Big League Chew is now selling pouches with female packaging

Big League Chew — the stringy, shredded-up bubble gum that can be found in almost every Little League dugout in America — has launched its first-ever “softball” line, which features new female packaging. “Don’t miss out! Our new softball-inspired pouch is available for online purchase now!” tweeted Big League Chew on Friday. The Ford Gum…
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A diverse league of superheroes is remaking the genre

It’s taken some 20 years and approximately 40,000 superhero movies, but the faces behind the masks are finally getting a little more diverse. December’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” featuring a black-Latino version of the character, caught both critics and audiences in its web, raking in more than $ 200 million so far around the world. Viewers…
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Major League Baseball Asks for Its $5,000 Campaign Donation Back From Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith

When lobbyists for Major League Baseball made a donation in connection with a political event on Friday, they probably didn’t expect to ask for it back two days later.

Amid outcry over racially insensitive remarks made by Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith earlier this month, the MLB has asked her campaign to return its $ 5,000 donation.

On a Nov. 2 campaign stop, Sen. Hyde-Smith was captured in a viral video making remarks about attending a “public hanging.”

“If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be in the front row,” Sen. Hyde-Smith said, referring to a supporter. Her opponent in Tuesday’s run-off election, former Democratic Representative Mike Espy, is an African-American.

Hyde-Smith subsequently gave a partial apology during a Nov. 20 debate against Espy.

“For anyone that was offended by my comments, I certainly apologize,” she said. “There was no ill will, no intent whatsoever in my statements.”

She then noted “this comment was twisted and it was turned into a weapon to be used against me.”

The MLB made its contribution to her campaign weeks after the senator made those comments.

“The contribution was made in connection with an event that MLB lobbyists were asked to attend,” the league said in a statement issued Sunday, reported the Daily Beast. “MLB has requested that the contribution be returned.”

Several companies, including Walmart, have recently asked her campaign to return donations following the comment, reported USA Today.

It’s not the first controversy that Hyde-Smith has caused.

In 2014, she posted a picture on her Facebook page showing her posing at the Jefferson Davis homestead holding a rifle and wearing a Confederate hat, reported the Washington Post.

“Mississippi history at its best!” she wrote.

Hyde-Smith has also been caught on video making jokes about voter suppression.

 

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Photo Flash: The Stars Celebrate Nathan Lane at the 2018 Drama League Gala

Broadway brightest stars celebrated film, television, theater icon and three-time Tony Award-winner Nath Nathan Lane and Broadway producer Fran Weissler at the Drama League’s 35th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway Benefit Gala held on Monday, November 5, 2018 at The Plaza.
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FIFA warns of World Cup ban for players in breakaway ‘Super’ league

ZURICH — Soccer’s biggest names would be banned from the World Cup if they played in a breakaway European Super League, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said Wednesday.

Infantino, speaking to a small group of reporters at FIFA headquarters, said the governing body would punish players at clubs like…

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Rocket League Delays Update, And That’s Good News

It’s rare that gamers are hit with news about an update or a game being delayed and it’s, somehow, good news. However, in this rare case you’re probably going to be duly excited to find out the reasons behind Rocket League‘s delay for the latest update, because it will completely change…


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