News archive from 7 August 2012

Jamaica marks 50th anniversary of independence

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Thousands of Jamaicans gathered outside the island's national stadium to celebrate the Caribbean country's 50th anniversary of independence from Britain. Many of Monday's revelers wore the national colors of gold, black and green...

 
Giant tiger shark shatters record at Outcast Mega Shark Tournament

Giant tiger shark shatters record at Outcast Mega Shark Tournament

Tyler Kennedy, third from right, caught this massive 948.6-pound tiger shark Saturday to set a new record and win the open and tiger shark divisions of the Outcast Mega Shark Tournament based in Pensacola. Also onboard were, left to right, Rob...

 
Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade now an author; A Father First drops next month

Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade now an author; A Father First drops next month

Basketball star. Olympian. Fashion icon. Businessman. Now Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade is adding a new accomplishment to his resume: Author. Starting Monday, his first book, A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball, can be pre-ordered...

 

Iran's currency falls to record low against dollar

TEHRAN, Iran -- Traders say Iran's currency has hit a record low against the U.S. dollar in street trading. The rial dropped 5 percent in a single day, to 21,500 rials to the dollar. The collapse of the Iranian currency is a sign of the effect Western...

 
Lions' pad-less Cliff Avril not worried about first-day rust

Lions' pad-less Cliff Avril not worried about first-day rust

Allen Park - So, coach Jim Schwartz, how did Cliff Avril look in his first day of work?"He looked like he was not in pads and everybody else was," Schwartz said. Bam. As stipulated in the new collective bargaining agreement, players can't...

 
Pirates' Burnett named N.L. player of the week

Pirates' Burnett named N.L. player of the week

By Michael Sanserino / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pirates starter A.J. Burnett was named the National League Player of the Week, the team announced this afternoon. Burnett was 2-0 and allowed two earned runs in 17 2/3 innings -- pitching one complete...

 

Iran's currency falls to record low against dollar

TEHRAN, Iran Traders say Iran's currency has hit a record low against the U.S. dollar in street trading. The rial dropped 5 percent in a single day, to 21,500 rials to the dollar. The collapse of the Iranian currency is a sign of the effect Western...

 

Broncos sign veteran LB Brooking

The Denver Broncos signed 14-year veteran linebacker Keith Brooking on Monday. Brooking, who is a five-time Pro Bowler, has spent the last three seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, recording 50 tackles last year. The 12th overall pick by the Atlanta...

 

Son of John Mellencamp walks on to Duke team

DURHAM, N.C. -- This Duke walk-on will try to help the Blue Devils R-O-C-K in the ACC. Duke began practice Monday with freshman Hud Mellencamp - the son of rocker John Mellencamp - on its roster. Mellencamp was home-schooled and did not play high...

 
American Suhr ends Isinbayeva's pole vault streak

American Suhr ends Isinbayeva's pole vault streak

LONDON -- Jenn Suhr of the United States won the gold medal in the women's pole vault on Monday, ending Russian Yelena Isinbayeva's bid for a third straight Olympic title. Suhr won after clearing 4.75 meters at her second attempt, and missed every...

 
Grenada's Kirani James wins Olympic 400 title

Grenada's Kirani James wins Olympic 400 title

LONDON -- Kirani James claimed Grenada's first medal in Olympic history Monday night, leaving the field behind in a drizzle to win the 400-meter gold by more than a half-second. The 19-year-old James, the reigning world champion and a two-time NCAA...

 

Police investigate shots fired into Chesterfield Twp. Home

Chesterfield Township- Police are asking for the public's help to find the suspect or suspects who fired shots into a home in the 24 Mile and Sass Road area on Sunday.No one was injured and police continue to investigate to determine who was...

 

Family buries Marine who went missing decades ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — On a wind-swept bluff overlooking the Pacific, Robert Rivenburgh sobbed like he never had in the nearly four decades since his older brother went missing during the Vietnam War.The remains of Marine Pfc. Richard W. Rivenburgh had...

Chron, 17:07 in World News
 
Is Memphis the birthplace of rock 'n' roll?

Is Memphis the birthplace of rock 'n' roll?

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- This port city on the Mississippi River calls itself the birthplace of rock 'n' roll. Its credentials? The Memphis Recording Service, forerunner of Sun Studio, in 1951 recorded Rocket 88 by Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats, which...

 

Dave Little’s Parx analysis for Tuesday, August 7, 2012

1. Gold Necessities popped clear of lesser foes at Monmouth, may do it again in Parx debut at a respectable price. Indian Eddie, odds-on in last three, was a determined winner in last and will be the favorite. Allen’s Star, like the second choice, is...

Daily News, 17:10 in Sport
 

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