March 28, 2013 |
Shelby American, the brand behind fire-breathing Ford Mustang models like the Super Snake and the GT350, announced Thursday at the 2013 New York Auto Show a 1,200-horsepower Shelby 1000 S/C. The company also announced it's getting into the truck business. Or, rather, back into the truck business. The Nevada-based company unveiled the Shelby Raptor, a supercharged version of the already-mean Ford F-150 SVT Raptor that Highway 1 tested in 2011 . This isn't the first time a truck has been sold with the Shelby name on it; the company sold a 175-horsepower Shelby Dakota truck in 1989.
June 15, 2012 |
The X-47B, the Navy's new experimental drone, caused a stir in the Washington area when residents mistook the sleek, bat-winged robotic jet for a UFO. The drone was strapped to the back of a big rig en route this week to Naval Air Station Patuxent River in southern Maryland from Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert. Along the way motorists snapped photos and took to Twitter to describe their astonishment. Others, according to a Fox station affiliate in Washington, were so perplexed they called police.
July 15, 2011 |
Known as "America's Roller Coast," Cedar Point has been home to many record-breaking rides over the years and boasts a towering skyline of steel unmatched by any other amusement park. Photos : View the Top 10 Cedar Point roller coasters With 17 coasters, Cedar Point remains just behind Six Flags Magic Mountain's 18 coasters in a fierce back-and-forth battle for the coveted title of "Roller Coaster Capital of the World. " The Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park is about mind-blending speeds, gut-wrenching drops and scream-inducing thrills of the wooden- and steel-coaster kind.
April 14, 2009 |
Toronto 97, at Washington 96: Chris Bosh made the go-ahead three-pointer with 9.9 seconds left for the Raptors, who outscored the Wizards, 17-3, down the stretch to pull off the win. Bosh had 25 points and 15 rebounds, his 42nd double-double of the season, tying his 2006-07 franchise high. Chicago 91, at Detroit 88: The Bulls' Ben Gordon made a tiebreaking layup with 15 seconds left.
January 20, 2013 |
The Lakers (17-22) are playing a rare morning game Sunday, visiting the Toronto Raptors (14-26). After winning two in a row, the Lakers lost Thursday to the Miami Heat. Coach Mike D'Antoni said he feels his team has been improving over the last six games, despite the team's 2-4 record during that stretch. The Raptors have lost four consecutive games and are 6 1/2 games behind the eighth-place Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference. Andrea Bargnani, Jonas Valanciunas and Linas Kleiza are all probably out with injury.
April 23, 2002 |
Toronto Raptor forward Jerome Williams called the booing of the Canadian national anthem by Detroit Piston fans "sad." Before Sunday's Game 1 of the first-round playoff series, the capacity crowd at the Palace of Auburn Hills booed "O Canada" from beginning to end. "That was something I wouldn't have expected from a city like Detroit. It was disheartening," Williams, a former Piston, said after Monday's practice. "It was a total lack of respect."
November 21, 1997 |
Isiah Thomas resigned Thursday as general manager of the struggling Toronto Raptors after failing to buy out majority owner Allan Slaight and will sell his 9% stake in the team. Thomas, who has been offered a multimillion-dollar broadcasting job with NBC, will be replaced by assistant general manager Glen Grunwald. The Raptors are 1-10 and in last place in the Eastern Conference's Central Division. "It is with regret that we say goodbye to Isiah Thomas," Slaight said.
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April 3, 2013 |
The son of Hollywood great Clark Gable was free on bail Wednesday following his arrest for allegedly driving under the influence and hitting several cars in Malibu, jail records show. John Clark Gable, 52, was arrested about 3 p.m. Tuesday after he allegedly hit a vehicle near the Malibu Pier and eventually crashed his Ford Raptor into six parked cars in the 21300 block of Pacific Coast Highway, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. There were no reported injuries. A witness told KTLA-TV that Gable fell as he exited the vehicle for police.
March 4, 2002 |
Allen Iverson made it an even 40 with 40. Iverson topped the 40-point mark for the second game in a row and 40th time in his career, and the Philadelphia 76ers dealt the Toronto Raptors their 11th consecutive loss, 96-84, Sunday. Iverson scored 42 points, 24 in the second half, on 16-for-37 shooting for the 76ers, who won their third consecutive game. Iverson had 43 in Friday's victory over the New Jersey Nets. Iverson has scored at least 40 points seven times this season.
January 18, 2001 |
Vince Carter is scoring less, which is a winning formula for the Toronto Raptors. Carter has scored more than 30 points only once in Toronto's last seven games, yet the Raptors have won five, including Wednesday night's 98-91 victory over the San Antonio Spurs at San Antonio. Carter has had help. Against the Spurs, all five Toronto starters scored in double figures, with Mark Jackson adding 23 points and Morris Peterson 15. Carter scored 27.