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May 28, 2019

“JEOPARDY” WINNING STREAK CONTINUES

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s 28 _ and counting. James Holzhauer’s winning streak on “Jeopardy” continues _ and if it does, he may end up on track to pass the all-time winnings mark set by Ken Jennings. At his current undefeated pace, Holzhauer could pass Jennings sometime next month. Yesterday, Holzhauer posted his 28th straight victory, adding another $130,222 to his total. That marks the second highest single-day sum ever on the show. Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, also holds the all-time mark, which stands at $131,127.

DUMP TRUCK HITS RECORDING STUDIO OWNED BY GLORIA, EMILIO ESTEFAN

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities in Miami are still looking into the wreck that ended up with a dump truck smashing into a recording studio owned by Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio. It happened yesterday morning _ when the dump truck hit an SUV before ramming the building housing the Crescent Moon Studios. Officials say two people were taken to the hospital _ and two others were treated at the scene. TV footage indicates damage to the building was minor.

WU TANG CLAN - DOCUMENTARY SERIES

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Lots of people know of the Wu Tang Clan. But the director of a four-part mini-documentary series about the hip-hop tribe says he wanted to help people know about them. Sacha Jenkins says his goal in doing “Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men” was to “give people a real window and insight into who they are and where they came from.” To do that, Jenkins traces the group back to its roots: Staten Island, the oft-forgotten borough of New York City. Group member RZA (RIH’-zah) thinks Jenkins succeeded. He says the Clan felt comfortable with Jenkins and because each member got to express himself, those watching the finished product can “just feel the honesty.” Fans can check out the results now: “Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men” is on Showtime.

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OLIVER PÉREZ HAS SHOE ISSUES DURING GAME

BOSTON (AP) — Both literally and figuratively you can say Cleveland Indians reliever Oliver Pérez got off on the wrong foot yesterday. He took the mound in relief at Fenway Park in Boston in the bottom of the fifth inning of a 3-all tie. As he was warming up, he noticed one of his cleats had blown out _ and summoned a replacement. As he waited, he stood around in his socks near the mound. Once he laced up, he got lit up. The Red Sox scored 6 runs that inning to break the tie en route to a 12-5 victory.

BILL BUCKNER DIES, MADE KEY ERROR IN 1986 WORLD SERIES GAME

UNDATED (AP) _ Had his career ended before October 25, 1986, Bill Buckner would have been fondly remembered as an All-Star player, a batting champion _ and a reliable fielder. But his legacy changed forever in the 10th inning of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series _ when a weak groundball hit by New York Mets player Mookie Wilson slipped through his legs, costing the Boston Red Sox the game _ and ultimately the World Series. Now that Buckner has died, every obit mentions right at the start that he made one of the biggest errors in baseball history. Buckner died yesterday at age 69. His family says he suffered for years with Lewy body dementia _ a disease that causes Alzheimer’s-like symptoms _ along with movement and other problems. A former teammate of Buckner’s _ Bobby Valentine _ perhaps put it best when he said simply, “He deserved better.”

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INDIANAPOLIS 500 RATINGS

UNDATED (AP) _ The biggest draw for the Memorial Day weekend is the chance to grill some burgers, chill at the beach _ or just enjoy an extended break. Thankfully for NBC, its first-ever broadcast of the Indianapolis 500 was also a big draw. Nielsen says the race posted an 11% increase over last year’s audience. In all, the Sunday race was watched by nearly 5.5 million people on NBC and its online affiliates. The broadcast-only numbers of 5.41 average viewers makes this year’s race the most-watched Indy 500 in three years. NBC snared the broadcast rights this year from ABC, which had aired the race for 54 years.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS OWNER BETTER AFTER SUFFERING STROKE

CLEVELAND (AP) — The owner of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers is described as “awake, responsive and resting comfortably” _ all good things to hear after someone has suffered a stroke. Dan Gilbert was hospitalized Sunday after taking ill _ and actually had the stroke while under medical care. He is recovering in an intensive care unit at a Cleveland hospital. Gilbert has owned the Cavs since 2005. He is also the founder of Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online mortgage lender.

by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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