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Meet 16-year-old Eric Pardinho, Brazil's first million-dollar arm

This story is also posted in Spanish and Portuguese. In the rolling hills of Ibiuna, high above the eucalyptus trees and about 50 miles west of downtown Sao Paulo, a major league scout stands behind home plate at the Yakult Academy stadium on a Sunday afternoon in April. From the darkness of the official scorer’s booth, he points a radar gun at the mound, where 16-year-old right-hander Eric Pardinho is blowing away overmatched adolescents who have no earthly business stepping into the box against him. Nearby, another evaluator raves about ...

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Atari to Make its First Console in Decades, but What the Heck Is It?

Atari has announced its intention to re-enter the console market, 23 years after its last platform, the Atari Jaguar, launched. The company has said very little about its plans for the hardware, and hasn’t even confirmed if its working on a retro game platform or if it actually wants to compete with the likes of Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. Here’s what we know. At E3 last week, Atari CEO Fred Chesnais told GamesBeat that the company was “back in the hardware business” and that the next Atari console would be ...

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Atari to Make its First Console in Decades, but What the Heck Is It?

Atari has announced its intention to re-enter the console market, 23 years after its last platform, the Atari Jaguar, launched. The company has said very little about its plans for the hardware, and hasn’t even confirmed if its working on a retro game platform or if it actually wants to compete with the likes of Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. Here’s what we know. At E3 last week, Atari CEO Fred Chesnais told GamesBeat that the company was “back in the hardware business” and that the next Atari console would be ...

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Deadpool 2 Star Ryan Reynolds Reveals Familiar Location In First On-Set Image

The huge success of the X-men spinoff Deadpool was one of 2016’s biggest box office surprises, and the sequel is due next year. Production has started on Deadpool 2, and star Ryan Reynolds marked the occasion by tweeting an image from the set, with a suitably vulgar caption. It shows the Merc with a Mouth posing in front of the X-Mansion–check it out below: Deadpool 2 is set for release on June 1, 2018. The movie will also star Josh Brolin as Cable and Zazie Beetz as Domino. Last month, ...

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Koepka takes U.S. Open to capture first major

8:57 PM ET Associated Press ERIN, Wis. — Brooks Koepka traveled around the world to find his game. He found stardom right at home as the U.S. Open champion. Koepka broke away from a tight pack with three straight birdies on the back nine Sunday at Erin Hills and closed with a 5-under 67 to win the U.S. Open for his first major championship. Koepka takes home $ 2.16 million, the largest single-day earnings in golf. A par on the final hole tied Rory McIlroy‘s record score to par at ...

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Trump-like 'Julius Caesar' isn't the first time the play has killed a contemporary politician

Trump-like ‘Julius Caesar’ loses sponsors The production of “Julius Caesar” now being put on in New York City’s Central Park is coming under intense fire due to its portrayal of the bloody assassination of a ruler who resembles President Trump. But this is hardly the first time that William Shakespeare’s masterpiece has seen a modern politician subbed in for Caesar and felled by assassins’ knives. It’s not even the first time the director of this production, Oskar Eustis, has modernized the play in that way. “Throughout the 20th century and ...

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First Drive Review: 2018 Volvo XC60 SUV Steers You Away From Trouble

The 2018 Volvo XC60 SUV adds a new layer of safety technology called Steering Assist, which steers the car out of the way of trouble on the highway and in town. The XC60 also includes a quieter, more luxurious cockpit that comfortably carries four adults. The second generation of Volvo’s compact premium SUV is modern and competitive with the best from Germany, Asia and the US. That’s good. As with other premium automakers, however, Volvo puts some desirable driver and safety assists in $ 1,000-$ 2,000 options packs. Blind spot ...

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Renewables provide more than half UK electricity for first time

Renewable sources of energy have generated more electricity than coal and gas in the UK for the first time. National Grid reported that, on Wednesday lunchtime, power from wind, solar, hydro and wood pellet burning supplied 50.7% of UK energy. Add in nuclear, and by 2pm low carbon sources were producing 72.1% of electricity in the UK. Wednesday lunchtime was perfect for renewables – sunny and windy at the same time. Records for wind power are being set across Northern Europe. The National Grid, the body that owns and manages ...

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For The First Time, A Video Game Qualifies For An Oscar

Seemingly for the first time, a video game is eligible for an Academy Award. Everything, the relaxing PS4/PC game in which you can control anything in the world, won a jury award at the 2017 Vienna Shorts Festival, qualifying it for the Oscars. On Twitter, Everything’s creator David OReilly announced the news, saying that it’s “the first time this has happened to a game/interactive project.” It won the Jury Prize in Animation, which makes it eligible for the Animated Short Film Oscar. According to a statement published on VIS’s website, ...

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