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Dan Evans: Great Britain Davis Cup player fails drugs test

Wimbledon on the BBC Venue: All England Club Dates: 3-16 July Coverage: Follow on BBC TV, BBC Radio and online with further coverage across Red Button, Connected TVs and BBC Sport website. British number three Dan Evans has announced he tested positive for cocaine in a drugs test taken in April. The 27-year-old, who has played for Britain in the Davis Cup, learned of the failed test earlier this week and said he had “let a lot of people down”. “I made a mistake and I must face up to ...

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Al Jazeera: From global media player to bargaining chip

Al Jazeera: What you need to know News companies hate becoming the story. Unfortunately for Qatar’s state-backed media network Al Jazeera, it’s now the focus of a diplomatic crisis in the Middle East. The closure of the network and its affiliates is one of 13 demands made by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt for restoring diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar, according to multiple media reports. The coalition of countries led by Saudi Arabia broke off relations with Qatar earlier this month. They have accused the ...

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The ultimate MLB draft: The best player ever at every spot from 1-30

Jun 9, 2017 Since the MLB draft began in 1965, there have been 1,560 top-30 picks. That’s 52 swings at a presumably sure-fire talent in the modern-day first round — and there have been a surprising number of misses among those choices. From mock drafts to rankings, check out ESPN’s coverage of the 2017 MLB first-year player draft, which will start June 12. The hits at each slot, the best to come out of each pick, are among some of the top players of all time. We put together an ...

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Google's AI just beat the world's best Go player

Game of Go pits man against machine A near perfect opening wasn’t enough for man to beat machine. A computer system that Google engineers trained to play the game Go beat the world’s best human player Thursday in China. The victory was AlphaGo’s second this week over Chinese professional Ke Jie, clinching the best-of-three series at the Future of Go Summit in Wuzhen. Afterward, Google engineers said AlphaGo estimated that the first 50 moves — by both players — were virtually perfect. And the first 100 moves were the best ...

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Google’s AlphaGo Defeats World’s Top Human Go Player

Computers mastered chess decades ago, but Google’s DeepMind has its sights set on Go, a more complex game that pushes machine learning to its limits. After defeating several of the top players in the world, the “AlphaGo” AI has now bested Ke Jie, the current Go world champion. It was a narrow victory, and there are still two more games to play in the series. However, DeepMind has accomplished something that would have been impossible a few years ago. Go is considered an “intuitive” game because of the incredible complexity ...

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Warriors' Green: Celtics' Olynyk dirty player

3:11 PM ET Christopher Haynes Draymond Green has let it be known that he’s no fan of Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk. “He’s dirty, a dirty player,” Green said on his “Dray Day Podcast.” “I don’t respect guys like that. I know he’s not the greatest basketball player of all time, so maybe he feel like he got to do that, but you don’t have to do that. Just dirty. I don’t respect that, man. He’s dirty.” Green took exception to Olynyk setting an illegal high screen on Washington’s Kelly ...

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Champion Snooker Player Talks About How Video Games Impacted His Career

Australian Snooker champion Neil Robertson has opened up on his former video game habits and how playing games like League of Legends and World of Warcraft affected his professional career. Speaking to EuroSport (via Kotaku), the Australian-born Robertson said games like League of Legends are designed to “to over your life.” “You find yourself sitting in front of the computer screen for six, seven or eight hours straight. Which is obviously not healthy,” he said. Robertson stressed that his time spent playing video games didn’t necessarily stop him from winning ...

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Nioh lets the player decide what matters most: frame rate or fidelity

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Nioh undoubtedly takes inspiration from Dark Souls, but it sets itself apart thanks largely to Team Ninja’s knack for clever combat systems. Even better, the developers let players decide whether to prioritize the responsiveness of 60fps or the additional visual fidelity granted by halving the frame rate. The post Nioh lets the player decide what matters most: frame rate or fidelity appeared first on ExtremeTech. ExtremeTechGaming – ExtremeTech

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Docs: Briles, staff buried player misbehavior

11:06 PM ET Paula Lavigne Close ESPN Staff Writer Data analyst and reporter for ESPN’s Enterprise and Investigative Unit. Winner, 2014 Alfred I. duPont Columbia University Award; finalist, 2012 IRE broadcast award; winner, 2011 Gannett Foundation Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism; Emmy nominated, 2009. Mark Schlabach Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia Former Baylor coach Art Briles and his assistant coaches actively intervened in the discipline of football players, worked to keep their cases ...

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