Mark Kovach

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2018 NBA Mock Draft: Predictions for Most Intriguing Prospects

The 2018 NBA draft is close enough that you can almost hear commissioner Adam Silver announcing the selections.<p>So, which names are going to be called first?<p>Is Deandre Ayton a lock at the top? Is Luka Doncic in danger of a mini-slide down the board? And if Doncic doesn't go No. 2, who does? Marvin …

Basketball

Golden Knights vs. Capitals: Game 4 Stats, NHL Final 2018 Game 5 Schedule, Odds

After winning Game 4 on Monday night, the Washington Capitals are now just one victory away from hoisting the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history. The home team Capitals jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period and snagged a 4-0 lead off a power-play goal from John Carlson less …

Ice Hockey

2018 MLB Draft Grades: Best and Worst Picks from Monday Results

The first 78 selections of the 2018 MLB draft are done and dusted after Day 1 kicked off the three-day event on Monday night.<p>Predicting how the MLB draft will play out is always nothing short of a fool's errand, and even in the first round of the 40-round event, there are always a handful of …

MLB Draft

Nationals' Max Scherzer and Ryan Zimmerman have an awkward rift with Bryce Harper over the Stanley Cup Final

Where Scherzer and Zimmerman couldn't be happier about the Capitals' run, Vegas fan Harper isn't thrilled<p>The Washington Capitals are up 3-1 on the …

Stanley Cup

LeBron James is on the cover of NBA 2K19, but there's an important omission

LeBron James is gracing the cover of NBA 2K19, but the creators must have learned a valuable lesson from Kyrie Irving last year.<p>Irving was on the cover of 2K18 in the Cleveland Cavaliers uniform and was traded to the Boston Celtics days before the game was released. The creators of the game had to …

Basketball

10 Ways the Washington Capitals Can Blow a Chance to Win the Stanley Cup

Because we care about you, Caps fans, we are here to balance out all those who think a Washington win is a foregone conclusion.<p>The Washington Capitals dismantled the Vegas Golden Knights 6-2 in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday night to grab a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series and can …

Ice Hockey

Golden Knights' frustration spills over with nasty end to Game 4 of Stanley Cup Final

WASHINGTON — Shoves, slashes and taunts filled the final minutes of the Washington Capitals’ 6-2 victory in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday.<p>Capitals center Tom Wilson liked the scene, one instigated by Vegas Golden Knights players who now find themselves one game away from seeing their …

Ice Hockey

Here's Why We Can't Just Plug Up Erupting Volcanoes

Every now and then, I pop along to an institution, college, university or school and give a lecture or presentation about science or science communication. Almost invariably, the most glorious combination is going to a primary school and talking specifically about volcanoes, because kids always ask …

12 Michael Jordan stories that prove he was the most competitive athlete of all-time

What made Michael Jordan so great? Was it his supreme athleticism? That probably had a lot to do with it, as did his finely tuned skill-set. But the biggest reason Jordan ended up as the greatest NBA player we have ever seen is his amazing competitive streak.<p>So on this Throwback Thursday, let’s …

Michael Jordan

US officials: Syria moves planes to Russian base for protection

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Syrian government has relocated the majority of its combat planes to protect them from potential US strikes, two US defense officials told CNN Wednesday.<p>The movement of the aircraft to the air base at Bassel Al-Assad International Airport began shortly after the US's April 6 Tomahawk …

The Ever-Shrinking Senate

The Supreme Court has grown back to its proper size, and the United States Senate has continued to get smaller, locked in a long process of shrinking, on issues both foreign and domestic, from the days when it could with a straight face claim to be the world’s greatest deliberative body.<p>We saw the …

Donald Trump Blames SEAL's Death On Military: 'They Lost Ryan'

The buck stops with 'them.'<p>President Donald Trump on Tuesday dodged responsibility for a botched mission he ordered in Yemen last month, placing the onus on the military and Barack Obama’s administration instead.<p>Bill Owens, the father of Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens, the Navy SEAL who …

Donald Trump blames Barack Obama for leaks and protests – video

President Donald Trump says Barack Obama is behind the recent protests against him. In an interview with Fox and Friends, which will air on Tuesday morning in the US, Trump also accuses Obama and his allies of involvement in the leaks of information from the White House. There is no evidence to …

Donald Trump

Stephen Curry had worst 3-point performance in NBA history, then blamed it on the weather

Back-to-back MVP Stephen Curry had a remarkably bad game Monday night against the 76ers.<p>His 0-11 performance from the three-point arc catapulted him into the history books once again, but this time, he tied the NBA record for most missed threes without a make in a single game — a record he now …

We No Longer Have Three Branches of Government

I served in Congress for 16 years and taught civics for 13 more. Our government no longer looks like the one I told my students about—or the one the Constitution describes.<p>For more than a dozen years, teaching government classes to graduate students at Harvard and Princeton, I filled my students’ …

Political Science

The Biggest Emerging MLB Star at Every Position Entering 2017

Link to Media<p>From Mike Trout to Miguel Cabrera to Clayton Kershaw and many more, Major League Baseball isn't hurting for established stars. And the ranks are swelling every year.<p>Which poses the question: Who's next?<p>We have a few ideas, and we're going to act on them by rounding up the biggest …

The 5 Jobs Robots Will Take First

Oxford University researchers have estimated that 47% of U.S. jobs could be automated within the next two decades. But which ones will robots take …

The Weeknd’s New Song Seems to Throw Nasty Shade at Justin Bieber During the Selena Gomez Love Triangle

While some celebs choose to keep their personal lives private, it looks like everyone in the Justin Bieber + Selena Gomez + The Weeknd + Bella Hadid sitch wants to have their say. As Selena and The Weeknd continue to heat things up (and Justin Bieber snarks), Bella Hadid opened up about her breakup …

Pop Music

Watch this mesmerizing supercut of every time "Harry" and "Potter" are said in the "Harry Potter" series

Of course it’s only natural that the most famous wizard ever would have his name said a lot. But you don’t realize just how many times you hear …

Russia beating Turkey 42-0 in hockey ranks as one of the most impressive sports blowouts ever

Why isn’t there a mercy rule?!<p>Russia played Turkey at the European Youth Olympic Festival and the result was one of the most impressive sports beat downs of all time. After 60 minutes of hockey, Russia won 42-0. Video of the game speaks for itself.<p>There is no way in hell this game was remotely …

Dear Beyhive: Stop Whining. Beyonce Still Hasn't Earned Her Album Of The Year Grammy

Lemonade was not the "cultural movement" everyone keeps saying it was.<p>It’s funny. With all of the furor over Beyonce’s losing the Album of the Year Grammy for the third time, you’d think Katy Perry or Britney Spears had snatched the prize out of Queen Bey’s outstretched hands. But people, she was …

Donald Trump declines ESPN’s offer to fill out March Madness bracket

Andy Katz won’t be going to the White House to help the president fill out an NCAA Tournament bracket this year.<p>Donald Trump won’t be continuing Barack Obama’s tradition of filling out an NCAA Tournament bracket from the White House for ESPN. Trump declined the network’s offer to make bracket picks …

Did Michael Flynn Tell the FBI the Truth?

The former national security adviser learns the hard way: It’s always the cover-up that gets you.<p><i>Updated at 6:11 p.m. ET</i><p>Wash, rinse, repeat: The cover-up is always worse than the crime.<p>As much change as President Trump has tried to bring to Washington in his eventful first weeks as president, he …

Donald Trump

Oscars 2017 predictions: Who will win best director?

It's time to accept that <i>La La Land</i> is going to win everything at the 2017 Academy Awards.<p>Well, not everything: Ryan Gosling is probably going to miss …

The Weeknd Showered Selena Gomez With Kisses During Romantic Sleepover On Yacht

Selena Gomez and The Weeknd are officially too hot to handle! After they were caught getting frisky during an intense make out session aboard a …

15 movies you should watch before tomorrow’s Oscars

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>The 89th Academy Awards are just around the corner, so if you want to have an educated opinion on which films should take home the golden …

Entertainment

What is Trash Dove, and can Facebook do anything to stop it?

Trash Dove is spamming its way across the internet. While #Saltbae and “Cash me Ousside” started the new year on a mostly innocent run of memes, the …

If PewDiePie survives this scandal, anything goes

How far is too far?<p>For PewDiePie — ranked <i>Forbes</i>' highest-paid YouTube star of 2015 and 2016 — that question had never been a problem.<p>In the last …

Internet

What’s up with this purple bird that is all over your Facebook?

Facebook was abuzz this weekend with a cartoon image of a purple pigeon. It took over meme pages in the space of a day, and now it’s even being …

LEGO Launches Kid-Friendly Social Network

It might be hard for many of us old folks to believe, but 39 percent of kids register for a social media account by the age of 11. To keep children …

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