News archive from 10 September 2012

Mark Sanchez, defense lead Jets past Bills 48-28

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - All those doubts, questions and concerns about Rex Ryan's Jets? Well, no worries, after all. With a whole lot of Mark Sanchez, a sprinkling of Tim Tebow and a dominant first-half effort by the defense, New York manhandled the...

 

Adrian Peterson returns, Vikings edge Jaguars 26-23 in OT

MINNEAPOLIS - Rookie Blair Walsh kicked four field goals, including a 55-yarder as regulation time expired and another one in overtime, and Adrian Peterson returned from a left knee injury to lift the Minnesota Vikings to a 26-23 victory over the...

 
Philadelphia Eagles overcome Michael Vick’s 4 interceptions, squeak by Cleveland Browns, 17-16 

Philadelphia Eagles overcome Michael Vick’s 4 interceptions, squeak by Cleveland Browns, 17-16 

CLEVELAND — Michael Vick overcame four interceptions by throwing a 4-yard touchdown pass to Clay Harbor with 1:18 left as the Philadelphia Eagles opened the season with a nerve-racking 17-16 win over the Cleveland Browns. Vick led the Eagles on a...

Daily News, 17:04 in Sport
 

Men's Shelter seeks to house eight men a week

On average last year, one homeless man got off the streets and into housing every day, through a little-known program run by the Men's Shelter of Charlotte. This year, the program intends to increase the number to 400 men – about eight a...

 

State investigates shooting by Montgomery Police officer

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is investigating a firearms discharge by an on-duty Montgomery Police officer.Montgomery Police Sgt. Mike Myrick said there were no injuries, but didn't have any further information. The ABI could not immediately be...

 

Prognosis for Arkansas QB Wilson good against Alabama

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas faces a difficult road in the wake of Saturday night's stunning 34-31 overtime loss to Louisiana-Monroe.The Razorbacks (1-1) played the second half and overtime without starting quarterback Tyler Wilson, who stayed in...

 

Tide remains No. 1 in polls

The Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls both tabbed Alabama as a solid No. 1 in rankings. The Tide got 48 of 60 first-place votes in the AP rankings, and in the coaches poll, 42 of 59 ballots had Alabama in the top spot.Arkansas has taken the...

 
Jones gets farewell from Mets fans, Braves win

Jones gets farewell from Mets fans, Braves win

NEW YORK -- Chipper Jones and the Braves got the better of the Mets one more time. Brian McCann homered and drove in the go-ahead run in extra innings to give Atlanta a 3-2 win over the Mets on Sunday in Chipper Jones' final game in New York. Jones...

 

Nolasco tosses 4-hitter to lead Marlins over Nats

WASHINGTON -- Ricky Nolasco tossed a four-hitter to shut out Washington for the second time in two weeks and Giancarlo Stanton homered for the third straight day to lead the Miami Marlins to an 8-0 win over the Nationals on Sunday. Nolasco also...

 

Bear hugs and Medicare for Obama in Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- President Obama spent much of the second day of his Florida bus trip talking about government health care for senior citizens as he campaigned in critical precincts of the state. But his policy critique may have been...

 
Chicago Bears give Andrew Luck rude NFL welcome with 41-21 win over Indianapolis Colts 

Chicago Bears give Andrew Luck rude NFL welcome with 41-21 win over Indianapolis Colts 

CHICAGO — Jay Cutler threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns, Michael Bush added a pair of scoring runs and the Chicago Bears spoiled Andrew Luck’s debut in beating the Indianapolis Colts 41-21 Sunday. Brandon Marshall had nine catches for 119 yards...

Daily News, 17:10 in Sport
 

Another Pirates loss as Cub win, 4-2

By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The compression of the season into its final weeks increases the importance and impact of every action on the field, including individual pitches. Three of them doomed the Pirates Sunday afternoon. Three home...

 

Mayor wants to replace 136 Metrorail cars at the cost of $313 million

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez recommended Friday that a contract for more than $313 million be granted to the Italian firm, AnsaldoBreda, to replace 136 Metrorail cars. Gimenez's decision, which he announced Friday in a memo addressed to the...

 
Griffin shines as Redskins down Saints, 40-32

Griffin shines as Redskins down Saints, 40-32

NEW ORLEANS -- Robert Griffin III began his NFL career by connecting on 19 of 26 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns, and the Washington Redskins handed the Saints a 40-32 loss in their first game since the bounty scandal that overshadowed New...

 

In Sox' blame pie, Theo's just a slice

As we continue to bask in the distant glory of The Trade while simultaneously bemoaning the hopelessness of The Season, the legacy of one man deserves a re-examination. Theo Epstein. There has been much talk since the Red Sox [team stats] traded $270...

 

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