September 30, 2013 |
Seattle, Denver, Kansas City and New England remained unblemished. The rest of the NFL remained unbelievable. Cleveland beat Cincinnati? The Browns were supposed to be cooked a couple weeks ago when they traded running back Trent Richardson to Indianapolis and promoted third-string quarterback Brian Hoyer to starter. Now, they've won consecutive games and just knocked off the best team in the AFC North. Pittsburgh is winless? Yes, the Steelers lost in London to Minnesota, 34-27.
June 25, 2013 |
Doc Rivers is considered one of the best coaches in the NBA, and now he'll be coaching the Clippers. It just took a while to make that happen. Almost two weeks of haggling, negotiating and wrangling were required for the Clippers to finally pry Rivers away from the Boston Celtics, for the price of a first-round draft pick in 2015 that will not be lottery-protected. And it took several more hours for Rivers and his representatives to finalize the deal Tuesday with Clippers owner Donald Sterling before the NBA was able to approve it. There were details and language in the contract that needed to be cleared up before Rivers agreed to a three-year, $21-million deal - the same number of years and dollar figure that were left on his Boston contract.
June 25, 2013 |
Ben Folds Five began its 1997 hit album "Whatever and Ever Amen" with a flashback. "September in '75, I was 47 inches high," sung pianist Folds. "... I still got beat up after class. " Sunday night at the Greek Theatre, Folds used those lines to open a concert that was itself a flashback: a band from the late '90s - back in business since 2011 - revisiting its old material for an audience happy to take the trip. TIMELINE: Summer's must see concerts Full of bespectacled thirtysomething white people (as well as the guy who played Will in "Will & Grace")
June 8, 2013 |
When getting off a bus at a major tourist attraction in India, forge ahead and try not to make eye contact with the vendors who will swarm you (unless you really want one of those trinkets). Sometimes, the vendor will try to place the object on your body, thinking that once it is on you, you have to purchase it. Just brush it off and go on your way. Jane Barack Los Angeles When traveling internationally, take along a roll of toilet paper. It compresses more than you think, and you never know when you'll be using some primitive facilities at a historical sight.
May 15, 2013 |
Brett Favre spent 16 years with the Green Bay Packers, leading the team to one Lombardi trophy, two Super Bowl appearances, four NFC championship games and 160 overall victories. Sure, things came to a messy end when his indecision about retirement led the team to trade him to the New York Jets. And, sure, he ended up leading bitter division rival Minnesota to the NFC championship game a year later. But in many people's eyes Favre will always be associated with the Packers. And team President and Chief Executive Mark Murphy says the Packers want to take that a step further.
April 15, 2013 |
The Transportation Security Administration will soon let airline passengers carry small folding knives on planes for the first time since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. But a group of flight attendants is doing everything it can to halt the shift in policy. It has even employed the families of flight attendants who died in the terrorist attacks to put pressure on the TSA. Still, TSA is set April 25 to allow passengers to bring onboard small folding knives, with blades 2.36 inches or shorter and less than 1/2 an inch wide, as well as pool cues, ski poles, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks, golf clubs and novelty-size bats.