The key players in Obama’s appeal on deportation deferral program

State and federal lawyers on opposite sides of the immigration divide are set to square off in federal appeals court Friday before three judges who will decide whether to lift a temporary stay on President Obama’s executive action, which seeks to shield up to 5 million people from deportation.
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NCAA still doesn’t pay its players: now that’s true (March) Madness

March Madness is projected to bring in some $ 30m for the NCAA this year, but many athletes don’t get a penny for their workCollege basketball players are always told that school should be their top priority. That is why, so the argument goes, “student-athletes” shouldn’t be paid: because that would detract from their academic pursuits. So why are they forced to spend most of their time training for games that bring in millions of dollars for their universities, but not a penny for them?Too Read more [...]

HS Baseball Player’s Custom Catcher’s Mask Features Swimsuit Model Hannah Davis

One high school baseball player has found the perfect way to include the woman that he loves in the game that he loves. Kansas high schooler Adrian Garcia—like many boys his age—is a huge fan of swimsuit model Hannah Davis, who was featured on the cover of the 2015 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Davis' cover shot likely earned herself plenty of fans. However, not many people have shown their fandom the way Garcia has. Via Sports Illustrated's Kelsey Hendrix and Read more [...]

How Nintendo can capitalize on in-app advertising without annoying players

GUEST:Gaming execs: Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015. GamesBeat Summit is invite-only -- apply here. Ticket prices increase on April 3rd! Now that we’ve had the chance to absorb the news of Nintendo’s expansion into mobile gaming, a few questions arise as we come to terms with exactly what this move might mean for the mobile game industry. Certainly, the potential for some truly innovative games is top-of-mind. Read more [...]

Southampton Players Give Ice Hockey a Go, Cue Lots of Falling over

Southampton FC are enjoying a fantastic season in the Premier League so their mid-season trip to Switzerland is richly deserved.  However, it is a good thing they are good a football because an alternative career in ice hockey most certainly does not await.  The team swapped their boots for skates in Switzerland and the hilarious results were put up on YouTube by the club.  We've seen Premier League players fall to the ground with nobody near them before, but this is just ridiculous!  Read more [...]

7 NBA Players Who Deserve More Playing Time in 2015

A new year means a fresh start. For a few underutilized NBA talents, a flip of the calendar should also bring more starts. Or at least more minutes. After the first two months of the 2014-15 campaign, we've seen enough to know which backups deserve more time on the floor and which newly minted starters have earned a permanent position in that first unit. In most cases, we're dealing with young players with potential who've taken a step forward this season—often ones stuck behind known Read more [...]

EPL Week 18 Predictions: Premier League Picks, Key Players and Fixture Info

The packed Christmas period rumbles on in the Premier League on Boxing Day with a full set of fixtures scheduled as the games keep on coming. While the rest of Europe takes a break over the festive period, it is a crucial time in the English top flight, and Chelsea will hope to maintain their three-point lead at the top of the table with a win at home to in-form West Ham United. Meanwhile, at the bottom of the league, Leicester City face a tough challenge to turn around their wretched form—they Read more [...]