News archive from 8 July 2015

Orlando City to be active in summer transfer window

Orlando City to be active in summer transfer window

The MLS summer transfer window opens on Wednesday and Orlando City is expected to be active. Orlando City has been in contact with several potential signings and would like to make a move earlier in the window, which closes Aug. 6, according to a...

 

Prosecutors to decide charges in Confederate flag dispute

About 5:30 p.m. Monday, Phillip Arroyo, a local law school student, was leaving downtown Orlando on his normal commute home when a white pickup truck caught his eye. Hanging on a metal post bolted to the bed of the Ford truck was a Confederate flag...

 
Rollins renames philanthropy center to honor foundation

Rollins renames philanthropy center to honor foundation

When people in Florida talk about a famous Bush these days, they typically mean Jeb. And if not Jeb, then George W. or George H.W. or, at the very least, Barbara. Recently, leaders from Central Florida's nonprofit sector attended a dedication ceremony...

 
Protect phones, other devices in summer — without rice

Protect phones, other devices in summer — without rice

Lakes and rivers draw many a vacationer in the summer. But time with cabins, boats and beaches also introduces risks to electronic devices, whether phones, tablets or laptops. Josh Nelson, owner of LGS Electronics in St. Cloud, Minn., said one of the...

 
Incredibly rare split-colored lobster caught off Maine

Incredibly rare split-colored lobster caught off Maine

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — A rare orange-brown split-colored lobster has turned up off the coast of Maine. The Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1CjXCKL ) that the unusual lobster arrived last week at Pine Point Fisherman's Co-Op in Scarborough....

 
Austin Dillon ready to fly again this weekend in Kentucky

Austin Dillon ready to fly again this weekend in Kentucky

Austin Dillon's protective HANS device feels like his Superman cape. While America watched in horror as his stock car went tumbling up and down Daytona International Speedway, Dillon had a quick thought: "Hold on! hold on!" Seconds later, it...

 
Yankees to get Andrew Miller, Jacoby Ellsbury back from DL Wednesday

Yankees to get Andrew Miller, Jacoby Ellsbury back from DL Wednesday

NEW YORK (AP) — The first-place Yankees are about to get a pair of important players back at once. New York closer Andrew Miller and center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury are expected to come off the disabled list before Wednesday night's game against...

Usa Today, 20:06 in Sport
 
NASCAR dialing up new rules packages to enhance passing

NASCAR dialing up new rules packages to enhance passing

NASCAR on Tuesday announced rules package changes for four of the final nine races of the Sprint Cup regular season and left open the possibility of more in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. The new packages, intended to stoke passing and enliven a...

Usa Today, 20:06 in Sport
 
Lauren Holiday says she will no longer compete with U.S. national team

Lauren Holiday says she will no longer compete with U.S. national team

USA TODAY Sports' Martin Rogers breaks down the legacy of USWNT player Abby Wambach. LOS ANGELES – United States midfielder Lauren Holiday bade an emotional farewell to the women's national team on Tuesday, just two days after winning the World Cup....

Usa Today, 20:06 in Sport
 
Challengers will try to knock off men's Big Four in Wimbledon quarterfinals

Challengers will try to knock off men's Big Four in Wimbledon quarterfinals

WIMBLEDON, England — For the first time in four years, the top four men are into the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, and they face off against a cast of characters looking to uproot the status quo. But can any of these so-called challengers rise to the...

Usa Today, 20:06 in Sport
 
Market Fresh: July is in full force and with it are the fresh veggies

Market Fresh: July is in full force and with it are the fresh veggies

The fields are flourishing. It’s clear the farmers are busy as yet another market opens on Wednesday. But those farmers say nature could help out a little too. “We are sorely in need of the predicted rainfall this week,” says Sarah Bean of Arctic...

 

It's now the Kusilvak Census Area in Western Alaska as federal bureau drops slave owner's name

BETHEL – A village asked for it. State legislators, a U.S. senator and residents of Bethel supported it. The governor started the process. Now the U.S. Census Bureau has changed the name of a Western Alaska census area from that of a slave owner who...

 
Albert Pujols to participate in Home Run Derby

Albert Pujols to participate in Home Run Derby

DENVER (AP) — Albert Pujols' sons were pressing their father to take part in the All-Star Home Run Derby. Alberto Jr. and Ezra got their wish. Pujols, the Los Angeles Angels' first baseman, says he talked with Major League Baseball and confirmed he...

Usa Today, 20:31 in Sport
 
Blues lock up Vladimir Tarasenko with eight-year, $60 million deal

Blues lock up Vladimir Tarasenko with eight-year, $60 million deal

The St. Louis Blues signed star Vladimir Tarasenko to an eight-year, $60 million contract on Tuesday to achieve the roster certainty the New York Rangers only wish they had. While the Rangers are still looking for a way to fit a new contract for key...

Usa Today, 20:31 in Sport
 
After spotlight fades, U.S. women's soccer has another challenge ahead

After spotlight fades, U.S. women's soccer has another challenge ahead

People were pretty excited. LOS ANGELES -- There were dark glasses and hoarse voices and plenty of admissions of severe sleep deprivation, but the United States' victorious Women's World Cup team wasn't going to let such trivial matters get in the way...

Usa Today, 20:41 in Sport
 

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