News archive from 9 August 2015

Tigers' Iglesias has no regrets after shoving McCann

Tigers' Iglesias has no regrets after shoving McCann

Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias was unapologetic today when he talked to reporters about shoving teammate James McCann in Friday’s 7-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox. Iglesias didn't speak to the media after Friday’s game and McCann wouldn't...

Usa Today, 19:07 in Sport
 
Jim Furyk dominating at Firestone again, in hunt for first win

Jim Furyk dominating at Firestone again, in hunt for first win

AKRON, Ohio – If it's World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational time, it must be Jim Furyk time. Yes, Tiger Woods owns this place, having won a record eight times at Firestone Country Club. So then let's call Furyk a high-end renter, for while...

Usa Today, 19:07 in Sport
 
Yorkie sniffed out her heart problem, woman says

Yorkie sniffed out her heart problem, woman says

BIG FLATS, N.Y. — A woman credits her Yorkshire terrier for saving her life — alerting her to an eminent heart attack that could have killed her before her 79th birthday two weeks from now. Labella, registered formally as Labella Musica, is a...

 

Central Florida's most beautiful urban roads

Big roads with lots of traffic don't have to be ugly. The unsightliness of East Colonial Drive or the others on my recent list of the worst-looking roads in Central Florida is not a fate we must accept. The best evidence of that? Today we look at the...

 

Legislature slashed funding for crucial campaign finance watchdog

For many political and business leaders in Alaska, it’s not a love-hate relationship that they’ve enjoyed with the Alaska Public Offices Commission. It’s a hate relationship, one that springs from disclosure and enforcement actions that occasionally...

 
Gators' offensive line looks to improve, mature under watchful eye of veteran coach Mike Summers

Gators' offensive line looks to improve, mature under watchful eye of veteran coach Mike Summers

GAINESVILLE - UF coach Jim McElwain calls Mike Summers "Little Bass," a nod to his offensive line coach's affinity for fishing. But while Summers might not always reel in the big one, he has proven quite a catch for McElwain. The 59-year-old...

 
Live updates: Orlando City, Philadelphia Union tied 0-0 in first half

Live updates: Orlando City, Philadelphia Union tied 0-0 in first half

Orlando City and the Philadelphia Union are tied 0-0 early in the first half at the Citrus Bowl. The Lions are chasing a much-needed win if they hope to make their first playoff appearance. The Union is last in the Eastern Conference standings and is...

 
Joey Logano wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Watkins Glen

Joey Logano wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — When it comes to the Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen International, it’s become Penske Racing’s playground now that Marcos Ambrose is no longer around. After a poor qualifying effort in Sprint Cup, Joey Logano shook off...

Usa Today, 19:51 in Sport
 
Shoulder stiffness sends Marlins ace Jose Fernandez back to Miami

Shoulder stiffness sends Marlins ace Jose Fernandez back to Miami

ATLANTA (AP) — Marlins ace Jose Fernandez headed back to Miami on Saturday to be examined by a doctor after feeling stiffness in his right shoulder following Friday night's outing against the Atlanta Braves. Fernandez is 4-0 with a 2.30 ERA in six...

Usa Today, 19:51 in Sport
 
Bell: Junior Seau's absence at Hall of Fame speaks volumes

Bell: Junior Seau's absence at Hall of Fame speaks volumes

USA TODAY Sports columnist Jarrett Bell breaks down the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class. CANTON, Ohio – Junior Seau was honored on Saturday night for the amazing football player that he embodied as one of the greatest linebackers in NFL history....

Usa Today, 19:51 in Sport
 
Live updates: Orlando City, Philadelphia Union tied 0-0 in first half

Live updates: Orlando City, Philadelphia Union tied 0-0 in first half

Orlando City and the Philadelphia Union are tied 0-0 early in the first half at the Citrus Bowl. The Lions are chasing a much-needed win if they hope to make their first playoff appearance. The Union is last in the Eastern Conference standings and is...

 
Florida bear hunters may outnumber Florida bears

Florida bear hunters may outnumber Florida bears

Two words used by animal-rights advocates to condemn Florida's first bear hunt in 21 years are sparking concern among hundreds of people who hope to snag a bear in October. "Trophy hunt." It's the same incriminating phrase used in...

 

Lawmakers ready for Round 3 of congressional map drawing

TALLAHASSEE - Florida lawmakers will return to the Capitol on Monday for their third try at drawing legal congressional districts, an effort that likely will transform political campaigns across the state. Two previous maps have been junked by the...

 

Hoping to avoid tragedies, state takes more kids into custody

Following intense criticism that too many children have died on the state's watch, Florida's child-welfare investigators have added a new layer of scrutiny that's fueling a steep increase in the number of kids removed from their homes. In Central...

 
Alligator bites off swimmer's arm

Alligator bites off swimmer's arm

LONGWOOD, Fla. — An alligator attacked a woman swimming in a river Saturday near Orlando, biting off her arm below the shoulder, witnesses said. The attack happened on the Wekiva River near Wekiva Island, where businesses rent out canoes about 15...

 
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