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Patrick Wisdom homers in the 10th, lifting Chicago Cubs to 5-4 win over Pittsburgh Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cody Bellinger hit a go-ahead single before Patrick Wisdom added insurance with a home run in the 10th inning, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday for a series victory. Bellinger led off by dribbling a ball through the left side of the infield off Aroldis Chapman (0-3), scoring automatic runner Seiya Suzuki before getting caught in a rundown between first and second. Wisdom drove a two-out sinker, the seventh pitch of the at-bat, 412 feet into the center-field bushes. Chapman left with an apparent injury after going down 3-0 to Nick Madrigal with two outs and runners on first and second. Kyle Nicolas entered, completing the walk of Madrigal before Mike Tauchman scored on a passed ball. Connor Joe led off the bottom half with his fifth home run, a two-run shot into the bleachers in left. Adbert Alzolay went on to walk Jack Suwinski before retiring the next three batters for his fourth save. Chicago has won five of eight after taking two of three from Pittsburgh, which is 7-16 since an 11-5 start. The Pirates had the bases loaded with one out in the ninth. Héctor Neris (3-0) then got Bryan Reynolds to ground into a comebacker for a force out and Oneil Cruz to fly out to center. Christopher Morel put the Cubs up 2-0 in the first, sending a curveball from Bailey Falter 397 feet to left for his ninth home run. Falter gave up two runs and five hits in six innings. Cruz hit a sinker from Kyle Hendricks 183 feet high, dropping it into the first row above the Clemente Wall in right to lead off the fourth. Hendricks came off the 15-day injured list, going five innings to allow one run and two hits with four walks and five strikeouts. The veteran right-hander had not started since April 21 because of lower back pain. Joe scored on a sacrifice fly from Jared Triolo to tie it 2-all in the sixth before Suwinski, with runners on first and second for Chicago, charged to his right for a diving catch that robbed Suzuki of a likely go-ahead double in the seventh. UP NEXT Cubs: LHP Shota Imanaga (5-0, 1.08) is set to take the mound Monday for the first of a three-game series in Atlanta. Pirates: RHP Mitch Keller (3-3, 4.41) will start Monday to start a three-game series at Milwaukee, his first outing since allowing one run on five hits in a complete game against the Angels on May 6. ___ AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/mlb

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Bafta TV awards 2024: Happy Valley and Top Boy celebrate major wins

British dramas Happy Valley, Top Boy and The Sixth Commandment were the big winners at the Bafta television awards. Sarah Lancashire was named best leading actress for her portrayal of no-nonsense Sergeant Catherine Cawood in the swansong of Sally Wainwright’s Yorkshire-set thriller. Collecting the gong, Lancashire said: “I feel very, very privileged to have been surrounded by these brilliant actors and I thank each and every one of you.” Cawood’s final kitchen showdown with James Norton’s Tommy Lee Royce in the series also won the P&O Cruises memorable moment award. Gang drama Top Boy was named best drama series, while Jasmine Jobson was named best supporting actress for her role as Jaq Lawrence in the series about the lives of two drug dealers on a Hackney estate. Matthew Macfadyen won the supporting actor category for the final series of Succession, the conclusion of the drama about the struggle for power in a media dynasty, but the actor who played the ambitious Tom Wambsgans was not at the ceremony. Timothy Spall took home the leading actor Bafta for true crime series The Sixth Commandment, about the deaths of Peter Farquhar and Ann Moore-Martin in a quiet Buckinghamshire village. The veteran star said: “I didn’t actually write anything down. Look it all up on IMDB and you will see who was involved because to each and every soul of them, they are brilliant. “Acting is a stupid thing, it’s a soppy old thing, standing up pretending to be someone and pissing around in costume.” The drama also won the limited series Bafta. Strictly Come Dancing won the best entertainment prize in its 20th year on the air and co-host Tess Daly celebrated the triumph, saying it was “the best birthday present” to mark two decades on the BBC. Awards hosts Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan looked bashful when their show Rob And Romesh VS won the comedy entertainment Bafta, while Mawaan Rizwan won the award for best male performance in a comedy for his role in Juice, about a young gay man who desperately wants to be the centre of attention, but his family keep stealing his thunder. Gbemisola Ikumelo won the female performance in a comedy Bafta for Black Ops. Collecting the award, she encouraged the audience to repeat her call of “Good is good,” and said: “That is how you know diversity is working!” She also joked her agent would be telling her next employers: “Yesterday’s price is not today’s price.” Former Play School children’s presenter Baroness Floella Benjamin was presented with Bafta’s highest honour, the Fellowship, by newsreader Clive Myrie. Daytime stalwart Lorraine Kelly was also honoured at the ceremony with a special award. She urged “don’t pull up the ladder” to those from working-class backgrounds to break into the TV industry, as she was presented with the award by Succession star Brian Cox.

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At least 11 Belgorod residents killed in Ukrainian shelling attacks in past day

BELGOROD, May 12. /TASS/. At least 11 residents of southwest Russia’s Belgorod were killed as a result of multiple Ukrainian shelling attacks over the past 24 hours, including eight victims pulled from the rubble of a collapsed apartment building and three people, who were killed by Ukrainian projectiles on Sunday night, Belgorod Region Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov reported. “As a result of massive Ukrainian shelling, 11 civilians have been killed in Belgorod today. Eight bodies were pulled from the rubble of a collapsed building and three people were killed in a shelling attack that occurred [on Sunday] evening — a girl aged 17, a woman, and a man died of injuries instantly,” Gladkov wrote on Telegram. According to the official, 25 people have been injured in the city over the past 24 hours, of whom three have been taken to hospital. Also, 17 apartments in five residential blocks and five cars have been damaged in the attacks. A power transmission line, too, was damaged, causing an emergency shutdown to households in five streets.

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Meghan Markle says she ‘quickly got the memo’ and changed Nigeria wardrobe to ‘fit in

Meghan Markle has confessed to altering her wardrobe during her visit to Nigeria with Prince Harry in an effort to “fit in”. The Duchess of Sussex briefly separated from Harry on Saturday to co-host a panel event centred around Women in Leadership. Meghan sported three different outfits that day, attending various events as part of the couple’s unofficial “royal tour” of the African nation. However, it was a vibrant red dress that garnered the most attention which was her final outfit of the evening, the Mirror reports. Meghan’s beautiful maxi dress, which was “ethically” designed by Nigerian designer Orire and cost less than £230, was reportedly a last-minute choice. While addressing the audience with her microphone, Meghan shared: “It has been a whirlwind 24 hours since we arrived, and I very quickly got the memo that I need to wear more colour so I can fit in with all of you in your incredible fashion.” According to a genealogy test, Meghan recently found out she is 43 percent Nigerian. After making this discovery, she excitedly phoned her mum, stating it was “exciting” for both of them. She had previously mentioned that being African-American means “really not knowing so much about your lineage or background, where you come from specifically”. The duchess previously said: “It’s been really eye-opening and humbling to be able to know more about my heritage and to be able to know this is just the beginning of that discovery.” The Duke and Duchess of Sussex touched down in Abuja, Nigeria, in the wee hours of Friday morning. Upon their arrival, the Royal couple made their way to a local school where they engaged with the children and delivered talks on mental health. Meghan even snapped selfies with some of the students at Lights Academy, while Prince Harry playfully photobombed his wife, creating an adorable moment. Fresh images have emerged of the Duchess of Sussex from the couple’s journey, showing her taking part in a talk show. This follows Prince Harry’s poignant address during their visit to a school on Friday. Addressing the young audience and attendees, Harry remarked: “In some places around the world, more than you would believe, there is a stigma against mental health. “Too many people don’t want to talk about it because it’s invisible, it’s in your mind and we can’t see it.” The Sussexes are currently on a 72-hour whirlwind tour of Nigeria. This West African trip comes shortly after Harry’s fleeting return to the UK, arriving just a day after his son, Prince Archie, celebrated his fifth birthday. Get the latest celebrity gossip and telly news sent straight to your inbox. Sign up to our daily Showbiz newsletter here.

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Avon Lake High School performance bags 13 award nominations

AVON LAKE, Ohio – Performers and stage crew at Avon Lake High School are delighted to have been nominated for 13 Dazzle Awards for their adaptation of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. The nominations haul is a record for the school in the Dazzle Awards, which are designed to recognize the importance of musical theater and arts education in Northeast Ohio.

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Dear Mary: I never thought my new husband and I would have fertility issues — how can we ever accept a childle

Question: I got married last year to the most wonderful man, and I love him dearly. We were in our late 30s and early 40s when we met. We have been trying to have a family for nearly four years, and underwent IVF. We lost the child(ren) we had hoped to have within the first seven weeks and were, and are, devastated. I had previously been in a very long relationship, with someone I met when I was much younger, and it didn’t even enter my head that I’d have fertility issues. The other person never favoured having a family, and eventually it was the reason we split up.

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Hoax Bomb Scare Grips Delhi Hospitals, Airport After Threats To Schools

Several hospitals in Delhi, along with the Indira Gandhi International Airport, received bomb threat emails on Sunday, triggering a panic and sending the security personnel into a tizzy. However, subsequent investigations by Delhi Police revealed the threats to be false alarms. The fresh incident follows closely on the heels of a similar incident over 10 days ago when over 100 schools across Delhi-NCR received hoax threat emails, prompting widespread police response searches. On Sunday, bomb threat emails were sent to 21 addresses, prompting the hospitals to notify police, who along with bomb disposal squads conducted extensive searches of all the premises, yet no evidence of any explosives was discovered. “At around 3.30 p.m. on Sunday, a bomb hoax email was received at GTB Hospital, GTB Enclave. Hospital authorities informed the local police about that email. Immediately, the police swung into action and called the Bomb Disposal Squad at the Hospital and got the checking done at GTB Hospital and Delhi State Cancer Institute (situated within the premises of GTB Hospital). Nothing suspicious was found,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara), Surendra Choudhary. “I have placed explosives inside the building. They will explode… this isn’t a threat, you have a few hours to defuse the bombs or else the blood of innocent people inside the building will be on your hands,” read the email whose screenshot was accessed by IANS. “The group called ‘Court’ is behind this massacre,” the email sent around 3.05 p.m. on Sunday read. In north Delhi, Burari Hospital also received a similar threat, following which the police, accompanied by bomb disposal squads, conducted thorough searches. However, nothing threatening was uncovered. “An email was received at the hospital regarding a bomb threat. Police and a bomb disposal team conducted searches at Burari Hospital. Nothing suspicious was found,” said DCP (North) M.K. Meena. “No information regarding the bomb threat email came from Hindu Rao and Aruna Asif Ali hospitals. However, we searched over there too as the email addresses were mentioned in the email. Nothing suspicious was found,” added Mr Meena. A senior Municipal Corporation of Delhi official said that the Additional Medical Superintendent of Hindu Rao Hospital, nodal officer, exigency officer and security in-charge of the hospital took another round of the hospital premises and a few openings were instructed to be closed. “Directions to increase security checks at night and increased questioning and inspection issued. OT, Emergency, CCU, and Blood Bank are equipped for any adverse event. The hospital is on high alert for QRT activation. Hospital staff have also been asked to be vigilant,” said the MCD official. In Dwarka, the Dabri police station received a call reporting a bomb threat email directed at Dada Dev Hospital. “Police and hospital staff checked the premises of the hospital. But nothing suspicious was found in the hospital,” said DCP (Dwarka) Ankit Singh. The Security Operations Control Centre at Indira Gandhi International Airport received a threat regarding the presence of an explosive device on the premises. However, upon investigation, nothing was discovered. “The Security Operations Control Centre at IGI Airport has received a threat email concerning an explosive device within the premises. Enhanced security protocols are now in effect, and safety measures have been intensified. Legal action has been initiated. No suspicious items have been found as of now,” said DCP (IGI Airport) Usha Rangnani, adding: “Please remain calm and disregard any rumours.” (Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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As Jerry Seinfeld Receives Honorary Degree at Duke, Students Walk Out in Protest

Dozens of students walked out of Duke University’s graduation ceremony Sunday as comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who has vocally supported Israel over its war in Gaza, received an honorary doctorate, videos posted on social media showed. Accounts posting the footage said the students at the prestigious university were protesting the usually apolitical star’s stance over Israel, which has drawn controversy. Students could be seen carrying a Palestinian flag. It is the latest unrest over the war to rock US campuses, which have become a political flashpoint after weeks of protests that have seen thousands arrested. Jerry Seinfeld was chosen as the commencement speaker at Duke University.Seinfeld is an American Jew – who as far as I know doesn’t sit on Israel’s war cabinet, serve in the IDF, or have absolutely anything to do with the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.That didn’t… pic.twitter.com/4tvxuwomCp— Aviva Klompas (@AvivaKlompas) May 12, 2024 A live feed from Duke of the graduation ceremony did not show the walkouts, but boos were audible, forcing university president Vincent Price to briefly halt his introduction of Seinfeld as the comedian stood next to him. Seinfeld accepted the honorary degree to cheers, and delivered the school’s commencement address without further interruption. The 70-year-old did not allude to the war, and touched on being Jewish only briefly, in a riff about privilege. “I grew up a Jewish boy from New York. That is a privilege if you want to be a comedian,” he said. Duke had earlier said that degrees would be awarded to some 6,900 students during the ceremony, though it was not clear how many attended in person. For decades, Seinfeld has been a resolutely apolitical comedian, best-known for making one of the most beloved sitcoms of all time — a show, bearing his name, that was famously “about nothing.” But he has been unusually outspoken over his support for Israel since the fighting in Gaza began, drawing controversy. He traveled to Tel Aviv in December to meet with the families of hostages taken by Hamas in their October 7 attack on Israel. When asked by GQ magazine about his motivation for the trip, he replied: “Well, I’m Jewish.” He and his wife Jessica have also been active on social media against anti-Semitism in the United States. Police have arrested more than 2,000 people nationwide in the recent weeks of campus unrest. The demonstrations have also spread overseas, including to France and Canada. Students have been protesting Israel’s war against the Palestinian group Hamas in Gaza, and demanding that their schools divest financially from US weapons manufacturers and Israeli entities. Campus authorities have sought to support the right to protest while acting against complaints of anti-Semitism and hate speech at the demonstrations. In at least one incident, counter-protesters physically attacked demonstrators at the University of California, Los Angeles. Jessica Seinfeld announced recently on Instagram that she had donated money to fund counter-protests at UCLA. The Duke walkout came a day after dozens of students at Virginia Commonwealth University also walked out of their graduation ceremony as state governor Glenn Youngkin delivered the commencement address. Reports suggested they were demonstrating support for Palestinians and protesting other policies by the governor on education and racial equality. (Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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McGeeney: When you lose, you’re the gobshite. But that’s just the way it goes

Shaun Patton denied Shane McPartlan in sudden death to edge it 6-5 in front of a 28,896 crowd at St Tiernach’s Park. “The standard from both teams, serious pace, serious tackles… It is a ball one way or a ball the other, a slip one way or a slip the other,” McGeeney said. “When you lose, you’re the gobshite, but that is just the way it goes.” Agonisingly close. Good but not good enough. He has heard it all before. “Sure what can you do about it, I can’t control what is written. And when you win a game by a point or a penalty shoot-out, it was the same against Derry last year, we were doing a lot of things wrong and they were doing a lot of things right. But listen, we all know that is sport. We need headlines and drama; it is all part of the game and you get used to it.” Armagh led by four at several points in the second half, but Donegal kept digging in. Michael Langan and Niall O’Donnell twice kicked superb scores during that stretch. McGeeney’s outfit led by two once again in the second half of extra-time only to concede again. Those small slips will haunt them. In the end, Armagh had 33 shots to Donegal’s 27. They had their chance. It means they will now take their place in a group with Derry, Galway and Westmeath. “I wouldn’t say it is a pattern,” said McGeeney. “We are a team that comes from behind and we have done that on more than one occasion, and today the turning point was probably Oisín Conaty being through and their man got half a block on it and it just dropped into the keeper’s hands, and that would have put us five up. But Donegal are a good team as everyone is pointing out, and you just have to give them credit, that’s it.”

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Man United transfer, £34m loss – final Casemiro verdict delivered after Arsenal nightmare

Casemiro has endured a nightmare season for Manchester United with the Brazilian looking off the pace from the opening game of a torrid campaign. The 32-year-old made a positive impact at Old Trafford in 2022/23 after arriving from Real Madrid on a four-year deal. Casemiro’s performances in midfield played a key role in United’s Carabao Cup win and top-four finish. But the 2023/24 campaign has been a different story with age and injuries appearing to have caught up with the defensive midfielder. It should be noted that United’s injury crisis has forced Erik ten Hag to play the former Madrid star at centre-back against Arsenal and in Monday’s 4-0 thrashing against Crystal Palace. READ MORE: Manchester United told to ask ‘the real question’ over injury crisis after Erik ten Hag comments READ MORE: Manchester United could sign these NINE players if Omar Berrada transfer reports are believed Reports have recently claimed that Saudi Pro League club Al Nassr have accelerated their interest in the Brazilian. It is said that they are willing to make a £34million offer which would represent a £36m loss on the £70m United paid Madrid for him in August 2022. With all that said, MEN Sport asks what the future holds for United’s midfielder-turned-centre-back? Here’s what some of our team have to say. George Smith After the success of his first season at Old Trafford, it is hard to believe that talk of Casemiro needing to be offloaded is so rife. He was absolutely excellent last season, playing a key role in what was a successful campaign for the club. However, he has regressed at an alarming rate this season, making it almost impossible to defend the club’s decision to invest such a lavish amount of money in a player who was already north of his 30th birthday. His standards have fallen off a cliff and he is not the player he was 12 months ago. It is actually sad to see how he has declined so quickly. Whether he plays at centre-back or in defensive-midfield, there cannot be a long-term future for him at Old Trafford. United need to add a freshness to their ranks and that means sourcing a successor. The trouble for United is they will have to stomach a huge financial loss on a potential departure. They will be lucky to recoup half of what they paid for him in August 2022. Isaac Seelochan The problem for Casemiro is that he is unlikely to get any better at his age. This is not a young player who is having growing pains at a big club, like Rasmus Hojlund for example. With the ambitions Ineos have for United, they cannot afford to have ageing players who are slow and past their best. If the Brazilian was having one or two bad games then there may be an argument to keep him as a squad player for another season. But an offer from Saudi Arabia would surely be something United consider. Even though they will lose a significant amount of money on the original deal, receiving any decent fee would be a positive after the season he has had. Jack Flintham It is difficult not to feel sorry for Casemiro in some respects. Yes, he is the top earner at Old Trafford and with that comes the expectation that you will perform to a certain standard. But while he could play in defence during his younger years, he clearly does not have the qualities to do that now, particularly in a side which leaves its back four so exposed. What puzzles me is why Casemiro was again forced into the centre-back role. I appreciate that there is a severe lack of centre-backs but Scott McTominay has limited experience in that position and surely could not be much worse. In that system, you could have moved Casemiro into his preferred defensive midfield role alongside Sofyan Amrabat and pushed Kobbie Mainoo more advanced. There would be a risk that McTominay was also a fish out of water but ultimately it was worth the gamble. When everyone is fit, Casemiro would struggle to be in the lineup on his current form but I don’t think he has been helped by how easily his weaknesses are exposed in this setup. Kieran Horn Casemiro’s Manchester United career is a significant crossroads with it clear he has regressed significantly. During his debut season at Old Trafford, he was superb however in recent months he has been at fault for a number of goals against United with a disastrous week coming towards the end of the 2023/24 campaign. After being embarrassed by Crystal Palace on Monday evening, the Brazil international was caught lazily jogging back into position which allowed Kai Havertz to stay onside and cross for Leandro Trossard to tap home. While injuries have required him to be played out of position, it is now clearly doing more harm than good. Having experienced players in your squad is important but also knowing when to take them out of the firing line is required. Ten Hag has Willy Kambwala fit and available and he absolutely should go back into the defence if Lisandro Martinez is still deemed not ready to feature against Newcastle United. It is also worth assessing Casemiro’s future at Old Trafford as a player with his years of action at the top level a vital trait United can still use. If that means in a coaching role then so be it especially as he is on a lucrative contract which runs until 2026. Josh Holland United find themselves in an unwanted situation when it comes to a number of players this summer but Casemiro’s one is a tricky one. The decision to give him a four-year deal with the option for another year at the start of last season hasn’t proved a good piece of business already. They’re not only going to struggle to sell him in the window but they face having an ageing player in their squad who has proved his struggles in the last two games. As Roy Keane said after the game, no matter what experience you have, you can’t teach pace. He’s clearly not a centre-half and he has showed glimpses, at times, showing his quality in his natural position. However, with such a big wage and at 32, United simply have to look at selling him. Saudi Arabia are always going to be interested in a player of his calibre and the league has history of giving players big wages. If Sir Jim Ratcliffe needed any more evidence that he should aim to cut ties with the midfielder, the last week should do it. Pundits have also shared their thoughts on Casemiro, here’s what some of them have said: Peter Schmeichel “Casemiro can’t play centre-back, he was exposed on Monday night so why don’t you put a proper centre-half like Willy Kambwala in there rather than on the bench? “Who’s going to stop Odegaard? Who’s going to stop Arsenal playing? Casemiro’s performance at centre-half on Monday night really makes me nervous.” Gary Neville “Casemiro has taken some criticism in the last couple of weeks, and he’s going to get a little bit more. Brilliant from Arsenal. Those Arsenal fans in that far corner will have recognised it’s been a difficult first 20 minutes. But, he goes to split wide to get on the ball, Casemiro. As soon as Onana goes that way, Casemiro has to get up. Look at him jog. Then as you see the ball getting played that down that far side, he has to get out quicker than that to play him offside. Once he doesn’t, he’s in trouble.” Rivaldo “Manchester United are in a terrible moment, with so many injuries. and Casemiro is a midfield player, not a striker or defender, so people criticise him playing out of position, but in my opinion, he is not to blame at all, because Manchester United are struggling massively on their own.” Jamie Carragher “Casemiro should know tonight [after the 4-0 defeat to Crystal Palace] as an experienced player that he should only have another three games left at the top level – the next two [Premier] league games and the [FA] cup final – then he should be thinking, ‘I need to go to the MLS or Saudi’. I’m deadly serious – his agent, the team of people around him, they need to tell him: ‘This has to stop’.”

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