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Ford Opens New Silicon Valley Research Center Led By Former Apple Engineer

Ford is ready to get a little cozier with the tech industry. In an event today, Ford took the wraps off its brand new research center located in the Stanford Research Park.<p>At the 25,000-square-foot facility today, Ford CEO Mark Fields was there to made it clear the car maker was hunting for the …

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Jim Harbaugh Rumors: Latest Speculation, News on Former 49ers Head Coach

Jim Harbaugh's future as coach of the San Francisco 49ers has been determined. Harbaugh and the 49ers have agreed to part ways so the head coach can pursue other opportunities.<p>The Raiders, Jets and Dolphins were rumored to be teams watching Harbaugh closely. However, the University of Michigan is …

New College Football Playoff and bowl projections: Baylor, not TCU, joins top

Your weekly look ahead at how the full bowl and Playoff picture is shaping up. The biggest question this time: What to do about the Big 12?<p>Did you know we're only four weekends away from the first-ever College Football Playoff field being finalized? The season's almost over. And while it'll be fun …

Marc Andreessen takes a walk down memory lane with Facebook doubters

Marc Andreessen has been a Facebook investor from very early on. Andreesson, who has been given to launching some epic tweet storms once in a while, has today been digging through the archives and republishing various media outlets’ negative tweets about Facebook over the years.<p>Facebook, of course, …

LSU Football Recruiting: 10 Best Tiger Recruits from BCS Era

Since the start of the BCS era in 1999, LSU has been a dominant recruiting program. The Tigers have signed several highly ranked classes, and many talented recruits have decided to call Baton Rouge home.<p>The 2014 class was not considered, since coaches knew during that recruiting cycle a college …

Breaking Down How Top 10 4-Star Recruits Can Earn Coveted 5th Star

There's been some changes and shuffling in the 247Sports Composite Rankings. New 5-star recruits have emerged, but several 4-star prospects just missed being awarded an extra star.<p>Don't worry, there's still enough time for each 4-star recruit to earn a fifth star. Some need to have big seasons this …

College Football

4 Biggest Areas of Concern for Seattle Seahawks Heading into Training Camp

The Seattle Seahawks may have a lot more things figured out than most other teams, but they do have problems to solve as opening day looms. Especially with training camp right around the corner, Seattle will need to hammer out some kinks in its roster.<p>The areas of concern with the Seahawks stem …

Football (U.S.)

Best Emerging QB-WR Combinations in the NFL Today

Every quarterback needs that receiver he can trust to be in the right spot at the right time and to come down with the ball in his hands in clutch moments.<p>Sometimes, the relationship builds almost instantaneously. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning took almost no time at all getting on the …

Microsoft talks up 'next version of Windows'

Microsoft's Tony Prophet took a moment Wednesday to expand on a key feature in the next version of Windows at a Microsoft conference.<p>Prophet, corporate vice president of Windows Marketing, offered a bit more clarity on comments executive Terry Myerson provided at Microsoft's Build Conference in …

Software

NBA free agency roundup: Dwyane Wade has no-trade clause in new deal, Wizards acquire DeJuan Blair

The latest on Dwyane Wade's new contract, another addition for the Wizards and more from around the NBA on Wednesday.<p>Dwyane Wade secured a no-trade clause as part of his new contract with the Miami Heat, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.com. That gives the shooting guard some extra leverage over the next …

NFL Draft 2014: Tracking rookie contracts

Which NFL Draft picks have signed and which are yet to ink a deal? We have the full rundown on rookie deals.<p>Not long ago, striking deals with NFL Draft picks often took weeks and sometimes months. First-round deals were especially difficult with negotiations occasionally continuing into training …

Durant, Rousey win top athlete honors at ESPYs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Durant won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female …

Paul Finebaum claims Texas wanted to pay Nick Saban $100 million

Yes, this story again, somehow.<p>While the Nick Saban-to-Texas rumors never had any apparent solid backing, one new rumor alleges that the Longhorns weren't kidding around about making Saban their new head coach. According to ESPN commentator Paul Finebaum — via AL.com — in a new book about the SEC …

5 San Francisco 49ers Players Who Will Surprise During Training Camp

Every year, some players make larger-than-expected impacts when training camp rolls around. The San Francisco 49ers are no exception.<p>Last season, Anquan Boldin was expected to be a safety valve and tertiary option in the passing game. Instead, in the absence of Michael Crabtree, he emerged as the …

Breaking Down the San Francisco 49ers' Biggest Training Camp Projects

As training camp approaches, the San Francisco 49ers prepare to get to work to once again make a run at the Super Bowl.<p>The 49ers have been very close to the title in the past three seasons, including a loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII two seasons ago. With salary-cap constraints and …

Frank Gore Is the Perfect RB to Defy Age Barrier Dooming Other NFL RBs

Frank Gore is an anomaly.<p>As the No. 65 overall pick by the San Francisco 49ers in 2005, expectations for the Miami (Florida) product were tempered at best after an injury-riddled collegiate tenure that had produced a pair of torn ACLs. Sure, the talent was there, but Gore was taken in an era when …

Ravens making a mockery of John Harbaugh’s “high standard”

AP<p>With a Super Bowl title and consistent success, the Ravens are often held up as a model NFL organization.<p>But this offseason, the most consistent …

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Oakland Raiders: The three most intriguing position battles

As we inch closer to pre-season camp, there are some unfinished battles over starting spots on both offense and defense for the Oakland Raiders. …

Total cost of Pilot Flying J fraud exceeds $150 million

AP<p>When allegations first emerged of rebate fraud at the truck-stop company run by Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, Haslam insisted that the situation …

Texts from Belichick to Hernandez (33 pages) included in evidence

Reuters<p>The Patriots have worked extremely hard to distance themselves from Aaron Hernandez since he was first charged with murder, with owner Robert …

Report: Kraft, Belichick interviewed in Hernandez murder case

Court filings show that detectives interviewed Patriots owner Robert Kraft, coach Bill Belichick and other team employees as part of a year-long …

Dick Vermeil sees a “very successful” Jon Gruden return to coaching

Getty Images<p>Dick Vermeil was 46 years old when he retired as the coach of the Eagles and went into broadcasting, and then coached the Rams when he …

Hernandez cousin to change plea

FALL RIVER, Mass. -- The cousin of Aaron Hernandez who was charged with criminal contempt after refusing to testify before the grand jury that …

Monday Mini-Mock: A backup QB plan

<i>So here's how this works. Each Monday, the Yahoo fantasy crew jumps on a conference call to discuss the week that was/will be. As part of this</i> …