Charlie Adkins

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Wizards land Marcin Gortat in trade with Suns

The Washington Wizards made a bold push toward the 2014 NBA playoffs, while the Phoenix Suns continued looking to the future.<p>The Wizards and Suns agreed to a trade sending center Marcin Gortat and guards Shannon Brown, Malcolm Lee and Kendall Marshall to Washington for center Emeka Okafor and a …

Boise State vs. BYU final score: Cougars dominate Broncos in 37-20 win

Taysom Hill had a huge night while turnovers would prove too costly for Boise State to overcome late.<p>The BYU Cougars rolled over Boise State on Friday night, picking up a 37-20 win to improve to 6-2 on the season.<p>BYU dominated both sides of the ball. Taysom Hill got things rolling with a 20-yard …

Apple, Google, Facebook don't pay the highest engineer salary

Some of tech's heavy hitters slide down the rankings for the 25 highest-paying companies for software engineers, according to a new Glassdoor survey.<p>For software engineers, life must seem like it keeps getting better. Not only are salaries on the rise as companies compete for talent, but there are …

Employment

F.lux Helps Computer Addicts Sleep Better

I discovered F.lux earlier this year, and it has changed how I work. F.lux is a program that sits quietly on your Mac, Windows or Linux computer removing the blue light emitted by your screen which can cause your body to subconsciously delay its natural timings — and adversely affect your sleep.<p>In …

Ebay's Founder Plans On Building A New 'Mass Media Organization' From Scratch, Starting With Snowden Leaks

But unlike Bezos, the French-born Iranian American says he aims to build a new "mass media organization" from the ground up, and his first recruits are the journalists who exposed the U.S. government's surveillance programs, using documents leaked by former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden.<p>The …

'Breaking Bad' creator says piracy helped the show find new viewers

The entertainment industry has been getting a little more comfortable with praising the benefits of online piracy, and <i>Breaking Bad</i> creator Vince Gilligan is the latest to speak to its brighter side. "[It] led to a lot of people watching the series who otherwise would not have," Gilligan tells the …

Microsoft Is Researching Earbuds That Play Music Based On Your Mood

Stressed during your commute? Time for "Livin' on a Prayer." Or at least it will be if Microsoft develops the headphones one of its researchers is currently working on. Called "Septimu," these new headphones would take your standard earbuds to a whole new level -- by playing music suited to your …

Shareaholic Report: Pinterest Drives 3x More Referrals than Twitter

A report released Tuesday by Shareaholic, a maker of digital tools that help get content get distributed, discovered and shared across the web, tracked 200,000 publishers reaching 250 million people monthly to reveal referral traffic trends from eight of the largest social networks over the past 13 …

Argentina vs. Peru: Final score 3-1, Ezequiel Lavezzi leads La Albiceleste to victory

Argentina remained at the top of the table in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying thanks their come from behind victory over Peru.<p>Argentina didn't need a win over Peru but since they'd publicly talked about the importance of finishing atop CONMEBOL qualifying, a win was required. Despite falling behind …

Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson's beard is out of control

Once upon a time, Brian Wilson had no beard.<p>Then Brian grew a beard, and it was glorious.<p>The beard was celebrated all over the world… but it kept growing, and growing.<p>Now the beard is merging with Brian’s chest hair, and will soon consume his entire body.

20 percent of Spotify’s songs have never been played

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>http://www.kurthanson.com/news/spotify-has-streamed-over-million-years-music<p>Just in time for the weekend comes an interesting …

PolitiFact launching new site to call out lies of political pundits

You'll soon be able to know just how accurate your favorite (and least-favorite) pundits are thanks to PolitiFact, which is launching a spin-off site next month called PunditFact. Since 2007, PolitiFact has been cataloging politicians' claims and making judgments on how factual they are, giving …

This Valve demo shows the Steam Controller in action

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Valve<p>In creating the Steam Controller, gaming development company Valve has its work cut out: The hardware needed to …

Anaheim Ducks to Wear Mighty Ducks Throwbacks Sunday

Link to Media<p>In a move that will surely please anyone who grew up during the 1990s, the Anaheim Ducks will be wearing Mighty Ducks throwbacks on Sunday to celebrate their 20th season.<p>Goalie Jonas Hiller will wear this awesome mask during the game.<p>Here's some of the other gear, courtesy of the …

Ice Hockey

Hertling toward fame with the Sharks

How to pull off a between-the-legs goal<p>With San Jose leading New York 7-2, midway through the third period, Hertl received a long pass and swooped in on a breakaway.<p>The trick is to drop the puck between the legs with a light backhand tap.<p>Then slide the stick between the legs to quickly flick the …

Zinedine Zidane Picks Between Messi, Ronaldo and Ribery for Ballon d'Or Winner

Link to Media<p>Real Madrid assistant coach Zinedine Zidane believes Franck Ribery should win the 2013 Ballon d'Or for his contributions to Bayern Munich's success this year, according to comments made on French radio station RMC.<p>While also acknowledging the merits of Los Blancos star Cristiano …

Soccer

Redskins rep: Obama wrong on name

A representative for the Washington Redskins said Monday that President Barack Obama has “better things to worry about” than the team’s name and questioned why he hasn’t commented about a certain Chicago hockey team.<p>“President Obama has better things to worry about, but he should look at the …

Champions League Theme Music Goes 8-Bit in Awesome Retro Video

Ever wondered what the Champions League theme tune would sound like if recorded for an early-1990s video game?<p>No, probably not—but you won't be disappointed when you hear it.<p>For a certain generation of grown-ups who whiled away the hours on their Sega Master Systems and the like, the music will …

Soccer

Renard leaves Zambia for France

Herve Renard has left 2012 African champions Zambia and agreed to take over as coach of French Ligue 1 strugglers Sochaux as they bid to save their 66-year stay in the top division.<p>Renard, who has never coached a professional squad in France, led unheralded Zambia to their first continental trophy …

PES Glitch Turns Cristiano Ronaldo into a Terrifying Demon

Link to Media<p>Rumour has it <i>The Last Exorcism Part III: Cristiano Ronaldo's Inner Demons</i> is in the works.<p>Inspiration for this highly anticipated and surefire box office hit comes from a <i>Pro Evolution Soccer</i> glitch that needs exposure.<p>Ronaldo is the master of using his body to escape opponents on the …

Soccer

Lions center apologizes for harassing band

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola has apologized to University of Wisconsin Band Director Michael Leckrone for remarks Raiola made to members of the band before Sunday's game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, the team announced in a statement Tuesday.<p>The Lions said Raiola had a …

MMA fighter gives up, jumps fence and runs

Evilasio Silva (8-12) defeated Claudinei Angelo (4-5) at JF Fight Evolution in Juiz de Fora, Brazil, on Oct. 5, but not the way he expected.<p>Angelo …

Mark Halsey claims the majority of elite referees are not fit to officiate in the Premier League

Former referee Mark Halsey says only eight officials in the Premier League's elite list are fit to take charge of top-flight matches.<p>Mark Halsey has hit out at the standard of refereeing in the <b>Premier League</b>, blaming an "atmosphere of fear and paranoia" created by the body in charge of match …

Pro Bowl uniforms have new look

In what might be seen as Nike's boldest move since it began its deal as the official on-field apparel brand of the NFL last season, the world's …

NFL

Obama Picks Up Where Nixon Left Off: Running The Washington Redskins

The president has weighed in on the long simmering controversy over the “Redskins” name. Should they use it, should they not? He has suggested that if the public finds your name offensive, you should consider changing it. There’s almost nothing the public, or some segment, will not find offensive. …

Obama's Failed Syria Strategy In One Sentence

Here's are the key dynamics on the ground: Islamic brigades are coalescing after the largest Islamist rebel brigades rejected the planned government-in-exile of the Western-backed Syrian National Council (SNC); al-Qaeda affiliate Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is expanding its territorial …