I’m glad Tiger won the Masters, I just wish he stood up for the black community | Etan Thomas

Tigers rejection of our community, like OJ Simpson before him, comes with a price. Black people can and do revel in the meaning of his extraordinary triumph, but were not cheering him Michael Jordan called it the win his first major title in over a decade at Augusta National Golf Club. You may not have a pulse if you didnt feel at least a little warm inside as Tiger passionately embraced his son behind the 18th green, a scene reminiscent of the bear hug that he shared with his late father Earl Woods after winning the Masters for the first time back in 1997. As a father, I can honestly say that it almost made my allergies start acting up. …

Kentucky Derby ‘wide open,’ says champion trainer Bob Baffert

(CNN)He’s targeting a record-equaling sixth Kentucky Derby win, but champion trainer Bob Baffert believes the Churchill Downs showpiece is “wide open” this year. View this post on Instagram “Game Winner was a champion two-year-old, but I don’t know how the weather is going to affect him — he comes from off the pace and might have some traffic problems. “I love Roadster, but he’s got to prove something, he’s lightly raced; and Improbable, if he doesn’t get too excited — they have to handle crowds — the way he’s been training he loves this track but he needs to break [out of the stalls]. “One day I like one and then I’ll change my mind. I think Improbable, we don’t …

Trump Responds To New York Times Report On His Taxes

Trump seemingly tried to downplay the report, saying that “almost all real estate developers” wanted to show losses for tax purposes and renegotiate with banks, and it was “sport.”  based on 10 years of tax documents the newspaper acquired covering the years 1985 to 1994. The filings show that Trump’s businesses accrued tens or hundreds of millions of dollars in debt each year during that period, while Trump touted himself as a successful business icon. “Year after year, Mr. Trump appears to have lost more money than nearly any other individual American taxpayer,” the newspaper said. The president’s lawyer Charles Harder rejected the assertions made in the Times’ report, saying they were “demonstrably false,” but he did not cite any …

Liverpool marks 30 years since Hillsborough disaster

(CNN)Liverpool fell silent Monday to mark the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough stadium disaster — where 96 fans lost their lives. A memorial service was held at the city’s cathedral and flags across Liverpool were flown at half-mast. The bells of the Town Hall also tolled 96 times to remember those lost in the tragedy. Liverpool’s football stadium, Anfield, did not be host a public memorial service this year due to ongoing proceedings relating to a possible retrial. However, the Kop — Anfield’s iconic stand — was open to fans between 1-4pm GMT, offering a chance for reflection. READ: Mohamed Salah wonder goal sees Liverpool sink Chelsea Earlier this month, a jury was unable to reach a verdict on charges …

Manchester United stars may look to exit if club misses out on top four

Paul Pogba, David de Gea and Romelu Lukaku could leave Manchester United if the club fail to qualify for the Champions League David de Gea, Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku will all consider their futures if Manchester United fail to qualify for the Champions League. Uniteds The ended in mid-December. Solskjr has so far done much to improve morale but some players are still recovering from the impact of Mourinhos management. Solskjr warned last week that some players needed a reality check and the performance at Everton will have confirmed the view. Solskjr identified Anthony Martial as one player he had spoken to, yet the Frenchman was among those who lacked commitment at Goodison. reported by Original Article : HERE …

Leeds let Aston Villa equalise and hand promotion to Sheffield United

Leeds allowed Aston Villa to score a bizarre equaliser after scoring themselves when a Villa player was down injured in a 1-1 draw at Elland Road that confirmed Sheffield Uniteds promotion to the Premier League A spirit of fair play ultimately, and perhaps a little begrudgingly, trumped a ruthless win-at-all-costs mentality but, for several insane second-half minutes, anarchy prevailed in West Yorkshire. As Leeds Uniteds Mateusz Klich curled a highly opportunistic 72nd-minute goal beyond Jed Steer all hell broke loose. At the time Aston Villas Jonathan Kodjia was down injured after being fouled and his teammates had asked for the ball to be put out of play. When Tyler Roberts passed up the chance to do so and, instead, put …

Pita Taufatofua, known as the shirtless Tongan, is aiming for his 3rd Olympics in 2020 — this time in 2 sports

(CNN)Pita Taufatofua, the Tongan man who gained immediate fame when he went shirtless during the Parade of Nations in the past two Olympics, is aiming to qualify for the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. Taufatofua represented Tonga in taekwondo at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and in cross-country skiing at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in 2018. What made him go viral, though, were the images of him at the 2016 opening ceremony, shirtless, oiled up and wearing a traditional Tongan mat around his waist while waving his country’s flag. In South Korea, braving the cold, Taufatofua did it again. Taufatofua said he added kayaking to his training as a nod to his ancestors, as well as attention …

Mohamed Salah wonder-goal sees Liverpool sink Chelsea

(CNN)Liverpool’s hopes of winning the English Premier League title for the first time in 29 years are very much alive thanks a stirring second half performance against Chelsea and a sublime long-range strike from Mohamed Salah. Visit CNN.com/Sport for more news, features and video Chelsea twice came close to getting back into the game in the second period through Eden Hazard, the Belgian striking the post before being denied by Alisson in the Liverpool goal. Yet the result puts Liverpool back atop the Premier League table, two ahead of a Manchester City side that defeated Crystal Palace 3-1 earlier in the day. City, however, has a game in hand on its title rival. Mohamed Salah: I love the Egyptian King …

Paralympics GB stunned after Yokohama hotels demand payment for accessibility

Hotels near Paralympics GB training camp for 2020 Games demanded they pay to make rooms accessible for wheelchair athletes and again to convert them back afterwards British Paralympic officials say they were left stunned when hotels near their training camp for the 2020 Games demanded they pay to make rooms accessible for wheelchair athletes and then pay again to convert them back afterwards. One senior figure said there had been a total lack of interest from hotels they had contacted in Yokohama when it came to helping the British Paralympic team, who will make their final preparations in the city for Tokyo 2020. Another source said the problem had been a huge headache for more than 18 months. What has …

Mo Farah: My worst trait? Being ruthless’

The Olympic champion on professional regrets and the joy of baggage carousels Born in Somalia, Farah, 36, came to Britain at the age of eight. At the 2012 London Olympics, he won the 10,000m and the 5,000m; four years later, in Rio, he successfully defended both titles. In 2017, after winning his sixth World Championships gold medal, he switched to marathon events. He is running the London Marathon on Sunday, wearing the Nike Zoom X Vaporfly NEXT% shoe. He is married with four children and lives in London. What is your earliest memory? As an eight-year-old, turning up in the UK was incredible: getting off at Heathrow and seeing the baggage moving round, getting excited about my new life. What …

Missing woman ‘may have come to harm’

And they appealed for help from anyone who saw Ms Faulds or her car in the lead-up to her disappearance. Police said she normally drives a blue BMW 1 Series M Sport with the distinctive registration number F5 EMA. Her car has been removed by officers and is undergoing a full forensic examination. Related Topics Monkton Paisley Kilmarnock Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

From overlooked extra to Spike Lee star: how I beat Hollywood’s colorism

DeWanda Wise was offered roles of criminal, addict or prostitute. Then Spike Lee insisted on hiring an actor with her skin tone. Now shes a leading lady Growing up in the DC metro area, I was cute with a caveat: I had chocolate skin. When I was six years old, a close relative quipped that if I continued to play in the sun, I would end up looking like a tar baby. It was like touching a hot stove for the first time: I hadnt even thought about the color of my skin before that moment, even though I went to an all-white school. I didnt have the words at the time, but I know now that relative was projecting. …

Police probe ‘leaked’ MSP messages

A Scottish Parliament spokesman said: “Parliamentary officials were asked to look into this matter. “Officials quickly established that there had been no breach of the parliament’s IT security and the issue was related to the Twitter platform. “Therefore, the parliament is unable to investigate further.” Related Topics Transgender SNP (Scottish National Party) Nicola Sturgeon Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

How the news took over reality

The long read: Is engagement with current affairs key to being a good citizen? Or could an endless torrent of notifications be harming democracy as well as our wellbeing? The afternoon of Friday 13 November 2015 was a chilly one in Manhattan, but that only made the atmosphere inside the Old Town Bar, one of the citys oldest drinking haunts, even cosier than usual. Its unpretentious, very warm, a nurturing environment I regard it with a lot of fondness, said Adam Greenfield, who was meeting a friend that day over beers and french fries in one of the bars wooden booths. Its the kind of place you lay down tracks of custom over time. Greenfield is an expert in urban …

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli are ‘not ready’ to make a plea in college admissions scandal

(CNN)Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, are “not ready” to enter a plea for their alleged role in the college admissions scandal, a source close to the actress said. Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 to a fake charity to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as crew recruits, even though the daughters did not participate in the sport. They have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and an additional charge of money laundering. Earlier this week, they were also accused of conspiring to launder bribes and other payments through a charity run by Rick Singer, the mastermind of the scam, as well as transferring money into the …

NCAA men’s Final Four: Virginia, Texas Tech advance to the title game

(CNN)Virginia’s redemption tour isn’t finished yet. And for Texas Tech, their greatness may just be beginning. “Why not us?” Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard said. “We’ve got good players. We’ve got a great university. We play in arguably the best league in the country. We won the Big 12 regular season title. We’re a good team. We’ve got good players. I think we deserve to be here.” The men’s championship is Monday at 9 p.m. ET. It will be the first meeting between the two programs, and neither team has won a national title. Controversial ending Virginia’s win was far from assured. Auburn had a 62-60 lead with 1.5 seconds left. But Virginia’s Kyle Guy was fouled by Auburn’s …