Chase Elliott celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in Watkins Glen, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) Julie Jacobson Chase Elliott and his pit crew celebrate after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in Watkins Glen, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) Julie Jacobson Chase Elliott takes a sip of champagne after winning his first career Cup race on Sunday in Watkins Glen, N.Y. NASCAR CEO Brian France put a damper on the sport’s celebration after he was arrested only hours following the rising star’s victory. AP file Chase Elliott holds up the winner's trophy after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in Watkins Glen, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) Julie Jacobson This undated photo, provided by Sag Harbor Village Police Department on Monday Aug. 6, 2018, shows Brian France, chairman of NASCAR, in a mug shot taken after his arrest in New York's Hamptons for driving while … [Read more...] about NASCAR’s problem is its leadership, not its youth
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Tom Haudricourt Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 12:06 p.m. UTC Jul 23, 2018 When a position player comes in to pitch to save arms in the bullpen, it’s good for smiles and giggles at the time. Every position player wants the chance to strike out another player and see how he likes it. Heck, Brewers utility player Hernán Pérez kept the baseball Sunday when he struck out Los Angeles’ Alex Wood, and Wood is a pitcher. That's how meaningful it is. But Pérez also understands the reality of what’s going on with your team when you’re asked to pretend you’re a pitcher. It means much badness has occurred earlier in the game. “It’s fun for a little bit but it means we’re losing by a lot,” Pérez said. “That’s tough. I don’t like to pitch because it means we’re losing, and I don’t like to lose.” It got plenty ugly at Miller Park before Pérez pitched two scoreless … [Read more...] about Position players on mound prompt giggles but bottom line is it means bad things happened
ERIN SCHAFF/THE NEW YORK TIMES Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) arrives on Capitol Hill with her 10-day-old daughter, Maile, in Washington, April 19, 2018. Maile now has the distinction of being the first infant ever brought onto the Senate floor, after Duckworth brought her to work. “It’s about time,” Duckworth said. When Sen. Tammy Duckworth welcomed her second child, it was cause for celebration — not only because she had become the first sitting senator to give birth or because she has already begun to challenge the Senate to change its rules to allow her to bring her infant on the floor with her during voting. In giving birth to Maile Pearl Bowlsbey, Duckworth, a combat-injured veteran who has overcome considerable obstacles in her life, beat the odds yet again. At 50, Duckworth, who graduated from McKinley High in 1985 and the University of Hawaii in 1989, became one of a growing number of women to have a child at an age once considered an … [Read more...] about Tammy Duckworth and other well-known moms, make fertility after 50 look easy. But is it?
IF YOU GO What: Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood “Scared Scriptless” Tour.When: 8 p.m. May 4.Where: Xcite Center at Parx Casino, 2999 Street Road, Bensalem.Tickets: $35-$55.Info.: www.parxcasino.com/xcitecenter, (888) LUV-PARX. Known for their TV roles, especially on “Whose Line is It Anyway?”, Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood have been touring with their two-man improv show for 16 years now. It all began with former “Whose Line is It Anyway?” host Drew Carey’s Super Bowl weekend tradition of putting on an improv stage show at Caesar’s, Las Vegas. However, with 11 people sharing that stage, it made the duo realize they wanted more. “Brad and I are stage hogs,” Mochrie chuckled in a phone interview. However, an audience paying money for an unrehearsed show that technically doesn’t exist until the audience calls out scene suggestions still grips Mochrie with sheer terror — hence the name of their latest tour, … [Read more...] about COMEDY: Colin Mochrie, Brad Sherwood on the road with ‘Whose Line is It Anyway?’-style improv
Last week on Twitter, a young actor asked: “Is there a list of actors/directors/etc who have committed to an inclusion rider yet?”It’s a good question. Who has committed so far?He tagged @Inclusionists, which is the Twitter handle of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. That’s the think tank at the University of Southern California led by Stacy L. Smith who originally conceived of, and is now promoting, the inclusion rider.Here’s how it’s explained on their website: “The concept is that A-list actors can incorporate a clause into their contracts that stipulates that inclusion — both on camera and behind the scenes for crew members — be reflected in films.”The clause would ensure that “women, people of color, people with disabilities and members of LGBT and marginalized communities who are traditionally underrepresented be depicted on screen in proportion to their representation in the population.”Sounds like a smart … [Read more...] about Who in Hollywood is using inclusion riders? Nobody’s keeping track — including the group pushing for them