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Use of defensive shifts in baseball is spreading — because it works

It was the summer of 1946, and after being burned by three Ted Williams home runs in the first game of a doubleheader,<p>Cleveland IndiansManager Lou Boudreau devised a plan.<p>When Williams came to the plate in Game 2, Boudreau stacked his infielders on the right side.<p>As<p>Dodgersbroadcaster Vin Scully …

Mike Scioscia

Intel's Skylake chips: What you need to know about the next big CPU change

Move over, Broadwell: the sixth generation of Intel Core i-series CPUs are almost here. Here's how it will -- and won't -- affect your PC and Mac buying choices.<p>If it seems like only months ago that we were talking about Intel's fifth generation of processors for laptops, desktops, hybrids and …

Computer Hardware

Watch Drake Imitate Oprah, Bieber, Miley in Insane 'Energy' Video

Toronto rapper injects himself into major pop culture moments in surreal clip for 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late' standout<p>Apple Music DJ Drake …

Apple Music

Eminem Drops Adrenaline-Pumping 'Phenomenal' Video

Rapper faces off against John Malkovich in 'Southpaw' soundtrack single's epic video<p>Eminem has unveiled the action-packed, death-defying new video …

Vince Staples Freestyles Over Kanye West Beat

Vince Staples has been making the radio rounds in support of his great new album <i>Summertime '06</i>. Last month he stopped by Hot 97 to freestyle with Tyler, the Creator. Now, Staples joined Tim Westwood for a verse over Kanye West's "Get Em High" from <i>The College Dropout</i>. Watch it below via Complex.<p>Read …

Capo, Chicago Rapper and Chief Keef Associate, Dead at 22

Glo Gang member shot and killed in tragic drive-by that also took the life of a one-year-old boy<p>Capo, a Chicago rapper associated with Chief Keef's …

Music

Conor McGregor puts up and doesn't shut up after beating Chad Mendes

Conor McGregor wouldn't keep quiet, not by punches to the mouth, extended punishment with his back on the canvas or a near chokehold.<p>So, in the end, in a compelling second-round stoppage of the<p>Ultimate Fighting Championship's top-ranked featherweight contender Chad Mendes on Saturday night at MGM …

Conor McGregor

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Triathlete Paula Findlay looks to put injuries behind her at Pan Am Games

In 2011, or shortly after her breakthrough into the upper echelon of women's triathlon, Paula Findlay did one of those celebrity question-and-answer interviews with an Edmonton newspaper.<p>To question No. 2 – What would you be doing if not this? – Findlay's answer was: "Studying medicine at the …

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Dr. Dre Reveals His 'Pharmacy' Beats 1 Premiere Date

Run the Jewels also added to Apple Music's growing roster of guest DJs<p>One of the biggest exclusives on the newly launched Apple Music was the opening …

Apple Music

Lil Wayne Drops 'Free Weezy Album' on Tidal

Rapper's long-awaited 15-track mixtape features Young Jeezy, Wiz Khalifa<p>While Lil Wayne still waits to declare independence from Cash Money Records, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Lil Wayne Free Weezy Album released on Tidal

Lil Wayne just gave fans another reason to celebrate this Fourth of July.<p>The rapper released his new album, <i>FWA</i> (short for <i>Free Weezy Album</i>), on …

Kendrick Lamar's "Alright" Video Detailed by Director Colin Tilley

On Tuesday, Kendrick Lamar shared the black and white video for "Alright". He flies around, raps atop a traffic light, and ultimately, smiles as he meets his end. In an attempt to unpack what's happening in the video, MTV sat down with director Colin Tilley.<p>Tilley discussed the origins of the …

How photo app Polarr topped the App Store the uncommon way

Polarr opted not to build an app specifically for Apple's iOS software, instead going the less-traveled route of using more-universal Web technologies. That decision is now paying off with droves of downloads.<p>Conventional wisdom says that the technologies used to build websites are poorly adapted …

Apps

Renee James, Intel's highest-ranking woman, to depart

The move comes amid a handful of other leadership changes, with Intel Capital's head retiring and two other executives departing.<p>Intel President Renee James will step down to seek a CEO job elsewhere, ending a career of more than 25 years at the world's largest chipmaker.<p>The move, announced …

Women in Tech

Can An iPad Heal Loneliness? Barcelona Wants Its Senior Citizens To Give It A Try

The city is distributing tablets with apps that will connect senior citizens to the outside world.<p>Like many cities, Barcelona has a growing elderly population that is increasingly isolated. About a quarter of its senior citizens live alone, many going through the day without ever having the …

Self-improvement

How Hewlett-Packard plans to split in two

Hewlett-Packard is officially set to split in two.<p>The tech giant filed regulatory documents Wednesday that confirmed its long discussed plans to spin …

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Sacchi: Ibrahimovic in the same league as Messi

Milan legend Arrigo Sacchi has mixed feelings over the potential return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to San Siro.<p>Arrigo Sacchi claims reported Milan target Zlatan Ibrahimovic is arguably a better player than Lionel Messi, but also warns of the need to integrate the striker into Sinisa Mihajlovic's …

Soccer

Barcelona Transfer News: Arda Turan Rumours, Lastest on Paul Pogba

Link to Media<p>Reported Barcelona transfer target Arda Turan has fuelled speculation that he’ll leave Atletico Madrid this summer, claiming his agent is in talks with a selection of clubs regarding a transfer.<p>There have been myriad reports doing the rounds about the Turkish international's future, …

Soccer

Argentine coaches scoring big at Copa America

Only four teams are left in the Copa America and whichever lifts the trophy next weekend, one thing is guaranteed - the winning coach will be an Argentine.<p>With Brazil's shock exit in the quarter-finals on Saturday, the semi-final lineup is complete.<p>It's a source of great happiness for the whole …

Soccer

Serena Williams Joins Taylor Swift on Stage at London Concert Ahead of Wimbledon

Link to Media<p>Prior to Wimbledon, two of the biggest stars in tennis spent some time at a Taylor Swift concert in London.<p>Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki were among the celebrities at Swift's Hyde Park show on Saturday. It was only fitting that Williams got to rock the runway when the star …

Serena Williams

England 2 Canada 1, Women's World Cup quarter-final match report - history made thanks to goals from Jodie Taylor and Lucy Bronze

England Women v Canada Women - Surprise victory puts England through to semi-finals of the Women's World Cup for the first time was secured by early goals<p>Early goals by the striker Jodie Taylor and the right back Lucy Bronze saw history made in Vancouver as England reached the semi-finals of the …

Marc Gasol Reportedly Agrees to 5-Year Contract with Memphis Grizzlies

Link to Media<p>Marc Gasol may have hit the free-agent market, but the star center decided to return to Memphis. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, he signed a five-year contract worth over $100 million on Monday.<p>On July 2, ESPN's Marc Stein reported the Grizzlies and Gasol were …

NBA

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Fed personnel chief mum on number of employees hit by data breaches

In a Wednesday hearing, members of a congressional committee press OPM director Katherine Archuleta for numbers and details on hacks affecting federal workers.<p>Millions of people were affected by recently revealed hacks of US government databases, but how many millions remains a mystery.<p>Was it 4 …

Cybercrime

Microsoft ignored focus group feedback about 'leering' Clippy

What was wrong with Clippy? Well, where to start. Microsoft's now-defunct digital assistant has long been a byword for disastrous software design, but it seems there are still new lessons to be learned from the anthropomorphic paperclip's demise. One problem identified in the recent documentary</i> …

Google's action on revenge porn opens the door on right to be forgotten in US

Google’s recent decision to delist “revenge porn” from its search results is a big deal, and not just for victims. Beyond opposing harmful conduct that disproportionately targets women, Google has essentially demonstrated how something akin to the European Union’s right to be forgotten can, and …

Privacy

Wind-powered motorcycle for a Mad Max world

Forget the guzzoline. This motorcycle collects and stores wind and sun power for a time when fossil fuels will be scarce.<p>Fossil fuels aren't going to last forever.<p>Come the days of scarcity, hopefully we won't be living in a post-apocalyptic desert wasteland warring viciously over the few resources …

Mad Max