| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Several years ago, I went to Tokyo where I got a taste of the Japanese subway system. I say "taste" because my lips were literally pressed to a stranger's, so congested were the cars.
No matter the time of day, the ride went like this: The train lumbered...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 10:19 PM
Doctors offered a grim assessment of Michael Schumacher's head injuries Monday, providing no prognosis for the Formula One driving great after his skiing accident in the French Alps.
Schumacher has been put in a medically induced coma to relieve...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:30 AM
By J. McCarthy ---------------------------------------
The New York Jets are 1-5 against the spread their last 6 games after allowing more than 30 points the previous game....
| Oct 19, 2013
| 2:50 PM
Hampton High coach Mike Smith saw plenty of good in Thursday night’s 35-27 win over Gloucester.
For one, in the midst of a season in which so much has gone wrong, the Crabbers kept their poise when the Dukes took a 21-14 lead less than two...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:18 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — The worst day of Terrence Dingle's young life came seven years ago, when his father passed away in his sleep. Chuck Dingle was only 31, but he was a two-pack-a-day smoker. Overnight, Terrence's world had been crushed.
| Sep 21, 2013
| 1:10 PM
It had been nearly two calendar years since Gloucester's last victory, and several players on its roster weren't around then. So, in other words, they didn't know what it's like to win.
But the Dukes cleared that hurdle Friday night with a 40-29 win...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:02 PM
HAMPTON —In two-plus seasons at Hampton, Marshawn Williams made his mark. He rushed for 1,845 yards and 33 touchdowns, all while also starting at linebacker. His most famous moment: a 9-yard run burst up the middle for a 13-10 overtime win against...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 1:09 PM
HAMPTON — Maybe it was a simple miscommunication. Looking back, Hampton coach Mike Smith prefers the word "mistake."
It was last fall, at some point of another Crabbers' playoff season, when longtime assistant Danny Mitchell had a suggestion: Give...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Since Marcellus Harris III took over in 2008, Denbigh's football identity has been the passing game. That's no surprise: Harris was a wide receiver at East Carolina, where he caught 98 passes in four years. And, before that, at Ferguson, where he played...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 9:13 PM
Denbigh High broke a string of 24 straight football losses to Hampton by beating the Crabbers 35-13 Friday night at Todd Stadium.
The victory was only the third for Denbigh in 49 games against Hampton in a series that started in the mid-1960s....
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:56 PM
HAMPTON — Asked once whether the Super Bowl was a must-win, former NFL coach Marv Levy put things in perspective. "World War II was a must win," he answered.
He was right, of course. But Thursday night was as close as you can get to a must-win for...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 8:02 AM
When the live broadcast from the Orlando Sentinel studios signed off the air, Trent Harris let out a booming yelp.
It was obvious that a huge relief was felt by the 6-foot-2, 241-pound Winter Park defensive end, who unveiled Miami as his college...