News archive from 6 May 2012

Who's faster, Alex Avila or Gerald Laird? Depends which one you ask

Detroit- Trailing during the ninth inning of Friday's comeback win over the White Sox, Tigers manager Jim Leyland simply was looking for a way to score the tying run.So after Alex Avila's one-out single, Leyland inserted backup catcher Gerald Laird as...

 
White House could list for $110 million,  Washington, D.C.-are a realtor estimates 

White House could list for $110 million,  Washington, D.C.-are a realtor estimates 

Forget sleeping in the Lincoln Bedroom. Imagine owning the whole White House instead. Though the mansion that has housed U.S. presidents and their families since 1800 is not for sale, a Washington, D.C.-area realtor estimates the 55,000-square-foot...

 
Madison HS pitcher Joe Cali throws no-hitter against Fort Hamilton, outdueling Tigers' pitcher Jonathan Maldonado for 1-0 win

Madison HS pitcher Joe Cali throws no-hitter against Fort Hamilton, outdueling Tigers' pitcher Jonathan...

In the fourth inning of Saturday’s game against Fort Hamilton, Madison pitcher Joe Cali overheard a teammate talking about the no-hitter that Tigers’ hurler Jonathan Maldonado had going. Cali immediately wondered if he had given up any hits himself to...

Daily News, 17:02 in Sport
 

Obama officially kicks off re-election campaign with Ohio, Va. rallies

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- President Barack Obama officially kicked off his re-election campaign in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday with a rousing rally for an arena crowd, looking to recapture some of the 2008 momentum that propelled him to victory even as he...

 
Rush players keep dreams alive of playing in NFL

Rush players keep dreams alive of playing in NFL

The path to an NFL career can take a circuitous route and often winds up a dead-end proposition. Several members of the Rush have had flirtations with NFL teams as undrafted free agents. Terrance Turner had a shot with the Eagles in 2011, as did Corey...

 

4A state track: Marvin Bracy breezes to first place in 100 semifinal

JACKSONVILLE - Boone's Marvin Bracy breezed through the first test in his attempt to achieve a historic triple-double at the Class 4A state track and field meet Saturday. He won his 100-meter semifinal in a time of 10.68 seconds and never appeared to...

 

MLB whispers: Dodgers could cozy up to Boras

Don't be surprised if the relationship between Scott Boras and the Dodgers improves with the new ownership group in charge. Boras has a strong relationship with top executive Stan Kasten and is likely to have a suite at Dodger Stadium. He has had a...

 

Crowd of costumed Chihuahuas falls short of record

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of tiny dogs dressed up like tacos, ballerinas and a variety of other things fell short of setting a world record, but organizers say they're encouraged by the turnout for the inaugural Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua...

Chron, 17:05 in World News
 
First Birmingham Police Department open house held today at Crossplex

First Birmingham Police Department open house held today at Crossplex

Earnestine Harris of southwest Birmingham picks up crime prevention tips at the Birmingham Police Department's first open house. (The Birmingham News/Carol Robinson)The first-ever Birmingham Police Department's open house drew nearly 100 residents...

 
Bryant HS softball team beats Forest Hills, 4-0, after coach Walter Hausdorf moves bases and mound to outfield to avoid muddy conditions

Bryant HS softball team beats Forest Hills, 4-0, after coach Walter Hausdorf moves bases and mound to...

It didn't matter to Bryant softball coach Walter Hausdorf that it had been raining and first base had sunk into a muddy pit. He wanted to play Forest Hills on Saturday. Hausdorf was eager to get the game in before playoff seeding is determined, so he...

Daily News, 17:09 in Sport
 

Clinton voice against amendment one

RALEIGH Beginning Monday, hundreds of thousands of North Carolina voters will hear Bill Clinton's voice on their phones urging them to vote against the state's proposed constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman....

 

Rees situation clouds Irish QB situation further

When he names Notre Dame's next starting quarterback, Brian Kelly won't take a poll. It won't be a conclave with doe-eyed fans turning the football complex auditorium into a message board come alive, fireballing caffeinated arguments at the Irish...

 

Tribune/WGN-Ch. 9 Preps Plus Athlete of the Month | Crete-Monee pitcher Zack Silerzio

Zack Silerzio hadn't heard of Johnny Vander Meer until someone told him about the only major league pitcher to throw back-to-back no-hitters, way back in 1938. Silerzio recently pulled a Vander Meer for Crete-Monee, but he related to a more current,...

 

Softball | Return of Danek, Keegan helps Elk Grove beat Marengo

Elk Grove senior pitcher Dani Goranson broke loose from her serious demeanor to allow a smile after reflecting on some recent good fortune early Saturday afternoon. The Grenadiers welcomed back standout third baseman Carly Danek to the lineup after...

 

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