While some NFL stars' off-field antics made headlines ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots, none are known to have chewed on each other. The amount of attention that we've got has been fantastic," Chris Finnegan, a senior vice president at Animal Planet, told Reuters on the sidelines. They're so cute, and we're excited because it's getting the word out about animal adoptions." Twenty-five pups are on display each day this week outside a Phoenix cafe where a fake football field has been set up and spectators gather to coo as the dogs cavort and gambol. All the puppies on show at the cafe will be available for adoption from the Arizona Humane Society beginning Sunday.
Posted on 29 January 2015 | 4:14 pm
Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer pleaded guilty on Thursday to disorderly conduct and was sentenced to 18 months' probation under a deal with prosecutors following accusations he assaulted his wife on two occasions, a court spokesman said. Dwyer, who court spokesman Vincent Funari said was also sentenced to community service on the misdemeanor charge, made his plea during a brief hearing in Maricopa County Superior Court. Dwyer’s wife left Arizona shortly after the incidents and notified police on Sept. 11, according to court documents.
Posted on 29 January 2015 | 3:48 pm
(Reuters) - Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth pleaded guilty on Thursday to a reckless driving charge in Fairfax County, Virginia, and will serve five days in jail. The 35-year-old former All-Star Werth admitted to driving his Porsche 911 more than 100 mph on the Capital Beltway in Virginia last July in a stretch where the posted limit is 55 mph. "We are aware of the agreement reached today," the Nationals said in a statement. "We do not condone reckless behavior, and we expect all members of the Washington Nationals organization to act in a responsible manner. We support Jayson, who is an integral part of the community and of the Washington Nationals family." Werth will serve his sentence on weekends so he can continue rehabilitation during the week for the arthroscopic shoulder surgery he had earlier this month.
Posted on 29 January 2015 | 2:52 pm
Millions of Canadian viewers of the U.S. Super Bowl football game will soon be able to enjoy all the high-priced advertising that is fed to their southern neighbors, the country's broadcast regulator said on Thursday. For years, Canadian viewers have complained that the ads - which for this Sunday's game cost as much as $4.5 million for a 30-second spot - have been out of reach. Broadcasters in Canada replace them with less impressive domestic ads that are sometimes mistimed and result in viewers missing some of the on-field action. A ban on simultaneous substitution, the process by which a Canadian broadcaster can insert domestic ads into programming, will come into force for Super Bowl broadcasts starting in 2017, the regulator, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), has ruled.
Posted on 29 January 2015 | 2:26 pm