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Strap in — a virtual Tour de France kicks off this weekend on the online racing platform Zwift

The pandemic has wreaked havoc on all manner of professional sports this year, and cycling has not been immune. For example, the best-known race on the planet, the Tour de France, normally staged in July, has had to be pushed back to August 29 through Septemb

Johnson softens stance on racing an IndyCar oval, Indy 500

Jimmie Johnson will test an Indy car on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway over the next week

Austrian Grand Prix: Friday’s best F1 images

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Former Browns first-round pick David Njoku demands trade

It might be best for both sides to give the tight end a change of scenery. Still only 23 years old, Njoku caught 56 passes for 639 yards with four touchdowns back in 2018.

Oklahoma State's Gundy takes pay cut in wake of T-shirt flap

Oklahoma State's Gundy takes pay cut in wake of T-shirt flap

Navy-Lafayette joins lists of college football cancellations

The coronavirus pandemic is already impacting the 2020 college football schedule

'We don't see color,' Trump supporters say as they tell their kids to fear Black Lives Matter

Most of Donald Trump’s supporters don’t think they’re racists. They don’t think Trump is racist, despite his well-documented, decades-long history of racism. And that’s the thing: Too many white Americans have defined racism down to the point wh

Allmendinger tops first Xfinity practice on IMS road course

Allmendinger, who has four NASCAR road course wins to his credit (three in Xfinity and one in Cup), paced the first practice session with an average lap speed of 97.392 mph.He was the only drive to eclipse the 97 mph on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn course, which i

The Washington Redskins are reportedly on the path to changing their nickname

Major sponsors such as FedEx, Nike and PepsiCo have put pressure on Redskins owner Dan Snyder to change the team's nickname in recent days.

Discourse over national anthem looms for NBA, other leagues

Kneeling during the national anthem is a hot topic in pro sports again as America gets set to celebrate a pandemic-clouded Fourth of July holiday

'The loss of a father, coach & dedicated supporter of the sport': McGregor pays tribute after death of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov

Conor McGregor, the heated rival of UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, has issued a statement on social media in which he offers his condolences on the passing of 'dedicated supporter of the sport' Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. Read Full Article at RT.com

Back on the bump: New dad Cole sets sights on Yankees title

New Yankees ace Gerrit Cole is busy on and off the field this week

Bucks hope to shake off rust in Disney World

The Milwaukee Bucks want to use the final eight regular-season games to prepare for the playoffs.

No more slaves and masters: Twitter engineers BAN whole range of terms in fight for 'more inclusive language'

Twitter’s engineering team will systematically purge a list of offensive terms from its source code and internal documents in the name of political correctness. Terms like “master” and “slave” will go, as will gendered pronouns. Read Full Article a

France to probe ex-PM & ministers over handling of Covid-19 – prosecutors

France’s former prime minister Edouard Philippe and its health officials will be the targets of a probe into the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, prosecutors say.  Read Full Article at RT.com

Report: NFLPA reps unanimously recommend NFL cancel entire preseason

It remains to be seen if the NFL will go along with this recommendation. It would also hurt unproven players who depend on preseason games to demonstrate they belong in the NFL.

Exclusive | Byju’s in talks to acquire coding upstart WhiteHat Jr

Online learning platform Unacademy, which focuses on test preparation for competitive exams, had also expressed interest, but Byju’s has offered more money to acquire WhiteHat Jr

GGV’s Jeff Richards: ‘There is a level of resiliency in Silicon Valley that we did not have 10 years ago’

Earlier this week, GGV Capital’s Jeff Richards and Hans Tung joined TechCrunch for an Extra Crunch Live session. During our hour-long chat, we touched on startup profitability, the global venture capital scene, why GGV doesn’t have an office in Eu

We need a new field of AI to combat racial bias

Responsibly managing machine learning processes is no longer just a desirable component of progress but a necessary one.

R&D Roundup: Tech giants unveil breakthroughs at computer vision summit

Computer vision summit CVPR has just (virtually) taken place, and like other CV-focused conferences, there are quite a few interesting papers. More than I could possibly write up individually, in fact, so I’ve collected the most promising ones from majo

The Audeze Mobius premium gaming headset is $300, its lowest price ever - CNET

With Waves Nx head-tracking tech, the sound genuinely seems to surround you.

Hamilton on Disney Plus a heartwarming cross between play and TV movie - CNET

Review: The film version of the Broadway hit isn't exactly like going to the theater, but still delivers a theatrical thrill.

Does DNA in the water tell us how many fish are there?

Researchers have developed a new non-invasive method to count individual fish by measuring the concentration of environmental DNA in the water, which could be applied for quantitative monitoring of aquatic ecosystems.

Scientific 'red flag' reveals new clues about our galaxy

By determining how much energy permeates the center of the Milky Way, researchers have moved closer to understanding the power behind our galaxy.

First evidence of snake-like venom glands found in amphibians

Caecilians are limbless amphibians that can be easily mistaken for snakes. Though caecilians are only distantly related to their reptilian cousins, researchers describe specialized glands found along the teeth of the ringed caecilian (Siphonops annulatus), wh

Shannon Sharpe speaks on the Mike Gundy investigation at Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State announced that an internal review of head coach Mike Gundy quote «uncovered no signs or indication of racism.» The review came after star running back Chuba Hubbard threatened to boycott the team once Gundy was seen wearing a shirt

Bucks, Lakers look to shed rust or rest for playoffs?

The Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers have all but guaranteed themselves the top two playoff seeds and face a balancing act when the NBA returns to action

AL MVP Trout still doesn't feel comfortable about this year

AL MVP Trout still doesn't feel comfortable about this year

Skip Bayless: NBA players must trust each other with COVID protocols to have a successful playoffs

The NBA gave players a one hundred and thirteen page manual explaining all of the rules and safety protocols in the Orlando bubble. But DeMar DeRozan called the volume and specifics of the rules quote “frustrating” and “overwhelming.” Meanwhile, Damia

Trump and Pence are fine with their evangelical base dying, so long as the photo ops continue

On Sunday, Politico posted a story speculating on whether or not Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and the rest of the White House team would have to «reassess» their demands that churches be allowed to hold unrestricted services during the COVID-19 pand

French PM Castex wants ‘to unite nation to fight crisis’ as Macron launches new phase of presidency

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People tested for Covid-19 in England NOT asked to give addresses during peak of pandemic, complaints of ‘incomplete’ data

People in England tested for Covid-19 during the height of the pandemic were not being asked to provide address details, it has emerged. Local authorities have hit out at the “poor and incomplete” data they’ve received. Read Full Article at RT.com

Khabib teammates' UFC debuts in doubt as they cancel trip to 'Fight Island' in wake of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov's passing

Two teammates of Khabib Nurmagomedov, including his cousin Umar, have cancelled their flights to Abu Dhabi in the wake of the passing of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, putting their UFC Fight Island debuts in serious doubt. Read Full Article at RT.com

Would George Washington have worn a mask? A brief history of the Founders and public health

History shows the founders believed in public health as a component of a strong nation

Hamilton on Disney Plus: 6 surprising things to watch for - CNET

Let me tell you what I wish I'd known, when I was young and hadn't seen the show yet.

Scientists find snake-like dental glands in an amphibian for the first time - CNET

Meet a legless caecilian with a funky mouth that may hide a venomous secret.

Austrian GP: Latest key F1 technical developments

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NLC India, CIL sign pact to form JV to develop 5,000 MW solar, thermal power assets

The equity participation in the proposed JV between Coal India Ltd (CIL) and NLC India will be in the ratio of 50:50, NLC India said in a regulatory filing.

Oyo offers employees deeply discounted ESOPs

The company, which claims it has $1 billion in its war chest, has also decided to offer its technology team increments and promotions.

Traffic at India#39;s major ports falls 20% in June quarter due to coronavirus lockdowns

India#39;s twelve state-run major ports handled 141.9 million tonnes of shipments in the quarter ended June 30, compared with 176.7 million tonnes the previous year, the IPA data showed.
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