January 10, 2014 |
It's official. Jennifer Lawrence's "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" became the highest grossing movie released in 2013 in the U.S. and Canada, hitting an estimated cumulative total of more than $409 million in domestic ticket sales, distributor Lionsgate said on Thursday. By adding about $493,000 to its domestic take Wednesday night, the dystopian action movie overtook the year's hitherto No. 1 release, Disney's 3-D superhero adventure "Iron Man...
January 7, 2014 |
Turn out the lights, the parity's over. The Bowl Championship Series era of equal access and catering to college football's "little guys" ended Monday night at the Rose Bowl when Florida State ended the Southeastern Conference's winning streak. The new playoff format will weed out the weak, make the big conferences richer and the small conferences poorer. Why do you think Chris Petersen finally left Boise State for Washington? There are exciting times ahead for everyone except the Sun Belt Conference and the GoDaddy.com Bowl.
January 3, 2014 |
Chris Davis' life changed the moment he completed one of the greatest plays in college football history. The Auburn senior rarely walks by a television without seeing a replay of his game-winning return for a touchdown of a field-goal attempt by Alabama in the Iron Bowl in November. Davis became an instant folk hero at Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium, which still might be shaking. He received a standing ovation in a geology class. He appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated and is constantly posing for pictures and signing autographs as the Tigers prepare for Monday's Bowl Championship Series title game against Florida.
December 16, 2013 |
You've probably never heard of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. And that's a little bit frustrating to David Hannah, who has guided the Los Angeles company to staggering growth since he was named its chief executive 14 years ago. "It seems in Southern California if you aren't in media or entertainment, you don't get noticed," he said. Reliance's business model isn't exactly sexy. The metal service center company buys bulk metal from steel mills, processes it and sells it to machine shops and other businesses.
December 2, 2013 |
An investigation was underway Monday into the cause of a freight train derailment in southwestern New Mexico that killed the three people onboard. The Southwestern Railroads train carrying iron ore derailed and crashed about three miles outside of Bayard, N.M., around midday Saturday, New Mexico State Police Lt. Emmanuel Gutierrez told the Los Angeles Times. “It's a very mountainous area, rugged terrain,” Gutierrez said. "It's rural, out in the mountains. " Donald White, 38, of Silver City, N.M., Steven Corse, 60, of Paulden, Ariz., and Ann Thompson, 50, of Paulden, were killed in the crash, officials said.
November 26, 2013 |
Katherine Webb is an Auburn graduate who will be cheering for bitter rival Alabama during the Iron Bowl at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday. Of course, that's because she's dating Crimson Tide star quarterback AJ McCarron. But don't expect that to matter much to fired-up Tigers fans who might not take too kindly to the famous model switching sides on them. “Honestly, I don't know what to expect,” Webb told USA Today. “AJ just in his protective nature, we talked about it (Wednesday)