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Meet the College Kids Who Set Out to Build the 'Ultimate Electric Vehicle'

The World Solar Challenge is returning to the Land Down Under this fall, and with new rules, new teams, and new cars, the University of Michigan team …

Which?: iPhone 5 is 'slowest smartphone'

Tests of the seven most popular smartphones found that iPhone 5 came last, processing requests at half the speed of the Samsung Galaxy S4.<p>The phones were put through a series of benchmark tests by Which? to measure processor and memory performance, which show how quickly the phone will allow photo …

Siri takes initiative to learn how to pronounce names in iOS 7

When Siri first launched, many users found lots of names were pronounced incorrectly and couldn’t do much beyond adding phonetic spellings manually for each contact. With iOS 7, it appears that Siri can now take initiative for learning proper pronunciations.<p>As discovered by <i>9to5Mac</i> reader RY, Siri …

Where do you want him to go? - D10

iOS 7 beta 2 arrives with bug fixes, iPad version

Apple on Monday released the second beta of iOS 7, exactly two weeks after the first iteration of the software was doled out to developers.<p>The new version promises only to fix bugs and contains other undocumented "improvements."<p>But the big new thing in this release is a version of the software for …

Software

Luol Deng trade for Wizards' 3rd draft pick discussed, according to report

The Chicago Bulls are shopping Luol Deng, and the Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers have interest in acquiring the veteran small forward.<p>Luol Deng could be on the trading block as the Chicago Bulls once again are gauging interest in their veteran forward heading into Thursday's NBA Draft, …

Kobe Bryant isn't thinking about retirement, even as he rehabs from the most devastating injury of his star-studded career. The Los Angeles Lakers star has already said that his retirement is a "moving target," and he doesn't sound like someone intent on retiring after the 2013-14 season. Bryant sat down for a segment produced and said, "I could easily see myself playing another three or four years." That's right, Lakers fans: The Black Mamba may not be ready to call it quits just yet. JCR

Bosh: Heat changing look for Green

MIAMI -- After San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green hit 66 percent of his 3-pointers through the first five games of the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat's …

Julius Erving was drafted by the Bucks team that had Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson but instead signed with the Atlanta Hawks. Oh what could have been... Bases and Baskets

The Dwight Howard-For-Blake Griffin Trade Rumor Won't Go Away Even Though It Will Never Happen

A ccording to Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com, the Clippers are willing to give the Lakers Blake Griffin and Eric Bledsoe in a sign-and-trade to make it happen.<p>And even though there are a number of reasons to believe this blockbuster deal will never happen, the rumors won't go …

Monta Ellis Reportedly Will Opt Out of Contract with Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee Bucks point guard Monta Ellis reportedly will opt out of the final year remaining on his contract with the team, according to league sources via ESPN NBA insider Chris Broussard:<p>According to Broussard, Ellis has one year and $11 million remaining on his current deal with the …

Vonta Leach expected to make decision in next 2 weeks

The free agent fullback is being courted by several NFL teams.<p>Free agent fullback Vonta Leach, who was released by the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens last week, will make a decision on his new team within the next two weeks, per Tony Castleberry of the Daily Reflector.<p>The Ravens attempted to …

Nuggets hire executive Tim Connelly

The Denver Nuggets have settled on a general manager. Now, they can concentrate on finding a new coach.<p>The team announced Monday that Tim Connelly …

Donald Driver will play only for Pack

Donald Driver said Sunday he would come out of retirement if the Green Bay Packers asked him to do so, but he would not for any other team.<p>Speaking …

Green Bay Packers release LB Desmond Bishop

The Packers are set to part ways with their longtime inside linebacker.<p>The Green Bay Packers will release inside linebacker Desmond Bishop Monday, according to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.<p><b>More on the Packers</b>: Acme Packing Co.<p>News of the potential move first surfaced last week, as …

Rob Gronkowski injury: Patriots TE uncertain of return date

Gronkowski is set to undergo back surgery, which will keep him out for the foreseeable future.<p>The New England Patriots don't know when tight end Rob Gronkowski will be fully recovered from back surgery and ready to return to action, according to ESPN's Ed Werder. Gronkowski is set to undergo …

Bryant McKinnie impresses Ravens with conditioning

The offensive tackle is in much better shape compared to last offseason.<p>The Baltimore Ravens are pleased with offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie's conditioning, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. McKinnie is in much better shape than he was during last offseason.<p><b>More on the Ravens</b>: …

Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs: Game 5 Score, Highlights and Analysis

Pick your San Antonio Spurs storyline, there were a bunch. No matter the lede, the result is the same. The Spurs defeated the Miami Heat 114-104 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.<p>The home win puts them ahead in the series 3-2. The two teams return to Miami to play Game 6 on Tuesday, and perhaps Game 7 on …

Chad Johnson Reportedly Will Be Released From Jail Following Butt Slap Incident

The case of Chad Johnson's parole hearing stemming from domestic violence charges took another strange twist on Monday, as the former star wide receiver was released from jail.<p>From TMZ Sports:<p>Johnson appeared in a Florida courtroom today...where he faced off with Judge McHugh—the judge who tore him …

Football (U.S.)

Doc Rivers-centered talks continue

The Celtics and Clippers have relaunched discussions on a new trade framework that could bring a resolution to the complicated talks regarding coach …

Hands-on with the promising next generation of Madden NFL 25

<i>Madden NFL 25</i> is one of two EA Sports titles launching on both current-generation and next-generation consoles this year. When publisher Electronic Arts was last in this position — at the start of the current generation in 2005 — the Xbox 360 version of the game looked better than the Xbox version, …

Why Xbox One And PS4 Have Me Worried For The Future Of Games

Electronic Arts showed off Battlefield 4, its new military shooter for PC, Xbox One, and PS4, at E3 earlier this week. Sitting in a theater drowning in bass, it was nothing short of staggering. There were dozens of soldiers, vehicles, artillery strikes and explosions. A soldier shot out a support …

Andre Iguodala to opt out of contract, become free agent, according to report

Denver Nuggets forward Andre Iguodala plans to exercise his early termination option and enter the free agent market this summer. What does this mean for the Nuggets?<p>Andre Iguodala has until June 25 to exercise an early termination clause in his contract, but his mind is already made up and he has …

Coach: Derrick Rose himself again

CHICAGO -- The old Derrick Rose is back.<p>Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Rose's speed and explosiveness are back to where the former MVP feels …

Chris Bosh fined $5K for flopping

SAN ANTONIO -- Miami Heat star Chris Bosh has been fined $5,000 for flopping during Game 4 of the NBA Finals.<p>The NBA announced the fine on Friday. …

Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs: Game 5 Preview, TV Info and Predictions

Through four wild games, the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs are all tied up heading into Game 5.<p>After San Antonio's dramatic Game 1 win, we got three intriguing blowouts. While the victors deserve all the credit for their dominance, each of these drubbings were still close at halftime. The …

NBA

Victor Cruz back in Giants' fold

New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz has signed his first-round restricted free-agent tender worth $2.879 million, a source confirmed.<p>"I'm going to …