News archive from 6 June 2013, page 12

Lakers trying to prepare for Dwight Howard's decision

The Lakers are trying to prepare for Dwight Howard's free-agency decision, whether he chooses to stay with the team long term or leave for another franchise. "It's the one decision we have to wait on," said General Manager Mitch Kupchak in...

 

Browns' Trent Richardson says he'll return from injury by training camp

BEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson expects to be ready for the first practice of training camp July 26 despite sitting out the team's three-day mandatory minicamp this week with a strained muscle in his right shin. "I...

 
New York City shut out of Gov. Cuomo's casino plan

New York City shut out of Gov. Cuomo's casino plan

ALBANY — New York City would be out of luck under a new casino bill unveiled by Gov. Cuomo Wednesday. Cuomo’s plan would allow three casinos to be immediately built upstate if voters this fall approve a referendum authorizing the legalization of up to...

 

Oaks Christian's Phil Bickford could be a top-10 pick in baseball draft

A fastball that touches 96 mph combined with pinpoint control could lead to right-hander Phil Bickford of Westlake Village Oaks Christian becoming a top-10 selection when the first 73 picks of Major League Baseball's amateur draft are made Thursday in...

 

Nicaragua: Chinese company to get canal concession

MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- A Nicaraguan official says a concession to build a canal linking the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea will be awarded to a Chinese company. National Assembly president Rene Nunez says the company will use funds from investors...

 

Nicaragua: Chinese company to get canal concession

MANAGUA, Nicaragua A Nicaraguan official says a concession to build a canal linking the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea will be awarded to a Chinese company. National Assembly president Rene Nunez says the company will use funds from investors around...

 

Kings are getting help in unexpected places

Kings Coach Darryl Sutter isn't surprised that a couple of his non-superstar players are making a significant impact against the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference finals. The postseason, he said, is suited for unsung heroes. "As you go...

 
London: A day tour of the British capital on $90

London: A day tour of the British capital on $90

Can you tour one of the world's most expensive cities for less than a C note? Yes, you can. I did it on the last final day of a two-month trip to Europe. I was in London and with all of my work behind me, I had the freedom to do whatever I wanted. So...

 

FBI to track hate crime statistics for Sikhs

WASHINGTON -- At the urging of followers of the Sikh religion, the FBI says it will begin tracking hate crimes against Sikhs as part of the law enforcement agency's crime reporting program. The approval of the addition Wednesday by an advisory policy...

 

Last call at WeHo's last lesbian bar

On Sunday night at West Hollywood's last lesbian bar, Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" blared over the speakers. Dozens of women stood outside the Palms on Santa Monica Boulevard, hugging old friends and escaping from the heat...

 
Schools boss Dennis Walcott says city lawyers told him not to testify on $25B education budget

Schools boss Dennis Walcott says city lawyers told him not to testify on $25B education budget

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said he was just following orders from city lawyers when he refused to testify under oath at Tuesday’s City Council hearing on next year’s record $25 billion education budget. The swearing-in standoff started because...

 

Eagles owner says Chip Kelly is a program builder

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie has been on the sideline both days of the Eagles' mandatory minicamp this week watching the team practice during the first spring of head coach Chip Kelly's regime. It's a tenure that Lurie hopes stretches as long as his...

 
Dan Le Batard: Miami Heat fans' emotional roller coaster begins

Dan Le Batard: Miami Heat fans' emotional roller coaster begins

If you are not a sports fan, you might want to stop reading now because you aren't really going to understand this. It is going to lack perspective. It will sound lopsided and dumb. And it will be the textbook definition of unreasonable. It is...

 
Speeding toward track stardom

Speeding toward track stardom

All of 10 years old, track prodigy Briana Williams led a rock-star like following into the Miramar City Hall last September to accept a plaque, trophy and Declaration citing Sep. 24, 2012, as “Briana Williams” Day. Williams has...

 

Northwestern girls sign scholarships

A long, tough two-year journey came to a happy end for Miami Northwestern girls' basketball player Quanthavia Stalworth on Wednesday morning. With plenty of family members, teammates and coaches present, Stalworth, along with her Bulls teammate...

 

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