LOOK: Jewel Mische gives birth to second child

MANILA, Philippines — Actress Jewel Mische has given birth to her second child with husband Alister Kurzer.

Mische announced Tuesday, April 7 that the family welcomed Emerald “Emrie” Jade Kurzer last April 3. She posted pictures on Instagram of the baby girl swaddled in a floral green blanket with her name.

Baby Emrie was born 18.5 inches, weighing 7 pounds and 10 ounces, according to Mische.

“I’m good, just sore & exhausted. #HeartisFull #SoThankful,” she said of her condition.

Mische, who was the season 4 winner of GMA’s talent search show “StarStruck”, shared last December that she was expecting a second child.

She had her first child in July 2018. Mische and Kurzer have been married since 2015.

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Roger Federer offers fans tennis tips online

Roger Federer offered stuck-at-home amateurs the ultimate online fantasy camp of sorts, a chance to get tennis tips from a guy many consider the greatest of all time.

While people all over the world are cooped up because of the new coronavirus — social distancing while trying to stay healthy and help others do the same — a bunch of athletes have been posting workouts and drills on social media with suggestions for staying in shape.

Federer did that sort of thing, too, with what he called “a helpful solo drill,” but he also took it a step further Tuesday: He encouraged folks to tweet to him their own videos mimicking the volleying exercise he displayed. And then he replied to some, even dispensing a little advice.

Not a bad instructor, eh?

The owner of a men’s-record 20 Grand Slam singles titles previously posted clips of himself hitting against a wall in the snow, including around-the-back or through-the-leg-‘tweener trick shots.

This time, the 38-year-old Federer donned an all-white outfit — perhaps a nod to Wimbledon, the grass-court tournament he’s won eight times, which was cancelled for 2020 last week? — replete with a white panama hat with black band, stood near the green wall and volleyed against it.

He tapped the ball more than 200 times during the test of reflex and form in the 59-second video.

Within six hours, Federer’s clip garnered more than 1 million views, and his post drew more than 1,300 replies.

True to his word, he answered some.

“Don’t lean back, strong in the wrist,” Federer wrote to one person. “Keep up the great work.”

To another, in which a man hit a tennis ball against an indoor wall while a dog appeared to nap underneath, Federer answered: “Love the confidence not to drop the

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Earnhardt Jr., Burton, Edwards among nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Carl Edwards were among the new nominees for NASCAR’s next Hall of Fame class announced Tuesday under a revamped voting protocol.

Voters for 11 years elected five members per class first from a list of 25 candidates; it was trimmed to 20 beginning with the 2015 class.

The new process starting this year splits the nominees into three ballots; Modern candidates, Pioneer candidates and Landmark candidates. Two entries from the 10 Modern candidates will be elected, along with one entry apiece from the five-candidate Pioneer and Landmark categories.

Janet Guthrie, the first woman to run in the Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500 and Coca-Cola 600, returns as a nominee to the Landmark category after a one year absence. She was dropped in 2019 from the category, which has existed as an award for contribution to the sport, and her absence sparked a backlash toward the nominating committee.

Burton, Earnhardt, Edwards, Jake Elder and Banjo Matthews are all first-time nominees for the Hall of Fame. Burton and Earnhardt both moved to the NBC Sports broadcasting booth after successful careers with big race wins but never the elusive Cup Series championship.

Earnhardt won 26 career Cup races, including a pair of Daytona 500s, and is a 15-time winner of NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver Award. Burton counts wins in the Southern 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 among his 21 career Cup victories.

Edwards won 28 Cup races and twice failed to win the Cup title in the season finale. He tied Tony Stewart in final points in 2008 but Stewart won the race to earn the tie-breaker in the championship battle.

A late caution in the 2016 finale robbed Edwards of the title when, after leading 47 laps, the field was bunched back up for

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