News archive from 2 October 2011

Lions' Calvin Johnson 'almost' as good as Cowboys' WRs, Rob Ryan says

Dallas - First Cris Carter and now Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. Seems to be the season to dismiss Lions receiver Calvin Johnson. Ryan told the Dallas Morning News that Johnson is a great receiver, but not as good as Cowboys Miles Austin and...

 

Peter Gent, 'North Dallas Forty' author and ex-MSU basketball player, dies in Michigan

Bangor, Mich.- Former NFL player Peter Gent, whose book about the seamier side of football was made into the movie, "North Dallas Forty," has died in his native Michigan. D.L. Miller Funeral Home says Gent died Friday at age 69 in Bangor,...

 

Gallardo emerges from shadows, Fielder homers to lift Brewers to Game 1 win over D-backs 4-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Yovani Gallardo emerged from the shadows, outpitching Arizona ace Ian Kennedy as the Milwaukee Brewers kept winning at Miller Park, beating the Diamondbacks 4-1 in their NL division series opener on Saturday. Prince Fielder chased...

 
Two Routes to Solving the Jobs Puzzle

Two Routes to Solving the Jobs Puzzle

Los Angeles THE electric car company is based in China. The noodle factory was founded decades ago by a Chinese immigrant. The two businesses may have China in common, but they represent two different ways of looking at the jobs crisis in this city....

 

Peter Gent, 'North Dallas Forty' author and ex-MSU basketball player, dies in Michigan

Bangor, Mich.- Former NFL player Peter Gent, whose book about the seamier side of football was made into the movie, "North Dallas Forty," has died in his native Michigan. D.L. Miller Funeral Home says Gent died Friday at age 69 in Bangor,...

 

Brewers strike first to beat Ian Kennedy, Diamondbacks

Yovani Gallardo pitched eight innings of one-run ball, while Prince Fielder hit a two-run home run off Ian Kennedy in the 7th inning to lead the Brewers past the Diamondbacks 4-1 in the NLDS opener. Photos from the game | Box score | MLB playoff...

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Could Pakistan dump the US for ‘all-weather friend’ China?

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - With every new trough in U.S.-Pakistan relations, talk among Pakistanis of paring down their dependence on Washington and throwing in with China grows louder. Just days after the U.S. accused Pakistan’s premier spy agency of...

 

As criminal gangs get smarter, retailers find tools to fight back

As Arizona retailers start loading up their shelves with holiday merchandise, they are stepping up efforts to combat increasingly bold and sophisticated thieves responsible for tens of millions of dollars a year in lost goods. These are not the petty...

 

Stocks plunge for 5th month

You know things are bad when people start protesting in Lower Manhattan and in financial centers across the nation. While the recent picketing has centered on the size and power of big corporations, it also has captured a broader mood of economic...

 

Former NFL player and author Peter Gent dies

BANGOR, Mich. -- Former NFL player Peter Gent, whose book about the seamier side of football was made into the movie, "North Dallas Forty," has died in his native Michigan. He was 69. Gent had been ailing for months and died Friday from a...

 

NLDS: Brewers beat Diamondbacks 4-1 in Game 1

MILWAUKEE -- Yovani Gallardo emerged from the shadows, outpitching Arizona ace Ian Kennedy as the Milwaukee Brewers kept winning at Miller Park, beating the Diamondbacks 4-1 in their NL division series opener on Saturday. Prince Fielder chased Kennedy...

 

Tribune/WGN-Ch. 9 Preps Plus Athlete of the Month | Downers Grove South's Josh Williams

Scottie Williams knew the deal. The former Downers Grove South running back's friends didn't understand why all those yards and touchdowns did not translate into a Division I scholarship, but at 5-foot-6, 160 pounds, Division III football was not a...

 

Lions OL Dylan Gandy has Super expectations for team

It's stashed in a safe-deposit box, but every once in a while, Dylan Gandy breaks out the Super Bowl ring he won with the Indianapolis Colts five years ago. "If I'm going to speak at an event or something, I might take it to that," Gandy...

 

Stars-Blues Sums

First Period_1, Dallas, Dowell 1 (Wathier, Souray), 5:25. 2, Dallas, Wathier 1 (Daley, Morin), 8:29 (pp). Penalties_Cundari, StL (boarding), 7:13; Cracknell, StL (hooking), 14:53; Larsen, Dal (hooking), 17:25. Second Period_3, Dallas, Fiddler 2...

 

Minnesota quarterback Max Shortell makes 1st start and No. 19 Michigan rolls to 58-0 victory

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Max Shortell's first start was one he'd like to forget. The rest of the Minnesota Golden Gophers would as well.

 

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