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Bilas: College sports has a real money problem

8:39 AM ET It is an extraordinarily sad time in college sports. Ten people were arrested Tuesday and charged with fraud and corruption after a three-year FBI investigation. A Hall of Fame coach was, as the attorney for Louisville’s Rick Pitino said, “essentially fired,” as was one of the most respected athletic directors in the country, Tom Jurich. A high-ranking Adidas employee was charged in a bribery scheme, as were assistant basketball coaches at Arizona, Oklahoma State, USC and Auburn. This is certainly not the end of this scandal, as ...

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Real life ugly beasts inspire new book by 'Gruffalo' author Donaldson

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – An African safari has inspired a new book by Julia Donaldson in which the creator of children’s favorite “The Gruffalo” homes in on an unsightly bunch of wild animals known as “The Ugly Five.” A wildebeest, a warthog, a spotted hyena, a lappet-faced vulture and a marabou stork delight in their ungainliness until their view is challenged in a rhyming tale with a gentle twist. Donaldson’s best-selling stories often combine a message with a hint of comedy by reversing roles or expectations, and the importance of team ...

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Real life ugly beasts inspire new book by 'Gruffalo' author Donaldson

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – An African safari has inspired a new book by Julia Donaldson in which the creator of children’s favorite “The Gruffalo” homes in on an unsightly bunch of wild animals known as “The Ugly Five.” A wildebeest, a warthog, a spotted hyena, a lappet-faced vulture and a marabou stork delight in their ungainliness until their view is challenged in a rhyming tale with a gentle twist. Donaldson’s best-selling stories often combine a message with a hint of comedy by reversing roles or expectations, and the importance of team ...

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73! 61! 37?! What's the real home run record, anyway?

7:22 AM ET Webster’s defines record as “best or most rem-“ Hold up. Did I really just try to do the “Webster’s defines” thing? You know what a record is. A record is the most. Seventy-three is the record for home runs in a season. Sixty-one used to be the record, but it isn’t anymore. Twenty-seven used to be. Nine used to be. Once upon a time, very briefly, one was the record for home runs in a season. For 2 minutes, 32 seconds of pure chaos, a high school ...

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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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