News archive from 7 August 2013

NBA releases 2013-14 schedule

The NBA's 2013-14 season will tip off with the two-time defending champion Miami Heat taking on the Chicago Bulls, the league announced Tuesday. The NBA released the schedule for its 68th season, which will begin with a televised doubleheader on TNT...

 

Obama trumpets housing gains, calls for affordable mortgages

PHOENIX -- Proclaiming a rebounding housing market, President Barack Obama on Tuesday pressed Congress to help more Americans secure cheaper mortgages – or affordable rentals – and stressed a need to limit government involvement...

 

Williams files for lieutenant governor

JUNEAU, Alaska -- A Palmer math teacher has made his plans to run for lieutenant governor official. Democrat Bob Williams says he filed with the Division of Elections on Tuesday. Williams is seeking to succeed Republican Mead Treadwell, who has...

 

Aides: US to extend Myanmar gems ban

WASHINGTON -- Congressional aides say the Obama administration is planning to extend a ban on imports of rubies and jade from Myanmar because of the powerful military's involvement in the trade. The gemstones are sourced from border regions,...

 

Review: Hector Zamora's quiet indictment of American dream at REDCAT

For his first solo exhibition in L.A., São Paulo artist Héctor Zamora sutures together two emblems of Southern California consumerism: the single family home and the shopping cart. Nearly filling the gallery at REDCAT, "Panglossian Paradigm"...

 

S Silva leaves Bills camp, placed on exempt list

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills have placed Mana Silva on the exempt-left squad list after the backup safety left training camp without being excused. The NFL granted the Bills permission to make the move Tuesday, a day after Silva left camp before...

 

Pacers to get national exposure in 2013-14

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Pacers will appear on national television 17 times this season, the NBA announced Monday. Indiana has eight games on ESPN, two on TNT and seven on NBA TV. The reigning Central Division champs will face two-time defending champion...

 

Mets put Parnell on DL, call up prospect Flores

The New York Mets opted to place closer Bobby Parnell on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday due to a herniated disc that has sidelined the right-hander for nearly a week. Parnell has not pitched since July 30 because of the injury, which enables the...

 
Brandon Jennings: Pistons will bring Lob City to Detroit this year

Brandon Jennings: Pistons will bring Lob City to Detroit this year

Can the Pistons become Lob City East? Their latest acquisition, point guard Brandon Jennings, seems to think Motown can become the Eastern Conference version of the Los Angeles Clippers. He looks at the front court of Andre Drummond, Greg Monroe and...

 

O'Dell pushes lead to 4 at W.Va. Amateur

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Hurricane's Sam O'Dell shot a 6-under-par 66 to push his lead to four strokes after the second round of the West Virginia Amateur. O'Dell had four birdies, two eagles and two bogeys Tuesday on the Greenbrier Course...

 
Mickelson feeling complete after Open triumph

Mickelson feeling complete after Open triumph

PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Phil Mickelson looks at himself differently these days. Sure, there's a bit of uncertainty in the grogginess of morning, when he wakes up wondering if that claret jug really belongs to him for a whole year. Then — yep...

 

Ark. St. women's tennis signs 2 for 2013-14 season

JNONESBORO, Ark. -- Arkansas State has signed two new student-athletes to the university's women's tennis squad. Victoria Pisani of England and Julie Gauguery of France have signed national letters of intent to play for the Red Wolves in the 2013-14...

 

Seattle's revamped D-line ready for preseason

RENTON, Wash. -- On a team that counts continuity among its greatest strengths, the Seattle Seahawks are hoping that change can be a good thing for the defensive line. Veterans Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett and Tony McDaniel were brought in to add...

 

Mets call up Flores, put Parnell on DL

NEW YORK -- The Mets have placed closer Bobby Parnell on the 15-day disabled list because of a herniated disc in his neck and have recalled infielder Wilmer Flores from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday. Flores, one of the rebuilding Mets' top prospects,...

 

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