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  • Parcells turns down Falcons, considers job with Dolphins

    12/19/2007 1:05:57 PM PST · by Terpfen · 19 replies · 91+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | Wednesday, December 19, 2007 | ESPN.com news services
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Bill Parcells will not be joining the Atlanta Falcons as head of football operations. Parcells turned down the position, Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Wednesday in a statement. Blank said the team had an agreement in principle with Parcells, but after he told the Falcons he was considering an offer from the Miami Dolphins, negotiations fell through. "We gave it our best shot, and it didn't work out. We will continue down the same overall path, proceeding with plans to hire a general manager and a head coach. We will identify and consider every strongly viable...
  • Skins' Taylor Dies Of Wound

    11/27/2007 3:49:39 AM PST · by Terpfen · 167 replies · 810+ views
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | Tuesday, November 27, 2007 | Associated Press
    MIAMI - Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor has died, says family friend Richard Sharpstein. The 24-year-old player was shot in the upper leg, damaging an artery and causing significant blood loss. Family members were concerned that he could have permanent brain damage. Miami-Dade Police were investigating the attack, which came just eight days after an intruder was reported at Taylor's home. Officers were dispatched about 1:45 a.m. Monday after Taylor's girlfriend called 911. Taylor was airlifted to the hospital. Sharpstein said Taylor's girlfriend told him the couple was awakened by loud noises, and Taylor grabbed a machete he keeps in...
  • Miami ships WR Chambers to SD

    10/16/2007 11:58:08 AM PDT · by Terpfen · 34 replies · 51+ views
    FOX Sports Net ^ | October 16, 2007 | Jay Glazer, Alex Marvez
    San Diego has acquired wide receiver Chris Chambers from the Miami Dolphins for what it believed a second-round draft choice, FOXSports.com has learned. Chambers confirmed the trade in an email to FOXSports, but declined further comment until speaking with Dolphins coach Cam Cameron and general manager Randy Mueller.
  • Sources: Goodell determines Pats broke rules by taping Jets' signals

    09/11/2007 3:45:18 PM PDT · by Terpfen · 96 replies · 1,058+ views
    ESPN ^ | Tuesday, September 11, 2007 | Chris Mortensen
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has determined that the New England Patriots violated league rules Sunday when they videotaped defensive signals by the New York Jets' coaches, according to league sources. NFL security officials confiscated a camera and videotape from Patriots video assistant Matt Estrella on the New England sidelines when it was suspected he was recording the Jets' defensive signals. Sources say the visual evidence confirmed the suspicion. Goodell is considering severe sanctions, including the possibility of docking the Patriots "multiple draft picks" because it is the competitive violation in the wake of a stern warning to all teams since...
  • Browns trade Frye to Seattle

    09/11/2007 10:15:36 AM PDT · by Terpfen · 67 replies · 514+ views
    FOX Sports Net ^ | Tuesday, September 11, 2007 | Jay Glazer
    Apparently, 20 minutes of action was all the Browns needed to see to make a change at quarterback. Cleveland has traded former starting quarterback Charlie Frye to the Seattle Seahawks for a sixth-round pick, FOXSports.com has learned. With Frye out of the picture, it should only be a matter of time before first-round pick Brady Quinn gets the nod as the starter. The Seahawks have been in the market for a backup quarterback, which will free them up to use Seneca Wallace in other positions around the field. The Browns will bring back Ken Dorsey, who was with the team...
  • DMX's Arizona Home Raided; A Dozen Pit Bulls Removed From Residence

    08/24/2007 3:07:38 PM PDT · by Terpfen · 70 replies · 3,418+ views
    MTV.com ^ | Friday, August 24, 2007 | Chris Harris
    Deputies with the Maricopa County sheriff's office raided the Cave Creek, Arizona, home of rapper DMX on Friday morning (August 24), and according to a police spokesperson, 12 pit bulls were removed from the residence, all in bad condition. Police would not get into specifics but did say the animals are being tended to by veterinarians. At this point, DMX (real name: Earl Simmons) has not been officially charged with any crime, but police are still investigating. DMX was not at his home at the time of the raid, during which police also discovered a large cache of weapons. Police...
  • Falcons' Vick indicted by grand jury in dogfighting probe

    07/17/2007 2:26:56 PM PDT · by Terpfen · 17 replies · 475+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | June 17, 2007 | ESPN.com News Services
    Michael Vick has been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with the dogfighting probe of his house in Virginia. The Falcons quarterback was indicted for conspiracy to travel in interstate commerce in aid of unlawful activities and to sponsor a dog in animal fighting venture in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District in Richmond, Va. Three others -- Purnell Peace, Quanis Phillips and Tony Taylor -- also were indicted by the grand jury on the same charges.
  • NFLPA wants inquiry on Welker deal to Pats

    03/13/2007 7:48:44 AM PDT · by Terpfen · 14 replies · 217+ views
    The Sun-Sentinel ^ | March 13, 2007 | Harvey Fialkov
    The NFL Players Association is concerned that the Patriots and Dolphins violated the Collective Bargaining Agreement while putting together the recent trade of receiver Wes Welker and has asked the NFL Management Council for an explanation, according to a source. "They may have violated the CBA rule that says one club can't offer the player's former team anything that would [sway] that team from matching their offer," the source said. "Anti-collusion [rule], that's another thing that may come into play." The source added that the NFLPA's interest in the matter stemmed from complaints made by Welker's agent, Vann McElroy, regarding...
  • Chargers head coach Schottenheimer fired

    02/12/2007 7:12:58 PM PST · by Terpfen · 134 replies · 1,273+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | February 12, 2007 | Unattributed
    SAN DIEGO -- Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer was fired Monday night in a shocking move by team president Dean Spanos, who cited a "dysfunctional situation" between the coach and general manager A.J. Smith. The move was first reported by ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Less than a month after San Diego's NFL-best 14-2 season was wrecked in a playoff loss to New England, Spanos cited the exodus of both coordinators and other assistants in firing Schottenheimer, who had a year left on his contact. "This decision was so hard because Marty has been both a friend and valued coach of our team,"...
  • Favre to play in 2007

    02/02/2007 10:38:22 AM PST · by Terpfen · 8 replies · 256+ views
    The Sun Herald ^ | February 2, 2007 | Al Jones
    Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre will return for the 2007 season, he told the Sun Herald in an exclusive interview this morning. "I am so excited about coming back," he said. "We have a good nucleus of young players. We were 8-8 last year and that's encouraging. "My offensive line looks good, the defense played good down the stretch. I'm excited about playing for a talented young football team."
  • Google defuses Googlebombs

    01/26/2007 12:10:02 PM PST · by Terpfen · 44 replies · 1,842+ views
    Ars Technica ^ | January 26, 2007 | Jacqui Cheng
    Google has finally had it with Googlebombing, the act of hundreds of Internet users linking up specific words with certain web sites in order to produce a desired (and usually comical) search result. The company announced today via its corporate blog that they have finally altered their search engine algorithm to minimize the impact of Googlebombs by improving the way they analyze link structures on web sites. Google's previous stance on this type of Internet pranking was just that—it was a prank and that they didn't want to get involved in manually altering otherwise-harmless antics on the web. Also called...
  • It's official: Dolphins hire Cameron

    01/19/2007 2:36:31 PM PST · by Terpfen · 39 replies · 371+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | January 19, 2007 | Jeff Darlington, Armando Salguero
    San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Cam Cameron has been chosen as the next head coach of the Miami Dolphins. As a 16-day, coast-to-coast search for former coach Nick Saban's replacement came to its end today, Dolphins officials concluded that Cameron indeed was their man. A news conference could come as soon as later today. Cameron, 45, will take over as the seventh head coach in the Dolphins' storied history -- and the fifth coach to lead Miami since Don Shula retired in 1995. Cameron arrived at the team's facility today with General Manager Randy Mueller at 12:40 p.m., shortly after...
  • After repeated denials, Saban takes Bama job

    01/03/2007 8:12:33 AM PST · by Terpfen · 9 replies · 266+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | January 3, 2007 | Unattributed
    Nick Saban has accepted an offer from Alabama to coach the Crimson Tide and left the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday, two weeks after declaring "I'm not going to be the Alabama coach." Saban told team owner Wayne Huizenga of his intentions via telephone and then informed all of his coaches by speakerphone that he was leaving to accept the Alabama position, a source told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Alabama made its formal offer to Saban on Monday after rumors swirled for weeks that the Crimson Tide were pursuing the former LSU coach. The offer, believed to run from eight to...
  • Tom Brady Blitzes Yahoo!

    12/07/2006 6:19:39 PM PST · by Terpfen · 14 replies · 358+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | December 7, 2006 | Unattributed
    DECEMBER 7--Along with a sweeping management reorganization and shrinking stock price, Yahoo! also has to contend with a lawsuit filed against it by the gridiron's golden boy, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who claims that the online giant improperly used his image to promote its fantasy football game. In a federal complaint (a copy of which you'll find below), Brady, 29, charges Yahoo! used his photo without authorization in a September 2006 Sports Illustrated ad and in banner ads on Yahoo! Sports pages. In the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court by a Brady management company, the...
  • Child Arrested for Opening Christmas Present Early

    12/05/2006 6:17:05 PM PST · by Terpfen · 13 replies · 838+ views
    IGN Wii ^ | December 5, 2006 | Micah Seff
    December 5, 2006 - In a shocking display of parenting prowess, a Rock Hill, S.C. woman reportedly called police and had them arrest her son after he was caught opening a Christmas present early. After receiving the call, police arrested the boy and charged him with petty larceny. The Rock Hill Herald reported that the child's great-grandmother had warned him repeatedly about opening his present early, protestations that he apparently ignored. The present in question was a Game Boy Advance. "He took it without permission. He wanted it. He just took it," the 63-year-old great-grandmother told the Herald. When the...
  • Cutler replaces Plummer as Denver QB

    11/28/2006 8:44:57 AM PST · by Terpfen · 44 replies · 522+ views
    AP via ESPN ^ | November 28, 2006 | Unattributed
    DENVER -- Jay Cutler's been the Denver Broncos' starting quarterback all of one practice and he's already a rattled rookie. Cutler was playing it cool in his first interview at the podium when fellow rookies Brandon Marshall and Tony Scheffler began heckling him from the side. Cutler tried to keep from laughing and couldn't. "I'm excited," Cutler said. "And a little nervous." The Cutler Era has officially started. Coach Mike Shanahan ended the speculation Monday by elevating the rookie to starting quarterback for the rest of the year, sending Jake Plummer to the bench. "He's our future, he's our present,"...
  • Moss looking for a trade

    11/18/2006 9:04:25 PM PST · by Terpfen · 73 replies · 595+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | November 18, 2006 | Steve Corkran
    Raiders wide receiver Randy Moss is "tired" of the frustration he feels playing for a team that has won only six of 25 games since he joined the team before last season and is interested in being traded, he said on his weekly radio spot Friday. Moss is in his second season with the Raiders and hasn't managed to recapture the magic he showed for most of his seven seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. "It's done sort of set in, man, and I'm tired of it," Moss said on Fox Sports radio. "I might want to look forward to moving...
  • Patriots sign 43-year-old Testaverde

    11/14/2006 7:55:51 PM PST · by Terpfen · 43 replies · 477+ views
    National Football League ^ | November 14, 2006
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (Nov. 14, 2006) -- Vinny Testaverde, who came out of retirement last season to help out the New York Jets, was signed by the New England Patriots. The 43-year-old quarterback, the first overall pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1987 draft, has played 19 NFL seasons and has 269 touchdown passes, eighth in NFL history, and is sixth with 45,252 yards passing. He becomes the third quarterback on the Patriots roster, behind Tom Brady and second-year man Matt Cassel.
  • Colts-Patriots always a bitter battle

    10/21/2006 3:04:00 PM PDT · by Terpfen · 1 replies · 215+ views
    NBC Sports ^ | October 20, 2006 | Tom Curran
    Last March, the Indianapolis Colts outbid the Patriots for kicker Adam Vinatieri, a New England icon who’s a pretty good bet to wind up in the Hall of Fame. A few days after the signing, Colts president Bill Polian did a 20-minute phone interview with WEEI radio, a Boston sorts-talk radio station. Polian spent the time talking about how the Vinatieri signing went down and what a great deal it was for the Colts. This verbal victory lap galled Patriots officials. “Do we go on Indianapolis radio every time we beat them in the playoffs?” mused a Patriots source.
  • Koren Robinson will go to jail for probation violation

    10/04/2006 6:21:15 PM PDT · by Terpfen · 22 replies · 258+ views
    Kirkland, Wash. - Green Bay Packers wide receiver Koren Robinson was sentenced Wednesday to 90 days in jail for violating probation in a drunken driving case. Robinson appeared in Municipal Court in this Seattle suburb, where he pleaded guilty last year to drunken driving. At the time, he was given a five-year sentence that was suspended on condition that he not drink or have any other law violations. The former first-round draft pick was then released by the Seattle Seahawks and signed by the Minnesota Vikings.
  • Young to get first NFL start on Sunday

    09/30/2006 7:39:33 PM PDT · by Terpfen · 32 replies · 494+ views
    Fox Sports Net ^ | September 30, 2006 | Jay Glazer
    One of the biggest stars to come out of last April's draft is going to have his chance to shine in the NFL. FOXSports.com has learned the Tennessee Titans have made a switch at QB and will start Vince Young on Sunday at home against the Cowboys, giving the No. 3 pick in last April's draft his first NFL start.Early indications this week pointed to Kerry Collins being the starter, but team sources have said that head coach has Jeff Fisher officially made the switch to Young.Fisher had his decision under wraps with hopes that the Cowboys would prepare for...
  • NFL Preview

    08/29/2006 1:58:33 PM PDT · by Terpfen · 112 replies · 744+ views
    Get the inside scoop from SI writers on what's going on with your team. In addition to the basics like schedules and starting lineups, get a straight-forward opinion on what's really going to happen this year. Find out which teams will struggle and which teams have the talent to make a run to Super Bowl XLI in Miami. Plus, check out a little-known player who will explode on to the scene in 2006 for each team.
  • Madden NFL 2007 Cover Athlete Revealed

    04/21/2006 9:48:30 AM PDT · by Terpfen · 19 replies · 382+ views
    1up.com ^ | April 20, 2006 | Dan Dormer
    So, this guy, his name is... Shaun Something? Shaun Alexander, I think? Well, anyway, apparently he's a running back for the Seattle Seahawks, and EA thinks that's he's the perfect choice to adorn the cover of of EA's Madden NFL 2007. Shaun Alexander was the NFL MVP and led the NFC in rushing last season. This year, in addition to grinding out yards, he's going to have to duck and weave his way past the Madden curse. Good luck.
  • Microsoft releases IE 7 beta to public

    01/31/2006 10:39:29 AM PST · by Terpfen · 22 replies · 507+ views
    CNet News.com ^ | January 31, 2006 | Alorie Gilbert
    Microsoft plans to take the wraps off Internet Explorer 7 on Tuesday, releasing the new "preview" version of its Web browser to the general public for testing. The program, still a work in progress, will be available shortly for download from the Internet Explorer section of Microsoft's corporate Web site, the company said. The company, which began limited testing in July, had promised to deliver a public beta by the end of March. "The big update is that it's public," said Margaret Cobb, group product manager for Internet Explorer at Microsoft. "All previous releases were limited." The latest version works...
  • Saddam Hussein: The Videogame

    10/20/2005 4:58:17 PM PDT · by Terpfen · 242+ views
    1up.com ^ | 10/20/2005 | Patrick Klepek
    Mainstream media outlets have paused coverage of the trial against former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein because of a delay into late November, but Kuma Reality Games plans on showing gamers first-person, interactive takes on the different crimes being charged against Hussein between now and then. Coming up with an accurate representation of the events is accomplished through research the company pulls from traditional news outlets, first-person accounts, AP photo archives, original video footage and audio reports, declassified documents from the Department of Justice and the Department of Defense and its personal Military Advisory Board comprised of "decorated veterans who lend...
  • Mac OS X security update fixes Safari vulnerability

    03/21/2005 3:48:07 PM PST · by Terpfen · 57 replies · 861+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 21, 2005 | Jim Dalrymple
    Apple on Monday issued a security update for Mac OS X (news - web sites) v10.3.8 that fixes several issues with the operating system, including a vulnerability in the company's Web browser, Safari. The update also addresses several other problems with the Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server. Of note in the latest update is the International Domain Names (IDN) vulnerability found in Safari. The update prevents look-alike characters from being used to spoof the URL displayed in the address field, SSL certificate or status bar, according to Apple.
  • Fixing Firefox's memory leak (January, 2005)

    01/24/2005 3:04:40 PM PST · by Terpfen · 55 replies · 250,343+ views
    I noticed a few Firefox threads here have people complaining about how much memory Firefox takes up. This is a known memory leak, and the Mozilla guys haven't gotten around to fixing it for whatever reason. But there's no reason your Firefox should take up 70,000K in memory, so here's how to fix that memory leak and keep Firefox from bloating up. 1. Open a new tab. Type "about:config" without quotes into the address bar and hit enter/click Go. 2. Right-click anywhere, select New, then Integer. In the dialog prompt that appears, type: browser.cache.memory.capacity 3. Click OK. Another dialog prompt...