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Conor McGregor doesn't realize that his real opponent is not Floyd Mayweather

This story appears in ESPN The Magazine’s August 11 Fighting Issue. Subscribe today! Just before Christmas, the drug dealers hanging on a north Dublin corner saw Conor McGregor’s white BMW turn down their dead-end road. They couldn’t believe it. Sheriff Street was among the worst streets in the city, blocked off at one end, the area controlled by one of the two local gangs. The Hutch family ran this part of the north side, while the Kinahans operated mainly in the neighborhoods south of the river dividing the town. Some ...

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Chinese billionaire battles talk of trouble at real estate empire

China’s richest man’s Hollywood ambitions Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin is fighting back against talk that his sprawling business empire is in trouble. Wang’s Dalian Wanda Group is one of China’s biggest conglomerates, with several international acquisitions under its belt. Less than a year ago, Wang was promising to become the world leader in real estate, tourism, entertainment and sports. Now he’s on the defensive.Last week Dalian Wanda sold several theme parks and dozens of hotels for $ 9.3 billion, marking the end of Wang’s dream to defeat Disney(DIS) in China. ...

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How Self-Driving Cars Work, and When They’ll Get Real

The first truly hands-off, self-driving cars will be here within five years. Fully autonomous cars without steering wheels or gas and brake pedals may be 10 years away. That’s the consensus among automakers. By some definitions, several automakers have cars on the road today that meet a limited definition of autonomous driving. But what does that mean exactly? Let us help. Here’s a rundown of the six levels of autonomous driving (0-5), as defined in 2014 by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) via document J3106. We’ll also go over the ...

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How Self-Driving Cars Work, and When They’ll Get Real

The first truly hands-off, self-driving cars will be here within five years. Fully autonomous cars without steering wheels or gas and brake pedals may be 10 years away. That’s the consensus among automakers. By some definitions, several automakers have cars on the road today that meet a limited definition of autonomous driving. But what does that mean exactly? Let us help. Here’s a rundown of the six levels of autonomous driving (0-5), as defined in 2014 by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) via document J3106. We’ll also go over the ...

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Cody Bellinger is real and he is spectacular

12:00 AM ET What can you say about Cody Bellinger other than he’s real and he’s spectacular. The Los Angeles Dodgers rookie slugged two more home runs in a crazy 12-6 win over the Rockies — don’t worry, we’ll get to all those wild pitches in a moment — and is up to 24 on the season, already a National League record for home runs by a rookie before the All-Star break, with 13 games still remaining. He has been performing feats of strength almost every day, it seems. Bellinger’s ...

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Real or not? Did Scooter Gennett have the best offensive performance ever?

11:34 PM ET His given name is Ryan Joseph Gennett and the story goes that he earned the nickname Scooter when he was 5 years old and his mother took him to the police station in order to scare him into wearing his seat belt. “I told the cops Scooter Gennett because that was my favorite Muppet Babies character,” he said back in 2014. “I kind of just used it as an alias, I thought I would get in trouble if I told them my real name.” Now the name ...

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The real story behind Trump's claim that Paris would kill 2.7 million jobs

MSFT, Tesla, GE react to climate deal withdrawal Massive job losses. Lower wages. Shuttered factories. Brownouts and blackouts . That’s the grim future that President Trump said he was trying to avoid when he announced that the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate change deal. “Compliance with the terms of the Paris Accord and the onerous energy restrictions it has placed on the United States could cost America as much as 2.7 million lost jobs by 2025,” he said, citing a study from NERA Economic Consultants. NERA is ...

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Star Trek: Discovery’s First Real Trailer Finally Drops

It’s been well over 18 months since CBS first announced that it would bring a new Star Trek TV show to television, and we’ve still only gotten bits and pieces of information about the first new Trek property on the small screen in over a decade. The show, Star Trek: Discovery, has been through several retoolings, including the addition (and departure) of Brian Fuller. Now, the first “real” trailer for the TV show has finally leaked — and while it answers some questions about the show’s premise and characters, it ...

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Star Trek: Discovery’s First Real Trailer Finally Drops

It’s been well over 18 months since CBS first announced that it would bring a new Star Trek TV show to television, and we’ve still only gotten bits and pieces of information about the first new Trek property on the small screen in over a decade. The show, Star Trek: Discovery, has been through several retoolings, including the addition (and departure) of Brian Fuller. Now, the first “real” trailer for the TV show has finally leaked — and while it answers some questions about the show’s premise and characters, it ...

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Best Laptops for Engineers and Engineering Students: When Work Requires a Real Workstation

The high-end laptop market for engineering may be shrinking, as more work gets moved to the cloud, but there are still plenty of good options. Just like with gamers, engineers pose one of the toughest design challenges for laptop makers. Engineering applications need plenty of memory, graphics horsepower, and large screens — all hurdles in designing stylish, lightweight laptops. The result is something of a trade-off between performance and convenience. The only constant seems to be price. Laptops that can perform an engineering workload get more powerful every year, but usually don’t ...

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