Down But Not Out: “I’m just really fucking sad.” That’s how Ronda Rousey is feeling after her knockout loss to Holly Holm in Australia, the once-undefeated fighter said in a tell-all interview with Ramona Shelburn of ESPN the Magazine. Rousey said she was “like a dumbed-down dreamy version of [herself] making decisions” in the ring against Holm. “I need to come back. I need to beat this chick. Who knows if I’m going to pop my teeth out or break my jaw or rip my lip open? I have to fucking do it.” [ESPN the Magazine]
New York, New Balance: New Balance is putting rubber to the road in New York City: They’re kicking off a multiyear partnership with New York Road Runners, including youth running events and retail rights, title sponsorships of the New Balance Bronx 10-Mile and the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile, and the opening of a new NYRR running center near Central Park, the company announced Tuesday.
Caffeine Cubed: We love our caffeine fix, but the ensuing caffeine comedown is sort of, well, a downer. But now scientists at Nestlé Research Center in Switzerland are working on a way to slow the release of caffeine from a rapid jolt to a smoother ride. The secret weapon: naturally occuring molecular structures called “cubosomes,” which can be used to “tune” the release of caffeine, according to research. [Nestlé]
Sword of Destiny: Sequels typically leave us feeling kind of lukewarm (see: the perfectly predictable and probably inevitable hoopla surrounding the naming of Kimye’s new progeny). But there are exceptions, and we’re ready to add Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Sword of Destiny, the long-awaited sequel to 2000’s martial arts classic, to that list. “The fight to keep a great warrior’s sword from an evil warlord will change them in ways they never imagined,” reads the tagline. That’s great, Crouching Tiger, but you had us at “fight.” It drops on Netflix and in IMAX theaters on Feb. 26, 2016.
LeBron for Life: King James signed an unprecedented lifelong deal with Nike, and it’s reportedly the “largest single-athlete guarantee” in the 44-year history of the world’s largest sports apparel brand, ESPN‘s Darren Rovell reported Monday. “I’m just grateful that Nike and [Nike founder] Phil Knight and everyone over there just believed in a skinny-old, skinny 18-year-old kid from Akron, Ohio,” James told reporters after Cleveland Cavaliers practice Monday.
Big Dunk From the Big Ticket: Meanwhile, Kevin Garnett is out here, throwing down a dunk on Blake Griffin like it’s 2003 or something:
CLASSIC Bill Nye: The Science Guy explains sleep and dreaming—mostly via emoji—in a new series for Mashable.
Bill Nye explains how we dream, using emoji
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