News archive from 11 September 2014

Carolina Panthers' Greg Hardy misses practice to meet with lawyer

Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy missed Wednesday's practice for personal reasons, coach Ron Rivera said. Rivera said it was an excused absence and not tied to any possible disciplinary action by the league stemming from Hardy's ongoing...

 

Carrie Underwood tears up at ACM Honors event

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Carrie Underwood, who recently announced she is pregnant, got emotional during an acceptance speech at the annual ACM Honors event after thanking family and friends. Underwood, 31, received the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award...

 

At Wake Forest High, Goodell defends handling of Rice case

WAKE FOREST Embattled NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, after attending a Wake Forest High School football practice on Wednesday, continued to explain his response to the Ray Rice incident even as new questions were raised about the way it was handled...

 

Young guys are getting the gardening bug

Garrett Hoffman, 28, doesn’t have a yard, but he was determined to have a garden. “This is my first apartment ever with outdoor space,” said Hoffman, who grows tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, chard and herbs on his St. Paul, Minn., balcony. Hoffman’s...

 
Tannehill looking for fewer mistakes in Week 2

Tannehill looking for fewer mistakes in Week 2

DAVIE, Fla. -- Ryan Tannehill has no false sense of accomplishment right now. The critiques that the Miami Dolphins' quarterback has heard in recent days from offensive coordinator Bill Lazor have not exactly been loaded with effusive praise. By his...

 
On the road or close to home, TV's ‘Gypsy Angler' loves fishing

On the road or close to home, TV's ‘Gypsy Angler' loves fishing

CHOKOLOSKEE -- The title of his TV show pretty well sums up the lifestyle of captain Ray Van Horn — Gypsy Angler. The program — which may feature the show's creator/host chasing redfish in Louisiana, trout in Montana, or tarpon...

 

South Florida Fishing Report: Sept. 10, 2014

BEST BET Captain Bouncer Smith of Bouncers Dusky out of Miami Beach Marina has been mixing it up recently to keep his anglers on the fish. During the daytime, he has been fishing 15 to 20 miles offshore and catching large schoolie dolphins and...

 
Redskins, Griffin work on downfield passing game

Redskins, Griffin work on downfield passing game

ASHBURN, Va. -- One would think that play-actions, rollouts and bootlegs would be the perfect play-calls for Robert Griffin III in the Washington Redskins' new offense, especially given the strength of the running game. In the season-opener, those...

 

Jaguars' Lee leaves practice with tight hamstring

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have another receiver on the injury report. Rookie Marqise Lee, a second-round draft pick from USC, left practice Wednesday with tightness in a hamstring. Lee's absence added to the team's receiver woes....

 

Mayor Rob Ford hospitalized with suspected tumor

TORONTO -- Health officials say Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been admitted to a hospital and is believed to be suffering from a tumor. Humber Regional Hospital said in a statement Wednesday that Ford had been complaining of abdominal pains and that an...

 

Mayor Rob Ford hospitalized with suspected tumor

TORONTO Health officials say Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been admitted to a hospital and is believed to be suffering from a tumor. Humber Regional Hospital said in a statement Wednesday that Ford had been complaining of abdominal pains and that an...

 

First lady will campaign in Iowa for Bruce Braley

DES MOINES, Iowa -- First Lady Michelle Obama will campaign in Iowa next month for Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley, his campaign said Wednesday. Obama will appear at an event in October, but the Braley campaign said details on the date and...

 

Mike Heika answers Stars questions at 1 p.m. Thursday; ask yours now!

Mike Heika, Stars beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answers your questions about the team in a live chat at 1 p.m. Thursday. Ask your questions in the ScribbleLive module below, and Mike will discuss them for an hour or...

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Dallas nurseryman had a sense for the unusual, and his influence is still felt

Many people see a tree, a shrub or flower for what it resembles. For a few, it is the unusual that stands out: the flower that’s bigger, the shrub that’s hardier, the blossom that is a unique color — some detail that is different from what he is used...

 

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