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In Alabama, they start ‘em young

Author: | August 31st, 2013 | Category : Sports News

S-E-C! S-E-C! S-E-C! Little kid waving Jim Beam finger. #Bama pic.twitter.com/nodL01XhR7 – Tully Corcoran (@tullycorcoran) August 31, 2013 Nothing goes together quite like SEC football and cheap bourbon, and in Alabama, that’s a lesson you can learn early. Source Article from http://feeds.foxnews.com/~r/foxnews/sports/~3/L7RUBSc3kyg/

Tennessee thanks God for new coach

Author: | August 31st, 2013 | Category : Sports News

The first thing you have to know is, there’s a pregame prayer over the public address system at Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium. If you’ve ever heard a prayer said in front of a crowd, you can imagine what that typically sounds like. Be with us today, Jesus, as we honor you with this student-athlete endeavor, and bless the officials, Lord, that they might not screw over the Vols. Something like that, … Read more »

McNeese State throttles South Florida

Author: | August 31st, 2013 | Category : Sports News

Tampa, FL –  McNeese State scored 31 points in the second quarter in posting a 53-21 rout of FBS South Florida Saturday night. Kelvin Bennett scored on a 7-yard run with 11:02 left in the second quarter to erase a 7-2 deficit and ignite the Cowboys (1-0) toward a 40-7 advantage in the third quarter. Cody Stroud threw for 207 yards and two touchdowns as McNeese State ruined Willie Taggart’s … Read more »

Mets rout Nationals behind Wheeler

Author: | August 31st, 2013 | Category : Sports News

Washington, DC –  Seven New York Mets players drove in at least one run as the visitors pounded the Washington Nationals for 17 hits en route to a 11-3 victory. Omar Quintanilla, Daniel Murphy, Juan Lagares and Eric Young Jr. had two RBI apiece while Ike Davis, Matt den Dekker and Zack Wheeler each drove in one run for the Mets, who have won three straight. Wheeler (7-3) gave up … Read more »

Sky clinch top seed in East

Author: | August 31st, 2013 | Category : Sports News

Rosemont, IL –  Sylvia Fowles dropped in 18 points, hauled in six boards and recorded four steals as the Chicago Sky clinched the top playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with an 85-68 thumping of the Atlanta Dream. The Sky grabbed their sixth consecutive win after outscoring Atlanta by a 45-19 count in the second half. Elena Delle Donne added 15 points and seven boards and Tamera Young contributed 12 … Read more »

Ten-man Red Bulls edge DCU to claim Atlantic Cup

Author: | August 31st, 2013 | Category : Sports News

Harrison, NJ –  Red Bull New York survived a late sending off to edge D.C. United in a 2-1 victory at Red Bull Arena on Saturday. Ibrahim Sekagya was given his marching orders 18 minutes from time, but it made no difference as goals from Lloyd Sam and Tim Cahill were enough to see New York (12-9-6) climb into a tie with the Montreal Impact and Sporting Kansas City for … Read more »

Week 1 FCS Top 25 Roundup

Author: | August 31st, 2013 | Category : Sports News

East Hartford, CT –  He’s only a sophomore, but Vernon Adams is staking himself as one of the most exciting players in the FCS. The Eastern Washington quarterback accounted for 518 yards of total offense and six touchdowns, including a game-winning, 2-yard run with 18 seconds left, as the Eagles upset Oregon State, 49-46, in the season opener for both squads Saturday. EWU (1-0) entered the game ranked fourth in … Read more »

Adams lifts Eastern Washington to upset of Oregon State

Author: | August 31st, 2013 | Category : Sports News

Corvallis, OR –  He’s only a sophomore, but Vernon Adams is staking himself as one of the most exciting players in the FCS. The Eastern Washington quarterback accounted for 518 yards of total offense and six touchdowns, including a game-winning, 2-yard run with 18 seconds left, as the Eagles upset Oregon State, 49-46, in the season opener for both squads Saturday. EWU (1-0) entered the game ranked fourth in the … Read more »

Harvick holds off Busch for Nationwide win at Atlanta

Author: | August 31st, 2013 | Category : Sports News

Hampton, GA –  Kevin Harvick won in the Nationwide Series for the first time this season after he outran Kyle Busch in the closing laps of Saturday night’s 300-mile race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Harvick, a two-time Nationwide champion, grabbed the lead from Busch, the pole sitter, on lap 59 and then ran in front for a race-high 132 laps. He scored his 40th career victory in the series, including … Read more »

Oregon drops 66 in Helfrich’s opener

Author: | August 31st, 2013 | Category : Sports News

Eugene, OR –  It looks like Oregon’s prolific offense can still motor at full speed even without the guidance of Chip Kelly, as the No. 3 Ducks racked up a school record 772 total yards in a 66-3 trouncing of the Nicholls State Colonels in their 2013 opener at Autzen Stadium on Saturday. Coming off a 12-1 season — which ended with a victory in the Fiesta Bowl over Kansas … Read more »

Vince Young among Green Bay cuts

Author: | August 31st, 2013 | Category : Sports News

Green Bay, WI –  It appears that Vince Young will not be the backup quarterback for the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers. The Packers made it official on Saturday, releasing the 30-year-old veteran as well as 21 others to move their roster down to 53 players. Green Bay released quarterback Graham Harrell earlier this week, leaving Young as the presumptive top candidate to be Rodgers’ understudy. However, that will … Read more »

Redskins make cuts to get to roster limit

Author: | August 31st, 2013 | Category : Sports News

Loudoun County, VA –  The Washington Redskins finalized their 53-man roster on Saturday by releasing 15 players. On defense, the team released defensive lineman Chigbo Anunoby, linebackers Marvin Burdette, Will Compton and Vic So’oto, safety DeJon Gomes, defensive end Dominique Hamilton, and cornerback Chase Minnifield. Wide receivers Skye Dawson, Lance Lewis and Nick Williams, running back Jawan Jamison, tackle Xavier Nixon, tight end Emmanuel Ogbuehi and offensive lineman Tevita Stevens … Read more »

Edwards hits wall in practice

Author: | August 31st, 2013 | Category : Sports News

HAMPTON, Ga. –  Carl Edwards, who will start second in Sunday’s AdvoCare 500, slapped the wall during the second Sprint Cup practice Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Edwards, who posted the fastest time of 30.224 seconds (183.430 mph), ran 18 laps before the mishap. “I just got a little loose into (Turn) 1 and touched the wall,” Edwards said. “It’ll need a little work. I don’t think it bent anything, … Read more »

Hubbard tops crowded leaderboard in Ontario

Author: | August 31st, 2013 | Category : Sports News

Peterborough, ON –  Mark Hubbard carded his second straight 6- under 65 on Saturday to take a 1-stroke lead after 54 holes of the Wildfire Invitational. Hubbard, who is winless on the PGA Tour Canada, finished three rounds at 15- under-par 198. Mackenzie Hughes remained in second place as he posted a 3-under 68 to end three rounds at minus-14. David Skinns (66), Cory Renfrew (68), Nick Taylor (67), Kyle … Read more »

Verizon nears $130 billion wireless deal, to finance about $65 billion: sources

Author: | August 31st, 2013 | Category : Reuters News

By Soyoung Kim and Michelle Sierra Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:38pm EDT (Reuters) – Verizon Communications is near a $130 billion deal to buy out the 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless it does not already own from Vodafone Group Plc and plans to raise about $65 billion to fund the purchase, people familiar with the matter said on Saturday. Boards of Verizon and Vodafone are each expected to meet … Read more »

Ford recalls 370,000 Lincoln, Mercury, and Ford sedans

Author: | August 31st, 2013 | Category : Reuters News

Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:35pm EDT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co is recalling about 370,000 model year 2005 to 2011 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car sedans in the United States and Canada to fix a steering shaft issue, the company said in a statement. Corrosion of the lower intermediate steering shaft of vehicles in “high corrosion states and provinces” may result in the loss of … Read more »

ECB’s Coeure says bank eyeing money market rates closely: paper

Author: | August 31st, 2013 | Category : Reuters News

STOCKHOLM | Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:31am EDT STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – The European Central Bank is closely watching money market rates and will make sure they don’t rise too far, ECB policymaker Benoit Coeure said in an interview in a Swedish newspaper published on Saturday. Money market rates have increased on the back of comments by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke that U.S. policy makers could begin to cut … Read more »

Japan panel backs sales tax hike coupled with stimulus

Author: | August 31st, 2013 | Category : Reuters News

By Stanley White TOKYO | Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:36am EDT TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s government won backing for a controversial decision to raise the national sales tax in 2014 after influential members of a special advisory panel said the step would not threaten economic recovery or business confidence if it was coupled with other stimulus. “Japan’s economy is steady at the moment and we should raise the tax as … Read more »

Suez Canal Authority says attack attempted on container ship

Author: | August 31st, 2013 | Category : World News

CAIRO | Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:41pm EDT CAIRO (Reuters) – A “terrorist” staged an unsuccessful attack on a container ship passing through the Suez Canal on Saturday, in an attempt to disrupt the flow of ships through the waterway, the head of the Suez Canal Authority Mohab Memish said. The Suez Canal is a key global shipping line which is secured by the armed forces. “One of the terrorist … Read more »