September 27, 2013 |
Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Michael Boatman have joined the Nickelodeon family to star in NickMom's first scripted comedy, "Instant Mom. " Premiering Sunday, this Mom-centric, primetime program is built around Tia Mowry-Hardrict's character, who becomes an "Instant Mom" after inheriting her new husband's three children. "Instant Mom" is NickMom's first original scripted comedy -- what does that mean to you? Does being the pioneers of NickMom's first comedy add extra pressure on the show?
September 17, 2013 |
Thanks to an app update for the iPhone and the iPad, Apple TV users can now watch movies and TV shows offered on Amazon Instant Video. The Seattle-based online retailer has updated the Amazon Instant Video app to support AirPlay, a feature that makes it possible for users to beam content on their devices to their TV sets via the Apple TV digital receiver. It's a way to get around the fact that Amazon Instant Video is still not available as an app on Apple TV the way Netflix and HBO Go are. With the apps, users can simply click on Netflix or HBO Go channels on their Apple TV to watch videos.
September 4, 2013 |
A number of playing-rules changes were approved by NFL clubs during the spring, the league saying the primary focus of those changes was to enhance player safety. New rules for this season, according to the NFL: UNNECESSARY ROUGHNESS: Several adjustments were made to the unnecessary roughness rule. All unnecessary roughness violations result in a 15-yard penalty and may warrant discipline. • It is illegal for a runner or tackler to initiate forcible contact by delivering a blow with the top or crown of his helmet against an opponent when both players are clearly outside the tackle box. Three elements must all be present for a flag to be thrown.
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September 3, 2013
Frank Pulli MLB umpire turned to instant replay in '99 Frank Pulli, 78, a longtime umpire for Major League Baseball who used instant replay to make a call nearly a decade before video reviews were allowed, died Wednesday in Palm Harbor, Fla., of complications from Parkinson's disease, according to MLB. Pulli umpired in the National League from 1972 to '99 and worked four World Series, six NL championship series and two All-Star games....
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August 20, 2013 |
Ending two months of speculation and conspiracy theories about the death of journalist Michael Hastings, the Los Angeles County coroner has determined that the reporter died instantly from "massive blunt force trauma" in the fiery June crash. The coroner's report, released Tuesday, painted a troubled portrait of the journalist, whose 2010 Rolling Stone profile of Gen. Stanley McChrystal led to McChrystal's resignation. Traces of drugs were found in Hastings' system, and the crash apparently came hours before his family planned to stage an intervention.
August 15, 2013 |
Major League Baseball managers will be able to challenge virtually any umpire's call aside from balls and strikes under a proposal for the expanded use of instant replay technology presented to owners Thursday. "It's a historic day," Commissioner Bud Selig said at the owners' meetings in Cooperstown, N.Y. Owners are expected to formally approve the replay expansion in November. Assuming agreements with players and umpires can be reached, the new system would take effect next season.