October 17, 2013 |
The government shutdown is over, for now. Let the blood-letting and fundraising begin! Within hours after Sen. Thad Cochran, a Republican from Mississippi, voted for a budget deal that reopened the government, two influential conservative advocacy groups announced their support for a state senator challenging him in the 2014 primary. Cochran, one of 27 Republican senators to vote for the measure, has served in the Senate since 1978. “Chris McDaniel is a constitutional conservative who will fight to stop Obamacare, balance the budget, and get America working again," Matt Hoskins, executive director of the Senate Conservatives Fund, said in a statement . "Chris McDaniel is not part of the Washington establishment and he has the courage to stand up to the big spenders in both parties.
October 14, 2013 |
UCLA Coach Jim Mora's mantra, "every week is a big game," rang extraordinarily true from the moment the Bruins walked off the field with a 37-10 victory over California on Saturday. The Bruins, who moved up to No. 9 in the Associated Press poll, play at Stanford, which dropped to No. 13 after being upset by Utah, 27-21. To find this big a game for the Bruins, you have to go all the way back to ... December. UCLA lost to Stanford, 27-24, in the Pac-12 championship game. The double dip this time is that the Bruins travel to Eugene to play No. 2 Oregon on Oct. 26. "Now it gets fun," linebacker Jordan Zumwalt said.
September 7, 2013 |
The Florida-Miami game on Saturday may have been the last in a long, and sometimes strange, rivalry. The schools have not scheduled future games for various reasons. Florida already plays Florida State every year and does not need another heavyweight game when all major conferences eventually go to nine-game league schedules in the era of the four-team playoff. In my extended family, Miami's 21-16 win Saturday was sweet for many reasons as it helped avenge the infamous "Flop" game of 1971.
July 12, 2013 |
On some days, Christopher Batsche can walk away with hundreds of dollars with a $2 buy in. But he's not heading to casinos and he isn't playing online poker. Instead, the 27-year-old from Cincinnati goes to a website before the day's Major League Baseball games begin and picks players who he expects will hit and pitch better than players selected by other bettors. When the players do well in the real games, Batsche, who pays $2 to play, can win as much as $700. Batsche is taking part in a new form of fantasy sports that is rapidly growing in popularity.
June 17, 2013 |
Sunday night, WWE held their "Payback" pay-per-view, highlighted by John Cena vs. Ryback and the return of CM Punk, as he took on Chris Jericho. The results of the matches are below. SHEAMUS VS. DAMIEN SANDOW Sheamus won clean with the Brogue kick. WADE BARRETT VS. THE MIZ VS. CURTIS AXEL FOR THE IC TITLE Great finish. Axel, the son of the late Curt "Mr. Perfect" Hennig, won the title by covering Barrett for the three count while Miz had Barrett in the figure four.
March 28, 2013 |
J.D. Gibbs, president of Denny Hamlin's NASCAR team Joe Gibbs Racing, said Thursday he did not think Hamlin's crash with Joey Logano that left Hamlin with a back injury was a form of payback by Logano because the drivers have been feuding. "My personal take is that I think Joey was just really trying to make a point, he was pushing it" as the two raced side by side for the win on the last lap of Sunday's race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Gibbs told reporters on a conference call.