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‘Never stop being fierce and brave’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may have her share of detractors — as evidenced by her encounter with Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida last week — but she’s got a firm fan in Wonder Woman. Friday, July 24 marked the 69th birthday of actress Lynda Carter, who famously played the superhero on TV from 1975 to 1979. On her special day, Carter happened across a 2018 photo of Ocasio-Cortez — taken by photographer Daniel Arnold and posted by Vogue’s Instagram account — which shows the New York… Source link

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Mike Ditka tells ‘disrespectful’ athletes kneeling to ‘get out’

Mike Ditka, the legendary Pro Football Hall of Fame coach, reiterated his stance that athletes should not be kneeling during the national anthem. He called it a protest of the flag and the country, and would prefer it not happen in his new X League, a women’s tackle football league. Ditka: ‘Get the hell out’ if you can’t show respect Ditka, 80, was asked about kneeling during the national anthem, which is becoming more commonplace as sports return from their hiatus during the COVID-19… Source link

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Baboons ‘armed with knives and chainsaws’ spotted in safari park

The baboons at Knowsley Safari Park are reportedly being armed with weapons by visitors keen for ‘a laugh’, the Sunday Times reported. (File picture: PA) Baboons at a popular safari park have been spotted armed with knives, screwdrivers and even a chainsaw, according to reports. The primates at Knowsley Safari Park in Merseyside are already known for their destructive abilities and have been pictures previously pulling things from visitors’ cars. But now, some staff are concerned that the… Source link

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Lou Williams given 10-day quarantine after strip club trip

Los Angeles Clippers star Lou Williams will be required to complete a 10-day quarantine upon arrival back in the NBA bubble in Orlando, Fla., the league announced Sunday. Clippers’ Lou Williams will have 10-day quarantine on Orlando campus after picking up food at Magic City on excused absence — sidelining him through first two seeding games — NBA says. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 26, 2020 Williams left the site on an excused absence after his grandfather died, but was… Source link

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Shohei Ohtani returns to pitching, chases Babe Ruth-style greatness

Shohei Ohtani arrives Sunday at the end of a tedious recovery, 21 months from scalpel to big-league mound, a trying experience that may have stripped 200 or more innings from the remarkable career he intends to build here. On the bright side, he set an all-time record for hits and home runs by a pitcher rehabilitating from Tommy John surgery. He has circled back to Oakland, where he took his first swing as a major leaguer and Los Angeles Angel, then three days later threw his first pitch,… Source link

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NBA season restart team previews: Denver Nuggets

The coronavirus pandemic halted the NBA season four months ago, the equivalent of an entire offseason. It is easy to forget where everyone left off, let alone what has changed since we last saw them play basketball. In order to get you up to speed before the July 30 season re-opening slate at Walt Disney World in Orlando, we will be reviewing and previewing each of the 22 teams scheduled to participate. [More NBA restart previews: Brooklyn Nets • Dallas Mavericks • Houston Rockets • Source link

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NBA season restart team previews: Orlando Magic

The coronavirus pandemic halted the NBA season four months ago, the equivalent of an entire offseason. It is easy to forget where everyone left off, let alone what has changed since we last saw them play basketball. In order to get you up to speed before the July 30 season re-opening slate at Walt Disney World in Orlando, we will be reviewing and previewing each of the 22 teams scheduled to participate. [More NBA restart previews: Brooklyn Nets • Dallas Mavericks • Denver Nuggets • Source link

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Longoria appointed Marseille head of football

Marseille have confirmed the appointment of Pablo Longoria as their new chief football officer. Longoria replaces fellow Spaniard Andoni Zubizarreta, who left the Ligue 1 club in May amid uncertainty over the future of head coach Andre Villas-Boas. It has since been confirmed that Villas-Boas will remain at Stade Velodrome and he will be joined by the 33-year-old Longoria. Marseille revealed the former Valencia sporting director will oversee the “the entire sports sector”, from the team… Source link

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NBA season restart team previews: Utah Jazz

The coronavirus pandemic halted the NBA season four months ago, the equivalent of an entire offseason. It is easy to forget where everyone left off, let alone what has changed since we last saw them play basketball. In order to get you up to speed before the July 30 season re-opening slate at Walt Disney World in Orlando, we will be reviewing and previewing each of the 22 teams scheduled to participate. [More NBA restart previews: Brooklyn Nets • Dallas Mavericks • Denver Nuggets • Source link

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