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Hudson Roughed Up Again in 5-0 Giants Loss

5 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Tim Hudson allowed four runs in the first inning and the San Francisco Giants were held to three hits in a 5-0 loss to San Diego on Friday night that dropped them 3 ½ games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West race.

Parnell Brothers Taken Into Custody by Federal Marshals After Convictions

On Friday, U.S. marshals escorted brothers Stewart and Michael Parnell from the C.B. King U.S. Courthouse in downtown Albany, GA, to the Crisp County Jail in Cordele, GA, where they spent their first night in prison. The two men will likely remain in the lockup until at least Monday, when they might be able to... Continue Reading

Jameis Winston now suspended for entire Florida State vs. Clemson game

Top-ranked Florida State will face Clemson without Jameis Winston — for the entire game and not just the first half. Florida State interim President Garnett S. Stokes and athletic director Stan Wilcox said late Friday night that the star quarterback will be suspended for the entire game Saturday.

Florida State suspends Jameis Winston for entire Clemson game

Florida State dropped a mini-bombshell Friday night when the school announced it was increasing the suspension of quarterback Jameis Winston from the first half to the full game against Clemson on Saturday.

Football: Dominic Davis delivers for Alemany

Dominic Davis did just about whatever he pleased for Mission Hills Alemany during the first half of Friday night's intersectional game at Rancho Cienega Park in Los Angeles. There was little, if anything, that Dorsey could do to stop the senior.

Taylor Swift Receives Milestone Plaque on iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014 Red Carpet

Taylor Swift shows off her midriff on the red carpet at the first night of the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival on Friday evening (September 19) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The 24-year-old singer kicked off the show that night and her new album title 1989 was the big backdrop to the [...]

Dodgers use six-run first inning to beat Cubs, 14-5

7 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

AT THE PLATE: Catcher A.J. Ellis entered the day with only one home run. On Friday, he hit a pair of two-run home runs, including a blast that capped the Dodgers' six-run first inning. The multi-home run game was the second in Ellis' career. The first, in 2012, was also against the Cubs. Matt...

A ‘gay-friendly’ mosque just opened in South Africa

11 hours agoNews : BlogPost

On Friday in a suburb in Cape Town, South Africa, Muslim worshipers convened for the first time at a new prayer hall. Outside, a few protesters gathered against them. Inside, they were outnumbered by the news media crews sent to watch them. The "Open Mosque" is intended a space of worship for all, irrespective of sect, gender […]

First iPhone 6 Drop Tests Show Mixed Results

Apple's two new iPhones went on sale Friday, so naturally the Internet responded by seeing how quickly they could destroy them. The new smartphones have been on sale less than 24 hours and the first wave of drop test videos are already making the rounds. Show More Summary

Roger Goodell Won't Resign From NFL, But Promises Conduct Policy Changes

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell spoke publicly for the first time since Sept. 10 about the NFL's handling of the recent rash of domestic abuse cases in a press conference Friday afternoon and though he accepted the blame for the NFL "doing wrong," he isn't resigning from his position despite pressure from others to do so. Read More > Other Links From Roger Goodell

Brad Keselowski earns pole for race at New Hampshire

Is Brad Keselowski setting up to go two-for-two at New Hampshire in 2014? The 2012 Sprint Cup champion and winner of the first race of the 2014 Chase at Chicago on Sunday won the pole Friday at New Hampshire, site of the second race of the Chase. In July, Keselowski led 138 laps and won at New Hampshire. Show More Summary

Yahoo’s Core Business Value Cut in Half to $6.8 Billion After Alibaba IPO

As Alibaba shares soared in their first day of trading on Friday, the value that investors are placing on Yahoo’s core business was sliced in half to about $6.8 billion.

Alibaba sees surge in shares on first day of trading

Alibaba soared to magical heights Friday in its first day of trading, after the Chinese e-commerce giant raised a record-breaking $21.8 billion in its initial public offering. The company’s shares, priced at $68 on Thursday, opened at $92.70 and surged to just under $100 during a day of frenetic trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

Garth Brooks on Garth Brooks: 'I don't get it'

Ask Garth Brooks, who plays the first show of his seven-performance run in Atlanta starting Friday night, what the secret of his continuing popularity is, and he’s stumped.

Roger Goodell Addresses NFL Crisis in Tense Press Conference

Where is Roger Goodell? The football-loving world finally got its answer on Friday afternoon when the embattled NFL commissioner made his first public appearance in over a week to address his league's spiraling domestic abuse and discipline...Show More Summary

Forget the national debt. The new budget threat is climate change.

Shaun Donovan gave his first speech as White House budget director Friday, and he didn't even mention that Washington obsession of recent years, the $17.8 trillion national debt. No, in the run-up to next week's United Nations climate summit in New York, the Obama administration is focused like a laser on a different threat to […]

Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania form joint military unit

Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania launched a joint military force on Friday that Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski said could start its first exercises in the tense region in the next year. The three countries and other states in the...Show More Summary

21st Amendment's Bitter American Does Low-Alcohol Beer Proud

16 hours agoSports : Deadspin

Welcome to the first Drunkspin Sub-Five-Percent Friday! And maybe the last, because who knows if we'll manage the schedule properly, but the idea is to showcase a different lower-alcohol beer each week, to help shoo you into the weekend with a blueprint for maintaining a respectable 48-hour buzz. Read more...

France launches first airstrike against Islamic militants

This photo shows the first French air strikes over Iraq on Friday. Photo by France’s Ministry of Defense French attack planes on Friday destroyed fuel depots and ammunitions on an Iraqi military installation run by the Sunni extremist...Show More Summary

London Paparazzi Take Charge at Covent Garden iPhone Launch

Sam Shaikh and Jameel Ahmed waited for days and endured a burst of torrential rain to be the first in the door of the Covent Garden Apple store for Friday's iPhone 6 launch. Then, they had to deal with the famously demanding London paparazzi.

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