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Marlins pitcher Carter Capps has strange delivery

The Miami Marlins have a pitcher with a unique approach to throwing the ball.<p>Carter Capps made his first appearance of the season Monday and his …

The Man in the Van

He throws 96. He's the Jays' No. 1 prospect. He signed for millions. And he lives in a VW camper. Meet Daniel Norris, the most interesting pitcher in …

Six Nations 2015: Irish win 19-9 in Dublin punishing sluggish England to remain on course to retain title

Ireland dent England’s Six Nations hopes with dominant display, as shown by the IBM TryTracker Momentum Graph<p>Follow the match with IBM TryTracker<p>Joe Schmidt’s Ireland made it 10 wins in a row by edging out England 19-9 in a dominant display in Dublin on Sunday.<p>Irish fly-half Johnny Sexton laced 14 …

Ireland

Six Nations 2015: England's heroes of Cardiff revert to novices in Dublin with this chastening defeat

Performances and results of this nature were meant to be in the past, yet Stuart Lancaster's side continue to stumble their way towards the World Cup<p>In rugby they talk a lot about “playing in the wrong areas.” Much worse is losing in the wrong areas. And into that category falls the patch of Dublin …

Six Nations Championship

Inside the Troubles of “’71″: This Belfast war thriller is (almost) an Iraq war movie in disguise

Jack O’Connell is a lost British soldier being hunted by both sides amid the bloody intrigue of Northern Ireland<p>What was often called the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland may look like an almost inexplicable event from this historical distance: three decades of low-level, three-way guerrilla warfare …

Toronto ranked the best city to live in the world

Toronto has been ranked the best city to live in the world by the Economist. The ranking aggregates Toronto's performance across a range of indexes, …

The Raptors are already thinking about Andrew Wiggins' free agency

Wiggins won't be an unrestricted free agent for at least six years (!!) but the Raptors are already preparing for when the time comes, according to a report.<p>The Toronto Raptors are already looking to potentially bring Andrew Wiggins home when he becomes an unrestricted free agent, reports Cathal …

NBA

Put the evil bastards on trial: The case for trying Bush, Cheney and more for war crimes

The evidence for the prosecution is clear. Human decency requires putting the Bush administration on trial<p><i>“There is no longer any doubt as to whether the current administration has committed war crimes. The only question that remains to be answered is whether those who ordered the use of torture</i> …

How Renewed U.S.-Cuba Relations Could Be A Seismic Shift For Major League Baseball

When the news hit Wednesday morning that after 50 years, the United States would restore relations with Cuba, it sent shockwaves around the globe. Done in secret for 18 months, and finalized with a 45 minute call between President Obama and Raúl Castro, it was something deemed too difficult—too …

Congress stands little chance of stopping Cuba policy

Opponents of President Obama's sudden move to re-establish ties with Cuba have little chance of scuttling his effort in Congress.<p>His initiative faces some strong resistance among lawmakers and opened fissures in both parties. Criticism came mostly from Republicans, who say the new policy rewards …

What I Did When My Doctor Told Me I Couldn't Go Off My Anxiety Meds

In the late fall of my senior year of college, I had my first panic attack. I had always been a little more anxious than the average person, but the …

Depression