Beyoncé and Jay Z brought daughter Blue Ivy to the 2017 NBA All-Star game in New Orleans Sunday. The 5-year-old was all fashion in a green dress, denim jacket and Converse sneakers as she enjoyed the game with her parents between bites of cotton candy.
Charlotte 49er quarterback Kevin Olsen, charged Sunday with rape and other crimes, threatened to strangle himself with a phone charger moments before sexually assaulting his accuser, a Mecklenburg County prosecutor said in court Monday morning. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Olsen was freed on $103,000 bond at 4 p.m. Monday, charged with three counts of felony second-degree forcible rape, communicating threats, assault on a female and second-degree sex offense (forcible fondling). The incident occurred at 3:30 a.m. Sunday at Olsen’s apartment in University City, near the UNC Charlotte campus, according to Assistant District Attorney Kristen Northrup. Olsen and his accuser were dating, authorities said.
The saga is sad and complex, and it offers a snapshot into the complicated life Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura lived before he tragically lost it on Jan. 22, dying in a car crash in the Dominican Republic on his way to see his estranged wife, María del Pilar Sangiovanni. She appears to be at the center of it all: The reason his mother, Marisol, said they hadn’t spoken in nearly a year, a woman he married quickly after meeting on social media, who claimed he attempted to commit suicide, and whose father sent two men to scare her husband after they had been arguing. It’s all detailed in a comprehensive piece by the Kansas City Star. Ventura and Sangiovanni wed in January 2016 — despite the