March 31, 2012 |
BEIRUT -- Clashes and shelling were reported across Syria on Friday, even as the former secretary-general of the United Nations said he expected an immediate cease-fire by President Bashar Assad's forces. At least 45 people were killed nationwide in the violence, according to the Local Coordination Committees, a coalition of opposition activist groups. The killings, including 14 in the northeast city of Dair Alzour and 12 in the central city of Homs, took place amid large protests across the country by activists demanding action in the Arab world in support of their cause.
January 31, 2012 |
From Indianapolis - The most-discussed NFL quarterback at the Super Bowl week is the one who isn't here. And might never be again. Even as Tom Brady and Eli Manning prepare for Sunday's showdown between the New England Patriots and New York Giants, the specter of Peyton Manning looms over this city, as do the questions about his future both with the Indianapolis Colts and in the NFL. Manning, the league's only four-time most valuable...
January 31, 2012 |
A small group of Newt Gingrich supporters was silent and grim-faced Tuesday night as the networks called the Florida primary for rival Mitt Romney moments after the polls closed. "I expected him to win," said Marilyn Butler, 65, of Orlando. "And we'll keep working till he's the nominee. " The retired Navy woman said Gingrich was felled by the multimillion-dollar attack ads aired against the former House speaker by Romney and his supporters. "It was all those lies from Romney," she fumed.
January 24, 2012 |
Pau Gasol said Tuesday the Clippers must be taken "very seriously. " He wasn't joking. A month ago, there would have been a few chuckles. A year ago, people would have doubled over with laughter. Not any longer. The teams meet again Wednesday in a designated Lakers home game, with the Clippers atop the Pacific Division and the Lakers 10th in the Western Conference. It's far too premature to call this a rivalry. Or is it? "I think it was always a rivalry but now that they have opportunities to win games against us, it's, like, something else," Lakers center Andrew Bynum said.
January 22, 2012 |
Newt Gingrich on Sunday minimized the ethics probe that resulted in a record $300,000 fine during his term as House speaker and, slapping back at Mitt Romney, said all the pertinent information is available for public consumption. "Anybody's who concerned, go read the 1,300 pages," Gingrich said. "It's online, for free. " Gingrich, who took a Sunday morning victory lap on the political chat shows after his landslide South Carolina primary win, was asked about the 1997 ethics report on CNN's "State of the Union.
January 18, 2012 |
Reporting from Santa Clara, Calif. - The San Francisco 49ers didn't wear their heart on their sleeve this season. They wore it on their cover. At the start of training camp, defensive players received binders with Justin Smith on the cover along with the numbers 0-1. The 11-year defensive end had played in one postseason game in his career, a loss when he was playing for the Cincinnati Bengals. Explained Vic Fangio, San Francisco's defensive coordinator: "Our main goal from the first day of training camp was to get him back in the playoffs and get that goose egg off the board.