Universal cancels release of violent satire The Hunt after Trump criticism

Studio scraps movie about a group of elites hunting deplorables following gun violence across US and tweet by Trump The Hollywood studio behind a violent satire depicting a dozen supposedly red state Americans who wake up in a clearing and realize they are being stalked for sport by elite liberals, is to scrap the movies release , days after announcing it Blumhouse, the independent film house known mostly for low-budget horror films such as Paranormal Activity and The Purge as well as also the Oscar winner BlacKkKlansman, was due to come out on 27 September. News of the decision was first the Hollywood Reporter. But a string of extremist gun massacres in Ohio, Texas and California which resulted in more …

Ads for ultra-violent satire The Hunt pulled in wake of US mass shootings

Promotion for movie, in which humans are hunted for sport, is stalled after El Paso and Dayton killings and studio reported to be rethinking strategy TV ads for The Hunt, an ultraviolent political satire in which elites stalk and kill deplorables, have been pulled in the wake of the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings. A poster for the The Hunt. Photograph: Universal Pictures Original Article : HERE ;

Goodbye Warriors, hello Roots: can this team spark a soccer revolution in Oakland?

The team hopes to become as much a part of the community as its departing franchises have been Devante Duboses soccer career took him across the world before it took him home. The 26-year-old is the first player to sign for Oakland Roots Sports Club, a new team hoping to spark a soccer revolution in Oakland, his hometown. The Roots will play their first game on 31 August and have applied to join the National Independent Soccer Association, the third tier of professional soccer in the US. Its a humble start, but Dubose thinks it can help Oakland recover from a painful loss. Two of its three famous sports franchises, the Golden State Warriors basketball team and the Raiders football …

South Korea: world championship athletes injured in fatal balcony collapse

Two South Koreans killed and athletes from US, New Zealand, Netherlands, Italy and Brazil injured Two South Koreans have died and several others, including athletes attending the world aquatic championships, have been injured after a structure collapsed in a nightclub in the city of Gwangju early on Saturday, a fire department official has said. The deaths happened when a two-level structure in the club, which is next to the athletes village, collapsed at about 2am local time, hitting and pinning revellers, the official said. Hundreds were inside the seven-storey nightclub at the time. The BBC reported the two people killed were aged 38 and 27, and were not competitors at the championships. Yonhap news agency reported that nine athletes competing …

ESPN host Dan Le Batard skips show after attacking Trump’s racist comments

ESPNs Dan Le Batard did not host his sports radio show on Monday, reportedly after a disagreement on a ban about discussing politics on air ESPNs Dan Le Batard did not host his sports radio show on Monday morning, reportedly after talking to the broadcasters president, Jimmy Pitaro, about the networks ban on discussing politics. July 22, 2019 Le Batard criticized Donald Trumps what happened following anti-Trump tweets by its former anchor Jemele Hill nearly two years ago. Following that case, and claims from conservatives that ESPN had a liberal bias, Pitaro decreed that its employees should avoid political talk unless theyre reporting on issues raised by sports figures. Le Batard spoke in the wake of Trumps rally in North …

‘Like pitching in a rainforest’: MLB fans and players struggle in brutal heatwave

Even for a sport that promotes high heat, Saturday was a scorcher across the major leagues as high temperatures gripped large parts of North America At Wrigley Field, mist machines tried to cool the crowd. At Yankee Stadium, only one player took batting practice on the field. In Cleveland, rules were relaxed on what fans could bring into the park. Even for a sport that promotes high heat, Saturday was a scorcher across the majors. The National Weather Service said it was part of a dangerous heat wave gripping much of the country. Hours before Baltimore played Boston at sweltering Camden Yards, Orioles manager Brandon Hyde pulled aside starting catcher Chance Sisco and issued a stiff directive. I told Chance, …

How to kickstart a sneaker collection: buy 99 of world’s rarest in one go

Canadian investor Miles Nadal splurged $850,000 at Sothebys to snap up their entire auction of sought-after trainers Some sneakerheads spend their entire lives painstakingly assembling the perfect collection. Others, like Miles Nadal, have a more direct approach: buying them all at once. Nadal, a Canadian investor and entrepreneur, secured one of the sneaker worlds most impressive hauls this week when he spent $850,000 on 99 of the rarest trainers in the world. The shoes were set to be auctioned by Sothebys and the digital retailer Stadium Goods before he arranged the deal pre-emptively, he told the Guardian. Ive always been an admirer of sneakers but I didnt know much about it, he said. I thought this was, in one fell …

‘They’re icons’: US women’s champion team take victory parade in New York

World Cup winners, who beat Netherlands 2-0 on Sunday to capture their second straight title, receive traditional ticker-tape parade Amid confetti and chants of equal pay New York honored the U.S. womens soccer team on Wednesday with a ticker-tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes, celebrating its World Cup triumph and paying tribute to the players emergence as icons of womens rights. The squads 2-0 win over Netherlands in the final match on Sunday capped a World Cup campaign that attracted vast television audiences and unprecedented public interest. Wednesdays parade down Broadway in New Yorks financial district also cast a light on the teams fight for equal pay with their counterparts on the U.S. mens national team, and by extension, …

‘I can’t bring her back’: parents of girl killed by California police speak out

Family of Hannah Williams, 17, tells the Guardian the high schooler should be remembered for her kindness and passion Benson Williams clutched the bright pink shirt in his hands. It helped him feel close to his daughter as he struggled to process the reality that he would never hold her again. The 46-year-old sat beside his wife in their Anaheim living room on Thursday afternoon, trying to make sense of how their bubbly and energetic 17-year-old girl had left the house on Friday with a smile on her face, and wound up shot dead by a police officeron a busy southern California freeway. The authorities so far have told the parents very little. Why she was fatally shot remains a …

Miami Dolphins’ Kendrick Norton has arm amputated after car crash

Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton has had his arm amputated after being involved in a car crash in the early hours of Thursday. Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton has had his arm amputated after a car crash in the early hours of Thursday. Florida police said the 22-year-olds Ford F250 overturned after hitting a concrete barrier. His injuries are not considered life-threatening but his agent, Malki Kawa, said the player had his arm amputated. malki kawa (@malkikawa) With sadness, I can confirm that Kendrick Norton was in a car accident last night and suffered multiple injuries, including the amputation of his arm. We ask that you continue to pray for him. His family also asks that the public …

Prodigy Cori Gauff, 15, ready to make her Wimbledon mark

The hotly tipped American faces Venus Williams after qualifying without losing a set On Monday at Wimbledon, a teenage hopeful will take centre stage against one of the greats of the game, dreaming of one day emulating their achievements. It is something that countless players have done in the past, only for most of them to fall by the wayside. But American Cori Gauff is no ordinary 15-year-old. Nicknamed Coco, Gauff is the youngest player ever to qualify for the main draw at Wimbledon, having come through three matches in qualifying without losing a set. She won the junior French Open title in 2018 at the age of 14, her agent is part of Roger Federers management group and, according …

Cuba Gooding Jr charged with forcible touching after incident in New York

Actor denies allegations that he groped a woman at a Manhattan nightclub on Sunday Actor Cuba Gooding Jr turned himself in to police on Thursday amid allegations that he groped a woman in a Manhattan nightclub. Minutes later he was charged with forcible touching, the New York police department said. Gooding, 51, smiled and waved as he arrived to speak to investigators in the NYPDs special victims division. A 29-year-old woman told police that Gooding, who won a best supporting actor Oscar for Jerry Maguire, grabbed her breast when he was drunk at about 11.15pm on Sunday. Gooding denies the allegations. He pleaded not guilty to forcible touching and sexual abuse charges at a night court arraignment. He was released …

‘Drake curse’: Canadian star vindicated after Raptors’ NBA championship win

Prior to the victory over the Golden State Warriors, many had fallen victim to the music stars reputation for bringing bad luck His repeated interactions with athletes before critical games and their subsequent losses have earned Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, whose team lost to loss in almost two decades after defender Layvin Kurzawa posed for a picture with him. Also, boxer Instagram with the caption bout to break the curse only to subsequently lose to his little-known rival. Such is the extent of Drakes reputation for bringing bad luck that AS Roma enforced a tongue-in-cheek win over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night, which made them the first ever Canadian said: They said I was a curse, now they …

‘It hurts to see them go’: Oakland’s sorrow over losing the Warriors to wealthy San Francisco

The teams championship run is bittersweet this time as they prepare to leave their home of 47 years In the days leading up to the final series of professional basketball in Oakland, the yellow and blue of the citys beloved home team, the Golden State Warriors, shone from every corner. But in just a few weeks, Oakland will no longer be able to call the Warriors its own. When this season ends, the team will make the move across the bay to the BOSK. The apparel store is one of the few that stocks wares emblazoned with The Town, a proud nickname to rival The City of San Francisco. The Warriors have teams old practice space will be devoted to …

Ex-Oregon football star credited with foiling shooter at Portland high school

A former college football star from the University of Oregon was credited with tackling an armed student at a Portland high school before anyone was injured A former college football standout at the University of Oregon was credited Friday with tackling an armed student at a Portland, Oregon, high school before anyone was injured. Keanon Lowe, a football and track coach and a security guard at Parkrose High School, told reporters as he was leaving a police interview late Friday that he was tired but relieved at the outcome, the Oregonian/OregonLive reported. There are no other suspects. Police declined to release the students name and said they were still trying to determine if he fired any shots. Police spokesman Sgt. …

Horse dies on racecourse day before Preakness Stakes

Three-year-old filly Congrats Girl collapses at Pimlico Race Course as Baltimore course prepares to host second leg of Triple Crown on Saturday A filly collapsed and died while running at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Friday, the day before the track hosts the second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes. Congrats Gal faltered in the upper stretch of the Miss Preakness Stakes in 83F (28C) heat and was eased to the finish line. The Florida-bred three-year-old was running her sixth race. She came in last in the eighth race on the card, then fell to the dirt about 100 yards past the finish line. Jockey Trevor McCarthy, clearly distraught, said the filly felt hot when walking on …