Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-Winning Playwright and Oscar-Nominated Actor, Dead at 73

Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer-prize winning playwright who became a movie star with his Oscar-nominated portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in “The Right Stuff,” died at his home in Kentucky. He was 73.

Shepard died Thursday due to complications from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) “and was with his family at t …
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Yanks to ‘seize the moment’ with Gray trade, Judge concerns grow

With today’s trading deadline at hand, GM Brian Cashman is still pushing to make the much-discussed deal for Sonny Gray at least partly because the decision-makers in the Yankee organization want to “seize the moment,” as a person close to the situation said on Sunday.

“Starting with Hal, there’s a …
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Rick and Morty season 3 episode 2 review: Even on a Mad Max-type world, divorce haunts Summer

Rick and Morty has finally returned, and for good this time. No longer are we awaiting an actual release date, the second episode kick-starting the third season of Adult Swim’s hit animation. Whereas the surprise season premiere was a high-concept stunner, featuring a ton of canonical references, ‘R …
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Yankees, A’s in Sonny Gray stalemate without a guaranteed blink

Executives who know both Brian Cashman and Oakland VP of baseball operations Billy Beane well describe them as executives who will not blink at the deadline if the Sonny Gray negotiations do not follow their preferred path.

“I don’t think this is like when George [Steinbrenner] was in charge,” one …
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‘Rick and Morty’ Review: Summer Takes Center Stage in a ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Therapy Session

Post-divorce catharsis for Morty makes its way to the BloodDome in an episode that does its best with being on-the-nose.

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Rick and Morty” Season 3, Episode 2, “Rickmancing the Stone.”]

When “Rick and Morty” premiered back in April with a s …
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Reebok payouts for UFC 214: ‘Cormier vs Jones 2’ totals $327,500

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to action yesterday (Sat., July 29, 2017) for UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2, which went down inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, and now it’s time to see who went home with the biggest slice of Reebok sponsorship pie.

Event headliners Daniel …
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McDonald’s Brought Back The Szechuan Sauce Just For ‘Rick And Morty’

In the Season 3 premiere of “Rick And Morty,” which aired back in April, Rick tells the alien holding him captive, Cornvelious Daniel, about the magical chicken McNugget Szechuan Sauce that McDonald’s released for a limited time in the late 1990s to promote the Disney film “Mulan.”

“I want that Mul …
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