News archive from 6 March 2014, page 8

Obama asks top aide Susan Rice to travel to Israel

WASHINGTON -- The White House says President Barack Obama has asked National Security Adviser Susan Rice to travel to Israel in May. Her visit comes after bilateral talks this week between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Obama. Rice...

 
New season, same energetic Jose Fernandez

New season, same energetic Jose Fernandez

PORT ST. LUCIE -- Nobody can predict with any degree of certainty whether Jose Fernandez will be as successful in his second major-league season as he was in his first. But, so far, he looks no less enthusiastic. “Nobody's ever going to...

 
Nebraska holds off Indiana's charge for 70-60 win

Nebraska holds off Indiana's charge for 70-60 win

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Walter Pitchford and Shavon Shields each scored 17 points Wednesday, and Nebraska's defense held off Indiana's second-half rally for a 70-60 victory. The Cornhuskers (18-11, 10-7 Big Ten) have won seven of eight and this one...

 

March critical to eliminate Syria chemical weapons

UNITED NATIONS -- The head of the mission charged with destroying Syria's chemical weapons says the government has accelerated its efforts after several missed deadlines and that March will be critical if the country is to completely eliminate its...

 
Documentary chronicles the passion and perseverance of Nick and Marc Buoniconti

Documentary chronicles the passion and perseverance of Nick and Marc Buoniconti

A horrific injury during a college football game left the son a quadriplegic at age 19, his future uncertain, his neck dislocated at the third and fourth cervical vertebrae. It gave the father, however, a new mission. Now the story of Marc and Nick...

 
Yankees manager Joe Girardi to get first taste of new instant-replay system

Yankees manager Joe Girardi to get first taste of new instant-replay system

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Joe Girardi’s job will get a little trickier on Thursday. The Yankees are playing the first of seven games this spring with the new instant replay rules, giving Girardi and his staff their first opportunity to challenge umpires’...

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Jose Abreu and Adrian Nieto help each other out

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Jose Abreu and Adrian Nieto huddled over a cellphone in the White Sox clubhouse at Camelback Ranch on Wednesday morning examining photos of a Florida house Abreu is researching. The two Sox newcomers from the same place find...

 

Robert Morris defeats Fairleigh Dickinson 60-53

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Lucky Jones scored 19 points and Anthony Myers-Pate added 10 as regular-season champion and top seed Robert Morris defeated eighth-seeded Fairleigh Dickinson 60-53 Wednesday night in the first round of the Northeast Conference...

 
Wake Forest pulls away from No. 4 Duke, 82-72

Wake Forest pulls away from No. 4 Duke, 82-72

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Tyler Cavanaugh scored a career-high 20 points and Wake Forest pulled away to upset No. 4 Duke 82-72 on Wednesday night. Travis McKie added 19 points in his final scheduled home game for the Demon Deacons (16-14, 6-11 Atlantic...

 
Ariza scores 26 points; Wizards beat Jazz 104-91

Ariza scores 26 points; Wizards beat Jazz 104-91

WASHINGTON -- Trevor Ariza scored 26 points, Bradley Beal added 22, and the Washington Wizards took an early lead and never lost it Wednesday night, shooting 54 percent in a 104-91 win over the Utah Jazz. John Wall had 14 points and 10 assists, and...

 

St. Francis (Pa) upends Bryant in NEC, 55-54

SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Ronnie Drinnon hit a go-ahead basket and a pair of free throws in the final 48 seconds, scoring a career high 20 points as sixth-seeded St. Francis (Pa.) battled past third-seeded Bryant 55-54 in the Northeast Conference tournament...

 

Bank of America set to unveil low-cost checking option

Bank of America is preparing to unveil a new checking account the Charlotte bank hopes will appeal to low-income customers and compete with the burgeoning world of prepaid debit cards. The offering, known as “Safe Balance,” is...

 

CULLMAN COUNTY BASEBALL TOURNEY: Warriors, Aggies use hot bats to advance with Day 3 triumphs

HANCEVILLE - The sun finally made an appearance Wednesday at the 2014 Cullman County Baseball Tournament. So did West Point's bats. One day after being held to just three hits by Hanceville, the Warriors took out their offensive frustrations on...

 
General to admit guilt on 3 counts; denies assault

General to admit guilt on 3 counts; denies assault

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A U.S. Army general accused of sexually assaulting a junior officer will admit guilt on three lesser charges but maintains his innocence on allegations that he forced her to perform oral sex, his lawyer said Wednesday night. Brig....

 

Jake Matthews the main draw for Texas A&M Pro Day�

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Jake Matthews might have become "Jake Football" instead of blocking for Johnny Football if not for his father. Matthews played quarterback as a freshman at Missouri City Elkins High School before following in his...

 

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