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Alex Bowman Wins eNASCAR iRacing Virtual Race At Talladega Superspeedway

Alex Bowman scored his first iRacing victory of NASCAR’s invitational series, holding off Corey LaJoie and Ryan Preece in a two-lap overtime sprint to the finish at virtual Talladega in Alabama. The victory is the third consecutive for Hendrick Motorsports, which got back-to-back wins from William Byron headed into Sunday’s esports event.

Garrett Smithley finished fourth and Landon Cassill fifth; Byron and Brennan Poole were sixth and seventh as Chevrolet drivers claimed six of the top seven spots. It took just 16 laps for the multicar accident that is a trademark of Talladega racing. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was leading when he misjudged a block on Ty Dillon. 

The race was also the virtual debut for Jeff Gordon, who raced on a rig he borrowed from Clint Bowyer’s son, Cash.  Denny Hamlin, winner of the first iRacing event, had his race ended prematurely when his daughter, Taylor, accidentally turned off the screen on his simulator. 

NASCAR is hoping to resume its season without spectators as early as May 17. 

Alex Bowman wins virtual race at Talladega as Jeff Gordon makes his iRacing debut

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New Orleans Saints Re-Sign QB Taysom Hill To $21M Deal

The New Orleans Saints and backup QB Taysom Hill have agreed to a two-year deal, which will take the place of the one-year, $4.641 million tender they had previously offered him as a restricted free agent. The deal is worth $21 million, including $16 million fully guaranteed at signing, plus $1 million more in performance incentives.

Hill posted a message on Instagram on Sunday, saying, “I’ve had this dream since I was a little kid of playing in the NFL. The New Orleans Saints made that dream a reality. … Thank you NOLA.” Hill, 29, did not sign an offer sheet with any other NFL teams before last week’s deadline for restricted free agents, which gave the Saints exclusive negotiating rights. 

Saints coach Sean Payton has made it clear that he believes that Hill could potentially succeed Drew Brees as New Orleans’ starting quarterback. Hill has only attempted 15 passes in his three-year NFL career — including a 50-yard completion in New Orleans’ 26-20 playoff loss to Minnesota in January. He is 7-of-15 passing for 169 yards with zero touchdowns and one interception. He has run for 410 yards and three touchdowns and has caught 25 passes for 265 yards and eight touchdowns in 42 games, including the playoffs.

Saints agree to re-sign QB Taysom Hill to deal through 2021

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Keith Urban Drops Video For New Song, “Polaroid”

Keith Urban is dropping new tracks from his upcoming studio album this fall with the release of the new song, “Polaroid.”

 “Polaroid” follows the recent release of Keith’s new single, “God Whispered Your Name,” which is currently No. 15 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after eight weeks.Keith also dropped a new video for “Polaroid,” which was directed by Dano Serny.

Watch Keith’s new video for “Polaroid” at the link here.

Keith Urban remembers simpler days, old-school style, in new song ‘Polaroid’

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Listen To Eric Church’s New Song “Through My Ray Bans”

Eric Church has shared an encouraging message of hope with fans amid the coronavirus pandemic.

 In a video shared on social media, the country star declares that the virus will be defeated reminding viewers that we will get through this hard time together. The clip closes with a teaser of a new song called “Through My Ray Bans,” a nod to his loyal fans. You can listen to the new tune at the link here.

Church recently debuted another new song, “Never Break Heart” during the ACM Presents: Our Country special. He also recently revealed that he finished a new album during a remote recording session in North Carolina. The new project follows up 2018’s Desperate Man.

Eric Church Offers Hope in Hard Times in New Song, ‘Through My Ray Bans’ [Listen]

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Kristin Cavallari And Jay Cutler Announce Divorce After 10 Years Together

Kristin Cavallari posted on Instagram Sunday to share the sad news that she and husband Jay Cutler have decided to divorce. The two have been together for nearly a decade and share three kids together—Camden Jack Cutler (7), Jaxon Wyatt Cutler (5) and Saylor James Cutler (4).

“With great sadness, after 10 years together we have come to a loving conclusion to get a divorce,” the reality TV personality’s lengthy caption began, alongside an image of her and the retired NFL star. “We have nothing but love and respect for one another and are deeply grateful for the years shared, memories made, and the children we are so proud of,” her statement continued. “This is just the situation of two people growing apart. We ask everyone to respect our privacy as we navigate this difficult time within our family.”

Jay shared the same statement on his Instagram account, alongside a black-and-white photo of him and The Hills alum. The couple tied the knot in 2013 in Nashville, and had been engaged since November 2011, after dating on and off for years.

Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler announce divorce after 10 years together

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Chris Pratt And Wife Katherine Schwarzenegger Expecting Their First Child

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger are expecting their first child together, ten months after the couple tied the knot. The baby will be Schwarzenegger’s first child and Pratt’s second: he shares his 7-year-old son Jack with his ex-wife, Anna Faris.

Pratt and Schwarzenegger were married on June 8 last year in an intimate ceremony held in Montecito, California, attended by friends and family, including Schwarzenegger’s parents Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Pratt’s son, Jack. The couple began dating in summer 2018 and were engaged by January 2019.

Schwarzenegger recently published her fourth book, The Gift of Forgiveness, while Pratt is set to star in a Parks & Recreation reunion special airing on April 30, which will raise funds for coronavirus relief efforts. (Proceeds will go to Feeding America.) The special, will reunite the main cast members, who will shoot the special from their homes: others on board include Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Rob Lowe, Aubrey Plaza, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, and Adam Scott.

Katherine Schwarzenegger & Chris Pratt Are Expecting Their First Baby Together

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Louder Than Life Festival Officially Cancelled For 2020

The Louder Than Life Festival, which was to feature two headline sets from Metallica, is one of three music festivals that have been canceled by Danny Wimmer Presents due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The organizers are offering full refunds for all ticket holders.

A statement read in part: “In our heart of hearts we hoped and prayed that COVID-19 would not prevent us from having the 2020 Louisville Trifesta. In what feels like a repetitive bad dream, we now have to announce that Hometown Rising, Louder Than Life and Bourbon & Beyond festivals, held at Highland Festival Grounds at Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY, are being cancelled for 2020. We are working really hard to bring as much of our 2020 lineups back to 2021.”

Louder than Life festival canceled due to COVID-19

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Post Malone And Travis Barker Livestream Nirvana Tribute Concert

Post Malone rocked a livestream Nirvana tribute concert from his home in Salt Lake City, UT to raise funds for COVID-19 relief efforts. The rapper was joined by Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, guitarist Nick Mack and bassist Brian Lee for the 75-minute, 15-song performance of hits and fan favorites by the Seattle band.

“@PostMalone and crew are killing it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,” tweeted Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic during the show. “So proud of @PostMalone and crew. Everyone so good so talented. I am moved!!!!! I don’t think these fellows can play any better. They are on fire!!!! Hello!!!!!! I love you all!!!! I am holding emotions back the whole show.”

“GOOSEBUMPS!,” posted Courtney Love on Instagram after the show. “Go have a margarita @postmalone. Nothing but love from here. Congratulations. 2.6 million bucks for covid 19 relief.” 

Watch the official video of the livestream at the link:  here.

Post Malone held a Nirvana tribute concert that raised nearly $3 million for coronavirus relief

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At Least Five Dead As Tornadoes Hit Parts Of Oklahoma And Texas

At least six people died in Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana after sever weather and storms hit those regions on Thursday. 

Additionally, more than 100,000 customers from Texas to Mississippi were without power after the severe weather moved through, according to poweroutage.us, which tracks utility reports. Tornado warnings sent residents taking cover in southern Mississippi and Alabama. Trees and power lines were toppled in parts of west Alabama. 

One factory worker was killed when a suspected twister hit just as the workforce was leaving for the day from J&I Manufacturing in southern Oklahoma, Marshall County Emergency Management Director Robert Chaney said. The worker’s body was found about a fourth of a mile from the factory, Chaney said.

A National Weather Service team will be dispatched to survey damage and to confirm whether the storms were tornadoes.

At least 5 dead as tornadoes touch down in Oklahoma, Texas

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Infant Daughter Of New York City Firefighter Dies Of Coronavirus

A New York City firefighter and his wife lost their 4-month-old daughter to the coronavirus, the family said. Jay-Natalie La Santa died on Monday, nearly a month after she was rushed to the hospital with a fever.

The baby was the first child for Jerel La Santa, a firefighter, and his wife, Lindsey La Santa.  The baby was rushed to the hospital on March 21 after she developed a fever. Wanda La Santa, the baby’s grandmother, said Jay-Natalie was born with a heart condition and she was admitted right away. Her initial test for the virus came back negative. Tests for Wanda La Santa and the baby’s parents also came back negative. After nearly a week in the hospital with no improvement, Jay-Natalie was tested again for the coronavirus and this time it came back positive.

The first 16 days Jay-Natalie was in the hospital “she was awake, she was fighting,” her grandmother said; however she took a turn for the worse shortly thereafter, and died at the hospital on April 20, just one week shy of turning 5-months-old.

Coronavirus updates: 5-month-old daughter of NY firefighter dies

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