News archive from 5 August 2014

Jennifer Granholm still campaigning for Michigan Democrats

LANSING - She may not be living in Michigan any more, but former Gov. Jennifer Granholm is still involved in state politics. She's coming to Michigan on Tuesday to help out state Rep. Rudy Hobbs, D-Southfield, a former staffer in her gubernatorial...

 

Colts take chance on WR Nu'Keese Richardson

ANDERSON, Ind. -- The Indianapolis Colts have decided to give wide receiver Nu'Keese Richardson a chance for a pro career. The 23-year-old Richardson is a 2009 University of Tennessee recruit who was kicked off the team late in his freshman season...

 

Michigan State kicks Kaminski off basketball team

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State has dismissed Kenny Kaminski from its basketball program. Spartans coach Tom Izzo announced the move Monday, saying Kaminski could not live up to obligations despite multiple opportunities. Izzo suspended Kaminski...

 

White Sox add Cleto to battered bullpen

CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox have promoted right-handed reliever Maikel Cleto from Triple-A Charlotte and added him to a battered bullpen. The White Sox purchased Cleto's contract before Monday night's game against Texas. Right-hander Taylor...

 
Former Detroit Lion Dre Bly likes what he sees in CB Darius Slay

Former Detroit Lion Dre Bly likes what he sees in CB Darius Slay

It's been nine years since a Detroit Lions defensive back made the Pro Bowl, but the last man to accomplish that feat, Dre Bly, said one of the team's young cornerbacks might eventually follow in his playmaking footsteps. Bly, who visited Lions camp...

 

Man sentenced in burglary of Hank Aaron's home

ATLANTA -- A man accused of burglarizing the Atlanta home of baseball legend Hank Aaron has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Fulton County District Attorney's spokeswoman Yvette Jones said in a statement Monday that 24-year-old Isiah Slaton...

 

Jury trial for Panthers' Greg Hardy set for Nov. 17

Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy's jury trial on domestic violence charges has been scheduled for Nov. 17, in the midst of the second half of the Panthers' upcoming season. The trial would fall a day after the Panthers' home game against...

 

Javier Baez gets call to join Cubs

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- The long-awaited Javier Baez era will start Tuesday night. Baez, 21, the heralded Chicago Cubs prospect, will be promoted from Triple-A Iowa and join the team Tuesday when they open a three-game series in Denver against the...

 
Amtrak provides crude oil train details states had withheld

Amtrak provides crude oil train details states had withheld

WASHINGTON -- Two loaded and two empty crude oil trains operate daily over Amtrak's Northeast Corridor in Maryland and Delaware, according a document submitted by the passenger railroad in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. Last month,...

 

Lions QBs to wear practice jerseys made from recycled plastic

No, your eyes won't be playing tricks on you. Fans who attend the Detroit Lions' open practice Wednesday at Ford Field will see quarterbacks Matthew Stafford, Dan Orlovsky, Kellen Moore and James Franklin wearing green practice jerseys instead of the...

 

Angels activate Cowgill

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim activated outfielder Collin Cowgill from the 15-day disabled list prior to Monday's game against the Dodgers. In a corresponding roster move, the Angels placed pitcher Mike Morin...

 
Miami Hurricanes quarterback Kevin Olsen to attend first day of camp, coach Al Golden says

Miami Hurricanes quarterback Kevin Olsen to attend first day of camp, coach Al Golden says

Miami Hurricanes football coach Al Golden refused to talk specifics Monday about redshirt freshman quarterback Kevin Olsen's reported suspension for failing a drug test. But he did say, in his mind, Olsen was “absolutely'' committed to...

 

Falcons' Hawley tossed for fighting with Titans

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- A visit from the Tennessee Titans hasn't changed the tone of the Atlanta Falcons' fight-filled training camp. One day after defensive end Ra'Shede Hageman was injured while throwing a punch at Joe Hawley, a fight again involving...

 

Legislators agree to session but could be heading for a stand-off with judge

TALLAHASSEE -- — Florida legislators indicated Monday that they will meet in special session this week to make the court-ordered repairs to two congressional districts in North and Central Florida but they will not accept holding special...

 

This summer's hottest places for amusements, nightlife and shopping

Myrtle Beach Skywheel 1110 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach; www.myrtlebeachskywheel.com. Fly 200 feet above the ground as you experience of of the area's signature attractions, the Myrtle Beach Skywheel. This amazing feat of engineering, which opened in...

 

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