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Cleveland’s MLB team changes from Indians to Guardians

By TOM WITHERS CLEVELAND (AP) — Known as the Indians since 1915, Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team will be called Guardians. The ballclub announced the name change Friday — effective at the end of the 2021 season — with a video on Twitter narrated by actor Tom Hanks. The decision ends months of internal discussions triggered by a national reckoning by institutions and teams to permanently drop logos and names considered racist. The choice of Guardians will undoubtedly be criticized by many ...
Tags: Minneapolis, Angels, Sports, Sport, Ap, Tom Hanks, Soccer, Mlb, Paul Dolan, Cleveland, Giants, Major League Baseball, Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Rays, Alexander, Indians


Dodgers lose to Giants as Kenley Jansen lets another 9th-inning lead disappear

LOS ANGELES — A casual conversation with Dodgers manager Dave Roberts during batting practice Thursday afternoon ended with this pronouncement. “Kenley’s getting the save tonight,” Roberts said, the ever-optimistic manager striding away confident in his pronouncement. Roberts had no idea how wrong he would be. Hours later, Roberts entrusted Kenley Jansen with another ninth-inning lead, his third in the past five days. By the time Jansen strode off the mound, the lead was gone again, Roberts had ...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Will Smith, Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Flores, Alexander, Wade, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Dodgers


‘Blood Red Sky’ Director Peter Thorwarth on Putting a Vampire on an Airplane [Interview]

In the new Netflix film from director/co-writer Peter Thorwarth, Blood Red Sky, two things become eminently clear early on: there are a hijackers onboard a red eye flight from Germany to America; and there’s a vampire, Nadja (Peri Baumeister), amongst the passengers as well. And the only things keeping her from feasting on those around her are a mysterious drug she injects herself with periodically, the fact that this is a night flight, and the presence of her young son (Carl Anton Koch), who l...
Tags: Europe, Movies, Salma Hayek, Scotland, Germany, Berlin, America, Features, Netflix, Czech Republic, Munich, Robert Rodriguez, Cannes, Alexander, Peri, Dusk Till Dawn


The Aesthetic of Evil: A Video Essay Explores Evil in the Films of Bergman, Hitchcock, Kubrick, Scorsese & Beyond

Movies have heroes and villains. Or at least children’s movies do; the more sophisticated the audience, the hazier the line between good and evil becomes, until it finally seems to vanish altogether. Not that cinema directed toward genuinely mature audiences dispenses with those concepts entirely: rather, it makes art out of the ambiguity and interpenetration between them. This is true, to an extent, even in some of the recent wave of big-budget superhero movies, in the main exerci...
Tags: Facebook, Christopher Nolan, Film, College, Orson Welles, Batman, Seoul, Michael Haneke, Alexander, Jamie Hector, David Simon, Benny, Marlo, Edmund Burke, Haneke, Norman Bates


Dodgers make a go of it without Mookie Betts again vs. Giants

LOS ANGELES — Not for the first time, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts acknowledged over the weekend the importance of having Mookie Betts in his lineup. “Certainly, we go as he goes,” Roberts said. The Dodgers had to go without Betts in their starting lineup again Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants. Betts was out for a third consecutive game with what Roberts described as “a hip pointer.” “He’s frustrated,” Roberts said of Betts, who struck out as a pinch-hitter Monday, his first at-bat...
Tags: Colorado, Sports, Alabama, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Connecticut, Mlb, Mississippi State, San Francisco Giants, Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Rockies, Oklahoma City, Alexander, Mike


Dodgers make a go off it without Mookie Betts again vs. Giants

LOS ANGELES — Not for the first time, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts acknowledged over the weekend the importance of having Mookie Betts in his lineup. “Certainly, we go as he goes,” Roberts said. The Dodgers had to go without Betts in their starting lineup again Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants. Betts was out for a third consecutive game with what Roberts described as “a hip pointer.” “He’s frustrated,” Roberts said of Betts, who struck out as a pinch-hitter Monday, his first at-bat...
Tags: Colorado, Sports, Alabama, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Connecticut, Mlb, Mississippi State, San Francisco Giants, Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Rockies, Oklahoma City, Alexander, Mike


Alexander: In 21st century baseball, scouts are getting left behind

In baseball’s transition to the 21st century, as halting and shaky as that sometimes seems, those left behind include those who represent the very soul of the game. Rick Ingalls is one of the casualties. And the Long Beach resident is an example in more than one way of what has been lost in MLB’s rush to prune its player development mechanism in the name of efficiency and thrift. (Not necessarily in that order, of course). Ingalls was drafted in 1973, a kid from Cal State L.A. joining the Oaklan...
Tags: Google, Angels, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Gm, Long Beach, Mlb, Salem, Oakland, Kansas City, Giants, Low, Reds, Cincinnati Reds


Bucks edge Suns 123-119 to take 3-2 lead in NBA Finals

PHOENIX (AP) — Jrue Holiday seized his chance to give the Milwaukee Bucks the lead in the NBA Finals. Took it right out of Devin Booker’s hands, actually. Holiday’s steal and alley-oop pass to Giannis Antetokounmpo for a dunk sealed a wild Game 5 and gave the Bucks a 123-119 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. Antetokounmpo had 32 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Khris Middleton added 29 points, and Holiday had 27 points and 13 assists. Related Articles Lake...
Tags: Usa, Milwaukee, Uncategorized, Sports, Phoenix Suns, Holiday, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Nba, Middleton, Booker, Milwaukee Bucks, Phoenix, Alexander, Khris Middleton


Alexander: For USA men’s basketball, win streaks are least of their worries

Team USA head coach Gregg Popovich speaks with guard Damian Lillard during a training session earlier this month in Las Vegas. “Our goal overall is we’re trying to get everybody safely to Tokyo, and at the same time prepare a basketball team to be successful,” Popovich said. (AP Photo/John Locher) Kevin Durant during training for USA Basketball, Tuesday, July 6, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Bam Adebayo shoots during training for USA Basketball, Tuesday, July 6, 2021, in Las Ve...
Tags: Usa, Australia, Senate, Nigeria, Court, Sports, Phoenix Suns, Sport, Barcelona, Fbi, Chicago, Soccer, United States, Olympics, Portland, Nba


Alexander: Clippers’ summer is interesting in a scary way

The world according to Jim: • In a week, it will have been two years since that rollicking news conference at a rec center in South L.A., the day that newly acquired Kawhi Leonard and Paul George sat on a stage with Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and then-coach Doc Rivers, in which the Lawrence O’Brien Trophy – the “Larry O’B,” as Ballmer memorably shrieked – was referenced as a tangible goal. “We’re only here for one reason,” Ballmer said then. “We wanna win it all.” Never assume, right? … • The ...
Tags: Utah, Japan, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Tokyo, Ncaa, Las Vegas, Yankees, Ioc, Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Nagasaki, Hiroshima


Pilot Sues Delta For $1 Billion Claiming the Airline Stole Crew App

Delta Air Lines was sued for more than $1 billion by one of its own pilots, who claims he developed a text-messaging app for flight crews that the airline stole and used as the basis for its own app. Bloomberg reports: Captain Craig Alexander sued Atlanta-based Delta for trade-secrets theft in Georgia state court on Monday. He claims he spent $100,000 of his own money to develop his QrewLive app, which he pitched to the airline as a way to address crew communication snafus after disrupted flight...
Tags: Tech, CIO, Atlanta, Georgia, Bloomberg, Delta, Craig, Delta Air Lines, Alexander, Bastian, Morgan Durrant, Ed Bastian, Craig Alexander, Rahul Samant, Samant, Keenan Nix


A Delta pilot is reportedly suing the airline for $1 billion after accusing them of stealing the idea for an app he developed

A pilot employed by Delta Airlines is reportedly suing the company, after he accused them of stealing his idea for an app. Joe Raedle/Getty Images A Delta pilot is reportedly accusing his employer of stealing his app idea and suing for $1 billion. He spent $100,000 on building the app, which he pitched to Delta, Bloomberg reported. Delta turned down his idea, but then launched an identical app, he reportedly said in the suit. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Delta Air Lin...
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A Delta pilot is reportedly suing the airline for $1 billion, accusing it of stealing the idea for an app he developed

A Delta Air Lines pilot who accused it of stealing his idea for an app is suing the company, Bloomberg reported. Joe Raedle/Getty Images A Delta pilot reportedly accused his employer of stealing his app idea and is suing for $1 billion. He said he spent $100,000 to build the app, which he pitched to Delta, Bloomberg reported. Delta turned down his idea but then launched an identical app, he reportedly said in the suit. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Delta Air Lines pilo...
Tags: Trends, Georgia, Bloomberg, Delta, Craig, Delta Air Lines, Alexander, Joe Raedle Getty, Ed Bastian, Craig Alexander, Rahul Samant, Kate Duffy, Bloomberg Alexander, Delta Bloomberg, Bloomberg But Delta, Bloomberg FFC


Fintech startups in Europe raised $17 billion in 2021. See 14 of the pitch decks they used to land millions from VCs.

Marshmallow founders Alexander and Oliver Kent Braham raised $30 million earlier this year. Marshmallow Fintech and insurance startups in Europe have raised $17 billion in a record year for investment. Insider has reported extensively on both sectors as investor appetite soared. These pitch decks reveal how 14 different startups pitched their visions and products to investors. See more stories on Insider's business page. Financial services and insurance startups are the crown jewels of...
Tags: Startups, Spotify, Europe, UK, Germany, Softbank, US, Trends, Insurance, Venture Capital, Tencent, Goldman Sachs, Alan, Fintech, DST Global, Klarna


Alexander: An educational first, uh, segment of baseball season

So, what have we learned during the first segment of the 2021 baseball season? (And yes, I refuse to use the term “first half,” and it must be the copy editor deep within me. Half of the schedule is 81 games, and most teams passed that point a week and a half ago. So “segment” it is.) We’ve learned, obviously, that it’s probably preferable to extend the vetting process beyond the clubhouse before you sign or trade for a player, or hire a general manager or a pitching coach. We’ve discovered the ...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Mlb, Giants, Denver, Baylor, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Houston Astros, Alexander, Mets, Cardinals, Justin Upton


Angels take pitcher Sam Bachman with ninth overall selection in MLB draft

The Angels drafted Miami (Ohio) University pitcher Sam Bachman with the ninth overall selection in Sunday’s amateur draft. Bachman, a 21-year-old right-hander, went 4-4 with a 1.81 earned-run average in 12 starts as a junior. Baseball America rated Bachman as having the best fastball of any pitcher in the draft class. The pitch reportedly sits comfortably in the mid-90-mph range, and can touch 102. He also wowed Angels draft director Matt Swanson with a wipeout slider and an advanced changeup. B...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Sam, Los Angeles Angels, Alexander, Bachman, Swanson, Redhawks, Baseball America, David Fletcher, Henry Davis, Matt Swanson, Shohei Ohtani


Angels’ David Fletcher extends hitting streak to 24 with 4 hits in victory

SEATTLE — David Fletcher may not be looking forward to a four-day break. If you ask Joe Maddon, he shouldn’t have the break anyway. Fletcher ran his hitting streak to 24 games in style, with four hits that produced four runs in a 7-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners in the final game before the All-Star break on Sunday. Fletcher is now hitting .309. Combined with his defense, that should have been good enough for a spot on the All-Star team, in Maddon’s eyes. There was an opening for a second b...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Boston Red Sox, Kansas City, Seattle, Suarez, Los Angeles Angels, Mariners, Seattle Mariners, Alexander, All Star, Fletcher, Dylan Bundy


Patrick Sandoval’s strong outing wasted as Angels hitters are quieted by Mariners

  SEATTLE — The Angels’ 2-0 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Saturday was decided by two double plays they couldn’t turn and a bunch of hits they didn’t get. Patrick Sandoval’s career-best seven-inning performance was wasted by the Angels’ lack of production at the plate, resulting in losses in the first two games of this final three-game series before the All-Star break. The Angels had just three hits in seven innings against Seattle’s Chris Flexen, who has enjoyed a career renaissance after spe...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Seattle, Los Angeles Angels, Mariners, New York Mets, Anderson, Seattle Mariners, Iglesias, Alexander, Justin Upton, All Star, Fletcher


Angels GM Perry Minasian is open to adding a ‘rental’ for the pennant race

SEATTLE — As the Angels sit on the fringe of the playoff race with three weeks to go before the trading deadline, Perry Minasian is naturally not ruling out anything. While saying that he doesn’t care for the labels “buyer” and “seller,” the Angels general manager said on Saturday the focus will be improving the team in the short- and long-term however possible. That could even mean acquiring a player who will be a free agent at the end of the season, a so-called “rental.” “I think the player ha...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Oakland, Seattle, Los Angeles Angels, Houston Astros, Mariners, Kansas City Royals, Alexander, Marsh, Upton, Brown, Jo


Dodgers Walker Buehler, Justin Turner named to NL All-Star team

Justin Turner and Walker Buehler were named to the National League All-Star team, giving the Dodgers a total of five representatives at baseball’s annual midsummer showcase next Tuesday. They will not be joined in Denver by Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts, who was among several players replaced on the roster due to an injury. Major League Baseball made the announcement Saturday in a press release. The league did not specify the nature of Betts’ injury. He played all nine innings Friday in the...
Tags: Washington, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Club, Denver, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Alexander, All Star, National League, Dodgers, Betts, Justin Turner


Europe's hottest fintech startups raised $17 billion in 2021. See 14 of the pitch decks they used to land millions from VCs

Marshmallow founders Alexander and Oliver Kent Braham raised $30 million earlier this year. Marshmallow Fintech and insurance startups in Europe have raised $17 billion in a record year for investment. Insider has reported extensively on both sectors as investor appetite soared. These pitch decks reveal how 14 different startups pitched their visions and products to investors. See more stories on Insider's business page. Financial services and insurance startups are the crown jewels of...
Tags: Startups, Spotify, Europe, UK, Germany, Softbank, US, Trends, Insurance, Venture Capital, Tencent, Goldman Sachs, Alan, Fintech, DST Global, Klarna


Dodgers commit 2 errors, issue 7 walks in loss to Diamondbacks

LOS ANGELES ― Friday was a bullpen game for the Dodgers. That much was planned. Issuing seven walks and committing two errors against the worst team in baseball? That was all spur of the moment. The Dodgers’ 5-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks was difficult to watch. AJ Pollock did most of the damage on offense against his former team. He hit a solo home run in the third inning against Diamondbacks starter Taylor Widener. He led off the seventh inning with a double and scored on a pair of groun...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Mlb, Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Ahmed, Arizona Diamondbacks, Joe Kelly, Alexander, Reed, Kelly, DAVE ROBERTS, Escobar


How Do We Handle the Future of Taxes and Data - TCAST podcast

I recently had the opportunity to be a guest on TARTLE's podcast - TCAST. The topic tied to an op ed I had in The Hill in April - Let's say 'goodbye' to the April 15 due date . The podcast and other interesting data related ones from TCAST can be found at: Apple:  https://apple.co/ 2TT8C1t Spotify:  https://spoti.fi/ 3ht4FcK   YouTube:    https://bit.ly/3xspMBB Thanks to Alexander and Jason for the invitation and hosting this topic about modernizing our tax system a...
Tags: Transparency, Podcast, Taxes, Jason, Alexander, The Hill, Professor Nellen, Nellen, Tax Technology, TCAST


Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer has administrative leave extended by MLB

Major League Baseball has extended Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave for an additional seven days while they continue their investigation into the sexual assault allegations against Bauer. In a statement announcing the decision, MLB said its investigation is “ongoing.” The players’ union had to agree to the extension. Since adopting a joint domestic violence policy with MLB, the players’ union has never declined a request to extend administrative leave. Bauer will continue to be paid while on ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Pasadena, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Alexander, Roberts, Bauer, Dodgers, David Price, County Superior Court, Trevor Bauer, Trevor Bauer Dodgers


‘Scenes From a Marriage’ Trailer: Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain Remake the Ingmar Bergman Classic

Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) and Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) previously played a married couple in 2014’s under-seen thriller A Most Violent Year, and now they’re reuniting to star in Scenes from a Marriage, an HBO limited series based on the acclaimed 1970s version from master filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. The first trailer for the new iteration of the story has arrived, and it looks like a handsomely made drama that gives Isaac and Chastain the chance to flex several different g...
Tags: Hbo, Jessica Chastain, TV, Movies, News, Roger Ebert, Williams, Ethan Hawke, Manchester, Trailers, Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Oscar Isaac, Alexander, Michelle, Chastain


EU Fines Volkswagen, BMW $1 Billion for Emissions Cartel

By Marine Strauss and Alexander HübnerBRUSSELS (Reuters) -The European Commission fined German carmakers Volkswagen and BMW a total of 875 million...
Tags: Eu, European Commission, Bmw, Volkswagen, Reuters, Alexander, Volkswagen BMW, Marine Strauss


EU Fines BMW and Volkswagen Group $1 Billion Over Emission Cleaning

By Marine Strauss and Alexander HübnerBRUSSELS (Reuters) -The European Commission said on Thursday three German carmakers breached EU antitrust...
Tags: Eu, Alexander, Volkswagen Group, Reuters The European Commission, Marine Strauss, EU Fines BMW


Alexander: Dodgers distancing themselves from Trevor Bauer

When they cancel your bobblehead night, that spells trouble. The Dodgers are starting to distance themselves from Trevor Bauer. On Wednesday, they canceled the pitcher’s bobblehead night, originally scheduled for Aug.19, and at the same time they pulled Bauer merchandise off the shelves at the team store and took it off of the dodgers.com and MLB.com online stores as well. What took them so long? And is the realization dawning on people in the front office that the three-year, $102 million deal ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Mlb, Miami, Marlins, Cleveland, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Alexander, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Bauer, Dodgers, Rob Manfred


Lady Sif is Here to Stay in the MCU Beyond That Surprise ‘Loki’ Cameo, Jaimie Alexander Teases

The fourth episode of Loki featured a surprise appearance from everyone’s favorite Asgardian warrior, Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander). She was angry, clutching a clump of her own hair, and stuck in a loop that caused Loki (Tom Hiddleston) immense emotional (and physical) pain. And yet, it was incredibly fun to watch. So if you enjoyed watching Sif hurt the “hero” of the latest Disney+ series, you’ll be delighted to learn that she’ll be back again very soon. In a post to her Instagram story, Jami...
Tags: Television, Movies, Nbc, Abc, Disney, Sequels, Thor, Valkyrie, Natalie Portman, Marvel Studios, Tessa Thompson, Alexander, Loki, Jaimie Alexander, Peter Quill, Comic Book/Superhero


Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen on All-Star omission: ‘Insulted … then you move on’

MIAMI >> When he got the news Sunday that he hadn’t been named to the National League All-Star team, Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen said he was “shocked.” And he felt something else. “Insulted. To me — honestly,” Jansen said Monday, still stung by the omission. “Listen, I went through a lot of disappointment (over it), but at the end, I was laughing more about it. “I guess you have to put up a 0.00 ERA with zero blown saves for me — for me — to get that recognition. Especially me doing this for a ...
Tags: Uncategorized, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Miami, Alex Reyes, Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Turner, Oklahoma City, Alexander, NL, Cardinals, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts