News archive from 7 April 2013

CMS plan has new twist on student assignment

A new approach to student assignment is embedded in the latest Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools construction plan. “Overlay districts,” proposed for east Charlotte and the southern Ballantyne area, are a twist on the current system...

 

Udrih's dominant 3rd quarter Friday may have been Magic's best all season

CLEVELAND - Perhaps no Orlando Magic player has had a more dominant quarter this season than the third quarter that point guard Beno Udrih enjoyed during Friday night's 87-86 loss to the Chicago Bulls. Udrih scored 14 consecutive Magic points and...

 
The financial stakes of big-time college basketball can often put an ass't coach in a no-win situation

The financial stakes of big-time college basketball can often put an ass't coach in a no-win situation

As the wreckage over Piscataway keeps spreading like a fire on the prairie, and video viewers by the millions continue to wonder how those deeply disturbing images came to pass, a well-known Division I coach is on the phone, talking about the...

Daily News, 19:06 in Sport
 

Ex-Baylor star Brittney Griner open to NBA tryout: 'I've never backed down from a challenge'

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brittney Griner is ready to take Mark Cuban up on his offer to draft her. The Baylor star says she's open to an NBA tryout after the WNBA season ends. "When are tryouts?" Griner asked Saturday at the Final Four. "The...

Dallas News, 19:06 in Sport
 

A feeder program for the LAPD

The subject of the morning class was criminal investigation, and there was no hesitation on the part of the 17-year-old when he was asked to stand and explain aggravated assault. The boy related the story of how his father, estranged from his mother,...

 
Detroit mayor Dave Bing in Atlanta to support Syracuse

Detroit mayor Dave Bing in Atlanta to support Syracuse

Detroit mayor Dave Bing is at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta -- but not to cheer for Michigan. The former Syracuse hoopster is there to cheer on his former team as the Orange take on the Wolverines tonight in the Final Four in Atlanta. The Syracuse...

 

Pierre, Marlins run out of chances, lose to Mets

NEW YORK -- When the Miami Marlins needed to dispatch a backup catcher to deliver a message to the bullpen in person, they probably figured this would be a strange game. It was, with an exceptionally rare ruling by an umpire going against them...

 
Pierre, Marlins run out of chances, lose to Mets

Pierre, Marlins run out of chances, lose to Mets

NEW YORK -- When the Miami Marlins needed to dispatch a backup catcher to deliver a message to the bullpen in person, they probably figured this would be a strange game. It was, with an exceptionally rare ruling by an umpire going against them...

 
New world No. 1 Stacy Lewis struggling at Kraft Nabisco

New world No. 1 Stacy Lewis struggling at Kraft Nabisco

RANCHO MIRAGE -- Stacy Lewis, who recently took over No. 1 in the women's world golf rankings, has struggled through three rounds of the season's first major for LPGA players, the Kraft Nabisco Champonship at Mission Hills Country Club. Lewis, a...

 

Jarrod Lyle plays 18 holes in cancer recovery

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Australian professional Jarrod Lyle has played 18 holes of golf for the first time in 14 months as he continues to recover from a second battle with leukemia. The 31-year-old Lyle tweeted late Saturday that he was...

 

Video: Ashley Flair on working in wrestling

In her first interview as a developing pro wrestler/sports entertainer in FCW WWE NXT, the athletic Ashley Falir answered several questions before the show at the Havert L. Fenn Center in Fort Pierce, Fla. Published Sept. 17, 2012.

 
Church: Pastor Rick Warren's son commits suicide

Church: Pastor Rick Warren's son commits suicide

Lake Forest, Calif. - The Southern California church headed by popular evangelical Pastor Rick Warren announced Saturday that Warren's 27-year-old son has committed suicide.Warren's Saddleback Valley Community Church said in a statement that Matthew...

 

West Charlotte community steps in to help ‘The Color Purple'

Two months after a $50,000 donation from Wells Fargo, the Northwest School of the Arts' cast of “The Color Purple” is about $27,000 away from attending the International Thespian Festival in Nebraska. The students have until the...

 
Local fire departments, police raise money for firefighter battling cancer

Local fire departments, police raise money for firefighter battling cancer

Huntersville – It's hard to tell Jeff Reid has leukemia. The 58-year-old firefighter works 24-hour shifts, can haul heavy fire hoses up ladders without help and last week passed the Huntersville Fire Department's annual fitness test. But...

 

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