Should Mariners be looking to trade for Blake Snell, the 2018 AL Cy Young?

Of everything to happen in the 2020 MLB postseason, one moment was easily the most interesting for those who follow the Seattle Mariners. Mariners Spotlight: Four prospects Seattle protected from Rule 5 Draft In Game 6 of the World Series, 2018 American League Cy Young winner Blake Snell cruised through five shutout innings for the Tampa Bay Rays against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Then, he gave up a hit with one out in the sixth inning, and just like that, he was out of the game. Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash handed the ball to reliever Nick Anderson, who immediately coughed up the Rays’ 1-0 lead, and the Dodgers went… Read More

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Nintendo’s Game & Watch can run Doom, barely

Image: stacksmashing Intrepid developers have done the expected and necessary: Doom now runs on Nintendo’s recently released Game & Watch portable. The Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. was designed to run three games, but successfully porting Doom shows it can handle others if you have a lot of patience (via Hackaday). This version of Doom is not perfect, of course. In order to get the game to run even at the slower speed shown in the video below, sound had to be disabled and textures had to be simplified to fit the game on the small portable. And getting that far wasn’t easy: programmers stacksmashing and Konrad Beckmann had… Read More

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Utah basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak says he tested positive for COVID-19, along with eight players in the program

In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo, Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak speaks during the Pac-12 NCAA college basketball media day, in San Francisco. On Monday, Nov. 23 Krystkowiak told ESPN’s Bill Riley that he and eight Utes have COVID-19. | D. Ross Cameron, AP Appearing remotely on his weekly radio show, the Utes’ 10-year coach said five of the players infected live in the same house, three in another. University of Utah basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak said on his weekly radio show Monday night that he has tested positive for COVID-19. The Utes’ coach, who is heading into his 10th season, also said on KALL AM 700 that eight… Read More

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Douglas Todd: U.S. billionaire again battles to stop ‘trespassers’ on his giant B.C. ranch

One of the richest men in the world had his lawyers argue in B.C. Appeal Court on Monday that the public should never have been given the right to use a public road to access two lakes on his ranch, which is the largest private land holding in the province. The legal team for Stan Kroenke, owner of the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche and the NFL’s L.A. Rams, is disputing a 2018 B.C. Supreme Court ruling that found Douglas Lake Cattle Ranch flagrantly broke the law by intimidating anglers trying to cross his property to get to the lakes, which are owned by the Crown. The case, which the Nicola Valley… Read More

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The creator of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine is a mom to triplets. Her children participated in the trial.

Summary List Placement Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca received some long-awaited good news on Monday: The company’s coronavirus vaccine, developed in partnership with the University of Oxford, was found to be 70% effective, on average, in late-stage clinical trials with more than 20,000 volunteers in the UK and Brazil. The results varied depending on the dosage. Nearly 9,000 volunteers received two full doses at least one month apart — a regimen that was only 62% effective. But around 2,700 volunteers were given a half-dose for their first shot, followed by a full dose for their second one. Under that regimen, the vaccine’s effectiveness rose to 90%. The UK trial included three notable… Read More

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Utah men’s basketball to open season on Dec. 3 against Washington

In this Jan. 23, 2020 file photo, Washington guard Jamal Bey, left, guards Utah guard Rylan Jones, right, in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game in Salt Lake City. Utah will open the 2020 season at home against the Huskies, on Dec. 3. | Rick Bowmer, AP Utah men’s basketball team finally has a start date for the 2020-21 season. The Runnin’ Utes will open the year on Thursday, Dec. 3, against Washington, the first game in a 20-game conference schedule that is a first for the Pac-12. Utah’s pre-Christmas slate will include four non-conference games, three of which will be played in the Huntsman Center, as… Read More

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The Podcast Audience Report

Summary List Placement Podcasts have been around for nearly two decades, but the format has come into its own over the last five years. In the US, eMarketer estimates there will be 105.6 million monthly active podcast listeners by the end of 2020, more than double the 45.8 million monthly listeners in 2015. This listenership spike has brands interested, as US advertisers are projected to spend more than $1 billion on podcast advertising in 2021, up from $479 million in 2018. The podcast audience is not only large and growing, but attractive to advertisers. Listeners tend to be young, affluent, and educated, and generally open to advertising in podcasting. In… Read More

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He’s Not Just Any Guy — He’s A COOL Guy (And He Is Going To Love This Gift)

This holiday season, you’ll be shopping for a lot of people from different parts of your life, and they all have their own special needs. Maybe it’s your sister who made it super clear that she liked your last purchase; or your new boss who has enviably sophisticated taste (but you’ve only met on Zoom). No matter the challenging individual in question, the greatest head-scratcher of them all has got to be The Dude. This dude is not necessarily your partner, but he is, without a doubt, the “cool guy” in your life — the one who seems to be on the next thing before everyone else is. Maybe he’s… Read More

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BYU receives commitment from Bingham High athlete Isaiah Glasker

In this Oct. 13, 2018 file photo, BYU players run onto the field as they and Hawaii prepare to play at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Saturday. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News A three-star recruit, Glasker is the 12th commit in the Cougars’ 2021 class. The future of BYU football just got a little brighter. In an announcement made via Twitter Monday night, Bingham High standout Isaiah Glasker committed to the Cougars and became the 12th member of BYU’s 2021 recruiting class. AGTG! Committed! @BYUfootball pic.twitter.com/ftZCOBAlZ4 — Isaiah Glasker (@isaiahglasker) November 23, 2020 A 247Sports composite three-star recruit, the 6-5, 195 pound Glasker is the 17th highest-rated recruit… Read More

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