Tag: performance

Tony Romo Got a Meager $64.11 Performance Bonus from the Dallas Cowboys

  TONY ROMO struggled with injuries again last year . . . and because of that, and the emergence of DAK PRESCOTT . . . he only ended up playing ONE series for the Dallas Cowboys. But he still qualified for a performance bonus . . . and it was $64.11.  (???) Since 2011, NFL teams are allotted a “performance based pool” of money, which can be distributed based on two factors:  How much the players are already earning in salary, and how much they played. The formula roughly boils down to the percentage of snaps played . ....

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Testosterone gel shows no benefit for older men’s memories

BY LINDSEY TANNER – AP MEDICAL WRITER CHICAGO (AP) — Testosterone treatment did not improve older men’s memory or mental function in the latest results from landmark government research that challenges the anti-aging claims of popular supplements. While testosterone use for one year appeared to strengthen bones and reduce anemia, it also showed signs of worsening artery disease and questions remain about other potential risks. The researchers said more studies are needed to determine long-term effects – the kind of research the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has already asked supplement makers to conduct. "I don’t think anybody would...

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Tie or no tie? Dress-code flap defines Panthers’ 40-7 loss

SEATTLE (AP) — A missing necktie led to Carolina quarterback Cam Newton getting benched for one series on Sunday night. Ron Rivera didn’t expect it to last just one play. One disastrous play that created a most awkward of beginnings, and defined the Panthers’ 40-7 blowout loss to the Seattle Seahawks. “We didn’t lose this game because of a tie,” Newton said. “It was a lot of execution errors. Including a lot of things where we had our opportunities and we failed at it.” The Panthers’ first offensive play ended up being a pass by Derek Anderson that deflected...

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Arrieta deals, Cubs awaken, top Indians to even Series at 1

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jake Arrieta made a teasing try at history, Kyle Schwarber drove in two runs and the Chicago Cubs brushed off a shutout to even the World Series with their first Fall Classic win in 71 years, 5-1 over the Cleveland Indians in Game 2 on Wednesday night. Arrieta carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning, briefly invoking Don Larsen’s name, before the Indians touched him for two hits and a run. However, the right-hander helped give Chicago just what it needed – a split at Progressive Field – before the Cubbies return to their Wrigley Field...

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Mind-controlled robot hand helps paralyzed man feel touch

WASHINGTON (AP) — A paralyzed man is regaining a sense of touch while using a mind-controlled robotic hand, feeling subtle pressure in his own fingers when the artificial ones are touched. The experiment reported Thursday is an early step in the quest to create prosthetics that can feel. How it works: Tiny chips implanted in Nathan Copeland’s brain are bypassing his broken spinal cord, relaying electrical signals that govern movement and sensation to and from that robotic arm. When University of Pittsburgh researchers blindfolded Copeland, he could correctly identify which robotic finger they touched 84 percent of the time....

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