Steve Mullis

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Netherlands Dominates Brazil To Win Third Place In World Cup

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Coming off of a devastating loss to Germany, World Cup host Brazil's chances at redemption were dashed by the Netherlands on Saturday. The 3-0 victory secured a third-place finish for Oranje in the 2014 World Cup.

A penalty kick at just 3 minutes in from Robin Van Persie, granted ...


Yearning To Be A 'True Sport,' E-Sports Group Changes Gender Rules

Sunday, July 06, 2014

The world of e-sports was rattled this past week when an organization vying to become its governing body drew anger for organizing gender-divided tournaments.

Here's a quick breakdown of what happened: Until last week, the International e-Sports Federation (IeSF), a South Korea-based organization that seeks to get e-sports recognized as ...


Germany And Brazil To Face Off In World Cup Semifinals

Friday, July 04, 2014

After the first round of World Cup quarterfinal matches, Brazil and Germany will advance and face each other on Tuesday.

Brazil vs. Colombia

It had been an impressive World Cup for Colombia, going further than many expected, but they couldn't hold off the assault from World Cup host Brazil, ...


Costa Rica Advances To First World Cup Quarterfinal

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Costa Rica will advance to its first World Cup quarterfinal after winning a 5-3 shootout against Greece on Sunday.

And they did it with only 10 men for most of the second half.

After Costa Rica took the lead early in the second half, defender Oscar Duarte was sent off ...


Michelle Wie Wins U.S. Women's Open

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Michelle Wie won the United State's Women's Open on Sunday at Pinehurst No. 2, her first major title of her career.

"There were moments of doubt in there, but I had a lot of people around me who never lost faith in me," Wie said. "It's just amazing."

Though only ...


Spurs Beat The Heat To Take Home NBA Title

Sunday, June 15, 2014

In a dramatic Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs triumphed over the Miami Heat to win the NBA title Sunday night, closing out the series with a 104-87 victory.

After a dismal start, the Spurs rallied and turned things around, entering halftime with a 47-40 lead. ...


Aisha Tyler Tells Us The Real Problem With Gaming And Diversity

Sunday, June 15, 2014

"The idea that there's not diversity in gameplay is just not true," says Archer star Aisha Tyler. "Does it need to be better? Absolutely."

Best known as an actress, comedian and podcaster, Tyler's also a big name in video game circles. An avid gamer herself, she's hosted game developer Ubisoft's ...

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California Chrome Loses To Tonalist In Belmont, Misses Triple Crown

Saturday, June 07, 2014

A Cinderella story came to a stunning end on Saturday, when California Chrome missed the chance to become the first horse to win the Triple Crown since 1978.

California Chrome tied for fourth place with Wicked Strong, falling in behind Tonalist in first, followed by Commissioner and Medal Count at ...


Ann B. Davis, Alice On 'The Brady Bunch,' Dies At 88

Sunday, June 01, 2014

The Emmy-winning actress, famous for often keeping the rowdy household on The Brady Bunch under control as Alice the housekeeper, died Sunday in San Antonio. She was 88.

The Associated Press reports that an autopsy is planned for Monday, but that according to Bill Frey, a longtime friend of Davis, ...


Obama To Nominate San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro For Housing Secretary

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A White House official said Thursday that President Obama will tap San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to become housing secretary and Shaun Donovan, his current housing chief, to run the budget office.

A formal announcement is scheduled to be made on Friday afternoon.

Reporting for our Newscast unit, NPR's Scott ...


A New Kind Of Sports Star: Gamers Make It To The Next Level

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The world of competitive online gaming hit a milestone last week when the prize pool for The International — a tournament for the game Dota 2 — reached more than $5 million, the largest in the history of e-sports.

The players that compete in these top-tier events for massive ...


AT&T To Acquire Broadcast Provider DirecTV

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Telecommunications giant AT&T and DirecTV announced Sunday that the two companies had reached a definitive agreement which would see AT&T acquiring the broadcast service provider.

AT&T is buying DirecTV for about $48.5 billion, reports The New York Times. But the Times reports that the deal, including debt, is ...


California Chrome Wins Preakness; On Course For Triple Crown

Saturday, May 17, 2014

The Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome added another notch on his bridle to win the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

He covered the 1 3/16th-mile course in 1:54:84.

This puts the California-bred horse, ridden by Victor Espinoza, on track to become ...


Rams Pick Michael Sam, First Openly Gay Player Drafted In NFL

Saturday, May 10, 2014

In the seventh round of the NFL draft the St. Louis Rams have picked Michael Sam, making him the first openly gay player to be drafted by a pro football team.

Sam, who played for Missouri in college, came out earlier this year in media interviews with ESPN and ...


Deadly Storms Strike Central, Southern U.S.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Updated 5:25 a.m. ET Monday:

The death toll in Arkansas from Sunday's tornado is now at 16. President Barack Obama, who's traveling in the Philippines, says the Federal Emergency Management Agency will work with local officials in Arkansas.

Updated 2:30 a.m. ET Monday:

The death toll from Sunday's tornado in ...


Gaming While Male: A 'Privilege' Few Men Recognize

Sunday, April 27, 2014

In video games, sexism often comes in the form of male-dominated storylines and character archetypes. In the video game community, it takes a more menacing shape.

It ranges from attempts to silence female critics to the harassment of fellow players. Some harassment even goes so far as phone ...


Bubba Watson Dons Green Jacket For Second Time At Masters

Sunday, April 13, 2014

After a blustery final round at Augusta National, Bubba Watson won the 78th Masters golf championship on Sunday.

The win earned Watson another green jacket — the famed prize of the Masters outside of the prize money — his second in three years. He shot shot a final round of ...


3 Dead After Shootings At Jewish Facilities Near Kansas City

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Police confirmed that three people were killed after shootings that took place at a Jewish community center and another location near the Kansas City area on Sunday.

At a press conference a few hours after the shooting, Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass said two males were killed at the ...


Getting Back In The Game: Arming Yourself To Play With Strangers

Sunday, April 13, 2014

In our Getting Back in the Game series, we're showing you how to get into the wide world of video games — whether you're new to gaming or a former player who hasn't picked up a controller in a while.

One of the biggest changes in the ...


Kentucky To Play UConn In NCAA Final

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Eighth-seeded Kentucky will face seventh-seeded UConn in an unlikely NCAA title matchup Monday with the highest combined rankings in tournament history. Neither team was even in the tournament last year.

UConn roared past Florida, the tournament's overall No. 1 seed, and Kentucky pulled off a one-point thriller in the final ...