December 2, 2013 |
The Washington Redskins were eliminated from playoff contention with their 24-17 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday night, and adding to their frustration was an officiating gaffe that's sure to invite NFL scrutiny. With two minutes to play and Washington trailing by a touchdown, the Redskins had a second-and-five at their 36. Robert Griffin III hit Pierre Garcon for a short gain that looked to be just shy of a first down. Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said later that he asked officials for a measurement and was told by them, “You don't have to; it's a first down.” Sure enough, the crew moved the chains to indicate first down, and Griffin ran a first-down-type play, a long pass to tight end Fred Davis that was dropped.
October 8, 2013 |
Unwelcome North American attention landed exclusively at the skates of goalie Jonathan Quick by virtue of his own-goal gaffe in the Kings' 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Monday. Of course, the road to the loss was hardly a one-man show, as Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell correctly noted. "If you watch the game, how well Quickie played. We played like beep in front of him," Mitchell said. "The shift before I think he made three pad saves that were incredible.
September 6, 2013 |
The conservative politician widely expected to emerge as Australia's prime minister after Saturday's parliamentary elections has mused publicly that it may not be "a bad thing" that men have more power than women. Liberal Party leader Tony Abbott has also scandalized political circles by praising a fellow candidate for her "sex appeal," denounced abortion as "a question of the mother's convenience" and dismissed the notion of climate change as "absolute crap. " Abbott, 55, has been labeled "unelectable" by stalwarts within his own party and was branded by a former U.S. ambassador to Australia -- in a 2010 diplomatic cable made public by WikiLeaks -- as a “polarizing right-winger” with a “propensity for insensitivity and controversy.” But under Australia's parliamentary election system, the party winning a majority of seats chooses the head of government.
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July 25, 2013 |
Bay Area news station KTVU-TV has dismissed three producers in the wake of an anchor reading fake, racially insensitive names for the pilots flying the ill-fated Asiana Airlines Flight 214. San Francisco Chronicle columnists Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross reported that sources confirmed investigative producer Roland DeWolk, special projects producer Cristina Gastelu and producer Brad Belstock were all fired after an in-house investigation into...
June 18, 2013 |
The Galaxy hoped to clear one hurdle early this season by getting off to a much better start than last year. The club succeeded — but only in a mediocre way. At this time last year, the Galaxy had a miserable record of 4-8-2 for 14 points. The team then mustered a charge in the latter half of the season and won its second consecutive Major League Soccer championship, followed soon after by star David Beckham's departure for France and Landon Donovan's extended sabbatical. So far this year, the Galaxy is 6-6-2 with 20 points and is holding on to the fifth and last playoff spot in the West.
May 27, 2013 |
Adrian Gonzalez said the Dodgers' 8-7 victory over the Angels on Monday night could change the course of the season. Manager Don Mattingly was also hopeful that would be the case. "That," Mattingly said, "was a good game. " The source of the sudden optimism was the erasing of a 6-1 deficit in the opening game of the Freeway Series at Dodger Stadium, something completely out of character for the last-place Dodgers. Until this night, the largest deficit the Dodgers had overcome on their way to a victory was three runs.