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Bitcoin Only Has One Way To Go If This Is True

<i>Author's update, December 11, 2017:</i> <i>follow-up article</i> <i>with additional support of fraud</i><p>I remain a Bitcoin (OTCQX:GBTC, COIN, RIOT, OTC:BITCF, …

Holloway And McGregor Collide On Social Media After UFC 218

Max Holloway defeated Jose Aldo for the second time this year by knocking out the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight champion …

Amazon Merchants Continue to Find Ways to Cheat

Mike Molson Hart, who sells toys on Amazon.com Inc.’s marketplace, realized earlier this month something was amiss. His company’s popular disc-shaped …

Strange Atomic Ripples in Graphene Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …

Graphene

10 NBA Players Showing Major Regression This Season

The NBA would look drastically different if no one ever trended in the wrong direction.<p>Draft busts wouldn't exist, because even Anthony Bennett and Michael Olowokandi would keep improving; they'd just start with lower baselines. Father Time would be rendered irrelevant since not even age could …

Ex-Bull Ben Gordon attempts NBA comeback

Per the collective bargaining agreement, the Bulls' All-Star break lasts until Wednesday evening, when they'll gather for practice at the Advocate Center.<p>On Monday, one of the most notable players from the franchise's post-dynasty era left town for Frisco, Texas. That's when the All-Star break for …

Chicago

Jerry Jones Threatens to Sue N.F.L. to Block Roger Goodell’s Contract

The N.F.L., the $14 billion-a-year sports juggernaut that dominates TV ratings as well as the national conversation most Sundays, has ascended to its position of supremacy in recent years with an ownership group that often works in lock step. The men and women who control the league’s 32 teams …

Bob Costas on the future of football: 'This game destroys people's brains'

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — As far as longtime sports broadcaster Bob Costas is concerned, the future of football in the United States is clear — and bleak.<p>“The reality is that this game destroys people’s brains," he said Tuesday night.<p>Speaking at a roundtable discussion at the University of Maryland, …

Anonymous Giants players rip Ben McAdoo

Getty Images<p>Giants coach Ben McAdoo strongly rejected the notion that his players quit during last Sunday’s 51-17 loss to the Rams, but a couple of …

Who Will Win Super Bowl LII? Our NFL Midseason Predictions

Good luck finding a consensus when it comes to Super Bowl favorites this season. Eighteen members of The MMQB/SI NFL staff took a crack at predicting …

At least nine people in Trump’s orbit had contact with Russians during campaign and transition

By Rosalind S. Helderman ,<p>Rosalind S. Helderman<p>Reporter focusing on political enterprise stories and investigations<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Tom Hamburger and<p>Tom Hamburger<p>Investigative reporter focused on the intersection of money and politics in Washington<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Carol D. Leonnig<p>Carol D. …

Foreign Policy

Eric Bledsoe traded from Suns to Bucks, per report

Milwaukee will send Greg Monroe and a first round pick back to Phoenix in return.<p>The Phoenix Suns are trading Eric Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe. It’s the inevitable end to the Bledsoe saga, who had requested a trade and has not been with the …

Eric Bledsoe

Mark Cuban says NFL ‘implosion’ is underway

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban made waves about three and a half years ago by stating the NFL was “10 years away from an implosion” due to the …

Grisly pics show mass whale slaughter in remote Faroe Islands hunts

Gruesome whale hunts in Faroe Islands exposed by activists<p>Gruesome pictures given to Fox News show the mass slaughter of whales and dolphins in a series of hunts in the waters around the Faroe Islands this summer.<p>The pictures were taken by volunteers from the ocean conservation group Sea Shepherd …

Facebook Shareholders Could Get Crushed Under Rising Costs

<i>Source: yournetsolutions</i><p>Facebook (FB) and CEO Mark Zuckerberg have been under enormous pressure from some governments and activist groups, which have …

Fake News

A year in: U.S. stock market under Trump's shadow

NEW YORK (Reuters) - One year ago, when it became clear that Republican Donald Trump had pulled a historic upset to defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton to the U.S. presidency, futures in the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled nearly 900 points.<p>FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers his …

UFC Fight Night 120 Co-Main Event Preview: Facts And Numbers For Matt Brown Vs. Diego Sanchez

Two long-tenured UFC fighters meet in the co-main event of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 120.<p>In one corner is Matt Brown. Brown has been with the UFC since 2008. In the opposite corner is Diego Sanchez. Sanchez joined the promotion in 2005. Both of these men have seen better days. Brown is 1-5 in his …

Just In: Watch Rose K.O. Joanna, GSP Sleep Bisping, All In Super-Slow-Motion | Phantom Cam Highlights

Last Saturday’s historic UFC 217 fight card saw the crowning of three new UFC champions.<p>In the night’s main event, Michael Bisping lost his UFC …

10 criminally underrated movies on Netflix you owe it to yourself to watch

Since its inception, Netflix has stood as the benchmark for on-demand entertainment. As its popularity grew, so too did the streaming service’s …

Catfight

Jay Cutler has 'multiple cracked ribs,' unlikely to play in Week 8

Jay Cutler is not expected to play in Week 8. Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports<p>Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler exited Sunday’s game against the …

Google's Latest Self-Learning AI Is Like an "Alien Civilisation Inventing Its Own Mathematics"

Okay, that's pretty awesome.<p>An AI that vanquished humanity at perhaps the most complex traditional game on Earth was inconceivably smart. But not …

Dolphins' offense finally showing signs of life

ATLANTA -- For the first time in a month, Miami Dolphins starting quarterback Jay Cutler approached the postgame podium with good things to …

Earnings Could Propel Dow Past 23000

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is on the verge of crossing 23000 for the first time ever. A stack of earnings reports this week could get it there. Nine companies in the 30-stock index that together represent a third of its weighting are set to report earnings this week, according to S&P Dow …

Bitcoin is the opposite of gold — and that's why you might want to stock up

Indeed, gold and bitcoin are the only two widely distributed, decentralized methods of exchanging value as currency. There is no central authority issuance like there is with U.S. dollars or any other fiat currency.<p>Likewise, neither bitcoin nor gold can just be "printed" at the push of a button by …

Elon Musk might have another $50 billion company on his hands (TSLA)

If you haven't watched one of SpaceX's live rocket launches, and subsequent landings, you are really missing out.<p>Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, started the company in 2002 with the eventual mission of colonizing Mars. It's a lofty goal, and one that's hard to totally comprehend. But, as SpaceX …

Disgraced ex-Dolphins coach 'used me as his cocaine platter,' Las Vegas model says

The Las Vegas model who posted a video appearing to show a Miami Dolphins coach snorting cocaine said he used her as “his cocaine platter.”<p>Kijuana Nige, 33, told ESPN Radio on Wednesday that Chris Foerster, the former Miami Dolphins offensive line coach, threatened her to prevent her from talking …

Las Vegas

How The Process failed Jahlil Okafor

Jahlil Okafor pulls a blanket over his lap, leans back in the leather recliner, and gazes up at the projector screen. The lights dim and Reese Witherspoon begins to narrate the opening sequence of <i>Home Again</i>, a romantic comedy that proves to be light on both romance and comedy. But Okafor doesn’t …

Basketball

Dow closes at record high after Wal-Mart surges on $20 billion buyback

Dow closes at record high after Wal-Mart surges on $20 billion buyback