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Ricky O'Donnell

Becky Hammon won the Spurs a late challenge after convincing Gregg Popovich to go for it

Pop didn’t want to challenge a late foul call on Jimmy Butler until Hammon convinced him to go for it.

The San Antonio Spurs were fighting off a comeback attempt from the Miami Heat in the final minutes of Sunday’s game when the NBA’s new coaching challenge rule came into play. As Jimmy Butler drove to the basket for the Heat and went for a layup, the refs called for a continuation and goaltending on the Spurs, which would have given Miami a three-point play opportunity and the...


Christian D'Andrea

Richard Sherman won an NFC title, then immediately got into it with Darrelle Revis online

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Darrelle Revis criticized Richard Sherman. As is tradition, the 49ers CB responded in kind.

Richard Sherman and Darrelle Revis are two of the best cornerbacks to take the field this millennium. They also don’t like each other very much.

Revis called out the 49ers cornerback after he got beat on a Davante Adams deep route late in a 37-20 NFC title game win over the Packers. That led a triumphant Sherman to respond after he’d marched back to the...


Morgan Moriarty

George Kittle’s signed, shirtless Jimmy Garoppolo shirt was so good

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This explanation was too good.

The San Francisco 49ers have a chance to win their fourth Super Bowl in franchise history, thanks to their 37-20 win over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship. Afterwards, 49ers tight end George Kittle, who led the team in receiving yards in the regular season, met the media donning a shirt with a shirtless Jimmy Garoppolo on it:

George Kittle wearing a signed Jimmy Garoppolo t-shirt to the post-game podium ......


James Brady

Jimmy Garoppolo can still throw when the 49ers need him to

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Jimmy Garoppolo attempted just eight passes in the NFC Championship Game. But you shouldn’t overlook him, and neither should the Chiefs.

The 49ers ran all over the Packers in the NFC Championship Game, amassing 285 yards on the ground. That says a lot about Raheem Mostert, the guy who did most of the running, as well as all of the players blocking for him. But what does it say about quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who attempted just eight passes in...


Romain Dillet

Maze raises $2 million and adds Figma support to enable user testing at scale

Maze wants to reinvent usability tests by letting you turn design prototypes into tests in just a few clicks. It could become the equivalent of a developing test suite for developers, but this time for designers — it could be something that you run before shipping an update to make sure everything works fine. The startup just raised a $2 million funding round and launched a couple of new features.

Since I first covered the company, Maze founders Jonathan Widawski and Thomas Mary still have...

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Adi Robertson

Huawei signs deal with TomTom for a Google Maps alternative

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Chinese phone maker Huawei will work with Dutch digital mapping company TomTom to put maps on its phones, Reuters reports. A TomTom spokesperson told Reuters that the deal closed “some time ago,” but it became public late last week.

While TomTom maintains self-branded apps on iOS and Android, Reuters describes Huawei building its own apps with TomTom’s maps, traffic information, and navigation tools. TomTom has previously provided data for Apple Maps...

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Jon Porter

Garmin’s new Tactix Delta smartwatch looks designed for a privacy-conscious Navy SEAL

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Garmin’s Tactix Delta is the latest in its lineup of rugged smartwatches built to military standards. New for the Tactix’s fourth generation is a big 1.4-inch display similar to what we saw on the Fenix 6 last year, as well as a power manager feature, which gives you battery life predictions based on which settings you turn on and off.

New for this version of the Tactix is stealth mode, which completely disables storing and sharing of your information, and a kill switch...

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Eric Niiler

Pop Culture May Evolve at the Same Rate as Birds and Bugs

How quickly do music and literature change? Evolutionary biology could give us a hint.

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Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman

Trump Legal Team to Ask Senate for Speedy Acquittal in Impeachment Trial

The day before the trial starts, the president’s lawyers will assert he did nothing wrong and dismiss the proceeding as “rigged.”

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Trump's 'strong, silent type' lawyer to take center stage

When Pat Cipollone steps foot onto the faded blue carpet of the Senate chamber next week, the relative anonymity he has enjoyed for much of his three-decade law career will be stripped away by the glare of cameras and the scrutiny of history.


Sam Haysom

David Lynch interrogates monkey suspect in surprise Netflix murder mystery

It's Monday, which means it's the perfect time for you to watch David Lynch asking a suited monkey if he's ever been a card-carrying member of the communist party.

It's a genuine thing that happens in a David Lynch short, What Did Jack Do?, a 17-minute film just added to Netflix which sees the legendary director interrogating a monkey called Jack in a train carriage.

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Co-presented by Lynch's company Absurda and Parisian contemporary art museum Fondation Cartier, the film was...


Geoff Schwartz

Why the Chiefs can win the Super Bowl, and why the 49ers can

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The Super Bowl matchup is set, and Geoff Schwartz identifies one reason to believe in each team.

Wow, folks. I’m emotional. This is awesome. For those who don’t know, my brother, Mitchell Schwartz, is the starting right tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs. And he’s now in the Super Bowl. How cool. I’m so happy for him and for his team.

The Chiefs face off against a very complete San Francisco 49ers team. They are a beast. This is an exciting...


Tom Ziller

When Royce O’Neale’s new Jazz contract will matter

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Utah committed to O’Neale with big dollars to keep him out of free agency this summer. The real pressure point is a couple of years down the road.

The Utah Jazz gave defensive role player Royce O’Neale a four-year, $36 million extension. O’Neale is a third-year wing who signed with the Jazz out of Summer League in 2017 after going undrafted out of Baylor and playing two seasons in Europe. He’s a good shooter who doesn’t shoot much. His...

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You Can Only Call Yourself A True Midwesterner If You Can Get 6/7 On This Test

Let's clear one thing up: The Dakotas are in the Midwest, but Kentucky is not.

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18 Husband And Wife Fails That Should Never, Ever Be Forgiven

When married couples say marriage takes a lot of work, they mean it.

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Adi Robertson

Radiohead launched an online ‘public library’ with rare tracks and a printable library card


Alright, I’ll admit it: despite the headline above, a downloadable library card may be the least exciting part of the “Radiohead Public Library,” a new online collection of the band’s material. But the clever touch emphasizes how much the Radiohead Public Library (henceforth RPL) does feel like browsing a particularly chaotic research archive. And just like a library, it can point you toward some of the band’s lesser-known work — including its debut album Drill.


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Laura Mallonee

404: The City Left Behind by China's Nuclear Ambitions

An artist goes looking for his past in a Cold War ghost town.

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Beth Gardiner

A Surge of New Plastic Is About to Hit the Planet

A world awash in plastic will soon get slammed by more, as major oil companies ramp up their production.


Cameron Joseph

EXCLUSIVE POLL: More Than 50% of African-Americans Are ‘Very Concerned’ About Paying for Basic Necessities

WASHINGTON — America is experiencing a booming economy and record unemployment, but not everyone is feeling it.

Large majorities of both African-Americans and Hispanics say they’re worried about job security, housing, and being able to pay for education and basic necessities, according to a VICE News-Ipsos poll focused on African-Americans and Hispanics.

A majority of African-Americans say they’re “very concerned” about being able to afford housing (57%) and food and household...

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