LeBron James wants to make history against the Thunder. He's on the verge of scoring the 30,000th point of his career. He needs just 25 more to scale a height only six other players have reached, and when he does, the superstar will become the youngest player in NBA history to hit the mark. And LeBron said the other day he hopes to do it Saturday. Oklahoma City will be in Cleveland for a nationally televised game. LeBron's revamped bunch vs. Russ' revamped bunch. Marquee matchup. Must-see hoops.
Just about the only certainty in Sam Bradford's future is uncertainty. Will he be activated for the Vikings' playoff game Sunday? Will the team place him on the active roster at any point in these playoffs? No one knows. Will the Oklahoma native play for Minnesota next season? Could he be signed by another team to a long-term deal or are short-time contracts likely? Might he follow Pat Shurmur if the Vikings' offensive coordinator lands a head coaching gig?
Last Saturday, Houston hired Kendal Briles as the football team's new offensive coordinator, and there was immediate backlash, some Cougars' fans saying they'd no longer buy tickets or make donations or attend games. Then Sunday, the American Football Coaches Association announced that Art Briles would be speaking at its annual convention, and there was immediate backlash, forcing the group to cancel the session less than a day later. Why does anyone align themselves with these guys?
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".