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 19, 2013 |
Yes, $13 billion in penalties --the figure at the center of the JPMorgan mortgage settlement deal being reported Saturday--is eye opening. Yes, it's a record in a civil proceeding against a major corporation. But the most significant thing about JPMorgan's deal with the Department of Justice may be what it doesn't do. It doesn't resolve the ongoing federal criminal investigations of the bank's conduct in the residential mortgage securities business during the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.
October 17, 2013 |
The dreaded FedEx envelopes from the NFL are piling up for Ndamukong Suh. The Detroit Lions defensive tackle has been fined again by the league, this time for a hit Sunday on Cleveland quarterback Brandon Weeden, according to an Associated Press report. The report Thursday said Suh has been fined $31,500 for the hit, bringing his career total to seven fines for more than $200,000 since he was drafted No. 2 overall in 2010. “I think there's always going to be a microscope on me,” he told reporters recently.
October 16, 2013 |
Knight Capital Group's successor has agreed to pay $12 million to settle Securities and Exchange Commission allegations that it failed to have safeguards in place that could have prevented mistaken trades that caused more than $460 million in losses last year. The SEC faulted Knight Capital for a software glitch that caused the Jersey City, N.J., financial services firm to place millions of unintended trades within 45 minutes on Aug. 1, 2012. The trading losses pushed Knight Capital to the edge of bankruptcy and underscored the market's vulnerability to software-driven trading mistakes.
October 15, 2013 |
The NHL levied a heavy penalty on Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta, hitting the repeat offender with a 10-game suspension for his illegal check to the head of Columbia Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson. He had an in-person hearing with the league Tuesday afternoon and has already served two games of the suspension. Brendan Shanahan, the NHL's chief disciplinarian, said in his video explanation that there would have been supplemental discipline assessed "no matter who delivered this hit. " But weighing heavily into the long suspension is the fact that Kaleta has been fined three times and suspended three other times in his career.
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October 12, 2013 |
SAN DIEGO -- A political action committee that apparently formed last year to hurt the San Diego mayoral bid of Carl DeMaio by reminding voters that he is gay has been fined $7,500 for violating campaign disclosure laws. The group, called Conservatives for Gay Rights Supporting Carl DeMaio for Mayor 2012, did not provide the names of its principals or a valid street address, according to the city Ethics Commission, which announced the fine Friday. It also did not keep records explaining its expenditures, the commission said.
October 11, 2013 |
Blake Griffin said “absolutely” that he was nervous when he went down during the Clippers' intrasquad scrimmage Wednesday night that resulted in a left knee bone bruise. But after getting an MRI that revealed no structural damage to the knee, Griffin said Friday he was feeling fine. “In terms of injury, it's not even really that bad,” Griffin said. “Bone bruises, I'm good with bone bruises. Me and bone bruises are on good terms. It's really about pain management.” Griffin said the team doctors worked on his knee for about an hour after he got the MRI Monday night, doing “stuff with my feet and taking tension off the knees.” “Both of my knees actually feel better,” Griffin said.
October 10, 2013 |
When it comes to the star-crossed love of Romeo and Juliet, whether you use the language of Shakespeare or the discourse of Twitter, the passion must be scorching, the angst and the irony feuding, the desire unquenchable, the deaths unending. Anything less and you're left with an ordinary affair of the teenage heart. The newest "Romeo & Juliet" rendering, with Douglas Booth and Hailee Steinfeld as the desperately devoted, is something else entirely. PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments So reverential is this play of the play, the Bard would likely blush.
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October 10, 2013 |
The nonprofit organization that has been pushing for more regulation and oversight of the porn industry announced that a San Francisco-based adult film company had been fined "for numerous occupational safety and health complaints. " Factory Video, which specializes in gay porn, was fined nearly $60,000 for violations, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation reported. The nonprofit said it had filed a series of complaints over the last two years. "I am very pleased to see that Cal/OSHA is really starting to step up its enforcement of existing California health and safety statues that have long required the use of condoms in adult films produced anywhere in California," Michael Weinstein, the president of the nonprofit, said in a statement.
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October 7, 2013 |
Amid federal investigations of their handling of campus sexual assaults, USC and Occidental College have disclosed that they underreported the number of cases in recent years, a potential violation of federal law. At USC, officials indicated that they had not reported 13 accounts of sexual assaults to federal officials for 2010 and 2011, bringing the total for those years to 39. Occidental acknowledged that it had failed to include 24 reports during...