News archive from 9 September 2014

AP Poll: Allen stays atop 6A; Rockwall-Heath, Lancaster make huge 5A jumps

Here is The Associated Press high school poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, points based on 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, and the team's ranking in last week's poll: Class 6ASchoolTotalPointsPrv1. Allen (14)(2-0)22712. Katy (7)(2-0)22123....

Dallas News, 19:01 in Sport
 

Podcast: Which undefeated teams have not lived up to the hype, the best psyche-up music and more

Corbett Smith, Matt Wixon, Greg Riddle and Megan Ryan discuss some of the latest news and events from the 2014 Texas high school football season. Topics for Week 3 include: Which 2-0 teams haven't lived up to preseason billing?Which 0-2 teams are...

Dallas News, 19:01 in Sport
 

Canadian navy ship bussed by 3 Russian jets

TORONTO A Canadian navy frigate taking part in a NATO exercise in the Black Sea was buzzed by three Russian military jets off the southern coast of Ukraine. Defense Minister Rob Nicholson said Monday it was "unnecessarily provocative." He...

 

Experts question Nicaragua meteorite reports

MANAGUA, Nicaragua Outside experts raised doubts on Monday about whether a loud boom and a gaping crater found in Nicaragua this weekend were caused by a meteorite, as the government has said. The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration...

 

Pirates to open 2015 season in Cincinnati

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates will start the 2015 season on the road. Pittsburgh travels to Cincinnati to face the Reds on April 6, 2015, then heads to Milwaukee before hosting Detroit in the home opener at PNC Park on April 13. It's the first...

 

Division approves health plan rate hikes

JUNEAU, Alaska -- The Alaska Division of Insurance has approved rate increases of up to 40 percent for individuals who bought health insurance plans through the federally run online marketplace. Roughly 10,000 Alaskans receive federal subsidies to...

 

Column: Any publicity is good for Mayweather

LAS VEGAS -- The big question surrounding Floyd Mayweather Jr. coming into this week wasn't about how well he can fight but how well he can read. Sure, Marcos Maidana gave him fits his last time out, so much so that they are fighting again Saturday...

 
Fisher quashes rumors he benched Hill

Fisher quashes rumors he benched Hill

ST. LOUIS -- Jeff Fisher called "absurd" speculation he yanked quarterback Shaun Hill at halftime of the St. Louis Rams' opening blowout loss to Minnesota. Fisher reiterated Monday that the 34-year-old Hill is his starter, and if healthy...

 

Twins open 2015 on road; home opener vs. Royals

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins are set up for fewer postponed games in 2015, even if the spring weather is cold and soggy again. The Twins announced their schedule, which includes only 10 home games in April and 20 before Memorial Day. The Twins...

 
No Broadway dimming of lights for Joan Rivers

No Broadway dimming of lights for Joan Rivers

NEW YORK -- Despite being a long champion of New York theater, Joan Rivers will not be memorialized by the dimming of Broadway's lights. The Broadway League, which represents theater owners and producers, has decided that Rivers did not meet the...

 
Pats deal with 1st opening-day loss in 11 years

Pats deal with 1st opening-day loss in 11 years

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots offensive line couldn't protect Tom Brady. The defensive line couldn't stop Knowshon Moreno. And the bottom line is the Patriots' streak of winning season openers is over at 10 games. Safety Devin McCourty...

 
Browns' Pettine not satisfied with almost winning

Browns' Pettine not satisfied with almost winning

CLEVELAND -- Browns rookie coach Mike Pettine stood before his players and told them there's no such thing as a moral victory. The Browns rallied from a 24-point deficit before losing 30-27 at Pittsburgh on Sunday, Cleveland's 10th straight...

 
Oklahoma coach Stoops' rivalry with SEC continues

Oklahoma coach Stoops' rivalry with SEC continues

NORMAN, Okla. -- It's Bob Stoops vs. the SEC, once again. Fourth-ranked Oklahoma hosts Tennessee on Saturday, the first time the Sooners will play a Southeastern Conference team since stunning SEC power Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Stoops has been...

 

BB&T to acquire Kentucky bank

BB&T Corp. CEO Kelly King said Monday the Winston-Salem lender has agreed to purchase a Kentucky bank, in a move that allows it to enter the Cincinnati market. In an interview with the Observer, King also said he expects BB&T will add to its...

 

Ailing Cher postpones tour stops in NY, NH

NEW YORK -- Cher has rescheduled tour stops in New York and New Hampshire due to illness. A Monday news release says the singer has been diagnosed with an acute viral infection and has rescheduled opening stops on the second leg of her Dressed to Kill...

 

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