News archive from 2 September 2013

Not much to cheer about

Labor Day is traditionally set aside to pay tribute to workers and their invaluable contributions to the nation's economy and the American way of life. American workers remain the most productive labor force on the planet. But it seems particularly...

 

NHRA Pairings

Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Sunday. DNQs listed below pairings. 1. Antron Brown, 3.811 seconds, 320.58 mph vs. 16. Morgan Lucas, 3.878, 313.80. 2.Tony Schumacher, 3.814, 319.82 vs. 15. Clay Millican, 3.852, 319.07. 3. Steve...

 

Antron Brown tops US Nationals qualifying

CLERMONT, Ind. -- Defending Top Fuel season champion Antron Brown took the No. 1 spot in NHRA qualifying Sunday in the U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. Brown, 16th before the final session, powered his 8,000-horsepower dragster to...

 

Pagenaud prevails in caution-filled race at Baltimore

Simon Pagenaud claimed his second career win in the IndyCar Series after surviving a wild and crash-filled Grand Prix of Baltimore on Sunday. There were six cautions for accidents during this 75-lap race on the 2.4-mile, 12-turn temporary street...

 
Gimnasia misses a chance to go top in Argentina

Gimnasia misses a chance to go top in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Gimnasia missed a chance to take over the top spot in the Argentine first division, drawing 0-0 on Sunday against Godoy Cruz. That allowed Newell's Old Boys to keep the top position following a 1-1 draw against Estudiantes...

 

U.S. Open Show Court Schedules

Alison Riske, United States, vs. Daniela Hantuchova, Slovakia Not before 12:30 p.m.: Ana Ivanovic (13), Serbia, vs. Victoria Azarenka (2), Belarus Roger Federer (7), Switzerland, vs. Tommy Robredo (19), Spain Philipp Kohlschreiber (22), Germany, vs....

 

U.S. Open Results

Tomas Berdych (5), Czech Republic, def. Julien Benneteau (31), France, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2. Stanislas Wawrinka (9), Switzerland, def. Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus, 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (7). Andy Murray (3), Britain, def. Florian Mayer, Germany, 7-6 (2), 6-2,...

 
 
Boston sweeps with 7-6 win over White Sox

Boston sweeps with 7-6 win over White Sox

BOSTON -- Outhitting Boston wasn't quite enough for the Chicago White Sox to avoid a three-game sweep against the Red Sox. Chicago finished with 11 hits, but the White Sox also walked eight, matching Boston's hit total as the Red Sox held off the...

 
Johnson stumbles, Pirates fall to Cardinals 7-2

Johnson stumbles, Pirates fall to Cardinals 7-2

PITTSBURGH -- There are more comfortable ways to make your first major league start than in the middle of a playoff race. Still, Kris Johnson wouldn't have it any other way, even after the Pittsburgh Pirates rookie left-hander stumbled through a 7-2...

 

Amy Dickinson: How to get relatives from dropping by unannounced

Dear Amy: For a few years now, I've been getting bent out of shape about two close relatives who show up without warning on many a weekend and expect to just hang out at our home for hours. These relatives live 90 minutes away. They claim they cannot...

 
Happ struggles again, Blue Jays fall to Royals

Happ struggles again, Blue Jays fall to Royals

TORONTO -- Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ is starting to get tired of feeling frustrated. Sunday's performance against Kansas City didn't bring him any relief. James Shields pitched seven innings of three-hit ball to win his fourth straight decision,...

 

Carolyn Hax: Put MIL's baby request in big-picture perspective

Dear Carolyn: We are expecting our first baby — a little girl! Just before the tell-all ultrasound, my mother-in-law expressed surprise that we would want to find out the gender and informed my husband that she does not want to know until the birth....

 

Amy Dickinson: Take a break when raunchy videos are on

Dear Amy: I work in a small office (there are only six of us), and we have a very open, family-like atmosphere. Recently, a coworker began making YouTube videos of her dog doing silly things. She enjoys showing the videos at work, which (while...

 

Carolyn Hax: Family should come first when workday is done

Dear Carolyn: Maybe you can help me out with my problem. I recently became a father/husband and am having problems adapting to my new lifestyle. I'm 27, and my wife is 24. Ever since we've been married, we constantly argue over my “bad” habits of...

 

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