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Duce Staley brings intangibles to head coaching interview

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles interviewed Duce Staley for their vacant head coaching position, the team confirmed Saturday. Staley’s …

NFL QUARTERBACK POWER RANKINGS: Where all 32 starters stand going into Week 3

Using two different advanced stats and the popularity of each quarterback in fantasy football, we came up with a formula to rank all 32 NFL starters after Week 2.<p>The formula uses Football Outsiders' DYAR metric, ESPN's total QBR metric, and the percentage of teams that own each quarterback in …

Sandy Koufax's refusal to pitch on Yom Kippur still resonates

Half a century ago, when Los Angeles Dodgers ace Sandy Koufax chose not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series against the Minnesota Twins because …

23-year-old NBA player turned down $64 million, and it's a sign of how crazy free agency is about to get

Golden State Warriors fourth-year forward Harrison Barnes is perhaps the best example of this.<p>According to Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Warriors offered Barnes a four-year, $64 million extension, which Barnes turned down. Though the two sides have until October 31 to come to an agreement, it …

Chip Kelly's revolutionary offense runs the same plays, and the rest of the NFL is catching on

After two seasons in which it looked like the needle was trending toward "genius," the Philadelphia Eagles' offense has been terrible in the first two weeks of this season, and it looks like the revolutionary system has at least one flaw.<p>Kelly runs the same plays, and now the Eagles' offense is …

Football (U.S.)

It seems Seattle Seahawks players are getting fed up with Kam Chancellor's holdout

According to NFL.com's Mike Silver, Chancellor's holdout has now cost him over $2.1 million, which is more than the reported $900,000 he and the Seahawks are disagreeing over.<p>And with no end in sight and the Seahawks now 0-2 and missing Chancellor's defense, it seems his holdout is starting to wear …

Ranking The Biggest NBA Draft Busts

There are no sure things when it comes to a basketball player moving from college (or once upon a time, high school) to the pro ranks. The speed of the game and the level of competition may just prove to be too much. The same goes for the demands that the pursuit of excellence can put on a player’s …

13 really useful new features in iOS 9 that most people don't even know exist

While there was nothing radical in terms of design (that all came in iOS 7), many of the updates focus on specific apps, tweaking the experience to make them more usable or look cleaner. There is a new font, called San Francisco, a smarter Siri, the ability to block ads, and a new app switcher, to …

A Cultural History of the Fever

The fever phobia that parents experience is ancient and useful.<p>For most of human history, an unusually high body temperature was a sign of the supernatural. Fevers were sinister but common, unnatural but real. And without a theoretical underpinning by which to understand them, fevers long seemed to …

What America learned from the second Republican debate

Administration prepares to implement Iran nuclear deal as Republicans again fail to stop it

Following a final failed attempt by Senate Republicans to kill the Iran nuclear agreement Thursday, the administration moved aggressively toward putting it into effect, naming a new czar to oversee implementation and announcing that President Obama would issue waivers suspending all U.S. …

National Security

Ten Best U.S. Sports Cities, and Who Beats Out Denver

But while the folks at WalletHub acknowledge that the Mile High City is indeed one of America's ten most sports-obsessed communities, they don't rank …

Yoenis Cespedes to Mets: Dombrowski recounts his side of story

BALTIMORE -- It was 1:30 p.m. on July 31, the baseball trading deadline just 2½ hours away, when David Dombrowski, holed up in his room at the …

Prank on Fielder tops MLB's GIFs of the day

Here are the Top 5 GIFs of the day, courtesy of @MLBGifs.<p><b>1. Prince Fielder fake out shower:</b><p>It's customary for players to get a dousing after a big …

Baseball

The GOP Goes At It: Pictures from the Debate

Elections

Virginia Students Suspended After Protesting Confederate Flag Ban

More than 20 students at a southwestern Virginia high school were suspended Thursday after wearing clothing bearing the Confederate flag in protest of school policy.<p>Twenty-four students arrived at Christiansburg High School Thursday morning wearing the Confederate flag, which is against the school …

Rights & Freedoms

What the golden age of travel was really like

This #tbt, we’re kicking it back to the golden age of air travel, when flying coach was all glamour. Passengers wore their finest threads, the meals …

2016 on Tap: CNN Politics Republican Debate Recap with Mark Preston

<i>CNN Politics Executive Editor Mark Preston is fresh off organizing Wednesday night’s CNN Republican presidential debate that prompted jousting, policy conversations and headlines worldwide. Preston breaks down who was helped and hurt by the marathon TV event and previews what to look for on the</i> …

Government

Ad blocking is really part of Apple's war with Google — and publishers are collateral damage

But what's really driving this sudden upsurge?<p>Nilay Patel at The Verge makes a compelling argument that it's really part of the ongoing war between Apple and Google.<p>Google makes nearly all of its money from advertising on the web. So Google has a compelling interest in having lots of interesting …