Posts Tagged North America

As Rebs win, Ole Miss balances Dixie and diversity

In this photo taken on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, lifelong Mississippi resident Logenvia Morris poses at her home in  Jackson, Miss., next to her prize possession, the first Mississippi game jersey her son Aaron Morris wore for the football team. Morris, who goes to every football game to cheer for her son, said the offensive lineman had to overcome his grandfather’s deep skepticism about whether black students are truly welcome at the university. The warm welcome extended to both mother and son during a recruiting visit by students and players are among the main reasons the Morris family were quick to join the Ole Miss family. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Ole Miss is enjoying its best football season in a half-century, and that’s bringing new attention to Mississippi’s flagship university.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Injured Matt Cain is Series spectator for Giants

File - In this March 27, 2014, file photo, San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, left, and pitcher Matt Cain watch batting practice before an exhibition baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in San Francisco. Cain has been the workhorse of the San Francisco Giants' pitching staff for years, but the elbow injury ended his season and left him rooting for his teammates in the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Well after the rest of his teammates put on their uniforms, Matt Cain wandered into the San Francisco clubhouse and changed clothes for a recent World Series practice.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Royals might need a rare pinch hit in Series

Kansas City Royals' Billy Butler takes batting practice during a workout Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in San Francisco. The Royals and the San Francisco Giants are scheduled to play Game 3 of baseball's World Series in San Francisco on Friday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Playing under American League rules with few reliable options on the bench this season, no manager had as little use for pinch hitters as Kansas City’s Ned Yost.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Meyers Taylor plans to race bobsleds against men

In this Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, the team from the United States USA-1, piloted by Elana Meyers Taylor, left, with brakeman Lauryn Williams, get congratulated in the finish area after their silver medal run during the women's bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Taylor is a two-time Olympic women's bobsled medalist and is already assured of a spot on the World Cup team this season after driving her way to a silver medal at the Sochi Games in February. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — U.S. Olympic women’s bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor is going to race against men.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Letestu gets winner, Blue Jackets beat Sharks 5-4

Columbus Blue Jackets' Ryan Johansen, second from left, is congratulated by David Savard (58) and Jack Johnson (7) after Johansen scored a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Mark Letestu made sure the Columbus Blue Jackets’ party would carry on, redirecting a shot into the net about a minute after Ryan Johansen had a potential winning goal waved off.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,