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—What better distraction than a psychological thriller? In Acorn TV’s “The Nest,” Dan and Emily are a happily married Glasgow couple longing for the parenthood that’s eluded them — and 18-year-old Kaya enters their lives. Is her offer to act as a surrogate in exchange for helping her get on the right path an answered prayer or something less benevolent? Martin Compston (“Line of Duty”), Sophie Rundle (“Bodyguard”) and Mirren Mack lead a cast that includes Shirley Henderson ( “Bridget Jones”). Two episodes are out on Acorn TV, with weekly episodes debuting Mondays through Aug. 3.

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Determined by reverse order of finish in overall standings from last season.

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A. Yes, but calculating revenue is complicated. Recall former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt. He split the Dodgers into a baseball company, a stadium operating company and a parking lot company - and then he charged the Dodgers rent to play in their own stadium. McCourt sold the team and stadium to Guggenheim Baseball Management, which set up another company to own the Dodgers' local television rights.

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In 1726, the original edition of “Gulliver’s Travels,” a satirical novel by Jonathan Swift, was first published in London.

For 67 years, the son of Vincent and Bridget Scully, immigrants who came to New York City from County Cavan, Ireland, has been plying his trade. For eight years on the East Coast and 59 on the West Coast, on radio and television, he has strolled with Brooklyn Dodgers fans and then Los Angeles Dodgers fans down the long, winding road of baseball's seasons. In an era with a surfeit of shoddiness, two things are well-made: major league baseball and Vin Scully's broadcasts of it.

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