Apple CEO Tim Cook has published an essay on equality in Bloomberg Businessweek, in which he publicly acknowledges that he is gay in an effort to help others who may be struggling with issues of inequality or coming to terms with their own sexual orientation. Cook notes that while he has been open about his sexuality to many of his colleagues, and has never denied his sexuality, he has yet to acknowledge it publicly until now. Cook states outright,…
What Madison Bumgarner just did is supposed to be impossible. Every single pitch, every single whip of the arm exerts an extreme amount of pressure on the wrist, elbow, shoulder, and every single joint and muscle in-between. After games you see starting pitchers with giant bags of ice wrapped around their shoulders, and they exist on a strict regimen of light-to-moderate throwing sessions in-between starts. Everything is geared so that, once every five days, they can stand on top of the mound and violently hurl their arm towards home plate 100 times.
Chevrolet executive Rikk Wilde was tasked with awarding Madison Bumgarner the World Series MVP award, and it was a struggle. "It combines class-winning and -leading, um, you know technology and stuff," Rikk says breathlessly of the truck being awarded to Bumgarner. Poor Rikk and his notecards made Bud Selig look like Cary Grant up there.
Xiaomi has had a great year, both in its home market and in India, where the vendor debuted earlier this year. According to Strategy Analytics, Xiaomi’s strong showing in these markets has resulted in the vendor claiming third spot in the global smartphone manufacturers list, up from number five from just a few months ago.
Alex Gordon’s ninth-inning, two-out single left Kansas City with the tying run 90 feet from home plate thanks to Gregor Blanco’s colossal misplay in the outfield. Some, however, have begun the hand-wringing that maybe Gordon could have scored, had he sprinted the entire way and been sent from third. We’re here to put that idea to bed; no, he could not have scored.
The San Francisco Giants won their third World Series in five years thanks to Madison Bumgarner’s brilliant five-inning relief performance—one that required him to strand a man on third thanks to some lousy outfield defense in the bottom of the ninth. Here’s how the final out sounded; above is Pablo Alsina on Fox Deportes, and below is the radio broadcast on KNBR.
We assume MSgt. Jennifer Sherman is who she says she is, which puts her a step up from previous "God Bless America" singers.
But her interesting take on the seventh-inning showtune left the nation a bit baffled:
For the most part, athletes today are savvy enough not to post anything too dumb to social media. Some of them just turn their accounts over to a castrated social media team, while the rest have seen enough social media controversies snowball to stay safe. But this wasn’t always the case.
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We just saw the official Microsoft Band sync app for Mac, which gave us our first look at Microsoft’s fitness tracker. Now we’re seeing a new Microsoft Health app on Windows Phone, Android and iOS. These apps allow you to personalize your Microsoft Band and offer fitness tracking thanks to the wearable.