News archive from 20 June 2013, page 10

Russell Brand skewers a seemingly unprepared MSNBC team [video]

Russell Brand might have a job over at MSNBC's "Morning Joe" show -- because on Monday he did a better job interviewing himself and acting like an anchorman than the three people who were there to chat with him. Then again, it's probably not...

 

James Gandolfini: A look at his final film and television roles

Several forthcoming film and television projects will feature the late James Gandolfini, who died Tuesday in Rome. The 51-year-old actor, best known for his lead role on HBO's "The Sopranos," had been busy as of late. Gandolfini completed...

 
Walter Tucker ready for two sports with Miami Hurricanes

Walter Tucker ready for two sports with Miami Hurricanes

Most high school graduates hope their parents buy them a car, a vacation getaway or throw them a party for their 18th birthday. “My birthday gift was signing with UM,” said Walter Tucker, a nationally acclaimed track star from...

 

Cowlishaw: Why Bill Callahan’s offense shouldn’t look much different from Jason Garrett’s

SportsDay columnist Tim Cowlishaw answered reader questions during a live chat Wednesday. Here are some highlights: Dez Bryant said he didn't see a difference in the offense (Garrett v Callahan). Is he correct? Tim Cowlishaw: I have said that for five...

Dallas News, 21:50 in Sport
 

Cowlishaw: How Cowboys’ Jason Garrett can actually appear more authoritative after giving up play calling...

SportsDay columnist Tim Cowlishaw answered reader questions during a live chat Wednesday. Here are some highlights: After further review the barflies at my place are coming around on the move to take the play calling from Garrett and give it to Sir...

Dallas News, 21:50 in Sport
 
Local businesses prosper in wake of Miami Heat's NBA Finals run

Local businesses prosper in wake of Miami Heat's NBA Finals run

As Miami Heat fans region-wide scramble to snag last-minute merchandise and pray for triumph in tonight's NBA Finals, businesses from sports bars to downtown hotels are already chalking up Game 7 between Miami and San Antonio as a win. Entrepreneurs...

 

James Gandolfini's surprising film career

Though he'll forever be known as Carmella's husband, Junior's nephew and a thorn in the side of every two-bit gambon who tried to cross him, James Gandolfini had a pretty robust acting career outside his Tony Soprano role, particularly in film. The...

 

Actor James Gandolfini dies in Italy at age 51

LOS ANGELES - James Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate mob boss in HBO's "The Sopranos" helped create one of TV's greatest drama series and turned the mobster stereotype on its head, died Wednesday in Italy. He...

 

Wash. state dad used Facebook to ensnare teen daughter’s would-be kidnapper

Don’t mess with this dad. A protective father in Spokane, Wash., used Facebook to snag a 30-year-old man who was seducing his 15-year-old daughter. The dad swooped in with a couple of buddies after luring the suspect into an alley behind his home. The...

Daily News, 21:58 in Crime
 

Federal spending on weather event preparedness lagging

WASHINGTON - Federal spending on community preparedness for extreme weather events is a fraction of the amount paid to clean up damage from storms, tornadoes and drought, according to an analysis of federal data. The report by the Center for American...

 

McCrory initiatives designed to boost employment move forward

RALEIGH Republican Gov. Pat McCrory, who took office five months ago promising to shake up the status quo after 20 years of Democratic rule, saw his change agenda pick up momentum Wednesday. The state House began moving his plan to turn the Department...

 
Recruiting: 3 prospects earn offers at Wolverines' camp

Recruiting: 3 prospects earn offers at Wolverines' camp

Michigan's coaching staff is racking up verbal commitments at a rate — in terms of speed and quality — almost never seen before in Ann Arbor. Still, the coaches value the Wolverine Technique School summer camp. Though it has mostly served as a preview...

 
Miami Marlins' Marcell Ozuna, Derek Dietrich in slumps

Miami Marlins' Marcell Ozuna, Derek Dietrich in slumps

PHOENIX -- After making striking first impressions with the Marlins, rookies Marcell Ozuna and Derek Dietrich are now mired in prolonged slumps that proved costly Wednesday. Heath Bell, his back pinned against the ropes in the ninth inning when the...

 

Josh Hamilton gets roundly booed by Angels fans after eight-out performance Tuesday: 'I can't blame them'

What started as an early season slump has devolved into a full-fledged disaster for Josh Hamilton. The former Ranger is hitting .213/.269/.388 in 70 games with the Los Angeles Angels this season, and he was dropped to seventh in the LAA batting order...

Dallas News, 21:59 in Sport
 
Game 6 comeback likely to be forgotten if Miami Heat loses Game 7

Game 6 comeback likely to be forgotten if Miami Heat loses Game 7

PHOENIX -- As dramatic as it was, Tuesday's Game 6 escape act by the Heat could be reduced to nothing more than a largely forgotten footnote if Miami doesn't finish off the Spurs in Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. So...

 

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