Brooke Sargent

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The Marlins have a rain delay because they forgot to close their retractable roof

We've all gotten that twinge of schadenfreude when you see a convertible driving in the rain with the top down, but that notion is multiplied to the power of 10 when it happens to an entire baseball team. This wasn't some mystery storm -- the forecast totally showed it was coming, but nobody inside …

Duke vs. Wisconsin: 5 things you should know about the 2015 national championship game

The Badgers vs. the Blue Devils has the potential to be one of those championship games people talk about forever. Here are 5 of the biggest reasons why the final game of the 2014-15 season is so intriguing.<p>There is no major American sport more defined by its postseason than college basketball. In …

College Sports

How Duke and Wisconsin Got Their Edge

Monday’s NCAA championship game is the latest example of why development still matters in college basketball<p>By<p>Ben Cohen and<p>Ben Cohen<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@bzcohen<p>Google+<p>ben.cohen@wsj.com<p>Brian Costa<p>Brian Costa<p>The Wall Street …

College Sports

Earth Has A Layer No One Knew About

Just like onions and cartoon ogres<p>Our perspective of Earth tends to be very shallow--literally. Everything we experience, from the deepest depths of the ocean to the highest mountain peaks, only skims the top of the outermost layer of the Earth, the crust, which is about 4 miles thick under the …

Geology

Comedian Larry Wilmore Tears Apart Starbucks' Failed Race Together Campaign

Comedian Larry Wilmore tackled Starbucks' controversial (and failed) Race Together campaign last night on the <i>Nightly Show</i>. Last week, the coffee chain asked its baristas to write the phrase "Race Together" on coffee cups to start conversations about race with the customers. But the company faced …

Freeze Your Pancakes Today, Thank Us Tomorrow

There's a reason that pancakes are more popular during the weekend: They take too long to make on a busy weekday morning. Who has time for measuring and whisking ingredients when there are jobs and stuff? Not many of us, that's for sure.<p>This sad fact is just one more reason we wish every day of the …

Breakfast

A Visual Guide To Cooking With Herbs

Spring is here, but depending on where you live, it might not feel that way. No matter the temperature, one way to feel instantly seasonal is to start adding some herbs to your plate. Whether you're growing them in a window box or picking them up at the farmers market or grocery store, herbs like …

These Lucky Charms Dessert Recipes Are Magically Delicious

If your parents were anything like ours, theywere often reluctant to give in to a box of Lucky Charms -- probably because the cereal is loaded with sugary marshmallows. So you knew it was a good day if you scored a box of the stuff.<p>Good news, though: Now that you're all grown up, you can buy this …

Dessert

Dodgers again tap Cuba connection, agree to sign IF Hector Olivera

Over the last three years, the Dodgers have spent more than $160 million to sign players who have escaped from Cuba.<p>Their latest addition from the communist island nation is their most expensive to date: former Cuban national team infielder Hector Olivera, whom they agreed to sign to a six-year …

Hector Olivera, Fantasy

The latest Cuban raftee, <b>Hector Olivera</b>, signed yesterday with the Dodgers. Olivera leaves Cuba with a slight tear in his UCL and he missed out on the …

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Top Technique Makes Wide Receiver Amari Cooper a Top-10 Talent in NFL Draft

The 2015 wide receiver class is deep. It's loaded with speed, talent and prospects who can make the quick jump to the NFL stage.<p>West Virginia's Kevin White tore up the combine with 4.35 speed. He's a top-10 prospect. Louisville's DeVante Parker is a legit playmaker. That's another first-round guy. …

Ellis has 38 points, Mavericks rally to beat Spurs 101-94

DALLAS (AP) — Monta Ellis provided an emphatic rebuttal Tuesday night to a dismal performance 48 hours earlier.<p>Ellis matched his season high with 38 …

Basketball

Vrbata’s three-point night lifts Canucks over Jets

Radim Vrbata was signed to provide the Vancouver Canucks with some much-needed offence, and that's just what he's done as the team continues its push for a return to the playoffs.<p>The veteran sniper scored twice, including a beautiful effort on the winner, and also added an assist Tuesday as …

NBA scores 2015: Stephen Curry and James Harden show why this MVP race is so great and 3 other things we learned

James Harden and Stephen Curry were both in action on Monday and reminded us why this year is so special.<p>The Wizards and Pacers played games a couple thousand miles apart on Monday, against different teams, at different times, with totally different expectations. One similarity tied them together, …

Ryan Pace taking odd risk with defensive end Ray McDonald

PHOENIX — It's not surprising Ryan Pace is willing to take a risk, but the timing just might be.<p>The Bears are taking a gamble with veteran defensive end Ray McDonald, who knows new coordinator Vic Fangio's defensive scheme very well, but had his name lumped together with those of Ray Rice and …

Cubs pitcher misses spring training start because he's stuck in traffic

Spring training stuff!<p>Look: Traffic can be surprisingly brutal in the Phoenix area, considering how much space there is. And in many cases, Major League crowds descending upon minor league parks for spring training games can overwhelm the narrow roads leading to parking lots and create a …

Baseball

Warriors beat Blazers to clinch first division title since 1976

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The music was turned up in the locker room and the mood was festive, but Golden State didn't overdo the celebration of the team's …

Jets Reportedly File Tampering Charge Against Patriots: Latest Details, Reaction

Who says the AFC East rivalry between the New England Patriots and New York Jets has to stay between the lines? The Jets filed tampering charges against the Patriots regarding comments from owner Robert Kraft on cornerback Darrelle Revis.<p>Continue for updates.<p>Cole: NFL Execs Believe Patriots …

Bob Simon, CBS Correspondent, Dead

CBS News' "60 Minutes" correspondent and foreign reporter Bob Simon died on Wednesday night at the age of 73 from injuries sustained in a car accident, the network announced.<p>The veteran newsman was reportedly a passenger in a town car when it collided with a Mercedes-Benz stopped at a traffic light …

Vietnam War

Michael Moore and Seth Rogen banned from Michigan restaurant over ‘Sniper’ comments

A restaurant owner in Wyoming, Mich. has banned Michael Moore and Seth Rogen over their recent online comments about the film "American Sniper".<p>Tommy Brann, who owns Brann’s Sizzling Steaks and Sports Bar, lit up his restaurant's marquee with a note to the Hollywood heavyweights reading, “Michael …

Miss Colombia Wins Pageant; Miss Jamaica Wins Twitter?

After Miss Colombia's Paulina Vega won the Miss Universe pageant on Sunday, she was greeted with a scepter, tiara and a kiss from the first runner-up, Miss U.S.A. But even as Vega took her first steps as Miss Universe, something that was happening elsewhere on stage caught a lot of attention.<p>Photos …

George and Amal Clooney Are Matchmakers

Actress Ellen Barkin is engaged to Amal's co-worker, whom she met at the Clooneys' wedding.<p><b>Update, 2/4:</b> A source tells <i>Us Weekly</i> that Ellen Barkin is engaged to British lawyer Ben Emmerson, a co-worker of Amal Clooney. The two met at George and Amal's wedding in September.<p><b>Update, 1/12:</b> Last night …

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg Are Married

Call her the new Mrs. <i>Wahlburgers</i>.<p>Former <i>View</i> co-host Jenny McCarthy and <i>Blue Bloods</i> star Donnie Wahlberg have made it official, tying the knot Sunday …

Vanishing point: five ways to become invisible

From HG Wells to JK Rowling, invisibility has long been the stuff of fiction. Not any more. Here Philip Ball explains five methods that scientists are researching to make things 'disappear'<p>Here's how you could become invisible in the middle ages: grind up an owl's eye with a ball of beetle dung and …

Who's moving bodies of MH17 crash dead?

Nobody knows how many bodies from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash have been moved, where they were taken or exactly who moved them, the spokesman for a group of international observers told CNN on Saturday.<p>Michael Bociurkiw of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe told …

Apple To Abandon Headphone Jack? Beats Deal Suddenly Makes Sense

<i>[Editor's note: The original headline stated as fact that Apple was abandoning the headphone jack. This is informed opinion, so we added a question mark.]</i><p>Suddenly why Apple spent a seemingly ludicrous $3.2 billion buying Beats is starting to make sense. The reason: Apple is being more Apple than we …

Iran nuclear talks still face obstacles, U.S. official says

A top U.S. official cautioned Tuesday that obstacles remain before a nuclear deal can be reached between Iran and six world powers and warned that the widespread optimism about the four-month-long negotiations has gotten "way out of control."<p>Though it appears that Iran and the six powers whose …