only permitted outdoor sports competition. That’s where will and “the way” come into play. L.A. City Section schools have been playing volleyball outdoors this spring, taking on opponents and the elements at the same time. The innovated grass courts were on display Tuesday afternoon at Chatsworth High in a girls and boys volleyball doubleheader. The center line and 10-foot lines were spray-painted onto the grass, and roped lines were used for the

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Scientists delve into clotting issues associated with J&J vaccine as pause disrupts local distributions

Why did six younger women — out of 6.8 million Americans who have received Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine — suffer an extremely rare type of blood clot? Research from Europe suggests it might involve a confounding immune system response resulting in unusual blood clots paired with low platelets — the blood cells that, when working correctly, stop bleeding by clumping together and forming plugs. Other scientists, however, suggested the clots might signify nothing related to the vaccine at all, but rather the frequency of a rare disorder in the larger population — here, 1 in some 1.1 million. Federal officials were drilling down on the details Tuesday, April 13, as they recommended that J&J’s one-and-done shot be removed from America’s vaccination rotation until more is underst

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In Praise Of The Thunder Social Media Person Who Made A Papa Roach Joke Using Luguentz Dort

Getty Image In April of 2000, Papa Roach released their sophomore album, Infest. While their debut record, 1997’s Old Friends from Young Years, was more fan favorite than chart-topping hit, Infest went 3x platinum in the United States, in large part because the second song on the album, “Last Resort,” is the most well-known song the band ever released. Papa Roach has dropped a handful of albums in the two-plus decades since, but unless you really liked the song “Scars,” the default Papa Roach track for most people is “Last Resort.” Apparently, this also applies to the person who sat behind the keyboard of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Twitter account on Tuesday night. Luguentz Dort had a gargantuan first half in the team’s game against the Utah Jazz, scoring 18 points and hitting all ...

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Nancy Pelosi says she will ‘never forgive’ the Capitol rioters for the ‘trauma’ they caused Congressional staff and members

Summary List PlacementNancy Pelosi says she wasn't "personally afraid" of the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol on January 6. But that doesn't mean she plans on forgiving the rioters anytime soon. In a new interview with USA Today that coincides with the Speaker of the House's 100th day in session, Pelosi discussed the chaos of the Capitol insurrection, as well as the long-lasting impacts on those present.  Pelosi was evacuated from the Capitol campus to a secure off-site location on January 6 as a mob of Trump supporters breached the Capitol following a "Stop the Seal" rally. During former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial, House impeachment manager Stacey Plaskett said Pelosi was evacuated quickly because some of the rioters had publicly stated their desire to hu...

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Mass killing in Myanmar has ‘clear echoes of Syria,’ UN human rights commissioner warns. The parallels are eerie.

Summary List PlacementMyanmar is on the verge of a "full-blown conflict," a top United Nations official warned Tuesday, urging the world community not to repeat the passive observation that allowed the conflict in Syria to grow into the bloodiest of the 21st century. "There are clear echoes of Syria in 2011," UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said. "There too we saw peaceful protests met with unnecessary and clearly disproportionate force," said Bachelet, a former president of Chile, noting that the absence of an international response led the repression to both persist and grow worse, leading to "some individuals taking up arms, followed by a downward and rapidly expanding spiral of violence." In February, Myanmar's long-dominant military overthrew the country's t...

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Hank Azaria Wants to Apologize to ‘Every Indian Person’ for Voicing Apu

Hank Azaria stepped down from voicing controversial “The Simpsons” character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon last year. The voice actor recently opened up about the lessons he learned about whitewashing and promoting stereotypes during a recent interview on the “Armchair Expert” podcast. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Azaria, who is white, stated that he participated in several seminars to understand the controversy surrounding the character and offered several anecdotes that helped inform his decision to quit voicing the character. “I was speaking at my son’s school, I was talking to the Indian kids there because I wanted to get their input,” Azaria said. “A 17-year-old […] he’s never even seen ‘The Simpsons’ but knows what Apu means. It’s practically a slur at this point. All he knows is that is ho

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