News archive from 4 August 2014

City Furniture's ‘leap of faith' laid groundwork for expansion

City Furniture's ‘leap of faith' laid groundwork for expansion

City Furniture President Keith Koenig has been strapped to South Florida's housing roller coaster for more than 35 years — and he's not coming down. “You're going to carry me out on a slab,” said Koenig, 62. The...

 
Small business makeover: Bullseye Power Coating

Small business makeover: Bullseye Power Coating

Antonio “Tony” Balestena loved checking out flashy rides at car shows. He became interested in powder-coating work, which preserves and color-coats specialty metal items like car rims and yacht parts. Balestena learned the ins...

 
Miami Spice serves up food for thought about pricing

Miami Spice serves up food for thought about pricing

South Florida's beloved Miami Spice culinary festival has just launched for 2014, running through August and September, and this year promises to be the tastiest in the event's 13-year history, with more restaurants, more sponsors and more special...

 

Tropical Storm Bertha moves through the Bahamas; low pressure leads to heavy rain in South Florida

Tropical Storm Bertha continued on its path north Sunday, blowing through the southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. The storm brought rain and strong winds as it moved from the Turks and Caicos Islands in the morning to the...

 

Falcons tackle Jones carted off field with injury

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Falcons backup offensive tackle Terren Jones has been carted off the practice field and taken to a hospital with an unknown injury. Coach Mike Smith says the team didn't have an immediate update on the status of Jones, who was...

 

‘Vulture' reliever Mike Dunn swooping in to lead Miami Marlins in wins

Marlins reliever Mike Dunn has a new nickname: The Vulture. Bullpen buddy A.J. Ramos was flapping his arms Sunday morning, a day after Dunn tied a team record with nine wins as a reliever this season. Saturday night, Dunn swooped in to get the final...

 

More experienced FIU begins second fall practice under Ron Turner

As of Monday's start to fall practice, FIU football has 26 days to finish making up 21 points on Bethune-Cookman University. FIU's season opens Aug. 30 at home against Football Championship Subdivision B-CU, which rolled over FIU 34-13 last season at...

 

Florida State ready to begin title defense in fall camp

In the months that followed Florida State's win in the BCS National Championship Game in January, Jimbo Fisher was often quick to remind that getting to the top is the easy part. Staying there is the real challenge. Fisher and the Seminoles will take...

 

Dixon wins at Mid-Ohio again after starting 22nd

Lexington, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Scott Dixon started last in the 22-car field but charged his way to the front to win Sunday's 90-lap IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Dixon, the three-time and defending series champion, scored his...

 
Hamels' start wasted as Phils fall 4-0 to Nats

Hamels' start wasted as Phils fall 4-0 to Nats

WASHINGTON -- Cole Hamels enjoyed facing another ace Sunday, even though Stephen Strasburg was just a little better. Although Hamels gave up one unearned run over seven innings, the Phillies fell 4-0 to the Nationals, snapping a three-start winning...

 
Garza hurt, Brewers lose 3-2 to Cardinals

Garza hurt, Brewers lose 3-2 to Cardinals

ST. LOUIS -- For six innings, Matt Garza was in top form. Then he tweaked a left oblique and it all fell apart for the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers' bullpen quickly surrendered a two-run lead that had once seemed so secure in a 3-2 loss to the St....

 
Shields sharp as Royals top A's 4-2

Shields sharp as Royals top A's 4-2

OAKLAND, Calif. -- James Shields pitched eight sharp innings for his first win in nearly a month, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Sunday. Shields (10-6) retired his first 15 batters before Josh Reddick hit a leadoff homer...

 

Arrest made in murder of Newton school counselor

Maggie Daniels probably did not know the man who has been charged with killing her, even though they lived only 100 yards from each other in the same apartment complex, Newton Police Chief Donald Brown II said Sunday. “Nothing would...

 

Looking back at the GoBowling.com 400By Jim Utter

LONG POND, Pa. Jeff Gordon had speed, not strategy Jeff Gordon looked like he had a good shot at making it two consecutive wins with a victory at Pocono but he and his No. 24 team ended up with the wrong pit strategy and finished sixth. Gordon led a...

 
SC tax holiday draws bigger crowds, York County merchants say

SC tax holiday draws bigger crowds, York County merchants say

ROCK HILL Merchants in York County said the three-day South Carolina sales tax holiday that wrapped up Sunday brought in more business than last year – largely because North Carolina discontinued its own tax-free weekend. The Target store...

 

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