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December 14, 2018 12:06 AM Bitcoin ransoms just are not what they used to be

The people behind a rash of bomb threats made across the United States and Canada on Thursday demanded a $20,000 ransom to be paid in bitcoin. Authorities said none of the threats - emailed to hundreds of businesses, public offices and schools - appeared credible. Frankly, the perpetrators would have been better off asking for Turkish lira. Bitcoin and other 82

December 13, 2018 9:39 PM MJ on swipe to Monk's head: Done out of 'only love!'

A day after he took a couple of swipes at the head of one of his players, Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan on Thursday explained the strange episode as one meant to teach and show endearment. Late in Wednesday night’s home against Detroit, the Hornets’ Jeremy Lamb hit a 22-foot jump shot to give Charlotte a 108-106 lead, leading Malik Monk and Bismack 99

December 13, 2018 3:29 PM Rockies hire hitting coach Dave Magadan after bad year at plate

LAS VEGAS -- The Colorado Rockies have hired Dave Magadan as their hitting coach after finishing last season with the lowest batting average in team history. The Rockies made the move Wednesday at the winter meetings. They also said Ron Gideon, who had been on manager Bud Black's staff, will become the first base coach. Bench coach Mike Redmond, pitching 62

December 13, 2018 2:24 PM Advocacy group drafts U.S. privacy bill as effort grows to make law next year

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A consumer advocacy group backed by large American technology companies on Thursday unveiled a U.S. privacy bill that strictly limits collection of biometric and location information and calls for punishment by fines, as Congress weighs nationwide regulation to supersede new California rules. The Washington-based Center for Democracy 129

December 13, 2018 12:22 PM Jose Canseco makes pitch to be Trump chief of staff

The former major league slugger has made his pitch for a big job at the White House, tweeting Wednesday to President Donald Trump: "u need a bash brother for Chief if (sic) Staff." Canseco told his "little buddy" he has "a secret reorg plan already." He suggested Trump send him a direct message and signed off #yeswecanseco. This wasn't the first time Canseco 70

December 13, 2018 11:21 AM Minnesota Vikings fan puts team's home stadium up for sale on Craigslist

The Vikings celebrate a touchdown at U.S. Bank Stadium. (Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Minnesota Vikings had a ton of expectations coming into the 2018 season after being one win away from a Super Bowl berth in January. This year, the team has largely been a disappointment -- and fans have taken notice. After Minnesota lost 21-7 on the road against 142

December 12, 2018 1:24 PM Cardinals, Raiders and 49ers race for draft's No. 1 pick

The 2019 NFL draft will be held April 25 to 27 in Nashville, Tennessee. Three teams -- the Arizona Cardinals, Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers -- are the front-runners for the No. 1 pick by virtue of their three-win records. Biggest need: Offensive line, cornerback and wide receiver. The order of importance changes depending on the day. But this much is certain 66

December 12, 2018 7:52 AM Family of Florida woman who died on first date claim she was left for dead on interstate: report

The family of a Florida woman who reportedly died Friday after falling off a motorcycle during a first date claims her date left her for dead on an interstate, reports said. Jennifer St. Clair, 33, was found dead around 3 a.m. near an Interstate 95 exit in Pompano Beach, West Palm Beach's WPBF-TV reported. The man she was on a date with left her on the road to die, the victim's 96

December 10, 2018 9:36 PM Rest of Jordan Reed's season in jeopardy following toe strain

ASHBURN, Virginia -- Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed suffered a strained big toe and might miss the rest of the season, coach Jay Gruden said Monday. It would be yet another blow to a Redskins offense that continues to lose starters. Gruden said Reed would miss at least one week, but there's a chance he'll sit out the final three games. At 6-7, the Redskins 54

December 8, 2018 7:44 PM Brandon Ingram suffered sprained ankle against Spurs

Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University. The Lakers said Ingram will be re-evaluated in a week. He is expected to miss at least 90