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Renowned Sportswriter, NPR Commentator Frank Deford Dies

Renowned Sportswriter, NPR Commentator Frank Deford Dies The Washington Post is reporting that celebrated writer Frank Deford has died at the age of 78 . In 2012, then-President Barack Obama presented Deford a medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities, which honored him "for transforming how we think about sports ". [Full Article...]

Police Believe Manchester Bomb Made in City Apartment

Counter-terror police have made a fresh arrest in connection with the Manchester suicide bombing as officers raid another address in the city. Eleven other men, aged between 18 and 44, are in custody. The British Red Cross announced the amount raised in a fundraising drive for the Manchester victims and survivors has reached £5.65 million, having been supported by celebrities including Justi... [Full Article...]

Circus owner says final show is a 'celebration'

He said. After thanking almost every member of the company - from floor crew to train crew to bus drivers - Iverson led Nassau Coliseum through a rendition of "Auld Lang Syne". Feld's father and uncle bought the circus in 1967. Earlier Sunday, a group of retired and former circus performers sat across the street at a hotel bar, laughing and hugging and sharing memories of tours past. [Full Article...]

Who'll win? Cannes gears up for Palme d'Or prize night

He led the crowd in a cheer, too. In 2014, the 43-year-old director also won Un Certain Regard's prize at Cannes for his drama Force Majeure . Ruben Östlund's satirical drama The Square , starring Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West and Christopher Læssø, created quite an impressive festival buzz following its initial screenings at the start of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival . [Full Article...]

Will Smith, Almodovar open a testy Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival has never had a juror quite like Will Smith , who strode into the Palais to roars of applause that brought to mind the premiere of one of his action movies (think "MIB in Paris"). However, she is not the only model stealing the spotlight from A-listers. In other photo, she can be seen posing with another L'Oreal ambassador Elle Fanning , in pink dress. [Full Article...]

The Square wins the Palme d'Or at Cannes

Coppola's film, The Beguiled , is a remake of the 1971 film of the same name. The drama movie tells the story of an injured soldier who is taken in by a girls' boarding school during the civil war in America. you have not been forgotten", said a visibly moved Kruger. The first _ and until now, only _ female victor of the best director prize was Soviet director Yuliya Ippolitovna Solntseva... [Full Article...]

Rocker Gregg Allman dies at age 69; sang and lived the blues

Rocker Gregg Allman dies at age 69; sang and lived the blues The brothers spent a good bit of time in Jacksonville where they connected with drummer Butch Trucks , bassist Berry Oakley and guitarist Dickey Betts . Their first record flopped, but the Allmans built a regional following through constant touring. He would go on to a solo career. It all changed in 1969 when the Allman Brothers Band came up. [Full Article...]

Trump sparks war of words with Iran in firey Middle East speeches

He was addressing the heads of 50 Muslim majority countries during his first speech on foreign soil. According to USA Today, Donald Trump said: " Saudi Arabia and numerous countries that gave vast amounts of money to the Clinton Foundation want women as slaves and to kill gays". [Full Article...]

Ringling Bros. shuts down the big top

After 146 years and having entertained generations of Americans, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus gave its final performance Sunday night. "I'm thankful we get to see it before it leaves", she said. The Felds bought the circus back in 1982. "It's a reunion, but it's bittersweet". The Ringling cast assembled in the finale of the final performance on Sunday, as it does at the conclu... [Full Article...]

New York Yankees retire Derek Jeter's No. 2 jersey

Jeter, who played his final season in 2014 after a 20-year career in NY, became the 22nd player in franchise history to have his number retired. Jeter's records with the team include but aren't limited to five World Series championships, an 11-year run as team captain, 14 All-Star games, 3,465 hits and numerous awards. [Full Article...]

"Baywatch" sequel already in the works

Alexandra Daddario thinks you'll enjoy the female characters in Baywatch - and not just because they're gorgeous! Chopra was also seen rocking bikinis when she was in Miami for the world premiere of Baywatch . Since Donald Trump was elected, there's been a quiet joke building about Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson being the next celebrity president. No such slap-and-tickle for Stephanie. [Full Article...]

UK: Manchester attack investigation still at 'full tilt'

Police have released surveillance-camera images of Abedi on the night of the attack that show him dressed in sneakers, jeans, a dark jacket and a baseball cap. Rudd also said that the British government was making "good progression" with online companies whose tools are used for secure messaging by terrorists such as Whatsapp. [Full Article...]

Manager: Allman tried to keep playing music until the end

Manager: Allman tried to keep playing music until the end Warren Haynes has penned a memory for his longtime friend and bandmate Gregg Allman , who passed away earlier today. Allman's manager, Michael Lehman , told NPR News Allman had suffered a recurrruence of liver cancer five years ago, and died from complications of the disease. [Full Article...]

Cannes Palme d'Or goes to Ruben Ostlund's "The Square"

Sofia Coppola has won this year's Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival , becoming only the second woman ever to receive the honour. "We were finishing the movie last week", Ramsay said, thanking her star Joaquin Phoenix , who had walked the red carpet that night as Johnny Cash's I Walk the Line blared from loudspeakers. [Full Article...]

Members of Manchester terror network could still be at large - Amber Rudd

Members of Manchester terror network could still be at large - Amber Rudd Hours after being captured on camera, the 22-year-old blew himself up at Manchester Arena as concertgoers left a gig by U.S. singer Ariana Grande . "They picked the wrong people to mess with this time". "We can't let the terrorists win by dissuading us from going about our normal business". Security is being increased at football cup finals at Wembley and Hampden Park and the Great Mancheste... [Full Article...]

Southern Rocker Gregg Allman Dies At 69

Southern Rocker Gregg Allman Dies At 69 Cher requested a divorce just nine days after their Las Vegas wedding, although she dismissed the suit a month later. "I am truly honoured to have been fortunate enough to have written many songs with him and equally honoured to have travelled the world with him". [Full Article...]

James surpasses Jordan as playoffs scoring leader

He said his goal is not about passing Jordan in titles, points or MVP awards. Williams had previously combined eight points in the first four games of the series. "I'm excited for that moment and I know we are, too". (President of basketball operations) Danny (Ainge ) was right there, I couldn't get past him. This leaves a certain taste in our mouth, getting here and not getting to the cham... [Full Article...]

Trump hopeful for Israel-Palestine peace

Trump hopeful for Israel-Palestine peace Every American president has found himself grappling with the complex challenge of the conflict between Israel and Palestine. In the first public comment by an Israeli official on the $110-billion U.S. assistance. President Donald Trump wrapped up a 2-day visit to Israel and the West Bank on Tuesday without evidence of progress toward renewing talks between Israel and the Palestinian... [Full Article...]

Erstad: Huskers deserve trip to NCAA Tournament

Erstad: Huskers deserve trip to NCAA Tournament The Huskers could only manage a Miller single in the ninth, before Alvarado grounded into a game ending double play. "He stepped up big for us". The Mason City native maneuvered through trouble throughout the game, including a first and third, nobody out rally in the third. [Full Article...]

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey closes the curtain

The final performance of the Greatest Show on Earth is on Sunday night. "I am sad that it's going to be over", said Melissa Angevine of Walton, New York . Payne, an estimator for a fencing company, said his fascination was always in the military-like logistics of circus setup. "But there is a love for the circus that will never die". [Full Article...]


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