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Elon Musk Isnt Joking About Sending a Tesla to Mars

Elon Musk fully intends to put a red sports car made by a company that he runs into an enormous rocket ship made by another company that he runs and fire both into Mars orbit. The car, as it hurtles into space, will be playing a song by David Bowie on repeat. It goes without saying that the song will be “cryptic message on Twitter over the weekend. A person familiar with the launch plan at SpaceX Inc. confirmed that it is real. Payload will be my midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing Space Oddity. Destination is Mars…

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Sports teams won’t stay at Trump’s hotels, which is hitting his wallet hard

The Chicago Cubs visited Trump at the White House, but other teams refuse to stay at his hotels.Image: Mark Wilson/Getty Images President Trump has been riling up pro athletes with disinvitations to the White House and attacks on police brutality protests. Now some teams are hitting back where it hurts: his wallet. Pro sports teams from the NBA, MLB, and NHL have stopped staying at Trump-owned hotels. The Washington Post reached out to all teams in those three leagues and the NFL (that’s 123 teams altogether) and found at least…

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the biggest NASCAR figure to vocally support anthem protests

Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/REX/Shutterstock (9009887e) Dale Earnhardt Jr. waves to fans as he makes his way around the track at Bristol Motor Speedway before the NASCAR Cup Series auto race, in Bristol, Tenn NASCAR Auto Racing, Bristol, USA – 19 Aug 2017Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock As the ongoing controversy involving President Donald Trump and national anthem protests at sports events continues to roil, NASCAR’s biggest name has publicly opposed the organization’s anti-protest stance. SEE ALSO: #TakeAKnee protests spread to the MLB for the first time last night Dale Earnhardt, Jr., defending…

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LeBron James destroys Trump with the perfect, understated insult

Champion of insults.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock There are so many things to call President Donald Trump.  On Saturday morning, LeBron James found the perfect one. The NBA star called Trump “U bum” over the president’s rescinded invitation for Steph Curry to visit the White House, which came only after Curry stated that he didn’t want to go anyway.  SEE ALSO: NFL players slam Donald Trump for rant against protests U bum 😂 https://t.co/PU1WuB9lqs — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 23, 2017 at least the Trump era brought the until-now-criminally-underused insult of “bum” back…

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NFL players lash out after Trump rants about athlete protests

Image: Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images Football players are lashing out at Donald Trump after the president went on an extended rant about athlete activism at a rally Friday night. Trump called on NFL owners to fire players who kneel or otherwise protest during the national anthem and encouraged fans to boycott the league. SEE ALSO: Why Russia hasn’t successfully screwed with Germany’s election — yet “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off…

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Ban Kneeling Pro Athletes, Trump Repeats After Curry Slam

President Donald Trump, a one-time football team owner, is ratcheting up his rhetoric against professional sports and some of their stars — and at least one league and some athletes are giving it back to him. Hours after profanely criticizing NFL players who protest police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem, Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to disinvite National Basketball Association star Stephen Curry from a White House appearance traditional for championship sports teams. His winning team, the Golden State Warriors, said it won’t visit Trump. US President Donald…

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Sleeperbot is the best place to host your fantasy football league this season

Sleeperbot, which has raised about $2M in seed funding from Birchmere VC and Expa, and boasts hundreds of thousands of users, calls itself Slack for sports. Its essentially an app (and website) that lets sports fans have conversations around different subjects theyre passionate about. These discussions happen in channels some of which are created by the company and are general topics like fantasy advice, and some are created by users like an Eagles fan club. And now they are adding another feature that is sure to make it even more…

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What we know about CBSs upcoming streaming service for sports

Cord cutters have another reason to get excited, as CBS this week announced its planning to launch a live streaming service for sports. The news was discussed on the companys Q2 earnings call, and though details are light theres no name, pricing or exact launch date at this time, for example the service could potentially go a long way to fill a gap thats not currently well-covered by live TV streaming services and on-demand subscription video. According to the company, the idea to do a live streaming channel for sports…

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