News archive from 26 August 2014

Dolphins bring in Rogers, 4th kicker of preseason

DAVIE, Fla. -- Jake Rogers needed a team and the Miami Dolphins needed yet another kicker. So for now, they're a match. Two days after playing the second half of a preseason game with no available placekicker, the Dolphins signed Rogers on Monday....

 

Veterans issues find way into Senate race

Veterans issues will highlight President Barack Obama's speech to the American Legion Convention in Charlotte Tuesday. And, for the moment, they'll top the agenda of North Carolina's U.S. Senate race. Even before Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan follows...

 
Prater apologizes for 4-game suspension

Prater apologizes for 4-game suspension

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- A contrite Matt Prater apologized to the Denver Broncos and their fans for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy by drinking beer, resulting in a four-game ban to start the season. Prater's lawyer said the NFL initially sought...

 

Fred Grimm: Virginia Gardens' military weaponry seem outsized for such a small town

Virginia Gardens, with its own BearCat war wagon, is ready for danger. And well it should be. The Miami Herald regularly publishes highlights from crime reports filed by various police departments around Miami-Dade County. It seemed a good place find...

 
'ORANGE' IS THE NEW FAN FAVORITE

'ORANGE' IS THE NEW FAN FAVORITE

The stars of Netflix's "Orange is The New Black" were the early fan favorites on the Emmy Award red carpet after series stars such as Laverne Cox and Natasha Lyonne stopped to chat with fans and sign autographs. Cox dazzled in a long white...

 

Szoka funeral Tuesday will draw Catholic dignitaries

The funeral for Cardinal Edmund Szoka in Detroit on Tuesday is expected to draw 25-30 Catholic bishops and cardinals, among them Pope Francis' ambassador to the U.S. and a bishop from Krakow, Poland. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, who serves as the...

 
Laverne Cox goes goddess on Emmys red carpet

Laverne Cox goes goddess on Emmys red carpet

NEW YORK -- Taylor Schilling and her "Orange is the New Black" crew walked the Emmys red carpet Monday — Schilling dressed in a lighter-than-air, pale halter gown with subtle sparkle and fellow cast member Uzo Aduba in strapless...

 

Redskins' Meriweather suspended for illegal hit

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The NFL has suspended Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather for the first two games of the 2014 campaign for delivering an illegal hit during Saturday's preseason tilt against the Baltimore Ravens....

 
Harvin ready to explode for Seahawks

Harvin ready to explode for Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. -- There is no hiding the grin on Percy Harvin's face these days. After a difficult two seasons that saw Harvin miss 23 games overall due to ankle and hip injuries, Harvin is fully healthy once again and looks ready to explode this...

 
Bears have question marks on defense

Bears have question marks on defense

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears now know Jimmy Clausen is their backup quarterback, and they'd like to know their defense can handle mobile quarterbacks. Clausen's better experience at a younger age and his play in preseason have earned him the...

 

Jaguars release 3 players

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars made three roster moves Monday to reduce their roster to 76. Wide receiver Lamaar Thomas and running back Terrance Cobb were waived, while cornerback Deion Belue was waived injured. Also, the Jaguars are...

 

Horse Makari dies in steeplechase at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Horse Makari fell after clipping the final fence and died on the track Monday during the Grade 1 $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup. New York Racing Association veterinarian Dr. Anthony Verderosa said the horse died from neck...

 
Carolina Panthers QB Derek Anderson could be a father, NFL starter by Sept. 7

Carolina Panthers QB Derek Anderson could be a father, NFL starter by Sept. 7

This isn't the way Derek Anderson wants to be an NFL starter. A former Pro Bowl quarterback, Anderson has been Cam Newton's backup for three seasons with the Carolina Panthers. He wants to be a starter in the NFL but not at the risk of Newton's...

 

Officer said he fired second Taser shot due to threat

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Michael Forbes testified Monday that he fired his Taser a second time at an assault suspect sitting on a sidewalk in 2011 because he still considered the man a threat. After that second shock, La-Reko Williams'...

 
Andy Murray grits through cramps to win at U.S. Open

Andy Murray grits through cramps to win at U.S. Open

NEW YORK - Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open. Murray outlasted Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 7-5 in the first round Monday during...

 

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