News archive from 17 November 2014

Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano doesn't make excuses

In the quiet of the Carolina Panthers' locker room Sunday afternoon, kicker Graham Gano sat in a corner, his arms crossed. Gano, one of the league's most reliable kickers, had two chances in the final 84 seconds to give Carolina a victory over the...

 
Two Noble Street blocks become playground for an afternoon

Two Noble Street blocks become playground for an afternoon

About two dozen people, many of them children, filled Noble Street on Sunday for a small street fair. The event, dubbed Open Street Sunday, was designed, in part, to draw customers into businesses on what is usually an off day. The weather was cloudy...

 
DEA agents check at least 2 NFL medical staffs

DEA agents check at least 2 NFL medical staffs

Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least two visiting NFL teams' medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players' claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs. There were no arrests, Drug...

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Misery Index Week 12: Suffering in South Bend

Misery Index Week 12: Suffering in South Bend

USA TODAY Sports' George Schroeder breaks down five big stories from Week 12 of college football. Having been around the college football block a few times, the Misery Index has come to the conclusion that no job wears a coach out like Notre Dame....

Usa Today, 19:20 in Sport
 
'Fight Club': Life imitates art in Delaware

'Fight Club': Life imitates art in Delaware

Fullscreen The introduction to the report. (Photo: Showtime/“60 Minutes Sports”) Fullscreen Danny Provenzano, as seen driving on Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilmington setting up bareknuckle fights on Showtime’s “60 Minutes Sports.” (Photo: Showtime/“60...

 

Carolinas College Football: Weekend in review 11.16.14

Duke (8-2, 4-2 ACC) Lost to Virginia Tech 17-16 What worked: When a defense only gives up 17 points, that team should win the game. Duke held the Hokies to 293 total yards, and safety Jeremy Cash was particularly active with two of Duke's six sacks (a...

 

3rd-quarter scraps ignite Carolina's comeback vs. Atlanta Falcons

Sometimes, it just takes one thing to change a football team's demeanor. In the case of the Carolina Panthers, it happened Sunday after a couple of third-quarter scraps with the Atlanta Falcons' offense, igniting a sudden comeback from a 16-3 deficit...

 
Big changes in store when insurance shoppers log in

Big changes in store when insurance shoppers log in

Consumers who managed to create and log into accounts on the federal or state health insurance exchanges over the weekend often found vastly different plan choices and prices, underscoring the importance of shopping around for the uninsured and newly...

 
State Department shuts down e-mail system in wake of attack

State Department shuts down e-mail system in wake of attack

The State Department has taken the unprecedented step of shutting down its entire unclassified e-mail system in the wake of a suspected hacker attack. Technicians are repairing possible damage from an attack that occurred at about the same time as...

 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton: ‘I have to play better'

Several times during Carolina's 19-17 loss to Atlanta on Sunday, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton found himself questioning his own play. “I know I'm better than how I'm playing,” Newton recalled telling himself during the first...

 

Strong quake strikes off New Zealand but no damage

WELLINGTON, New Zealand A strong magnitude-6.7 earthquake that struck off the New Zealand coast Monday morning rattled much of the country but did not result in any initial reports of damage or injuries. The quake hit 178 kilometers (110 miles)...

 

Japan says economy contracted 1.6 pct in July-Sept

TOKYO Japan reported Monday that its economy contracted at a real annual rate of 1.6 percent in July-September in the second straight quarterly decline. Most economists had forecast the world's third-biggest economy expanded at about a 2 percent pace....

 

Carolina Panthers DE Charles Johnson back after missing practices

It was a rough few days for Charles Johnson. The Carolina Panthers defensive end missed two practices last week to return home to Georgia to be with his grandmother, a diabetic who had the lower portion of her left leg amputated Saturday after...

 

Johnson, Meeks lead UNC to 103-59 victory against Robert Morris

CHAPEL HILL Roy Williams said it so much – thought it so much, too, probably – that he admitted last month he was “sick of hearing it.” Yet he said it then again, anyway, and spoke of how he was waiting for...

 
Professional cuddler squeezes profits from loneliness

Professional cuddler squeezes profits from loneliness

INDIANAPOLIS — Lisa Kelly turned on the radio to set the mood. As Tom Petty's new song U Get Me High played through the room, she lay on the bed and got down to business. Facedown on top of her client's back, she gently stroked his arm. Their legs and...

 

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