News archive from 6 April 2014

Travel with the 'D' around the world: Vol. 48

Travel with the 'D' around the world: Vol. 48

Going on a trip? Take along the Olde English D, snap a photo and upload it at Freep.com. Please include information about the photo and a phone number. See more Travel with the D photos.

 
DeCock: For Triangle basketball teams, an offseason of questions awaits

DeCock: For Triangle basketball teams, an offseason of questions awaits

What at one point looked like it might be a nice, quiet spring around these parts - our local basketball teams all having checked out early from the NCAA tournament - has taken its usual unexpected turn. The surprising departure of James Michael...

 

Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen to quit

HELSINKI -- Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen says he will resign as head of the government and leader of the conservatives when the party meets to elect a new leader in June. The 42-year-old leader of the coalition government says he is...

 

No limit to creativity at Odyssey of the Mind state finals

Hundreds of Charlotte-area students – wearing everything from homemade televisions to wigs made of Mountain Drew bottle caps – converged on Wingate University Saturday for the North Carolina Odyssey of the Mind state finals. An...

 

Rays sign Escobar to two-year extension

St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Rays signed shortstop Yunel Escobar to a two-year, $13 million contract extension on Saturday. The deal includes a club option for 2017. "Yunel has been a tremendous addition to our infield...

 
FINALS WATCH: Moment of silence for Fort Hood

FINALS WATCH: Moment of silence for Fort Hood

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Final Four organizers held a moment of silence Saturday for the victims of the second mass shooting in five years at Fort Hood, the sprawling Army post about 140 miles to the south. The three who were killed and 16 others who were...

 

Berkman, Oswalt retire as Astros

HOUSTON -- Lance Berkman and Roy Oswalt signed one-day contracts and officially retired as Astros Saturday. Berkman is among Houston's franchise leaders in home runs, RBIs, walks, runs and slugging percentage. Oswalt, the MVP of the 2005 NLCS, ranks...

 
Dan Le Batard: It's difficult for us to understand Yasiel Puig's lack of understanding

Dan Le Batard: It's difficult for us to understand Yasiel Puig's lack of understanding

Before you pile atop irresponsible diva-punk-jerk Yasiel Puig, absorb a few random stories about the difficulties in his kind of transition: Luis Castillo once set off a fire alarm in an American hotel, thinking it was a shampoo dispenser. Euclides...

 

Recap: Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Cliff Lee tossed seven scoreless innings, Chase Utley finished a triple shy of the cycle and the Philadelphia Phillies blanked the light-hitting Cubs, 2-0, at Wrigley Field. Lee (2-0) gave up 10 hits, but only one...

 

Source: Miami Hurricanes QB Ryan Williams to undergo knee surgery

University of Miami fifth-year senior Ryan Williams, who was on course to be the starting quarterback in the fall, will undergo surgery early next week to repair what doctors believe could be a torn anterior cruciate ligament, a person with knowledge...

 
Carrasco, Indians start slow in 7-3 loss to Twins

Carrasco, Indians start slow in 7-3 loss to Twins

CLEVELAND -- Carlos Carrasco started poorly, straightened himself out and wound up having a fairly decent season debut for the Indians. One bad inning cost him dearly. Carrasco gave up a home run on his second pitch to Brian Dozier leading off the...

 

Alabama DB Eddie Jackson to undergo MRI on knee

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama cornerback Eddie Jackson hurt his knee in practice. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Jackson would have an MRI Sunday. The sophomore was hurt in Saturday's scrimmage after going up for the ball and landing awkwardly....

 

Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen to quit

HELSINKI Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen says he will resign as head of the government and leader of the conservatives when the party meets to elect a new leader in June. The 42-year-old leader of the coalition government says he is interested...

 

Recap: Detroit vs. Baltimore

Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Torii Hunter provided five RBI and the Detroit Tigers held off the Baltimore Orioles, 7-6, Saturday in the middle contest of a three-game set. Hunter's bases-clearing double in the third brought in three runs, while...

 
Boys basketball Class A All-State team

Boys basketball Class A All-State team

Detroit Pershing, 6-7, Sr. F Averaged 23 points, 15 rebounds and 4.5 blocks, and was chosen team defensive MVP. Committed to Virginia Commonwealth. Coach Wydell Henry: “Tremendous kid who is very coachable and has a huge upside. He has a great career...

 

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