News archive from 7 April 2014

Weaver hit hard for 4 HRs in 7-4 loss to Astros

Weaver hit hard for 4 HRs in 7-4 loss to Astros

HOUSTON -- Jered Weaver left too many fastballs up in the strike zone, and the Houston Astros took advantage with four home runs off the Los Angeles Angels' ace. Scott Feldman threw seven strong innings, five Astros players went deep in all, and...

 

'Workmanlike' Blackhawks win 3rd straight

CHICAGO -- Not three minutes into Sunday's game, Andrew Shaw had drilled Alex Pietrangelo into the Blues' bench, and a short time later Blackhawks teammate Jeremy Morin had launched himself into his own bench on a failed check attempt. Bodies were...

 
Shields, Royals not quite good enough to beat Sale

Shields, Royals not quite good enough to beat Sale

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- James Shields pitched well. Chris Sale pitched better. Sale gave up four singles in eight scoreless innings as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-1 on Sunday. Shields (0-1) went seven and allowed one run....

 
Trumbo, Diamondbacks beat Rockies to avert sweep

Trumbo, Diamondbacks beat Rockies to avert sweep

DENVER -- Mark Trumbo homered for the fourth straight game, and the Arizona Diamondbacks averted a sweep by beating Colorado 5-3 on Sunday. Wade Miley pitched eight strong innings to extend his mastery over the Rockies. He also had a career-best three...

 

Pfizer reports promising results for cancer drug

WASHINGTON -- Pfizer says an experimental drug has shown encouraging results in treating advanced breast cancer in an early clinical trial. The world's second largest drugmaker says the drug prevented breast cancer from worsening for 20.2 months in a...

 

Body found in Indiana lake combed for missing Michigan doctor

PORTER, IND. - Authorities say the body of a woman has been found in a northwestern Indiana lake near where they conducted a January search for a missing Michigan doctor. Indiana State Police say a fisherman on Lake Charles in the town of Porter...

 

Hagel to tour China's new aircraft carrier

TOKYO U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to get a rare tour of China's first aircraft carrier Monday, becoming the first foreign visitor to go aboard the ship. A senior defense official said Hagel requested the visit. China spent a decade...

 

Fowler: We have reached a golden age in Charlotte pro sports uptown

Sometimes a golden age sneaks up on you. Sometimes it is only visible when you look back on it a few years later through the prism of time. It's a “those were the days” sort of feeling. Remember back when the kids were young?...

 

Rain forces Duck Commander 500 to be postponed until Monday

FORT WORTH, Texas Ducks like water. NASCAR does not. Due to persistent rain showers and cold temperatures which hampered track drying efforts, Sunday's Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway has been postponed until noon ET on Monday. The race...

 
Opa-locka Executive Airport ascends in the jet-set market

Opa-locka Executive Airport ascends in the jet-set market

A new terminal for passengers of private jets at Opa-locka Executive Airport looks like something out of South Beach. The sleek interior has a white terrazzo floor, a lounge area with a bar, and a passenger service counter that resembles the front...

 
Small Business makeover: Air Quality Control Environmental in Coral Springs

Small Business makeover: Air Quality Control Environmental in Coral Springs

​ In 1991, two weeks after Al Dexter moved his wife and four kids to South Florida, he was laid off from his job. So Dexter, then 49, started working with a man cleaning air ducts — not for pay, but to learn the business. A...

 
Hollywood's Watch-U-Want makes its mark in world of timepieces

Hollywood's Watch-U-Want makes its mark in world of timepieces

O.J. Whatley owes a lot to Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher. They helped him purchase his first Rolex and eventually led to his founding Watch-U-Want, a Hollywood company that bills itself as the “largest purchaser and reseller of the highest...

 
Weighing in on a long career

Weighing in on a long career

This week, more than 1,000 professionals from around the globe will come to Miami for the International Council for Commercial Arbitration bi-annual congress. But don't think of this as just another flood of out-of-towners, Miami lawyer Burton Landy...

 

Entrepreneurship datebook and startup news to note

DATEBOOK Business Basics: Launching or growing a business? SCORE Miami-Dade offers a free seminar, “What Can SCORE Do For Me?” at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, Miami Beach Public Library, 227 22nd Street. More info:...

 

Venture for America is Miami-bound

Venture for America is on the move: to Miami. The national nonprofit group recruits top-caliber recent college graduates and sends them to startups looking for talent. VFA focuses on communities with promising high-growth companies and a low cost of...

 

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