News archive from 1 October 2013

Hamill: Amazin' Mets fanatic, 15, overcomes dangerous brain disorder, gets to meet heroes at Mike Piazza's Mets Hall of Fame Induction

Hamill: Amazin' Mets fanatic, 15, overcomes dangerous brain disorder, gets to meet heroes at Mike Piazza's...

The kid said he was in Mets heaven. Citi Field sold out on Sunday when catcher Mike Piazza was inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame. But in the corridor by the Amazin’s locker room an hour before the ceremony, Sal Vassallo Jr. ,15, a Mets fanatic who...

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High School Notebook: Fisher-Davis returns to Butler

Matthew Fisher-Davis, a top 100 national basketball recruit, has withdrawn from Charlotte Christian and enrolled at Butler High School. James Fisher-Davis, Matthew's father, told the Observer his son enrolled at Butler Monday. Fisher-Davis, a 6-foot-5...

 

Pirates' Cole named NL Rookie of the Month

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole won the National League Rookie of the Month award for September. The 23-year-old right-hander went 4-0 with a 1.69 earned run average in five starts, helping the Pirates clinch their first playoff berth since...

 

Hokies frosh guard Mueller ineligible this year

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Virginia Tech freshman Malik Mueller has been ruled ineligible to play this season. Hokies coach James Johnson says the NCAA ruled that Mueller, a native of Ehingen, Germany, has issues with initial eligibility requirements and that...

 

Magic coach: No skipping steps in latest rebuild

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Magic coach Jacque Vaughn says he won't allow there to be any sugarcoating about the disappointments his team went through during the first year of the franchise's latest rebuilding project. But as his team opens training camp on...

 
Young Jazz reach into the past in search of future

Young Jazz reach into the past in search of future

SALT LAKE CITY -- As Utah prepares to start a new era, the Jazz have reached back into their past. The organization made a conscious decision to go with a youth movement and let four of their top five scorers find new NBA homes after narrowly missing...

 

Shutdown would mean furloughs, fewer services, and closed museums and parks

WASHINGTON -- A broad swath of the public might not even notice if the federal government partially shut downs Tuesday, but many federal employees, government contractors and users of government services are likely to feel some degree of pain. The...

 

COLLEGE FISHING: Bearcat grad, Auburn angler Jordan Lee wins Bassmaster Classic berth

MUSKEGON, Mich. - Jubilation and devastation. That was the theme revisited during Sunday's final round of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Classic Bracket. Last year, Auburn University angler Jordan Lee lost to his brother, Matt. This time around,...

 
Cops: We have captured Juan Ramos, who killed a man in Sunset Park on Sunday 

Cops: We have captured Juan Ramos, who killed a man in Sunset Park on Sunday 

Cops say they have nabbed the ex-con who stabbed a 22-year-old Brooklyn man Sunday afternoon. Juan Ramos was arrested Monday, a few hours after Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly identified him as the suspect wanted for killing Giovanni Rodriguez at...

 
Fan hit by falling spectator at Hammerstein Ballroom concert sues over injuries 

Fan hit by falling spectator at Hammerstein Ballroom concert sues over injuries 

One minute he was enjoying the music, the next he was flattened by a falling concertgoer. In papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Yosef Allen, 24, says he suffered "severe and permanent personal injuries" at a Justice show at the...

 

Conn. tax intern accused of browsing records

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut's tax agency says a former intern has been arrested after it discovered some tax records were browsed without authorization. Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin Sullivan said Monday that Brian Frascarelli...

 

Seller of counterfeit airbags faces 7 years in federal prison

A Russian immigrant accused of selling thousands of counterfeit airbags on eBay was sentenced to seven years in federal prison Monday for trafficking the counterfeit devices and transporting hazardous materials by airplane. Prosecutors say Igor...

 
Mets keep Collins, make plans to contend in 2014

Mets keep Collins, make plans to contend in 2014

NEW YORK -- The entire season for the New York Mets boiled down to two dates on the calendar: "Super Tuesday" and panic Monday. Terry Collins is coming back confident better days lie ahead. "Maybe we can finish what we started," he...

 

Bennett expected to practice for Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. -- Defensive lineman Michael Bennett is expected to be able to practice this week for the Seattle Seahawks after being carted off the field on a stretcher in Houston. Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Bennett has some soreness in his...

 

Outfield bat tops Phillies' list

ATLANTA - After Cliff Lee shook David Montgomery's hand in a back hallway underneath Turner Field, the Phillies lefthander and president went their separate ways Sunday morning. Lee, a 35-year-old man who lamented the ticking clock on his career,...

 

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