NFL reaches tentative deal with referees

Looks like the hugely controversial ending to Monday night’s football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers really was the tipping point. The NFL and the referees’ union announced at midnight Thursday that a tentative deal had been reached to end the lockout that began in June and led to replacement refs officiating games in the first […]

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Seahawks top Packers 14-12 on controversial game-ending play

The growing anger over the performance of the NFL’s replacement officials may have reached critical mass Monday night over a controversial, game-ending touchdown that gave the Seattle Seahawks a 14-12 win over the Green Bay Packers in Monday Night Football. Seattle receiver Golden Tate was awarded a touchdown on a 24-yard desperation pass that many thought was an interception by […]

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Bacon shortage expected worldwide

Might want to get your fill of ham this year, because “a world shortage of pork and bacon next year is now unavoidable,” according to an industry trade group. Blame the drought conditions that blazed through the corn and soybean crop this year. Less feed led to herds declining across the European Union “at a significant rate,” according to the […]

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NFL fines Broncos coach, defensive coordinator for arguing with refs

The NFL fined Broncos coach John Fox $30,000 and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio $25,000 on Monday for arguing with replacement officials a week ago. Also under review is the conduct of New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and the Baltimore Ravens’ John Harbaugh in their game against each other Sunday, and of Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan in […]

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The iPhone 5 arrives

Even though the atmosphere in lines around the world wasn’t as exciting as in past years — in part thanks to sponsored human billboards and protesters — the moment the clock chimed 8 a.m. at Apple’s retail stores around the world, cheers erupted. The iPhone 5 has arrived.  The iPhone 5 is the latest generation of Apple’s popular smartphone. In […]

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Nationals, Reds clinch post-season spots

The Washington Nationals and the Cincinnati Reds Thursday became the first Major League Baseball teams to clinch playoff spots. The Nationals assured themselves of at least a wild card berth with a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday night, while the Reds assured theirs by beating the Chicago Cubs 5-3 earlier in the day.  Friday night in Philadelphia, the […]

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