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Cincinnati Reds Fire Manager Bryan Price After 3-15 Start

The Reds fired Bryan Price on Thursday after their 3-15 start. Price was in his fifth season leading the rebuilding team, which has relied on rookies more than any other team in the majors during his tenure. The Reds have lost at least 94 games in each of the last three seasons while finishing last in the NL Central. Bench coach Jim Riggleman will manage the team on an interim basis. The Reds are coming off back-to-back shutout losses in Milwaukee, the first time they were blanked in consecutive games since 2015. Price was given the job of leading the Reds during a massive overhaul. They were 279-387 under Price, who got the job when Dusty Baker was fired after the 2013 season. ...Read more

Erin Popovich, Wife Of Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich, Dies At 67

The San Antonio Spurs announced that Erin Popovich, the wife of coach Gregg Popovich, passed away on Wednesday. “With deep regret the San Antonio Spurs announce that Erin Popovich, wife of Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich, passed away earlier today,” the statement read. “Erin and Gregg were married for four decades and were blessed with two children and two grandchildren.” According to the San Antonio Express-News, Popovich died after a lengthy illness. She was 67. The Spurs announced Thursday that assistant coach Ettore Messina will replace Popovich on the sidelines for Game 3. ...Read more

Pink Lands Cover of People Magazine’s 2018 ‘Most Beautiful’ Issue With Her Children

The singer Pink has landed the cover of People magazine’s newly renamed “Beautiful” issue. The Grammy-winning artist is featured on the cover of the magazine with her two children: son Jameson Moon and six-year-old daughter, Willow Sage, with husband Carey Hart. People editorial director Jess Cagle explained how the magazine’s “Beautiful” issue has evolved, which led to the decision to drop the word “most” from the title. “We’re renaming it “The Beautiful Issue” — to make clear that the issue is not a beauty contest. Nothing else has changed. As always it will feature beautiful women (and a few men) of all shapes, sizes and colors, and it will celebrate the most beautiful qualities of all: strength, humanity and artistry,” Cagle wrote. Pink is currently performing live on her “Beautiful Trauma” tour. ...Read more

Josh Groban And Sara Bareilles To Host The 2018 Tony Awards

Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles have been named hosts of the 72nd annual Tony Awards, which will air live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 10. The event marks the performers’ first time hosting the awards ceremony. Groban and Bareilles are no strangers to Broadway. Bareilles starred in Waitress, which she also composed the music and lyrics for, and received her first Tony Award nomination for her performance. Groban appeared in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. The two took to social media to share how excited they were to host the Tonys. The 2018 Tony Awards will air Sunday, June 10 at 8:00 p.m. on CBS. ...Read more

Excavator Blamed For Island-Wide Blackout In Puerto Rico

An island-wide blackout hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the island struggles to repair an increasingly unstable power grid, just seven months after Hurricane Maria. Officials said an excavator accidentally downed a transmission line. Officials said it could take 24 to 36 hours to fully restore power to more than 1.4 million customers as outrage grew across the island about the state of Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority. It is the second major outage in less than a week, with the previous one affecting some 840,000 customers. Several large power outages have hit Puerto Rico in recent months, but Wednesday was the first time since the Category 4 storm struck on Sept. 20 that the U.S. territory has experienced a full island-wide blackout.  Officials reported no cancellations or delays at major airports due to the use of generators. They said restoring power to hospitals, airports, banking centers and water pumping systems was the priority, following that would be businesses and then homes. ...Read more

WWE Hall Of Famer Bruno Sammartino Dies At Age 82

Professional wrestling legend and WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino died Wednesday at the age of 82. Sammartino died peacefully with his wife and two kids by his side after dealing with health problems for the past several months. Sammartino, named The Italian Superman, caught the attention of Vince McMahon Sr. and became a professional wrestler after setting a world record in 1959 by bench-pressing 565 pounds. He became the second-ever WWE Champion in 1963 when he defeated Buddy Rogers in 48 seconds. Sammartino held onto the WWE Championship for eight years, a record that still stands today. He lost his championship to Ivan Koloff in 1971 but won it back in 1973 to become the first-ever two-time WWE Champion. The second title reign lasted more than three years. Sammartino sold out Madison Square Garden in New York 187 times, and became a color commentator for WWE in the 1980s.  He was inducted into the company’s Hall of Fame in 2013. ...Read more

Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics And New Orleans Pelicans All Take 2-0 Series Leads

The Raptors, Celtics and Pelicans all won in their respective series, and are all in command with 2-0 leads. The Raptors won against the Wizards 130-119 to take a 2-0 series lead for the first time in franchise history. DeMar DeRozan led the way with 37 points. In their second game, the Celtics followed suit, beating the Bucks 120-106 to go up 2-0 in their series. In the Pelicans shocked the Blazers 111-102 to steal yet another win on the road to take their own 2-0 lead in the series. As things head back to New Orleans for Games 3 and 4, the Pelicans hope to sweep the Blazers. ...Read more

Former Navy Pilot, Tammie Jo Shults, Named As Hero Who Landed Damaged Southwest Flight

The Southwest Airlines pilot who made an emergency landing Tuesday after the jet blew an engine and lost a window at 32,000 feet was one of the first female pilots to fly with the U.S. Navy. Tammie Jo Shults, 56, was calm as she navigated the damaged Dallas-bound jet, Flight 1380, to an emergency landing in Philadelphia. The twin-engine Boeing 737 that left New York’s LaGuardia Airport had 143 customers and five crew on board. One passenger died and 7 others were injured. Jennifer Riordan, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was identified as the woman who died. Riordan was the mother of two and a Wells Fargo bank executive. Shults took the plane into a rapid descent as passengers employed oxygen masks and braced for impact. The veteran pilot managed to safely land the plane at Philadelphia International at 11:30 a.m.   ...Read more

Actress Claire Danes Expecting Her Second Child With Husband Hugh Dancy

Homeland actress Claire Danes and husband Hugh Dancy are expecting their second child.  Danes revealed the news during an interview with Howard Stern “I am pregnant. I’m seriously preggo … I’m deep into my second trimester.”  When asked if the pregnancy was a surprise or planned, Danes replied that she and Dancy were trying to get pregnant. “Yeah, this was planned,” she said. “We’ve been wanting another kid for a while, and it happened.” Despite revealing this personal news, Danes says she is keeping the baby’s sex a secret. Danes and Dancy, 42, met while filming the 2007 movie Evening in Rhode Island and became engaged in 2009; the two were married later that same year. Their son, Cyrus, who is now 5, was born in December 2012.  ...Read more

Suspected Stalker Arrested Outside Taylor Swift’s Home With Knife And Rope

A Colorado man who was wearing a mask and had a knife in his car when he was arrested outside a Beverly Hills home owned by Taylor Swift was released from custody on Tuesday while police continued their investigation. Julius Sandrock, 38, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of stalking after officers went to the home. Swift, who lives in New York, wasn’t at the home, police said. Sandrock was freed from jail on Tuesday morning, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department website. Meanwhile, police obtained a temporary restraining order preventing Sandrock from possessing guns. ...Read more