November 21, 2013 |
The final pass by Robert Griffin III on Sunday didn't hit the mark, but the quarterback's critical postgame comments sure did. He pointed to his receivers' inability to get open on a game-ending interception. That angered at least one teammate, and Griffin issued a semi-apology Wednesday. “I think at the end of the day, I just have to know in that situation after a tough loss to a divisional opponent I can't give anybody any opportunity to read into my words and misinterpret anything,” he told reporters.
November 21, 2013 |
It seems as if every time NASCAR crowns a new champion -- or the same one in Jimmie Johnson's case -- the question comes up as to whether race car drivers are athletes. It's an ongoing debate that probably never will be settled, but former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb definitely has an opinion on the matter. During a Fox Sports 1 segment Friday, McNabb was asked where Johnson fell among the greatest athletes of the decade. After stating Johnson is ranked third on his take of the decade's best (behind Tiger Woods and Kobe Bryant)
November 8, 2013 |
Earlier this year, Google revamped the comments section of YouTube, integrating it with its Google+ social network. And now, more than 47,000 people are petitioning YouTube to revert the comments section to its original form. The petition, hosted on Change.org , says Google is forcing users into creating accounts for a social network they don't want to use with the new comments section. The change has also stripped users of their ability to post comments anonymously, the petition says.
October 25, 2013 |
Don Yelton, a local GOP official in North Carolina, has been forced to resign following an appearance this week on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" in which he made a series of racially charged remarks. On Wednesday, correspondent Aasif Mandvi traveled to North Carolina to look at the effect of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. There he met with Yelton, a precinct chairman in Buncombe County and an advocate of the state's strict new voter ID laws which, according to some, disproportionately target minority voters.
October 21, 2013 |
Nick Aliotti's apology might have been heartfelt but it wasn't good enough. The Pac-12 Conference announced Monday it had reprimanded and fined Oregon's defensive coordinator $5,000 for criticizing officials and also for post-game comments directed at Washington State Coach Mike Leach. Aliotti had criticized the league's officiating program leading up to Saturday's Washington State game. After the game, he called Leach "low class" for passing on Oregon's scout team late in a 62-38 Oregon win. Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday set a major-college record with 89 passing attempts.
October 21, 2013 |
Do you want me or not? That was the question Manager Don Mattingly put forth to upper management in a tense and awkward news conference Monday at Dodger Stadium. Mattingly revealed that the team option in his contract for 2014 became guaranteed when the Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves in a National League division series. However, the manager quickly added, "That doesn't mean I'll be back. " Mattingly and General Manager Ned Colletti sat only a few feet apart on the dais, but it was apparent a sizable chasm had developed between Mattingly and the front office that Colletti represented.
October 19, 2013 |
An Illinois dad got the call on Thursday that no parent ever wants to receive. Brad Lewis' ex-wife was on the phone: Their 15-year-old son had shot himself in the chest. In the note Jordan Lewis left behind, he laid blame on bullying. Although stricken with grief, Lewis, 47, found resolve. He took to Facebook that night and posted a series of videos explaining his son's death and the events leading up to it: the alleged bullying, the concern of his son's best friend, the wellness visit by police the night before the suicide, and the 911 call his son made shortly before pulling the trigger.
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October 18, 2013 |
Another political aide at Los Angeles City Hall has filed a harassment lawsuit, this time targeting the office of Councilman Mitchell Englander in the San Fernando Valley. A former Englander staffer, who identified herself as Jane Doe in her filing, alleges that a top aide to the councilman repeatedly made inappropriate jokes and sexual comments. She claimed such comments were "rampant" in the lawmaker's office and included improper remarks from the councilman himself. The lawsuit is the second to offer allegations of harassment within a council office in recent weeks.
October 9, 2013 |
The mysterious street artist Banksy is now well into his monthlong artist's “residency” on the streets of New York, in which he's been throwing up new pieces around the city daily. He's done quite a bit of viral marketing to promote the show, called “Better Out Than In,” using both his website and a new Instagram account. (The Twitter feed “banksyny,” now followed by more than 6,600 people and a heavy concentration of media, is not his.) Before the Oct. 1 launch of his show, signs reading “Banksy October 2013” even started popping up around Los Angeles to stir up speculation that the show might be opening here.
October 7, 2013 |
South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier appeared to be at wit's end with Jadeveon Clowney on Saturday night, seemingly questioning the star defensive end's dedication to the team after the player notified his coach just before kickoff that he wasn't going to play because of a rib injury. A day later, though, Spurrier said he was frustrated not so much with the fact that Clowney was sitting out but with how he learned about it. “Usually the doctor or the trainer comes and tells you a guy will be out,” Spurrier said Sunday.