Archive for July, 2014

James Garner: actor, bon viveur and sports fanatic

In the wake of Garner's death Saturday at the age of 86, let's look back at seven of his most memorable roles, all of which showcase what critic Todd VanDerWerff calls Garner's rare ability to "make his essential James Garner-ness work in just about

In the wake of Garner's death Saturday at the age of 86, let's look back at seven of his most memorable roles, all of which showcase what critic Todd VanDerWerff calls Garner's rare ability to "make his essential James Garner-ness work in just about

I didn't know, watching Isaac Hayes push James Garner around on The Rockford Files, that I was seeing a special character continue an important television legacy. All I knew, as a devoted fan of Garner's put-upon private eye, was that Jim Rockford

Hollywood is mourning the death of actor James Garner. Garner, best known for his starring roles on the TV series The Rockford Files and Maverick, di

In the wake of Garner's death Saturday at the age of 86, let's look back at seven of his most memorable roles, all of which showcase what critic Todd VanDerWerff calls Garner's rare ability to "make his essential James Garner-ness work in just about

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Rory McIlroy gets 'Sports Illustrated' cover treatment

Gerry McIlroy was a bar steward in Belfast 10 years ago when he placed a hardly insignificant £200 bet that his 15-year-old son, Rory, would win the Open Championship before he turned 26. As the 25-year-old McIlroy raised 

It's rare a golfer not named Tiger Woods finds cover of Sports Illustrated but that's exactly what Rory McIlroy did this week. Actually, of late it's been rare that any golfer gets on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Since 2009 there have only been

After getting cleaned out on a 10-year-old bet by Rory McIlroy's dad, British oddsmakers aren't taking any chances on Rory-based futures bets. McIlroy's third major win has the sports books looking long term, and the resulting odds are insanely bullish

It's rare a golfer not named Tiger Woods finds cover of Sports Illustrated but that's exactly what Rory McIlroy did this week. Actually, of late it's been rare that any golfer gets on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Since 2009 there have only been

In 2004, when Rory McIlroy was 15, his dad and some of his buddies bet 400 British pounds, the equivalent of $171 U.S. dollars each, that McIlroy would win the British Open before he turned 26, at 500-1 odds. Rory McIlroy is 

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WWE SummerSlam 2014: Titles Most Likely to Change Hands at Event

What does Brock Lesnar's upcoming schedule look like for "Raw" heading into "SummerSlam"? What is WWE teasing on social media? What happened to Sheamus this week? Possible answers to these questions and more 

The latest WWE rumors point to Undertaker's in-ring career being over and a possible character change for Nikki Bella. Sting has been pushing for a WrestleMania showdown with The Deadman, but a recent report gives fans more reason to believe that this 

The WWE is known well for weaving news headlines into characters for the sake of getting heat from the crowd, but referring to Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 to get the crowd angry is terrible, no matter how you dance around 

Those men are the titleholders most likely to leave the Staples Center in Los Angeles without their championships on August 17. The momentum of their challengers and recent tag team championship history point toward that. AJ Lee has only been Divas 

Ultimate Warrior passes away, and WWE mourns the loss of the Hall of Famer.

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Relatives, friends say goodbye to Eric Garner, who died after NYPD cop put him …

Police suspected that man, Eric Garner, was selling untaxed, loose cigarettes. Garner, an asthmatic Staten Island man who was married with six children, died. Pantaleo is on desk duty, with his badge and gun taken away.

News of the fatal police encounter that led to Eric Garner's death went viral with help of a video recording. That video was taken by Ramsey Orta, a Staten Island man and friend of Garner's. In a brand new interview, Orta says he and Garner were

Family and friends are gathering today to say a final goodbye to Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died last week as police tried to arrest him. And the funeral comes as NYPD officials are taking a closer look at the department's procedures

News of the fatal police encounter that led to Eric Garner's death went viral with help of a video recording. That video was taken by Ramsey Orta, a Staten Island man and friend of Garner's. In a brand new interview, Orta says he and Garner were

The initial police report on the fatal arrest of Eric Garner in Staten Island last week makes no mention of a chokehold and downplayed the seriousness of Garner's condition, raising questions about how the investigation would have been conducted had 

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A Column of 40 Hearses Meets the Victims of the Malaysia Airlines Crash

Malaysia Airlines shares have plunged 27 per cent since the start of year and they are currently rated sell by 13 of the 15 analysts tracked by Bloomberg. Shares closed 11 per cent lower on Friday after the MH17 crash, but by Tuesday afternoon had

Wreckage from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine has been “significantly altered,” international monitors told ABC News today, as remains of the victims arrived in territory held by the Ukrainian government. Major pieces of the front of the

A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard. The plane was on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine's Interior 

For a brief moment on Wednesday morning, Twitter users nearly had a collective blip of a heart attack when the AP tweeted that one of the Dutch planes carrying bodies from the downed Malaysia Airlines flight “crash lands in Eindhoven.” The apparent

Now, they were returning to the Netherlands in coffins, victims of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, shot out of the skies above eastern Ukraine. At 3:48 p.m. on Wednesday, a military cargo plane belonging to the Australian Air Force touched

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