David Padgett: NCAA Should Have Waited to Announce Louisville Punishment02/22/2018 04:00In its latest move on Tuesday, the NCAA denied an appeal from the University of Louisville in its escort scandal, and vacated the Cardinals' 2013 men's basketball national championship.For their rule violations, the NCAA ruled that the men's basketball program must vacate its records from 2011 to 2015 - including the 2013 title and a Final Four appearance in 2012...
No pitch clock in 2018, but mound visits, warm-up times limited02/21/2018 04:00Given the current stakes of this offseason, with the league and its labor feuding openly and dramatically over the slowdown in the free-agent market, it benefited no one to get into a protracted fight over a pitch clock.Major League Baseball unveiled rule changes today created to speed up the pace of games, including limiting visits to the pitcher's mound and shaving the time between innings...
Olympics reels as 'clean' Russian curler hit by doping case02/21/2018 04:00Aleksandr Krushelnitckii, an Olympic curler from Russian Federation, left the Pyeongchang Winter Games on Sunday after a positive preliminary test for the banned substance meldonium.Krushelnitsky claimed mixed doubles bronze at the PyeongChang 2018 Games alongside wife and doubles partner Anastasia Bryzgalova, who gained public attention due to her likeness to actress Angelina Jolie, before testing positive for meldonium...
Google AI device could predict a person's risk of a heart attack02/20/2018 17:55As with all deep learning analysis, neural networks were then used to mine this information for patterns, learning to associate telltale signs in the eye scans with the metrics needed to predict cardiovascular risk (e.g., age and blood pressure).In order to analyse the working of the research, the scientists used machine learning on a medical dataset of nearly 300,000 patients, which included eye scans as well as general medical data...
Cleaning chemicals 'as bad for women's lungs as smoking'02/19/2018 04:00New research finds that women who use cleaning sprays when cleaning, whether at home or for work, experience greater decline in lung function compared to those who do not clean.The researchers analyzed data that followed thousands of people over the course of 20 years, including measures of lung function and surveys in which the subjects reported their cleaning habits...