News archive from 6 March 2014, page 2

Report: Rams to release Finnegan

St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The St. Louis Rams are going to release cornerback Cortland Finnegan. According to the Post-Dispatch on Wednesday, both head coach Jeff Fisher and team executive VP Kevin Demoff contacted Finnegan and told him that...

 

Samardzijia struggles for Cubs in loss to Rockies

MESA, Ariz. -- Jeff Samardzija struggled with his command at times in a three-inning outing Wednesday in a Colorado Rockies split-squad's 7-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. The Cubs' possible opening-day starter gave up two straight...

 
Zvonareva optimistic depite loss at Indian Wells

Zvonareva optimistic depite loss at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- China's Shuai Peng beat 2009 champion Vera Zvonareva of Russia 4-6, 6-0, 7-5 on Wednesday in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open. Zvonareva returned to play at the Australian Open after being sidelined since the London...

 

City blames Orr in airport parking rate increase

The Charlotte city manager's office said in a report Wednesday that inadequate planning for construction costs under former aviation director Jerry Orr prompted the recent 40 to 50 percent increases to parking rates at Charlotte Douglas International...

 

The SAT college test will get a major overhaul in 2016

High schoolers and their aspirational parents have long sweated over that vaunted test of college mettle — the SAT. But in reality, the influence of the SAT, formerly known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test, has been on the wane for years....

 

Calif. TV agent pleads guilty in $500,000 NY theft

NEW YORK -- A California talent agent for film, television and Broadway actors pleaded guilty in New York to stealing over a half million dollars from clients after spending lavishly on himself. Peter Strain of Studio City, Calif., pleaded guilty...

 

DOE: No health risks for exposed nuke dump workers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The U.S. Department of Energy says further testing shows employees who were exposed to radiation during a leak at the nation's only underground nuclear waste dump aren't likely to experience any health effects. The agency and the...

 

General Electric's CEO's pay dips 7 pct to $19.2M

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt's compensation fell 7 percent last year to $19.2 million primarily because of a change in the way that the company pays some of its bonuses. General Electric Co. paid Immelt a lump sum of $12.1...

 

Official: Mass. tax collections up in February

BOSTON -- Massachusetts officials say monthly tax collections are continuing to exceed expectations. State Revenue Commissioner Amy Pitter says revenues collected in February totaled more than $1.3 billion. That's an increase $281 million over the...

 

Child support payments stolen after Target breach

MADISON, Wis. -- Only a few people had Wisconsin child support payments stolen after Target's data breach last year, according to the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. The department was informed Dec. 23 that nearly 4,000 people who had...

 

Suit: Surgical flash fire resulted in death of Coconut Creek woman

Adele Bearman was admitted to Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale for a routine procedure, to check for internal bleeding. As her daughter Linda Hamalian settled outside in the surgical waiting room, medical personnel called a “code...

 
Miami Dolphins save $7M by not using franchise tag on Brent Grimes

Miami Dolphins save $7M by not using franchise tag on Brent Grimes

The Miami Dolphins' decision to give cornerback Brent Grimes a four-year contract instead of the franchise tag will end up saving the team more than $7 million in cap space in the 2014 season. According to details of the contract obtained by the Miami...

 

National coach of the year award to honor Summitt

DULUTH, Ga. -- The WBCAl national coach of the year award has been named in honor of former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt. Summitt retired in April 2012 after winning a career-best 1,098 games and leading the Lady Vols to eight national titles and 18...

 

CMS says enrollment growth was less than expected

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools posted new enrollment numbers Wednesday showing less than half the growth reported in October. CMS had 142,612 students as of the 20th day of school, an increase of 1,441 over the same time last school year, according to...

 

Conservative committee opens door to medical marijuana for Florida

TALLAHASSEE -- One conservative Republican who has suffered from brain cancer talked about the deceit of the federal government in hiding the health benefits of marijuana for his cancer. Another legislator reluctantly met with a South Florida family,...

 

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