What we loved, gasped at, and were disappointed by in the World Cup

Krishnaswamy: Liton Das. He has been around for a few years, and it’s hard to call his tournament a breakthrough, since he only played one real innings of substance – 94 not out against West Indies – but what an innings it was, filled with the most sublime strokeplay. With the ability he has, he […]

World Cup Central: Gavaskar calls 1985 fielding side better than current one

Vijay Shankar and Kedar Jadhav were both back at the nets ahead of India’s second warm-up fixture against Bangladesh in Cardiff on Tuesday. Vijay hurt his wrist in India’s first training session upon landing in England and underwent scans that cleared him of a fracture. Jadhav, meanwhile, is recuperating from a shoulder injury that forced […]

Kelly Clarkson Addresses Adam Levine Leaving

“He really didn’t like some of the changes to the format of the show last season, and it’s just time for him to leave,” the source continued. “It wouldn’t be surprising if he came back to visit the show though. There’s new music coming soon for him, he’ll be touring and he plans to continue […]

Coronavirus live updates: U.S. death toll exceeds 5,000

4:23 p.m. ‘Severity’ changed view on coronavirus, Trump says: During a White House briefing, President Trump was asked about shifts in his public messages about the coronavirus. In early March, Trump issued a tweet comparing death totals from the flu with then-data for COVID-19. He was asked Wednesday about ceasing comparisons between the flu and […]

How Comedians Are Adapting to Entertain Fans While Self-Isolating

The same day Gaffigan decided to cancel, Mike Birbiglia was driving from Brooklyn to Buffalo for a show, already wary of traveling on an airplane. (A self-professed hypochondriac, Birbiglia has been working on a pandemic script for the past two years, and is well-versed in such scenarios.) He stopped off in Ithaca for a meal […]