News archive from 7 September 2015

UF's Jim McElwain, other new coaches can rest easy after successful debuts

UF's Jim McElwain, other new coaches can rest easy after successful debuts

GAINESVILLE - Jim McElwain reportedly suffered restless nights last week preparing for his coaching debut with the Florida Gators. If he needs any good bed-time reading in the future, he need only peruse Saturday night's UF box score to ease his mind....

 
Whitley: Tim Tebow fans should be as gracious as their hero

Whitley: Tim Tebow fans should be as gracious as their hero

Tim Tebow has suffered another career setback. As always, he took it better than many of his fans. They spent the weekend essentially telling Eagles coach Chip Kelly he could go to you-know-where. That locale has no fury like a Tebow fan scorned. And,...

 
Serena Williams turns it up a notch, gets Venus in quarterfinals

Serena Williams turns it up a notch, gets Venus in quarterfinals

NEW YORK —  Standing on court inside Arthur Ashe Stadium after her win over up-and-coming American Madison Keys on Sunday, Serena Williams broke into a smile. “I’m going to take the rest of the day off,” the world No. 1 told Mary Joe Fernandez, who...

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Henrik Stenson takes the lead at Deutsche Bank

Henrik Stenson takes the lead at Deutsche Bank

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Henrik Stenson is starting to hit his stride at a good time. Coming off a runner-up finish in the opening FedEx Cup playoff event last week, Stenson erased a five-shot deficit in seven holes Sunday and played bogey-free for a...

Usa Today, 20:09 in Sport
 
Cowboys hope to make Super Bowl push, but here are five areas to monitor

Cowboys hope to make Super Bowl push, but here are five areas to monitor

IRVING, Texas — Ever since the Dallas Cowboys’ narrow loss to the Green Bay Packers in last season's divisional playoffs, the tenor for the 2015 season has been evident. This team believes it’s ready to win big now. It possesses a star quarterback...

Usa Today, 20:09 in Sport
 
Matt Harvey has right to protect his arm, but at what cost to Mets

Matt Harvey has right to protect his arm, but at what cost to Mets

This was not Matt Harvey’s intention. Yet, like it or not, the New York Mets right-hander has unknowingly crafted a drama that may prove impossible to ignore. Think hard: has an athlete’s image ever been damaged more severely, so swiftly, without...

Usa Today, 20:09 in Sport
 
Slam brakes on snail-mail issued driver's licenses

Slam brakes on snail-mail issued driver's licenses

I've long supposed that on the eve of a "blood moon," state elected officials walk past iron-clad oaken doors and cluster inside a wood-paneled room cloaked in secrecy and smoke rings. It's there that they pitch eyes of newt into a caldron...

 

Referee takes hit in Texas high school football game

A Texas school district is investigating an incident at a high school football game in which a video shows hits, possibliy intentional, against an official. The Northside Independent School District in San Antonio is aware of the video that shows two...

 
Misery Index Week 1: Pungent in Piscataway

Misery Index Week 1: Pungent in Piscataway

USA Today Sports' George Schroeder reviews the lessons learned from Week 1 of the college football season. As the Misery Index enters its third season, you’d like to think we are all a bit older and wiser, less prone to overreaction, more prepared for...

Usa Today, 20:21 in Sport
 
Cars get tech to monitor teen driving habits

Cars get tech to monitor teen driving habits

Teenagers, already saddled with worries about grades, soon will encounter cars that can issue their own "report cards" when it comes to driving skills. Several companies, ranging from global automakers to technology start-ups, have...

 
Construction booming at Orlando International Airport

Construction booming at Orlando International Airport

Eight cranes dot the southern horizon of Orlando International Airport, which is in the early stages of a $1.1 billion expansion that sets the stage for another $1.8 billion worth of work. Construction crews and heavy-equipment operators are busy...

 
Windermere eye doctor headed for trial in $7M Medicare fraud case

Windermere eye doctor headed for trial in $7M Medicare fraud case

On Tuesday a multi-millionaire eye doctor from Windermere goes on trial in a Jacksonville courtroom, charged with intentionally misdiagnosing patients then performing unnecessary surgery. Dr. David Ming Pon, 57, is charged with 20 counts of Medicare...

 
Vandal carves name into Alamo with car key

Vandal carves name into Alamo with car key

A man is accused of using a car key to carve his name into the wall of the Alamo. According to the police report, the three inch by once inch carving left around $250,000 of damage. SAN ANTONIO — The shrine of Texas liberty has become the target of a...

 
Gunman walks up to Las Vegas cops, starts shooting into car

Gunman walks up to Las Vegas cops, starts shooting into car

Police in Las Vegas had an unidentified man in custody on Sunday after he allegedly walked up to a pair of officers sitting at a stop light early Sunday afternoon and began firing into their marked SUV. The alleged shooter, armed with a semi-automatic...

 
Whitley: Tim Tebow fans should be as gracious as their hero

Whitley: Tim Tebow fans should be as gracious as their hero

Tim Tebow has suffered another career setback. As always, he took it better than many of his fans. They spent the weekend essentially telling Eagles coach Chip Kelly he could go to you-know-where. That locale has no fury like a Tebow fan scorned. And,...

 
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