Christopher Becker

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Quiet star Damian Lillard has Blazers quietly climbing in West

CHICAGO — Damian Lillard delayed his postgame comments to catch the fourth quarter of the Oklahoma City-Golden State game. Gerald Henderson sat in the visiting locker room, knees wrapped in ice, eyes fixated on the game that had the NBA world buzzing.<p>The Warriors have been doing this all season, …

Suns snap 13-game skid with 111-106 win over Grizzlies

PHOENIX (AP) — For the first time in 34 days, the Phoenix Suns were winners.<p>Alex Len had 22 points and 16 rebounds, and the Suns snapped a 13-game losing streak with a 111-106 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night.<p>Mirza Teletovic added 18 points, P.J. Tucker scored 17 and Devin …

2016 NFL Combine: Jaylon Smith fails medical exam with multiple teams

Mock Draft Central<p>2018 prospect rankings<p>La Canfora: Ranking the first six QBs drafted<p>In rankings where team situations play as big a role as ability, …

Football (U.S.)

FIFA head Infantino must mend bridges, sort out finances

ZURICH (Reuters) - Gianni Infantino will mark his first working day as president of soccer’s governing body on Monday by playing in a soccer match with Swiss-based FIFA employees battered for months by an unfolding corruption scandal.<p>Newly elected FIFA President Gianni Infantino arrrives for a news …

Warriors clinch NBA playoff spot with 6 1/2 weeks to spare

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors clinched a playoff spot with more than six weeks to spare.<p>The defending NBA …

Denver Post’s Woody Paige says Peyton Manning is retiring

Many expected Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning to retire immediately after Super Bowl 50, but the legendary signal caller instead told Jim Nantz and the rest of his expectant audience that he would take his time with the decision. Nearly a month later, the Broncos have yet to hear from …

NFL

Leonardo DiCaprio Over the Years: From ‘Growing Pains’ to ‘The Revenant'

ALL GROWN UP<p>Twenty-six movies and three Oscar nominations after Critters 3, Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood.<p>02.28.16 12:01 …

Leonardo Dicaprio

C.J., the German Shorthaired Pointer, Is Best in Show: Pictures

Hair

All the times Apple's CEO has sworn to defend your iPhone privacy from the U.S. government

Apple CEOs really want to defend your privacy — whether you've asked them to be your protectors or not.<p>On Wednesday, CEO Tim Cook published a …

Privacy

Alien UFO Festival in Argentina: Pictures

Best views of San Francisco, and some offbeat spots to get them

We've all seen it. It's a beautiful weekend afternoon, the San Francisco fog burns off, and "wham!"– the northbound lanes on the Golden Gate Bridge are packed with a string of sightseers desperate to get the views from the vista point on the Marin side.<p>Why do people battle traffic to fight for a …

Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer: Pictures

Backstage at the Westminster Dog Show: Pictures

Canada

How to Become a Highly Paid Freelancer While Keeping Your Full-Time Job | Inc.com

Want to dip your toes in the entrepreneurial waters by freelancing while keeping your full-time job? You're not alone--countless other people do too.<p>But how?<p>Here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people how to create meaningful self-employed careers. (His …

How We Entered a New Era of Astronomy

It all began with a chirp.<p>Last week, a new era of astronomy began as Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory executive director David Reitze stood before a packed room at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, uttering the words we've been waiting a century to hear: "We've detected …

The Sony A6300 feels like it focuses faster than my eyes

Sony fans have wanted a new version of the popular A6000 mirrorless camera for a long time, and today the company finally delivered. It's not as revolutionary a step forward as some might have hoped — you only have to Google "Sony A7000" to see how deep the rumor mill went on this one — but it is a …

Eight years later, Bill Clinton is causing headaches for his wife again

FLORENCE, S.C. — Halfway through a 40-minute stump speech here, Bill Clinton arrived on the topic of Bernie Sanders’s proposal for single-payer health coverage — and became annoyed.<p>“Every time we try to have a debate on this, they say: ‘You don’t understand. We’re creating a revolution. You’re …

Government

9 Deadliest Rocks And Minerals On Earth

Lead found in Flint, Michigan water is an unfortunate example of negligence leading to the mass exposure of elemental lead found naturally in iron ore. Much in the same way humans communicate warnings of deadly plants and animals, it’s important to communicate the risks and exposure of deadly rocks …

Hot Springs

Here's a simple way to vastly improve your photos

Photography is hard. And all the advice out there can get confusing.<p>But here's one thing you can do today to step up your photo game: <b>Pay attention to your background</b>.<p>It's counter-intuitive. The most important part of an image is the subject, right? But I'll show you how a bit of attention to your …

Pentagon: North Korean special forces 'highly trained, well-equipped'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A new Pentagon report concludes that North Korea "is committed to developing a long-range, nuclear-armed missile that is capable of posing a direct threat to the United States."<p>The report, required by law, updates Congress regularly on the status of and changes in North Korea's …

Photographer Natalia Mindru Photomicona @photomicona captures couples in love in #Bucharest at their most quiet, tender, everyday moments for her series 'Iubiri Urbane,' meaning 'Urban Love.'

Pictures of the day: 13 February 2016 - Telegraph

Hong Kong

John Kingston: The Psychology of a Lifestyle Portrait Photographer

<i>All images by John Kingston. Used with permission.</i><p>When it comes to lifestyle portrait photography, photographer John Kingston is one that lives the …

Photography

What Happened When a NASA Astronaut Got Harassed on Twitter

Documents obtained using the Freedom of Information Act show the extreme lengths law enforcement went to to protect an astronaut from Twitter harassment.<p>Time and time again, those who have been harassed on Twitter have pleaded for the social media network and law enforcement to take threats against …

Surveillance

All You Need to Build This PopUp House Is a Screwdriver

Yes, you read that correctly.<p>No power tools? No problem. The PopUp House was designed by a French studio called MultiPod Studio to simplify the process of building your own home...and we mean "simplified." Basically, they embraced IKEA's style when it comes to the construction process, because the …

OpenOffice

View the Void: Inside Black Holes (Photos)

EVENT HORIZON<p>With Einstein once again shaking up our knowledge of the universe, images from NASA and other star watchers of these mysterious …

Universe

This is the most profound explanation I've heard of what it means to detect gravitational waves

Albert Einstein predicted their existence 100 years ago but never believed we'd actually detect the waves. So right now if you hang around physicists, who can't contain their excitement, you're bound to hear some profound scientific poetry.<p>One scientist from the Laser Interferometer …

The choice between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, explained by one debate exchange

During Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate in Milwaukee, the two candidates discussed health care.<p>Bernie Sanders argued for an expansion of Medicare to cover everyone in the country. "In my view, health care is a right of all people, not a privilege, and I will fight for that," he …

Kanye, Kardashians Headline NY Fashion Week: Pictures

Fashion Shows

Romantic Photos Capture Candid Moments of Love Between Couples in Public

Love is a beautiful thing. Kisses stolen here and there, in public or in private—it is the simple moments of affection that warm our hearts. Street photographer Mikael Theimer delves into this subject with his candid shots of “lovebirds caught right in the act.” Taken on the streets of Paris and …