News archive from 4 July 2011

Tigers fire pitching coach Rick Knapp after a week of blowouts

Detroit- Rick Knapp has paid the price for the Tigers' pitchers recent woes. The Tigers announced Sunday afternoon that Knapp was out as pitching coach, after a week in which the pitching staff three times gave up 14 or more runs in a game. The...

 

Ryan Raburn's clutch catch helps Tigers avoid sweep

Detroit - Three heroic plays by three struggling players hoisted the Tigers to a rousing 6-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants today. In the bottom of the seventh, trailing 3-2, Magglio Ordonez - slowly but surely finding his form after being...

 

All-Star managers go with their own pitchers

The common trait coming out of Sunday's Major League Baseball All-Star selection show is that the two managers favored their own pitchers. Both National League manager Bruce Bochy and American League manager Ron Washington spent time defending their...

 

Watney wins AT&T National by 2

Nick Watney closed with a bogey-free, four-under 66 on Sunday to earn a two-stroke win at the AT&T National. Watney finished at 13-under-par 267 for his second victory of the season on the PGA Tour and the fourth of his career. The 30-year-old...

 

Conn. teachers to learn manufacturing skills

HARTFORD, Conn.-Eight Connecticut high school teachers and college professors are hitting the factory floor to learn new manufacturing technology they can teach to their students. The teachers will spend part of their summer learning manufacturing...

 

Donations help Texas ex-cheerleader in legal fight

SILSBEE, Texas-As one of her school's basketball stars approached the free-throw line to hit a shot during a 2009 playoff game, a cheerleader stepped away from her squad, folded her arms and stood in silence, refusing to root for the athlete she says...

 

Flood recovery in Minot: Painstaking but possible

MINOT, N.D.-North Dakota's vibrant oil industry and advice from communities that learned painful lessons from similar catastrophes should help pull Minot's economy from the muck of its worst-ever flood, officials predict. "I don't want to...

 

Nils Lofgren: Eye-popping past, poignantly present

NEW YORK-Homeless runaway? Backstage intruder? Daredevil gymnast? Rock guitar virtuoso, playing to tens of thousands of fans? Nils Lofgren has been there, done that -- and more. Lofgren -- who was struck by creative lightning at a Jimi Hendrix...

 

NY pols seek to make business signs mostly English

NEW YORK -- The teeming streets of Flushing, Queens, can feel like a different country. A booming Chinese population exists alongside a longtime Korean enclave. On a recent afternoon, the sidewalks were jammed with shoppers browsing and haggling in...

 

Thousands remain without power in Metro Detroit following storms

Dearborn Heights - The lights flickered while Joseph Carraba was making dinner in his Dearborn Heights home around 7 p.m. Saturday night. His family instead ordered a pizza, and by the time the delivery came around 8 p.m., his entire block was hit by...

 

Tigers fire pitching coach Rick Knapp, replace him with bullpen coach Jeff Jones

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Tigers have fired pitching coach Rick Knapp. The relatively surprising move was made after Detroit beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3 Sunday.

 

Freedom of the press almost impossible to define

ANALYSIS/OPINION: America"s birthday. Today. 235 years old. This is a day when all Americans should ... Oh please, like anyone"s reading this. You"re at the pool, the beach, grilling hot dogs, or just sleeping in. As you should be. This...

 
China Grapples With Perception of Corruption in Charities

China Grapples With Perception of Corruption in Charities

BEIJING - The photographs of the alluring young woman landed like hand grenades in the world of Chinese philanthropy. One showed her wearing sunglasses and leaning on the hood of a white Maserati. Another revealed her closetful of Hermès handbags. Yet...

 

Israelis, Palestinians Brace for Potential Outbreak of Violence After U.N. Vote

JERUSALEM -- Israeli and Palestinian security forces are already taking precautions to avoid an outbreak of violence after an expected U.N. vote for Palestinian independence in September, officials on both sides said Sunday, reflecting shared...

 
Playmaker Is the Piece Argentina Is Missing

Playmaker Is the Piece Argentina Is Missing

LONDON - It is hard to imagine how dull soccer might be without Latin players. The Times's soccer blog has the world's game covered from all angles. Go to the Goal Blog Every successful club in Europe has them. And right now, with Argentina hosting...

 

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