Can Lyft be liable for crash that killed girl hours after her ride?

When does A lead to B? A Palm Beach County judge must decide whether to make that call himself or let a jury rule on whether the Lyft ride-hailing company is liable for the early morning crash on July 9 that killed 13-year-old honor student Karenine Saint Louis. Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Judge Donald W. Hafele heard arguments Monday — the day before what would have been Karenine&rsquo...


NEW: Man carjacks, crashes taxi into Trump National in Jupiter

NEW: Man carjacks, crashes taxi into Trump National in Jupiter

A 56-year-old New Jersey man is accused of carjacking a taxi late Saturday and then crashing it into the guard gate at Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, according to city police. Robert Smith was arrested on Sunday morning on one count of unarmed carjacking and released Monday afternoon from the Palm Beach County Jail, according to records. He was released on $5,000 bail. Smith, from the New Jersey...
New Year’s Eve fireworks win OK at Jupiter’s Harbourside Place 

New Year’s Eve fireworks win OK at Jupiter’s Harbourside Place 

Despite a staff recommendation to deny fireworks at Harbourside Place, Jupiter town officials voted to allow them to light the skies above the Intracoastal Waterway at midnight on New Year’s Eve. "This is validation that we are the entertainment center of Jupiter," said Nick Mastroianni II, vice president of Jupiter-based Allied Capital and Development, the developers of the $150...
Palm Beach County Judge Dana Santino should be off bench, panel says

Palm Beach County Judge Dana Santino should be off bench, panel says

Neither good works on the bench nor claims of accepted responsibility from Palm Beach County Judge Dana Santino are enough for her to keep the job she won in a 2016 election where she bashed her opponent for being a criminal defense attorney, according to a judicial panel that has recommended the Florida Supreme Court require her to step down. An attorney from a six-member panel of the Judicial Qualifications...
Cerabino: Socking it to West Palm eye doc depends on relative justice

Cerabino: Socking it to West Palm eye doc depends on relative justice

I wonder if Dean Rockmore is following the sentencing of Dr. Salomon Melgen in West Palm Beach. Rockmore is in Florida’s Everglades Correctional Institution, paying the price for trying to shoplift a $4 pair of socks from a Walmart in DeLand. Dr. Melgen, an ophthalmologist who was once America’s top biller of Medicare-reimbursed treatments, is awaiting sentencing in federal court in West...
FPL team to assist with power restoration in Puerto Rico

FPL team to assist with power restoration in Puerto Rico

A 10-person team of restoration experts from Florida Power & Light Co. traveled to Puerto Rico this past weekend to support ongoing restoration efforts across the Commonwealth in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, company officials said Monday. On Sept. 20 Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm, knocking out power to nearly all of the island’s 3.5 million residents. Instead of...
Apple sets opening date for store in Gardens Mall

Apple sets opening date for store in Gardens Mall

The Apple Store at The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens will reopen on Dec. 16, the company announced on Monday. The store was closed eight months ago as part of an expansion plan that will make it Apple’s largest location in Palm Beach County. MORE: National clothing chain closing, another opening in The Gardens Mall “You’ll love what we’ve done with the place,” the...
‘One-of-a-kind’ FAU-Max Planck program creates undergrad opportunities

‘One-of-a-kind’ FAU-Max Planck program creates undergrad opportunities

At a university where undergraduates as young as 14 already are engaged in studies on cancer, opioid addiction and neurological disorders, Florida Atlantic University soon will expand its research capabilities through a one-of-a-kind partnership. The Boca Raton-based school on Monday announced the FAU-Max Planck Honors Program, an undergraduate opportunity that will create a pipeline between young...
Wendy’s out, this national chain in at Tequesta shopping center

Wendy’s out, this national chain in at Tequesta shopping center

Coffee  and such is expected to start being served by Christmas at the new Dunkin’ Donuts being built in Tequesta’s Countyline Plaza.  The building -- plans call for a drive-through window — is at the southwest corner of Countyline Road and U.S. 1. The new Dunkin’s is in the former Wendy’s restaurant, which closed about a year ago. The closest Dunkin’...
Tapping soon: West Palm Brewery and Wine Vault’s upmarket dreams 

Tapping soon: West Palm Brewery and Wine Vault’s upmarket dreams 

The big, snazzy sign outside the upcoming West Palm Brewery and Wine Vault may be brand new, but its vintage lettering gives the place an instantly iconic flair. Inside, as the staff puts the finishing touches on what will be an upscale brew pub, brew master Joel Kodner monitors the six fermentation tanks that nurture the brewery’s first batches of beer.  West Palm Brewery is expected...
Devin Singletary first FAU player to earn All-American honors

Devin Singletary first FAU player to earn All-American honors

Florida Atlantic running back Devin Singletary added another accomplishment to his impressive sophomore season by becoming the first Owl to be named an Associated Press All-American. *More Owls coverage Singletary — named Conference USA’s Most Valuable Player last week — was a third-team selection. He leads FBS players with 29 rushing touchdowns and 30 total touchdowns. Singletary...
More waterfront condos approved in Jupiter 

More waterfront condos approved in Jupiter 

 More waterfront development — this time 33 townhouses walking distance to DuBois Park — have been approved in Jupiter. Inlet Waters, with 2,000-square-foot units to start at under $700,000, was approved Tuesday unanimously by the town council.  The developer is Larry Wright, who built the Ocean Breeze townhouse development in on U.S. 1 in Juno Beach. The...
Culture Lab poised to open at CityPlace

Culture Lab poised to open at CityPlace

An installation by British artist Michael Craig-Martin covers the walls of the old Macy’s building in CityPlace. The building, which was bought back by CityPlace’s owner, Related Cos., has been designated as Culture Lab, “an experimental creative space.” “Palm Beach Parade,” covering the Hibiscus Street and Rosemary Avenue walls, is Craig-Martin’s largest...
Season to Share: Help a family in need

Season to Share: Help a family in need

The Palm Beach Post launched its annual holiday campaign, Season to Share, in 1995. Each year, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, the paper and website tell the stories of more than a dozen struggling families who have been nominated by local charitable organizations. Readers are invited to contribute money, merchandise and services to help them. Thank you for sharing.
Best Christmas lights displays in Palm Beach County

Best Christmas lights displays in Palm Beach County

Your holiday-spirited neighbors are at it again, stringing up dazzling Christmas light displays and crafting Santa scenes to get you in the seasonal mood. Here are some of our favorite neighborhoods, houses and professional displays. Display: Dozens of houses are decorated in this huge neighborhood just east of I-95. Just wind your way up and down the streets. There’s plenty to see on Hollywood...
Sports Illustrated lists Trace McSorley as early frontrunner for 2018 Heisman Trophy

Sports Illustrated lists Trace McSorley as early frontrunner for 2018 Heisman Trophy

The 2017 Heisman Trophy was awarded to Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield. The season isn’t even over yet, but Sports Illustrated posted a super early list for the 2018 award on Monday night. Fifteen different players were listed and SI broke them up into three categories: If they come back, probably coming back and no choice but to come back. Penn State QB Trace McSorley was one of the...
3-star DT Allen Love de-commits from Ole Miss

3-star DT Allen Love de-commits from Ole Miss

Ole Miss’ 2018 recruiting class took a hit on Monday night. 3-star defensive tackle Allen Love announced on Twitter that he is de-committing from the Rebels. He had been committed to them since June 8. Love thanked Ole Miss fans for their support, but said he needed to “make a decision that’s best for me.” Love recently took visits to Louisville and Indiana, so...
Report: Jacob Park to transfer from Iowa State

Report: Jacob Park to transfer from Iowa State

Iowa State quarterback Jacob Park will transfer schools, according to a report from Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register.  Park, a senior, had taken a leave of absence from the team on October 7. In November, he thanked Cyclones fans for being understanding while he went through some personal issues. But according to Birch, Park said that sentiment from...
WATCH: LSU gymnastics returns to action with ‘Gym 101’ showcase event

WATCH: LSU gymnastics returns to action with ‘Gym 101’ showcase event

BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU gymnastics team returned to action Monday night for “Gym 101,” its annual exhibition meet. Fresh off an SEC title and a national runner-up finish in 2017, the new-look Tigers showed off their skills Monday night, excelling in some areas while showing room for growth in others. Led by veterans Myia Hambrick, Sarah Finnegan and Kennedi...
Former North Carolina QB starting for Texans on Sunday

Former North Carolina QB starting for Texans on Sunday

Now in his third stint with the Houston Texans since being taken by the organization in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft, former North Carolina quarterback T.J. Yates has received official word from coach Bill O’Brien that he will start against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Yates, who became the first UNC quarterback to start an NFL game his rookie season...
Report: SMU interim coach Jeff Traylor to take job under Chad Morris at Arkansas

Report: SMU interim coach Jeff Traylor to take job under Chad Morris at Arkansas

Chad Morris has reportedly added an assistant to his new staff at Arkansas. According to Adam Grosbard of The Dallas Morning News, SMU interim coach Jeff Traylor will be leaving to take a position on Morris’ staff with the Razorbacks. This report comes just hours after USA Today’s Dan Wolken reported that Traylor had “significant traction” to potentially...
Patriots dodge bullet with Alan Branch against Dolphins

Patriots dodge bullet with Alan Branch against Dolphins

New England Patriots defensive tackle Alan Branch doesn’t play an overwhelming number of defensive snaps at age-32, but the snaps he does play are often critical and that’s what would make losing him on Monday night against the Miami Dolphins tough to swallow. Branch had to leave the game in the first period against the Dolphins with a knee injury. Shortly after...
Two SBNation experts pick Oklahoma to win national title

Two SBNation experts pick Oklahoma to win national title

The College Football Playoff is still nearly a month away, but that doesn’t mean experts can’t start prognosticating on who will take home the national championship. Over at SBNation, a team of 10 experts picked their winners in the two semifinal games and the national title game. Six people — Alex Kirshner, Dan Rubenstein, Jessica Smetana, Ryan Nanni, Matt...
South Carolina recruiting: Gamecocks land third 2019 commitment

South Carolina recruiting: Gamecocks land third 2019 commitment

On Monday night, the 2019 South Carolina recruiting class landed a commitment from Myers Park High School (Charlotte, N.C.) offensive tackle Jaylen Nichols. The post South Carolina recruiting: Gamecocks land third 2019 commitment appeared first on SEC Country.
Kierre Hawkins transferring from Ohio State to Youngstown State

Kierre Hawkins transferring from Ohio State to Youngstown State

Tight end Kierre Hawkins is transferring from Ohio State to Youngstown State, according to an Instagram post on Monday. His high school coach, Devlin Culliver of Maple Heights, confirmed the news to Cleveland.com’s Tim Bielek on Monday night. Hawkins’ Instagram account is private, but here’s a screenshot from Rivals’ Ryan Donnelly: The...
NFL national anthem protest: 3 Dolphins kneel on Monday Night Football

NFL national anthem protest: 3 Dolphins kneel on Monday Night Football

Kenny Stills, Michael Thomas and Julius Thomas kneeled during the national anthem tonight. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) MIAMI GARDENS–Three Miami Dolphins players continued their season-long demonstration by kneeling during the national anthem for tonight’s nationally televised game against the Patriots. Wide receiver Kenny Stills, tight end Julius Thomas and safety...
Tennessee loses commitment from Georgia DE Jamarcus Chatman

Tennessee loses commitment from Georgia DE Jamarcus Chatman

Tennessee lost its second commitment Monday from the Class of 2018 in Jamarcus Chatman. The other de-commitment Monday came from cornerback Brandon Cross. RELATED:  Tennessee loses commitment from Florida CB Brandon Cross Chatman had been committed to the Vols since June 25. He had not taken any official visits elsewhere. Chatman rates as the No. 29 defensive...
Another star reporter, this time at the New Yorker, out after ‘improper sexual conduct’

Another star reporter, this time at the New Yorker, out after ‘improper sexual conduct’

The New Yorker has fired its Washington correspondent, Ryan Lizza, over what the magazine called “improper sexual conduct.” New Yorker officials said in a statement that they recently learned of the “improper” conduct and made the decision to let Lizza go. “We have reviewed the matter and, as a result, have severed ties with Lizza,” according to the magazine&rsquo...
Where Auburn turns along offensive line after Trey Hill’s commitment to Georgia

Where Auburn turns along offensive line after Trey Hill’s commitment to Georgia

Trey Hill’s recruitment didn’t end the way Auburn fans would’ve liked. At the time Hill chose Georgia on Monday night, the big offensive tackle was likely Auburn’s top uncommitted prospect remaining in the Class of 2018. Hill had been the recruiting centerpiece for quite a while as the Tigers hosted him four times during the 2017 football season, including...
Denver Broncos place OL Ronald Leary on injured reserve

Denver Broncos place OL Ronald Leary on injured reserve

The Denver Broncos announced they had signed New York Giants practice squad tight end Matt LaCosse on Monday evening and to create the roster spot necessary to make that move they unfortunately had to end guard Ronald Leary’s season. According to a report from Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post, Leary was placed on injured reserve with a back injury that has held him...
3-star athlete Nigel Bethel de-commits from Florida Gators

3-star athlete Nigel Bethel de-commits from Florida Gators

Another Miami Northwestern player has de-committed from Florida. Nigel Bethel backed off his pledge to the Gators on Monday, announcing the move on Twitter. The 3-star athlete committed to former UF defensive coordinator and interim coach Randy Shannon on Nov. 5. The post 3-star athlete Nigel Bethel de-commits from Florida Gators appeared first on SEC Country...
NEW: Scooter hit by vehicle near Loxahatchee, 1 injured

NEW: Scooter hit by vehicle near Loxahatchee, 1 injured

A man was taken to the hospital after a scooter crash near Loxahatchee Monday evening, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. First responders were called to a crash on the 19600 block of Southern Boulevard, just west of Lion Country Safari, at about 6 p.m. and found a man down in the roadway. Authorities said A vehicle hit a scooter and the rider was injured. The unidentified man was taken to...
SMU reportedly set to hire former California coach Sonny Dykes

SMU reportedly set to hire former California coach Sonny Dykes

The Pac-12 may have filled its four head coaching vacancies, but college football’s coaching carousel continues to turn. As of Monday there were 3 FBS teams that had yet to find a full-time replacement for 2018, but 1 of those openings may end up going to a former Pac-12 coach. Dykes went 19-30 from 2013-16 at California, going from 1-11 his first season to 8-5 in 2015...
Louisville loses senior RB Jeremy Smith to transfer

Louisville loses senior RB Jeremy Smith to transfer

Louisville senior running back Jeremy Smith will play his fifth and final season of college football in a different uniform. According to the Courier-Journal , Smith (6-foot-2, 225 pounds) was granted his release to transfer on Monday evening. He will graduate from the university later this month and will likely be eligible to play immediately...
Oregon AD Rob Mullens: ‘We’ll do everything we can’ to keep Jim Leavitt

Oregon AD Rob Mullens: ‘We’ll do everything we can’ to keep Jim Leavitt

Oregon Ducks athletic director Rob Mullens appeared on the Bald Faced Truth radio show Monday, hosted by Oregonian columnist John Canzano, and talked about a variety of things, specifically the future of current defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt. It’s been reported that Leavitt will follow former Ducks head coach Willie Taggart to Florida State, though no...
Arizona State men’s basketball jumps to No. 5 in AP Top 25

Arizona State men’s basketball jumps to No. 5 in AP Top 25

Arizona State’s tremendous start to the 2017-18 season keeps reaching new heights, with Sunday’s win at Kansas serving as the springboard for a major jump in the Associated Press Top 25. The Sun Devils (9-0) moved up 11 spots from 16 th after a week in which they beat St. John’s 82-70 in Los Angeles on Friday and then knocked off then-No. 2 Kansas...
Miami Hurricanes’ Braxton Berrios to Senior Bowl

Miami Hurricanes’ Braxton Berrios to Senior Bowl

Braxton Berrios celebrates his first of two touchdown catches in Saturday’s game at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee. (Getty Images) [ Lingard wins prestigious award ] [ Donaldson a freshman All-American ] [ Hoops: Miami up to No. 6 ] [ ...
Miami Dolphins inactives: Who’s in/out vs. New England Patriots tonight?

Miami Dolphins inactives: Who’s in/out vs. New England Patriots tonight?

Dolphins cornerback Cordrea Tankersley (30) didn’t practice all week because of multiple injuries. (Andres Leiva/The Post) MIAMI GARDENS–The Dolphins will be missing a few key players as they try to upend the heavily favored Patriots on Monday Night Football. Miami is going without starting running back Damien Williams for the second straight game after he suffered a shoulder...
Despite not practicing all week, Miami Dolphins ST captain Michael Thomas playing tonight

Despite not practicing all week, Miami Dolphins ST captain Michael Thomas playing tonight

Michael Thomas is one of five team captains this year. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) MIAMI GARDENS — Despite missing practice on Thursday, Friday and Saturday due to a knee injury, Miami Dolphins special teams captain Michael Thomas suited up to play on Monday night against the New England Patriots. Thomas is dealing with a knee injury that would sideline many players. Thomas initially...
Is Auburn football lucky? Still-growing shadow of 2004 says otherwise

Is Auburn football lucky? Still-growing shadow of 2004 says otherwise

Ask most non-Auburn SEC fans to name the conference’s most lucky team, and it shouldn’t take long to find a consensus: Auburn football. Call it “Barn Luck,” “Auburn Jesus,” or whatever combination of navy good fortune and burnt orange divine intervention your Twitter timeline prefers, but those people come to the same conclusion: The Tigers...
New Texas AD Chris Del Conte makes emotional, impressive debut

New Texas AD Chris Del Conte makes emotional, impressive debut

The stealth hiring of Chris Del Conte only solidifies Gregory L. Fenves reputation as one of the most athletic-friendly school presidents in University of Texas history. “Funny story. I’m just walking in New York City,” Del Conte said Monday. “I get a phone call. ‘Bob’s Steak and Chop House, 6:30.’ Who is this? Press redial. Hello,...
Packers putting Aaron Rodgers’ fate in hands of one man

Packers putting Aaron Rodgers’ fate in hands of one man

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is eligible to come off of injured reserve in Week 15 against the Carolina Panthers and that’s got Packers fans ecstatic with the team clinging to playoff life. However, the organization hasn’t yet made an official decision and they’re putting Rodgers’ fate in one man’s hands. Dr. Patrick McKenzie has...
Will Grier named as 2018 Heisman favorite by ESPN

Will Grier named as 2018 Heisman favorite by ESPN

After a great first season with the Mountaineers, West Virginia’s Will Grier is getting Heisman buzz for 2018. Sports Illustrated already named him as one of the Heisman favorites for next season. And on Monday, ESPN also added Grier’s name to its watch list, provided he returns for his senior season. Alex Scarborough wrote that after Grier’s junior year, the sky is the...
Path to the Playoff: Baker Mayfield vs. Georgia Defense

Path to the Playoff: Baker Mayfield vs. Georgia Defense

Path to the Playoff: Baker Mayfield vs. Georgia Defense Watch SEC Country analysts break down everything you need to know about the weeks leading up to the College Football Playoff on a daily basis. Path to the Playoff coverage is presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors.   The post Path to the Playoff: Baker Mayfield vs. Georgia Defense appeared first on Diehards...
Orlando columnist burns Jimbo Fisher, says the coach ‘quit after such a horrible season’ at Florida State

Orlando columnist burns Jimbo Fisher, says the coach ‘quit after such a horrible season’ at Florida State

One Orlando-based columnist had tough words for new Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher. On Monday, the Orlando Sentinel’s Mike Bianchi appeared on The Paul Finebaum Show. And, well, Bianchi won’t receive a Christmas card from Fisher soon. As you can see in the tweet below, Bianchi said Fisher “quit after such a horrible season” with Florida State. Fisher went...
9 things to love about 98 Degrees Christmas show at Kravis Center

9 things to love about 98 Degrees Christmas show at Kravis Center

Sunday night’s “98 Degrees at Christmas” show at the Kravis Center was an old-fashioned feel-good holiday sing-along, right down to the gleefully cheesy reindeer and Santa sweaters, albeit a holiday sing-along where a boy band concert broke out in the middle. And that seemed cool with fans, themselves encased in every manner of sequin and shiny thing, to hear Cincinnati’s own...
Report: LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball to sign with Lithuanian pro team

Report: LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball to sign with Lithuanian pro team

The one-and-a-half year saga between the Ball family and UCLA is now at a conclusion, when it was reported Monday that former Bruins guard LiAngelo Ball and his younger brother LaMelo Ball will sign for a professional team in Lithuania. Multiple sources have reported the news, including Yahoo’s Shams Charania. LiAngelo began the season as a freshman on the UCLA Bruins, but created...
Horned Frogs finish first in Big 12 in nearly every defensive stat

Horned Frogs finish first in Big 12 in nearly every defensive stat

While TCU was shutting down offenses in the Mountain West and WAC before joining the Big 12, there was a question on whether or not the Frogs could hang with Power 5 schools. Gary Patterson’s defense played well in the Frogs’ first four years in the Big 12. But in its fifth year, TCU stepped it up big time. The Horned Frogs led the Big 12 in nearly every major statistical...
Report: SMU interim coach Jeff Traylor ‘has significant traction’ as possible Missouri OC

Report: SMU interim coach Jeff Traylor ‘has significant traction’ as possible Missouri OC

Missouri reportedly is considering SMU interim coach Jeff Traylor for its open offensive coordinator job. On Monday, USA Today’s Dan Wolken used Twitter to report that Traylor is gaining “significant traction” as a possibility to become the Tigers’ new offensive coordinator. Missouri is looking for an offensive coordinator after Josh Heupel was named...
Boisterous Billy Sims broadcasts ‘Billy Billy’ bit to pump up Billy Sims Barbecue

Boisterous Billy Sims broadcasts ‘Billy Billy’ bit to pump up Billy Sims Barbecue

I know you’ve all seen it. You probably know what “it” is by looking at the title. For the uneducated, it’s the blindingly over-quoted “Dilly Dilly” commercials from Bud Light. If you’re a true college football fan you more than likely react to this commercial with apathy or hate, nothing in between. It’s everywhere, and seemingly ...
Former Arkansas coach Houston Nutt says Chad Morris’ offense should be ‘fun to watch’

Former Arkansas coach Houston Nutt says Chad Morris’ offense should be ‘fun to watch’

Arkansas is going to have a new coach on its sideline next season. And a former Razorbacks coach is certainly excited to see what will happen. During an appearance on “Sports Talk with Bo Mattingly” on Monday, former Arkansas coach Houston Nutt shared his excitement level to watch the operations of Chad Morris, who was officially introduced as the Razorbacks&rsquo...
Blue-chip running back Fabian Franklin commits to TCU football

Blue-chip running back Fabian Franklin commits to TCU football

TCU football continued its strong work on the recruiting trail, and flipped a big-time prospect from right in the SEC’s backyard. Four-star running back Fabian Franklin committed to TCU on Sunday night, according to a report from Scout. Franklin was previously committed to Mississippi State before changing his commitment over the weekend. Franklin is a blue-chip running back from...
Denver Broncos sign TE Matt LaCosse

Denver Broncos sign TE Matt LaCosse

Tight end Matt LaCosse will finish out the regular season on the Denver Broncos. The Broncos signed LaCosse off the New York Giants’ practice squad, per  Ralph Vacchiano of SNY. LaCosse has played in five career games, including three this season. The second-year tight end has 3 catches for 22 yards in his career. Denver hasn’t gotten much production out...
Analyst: The Eagles should call Tony Romo

Analyst: The Eagles should call Tony Romo

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has been terrific working with CBS as an analyst this year. He’s a natural and he doesn’t seem to regret walking away from football while he could still play. That said, Romo never actually retired. And the Philadelphia Eagles just lost quarterback Carson Wentz to a torn left ACL, while winning the NFC East in the process...
Father’s heart-warming talk with emotional 6-year-old daughter goes viral

Father’s heart-warming talk with emotional 6-year-old daughter goes viral

A video of an Ohio man consoling his daughter has gone viral with its positive message. Randy Gaines of Kettering didn't know his wife, Deceena Gaines, was recording him at the time, but neither of them knew the video was going to reach over 3.2 million views by Monday afternoon.  On Dec. 2, Gaines found his 6-year-old daughter upset in her room because he had teased her by calling her a name...
Virginia Tech Hokies WR Cam Phillips named first-team All-ACC at Pro Football Focus

Virginia Tech Hokies WR Cam Phillips named first-team All-ACC at Pro Football Focus

Virginia Tech wide receiver Cam Phillips culminated his tremendous senior season on Monday afternoon, earning a spot on the first-team All ACC team from Pro Football Focus. Phillips ended the season ranked third in the conference with 964 receiving yards and fourth with 71 receptions. He also had seven touchdowns. Here’s what PFF had to say about the Hokies...
ESPN: Florida State RB Cam Akers a ‘player to keep an eye on’ for 2018 Heisman

ESPN: Florida State RB Cam Akers a ‘player to keep an eye on’ for 2018 Heisman

ESPN college football writer Alex Scarborough came out with a list on Monday identifying eight players who will be in contention for the 2018 Heisman Trophy. And while Florida State running back Cam Akers wasn’t one of them, his name popped up in the “Five more to keep an eye on” section. Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor is the only running back to appear...
San Diego State head coach Rocky Long rips Jimbo Fisher’s huge Texas A&M contract, calls it ’embarrassing’

San Diego State head coach Rocky Long rips Jimbo Fisher’s huge Texas A&M contract, calls it ’embarrassing’

Count San Diego State head football coach Rocky Long as one person not in favor of Jimbo Fisher’s monster contract to become the new head coach at Texas A&M. Speaking on the Mark and Rich Show, Long slammed the fact that Fisher will make $75 million over 10 seasons without doing a thing on the field. Fisher left Florida State a couple weeks ago but quickly landed...
4-star RB in 2018 class decommits from Mississippi State

4-star RB in 2018 class decommits from Mississippi State

Dan Mullen’s departure from Mississippi State has likely made a high-profile commit decide he’s a better fit elsewhere. Four-star running back Fabian Franklin decommitted from the Bulldogs on Dec. 10 and then committed to Texas Christian University according to Yancy Porter of Scout. Franklin is the 2nd best player in Mississippi according to 247 Sports. He’s also a...
Cowboys’ Sean Lee: We have great opportunity ahead of us

Cowboys’ Sean Lee: We have great opportunity ahead of us

Sean Lee and the Dallas Cowboys are going by a simple mantra during their season-defining stretch run — one game at a time. “We continue to play,” Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee said after the team’s 30-10 win over the New York Giants, per the Cowboys’ official website. “We know we have a great opportunity ahead of us and we’ve got to take...
Family, friends celebrate Kirk Douglas’s 101st year

Family, friends celebrate Kirk Douglas’s 101st year

Kirk Douglas had a lot of help to blow out his many birthday candles over the weekend. Deadline Hollywood reported that the Hollywood legend rang in 101 years on Saturday at his Beverly Hills home and was showered with tributes from his famous family.  The senior Douglas’ 17-year-old grandson, Dylan Douglas, posted a photo on an Instagram of himself planting a peck...
Report: Oregon OC Marcus Arroyo expected to sign 3-year deal with Ducks

Report: Oregon OC Marcus Arroyo expected to sign 3-year deal with Ducks

Oregon offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo is expected to sign a 3-year deal with the Ducks, according to a report by Bruce Feldman of Sports Illustrated. Arroyo, 37, served as the Oregon co-offensive coordinator with new head coach Mario Cristobal during the 2017 season. He was also the quarterbacks coach. It is not known whether or not Arroyo will continue to serve as the...
Who are Alabama’s biggest X-factors for Round 3 vs. Clemson?

Who are Alabama’s biggest X-factors for Round 3 vs. Clemson?

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — For the most part, he was an underused asset in the passing attack for the University of Alabama football team. Tight end O.J. Howard averaged 2.5 catches and 37.5 yards per game during his four seasons with the Crimson Tide, but he posted career numbers against Clemson in the last two national championship games. Two seasons ago he made 5 receptions...

POINT OF VIEW: Protect employees, public from workplace violence

Collecting taxes and fees from the public is not an easy job. The 300 dedicated employees of the Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s Office do their best to make the experience as pleasant and efficient as possible. Unfortunately, they must also serve angry and upset clients, some of whom threaten violence. Just last month, our agency experienced two incidents in our service centers when customers...

Letters: Frankel’s Flagler with open spaces was the right idea

Frankel’s Flagler was the right idea Former Mayor Lois Frankel’s beautiful concept for Flagler Drive was an inspired accomplishment for all of West Palm Beach. The wide lakeside walk with stationary seating and gathering areas allows us to appreciate the boats and water views. To the west, she created multiple large, open, grassy areas for concerts, the green market, special events and...
Greg Schiano’s agreement with Tennessee reportedly not binding due to lack of key signatures

Greg Schiano’s agreement with Tennessee reportedly not binding due to lack of key signatures

After much confusion in the state of Tennessee over Greg Schiano’s contract status, it appears the Volunteers have dodged a very expensive bullet. Schiano’s memorandum of understanding, a precursor to a formal contract that can sometimes be binding, lacked the signatures of Tennessee chief financial officer David Miller and chancellor Beverly Davenport, according...
Should John Elway be happy that the Broncos won?

Should John Elway be happy that the Broncos won?

John Elway and the Denver Broncos have been trying to win. That eight-game losing streak really beat them down, but they wanted to get back on top. On Sunday, they shut out the New York Jets. It was a dominant win, and Elway sounded thrilled that they finally snapped the streak. “It’s been really tough,” Elway said, per Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver...
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