This video clip shows the first Martian material collected by the scoop on the robotic arm of NASA's Mars Curiosity rover, being vibrated inside the scoop after it was lifted from the ground on Oct. 7, 2012.
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Ok, my kidney cancer, holding steady that's a good thing, not any better, but not any worse! blurry eyed, body pain & fatigue, but that's normal.
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Giants close out 2-0 Game 2 win, now lead World Series 2-0
And then Gregor Blanco hit a line drive that caught Fister flush on the right side of his head, then bounced high into the air before dropping into center field for a single ...
Somehow, Fister seemed unaffected, and got right back to business after a couple of practice offerings. Fister walked Brandon Crawford to load the bases, but got Bumgarner on a pop to short center field to end the frame
Buccaneers vs. Vikings, Week 8: Vikings bloggers celebrate 5-3 start to season, downplay 36-17 loss
Adrian Peterson is taking over for the Vikings offense in Week 8 against the Buccaneers. He now has 14 carries for 125 yards and a touchdown on the night, with a huge 64-yard score capping off his performance so far.
Peterson is averaging 8.9 yards per carry. It's safe to say the Vikings will continue to rely on his dominant ability.
Mike Williams had a touchdown pass at the end of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' game last week against the Saints. And then he didn't, thanks to an illegal touching call. Williams caught a touchdown pass on Thursday night against the Vikings, and this time, there was no illegal touching, no going out of bounds ... just a good catch.
Watch two very large grown men exchange unpleasantness.
The pair got offsetting penalties -- Allen a facemask call and unnecessary roughness on Penn. It saved either team a loss of yardage, and Tampa Bay got another chance on 3rd-and-10. That's where it gets really fantastical.
Lions vs. Bears: Chicago stumps Matthew Stafford, Lions on Monday Night
While the Bears got the win and moved into first place in the NFC North, there may be some concern over the health of Cutler. He took a big hit from Ndamukong Suh in the first half and missed some time as he was evaluated for a rib injury. He returned to play the second half, but appeared to be in pain at times and was not as sharp.
Detroit narrowly avoided the shutout, scoring a touchdown with 30 seconds to play.
Calvin Johnson was unable to get much going, catching three passes for 34 yards.
A snap poll of our readers reveals that 75 percent describe the Lions offense as futile. Another 15 percent are stunned at what they see. For the 10 percent still undecided, perhaps this will change their minds.
That turned into a fumble at the goal line.
Giants down Cardinals 9-0, win N.L. pennant
The Giants strung their hits together, the Cardinals' defense didn't help out, and San Francisco won big in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series.
Sergio Romo celebrating after getting the final out is proof that all future slo-mo shots should include some sort of precipitation.
The pure, child-like joy and enthusiasm here is just amazing.
Fittingly, Scutaro, the NLCS MVP, caught the final out!
"We did it! We did it! Let's bounce around in a big group!"
Pence, like Scutaro and Sandoval before him, picked on the first pitch he saw. And then came not one, but two defensive miscues of the sort that have so bedeviled the Cardinals lately. Somehow, shortstop Pete Kozma misplayed a likely double play into a single ...
... breaking to his right when the ball was actually hit to his left; granted, Kozma had a pretty damned good excuse: the ball actually hit Pence's shattered bat three times. Has anyone EVER seen this sight before?
And when the ball reached the outfield, Jon Jay made it worse; in his haste to pick up the ball, it got past him and Posey scored all the way from first base.
It was a walk to put two on with no outs. Daniel Descalso followed the walk with a grounder to first, forcing the runner out at second, and Pete Kozma struck out after that. Which brought up Kyle Lohse with two outs. Easy out, right?
Guh. Brandon Crawford's well-timed leap saved two runs, and the Giants held onto the lead.
In the bottom of the second, Gregor Blanco hit a one-out single, and he moved to second when Allen Craig made a nice diving play on a Crawford liner. That brought up Matt Cain. Easy out, right?
Well, dang. That put the Giants up 2-0 in what is literally -- literally -- a must -win game for both teams.
But when Holliday led off the sixth, the Giants ahead 7-0, was this 0-and-2 fastball an accident?
Maybe it was. Maybe the pitch just got away from Cain.
"We can not escape history & neither can We escape a desire to understand it."
"There's no way to judge the future without looking at the past."
Giants force Game 7 with 6-1 victory over Cards
THAT IS NOT A GLOVE, DANIEL DESCALSO!!!
Steelers outlast Bengals to win get to .500
The Sunday Night Football producers like to think they're pretty clever. So they put together graphics like this:
Not ... not really that clever, guys.
Patriots beat Jets to take first place in the AFC East
Sanchez took a hit to his ankle during his backpedal from linebacker Jermaine Cunningham which caused him to stumble, and a second hit from fellow linebacker Rob Ninkovich dislodged the ball, which he recovered for the victory.
New York Jets running back Shonn Greene was hit hard by Partiots middle linebacker Brandon Spikes and immediately went to the ground with what appeared to be a head injury. He was helped to the sideline and is now in the locker room for further evaluation.
Rob Gronkowski is the main reason the Patriots are beating the Jets so far. Through the end of the third quarter, Gronk has four catches for 51 yards and two TDs. His first score came in the first quarter, when he abused an overmatched LaRon Landry for a 17-yarder.
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III made an impressive comeback against the New York Giants, but Eli Manning and Victor Cruz made sure it was all for naught as the two connected for an 80-yard, game-winning score.
Cruz got behind the defense, despite the fact that plenty of Redskins defensive backs were in the area. Once he caught the pass, no Redskin was able to chase him down as he went all the way to the end zone.
What is left to be said about the rookie that can do it all? "Dual threat" won't sum up the fact that RG3 can throw it, run it, and throw it while running it to convert this late fourth-and-ten against the Giants to keep a drive alive with Washington down 20-16 with minutes left in the game.
That strike to Logan Paulsen kept the Redskins moving when anything that didn't net ten yards would have effectively ended the game. Griffin would later hit Santana Moss for the go-ahead touchdown to give Washington a 23-20 lead over the Giants in New Jersey. It was another huge moment for the rookie that teams have been unable to completely stop this season.
Ahmad is grumpy. Like, he's pretty mad, guys.
I am no lip reader, so I'm going to guess about some of the things Santana Moss said to the nice cameraman or woman:
Hello, would you like to go to Applebee's they have a 2 for $20 that seems highly economical
Argo was such a good movie!
I think I am good at football
What did you think about this week's battles on The Voice?
Hey look at my teeth did I get the arugula out of there?
Would you like to be my friend?
You should see my fish tank it is so great they like to swim
Houston wins key AFC showdown over Baltimore, 43-13
Early in the first quarter, Suggs broke through the Houston Texans' offensive line, schooling tackle Derek Newton and lighting up Matt Schaub for the sack.
George McGovern, a staunch liberal who served South Dakota in the U.S. Senate and House for more than 20 years and in 1972 ran for president, has died at age 90. FULL STORY
updated 4:41 AM PDT, Sat October 20, 2012
Israeli navy stops ship bound for Gaza
By the CNN Wire Staff
(CNN) -- The Israeli navy boarded a ship and halted an attempt to break the sea blockade of Gaza on Saturday.
Soldiers stormed the ship and took the passengers into custody.
"The boarding was carried out only after numerous calls to the passengers onboard," an Israeli military statement. "As a result of their unwillingness to cooperate and after ignoring calls to change course, the decision was made to board the vessel and lead it to the Port of Ashdod."
The boat, named Estelle, was about 30 nautical miles off the coast of Gaza when it was stopped, said Reut Mor, an Israeli activist.
So when Barry Zito surprisingly came out for the eighth inning, Giants fans were probably expecting a leadoff runner. Instead, this was the first batter:
But the second batter reached -- Jon Jay hit a ball off the glove of first baseman Brandon Belt. And then it seemed logical that Bochy would walk out and get Zito.
Matt Holliday came up next and smacked Lincecum's second offering into center field, but not as deep. Carpenter had to see if Pagan was going to catch it; when Pagan came up short but made a fine stop, Carpenter tried to score. He shouldn't have, but he did ...
when catcher Hector Sánchez couldn't squeeze the ball, which arrived in plenty of time to nail Carpenter.
Scientists are seeing unexpected things in the soil where Curiosity is scooping: Small bright objects. They have a couple of theories about where the objects came from. FULL STOR
Yin and Yang, in NFL head coach form.
This is a growing team and though it may not really feel like it, they're still one of the youngest teams in the NFL. Their recipe - their formula - a conservative approach on offense and a sippy cup lid on their rookie quarterback, dictates that the margin for error in their games is going to be very slim. This team, where it sits in its development, simply cannot overcome big mistakes and huge drops and poor execution in key moments and expect to beat elite teams on the road. Even with those big drops, and the Russell Wilson pick, Seattle had a chance to pull it off, once again. They got close.
The safety happened on a play where Seattle lineman Paul McQuistan was flagged for an illegal block on 4th-and-17 . Harbaugh declined the penalty, so that he could get the ball back and run out the clock with a 13-6 lead over Pete Carroll.
Tigers beat Yankees 8-1 in Game 4 to complete ALCS sweep
Wainwright pitches Cards to 8-1 win, big NLCS lead
Ok,..... with the Seahawks Game being on Thursday NFL Network, do'es that mean today is Seahawks Blue Wednesday, Right?
updated 4:00 AM PDT, Wed October 17, 2012
30 awesome Etch A Sketches for your viewing pleasure
Before you go patting yourself on the back for that jagged circle you nearly completed when you were eight years old, check out this gallery of 30 Etch A Sketch masterpieces. Reddit seems addicted to its daily dose of squiggly art and social commentary brought to us by doodle geniuses like Etch_A_Sketcher (aka Kevin Kuramura) and Etchasketchist. Fans are all over these, delivering shout-outs like "Epic skills, friend" and "Freaking cool," while jealous detractors put it all down to fancy Photoshopping. But Etchasketchist says that for $1,000 and a plane ticket, "I'd be more than happy to come to your house and do your portrait." Just remember, earthquakes are no friend to the Etch A Sketch.
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With Phil Coke finishing, Tigers beat Yankees 2-1, take 3-0 lead in ALCS
The Tigers took Game 3 behind characteristically strong pitching from Justin Verlander, taking a 3-0 lead in the American League Championship Series.
Leading off the ninth inning against Justin Verlander -- who was working on a two-hit shutout -- Eduardo Nunez fouled off seven pitches before getting a pitch he could really handle and doing ... this:
Matt Holliday apologizes for his hard slide... sort of
You've probably seen several angles on Matt Holliday's hard slide into Marco Scutaro during Monday night's Game 2 of the NLCS, but it's worth another look:
Revisiting the rules on takeout slides
If you missed it, here's why I thought Scutaro's career was over:
Although officials have not made such an assertion publicly, they have characterized the attacks that occurred in recent months as initiated by a "state actor." The U.S. intelligence apparatus observed and tracked the attacks as coming out of Iran, a third official said Monday. The official would not describe further what was observed but said the belief is the perpetrators were surrogates working with the Iranian government.
“We strongly believe there is a relationship between the people typing the code and people running the government,” according to the official.
Down 23-10 midway through the fourth quarter to the Patriots, Russell Wilson rallied the Seahawks to a 24-23 victory by throwing two touchdown passes in the final 7½ minutes at CenturyLink Field on Sunday.
Derek Jeter is out for the rest of the postseason after fracturing his ankle during Game 1 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday night.
After the Yankees gave up the lead in the 12th inning, Jeter ranged to his left on a ground ball, then went into a roll.
He stayed down, and when the trainer and manager Joe Girardi helped him off the field, he put absolutely no weight on his right leg.