A’s bench could play big role in wild-card game vs Yankees

first_imgNEW YORK — The A’s group of back-ups aren’t your normal bench players who get into a game once or twice per week. They’ve been just as responsible for this year’s playoff run as the starters, and they’ll get plenty of chances against the Yankees.The outfield bench duo of Mark Canha and Chad Pinder combined to club 30 homers this season, and the only reason the right-handed hitting Canha is not starting Wednesday night is because the Yankees will start a right-hander of their own in Luis …last_img read more

Kevon Looney vows to improve on rebounding and hustle plays in Game 5

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – The Warriors mostly center on Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Igudoala. Therefore, the Warriors only expect Kevon Looney to check off specific needs.Play with energy. Grab rebounds. Convert on putbacks. Set good screens. All of the little plays that make a big difference.Looney has fulfilled that job description for …last_img read more

Uber to merge Russian operations with Yandex

first_imgRelated Posts Uber has announced it will scale back operations in Russia, creating a new transport company with local search giant Yandex.Yandex.Taxi and Uber driver-side apps will be merged into one service, but both apps will remain available to customers in Russia. The new company will also take over operations in Azerbaijan, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.See Also: Yandex unveils self-driving car concept for taxi serviceUber will own 36.6 percent of shares in the unnamed company and hold three of the seven board seats, Yandex will own 59.3 percent of shares, the other 4.1 percent going to employees.“Our users will have seamless global roaming across the both taxi platforms,” said Yandex.Taxi CEO, Tigran Khudaverdyan. “For example, a user of Yandex.Taxi could order an UberX directly from their Yandex.Taxi app upon arriving in London or Bangkok. An Uber user arriving in Moscow from Paris will be able to order a Yandex.Taxi straight from their app.”The new company will also be responsible for UberEats, the company’s food delivery service, which is available in Moscow.First China, then RussiaIt is Uber’s second retreat from the global stage, coming almost a year after the ride-sharing giant ended operations in China and partnered with Didi Chuxing. This time, the Uber app will continue to operate, but it seems unlikely that the company will continue to invest heavily in the region.Uber has been hemorrhaging money, losing $2.8 billion last year. While investors have let the company, valued at $60 billion, off the hook for the past few years, it may be looking to tighten the ship now that CEO Travis Kalanick has resigned, following a barrage of negative stories about the culture and management of Uber.That seems to include running away from countries where the government is hostile to outsider businesses and happy to prop-up their homegrown companies with cash, access, and regulations. IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… Tags:#Delivery#Russia#taxi#transport#Uber#Yandex center_img For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… David Curry 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

Giveaway! Blackmagic Pocket Camera & Filmmaking Gear

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