Month: September 2022

Commissioner Brett Yormark says Big 12 expansion strategy is about ‘going west’

Big 12 commissioner Brett Yormark hasn’t been shy about his expansion strategy. He wants to go west. Speaking Wednesday during a visit to future Big 12 member Cincinnati, Yormark told reporters the league would be interested in adding members from the Pacific time zone. The new commissioner took a bold approach toward expansion, telling football …

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Tropical Storm Kay: Fierce winds batter Southern California as Kay intensifies warm weather and begins dumping on flood-prone areas

The severe weather is coming as Tropical Storm Kay makes its way north after making landfall Thursday in Mexico as a Category 1 storm. Although Kay has weakened to a tropical storm, it still packs 45 mph winds. And it boosts mountain winds — similar to a Santa Ana wind event — to stronger gusts, …

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BYU said it found no corroborating evidence of racial slurs at the Duke volleyball player

BYU said it found no evidence of racial slurs during a women’s volleyball match against Duke last month after what the school called an “extensive review” of the incident. Duke volleyball player Rachel Richardson, who is Black, said she repeatedly heard racial slurs directed at her during the Aug. 26 match from someone sitting in …

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Tesla is evaluating lithium refinery in Texas for electric car batteries

Elon Musk has previously suggested that Tesla may enter lithium refining at scale because the cost of the metal, a key component in manufacturing batteries, has risen. If Tesla’s Texas application is approved, construction could begin on a lithium hydroxide refining facility in the fourth quarter of 2022. Christophe Gateau | Picture Alliance | Getty …

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After shining against Manchester United, one-time Barcelona and Real Madrid prospect Takefusa Kubo could finally be ready to make his mark

At 21, Takefusa Kubo has already amassed a football resume — even if he’s not an instantly recognizable name to the average fan. After all, how many can Barcelona and Real Madrid count among their former clubs? But having been forced out of a LaLiga powerhouse due to FIFA rules and then struggling to make …

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Nick Kyrgios says he feels ‘composed’ and ‘mature’ as he eases past Brandon Nakashima to reach Wimbledon quarterfinals

It was a more subdued performance from Kyrgios on Center Court compared to his fiery match with Stefanos Tsitsipas on Saturday, and the Australian admitted he was far from his best as he prevailed 4-6 6-4 7-6 (7 -2) 3-6 6-2. When he unleashed a forehand volley on his first match point in the fifth …

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