Daily Archive: August 26, 2013

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Sports

Pirates’ draft pick Gaffney puts baseball aside to return to Stanford

In this Oct. 29, 2011 file photo, Stanford running back Tyler Gaffney, center, is congratulated by teammates Ryan Hewitt, left, and Chris Owusu after scoring a touchdown against Southern California in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) by Antonio GonzalezAP Sports Writer STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Every time Tyler Gaffney attended a Stanford practice last year, Coach David Shaw teased his former running back that he had one year of eligibility remaining. Shaw never really thought Gaffney would put off a professional baseball career and return to football anytime soon, not with him playing so well in the minors for the Pittsburgh Pirates. For the most part, he just joked with him about the possibility. “I’d walk up, and I used to run the wildcat, he’d yell out, ‘Tiger Gaff!’ I’m in jeans and walking up there. Everyone would laugh,” Gaffney said. “Little things like that, saying, ‘Oh, we’ll see you next year.’ Coach would come up and give me his business card and say, ‘Oh, we’ll talk later. We’ll talk later.'”

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National

Youth see march anniversary as chance to lead

Dejuan Monroe, 7, waves an American flag in the air while a speaker addresses the crowd. Dejuan and his older brother Darian, 9, moved to the front of the crowd and found a good view of the rally on the north steps of the Capitol. (AP Photo / Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman) by Shaquille BrewsterAssociated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Mary-Pat Hector of Atlanta was operating much like a 1960s civil rights activist as she laid plans for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. She was constantly on the phone as she confirmed event details, tweaked the draft of the speech she gave at Saturday’s rally at the Lincoln Memorial and prepared for a presentation. Mary-Pat is 15 years old.

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Sports

Steelers rookie Jones released from hospital, cuts announced

Jarvis Jones (AP Photo/File) PITTSBURGH (AP) – Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones was released from the hospital on Sunday after being treated for a chest injury. The team said Sunday that tests were negative, but did not say what tests the first-round pick from Georgia underwent or whether he’ll play in the preseason finale Thursday at Carolina.