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Angels’ Patrick Sandoval hopes controlling his emotions can lead to big league success

TEMPE, Ariz. — In the short time that Patrick Sandoval has been in the big leagues, he’s shown both impressive stuff and worrisome inconsistency. He and Joe Maddon both believe they know exactly what separates one from the other. “I know my stuff is more than good enough to compete in the big leagues,” the Angels’ left-hander said. “I just have to keep myself in check and let my stuff do the work, not my emotions.” Maddon compared Sandoval to Jon Lester and James Shields in the sense that both of them also had troubles early in their careers when their emotions on the mound were out of control. “I really believe this is something that he can get through, no question,” Maddon said of Sandoval. “As he does, I’m eager to watch, because he could be that good.” Sandoval, 24, has a 5.33 ERA in 7

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Burger King’s ‘women belong in the kitchen’ tweet, meant to critique the male-dominated cooking industry, receives backlash on International Women’s Day

Summary List PlacementBurger King UK's latest tweet saying, "women belong in the kitchen," caused criticism on the social media site on Monday, which is International Women's Day.   If they want to, of course. Yet only 20% of chefs are women. We're on a mission to change the gender ratio in the restaurant industry by empowering female employees with the opportunity to pursue a culinary career. #IWD — Burger King (@BurgerKingUK) March 8, 2021   The messaging wasn't the work of a social media manager going rogue. It's tied to the chain's Monday launch of a new initiative to help narrow the gap of women in head chef roles, but the messaging struck people on Twitter and Facebook the wrong way. Some expressed the tweet was tone-deaf on a day meant to celebrate women; others sa...

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Sam Asghari Wants Kids with Britney Spears SOON: I Want to Be a Young Dad!

Last month, Sam Asghari broke his public silence on his girlfriend's conservatorship for the first time. Or, more directly -- Sam called Britney Spears' dad a "dick," echoing comments made by one of her sons. In a new interview, Sam is talking about his career and his ambitions. He is also revealing new details on how he and Britney first met ... and his hopes for the near future. Over the weekend, Sam Asghari spoke to Forbes about his career, his relationship, and more. "My priorities in life are to remain humble," the multi-talented 27-year-old emphasized. "And," he continued, to "understand where I came from and where I'm going." "I want to take my career to the next step when it comes to acting," Sam revealed. "I want to take my relationship to the ne...

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‘He’s done a fantastic job’ – Wayne Rooney praises Steven Gerrard after Rangers win Scottish Premiership title

Steven Gerrard’s Rangers were confirmed as Scottish champions at the weekend (Picture: Getty)Wayne Rooney has showered Steven Gerrard with praise after Rangers were crowned Scottish champions and believes the club’s form in Europe has been ‘even more impressive’ than their domestic triumph this season. Celtic’s goalless draw away to Dundee United on Sunday confirmed the league title would be heading back to Ibrox for the first time in ten years. It’s taken Gerrard just two-and-a-half years in management to get his hands on major silverware and his legendary former England team-mate, Rooney, will no doubt hope for similar success after a promising start in charge of Derby County. Rooney believes Gerrard has done an ‘incredible job’ at Ibrox (Picture: Getty)‘I think clearly he’s do

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Infants born the week of The Players getting special treatment

As The Players Championship approaches, local newborns are already getting into the spirit of golf. Every baby born at Baptist Health, as well as those in the NICUs, will receive a commemorative “Crawl. Walk. Golf.” onesie during the week of the tournament. The newborn will also receive a birthday card containing the ABCs of safe sleep practices from The Players Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. “This week is such a special one in our community,” Jared Rice, Executive Director of The Players, said. “We are honored to celebrate and connect with those who share this milestone with us.” Each week, more than 500 babies are born at local hospitals, prompting The Players to work with area hospitals to share in the celebrations. Families at these hospitals will receive on...

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Meghan Markle Spoke Powerfully About Racism. Black Women Heard, and Know, Her Pain.

via CBSEven with a seat at the royal table, Black people have to maintain awareness within our double consciousness. The philosophy is taken from W.E.B. Dubois that we live in parallel worlds: One where we can be our natural Black selves and another where we have to put those “Black” things away and adhere to what is acceptable in white society. No matter our shade in the Crayola box, every Black person experiences the phenomenon. It’s an education that we are never really taught, but we adapt nonetheless. However, that duality still does not negate the fact that Black people are always placed under harsher, hyper-focused critiques—all simply because of our lineage. In her interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired Sunday night, Meghan Markle shed light on the British monarchy that was both...

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The 16 leaders of Stellantis, the $52 billion empire formed from 2 of the biggest names of the auto industry (STLA)

Summary List PlacementWith the completion of the merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the PSA Group in January, the combined corporate entity — dubbed Stellantis — is now officially the world's fourth-largest automaker. The architects of the deal, PSA CEO Carlos Tavares and FCA Chairman John Elkann, remain at the top of the leadership hierarchy, but Stellantis is a far-flung multinational entity, combining disparate brands such as Ram and Dodge with Fiat, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Citroën, Peugeot, Opel, and Vauxhall. Adding to the pressure is that the American, Italian, French, German, and British brands are all national icons. Tavares has shown himself to be a management miracle worker, with turnarounds at PSA and Opel/Vauxhall — brands acquired from General Motors in a $2.3 billi...

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Avengers fans take offence as devs defend new XP changes

Earth’s grindiest heroes (pic: Square Enix)Long-time players are not thrilled with the upcoming Avengers update, which will make levelling up characters take longer. Last week, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics announced that a future update for Marvel’s Avengers will slow down how experience is gained, with the developer believing that players were levelling up their characters too quickly. They explained this was being done to try and make the game less overwhelming for new players, but it was quickly criticised for essentially making levelling up more of a grind. Crystal Dynamics has addressed this via a Reddit post and attempted to further clarify what they meant. Due to how gaining experience currently works, the developers believes that players are unlocking too many skills a

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High school baseball: 2A team-by-team region capsules/predictions

Gunnison players and fans begin their celebration as the Bulldogs defeat Grand for the 2A state baseball championship at Kearns High’s Gates field on Saturday, May 13, 2017. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret NewsHere’s a team-by-team look at the upcoming Class 2A baseball season The 2021 high school baseball season gets underway this week for teams in Class 2A. After last year’s canceled season, there’s more anticipation than ever to get the season going. To prepare fans for the upcoming season, the Deseret News has put together capsules for every team in 2A. Every coach was invited to participate and submit information. The region rankings are based on coaches preseason projections. There are two new baseball coaches in 2A this year: Milton Herring (Layton Christian) and Beau Morrill (North Su

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Mother flipped car ‘while drunk’ and killed her daughter, 5

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video A five-year-old girl has died after her mother flipped their car ‘while drunk’, according to police. Nory Lam, 26, has been arrested on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence following her daughter’s tragic death on Sunday. Aleah Reyes, aged five, was killed in the crash in Witchita, Kansas, that happened at around 3.15am on a rural country road. The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s office have said Aleah died at the scene of the accident while her mother and the driver of the vehicle, Nory, only suffered minor injuries. The car left the road and rolled over at around 3.15am on Sunday morning (Picture:...

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Pac-12 power ratings: Oregon rises, UCLA falls and the odds to win the conference tournament

Oregon is the Pac-12’s regular-season champion, but USC is the postseason betting favorite, according to the latest odds from BetMGM. The Trojans are +150 to win the conference tournament this week at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, meaning a $100 bet to win the title would generate $150 in profit. It’s the equivalent of 3/2. Next up is Colorado, at +200 (or 2/1). Then comes Oregon, at +350. The odds are the reverse of what you might expect given Oregon’s sizzling finish (five consecutive wins). None of the top betting sites view the event as wide open, with only the top-four teams given a realistic chance to collect the trophy. The full odds: USC: +150 (3/2) Colorado: +200 (2/1) Oregon: +350 (7/2) UCLA: +400 (4/1) Stanford: +2000 (20/1) Arizona State: +2500 (25/1) Utah: +3300 (33/1) Washingt

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Adele is officially best-selling female album artist of the century in UK

Adele is no stranger to success (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Adele is the best-selling female album artist of the century in the UK, according to the British Phonographic Institute (BPI). The record labels association said her album 21 – which has sold just under six million copies in the UK – was also the best-selling album by a female artist. P!nk was second in the overall female artist rankings, followed by Madonna, while Rihanna was fourth, with Dido in fifth and Amy Winehouse in sixth. The rankings were revealed by BPI to coincide with the announcement that the theme for this year’s National Album Day, which is being held on October 16, is ‘celebrating women in music’. Back in January, the Set Fire to the Rain hitmaker marked the 10th anniversary of her semin...

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Mackenzie Standifer to Judge: Please Don’t Take My Son! I’m Not Like Ryan!

Mackenzie Standifer deserves your sympathy. Sure, she's Ryan Edwards biggest enabler, and for that, she's taken a good deal of criticism, most of which she richly deserved. But she's also one of his victims. Mackenzie has been dragged through hell by Ryan over the course of the past few years. She stuck by her husband's side during Edwards' many arrests and his near-fatal battle with addiction. And now, she's defending her husband again, as he continues to do battle with ex-wife Maci Bookout, who is the mother of his eldest son. Of course, continuing to side with someone as unpopular as Ryan is bound to have its downsides. And these days, Mackenzie is dealing with some heavy consequences. According to a new report from The Sun, Mack's ex-husband, Zachary Stephens...

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Viral video: Hundreds of blacktip sharks migrate off Florida shore

Another News4Jax video has gone viral after showing a shark frenzy in Florida. Paul Dabill, 45, who runs Paul Dabill Photography, spotted hundreds of blacktip sharks with his drone camera on Wednesday. The sharks were migrating near the Singer Island coastline in Riviera, Florida. The video on News4Jax has been viewed 1.2 million times and shared 6,600 times. ...read more Source:: Headlines News4jax

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CDC says vaccinated grandparents can hug their grandkids again in new guidelines

Summary List PlacementAfter several days of delays last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued its first guidance on what kinds of privileged activities people who've been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely do. The guidelines, issued Monday, allow for indoor dinner parties among fully vaccinated crews, and they also endorse more hugs and less distance between vaccinated and unvaccinated extended family members — with some caveats.  "The recommendations issued today are just a first step," CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said at the White House COVID-19 press briefing, announcing the new guidance.  The new CDC recommendations stress that "fully vaccinated" doesn't kick off when a shot hits your arm, though. For people who've gotten Moderna or Pfizer's tw...

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