White Sox Send Pitcher Chris Sale Home for Clubhouse Incident

Posted by Fery Kurniawan on Saturday, July 23, 2016

 Chris Sale
 Chris Sale
The White Sox sent Chris Sale home before Saturday’s game against the Tigers for what general manager Rick Hahn called a “clubhouse incident.”

Was Sale being traded? Losers of eight of their last nine, the Sox were looking forward to Sale possibly helping to stop the bleeding.

*Bullpen: David Robertson has the greatest track record and the heaviest contract. It’d be kinda funny if Justin Morneau were a trade asset.

The have the prospect stock to make a run at Sale and Quintana, and they could use Zach Duke, too. Grant’s assessment of the White Sox’ level of interest.

Jon Heyman says the Sox are being "inundated with calls," with the Red Sox checking in and the Dodgers in a position to do so. The asking price for superstar starting pitcher Chris Sale is extremely high, and interested parties really don’t blame the White Sox.

Word going around is that the Chisox are seeking “five top prospects” for Sale. The White Sox are a direct team that moves decisively. The Orioles, Blue Jays and Tigers are among others looking for a starting pitcher at present, but it isn’t known whether any of those teams have the prospects to entice the White Sox.

The White Sox could also decide to keep Sale and instead trade their No. 2 starter, Jose Quintana, who’d still get a haul (though not one to rival Sale’s).

Sale, a five-time All-Star, is 14-3 with a 3.38 ERA this year and is 71-43 with a 2.97 ERA for his career.
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The First Justice League Movie Footage Right Here

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Justice League Movie
Justice League Movie
It just fits Affleck’s Batman really well. Ezra Miller (The Flash), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman) and Ray Fisher (Cyborg) were all on hand to work the crowd into a frenzy — and show off the first footage from their anticipated film. 

Director Zack Snyder also brought out Cavill, joking that even though his Superman died in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, "You've got to have Superman" in Justice League.

Others like him," Affleck's Batman.

Cut to a scene of Aquaman throwing Bruce Wayne against a wall — and then cut back to Batman and Wonder Woman, with Bruce responding, "Probably more less ... he said no."

The quick, fun tone of the trailer demonstrates the clean break the DCEU is attempting to make from the darker tone set by Batman v. Superman.

Justice League Movie will hit theaters Nov. 17, 2017.


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The First Wonder Woman Trailer Is Even Better Than We Could Have Imagined

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Wonder Woman Trailer
Wonder Woman Trailer
Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins and stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, and Robin Wright. Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot, follows Princess Diana of Themyscira as she joins the fight for global peace during World War I. Jenkins described Gadot as perfect for the role, proclaiming, "Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman." Gadot is joined by Chris Pine, who plays Steve Trevor, Diana's lover during the conflict. Wonder Woman hits theaters next summer.

Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 2, 2017. 

Director Patty Jenkins and the rest of the "Wonder Woman" crew just dropped a whopping Wonder Woman Trailer on the folks at Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con. Behold the warrior woman power, a sword hidden in a gorgeous dress, and so, so, so many classic Wonder Woman trappings.
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At Least 9 Dead in Germany Shooting Rampage in Munich

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Germany Shooting
Germany Shooting
At least nine people are dead after a "shooting rampage" near a large mall in Munich, Germany. Police recovered a 10th body belonging to the shooter who turned the gun on himself. Authorities identified the gunman as an 18-year-old German-born man of Iranian descent from the Munich area. Local media named the teen as Ali David Sonboly, but police have not confirmed. Sonboly fits the profile of many other mass shooters. Sonboly reportedly had many other articles about shooting massacres in Germany and elsewhere. The German newspaper Bild reported that students at his school claimed Sonboly used a picture of Andres Breivik, the right-wing extremist who killed 77 people in Norway on July 22, 2011.  “This connection is obvious,” Munich's police chief Hubertus Andrä said, referring to the Breivik connect. “We must assume that he [the Munich shooter] was aware of this attack.”Authorities believe Sonboly acted alone, but the shooting ignited a massive manhunt Friday evening in Munich after witnesses reported seeing three men with "long guns." Sonboly fits the profile of many other mass shooters. Sonboly reportedly had many other articles about shooting massacres in Germany and elsewhere. 

The German newspaper Bild reported that students at his school claimed Sonboly used a picture of Andres Breivik, the right-wing extremist who killed 77 people in Norway on July 22, 2011. At Least 9 Dead in Shooting ‘Rampage’ in Munich, Germany Shooting Police secure the area inside a shopping center in Munich on July 22, 2016. At least nine people are dead after a "shooting rampage" near a large mall in Munich, Germany. Local media named the teen as Ali David Sonboly, but police have not confirmed. Sonboly fits the profile of many other mass shooters. Sonboly reportedly had many other articles about shooting massacres in Germany and elsewhere.  “This connection is obvious,” Munich's police chief Hubertus Andrä said, referring to the Breivik connect. Police shut down the mall and evacuated it over several hours. Some videos show panicked people fleeing the area

Police have released few details about how the attack unfolded. "We believe we are dealing with a shooting rampage," a Munich police spokesperson said. Munich police officials initially called it a likely terror attack, but stressed no indication existed of Islamic terrorism. Police have not confirmed the shooter's motive, even as a profile emerges of a depressed teen enthralled with mass casualties. A man suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting attack in the German city of Munich killed himself, and likely acted alone, police have said.

At least 10 people, including the possible suspect, were killed in Friday's attack at the Olympia shopping centre, a police spokesman said early on Saturday. A massive police operation was launched in the Bavarian capital following the attack, with authorities telling residents to stay indoors. The police statement added that witnesses had reported three different shooters with semi-automatic weapons.
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Batman: The Killing Joke Predicted the Bleak State of Superheroes

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The Killing Joke
The Killing Joke
Before and after the Comic-Con International screening of "Batman: The Killing Joke," the film's cast and crew talked about the process of adapting Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's seminal DC Comics tale from page to screen. Warner Bros. Animation's "Batman: The Killing Joke" stars Kevin Conroy as Batman, Mark Hamill as the Joker, Tara Strong as Barbara Gordon and Ray Wise as Commissioner Gordon. Directed by Sam Liu ("Justice League vs. Teen Titans"), the film comes from a script by Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Azzarello. "Batman: The Killing Joke" will be available for Digital HD download on July 26, and arrives on Blu-ray/DVD on August 2.

The Killing Joke explains the origins of the Joker, Batman’s arch-nemesis, and plumbs beneath the face paint for a pathology. It’s sourced from a specific pool of graphic novels that were authored by one of two men—Frank Miller or Alan Moore—between 1986 and 1988. Their mission: to make superhero comics visible to adults by dialing up the darkness.

Acclaimed graphic novels like Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns (1986) and Batman: Year One (1987) as well as Moore’s Watchmen (1987) and Batman: The Killing Joke (1988) introduced a gloom that never quite lifted. Moore’s celebrated series V for Vendetta posted a warning about Thatcherism and supplied the Occupy movement with a face. Compared to the rest of his work, then, The Killing Joke marked a regression. By the late ’80s, Moore, arguably the biggest name in comics, had stretched the concept of men in spandex as far as it could go. The Killing Joke dispensed with such thoughtfulness. You can trace the easy nihilism of many contemporary comics and movies—from Spawn to Kick-Ass—to cynical products like The Killing Joke. That Batman eventually gets his man and restores order is beside the point. Post-Moore, he became postmodern, the personification of moral relativism, of pure chaos. Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan’s cinematic Jokers, played by Nicholson and Ledger, respectively, sprang like paper dolls from the pattern set by Moore. “I loved The Killing Joke,” Burton said. Eventually, he disavowed The Killing Joke. In the ’90s, Moore labored over intricate graphic novels for adults, about anything other than superheroes. Moore’s disavowal, however, hasn’t exactly dissuaded paying customers. It turns out the superhero genre’s greatest hero was also in some ways its greatest villain.
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Manson Follower Leslie Van Houten Denied Parole by California Governor

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Leslie Van Houten
Leslie Van Houten
California Governor Jerry Brown has denied parole for Leslie Van Houten, a former follower of Charles Manson, who is serving a life sentence for murder.

A prison board had recommended parole.

Van Houten has now been denied parole 20 times over the 1969 killings of Leno La Bianca and his wife Rosemary.

Van Houten (right) was found guilty with other Manson Family members at a 1970 trial

The La Bianca killings came a day after other followers of Charles Manson carried out the grisly murder of actress Sharon Tate and four others.

Leslie Van Houten was 19 when she held down one of her victims, Rosemary La Bianca, while someone else stabbed her. Now 66, the former ‘Manson Family’ adherent has been denied parole 20 times since her conviction over the 1969 killings. Van Houten was the youngest member of the Manson Family, a commune of people led by murderer Charles Manson.

Relatives of Van Houten’s victims had opposed the prisoner’s release and garnered over 140,000 signatures for a petition to block it.
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Suzanne Crough Partridge Family

Posted by Fery Kurniawan on Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Suzanne Crough, who played the youngest daughter on “The Partridge Family, ” the hit 1970s sitcom a few family band, died on Monday at her home in Laughlin, Nev. She was 52.

The Clark County coroner, John Fudenberg, said the cause was unknown which an autopsy could be performed.

Ms. Crough had appeared only inside a Barbie commercial before she was cast on “The Partridge Family, ” which debuted on ABC in 1970. Her character sang backup vocals, played the tambourine and found out punch lines on her older co-stars Danny Bonaduce and David Cassidy.

The cast also included Brian Forster, Susan Dey and Shirley Jones, like the widowed mother from the children, and Dave Madden, who played the group’s manager. Following the show went from the air in 1974, Ms. Crough appeared inside the 1977 drama series “Mulligan’s Stew” on NBC and inside the Academy Award-winning short film “Teenage Father” in 1978. Her last credited role was inside the television movie “Children of Divorce” in 1980.

Ms. Crough was born on March 6, 1963, in Fullerton, Calif., and graduated from Los Angeles Pierce College. She owned a bookstore until 1993. She told Al Roker from the “Today” show in 2010 that in recent years she were working like a manager at OfficeMax.

Survivors include her husband, William Condray ; their daughters, Samantha and Alexandra ; and also a granddaughter.

Suzanne Crough, who starred like the youngest member from the Partridge Family, died Monday in her own Nevada home, consistent with reports.

Crough, 52, died suddenly, a member of the family told TMZ. com. It was eventually not immediately clear what caused her death, that was not independently confirmed by NBC News.

Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said an autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday, the Associated Press reported.

Crough portrayed Tracy Partridge, the tambourine-playing redhead, throughout the classic sitcom's 1970 to 1974 run. She had several guest-star appearances on shows following the show's end.

She last reunited together with her co-stars during a Partridge Family reunion on TODAY in 2010.

Suzanne Crough, who played the youngest participant in “The Partridge Family” on the favored television show, has died.

The 52-year-old, who starred as tambourine-shaking daughter Tracy, passed at her home in Nevada on Monday, reports TMZ.

It’s unclear what caused Crough’s death, but a member of the family who confirmed the news told the website that it was eventually sudden.

The actress starred upon the musical sitcom during its entire run from September 1970 until March 1974.

Crough is survived using a husband and two daughters.
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