November 6, 2013 |
How and why college football jilted Saturday for Thursday is a question for another time. Short answer: Give blame or credit to the rise of cable networks, ratings, greed, financial survival, the gush of television money and the insatiable desire for stand-alone attention. And so it is with some intelligent forethought - and some luck - that a late-week doubleheader featuring four schools in the Bowl Championship Series top 10 has become the most anticipated Thursday in the history of the sport.
October 31, 2013 |
Wine lovers received some alarming news recently: Morgan Stanley issued a report this week projecting a global wine shortage. As my colleague David Pierson reported Wednesday , poor weather ravaged European vineyards, causing global production to dip to its lowest level in more than 40 years. “After adjusting for non-wine uses, demand for wine exceeded supply by 300 [million] cases in 2012, the deepest shortfall in over 40 years of records,” the report said. Prices are expected to rise in the future, and oenophiles might start hoarding.
October 24, 2013 |
Even though Apple's new Mavericks OS X -- the latest version of its operating system for Macbook laptops and Mac desktop computes -- is seen as an evolutionary upgrade, there are a few cool new features you'll want to try. In total, Apple packed Mavericks OS X with more than 200 features. That's a lot to take in, so as you start to explore the new system, here are our top 10 favorite features for you to try out and get to know. iBooks The biggest addition to OS X is the iBooks app. Apple has had its e-book reading app on the iPad and iPhone since 2010, but until this week, it had been absent from its Mac desktops and laptops.
October 19, 2013 |
Sunday's first release of the Bowl Championship Series standings got a last-minute shipment of adjustments, edits and amendments. They arrived in a packaged labeled "Saturday. " The last year of the BCS (sob, sob) is sure going to be fun. The top 25 got worked over this weekend with defeats suffered by half the teams in the top 10. The implosion started Friday night when No. 8 Louisville lost at home to Central Florida and then spilled into a bloodbath Saturday. No. 9 UCLA fell at No. 13 Stanford at about the same time Auburn was pulling off an upset over No. 7 Texas A&M in College Station.
October 18, 2013 |
Call it a midterm exam. Ninth-ranked UCLA plays at No. 13 Stanford on Saturday at the midpoint of the regular season. The Bruins are 5-0 overall, 2-0 in Pac-12 Conference play, and this is the first time they have been in the Associated Press top 10 since 2005. Stanford, which is 5-1 overall, 3-1 in the Pac-12, is coming off a loss at Utah but still carries national weight. "This is a measuring stick game, for ourselves and the nation, just to see what's going on here in Westwood," said UCLA receiver Shaquelle Evans.
October 15, 2013 |
David Letterman gathered 10 legendary athletes at the Ed Sullivan Theatre on Monday to read off the evening's top 10 list on the "Late Show With David Letterman. " The topic was 10 career highlights from Madison Square Garden, and to share their favorites, Letterman was joined on stage by former Knicks players Walt "Clyde" Frazier, Larry Johnson, John Starks, Bill Bradley and Carmelo Anthony; former Rangers players Rod Gilbert, Adam Graves and Henrik Lundqvist; retired boxer Gerry Cooney and a very distraught John McEnroe, ex-tennis champ and world renowned ranter.