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Who will win the Stanley Cup this year? - Canada Q&A

From Jacob Ellis, Toronto<p>Reader Jacob Ellis in Toronto asks, “Who will win the Stanley Cup this year?” The Globe’s hockey reporter James Mirtle responds:<p>This is the question every sportswriter dreads. The question our bosses (and strangers at parties) throw us every year.The most honest answer is …

The Top 5 Receivers in the 2015 NFL Draft

Going into the 2014 NFL Draft, it was looked at as one of the strongest wide receiver draft class ever. After one year in the league, that proved to …

Fantasy Football

2015 NFL Draft Profile: Oregon QB Marcus Mariota

The Philadelphia Eagles and Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota seem like a "match made in heaven" on paper. That said, there is plenty standing in the …

NFL

Kentucky men's basketball team remains perfect through regular season

After downplaying the possibility of the achievement in recent weeks, top-ranked Kentucky finally embraced its milestone following the end of Saturday's 67-50 victory over Florida.<p>The Wildcats gathered at midcourt and hurriedly donned blue T-shirts with "31-0 Not Done Yet" in white. For sure, they …

Astronaut: Mars Can Wait; Let's Make Camp On The Moon

NASA successfully tested the Orion spacecraft that could eventually take humans to Mars, but the Canadian Bowie-covering astronaut sensation Chris Hadfield says we should re-visit the Moon before setting foot on the red planet.<p>“That is a great vehicle,” Hadfield complimented Orion at a Guardian …

Plane Hits Building at Kansas Airport

Giants' win turns violent, revelers turn on police

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The celebration in San Francisco's streets following the Giants' World Series victory started off peaceful but quickly turned …

Quick Hits: Bumgarner leads Giants to 2014 World Series championship

For the third time in the last five years, the Giants are World Series champions.<p>For the third time in the last five years, the Giants are the …

Seven for Sunday: An insider look at Week 3's most compelling matchups

It's been a volatile first two weeks as surprise contenders such as the 2-0 Buffalo Bills have emerged while an expected Super Bowl favorite such as the 0-2 New Orleans Saints has fallen flat.<p>Straight up, it's hard to consider second-year Bills quarterback EJ Manuel, a huge preseason question mark, …

How Google and Apple Are Going to Take Over Your Car

Is this an Apple or an Android car? That may be the question you find yourself asking in the not-so-distant future.<p>Just like Apple and Google continue to battle for market share in the smartphone and tablet space, they are also going to be increasingly fighting for dominance in the auto space, …

General Motors

Chinese Hackers Stole Info on 4.5 Million U.S. Hospital Patients

The "Advanced Persistent Threat" strikes again.<p>If you’ve been to a hospital in a small town or anywhere in the southeastern portion of the United States in the last few years, it’s worth keeping an eye on your personal information.<p>Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals in 29 states, …

Sharp just launched a hot new phone in Japan and it's coming to America

The smartphone maker's close ties to Softbank could mean big things for Sprint<p>Sharp isn't exactly a household name for smartphones in the US, but the company has been pumping out interesting high-end handsets in Japan for years. Today the company just announced two new phones under the Aquos …

US nuclear regulator hit by two foreign cyberattacks in three years

It's no secret that the White House is eager to protect the energy grid against cyberattacks, but it's now clear that the government is speaking from bitter, first-hand experience. <i>Nextgov</i> has confirmed that foreign hacker groups broke into the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's systems twice within …

Hackers stole data from 4.5 million U.S. patients

Community Health Systems says that hackers may have accessed data from as many as 4.5 million patients, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.<p>The health organization operates 206 hospitals in 29 states.<p>The attack happened between April and June of this year and is …

Why PS1 and PS2 discs on PS4 doesn't sound so crazy

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Eurogamer’s January report about the possibility of Sony using software emulation to get original PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games playable on the …

You can now purchase Xbox One games remotely via SmartGlass app

Last week Microsoft revealed it would soon allow Xbox One owners to stream TV content to their mobile devices in select markets. While that change is still likely months out, a new update is rolling out today that does affect those Xbox One owners that also own an Android device.<p>With the latest …

Wyoming Couple Kept Child In Cage: Police

The child's mother called it a "playpen." Authorities disagree.<p>A Wyoming couple faces felony charges after police said they kept a 7-year-old child in an outdoor cage for weeks.<p>Jena Harman, the child's mother, and her boyfriend, Alexander Smith, are charged with child abuse and felonious restraint. …

Drone strike kills suspected Yemen fighters

Three suspected al-Qaeda fighters have been killed in a drone strike in Yemen’s central province of Maareb, security officials have said.<p>"The air raid was conducted by a US drone plane which targeted a house in the Maareb province, killing three people inside who are suspected to be members of …

Rockets, airstrikes after Gaza war truce collapses

JERUSALEM (AP) — Egyptian-brokered talks between Israel and Hamas on a new border deal for Gaza were thrown into doubt Saturday after senior officials said an Israeli team would not rejoin negotiations in Cairo unless rocket fire from Gaza stops.<p>A day after the end of a temporary truce, …

Obama: No timetable on Iraq airstrikes

American warplanes pounded extremist Sunni fighters in northern Iraq on Saturday in what officials described as an effort to defend minority Yazidis "being indiscriminately attacked," strikes that came just as President Barack Obama warned of an extended air campaign against the terror group.<p>The …

Taylor Swift Braces Up For Nerdy 'Tonight Show' Appearance

Taylor Swift is set to pay a visit to <i>The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon</i> later this week, and she kicked off the weekend by channeling her inner …

Michelle Obama

Box office update: 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' rocket to No. 1

It looks like a pizza party may be in order.<p>The <i>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles</i> brought in an estimated $25.6 million on its first day in theaters, …

The Alienware 13 is the smallest and lightest gaming laptop in Dell's lineup

Y'all remember the Alienware M11x, right? That compact, netbook-sized gaming laptop with the glowing keyboard that made it look like a spaceship? Anyway, Dell discontinued it back in 2012, only to release several big-screen machines the following year. Well, it looks like someone at the company saw …

Kevin Durant Leaves Team USA

Vikings DT Linval Joseph shot in leg at nightclub after game

Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph was shot in the leg at a nightclub following Friday's preseason game against the Raiders, the team</b> …

Hacker swipes $83,000 from Bitcoin mining pools

It's no longer surprising when we hear that a cryptocurrency exchange has suffered a security breach, but now a hacker has targeted mining pools -- and managed to steal $83,000 in cryptocurrency as a result.<p>The Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit (CTU) research team said Thursday it has identified …

Bitcoin

Blogger Fined $3,400 for Her Negative Restaurant Review

A food blogger in France has been fined 1500 euros (<b>$2,040 USD</b>) for writing a negative review of a restaurant. According to <b>Arret Sur Images</b> (translated), <b>Caroline Doudet</b> wrote an unflattering review of <b>Il Giardino</b>, an Italian restaurant in Cap-Ferret, France in August of 2013 on her blog Les …

Medical crisis in Gaza as conflict endures

Patients being treated on the floor, because emergency rooms are overcrowded, medical sources say. Medicines running low. And, according to a Health Ministry spokesman, fuel shortages such that only half the available ambulances can run and the generators powering lights in hospitals might only …

David Beckham to Receive First-Ever Legend Award from Nickelodeon

Soccer star David Beckham, who recently celebrated his 15th wedding anniversary with wife Victoria Beckham, has one more thing to celebrate.<p>The …

George Clooney rejects apology for UK story on upcoming marriage | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - George Clooney refused to accept an apology from Britain’s Daily Mail after it published what he said was a false story “insinuating religious tensions” by saying his future mother-in-law opposed his marriage to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin.<p>Director and actor George …