November 9, 2013 |
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Kyle Busch won yet another NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday with a dominant performance at Phoenix International Raceway. It was the 12th Nationwide victory this season in 25 starts for Busch, who's also a regular in NASCAR's premier Sprint Cup Series. Justin Allgaier finished second in the ServiceMaster 200, Austin Dillon was third, Regan Smith was fourth and Sam Hornish Jr. was fifth. As a result, Dillon takes an eight-point lead over Hornish in the Nationwide title standings to the season finale next weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida.
October 27, 2013 |
Lou Reed, anchor of New York rock band the Velvet Underground and widely regarded as one of pop's most influential musicians, has died, the Associated Press reported Sunday. He was 71. Though a cause of death has not yet been revealed, the Associated Press cited a "liver-related ailment. " After canceling a scheduled appearance at April's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Reed underwent a liver transplant. In a statement after the surgery, he said he looked "forward to being onstage and performing.
October 20, 2013 |
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- The perfect storm was shaping up as the lead pack shuffled into the last lap Sunday at Talladega. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was second, his front bumper on top of leader Jamie McMurray. Earnhardt started to make a move on McMurray, but then looked in his rear-view mirror and saw the pack slowing down. It was only a two-car dustup between Austin Dillon and Casey Mears, but for Earnhardt it was game over. McMurray won under caution on the final lap and the frustration of Earnhardt and his fans will spill over for at least another week.
October 18, 2013 |
Singer Austin Mahone was hospitalized this week for what is being reported as a blood clot, extremely high fever and inflammation, according to several reports. The YouTube sensation, who spent his summer touring with pop crooners Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran, had a 104-degree fever when he was hospitalized Thursday morning and is being treated for a blood clot, "extreme inflammation" in his throat, and severe dehydration, his rep told E! News and TMZ. There is no word on what caused the emergency, TMZ said . PHOTOS: Musicians' onstage snafus The "What About Love" singer shared a photo of himself Thursday in a hospital gown and hooked up to a an IV. "I've never felt so bad," the 17-year-old wrote . The illness also caused the postponement of his MTV Artist to Watch Presents tour to 2014, following the postponement of his Miami and Orlando shows earlier this week.
October 15, 2013 |
Austin Croshere, a standout forward at Providence College and analyst for Fox Sports Indiana, has been named a studio analyst for Fox Sports' college basketball coverage on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2. A first-team All-Big East selection as a senior, Croshere led the Friars in scoring his junior and senior seasons, finishing his college career with over 1,500 points. He set school and conference records with 57 straight made free throws and led Providence to an Elite Eight appearance as a senior, scoring a career-high 39 points against Marquette in the tournament's opening round.
October 9, 2013 |
Oh, behave, Microsoft. As the tech giant looks for a new chief executive to regain some mojo, a super-weird video of current CEO Steve Ballmer and previous CEO Bill Gates dressed up as characters from the Austin Powers movies is circulating on the Internet. The clip shows Ballmer dressed up as Dr. Evil while Gates shows up as the title character from the comedic films starring Mike Myers. You can see the video above, but proceed with caution -- it's really bizarre. PHOTOS: Top 11 hidden, cool features in Apple's iOS 7 The Austin Powers spoof has been on YouTube since 2009, but it didn't start making the rounds on the Web until this week.
September 20, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Corporate America has increasingly found itself under siege by hackers backed by organized criminals and foreign governments alike. A group called the Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility for knocking the New York Times' website offline for nearly two days. And in recent months, major U.S. banks have withstood a barrage of so-called distributed denial of service, or DDOS, attacks aimed at crippling their websites or worse. The high-profile computerized assaults over the last year have highlighted the digital age's vulnerabilities, coming in an era when a message sent via a hacked Twitter account can roil the stock market and a runaway trading program can nearly kill a Wall Street firm.
August 14, 2013 |
NEW YORK - The Angels recalled infielder Andrew Romine from triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, creating the potential for a family feud in the final two games of a four-game series against the New York Yankees. Romine is starting at shortstop Wednesday night in place of Erick Aybar, who has a minor left-calf injury and is expected to return Thursday. Romine's younger brother, Austin, is a backup catcher for the Yankees and was not in Wednesday night's lineup but could play Thursday.
August 12, 2013 |
Austin Dillon was tapped to drive the No. 14 Chevrolet in place of the injured Tony Stewart at this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway. Dillon, 23, currently leads the title standings in NASCAR's second-level Nationwide Series, and he was the 2011 champion in NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series. He's also the grandson of NASCAR team owner Richard Childress. "I've watched Austin for many years and at each stage of his racing career he's been successful," Stewart, co-owner of his Stewart-Haas Racing team, said in a statement.
August 5, 2013 |
Austin Hatch, a teenager from Fort Wayne, Ind., who has survived two horrific plane crashes that killed five family members, is moving to Los Angeles to try to resume a basketball career he hopes will be continued a year from now at the University of Michigan. Hatch is relocating to Pasadena to live with an uncle for his senior year of high school and has enrolled at Los Angeles Loyola, which begins classes on Aug. 26. A 6-foot-6 forward, he committed to Michigan when he was a sophomore, before he suffered a serious head injury, broken ribs and a punctured lung during a plane crash on June 24, 2011.