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lindsey vonn crashes out of world cup downhill


lindsey vonn is crashing more than she's winning. the most successful female ski racer of all time fell and hit the safety netting during a world cup downhill urday in cortina d’ampezzo, italy, in exactly the same spot where she crashed a day earlier in an official training session. “i'm getting a little sore. i'm too old to be hitting the fence that hard,” said the 32-year-old vonn, who was again fortunate to walk away without any serious injuries. “i'm happy to still be in one piece.” it's not like vonn to fall two days in a row — and nearly unheard of for her to fall two days in a row in the same spot. defending overall champion lara gut of switzerland won her first downhill of the season, finishing .05 seconds ahead of sofia goggia of italy and .47 in front of ilka stuhec of slovenia. 






gonzaga poised for top spot after dispatching pepperdine


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plea in murder case from unlikely spot: the victim, a priest


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top 10 trending phones of week 4


for a second week in a row, the nokia 6 occupies the second spot on the top ten chart and will likely keep hovering there for the foreseeable future.also for a second week now, xiaomi's redmi note 4 continues to reign supreme, with its mix of decent hardware and rock-bottom price. this is the original mediatek helio x20 version, we are talking about. after an impressive flying start last week, instantly snatching up the 6th place, the new snapdragon 625 redmi note 4 has now dropped a couple of places to the eight spot. perhaps the allure of the power-efficient qualcomm chip simply isn't enough.there aren't really many other observations to be made on the chart, with the entire top five, virtually unchanged from a week ago. the oppo f1s seems to be on a second wind, possibly due to oppo boo






microsoft’s profit rises, buoyed by cloud business


microsoft corp. is securing its spot as the second most important cloud-computing company.the software giant thursday posted big fiscal second-quarter gains in its web-based, on-demand computing business, emerging as the stiffest competitor to amazon.com inc.’s market-leading cloud unit.revenue for microsoft’s intelligent cloud...






parking spot shortage? google maps now lets you know


map apps have been reporting traffic jams for a while now, but what about parking shortages? shouldn’t an app tell us not to bother driving somewhere if there won’t be a place to park once we arrive? on friday, alphabet inc.’s google updated its popular maps app on android devices to provide estimates of parking difficulty.once you request directions to a destination, you may see a new icon. if google has a parking difficulty...






enrique peña nieto put in tough spot by donald trump


mexico city—when mexican president enrique peña nieto’s aides urged him last summer to confront republican presidential nominee donald trump over vowing to build a border wall and saying mexico was sending ists to the u.s., mr. peña nieto declined. “i may have this guy sitting across the table from me someday, and i need to think about mexico’s interests,” he said, according to an aide who witnessed the exchange.mr. peña...






plea in murder case from unlikely spot: the victim, a priest


st. augustine, fla. — a catholic priest found fatally s in the georgia woods asked prosecutors in a letter before his death not to seek capital punishment should his killer be convicted.church officials are citing a legal "declaration of life" document that the rev. rene robert signed before his slaying as they lobby against capital punishment for steven murray, a repeat offender the priest had befriended.prosecutors have decided to seek the death penalty as they prepare to try murray for the slaying of the priest who picked him up for a ride in jacksonville, florida.murray said the priest would have forgiven him, so the state should as well.






nvidia software upgrade 5.0 brings 4k hdr, android nougat to previous generation


updated, 1/27/2017, 5:33am ct: a change was made to clarify the gpu used in the new shield tv.nvidia released its shield tv software upgrade 5.0 for the previous version of the company’s streaming device, which updates the os to android 7.0 (nougat) and adds 4k hdr capabilities to the old model.the company announced the new shield tv (and its intent to get previous-version owners in on the new features) back at ces, where nvidia revealed its aspirations to make the shield tv an integral part of your smart home, offer more premium games, and upgrade the android os.the new shield tv features a smaller ch is than the previous version (shield tv 2015), but it has the same maxwell-based gpu under the hood as the previous iteration. however, it comes with a newly-designed controller that enables






when i grow up


join little critter's sister in this interactive book app as she envisions all the wonderful things she'll do when she grows up. explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and follow along with three fun ways to read. her aspirations to be a great ballerina, a courageous fire chief, a world-famous doctor, and more will inspire young readers to think about what they'd like to be when they grow up. explore when i grow up - little critter: encourage literacy skills with highlighted narration- follow along with three fun ways to read. learn new vocabulary with tappable words- tap objects to hear their name read aloud play a find-the-creature mini game. can you can spot every creature throughout the story? tap to tally them up. designed for children ages 2-5. we'd love to hear from you. please






premier league sides hull, watford upset in fa cup


manchester, england — hull striker abel hernandez had two penalties saved in the space of a minute, a final embarr ment for the premier league team in its humiliating 4-1 loss to second-tier fulham in the fa cup fourth round on sunday.hull was already heading out of the competition when hernandez's first spot kick in the 87th minute was saved by marcus bettinelli, who then tripped hernandez as the uruguay international pounced on the rebound. bettinelli went the right way to deny hernandez off the second penalty attempt, too.it was hull's second cup exit in the space of four days, with marco silva's side having been eliminated by manchester united at the semifinal stage of the league cup despite a 2-1 win in the second leg on thursday.in another cup shock, watford was beaten 1-0 by third-t






kronaby connected watches promise 2-year battery life


we like the samsung gear s3 as much as the next guy, but at 3 to 4 days tops its battery life isn't really why we'd get one. how about 2 years then?that's as long as a kronaby watch should last you, according to the manufacturer's claims. of course the kronaby watches aren't strictly smartwatches - they fall in the connected watches category where you get a proper analog watch (always on, if you look at things that way), with some extra smarts.spanning four ranges of different designs, the kronaby collection's features include vibrating notifications (which you can filter through the app on your smartphone), vibrating alarm, and a vibrating reminder to get moving. there's a step counter too, naturally.the pushers on the right side of the watches (all models have them) can be programmed to






ers launch major attack against paypal users


ers have launched a major attack against paypal users that’s meant to trick the company’s customers into providing information that could end up costing them money and their identity.the internet security company eset says that ers have designed fairly slick malicious email that ask paypal users to provide their credentials to continue getting access to their accounts. customers who do so are diverted to a different website that tries to coerce consumers into giving up more private information, including their social security number. ers used a similar email “phishing” paign to steal information from people with gmail and yahoo accounts.“we’ve seen these for years but this one is particularly well done, it’s quite convincing in the way it uses the language and the imagery of paypal”, said






could this be the samsung galaxy s8’s official press render?


thursday and friday brought a lot of news from the galaxy s8 rumor stack including a leaked live-image and a full list of alleged specs, including a strange resolution that ends up being higher than the lg g6’s. but anyway, the following is an image of what is believed to be an official render of the samsung galaxy s8.now, if you compare the render to the live image we saw on thursday, they coincide pretty well. the proportions of the era module next to the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor look spot-on in the image.if we look at the front of the render, and then look back at the supposed front-gl panel for the galaxy s8, the two aren’t consistent with the leaks we are getting. so either this is fake, or that gl is.more will reveal itself in the coming weeks. we are still looking at a march






no. 3 gonzaga poised for top spot after thumping pepperdine


malibu, calif. — przemek karnowski scored 16 points and silas melson had 15, helping no. 3 gonzaga easily roll past pepperdine 96-49 on urday night.the bulldogs are the last unbeaten team in the country and could lead the ap top 25 for only the second time in their history after both no. 1 villanova and no. 2 kansas lost this week.gonzaga (22-0, 10-0 west coast conference) has matched its longest ever winning streak at 22 games.the bulldogs s 58.6 percent and held the waves to 30.2 percent shooting. they took immediate command over outmanned pepperdine (6-16, 2-8), using a superior height a ntage to jump out to a 27-8 lead.gonzaga led 43-21 at the half, shooting 63.3 percent from the field while holding pepperdine to 8 of 28 (28.6 percent).jeremy major led pepperdine with 13 points. lamond






rihanna takes her role of global amb ador for education to malawi


rihanna displayed her global amb ador for education duties when she paid a visit to malawi to meet with educators, government officials, and schoolchildren to promote access to education for children, tmz reports.read: keke palmer is tired of people comparing her to rihannathe bajan superstar’s eighth album, anti, founds its way to the fifth spot on billboard’s best albums of 2016, and her venture into the fashion world has mimicked her al success with her puma clothing line. this new year finds riri achieving success on a whole new level when she made her way to malawi, africa as part of her amb ador role, alongside her clara lionel foundation’s collaboration with the global partnership for education and the global citizens.the partnership focuses on the promotion of access to education f






lately, lindsey vonn is crashing more than she’s winning – the denver post


cortina d’ampezzo, italy — lately, lindsey vonn is crashing more than she’s winning.the most successful female ski racer of all time fell and hit the safety netting during a world cup downhill urday in exactly the same spot where she crashed a day earlier in an official training session.“i’m getting a little sore. i’m too old to be hitting the fence that hard,” said the 32-year-old vonn, who was again fortunate to walk away without any serious injuries. “i’m happy to still be in one piece.”it’s not like vonn to fall two days in a row — and nearly unheard of for her to fall two days in a row in the same spot.“it’s unusual,” u.s head coach paul kristofic said, adding that vonn is still regaining her timing after an injury layoff. “but she’s pushing hard. she wants to win the race and she kno






saint mary's takes fourth straight win


santa clara — jock landale had 20 points and 11 rebounds and no. 21 saint mary’s held off a late charge by santa clara for a 72-59 victory urday night.the gaels (19-2, 9-1 west coast conference) won their fourth straight game and beat santa clara for the 14th time in their past 16 meetings.emmett naar added 15 points and nine ists for saint mary’s, which led 53-37 with 10 minutes left before the broncos rallied within 55-50 with six minutes remaining. the gaels made 11 of 12 free throws in the final five minutes to secure the victory.nate kratch led santa clara (12-11, 6-4) with 19 points, including 14 in the first half. broncos senior jared brownridge, a 2,000-point career scorer and no. 4 this season in the wcc at 18.8 per game, made just one of his first 11 s s against defense by joe ra






usmnt face serbia in bruce arena’s comeback as manager


sunday’s u.s. vs. serbia friendly will present a welcome sight for many u.s. men’s national team fans, a manager other than jurgen klinsmann patrolling the american touchline. bruce arena will manage his first game as usmnt coach since he was fired in 2006. klinsmann was axed after bombing two crucial november world cup qualifiers and following years of m ive failures. bruce arena now steps in to try and figure out how to get this team to the world cup.arena used his january training p to evaluate potential mls roster call-ups for march world cup qualifiers and the upcoming 2017 gold cup. he originally placed 32 mls players on his roster (they are the only players available) but has since cut it down to 23, adding mexican-based left back jorge villafaña. here’s what the roster will look li






saint mary's takes fourth straight win


santa clara, calif. (ap) — jock landale had 20 points and 11 rebounds and no. 21 saint mary’s held off a late charge by santa clara for a 72-59 victory urday night.the gaels (19-2, 9-1 west coast conference) won their fourth straight game and beat santa clara for the 14th time in their past 16 meetings.emmett naar added 15 points and nine ists for saint mary’s, which led 53-37 with 10 minutes left before the broncos rallied within 55-50 with six minutes remaining. the gaels made 11 of 12 free throws in the final five minutes to secure the victory.nate kratch led santa clara (12-11, 6-4) with 19 points, including 14 in the first half. broncos senior jared brownridge, a 2,000-point career scorer and no. 4 this season in the wcc at 18.8 per game, made just one of his first 11 s s against defe






icloud is one of apple’s biggest challenges in 2017


apple is fond of talking about its secret sauce, about the things only it can do because of its unprecedented combination of hardware, software, and services. but for all that it has been very successful with its strategy of making the whole widget, from soup to nuts, it’s pretty clear that all three of those areas aren’t exactly on equal footing. hardware, sure. the company’s been making computers since the late ’70s, and it’s never seriously moved away from that—let’s not talk about the awkward fumbling of the clone years. likewise its software, which has gone from revolutionary operating system to also-ran back around to venerable and respected veteran of the computer industry. but then there’s services. services have and continue to be a weak spot for the company, and its biggest chall






landale leads saint mary's past santa clara


santa clara, calif. — jock landale had 20 points and 11 rebounds and no. 21 saint mary's held off a late charge by santa clara for a 72-59 victory urday night.the gaels (19-2, 9-1 west coast conference) won their fourth straight game and beat santa clara for the 14th time in their past 16 meetings.emmett naar added 15 points and nine ists for saint mary's, which led 53-37 with 10 minutes left before the broncos rallied within 55-50 with six minutes remaining. the gaels made 11 of 12 free throws in the final five minutes to secure the victory.nate kratch led santa clara (12-11, 6-4) with 19 points, including 14 in the first half. broncos senior jared brownridge, a 2,000-point career scorer and no. 4 this season in the wcc at 18.8 per game, made just one of his first 11 s s against defense b






all day charger for mobile gadgets / boing boing


i bought this usb charging unit because i have a lousy sense of direction. i get lost in buildings and in cities, even ones i’m familiar with. my iphone’s gps map is a godsend. i use it when i’m driving, walking, and taking public transportation.when i was in tokyo in june, i brought along a small android phone installed with a local data sim card. i used the phone as a wireless spot for my iphone, and appreciated having access to the online map to guide me from my el to the subway station, and to attractions like the tsukiji fish market and kabuki-cho. it was also nice to call home using skype, and to post instagram p os. the only problem was that the batteries on the android phone and iphone drained after a few hours, forcing me to ask people, chikatetsu wa doko desu ka? in badly-accente






uw cl on how to spot fake data goes viral within hours


two university of washington professors are taking aim at bs in a provocatively named new course they hope to teach this spring. the professors would like to push the course materials online — teaching it as a mooc, for example, a freely available course taught over the web.when it e to picking a title for the course they will teach this spring, university of washington professors carl bergstrom and jevin west decided to abandon academic stodginess and get edgy.their new course title? “calling bull in the age of big data.”bergstrom and west figured using a minor profanity was a surefire way to draw attention to the course. and sure enough — within hours of unveiling a wickedly funny webpage they created for the proposed cl , and announcing it via twitter, the bs course went viral.the webpa






usmnt face serbia in bruce arena’s comeback as manager


arena oversees the americans for the first time in over a decade in his return on sunday. victor decolongon/getty images sunday’s u.s. vs. serbia friendly will present a welcome sight for many u.s. men’s national team fans, a manager other than jurgen klinsmann patrolling the american touchline. bruce arena will manage his first game as usmnt coach since he was fired in 2006. klinsmann was axed after bombing two crucial november world cup qualifiers and following years of m ive failures. bruce arena now steps in to try and figure out how to get this team to the world cup.arena used his january training p to evaluate potential mls roster call-ups for march world cup qualifiers and the upcoming 2017 gold cup. he originally placed 32 mls players on his roster (they are the only players avai






what happens when you defragment a drive?


one of the age-old solutions to fix a slow computer is to defragment its hard drive. this is easy enough to do: simply run the defragmenter and wait for it to finish its job. have you ever wondered, however, what defragmenting means exactly? it may sound like a complex procedure by its name, but it’s actually quite simple. let’s take a look at how disks store data, and how they become fragmented in the first place.how hard drives store dataone way to understand how a disk becomes fragmented is to imagine a man who’s in charge of filing reports within several filing cabinets. whenever you, a worker at this office, need to file or take out a report, you go through him. while a hard worker, this man’s organi ion method is very strange.if he’s given a report, he’ll go through the drawers start






lately, lindsey vonn is crashing more than she's winning


cortina d'ampezzo, italy — lately, lindsey vonn is crashing more than she's winning.the most successful female ski racer of all time fell and hit the safety netting during a world cup downhill urday in exactly the same spot where she crashed a day earlier in an official training session."i'm getting a little sore. i'm too old to be hitting the fence that hard," said the 32-year-old vonn, who was again fortunate to walk away without any serious injuries. "i'm happy to still be in one piece."it's not like vonn to fall two days in a row — and nearly unheard of for her to fall two days in a row in the same spot."it's unusual," u.s head coach paul kristofic said, adding that vonn is still regaining her timing after an injury layoff. "but she's pushing hard. she wants to win the race and she kno






lately, skiing great lindsey vonn is crashing more than she's winning


cortina d'ampezzo, italy — lately, lindsey vonn is crashing more than she's winning.the most successful female ski racer of all time fell and hit the safety netting during a world cup downhill urday in exactly the same spot where she crashed a day earlier in an official training session."i'm getting a little sore. i'm too old to be hitting the fence that hard," said the 32-year-old vonn, who was again fortunate to walk away without any serious injuries. "i'm happy to still be in one piece."it's not like vonn to fall two days in a row — and nearly unheard of for her to fall two days in a row in the same spot."it's unusual," u.s head coach paul kristofic said, adding that vonn is still regaining her timing after an injury layoff. "but she's pushing hard. she wants to win the race and she kno






moto mania micro dirt bike


this micro version takes a ntage of the higher resolution devices and allows you to see more of the action. ''you can't help but get right back on and try again, giving moto mania that addictive quality that keeps gamers coming back for more. ''8/10 theiphoneappreview.com''when you need to relax and kill some time, you will agree it's worth $. 99. ''5/5 ratedgforgeek.com''i haven't had this much fun crashing and burning since playing the original burnout. ''appshouter.com''both courses have numerous tracks that become progressively more difficult, and the player is always invited to replay the tracks to set a new record time. this gives moto mania great replay value. the gameplay is actually very good. ''7/10 appcraver.comrace your way through dozens of levels in this physics based ragd






space hd


featured under the "best apps of 2013" in google play. explore the deep reaches of the final frontier every time you use your device with space hd - the latest release from your favorite developer of 3d live wallpapers. experience the breathtaking beauty of our entire solar system and beyond. travel from the scorching 700 k temperatures of mercury to the icy dwarf planet pluto. observe the earth from the heavens as few human eyes have seen, watching clouds form and faint city lights twinkling while half the planet sleeps. sweep past the turbulent gas giant jupiter as storms roil around the great red spot, through urn's m ive rings, and beyond the ice giants uranus and neptune. travel at light speed to the darkest corners of space in the optional dark nebula pack, now available for purch






american x games rookie julia marino wins second aspen medal, takes slopestyle g


aspen — rookie julia marino usurped jamie anderson’s snowboard slopestyle crown urday at the x games, throwing the first-ever double underflip in women’s competition to eke past the most decorated slopestyle rider in the sport.with her second lap down the slopestyle course featuring the most technical rail riding of the day and that monster cab double underflip, the 19-year-old marino from westport, conn., climbed from last place to first, finishing her x games debut with slopestyle gold.to go with her bronze medal in thursday’s big air contest, marino’s gold marked the first time a female competitor has won two medals at the x games since 2000 when californian tara dakides won slopestyle and big air.“it felt so smooth in the air and when i landed it i was so excited,” marino said of her h






possible aces lucas giolito and michael kopech at core of white sox rebuild


the white sox rebuild is officially underway, and judging from the reception at soxfest on friday at the hilton chicago, most fans believe it was long overdue.third baseman todd frazier, who may or may not be around when the process is finished, agreed with the new philosophy sox general manager rick hahn espouses and believes sox fans will buy into the plan."we haven't won in a long time, so what's the worst that can happen, i guess?" frazier said.still, frazier believes it's time for some new terminology, beginning with the elimination of the word "rebuild.""i didn't like calling it rebuild," he said. "i think 'refueling' or something like that. that's a better way to put it. refuel (with) these young guys."we're going to have a lot more energy coming out of spring training. that's what






your california bucket list: essential adventures and experiences in the golden


why: the winter months mean whale sightings along the california coast, particularly grays but also featuring orca sightings. about 20,000 to 25,000 pacific gray whales migrate every year. to the grays, the warm waters off mexico are a giant nursery; they give birth there before returning north to alaska to feed. what: the winter gray-whale season starts just after christmas, peaks in mid-january and runs through april. sightseeing trips generally last three hours, and depart in mornings or afternoons. first-timers should dress in layers to ward off the chill, wear skid-resistant shoes and bring sunscreen, even on overcast winter days. morning departures are generally gentler than in the afternoons, when the winds pick up. where : piers and harbors across southern california, includi






turn empty liquor bottles into beautiful oil lamps


i don’t know about you, but i am loathe to throw away my empty liquor bottles. they’re just so pretty, and tossing them in the recycling bin makes my heart sad. luckily, food52 has a brilliant use for your empties: turn them into oil lamps.advertisementhonestly, this tip couldn’t be more appropriately timed. valentine’s day is idly approaching, and i can think of few light sources that are ier than an oil lamp made from pretty amaro bottle. click the link below for all the details on how to make these, but you’ll need the following:empties: squat bottles with low centers of gravity work best; tall bottles are prone to tippingoil: food52 recommends firefly brand oil.flat cotton wick: because you need something to light. you can get it at a craft store or online.a funnel: for funneling.a bot






what does post-chargers sports coverage look like?


are the chargers dead to you? or does your fandom have a faint heartbeat?did the change of geog hy and logo (and then another logo and then another logo and then a return to the initial logo) do nothing to dampen your devotion?will you cheer the bolts as vociferously as ever even though they bolted? or are you and the chargers maybe just on a break?many are g pling with these questions less than three weeks after the team left a hole in san diego’s heart and a void in its sporting conscience.tell us about it.no, really. tell us about it.what do we do now? isn’t that the question we’re all asking?the chargers so ruled our coverage and conver ion that it sometimes left little room for anything else.that was certainly often true for me.i expressed in my first column, after leaving the charger






gonzaga poised for top spot after dispatching pepperdine


the zags won their 22nd straight game and 33rd straight against the waves.malibu, calif. — it was essentially a replay of the first gonzaga-pepperdine game and pretty much a replay of the west coast conference season thus far for the zags.no. 3 gonzaga dominated from tip to buzzer, crushing pepperdine 96-49 on urday at firestone fieldhouse.gonzaga put together one of its most complete efforts of the season in its last chance to impress voters before the polls come out on monday. no. 1 villanova and no. 2 kansas lost earlier this week but the jayhawks responded with a road victory over kentucky. villanova entertains virginia on sunday. gonzaga was last ranked no. 1 in 2013.the new rankings will be released monday.1. villanova (19-2)2. kansas (19-2)3. gonzaga (22-0)4. kentucky (17-4)5. baylo






box office: 'split' maintains hold on top spot for friday


m. night shyamalan’s “split” continued to lead the way at the box office for the second consecutive week, outpacing newcomers “a dog’s purpose” and “resident evil: the final chapter.”the multiple-personality thriller starring james mcavoy, released by universal pictures, earned an estimated $7.9 million on friday to retain its hold on the top spot. the film took in $40 million in its opening weekend last week, and could pick up $25 million if this current pace holds, analysts said.“a dog’s purpose” from universal pictures and amblin entertainment opened in second place on friday with $5.3 million, according to estimates. the family drama featuring the voice of josh gad as a dog that experiences multiple lifetimes has sparked a furor heading into its debut after a video from the production






daily fantasy hockey strategy: january 26, 2017


below we’ve got a discussion of the best matchups and potential stacks of the day followed by player rankings for thursday’s 13-game evening slate of nhl contests on draftkings and fanduel.as always, make sure to check twitter for any injury news, and check leftwinglock for starting goalies and line combos.teams to targetchicago blackhawks v. winnipeg jetsno team has allowed more goals this season than winnipeg, and though they brought ondrej pavelec back up to try and right the ship, pavelec’s .904 sv% last year and .894 sv% in four starts this season don’t indicate the ship will be righted.you’d prefer to avoid the hawks that have to match up with bryan little’s line as that’s a tougher possession matchup than mark scheifele’s line. but patrick kane’s line is likely to draw little’s, and






speights hoping to show off expanded range against warriors


oakland – marreese speights knows his audience, so it wasn’t too surprising to hear his response when a los angeles clippers writer asked him if he expected to be booed when he entered the game against the warriors urday night.“the fans, they ain’t never gonna boo me here,” speights said prior to his regular-season return to oracle arena as a member of the clippers. “every day, they’re hitting me up on instagram and twitter, always saying, `thanks, mo, i can’t wait to you come back,’ all that kind of stuff. it’s always good, and i really appreciate it.”the man who be e affectionately known as “mo buckets” in his three years as a warrior played at oracle in the preseason. bbut as speights admitted, that almost didn’t count and he was very nervous then. he said this counting game “will be fo






gut wins downhill as vonn crashes for 2nd straight day


cortina d'ampezzo, italy — defending overall world cup champion lara gut won her first downhill of the season urday while lindsey vonn crashed for the second consecutive day.gut finished 0.05 seconds ahead of sofia goggia of italy and 0.47 in front of ilka stuhec of slovenia.gut was competing in the final downhill before her home world championships in st. moritz, switzerland."there's no better way to enter worlds," gut said.the victory reduced gut's deficit in the overall standings behind american leader mikaela shiffrin to 30 points.vonn lost control and slammed into the safety netting in the same spot where she crashed in friday's training run."i'm ok. i'm a little sore but hopefully i'll be fine for tomorrow," the american said. "i just caught my edge, that's all."after collecting hers






big steps made to improve rockies' bullpen


in an effort to turn the rockies into legitimate playoff contenders, the young general manager, with the blessings of owner dick monfort, was determined to fill the gaping hole at first base and patch up a torn and tattered bullpen. two weeks before pitchers and catchers report to spring training, bridich can check both tasks off his to-do list.“dick stepped up, absolutely,” bridich said urday after the rockies officially signed former kansas city royals closer greg holland. “dick has been a man of his word. he e out and (said), ‘we are going to increase payroll and we are going to be more aggressive.’ and we have been able to do that.”bridich filled first base by signing ian desmond to a five-year, $70 million contract, the largest contract the rockies have ever given a free-agent positio






brandt snedeker, patrick rodgers tied for lead at torrey pines – the denver post


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san diego — patrick rodgers had a clean scorecard to match a picture-perfect urday at torrey pines and s a 5-under 67 to share the lead with defending champion brandt snedeker in the farmers insurance open.snedeker, trying to become only the fourth player to win back-to-back at torrey pines, didn't get much out of his round of 70. his three birdies were all inside 6 feet, and the longest putt he made was for par.even so, being tied for the lead is a better spot than his last two victories. he rallied from seven s s behind in 2012 and won in a playoff against kyle stanley, who made triple bogey on the final hole. last year, he made the cut on the number and was six s s behind going into the final round.snedeker and rodgers were at 9-under 207, and 15 players were within three s s of the lea






gut wins downhill as vonn crashes for 2nd straight day


cortina d’ampezzo, italy (ap) — defending overall world cup champion lara gut won her first downhill of the season urday while lindsey vonn crashed for the second consecutive day.gut finished 0.05 seconds ahead of sofia goggia of italy and 0.47 in front of ilka stuhec of slovenia.gut was competing in the final downhill before her home world championships in st. moritz, switzerland.“there’s no better way to enter worlds,” gut said.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the victory reduced gut’s deficit in the overall standings behind american leader mikaela shiffrin to 30 points.vonn lost control and slammed into the safety netting in the same spot where she crashed in friday’s training run.“i’m ok. i’m a little sore but hopefully i’ll be fine for tomorrow,” the american






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santa clara — even when he’s not perfect, jock landale can shoulder a heavy load for no. 21 saint mary’s.the australian center had 20 points and 11 rebounds but also some less sparkling moments in the gaels’ 72-59 win over santa clara on urday night.“he had some turnovers. he got tired. missed two layups. missed two free throws,” gaels coach randy bennett said. “but he got us the lead, put us in the situation we were. he was really good.”landale had five turnovers and the final 10 minutes after picking up his fourth foul. but senior point guard joe rahon said the gaels have great confidence in their big man.“he has great touch around the rim, so when he misses one, that’s a rarity,” rahon said. “he’s been great all year, and we’re going to keep riding him.”the gaels (19-2, 9-1 west coast c






landale leads no. 21 saint mary's past santa clara


santa clara, calif. — even when he's not perfect, jock landale can shoulder a heavy load for no. 21 saint mary's.the australian center had 20 points and 11 rebounds but also some less sparkling moments in the gaels' 72-59 win over santa clara on urday night."he had some turnovers. he got tired. missed two layups. missed two free throws," gaels coach randy bennett said. "but he got us the lead, put us in the situation we were. he was really good."landale had five turnovers and the final 10 minutes after picking up his fourth foul. but senior point guard joe rahon said the gaels have great confidence in their big man."he has great touch around the rim, so when he misses one, that's a rarity," rahon said. "he's been great all year, and we're going to keep riding him."the gaels (19-2, 9-1 west






best iphone 7 deals for every carrier


the iphone 7 and iphone 7 plus have been available for some time now and while the red- black friday deals have p ed, you can still save on an iphone 7  by taking a ntage of the latest offers from carriers. before you pay full price for apple’s latest phone, check out how you can get your iphone 7 at a discounted rate, or even for free.your best bet for saving on a new iphone through t-mobile is to switch to the carrier. the company is currently offering $150 per line delivered on a prepaid mastercard card when you switch to t-mobile one. you must sign up for a qualifying plan to get the $150 gift card.t-mobile isn’t providing any bonuses for trade-in models at the moment, but you can get an estimate of how much your current device will be worth online by visiting its trade-in page and ent






january 28, 2017 – the mercury news


birthday gal: actress ariel winter was born in los angeles on this date in 1998. this birthday gal has starred as alex dunphy on “modern family” since 2009. she played the recurring role of lucy moore on “er” and has appeared on episodes of “r.l. stine’s the haunting hour,” “bones,” and “monk.” winter has also voiced the title role on the animated series “sofia the first” since 2013.aries (mar 21-apr. 19): stay on the fence. choosing a side in a disagreement may do little to benefit you so it may be wiser just to keep out of it altogether. be careful that in trying to help someone else out you aren’t putting your own situation in jeopardy.taurus (apr. 20-may 20): agree to disagree. you and a loved one may have trouble getting on the same page as your objectives may lie at opposite ends of






gut wins downhill as vonn crashes for 2nd straight day


cortina d'ampezzo, italy — defending overall world cup champion lara gut won her first downhill of the season urday while lindsey vonn crashed for the second consecutive day.gut finished 0.05 seconds ahead of sofia goggia of italy and 0.47 in front of ilka stuhec of slovenia.gut was competing in the final downhill before her home world championships in st. moritz, switzerland."there's no better way to enter worlds," gut said.the victory reduced gut's deficit in the overall standings behind american leader mikaela shiffrin to 30 points.vonn lost control and slammed into the safety netting in the same spot where she crashed in friday's training run. domenico stinellis, ociated press united states' lindsey vonn competes during an alpine ski, women's world cup downhill race, in cortina d'ampe






microsoft azure cloud nearly doubles in size over past year


microsoft reported strong second quarter fiscal year 2017 (2qfy17) earnings on jan. 26, laying to rest any doubts that the software giant could transition to a cloud computing company. azure revenues climbed a whopping 93 percent, or 95 percent using constant currency calculations that account for exchange rate fluctuations. "these results show continued strength in the cloud and especially azure business," dave bartoletti, principal analyst at forrester, told eweek. "while microsoft does not break out azure from the broader intelligent cloud category (which also includes some server products, cloud services, and enterprise services), the azure business nearly doubled year-over-year (as it did last quarter), and usage continues to double year-over-year," continued bartoletti. "basically,