Sacramento’s Dusty Baker remembers his old friend and manager Tommy Lasorda
Nothing delighted Tommy Lasorda more than people — Frank Sinatra, Don Rickles, sportswriters who rolled with his jovial or salty punches, right on down to the guy who parked cars. He also savored a plate or three of pasta. Lasorda would shovel in the eats before home games, sometimes in his long johns, then after, inviting all comers to dig in, napkins optional. His managerial office was equal parts lounge and buffet, the walls covered with portraits of presidents, comedians and athletes. And baseball. Lasorda lived for it, and he died a Dodger, of a heart attack on Thursday night. He was 93. ...
The Sacramento Bee
Scott Fowler: Ric Flair remembers friend Kevin Greene and the times they wrestled in a Charlotte bar
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In 1996, Carolina Panthers star linebacker Kevin Greene and pro wrestler Ric Flair had some of the greatest wrestling matches you’ve never heard of at a now-shuttered Charlotte restaurant called SouthEnd Brewery. Greene died unexpectedly Monday at age 58. No cause of death has yet been announced. “We were close enough that he would come for Christmas dinner,” Flair said somberly when we talked Tuesday over the phone about Greene. The two men lived a block away for several years in the Piper Glen area of south Charlotte. All of Greene’s friends — and there were hundreds — have...
The Charlotte Observer
Paul Domowitch: Why Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie won’t fire Howie Roseman
The next three weeks are going to determine a lot of things for the Eagles, including whether they make a fourth straight trip to the playoffs and whether Doug Pederson returns as the head coach. One thing that definitely isn’t hanging in the balance, though, much to the chagrin of many Eagles fans, is the future of the general manager, Howie Roseman. Sources close to owner Jeffrey Lurie said that while no decision has been reached on whether Pederson will be back for a sixth season, Roseman’s return never has been in doubt. In fact, it’s not even something Lurie has contemplated. When asked a...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Jean-Luc Brunel, model scout and friend of Jeffrey Epstein, arrested in France on rape and sexual trafficking charges: report
A French model scout accused of plying Jeffrey Epstein with new victims has reportedly been arrested by authorities in Paris on charges of rape and sexual trafficking. Jean-Luc Brunel was slapped in cuffs while attempting to board a flight to board a flight to Dakar in Senegal, according to French newspaper Le Parisean. The septuagenarian founder of MC2 modeling agency was once one of the biggest scouts in the business and credited with discovering Christy Turlington, Sharon Stone and Milla Jovovich. He also was part of Epstein’s inner circle of alleged pervs. Brunel, who has long been dogged ...
New York Daily News
Ask Anna: Accidental boyfriends, helping friend get back in dating game and an awkward roommate situation
Dear Anna,There is a boy I’m seeing by accident. He wants to be with me, but the thing is, I am just not ready for this kind of serious commitment yet. What do I tell him? — Wishy-Washy WishesDear WWW,How do you start seeing someone “by accident” exactly? Did he slip and fall into your vagina? Is it a COVID situation? Like, you’re quarantining together and started banging?In any case, tell him exactly what you said above (minus any references to accidents). Tell him you like him but you’re not ready for a serious commitment. If he’s not cool with that, then I suggest you mosey along. But if yo...
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Making It Up 144: Two Hollywood dudes buy a football club for content and the value of friendships in life
On Making It Up 144, Charis and Eugene talk about Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney buying Wrexham AFC, a Welsh football club, and making content about the process. They also discuss two different articles about friendship, shallow ones and deeply intimate ones, and what it means to value friendship.Timestamps00:03:10 Football content00:25:21 FriendshipLinksHuddleup: Hollywood’s New Multi-Million-Dollar Sports Investment Vehicle by Joseph PomplianoThe Atlantic: What If Friendship, Not Marriage, Was at the Center of Life? by Rhaina CohenHuman Parts: You Are Supposed to Outgrow Some Friendships b...
Friend who bought gun for Kyle Rittenhouse told police teen predicted life behind bars after shooting 3 during Kenosha protests
CHICAGO — Kyle Rittenhouse predicted he would spend the rest of his life in prison after shooting three people during chaotic demonstrations in Kenosha over the summer, a close friend told police hours after the gunfire.Dominick Black, now 19, told investigators that Rittenhouse fled to the back room of a local business after Kenosha police rebuffed his attempt to turn himself in. Black said he met Rittenhouse there and tried to calm him down after he fatally shot two men and wounded another.“The dude’s sweating like a pig. He’s just freaking out. His face is white,” Black said in a recorded i...
Former officer charged in Breonna Taylor shooting case is accused of rape
The former Louisville, Kentucky, police officer who faces criminal charges in the Breonna Taylor shooting case is accused of preying on women and sexually assaulting a college student he drove home from a bar in 2018, according to a lawsuit filed this week in Jefferson County Circuit Court.Brett Hankison was fired June 23 for his role in the botched raid on Taylor’s apartment in March.Around the same time he was fired, an investigation was launched into at least two sexual assault claims by two women who leveled accusations against the officer on social media, according to The Washington Post....
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Ask Anna: When a rebound goes awry
Dear Anna,About nine months ago, I ended a two-year relationship. We were deeply in love, but we found outside circumstances too much for our relationship to handle. A few months after the breakup, I met a woman at a bar. I was incredibly drunk and ended up making out with her the night we met. When I met her again in a more sober capacity, we went on a few dates and I found her to be a very sweet, cute girl who never stops talking. I intended to let her know (as nicely as possible) that while I did enjoy her company, I didn’t see a future for us romantically. However, it was not so easy to ge...
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