‘Stranger Things’ review: The Duffer brothers stretch out the Netflix show’s run toward the finish line in more ways than one

After a near-three-year absence since Season 3, and with the kids looking conspicuously older and thus graduating into a different set of issues in a way that parallels the maturation in “Harry Potter” – the Netflix series is in some ways a victim of its own success. Burdened by expectations and clearly unfettered in terms …

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Giants manager Kapler refusing to take field for anthem in wake of Texas school shooting

San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler said Friday he will refuse to take the field for national anthem in a protest over the nation’s political direction following this week’s school shooting in Texas. “I don’t plan on coming out for the anthem going forward until I feel better about the direction of our country,” Kapler …

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San Francisco Giants ‘Joc Pederson says he was slapped by Cincinnati Reds’ Tommy Pham over fantasy football beef

CINCINNATI – San Francisco Giants outfielder Joc Pederson got Cincinnati Reds outfielder Tommy Pham slapped him prior to Friday’s series opener over a dispute about their fantasy football league. While the Giants warmed up in the outfield, Pham confronted Pederson and smacked him in the cheek before the pair was separated. “It was a surprise,” …

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Weeks after declaring an oligarch’s yacht was seized in Fiji, the US still doesn’t have it

Two days after the Department of Justice announced it assisted the Fijian police in seizing a $ 300 million yacht allegedly owned by a sanctioned Russian oligarch, those same police ordered American authorities to leave the ship, according to court documents. US efforts to seize and sell the 348-foot Amadea, the helipad-topped vessel purportedly owned …

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Israeli judge’s ruling on Jews who prayed in Al-Aqsa compound ignites controversy

Israeli Magistrate’s Court Judge Zion Sahrai ruled Sunday that three Jewish youths were not violating security conditions when they recited a Jewish prayer at the contested holy area known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as Haram Al-Sharif. Police had charged all three with security violations for reciting the Shema, banning them …

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IPL and Jos Buttler show ECB how to make cricket work as entertainment | Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler stands outside a hotel room door bouncing a ball on his bat. Trent Boult opens the door carrying a guitar, which he strums as they stroll off together. Buttler plays a game where the object is to throw nuts and berries into your partner’s mouth, Buttler cradling the baby-faced left-handed opener Yashasvi Jaiswal …

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