Have LeBron James, Lakers had secret workouts on replica Staples Center court?

There are a lot of rumors floating around. Here are two facts: 1) A full-sized replica of the Staples Center court does exist at a home in Los Angeles. Shoe executive Steven Jackson, one of the owners of the LA Gear brand (among other investments), had it built at his Bel Air area of Los […]


Paris throws off mask to party like the virus never was

Social distancing and face masks were largely forgotten as thousands of French people danced and partied well into Monday in the first big blow out since the coronavirus lockdown. The annual midsummer Festival of Music usually brings millions of people out onto the streets across the country for impromptu concerts in cafes and on street […]


Germany in Lufthansa bailout talks with key shareholder

The German government held talks with Lufthansa’s (LHAG.DE) biggest shareholder on Monday to persuade him to accept the terms of a 9 billion euro ($10 billion) coronavirus bailout that it has offered the airline group. Finance Minister Olaf Scholz voiced confidence that investors would approve the deal after he met Heinz Thiele, who owns 15.5% […]


Nintendo’s free jump rope game is a simple way to exercise with a Switch

Jump Rope Challenge is a charming new free game from Nintendo that uses a pair of Joy-Cons to jump a virtual rope. You hold the Joy-Cons as though they’re jump-rope handles, and swing them around as you jump. Jumping bunny rabbits show your progress on-screen. The initial aim is to do one hundred jumps a […]


Dallas student spreads love of reading through community service project

Kai Gomeau has his sights set on a lofty goal – he wants to attend Harvard Law School. The 15-year-old Dallas High School student knows it takes more than just good grades to reach such heights, so he set out to build his resume. “After speaking with my guidance counselor in March about the importance […]


Pacers’ Victor Oladipo to workout, evaluate return to play in Orlando

Victor Oladipo was just beginning to round into form after missing more than a year following a torn right quad tendon. He played 13 games for the Pacers before the league was shut down due to the coronavirus, and in his last five games averaged 18.6 points and 4.8 rebounds a game. Now, after another […]


Research finds balance tests key in better gauging concussions

As professional football approaches the July start of training camps and prep and college football programs look toward their fall seasons, new research from Florida Tech into concussions among student-athletes may have found a better way to understand the severity of these head injuries: balance tests. In “Change in Balance Performance Predicts Neurocognitive Dysfunction and […]


Global dollar crunch appears over as central banks rely less on Fed backstop

A global crunch for U.S. dollars that was a hallmark of the early moments of the coronavirus crisis appears to have passed, the latest milestone in a remarkable turnaround in financial conditions engineered by the Federal Reserve and other top central banks. Data from the Fed on Thursday showed its peer banks around the world […]


Amazon deploys AI ‘distance assistants’ to notify warehouse workers if they get too close

Amazon, which is currently being sued for allegedly failing to protect workers from COVID-19, has unveiled a new AI tool it says will help employees follow social distancing rules. The company’s “Distance Assistant” combines a TV screen, depth sensors, and AI-enabled camera to track employees’ movements and give them feedback in real time. When workers […]