Yoenis Cespedes, just one game after returning to the Mets lineup following a three-game absence, suffered a pulled hamstring and exited Thursday
Top seed Andy Murray made a late debut this year at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, but was in fine form on Thursday as he advanced to the quarter-finals with an impressive 6-4, 6-4 win over Feliciano Lopez. Murray finally took the court for the first time this week after receiving a first-round bye and a walkover in his second-round match against Bernard Tomic. Showing improved form compared to last week at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, Murray raced to a 5-3 lead in the opening set. Although he was unable to serve out the set, he responded by breaking Lopez in the next game to grab the ear...morely advantage. Both players traded service holds throughout the second set, but Murray found a new gear in the final game by breaking Lopez to take the match in one hour and 49 minutes. He extends his FedEx ATP Head2Head dominance over Lopez to 11-0 and picks up his second win on clay against the Spaniard. Next up for Murray is the winner of the all-Spanish battle between sixth seed Roberto Bautista Agut and tenth seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas. Murray leads his FedEx ATP Head2Head against Bautista Agut 3-0, but lost his only meeting against Ramos-Vinolas last week in Monte-Carlo. #NextGenATP Russian Karen Khachanov scored his first-career win over a Top 10 player in the Emirates ATP Rankings by defeating fifth seed David Goffin in a lengthy 6-7(7), 6-3, 6-4 tussle. The Russian saved three set points in the opening set tie-break before Goffin grabbed the early advantage at 8/7. But Khachanov regrouped strongly, striking his forehand with more authority and grabbing the lone break in each of the final two sets to advance in two hours and 34 minutes. The best win of Khachanov’s career prior to today also came in Barcelona, when he defeated then-World No. 17 Roberto Bautista Agut last year to reach the third round. The victory today puts the 20-year-old Russian into his first ATP World Tour quarter-final of 2017 and marks the first time he’s won three consecutive matches since capturing his maiden ATP World Tour title this past October in Chengdu. Standing between Khachanov and a place in the final four is the winner between Horacio Zeballos and Benoit Paire....
In today’s (Thursday, April 26) episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Kim Kardashian West gave her first TV interview about what she went through and how it changed her when she was held at gunpoint and robbed in Paris last year. Kim Kardashian sits down with Ellen DeGeneres. The talk show host is very empathetic in the interview, saying, “I don’t know that everybody understands how horrific that experience must have been for you.” Kim was very understandably very emotional, wiping away tears, she revealed to Ellen: “I know this sounds crazy, but I kno...morew that was meant to happen to me. I don’t want to start crying, but I feel like that was so meant to happen to me,” the reality star said. “I’m such a different person. I, um…I don’t want to start crying anymore. It was meant to happen to me. I really feel like things happen in your life to teach you things. It was probably no secret, and you see it on the show — I was being flashy and I was definitely materialistic before.” Kim Kardashian visits the Ellen Degeneres Show. While the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star expresses that there’s nothing wrong with working hard to have nice things, she tells the host, “I’m so happy that my kids get this me and that this is who I’m raising my kids [as]. ‘Cause I just don’t care about that stuff anymore. I really don’t.” Kim then goes on to walk Ellen through the horrific robbery, telling her, “It was almost 2:30 in the morning. But what was crazy is meeting with my attorneys and knowing the information that I know now, they had been following me for two years,” Kim reveals. “They had been hearing interviews that I did, getting excited about this jewelry or this jewelry, and saying that it’s real.” To hear to rest of what happened on that scary night, watch the full interview below. Want more? Kim Kardashian West Is Back on Snapchat Yeezy and Balenciaga Top Kim Kardashian West’s ‘Best Nine’ Instagram 2016 Photos Here’s How Kourtney Kardashian Celebrated the New Year in Aspen...
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If actress Emilia Clarke is only taking on projects shrouded in secrecy, she certainly knows how to pick 'em. The 30-year-old actress will soon return to our TVs as aspiring queen Daenerys Targaryen, but she's also up to her eyes in unshareable secrets about the untitled Han Solo project. SEE ALSO: 'Game of Thrones’ fans need to enroll in this college course right now “No one knows anything. No one is told anything. It’s all crazy,” Clarke told The Mercury News about Game of Thrones' final season, due in 2018. “It’s a secret from the cast. We generally can...more8217;t be trusted. They pretty much have told us so.” Read more...More about Emilia Clarke, Han Solo, Star Wars, Hbo, and Game Of Thrones
By Gary Thome, VP and chief engineering at HPE, Software-defined and Cloud Group In today’s digital world, data is the new oil. And like oil, data must be gathered and refined in order to extract value from it. Your business is probably doing just that -- gaining a treasure trove of information that helps you become more competitive.If data is indeed that valuable, it makes sense to be vigilant in protecting it. Yet, when you put your data in the public cloud, have you considered that you may be giving up a fair amount of control? To investigate this claim, consider three key concerns in the p...moreublic cloud: protection, compliance/data sovereignty, and legal issues.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Sen. John Thune, a South Dakota Republican, comments on the possibility of a government shutdown during an interview with Bloomberg's David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
REVIEW: A few months ago HP went ahead and released a new version of its very good 13.3-inch Spectre x360 convertible laptop with a 4K Ultra HD display. A screen this fancy was previously only available on the 15.6-inch Spectre x360. Lenovo’s 13.9-inch Yoga 910 and Dell’s XPS 13 2-in-1 are both available with 4K displays, and now HP has a proper answer. When you find a 4K video you want to watch, the HP delivers, without taking up a huge amount of space, and without costing you an extraordinary amount. This device goes for $1,600. Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Pro, which co...morests $1,500 to $2,000, cannot deliver 4K, even if it does have a Touch Bar. But as is the case with other 4K systems, when you’re watching 4K content on this laptop, you’ll go through your battery power and fast, to say nothing of slow download times and considerable data consumption. While HP claimed you can use the thing for up to 10 hours on a charge, I got an average of around four and a quarter hours; the non-4K version gave me four to seven hours of life. Above: The premium HP logo is on the outside of the HP Spectre x360 13 4K.Image Credit: Jordan Novet/VentureBeat The 4K Spectre 13 gives you snappy performance, with an Intel Core i7 chip and 16GB of DDR4 RAM. The 512GB solid-state drive (SSD) is good to have, too. (Two other Spectre x360 13 options are available: One has Core i7, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD, and the other has Core i7, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD.) The touchscreen is good. The trackpad is reasonably good. The keyboard is good, although I still get caught off guard sometimes by the home, page up, page down, and end keys on the far right. Sound quality and build quality are good. The bezels on the side are narrow. The camera is where it should be. There’s a legacy USB-A port in addition to the two modern USB-C ports. HP’s Active Pen stylus comes in the box, and now it comes with the other Spectre x360 models, too, so you can take advantage of Windows Ink out of the box. At times the fan noise gets loud and the laptop warms up — but it never gets so hot that it can practically burn you the way that the Spectre 13 clamshell laptop did. Above: The computer at rest.Image Credit: Jordan Novet/VentureBeat I like the dark gray “ash silver” color of the laptop and its bronze highlights. But then again, I liked the regular silver of the non-4K systems just as much, if not more. Here’s the real issue with this machine: You probably don’t need it. There still isn’t a ton of 4K content to watch, for free or otherwise. And I don’t need to deal with 4K video for work. Plus, you get less battery life with this display. But if you want a solid laptop with 4K and you don’t mind the battery constraint, then congratulations, you’ll have one more PC to evaluate. For everyone else, the less expensive models — which cost $1,200 and $1,350 — are probably better choices....
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Sen. John Thune, a South Dakota Republican, discusses President Trump's tax plan and the possibility of a government shutdown with Bloomberg's David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)