There is no justifying the Brett Gardner defenders

Two psychiatrists pass in the hall. One says, “Good morning.” The other says to himself, “I wonder what he meant by that.” Old gag.

Yet, those raised on practicality were led to believe that 2 plus 2 equals 4. Now? Well, it’s like “good morning” — it depends on how you choose to look at it or are told to look at it.

In the last three weeks, Brett Gardner, nearly 36, has become conspicuously, excessively, senselessly, noisily and unusually combative. He has appeared to grow illogically unhinged, three times registering his disagreements with umpires by vandalizing the ceiling of the Yankees’ dugout by repeatedly smashing and denting it with end of the business side of his bat.

It has been disturbing to watch, as if Gardner, at such a time in his terrific, overachieving career, has been reduced to conduct more often seen in 10-year-old spoiled brats.

But it also seems the only folks who don’t see it that way — not even a hint — are most media assigned to cover the Yanks, especially YES Network communicators who have witnessed then selectively, as in eyes half-closed and minds washed, described these three episodes.

They’ve seen Gardner’s conduct as legitimate protest commensurate with rotten umpiring “out to get” Aaron Boone and his newly named and, of course, marketed, “Savages.”

Even though the umpiring crews have changed, they’re all “out” to elect then eject Gardner for the mild, standardized baseball act of trying to violently dislodge the dugout roof from its moorings.

That the second and third of these umpiring crews likely were acting in accord with an MLB directive that Gardner’s aggressive, demonstrably petulant misconduct — how can it be missed or ignored? — is not to be indulged.

And that’s what first base ump Phil Cuzzi demonstrated when he ejected Gardner after his latest bat-banging tantrum Saturday. If Cuzzi was waiting to catch Gardner, as the YES voices suggested, Gardner made it easy.

Heck, in Gardner’s defense, the YES voices argued that he was not in violation of any specific MLB offense, to which reader Eric Hooey wrote, “There’s probably no rule against lighting fireworks in the dugout or throwing dog feces on the field, so maybe Gardner should do that, too.”

Or are minimal standards now way too high?

YES’s David Cone and Paul O’Neill — the latter predictably blames the umps for every raindrop that strikes a Yankee — agreed with Michael Kay’s assessment that, “I don’t understand why that gets you ejected.” Cone and O’Neill added that it’s unfair to kids who came to watch Gardner play.

Perhaps that’s something Gardner and the Yanks should act on, not the umps. Or are kids entitled to watch Gardner play and flip out?

Next, in tribute to Gardner’s violent vandalism, Aaron Judge was seen standing on second, cleverly miming a bat attack on the Yanks’ dugout. Et tu, Aaron? Hasn’t Gardner become a better candidate for concern — worry — than encouragement and admiration?

Again, it’s the 2-plus-2 conundrum.

Sunday, Braves manager Brian Snitker pulled young star Ronald Acuna for home run-posing a double or triple into a single. Again. It stands to reason that Snitker had previously told him to cut it out to best serve winning, team baseball. Radical, I know.

Yet Snitker’s removal of Acuna sparked debate among those who feel that Acuna is so good he’s entitled to play as he chooses — in defiance of his manager’s old fuddy-duddy party-pooping.

Michael Cunningham, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “In the third inning Acuna hit a high fly ball to right field then walked to first as he watched it go. Purists hate it, but I like it when players admire their work.”

He then added, as if it made a difference, “It’s not even clear Acuna was styling so much as hoping the ball would keep carrying.” Good grief.

Tuesday, Cleveland left fielder Oscar Mercado dropped Met Joe Panik’s pop fly. Panik didn’t stop to admire his work, thus made it to second, from where he’d soon score with two outs. Yet, in 2019, the sensibility in Panik running all the way — 2 plus 2 — is open to debate.

Has Francesa flip-flopped on gambling? You betcha

Mike Francesa’s shamelessness never escapes the shaming from @backaftathis.

December 2015.: “Let’s Be Honest” screams at a Long Island assemblyman that the bill he’s sponsoring on behalf of fantasy sports gambling is bogus as such legalized wagering “is completely a game of chance, not skill.”

Monday: Pandering to the CEO of DraftKings — always on the prowl, perhaps Francesa was currying favor as a tout — Francesa declared fantasy sports gambling favors “skilled” players.

Francesa would make a lot of money for any bookmaker as a “my picks have value” tout. Not that he’d bring it up, but last football season he went 25-45.

Reliever’s share shot payback

Late last season Yanks reliever David Robertson chaired a players’ meeting during which daily support staff members — the poorest-paid daily regulars — were either shorted or stiffed on postseason shares.

Now with the Phils, Robertson has missed most of the season with arm surgery, thus reader Malcolm Yull asks what kind of share Robertson should be voted should Philly make the postseason.

ABC/Disney’s “Dancing With the Stars” this year will include invited guest stars Lamar Odom, ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian, ex-NBAer and ex-arrested drug and booze abuser, and Ray Lewis, the NFL star head-breaker who paid the families of two homicide victims after copping a plea for obstruction of justice in that unsolved case.

Seems we’re in for another NFL season loaded with players — college men — spewing and tweeting insults, vulgarities, dares and boasts. Already, I’m sick of the news and noise made by Baker Mayfield, Odell Beckham Jr., Ezekiel Elliott, Antonio Brown, Jalen Ramsey. And that goes double for Jerry Jones.

So NBC all year sells golf viewers on the incomparable importance of the FedEx Cup as the huge PGA season-closing event. Yet last week and weekend, with the field fighting to make the top 30 to qualify and Tiger Woods with no chance, NBC stuck with Woods.

Larry King has been married so many times, he has rice marks on his face.

Bet on the Little League World Series? Of course you can! South Korea opened at even money, Japan 3/2, Louisiana 3/1, Hawaii 5/1. Seriously. Hey, you can have the 12-year-old starting pitcher throw the game for an X-Box!

Reader William Cook: “Now that the NFL has hired Jay-Z to be its social conscience mentor, is it OK for me, as a white male, to sing Jay-Z songs at Karaoke Night down at my American Legion?”

Source: Read Full Article

This New Taylor Swift Song Is All About Her Mom, So You’ll Want To Grab Some Tissues

Taylor Swift doesn’t take the Dixie Chicks lightly, and called them in to help the one track on "Lover" that’s sure to make you cry. Taylor Swift’s "Soon You’ll Get Better" is about her mom, who is battling cancer for the second time as of this year. There are a lot of emotions bottled up in this sweet, simple tune — so get ready.

"There’s a song called ‘Soon You’ll Get Better’ on this album that was really really hard to write," Swift said in the Lover’s Lounge live Q&A prior to the album’s release, "and it was also a family decision to even put it on the album."

Both of Swift’s parents have been fought cancer before this year, something she revealed in a piece for Elle in Mar. 2019 titled "30 Things I Learned Before Turning 30." The new song details hospital visits, coping mechanisms, and the guilt you can feel when fear of losing a loved one seems selfish compared to what they’re going through.

"I think songs like that, that are really hard for you to write emotionally, maybe they’re hard to write and hard to sing because they’re really true," she continued in the Lover’s Lounge Q&A. "It’s something I’m so proud of, but it’s still really hard. I can’t sing it. It’s hard to emotionally deal with that song. You’ll understand what I mean."

As if this song wasn’t personal enough, fans will know that the Dixie Chicks hold a special place in Swift’s heart. In 2011, Swift revealed at a concert that one of her earliest memories of playing guitar/the first song she learned was "Cowboy Take Me Away" by the Dixie Chicks. A few years later, just months after her mother’s first cancer diagnosis, she was belting "Goodbye Earl" with Natalie Maines on stage together at the Staples Center.

Per Entertainment Weekly, the Dixie Chicks influenced more than just one aspect of "Lover" as an album. “The Dixie Chicks were making such interesting music and doing it in such an unapologetically feminine, imaginative way," she told the publication. "I was very inspired by the album Fly and the aesthetics, because it was very clear they had really put a lot into the artwork."

For this song specifically, Taylor got the emotional support and backup she needed for this song about family from her childhood faves.

More to come…

Source: Read Full Article

Is Torino vs Wolves on TV? Channel, live stream, team news and kick-off time for Europa League playoff first leg – The Sun

WOLVES are set to face Serie A side Torino in the first leg of their Europa League playoff.

After a relatively safe passage through to this stage, Nuno Santo's men face a tough test against a club who enjoyed their best season in six years last term.

But going into the match they have the advantage of having known for the whole summer that they'd be playing European football, whereas Torino only entered the competition after AC Milan withdrew.

And the Italians have also complained about Uefa opting for Portuguese official Artur Soares Dias, with whom seven Wolves players and boss Nuno will be able to communicate in their own language.

What time does Torino vs Wolves kick off?

What TV channel is Torino vs Wolves on and can I live stream it?

Torino vs Wolves is being broadcast live on Premier 1.

If your on Sky or Virgin TV, you can subscribe for free, whilst those who wish to stream the match should head to the Premier Player.

Wolves TV subscribers can also watch through the on-demand service.

In Italy, the game will be live on Sky Sport.

What is the team news?

Reports from Italy suggest that Torino winger Iago Falque remains injured and is unlikely to be present during the two-legs between Wolves and Torino.

With Nuno debuting four new exciting signings in the second leg of the qualifiers against Pyunik, it is likely these players will make an appearance as he looks to rotate during a busy schedule.

Source: Read Full Article

Kim Kardashian is all mums when trying to get kids to pose for photos

Kim Kardashian shares the first photo with all four children but deemed the process ‘almost impossible’.

The reality star, 38, bought her children on holiday to the Bahamas and shared the struggles she had posing for pictures on her Instagram.

She wrote: ‘Bahamas Pics Coming Up! I thought taking a pic with three kids was hard OMG this is almost impossible!’

The carousel included one sweet picture of her and all four of her children – and they were clearly too distracted to notice the camera was there.

Meanwhile, baby Psalm and her son Saint were nowhere to be seen in the second shot.

In true Kardashian fashion, Kim and her two daughters wore matching metallic silver one-piece swimsuits while her two sons wore swimming trunks.

The Keeping up with the Kardashians star and rapper husband Kanye West welcome their son Psalm back in May.

View this post on Instagram

It was going so good…. swipe ➡️ 😂

A post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on

Kim and Kanye were already parents to North, six, Saint, three and one-year-old Chicago.

Worried fans were quick to pester Kim about the bandage wrapped around North’s foot, but she was quick to shut down any fears.

When asked about it, the star replied: ‘Nothing lol. She wanted to wear that.’

During the same lavish trip, Kim shared a video of Chicago playing with a snake that was hanging around her neck.

The caption wrote: ‘My brave girl Chicago’, along with a snake emoji.

View this post on Instagram

My brave girl Chicago 🐍

A post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on

Her 146 million Instagram followers were quick to attack Kim for allowing her daughter to handle the animal poorly.

An unimpressed fan wrote: ‘They are not toys for spoilt brats! That is a living animal and the way she is handling it is appalling! Teach your kid some respect for living beings!’

‘Isn’t this irresponsible parenting?? A child who doesn’t know the difference between poisonous snakes and unpoisonous ones is being encouraged to hold snakes like that and them in their eyes..,’ another wrote.

The KKW Beauty founder has yet to respond, but we doubt she cares what people have to stay when she’s enjoying the ultimate holiday in the Bahamas.

Got a showbiz story?

If you’ve got a story, video or pictures get in touch with the Entertainment team by emailing us [email protected], calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we’d love to hear from you.

Source: Read Full Article

Who is Booger McFarland, the new color commentator for Monday Night Football that fans on Twitter hate

With the NFL wrapping up preseason over the next two weekends, it is almost time for some real football. There is a change coming to the Monday Night Football commentary team this year, but luckily it isn’t a big one.

Last year, Joe Tessitore was the play-by-play announcer for ESPN’s Monday Night Football, with Jason Witten as the color commentator. This year, Witten is playing football again for the Dallas Cowboys and Booger McFarland replaces him in the booth.

Who is Booger McFarland?

Booger McFarland is not a new face for Monday Night Football. He worked in a new position for the show in 2018 where he was set up on a giant platform on the field as an on-field announcer.

It was controversial, as the contraption was massive and had multiple screens and blocked the view for some fans, forcing ESPN to reconfigure it.

This year, it won’t make a difference, since he is replacing Jason Witten inside the booth with Tessitore.

Before he joined Monday Night Football, Booger McFarland worked as a Tampa sports radio host on 98.7 The Fan. He did this from 2012-14. He left there to become one of the SEC Network’s first commentators before becoming a studio analyst.

Booger McFarland football days

His real experience comes from his playing days as a defensive tackle.

In college, he played for the LSU Tigers from 1995 to 1998. He started as a freshman and played through to his senior year before leaving.

McFarland next played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he was a first-round draft pick in 1999. He played for the Bucs until 2006 and then with the Indianapolis Colts after that.

By the time he retired in 2007, Booger McFarland had two Super Bowl rings, one each with the Bucs and Colts.

Booger McFarland finished his NFL career with 188 tackles, 22.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, and one interception.

Fan complaints on Booger McFarland

Joe Davidson of the Sacramento Bee spoke plainly when he said that Booger McFarland is “full of cliches with zero insight.”

Other fans were not so nice.

Regardless of fan complaints, Booger McFarland is the color man on Monday Night Football this year, so there are always prayers that he can improve as the season moves on.

Source: Read Full Article

Pompeo confirms ISIS is regaining strength

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged Tuesday that ISIS is regaining strength in Iraq and Syria — as he insisted that the caliphate is still defeated.

“It’s complicated. There are certainly places where ISIS is more powerful today than they were three or four years ago,” the secretary told “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King.

“The caliphate is gone and their capacity to conduct external attacks has been made much more difficult. We’ve taken down significant risk — not all of it, but a significant amount.”

The nation’s chief diplomat then added that he and the State Department were very pleased with the work they had done.

“What we’ve always said is the caliphate’s been gone and there’s always risk that there will be a resurgence, not just from ISIS. There’s risks from al Qaeda and other radical Islamic terrorist groups.”

The startling admission comes less than a year after President Trump declared victory over the terrorist group and less than six months after American-backed forces seized ISIS’ last remaining territory in Syria.

Pompeo’s comments were in response to a question from King on the validity of a New York Times report alleging that ISIS was gathering new strength.

The paper reported that the terror organization had been conducting guerrilla attacks across Iraq and Syria, reorganizing its financial networks and finding new recruits to expand its reach from an allied-run tent camp.

In April, reports of ISIS’ potential resurgence began to circulate as the terror group started gaining momentum in the two countries.

Military brass and national security officials warned then that ISIS would regroup and remained a worldwide threat, despite the US-backed recapture of the last remaining territory held by the group.

Source: Read Full Article

Why NYC is staring down a West Nile epidemic

You thought the germs on the subway pole were NYC’s biggest health threat? Nope — turns out the entire design of the city can affect your well-being, for better or worse.

That’s according to Sara Jensen Carr, an assistant professor in architecture, urbanism and landscape at the School of Architecture at Boston’s Northeastern University. In her upcoming book, “The Topography of Wellness: Health and the American Urban Landscape,” she examines the historical impact of an urban environment on wellness, including a deep-dive into how design has helped to spread and prevent disease throughout history.

“[Architecture] is not a cause, but it can be a very large contributing factor [to epidemics],” Carr tells The Post. “It’s something we’ve overlooked for a very long time.”

In her book, Carr zooms in on six historical epidemics, including the 19th-century cholera outbreak, and examines how they were affected by and ultimately transformed the American urban landscape.

Proof of that is all around you in New York City — starting with the pavement you’re walking on.

More On:


Florida’s palm trees under attack by deadly disease

Women proudly model bikinis after body-changing battles

Ebola outbreak spreads to 3rd province in eastern Congo

Rhode Island mosquitoes test positive for potentially fatal EEE virus

In its earliest days, Gotham was crisscrossed by dirt streets that were full of trash and horse dung. Some were eventually paved with stone blocks, but those tended to just trap the dirt and manure.

It was gross, and moreover, it was dangerous. That grime turned into dust that commuters breathed in, and it led to respiratory infections and lung disease for many. So, in the mid-19th century, health advocates began pushing to pave the streets with easier-to-clean asphalt — and the city sighed in relief.

Then, there’s Manhattan’s famous grid system. The plan, adopted in 1811, overlaid an orderly series of streets and avenues from Houston Street to 155th Street — land that, at the time, was made up of farms, forests, swampland and a few large estates.

But the grid was less about finding your way around than staying alive.

The crooked streets below Houston provided numerous places for water to pool, helping to spread cholera and other waterborne illnesses. An outbreak of the disease in the early 1830s killed some 3,515 people and led to a push to abandon private wells that could become contaminated with waste and to adopt a citywide water system. The Croton Aqueduct, completed in 1842, brought clean, fresh water from upstate, and the grid system better accommodated the laying of long, straight pipes for indoor plumbing.

Fear of disease also forced architects to rethink buildings.

“Cholera and yellow fever led to the razing of tenements, because people were afraid of density in housing and how that spread disease,” Carr says.

The paranoia led to designing buildings with more access to natural light and fresh air. It also led to the creation of Central Park and other green spaces, as many suspected back in the 1800s that fresh air might be a key to combating certain epidemics and respiratory ailments.

But what about now? Does NYC’s environment leave us vulnerable to new epidemics?

Quite possibly, says Carr. She believes that “the largest crisis New York City will face is climate change” and the scary health threats it brings.

The first problem will be the temperature itself. Due to the so-called “heat island” effect, urban areas — with their limited green spaces and miles of asphalt — are generally hotter than rural areas. So, during future, hotter heat waves, more New Yorkers could suffer heat stroke or have chronic conditions exacerbated, Carr says. Breathing problems could be more prevalent as well, because hotter temperatures lead to more of the pollutant ozone in the air.

‘The city’s [aged] water and sewage system is not designed to take on the heavier rainstorms and flooding that are going to come with climate change.’

Lyme disease could also become more prevalent, says Carr, since warmer winters in New York could lengthen the tick season, and the higher humidity that comes with climate change could provide an environment more conducive to the little critters.

Then, there’s the threat of water. Coastal cities like New York, Carr says, could see increased flooding in the future due to more frequent and severe storms.

Those would leave the city awash in standing water — all of which could lead to a rise in the mosquito population, which could, in turn, lead to an uptick in mosquito-borne illnesses. There’s a recent historical precedent of that, too, according to the World Health Organization: In the 1990s, heavy rains led to a surge in West Nile virus in Europe.

Another danger of flooding? Contaminated water.

“The city’s [aged] water and sewage system is not designed to take on the heavier rainstorms and flooding that are going to come with climate change,” Carr says. “You have the possibility of sickness from dirty water.”

In worst-case scenarios, as happened in Kansas City last spring, heavy rain can cause drinking water to become awash in parasites and bacteria that could cause gastrointestinal illnesses, a problem that can take weeks to fix.

Carr’s advice for New York City and all urban areas is to begin taking into account how design impacts citizens’ well-being.

“I want to bring health to the forefront of these decisions again,” she says.

Source: Read Full Article

'This is Us' Star Justin Hartley's Love Life Had a Rocky Beginning

Justin Hartley’s picture-perfect relationship with Chrishell Stause began in 2013 and has been going strong ever since. What you may not know; however, is that Hartley was married once before Stause, to actor Lindsay Korman. Hartley’s daughter, Isabella, is from his first marriage. Let’s take a look at that earlier failed marriage and what really happened.

View this post on Instagram

All smiles in Maui with my ladies.

A post shared by Justin Hartley (@justinhartley) on

Justin Hartley met Lindsay Korman on the set of ‘Passions’

Lindsay Korman met Justin Hartley in 2003 on the set of Passions. Lindsay Korman has also made appearances on the soap operas, Days of Our Lives and All My Children. 

As a child, Korman competed in pageants and vocal competitions. As a teenager, she also performed in Las Vegas, and eventually moved to New York, where she joined the ensemble of the Grease revival. While on Broadway, Korman was the understudy for the role of Sandy and Patty Simcox. When Hartley joined the set of Passions, Lindsay was already a seasoned veteran on the show.

Hartley only dated Korman for 6 months before he proposed

Hartley popped the question to Korman on November 13, 2003. Korman said, “Yes,” making their dating history just six short months. The pair was then only engaged another six months before marrying in a small wedding on May 1, 2004. 

During the couples’ eight-year marriage, they did have a vow renewal ceremony, so things must not have been all bad. 

They also appeared on Smallville together in 2010. Hartley played billionaire Oliver Queen, who was secretly the Green Lantern on the show from 2006 to 2011. Korman guest-starred as a villain, Harriet, during season 10 of Smallville. 

Korman and Hartley become parents just 2 short months after marrying

The pair had very little time as just newlyweds. Just two months after their wedding, Korman gave birth to their daughter, Isabella Justice, on July 3, 2004. 

Korman took her next role on Days of Our Lives, but first took 18 months off to spend time with her daughter. She told in 2009, “I was a full-time mother. My husband was gone a lot, and we would go up to see him. … I talked to my grandmother a lot and she would say you’re so lucky to get that time from [age] 3 1/2 to 5 to be with her. That’s such a big time in their life.”

As with any celebrity marriage, Korman indicates that it was difficult having Hartley absent so often due to filming. 

Hartley remains a great father who is very close to his daughter, Isabella, who recently celebrated a birthday. He posted a sweet note to her on Instagram, when she turned 15 last month, “Happy birthday to my Isabella! I’m so proud. Your kindness, honesty, generosity and humor are always on display. Congratulations on your wonderful spirit. I love you very much, Dad.”

Korman filed for divorce after eight years with Hartley

In May 2012, not long after the couple’s eighth anniversary, Korman filed for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences,” according to sources at TMZ.

Korman filed the documents in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The All My Children star asked for joint legal and physical custody. 

Although Hartley’s first marriage was rocky, he was only single for two short years before meeting his second wife, Stause. Hartley and Stause have now been married for almost two years of absolute wedded bliss.

Source: Read Full Article

Why Is Hannah Brown Making An Appearance On 'Bachelor In Paradise'?

The last Bachelor In Paradise preview revealed that we’ll be seeing Hannah Brown on our screens once again in the near future. 

This isn’t the first time Brown’s been involved in Paradise drama this season. She was seen talking to her good friend and Paradise participant Demi Burnett about Burnett’s sexuality in the first episode of the season. Burnett told Brown that, back in Los Angeles, she’s been dating a woman. 

“We really fell, like, head-over-heels for each other. She has, like, the warmest energy,” Burnett told Brown. “Like, she never gets mad, like, she’s amazing.”

Since the episode aired, Brown has said she feels honored Burnett felt comfortable enough in their relationship to talk to her about her feelings. 

“I was really thankful that she valued our relationship and our friendship as much as I do,” Brown told HollywoodLife. “She is one of the first people I confide in when I have something that I’m going through, and that she wanted to talk to me about this big next step in her life really shows how strong our relationship is. It makes me so thankful for the opportunity I’ve had to be in the Bachelor franchise and the relationships that it does form — even if they’re not romantic. It’s the friendships that are really awesome.”

Burnett has been met with some online hate after coming out as bisexual, but she’s also received an outpouring of love and support. 

Burnett received one particularly hateful message on Twitter. She posted the message to her page along with the caption: “Twitter do your thing,” and she received a ton of supportive messages in return. 

“I can’t even begin to comprehend nor fathom this disgusting message. As a brother of a sister who’s lesbian, just know Demi, there’s nothing more beautiful than supporting those who get judged because of their gender preference. Demi we love you,” tweeted Chris Randone. 

“Sorry you have to put up with this shit D…. Respect the hell out of you,” wrote Garrett Powell from Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette

“The hate below is absolutely abominable! Bravo to Demi for breaking barriers in The Bachelor Franchise and on a National Network in the pursuit of love and happiness. Regardless of your sexual preference, love is love is love. I support LGBTQ today and every damn day!” responded Jason Tartick from Becca Kufrin’s season. 

Demi Burnett and Derek Peth 

Burnett has said that she’s come to Paradise to fully explore all her options. From the beginning of the season, she’s had a connection with contestant Derek Peth. In the last episode, Burnett told Peth that she’d been dating a woman back in Los Angeles and he was appreciative she was honest with him. But it seems Burnett grows more torn by the day. 

Why Hannah Brown comes to ‘Paradise’ 

View this post on Instagram

Nobody deserves it more than my girl. #thebachelorette

A post shared by Demi Burnett (@demi_not_lovato) on

It’s looking like Brown makes an appearance on the beach this summer to continue her conversation with Burnett. Burnett is struggling–torn between her new connection with Peth and missing the woman she fell for in Los Angeles. We’re betting Brown is brought on to talk to her friend, be a listening ear, and share some advice. 

Read more: ‘Bachelor In Paradise’: Dylan Is Standing Up For Hannah G. On Twitter

Source: Read Full Article

Who is Piemonte Calcio on FIFA 20 and why are Juventus not on the game? – The Sun

FIFA 20 is set to be released in September with several new features to the game.

With Volta bringing in a street football style mode, there is also another big change with the arrival of the unknown Piemonte Calcio.

Who is Piemonte Calcio?

The random team name are actually 35-time Serie A winners and Italian giants Juventus.

The name comes from Piedmont, which is the region with which Turin is in.

Meanwhile, Calcio is football in Italian.

Why are Juventus not in FIFA 20?

This is due to FIFA's biggest rival Konami-created Pro Evolution Soccer holding exclusive rights to the team.

This means FIFA 20 will not be able to have any of the club's badge or stadium listed on their game.

But unlike Piemonte Calcio, the players' names and faces will be the real ones – so Cristiano Ronaldo will still be Cristiano Ronaldo on the game.

All ratings for Career Mode and eligibility in Ultimate Team will remain the same as in previous years.

In the past, FIFA 20 have had to call the Champions League and Serie A by other names due to not having those rights.

When is the game's release date?

The new FIFA game will be released on September 27, 2019.

Prior to its full release, there will be a demo out of the game.

This is expected to be available for free on September 12.

What is new on the game?

Aside from Piemonte Calcio, there will be the street football-based Volta mode.

This will include a story mode and venues in Amsterdam, London and Tokyo.

The issue with shooting has now been rectified with Composed Finishing.

Meanwhile, the career mode has received some upgrades with a manager now able to be a woman for the first time.

You will also have to keep team morale up through squad rotation, player conversations and press conferences.

And players that start with a low potential overall rating can now see it improved through their performances on the pitch in a feature dubbed Dynamic Player Potential.

Source: Read Full Article