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Inside Gaming

The Walking Dead: 400 Days release date announced

Last month, during the Electronic Entertainment Expo, Telltale Games confirmed its plans to release The Walking Dead: 400 Days, a bridging episode between the first and second seasons of its hit episodic adventure game.<p>Today, the company confirmed that the additional chapter will launch on selected …

The Walking Dead

Rookie optimism, or building them up to tear them down

Stephen Strasburg thinks rookies get built up just so they can be torn down, but that seems too cynical for Mike Bate's tastes.<p>Last weekend, the <i>New York Daily News</i> took a break from suggesting the Yankees should commit insurance fraud and Alex Rodriguez will retire, instead using the space …

Why do baseball ratings continue to trend downward?

Matchups aren't as good, but why does Fox's baseball coverage keep dropping in the ratings despite a move to primetime?<p>Major League Baseball is a week into a prime part of its calendar because, for the next two months, there are no regular season games in any of the big four professional leagues …

The NL Central, baseball's best division

In an unexpected turn of events, the NL Central has been the league's most top-heavy division.<p>For years now, the National League Central has been an especially underwhelming division, perhaps the <i>most</i> underwhelming division in all of baseball. In the past five seasons, from 2008 through 2012, the NL …

ACC and other leagues celebrate official additions of new members

Several conferences are welcoming new schools to the fold on Monday.<p>It's July 1, and that means several conferences are celebrating the official additions of new schools, which may or may not render some regionally-themed conference names ridiculous. But then again, we're already well beyond the …

Two Texas A&M football players accused of assault

Two key players on Texas A&M's defense are in legal trouble, as starting defensive backs Deshazor Everett and Floyd Raven Sr. were allegedly involved in an assault in April.<p>A pair of starters in Texas A&M's secondary are accused of participating in an April assault, per The Eagle. Free safety Floyd …

Michael Dyer: 'Dreams still alive'

Former Auburn running back Michael Dyer says he has given up synthetic marijuana and his registered weapon, has earned a two-year degree and hopes …

College Football

2013 MLB All-Star voting: Jose Bautista grabs final spot in AL outfield

Bautista holds a slight lead over Torii Hunter and Nick Markakis for the final starting outfield spot.<p>Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista has moved into the final starting American outfield spot for 2013 MLB All-Star Game with just three days remaining, writes John Schlegel of …

NHL Trade Rumors: Latest Intel on Jaroslav Halak, TJ Galiardi and James Neal

The trade market in the National Hockey League is about to start heating up.<p>Rumors are starting to swirl and in the coming months, many teams will attempt relieve themselves of cap space by trading some of the game’s top players. As Jeff Gordon of the <i>St. Louis Post-Dispatch</i> writes, the lowered cap …

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …

What the Night Sky Would Look Like If the Other Planets Were as Close as the Moon

It's not always easy to imagine just how big the other planets are. Here, a space artist's thought experiment turns into a lesson in Earth's relative size.<p>Space artist Ron Miller has created a series of images that illustrate the sizes of the other planets in our solar system in a way that makes …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

8 Most Beautiful Water Landscapes in the World

<b>This post is brought to you by Poland Spring Brand 100% Natural Spring Water.</b><p>When you first hear the word landscape, what comes to mind? Do you think of mountains, hills or the general countryside? In fact, landscape is more broadly defined as “all the visible features of an area of land” which …

National Parks

100 Of The Greatest Opening Sentences In The History Of Literature

Whilst the cover or even title of a book might initially gain your attention, in truth it’s the opening sentence that has the power to inspire, …