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Donald Trump’s Pettiness On Display Yet Again

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Donald Trump is without question the pettiest, most vindictive person to ever occupy the Oval Office.

Malcolm Young, Legendary Rock Guitarist And AC/DC Co-Founder, Dies At 63

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A huge loss for the world of Rock & Roll.

Ezekiel Elliott Gets Another Reprieve

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Ezekiel Elliott got a legal reprieve late last week, but it may not last for long and it could have a big impact on the fortunes of the Dallas Cowboys.

Majority Of Americans Disagree With Trump On N.F.L. Anthem Protests

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Donald Trump has apparently made the American public more supportive of players who kneel for the National Anthem.

Fats Domino, Rock & Roll Pioneer, Dies At 89

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Fats Domino, one of the early pioneers of Rock & Roll, has died at the age of 89: Fats Domino, the New Orleans rhythm-and-blues singer whose two-fisted boogie-woogie piano and nonchalant vocals, heard on dozens of hits, made him one of the biggest stars of the early rock ‘n’ roll era, died on Tuesday at his […]

Robert Guillaume, Star Of “Benson,” Dies At 89

Robert Guillaume, who starred in situation comedies in the 70s, 80s, and 90s such as “Soap,” “Benson,” and “Sports Night,” has died at the age of 89: Robert Guillaume, who dreamed of being the first black tenor to sing at the Metropolitan Opera but settled for acting onstage and on television — and won Emmy […]

No, Kid Rock Is Not Running For Senate

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Over the summer, Kid Rock engaged in an obvious publicity stunt that made some people believe he was running for President. Today, he revealed just how gullible everyone who fell for it was: Kid Rock is ending months of speculation about a possible Senate bid, reportedly saying, “F— no, I’m not running for Senate.” “Are […]

N.F.L. Won’t Force Players To Stand For National Anthem

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Downplaying earlier reports, the National Football League is shooting down reports that it would move to force players to stand for the National Anthem.

Ezekiel Elliott Suspension Reinstated By Federal Appeals Court

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A legal setback for Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys.

Pence Leaves Colts Game Over Anthem Protest In Obviously Pre-Planned Stunt

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Vice-President Pence left an Indianapolis Colts game early in what was obviously a cynical pre-planned publicity stunt.

Bernie Sanders And Larry David Discover They’re Related

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During the race for the Democratic nomination, comedian Larry David became known for playing Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders on Saturday Night Live and many people remarked that he did quite a good job at it. As it turns out, there may be a genetic reason for that: In a released clip from the season four […]

Tom Petty Dead at 66

INGLEWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 10:  Tom Petty of Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers performs onstage at The Forum on October 10, 2014 in Inglewood, California.  (Photo by Paul R. Giunta/Getty Images)

The band leader of the Heartbreakers and the Traveling Wilburys is gone.

Hugh Hefner Dies At 91

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Hugh Hefner, who became both a cultural icon and a catalyst and reflector of vast social changes, has died at the age of 91.

Majority Of Americans Oppose Trump’s Position On N.F.L. Protests

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Most Americans don’t support President Trump’s statements about the protests by N.F.L. players, but it’s just another example of him using hateful rhetoric to pander to his base.

President Trump Attacks American Citizens For Exercising Their First Amendment Rights

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In President Trump’s mind, American citizens exercising their First Amendment rights are “sons of bitches” who should be fired for exercising their rights.

Aaron Hernandez Suffered From ‘Severe’ Case Of C.T.E. At Time Of Death, Report Says

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Former N.F.L. player, and convicted murderer, Aaron Hernandez suffered from a severe case of C.T.E. at the time of his death according to a post-mortem brain study.

Sean Spicer Does The Emmys, And The Punditocracy Freaks Out

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Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer poked fun at himself on last night’s Emmy broadcast, and the political pundits are all in pearl-clutching mode because of it.

Vincente Fox Is Back To Make Fun Of Donald Trump

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Former Mexican President Vincente Fox has been among the most effective trolls against Donald Trump ever since Trump the candidate announced his policy that he would build a wall on the southern border that Mexico would pay for. Now, he’s out with a video that takes the game to a new level: The United States […]

Louisiana Tech Loses 87 Yards On One Fumble, Ends Up With A 3rd Down And 93

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Yesterday was a bad day for Louisiana Tech football: Louisiana Tech didn’t get many opportunities to score against Mississippi Stateon Saturday night. And even when it did, things went from good to bad really fast. Poised to slice into a 57-14 deficit early in the fourth quarter, Louisiana Tech was looking at second-and-goal from the Mississippi State […]

Federal Judge Halts Ezekiel Elliott Suspension

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Once again, the National Football League sees its disciplinary and appeal process criticized by a Federal Judge.

Justice Sotamayor Presides In Judge’s Chambers

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor showed up at Yankee Stadium yesterday for the first of a four-game series against the Red Sox that could prove crucial to the team’s chase for the AL East pennant this season. Instead of sitting in a luxury box seat down by the dugout though, she was in Judge’s Chambers: […]

Ezekiel Elliott, the NFL, and Due Process

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The NFLPA alleges “egregious violations of legal due process” in the Ezekiel Elliot suspension.

Legendary Comedian Jerry Lewis Dead At 91

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A loss for the world of comedy.

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Federal Government Ends Effort To Strip Redskins Of Their Trademarks

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In light of a recent Supreme Court decision, the Federal Government is ending its defense of an effort to revoke the trademarks of the Washington Redskins.

Supreme Court Accepts New Jersey’s Challenge To Federal Law Barring Sports Betting

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The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving New Jersey’s challenge to a Federal law outlawing sports betting.

Bill Cosby To Teach Men To Avoid Sexual Assault Allegations (Updated)

Bill Cosby In Court

Bill Cosby is planning to spend the summer teaching men how to avoid sexual assault allegations: Bill Cosby is planning a series of town hall meetings this summer to educate people, including young athletes and married men, on how to avoid accusations of sexual assault, two of his representatives said Wednesday. The announcement came just days […]

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The Classy Mr. Cosby

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Via the AV Club:  Bill Cosby yells Fat Albert catchphrase as he’s escorted out of court. Nothing says “I am taking these rape allegations seriously” than shouted cartoon catchphrases.

Golden State Warriors Reportedly Decline To Visit White House

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Last night, the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers to win their second NBA Championship in three seasons during which they have dominated the NBA and drawn comparisons to the Chicago Bulls of Michael Jordan’s era. This morning there are reports that the team has elected not to visit the White House as has […]

Adam West, Television’s Batman, Dies At 88

Adam West and Burt Ward in Batman.

R.I.P., Caped Crusader

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Frank Deford, Longtime Sports Writer, Dies At 78

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Frank Deford, who was among the best sports reporters in the business, has died at the age of 78: Frank Deford, who mined the sports world for human stories and told them with literary grace over six decades in Sports Illustrated, a shelf of books and many years of radio and television commentary, died on […]

Gregg Allman, Southern Rock Pioneer, Dies At 69

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Gregg Allman, who co-founded the Allman Brothers Band and helped define the genre that came to be known as “Southern Rock,” died over the Memorial Day weekend at the age of 69: Gregg Allman, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, the incendiary group that inspired and gave shape to both the Southern rock […]

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Jim Bunning, Hall Of Fame Pitcher And U.S. Senator, Dies at 85

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Jim Bunning, who followed-up his career as a Hall of Fame pitcher in Major League Baseball with a stint as a Republican Senator from Kentucky, has died at the age of 85 Jim Bunning, the Hall of Fame pitcher who threw a perfect game and later forged a second career as a fervently conservative and […]

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James Bond Actor Roger Moore Dead At 89

Roger Moore, who played James Bond for a longer period and in more films than any other actor to date, has died at the age of 89.

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SNL Asks ‘Where In The World Is Kellyanne Conway?”

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After several disastrous and embarrassing performance and the notable decision by CNN not to ask her to come on their programs at all because of her misstatements and misrepresentations, Saturday Night Live sought some help in trying to find Trump Senior Adviser Kellyanne Conway: Nicely played.

Donald Trump Explains The Civil War

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The White House has made the written transcript of Donald Trump’s comments about the Civil War available to reporters: Found via Twitter.

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ESPN’s Massive Layoffs

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The Worldwide Leader fired over 100 on-air personalities yesterday.

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