Pirates’ Williams, 2 relievers 2-hit Brewers in win

PITTSBURGH — Trevor Williams pitched one-hit ball over seven innings and two Pittsburgh Pirates relievers closed out a two-hitter in a 1-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.

Williams (6-4) struck out seven and walked two for his first victory in a month. Jordy Mercer drove in the lone run with a seventh-inning double, and the Pirates won for the fourth time in five games.

The Brewers entered the day leading the NL Central but suffered their third straight loss.

The only hit off Williams was a single by Jonathan Villar with two outs in the fifth. The hit followed a walk to Hernan Perez, and the duo executed a double steal before Erik Kratz struck out to end the inning.

Williams had gone 0-2 in five starts since beating the Chicago White Sox on May 15.

Kyle Crick pitched a perfect eighth inning for Pittsburgh. Christian Yelich singled off closer Felipe Vazquez to open the ninth, ending a string of 13 straight Brewers retired. Vazquez retired the next three hitters for his 14th save in 18 opportunities.

Francisco Cervelli drew a one-out walk in the Pirates’ seventh and advanced to third on Josh Bell’s single. Josh Hader relieved Jhoulys Chacin and struck out Gregory Polanco, but Mercer followed by doubling down the left-field line to score Cervelli.

The run was charged to Chacin (6-2), who had won his previous six decisions and not lost in 13 starts since April 4 against St. Louis. Chacin allowed six hits, struck out two and walked two.

Cervelli had two hits to snap a 0-for-13 skid.

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Prince William wore velvet and feathers for a traditional royal event — and made an inadvertent fashion statement

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 18: Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, arrives to attend the Most Noble Order of the Garter Ceremony at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on June 18, 2018 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. The Garter ceremonial dates from 1948, when formal installation was revived by King George VI for the first time since 1805.

The annual Garter Day celebration took place on Monday in Windsor, UK.
Prince William and Prince Charles were in attendance.
Prince William’s traditional outfit of velvet and feathers is getting some attention.

The British royal family has been in the news quite a lot lately between breaking traditions, celebrating birthdays, and of course, the madness surrounding the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

On Monday, the queen held another celebration, this time for the annual Order of the Garter ceremony.

The celebration of the Order of the Garter is one of the oldest traditions in Britain, and it’s one of the Crown’s many high-profile events. According to the royal family’s official website, the tradition goes back to the days of King Edward III who formed the original group of honorable knights. There are a limited number of knights in the order, so inductees are only made to fill vacancies. This year saw two inductees, Dame Mary Fagan and the Viscount Brookeborough.

For the past two years, the events have been minimized or cancelled. In 2016, rain forced the ceremony indoors, and in 2017, the events were cancelled amid political turmoil. This year, the ceremony went off without a hitch, which gives us yet another chance to marvel at the outlandish outfits.

Prince William and his father Prince Charles, both of whom are Knights Companion in the Order, donned long velvet robes and a plumed hat of ostrich feathers. Of course, this wasn’t just a fashion moment from the princes. This is actually the traditional ceremonial garb, and the queen herself wore the same.

Other members of the royal family including Prince Edward, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Camilla Parker Bowles were in attendance.

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Tiffany Haddish reunited her ‘Girls Trip’ co-stars for an epic ‘Black Panther’ opening skit at the MTV Movie and TV Awards

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Tiffany Haddish kicked off the 2018 MTV movie and TV awards with a skit that combined “Black Panther” and “Girls Trip.”
The skit took place in Wakanda, as Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa prepared to host the award show.
Haddish stepped in to challenge him, while also throwing in jokes about Groupon and a reference to her book, “The Last Black Unicorn.”
Naturally, Haddish also flirted with T’Challa before dancing to TLC’s “Waterfalls.”
The skit featured appearances from Haddish’s “Girls Trip” co-stars Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Haddish was victorious and T’Challa disintegrated, just as the character did in “Avengers: Infinity War.”
Watch the video below.

.@TiffanyHaddish came to battle @chadwickboseman and rises as the Black Unicorn of Wakanda???? #MTVAwards pic.twitter.com/6susn9JWLk

— Movie & TV Awards (@MTVAwards) June 19, 2018

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