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Ray Rice video released; lawyer asks fans to reserve judgment

TMZ released a video of Ravens running back Ray Rice minutes before he was arrested last week in Atlantic City.<p>Late last week, Ravens running back …

Atlantic City

Toxic smog hangs over large swath of China but many ignore threat

BEIJING – To mask or not to mask -- that is still a question.<p>A huge swath of northeast China -- more than 10% of the country’s landmass -- is again engulfed in toxic smog. Beijing’s air quality index, as measured by<p>the U.S. Embassy, hit “hazardous” territory for a sixth day running Tuesday. No …

Pollution

Death Toll in Venezuela Protests Rises to 13

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Protests in Venezuela continued on Monday as detractors of President Nicolas Maduro took to the …

Ugandan paper accused of witch-hunt as it publishes list of '200 top homosexuals'

Outing of some Ugandans follows signing of harsh anti-gay bill by President Yoweri Museveni<p>A national newspaper in Uganda on Tuesday published a list of more than 60 people it said were homosexuals, raising fears of a witch-hunt the day after the country’s president signed into law a draconian new …

Faster Than Bolt & Flashier Than Cisse, Aubameyang Threatens Arsenal's UCL Hopes

Link to Media<p>With his bashful grin juxtaposed against some spectacular footwear—on this occasion, yellow sequins depicting a Batman logo on one trainer and his own autograph on the other—Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang perfectly displayed the two sides to himself during his appearance on French TV …

Soccer

A Virtual Reality Headset Could Put PS4 Over The Top

It looks like indie upstart and Kickstarter darling Oculus Rift might have some competition. Gaming blogs from Eurogamer and CVG to Kotaku have heard that Playstation maker Sony is working on its own set of VR goggles, and it was almost ready to reveal it at the Gamescom conference in Cologne …

Lionel Messi substitution 'part of plan'

New Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino said his surprise substitution of Leo Messi during Sunday’s 7-0 victory over Levante in the Primera Division …

Soccer

New York City FC: How Will the Club's Entrance into MLS Realign the Conferences?

In 2015, New York City FC will be the newest member of Major League Soccer.<p>While there certainly won't be any expansion teams in 2014, it's entirely possible there will be a club or two entering MLS in 2015. But for the sake of this article, let's pretend that this will not happen.<p>When NYCFC—which …

Soccer

Dwyane Wade optimistic Big 3 will stay together past 2014

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh can all opt out of their contracts next summer, but Wade has no reason to believe the trio will break up anytime soon.<p>There has already been plenty of speculation regarding the highly anticipated summer of 2014 in the NBA, when the Miami Heat's Big Three of …

VIDEO: A-Rod Gets Plunked, Then Gets Revenge

There was high drama Sunday night at Boston's Fenway Park. In the second inning, Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster threw four straight pitches that sure seemed to be designed to hit New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez.<p>Rodriguez, of course, is appealing a 211-game suspension for allegedly …

Introducing Real Madrid's First Englishman Since David Beckham—Paul Clement

When Carlo Ancelotti was appointed Real Madrid head coach at the end of June, Real placed Madridista legend Zinedine Zidane as his assistant coach ensuing an A-list lineup at the Bernabeu.<p>However, as reported by Sky Sports Ancelotti did ensure that his own tried and tested Lieutenant from …

Soccer

Why Messi and Neymar Will Be Unstoppable Together at Barcelona

Link to Media<p>In pairing Neymar and Lionel Messi on the same team, Barcelona have pulled off the transfer coup of the summer window. The South American idols, firm admirers of each other's games, have the potential to form a partnership more potent than any currently operating in world football.<p>In …

Soccer

NBA Offseason Moves: Who Won?

Assessing the clear winners, the sort-of winners, the legion of tankers, and everything in between<p>We’re still waiting for Brandon Jennings and Nikola …

NBA

Barcelona: Everything You Need to Know About New Camp Nou Boss Gerardo Martino

Link to Media<p>Gerardo Martino has been handed one of the most high-profile jobs in world football after being named as the new Barcelona manager.<p>The 50-year-old Argentinian has signed a two-year deal to replace Tito Vilanova, who has stepped down from the post due to illness.<p>Martino is a relatively …

Soccer

Why The Order: 1886 is a PS4 exclusive

In an ecosystem of multiplatform games, Ready at Dawn Studios' <i>The Order: 1886</i> is headed exclusively to the PlayStation 4 because the developer wanted "to target a platform that we could make the most of," creative director Ru Weerasuriya told GamesIndustry International.<p>The developer already had a …

Activision releasing new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles side-scrolling brawler in October

Nickelodeon has a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television show. That means it’s a good time for publisher Activision to release a new game based on the butt-kicking reptiles.<p>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a new beat-em-up game for Xbox 360, Wii, and 3DS. It features similar play to the early …

Time is gaming's biggest cost; here's one solution

Game makers expect a lot from the people who play their games. Certainly more so than most other forms of mainstream entertainment.<p>When you go to a movie you're not expected to know how to operate anything other than the seat, and perhaps a pair of 3D glasses.<p>Conceptualizing the deeper meanings …

Capcom reboots Strider franchise for Xbox One and PlayStation 4

Capcom is bringing back Strider in a new side-scrolling adventure game similar to Super Metroid.<p>During the San Diego Comic-Con yesterday, Capcom revealed the new game simply called Strider. It’s due out for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and features next-gen visual effects. The graphics also imitates …

Vilanova: 'Fabregas is staying'

Cesc Fabregas wants to remain at Barcelona, according to coach Tito Vilanova.<p>On Monday, Manchester United offered $39 million to bring the 26-year-old former Arsenal captain back to the Premier League.<p>Speaking at the Spanish champion's first pre-season press conference on Tuesday, Vilanova said it …

What It's Like Behind Bars for Aaron Hernandez

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Switching from the lavish lifestyle of a well-paid NFL player to the hard-line existence of a …

Wayne Rooney heading for the exit at Manchester United

Wayne Rooney's Manchester United career appears over after the striker told David Moyes he is "angry and confused" about the manager's statement that …

Mark Sanchez to Geno Smith: 'I'm still here, let's compete'

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) -- If leadership counts for anything, New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez might have a leg-up on teammate Geno Smith for the starting position.<p>Sanchez has been the engineer of Jets West Camp, a three-day get-together at his former high school for several of his …

PlayStation 4 auto-update won’t require PlayStation Plus membership

PlayStation 4's social features will not require a PlayStation Plus subscription and all PS4 users will now be able to use the auto-update functionality for free, VideoGamer.com reports.<p>On the PlayStation 3, only Plus members had the ability to auto-update. Speaking with SCEE UK and Ireland MD …

Pikmin 3: Little plants in the shadows of giants

If the entire game-playing populace of the world was as enthusiastic about Pikmin as Miyamoto, it would probably be the best-selling game franchise of all time<p>Pikmin has always been a strange series to pursue as a major tentpole franchise. It's a busy game, with lots of moving pieces — both on a …