News archive from 9 November 2015

Wolff: Everything Oldie is new again

Wolff: Everything Oldie is new again

There are two, and maybe only two, strategies for success in media: Do what everybody else is doing, or do the opposite. What everybody wants to do now is, of course, forge a digital strategy, that is, a new digital strategy, to be distinguished from...

 
Missouri's football team 'stands in solidarity' with student activists

Missouri's football team 'stands in solidarity' with student activists

COLUMBIA, Mo. — After months of racial unrest at the University of Missouri’s flagship campus, student activists who have been calling for the system president’s resignation say it was the school’s football team that finally brought national attention...

Usa Today, 19:32 in Sport
 
Ronda Rousey's mother much more than just a UFC star's mom

Ronda Rousey's mother much more than just a UFC star's mom

LOS ANGELES — Ronda Rousey’s mom is best known these days as ... Ronda Rousey’s mom, an inevitable result of being associated with the woman who is mixed martial arts’ most high-profile fighter, a budding actress and a media sensation. But there is...

Usa Today, 19:32 in Sport
 

As China ends one-child policy, illegally born kids ask: 'What about us?'

China’s ruling Communist party may have just ended its notorious one-child policy, but the change has come too late for Yan Fengyin. Like millions of other mothers who broke the decades-long rule in China allowing only one child, she has found that...

 
Colts hand Peyton Manning, Broncos first loss of season

Colts hand Peyton Manning, Broncos first loss of season

INDIANAPOLIS – If nothing else, the Indianapolis Colts probably bought themselves a bye week focused on something other than who gets fired next. They entered Lucas Oil Stadium in crisis mode Sunday and exited with the type of win over old friend...

Usa Today, 20:10 in Sport
 
Tennessee's appellate courts lack diversity

Tennessee's appellate courts lack diversity

NASHVILLE -- The nine applicants who put their names in to be Tennessee's next Supreme Court justice had more in common than law degrees and home states. They were all men. And all white. The lack of racial and gender diversity in the applicant...

 
Scientists join effort to restore Native place names

Scientists join effort to restore Native place names

During a recent walk along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, Dena'ina historian Aaron Leggett pointed to an area that was devastated in during the massive Good Friday earthquake in 1964. Trees and houses on a mile-wide stretch of earth had come tumbling...

 
Bell: Packers' path to Super Bowl hits roadblock, but they insist there's no discord

Bell: Packers' path to Super Bowl hits roadblock, but they insist there's no discord

CHARLOTTE — Maybe the breaking point came early in the fourth quarter, when the Green Bay Packers returned to the visitor’s sideline after giving up another touchdown during another game that had spiraled way out of control. They trailed 37-14. Time...

Usa Today, 20:29 in Sport
 
Kevin Harvick keeps overcoming obstacles in title defense

Kevin Harvick keeps overcoming obstacles in title defense

FORT WORTH — Kevin Harvick’s Sprint Cup title defense remained extremely eventful, but very much in progress Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. Despite sustaining two punctured tires and a broken shifter that required him to manually hold the No. 4...

Usa Today, 20:45 in Sport
 
Surefire win slips away from Brad Keselowski at Texas

Surefire win slips away from Brad Keselowski at Texas

FORT WORTH — Brad Keselowski stepped out of his race car, walked down pit road to have a brief conversation with Martin Truex Jr. and trudged on, running his right hand through his hair dejectedly. It was the end of a race day that for so long had...

Usa Today, 20:45 in Sport
 
The Harrisons: Shameful day for Rams' Lemarcus Joyner

The Harrisons: Shameful day for Rams' Lemarcus Joyner

In honor of Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison's bold stance, our weekly award for NFL players who didn't even deserve a participation trophy in Week 9. PERRISH COX The Tennessee Titans won a hard-fought game against the New Orleans Saints,...

Usa Today, 21:07 in Sport
 
Trump lifts 'SNL' to biggest rating since 2012

Trump lifts 'SNL' to biggest rating since 2012

Presidential candidate Donald Trump lifted NBC's Saturday Night Live to its best ratings in nearly four years this weekend, but his presence didn't result in the kind of record-breaking numbers he has helped draw to the Republican candidate debates....

 
Hey students, like science? Want $400,000? Get out the camera

Hey students, like science? Want $400,000? Get out the camera

SAN FRANCISCO — Attention, students. Interested in science and know how to shoot a video? You could make $400,000? Not sleeping at your desks anymore, are you? Meet Ryan Chester, 18, whose quirky video explaining Albert Einstein’s mind-bending Special...

 
Missouri's players have experience in making strong statements

Missouri's players have experience in making strong statements

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- When Missouri football players decided to support student protesters by refusing to take part in team activities until the departure of President Tim Wolfe, the message resonated far beyond campus. The players declared their support...

Usa Today, 21:58 in Sport
 
Pelissero: Aqib Talib talks eye poke, I listen

Pelissero: Aqib Talib talks eye poke, I listen

INDIANAPOLIS – Hi, Aqib Talib. Can you tell me what happened at the end there? “I don’t even remember, man,” the Denver Broncos’ veteran cornerback told USA TODAY Sports, sitting at his locker after he was flagged twice late in a 27-24 loss to the...

Usa Today, 21:58 in Sport
 
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