Sony is skipping Pax East convention over coronavirus concerns

Sony has decided not to attend Pax East next week, despite teasing a prominent presence just weeks ago, following growing concerns over the coronavirus. “We felt this was the safest option as the situation is changing daily,” the company said in an updated blog post. “We are disappointed to cancel our participation in this event, […]

Cowboys star Amari Cooper responds to tweet that he was shot: ‘Fake news’

Reports of the shooting of Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper are so exaggerated that they are completely untrue. Cooper was forced to respond Wednesday to a tweet claiming that he had been shot in a Dallas parking garage. The account that put out the information, The Offseason, has since been deleted from Twitter. “That […]

Don’t let Rob Manfred pass the buck

Yesterday morning, in Ken Rosenthal’s article, Rob Manfred made it pretty clear what his aim is at the moment: throw blame on the union for the sign stealing scandal getting to the place it is. It was clear in both his words and Rosenthal’s words, actually: “In fairness, Manfred was not alone in failing to […]

Peter Schmeichel celebrates Old Trafford 110th anniversary with Lego

Two Danish legends have teamed up to honour Manchester United’s world famous stadium, as Schmeichel prepares to meet fans next March. It’s the 110th anniversary of Old Trafford this year and to help celebrate it Lego have already released a giant-sized replica of the stadium. The exact birthday is today though, 19 February, so now […]

Forever 21 snapped up by mall owners, Authentic Brands

Forever 21 has a new lease on life after Simon Property Group Inc (SPG.N), Brookfield Property Partners LP (BPY.O) and Authentic Brands Group agreed to acquire the bankrupt teen fashion retailer. Brand management company Authentic Brands said on Wednesday it and mall owner Simon Property would own 37.5% each of the retailer, while Brookfield Property […]

How photoshop became a verb

If you need to alter a photo, there’s a good chance you’ll photoshop it. But even though people have been photoshopping images for 30 years as of today, it wasn’t until the last decade that it became widely accepted that you can use “photoshop” as a verb. Before then, you were more likely to “edit […]

Two giant icebergs broke off Antarctica. Here’s what that means for the continent’s health.

Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier is one of the most closely watched pieces of ice on Earth. For years, scientists have tracked as chunks of the glacier have broken off, an awe-inspiring event known as “calving” that happens naturally. But it’s happening more often at the Pine Island Glacier, also known as PIG, and it’s got […]

Jesús Aguilar, Brian Goodwin, and Aledmys Díaz win arbitration cases

ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that the players picked up three arbitration victories thanks to Jesús Aguilar, Brian Goodwin, and Aledmys Díaz. Each player was arbitration-eligible for the first time. The players have now won four of 10 arbitration cases thus far. Historically, teams have won the majority of arbitration cases and that continues to be […]

Fashion school apologises for ‘racist’ runway show with giant lips prosthetics

The president of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) has publicly apologised after facing backlash for a ‘clearly racist’ fashion show. The New York fashion school hosted an alumni runway show on 7 February, showcasing designers from its MFE Fashion Design class, but the models were wearing enormous prosthetic lips, ears and bushy eyebrows. Model […]

Manufacturers entangled in logistical nightmare as virus-hit China limps back to work

Blocked highways. Stranded workers. Dwindling supplies. Shipping and air freight companies also hamstrung. The Chinese manufacturing engine that powers much of the world economy is struggling to restart after an extended Lunar New Year break, hindered by travel and quarantine restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus epidemic and still in place in many parts of […]