News archive from 21 October 2014

Charlotte-Area High School Football Games of the Week 10.20.14

All games are Friday at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted Charlotte Latin (7-1) at Davidson Day (8-0), at Bailey Middle School: Charlotte Latin is a Division I state title contender and Davidson Day is reigning champ in Division II. Davidson Day already...

 

Charlotte-Area High School Football Players of the Week 10.20.14

James Smith, Mallard Creek: Second straight week in the overall Player of the Week spot. Smith led his team's second straight fourth quarter comeback in a row in last week's 29-22 win over Vance. The quarterback had 14 carries for 71 yards and the...

 
9 other than LeBron James who will impact new teams this season

9 other than LeBron James who will impact new teams this season

While LeBron James' return to Cleveland made the headlines this summer, USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick breaks down other transactions that will pay dividends this season. While LeBron James was the NBA's biggest free agent addition in the offseason,...

Usa Today, 19:05 in Sport
 
Decisive action necessary to heal Alaska Guard

Decisive action necessary to heal Alaska Guard

Alaskans are repulsed by the revelation of sexual assaults, fraud, corruption, coercion, and cover ups in our National Guard. As a recently (2012) retired active duty Army officer and a graduate of one of the first classes at West Point to include...

 

US airlines raise base fares on domestic flights

DALLAS U.S. airlines are raising base fares on many domestic flights even though they are getting a windfall from lower fuel prices. JetBlue Airways raised fares by $4 per round trip on a small number of routes Thursday, and Delta Air Lines picked up...

 
Scottsdale police arrest man following 5-hour standoff

Scottsdale police arrest man following 5-hour standoff

A man accused of assault displayed a knife and barricaded himself inside a home after the Scottsdale Police Department responded to a call about a fight early Sunday morning, prompting an hours-long standoff and the evacuation of surrounding homes,...

 

Cuba pledges more doctors, nurses to fight Ebola in Africa

GENEVA The announcement Monday by Cuba that it will send an additional 91 medical staff to help contain the Ebola virus outbreak surging across Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea brings the island nation's contribution of people fighting the epidemic to...

 
Escobar, Perez's secret to success: Victoria Secret

Escobar, Perez's secret to success: Victoria Secret

Video Keywords Tim Hudson great performances Ned Yost Lorenzo Cain Tom Garner Giants manager massive bomb Major League manager Ned Kansas City USA TODAY Sports' Ted Berg breaks down the key players in the World Series between the Giants and Royals....

Usa Today, 19:26 in Sport
 
Colt McCoy to start for Redskins ... unless RG3 can

Colt McCoy to start for Redskins ... unless RG3 can

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden isn't calling it a likelihood, but he says there's at least a possibility quarterback Robert Griffin III could play next Monday night at the Dallas Cowboys. "No, I can't rule him out," Gruden said at a...

Usa Today, 19:26 in Sport
 

World Series set to go with two wild card teams for first time in more than 10 years

Season series: Royals won 3-0. Storylines This marks the first World Series in a full season in which both teams won fewer than 90 games. One of them will become the sixth wild card to win a championship. The only other time both World Series...

Dallas News, 19:26 in Sport
 

SportsDay's World Series predictions: One team gets near unanimous support

Tim Cowlishaw Royals in 6: The Giants amaze in October, but they just got by two teams with bullpen issues. The Royals have no bullpen issues and no postseason losses. Gerry Fraley Royals in 6: Giants manager Bruce Bochy has operated well without the...

Dallas News, 19:31 in Sport
 

Charlotte Hornets Observations

• The Charlotte Hornets have had some rough patches defensively this preseason. Coach Steve Clifford said before Monday's exhibition that two fixes would solve that: Stop fouling “needlessly” and get back in transition. Clifford...

 

Law schools revamp for new era

Law school is getting a makeover in an era of plunging applications and slimmer job opportunities. This fall, Campbell University's law school in Raleigh opened its doors to part-time students who can take up to six years to finish their law degree....

 
U.N. staffer dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone

U.N. staffer dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone

A United Nations driver in Sierra Leone has died of the Ebola virus, officials said Monday. Edmond Bangura-Sesay was quarantined Oct. 14 with a suspected case of the Ebola virus as a precautionary measure after his wife exhibited Ebola symptoms, the...

 

Michael Irvin: Cowboys win against Giants 'reminds me so much of what we did'

Michael Irvin joined KRLD-FM 105.3 on Monday to talk Cowboys. Here are some highlights from the interview. On the Cowboys performance against the Giants: Irvin: “You’re talking all division games, and New York played and they were gonna give all they...

Dallas News, 19:49 in Sport
 

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