Rick Hoyt, who became a staple of the Boston Marathon with his father pushing a wheelchair, has died at 61

Boston Marathon star Rick Hoyt dies aged 61 May 22, 2023, 2:54 p.m. ET • 2 minute read BOSTON — Rick Hoyt, who, with his father pushing his wheelchair, became a fixture in the Boston Marathon and other races for decades, has died. He was 61 years old. Hoyt died of complications to his respiratory … Read more

Euthanized Baffert horse on track under card before another Baffert entry wins Preakness

BALTIMORE (AP) — A horse trained by Bob Baffert was euthanized on the track due to a leg injury during the undercard at Pimlico Racecourse on Saturday, hours before another of the Hall of Fame’s 3-year-old colts, National Treasure, did wins the Preakness Stakes. On the same dirt course that staged the second leg of … Read more

NFL all-time great and social activist Jim Brown dies at 87

CLEVELAND, AP — Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown, an unstoppable running back who retired at the height of his glittering career to become an actor as well as a prominent civil rights activist in the 1960s, has died. He was 87 years old. A spokeswoman for Brown’s family said he passed away peacefully … Read more

Danny Masterson used drugs and Scientology to get away with rape, prosecutor says

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Danny Masterson drugged women’s drinks so he could rape them, then relied on his notoriety in the Church of Scientology to avoid consequences for years, a prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday during closing arguments in the actor’s trial . “The defendant drugs his victims to gain control. He does this to … Read more

The Cannes Film Festival prepares a successful edition, with Indy, “Flower Moon”, Depp and more

Cannes festival, which kicks off on Tuesday, is such a colossal extravaganza that it’s notoriously difficult to gauge its highs and lows. It is a showcase of the best cinema in the world. It’s a spectacular red carpet. It’s a hive of transactions on the Côte d’Azur. But by at least some metrics, Cannes – … Read more