News archive from 3 December 2013

AP Source: Mariners set to sign Willie Bloomquist

SEATTLE -- A baseball official with knowledge of the deal says the Seattle Mariners are on the verge of bringing back utility man Willie Bloomquist. The person spoke on condition of anonymity on Monday because the deal is still pending a physical...

 
B10 reprimands Pelini, fines Nebraska for comment

B10 reprimands Pelini, fines Nebraska for comment

The Big Ten Conference has issued a public reprimand of Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini and fined the school $10,000 for Pelini's comments about the officiating in the Cornhuskers' game against Iowa last week. Pelini used an expletive at his...

 
Big Ten reprimands OSU, Marcus Hall after fight

Big Ten reprimands OSU, Marcus Hall after fight

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Big Ten has publicly reprimanded Ohio State offensive lineman Marcus Hall and the Buckeyes' coaching staff for their actions in the wake of a fight during Saturday's game at Michigan. Hall was ejected from the game for coming...

 
Brown getting 2nd chance to deliver for Colts

Brown getting 2nd chance to deliver for Colts

INDIANAPOLIS -- Colts running back Donald Brown waited patiently for a chance to start this season. When he finally did, Brown delivered. The strong, silent running back who spent 4½ seasons trying to break through finally did Sunday, rushing...

 
Michigan State sits firmly atop AP poll, Arizona jumps to No. 2 spot 

Michigan State sits firmly atop AP poll, Arizona jumps to No. 2 spot 

Michigan State stays No. 1 for a third straight week in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, receiving all but two of the first-place votes. Arizona moved from fourth to second Monday, drawing the other No. 1 votes from the 65-member...

Daily News, 19:03 in Sport
 
'Catching Fire,' 'Frozen' glowing box office hits

'Catching Fire,' 'Frozen' glowing box office hits

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" continues to illuminate the box office after its second weekend in theaters. Figures released by studios Monday show the "Hunger Games" sequel, starring Jennifer Lawrence, broke holiday box office...

 

Its license revoked, ALF become dumping ground for homeless

TAMPA -- Bay Gardens Retirement Village seemed to get worse every year. In 2005, state inspectors found filthy, reeking bathrooms, a raccoon living in the ceiling and a patient whose genitals had been bitten by ants. In 2007, they discovered a...

 

NASA manager pleads guilty to federal charge

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A former high-level NASA manager who was responsible for helping the private sector develop spacecraft pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to a conflict-of-interest charge. Edward Mango, 52, could face up to five years in prison...

 

Monday's Sports Transactions

DETROIT TIGERS — Agreed to terms with INF/OF Don Kelly on a one-year contract. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Declined to offer a 2014 contract to INF Chris Getz. NEW YORK YANKEES — Traded C Chris Stewart to Pittsburgh for a...

 

No title game, but Big 12 could have two championship bouts Saturday

The Big 12 will have its own championship Saturday, even without a title game. Both remaining regular-season games in the conference’s round-robin schedule have championship implications, providing for quite a closing doubleheader. “Whoever made the...

Dallas News, 19:14 in Sport
 

Adidas looks to the World Cup stage

PORTLAND, Ore. -- It's looking quite festive these days at Adidas' North American headquarters, and it has nothing to do with the holiday season. Brightly colored cleats are on posters, in displays and even just strewn about. The neon shoes are part...

 

Healthcare.gov improved, but South Florida users still stymied

Long waits, error messages, unresponsiveness. Hallmarks of the troubled launch of the Health Insurance Marketplace at healthcare.gov continued to stymie South Florida residents and counselors trying to access the website on Monday — more...

 

Prosecutor: Winston investigation is 'thorough'

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The prosecutor investigating sexual assault allegations against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston wants the process to be "thorough" and won't let football dictate when he will wrap up his inquiry. State Attorney...

 

Use of pyrotechnics on rise in English football

LONDON -- Children as young as 8 years old have smuggled pyrotechnics into stadiums for use by adults, according to a study by English football authorities that shows the use of flares and smoke bombs is on the rise. The Premier League, Football...

 

Miami Hurricanes plays waiting game for bowl destination

With less than a week before division champions compete for their conference titles Saturday, bowl scenarios for the University of Miami still focus on one of two likely games: • The Chick-fil-A Bowl at 8 p.m. Dec. 31 in Atlanta against, perhaps, the...

 

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