Black Flag Asshole Tries To Sell Photo Of Michael Schumacher In Hospital Bed For $1.04 Million | io9

Black Flag Asshole Tries To Sell Photo Of Michael Schumacher In Hospital Bed For $1.04 Million | io9 Let’s Talk About the CG Characters in Rogue One | Kotaku Ask Dr. Nerdlove: Am I Not Enough Of A ‘Real Man’? | Lifehacker Create a QR Coded, Easy-Access Guest Wi-Fi Network With a Raspberry Pi |

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Why Does Triathlon Have Such A Clean Image?

It is almost impossible to believe that cycling, track and field, and swimming aren’t rife with doping. A large swath of top cyclists have tested positive for PEDs or admitted doping; track and field had state-sponsored doping programs in Eastern Germany, China, and Russia, along with hundreds of other athletes testing positive for PEDs; swimming has had fewer widespread doping scandals, but dozens of swimmers have tested positive for PEDs, and the doping suspension and reinstatement of Yulia Efimova, and the doping accusations leveled at Katinka Hosszu, were huge stories at the Olympics.

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O'Brien says Savage will start Saturday against Bengals (Yahoo Sports)

Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage (3) passes against the Jacksonville Jaguars after starter Brock Osweiler was pulled during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Tom Savage will start at quarterback for the Houston Texans on Saturday against the Cincinnati Bengals. Coach Bill O’Brien announced the decision on Monday, a day after Savage took over in the second quarter when Brock Osweiler was benched against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Savage threw for 260 yards to help Houston rally from a 13-point deficit for a 21-20 win in his first regular-season action since 2014.


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The Arsenaling Of Arsenal's Season Has Begun

“It’s a horrible week,” Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger admitted after losing to a short-handed and off-form Manchester City team on Sunday—this just a few days after losing to an off-form Everton team in similarly depressing fashion. As expected, this season that looked like it might be The One is beginning to reveal itself to be just like all the others.

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Quinn likes how inexperienced Falcons keep contributing (Yahoo Sports)

Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper (81) celebrates his touchdown against San Francisco 49ers with Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Aldrick Robinson, right, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Coach Dan Quinn appreciates how the Atlanta Falcons are positioned atop the NFC South, holding a one-game lead over Tampa Bay with two games left in the regular season. Now if the Falcons could just stop getting key players hurt, but Quinn is hardly despondent. ”I know we’re judged by what happens on Sundays, but honestly I thought the game from yesterday was won during the week,” Quinn said Monday.


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Nerlens Noel And The Sixers Are Reaching A Breaking Point

Before the Sixers’ season even started, Nerlens Noel understood that there were too many large dudes in Philly and too few good ideas about what to do with them. But because Noel has been recovering from knee surgery, it was only last Friday that the Sixers had to confront this nauseating truth head-on, as they finally played their trio of true centers in the same game. The initial results were bleak. Joel Embiid, maybe the most promising of the bunch, got awkwardly shifted to power forward to make room for Jahlil Okafor, and Noel played an uneventful eight minutes, letting let some of his dissatisfaction spill out into public view: “I mean, I’m too good to be playing eight minutes … that’s crazy, that’s crazy, that’s crazy. Need to figure that shit out. Fuck it,” he told reporters after a 100-89 loss to the Lakers.

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Dispatches From The War On Marching Bands

America’s War on Marching Bands continues apace. The Rice MOB angered Baylor fans with a Title IX-themed show. The Stanford Band was suspended for the semester, which they maintain is about the school prioritizing its image over student life. And now the Columbia University Marching Band, of which I am an alum, is being told it can’t perform in the library the night before finals, as it has done every semester for over 40 years.

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Tim Duncan's Retirement Ceremony Was Charming And Delightful

The Spurs retired Tim Duncan’s No. 21 last night in a muted, charming ceremony, proving that you can still celebrate a guy’s legacy even if that guy’s central myth is his complete absence of flash, ego, or pomp. That image of Duncan can sometimes feel reductive or parodic, but last night it was just nice to see it burnished by a whole a slew of anecdotes from coaches and teammates past. Fans of fundamental basketball were treated to a highlight reel of Duncan operating in the low post, demonstrating immaculate footwork, setting screens, pulling Fabricio Oberto up off the floor, adjusting his jersey in the locker room, embracing teammates, embracing trophies, and embracing basketballs. It was a fine sendoff for Timmy, who came across as nothing short of a perfectly moral being and basketball automaton.

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