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Benches clear after Pirates plunk Arrieta

PITTSBURGH -- All the Cubs wanted was to keep Jake Arrieta in the game. Emotions ran high and tempers flared in the seventh inning Wednesday night …

Jake Arrieta

Jacquies Smith's Wild Ride to Become the NFL's Best Player You've Never Heard of

By no means can we perform a scientific study of one's popularity merely by using Twitter, but consider this: Taylor Swift has 64.5 million Twitter followers, Drew Brees has 2.3 million followers, St. Louis Rams punter Johnny Hekker has 24,000, New York Giants long snapper Zak DeOssie has 6,400, …

Football (U.S.)

Flames and Canucks Throw Down 2 Seconds into 1st Game of NHL Season

Wasting no time at all, Michael Ferland and Derek Dorsett threw down their gloves and rang in the 2015 NHL season with an early, <i>early</i> first-period fistfight Wednesday night.<p>How early?<p>Well, the clock registered two seconds having passed <i>when it finally appeared at the top of the screen</i>.<p>By then, …

Ice Hockey

Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays: Keys for Each Team to Win ALDS Game 2

Texas and Toronto kick off a full day of Division Series action at 12:45 p.m. ET, with the Blue Jays looking to pull even in the series with a Rangers club that surprised the baseball world with a 5-3 victory in Game 1.<p>Cole Hamels will look to add to his resume of postseason success (13 GS, 7-4, …

Baseball

MLB Playoffs 2015: Odds, TV Schedule, Predictions for Friday's Division Series

MLB division series play got rolling Thursday with an American League doubleheader, but Friday's slate will include showdowns between all eight teams that were lucky enough to qualify for action.<p>So, without wasting any more time, let's check out when and where you can view Friday's full …

Baseball

Parise hat trick lifts Wild past Avalanche | Reuters

Parise hat trick lifts Wild past Avalanche<p>DENVER — Zach Parise hit the post with his first shot of the game but he was on target when it counted most.<p>Parise scored three goals, two of them in a furious third-period comeback, and the Minnesota Wild rallied for a 5-4 win over the Colorado Avalanche …

Snapshot

Turning Away from Brian Hoyer a 2nd Time Isn't an Option for Bill O'Brien

There are just some things in the NFL that make you scratch your head. The quarterback situation of the Houston Texans, who lost 27-20 to the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday at NRG Stadium, is one of them.<p>"Strange" just doesn't sum it up properly.<p>The whole situation began early in the offseason, …

Football (U.S.)

Lakers' Julius Randle 'is getting a lot of things right'

Julius Randleprotected and corralled the ball by dribbling behind his back, looked to his right and flipped a left-handed pass toKobe Bryant, who swished a three-pointer.<p>The inspired play Thursday iced Randle's second impressive exhibition game as he returns from a rookie season scrapped by a …

Early Fantasy Football Surprises Most Likely to Continue Strong Starts

With four weeks already in the books, the NFL season has given us plenty of the surprises and unpredictability that make it fun to watch but maddening to deal with if you're trying to manage a fantasy roster (or five).<p>Plenty has been written about overreaction and why it's not important to give up …

Fantasy Football

Matt Hasselbeck dedicates Colts' game ball to fallen cancer patient

Class gesture from the Indianapolis quarterback.<p>After a great performance leading the Colts to a second straight win under his guide, Matt Hasselbeck was pretty emotional afterward. He dedicated the win to a fallen cancer-stricken patient on his Twitter account.<p>And many appreciated his tweet, …

NFL

DraftKings, FanDuel Facing Lawsuit for Fraud, Negligence, False Advertising

Darren Rovell of ESPN.com reported on Oct. 8 a class-action lawsuit was filed in federal court in Manhattan "accusing DraftKings and FanDuel of negligence, fraud and false advertising." On Monday, Rovell reported a second lawsuit was filed in Illinois.<p>Kentucky resident Adam Johnson filed the first …

DraftKings

10 Surprising Facts About Nutella

Nutella has rescued us from breakups, from bad days at work, and often from our own hangry selves. But how much do we really know about the …

Hip-Hop

How One Line Derailed Ludacris' Rap Career<p>Aaron Williams 03.23.18 1 day ago 9 Comments<p>Lil Skies Has The Stage Presence Of A Seasoned Rap Veteran Already<p>Aaron Williams 03.22.18 2 days ago 3 Comments<p>A-Trak Explains How His Team Pulled Off The 'Impossible' Young Thug Video<p>Aaron Williams 03.20.18 4 …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Cancer drug development time halved thanks to artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence has halved the time it has taken to bring a cancer combatting drug to market, start-up claims<p>A cancer-fighting drug is on target to be brought to market in half the expected time thanks to the use of artificial inteligence in testing, a start up has claimed.<p>Berg Health, a …

Artificial Intelligence

LeBron James will pay for more than 1,000 kids to go to college

On Thursday LeBron James announced his foundation will pair up with the University of Akron and will fully sponsor more than 1,000 scholarships for children currently in his <i>I Promise</i> program based in Akron, Ohio.<p>That's pretty awesome!<p>The LeBron James Family Foundation has been giving a helping hand …

Basketball

Tiger Woods’ hellish British Open 1st round comes to a merciful end

Tiger Woods plays himself out of the British Open with a nightmarish opening round.<p>It took Tiger Woods exactly two swings on Thursday at St. Andrews to lose any confidence or momentum he gained two weeks ago at the Greenbrier, and his shot at contending for a fourth Claret Jug went all to hell from …

Golf

Losing weight was easier in the 1980s than it is now

Scientists say people 30 years ago could eat more and exercise less and still keep the weight off<p>It was easier to lose weight in the 1980s than it is now, according to scientists who found that adults today must eat less and work out more to avoid obesity than their parents had to a generation …

These are the 12 largest nuclear detonations in history

Since then, there have been over 2,051 other nuclear weapons tests around the world.<p>No other force epitomizes the absolute destructive power humanity has unlocked in the way nuclear weapons have. And the weapons rapidly became more poweful in the decades after that first test.<p>The device tested 70 …

Nuclear Energy

Obama to visit Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Japan

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former President Barack Obama is embarking on a weeklong tour of Singapore, New Zealand, Australia and Japan.<p>Obama's office says he'll be in Singapore on Monday for an Obama Foundation discussion with young adults representing Southeast Asian nations. Obama will also participate …

Historic pictures of planets in our solar system

A new image of Earth from space, and last week’s photos of Pluto, lead our collection of historic images of planets<p>Pluto photographs thrill Nasa scientists after nine-year mission Earth from a million miles away: Dscovr satellite sends new image

Astronomy