News archive from 29 October 2012, page 8

Trans fats raise cholesterol, not blood sugar: study

(Reuters) - Although much-criticized trans fats raise levels of "bad" cholesterol, they don't appear to have a lasting impact on blood sugar levels, according to a U.S. study. Researchers, writing in The American Journal of Clinical...

 

With offense in gear, Notre Dame is double trouble

Late Saturday night, shortly after his eyebrows rose at the prospect of postgame barbecue, Manti Te'o shuffled through a crowd and literally rubbed shoulders with Notre Dame's other man of this midnight hour, Everett Golson. One force that brought the...

 
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw honored with Roberto Clemente Award

Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw honored with Roberto Clemente Award

DETROIT - Clayton Kershaw was honored Sunday with the Roberto Clemente Award, the top humanitarian honor bestowed by Major League Baseball. Kershaw, 24, the Dodgers' ace and the defending National League Cy Young Award winner, has visited Africa in...

 

Hyde10: Ten thoughts on Dolphins win vs Jets

1. What does Mike Westhoff say to Darren Rizzi after that game? "Good coaching, grasshopper?" For the second game in a row, Rizzi's plays changed the game. Last week it was a fake punt late in the fourth quarter to melt the clock against St....

 
Packers beat Jaguars for third straight win

Packers beat Jaguars for third straight win

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers insisted they didn't take the downtrodden Jacksonville Jaguars lightly. They also blew off any suggestion that a rash of injuries impacted a mundane performance Sunday. No matter the reason, the Packers...

 
Eastern US braces for dangerous superstorm

Eastern US braces for dangerous superstorm

NEW YORK -- From Washington to Boston, big cities and small towns Sunday buttoned up against the onslaught of a superstorm that could endanger 50 million people in the most heavily populated corridor in the nation, with forecasters warning that the...

 
Talent show spotlights singers, dancers and musicians with special needs

Talent show spotlights singers, dancers and musicians with special needs

Mia Strayer asked her parents three times if she could take harp lessons. Each time, the parents told the young girl with cerebral palsy, "No." "She's blind completely in one eye and barely sees out of the other eye," said her...

 
Are you afraid of the gout?

Are you afraid of the gout?

A question about Halloween, that celebration of fear: Why are the scary parts so focused on kids? Goblins, witches, spiders - the standard fright-inducers of Halloween are the bogeymen of childhood. I don't begrudge kids a holiday. But this one is...

 
Lakers' prospects look stronger, but they won't say it

Lakers' prospects look stronger, but they won't say it

The Lakers are clearly favored to win the Western Conference thanks to Oklahoma City's stunning trade of guard James Harden. Just don't tell them. "Let's not fall into that stupidity from our end," Pau Gasol said. As if expectations of the...

 

Notre Dame jumps to No. 3 in BCS standings

For now, anyway, Notre Dame is one slot shy of a spot in the national championship game. The Irish jumped to No. 3 in the latest BCS standings released Sunday, getting a boost from a road victory at Oklahoma and Florida suffering a debilitating loss...

 
Cave repeats as Miami Ironman women's champ

Cave repeats as Miami Ironman women's champ

Leanda Cave is at the top of her game and keeps winning. After her recent first-place finish in the Kona Ironman Championship just weeks ago, Cave returned to Miami and successfully defended her title for the third consecutive year at the Miami...

 

4 downs: Bears make big plays late

Just win, baby 1. The Bears' 23-22 victory over the Panthers can and will be evaluated in many ways. But the bottom line is one of the factors that separates good teams from the pack is the ability to be victorious on a day when a lot goes wrong. That...

 

Motorist wounded by I-96 shooter feels lucky it wasn't worse

As the sole person wounded in a string of roadway shootings along the I-96 corridor, Scott Arnold said Sunday night he feels sore -- and lucky. “(The bullet) just missed an artery” and major nerves, he said. “It was pure luck. ... I feel very, very...

 

Chris McCosky's Four Downs: Ailing Calvin Johnson makes drops

Calvin Johnson failed to catch three passes that hit his hands, yet nobody in the Lions' locker room wanted to call them drops."I think we'd be a little spoiled if we called those drops," coach Jim Schwartz said. Two of the non-drops came on...

 

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