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Self-proclaimed winners: Yankees think they're better for White Sox deal

2:44 AM ET MINNEAPOLIS — New York Yankees fans had grown to dislike reliever Tyler Clippard. He had pitched really poorly of late, making him quite unpopular. But a baseball team is like a family, and Clippard was part of the clubhouse that he joined nearly a year ago in a trade, spending more time with his fellow Yankees than anyone else in his life. Clippard’s teammates liked him. So after Yankees manager Joe Girardi called him into his office following the team’s 6-3 win over the Minnesota Twins on ...

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Kevin Durant is the NBA Finals MVP! But not for the reason you think

8:30 AM ET THEY HAD COME to expect he would hit the improbable jumper, the most difficult shot at the most critical time. That’s why Kevin Durant came here, right? In Golden State’s championship-clinching, Game 5 win, the signature Durant basket was a fallaway 3-pointer with a shade over 10 minutes remaining over the outstretched arms of Kevin Love as the shot clock clicked down — 0:06, 0:05, 0:04. That jumper pushed his team’s tenuous lead to eight points. It’s a moment that will be featured in every highlight reel, ...

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Kawhi: I don't think Zaza meant to injure me

8:55 PM ET OAKLAND, Calif. — San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard reinjured his left ankle Sunday during the second half of the Spurs’ 113-111 loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. He is expected to undergo an MRI. “I don’t know. The game just ended,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said when asked about the injury postgame. “I don’t know what Kawhi’s status is. I know he got his foot stepped on again. So he hurt the same foot.” Down as many as ...

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Why Smartphone Speed Tests Don’t Tell You What You Think They Do

Every time a hot new phone comes out, you will inevitably run across videos seeking to show that it’s faster or slower than some other phone. Sometimes these videos get a lot of views, and are held up by fanboys of all stripes as proof positive that their preferred phone is better than the other. These arguments aren’t going to stop happening, but the new phenomenon of speed test videos isn’t adding much to the conversation for several reasons. The latest example of this trend is seen with the release of Samsung’s ...

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Think Twice Before Getting Excited for Nintendo’s Upcoming SNES

In July 2016, we first covered the Mini Classic NES, later officially called the NES Classic Edition. It was a tiny Nintendo with original controllers, 30 preloaded games, and an original controller. As information leaked out, it became clear this thing was really going to be something special, with excellent game reproduction and multiple graphics modes, plus some saved game options that didn’t exist when the NES first launched. My significant other is a fan of classic Nintendo and I never got to play most of the games from the NES ...

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Think Twice Before Getting Excited for Nintendo’s Upcoming SNES

In July 2016, we first covered the Mini Classic NES, later officially called the NES Classic Edition. It was a tiny Nintendo with original controllers, 30 preloaded games, and an original controller. As information leaked out, it became clear this thing was really going to be something special, with excellent game reproduction and multiple graphics modes, plus some saved game options that didn’t exist when the NES first launched. My significant other is a fan of classic Nintendo and I never got to play most of the games from the NES ...

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Just 29% of Brits think Brexit will be good for the economy

Business leaders react to ‘hard’ Brexit plan Brexit gloom appears to be spreading. Just 29% of British households surveyed in March believe Brexit will be good for the U.K.’s economy over the next 10 years, according to IHS Markit. That’s a major turnaround from July of 2016, when 39% of the public believed that leaving the European Union would make Britain’s economy better off. The share of households that expect economic prospects to worsen has increased from 42% to 53% over the same time period. Eighteen percent anticipate no change. ...

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Welcome to Champ Week! Here's what (we think) we know

9:30 AM ET What we think we know in November hardly ever matches what we know in March, and this season has been no different. As Champ Week gets underway, it’s time to review what we’ve learned and look ahead to how that has shaped the postseason conversation in each of the major conferences. SEC Florida and Kentucky split their regular season series, with each team winning on its home floor. Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports What we thought in the preseason: We thought, more or less, that the SEC was once ...

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Scientists finally make ‘triangulene,’ which is good, we think

Chemists have made another compound nobody has any idea what to do with. The new weirdness is called triangulene, a cousin of graphene that’s been theorized for decades but never successfully synthesized. What do we do with it? How do we handle it? What are its properties? Other than that it’s badly behaved, and that it could have implications for future electronics, nobody knows — not even the chemists who made it. On paper, triangulene is made of six benzene rings, put together edge-on to make a flat triangular flake of ...

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