News archive from 4 March 2014, page 1

AP source: Jason Collins to get second 10-day deal

AP source: Jason Collins to get second 10-day deal

NEW YORK -- A person with knowledge of the situation says the Brooklyn Nets will sign Jason Collins to a second 10-day contract. Collins signed his original deal on Feb. 23, becoming the NBA's first openly gay player, and it expires Tuesday. The Nets...

 

Recap: Seattle vs. Colorado

Peoria, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Dustin Ackley's bases-clearing double fueled a five-run fifth inning which vaulted Seattle over Colorado, 8-1, in Cactus League action. Ackley finished 2-for-3, while Robinson Cano added two hits and an RBI for the...

 
Calypso singer Mighty Sparrow back on stage

Calypso singer Mighty Sparrow back on stage

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Slinger Francisco, better known as Mighty Sparrow, gave the Caribbean a scare late last year when he slipped into a diabetic coma. He remained in a hospital in the United States for three weeks amid rumors that he had died....

 

Man guilty in DUI crash that killed girl

MIAMI -- A South Florida man has been convicted in a drunken driving crash that left a 13-year-old girl dead. A Miami-Dade jury found 39-year-old Sandor Guillen guilty Monday of DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident...

 
State lawmaker wants a tax free holiday for gun purchases

State lawmaker wants a tax free holiday for gun purchases

slideshow slideshow Gun sales haven’t slowed down in Alabama, but one representative says the state can be doing more to get people to pick up a rifle or pistol. A bill sponsored by state Rep. Becky Nordgren, R-Gadsden, would create a tax-free holiday...

 
Hundreds apply to Oxford’s Sam’s Club

Hundreds apply to Oxford’s Sam’s Club

slideshow OXFORD – The Oxford Sam’s Club is not set to open until August, but by noon Monday, more people had applied to work at the retailer than there are jobs to fill. But that didn’t deter Tony Rogers. “They’re filled up in there,” he said,...

 
JSU to begin new sports medicine program

JSU to begin new sports medicine program

slideshow In 2012, Hunter Pointer suffered a debilitating knee injury during the first play of the first game of his senior season for the Wellborn High School Panthers. Pointer returned to the game that night and continued to play, injured, for the...

 
30th year: Kiwanis Club cooks up pancakes to support learning

30th year: Kiwanis Club cooks up pancakes to support learning

slideshow As the Harbin family of three from Wellborn chowed down on pancakes and sausage on Saturday morning, a dozen or so cooks in a tent in the back of the Anniston City Meeting Center hurried to make more. By 7:30 a.m., a small mountain of empty...

 
Local Girl Scout troop spreads the 'gift of caring' to National Guardsmen

Local Girl Scout troop spreads the 'gift of caring' to National Guardsmen

slideshow On Saturday morning, 11 Girl Scouts adorned in blue, green and brown vests chattered excitedly as they rushed across a parking lot inside the Fort McClellan Army National Guard Training Center. As their parents carried boxes and laundry...

 
Texas' Colby Lewis struggles in return to mound

Texas' Colby Lewis struggles in return to mound

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Texas right-hander Colby Lewis did not get out of the first inning in his first start since having hip surgery in August, and the Rangers lost 6-5 to the Cleveland Indians on Monday. Lewis, who won 14 games in 2011, allowed two runs...

 

Red Wings' Datsyuk will skip trip to NJ, visit 4th doctor

Pavel Datsyuk wasn't on the ice for practice Monday afternoon at Joe Louis Arena and he won't be on the ice Tuesday night when the Detroit Red Wings play in New Jersey. But he was in the weight room, taking out his frustrations over a left-knee issue...

 
Bronx student's short film sends her to Academy Awards

Bronx student's short film sends her to Academy Awards

AN ASPIRING Bronx filmmaker received the Hollywood ending of her dreams Sunday when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science gave her an all-access pass to the Oscars. A short film submitted to the Academy by Van Cortlandt resident Zaineb...

 

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson impresses Rangers in camp and off field

SURPRISE, Ariz -- SURPRISE, Ariz. - Russell Wilson spent only a day with the Texas Rangers, but the Seattle Seahawks quarterback certainly left an impression. "He's really smooth in the field, probably looked better than me," third baseman...

 

Recap: Cincinnati vs. Seattle

Goodyear, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Taylor's grand slam in the seventh inning led the Seattle Mariners to a 6-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds in Cactus League play on Monday. Brad Miller hit a solo home run, while Mike Zunino also drove in a run...

 
Kershaw hit hard again, Dodgers lose to A's

Kershaw hit hard again, Dodgers lose to A's

PHOENIX -- Clayton Kershaw allowed five runs on two hits and three walks and was unable to get an out in the third inning as the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 Monday. Kershaw, the NL Cy Young Award winner, allowed three runs on...

 

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