October 29, 2013 |
Quarterback Everett Golson, who led Notre Dame to last year's BCS title game, admitted in a Sports Illustrated story he was suspended from the team for cheating. "Basically, I had poor judgment on a test," Golson told SI's Andy Staples in a recent interview . Golson was suspended for the semester but plans to return to Notre Dame in January. "My heart was set on going back to Notre Dame," Golson said. "Not necessarily to prove [anything] to anybody. Just doing it for me. I felt like that's something that I started and I didn't want to run away from it. ... I was going to face it. " Golson won the starting job as a redshirt freshman last year and surprisingly led Notre Dame to a 12-0 regular season record.
October 24, 2013 |
There's been more movement on the upcoming film schedule than at a Pixar weekend matinee. On Thursday, several movies - including George Clooney's “Monuments Men,” David O. Russell's “American Hustle” and Kenneth Branagh's “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” - were all formally given new dates. Here's a handy cheat sheet on the new dates, the old dates, and the key question(s) the switch poses. “Monuments Men,” Feb. 7 (from Dec. 18) - Will Clooney and Matt Damon pulling off art heists play better in the quiet of later winter than at Christmastime?
October 23, 2013 |
Golf commentator Brandel Chamblee did an about-face Wednesday, making a public apology for insinuating that Tiger Woods had cheated during the PGA Tour season. In a recent column for Golf.com, Chamblee listed several of Woods' penalties for violations at tournaments this year and suggested that the world's top-ranked golfer had been "a little cavalier with the rules. " Woods' agent responded by saying that he was considering legal action, which prompted Chamblee to defend his column Tuesday.
October 22, 2013 |
Golf commentator Brandel Chamblee is not backing down from his insinuation that Tiger Woods cheated on the PGA Tour this season. In a recent column for Golf.com, Chamblee gave Woods an "F" for the 2013 season, writing that the world's top-ranked player was "a little cavalier with the rules" and that "ethics matter more than athletics. " Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, quickly fired back with threats of legal action. "There is nothing you can call a golfer worse than a cheater," Steinberg told ESPN.com.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 2013 |
After twin setbacks in their bid to take control of a local union, dissident building engineers pledged to keep pressing their case -- asking for reconsideration of a judge's ruling and appealing for a re-do of a union election that they lost in August. Members of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 501 contend that they lost the election because some workers were intimidated and hundreds of others did not receive ballots. They said they have brought those concerns to the attention of the U.S. Department of Labor, but have been told that the agency would not follow up. Ed Oquendo, a Department of Labor official in Los Angeles, referred questions to a press officer, who said she did not have enough information to comment.
October 3, 2013 |
Wells Fargo & Co. has fired about 30 branch employees in the Los Angeles region who the bank said had opened accounts that were never used and attempted to manipulate customer-satisfaction surveys. “We found a breakdown in a small number of our team members,” said Gary Kishner, a bank spokesman for the region, which stretches from Ventura to Pomona and south into Orange County. The employees were trying to take shortcuts to meet bank goals for sales and customer satisfaction, Kishner said.