The third coronavirus wave means even more sports uncertainty

America’s pro sports leagues sputtered back to life in 2020 with bubbles, comprehensive testing programs and a host of other changes that still seem unimaginable after the fact.The state of play: The leagues succeeded because they have enormous wealth and were operating mostly in “salvage the season” mode — but now comes the hard part: Figuring…Continue Reading

The Capital Note: Third Quarter GDP – Half Empty or Half Full?

(Sviatlana Lazarenka/Getty Images) Welcome to the Capital Note, a newsletter about business, finance and economics. On the menu today: Third quarter good and bad, Apple’s challenge to Google (maybe), cannabis drinks mystery, the return of macaroni cheese, the return of Argentinian debt misery, NYC’s “price gouging” mess. Third Quarter GDP: Hold the Champagne Who could not…Continue Reading

Third antitrust investigation into Apple/Amazon deal which excluded independent resellers

There was controversy back in 2018 when an Apple/Amazon deal was said to risk putting many independent resellers out of business. The deal led to antitrust investigations in the US and Italy, and a third one has now been opened in Germany. The agreement was reached almost two years ago, providing an official Apple store…Continue Reading

Carabao Cup third round: Man City-Bournemouth, Lincoln-Liverpool, Luton-Man Utd

League One Lincoln City will host Premier League champions Liverpool in the third round of the Carabao Cup after winning 5-0 at Bradford CityAfter a night of Carabao Cup drama which included stoppage-time winners and penalty shootouts, the third round is starting to shape up.League Two Leyton Orient, whose shirts are sponsored by Harry Kane,…Continue Reading

Behind The Outsider and Lovecraft Country, HBO has really been leaning into horror in 2020 (and who can blame them, really). That trend continues with the network’s latest miniseries, the sci-fi/horror/thriller The Third Day, starring Jude Law and Naomie Harris in a story that is as puzzle box as any—we truly are learning details by…Continue Reading

A Third of Big Ten Athletes With COVID-19 Have Heart Condition

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Up to 35% of COVID-positive athletes who play for Big Ten schools developed the heart condition myocarditis, the  Centre Daily Times reported Thursday. Penn State University’s Director of Athletic Medicine Wayne Sebastianelli, MD, told the State College Area school board of directors that…Continue Reading

Star Trek: Discovery’s Third Season Brings Trek’s First Explicitly Trans and Nonbinary Characters

Star Trek: Discovery is heading into a new unknown next season, but the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery won’t be alone. CBS All Access has announced that two new characters are joining the cast for season three, and will be the franchise’s first explicitly nonbinary and transgender characters. In an announcement on, the network confirmed that trans actor Ian Alexander (The…Continue Reading

The Third Eevee Evolution Vaporeon Is Now Available On The Build-A-Bear Workshop

Joins Flareon and Jolteon by Liam Doolan 2 hours agoIf you love cute and cuddly Pokémon plush, you can’t go past the Build-A-Bear line. After releasing the shockingly cute Jolteon in May, the third Water-type Eevee evolution Vaporeon is now available. Once again, the latest Build-A-Bear Pokémon is available from the online workshop in both…Continue Reading