News archive from 10 October 2013

Florida Gators' defense set to clash with LSU's potent offense

Florida Gators' defense set to clash with LSU's potent offense

GAINESVILLE -- In three conference games, No. 10 LSU has scored 35, 41 and 59 points. The Tigers — ranked 23 nationally in total offense (488.8 yards per game) — also dropped 37 points in their season opener against...

 

Cloud over Chandra Levy murder witness raises doubts

WASHINGTON -- The Chandra Levy murder mystery now revolves around a Fresno, Calif.-based federal prosecutor and a former gang member he once put away. Soon, some of the fog could lift. In a two-and-a-half hour court hearing Wednesday, defense...

 
Rihanna gets Maori tattoo using chisel and hammer in New Zealand 

Rihanna gets Maori tattoo using chisel and hammer in New Zealand 

Rihanna's no stranger to going under the inking needle, but her recent tattoo looked more painful than usual. The "Diamonds" singer, 25, undertook the traditional Maori process for her latest ink, a pattern on her right hand drawn using a...

 

Cloud over Chandra Levy murder witness raises doubts

WASHINGTON The Chandra Levy murder mystery now revolves around a Fresno, Calif.-based federal prosecutor and a former gang member he once put away. Soon, some of the fog could lift. In a two-and-a-half hour court hearing Wednesday, defense attorneys...

 
Passing game struggles don't worry Kaepernick

Passing game struggles don't worry Kaepernick

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Colin Kaepernick strolled through the 49ers' locker room with about a dozen or so reporters, then made his way into a small nook where several offensive linemen sat in front of their stalls. After some lighthearted protests and...

 

'Rejuvenated' RG3 prepping for Redskins-Cowboys

ASHBURN, Va. -- Robert Griffin III is a middle-of-the-park performer through his first four games after major knee surgery. The NFL ranks quarterbacks in 10 major categories in its weekly stats package. Griffin ranked 16th, 17th or 18th in eight of...

 
Rams' Austin not frustrated by lack of production

Rams' Austin not frustrated by lack of production

ST. LOUIS -- Tavon Austin has little to show after the first five games of his rookie season with the St. Louis Rams. His best plays have been the ones that were called back. Austin had four returns for just 15 yards in Sunday's win over Jacksonville....

 

Jaguars to release S Lowery when he's healthy

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars plan to release injured safety Dwight Lowery when he gets healthy. Coach Gus Bradley says the organization decided to move on with rookie Josh Evans, a sixth-round draft pick from Florida who has started...

 

49ers release QB Skelton

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers claimed quarterback McLeod Bethel-Johnson off waivers and released journeyman backup quarterback John Skelton. Bethel-Thompson, who was with the 49ers in training camp before the 2011 season, joined the...

 
Dodgers to work out while awaiting NLCS opponent

Dodgers to work out while awaiting NLCS opponent

LOS ANGELES -- By the time the day is over, the Los Angeles Dodgers will have an opponent in the National League championship series. The Dodgers are scheduled to work out Wednesday evening just as the decisive Game 5 between Pittsburgh and St. Louis...

 

Wednesday's Sports Transactions

NEW YORK YANKEES — Re-signed manager Joe Girardi to a four-year contract through the 2017 season. TEXAS RANGERS — Activated RHP Matt West from the 60-day DL. Designated INF infielder Jeff Baker for assignment. LOS ANGELES LAKERS...

 

Public would learn of hunting benefits under bill

LANSING - Michigan lawmakers are moving to create a fund to sell the public on the benefits of hunting. Legislation approved 77-31 Wednesday in the House would create the Michigan Wildlife Management Public Education Fund. It would be funded with a...

 

House votes for 30-day wait for accident reports

LANSING - The Michigan House has voted to make lawyers and others wait 30 days before using auto accident reports to solicit injured motorists. Bills approved 98-10 Wednesday and sent to the Senate are designed to protect injured motorists from...

 

Club sues Michigan over air permit granted to mine

MARQUETTE, MICH. - A private group is suing the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for granting an air quality permit for a nickel and copper mine in the Upper Peninsula. The Mining Journal of Marquette reports Wednesday the suit was filed...

 

Girl run over, killed by mother's SUV

HUDSON, Fla. -- A 4-year-old girl died after authorities say her mother accidently hit her with an SUV in the parking lot of a Tampa Bay area apartment complex. Florida Highway Patrol reports that that mother was backing out of a space Wednesday...

 

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