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The 20 destinations you must visit in 2018

Our experts reveal their top 20 picks for the year ahead, from the beaches of Turkey to the rainforests of Nicaragua.<p>1. Turkey's Turquiose Coast<p>Sunshine-soaked and with a glittering blue seaboard, Turkey’s glorious “turquoise” coast wouldn’t normally rank as a newly rising star. The 300-mile loop …

Russian Team Banned From 2018 Winter Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Russia’s Olympic team has been barred from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The country’s government officials are forbidden to attend, its flag will not be displayed at the opening ceremony and its anthem will not sound.<p>Any athletes from Russia who receive …

Drug Test

Deron Williams Is Not in the NBA, and He Doesn't Seem to Care

The end of the professional athlete life cycle can happen quickly.<p>Five months ago, Deron Williams was playing on pro basketball's biggest stage, the NBA Finals, alongside LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. Today, he's your casual hoops fan.<p>On opening night, as his former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, …

5-Hour Rule: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

<b>“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none. Zero.”</b><i><br>— Charlie Munger,</i> …

Self-improvement

PREMIUM | "Baciul", la 50 de ani. Portretul unui lider

9 oct 2017<p>23 de ani au trecut de la zilele de vară în care românii numărau orele până la următorul meci al naţionalei, de la nopţile albe şi de la …

PREMIUM | Bestseller cu oase rupte şi pagini întregi de caracter

Şi în 1997, la vârsta de 18 ani, numele Wilkinson se afla trecut într-o parte a contractului. În cealaltă, Windsor Fleury semna pentru Newcastle …

PREMIUM | Un alt tip de bătrân şi marea lui plină de întâmplări galiciene

23 sep 2017<p>Ieşea din casă, ca la un semn, când orologiul catedralei Santiago indica 30 de minute peste ora 4. Păşea atent, rătăcit printre iluzii şi …

NBA Schedule 2017-18: Start Time, TV Info for Opening-Week, Christmas Day Reveal

The NBA will start rolling out key matchups and dates for the 2017-18 regular season on Thursday at 6 p.m. ET.<p>Per NBA TV, the national television schedule for the NBA's opening week and Christmas Day games will be revealed on <i>GameTime</i>:<p>NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced in July the regular season …

NEYMAR: How one of the world's highest-paid footballers makes and spends his millions

While that is debatable, what is not is that Neymar is now one of the highest-paid footballers in the world, thanks to his new deal with Paris Saint-Germain, and he is also one of the world's most marketable athletes.<p>This all adds up to big contracts and a lavish lifestyle that includes boats, …

Neymar and PSG: A sensational union born of Barcelona arrogance

On Tuesday, it will be five months to the day since Neymar played, in his own words, his best ever game of football.<p>On an unforgettable night at Camp …

Is Neymar's $262 million move to Paris St. Germain worth it?

Two things became official on Thursday: Neymar is leaving FC Barcelona to join Paris St. Germain and international soccer’s money madness became outright insanity.<p>The Brazilian superstar made official a deal that will net Spanish-giant Barca $262 million, a world record transfer fee and the player …

Soccer

Stephen Curry heats up after slow start in pro golf debut

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry pumped his right fist, raised his arms in the air with club in hand and gave a firm shoulder bump to caddie …

Golf

Stephen Curry's supermax deal becomes richest in NBA history

Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry has agreed to a five-year, $201 million extension -- the richest contract in league history -- with the Golden State …

InnSpire builds a computer into an Ethernet cable

Plug one end of InnSpire's InnCable into an Ethernet socket, the other end into a TV set's HDMI port, and you have a very neat Android set-top box. …

Westbrook wins NBA MVP, but let's not pretend we can actually explain why

When it comes to naming MVPs, particularly in basketball, we can't seem to figure out what we want<p>In one of the most hotly contested races in …

Phil Jackson isn’t saving the Knicks

Will the Zen Master ever replace Captain Chaos?<p>This must be what it was like to see Willie Mays fall down in the New York Mets outfield at 42 years …

NBA Draft Grades: Evaluating each team's full draft; Celtics come out with a D

It's not so much who Boston took, but who it didn't take<p>The 2017 NBA Draft has come and gone, but there is still a lot to evaluate. This was not a …

10 Amazing Facts About Messi You’ve Probably Never Heard

Lionel Andres “Leo” Messi Cuccittini is believed by some to be the ultimate footballer in the world. Yes, yes we know not everyone will agree and …

Why are Spanish football stars in legal trouble?

<b>Spain has attracted arguably the three brightest lights of world football, with Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid and Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Neymar all plying their skills in La Liga.</b><p>Over the past year, football fans have become used to seeing the trio caught up in accusations of tax fraud and …

FIFA’s Confederations Cup: Russia tournament is unloved and unwanted

<b>The last Confederations Cup kicks off tomorrow in St Petersburg. It will not be missed</b><p>Much has changed since the chilly December day in 2010 Zurich when Russia was awarded host rights to the 2018 World Cup.<p>On a global stage Barack Obama has gone, David Cameron has gone. On a football stage Sepp …

Cristiano Ronaldo Produced $1 Billion USD in Value for Sponsors on Social Media

More than Neymar Jr., Messi, and James Rodriguez.<p>International football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo assisted his sponsors by earning them $936 …

Federal tax documents detail spending by LA 2024's campaign to bring Olympics to Los Angeles

Federal tax documents released Friday give a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the private committee that is bidding to bring the Summer Olympics back to Los Angeles.<p>LA 2024 raised more than $32 million in donations — and spent about half of that — during the fiscal year stretching from August 2015 to …

Quiz: Match the player with their tattoo

Can you identify whose body art is whose? It's time for you to find out by taking our tricky quiz

Quizzes

Antonio Conte Reportedly Could Quit Chelsea over Club's Lack of Transfers

Antonio Conte reportedly "could quit" the Chelsea helm amid claims of "mutual tension" between the manager and the club's board as a result of uncertainty regarding their summer transfer prospects. However, the club and manager are said to have rejected the reports.<p>According to Italian daily <i>La</i></i> …

Sky thinks you need to record six shows at once

Before the internet and the rise of streaming, families across the nation would sit down at regular times each week to get their fill of television. It still happens now, but on-demand services have changed the way each family member views their favourite TV shows.<p>Sky knew this, so it designed its …

Amazon Is Catching Up With Netflix in Europe (AMZN, NFLX) | Investopedia

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) is facing competition from Amazon.com, Inc.'s (AMZN) Prime Video service in Europe. According to data released by research firm …

Kevin Durant, Steph Curry both want to remain with Warriors

Fresh off their second championship in three years, the Golden State Warriors sound like they’re ready to run it back … again.<p>The Warriors have 10 free agents this summer, including Steph Curry and Kevin Durant, but neither superstar sounds as if he’s going anywhere. Durant, the Finals MVP, has a …

Basketball