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  • One-Armed Wild-Card Stuns Best in Fiji Women’s Pro

    05/31/2016 1:15:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Tapei Times ^ | Wed, Jun 01, 2016
    One-armed surfer Bethany Hamilton of the US yesterday sealed third place in the Fiji Women’s Pro after beating some of the world’s best to make the semi-finals. Hamilton, whose left arm was bitten off in a shark attack in 2003, entered the event at Tavarua, Fiji, as a wild-card rated as having little chance of making an impact. However, the 26-year-old from Hawaii reached the final four with an incredible giant-killing run.
  • Harley-Davidson XG750R Flat Tracker debuts

    05/30/2016 4:59:22 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 38 replies
    The Villiage SunTimes ^ | 5-31-2016 | Hubert Green
    What many may not realise is Harley-Davidson, the purveyor of chrome-laden, laid-back cruisers, also has a very serious racing heritage. The XG750R debuted at the AMA Pro flat track racing Springfield Mile in IL in the United States of America, on May 29, 2016, Harley Davidson's Screamin' Eagle Factory Team was behind building this stunner. The XG750R debuted at the AMA Pro flat track racing Springfield Mile in IL in the United States of America, on May 29, 2016, Harley Davidson's Screamin' Eagle Factory Team was behind building this stunner. Vance & Hines also is the partner for the factory...
  • UFC Fight Night 88 Live Thread

    05/29/2016 6:11:09 PM PDT · by Impy · 10 replies
    Main Card airing now on Fox Sports 1
  • Cops: NBA Player Killed While Breaking Into Apartment

    05/28/2016 3:55:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 76 replies
    newser ^ | 05/28/2016
    Police responded to a shooting at an apartment around 3:20 am and found Bryce Dejean-Jones of the New Orleans Pelicans wounded with a gunshot. He died at the hospital. The resident of the apartment tells police he was sleeping when someone kicked down his front door then his bedroom door. He says he fired his gun once. According to the New York Daily News, it appears Dejean-Jones thought he was breaking into an acquaintance's apartment but got the wrong one.
  • Ole Miss-conduct in a nutshell: Laremy Tunsil's 5 parents, 4 loaners

    05/28/2016 8:05:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Pat Forde
    When Mississippi shocked the college football world and signed the No. 7 recruiting class in the nation in February 2013, it didn't pass the smell test for a lot of people in and around the sport. Three years later, we can say with reasonable certainty that their noses did not deceive them. There was a questionable odor coming from Oxford then, and it is lingering over Hugh Freeze's program to this day.
  • What's in a name? An accent mark, check. What about a Latino manager?

    05/27/2016 7:16:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 27, 2016 | Julio Ricardo Varela
    Adrián González went on social media earlier this month and challenged his Los Angeles Dodgers teammate Kike Hernández to add an accent mark to the "a" on Hernández's jersey. And a tiny corner of the Latino digital world cheered. Some observers concluded that Latino ballplayers were finally demanding respect from their clubs and Major League Baseball by speaking out for their heritage.

    05/27/2016 2:41:57 PM PDT · by Chode · 28 replies
    5/27/2016 | Chode
    Circuit de Monaco First Grand Prix 1950 Number of Laps 78 Circuit Length 3.337KM Race Distance 260.286KM Lap Record 1:18.063 by Daniel Ricciardo (2015)
  • Postpone or move Olympics, doctors urge

    05/27/2016 2:18:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    The letter shows a growing gap within the medical field on what to do about the Games. On Thursday, Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said, "There is no public health reason to cancel or delay the Olympics." The CDC's current recommendation is that pregnant women should not travel to areas where the virus is spreading and that men with the virus who have pregnant partners should use condoms when having sex for the duration of the pregnancy. "We're working closely with the USOC and Brazilian health authorities, and will update our guidance...
  • Sharks to Face Off Against Penguins for Stanley Cup

    05/27/2016 1:29:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | May 26, 2016 | Kevin Kurz
    The Pittsburgh Penguins are the only ones standing between the Sharks and their first-ever Stanley Cup championship. The Penguins advanced to the NHL’s final round with a Game 7 win over the Lightning on Thursday night at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, 2-1. They will have home ice advantage, beginning with Game 1 in the Steel City on Monday. The full schedule is as follows: GAME 1: Monday, Pittsburgh GAME 2: Wednesday, Pittsburgh Thieves Steal 'Numerous' Guns in San Carlos GAME 3: June 4, San Jose GAME 4: June 6, San Jose GAME 5: June 9, Pittsburgh (If necessary) GAME...
  • Charles Barkley: “I’ve never seen the NBA as bad as it is”

    05/26/2016 6:32:09 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 41 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | May 24, 2016 | Kurt Helin
    Charles Barkley is walking entertainment and the brilliant Inside the NBA would not be the same without him and his off-the-cuff opinions (which is a great thing in sports talk, not so much with national policy). But he remains the leader of the annoying #getoffmylawn crew of older players who don’t like today’s game. Barkley was on the Bickley and Marotta on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM last week and went off again on the state of the game. “People think us old guys hate when we talk about it. It has nothing to do with the Warriors’ greatness, LeBron’s greatness....
  • McLaren Selling Fastest Supercar Ever Built

    05/26/2016 4:40:04 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 75 replies
    Model is one of only a few left for sale McLaren is selling a single model of its F1, the fastest supercar ever built. Twenty-three years later, the car still holds the record (it reached a speed of 242.8 mph). Only 64 F1 cars were made in all, and only six in the year this particular model was produced, so it’s that much more exclusive. Never sold, McLaren held on to this specific one in its vault until now. There’s no official list price, but other models have gone for $12 million and $13 million. Interested? Contact McLaren for further...
  • Baylor fires coach Art Briles after 8 seasons

    05/26/2016 9:19:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 109 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 26, 2016 | Brett McMurphy and Mark Schlabach
    Baylor University has dismissed Art Briles as its football coach, sources told ESPN. The school will formally make the announcement Thursday. Players were notified of the news via a text message from Briles, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy.
  • Marathon Runner Initially Treated for Flu and Ankle Injury, Leaves Hospital as Multiple Amputee

    05/25/2016 2:19:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | May 24, 2016 | Bigad Shaban, Liza Meak and Felipe Escamilla
    Mario Guzman lived to race. For the last two decades Guzman ran in marathons, half marathons, and competed in multiple ironman triathlons. “It was a passion. It wasn’t a hobby, it was a passion,” Guzman said. That all changed more than three years ago when Guzman went to the doctor after injuring his ankle during a run. “We were very puzzled about his symptoms,” said Ludmila Parada, Mario’s wife. “My husband has a fever, he feels very ill and the foot that was completely unremarkable the day before was all swollen and red and he couldn’t put weight on it.”...
  • Report: NFL sought to influence government head-trauma study

    05/24/2016 9:19:08 PM PDT · by scrabblehack · 10 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 5/23/2016 | Jay Busbee
    A new congressional report has found that the NFL sought to improperly influence a major government study on connections between football and brain disease, according to documents obtained by ESPN's "Outside The Lines." (Update: the NFL has rejected the conclusions of the report.) The congressional research report indicates the NFL had given the National Institutes of Health a $30 million unrestricted gift in 2012, but later sought to pull $16 million in funding from that gift away from one researcher and reroute it to researchers working on the league's own brain injury committee. When the NIH declined to redirect the...
  • Watch ‘Supermodel Spider-Woman’ Climb High-Rise With… Vacuum Cleaners

    05/24/2016 4:27:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | Vicky Kapur
    Professional rock climber scales 460ft-tall building with the suction power of cordless vacuum cleaners By Vicky Kapur Published Tuesday, May 24, 2016 In a cool marketing stunt, LG hired professional rock climber Sierra Blair-Coyle to scale a 140-metre (about 460 feet) high-rise building using the suction power of its CordZero canister vacuum cleaners. LG says it teamed up with Blair-Coyle to create a unique climbing device using the firm’s vacuum cleaner, and the project to scale the skyscraper nicely showed off some of the vacuum cleaner’s features (besides the great suction power) – lightweight and long-lasting lithium-ion battery. LG CordZero...
  • Sources: BU [Baylor] Regents Remove Starr As President [ed]

    05/24/2016 11:25:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Horns Digest ^ | May 24, 2016 | Chip Brown
    The Baylor board of regents on Tuesday removed Kenneth Starr as school president and chancellor after six years and offered him a leadership position in the BU law school, sources told
  • Death Touch on Steve Harvey's Big Time

    05/24/2016 4:35:19 AM PDT · by BiggerTigger · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 30, 2009 | 94Henry94
    Death Touch on Steve Harvey's Big Time.
  • Knife Check at NRA Meeting in Louisville, 2016

    05/24/2016 1:34:41 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | May 20, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -( Open carry is unrestricted at the NRA annual meeting in Louisville, Ky, this year. But with presidential candidate Donald Trump speaking at the Leadership Forum, the Secret Service set up a system to stop the entrance of people with guns and knives. Doug Ritter of Knife Rights realized that the carry of pocket knives is common with people across the United States, and that it is a major inconvenience to trudge a half mile back to a parked car to deposit a pocket knife after walking through a quarter mile line to hear the speakers.
  • Tony Gwynn's Family Sues Tobacco Industry Over Star's Death

    05/23/2016 7:48:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | May 23, 2016
    SAN DIEGO — Tony Gwynn's widow and two children filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to hold the tobacco industry accountable for the Hall of Famer's death. The suit was filed in San Diego Superior Court by Alicia Gwynn and her children, Tony Jr. and Anisha Gwynn-Jones. The suit says Gwynn started dipping as a 17-year-old freshman ballplayer at San Diego State. He died of cancer of the right parotid salivary gland on June 16, 2014, at 54.
  • Gun Control Advocate Rachel Maddow Says “Shooting is Fun”

    05/22/2016 7:30:57 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies ^ | 5-18-16 | Don Irvine
    MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow, an admitted gun control advocate, shocked her fellow liberals this week when she told CBS News’ Rita Braver that she thinks “shooting is fun.” Braver accompanied Maddow to a gun range, where she watched Maddow shoot a few rounds. Maddow: This is a beautiful gun. Braver: So maybe you wouldn’t expect the woman wielding the Colt .45 pistol or the AR-15 rifle to be unabashedly left-leaning Rachel Maddow. Maddow: Like, I’m a real liberal, even on, like, gun safety and gun control issues. That said, I think that shooting is fun, and I think that shooting...
  • James Hitchcliffe takes Indy 500 pole after nearly fatal crash in 2015 Indy practice

    05/22/2016 3:12:04 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 52 replies
    22 May, 2016 | self (vanity)
    James Hitchcliffe recorded a four-lap average of almost 231 mph to take the pole position for the 100th running of the Indy 500. James suffered a terrible accident into the outside wall coming out of a corner hitting with the right-front tire. A suspension piece pierced the chassis and into James' right upper thigh.
  • Report: MLB nearing changes to strike zone and intentional walks

    05/22/2016 11:56:31 AM PDT · by Mariner · 74 replies
    Yahoo via Big League Stew ^ | May 22nd, 2016 | Mark Townsend
    According to ESPN's Jayson Stark, Major League Baseball is on the verge of making two rules changes that could only be described as ground-breaking. In a report filed on Friday, Stark says that the league's competition committee reportedly agreed to alter the strike zone and eliminate the four-pitch intentional walk during their meetings with owners this week. Those two changes could be implemented as early as the 2017 season. The strike zone is currently defined as the volume of space above home plate and between the batter's knees and the midpoint of their torso. Of course, if you asked most...
  • Disgraced Johnny Manziel risks jail AGAIN after getting into a brawl and 'punching a reveler [tr]

    05/22/2016 3:54:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 22, 2016 | Chris Pleasance
    Disgraced former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel is risking another run-in with the law after he allegedly punched a reveler in a Las Vegas nightclub. The Heisman Trophy winner was at Jewel Nightclub in the Aria hotel on Friday watching the grand opening show by Drake when he was jostled by another party-goer and lashed out, TMZ claims. The alleged incident comes while Manziel is already on bail over claims he attacked his ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley, hitting her so hard she lost hearing in one ear.
  • Rio Olympics to top London in supply of condoms (by 3-fold, 450,000 to be distributed)

    05/21/2016 7:01:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies ^ | 5/21/16 | AP
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- About 450,000 condoms will be distributed during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, three times more than for the London Games four years ago, the International Olympic Committee says. Part of the reason .. 100,000 female condoms will be available for the first time, along with 350,000 condoms for men. .. The IOC says the condoms would encourage 10,500 athletes and staff to practice safe sex.
  • Longtime Giants 3B Jim Ray Hart dies in Acampo at 74

    05/20/2016 6:03:49 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 8 replies
    KXTV.COM ^ | 20 MAY 2016 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Longtime San Francisco Giants third baseman Jim Ray Hart has died. He was 74. The Giants announced Hart's death Friday, saying he passed away Thursday in Acampo, California, following a long illness. Hart played 11 seasons for the Giants from 1963-73. He also spent parts of two seasons with the New York Yankees before retiring in 1974.
  • New poll finds 9 in 10 Native Americans aren’t offended by Redskins name

    05/19/2016 3:51:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 19, 2016 at 1:00 pm | John Woodrow Cox, Scott Clement and Theresa Vargas
    Nine in ten Native Americans say they are not offended by the Washington Redskins name, according to a new Washington Post poll that shows how few ordinary Indians have been persuaded by a national movement to change the football team’s moniker. The survey of 504 people across every state and the District reveals that the minds of Native Americans have remained unchanged since a 2004 poll by the Annenberg Public Policy Center found the exact same result. Responses to The Post’s questions about the issue were broadly consistent regardless of age, income, education, political party or proximity to reservations. […]...

    05/19/2016 3:24:30 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 24 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5/19/16 | TMZ
    While RG3 is taking over the reins in Cleveland, ex-Browns QB Johnny Manziel was raging in Vegas this weekend -- looking skinnier and more tatted than ever. Check out these pics of Manziel at a Wet Republic pool party at the MGM Grand -- where witnesses say he partied and boozed for hours ... but that's not really surprising at this point.
  • Patrick Willis, Retired 49ers Star, Is Now an Executive VP at a Tech Startup

    05/19/2016 2:07:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Thursday, May 19, 2016 | Katie Dowd
    The legendary 49ers linebacker, who retired in 2015, is now a khaki pants-wearing, 9-to-5 office worker at Open Source Storage, a tech startup in Campbell. Willis currently serves as the executive vice president of partnerships and is on the Open Source Storage advisory board. And, according to a profile in Mashable, those aren't just empty titles; Willis puts on his button-down and shows up to work every day. "Monday through Friday, Willis commutes to work at a Silicon Valley office park," writes Mashable. "He's got a list of favorite lunch spots nearby. Sometimes he takes video calls from home, or...
  • Police records detail several more violence allegations against Baylor football players

    05/19/2016 9:11:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 19, 2016 | Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach
    As Baylor University's board of regents reviews a law firm's findings about the school's response to sexual violence allegations -- many involving its football players -- Outside the Lines has obtained documents that detail largely unknown allegations of sexual assault, domestic violence and other acts of violence involving several Baylor football players.
  • Muirfield loses [British] Open after vote against allowing women members [ed]

    05/19/2016 8:30:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 19, 2016 | Staff
    Muirfield has been removed from the host venue rotation for The Open after members of the Scottish golf club voted against allowing women to join. The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, which owns Muirfield, will remain a men-only club after failing to reach the two-thirds majority required to change the club's membership policy.
  • Catching Up With Fishing Champion and TV Host Peter Miller

    05/18/2016 7:52:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016 | VALERIA NEKHIM LEASE
    "You never know what you're gonna get, and that’s what keeps you coming back every time," expert fisherman Peter Miller says in response to why he loves his job. Miller is best known for his award-winning TV show Bass2Billfish, which appears weekly on NBC Sports and the World Fishing Network and will debut its eighth season tonight. The reality show follows the three-time world sailfish champion as he travels throughout Florida in search of adventure and very large fish. Since he was a kid growing up in Tappan, New York, and going on fishing trips with his dad, Miller had...
  • REPORT: Tony Romo Arrested In North Carolina For Using Mens Bathroom

    05/18/2016 7:28:06 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 34 replies
    Thursday afternoon at approximately 4:57pm ET , North Carolina Police detained a man, later to be identified as Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, for using the men’s restroom in the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Police say they received a complaint from numerous bystanders and patrons inside the bathroom complaining of a person who didn’t belong there. When asked how police recognized that the man who they received complaints about may have been a women, they pointed towards the Cowboys apparel Romo was wearing at the time. “It was a dead giveaway,” said officer Mike Roseman. Under the state law, Romo was...
  • Peyton Manning 'Oatmaha' beer to be released this week

    05/18/2016 5:14:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/17/16 | Sporting News
    The accolades continue to pile up for newly retired Peyton Manning. A few months after he led the Broncos to victory in Super Bowl 50, he now has the prestige of having a beer named in his honor. In a collaboration between Denver's Factotum Brewhouse and Indianapolis' Tow Yard Brewing Co., Oatmaha will be released in cans starting on Friday. The cans will be available for a limited time and can only be sold in Factotum's taproom in Denver. A six-pack will cost $15.
  • Giants wish the best for Tim Lincecum, and one former Angel can’t wait to receive him

    05/18/2016 9:58:34 AM PDT · by Mariner · 26 replies
    The San Jose Mercury News ^ | May 18th, 2016 | by Andrew Baggarly
    SAN DIEGO – The Los Angeles Angels sought out a character reference on Tim Lincecum. They did not need to think twice about whom to call. “They asked my opinion,” said Bengie Molina, “and I gave it to them straight-up.” For all that Lincecum accomplished with Buster Posey, he always talks in glowing terms about Molina as the catcher who shepherded him as he broke into the big leagues, became his friend and support network besides his batterymate, and channeled his talents when he was at the height of his powers. While Molina does not hold an official title with...
  • Joe DiMaggio’s 56 Game Hitting Streak Began 75 Years Ago Today

    05/16/2016 2:06:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 15, 2016 | Aaron Goldstein
    It was 75 years ago today when New York Yankees center fielder Joe DiMaggio hit a single in a 13-1 drubbing to the Chicago White Sox. That hit was the first step in what became a hitting streak which hit 56 games. This record still stands 75 years later. As I write this, I am watching the Boston Red Sox-Houston Astros game. A short time ago, Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. hit a single to extend his hitting streak to 21 games. It’s nothing to sneeze at as Bradley is rapidly emerging was one of the premier players...
  • Media Circus: What to expect from the launch of The Undefeated [More ESPN SJW Nonsense]

    05/16/2016 8:37:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    SI ^ | May 15, 2016 | Richard Dietsch
    If one is to judge a sports media brand based on its external press, the last 12 months have not been good for ESPN. From hemorrhaging subscribers to declining ratings for its flagship show to excruciating company layoffs to high-profile talent leaving the network, it’s been a steady drumbeat of negative news coming out of Bristol Land. But on Tuesday at 7:00 a.m ET, with the launch of The Undefeated, ESPN’s micro site on the nexus of sports, race and culture, the company gets a big opportunity to boast about something transformational and positive within its walls.
  • Rougned Odor punches Jose Bautista, benches clear in Blue Jays-Rangers game

    05/15/2016 4:24:48 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 86 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/15/2016 | Yahoo
    Roogned Odor (Pronounced O'Door) nearly knocks Jose Bsutista out after Bautista ries to give Odor a career ending knee injury
  • Skateboarder dies after being hit by two vehicles in Hammond

    05/15/2016 3:21:17 PM PDT · by BBell · 26 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | Robert Rhoden, | The Times-Picayune
    A man riding a skateboard died after being hit by two vehicles in Hammond, State Police said Thursday (May 12). Both drivers left the scene of the fatality on University Avenue. The victim was identified as Erin Gerhard, 26, of Independence. He died at the scene, said Trooper Dustin Dwight, spokesman for State Police Troop L. Gerhard was riding a skateboard in the right westbound lane of University Avenue, west of U.S. 51, on Wednesday at about 10 p.m
  • Man U Bomb scare caused by dummy device left in toilet BY MISTAKE after training exercise

    05/15/2016 2:26:03 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05.15.2016 | Mike Keegan
    A training exercise was held at the venue and the device, designed to look authentic, was not returned at its conclusion. That meant it remained in place before the match, at which a crowd of 76,000 was expected, and prompted its discovery by a steward, who raised the alarm.
  • UFC 198/Bellator 154 Live thread

    05/14/2016 6:00:55 PM PDT · by Impy · 50 replies
    UFC prelims airing right now on Fox Sports 1. Main Card on PPV, Heavyweight Title on the line Bellator airing on Spike TV

    05/13/2016 2:58:55 PM PDT · by Chode · 20 replies
    5/13/2016 | Chode
    Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya First Grand Prix 1991 Number of Laps 66 Circuit Length 4.655KM Race Distance 307.104KM Lap Record 1:21.670 by Kimi Räikkönen (2008)
  • Video: Spiderman of the Gulf

    05/12/2016 11:57:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, May 12, 2016
    Video clip shows man, wearing traditional Arabian dishdasha and head cover, using his bare hands to climb up the house A Gulf man was seen on camera climbing a two-storey house in just 19 seconds, prompting viewers to call him “spider man of the Gulf.” A YouTube film carried by local newspapers and social networks showed the man, wearing traditional Arabian dishdasha and head cover, used his bare hands to climb up and reach the top of the house. “This is spider man of the Gulf,” one viewer said. Another joked :”This man could be a skillful thief if...
  • Traffic Talk: In Los Angeles, the topic is priority Number One.

    05/11/2016 8:42:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    City Journal ^ | May 11, 2016 | Fred Siegel
    In December, preparing to escape what turned out to be a mild New York winter for the palmy breezes of Southern California, I was stunned when friends suggested that I think twice about coming to Los Angeles. What could be awful enough to keep my wife and me in the Northeast? I soon discovered that, for every Angeleno I spoke with, the answer was the same. It wasn’t homelessness, crime, or El Niño; it wasn’t that Kobe Bryant was retiring. No, it was traffic: the subject of constant calculation and discussion, a matter of negotiation between friends, spouses, and would-be...
  • 'Swarm Intelligence' wins $11,000 after correctly predicting the Kentucky Derby's first 4 finishers

    05/10/2016 4:21:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies ^ | Raymond WONG
    Picking one horse to win a race is hard enough, but four horses and their exact placements in the grand Kentucky Derby? It's practically impossible. But that's exactly what just happened thanks to a crowdsourced intelligence called Swarm Intelligence. The bet is called the superfecta, and there's a 1 in 540 chance of winning it — bettors have to pick out the horses that'll place first, second, third and fourth in the Derby. TechRepublic reporter Hope Reese challenged Unanimous A.I., a company that creates Swarm artificial intelligence technologies that allow groups to combine their thoughts and feelings in real-time to...
  • Stephen Curry Becomes First Unanimous MVP in NBA History

    05/10/2016 11:53:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Programming note: Watch Steph Curry's MVP press conference today at 2pm on CSN Bay Area, and streaming live right here. The NBA made it official on Tuesday morning, as Steph Curry captured his second straight MVP award. Curry, who led the Warriors to a come-from behind victory on Monday night by scoring an NBA-record 17 points in overtime, becomes the first unanimous MVP in NBA history. Draymond Green finished in seventh place after capturing two second-place votes, six fourth-place votes and 19 fifth-place votes, for a total of 50 points. Kawhi Leonard came in second with 634 points 54 second-place...
  • How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

    05/09/2016 4:59:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Melissa Dahl
    It is something of a cliché among runners, how the activity never fails to clear your head. Does some creative block have you feeling stuck? Go for a run. Are you deliberating between one of two potentially life-altering decisions? Go for a run. Are you feeling mildly mad, sad, or even just vaguely meh? Go for a run, go for a run, go for a run. The author Joyce Carol Oates once wrote in a column for the New York Times that “in running the mind flees with the body … in rhythm with our feet and the swinging of...
  • A ’66 GT40 and 5 Other Rare Ford Icons are Up for Sale

    05/08/2016 11:45:28 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 51 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7 May, 2016 | Zach Doell
    Business A ’66 GT40 and 5 Other Rare Ford Icons are Up for Sale Zach Doell,Bold Ride Sat, May 7 9:30 AM PDT Comments Like Reblog on Tumblr Share Tweet Email 1966-ford-gt40-mk1-click-1a It might be a little too early to get excited about anything in the far-off month of August, but six legendary Ford performance cars about to pique your interest, and then some. Every year, the world’s rarest and most valuable classic cars flood onto California’s sunbaked coastline in August for the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance—an event that has become known worldwide as the premier celebration of the...
  • Police: 60-Year-Old Man Knocked Unconscious By Teen In Deer Park (Knockout game- Video)

    05/08/2016 4:08:39 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 33 replies
    CBS ^ | 5-7-2016 | Sophia Hall
    Three Suffolk County teens were arrested after allegedly assaulting a 60-year-old man earlier this week. According to police, one teen approached the victim while he was walking along Deer Park Avenue at around 12:55 p.m on May 4. Police said the suspect then punched the victim in the face, causing the man to fall to the ground, unconscious. The suspect then fled the scene with two other teens who were in a car nearby. The victim was left on the side of the road.
  • Goodnight, Mr. Kahn

    05/07/2016 8:53:10 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 15 replies
  • Kentucky Derby

    05/07/2016 10:45:09 AM PDT · by supremedoctrine · 85 replies
    self | 5-7-2016 | supremedoctrine
    I haven't found yet our usual FR Derby thread. I will start one,even though the race is a mere 5 hour away.