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March 9, 2022
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March 9, 2022
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WILL FERRELL WARMS UP WITH GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – During his career, Will Ferrell has played a NASCAR driver, a figure skater and a basketball player in his movies. Last night, he reprised one of those roles before last night’s NBA game in San Francisco. He took the court with the slumping Golden State Warriors to warm up with them before they played the Los Angeles Clippers. Ferrell came out in his Jackie Moon uniform and headband from the 2008 movie “Semi-Pro.” That delighted Klay Thompson, who loves the movie so much, he once dressed as Moon for Halloween. Ferrell showed some real skills, banking in a half court shot on his second try and dishing a pass to Stephen Curry who sank a thee-pointer. The looser pregame atmosphere seemed to boost the Warriors, who beat the Clippers, 112-97.

 

BIDEN’S STATE OF THE UNION DRAWS BIG PRIME-TIME AUDIENCE
NEW YORK (AP) – We learned last week that President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address was a ratings winner. But only now are we seeing how big a deal it was. Among the several networks that carried the national address, 38.2 million people saw it. The biggest single audience for the speech was on Fox, where 7.2 million people watched. No other prime-time show last week drew more than 8 million live viewers. Biden’s address was second on last week’s ratings list, beaten out only by “60 Minutes” in what otherwise was a quiet week for TV watching.

 

“FRIDAY NIGHT BASEBALL” COMING TO APPLE TV+
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) – Apple is making a big-time pitch to cover live sports. It has acquired the exclusive rights to carry “Friday Night Baseball.” The deal with Major League Baseball will see Apple TV+ show a weekly doubleheader on Friday nights in eight countries. If you don’t have an Apple TV+ subscription, no worries, you can watch without an Apple TV+ subscription – at first, anyway. Of course, before that, there’s the matter of when and whether there will even be baseball this year. MLB owners have locked out players in an effort to squeeze a labor deal out of them. Right now it’s the second-longest work stoppage in baseball history.

 

GHISLAINE MAXWELL JUROR DENIES LYING TO GET ON THE PANEL
NEW YORK (AP) – A juror in the trial of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell has told the judge that he didn’t intentionally lie when he failed to disclose on a jury questionnaire that he was a child sex abuse survivor himself. The judge had the juror take the stand for questioning before lawyers for both sides yesterday. It’s an effort to determine whether the news about the juror’s history would spoil the guilty verdict in Maxwell’s sex trafficking crime. The judge will give both sides until next week to file briefs on whether the verdict should be set aside.