News archive from 2 October 2013

Davis, Eagles sticking with 3-4 in Philly

Davis, Eagles sticking with 3-4 in Philly

PHILADELPHIA -- Billy Davis isn't sugarcoating the way Peyton Manning picked apart his defense. "We took a whooping," the Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator said Tuesday. "That's what happened. We did not play good enough to win,...

 

Colon gets Game 1 start for A's

Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin announced his starting rotation for the American League Division Series against the Detroit Tigers, with ace Bartolo Colon getting the start in Friday's Game 1. Colon went 18-6...

 
No. 18 Florida playing keep-away with opponents

No. 18 Florida playing keep-away with opponents

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- No. 18 Florida is methodical, deliberate, calculated and predictable. Some might even say the Gators are boring to watch. They're running the football nearly 70 percent of the time, an effort to wear down opponents, keep the clock...

 

In Season: Easy pickings for pumpkins

Pumpkins are a no-brainer this time of year at grocery stores, farmers markets and various pumpkin patches around the area. At pumpkinpatchesandmore.org, you can locate North Texas farms with real pumpkin patches (where pumpkins grow), hayrides and...

 

Montana health insurance exchange launches

HELENA, Mont. -- Montanans looking to shop for health insurance under the state's new marketplace Tuesday encountered delays and dead-ends as they tried to work through the federally run website on its first day. But health care providers assisting...

 
Shutdown's impact on economy: Minimal, unless it drags on

Shutdown's impact on economy: Minimal, unless it drags on

The U.S. government shutdown won't dramatically harm business or consumer confidence -- unless it drags on for weeks, three economists told the Observer Tuesday. But, they said, even a shutdown that ends quickly will have a variety of impacts, from...

 
NYC Opera to file for bankruptcy

NYC Opera to file for bankruptcy

NEW YORK -- New York City Opera said Tuesday it is shutting down and filing for bankruptcy protection after seven decades as a fixture on the metropolitan cultural scene. The company announced Sept. 12 that it needed to raise $7 million by the end of...

 

Rep. Garcia's ‘Taliban' comment riles GOP

Miami Congressman Joe Garcia riled conservatives Tuesday by taking to the U.S. House floor and blaming a partial shutdown of the federal government on “this extremist element, this Taliban.” Garcia's comment was the latest...

 
Els paves the way for South Africans

Els paves the way for South Africans

DUBLIN, Ohio -- Ernie Els remembers them as being part of his junior golf foundation in South Africa. They were leaders, who backed it up with their games. And now they're all together on the same stage of the Presidents Cup. Els is back for the...

 
Hawks look to build chemistry after more turnover

Hawks look to build chemistry after more turnover

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks look like they're starting over. Again. After a disjointed season with a lame-duck coach and bunch of one-and-done players, the Hawks have kept up their rebuilding efforts with another summer of heavy turnover. Only seven...

 
Braves reclaim once-familiar title: division champ

Braves reclaim once-familiar title: division champ

ATLANTA -- This used to be the norm. The Braves winning a division title was ho-hum news. Not anymore. For the first time in eight years, Atlanta heads into the postseason as a division champion, having coasted to the top of the NL East while the...

 

Jaguars sign 4 to practice squad, waive 2

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed defensive tackle Jordan Miller and receivers Jeremy Ebert, Tobais Palmer and Lamaar Thomas to the practice squad. The team also waived cornerback Marcus Burley and defensive end Chris McCoy...

 
The haircuts gone bad at the Presidents Cup

The haircuts gone bad at the Presidents Cup

DUBLIN, Ohio -- Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel treated themselves to some of the amenities at the Presidents Cup when a barber came to their team room to give haircuts to half the team. The barber won 2-up. "Louis and myself, we were...

 
Johnson takes blame for Georgia Tech's struggles

Johnson takes blame for Georgia Tech's struggles

ATLANTA -- Coach Paul Johnson blames himself for Georgia Tech's struggles with, of all things, the spread option offense. Since Johnson's first season in 2008, the Yellow Jackets have led the nation in rushing, and they're 10th this year, but last...

 
New 2B, leadoff man has had spectacular year

New 2B, leadoff man has had spectacular year

ST. LOUIS -- One might think the lone disappointment for Matt Carpenter in his breakout season was falling one hit shy of 200. Except the St. Louis Cardinals leadoff man isn't that big on statistics, and he didn't even notice he was in range until the...

 

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