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Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes is gone…

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Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes is dead at the age of 77, the network confirmed on Thursday.

“I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning. Roger was a loving husband to me, to his son Zachary, and a loyal friend to many,” Elizabeth Ailes, Ailes’ wife, said in a statement that was first reported by Drudge Report and then read on air by Fox.

Ailes resigned from Fox News in July 2016 after he was accused by multiple women of sexual harassment….

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Tom Brady’s wife discloses he’s had several concussions ….

Lot of people are rating eyebrows…

They had no idea that Brady was getting his bell rang so much….

Props to the lady who is worried about her man after the bright lights are gone…..

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen celebrate the Patriots’ Super Bowl victory in February

Tom Brady’s wife, Gisele Bundchen, says the New England Patriots quarterback has a history of concussions, including one suffered last season when he took his team to victory in the Super Bowl.

“He had a concussion last year. He has concussions pretty much every … I mean, we don’t talk about it. He does have concussions,” Bundchen said on CBS’s This Morning on Wednesday. “I don’t really think it’s a healthy thing for a body to go through that kind of aggression all the time. That could not be healthy for you.”

Brady, who will turn 40 in August, plans to play for at least another five years, although in February he said Bundchen wants him to retire from the game: “If it was up to my wife, she would have me retire today. She told me that last night three times.” Bundchen reiterated that sentiment on Wednesday: “I’m planning on having him be healthy and do a lot of fun things when we’re like 100, I hope,” she said.

Bundchen did not say whether Brady’s concussion had been medically diagnosed. According to Stat Pass, the Patriots have never reported Brady as suffering a concussion and they have yet to respond to Bundchen’s comments….

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image…. Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen celebrate the Patriots’ Super Bowl victory in February. Photograph: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

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Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers….2017 NBA Basketball East Championship Series…

NBA East finals Wednesday May 17th….

Late in the fourth quarter, after his 3-pointer put the Boston Celtics out front by double digits, the TD Garden faithful celebrated Kelly Olynyk‘s improbable Game 7 performance by chanting his name.

“Kelly! Kelly! Kelly!”

Isaiah Thomas talked for the previous 72 hours about how legends were born in Game 7. But on a night that both Thomas and Bradley Beal were spectacular, it was Boston’s 7-foot backup center who somehow stole the show.

Olynyk scored 12 of his career playoff high 26 points over a three-and-a-half-minute stretch of the fourth quarter as the Celtics emerged with a 115-105 triumphover the Washington Wizards in Game 7 of an Eastern Conference semifinal series at TD Garden.

Boston is headed back to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2012. The top-seeded Celtics host the second-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 on Wednesday night at TD Garden….

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I REALLY see Cleveland playing the Warriors for the championship rings my self…

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Derek Jeter Day ….The Captain’s Mother’s Day tribute

I’m a NY Mets fan, but Jeter deserves the day for his selfless time with the NY Yankees and his ability to help the team win during his time with them….Jeter was wildly popular during his playing days…And the team picked Mothers Day to retire the guys mother and have him honor her…

Except, perhaps, for Derek Jeter’s mother, Maureen Zusi was the happiest mom in the place.

To celebrate Mother’s Day Sunday, Zusi’s daughter, Meghan, took her to Yankee Stadium to see the Bronx Bombers retire Jeter’s number. Zusi, 59, said she was moved by Jeter’s decision to honor his mother by having the ceremony on Mother’s Day.

“He’s a classy guy, he’s a great ballplayer, he’s a fine son,” Zusi said. “I mean, he picked today, Mother’s Day, to honor his mother. How do you go wrong with that?”

Zusi, of Union, N.J., said she was also in the Bronx with her daughter to see Jeter’s final Yankee Stadium at-bat in 2014, when he hit a walk-off single against the Baltimore Orioles to win the game.

Yankees retire Derek Jeter’s No. 2, unveil Monument Park plaque

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Derek Jeter speaks at Sunday’s ceremony in Yankee Stadium.(ANDREW SAVULICH/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

“I have never felt the Stadium rock like it did that night,” Zusi said. “The amount of love in the Stadium that night for him. The guys today, they just play the game. He honors the game, it means so much to him.”

Fans cheered like Jeter had just hit a grand slam when the retired shortstop unveiled his pinstripe plaque in Monument Park….

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Girls’ Soccer Team Join’s Boys’ League….Wins Championship!

…from the NY Times….

Members of AEM Lleida after winning the championship of a junior regional boys’ league.
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“To push these girls, we felt they had to play against boys because you need strong opponents to make real progress,” said José María Salmerón, the club’s general director. AEM took advantage of a Spanish soccer federation rule that allows clubs to field players of any sex — including mixed teams that combine boys and girls — for junior league competitions until age 14.

Back then, not everyone was convinced the decision was a wise one.

“A few parents called us crazy when we registered the team,” said Sergio González, AEM’s president. “If this had gone very wrong, we would have been held responsible for humiliating the girls.”

The transition was not easy. The girls finished 12th in an 18-team league in their debut season. But as the team improved, and began to beat boys’ teams with more regularity, its progress generated unpleasant reactions.

“It’s really been more a problem for parents rather than their boys,” Salmerón said of comments directed at the team during matches. “It’s strange, but most of the macho comments and insults have come from the mothers of some of the boys we play.”….

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The ‘Rock’ Dwayne Johnson thinking about running for President…

The45 year old  big guy actor and former professional wrestler is a registered Indie like Bernie Sanders….

(And is just out in a ‘Batwatch’ remake …Hint)

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The “Baywatch” actor has mulled over a run for office for the last couple of years, and given that the Oval is now occupied by a man with ― how do we put this nicely?― an unconventional political resume, it doesn’t seem as far-fetched.

Speaking with GQ in a wide-ranging profile about his political ambitions and all around nice guy charm, Johnson calls a run for presidency “a real possibility.”

“A year ago … it started coming up more and more,” he said. “There was a real sense of earnestness, which made me go home and think, ‘Let me really rethink my answer and make sure I am giving an answer that is truthful and also respectful.’”

As a registered independent, Johnson has expressed support for both Republican and Democratic candidates in the past, but refused to publicly endorse either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. According to Johnson, both candidates tried to court him for support, but instead he stayed silent to let “Americans make up their own minds.” And so they did…

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A Super Hero driving a Tow Truck?

Yup….

‘Adventures of the American Towman,’ in which a heroic driver rescues people in peril, comes from a media empire that churns out towing magazines, ballads, even a TV show; ‘Got a Bump, Call Lump’

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A frame from an ‘Adventures of the American Towman’ comic. PHOTO: AMERICAN TOWMAN MEDIA

In a recent episode of the comic strip “Adventures of the American Towman,” an angry mob gathers outside the house of “Pops” Armada and his son, A.T., accusing them of hauling cars illegally. Someone throws a rock, hitting Pops in the head.

Meanwhile, several blocks away, a mysterious mustachioed tower hauls away the car of a distraught mother of a sick child, leaving behind an Armada Towing business card.

Bill Tomlinson, a retired Wisconsin tower, is eager to find out who is framing Pops and his son. “I call it the Agatha Christie of tow-truck mysteries,” says the 76-year-old Mr. Tomlinson, who has read all 143 episodes of the comic strip, which appears in the monthly magazine American Towman.

The comic strip was conceived by Steve Calitri, president of American Towman Media, a small media conglomerate devoted to people who own and operate tow trucks. Along with the magazine, which has a monthly circulation of 38,000 to 40,000, there is an online newspaper, a weekly towman TV news program, three trade shows and two CDs with ballads about towers, including “The Road Calls,” penned by Mr. Calitri….

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NYC Democratic Mayor goes to Vermont to praise Sanders….

Hmmmm?

Mayor Bill de Blasio took a 300-mile detour from New York City on Friday night to hail Sen. Bernie Sanders and his progressive movement, in a pair of speeches to the Vermont Democratic Party.

At an awards dinner inside a Hilton ballroom in Burlington, de Blasio said Sanders’ presidential campaign “started to change the way politics works in this entire nation.”

“It was kind of breathtaking how quickly it went from a small gathering on the lake in Burlington to really, really ‘huge’ crowds,” de Blasio said. “We saw a generation of people turned into activists. We saw people examining their society in a way that literally was not a part of the discussion previously. … He single-handily changed the terminology. He put the word oligarchy back where it belongs, in the middle of our discourse, because there is a danger of an oligarchy taking over this country.”…

Sanders’ speeches echoed those from his presidential campaign including his criticism of the Democratic Party.

“The model of the Democratic Party – how the Democratic Party has functioned for 20 years – is a failure,” said Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Democrats in the Senate, while de Blasio nodded and clapped near the stage. “It hasn’t worked.”…

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Sen Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)…Democratic 2020 Presidential list growing…

This time there will be no step asides for Hillary Clinton in 2020….

(My feeling is Clinton IS putting herself in position to run , if asked anyways)

Early handicapping?

Right now the pundits have Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren as their fab two…But this Dog discount’s both are way too far either to the left or niche players …..Kirsten Gillibrand has just announced that she is focused on getting re-elected next year….New York Governor Andrew Cuomo seems to be building a foundation for a run after handles his re-election run next year….There are more names being mentioned , but those seem to be wishful thinking or outright long…long shots….

My early feeling is that Cory Booker is in the lead…..

Someone to also watch is a woman who seems to fit into where Democrats NEED to regain momentum …..

Sen. Amy Klobucher , one Michigans Democratic Senators….

Like others who spoke at a Democratic Party fundraiser here, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said that so much has changed nationwide since President Trump took office.

“Back in January, on that inaugural stage, I was officially displaced as the most famous Slovenian American by Melania Trump,” she joked. “That was hard on me.”

“Every time I look at her,” Klobuchar deadpanned, “it’s like looking in the mirror.”

The crowd burst into laughter, but then Klobuchar — known as one of the funnier members of Congress — turned serious, strongly criticizing President Trump for his late-night tweets, and his attacks on immigrants, Muslim refugees, federal judges and the news media.

“Donald Trump kind of likes it when we talk about him, right? But here in Iowa, you pride yourself on being first. First in corn production, first in hogs — first in caucuses,” she said. “Let’s be the first Democratic Party dinner where the rest of the night we don’t even mention his name.”

That line earned strong applause from about 300 Democrats and independents who showed up Sunday night to hear a little-known senator from a neighboring state who may one day compete in their presidential caucuses. The party’s base, intently focused on winning back statehouses and seats in Congres in 2018, is already being courted and prodded by potential 2020 candidates….

Before the speech, Klobuchar said that Democrats have done a good job this year “sussing out what kinds of things [Trump] is really going to do. But I think it’s time now to start moving forward with an economic agenda and start putting it out there for people.”

That agenda is being shaped by the bustling “resistance” and an increasingly active left. For much of Barack Obama’s presidency, Democratic activists expected Hillary Clinton to run as his successor. They worked, with some success, to move her to the left on issues including health care, wages and criminal justice reform; they found more success when Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) waged a stronger primary challenge than anyone had expected.

Sanders, who will turn 79 in 2020, has deflected questions about a second run. But his influence on the party, and candidates’ view of where the party has moved, is unmistakable….

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He, he, he…..

Here’s The Hill’s list of 43 possible Democrats that could run for the parties nomination in 2020….

Excuse me….

Not ALL of them are Democrats….

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13 Things that Politico says the media gets wrong about Donald Trump….

The piece is from different people on each of the points…….Anybody think editiors at any of the cable networks or political desks at the nations leading newspapers are gonna read the linked piece below?….or change the way they cover Trump?

1. We forget what has always driven Trump.
Gwenda Blair, author of The Trumps: Three Generations of Builders and a President

Too often, the press forgets the very lessons Trump himself has taught us about how he operates and why it often works. For example, journalists often imply that Trump’s reliance on cable news is a liability because it leaves him ill-informed. And so it does—but it also leaves him highly attuned to that medium and able to respond to what he sees there with immediate, pitch-perfect tweets or other comments that come across as direct, authentic and trustworthy…..
2. Trump. Won’t. Change.
Kurt Bardella, president and CEO of Endeavor Strategies

Anyone who thought Trump would pivot and become a more conventional political figure after he took the oath of office was completely misreading him and his psyche. Trump is, and always will be, a promoter. Facts and specifics are secondary to tone, style and strength. In the immediate aftermath of his first address to Congress, the political and media community was quick to point to that speech as a turning point. For one hour, Trump acted presidential—“acted” being the key word. Days later, he took to Twitter and remarkably and falsely accused his predecessor of wiretapping his offices. So much for turning over a new leaf. And that’s the point: No matter what happens, how far his numbers plummet or how often his statements are fact-checked, Trump is not going to change, and his audience doesn’t want him to. For almost a decade now, the American people have been bombarded with messaging from campaigns that highlight how Washington is broken,….

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Closing in on a 2 Hour Marathon Run…

The goal for elite runners is just about in reach….

Nike sneakers is helping for the record and of course the sales….

Some people aren’t happy with HOW this latest effort at the 2 hour record was done…

Even in a highly controlled environment, the sub-two-hour marathon remains elusive — just barely.

Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya, 32, the reigning Olympic marathon champion, covered 26.2 miles in 2 hours 25 seconds early on Saturday in an extremely managed setting of pacing and drafting on a Formula One racecourse in Monza, Italy, outside Milan.

It was the fastest marathon ever run, more than two and a half minutes quicker than the official world record, 2:02:57, set by Dennis Kimetto of Kenya at the 2014 Berlin Marathon. But Kipchoge’s time will not be ratified for record purposes, mainly because of rules regarding pace-setting.

The attempt, called Breaking2, was as much a Nike marketing play and a laboratory experiment as a sports competition. Even so, Kipchoge shaved a remarkable amount of time off his best official finish: 2:03:05 at the 2016 London Marathon.

Saturday’s attempt was viewed by some critics as a publicity stunt rather than a valid sporting contest, emphasizing audacious performance over competition. It came weeks before Nike was set to roll out a new line of running shoes.

“I believe that this has everything to do with shoe sales and very little to do with marathoning,” Kevin Hanson, a top American marathon coach, told Runner’s World this week.

Others were intrigued by the attempt — albeit greatly orchestrated — to redefine the limits of human endurance. There was plenty of curiosity about whether the latest advances in sports science and technology could help a runner break the barrier years or decades earlier than many had predicted….

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image of ……Eliud Kipchoge crossing the finish line at the Monza Formula One racetrack in Italy, on Saturday.CreditLuca Bruno/Associated Press..

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Adam Jones will not ‘let up’ on calls to MLB for tougher rules against racist behavior, agent says

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…from ESPN….

Adam Jones‘ agent says the Orioles outfielder will not “let up” on his call for Major League Baseball and its teams to eliminate racially intolerant behavior from fans at stadiums.

Jones’ agent, Nez Balelo, released a statement to Fox Sports on Wednesday, two days after Jones heard racial taunts during the Orioles’ game in Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox.

“We are not going to let up on this one until we see implemented policies put in place in every city to protect these players and stop this type of reckless behavior,” Balelo said in his statement….

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Politico knocking ESPN?

Politico magazine is out with a piece that goes in tow different directions….

With a image of Caitlyn Jennings on the top of the piece?

Ben Strauss paints to the sports networks loss of some viewership and staff cuts as based on its showing support and human interset stories on the behind the scenes lives of athletes…

That means gay, transexual ,  and black and brown  athletes along with white guys….

Strauss then mentions conservative media outlets to support his story….

But then Strauss writes this?

‘None of this is to say that politics was the direct cause of ESPN’s layoffs. It wasn’t.’….

The whole piece is kinda stupid to me….

Athletes , like everyone  else?

Come in differant sizes, shapes and colors…

They have their own sex lives….

And YES they DO have problems….

I appauld the sports channel for featuring people in front of their camera’s that of all colors , shapes and both males and females….

As a matter of fact?

Double props for having the ball to feature women talk about sports and NOT having the problems Fox is having with their guys comments and actions…

If your politics gets in the way of your sports?

You need to go some place else beside’s ESPN…..

If you have a problem with the fact that a LOT of atletes ARE of color?

You need to stick to certain sports and stay away from others….

The achievement of sports is it for me and whole lot of other people…

ESPN is doing  cost cutting, that IS the reason given for the layoffs…..

They’ll figure out a way to keep making money…

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‘Morning Joe’s’ Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski engaged…

Office romance from two different directions, eh?

James Carville and Mary Matlin have company, eh?

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MSNBC has confirmed that “Morning Joe” co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are engaged.

The engagement was first reported by the New York Post’s Page Six on Thursday. Regular panelist Harold Ford Jr. offered his congratulations at the top of Thursday’s show. Brzezinski thanked him before fellow co-host Willie Geist joked that Ford was congratulating the pair on the show’s ratings….

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Hillary to launch a Supr Pac for 2018 Midterm Democrats….

No…. NOT for her….

Yes…To help Democrats running in 2018 Midterm elections…

She IS stepping back INTO the spotlight in the political world….

(She says she’s part of the ‘Resistance’….)

Is she seeking to be the speaker for the party until a 2020 Presidential front runner is established?

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Hillary Clinton soon will launch a PAC as a way of “acting as a quiet catalyst” for organizations she cares about, and eventually will help 2018 congressional candidates — but with no intention of making it a vehicle to run for anything herself.

According to a source familiar with the planning, the initial focus will be on lifting up organizations that are the product of the energy and activism she has seen since the election, and existing groups that have been reignited and reinvigorated by that energy. She has met with some of these groups, and it’s something she’s become increasingly passionate about with each meeting, the source said.

  • The posture: She’s not going to look for ways to comment on Trump’s daily doings, but also won’t shy away from it. An unwritten rule around her office has been to allow for a peaceful transition of power (evidenced by her attending inauguration), but to not stand by when POTUS is doing things she sees as counter to her core values. That has been reflected in her Twitter and public remarks.
  • Clinton also plans to return to paid speaking. The Harry Walker Agency, her speakers’ bureau, has a page up inviting clients to “Book Hillary Rodham Clinton.”……

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And she go herself a new ‘do’….

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The Trump Basic….Don’t belive what he says….

Amen…..

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Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) may be many things, but bashful certainly is not one of them. The straight-shooting former congressman has long been a supporter of President Donald Trump — but as he revealed in an interview with MSNBC’s Katy Tur on Monday, it hasn’t always been easy.

“As a Trump supporter I do my best not to pay attention to what he says,” Walsh said during a discussion of President Trump’s remark that he would be “honored” to meet with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un under the “appropriate” circumstances. “If I pulled my hair out for every nutty thing he said, I’d be bald,” Walsh said.

“Congressman, if you say you’ve gotta try and ignore most of what the president says, why are you a Trump supporter?” Tur asked. “It’s not an easy job,” Walsh replied. “I try to focus on what he does, but … he makes it very difficult.”…

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