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Samsung extends deal as Olympics top sponsor to 2020 | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - South Korea’s Samsung has extended its top sponsorship contract as an Olympics worldwide partner to 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Sunday.<p>Customers attend a workshop about the Samsung Galaxy S5 in Jakarta, April 11, 2014. REUTERS/Beawiharta<p>Samsung, who …

Tiger Woods’ fall from form and grace is lesson Rory McIlroy must heed

On Monday night in a New York television studio Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods will sit down with the chat show host, Jimmy Fallon, and, if they stick to the conventions of their sport and the meagre demands of the genre, they will try to make light of an uncomfortable truth: their rivalry is over.<p>In …

$11.55 million 1964 Ferrari 250 LM highlights RM Auctions' first night in Monterey

Some of the biggest auto auctions of the year are held during the weekend of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Millionaires gather in hopes of outbidding their contemporaries for incredibly rare cars. As Bonhams' record sale on Thursday of a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO for $38 million showed, these …

Schweinsteiger: Lahm a major loss for Germany

The Bayern Munich midfielder expressed his disappointed at his teammate’s decision to quit Die Mannschaft.<p>Bastian Schweinsteiger emphasized that Philipp Lahm's retirement from international soccer means Germany has lost one of the best right backs in the world.<p>Lahm is just 30 but has decided to …

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the exodus of players from the Emirates Stadium is over

Upbeat Frenchman rues the loss of Bacary Sagna to Manchester City but claims Arsenal are far less vulnerable now to the Premier League's richer clubs<p><b>Arsenal</b>’s “vulnerability” has ended, <b>Arsène Wenger</b> promises as his team warm up to face the <b>Premier League</b> champions in Sunday’s Community Shield.<p>No …

Soccer

Reprieve for Celtic as Legia Warsaw thrown out of Champions League

The Polish side have been punished for fielding an ineligible player.<p>Sad news for Polish football today, but relief for Celtic and their embattled manager Ronny Deila. Despite having handily dispatched Scottish champions Celtic over two legs, Legia Warsaw have been thrown out of the Champions …

James Rodriguez Receives His 2014 World Cup Golden Boot Trophy

Link to Media<p>James Rodriguez has finally picked up his Golden Boot award after he was confirmed as the top scorer at the 2014 World Cup.<p>James scored six goals in five games during the tournament, but Colombia's exit at the quarter-final stage meant he was long gone by the time the other awards were …

Soccer

What Is the Minimum Requirement for James Rodriguez at Real Madrid This Season?

Link to Media<p>Knowing how to judge James Rodriguez's first season in Spain will be difficult.<p>On the one hand, there's his pretty big price tag.<p>Real Madrid paid Monaco £63 million for the Colombian, as reported by <i>The Guardian</i>, and a fee that high should dictate that the player is more than …

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Meet the $3.14M Bugatti Veyron Legend Ettore Bugatti

There's an elephant inside.<p>It's easy to forget that a Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse packs 1200 hp and 1106 lb-ft of torque when just a few months ago the buzz was that brand new Veyrons were piling up, waiting for buyers. It's also easy to forget that after the parade of five other Legends …

A convertible Rolls-Royce Wraith is coming in 2016

Mark your fancy calendar for mid-2016.<p>Rolls-Royce has announced that it's producing a new convertible. The car will arrive sometime in 2016, and engineers are currently rigorously (but politely) flogging the prototype in the name of development testing. Since the Phantom is already available as a …

Ferrari's steering system patent could increase precision

But strangely, it doesn't seem to be intended to improve steering perception.<p>Here's an interesting bit of news out of Maranello: EVO is reporting that Ferrari has been awarded a patent on a a new, more precise steering setup. It uses existing power steering hardware, but reduces inherent …

Christopher Ward chrono has actual metal from a Ferrari 250 GTO

We've seen watchmakers use all sorts of methods to make their timepieces more attractive to automotive enthusiasts, from carbon-fiber dials and titanium cases to the logos of partnering automakers and racing series. Some have even designed all-new watches to go with a specific make or model. But …

Will Bugatti's Veyron successor be too fast to test?

As one of the fastest cars in the world, the Bugatti Veyron is an icon in its own time, but people are fickle and always want to know what's next. Bugatti needs to sell just 15 more examples before the Veyron reaches its 450-car cap. With the end finally in sight, a blindly fast successor may be …

Bill would cap income eligibility for state's clean-vehicle rebates

California wants 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025 — more than 15 times the number now.<p>So the state pays buyers $2,500 per car, on top of a $7,500 federal tax credit, to help speed development and promote widespread adoption.<p>The effort has had mixed results. Sales of electric …

Electric Vehicles

Why not make biofuels from tobacco?

Boeing is using tobacco for jet fuel, but it could also produce biodiesel.<p>The stuff that makes tobacco bad for you when you smoke it—what we know as tar—is actually an oily substance that is, with a little help from genetic engineering, great for making biofuel. The plant is naturally high in tar, …

Tesla X to devour premium SUV market: Morgan Stanley report

Tesla's Model X crossover electric car is going to outsell the company's Model S sedan, and is "ready to feast" upon an unsuspecting premium SUV marketplace, says the financial firm Morgan Stanley.<p>A report this week stated that the much-anticipated, much-delayed X -- not due to be in Tesla stores …

Tesla