“I did make a conscious effort to try to feel my hands more, loosen up a little bit,” Olson said. “When things start going bad, you start thinking about stuff and where things should be, and sometimes you get a little bit tight and tense because of it. Definitely still working on it, but I think being relaxed and loose has helped me.” … [Read more...] about A’s Matt Olson hit ‘reset button’ during team’s hiatus, eyes better second half
"For me personally, it never mattered. I just always tried to focus on my next match," said the Austrian. "My focus or my concentration, it's the same. It doesn't matter if I play one of the Big Three members or if I play somebody else. … [Read more...] about Novak Djokovic’s default opens the door for young stars to win a grand slam, but will success come with an asterisk?
Thad Vogler, one of San Francisco’s most prominent barkeepers, has permanently closed three of his four restaurants: Obispo, Trou Normand and Nommo. All three have been closed during shelter-in-place, but the leader in the local bar scene has decided to go public with his decision not to reopen. … [Read more...] about SF bar star Thad Vogler permanently closes 3 of his 4 ambitious restaurants
The USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, which examines diversity in the film and television industry every year, released its latest report on Thursday. The findings showed minorities starred in 32 of the top 100 films in the US last year — far higher than the notably low 13 minority leads in 2007, the program's inaugural year. … [Read more...] about Diversity in Hollywood films hit a milestone last year, but Latino actors still lag far behind, new study finds
Charles Evers, the older brother of the late civil rights icon Medgar Evers, died July 22 at the age of 97, Rankin County Coroner David Ruth told CNN. Charles Evers was considered one of the pioneers of the civil rights movement. He became the NAACP's state voter registration chairman in 1954, and after his brother's death he took over his leadership roles and began drives to register Black voters. In 1969, Evers made history when he was elected mayor of Fayette, becoming the first Black mayor in Mississippi. … [Read more...] about Diana Rigg worried I’d get hit by lightning