Tag: Arkansas

Cooper Posts Numbers Like No Other ‘bama Receiver

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama receiver Amari Cooper blew past the defensive back on a deep post, and his offensive coordinator didn’t even wait until the ball was in the air to celebrate. Lane Kiffin raised his hands on the sideline to signal a touchdown. A little early – but he was right. “I guess he’s seen me do it,” Cooper said. Much of the country has by now. Cooper has become easily the biggest, most dangerous weapon in a program normally defined by tailbacks and defense, while leading the top-ranked Crimson Tide into a College Football Playoff matchup...

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Tony Stewart says crash was ‘100 percent’ accident

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — There were days when Tony Stewart couldn’t get out of bed. It was a chore to take a shower, to leave his room. The television was on, he would stare at it, and have no idea what he was watching. He didn’t care about racing. He didn’t want to talk to anyone, let alone face his family, friends or other drivers. Stewart’s grief over the death of Kevin Ward Jr. was overwhelming, and he couldn’t find his way out of the fog. Stewart, one of NASCAR’s biggest stars, spent three weeks in seclusion at his...

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Arkansas court tosses $1.2B judgment against J&J

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court has thrown out a $1.2 billion judgment against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit challenging its marketing of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal. The Thursday ruling comes in an appeal of lawsuit filed by Arkansas against the drugmaker and subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals. The state says the companies didn’t properly communicate the drug’s risks and marketed it for off-label use, calling the practices fraudulent. Johnson & Johnson said there was no fraud and Arkansas’ Medicaid program wasn’t harmed. The state Supreme Court ruled that the law the state sued under was improperly applied...

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