News archive from 11 August 2013

Player decisions are made well before necessity arises

In the football side of the second floor of the NovaCare Complex, the Eagles' front office staff spends time each day assessing an "emergency board," as vice president of player personnel Tom Gamble calls it. It's essentially a short list....

 

Chris Brown suffers seizure due to 'fatigue,' 'emotional stress'

Chris Brown suffered a seizure early Friday following a whirlwind week for the Grammy-winning R&B singer that brought on "intense fatigue" and "extreme emotional stress," his rep said. "While in the studio working early...

 

Seaneen Girl romps to victory in Monmouth Oaks

OCEANPORT, N.J. -- Seaneen Girl took command around the far turn and drew off in the stretch to win the $100,000 Monmouth Oaks at Monmouth Park on Saturday, beating Mr Hall's Opus by six lengths. Ridden by Paco Lopez and trained by Bernie Flint, the...

 

Fix Stand Your Ground to make us safer

Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford recently asked some excellent questions: “Does the law keep the innocent safer? Is it being applied fairly? Are there ways we can make this law clearer and more understandable?” He was...

 

Detroit 9, New York 3: Why the Tigers won on Saturday

■ WHAT HAPPENED: The Tigers got a strong performance from Anibal Sanchez, home runs from Miguel Cabrera and Torii Hunter, and hits from just about everyone else Saturday afternoon at Yankees Stadium – 17 in total. Sanchez worked quickly...

 

LOCAL SPORTS: Kids put on clinic at 21st annual Midnight Run 5K

CULLMAN - The streets of Cullman are generally pretty bare around 9 or 10 p.m. And by midnight, even barer. But in the earliest moments of Saturday morning, the streets surrounding the Civic Center were swarmed with hundreds of eager runners ready to...

 

NASCAR: Ambrose feeling the pressure of a favorite

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Marcos Ambrose was blunt and to the point as he contemplated the twists and turns of Watkins Glen International. "I don't know much about what's going to happen, but I do know that I've got Tony Stewart covered," said...

 

NASCAR Nationwide-Zippo 200 Results¢

1. (5) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 82 laps, 149.2 rating, 0 points, $45,100. 2. (1) Sam Hornish Jr., Ford, 82, 127.4, 43, $39,132. 3. (8) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 82, 107.6, 42, $31,906. 4. (4) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 82, 114, 41, $27,631. 5. (11) Elliott...

 
Hughes struggles again, Yanks lose 9th in 13 games

Hughes struggles again, Yanks lose 9th in 13 games

NEW YORK -- Yankees manager Joe Girardi doesn't know what to do with Phil Hughes. Hughes gave up homers to Miguel Cabrera and Austin Jackson in failing again to get out of the fifth inning, and New York lost to the Detroit Tigers 9-3 Saturday. Hughes...

 

RB hopes to keep Broncos' undrafted streak going

DENVER -- An undrafted college free agent has made Denver's Week 1 roster in each of the last nine seasons. C.J. Anderson aims to keep that streak going. The former University of California running back has been the untold story of the Broncos'...

 

Bears rookie Bostic solid in exhibition opener

Jon Bostic laughed about it Friday night when he admitted he didn't have anything to store in a trophy case. The Bears middle linebacker, reading Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, was leaning outside before he dipped back toward the middle and...

 

Michelle Singletary: What's the deal when your company's sold?

This week, I came to understand the many employees who've experienced dread when their companies are sold. The Washington Post is being taken over by Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos. After hearing the news during a company meeting,...

 

Tom Hudson: Retailers predict disappointing back-to-school sales

Parents are counting down the days until the new school year starts. Retailers are counting the days left in the back-to-school shopping season, getting anxious about the start of the new school year. The back-to-school selling season is second only...

 

Lawsuit filed in fatal Iowa helicopter crash

MASON CITY, Iowa -- A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in federal court by the family of an Iowa nurse who died with two others when a medical helicopter crashed earlier this year. Shelly Lair-Langenbau's family sued the air transport company...

 

Mark Dantonio praises K Michael Geiger as bright spot in Michigan State scrimmage

EAST LANSING - Mark Dantonio came away from Michigan State's first scrimmage happy with his defense, unhappy with too many offensive miscues and heaping praise on freshman kicker Michael Geiger — who was 7-for-8 on the day, including a pair of 48-yard...

 

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