News archive from 20 May 2015

Fringe review: 'Peter 'n' Chris and The Mystery of the Hungry Heart Motel'

Peter loves mysteries. Chris is more the nervous type. They make the mundane humorous - debating the merits of various Windows computer systems. They know when break out surrealism, as in a comic exploration of Chris's "heebie jeebies." But...

 

Orlando Fringe review: 'Acrobat'

Christian Kelty isn't exactly an acrobat. Dressed in a plain, untucked shirt and casual pants, he looks more like a bartender (and does in fact play one in his other Fringe show, "Joe's NYC Bar"). But make no mistake: Kelty is working...

 
NFL To Change Extra-Point Kicks To Longer Distance

NFL To Change Extra-Point Kicks To Longer Distance

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The NFL is moving back extra-point kicks and allowing defenses to score on 2-point conversion turnovers. The owners on Tuesday approved the competition committee's proposal to snap the ball from the 15-yard line on PATs to make...

 
Yahoo stock down on Alibaba spin-off concerns

Yahoo stock down on Alibaba spin-off concerns

Turns out, even pointy headed pencil pushers have the power to move markets. Shares of search engine company Yahoo plunged more than 7% on Tuesday after an IRS official told a group of corporate lawyers at a luncheon in DC that the government agency...

 
Like soccer, Magic should make playoff promise

Like soccer, Magic should make playoff promise

Go ahead, Magic. I dare ya. I double-dare ya. When training camp opens in October, come right out and say it: We're going to make the playoffs. If the local soccer team can stick out its chin and deliver the declaration - as an MLS expansion club no...

 
NFL to lengthen extra point attempts, allow defense to score on two-point plays

NFL to lengthen extra point attempts, allow defense to score on two-point plays

SAN FRANCISCO — The most boring play in the NFL has gotten slightly more interesting. League owners approved multiple changes to the point after attempt Tuesday, with the extra point now being snapped from the 15-yard line instead of the 2-yard line —...

Usa Today, 19:20 in Sport
 
Clermont Ride of Silence to honor fallen cyclists

Clermont Ride of Silence to honor fallen cyclists

Normally when bicyclists get together, the mood is festive and noisy. There is often a need for speed. In Central Florida, the Ride of Silence takes place in Clermont at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, led by Sara McLarty and Lacey Nickell -- two young women,...

 
Amazon names woman to coveted role

Amazon names woman to coveted role

Amazon has named a woman to one of the most coveted roles at the company. Maria Renz has been appointed to the position of technical advisor to the CEO, better known as CEO Jeff Bezos's "shadow." The move was first reported by Re/code. The...

 
Walker won't fight legislators on move to Anchorage

Walker won't fight legislators on move to Anchorage

JUNEAU -- Gov. Bill Walker will allow the Legislature to leave Juneau and convene the special session in Anchorage this week. His spokeswoman, Grace Jang, tells The Associated Press in an email that the No. 1 priority is that lawmakers pass a...

 

Bianchi: Orlando City Coach Adrian Heath amazed at NFL stupidity during Deflategate!

Leave it to an MLS soccer coach who grew up playing English fútbol to get to the nitty-gritty of an NFL Deflate Gate scandal that has rocked American football. Adrian Heath, coach of Orlando City Soccer Club, was incredulous on our Open Mike radio...

 
Famed Chincoteague pony Surfer Dude dies

Famed Chincoteague pony Surfer Dude dies

CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND, Va. -- The most famous Chincoteague pony since Misty was found dead last week, according to the island's fire company. Volunteer Saltwater Cowboys found the remains of 23-year-old Surfer Dude in a remote clearing on the south end...

 
Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill is much wealthier, looking forward to big season in 2015

Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill is much wealthier, looking forward to big season in 2015

Pat Dye Jr., the agent for Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, is hoping he'll go back to the team down the line to negotiate a deal that makes the six-year, $96 million extension Tannehill just signed look like a bargain. Dye thinks his client is...

 
KFC puts the colonel back in the chicken

KFC puts the colonel back in the chicken

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- KFC resurrected Col. Harland Sanders Tuesday as the folksy centerpiece of its Kentucky Fried Chicken rebranding campaign. "Howdy folks, it is me, Col. Sanders," former Saturday Night Live impressionist Darrell Hammond says...

 
A quarter into season, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred shows own style

A quarter into season, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred shows own style

NEW YORK -- It will be an awfully strange sight Wednesday when the Major League Baseball's owners arrive into town for their quarterly meetings. For the first time since April 1970, going back to the days he was the owner of the Milwaukee Brewers, and...

Usa Today, 20:39 in Sport
 
Bell: Patriots owner Robert Kraft surrendered for the good of the NFL

Bell: Patriots owner Robert Kraft surrendered for the good of the NFL

USA TODAY Sports NFL columnist Jarrett Bell discusses the latest on Defelategate from the NFL spring meetings in San Francisco. SAN FRANCISCO — Robert Kraft is nobody's rogue owner, after all. Yet as the head New England Patriot took a few minutes...

Usa Today, 20:39 in Sport
 

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