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Friday, August 31, 2012

Andy Staples: Spartans dominate Broncos, but have some mistakes to correct

Andy Staples: Spartans dominate Broncos, but have some mistakes to correct


Andy Staples: Spartans dominate Broncos, but have some mistakes to correct

Posted: 31 Aug 2012 11:17 PM PDT

Michigan State got the job done in its 17-13 win over Boise State. But, the Spartans must improve if they're going to measure up come Big Ten Conference play, writes Andy Staples.

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Bell, No. 13 Spartans just too tough for No. 24 Broncos

Posted: 31 Aug 2012 11:34 PM PDT

No. 13 Michigan State won, but it wasn't easy. Le'Veon Bell's 5-yard scoring run midway through the fourth quarter lifted MSU to a 17-13 win on Friday night over No. 24 Boise State.

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Who has the edge as September begins

Posted: 31 Aug 2012 08:21 AM PDT

Last year, the Braves and Red Sox were left out of the playoffs after brutal Septembers. What about this season? Cliff Corcoran takes a look at the races for MLB's 10 playoff spots.

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Penn State rally opens historic football weekend

Posted: 31 Aug 2012 07:29 PM PDT

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Fans are filling up Beaver Stadium again to get ready for another football season.

Serena leads Day 6 matches to watch

Posted: 31 Aug 2012 11:34 PM PDT

Roddick rolls; Djokovic and Sharapova advance

Posted: 31 Aug 2012 07:05 PM PDT

Andy Roddick is not ready for retirement just yet.

Mets' Dickey tosses 5-hitter, picks up 17th victory

Posted: 31 Aug 2012 11:34 PM PDT

Backup QBs among cut-day casualties

Posted: 31 Aug 2012 08:02 PM PDT

NEW YORK (AP) -- Backup quarterbacks were prominent among players cut early Friday as team's needed to get down to the 53-man roster limit.

NHL talks break off; CBA deadline looms

Posted: 31 Aug 2012 02:17 PM PDT

NEW YORK (AP) -- NHL labor negotiations hit a standstill after talks broke off on Friday, two weeks before the league has threatened to lock out its players.

A's trounce Red Sox 20-2 for seventh straight win

Posted: 31 Aug 2012 11:34 PM PDT

Upstaged: Why everyone is talking Eastwood, not Romney

Upstaged: Why everyone is talking Eastwood, not Romney


Upstaged: Why everyone is talking Eastwood, not Romney

Posted: 31 Aug 2012 03:20 PM PDT

It was supposed to be Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's night.

Surgery silences singer John Mayer for a spell

Posted: 31 Aug 2012 08:28 PM PDT

Singer-songwriter John Mayer is recovering after having vocal cord surgery, his representative said Friday.

Did Mitt Romney gain ground?

Posted: 31 Aug 2012 03:35 PM PDT

Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, delivered his acceptance speech on the final night of the Republican National Convention in Tampa. The evening also featured speeches from Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who introduced Romney; movie star Clint Eastwood; and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. CNN contributors and analysts offered these assessments of the evening:

Six OMG moments at the RNC

Posted: 31 Aug 2012 01:00 PM PDT

The Internet was made for moments like these.

Lawyer: Ex-Navy SEAL didn't break Pentagon secrecy in bin Laden book

Posted: 31 Aug 2012 02:21 PM PDT

A former Navy SEAL did not violate military secrecy agreements or break federal law by writing a book about the raid last year that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the author's lawyer said Friday.

Romney tests Tampa momentum; Democrats hope to blunt it in Charlotte

Posted: 31 Aug 2012 03:53 PM PDT

Mitt Romney departed Tampa, Florida, on Friday hoping to ride any momentum he had built up over the past week as he makes the final turn into the November election.

Unprecedented civil union unites Brazilian trio

Posted: 31 Aug 2012 06:13 AM PDT

Brazilian public notary Claudia do Nascimento Domingues set off a firestorm by granting Brazil's first civil union to a trio, an act so unprecedented that there isn't a word for it in Portuguese.

Five things we learned from Day Three of the RNC

Posted: 31 Aug 2012 07:28 AM PDT

Mitt Romney accepted the Republican Party's nomination for the presidency on Thursday night, culminating a convention shortened to three days by Tropical Storm Isaac.

10 of America's best lake vacations

Posted: 31 Aug 2012 01:01 PM PDT

Waking to another cloudless morning, you dive off your houseboat into the wild blue of Lake Powell in southern Utah. The water takes the edge off the heat, and you float along, contemplating a lazy day of navigating spectacular red-rock gorges and flooded canyons.