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Richard Lawler

The latest ‘Woj bomb’ was just a scam NFT tweet from a hacked account

The fake NBA Top Shot tweet. | Image: X / @wojespn

People who still use NBA Top Shot were the primary targets of a scam tweet posted to ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski’s account on X Saturday evening at about 6:30PM ET. The tweet referred to NBA Top Shot as a “popular” NFT platform, despite the fact that current activity levels are a tiny fraction of what we saw during its peak, and falsely claimed a “free NFT pack is available to all customers.”

The tweet linked visitors...

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Jack Milko

Mexico Open: Matt Wallace goes fishing while on mic, shows incredible composure

Matt Wallace during the 2024 Mexico Open at Vidanta. | Photo by Orlando Ramirez/Getty Images

Matt Wallace joined NBC’s broadcast for a ‘walk-and-talk’ conversation and showed tremendous poise during the interview.

Television executives and PGA Tour brass should encourage more players to join golf broadcasts for their ‘Walk-and-Talk’ interviews, which have become a staple on weekend telecasts.

Fans, media, and fellow players alike have all been exposed to great content and...

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Rempe scores, fights as Rangers win 10th straight

Rookie forward Matt Rempe netted his first career goal and sparked his streaking club with a first-period fight, as the New York Rangers tied a franchise record with their 10th straight victory, defeating the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 on Saturday.

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Michael C. Bender

Kristi Noem and Vivek Ramaswamy Are CPAC’s Choices for Trump’s Running Mate

The conservative gathering’s straw poll is hardly predictive, but it can show which way political winds are gusting on the far right.

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Jack Milko

LIV Golf’s Joaquin Niemann blasts OWGR, majors amid Masters invitation

Joaquin Niemann at the 2024 International Series Oman event. | Photo by Jason Butler/Getty Images

Joaquin Niemann spoke candidly about the difficulties LIV golfers face when trying to qualify for the majors.

Thanks to his victory at the Australian Open, and two other top-five finishes on the DP World Tour, Augusta National extended an invitation to Joaquin Niemann to compete in this year’s Masters Tournament.

And yet, when the Green Jackets announced Niemann’s entry into this...

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Jonathan Swan and Michael C. Bender

At CPAC, Trump Invokes Clashing Visions of America’s Future

He used his speech to focus on a general-election contest between him and President Biden, not once mentioning his main Republican rival, Nikki Haley.

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Ashley Belanger, Ars Technica

A Vending Machine Error Revealed Secret Face Recognition Tech

A student investigation at the University of Waterloo uncovered a system that scanned countless undergrads without consent.

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Ricky O'Donnell

Duke’s Kyle Filipowski suffers ankle injury in Wake Forest’s court storming

Let’s hope the Duke star is okay.

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons earned the type of win they badly need to boost their NCAA tournament resume on Saturday afternoon by upsetting No. 8 Duke. Wake Forest had been on the bubble, and a win against a powerful in-state rival is certainly something to celebrate. Unfortunately, Duke star Kyle Filipowski appears to have been injured as fans rushed the court.

Filipowski was seen hobbling into the tunnel after getting caught up in the court...

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Jack Milko

Africa Amateur Championship goes to playoff with The Open berth on the line

Altin Van Der Merwe poses with the Open Championship flag after his win at the inaugural Africa Amateur Championship. | Photo by Octavio Passos/R&A via Getty Images

The R&A held its inaugural Africa Amateur Championship this week, as it ended with a thrilling playoff.

The inaugural Africa Amateur Championship ended with a thrilling finish, as three young South Africans battled it out on the Gary Player-designed Leopard Creek Country Club.

But a playoff was almost not necessary.

Altin...

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Duke's Filipowski injured by fan after Wake's win

Upstart Wake Forest knocked off No. 8 Duke 83-79 on Saturday, but the win was marred by an apparent injury to Blue Devils forward Kyle Filipowski after a fan collided with him while storming the court.

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Syracuse avoids collapse, wins on 'Boeheim Day'

Syracuse pulled out an 88-85 win over Notre Dame after nearly giving up a 29-point lead on "Jim Boeheim Day."

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McDowell finally on NASCAR pole in 467th start

After starting beside Daytona 500 pole winner Joey Logano on the front row last week, Michael McDowell edged Logano in Atlanta for his first NASCAR Cup Series pole in his 467th career start.

Mashable

Instagram may be developing Snap Map dupe to locate your friends

Originality is overrated, anyway. Instagram is reportedly going to do what it does best: blatantly copy another social media site's feature.

Think about it. Stories were ripped from Snapchat. Reels are a TikTok dupe. It copied Notes and Threads from Twitter/X and Candid from BeReal. The latest dupe? Snap Map. That's right, Insta is reportedly going back to its roots and taking inspiration from Snapchat.

SEE ALSO: Soon you'll be able to tweet and BeReal from...

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Rob Dawson

Defiant Ten Hag: Utd moving in 'right direction'

Erik ten Hag insisted he remains the right man to manage Manchester United despite the defeat to Fulham because the "bigger picture looks very good."

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MLBPA: Two-second cut to pitch clock too soon

Tony Clark, head of Major League Baseball's Player Association, says the move to cut two seconds off the pitch clock with runners on base is too much, too soon for some pitchers.

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Funeral held for woman killed during K.C. parade

Hundreds of mourners attended a funeral mass for Kansas City-area DJ Lisa Lopez-Galvan, who was killed when she was shot during a celebration of the Chiefs' Super Bowl victory.

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Wes Davis

Google co-founder Sergey Brin sued over a plane crash that killed two pilots last year

Sergey Brin at a World Economic Forum session in 2017. | Photo by Fabrice Coffrini / AFP via Getty Images

Google co-founder Sergey Brin is facing a wrongful death lawsuit from the widow of one of two pilots who died in a plane crash off the coast of California in May 2023. It blames a poorly installed modification for the crash and claims his representatives intentionally slowed recovery efforts to destroy evidence, as previously reported by Bloomberg and Fortune.

An updated...

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Ricky O'Donnell

Victor Wembanyama’s response to 5x5 game shows why he’s destined for greatness

Wemby’s mentality couldn’t be better.

Victor Wembanyama painted a masterpiece in his 51st NBA game. The San Antonio Spurs’ 7’5 rookie supernova became the youngest player in league history to post a 5x5 game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night when he finished with 27 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists, five steals, and five blocks in 31 minutes. Wembanyama went 3-for-8 from three-point range and 10-of-11 from the free throw line on the night.

There was only one...

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Michael Gold

Trump Says Indictments, and His Mug Shot, Are Helping Him With Black Voters

In a speech to the Black Conservative Federation, former President Donald J. Trump made express overtures to Black voters, whom he and his campaign are eager to win over.

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