News archive from 5 December 2013

Winston among 5 finalists for Walter Camp award

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Florida State's Jameis Winston, Alabama's AJ McCarron and Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel are among the five finalists for the Walter Camp player of the year award. Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch and Boston College...

 
Decker makes up for season's worth of frustrations

Decker makes up for season's worth of frustrations

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Before his out-of-the-blue four-touchdown breakout at Kansas City last weekend, the only starring role Eric Decker enjoyed this year was in his reality TV show about his wedding to country and pop singer Jessie James. "Eric...

 
25 immigrants become U.S. citizens at State Capitol

25 immigrants become U.S. citizens at State Capitol

LANSING - Roy Maweja remembers the weather in New York, when he first moved to the United States from Zambia. “It was very cold,” Maweja, 21, said. The Lansing Eastern High School graduate, and 24 others from 18 different countries gathered inside the...

 
Arsenal beats Hull to retain Premier League lead

Arsenal beats Hull to retain Premier League lead

LONDON -- Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner scored his first Premier League goal for Arsenal in almost three years as the Gunners defeated Hull 2-0 on Wednesday to retain a four-point lead atop of the standings. After being handed a rare start by...

 

Arkansas State announces 2014 baseball schedule

JONESBORO, Ark. -- The Arkansas State baseball team has announced its 2014 schedule that includes 31 home games. The Red Wolves open with a nine-game homestand starting Feb. 14 against Miami of Ohio. Sun Belt Conference home series will include games...

 

49ers' Joe Looney takes on key offensive line role

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- A little-known offensive lineman with less than one full game of NFL experience could find himself starting for San Francisco in its biggest game of the year yet. Every game day, Joe Looney goes through his own pregame practice...

 

Louisville-Cincinnati Capsule

No. 19 Louisville (10-1, 6-1 AAC) at Cincinnati (9-2, 6-1), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Line: Louisville by 3 1-2. Series record: Cincinnati 29-21-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE Cincinnati has a slim chance of winning the first American Athletic Conference title. That...

 

Bad security could delay Syria weapons transfer

UNITED NATIONS -- The head of the mission charged with destroying Syria's chemical weapons says preparations are on track to move the most dangerous chemical agents from sites in the war-torn country to the port of Latakia but there are serious...

 

After re-signing Henrik Lundqvist, NY Rangers must now decide fate of other key players

Henrik Lundqvist's annual $8.5 million salary cap hit in his contract extension should not hamstring the Rangers financially long-term, since the NHL's ceiling is projected to increase rapidly in the next several seasons. GM Glen Sather still faces...

Daily News, 19:09 in Sport
 

Arizona leaders hear mixed economic forecast

PHOENIX -- An economic researcher said Wednesday that Arizona's economy is expanding at a slow but steady pace with population and employment growth rates that outpace most other states. Arizona State University research professor Lee McPheters said...

 

Police investigate fire in abandoned mobile home

Police Wednesday were investigating a fire that occurred Tuesday night in an abandoned mobile home at 929 Old County Road 109. Though no one was injured in the blaze, firefighters believe it may have been intentionally set due to a lack of utilities...

 

New director takes over Animal Control next week

Calhoun County Animal Control will have its third new director this year after a new board took over operations Tuesday, laying off all the shelter’s employees in the process. Jane Cunningham, chairwoman of the Cheaha Regional Humane Society, which...

 

Piedmont City Council agrees to more talks on wireless Internet

PIEDMONT — Tuesday a Piedmont City Council meeting turned into a venue for public discussion about the future funding of a wireless Internet service for local students. A representative of the city school system and two representatives of an Internet...

 

Former Texas Rangers reliever Joe Nathan: Tigers are a team 'ready to win now'

DETROIT — Joe Nathan expects to fit in just fine in Detroit — and now the Tigers don’t have to face the closer who has dominated them more than perhaps any other in baseball. Nathan agreed with Detroit on a two-year contract with a club option for...

Dallas News, 19:11 in Sport
 
Recruiting: Michigan football focused on just two remaining prospects for 2014

Recruiting: Michigan football focused on just two remaining prospects for 2014

Even though Michigan's 2014 recruiting class has just 16 members in it -- second-fewest of any school in the rivals.com top 30, ahead of only Stanford's 15 -- the Wolverines aren't waiting on many more recruits to join the fold. In fact, it's...

 

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