News archive from 18 October 2013

High school football gameday 10.18.13

Meck matchups No. 4 Hough (6-1, 2-1 MECKA 8) at No. 14 A.L. Brown (6-1, 3-0, 7:30 p.m. After losing 38-21 to No. 1 Mallard Creek last week, Hough saw its unbeaten season end but not its hopes for a league title. To get at least a share of that, Hough...

Man offers human-sized hamster wheel — for free! — on Craigslist 

Man offers human-sized hamster wheel — for free! — on Craigslist 

A Brooklyn man is either giving away the ultimate symbol of mankind’s hamster-like existence or having a laugh at all our expense. On Thursday, a mysterious Bedford-Stuyvesant artist Sandra Zzz posted on Craigslist that he would give away his prized...


If Nolan Ryan is interested in Houston Astros, owner Jim Crane says 'we're all ears'

It didn't take long after Nolan Ryan announced his resignation Thursday for the Houston Astros to enter the "what's next" discussion. Ryan, who pitched for Houston from 1980-1988, didn't rule out in his press conference a return to baseball....

Dallas News, 19:03 in Sport

Sabin: Why the Dallas Cowboys will use a lot of empty sets against the Philadelphia Eagles

Cowboys beat writer Rainer Sabin answered questions in a chat Tuesday.  Here are some highlights. Question: Without all the injuries to the Dline I don't think we have much chance of stopping the Eagles (who have one of the best Olines in football) on...

Dallas News, 19:03 in Sport
Hawk flying high at linebacker for Packers

Hawk flying high at linebacker for Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Linebacker A.J. Hawk took an offseason pay cut. He has been criticized by some Packers fans in the past for a lack of big plays or being a step slow. Well, Green Bay is getting its money's worth so far this year. The eighth-year...

Jets' Cromartie gives himself 'C' for subpar start

Jets' Cromartie gives himself 'C' for subpar start

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Antonio Cromartie is disappointed with his play through the New York Jets' first six games, saying he would grade himself a 'C' for his performance. Cromartie, who has replaced Darrelle Revis as the team's top cornerback, says...


Live now: Updates from Miami - UNC football

Live from Kenan Stadium: UNC hosting Miami


Both parties have plenty of work to do after shutdown

WASHINGTON - Furloughed federal employees in Michigan and across the nation went back to work Thursday, the 16-day government shutdown lifted by a vote that split state Republicans in Congress and promises to inform the political debate for months to...


IPO to give investors a stake in NFL running back

SAN FRANCISCO A new brokerage is offering sports fans a chance to bet on the moneymaking potential of star athletes. The unorthodox and risky opportunity kicked off Thursday with an IPO filing proposing to sell stock for a stake in the future income...

Peru's jailed president begins another trial

Peru's jailed president begins another trial

LIMA, Peru Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori showed up for the start of his fifth trial with mussed hair and wearing a sweater over a T-shirt. He sat at the defendant's table taking his blood pressure and writing the measurements in a white...


Tracy Martin calls for "stand your ground" repeal

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Tracy Martin — father of slain teenager Trayvon Martin — was in the capital to continue his fight against Florida's "stand your ground" law. Martin, state Rep. Alan Williams, D-Tallahasee, state...


Perry relaxed, ready to get serious at Rock Barn

CONOVER Kenny Perry has spent a relaxing three days at Rock Barn Golf and Spa, hanging out with friends and dining at some of the area's mom-and-pop restaurants. “We didn't want to go to Carabbas every night – we want to go...

Betty Fords' daughter promotes breast cancer awareness

Betty Fords' daughter promotes breast cancer awareness

GRAND RAPIDS - As the daughter of Betty Ford, the woman credited with changing American attitudes toward breast cancer, Susan Ford Bales had to wonder: What was her risk for the disease? About a year ago, after her mother's death, Bales decided to see...

Vick says Foles ready to start at QB for Eagles

Vick says Foles ready to start at QB for Eagles

PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, still recovering from a hamstring injury, does not expect to play in Sunday's game against Dallas. However, coach Chip Kelly has not officially ruled him out yet. Vick has practiced on a limited basis...


Top 25 Football Schedule

No. 8 Louisville vs. UCF, 8 p.m. No. 1 Alabama vs. Arkansas, 7 p.m. No. 2 Oregon vs. Washington State, 10 p.m. No. 3 Clemson vs. No. 5 Florida State, 8 p.m. No. 4 Ohio State vs. Iowa, 3:30 p.m. No. 6 LSU at Mississippi, 7 p.m. No. 7 Texas A&M vs....


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