Michael Avenatti’s Nike extortion sentencing delayed to 2021
November 17, 2020
A federal judge Monday pushed back disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti’s sentencing for trying to shakedown nearly $25 million from Nike due to the spike in COVID-19 infections. It marked the fourth sentencing adjournment in the case — and was granted over the objection of Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Podolsky, who said a number of in-person
Michael Bloomberg tells America to ‘fire’ Trump in convention speech
August 21, 2020
Michael Bloomberg accused President Trump of cozying up to white supremacists in a speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention on Thursday night where he asked voters to fire the commander in chief. “Four years ago I came before this very convention and said, ‘New Yorkers know a con when we see one,’” the former
How Michael Jordan and The Last Dance Spoke to a Nation Desperately Missing Sports
May 20, 2020
Over these past few weeks, The Last Dance—the ESPN docuseries about Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls—has offered pundits much-needed talking points for a world mostly devoid of actual sports. Episodes that covered the blood feud between the Bulls and Detroit Pistons, and recalled the time that star Pistons point guard Isaiah Thomas and…
ESPN’s New Michael Jordan Documentary Is Exactly What We Need Right Now. Here’s How They Made It
April 18, 2020
ESPN has taken noble swings at programming a sports network with no sports. But there are only so many airings of marbles races, old games and gabfests about the April 23–25 NFL draft—an event that, during the COVID-19 pandemic, feels as significant as a speck of sand—that viewers can take. That’s why fans clamored so…
Underdog Democrats Michael Bennet and Deval Patrick Say They’ve Got a Chance in Flinty New Hampshire
February 10, 2020
The two hardest-working candidates in New Hampshire this primary season haven’t yet made a dent in the polls—but both insist it’s too early to count them out. Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet is drawing a dismal 0%, according to an Emerson College survey, and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is a statistically insignificant hiccup higher, cornering…
Michael Bloomberg Launches Democratic Presidential Bid
December 7, 2019
NEW YORK — Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the world’s richest men, has formally launched a Democratic bid for president. Ending weeks of speculation, the 77-year-old former Republican announced his candidacy Sunday in a written statement posted on a campaign website describing himself as uniquely positioned to defeat President…
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