News archive from 23 August 2015

UCF's Justin Holman confident Knights improved during camp

It's been a long, arduous preseason camp for UCF football players. Leaders like quarterback Justin Holman faced the challenge of creating chemistry among inexperienced skill players, many of the Knights were locked in taxing position battles, a few...

 
Tim Tebow provides NFL with a special need

Tim Tebow provides NFL with a special need

People always ask me about why I root so hard for Tim Tebow to make it in the NFL. Is it because he loves the game so much; plays with such passion; is so fun to watch; or that he's just so much different than the typical cookie-cutter pro...

 
Immigration activists confront Jindal at Iowa speech

Immigration activists confront Jindal at Iowa speech

Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal attacked President Obama and his stance on Iran, Planned Parenthood and more, while speaking from the Des Moines Register's Political Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair. DES MOINES, Iowa — Louisiana Gov....

 
Bell: Randy Gregory out to prove value to Cowboys after draft-day humbling

Bell: Randy Gregory out to prove value to Cowboys after draft-day humbling

OXNARD, Calif. – Right off the practice field, Randy Gregory took one glance at the name of the alma mater on my long-sleeved T-shirt and went straight for the jugular. “Michigan State? Ugh!” he grumbled. It figures. While at Nebraska, Gregory was...

Usa Today, 20:52 in Sport
 

Officials: 3 men walk into Pine Hills gas station with gunshot wounds

Three men walked into a gas station on West Colonial Drive with gunshot wounds, according to Orange County Fire Rescue. Copyright © 2015, Orlando Sentinel

 
Tim Tebow provides NFL with a special need

Tim Tebow provides NFL with a special need

People always ask me about why I root so hard for Tim Tebow to make it in the NFL. Is it because he loves the game so much; plays with such passion; is so fun to watch; or that he's just so much different than the typical cookie-cutter pro...

 

Massive beehive removed near South Florida mall

A massive beehive with thousands of buzzing inhabitants has been removed near a South Florida mall. Workers spent about an hour Friday taking away the hive near a Walgreens outside The Mall at Wellington Green. It was about three feet tall and two...

 
Mets put Lucas Duda on DL with back injury

Mets put Lucas Duda on DL with back injury

DENVER (AP) — The New York Mets have placed first baseman Lucas Duda on the 15-day disabled list with a back injury and recalled left-handed pitcher Dario Alvarez from Class AAA Las Vegas to fill his roster spot. The team announced the move prior to...

Usa Today, 21:23 in Sport
 
Jimmy Evert, father of tennis great Chris, passes away at 91

Jimmy Evert, father of tennis great Chris, passes away at 91

Chrissie Evert was dubbed the Ice Maiden because of her stoic, unemotional, almost robot-like demeanor on court as she surgically dismantled her opponents enroute to 18 Grand Slam tennis singles titles and a legendary Hall of Fame career. But it was...

 
Jerry Greene: Participating is a positive, not a negative

Jerry Greene: Participating is a positive, not a negative

Let's talk about sports participation awards for children. ("Good Lord, what are you doing, Greene? That story began with a James Harrison Instagram post eight days ago. Eight days! Mayflies only live one day and our social media lifespan isn't...

 

University Lake no obstacle to some orienteers

University Lake was no hindrance to several racers in a Wednesday evening orienteering race on the UAA and APU campuses, where they chose to swim across the lake instead of run around it. “Quick running but soggy maps resulted,” said a report from the...

 

Flag football kicks off with wins for East, West, Dimond

Dimond 32, South 7The flag football season got off to a heavenly start Saturday for the Dimond Lynx. Quarterback Heaven Thompson threw three touchdown passes to propel perennial power Dimond past South 32-7 in a Cook Inlet Conference season-opening...

 
Heilala's goal, Brown's saves spark Lumen Christi soccer win

Heilala's goal, Brown's saves spark Lumen Christi soccer win

Ryan Heilala's goal stood up as the only scoring necessary Saturday for Lumen Christi's coed soccer team to beat the Su Valley Rams. The Archangels also received six saves from goalkeeper Joey Brown, who made all those stops in the second half....

 
Dog shooting a sad reminder of ownership responsibility

Dog shooting a sad reminder of ownership responsibility

George Allan Burdock is Public Enemy No. 2 on social media. Walter Palmer still has top billing for killing Cecil the lion. But Burdock is high on the podium of public shame, deservedly so. He shot a dog in the face. Lilly lost an eye. Burdock lost...

 
Michigan couple in gay marriage case exchange vows

Michigan couple in gay marriage case exchange vows

FullscreenApril DeBoer and Jayne Rowse legally marry at a banquet hall in Southfield on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. Kimberly P. Mitchell Detroit Free PressFullscreenApril DeBoer and Jayne Rowse legally marry at a banquet hall in Southfield on Saturday,...

 
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