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It's a long journey, but it's a journey that starts today. Anyone who wants to prove themselves the best Clash Royale player on planet Earth will start that process today with a 20-win Crown Championship Challenge in the first of many qualifying rounds that will eventually whittle down millions of players to a few chosen champions from 8 regions, and then eventually whittle those champions down to one single global winner in December.

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Throughout the summer I've written about sleeper running backs and sleeper wide receivers. Breakout rookie running back De'Angelo Henderson is drawing rave reviews in camp, with a speed to get to the next-level that Anderson simply doesn't have.

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Early on Tuesday, 2K revealed Shaquille O'Neal and six other Hall-of-Fame caliber players as members of the Los Angeles Lakers all-time team in the upcoming NBA 2K18. The two men that helped lead the Miami Heat to the franchise's first NBA championship in 2006 are the first two players revealed for the organization's all-time team in NBA 2K18.

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It's Now Or Never For Dodgers And Joc Pederson [0.04]

Posted on Aug. 15, 2017, 2:20 a.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

A demotion to the minor leagues is not the end of the world.

While 26-year-old Yasiel Puig's demotion a year ago was about his state of mind more than his state of play; well, just look at him now.

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MLS expansion club LAFC has yet to play a game, but the team is already scoring big.

Heineken is a league-level sponsor of MLS, as well as an individual team sponsor with eight other MLS clubs, including the likes of New York City FC, Orlando City SC and D.C. United.

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Serena Williams has dominated her sport for 15 years like few other athletes. Serena needs to be in the conversation too.

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Elon Musk‘s OpenAI project has created a proficient Dota 2 gamer AI—so skilled that it’s even beat some of the best players in the world.

Given Musk’s concern with AIs above North Korea, hopefully OpenAI’s bots might have wider capabilities by then.

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Elon Musk‘s OpenAI project has created a proficient Dota 2 gamer AI—so skilled that it’s even beat some of the best players in the world.

Given Musk’s concern with AIs above North Korea, hopefully OpenAI’s bots might have wider capabilities by then.

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NBA 2K respects the history of the sport it simulates more than any other game in the genre. That homage to classic players and teams will continue with NBA 2K18.

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The new Los Angeles Lakers core is a tight one.

Lonzo Ball didn't seem to have much of an issue with his 80 overall rating, but he didn't care for his new teammate Brandon Ingram's 76.

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Derrick Rose is being severely disrespected by the folks in charge of ratings for NBA 2K18. Rose is rated a 78 overall in the new game.

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The first member of the San Antonio Spurs to have his player model and rating revealed is Kawhi Leonard.

One of the league's best two-way players gets the second-highest overall rating of any player revealed thus far.

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The management of whales [0.29]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 8:50 a.m. by Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes @ [source]

In online gaming, a whale is someone who plays far more than the typical player.

The management of whales, then, is a delicate balancing act—the people who love you the most are also costing you the most.

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In the article, Tomkins describes the psychological effect of “anchoring” and the work done on the phenomenon by Nobel Prize winning economist Daniel Kahneman.

For those curious about who makes Tomkins’ top 100 costliest buys, you can click on this link to see the list and the full article.

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It may still be July, but it's never too early for sleeper season.

A player at a skill position, selected in the top 10 of the NFL Draft, with an all-time record 4.22 40-yard dash may not even be selected in the first 150 picks.

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Many of NBA 2K's fans can't wait to get their hands on NBA 2K18 on September 15 so they can play with the Los Angeles Lakers' Lonzo Ball. Unfortunately, unless you play NBA 2K17 on PC, you probably won't have access to R4zoR's creations or any of the other content from 2K's modding community.

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In a year when transfer fees have escalated to astronomical levels, it takes something very special to grab fans’ attention. The French team was very interested in landing the Brazilian last year.

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The NBA 2K18 player ratings continue to come in from Malibu, California. KAT will be rated a 91 overall, which is the same as NBA 2K17 cover athlete Paul George.

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NBA 2K18 releases on September 15 for pre-order customers. Soon, we'll find out how many of those features and enhancements made it into NBA 2K18.

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Back in 2010, Bandai Namco wanted to reboot its Gundam Versus series on more modern hardware.

To understand what Gundam Versus is all about, you first need to go back to the previous games.

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