News archive from 6 December 2013

D-FW leads in U.S. metro job growth rate

Dallas-Fort Worth appears to be leading the nation’s job growth, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. For the year ended Oct. 31, Dallas-Fort Worth recorded a job growth rate of 3.1 percent, tops among the 12...

 

Observer's Sweet 16 football poll 12.05.13

Rk.Team (Class)Rec.1Mallard Creek (4A)14-02Rock Hill Northwestern (4A)14-03Crest (3A)13-1T4Charlotte Christian (IND)12-0T4Charlotte Catholic (4A)12-26Butler (4A)11-37Concord (3A)14-08South Point (3A)13-19Rock Hill South Pointe (4A)11-310Hough...

 

Pick 7: Observer football game picks 12.05.13

Bret McCormick Bill Kiser Corey Inscoe Sergio Tovar Langston Wertz Jr.Rock Hill HeraldLake Norman NewsSouth Charlotte NewsCharlotteObserver.comThe Charlotte ObserverLast Week4-33-43-43-44-3This Season63-4273-3169-3669-3670-35Butler at Mallard...

 

Return of Trey Burke boosts Utah

SALT LAKE CITY -- During the first 14 games of the season, the Utah Jazz offense was often politely described as sputtering and disjointed. Over the last six games, Jazz players and opponents have started using words like rhythm and flow. The biggest...

 

Rays re-sign Oviedo for $1.5 million

St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Rays said Thursday they have re-signed right-handed reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo to a one-year, $1.5 million contract. The deal could be worth as much as $2.9 million based on performance bonuses,...

 

Thursday's Sports Transactions

BASEBALL HALL OF FAME — Announced the retirement of senior vice president Bill Haase, effective at the end of the year. MLB PLAYERS ASSOCIATION — Named Dave Winfield special assistant to the executive director. DETROIT TIGERS...

 

Pickens County wins Class 1A football championship

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Jermarcus Brown rushed for a record 329 yards and three touchdowns as Pickens County High School took down Maplesville High School 38-18 in the AHSAA Class 1A state championship game in Bryant-Denny Stadium. The Tornados set 1A...

 

UCF-SMU Preview Capsule

No. 15 UCF (10-1, 7-0 American Athletic) at SMU (5-6, 4-3), noon (ESPN) Line: UCF by 10. Series record: UCF leads 4-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE UCF might already have its first BCS bowl bid assured if No. 19 Louisville beats Cincinnati. The Knights, who have...

 

15 demonstrate at Portland McDonald's

PORTLAND, Ore. -- About 15 people gathered outside a McDonald's restaurant in downtown Portland on Thursday to lend their support to a national campaign for higher wages for fast-food workers. The Oregonian reported (http://bit.ly/1gb75rq ) that as a...

 

Jos. A. Bank subpoenaed by Ohio attorney general

Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. disclosed Thursday that Ohio's attorney general is looking into some of its advertising and marketing practices. The retailer said in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it received a...

 

Former Miami Lakes mayor faces federal trial in May

Michael Pizzi, the suspended Miami Lakes mayor, will face trial in early May for his role in an alleged cash-for-contract scam. In October, Pizzi pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with seeking kickbacks in exchange for sponsoring sham...

 
Dianna Agron returning for 'Glee' 100th episode 

Dianna Agron returning for 'Glee' 100th episode 

Dianna Agron will again grace the halls of McKinley hall when she returns to "Glee" for the FOX series' 100th episode. The 27-year-old actress, who plays Quinn Fabray on the show, announced her return on Twitter. PHOTOS: CORY MONTEITH DEAD...

 
UFC latches on to NFL for Super exposure

UFC latches on to NFL for Super exposure

NEW YORK -- Let the NFL worry how its fans will handle a cold weather Super Bowl in New Jersey. The Ultimate Fighting Championship has its own big chill on its hands — New York's continued freeze out of legalized mixed martial arts,...

 

Rangers sign Contreras to minor-league deal

Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Texas Rangers signed three players to minor-league contracts Thursday, including veteran right-handed reliever Jose Contreras. Contreras, right-hander Nate Adcock and outfielder Bryan Petersen signed deals for...

 

Montgomery, Prattville Christmas parades postponed

The possibility of severe weather Friday evening has led to the postponement of Christmas parades in Montgomery and Prattville.The Capital City Christmas parade has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Dec. 19, and Prattville's Christmas parade has been...

 

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