News archive from 26 December 2013

Louisville football team builds its squad with South Florida pipeline

Louisville football team builds its squad with South Florida pipeline

ORLANDO -- At some point, they all daydreamed of playing with the “U” on their helmets. And why not? Living in South Florida, their impressionable years were spent watching a parade of NFL-quality talent pass through the...

 
Death sentences decline in North Carolina

Death sentences decline in North Carolina

Justin Hurd is about to join a shrinking fraternity: Early next month in Charlotte, the Ohio man goes on trial for his life. Hurd is accused of murdering three city residents in 2008. His capital murder trial, scheduled to open Jan. 21, represents a...

 

Packers LB Clay Matthews out for Bears game

GREEN BAY, Wis. Packers linebacker Clay Matthews will miss Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears for the NFC North title after aggravating a right thumb injury. Green Bay didn't practice Wednesday but issued an injury report as if it did. Matthews...

 

Disrupting Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is key for Miami in bowl game

ORLANDO -- Trying to fluster one of the nation's most unflappable quarterbacks when you've struggled at times against the garden variety is like tackling the Rubik's Cube when you haven't quite mastered the jigsaw puzzle. You realize the challenge....

 

Turning the corner

The past year was the best for South Florida's economy since the onset of the Great Recession, but we're not out of the woods yet. A decrease in unemployment and improving home prices suggest that the worst is behind us, but the road to a full...

 
Serena Williams wins 3rd AP Athlete of Year award

Serena Williams wins 3rd AP Athlete of Year award

Serena Williams likes to make one thing clear: She is never satisfied, no matter how many matches and tournaments she wins. Driven as ever, Williams won plenty this year. She went 78-4 with 11 titles, including at the French Open and U.S. Open,...

 
Bulls use big third quarter to rout Nets 95-78

Bulls use big third quarter to rout Nets 95-78

NEW YORK Taj Gibson enjoyed coming home for the holidays. Gibson, a Brooklyn native, scored 20 points and Jimmy Butler added 15 to help the Chicago Bulls rout the Nets 95-78 on Wednesday. "It was stressful," said the 28-year-old, who grew up...

 
Florida Panthers' poor outing might cost defenseman Alex Petrovic

Florida Panthers' poor outing might cost defenseman Alex Petrovic

Alex Petrovic was excited to get word he was being called back to the Panthers on Sunday night. His stay may have been short-lived. The 21-year-old defenseman filled in for Erik Gudbranson in Monday night's 6-1 loss to the visiting Lightning. On...

 

South Florida fishing report

Best bet Mark Escobar of BJ's Bait and Tackle in Plantation reported water levels continue to fall in the freshwater areas of the Everglades. Largemouth bass are being concentrated in the canals and large numbers of largemouth bass are eating a wide...

 

Dolphins need to make corrections as season finale against Jets looms

The Dolphins couldn't find much silver lining from watching the film of their worst performance of the season Sunday at Buffalo. And they know they have very little time to fix their issues with a must-win game against the Jets coming up with a still...

 
Ramirez has fended off doubters, d-linemen alike

Ramirez has fended off doubters, d-linemen alike

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Manny Ramirez has arguably the toughest job in pro football. As Peyton Manning's center, he literally works under the most demanding quarterback in the NFL. Not only that, but before this season, the seventh-year journeyman from...

 

Amazon refunds shipping as UPS misses some Christmas deliveries

Amazon.com Inc., the largest online retailer, offered $20 gift cards and refunds on shipping charges after United Parcel Service Inc. said overwhelming volume left it unable to deliver some packages by Christmas. Amazon cited failures in UPS’...

 

Amazon refunds shipping as UPS misses some Christmas deliveries

Amazon.com Inc., the largest online retailer, offered $20 gift cards and refunds on shipping charges after United Parcel Service Inc. said overwhelming volume left it unable to deliver some packages by Christmas. Amazon cited failures in UPS’...

 
Three out of three Santas agree: It's a year-round job

Three out of three Santas agree: It's a year-round job

slideshow HEFLIN — Every Christmas you see him – Santa Claus turns up in malls, department stores, and churches and on street corners ringing bells. His “Ho, ho, ho,” and red suit mean Christmas is on its way; and to many children, Santa is Christmas....

 
Study: More crashes annually in week before Christmas

Study: More crashes annually in week before Christmas

slideshow A new study from the University of Alabama suggests a decade-long trend has led the Christmas holiday season to edge out Thanksgiving week as the most dangerous time to be on Alabama’s roads. The study, published by professor David Brown at...

 

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