News archive from 24 December 2014

20 years later, fans wait for return of Rams, Raiders

20 years later, fans wait for return of Rams, Raiders

LOS ANGELES -- Jerome Bettis was a battering ram of a Los Angeles Ram, a 5-11, 252-pound ball carrier, nicknamed "The Bus," who punished tacklers. But he could hurt, too, and he had empathy. Bettis could feel the pain of the 25,705 fans at...

Usa Today, 19:05 in Sport
 
Bell awards: NFL should adopt NBA playoff model

Bell awards: NFL should adopt NBA playoff model

Either the Atlanta Falcons or Carolina Panthers will punch their playoff ticket on Sunday by winning the NFC South with a losing record. Do they deserve a home playoff game, too? In this case, of course. The rules are what they are. Yet if there's a...

Usa Today, 19:05 in Sport
 

Former Duke guard Tommy Amaker makes an impact at Harvard

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. When Tommy Amaker walked into John Paul Jones Arena prior to Sunday's game with then-sixth ranked Virginia, he knew he was back in the ACC. A raucous sellout crowd of 14,593 awaited the Harvard basketball coach, possibly the...

 
'Halloween' with darts an annual rage in Great Britain

'Halloween' with darts an annual rage in Great Britain

LONDON – Buzz Lightyear is celebrating with Santa Claus, a man in a wedding dress has just bought a pint of ale for a grown elf, one Barney Rubble is taunting another about his singing and the world darts championships is underway for another night....

Usa Today, 19:48 in Sport
 
President of Florida Bar defends judge in Jameis Winston hearing

President of Florida Bar defends judge in Jameis Winston hearing

The president of The Florida Bar released a statement Tuesday defending retired state Supreme Court Justice Major Harding a day after a lawyer for a woman who accused FSU quarterback Jameis Winston of sexual assault alleged a code of conduct hearing...

Usa Today, 19:48 in Sport
 

Japan prepares to reappoint Abe as prime minister

TOKYO Japan is preparing to name Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to his next term in office following his party's victory in a Dec. 14 snap election. Abe's Cabinet disbanded early Wednesday as a first step. The parliament will convene later in the day to...

 
Cuba shift moves spotlight back on Rubio

Cuba shift moves spotlight back on Rubio

WASHINGTON — Cuba has allowed Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio to reclaim the national spotlight recently trained on Jeb Bush. Bush's Dec. 16 announcement that he will "actively" explore a presidential bid had cast a shadow over Rubio's future...

 

NFL moves Carolina Panthers-Atlanta Falcons game to 4:25 p.m. on CBS

The Carolina Panthers-Atlanta Falcons kickoff time and television network have been changed as part of the NFL's flexible scheduling program. The game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta will be shown at 4:25 p.m. on CBS. The NFL also moved the...

 

Carolina Panthers DE Charles Johnson in a giving mood this holiday season

Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson bought the team's defensive linemen a pair of Beats by Dre for the second year in a row. This year they were wireless headphones to add to their collections. “They give us headphones through...

 

Carolina Panthers' Colin Jones reminded not to mess with Texas, or Johnny Football

Carolina safety Colin Jones delivered a big hit on Johnny Manziel last week that knocked the Cleveland Browns quarterback out of Sunday's 17-13 Panthers victory with a hamstring injury. Although Manziel revealed he actually pulled the hamstring a few...

 
Man arrested for threatening cops in YouTube comments

Man arrested for threatening cops in YouTube comments

DENVER — FBI agents on Monday arrested a military veteran after Google warned he threatened to kill police officers via postings on YouTube videos. Jeremiah Perez was arrested at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo. after investigators said they...

 

Prep Results 12.23.14

Girls' Basketball Rock Hill 51, Butler 44 BHS: Fairen Sutton 23, Green 2, Leigh 2, Barrett 6, Richardson 5, Thompson 6. RH: Mackey 2, Lahr 6, Stevenson 15, Hendrix 6, Jones 6, Staton 3, Fobbs 13. BHS5131412—44RHS1213917—51 Boys'...

 

Carolina Panthers punter Brad Nortman on Falcons' Devin Hester: ‘He's always dangerous'

While the Carolina Panthers' punt team has had a rough stretch – allowing two punts to be blocked and returned for touchdowns at Minnesota in Week 12 – punter Brad Nortman did a good job negating Atlanta's Devin Hester in the...

 

Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams uses broken right hand in practice

For the first time since breaking a bone in his hand four weeks ago at Minnesota, Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams caught passes out of the backfield and carried the ball on rushes with his right hand at practice. Williams practiced...

 

China cracks down on environmental crimes

BEIJING China's environmental regulators nearly doubled the number of cases they referred to police involving suspected polluters over the first three-quarters of this year compared to all of last year, amid a larger push by the government to crack...

 

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