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'Madden NFL 25' Demo Officially Released by EA Sports

With <i>Madden NFL 25</i> set to be released for XBox 360 and PlayStation 3 on Aug. 27, football fans and gamers alike can barely contain themselves. Luckily, EA Sports has given them a little taste of what they'll be feasting on in two weeks in the form of the official <i>Madden NFL 25</i> demo.<p>According to …

Iconic Food Commercials (VIDEOS)

Bring on the nostalgia.<p>Over the years, despite flipping between channels or getting up to get a snack before your show comes back on, there are some commercials that seem to just stick with you.<p>There are the ones with famous spokespeople, such as Michael Jordan or Britney Spears, the ones that …

Oakland Raiders Players in Serious Danger of Being Cut Soon

The Oakland Raiders are now through almost two weeks of training camp, with their preseason action set to begin Friday.<p>One of the more exciting things about following along with a given team’s training camp is the position battles that take place throughout.<p>At the same time, the unavoidable part to …

Roger Goodell's secret relocation plans

We cannot tell you how we got a hold of this, and even if we did you wouldn't believe us.<p>You probably suspect that the NFL has private files describing several possible relocation scenarios -- teams in London, Los Angeles, Toronto and so on. That's just the tip of a very dark, detailed iceberg, as …

Raiders sign kicker Janikowski to 4 more years

Sebastian Janikowski believes in the changes that second-year general manager Reggie McKenzie is making, and McKenzie likes having arguably the league's best kicker around. So Friday, the two signed off on a four-year extension for Janikowski and the 35-year-old kicker was thrilled to be closer to …

6 Delicious Cold Soups To Make On A Hot Day

One of the best parts of summer.

Food

Pot ad outside Indy race snuffed out

Brickyard 400 race fans probably missed the public-service message that marijuana should be considered safer than alcohol.<p>A 30-second Marijuana Project Policy video that referred to pot as "the new beer" appeared for several hours Friday before it was pulled from a portable screen across from …

Charles Woodson back in No. 24

Charles Woodson apparently has secured the No. 24 for his return season with the Oakland Raiders, but Tracy Porter said Wednesday on Twitter that he …

Raiders face tough 2nd year in rebuilding project

The first season of the new regime in Oakland got off to a rough start with the Raiders winning just four games and often being uncompetitive one year after being on the brink of the playoffs.<p>Year two could be even more difficult after second-year general manager Reggie McKenzie spent much of the …

Kurt Cobain: Rare Images, Artwork, and Journal Entries

(no title)<p>Kurt at five months old with his father, Don, July 1967 (a note on the back of the photograph reads "Kurt's first time to steer the car").<p>A …

Why a Darren McFadden Rebound Is the Key to the Oakland Raiders 2013 Season

Fans, fantasy footballers and Oakland’s front office are either frustrated or have already jumped off the Darren McFadden bandwagon without a life vest.<p>The Raiders don’t have much choice but to let McFadden carry a talent-deprived roster across murky waters in 2013. Three unproven quarterbacks and …

Mom Wins Lawsuit After Losing Custody of Newborn Over Poppy Seed Bagel

A woman who temporarily lost custody of her newborn baby because she failed a hospital-mandated drug test after eating a poppy seed bagel won a huge …

Pregnancy

The David Lynch-Directed NIN Music Video Comes with a Seizure Warning

David Lynch directed a music video for the new Nine Inch Nails song, "Came Back Haunted." In case you want to take my word for it, it's all flashes, …

Sony SmartWatch 2 official: specs, features, release date and pricing

Sony on Tuesday officially unveiled its second-generation smartwatch, the SmartWatch 2, at Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai.<p>Previous rumors did say the company was working on a new smartwatch model, and it looks like Sony delivered. We’re looking at a companion gadget for Android devices, one that also …

Brutally Honest Posters for Classic Disney Animated Films

Raiders K Sebastian Janikowski would like to play 7 or 8 more years

Janikowski is feeling good this offseason and wants to keep booming kicks in Oakland for a long time.<p>Over his 13 seasons with the Oakland Raiders, placekicker Sebastian Janikowski has been one of the team's constant icons. As the 35-year-old enters a contract year, Janikowski doesn't want that to …

Superhealthy Breakfast Cookie

So I saw this recipe on Facebook for a superhealthy cookie with mashed bananas as the base and I made them (substituting the raisins--blech!--with dried sour cherries--yum!). But they were...not that great. However, I really liked the concept, which results in a treat that's as much a "bar" (as my …

Recipes

Feds Crack Down On Hundreds Of Medical Marijuana Shops In California

Authorities say more than 100 pot clinics across Los Angeles County received the letters Tuesday. Lawsuits also were filed against two property owners in Long Beach, telling them it's illegal to allow pot sales in buildings they own.<p>California's federal prosecutors launched a coordinated crackdown …

Los Angeles County

Adrian Belew Leaves Nine Inch Nails

Guitarist Adrian Belew has apparently left Nine Inch Nails, writing on Facebook last night, “It didn’t work.” Belew elaborated on his decision to …

Veteran Jeff Curran to Retire If He Loses to Sergio Pettis at RFA 8

Jeff Curran likes his chances at flyweight. But in the dusk of a 15-year career, the veteran of just about every major promotion in MMA history is a lot less fond of the farm-league grind.<p>Taken together, that explains both his confidence heading into his tangle with teen phenom Sergio Pettis and …

Why Tyler Wilson Could Be the NFL's Best Rookie QB in 2013

Last offseason, Matt Flynn joined a new team with expectations of being the starting quarterback. Instead, he finished second in a three-way quarterback competition to a rookie mid-round pick with the surname Wilson.<p>He is at risk of falling victim to the same scenario in 2013.<p>Flynn went into last …

Nine Inch Nails to release new album later this year

“I’ve been less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately,” Trent Reznor says in a new press release. As he goes on to explain, he’s …

Can You Make It Through This Song Without Laughing Out Loud?

This is a tune from an album that sold over 12 million copies around the world in 2000. Brace yourself.

Removed: news agency feed article

The article that you tried to access, which was part of a feed supplied by a news agency, is no longer on available on the Guardian …

Photoshop Chimeras: Fantasy Creatures Created by Splicing Photos

Want to have some fun as you’re learning how to use Photoshop for image editing? Try creating a “Photoshop Chimera.” In Greek mythology, the Chimera …

Hear Ghost B.C. Theatrically Cover Depeche Mode’s ‘Waiting for the Night’

We may not know the true identities of the members of Ghost B.C., but we do know this: Papa Emeritus II and his backing band of Nameless Ghouls know …

NFL POWER RANKINGS: Here's Where Every Team Stands With Three Months To Go

Get excited!<p>We took into consideration NFL Draft grades, DVOA (an advanced stat from Football Outsiders), and major free agency moves and came up with the very first power ranking of the season.

Charles Woodson talks returning to Raiders, role in Oakland

SB Nation's Silver and Black Pride spoke to the former Defensive Player of the Year about coming back to Oakland.<p>Charles Woodson is going back to where it all began, agreeing to a one-year deal with the team that drafted him, the Oakland Raiders, on Tuesday. After being released by the Green Bay …

What The NFL Still Gets Wrong About Concussions

Roger Goodell has 18 games on the brain.<p>Again.<p>Speaking at the NFL’s spring meeting on Tuesday, the commissioner continued to float the idea of expanding the league’s regular season by two games, in hopes of capturing more revenue and broadening the sport’s footprint…even as he also talked up the …

Welcome to the jungle: The definitive oral history of ’80s metal

<b>Mötley Crüe</b><p>Mötley Crüe, Slash, Lita Ford, Dokken and more share the wildest stories from the heyday of L.A.’s Sunset Strip<p>Jon Wiederhorn • Katherine Turman<p>May 22, 2013 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from the book “Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal”<p>While the New Wave of British Heavy …