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Tim Cato

NBA scores 2016: John Wall is having a career year and the Wizards still aren’t winning

Washington’s tumble from a playoff team to a middle-of-the-pack lottery squad is bizarre, and it’s definitely not Wall’s fault.

What more can John Wall do? His career-high 52 points wasn’t enough to prevent the Wizards from losing 124-116 to the Magic on Tuesday, adding to a trend of Wall’s stellar play not being enough for Washington.

The Wizards are 7-13 now, already 3.5 games out of the playoffs this early in the season with no real reason to believe they’ll bounce back....



NFL odds, Week 14: Opening betting lines and analysis for the top games on the schedule

The Oakland Raiders are underdogs while the Dallas Cowboys and the New England Patriots are both betting favorites at the sportsbooks for Week 14 of the NFL season.

The Oakland Raiders are 6-0 straight up and 5-1 against the spread since losing to the Kansas City Chiefs at home on October 16. The Raiders will try to avenge that loss this Thursday night on the road against their division rival.

Oakland is a 3-point road underdog on Thursday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com....


Jack Sargeant

Real Madrid vs. Borussia Dortmund live stream: Time, TV schedule, and how to watch Champions League online

Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund are still vying over top spot heading into the final Champions League group stage matchday.

Real Madrid play host to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday, it what is arguably the highlight of the final group stage matchday. Both sides have guaranteed their passage into the knockout stages already, though they're still vying over top spot and -- theoretically, at least -- an easier tie in the next round.

Dortmund head in with the...



Raiders vs. Chiefs odds: Oakland an underdog at Kansas City for critical Thursday night matchup

The Oakland Raiders are looking to win their ninth straight game against the spread on the road when they take on the rival Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night.

The Oakland Raiders are 7-1 straight up and 8-0 against the spread in their last eight games on the road. The Raiders can extend their road winning streak to six games with a win over the Kansas City Chiefs this Thursday night.

Oakland is a 3-point road underdog at Arrowhead Stadium at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com....


Mary Clarke

NHL scores 2016: The Flyers are back in the Metropolitan Division race with six straight wins

Philadelphia has placed itself back in the narrative with its win streak.

It was really only a matter of time before the Flyers course-corrected. With a lineup boasting Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek, Wayne Simmonds, Shayne Gostisbehere, and Travis Konecny, it was hard to imagine Philadelphia would stay below .500 for long.

After starting the year 9-13, the Flyers are off to a red-hot start to December. Now with six straight wins, Philadelphia is now the NHL’s fourth team this year to...


Marc Normandin

The Nationals wanted Chris Sale and Mark Melancon and got neither

Wednesday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes the Nats missing out on multiple players, the Red Sox deal for Chris Sale, and an odd Jose Bautista rumor.

Listen, we know it’s tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each morning. There are all kinds of stories, rumors, game coverage and Vines of dudes getting hit in the beans every day. Trying to find all of it while on your way to work or sitting at your desk just isn’t easy. It’s OK, though. We’re going to do...


SB Nation College

The 2016 College Football All-America Team, by SB Nation

Quarterbacks & Running Backs

Lamar Jackson didn't finish the season as hot as he started it, but the full body of work stands up just fine. He's the first player in FBS history to throw for more than 3,300 yards and rush for more than 1,500 in the same season, he runs the country's No. 2 offense in yards per game, and among the nine QBs with 540 or more total passing and rushing plays, he leads in average yards per play (eight) by almost a full yard. His team lost two close games, one...

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Mitt Romney Still in the Running for Secretary of State, Trump Says

The president-elect said “we’ve come a long way” about his relationship with Mitt Romney, who sharply criticized Mr. Trump during the campaign.

The Verge

Andrew Webster

Sony has sold 50 million PS4s

Sony has announced that sales of the PlayStation 4 have surpassed 50 million units as of this week. The console, which launched in November 2013, hit the 40 million mark back in May of this year. The sales milestone includes sales of the original PS4 hardware, the newly introduced slim redesign of the console, and the higher-end PS4 Pro, which launched last month. Sony says that the sales surge was helped in part by “the best ever Black Friday week” for a PlayStation device.


The Verge

Adi Robertson

Nine great Oculus Touch games you should try (or watch) right now

If you ordered the Touch controllers for Oculus’ Rift virtual reality headset, you’re probably either eagerly anticipating their arrival, or already pulling them out of the box for some motion-control gaming. But what should you play? Oculus has 53 titles supporting Touch, ranging from $49.99 to totally free. We haven’t tried all of them out yet, but we’ve had our Touch controllers and access to part of the catalog for a couple of weeks, which has given us time to find some clear...


Steve O'Hear

Belgium’s Doctoranytime raises €1M

 It looks like the demise of food delivery startup Take Eat Easy is going to produce a number of interesting new startups, not least in its home country of Belgium. Read More

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Pakistan: Plane crashes with 40 passengers on board

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Orr, Conor

Bowles: Execution, not effort the problem in blowout

The New York Jets were throttled by the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night. After watching the film, coach Todd Bowles concluded effort was not the issue in the blowout loss.


Orr, Conor

Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul has surgery, out 6 weeks

Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul underwent surgery Wednesday morning for a core-muscle injury and will be out six weeks, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

Fast Company

Fastco Studios

How Clever Design Makes A 350-Square-Foot Apartment Feel Luxurious

Graham Hill, cofounder of LifeEdited.com, believes tiny apartments are better for the environment, your bank account, and your well-being.


Sam Haysom

Angry goat goes on rampage at local store, terrorises shoppers

LONDON — You don't want to get on the wrong side of an angry goat. Just don't do it.

The quiet town of Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland recently found this out first-hand when a runaway billy goat stormed the carpark of a local store. 

SEE ALSO: Nothing calms Polly the goat's anxiety like her duck costume

"I was on my own in the store at around 6:20am and thought it was the bread man knocking," manager Jonathan Smyth told the Carrick Times.

"I looked up and there was a massive goat two...


Rachel Thompson

People are pissed about the sexist and ageist reaction to Madonna twerking

LONDON — Fans are reeling after TV personality Piers Morgan called Madonna's twerking on 'Carpool Karaoke' "utterly embarrassing" and made him feel physically sick. 

SEE ALSO: Madonna twerks in the passenger seat during 'Carpool Karaoke' trailer

In a TV segment on ITV's Good Morning Britain, Morgan hailed the pop star as a "walking talking trainwreck" and that it was embarrassing to watch "a 58-year-old" twerking. 

ICYMI: Moment @Madonna made me physically sick this...


Gianluca Mezzofiore

#Pizzagate might have claimed its first casualty in Trump’s team

Donald Trump's transition team has confirmed that Michael Flynn Jr., the son of Trump's national security adviser, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, has lost his job. The announcement follows a series of tweets in which Flynn Jr. fanned the #Pizzagate conspiracy theory. 

SEE ALSO: An armed vigilante decided to investigate 'Pizzagate,' is quickly arrested

Flynn, 33, "was helping his father with some administration and scheduling duties early on in the transition process," Trump team spokesman...


Gianluca Mezzofiore

'Time' names Donald Trump person of the year

Donald Trump is Time magazine's person of the year. 

SEE ALSO: Guess who's the only British person on Time's person of the year shortlist

Time described him on its front cover as president of the "Divided States of America".

The president-elect was on a shortlist of 11 people that included, among others, runner-up Hillary Clinton, Beyoncé and Vladimir Putin. 

Donald Trump is TIME's Person of the Year 2016 #TIMEPOY https://t.co/5pTGOksevE pic.twitter.com/N8BtqTu9Nl

— TIME (@TIME)...


Victoria Ho

Everyone but the Chinese are fretting about Matt Damon in 'The Great Wall'

The marketing wheels are turning ahead of the premiere of one of China's biggest budget movies ever, The Great Wall.

The $150 million epic, directed by one of China's most famous directors, Zhang Yimou, has promised movie monsters, a historical backdrop and huge explosions. 

Oh, and Matt Damon's starring in it.

SEE ALSO: Matt Damon reacts to hilariously erotic tweets about his ponytail

But in having to face the press this week to promote the movie, Damon inevitably had to respond to one of...

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