October 11, 2013 |
He was a future hall of fame coach who won a Bowl Championship Series title years ago at a school that starts with the letter "T. " After a while, though, the football got stale and the fan base revolted. The arc of the coach's work was impressive but the feeling was that it was time for everyone to move on. Change would lead to brighter days and more titles. Sometimes you have to give the people what they want even if they don't know what it is. Last August, Phillip Fulmer was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.
September 11, 2013 |
Frozen in time, Dustin Penner, Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry clutch the Stanley Cup - and each other - in a striking photograph that commands a prime display spot outside the Ducks' Honda Center dressing room. Six years and many strange turns later, the trio will reunite Thursday for the Ducks' first training camp practice at Anaheim Ice. In experimenting to see if their old bonds hold, Coach Bruce Boudreau will reassemble what was broken when Penner signed a five-year, $21.25-million offer sheet from the Edmonton Oilers in the summer of 2007.
September 5, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - President Obama's hopes of winning congressional approval for a U.S. military strike on Syria could come down to the persuasion skills of House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, a San Francisco liberal who was a leading critic of the war in Iraq. With a nod to the historical irony, she is arguing to her Democratic colleagues that Syria is different from the earlier conflict. She spoke passionately in an interview about the "human rights catastrophe" in Syria, saying a "limited, targeted" attack "that will be over fast" could prevent the future use of weapons of mass destruction.
August 28, 2013 |
USC is opening against Hawaii for the third time in Coach Lane Kiffin's tenure. Staff writer Gary Klein examines the game's matchups and story lines: New eras Kiffin kept reporters, quarterbacks Max Wittek and Cody Kessler and the rest of his players guessing by saying that he anticipated playing both quarterbacks against Hawaii. Wittek played in five games last season, including starts in place of injured four-year starter Matt Barkley against Notre Dame and Georgia Tech.
August 25, 2013 |
CAIRO - In one of the many videos from Wednesday's alleged chemical attack in Syria, a father holds the lifeless body of his daughter. On the ground at his feet lay the body of another daughter. "Before, I put out food for her and she said, 'Dad, today is not my turn for food, it's my siblings' turn,'" the man said, referring to bread and food shortages in their town caused by the government's siege. "And the hunger, what are we supposed to do?" The grief-stricken father was talking about the rebel-controlled Ghouta Sharqia area, suburbs east of Damascus, where a months-long siege has prevented food, medicine and other aid from reaching the towns outside the capital.
August 24, 2013 |
Of course Hanley Ramirez would like to stay with the Dodgers. That should shock absolutely no one. He spent most of the last seven seasons playing on bad Marlins' ballclubs, teams never in a race, that finished an average of 18 games out a year. In a city where he had reputation as something of a malcontent. Where they were unloading payroll. He has another year left on the six-year, $70 million contract extension he signed with the Marlins in 2008. That's a lot of money, but maybe nothing compared to the potential of his next deal.
August 14, 2013 |
Last April, the Los Angeles Police Department adopted a new approach to the problem of unlicensed drivers, many of whom are barred from ever obtaining a license because of their immigration status. Under the rule, known as Special Order 7, police officers are authorized to impound the cars of unlicensed drivers (as they always have been), but those drivers who have no prior violations and can provide proof of insurance may retrieve their cars as soon as they pay the impound fees, rather than waiting 30 days.
August 14, 2013
Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss what, if anything, Texas A&M should do about Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel, who is reportedly being investigated by the NCAA for allegedly signing autographs for money . Feel free to join the conversation by leaving a comment of your own. Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times This isn't a draft, but Texas A&M is officially "on the clock" with Johnny Manziel. Do the Aggies play him or not play him? The consequences of playing Manziel if he turns out to be ineligible could subject the program to sanctions and forfeitures.
August 7, 2013 |
This is a first in countdown history - an aborted mission. Stop the rocket launch. The executive committee, in a unanimous decision, ruled it was time to pull the plug and spoil the surprise party: Turn on the lights and come out from behind the couches. Texas A&M was going to be this year's preseason No. 1. But that was before NCAA helicopters started circling around quarterback Johnny Manziel. Texas A&M without Manziel is like a car without an engine. Balloons were filled and champagne was on ice, but we were starting to get a bad vibe - similar to Game 7 of the 1969 NBA Finals between the Lakers and Boston Celtics.
August 4, 2013 |
Major League Baseball is likely to announce Monday a suspension of New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez through the end of the 2014 season for using banned performance-enhancing drugs. The discipline, however, might not keep baseball's active home runs leader off the field should he appeal the punishment. A baseball official unauthorized to speak publicly on the matter described the situation as "extremely fluid" Sunday night, but said league officials expect Rodriguez to appeal.