Philadelphia Eagles RB Boston Scott adds Rocket League pro gamer to resume, signs with Dignitas

PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott has a new title to add to his resume: professional gamer. On Wednesday, Scott was signed by esports vertical Dignitas, becoming the first two-sport NFL and Rocket League pro. Scott, 26, has the status of “Grand Champion in Rocket League, putting him in the top .52% of … Read more

What Big Tech’s Riches Mean for Our Future

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. Here is a collection of past columns. Every few months, I concoct new ways to say that tech giants make a lot of money. Today, I give up. I’ll just say that Big Tech companies are really, really, really, really big and really, really, really, really, … Read more

Nick Kyrgios tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of Australian Open

The 26-year-old added he is feeling “healthy at the moment with no symptoms” after confirming his result on Instagram and withdrawing from the Sydney Tennis Classic tournament on Monday. The Australian Open is due to begin on January 17. “I just want to be open and transparent with everyone, the reason I have had to … Read more

Dissolving in Toxic Oceans: How an Ancient Extinction Happened

Some 200 million years ago, the rocks that became the Palisades cliffs just across the Hudson River from Manhattan formed during volcanic activity that helped rip apart the ancient supercontinent Pangea. That volcanism helped lead to the birth of the Atlantic Ocean while it also contributed to killing off as much as a quarter of … Read more

Broken lights, no glue: “Abbott Elementary” gets teachers talking

In the second episode of “Abbott Elementary,” a new ABC mockumentary about a group of (mostly) dedicated educators at an underfunded public school in Philadelphia, a second-grade teacher named Janine decides to fix a flickering ceiling light of the corridor that the school had ignored. “Older teachers are used to giving in,” says Janine, the … Read more

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USWNT’s Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan miss out as Vlatko Andonovski names SheBelieves roster

US women’s national team coach Vlatko Andonovski has called up a squad that mixes youth and experience for this month’s SheBelieves Cup, leaving out big names like Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan in favor of up-and-comers like Sophia Smith and Ashley Sanchez. The 23-player squad announced on Thursday will compete in the USWNT’s first games … Read more

Mitski Steps Back Into the Darkness

As Mitski contemplates risks taken and lessons learned, her ambivalences are fine-tuned. A disco march laced with firm piano chords and blippy synthesizers carries her through “Stay Soft” as she counsels, “Open up your heart / Like the gates of hell,” then declares, “You stay soft, get beaten / Only natural to harden up. ” … Read more

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