Andrew Trayer

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Texas to meet with Shaka Smart

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas athletic director Steve Patterson is scheduled to travel Thursday to meet with Virginia Commonwealth coach Shaka Smart and …

College Sports

Serena Williams defeats Sabine Lisicki for 700th career win

Seven-time champion Serena Williams overcame some shaky play Wednesday for her 700th career victory, beating Sabine Lisicki 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-3 to reach the semifinals of the Miami Open.<p>Williams won despite an unreliable serve, a poor second set and 51 unforced errors. The victory was her 16th in a …

In Battered Tikrit, Iraqi Forces Claim Much, But Not All Of City

Driving from Baghdad north to Tikrit, we speed up a main road Wednesday through small towns that have been won back from the self-declared Islamic State, or ISIS. Some still have smoking buildings.<p>On the outskirts we pass through places that have obviously seen heavy fighting. Half-built houses are …


Golf Channel analyst says there's no way Tiger Woods actually fixed his 'catastrophically bad' short game in 8 weeks

The Golf Channel's lead analyst Brandel Chamblee said that Tiger's play around the greens was so bad the last time we saw him that there's no way he could have fixed it yet.<p>Here's what he said on a media conference call on Wednesday (via Tod Leonard of the Union Tribune):<p>"Given what we've seen, …

Autonomous Cars

This Air Force Tech Could've Averted the Germanwings Crash

An old aviators' joke goes like this: In the future, airline cockpit crews will consist of one pilot and a dog. The pilot is there to feed the dog, …

Hangry Passenger Punches Flight Attendant Causing Emergency Landing, Sandwich Taking Too Long

A hangry passenger caused an easyJet flight to make an emergency landing after a flight attendant was punched in the face over a sandwich. An unnamed …


The 20 Most Dangerous Hikes

Granola Optional, Guts Required<p>Talk to most mountaineers, trail runners, or mountain bikers, and they’ll tell you that hiking is the weak sibling of adventurous outdoor sports. A little too slow, a little too granola, not enough adrenaline.<p>But some of the most dangerous adventures in the world …


Best mobile games of March 2015 (pictures)

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Mobile Gaming

Create better 3D models by waving your smartphone around

Sure your smartphone makes for a passable 3D scanner, but it still can't determine the size of an item. Fortunately, Carnegie Mellon researchers are able to discover the scale of an object using a smartphone's camera and its IMU (inertial measurement unit). They just have to make sure to move the …

Entrance fees rising in some national parks

Be prepared to pay a bit more if you're headed to some national parks and recreation areas this summer.<p>After a six-year moratorium, the federal government is increasing the price of admission at some of its public lands and raising the fees charged for camping, boating, cave tours and other …

National Parks