News archive from 3 September 2014

'Gone Girl,' 'Unbroken' lead drumbeat of fall

'Gone Girl,' 'Unbroken' lead drumbeat of fall

NEW YORK -- Unable to find her second directing project, Angelina Jolie took to sifting through "generals." Looking for a diamond in the rough, the actress-turned-directed searched the movies that studios owned but weren't making. "So I...

 
Marist to Miami: For Fede, NFL road wasn't easy

Marist to Miami: For Fede, NFL road wasn't easy

DAVIE, Fla. -- A year ago, Terrence Fede was at Marist. Now he's with the Miami Dolphins, and that's no small feat. Marist to Miami, that's not a likely path. Going from a seventh-round pick to the 53-man roster, that's also improbable. Going from the...

 
What to watch at US Open: Djokovic takes on Murray

What to watch at US Open: Djokovic takes on Murray

NEW YORK -- Andy Murray went more than a year between victories over top-10 opponents. Now he needs to make it two in a row. In the U.S. Open quarterfinals Wednesday night, he will face No. 1 Novak Djokovic, the seven-time major champion Murray beat...

 
2 years later most say 'Fail Mary' is history

2 years later most say 'Fail Mary' is history

RENTON, Wash. -- This story involves a rookie quarterback, a banker turned NFL replacement official, a touchdown that should not have been and actor Cary Elwes. Yes, the actor from satirical classics "The Princess Bride" and "Robin...

 

Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

NEW YORK Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a major credit card data breach. The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it is working with both banks and law enforcement to investigate "unusual...

 
Miami-Dade County rules crack down on teens raising money from motorists

Miami-Dade County rules crack down on teens raising money from motorists

County commissioners want to crack down on a common sight at local intersections: youths in sports jerseys raising funds for teams. A proposed ordinance would require adults to accompany any youths asking motorists for donations along county roadways...

 
Detroit Lions defense: Three storylines, newcomers to watch

Detroit Lions defense: Three storylines, newcomers to watch

Three story lines to watch Three story lines to watch Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett addresses three issues that could define the season:

 
Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander: 'I keep my personal life personal'

Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander: 'I keep my personal life personal'

CLEVELAND - Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander commented today for the first time on leaked nude photos of him and girlfriend Kate Upton that surfaced during the holiday weekend. “I'm not going to comment on my personal life,” Verlander...

 
Notre Dame looks to improve secondary play vs. Michigan

Notre Dame looks to improve secondary play vs. Michigan

SOUTH BEND, IND. - Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly is sounding a bit this week like the prison warden in the 1967 film “Cool Hand Luke,” who famously said: “What we've got here is failure to communicate.” Fighting Irish safeties Max Redfield and Elijah...

 

Duke prepared for Troy, Alabama heat

Welcome back to Three and Out, readers. Duke will head to Troy on Friday, ahead of the 7 p.m. kickoff time Saturday. And in a testament to coach David Cutcliffe's thoroughness (a trait of most successful college coaches), the Blue Devils' schedule for...

 
THEhotel in Vegas switches to new name Delano

THEhotel in Vegas switches to new name Delano

LAS VEGAS -- The former THEhotel on the campus of Mandalay Bay has officially taken on its new identity as The Delano Las Vegas (DELL'-uh-no). Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the renovated property Tuesday. The 1,100-room, all-suite hotel...

 
McNabb says Foles isn't a franchise QB

McNabb says Foles isn't a franchise QB

PHILADELPHIA -- Fluke or franchise quarterback? The question will follow Nick Foles around until he proves himself again. Foles began last year as a backup to Michael Vick and finished as a Pro Bowl MVP. His emergence was one of the NFL's biggest...

 

Niners bring back Osgood; Dorsey to short-term IR

Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - San Francisco 49ers nose tackle Glenn Dorsey will be sidelined for at least the first half of the 2014 season after being placed on injured reserve as the team's designated to return player. Dorsey, a 13-game...

 
Panthers WR Bersin follows NFL owner's footsteps

Panthers WR Bersin follows NFL owner's footsteps

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Panthers wide receiver Brenton Bersin has something in common with the man writing his paycheck. Bersin made Carolina's 53-man roster over the weekend, becoming only the second player from Wofford College to make an NFL roster. The...

 
Stanford's O-line trying to live up to reputation

Stanford's O-line trying to live up to reputation

STANFORD, Calif. -- Stanford's offensive line was in the middle of a meeting during spring practices earlier this year when a few large visitors walked into the room. Current NFL linemen Jonathan Martin and David Yankey and former team captain Sam...

 

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