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Blake Dowling: Tech, food and disruption: Hotels on the front lines of innovation

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Like Ryan Lochte at a Rio gas station – 2017 is on. We are 100 percent set for takeoff. Engines are roaring and what should we expect from technology in this grand year? There are three things you can always count on, breaches, innovation and disruption. Let’s dive into innovation, shall we? (More swimming puns, ha!) The hotel industry is usually on the front lines of innovation. The W in DC encourages you to use your smartphone as your room…

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Ryan Lochte’s biggest challenge may be court of public opinion

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Ryan Lochte acted like he was still a student at the University of Florida when he and three U.S. swimming teammates were involved in an incident at a Rio gas station. He does not yet realize that his Animal House tendencies should have stopped when he left Gainesville. He is paying a heavy price on many fronts. The multiple gold medalist faces public scorn and withering media criticism. Suspension by the swimming federation and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC)…

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The good, the bad and the ugly of the Rio Games

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Michael Phelps won more medals than anyone else, again. And then he said farewell, also again. Usain Bolt kissed the finish line good-bye after enhancing his Olympic legacy. Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky delivered under the burden of enormous expectations. Two strangers went from rivals to forever linked by a display of kindness, an entire nation seemed to celebrate a tennis match, and a gold medalist scampered home to avoid legal issues after a robbery story unraveled. The Rio de…

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Michael Lorenzen: one of the best sports stories of the year

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Outside of Fullerton, Calif. and Cincinnati, Ohio, few people are familiar with the name of Michael Lorenzen. That should change beginning on Saturday and throughout the coming days. Lorenzen is a relief pitcher for the Reds with a mid-to-high 90s fastball. After opening the season on the disabled list, he has now appeared in 30 games with a 2.17 earned run average and struck out 31 batters in 29 innings. Pitchers succeed at the plate from time to time and…

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Ryan Lochte apologizes, but sticks with robbery claim

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What in the name of Ryan Lochte is going on?  It depends upon whom you ask. The former Gator is swimming in controversy. Too bad it’s not coming from the pool. By now most have heard the story, or at least portions of it. Lochte and Olympic teammates Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen headed into Rio for a night of heavy drinking after the swimming competition had concluded. Lochte told NBC the group was robbed by armed gunmen posing…

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Father: Ryan Lochte back in U.S.; Rio judge orders passports held

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The father of American swimmer Ryan Lochte said Wednesday his gold medal-winning son arrived back in the United States before a Brazilian judge ordered that Lochte and U.S. teammate Jimmy Feigen stay in Brazil as authorities investigate their claim they were robbed during the Olympics. Steve Lochte told The Associated Press by phone from his Florida home that his son called him Tuesday after arriving in the United States. The 32-year-old swimmer was going to pick up his car and…

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Mitch Perry Report for 8.15.16 -Team USA Basketball team continues to barely get by in XXXI Olympiad

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Time for sport, as they say on the BBC. Well, so much for those stories about how those dire predictions about how the Rio Olympics have been proven wrong: Yesterday in Rio, U.S. gold medalist Ryan Lochte said robbers posing as police pointed a gun at his head and took his money, while three other U.S. swimmers with him were forced to lie on the ground by their assailants and also were robbed. Things had been going so smoothly in Brazil until then, hadn’t…

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