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Thunder journal: Russell Westbrook commits eight turnovers in loss to Wizards

Thunder journal: Russell Westbrook commits eight turnovers in loss to Wizards

Russell Westbrook side-shuffled alongside official Curtis Blair as the Wizards set up to inbound the ball, arguing for a foul. “I'm just making it up?” Westbrook said to Blair. “I just threw it out of bounds?” The pass he was referring to, which missed Dennis Schroder and flew out of bounds, was Westbrook's seventh turnover in OKC's 116-98 loss to Washington on Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Westbrook finished the night with eight turnovers. Westbrook, who logged his 12th triple-double of the season (22 points, 15 rebounds, 13 assists), set himself up for a high-turnover game from the beginning. He racked up three in the first six minutes of play, missing on long outlet passes. “We've talked a lot about him advance passing and getting it up there, and we want him to do that,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “A couple of those passes to be honest with you, if they were a few more inches, just a little bit further, it probably would have ended in some dunks. “They didn't end up that way, but we've got to be a team that's got to try to steal some cheap baskets.” The Thunder totaled 14 turnovers, but the Wizards only scored 11 points off those turnovers. Adams' early scoring trails off
Y-Brush at CES is a toothbrush that cleans your teeth in 10 seconds

Y-Brush at CES is a toothbrush that cleans your teeth in 10 seconds

Dental anarchy is happening this year at CES. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you brush your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes. But what do those guys know? The French company FasTeesH says that you only need 10 seconds to properly clean your teeth. Instead of moving the small head of a regular toothbrush from tooth-to-tooth, the Y-Brush cleans half your mouth at a time. The Y-Brush doesn't look like a regular toothbrush. There are four different sized trays ranging from ones for adults to smaller ones aimed at kids. On the front of the brush tray is a small handle with a large trapezoid-shaped motor that vibrates to clean your teeth. Sounds kind of amazing, right? The Y-Brush is currently undergoing clinical trials, something not required for commercial toothbrushes.
Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott’s running ability made life difficult for Seattle Seahawks

Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott’s running ability made life difficult for Seattle Seahawks

ARLINGTON -- Three-straight games in the past ended in defeated, the fourth time was the charm for the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday night. "It was a tough game. The Cowboys' had a decisive advantage running the football on Saturday. Dallas gained 164 yards on the ground to just 73 by Seattle. Two of Saturday's most critical runs came from quarterback Dak Prescott. Prescott nearly scored on a quarterback option that went for 10 yards. The most colossal running play call was a draw in which Prescott ran 16 yards up the middle to the Seahawks one-yard line. "That was a big time run. Well executed by (the Cowboys)," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said of Prescott's quarterback draw that went 16 yards. He hit two really good plays running the football that made the difference in the game."
NFL Insider Gives Interesting Kyler Murray Football Update

NFL Insider Gives Interesting Kyler Murray Football Update

Kyler Murray was supposed to be done with football after the 2018 Oklahoma season, after being drafted in the first round by the MLB’s Oakland A’s last year. With a Heisman campaign and College Football Playoff berth under his belt, people aren’t so sure. Murray’s baseball agent, the powerful Scott Boras, swears that his client is going to be all-baseball moving forward. Things could get very interesting if a team takes a shot on him early in the NFL Draft. In response to Brandt, ESPN NFL insider Chris Mortensen shared that he has heard that Kyler Murray may prefer football, and has first round pick potential. Via his Twitter account: When Gil tweets something like this, pay attention. People who know @TheKylerMurray say there is no doubt he loves football more than baseball. Intriguing options. His first round potential may inform the decision. And while baseball is the safe choice, getting to the majors and truly cashing in is very difficult for any draftee.
Ultima Thule: Preliminary Science Results from New Horizons

Ultima Thule: Preliminary Science Results from New Horizons

The science team of NASA’s New Horizons mission has unveiled potentially significant discoveries about a Kuiper Belt object known as Ultima Thule. “The first exploration of a small Kuiper Belt object and the most distant exploration of any world in history is now history, but almost all of the data analysis lies in the future,” said New Horizons principal investigator Dr. Alan Stern, from Southwest Research Institute. Among the incredible findings made by the New Horizons science team are: (i) the color of Ultima Thule matches the color of similar Kuiper Belt objects; (ii) the two lobes of the Kuiper Belt object are nearly identical in color; this matches what we know about binary systems which haven’t come into contact with each other, but rather orbit around a shared point of gravity; (iii) Ultima Thule has no rings or satellites larger than one mile in diameter; (iv) the object has no detectable atmosphere. Data transmission from New Horizons will pause for about a week while the spacecraft passes behind the Sun as seen from here on Earth. Data transmission resumes January 10, 2019, starting a 20-month download of the spacecraft’s remaining scientific treasures. “Those of us on the science team can’t wait to begin to start digging into that treasure trove,” Dr. Stern said.
The 3 biggest reasons the Cowboys’ defense continued its transition into a team strength this season

The 3 biggest reasons the Cowboys’ defense continued its transition into a team strength this season

This Story is About... FRISCO -- The Dallas Cowboys finished the 2016 regular season with a top-10 defensive unit. This year, the Cowboys have unquestionably a top-10 defense that is among the league's top five. The franchise has continued to build on that side of the ball through the draft, using seven of its 10 picks in the first two rounds over the last five years on defensive players. Kris Richard was hired Matt Eberflus was an excellent linebackers coach and defensive passing game coordinator for the Cowboys. Richard, the team's new defensive backs coach and defensive passing game coordinator, has been just as good in a similar role. "It's really been a blessing to have a coach come in and kind of say this guy's skill set fits this position and to see it grow from that. They are younger and more athletic The average age of the 11 starters on the Cowboys' 2016 defense was 26. "I love those guys," defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli said of the 2016 defense. DeMarcus Lawrence has become elite Lawrence had only one sack in nine games in 2016. Lawrence is also healthy entering these playoffs.
Big Ten Source: League targeting OU, Texas

Big Ten Source: League targeting OU, Texas

The Sooners are doing just fine. But might they and Red River Rival Texas be headed to the Big Ten Conference in the not-so-distant future? The lucrative contract to BTN for those Tier 1 & 2 rights, the CCG and basketball has turned into content and ratings from the league that have left FOX Sports “overjoyed” over these first couple years since structuring it. TV ad rates FOX Sports have been able to pass on to its customers indicate the network is “all in” on Big Ten Live Sport Content now and in the future, BTM told Flugaur. Given that, both FOX Sports and the Big Ten Conference want more and are working in tandem to get it. The two believe there is ample opportunity to gain more content for the next media contract in order for both to succeed together. They’ll try to gain more said value by adding both Big 12 powers OU and Texas. They’ll target the two schools for addition in 2024-25. The money gap is expected to widen between the Big 12 and the SEC and Big Ten. They will coordinate this at the same time OU is negotiating its new third tier contract, with the Big Ten emphasizing what’s at stake there and to make it a short-term deal, BTM said.
Hackers Leak Details of German Lawmakers, Except Those on Far Right

Hackers Leak Details of German Lawmakers, Except Those on Far Right

Personal information about hundreds of German lawmakers was leaked by an anonymous Twitter account. Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters BERLIN — Twitter shut down an account on Friday that an unidentified hacker had been using for weeks to expose the personal details of dozens of German lawmakers across the political spectrum. It was not immediately clear who was behind the leaks, which included personal emails, chats and contact details, and which were posted on Twitter by an account named GOd. The leaked data was released through links published on Twitter in the form of an advent calendar, beginning with information about the German television comedian Jan Böhmermann on Dec. 1 and ending with members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right party and its Bavarian counterpart. German news outlets reported the leaked information late Thursday, and it was not immediately clear why it took more than a month for it to be found. The Federal Office for Information Security called a crisis meeting on Friday to coordinate with the country’s domestic and foreign intelligence agencies in investigating the leaks. Users could gain access to the data through simple passwords published on the information pages. A spokesman for the Left Party confirmed that the information of some of its members had been exposed, including Dietmar Bartsch, leader of its group in the lower house of Parliament. The leak, which included Mr. Böhmermann’s phone numbers, personal chats and photographs of his two young sons, was advertised as, “Nice things that you can have fun with.” Germany’s main government network was breached by hackers in 2015, and the authorities worried that information obtained then would be used against politicians leading up to the 2017 election. Those fears were largely unfounded.

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