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On Bears defense, it's clear all the pieces aren't anywhere near in place

INDIANAPOLIS — As the Bears sort through the roster puzzle en route to free agency and the draft, it's about determining which piece best fills each specific need.<p>The first is going to affect the second, and agents who have met with the team at the NFL scouting combine here to discuss free agency …

With a 36-hole lead for 1st time since 2010, Retief Goosen wants to hold his nerve

The position is a place Retief Goosen hasn't been in more than four years. The feeling? Probably longer.<p>"I'm excited," Goosen said.<p>Few players are more unflappable than the 46-year-old South African. He wasn't the least bit flustered when he three-putted from 12 feet on the final hole at Southern …

NFL Combine 2015: Remaining Workout Schedule and Day 4 Predictions

The 2015 NFL Scouting Combine really began to heat up Friday. Offensive linemen, tight ends and specialists took the field for workouts, and the long-awaited press conference with Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was held.<p>One surprising name that stood out from the rest was Oregon tackle …

Stadium Series 2015, Kings vs. Sharks: Time, TV schedule, preview and live stream

The Sharks and Kings will duke things out in an outdoor showcase, with the winner taking control of the second wild card spot in the Western Conference playoff race.<p>The San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings aren't exactly among the NHL's elite this year, but the two rivals are similarly matched and …

Carroll on Lynch: Hope it works out

INDIANAPOLIS -- Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll refuses to believe rumors Marshawn Lynch might retire, claiming he never has considered the …

Chris Bosh admitted to hospital to undergo lung tests

The 10-time All-Star spent part of Thursday in a Miami hospital. His prognosis is unknown.<p>Miami Heat All-Star forward Chris Bosh underwent tests at a local hospital on Thursday and did not travel with the team to New York for a Friday game against the Knicks. The Associated Press reported that the …

Kurt Busch suspended indefinitely by NASCAR, won't race in Daytona 500

Kurt Busch will miss the Daytona 500, and finds himself once again fighting for his career.<p>Busch was suspended by NASCAR indefinitely Friday after a judge said the 2004 former champion almost surely choked and beat a former girlfriend last fall and there was a "substantial likelihood" of more …

Mayweather v Pacquiao to finally happen this May

The long-awaited duel - with over five years in the making - will take place in Las Vegas.<p>The long-awaited mega bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao, which has been more than five years in the making, will take place in Las Vegas on May 2, Mayweather announced.<p>A duel between the …

Curry, Thompson lead well-rested Warriors past Spurs, 110-99

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — At the beginning of the night, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr called the San Antonio Spurs a "measuring stick" for any team and the "gold standard" of basketball.<p>By the end, Kerr had plans to meet up with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich over a glass of wine — though his …

The Skier's Bucket List

Adventure<p>Calling all skiers: Get in your turns before the snow stops flying in the Northern Hemisphere and it's time to head south. From skiing Antarctica to a self-powered adventure through the Alps, here’s a collection of trips that should be on every skier’s bucket list. Plus: Get tips from some …

10 Devastating Natural Disasters Forgotten By Time

Natural disasters are extreme in scale and often unforeseeable. For many unfortunate people there is no escape. The world has experienced the …

How Did Long-Necked Dinosaurs Drink Without Getting Dizzy?

Weird Animal Question of the Week<p>Extremely tall animals such as the giraffe may offer clues.<p>Many of us have gotten dizzy when we stand up too fast—and we don't even have to go that far. Imagine if you had to lower and raise your head several stories every time you wanted a drink of water.<p>Our Weird …

Giraffes

Satellite Records World’s Largest Urban Art GIF in Rio de Janeiro

The Flamengo landfill in Rio de Janeiro was recently host the world's largest urban art GIF. Created by anonymous artist <b>INSA</b>, the work consisted of a …

Rio De Janeiro

Self-Improvement vs. Self-Defeat

There is a major difference between self-improvement and self-defeat. Self defeat is when we give up when our lives face adversity. Self improvement …

Funny Family Photos Filled With Awkward Moments of Silence

20 Funny Family Pics of Preciously Odd Memories<p>The Life Exotica with Ted and Nancy.<p>There’s only one thing Tyler and Rodney ever wanted out of life… …

Curiosity May Cause Evidence of Mars Life to Self-Destruct

Space<p>Curiosity's experiments on Martian soil may be inadvertently eliminating traces of organics, British researchers reported this week. One of the compounds the rover is on the lookout for is jarosite, a mineral associated with conditions potentially suitable for life. Curiosity tests for …

Who's The Most High-Strung? [Data Viz]

Everybody gets stressed, but some of us feel it more than others<p>Are you strung out? You're not alone.<p><b>37:</b> Percentage of U.S. adults who feel overwhelmed by stress<p><b>24:</b> Percentage of U.S. women who report extreme stress, compared to 17 percent of men<p><b>71:</b> Percentage of U.S. adults who say money is a …

Carnegie Mellon University

How Scientists Plan to Spark Future Battery Breakthroughs

Science News<p>SAN JOSE, Calif. — Inventor Yi Cui doesn't just talk about how next-generation batteries will transform the way we live. He talks on a phone that actually uses one of those next-generation batteries.<p>Cui, an associate professor of materials science and engineering at Stanford University, …

Clean Energy

Evolution: Marine animals have grown bigger over time, study says

When it comes to evolution, bigger might really be better. A team of Stanford scientists analyzing the body sizes of marine mammals over nearly 550 million years have found that average body size has increased 150-fold.<p>The findings, published in the journal Science, provide evidence that animals …

Marine Mammals

Ford Opens New Silicon Valley Research Center Led By Former Apple Engineer

Ford is ready to get a little cozier with the tech industry. In an event today, Ford took the wraps off its brand new research center located in the Stanford Research Park.<p>At the 25,000-square-foot facility today, Ford CEO Mark Fields was there to made it clear the car maker was hunting for the …

Week's Best Space Pictures: A Giant Erupts, a Glacier Spills, and Janus Hovers

A volcano awakens after seven years, a river of ice and snow spills onto a plain, and a Saturnian moon hovers near some rings in this week's best space pictures.

NASA and ESA measure strength of wind from a supermassive black hole

We tend to think of black holes pulling things in rather than blowing them out, but the tremendous space-warping forces at play in the vicinity of …