News archive from 5 July 2013

Lionel Messi fans show up at Coliseum for canceled charity game even though he doesn't

Soccer star Lionel Messi wasn't the only one left disappointed when a dispute with promoters led to the cancellation of his charity exhibition scheduled for Wednesday night at the Coliseum. Among the approximately 20,000 ticket holders left high and...

 

Failed multimillion-dollar Harvey hotel deal rife with red flags

Tucked between a bustling interstate and a booming strip club, a half-gutted hotel stands as a testament to a multimillion-dollar insider deal that stuck taxpayers with the tab in one of Chicago's poorest suburbs. Harvey officials have said rehabbing...

 

Rangers GM Jon Daniels on his favorite uniforms, the Money Ball movie, Chris Davis and more

During Wednesday's game, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels took over the Rangers twitter account to answer questions from fans. Here is some of the Q&A.  Would you trade the last two NY Giants Super Bowls for a World Series win? In a heartbeat....

Dallas News, 19:03 in Sport
 
Federal mediator serve as peacemaker in Sanford

Federal mediator serve as peacemaker in Sanford

Trouble was brewing in Sanford. An African American teen was dead, shot in the chest. The shooter, a neighborhood watch captain, said he acted in self-defense. The black community, long weary of what they see as police abuses, was demanding an arrest....

 

NASCAR confiscates roof flaps from 16 teams

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Sixteen cars failed inspection before Thursday's Sprint Cup practice at Daytona International Speedway. NASCAR confiscated the teams' roof flaps, which are designed to keep cars on the ground during spins and wrecks at high...

 
Norris scores on passed ball in A's 1-0 win

Norris scores on passed ball in A's 1-0 win

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Derek Norris scored on a passed ball with two outs in the seventh inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Thursday. Dan Straily (5-2) gave up a hit over seven innings after being recalled from Triple-A...

 

Police seek missing 15-year-old Detroit girl

Detroit Police are looking for a teen last seen on Tuesday on her way to school. Ja'Nell Chatman, 15, was last seen around 6 a.m. Tuesday by a family member leaving her house in the 8800 block of Littlefield, walking to school. She hasn't been seen...

 
Mets lose to Diamondbacks in epic 4th of July 15-inning marathon, 5-4 despite two tying home runs 

Mets lose to Diamondbacks in epic 4th of July 15-inning marathon, 5-4 despite two tying home runs 

D-BACKS 5, METS 4 (15 INNINGS) For all the fireworks that peppered two Mets comebacks, Thursday's 4th of July marathon ended with a dud. After 15 innings and two extra-inning home-runs to tie the game in the 12th and 13th innings, the Mets finally...

Daily News, 19:14 in Sport
 
City Housing Authority axes full-time board members

City Housing Authority axes full-time board members

The Housing Authority’s full-time board members were out of jobs Thursday after Gov. Cuomo signed a bill that replaces them with volunteers. The old board included a full-time chairman, two full-time board members who made $187,000 a year and were...

 

National analyst: Cowboys need a better home field advantage

On ESPN's NFL Live Wednesday, analysts Mark Schlereth and Cris Carter were charged with making 'declarations' for each team in the NFC. Carter drew the Cowboys his declaration: "We will make a home field advantange in Jerry’s World. "Opened...

Dallas News, 19:20 in Sport
 
Obamas thank troops during White House barbecue

Obamas thank troops during White House barbecue

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is noting that it's not just the nation's birthday, it's his daughter Malia's, too. At a sun-splashed Independence Day barbeque on the White House South Lawn, the president and first lady Michele Obama thanked...

 

Remount Road closed after road buckles

Remount Road was closed Thursday evening between South Boulevard and South Tryon Street after a water main break spewed hundreds of gallons of water. No lanes were immediately closed on South Boulevard. Cars splashed through several inches of standing...

 

Ndamukong Suh ready to live up to Fairley's words

DETROIT -- Nick Fairley recently said he and Ndamukong Suh make up the best defensive tackle tandem in the NFL. He also predicted a trip to the Super Bowl for the Detroit Lions. Suh reportedly said he's not fazed by Fairley's bold words. In fact, it...

 
Terry Labonte interested in buying Phoenix Racing

Terry Labonte interested in buying Phoenix Racing

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- There's been a "For Sale" sign outside of Phoenix Racing for some time now and there seems to be several interested buyers. Apparently, two-time NASCAR champion Terry Labonte is one of the parties interested in...

 

Manny speaks: 'You're in Taiwan, and you come to Triple A, this is like the big leagues'

Columnist Kevin Sherrington attended the Round Rock Express' news conference announcing the signing of Manny Ramirez. Here's some of what Ramirez had to say: On playing in Taiwan: “It’s a great experience, let me tell you. Once you go overseas,...

Dallas News, 19:24 in Sport
 

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