• Huskies Reach Rarified Air in Final Pac-12 Football Power Rankings
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    Huskies Reach Rarified Air in Final Pac-12 Football Power Rankings

    As much as the University of Washington football team could score in a blink of the eye — see the first play of the second half in the Apple Cup — its climb up the Pac-12 power rankings was a lot like watching a fresh coat of paint on Husky Stadium dry. It was maddening slow, almost painful to consume. The Huskies initially were ranked low, and rightfully slow, after coming off a 4-8 season in 2021. Then just when they were beginning to draw some attention with a 4-0 start under Kalen DeBoer, they lost to UCLA, no arguments there, and did a face plant at Arizona State — when the Huskies…

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  • The Indian Basketball connection that helped Nick Kyrgios reach Wimbledon final
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    The Indian Basketball connection that helped Nick Kyrgios reach Wimbledon final

    “Literally a month and a half ago, I was actually playing basketball with some boys back home and I said to one of them, ‘I think I’m going to have some fun and maybe win Wimbledon’,” said Nick Kyrgios after losing to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon Final on Sunday. “Then I’m here as a finalist. I didn’t hit for more than an hour a day.” As amazing as his ride has been since then, there is an Indian hand in that journey.  Mahesh Padmanabhan, the Indian-origin basketball player and now trainer from Australia, oversees the basketball games that Kyrgios referred to. Kyrgios plays with a band of  college and…

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  • College Football Meme Madness, Final Four: Vote for the sport’s best viral images of all time
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    College Football Meme Madness, Final Four: Vote for the sport’s best viral images of all time

    Just like the NCAA Tournament, the Meme Madness bracket has reached its final stages. The Final Four kicks off with two remaining memes from both the Fan Region and the Players & Coaches Region with a spot in the championship matchup on the line.  The Elite Eight was a story of two regions producing vastly different results. The Fan Region was blowout city with No. 1 seed Michigan Surrender Cobra capturing 81.3% of the vote and No. 3 seed Annoyed LSU Girl reaching 64.2% in victories. The same cannot be said for the Players & Coaches Region, as Urban Meyer’s golf cart pizza — the No. 1 seed — bowed…

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  • Final Fantasy Maker’s Babylon’s Fall Is The Worst PS5 Game
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    Final Fantasy Maker’s Babylon’s Fall Is The Worst PS5 Game

    Image: Square Enix Some games surprise you. Others give you exactly what you expect. There are games that are really good at being completely mediocre, and ones that are so bad they’re great. It takes all kinds. Which kind is Square Enix’s aRPG Babylon’s Fall? The kind everyone tells you is bad, but you play anyway because you don’t believe them, only to discover it was even worse than they said. Step aside Balan Wonderworld: the PS5 has a new worst game. Babylon’s Fall is a live-service action-RPG where you tediously hack and slash your way through a mysterious tower while making the numbers go up. Unfortunately it controls like…

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  • Final Fantasy’s new kart racer is rife with microtransactions, despite $50 price
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    Final Fantasy’s new kart racer is rife with microtransactions, despite $50 price

    If you’re interested in Chocobo GP, a full-price, $50 kart racer that launched Thursday, realize first that the game is littered with microtransactions and upsells into them. Irate Final Fantasy fans who paid the freight say they feel duped, and those who play even the free, “lite” version available on Nintendo Switch say the whole thing feels like something you play on your phone. The gameplay is fine. Pick a chocobo or a Final Fantasy character, zip around a course, and boost your speed or take down your rivals with power-ups and magic spells. As for the rest of the game, “everything is [built] around purchasable season passes despite it…

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  • Coach K’s final home game: UNC turns Mike Krzyzewski’s Cameron Indoor Stadium finale into its own celebration
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    Coach K’s final home game: UNC turns Mike Krzyzewski’s Cameron Indoor Stadium finale into its own celebration

    DURHAM, N.C. — This is what can happen when you try to plan a retirement ceremony with 9,000 of your closest friends, with the tricky caveat of including a basketball game.  This was to be Mike Krzyzewski’s night. Duke staged one of the grandest send-offs college sports had ever seen. It was nostalgic. It was elaborate. It was quintessentially Duke. Which means a lot of people loved it and a lot of people hated it. Which means it was perfectly done. All of this created the biggest buildup, probably ever, to a regular-season college basketball game. And then the greatest rivalry in American sports added to its legend with one…

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