The Port Bar: New LGBT Bar Headed to Uptown Oakland

Thanks to Zennie for once again giving me a platform to announce a new project meant to make Oakland a more fun place to live. I am happy to announce…

Britney Spears Will Always Be The First Lady OF ‘TRL’: See Why – MTV.com

MTV.comMTV News takes a look back at every one of Spears’ appearances on ‘Total Request Live.’ By Jocelyn Vena (@jocelyn1212). In 2003, Britney Spears was declared the First Lady of…

Rays acquire Heath Bell, Ryan Hanigan in three-team trade – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Tampa Bay Rays, taking a page out of the Oakland A’s small-market playbook, opened their wallets Tuesday and acquired catcher Ryan Hanigan and closer Heath Bell in a…

Adidas unveils official 2014 World Cup ball – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAdidas unveiled the official “Brazuca” match ball of the World Cup on Tuesday night at 6 p.m. ET in a blown-out event, complete with light show, in Rio de…

Astronomers Find Water On Five Exoplanets, But Can They Support Life? – International Business Times

International Business TimesAstronomers detected water on five exoplanets by taking infrared wavelength measurements of their atmospheres. Flickr/wonderlane. Scientists recently detected water in the atmospheres of five exoplanets – planets outside…

Five secrets to Christian Bale’s success – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThis month, Christian Bale has a one-two punch planned for the box office with two movies, Out of the Furnace (in theaters Friday) and American Hustle (opening Dec. 13).…

Microsoft Reports Record Xbox One Sales 11 Days After Debut (2) – Businessweek

BusinessweekMicrosoft Corp. (MSFT:US) said it’s selling every Xbox One player it can make, 11 days after introducing the new game console. Sales are setting records, the Redmond, Washington-based software maker…

Auburn, Gus Malzahn to talk new contract after season – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs says he will discuss a new contract with coach Gus Malzahn after the season. Jacobs said Tuesday that university officials…

The Flash To Return In 2014 On The CW

The Flash, the famous crimson speedster of DC Comics fame is coming back in his own new series in 2014 on the CW, and starring former Glee actor Grant Gustin…

Reports: Tigers killer Joe Nathan now a Tiger – Detroit Free Press

Detroit Free PressIf you can’t beat ’em, sign ’em. The Detroit Tigers, who saved nearly $80 million in recent trades of Prince Fielder and Doug Fister, utilized some of their…

Steelers’ Mike Tomlin admits fault, not intent for sideline fiasco – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCalling his actions embarrassing and inexcusable, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday he takes responsibility for his behavior on the controversial kickoff Thanksgiving night against the Baltimore Ravens…

Below-freezing temperatures coming to Las Vegas Valley – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Below-freezing temperatures coming to Las Vegas ValleyLas Vegas Review-JournalTawny Shoemaker of Las Vegas dons a hat to keep warm while watching a street artist perform at the Fremont Street Experience…

A closer look at the Pierzynski deal – Boston.com

Boston.comLet’s be honest, the public image of new Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski is that he’s a pain in the butt. He has tangled with teammates and opponents over the…

Billy Joel’s Indefinite Residency at Madison Square Garden Should Make for … – Vanity Fair

Vanity FairAmerican musician Billy Joel is nothing if not surprisingly enduring. To wit: “In an unprecedented move, Billy Joel announced at a New York press conference Tuesday afternoon that he…

‘Fast & Furious 7’ postponed after Walker’s death – USA TODAY

USA TODAYProduction on Fast & Furious 7 is on hold following the death of star Paul Walker. Shooting on the film had been scheduled to resume this week in Atlanta…

Jeff Zucker To Kill CNN As We Know It

Jeff Zucker, the still-new President of CNN even though he’s into his first year on the job (time flies) is poised to kill Atlanta-based CNN as we know it. Zucker…

Oakland A’s trade hot prospect Michael Choice to Texas Rangers – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsOAKLAND — The A’s continued their pre-winter meetings roster overhaul Tuesday with the trade of former first-round pick Michael Choice to the Texas Rangers in exchange for…

Google compute cloud load balances 1 million requests per second for $10 – Ars Technica

Ars TechnicaGoogle Compute Engine, the company’s infrastructure-as-a-service cloud that competes against Amazon Web Services, is trying to take reliability and scale to the extreme. Yesterday, the company said it was…

Tech stocks: Apple buys analytics firm Topsy – USA TODAY

USA TODAYShares of Apple are up 1% in pre-market trading after the company confirmed it acquired the social analytics firm Topsy. The price of the deal wasn’t disclosed, but The…

Las Vegas gets in the holiday spirit – USA TODAY

Las Vegas gets in the holiday spiritUSA TODAYNow that Thanksgiving is behind us, we can look forward to the Hanukkah, Christmas and New Years festivities in the city that knows…

Meet Madison Square Garden’s new franchise: Billy Joel – USA TODAY

USA TODAYOYSTER BAY, N.Y. — Madison Square Garden, home to basketball’s Knicks and Liberty and hockey’s Rangers, is adding another New York institution to its collection of franchises: Billy Joel.…

For Oakland A’s, cash far less a concern these days – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBeane jolted the offseason market with a pair of rapid-fire pitching acquisitions that will end up costing his Oakland Athletics more than the $25 million boost major league teams…

TNT’s ‘Mob City’ tweets out script of debut episode – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK (AP) — Mob City is beginning what is surely TV’s first “adaptweetion.” The series, premiering on the TNT network, is tweeting the screenplay of its first episode…

Tigers agree to sign free agent closer Joe Nathan to two-year deal – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comNathan, 39, saved 43 games in 46 chances with a 1.39 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 73 strikeouts in 64 2/3 innings pitched last season for the Rangers. He’s a six-time…

Facebook Feed Tweak, Explained – InformationWeek

InformationWeekFacebook’s latest change means you can expect to see more shared articles and news, but fewer memes. Facebook wants to be your go-to destination for news and current events. It…

Some uneasy as military gives Santa a fighter escort – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeWASHINGTON — As Santa streaks through the sky this Christmas Eve, Rudolph merrily guiding the way, he will be flanked by some new and unusual companions: a jet-fighter escort,…

British constable in Vegas to study teen court – Las Vegas Sun

British constable in Vegas to study teen courtLas Vegas SunA constable from England is visiting Las Vegas to study a court program that features teen defendants and attorneys. The constable…

CES 2014: Powerocks Unveils Flash Magicstick Smartphone Portable Power Bank

Powerocks at CES 2014. CES 2014 Las Vegas is just over one month away and as it approaches, more new product announcements come in. Powerocks will be at CES 2014…

Jerry Jones: What people ‘remember is what you do in December’ – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comJerry Jones says fans ‘remember what you do in December.’ (USATSI) Good news: The Cowboyshave won two straight, are now 7-5 on the season, and lead the NFC East. Bad…

Lady Gaga artRave tour starts May 4 in Florida – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAfter her four-show residency at New York’s Roseland Ballroom in March and April, Lady Gaga will launch artRave: The ARTPOP Ball Tour May 4 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The…

Britney Spears Reveals How She Met “Love” David Lucado, Talks About Their … – E! Online

E! OnlineBritney Spears has already publicly professed her “love” for boyfriend of eight months David Lucado, but it wasn’t until the Dec. 3 episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show that…

Reliant Stadium security guards fired for taking pictures with Tom Brady – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTwo Reliant Stadium security guards were fired for taking pictures with Tom Brady after the New England Patriots’ victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday. Joel Williams told KHOU…

Amazon testing delivery drone service – Newsday

NewsdayAmazon’s plan to eventually enlist self-guided drones to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less, revealed Sunday night on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” opens a host of possibilities —…

AJ Pierzynski joins champion Red Sox on 1-year deal – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Boston Red Sox made their first splash since winning the World Series by agreeing to a one-year, $8.25 million contract with free-agent catcher A.J. Pierznyski, a Red Sox…

Delta bumps 50 passengers to accommodate Florida basketball team – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFifty Thanksgiving weekend travelers were bumped from a commercial Delta airlines flight on Sunday so that the University of Florida basketball team could travel to Storrs, Conn. for a…