Forgive Gregg Popovich for not being in much of a mood to discuss the current state of the San Antonio Spurs, whose 7-game losing streak is the team’s longest since his first season as coach, more than 20 years ago
Juventus reached the last 16 of the Champions League. According to CNN, they beat Lokomotiv Moscow 2-1 in Group D. They were able to win thanks Douglas Costa, who came in as a 70th minute substitute. The first goal seemed to be Cristiano Ronaldo’s but Aaron Ramsey tapped it in. If it was clearly Ronaldo’s, it would have set a record scoring against a 34th different club. Soon after, Ronaldo was taken out of the game as a precaution to his injury.
Karma Automotive today launched its SC2 concept car during AutoMobility LA and the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. Featuring cutting-edge technology and design, SC2 is a bold demonstration of Karma’s emergence as a high-tech mobility incubator, embodying world class luxury design and Karma IP. A striking full BEV concept, SC2 delivers an impressive 1,100 HP and advances from 0 to 60mph in under 1.9 seconds. Front and rear mounted twin electric motors deliver 800 kW peak power, with 10,500 lb.-ft (14,000 Nm) wheel torque. SC2 provides 350 miles of pure electric range, and is equipped with carbon ceramic brakes, a push-rod operated racing suspension and a Karma torque vectoring gearbox. An ultrasonic dynamic regenerative panel gives SC2 high performance handling and hand braking expected in an electric hyper car. The result is a vehicle as adept at navigating the tight curves and adrenaline-inducing straights of California’s mountain, canyon and coastal regions as it suited to stun Hollywood’s elite along Los Angeles’s famed Rodeo Drive.
Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather reportedly tipped his chefs $300 each during a recent visit to a Las Vegas restaurant. The 42-year-old was celebrating a friend's birthday with 16 others at Catch Las Vegas when he made the generous gesture. A source told reporters, "He personally thanked everyone, the cooks were ecstatic and thankful!" Business Insider reports Mayweather is known to be a big spender, having once spent $18 million on a 280-carat diamond watch. Mayweather officially retired from boxing in 2017 after beating Conor McGregor to take his professional record to 50-0.
“The future is electric:” Audi is staying consistently true to its strategic alignment by presenting the second model in its e-tron product line. The Audi e-tron Sportback is a dynamic SUV coupé offering up to 300 kW of power and a range of up to 446 kilometers (277.1 miles) ( in the WLTP cycle) from a single battery charge (combined electric power consumption in kWh/100 km (62.1 mi): 26.3 - 21.6 (WLTP); 23.9 – 20.6 (NEFZ); combined CO2 emissions in g/km (g/mi): 0). Its digital matrix LED headlights are a new feature now available for the first time in a mass-production vehicle. Their light is broken down into tiny pixels and can be controlled with exceptional precision. This makes safe lane centering easier on narrow stretches of road and shows the position of the vehicle in the lane. The Audi e-tron Sportback can be ordered as of the end of November. Market introduction in Europe is scheduled for the spring of 2020.