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WWE's Reality Era Is Failing Due to Lack of Superstar Commitment

The WWE product is currently in the midst of what is known as the Reality Era, a time in which the content is PG and the situations are more kid-friendly. While this is a far cry from the days of the Attitude Era, the fact is that the company obviously felt the need to change, and evolution is …

Vince McMahon

Google and Microsoft agree steps to block abuse images

<b>Leading search engine companies Google and Microsoft have agreed measures to make it harder to find child abuse images online.</b><p>As many as 100,000 search terms will now return no results that find illegal material, and will trigger warnings that child abuse imagery is illegal.<p>PM David Cameron has …

Downing Street

Daily Word - ESPN

Daily Word: Can Memphis upset OK State?<p>Every weekday, Andy Katz leads a panel of our college hoops experts in a discussion of the biggest issues, …

Measuring Marcus Smart's impact

Jack Taylor scores 71 in opener

GRINNELL, Iowa -- Jack Taylor is back at it for Grinnell College.<p>Taylor scored 71 points Friday night in Grinnell's 144-99 season-opening victory …

10 Takeaways From a Wonderful, Frustrating Night of College Basketball

The Champions Classic is in the books, with Michigan State surviving against Kentucky and Jabari Parker defeating Andrew Wiggins (historical …

No. 10 Ohio State holds No. 17 Marquette to 35 in win

MILWAUKEE -- A short jumper off the glass. A stutter-step shot that drew a foul. An easy layup after a teammate sealed off a defender in the …

Facebook pulls beheading video

Facebook backs down in row over beheading video, less than a day after David Cameron leads criticism of "irresponsible" site<p><b>Facebook</b> pulled a beheading video late on Tuesday following worldwide outrage over its lifting of a ban on such gory images and footage.<p>The social networking site was adamant …

New Zealand postal service drops to three days a week

New Zealand Post successfully lobbies for change from delivering mail six days a week to three in most areas<p>The postal service in <b>New Zealand</b> will deliver mail as infrequently as three days a week to most customers from 2015, due to the volume of letters dropping significantly thanks to email.<p>The …

The World Has Lost an Unbelievable Amount of Forest Since 1999

EU and US edge toward trade deal

<b>A week of trade talks in Brussels have taken the European Union and the United States a little closer to a deal to liberalise bilateral trade.</b><p>EU officials say the trade relationship with the US is already the biggest in the world, worth more than 2bn euros (£1.7bn) a day.<p>But barriers remain, and …

World Trade Organization

Roy Williams: 'It's what it is'

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- P.J. Hairston, North Carolina's leading scorer last season, and senior Leslie McDonald will miss their second straight game …

Daily Word - ESPN

Daily Word: A New No. 1<p>><p>Every weekday, Andy Katz leads a panel of our college hoops experts in a discussion of the biggest issues, trends and themes …

Police, garment workers clash over wages

Garment workers in Bangladesh are in their second day of clashes with police over disputes about the minimum wage, which workers are demanding be raised to $100 a month.

Clothing

Typhoon Haiyan in Pictures

Inspiring One-Handed Phenom Gets College Basketball Offer

Zach Hodskins is one of the most inspiring basketball players you'll ever hear about. The 6-foot-3 guard was born without the bottom half of his left …

College Basketball’s New (and Necessary) Growing Pains

Last May, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee met with a chance to rescue college basketball from its ongoing doldrums. The aesthetic quality …

Is Andrew Wiggins the clear No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA draft? Not so fast, scouts say

The heralded 2014 NBA draft class is often projected as the "Andrew Wiggins' Sweepstakes." <i>Which team will win the draft lottery and the right to</i> …

Andrew Wiggins

State-sanctioned spying is rebuilding trade barriers the internet helped tear down

Earlier this year Paul Krugman, the economics Nobel laureate, proclaimed the death of protectionism. US import tariffs, he noted, have fallen so far that any remaining cuts will make pretty much no difference to the economy.<p>But even as he wrote it, scares over Chinese spying were already throwing …

Spying

Pitino: Ware likely 2 weeks away

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville's Kevin Ware, just days after returning to the court in an exhibition game, did not play in the season opener on …

Uni Watch: Men's basketball preview

Early November is when we traditionally present the Uni Watch college basketball season preview, which runs down everything you can expect to see on …

The life of Orlando Antigua

<b>DON'T CLOSE</b> your eyes.<p><i>Halloween night, 1988. He was 15 years old, on a gurney in the back of an ambulance as it sped down Fordham Road in the Bronx,</i> …