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.’”
Daily Archive: August 26, 2013
Marian McPartland (AP Photo/File) by Todd Leopold (CNN) — Marian McPartland, the famed jazz pianist and longtime host of NPR’s “Piano Jazz” program, died August…
In this Feb. 1, 2013 file photo, actress Sandra Oh arrives at the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.…
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.
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.
Mike Tyson (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)VERONA, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York wedding went an extra round when boxing great Mike Tyson just happened to stumble upon the wedding party posing for pictures.
Anthony Ross This weekend, Americans from all walks of life descended upon the Washington Mall to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
by Breeanna Hare “Law & Order: SVU” plans to turn the controversial Trayvon Martin and Paula Deen cases into primetime TV.
Eric Deggans (CNN) — As scores of people head to the National Mall this week commemorating 50 years since the March on Washington, some corners of the media are still featuring passionate debate over whether African-Americans have ignored “a culture of violence” in their midst.