News archive from 24 September 2013

Apple's sales of new iPhones off to fast start

SAN FRANCISCO Gadget lovers still can't resist the iPhone. Even as investors fret that Apple's smartphone is losing its allure amid a bevy of enticing lower-priced alternatives that offer similar features, the iPhone's call remains seductive. Apple...

 

FIU president: Football coach, athletic director safe

Struggling football teams often use their bye week for in-season firings. FIU is 0-4, inhabitants of every bottom 10 ranking and in an off week before its first Conference USA game. But don't look for firings of either athletic director Pete Garcia or...

 

GOLF: Tiger competing against his past

ATLANTA - Tiger Woods always has been measured against Jack Nicklaus and his 18 majors, and most recently Sam Snead and his 82 PGA Tour victories. Now he's being measured against himself. And it's not a fair fight. The PGA Tour sent out its awards...

 

Maple Leafs sign LW Mason Raymond to 1-year deal

TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed left wing Mason Raymond to a $1 million, one-year contract. The 28-year-old Raymond had 10 goals and 12 assists in 46 games for Vancouver last season. He was in Toronto's training camp for a tryout after...

 

Vikings owners face $84.5M fine in NJ case

MORRISTOWN, N.J. -- A judge in New Jersey on Monday ordered Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf and their cousin, Leonard Wilf, to pay $84.5 million to two former business partners they defrauded in a 1980s real estate deal. The ruling from...

 

Abercrombie settles Calif. suits over head scarves

SAN FRANCISCO -- Trendy clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has agreed to make religious accommodations and allow workers to wear head scarves as part of a settlement of discrimination lawsuits filed in California, lawyers announced Monday. The...

 

Wal-Mart Stores to expand jobs for 70,000 workers

NEW YORK Wal-Mart Stores is hiring 55,000 seasonal workers and is elevating 70,000 more to part- or full-time positions as the holiday season ramps up. The world's largest retailer said Monday that 35,000 temporary workers will become part-time and...

 

Military jets escort planes away from UN airspace

WASHINGTON -- U.S. military fighter jets have been buzzing over the New York City region, chasing at least three small planes that violated restricted airspace over the United Nations and had to be escorted away. A spokesman for the North American...

 

Braxton Miller will start if healthy vs. Wisconsin

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- What's brewing with the 2013 Ohio State Buckeyes ... BUCKEYES BUZZ: So what's QB Braxton Miller's status for Saturday's big game between the fourth-ranked Buckeyes and No. 23 Wisconsin (8 p.m., Ohio Stadium, ABC). Miller has missed...

 
Virginia QB looks to step up game in ACC play

Virginia QB looks to step up game in ACC play

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Virginia quarterback David Watford is his own harshest critic. The redshirt sophomore takes the blames for the Cavaliers having scored only seven first-quarter points through three games, and says he needs to stop thinking so...

 

Business Highlights

--- Fairfax reaches tentative deal to buy BlackBerry TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry's largest shareholder has reached a tentative agreement to pay $4.7 billion for the troubled smartphone maker, even as many investors fret about its potential...

 
NBA may have Heat, Nets wear nicknames on jerseys

NBA may have Heat, Nets wear nicknames on jerseys

MIAMI -- LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett may soon wear uniforms unlike any other. Some members of the Miami Heat have been told that the NBA is considering having them and the Brooklyn Nets wear "nickname jerseys"...

 

Orioles-Rays Runs

Rays second. W.Myers singled to center. D.Young walked, W.Myers to second. Y.Escobar grounded into fielder's choice, third baseman Machado to second baseman Flaherty, W.Myers to third, D.Young out. T.Beckham hit a sacrifice fly to right fielder...

 

Carroll pleased with Seattle's 3-0 start

RENTON, Wash. -- It all went just about perfect for Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks. They avoided looking past lowly Jacksonville and turned in an impressive 45-17 rout on Sunday that put Seattle in position for possibly the first 4-0 start in...

 

BC-BBA--Leaders, BBA

BC-BBA-Leaders BATTING-MiCabrera, Detroit, .349; Trout, Los Angeles, .326; Mauer, Minnesota, .324; ABeltre, Texas, .318; Cano, New York, .314; DOrtiz, Boston, .307; Donaldson, Oakland, .306. RUNS-Trout, Los Angeles, 108; MiCabrera, Detroit, 102;...

 

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