Obamas unveil slate of series, documentaries for Netflix
NEW YORK (AP) — Barack and Michelle Obama on Tuesday unveiled a slate of projects they are preparing for Netflix, a year after the former president and first lady signed a deal with the streaming...
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Lewis' next work of reporting focuses on one of the lesser known parts of the federal government: the Department of Commerce.
Illini rely on student who geeks out on baseball analytics
Charlie Young, a student at the University of Illinois and a self-described baseball geek, was at the right place at the right time when the Illini became one of the increasing number of college teams to delve into analytics.
When coaches want to know about a pitcher's velocity or spin of the ball out of his hand or a hitter's exit velocity and launch angle off the bat, Young is their man.
Reaction to the death of Tom Wolfe
NEW YORK (AP) — Some reaction to the death of journalist and author Tom Wolfe.
"He was an incredible writer. And you couldn't imitate him. When people tried it was a disaster. They should have gotten a job at a butcher's shop." — Gay Talese, in an interview.
"What I hope people know about him is that he was a sweet and generous man. Not just a great writer but a great soul. He didn't just help me to become a writer. He did it with pleasure." — Michael Lewis, in an email.
Twins’ Derek Falvey, Thad Levine need to take bolder steps than just adding relievers
Analytics are not new to baseball. In the 1960s, Earl Weaver platooned players based on statistical profiles, and valued on-base percentage and power over batting average.
Michael Lewis, author of ‘Moneyball,’ speaks at Qualtrics Summit about why experts and scouts get it wrong
British trader charged in ‘flash crash’ pleads guilty
CHICAGO (AP) — A British futures trader pleaded guilty Wednesday during his first U.S. court appearance since helping to trigger a May 6, 2010, "flash crash" from his parents' suburban London home that wiped tens of billions of dollars off the value of U.S. stocks, rattling investors and leaving many wondering if the market was rigged.
NFL, Saints to help football program at flooded high school
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The NFL and the New Orleans Saints say they'll replace flood-damaged football equipment at Denham Springs High School and also provide the program with apparel and other resources the school needs to help rebuild its football program.
The school, south of Baton Rouge, was in one of the areas hit hard by flooding in south Louisiana in August that damaged more than 100,000 homes.