The Miz credits past failures for giving him confidence as second WWE championship reign begins

The Miz credits past failures for giving him confidence as second WWE championship reign begins

WWE Elimination Chamber ended on a shocking note this past Sunday, with The Miz cashing in his Money in the Bank contract to win the WWE championship from Drew McIntyre. It was an unexpected detour on the Road to WrestleMania, and stirred up as much controversy as the first time Miz won a world title […]

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Waymo begins robo-taxi tests in San Francisco

Waymo today announced that it has begun limited rider testing with employee volunteers in San Francisco to gather feedback and improve its robo-taxi technology. It’s the first expansion of the Alphabet subsidiary’s ride-hailing service beyond the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, where Waymo launched its first commercial driverless taxi service, Waymo One, in December 2018. Some experts […]

Barcelona-PSG, RB Leipzig-Liverpool odds, schedule, live stream: UEFA Champions League knockout stage begins

Barcelona-PSG, RB Leipzig-Liverpool odds, schedule, live stream: UEFA Champions League knockout stage begins

The UEFA Champions League is back. Action resumes Tuesday in Europe’s top club soccer competition with plenty of appetizing ties on the schedule. Paris Saint-Germain and Kylian Mbappe go up against Barcelona and Lionel Messi; Liverpool will try to avoid another round of 16 knockout when they face RB Leipzig; and Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus face […]

Contest for control over the semantic layer for analytics begins in earnest

Contest for control over the semantic layer for analytics begins in earnest

A battle for control over how data is processed by analytics applications is starting to emerge in the cloud. Providers of data warehouses such as Snowflake, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Microsoft are aggregating massive amounts of data. Naturally, providers of analytics and business intelligence (BI) applications are treating data warehouses as another source from […]

Pac-12 to split with commissioner Larry Scott in June as search begins for replacement

Pac-12 to split with commissioner Larry Scott in June as search begins for replacement

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott’s tenure as the league’s top executive will end on June 30, the league announced Wednesday night. Scott, 56, and the conference “mutually agreed” on the decision, even though his contract was set to run through June 2022. Scott has helmed the league since 2009, overseeing its expansion to 12 schools and […]

Fantasy Football Playoff Challenge: Chiefs, Bills, Saints, Packers look prime as wild-card round begins

Fantasy Football Playoff Challenge: Chiefs, Bills, Saints, Packers look prime as wild-card round begins

There are several different versions of Fantasy football playoff challenges, and unfortunately we can’t address every scoring system. But the objective for most of these leagues is basically the same, which is picking the players you expect to play the most games. With that in mind, you should map out the playoffs with the teams […]

November 2020 NPD: Call of Duty dominates as next gen begins

November 2020 NPD: Call of Duty dominates as next gen begins

PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X debuted in November, but gamers turned to recognizable franchises when it came to software. That led to record sales across all categories — but especially for hardware and software, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. Here are the results for the month: November 2020 Dollar Sales, Millions Nov […]

As the transition begins, the stark contrast between Biden and Trump persists.

As the transition begins, the stark contrast between Biden and Trump persists.

For months, Joseph R. Biden Jr. campaigned in part on a simple promise: Elect him, and the chaos and confusion, hirings and firings and the unending stream of derisive tweets would end. And in the first workday of the transition, the dichotomy in style between President-elect Biden and President Trump came once again into stark […]

Michigan: Enthusiasm runs high as early voting begins.

Michigan: Enthusiasm runs high as early voting begins.

DETROIT — Sharletta Johnson is not one to curse, but she made an exception Thursday morning, the first day Michiganders could begin dropping off absentee ballots with local clerks. “The last four years have been h-e-l-l,” she said, spelling out the profanity. “In every regard: in employment, in education, in the unity of the people […]