News archive from 6 June 2013, page 17

Power surge: Astros homer 6 times in 11-7 win

Power surge: Astros homer 6 times in 11-7 win

HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros put on an impressive display of power Wednesday night, hitting six home runs to get their seventh win in eight games with a 11-7 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Jason Castro, Carlos Pena and J.D. Martinez each had...

 
Royals beat Twins 4-1 to end 11-game home skid

Royals beat Twins 4-1 to end 11-game home skid

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jeremy Guthrie lasted six shaky innings and the Kansas City bullpen held off the Minnesota Twins the rest of the way Wednesday night, wrapping up a 4-1 victory that ended the Royals' franchise-record 11-game home losing streak. It...

 
New Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann puts spin on her past, says it makes her 'uniquely qualified' for Scarlet Knights clean up

New Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann puts spin on her past, says it makes her 'uniquely qualified'...

Toward the end of her 13-minute and 42-second press conference Wednesday outside the Hale Center on the Rutgers campus Wednesday, incoming Scarlet Knights athletic director Julie Hermann was asked if she had any second thoughts about taking the job....

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new on DVD

‘Warm Bodies' The zombie love story introduces a new film genre: the zom rom com. “Warm Bodies” works because of Nicholas Hoult's sweet and slightly silly performance. He plays R with the same nervousness,...

 

‘Purge' is merely a binge of violence

So here I am, trying to like “The Purge” because I'm drawn to its simple and horrific premise, and it's treating me (and you) as if we have the IQs of lawn ornaments. Really, James DeMonaco? All you have to work with is one good...

 

Big shows

Passion Pit: June 13. Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre. $34-$47.35. David Byrne & St. Vincent: June 18. Belk Theater. $29.50-$84.50. New Kids on the Block: June 19. Time Warner Cable Arena. $38.70-$106.70. Heart: June 21. Verizon Wireless...

 

Dining Notes

Bee here now The Ritz-Carlton uptown will have its first Summer Honey Festival this year: three months of events having to do with the 100,000 honeybees it hosts on its green roof, with the first honey harvest slated for June 20. Offerings will...

 

Paid to Party: Comedy, sports and silent disco this weekend

When it comes to Charlotte nightlife, there are almost too many choices every weekend. To narrow them down for you: Friday The days of disco have quietly come back, in the form of Silent Disco at the Pavilion at the EpiCentre (210 E. Trade St.): The...

 

Hot concerts

Modern English Fri 6 p.m. NC Music Factory Fountain Plaza, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $10. www.ncmusicfactory.com. The Friday Live! concert series turns back the clock a bit farther with the UK band whose “Melt With You” helped...

 

Valient Thorr tests its mettle

With its signature denim vests and woolly beards, dizzying twin guitar leads, and a frontman who could make the most charismatic band leaders envious, Valient Thorr should be the biggest band in metal. The North Carolina quintet already plays massive...

 

‘The Internship' gets the job done

From the very first moments of “The Internship,” the buddy comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, it's obvious exactly where it's going. Two washed-up salesmen on the wrong side of 40 vie with a bunch of mouthy millennials...

 

Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic French Open semifinal will feel like a final

PARIS - The ease with which Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic swept aside their quarterfinal opponents at the French Open was remarkably similar. Both men won in straight sets Wednesday, hardly challenged. Both earned 12 break points, Nadal converting...

 

Middlebrooks sparks Pawtucket past Knights

PAWTUCKET, R.I. Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks started a rehab assignment on Tuesday. On Wednesday, he had the game-winning hit for Pawtucket. Middlebrooks homered during a four-run seventh inning, and the Pawtucket Red Sox came from...

 

QB Grier invited to elite competition

Davidson Day quarterback Will Grier has been invited to the Elite 11 competition in Beaverton, Ore., June 28-July 3. Grier will be one of 18 quarterbacks from around the nation competing in the made-for-TV event, led by ESPN's Trent Dilfer. Grier, who...

 

Kings' stitched-up Jeff Carter moves on to the next game

LOS ANGELES -- An incidental but valuable benefit of growing a playoff beard is that it can hide some of the cuts and bruises players accumulate during a long postseason run. Jeff Carter's thick beard almost covered a line of stitches on the right...

 

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