Westbrook scores 36; Thunder beat Trail Blazers 101-90 (Yahoo Sports)


Russell Westbrook made the most of his second chance. The NBA's scoring leader tallied 36 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, and the Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 101-90 on Monday night to keep their playoff hopes alive. Westbrook almost didn't get to play. ''I was worried once I got it during the game, but at the same time, the NBA does a great job of figuring out which tech is doable and which ones get rescinded, and I'm just happy mine got rescinded,'' Westbrook said. Yahoo Sports Read more [...]

New York Knicks vs. Portland Trail Blazers 12/28/14: Video Highlights and Recap


Losers of their last seven games, the New York Knicks faced the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. The Blazers entered the game on a strong run of form and looked like a very strong test for a team that's been unable to find any momentum. Watch the video for full highlights.  Bleacher Report - Front Page Read more [...]

Demi Lovato Jumps on Feminism Trail & Channels Rosie the Riveter on Instagram


Paying homage to the iconic feminist symbol, Demi Lovato channeled Rosie the Riveter in her last Instagram post. The snap shows the “Really Don’t Care” singer flexing like Rosie and rocking a red bandana. She included the caption, “Gettin’ stronger everyday Be good to your body, and your body will be good to you.” And, Demi isn’t the only one to embrace a Rosie-inspired look. Beyonce, Christina Aguilera and Pink have also channeled the iconic imagery: Bey on Instagram, Xtina in her Read more [...]

Namibian Star Trail


Capturing the rotation of the stars in a single frame isn't easy, but the payoff is worth it. I nabbed this shot on the Skeleton Coast of Namibia, where massive sand dunes flow directly into the ocean creating one of the wildest landscapes on earth. I set my camera on a tripod with a relatively wide angle lens set at f/5.6 for more depth of field. Using a shutter cable, I manually kept the shutter open for about 47 minutes to capture the moving sky. During that time, I used a flashlight to illuminate Read more [...]

eBay’s workforce is almost gender-equal, but women trail in tech and leadership roles


Image Credit: Flickr user liewcfNOTE: GrowthBeat -- VentureBeat's provocative new marketing-tech event -- is a week away! We've gathered the best and brightest to explore the data, apps, and science of successful marketing. Get the full scoop here, and grab your tickets while they last. eBay posted its diversity report today, revealing that it is closer to a gender-neutral workforce than any other major Internet company. Women make up 42 percent of its staff. We recently covered how eBay’s Silicon Read more [...]

Portland Trail Blazers Confirm They’re Entering ‘Win-Now’ Mode


There’s been no shortage of feel-good stories this NBA season. Near the top of that list: the Portland Trail Blazers’ unlikely ascendance from playoff afterthought to upstart prodigies with plenty of promise for the future. The NBA’s cognoscenti were split on whether the Blazers—the ninth-youngest team in the league—would wind up cresting the playoff picture or playing for a lottery largesse. Portland’s impressive march to the Western Conference Semifinals, Read more [...]

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Live Score and Analysis


The Portland Trail Blazers will look to win their third straight game when they travel to the Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday night. The Blazers, who many felt were in danger of potentially falling out of the Western Conference playoff picture, appear to have a firm hold on a postseason berth, currently sitting at No. 5 in the West. The Lakers surprised Portland with a 107-106 road win back on March 3. If the Blazers want to maintain their grip of the fifth seed, it would Read more [...]