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Quebec’s hopes of landing expansion franchise now in the hands of NHL

After months of preparation, the heads of media giant Quebecor Inc. said Tuesday they have done everything in their power to bring back a National Hockey League team to Quebec City.<p>After making their pitch to the NHL's executive committee, former prime minister Brian Mulroney said the presentation …

Colts GM Ryan Grigson's Tip Helped Spark Deflategate, Reveals Troy Vincent

Link to Media<p>When the Deflategate scandal erupted following the New England Patriots' AFC Championship Game win over the Indianapolis Colts, many wondered how the NFL became aware of the situation. That question has finally been answered.<p>According to ESPN.com, NFL football operations chief Troy …

NFL

Kevin Love: Helping in other areas

CLEVELAND -- After Kevin Love scored a season-low five points Monday and didn't attempt a shot after going 1-for-7 in the first quarter, LeBron James …

The night the Hawks' streak died

Playing a superb game on both ends of the floor, the New Orleans Pelicans ended Atlanta's 19-game winning streak.<p>NEW ORLEANS -- It's a common trope of game stories to focus on a moment or a key sequence that turns the tide, establishes momentum and ties everything up into a neat little package. The …

Basketball

Bed Bugs May Be Splitting Into New Species

The bed bug may seem like a recent trend. Even if you haven’t personally suffered an infestation, media coverage of the insect’s comeback has been hard to miss.<p>However, the bed bug is an ancient pest, and our lives have intertwined for millennia. In the late 1990s, for example, archaeologists found …

Insects

NC State's 2015 football schedule is bad, and everyone should hate it

There are probably excuses for this. I do not want to hear about them.<p>In 2015, the NC State Wolfpack will play the following teams out of conference (the whole thing is here):<p>Troy<br>• Eastern Kentucky<br>• Old Dominion<br>• South Alabama<p>That's FCS EKU, second-year FBS ODU, 2014 F/+ No. 124 Troy, and No. 91 South …

College Sports

The Knicks are 'in the game' for Kevin Durant, according to report

The Knicks are in the running for Durant in 2016, according to one report. We're skeptical of this one.<p>Kevin Durant considers the New York Knicks a possible destination for when he hits free agency in 2016, according the New York Daily News' Frank Isola. A person close to Durant reportedly said "no …

Basketball

Sadly, cheating is nothing new

In my search for answers and understanding regarding the cheating scandals in New England and, really, in every other inch of our modern sports …

Marshawn Lynch Fined for TD Celebration: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

Link to Media<p>Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch's disregard for NFL policies has cost him again. Lynch was fined $20,000 for making an obscene gesture during Seattle's win over the Packers in the NFC Championship Game.<p>Continue for updates.<p>NFL Warns Lynch Ahead of Super Bowl<p>Saturday, Jan. …

NFL

Microsoft's HoloLens fuses the virtual world with the real

<img src="http://cdni.wired.co.uk/138x138/a_c/ars.png" alt="Ars Technica" style="float: left;"/>For the second time in as many months I feel like …

Windows 10 goes mobile, what does it mean for Android?

Microsoft made a few huge announcements yesterday, primary of which was the introduction of Windows 10. One huge feature stood out for us, the fact that Windows 10 will work across all of your available platforms, from the PC to your tablet, and even on your phone.<p>Microsoft has been struggling a …

Windows Phone

Hot Wheels at the Detroit Auto Show

Buckeye Bash: Ohio State claims title in playoff's debut

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ohio State was done when Braxton Miller got hurt in August.<p>Ohio State was done when it lost at home to Virginia Tech in …

College Football

The Soul of Stuart Scott

Steve Grayson—WireImage<p>Shareif Ziyadat—FilmMagic<p>Jim Rogash—Getty Images<p>Tom Hauck—AP<p>Bob Donnan—USA Today Sports/Reuters<p>Christopher Polk—Getty …

Sugar Bowl 2015: Highlights and Standout Players from Ohio State vs. Alabama

Link to Media<p>Heading into the regular season, Ohio State was forced to resort to a backup quarterback in J.T. Barrett. Prior to the Big Ten Championship Game, Barrett's injury forced Cardale Jones to take over the role for the Buckeyes.<p>Just two starts into his young career, Jones is now 2-0 with …

College Football

Rose Bowl 2015: Highlights and Standout Players from Oregon vs. Florida State

Link to Media<p>The Rose Bowl saw the clash of two Heisman winners in what promised to be an epic matchup.<p>In the end, one quarterback showed up while the other came well short of the mark in a blowout win for Oregon over Florida State 59-20.<p>Marcus Mariota, the most recent Heisman winner, was the man …

College Football

Jameis Winston on NFL, future plans: 'Looking forward to next season'

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston told reporters after the Rose Bowl that he's not focused on the NFL Draft or anything other than baseball …

Ohio State Runs Past Alabama in Epic Sugar Bowl

NEW ORLEANS — So, yes, we can say the College Football Playoff is a good thing. After the utter destruction that occurred on the West Coast, Alabama …

Miley Cyrus takes heat for 'Free The Nipple' Instagram posts

Miley Cyrus is taking heat for her latest show of support for the Free The Nipple campaign to de-sexualize the female nipple.<p>First she posted a stylized, topless black-and-white photo of herself on Instagram alongside the caption “some lame ass def gonna (flag) that but f--k it. …

James hears plenty of cheers in return to Miami

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James was running the gamut of emotions Thursday when he arrived at the arena that he called home for the past four seasons.<p>So …

Warriors vs. Clippers final score: 3 things we learned from Christmas' low-scoring finale

What promised to be a shootout instead turned into a brilliant Clippers' defensive performance in the Christmas nightcap.<p>The Clippers and Warriors are supposed to produce shootouts. Lob City vs. the Splash Brothers. Stephen Curry vs. Chris Paul. Blake Griffin vs. the Warriors' ball …

Kobe's body is making the decision Kobe's mind won't, which is great for the Lakers

Kobe Bryant excused himself from the Los Angeles Lakers for the second consecutive game. The Lakers trounced the Golden State Warriors in Kobe’s absence the first time around. This time, against the Chicago Bulls on Christmas, the Lakers fell. Hard.<p>A 113-93 pounding took place as the Black Mamba …

The Tsunami's Wake

It was just after 10:30 a.m. when Noppasri Jailak received a panicked phone call from a neighbor about water surging through their street. The …

Natural Disasters

Work-life balance is dead

For U.S. residents of the East Coast, Reykjavik can be a shorter flight than going to California, and you'll get hot springs, unique food (fermented shark anyone?), interesting culture and live volcanoes. New movie "Interstellar" even filmed some scenes there.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Vacation ideas: Hop a plane …

Hangouts for Android gets smart suggestions, location sharing

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Google<p>Watch for an update to Google Hangouts in the Play Store today: Google announced on Wednesday morning that a new …

Lower Gas Prices Like Huge Tax Cut for Middle Class

Falling gas prices will free up billions of dollars for consumers to spend next year—and the middle class will see most of the benefit.<p>Lower prices at the pump, down about 60 cents a gallon from a year ago, will have the equivalent effect of cutting taxes in the U.S. by between $100 billion and …