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Would you buy a Chinese car called Trumpchi?

GAC’s Trumpchi GS4 model. One of China’s biggest automakers plans to start selling cars in the U.S., but it’s facing a headache over the name of its flagship brand: Trumpchi. It was intended to sound like its Chinese name, Chuanqi. But executives at the brand’s owner, Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC), are concerned the likeness to the U.S. president’s name could put its American ambitions in a spin. A GAC spokeswoman told CNNMoney that the company is doing research and consultation about whether to usethe Trumpchi brand in the U.S. It ...

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Sherman 'upset' Carroll called pass at 1-yard line

2:04 AM ET Sheil KapadiaESPN Writer Close Covered the Philadelphia Eagles for Philadelphia Magazine and Philly.com from 2008 to 2015. Covered the Baltimore Ravens and the NFL for BaltimoreSun.com from 2006 to 2008. SEATTLE — In the third quarter of the Seahawks’ 24-3 win Thursday night, the team faced a first-and-goal from the Los Angeles Rams’ 1-yard-line and opted to throw the ball to Jimmy Graham in the end zone. That decision did not sit well with cornerback Richard Sherman, who engaged in a shouting match with members of the ...

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FIFA 17 Ban Called by Russian MPs for “Gay Propaganda”

In a letter published in the newspaper Izvestia, Russian MPs have called for FIFA 17 to be banned over what they see as “gay propaganda,” according to a report from The Guardian. Communist MP Valery Rashkin is quoted in the Izvestia article, saying that EA should “introduce changes to the programming code or the age classification of this information product, and if it refuses, adopt corresponding restrictive measures.” The outburst was in response to EA’s support of the Stonewall #RainbowLaces campaign, a UK-based LGBT support campaign, with the tagline “Make ...

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Giants' Casilla laments not being called to mound

5:27 AM ET ESPN.com news services The San Francisco Giants saw their even-year postseason magic vanish Tuesday night as their bullpen melted down. But perhaps no one took it harder than a pitcher who never saw the mound. Santiago Casilla, who lost his closer job in mid-September, was never even called to warm up as the Giants used five relievers in the ninth inning while the Chicago Cubs staged a four-run rally to win the game 6-5 and take the National League Division Series. After the loss, Casilla was in ...

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The weekend America's newspapers called Donald Trump a liar

As debate approaches, newspapers question Trump’s truthfulness On the weekend leading up to 2016’s first presidential debate, four news organizations came to a similar and sweeping conclusion: Donald Trump lies more often than Hillary Clinton. In a normal election year this would be extraordinary. On Sunday editors and reporters at the newsrooms used another word: necessary. The New York Times story — “A Week of Whoppers” — came out first on Saturday. Politico, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times all followed within hours. Several of the editors who ...

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Google is working on a mysterious new OS called Fuchsia

A decade ago Google was just a search engine and advertiser, but now it’s the driving force behind the largest computing platform in the world: Android. Even the slow-to-start Chrome OS has been picking up steam in recent years, dominating the budget laptop market. Both these products are based in part on Linux, but Google is working on something completely new, and you can take a peek at it on Github. It’s an operating system called Fuchsia, which could run on just about anything. Google and many other companies make use ...

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Brewers' Braun called for batting out of order

11:59 AM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Milwaukee Brewers were charged with batting out of order in the first inning of Monday’s game against the Washington Nationals. With two outs, Ryan Braun singled off Max Scherzer, and Nationals manager Dusty Baker immediately came out to talk to plate umpire Cory Blaser. Ryan Braun was caught batting out of order against the Nationals on Sunday. Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports The umpires conferred briefly and the third out was called. Jonathan Lucroy was charged with the at-bat and an out, and Braun ...

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Lue: I should have called more plays for LeBron

4:57 PM ET Brian WindhorstESPN Senior Writer Close ESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two books print TORONTO — Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue believes he made a mistake by not calling more plays for LeBron James in his team’s Eastern Conference finals Game 3 loss to the Toronto Raptors. James said he believes the team will have a better game plan for Monday’s Game 4. The Cavs scored just 84 points in the loss, their lowest scoring output in 50 games. Kyrie ...

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Next Destiny Expansion Leaked, Will Be Called Rise of Iron – Report

Bungie’s space shooter Destiny is getting a new expansion, and according to a leak online it will be called Rise of Iron. As reported by Kotaku (via Reddit), a photo was posted online of a poster that revealed the new expansion’s title. Kotaku alleges that “two sources familiar with Bungie” have confirmed the poster’s authenticity. The image itself looks like a screenshot from a video; check it out below. The Rise of Iron expansion will reportedly feature a new raid, and “will be larger than both year-one DLC packs.” The ...

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Wilder-Povetkin called off after failed drug test

2:49 PM ET Dan RafaelESPN Senior Writer Close 2013 BWAA Nat Fleischer Award winner for excellence in boxing journalism ESPN.com boxing writer since 2005 Five years at USA Today print Heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder’s defense against mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin was called off Sunday in the wake of Povetkin’s positive test for the banned substance meldonium. Wilder and Povetkin were scheduled for their much-anticipated fight on May 21 at the Khodynka Ice Palace in Moscow, but in a Voluntary Anti-Doping Association urine test conducted April 27 in Chekhov, Russia, Povetkin ...

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