News archive from 3 May 2014

Fla. man pleads guilty in $80M heist in Conn.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- A Florida man has pleaded guilty to participating in the 2010 theft of about $80 million in prescription drugs from an Eli Lilly warehouse in Connecticut. The U.S. Attorney's office says 39-year-old Amaury Villa of Miami pleaded...

 

No charges against Keyshawn Johnson

LOS ANGELES -- Prosecutors won't file criminal charges against ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson for a scuffle that scratched his ex-girlfriend's finger. Los Angeles County prosecutors announced Friday that there isn't enough evidence to charge the former...

 

'Draft Day' approaches for new Dolphins GM

DAVIE, Fla. -- Dennis Hickey hasn't seen the NFL film "Draft Day" because he has been a little busy preparing for his first draft as general manager of the Miami Dolphins. The team has a spotty draft record in recent years, which was one...

 

Recap: Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Anthony Rizzo finished with two hits, including a solo homer, and drove in three to fuel Chicago's 6-5 victory over St. Louis in the opener of a three-game series at Wrigley Field. Welington Castillo hit three doubles...

 
Untapable runs away with 140th Kentucky Oaks

Untapable runs away with 140th Kentucky Oaks

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Untapable surged past My Miss Sophia entering the stretch and rolled to a 4½-length victory Friday in the 140th Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs. Ridden by Rosie Napravnik and breaking from the far 13th spot, the...

 

Investigator seeks Fla. fishermen's 'trip tickets'

NEW ORLEANS -- An investigator appointed by a federal judge to look for fraud in the BP oil spill claims process is seeking a court order forcing Florida to turn over "trip tickets" fishermen fill out when they unload at docks. Former FBI...

 

Restrictor-plate races give NASCAR's little guys a shot at the Chase under new scoring format

TALLADEGA, Ala. NASCAR drivers are in constant search for “clean air,” which basically means relative solitude on a race track. That's true everywhere but in Daytona and Talladega, where restrictor-plate racing means cars must...

 
Miami Marlins deny spying, say Braves just made bad pitches

Miami Marlins deny spying, say Braves just made bad pitches

The Marlins say it wasn't secret spy cameras embedded in the Home Run Sculpture that enabled them to sweep the Atlanta Braves. Mostly, they said, it was just subpar pitching by the Braves hurlers that allowed them to outscore Atlanta by a combined...

 

Rockies' Rutledge lands on DL

Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Colorado Rockies have placed infielder Josh Rutledge on the 15-day disabled list with a viral infection. Rutledge is batting .318 with one homer and four RBI in 11 games this season. The move is retroactive to...

 

It was dejection, then delightful for deJonge

Some things in golf just can't be satisfactorily explained. Skinny guys who hit it a mile. Keegan Bradley's spasmodic pre-shot routine, which someone has blamed on the overwrought metabolism of a hummingbird. John Daly's kaleidoscopic pants. Stuff...

 
After turmoil, Clippers head to Gm 7 with Warriors

After turmoil, Clippers head to Gm 7 with Warriors

LOS ANGELES -- After the most tumultuous week in Los Angeles Clippers history, their playoff series with the Golden State Warriors is finally down to its grand finale. The Clippers will host a Game 7 for the first time in franchise history on Saturday...

 

Astros add Sipp to bullpen

HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros have agreed to a one-year contract with left-hander reliever Tony Sipp. Sipp will earn $500,000 this season if he remains in the majors and $100,000 in the minors. There is $200,000 in performance bonuses in the major...

 

Orioles recall right-hander Brach from Triple-A

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Baltimore Orioles have recalled right-hander Brad Brach from Triple-A Norfolk after optioning right-hander Evan Meek to the International League club. The move to bring up Brach was made before Friday's game at Minnesota, a bullpen...

 

Charlotte participates in Jane's Walks with six neighborhood walks this weekend

As part of a global movement that encourages residents to explore their cities and get to know their neighbors, six walking tours of different Charlotte communities will be hosted this weekend. The free walks are open to the public and are being held...

 
In seeking new investigation, House Republicans try again to make Benghazi stick

In seeking new investigation, House Republicans try again to make Benghazi stick

WASHINGTON -- Even though their key charges have been refuted _ some by their own members _ House Republicans announced Friday they'll seek to form a select committee to investigate the 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission and CIA annex in...

 

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