News archive from 7 July 2013

Coach Q brings the Stanley Cup to Wrigley

Joel Quenneville continues to enjoy the spoils of victory. The Chicago Blackhawks coach hoisted the Stanley Cup on Saturday before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at Wrigley Field as the crowd roared. Cubs manager Dale Sveum was on the...

 

Aaron Hernandez fallout: Teams reevaluate taking risks on players

A onetime point of pride for the New England Patriots has suddenly skewered the NFL franchise. The team that has famously gotten the most out of some talented players viewed as character risks - among them receiver Randy Moss and running back Corey...

 

Report: Georgia man drowns in rip current in Ormond Beach

A 30-year-old Georgia man drowned in a rip current in Ormond Beach about noon Saturday, wesh.com is reporting. Lifeguards rescued 48 people in Volusia on Saturday and at least 10 on Brevard County beaches, according to the website. To read the...

 

Mexico volcano spits 2 mile-high ash cloud

MEXICO CITY The Popocatepetl volcano just east of Mexico City has spit out a cloud of ash and vapor 2 miles (3 kilometers) high over several days of eruptions, and Mexico City residents awoke Saturday to find a fine layer of volcanic dust on their...

 

At Wimbledon final, a closely matched Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic

WIMBLEDON, England - The legend of 1936 champion Fred Perry, the last British man to win the Wimbledon singles title, has been Andy Murray's constant companion for years. Murray has faced questions about Perry - who is commemorated in statue form...

 

Latin American nations offer Snowden asylum, but no travel documents

MOSCOW - Edward Snowden has found supporters in Latin America, including three countries that offered him asylum. But many obstacles stand in the way of the fugitive NSA leaker leaving a Russian airport — chief among them the power and influence of...

 
Militants set fire to Nigerian boarding school, killing at least 30

Militants set fire to Nigerian boarding school, killing at least 30

POTISKUM, NIGERIA - Muslim militants attacked a boarding school before dawn Saturday, dousing a dormitory in fuel and lighting it ablaze as students slept, survivors said. At least 30 people were killed in the deadliest attack yet on schools in...

 

Mexico volcano spits 2 mile-high ash cloud

MEXICO CITY -- The Popocatepetl volcano just east of Mexico City has spit out a cloud of ash and vapor 2 miles (3 kilometers) high over several days of eruptions, and Mexico City residents awoke Saturday to find a fine layer of volcanic dust on their...

 
Miami Marlins' Jose Fernandez selected to NL All-Star team

Miami Marlins' Jose Fernandez selected to NL All-Star team

ST. LOUIS -- Jose Fernandez hasn't had to calm down too often during a start this season. He had to for a moment Saturday afternoon after stepping into his manager's office. Fernandez, the Marlins' 20-year-old talented rookie, had just found out he...

 

Federal officials to investigate retaliation complaint against UNC

CHAPEL HILL UNC-Chapel Hill faces a third federal investigation related to sexual assault complaints. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights will look into whether the university retaliated against a student, Landen...

 

Brandon Phillips goes Hollywood on comment about teammate Homer Bailey

"He had his inner Batman out today." -Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, after the no-hitter thrown Tuesday by teammate Homer Bailey, on the pitcher's resemblance to "Batman" actor Christian Bale. "I don't know....

 

Ray Lewis unable to climb Mount Kilimanjaro due to foot injury and fever

BALTIMORE -- Retired Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis was unable to take part in a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro due to a foot injury and fever, according to the charitable organization, TackleKili. Prior to the climb, TackleKili said that Lewis' fever...

 
Davis tops fan vote, O's have 3 All-Star starters

Davis tops fan vote, O's have 3 All-Star starters

NEW YORK -- Baltimore first baseman Chris Davis has been picked to start for the American League in the All-Star game, drawing the most fan votes in the major leagues for his first selection. The rosters for the All-Star game at Citi Field in New York...

 

UFC 162: Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman live updates

UFC 162 takes place Saturday night from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, headlined by a UFC middleweight championship bout between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman. Weidman's wrestling and submission game makes him the closest betting underdog to the...

 
Detroit Pistons add athletic Josh Smith for 4 years, $54 million

Detroit Pistons add athletic Josh Smith for 4 years, $54 million

ORLANDO - On paper it looks imposing. At center is second-year center Andre Drummond, who some think has franchise-player-type potential at the age of 19. At power forward is you have steady Greg Monroe, good for 16 points and 10 rebounds per game at...

 

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