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Grambling Football Coach Fired After Team No-Shows at Practice

Link to Media<p>It was an empty football practice at Grambling State Wednesday afternoon, and the team won't be traveling to its game on Saturday, according to a report from <i>T</i><i>he Grambliner</i>.<p>This was further confirmed by Gene Ponti of KTVE, who showed us photographic evidence that the team wasn't …

College Football

Stephon Tuitt: 'I'm coming back'

Notre Dame might have secured its biggest commitment for the 2014 season -- four months before signing day.<p>Junior Stephon Tuitt told the school's …

College Football

Only in the NFL: Best Head-to-Head Battles of Week 7

Link to Media<p>Football is the ultimate team sport, an 11-on-11 duel in which the whole truly is greater than the sum of its parts.<p>However, on any given Sunday, in any given matchup, there are any number of games within the game—matchups that go a long way toward determining each contest's winner.<p>As …

Football (U.S.)

Great Britain's 2016 Olympic team to set up camp in Belo Horizonte

Great Britain's 2016 Olympians will complete their preparations for the Games in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte, the British Olympic Association has announced.<p>Lord Coe, the BOA's chairman, has signed an official memorandum of understanding with city officials which confirms Team GB athletes …

Cowboys release DT Jay Ratliff

Jay Ratliff is no longer a Cowboy after dealing with two consecutive seasons filled with constant injury issues.<p>has been released by the Dallas Cowboys, the team announced Wednesday. Ratliff has not played a down during the 2013 NFL season. He was on the physically unable to perform list before …

Jamaica 'has never carried out a blood test', says island's former anti-doping chief

Renee Anne Shirley, the former head of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission, claims the organisation has never conducted a blood test and is so short-staffed that it risks botching the prosecution of athletes on drug charges<p>The former head of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) claims the …

Blood Tests

Nick Saban: 'Made our league better'

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Halfway through the 2013 season, sophomores Texas A&M and Missouri have just one loss between them, proving that bigger does mean …

College Football

Dwight Howard Is Offended The Orlando Magic Didn't Retire His Jersey

"I just think that despite whatever happened, there was a lot of things that I did and that we did as a team, and that number was special down there," Howard said. "And I was a little bit upset about that."<p>Harris requested 12 for his jersey to a honor a close friend of his that died of leukemia at …

Infection prompted third surgery for Tony Stewart

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The third surgery on Tony Stewart's broken right leg was for an infection that "popped up" after the three-time NASCAR champion had begun walking a bit again.<p>Stewart underwent his third operation Oct. 7, and said during a video chat on NASCAR.com that the risk of infection …

Alex Boone Reportedly Will Appeal Fine for Retaliating Against Alameda Ta'amu

Link to Media<p>Tempers flared near the end of the Arizona Cardinals-San Francisco 49ers matchup on Sunday, and now, two players are reaching for their wallets because of it. On Wednesday, 49ers guard Alex Boone told Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com that he plans to appeal a $7,875 fine he was levied by …

Football (U.S.)

Greg Oden Injury: Heat Center Suffers Setback as Knee Swells After Scrimmage

Link to Media<p>It is the same old drill for Greg Oden, which, for those privy to his injury history, is not a good thing.<p>Ken Berger of CBS Sports reports that Oden is experiencing swelling in his left knee after an intense workout with the Miami Heat.<p>Another setback for Greg Oden, back on ice with …

Basketball

Fed-Up Cleveland Browns Fan Posts Hilarious Help-Wanted Ad For A New Quarterback

"Have you played pro football? College ball? Highschool? Pee-wee?" the posting on the classified ad website asked, going on to imply that even experience with the Madden NFL video game could qualify someone for the job.<p>"Do you sort of kind of know some of the rules of football? If yes keep reading. …

Celtics Coach Brad Stevens: Adjusting to the NBA Level Is a Matter of Time

Link to Media<p>BROOKLYN — The first thing that struck Brad Stevens, as he began the transition from college coaching wunderkind to NBA neophyte, was the clock.<p>It is generally understood that the NBA poses uniquely perilous challenges—egos and money and meddling agents, salary-cap machinations and …

Basketball

Carmelo Anthony: 'I want to be a free agent'

The New York Knicks superstar spoke about his future in a story with the New York Observer.<p>Carmelo Anthony hasn't yet tested the free agent market in his 11-year career but that may change according to a story. In an article that came out on Oct. 15 the New York Knicks superstar told Rafi Kohan of …

LeBron Goes on Defensive in Response to Peers' Skepticism of His Clutch Factor

Link to Media<p>LeBron James can't win.<p>Not literally, of course. All James has done over the past two seasons is collect a pair of MVP awards and two championship rings. In that important sense, he's done more winning than anyone.<p>But among critics—and apparently, even a sampling of his fellow NBA …

Michael Jordan

Jim Irsay: Comments 'misperceived'

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay believes his comments to USA Today were taken out of context by Denver Broncos coach John …

NFL

Can Nike's Fuelband really motivate you to exercise?

<b>Nike says its new activity-tracking Fuelband SE will motivate people to exercise even more. But can a wristband really lead to better health?</b><p>Back in 2009, Nike vice-president of digital sport Stefan Olander and his team had an idea: what if a person could track how much they've moved in a day, just …

Wearable Tech

China's Smart TV Market Is Booming

Chinese Internet companies are flocking into the smart TV space as they aim to conquer the living room. Recently, a flurry of firms have rolled out smart TVs in the country, hoping to draw consumers with an impressive large screen that is typically the centerpiece of any household, which includes a …

Sony SmartWatch 2 launches in the US for $200, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra tag along for the ride

In case you missed it, Sony's own smartphone-pairing wearable got a refresh earlier this year, and it's about ready to take America. The SmartWatch 2 launches today, and you can order one for yourself over at Sony's dedicated store. There's no camera, but there is a 1.6-inch "transflective" screen, …

India gets its own street view at long last—but it’s missing India’s most famous monuments

The Indian government is spectacularly touchy when it comes to maps. Newspapers and magazines are routinely censored, topographical maps are subject to export controls, and the very idea of online maps is anathema; a recent Google-run competition to crowdsource map data became the subject of a …

India

Report: Microsoft to boost Xbox TV lineup with street soccer series

After snagging CBS exec Nancy Tellem and launching a Halo-based TV series with Steven Spielberg, Microsoft's Xbox Entertainment Studios appears to be tackling a whole new genre. According to <i>Deadline Hollywood</i>, the fledgling TV division will launch its first reality-TV series for Xbox Live based on …

Apple’s Spaceship Campus Is A Go

According to CEO Tim Cook, the Cupertino City Council has unanimously approved Apple’s new “spaceship” campus in today’s vote.<p>The neighbors may be cranky about it, but the issues the council considered in the project’s environmental impact report–noise, traffic, and the sheer size of the 6 million …

Nike Not Apple Takes The Lead In Wearables

Much has been written here and elsewhere on the future of wearable devices. From Samsung’s initial Galaxy Gear smartwatch to Glass from Google and other devices from Pebble, Fitbit, MetaWatch, Jawbone and others, there are more than a few companies looking to crack the code on this up and coming …

LinkedIn's Most In Demand Employers: Google and Apple

LinkedIn today released its 2013 list of Most InDemand Employers. The top two companies were both in the technology sector: Google and Apple. Microsoft and Facebook, however, which were in third and fourth places last year, have slipped to fifth and sixth place, respectively.<p>The results are based …

Rumored HTC Amazon phone could be sold only to Prime members, Bloomberg says

<i>Bloomberg News</i> is today lending further credence to rumors of an HTC-manufactured Amazon smartphone. A new report claims the two sides have held discussions since June for a handset that could be sold to members of Amazon's Prime subscription service. But <i>Bloomberg News</i> warns that a final decision …

Photo Tour: Inside Facebook's New High-Tech Cold Storage Data Center

Facebook (arguably) owns more data than God.<p>But how to store a cache of user data collected at the scale of omniscience? If you’re Facebook, just build another custom-crafted server storage locker roughly the size of the USS <i>Abraham Lincoln</i> on top of a breezy plateau in the Oregon high desert. The …

New Accelerometer Supplier Could Be Causing Incorrect iPhone 5s Level and Compass Measurements

A new supplier for the accelerometer part in the iPhone 5s could be causing incorrect level and compass measurements in the new device, an issue that was first noticed earlier this month.<p><i>RealityCap</i> CEO Eagle Jones read into the Chipworks teardown of the iPhone 5s (via <i>Gizmodo</i>) and noticed that the …

Facebook Aims to Court Teens With More Public Posting Options

Flickr/Ei Katsumata<p>The adage should be familiar by now: Teens may have a Facebook profile, but they sure don’t think it’s cool anymore.<p>In a move on …

Teens

Spanish Startup Offers a Low-End Take on High-Tech Glasses

Santiago Ambit loves the idea of adding technology to eyeglasses, but not the notion of having to walk around looking like something out of a science …

Google Glass

Search Engine Giant Yandex Launches Cocaine, A Cloud Service To Compete With Google App Engine

Russian search giant Yandex has launched an open-source platform as a service (PaaS) called Cocaine that the company says allows developers to build out their own app engines. Yandex, in its documentation, describes Cocaine as an open-source PaaS system for creating custom cloud-hosting apps that …