News archive from 4 May 2014

A's rally fails after just 1 hit in 8 innings

A's rally fails after just 1 hit in 8 innings

BOSTON -- For eight innings, the Oakland Athletics could barely hit the ball against Jon Lester. In the ninth, they threatened to make up for it against two relievers. Lester struck out a career-high 15 and allowed one hit and no runs, pitching the...

 

Abraham retains WBO belt despite 'broken hand'

BERLIN -- Arthur Abraham retained his WBO super middleweight belt by defeating Nikola Sjekloca of Montenegro by unanimous decision on Saturday. The judges awarded it 117-113, 116-112, 119-110 to the defending champion, who relied primarily on his left...

 

California Chrome wins 140th Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- California Chrome pulled away down the stretch for a dominant win at the 140th Kentucky Derby. Taking charge at the top of the lane, California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza make a decisive move and quickly sprinted clear. The...

 

California Chrome wins 140th Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. California Chrome pulled away down the stretch for a dominant win the 140th Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs. Taking charge at the top of the lane, California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza made a decisive move and...

 
Chen and Orioles lose to Twins 6-1

Chen and Orioles lose to Twins 6-1

MINNEAPOLIS -- Wei-Yin Chen was unhappy with his outing, losing for the first time in a month. Joe Mauer and Brian Dozier homered, Kevin Correia earned his first win of the season, and the Minnesota Twins beat Baltimore 6-1 Saturday to end the...

 
California Chrome wins Kentucky Derby

California Chrome wins Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, KY. - California Chrome pulled away down the straight for a dominant win at the 140th Kentucky Derby. Taking charge at the top of the lane, California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza make a decisive move and quickly sprinted clear. The...

 

California Chrome rolls to dominating win in 140th Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — California Chrome pulled away down the stretch for a dominant win the 140th Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs. Taking charge at the top of the lane, California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza made a decisive move and...

Dallas News, 19:11 in Sport
 

Schools emerge as big winner from session

TALLAHASSEE -- Not long after the 2014 legislative session came to a close Friday, Senate President Don Gaetz said it had been “a good year for education.” Indeed, K-12 education came out a big winner. Lawmakers simplified the...

 

Knights lose 3rd straight to Bisons

BUFFALO, N.Y. Kevin Pillar's two-run triple in the bottom of the ninth off Charlotte reliever David Purcey (0-1, 3.18) led the Buffalo Bisons to a 6-5 victory on Saturday in game three of a four-game series. Bisons righty Ryan Tepera (1-1, 1.59)...

 

Langer takes 3-shot lead in Insperity Invitational

THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Bernhard Langer shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to open a three-stroke lead in the Champions Tour's Insperity Invitational. Langer had a 10-under 134 total at The Woodlands Country Club. The 56-year-old German player won the 2007...

 

AL Capsules

NEW YORK -- Masahiro Tanaka extended his regular-season unbeaten streak to 40 starts, and Mark Teixeira homered and drove in three runs to help the Yankees rally past the Tampa Bay Rays 9-3 Saturday and end a season-high, three-game losing streak....

 

Sherrington: Bill Blair’s legacy extends beyond stay in Negro Leagues

When baseball got around to doing the right thing too late, as usual, Bill Blair had two options. He could take a pension of $833.33 a month for four years, or $375 a month for life. “I’m 82,” Blair told me in 2004. “I’m gonna take the big side of...

Dallas News, 19:18 in Sport
 

This NFL draft makes talent evaluators think and rethink

How odd is this draft? At the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, athletic freak Jadeveon Clowney towered above the podium. He's 6-foot-6 and 266 pounds with dreadlocks resting on his shoulders. As part of an answer to the third question he's asked, Clowney...

 
Angels place Freese on DL with broken finger

Angels place Freese on DL with broken finger

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Third baseman David Freese has been put on the 15-day disabled list by the Los Angeles Angels because of a broken right middle finger. The move was made Saturday, a day after Freese was hit by a pitch from Texas pitcher Colby...

 

How the lottery impacts teacher pay

What about the lottery? That's a frequent question when N.C. officials lament a shortage of money for public education. Shouldn't the state's Education Lottery be raking in millions? The answer: It is. And almost half of the $468 million expected in...

 

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