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The Current State of Bullpen Usage in 2015

The number of innings a team’s bullpen throws over the course of the season has less to do with the performance of the bullpen than the performance …

Baseball

Ben Revere: Super slugger

Ben Revere went yard for the first time last year, and then he did it again. The Steamer projection system pegs him for three more in 2015. With the …

Baseball

Joel Embiid won't play NBA hoops until the Summer League, as the 76ers do

JE32515.jpg<p>In late June, NBA prospect Joel Embiid underwent surgery to repair the broken navicular bone in his right foot. The initial prognosis, in …

Ebay Overrun With Bagged Air From Kanye West Concerts

After one auction reaches $60,000, the site is inundated by copycat sellers offering everything from Garth Brooks' air to Kanye's flatulence<p>Kanye …

Kanye West

'I beat Pele - and bit him too!' The Liverpool landlord who took on the world's greatest player and won

Merseyside pub landlord Barrie Mitchell is hoping for a reunion with Pele at Anfield this weekend - forty years after he beat him, Eusebio, George …

Debate: Where Is the Best Hockey City in the NHL?

Detroit calls itself "Hockeytown," and Minnesota might be known as the "State of Hockey." However, the title of "Kraft Hockeyville" is still up for grabs, as local hockey rinks across America are battling for the honor online.<p>Which hockey cities have the wildest fans? What is the ultimate hockey …

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Charles Barkley, Bo Jackson and More Star in Nike Ad

Star athletes Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Michelle Wie, Charles Barkley and Bo Jackson may play at different levels on the golf course, but they're all on the same page with one thing.<p>Nike.<p>Nike was able to squeeze all of those stars into a 30-second commercial promoting the Vapor driver. No matter …

Elliotte Friedman

Bed Bugs May Be Splitting Into New Species

The bed bug may seem like a recent trend. Even if you haven’t personally suffered an infestation, media coverage of the insect’s comeback has been hard to miss.<p>However, the bed bug is an ancient pest, and our lives have intertwined for millennia. In the late 1990s, for example, archaeologists found …

Conan takes on Marshawn Lynch, Rob Gronkowski in Mortal Kombat X

This is just genius. Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski playing Mortal Kombat X with Conan O'Brien. Absolutely nothing can prepare you for this one, …

Marshawn Lynch finally participates in press conference ... for Skittles

Breaking: Marshawn Lynch finally talked to the media. FINALLY.<p>But why now?<p>Because it was a Skittles press conference, of course. And we all know how much the Seahawks running back loves Skittles.<p>Bask in the glory of Lynch crunchin’ on Skittles — and talking about cat videos — in the video above. …

Businesses steer clear of using 'Super Bowl' moniker

Businesses and radio personalities are carefully choosing their words to keep from referring Sunday's NFL Championship as the Super Bowl.<p>The NFL strictly polices the trademarked name of the Super Bowl, which reduces companies and even small airport signs to refer to it as the "big game" or "game …

NFL

Young Flyers Fan Gets Sidney Crosby Jersey for Christmas, Is Entirely Disgusted

<b>Update from January 7, 2015:</b><p>The Philadelphia Flyers saw young Kohlsen Fisher's reaction to receiving a Pittsburgh Penguins jersey and hooked the kid up with a wide array of Flyers gear, including a signed Claude Giroux jersey. They also offered him and his family the opportunity to come to a game …

Beck/Bucher Debate: Reasons for Optimism for the NBA's Rebuilding Franchises

A few NBA franchises could use guidance about how to rebuild and become championship or contending squads. Whether it is through patience, free agency, cap space or draft picks, teams can flip themselves around with the right moves.<p>What's the best way to rebuild a franchise? What advice would you …

Bears Fan Spoofs Christmas Songs out of Frustration with Poor Season

"A Very Angry Bears Fan Christmas" could be the best-selling album in Chicago this holiday season if it actually went on sale.<p>You might recall last year that an angry Cleveland Browns fan rewrote classic Christmas songs and made "A Very Angry Browns Fan Christmas" video. This year, a Bears fan has …

Bucher Buzz: Would Big Man-Loaded 76ers Take Jahlil Okafor No. 1 in NBA Draft?

The Philadelphia 76ers remain the worst team in the NBA. However, there is an upside as Philly has some developing young talent in Nerlens Noel and 2014 No. 3 overall draft pick Joel Embiid.<p>With a loaded frontcourt, the Sixers should consider another position in this year's NBA draft. However, is …

Unmasked: Bobrovsky and Mason

DriveClub is a better game with this $400 wheel, a $10 Ikea table and a ton of tape

This is what I've learned during a week of playing with the Thrustmaster T300RS: People who use powerful force feedback wheels and pedals for their racing games are kind of nuts.<p>This is a $400 product, so it cost as much as the console itself, and you're going to need to dedicate a fair amount of …

Drone Footage of Chernobyl is Every Bit as Haunting as You Would Expect

While working with <i>CBS News</i> to capture footage for a <i>60 Minutes</i> segment about the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, filmmaker Danny Cooke got to explore the …

Study: Earth has 'Star Trek'-style shield

The University of Colorado Boulder has announced a discovery 7,200 miles above Earth of a protective shield similar to the force fields you might see in "Star Trek."<p>The discovery of this barrier in the Van Allen radiation belts suggests a new explanation for how "killer electrons" are held at bay. …

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

Ada Lovelace

The Common Mistakes That Make Your "Strong" Passwords Weak

By now, you probably think you know the drill when it comes to passwords: Avoid pet's names, mix up letters, change your password regularly, blah …

Information Systems

Stamkos on broken leg anniversary; Boucher to coach Canada; Maatta resumes skating (Puck Headlines)

<i>Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the</i> …

Further adventures of Tim Peel, terrible NHL referee

Tim Peel is a National Hockey League official. He’s abjectly terrible. Let’s find out what he’s been up to, shall we?<p><b>Dec. 17, Vancouver Canucks at</b> …

Continuing adventures of Tim Peel, Terrible NHL Referee

<i>Tim Peel is a National Hockey League official. He’s abjectly terrible. Let’s find out what he’s been up to, shall we?</i><p><b>San Jose Sharks at Anaheim</b> …

How LeBron James changed the NBA landscape

✕<p>What happens when the NBA's best player decides to change teams over the summer? A whole lot of moving and shaking across the basketball landscape.

Twitter heat map shows nationwide distribution of every NFL team's followers

If you've traveled around this great country of ours and thought, "Man, there are Cowboys and Patriots fans <i>everywhere</i>," guess what: you're absolutely …