Tag: Sports/Recreation

Barkley on Kyrie Irving: ‘You don’t get the vaccine for yourself. You get it for other people’

Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving may miss the NBA season over his refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and as his team took the floor for its season opener Tuesday night, NBA Commissioner and TNT analyst Charles Barkley had nearly identical messages for Irving: Get vaccinated, for others if not for yourself. Last week, the […]

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EA drops Jon Gruden from ‘Madden NFL 22’ videogame

Jon Gruden no longer coaches the Raiders, and he won’t be seen roaming the sidelines of the “Madden NFL 22” videogame either. Electronic Arts Inc. EA, -0.17% on Wednesday announced Gruden’s image will be removed from the game, and replaced by a generic character. “EA Sports is committed to taking action in maintaining a culture of […]

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Infrastructure bill mandates new technology to prevent drunk driving — here’s how it would work

With more than 2,700 pages of text, the bipartisan infrastructure bill is chock-full of provisions — including one that mandates new technology to prevent drunk driving. Such technology, says one auto-industry executive working to develop it, involves breath-based or touch-based sensors that function without drivers having to do anything differently as they start their engines. […]

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3 surprising money traps that can drain a retiree’s savings

“It’s more expensive than you think.” Baby boomers often hear that warning about the costs incurred in retirement. And disciplined, intelligent savers take it seriously. There’s the looming threat of uncovered healthcare costs and years of hefty long-term care bills. There’s the allure of taking up new hobbies (from accumulating pricey collectibles to getting hooked […]

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Opinion: All concerts should mandate that every fan is ‘carded’ — showing proof of a COVID vaccine or test

Since early 2020 we have been bobbing and weaving as the coronavirus has thrown its various variants at us. We’re learning a lot of defensive moves from social distancing, masks, hygiene — and the best being the miracle of vaccines.  The music industry is uniquely positioned to be a leader for COVID vaccinations. Concert venues […]

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Opinion: Which track lanes will be fastest at the Olympics? Data from 8,000 races disprove a myth

As a short-distance track and field runner in high school and college, I often found myself wondering which of the eight or sometimes nine lanes on the track was the fastest. It was conventional wisdom that the middle lanes – lanes three through six – were the best. This idea, in a way, is baked […]

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