News archive from 10 April 2014

Alan Gross hunger strike worries Cuba

The Cuban government is “concerned” about the hunger strike declared by Alan Gross, a U.S. government subcontractor jailed in Havana for four years, and is willing to swap him for three Cuban spies in U.S. prisons, a senior...

 

Gov. Fallin signs 10 bills into law, vetoes 1

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Gov. Mary Fallin has signed 10 bills into law and vetoed one. House Bill 2509 was signed Wednesday. It will extend the end date on the aerospace engineer employee and employer tax credit and the employer credit for tuition...

 

Sam Mellinger: In current college sports reality, Joel Embiid had no choice than to enter NBA Draft

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- We can have a serious conversation sometime about creating a world in which Joel Embiid faced a tough decision. That'd be fun, actually. We can talk about letting an NBA prospect take a no-interest, no-risk loan on his first year's...

 

Twenty-five things about the Frozen Four

The Frozen Four is much more than a cute name. It is NCAA hockey at its best. Granted, college hockey and Philadelphia go together like cheesesteaks and warm milk, but the four remaining teams each offer their own pieces of intrigue. There's the local...

 

Twenty players to watch this week in the Masters

_ Twenty players to watch this week in the Masters (Career wins include sanctioned events on the PGA Tour or the European Tour): ---_ Adam Scott Age/Nation: 33/Australia Official World Golf Ranking: 2 Career wins: 17 Marquee wins: Deutsche Bank...

 
Payne leaves no doubt who calls shots at Augusta

Payne leaves no doubt who calls shots at Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Eighty years after it was founded, dozens of questions remain about the murky inner workings of the Augusta National Golf Club. There are none about who calls the shots. Chairman Billy Payne proved that again Wednesday, tackling a wide...

 

Iowa seeking dynamic RBs, WRs

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa appears to be deep enough at both running back and wide receiver heading into next season. What the Hawkeyes would really like to see is a few of those guys blossom into big-time playmakers. Iowa's abundance of backs could be...

 

Tapiture favorite in Saturday's Arkansas Derby

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Tapiture has been designated the early favorite in the $1 million Arkansas Derby and will break from the third post position. The Southwest Stakes winner was named a 9-5 favorite for Saturday's race at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs....

 
LeMahieu leads Rockies to 10-4 win over White Sox

LeMahieu leads Rockies to 10-4 win over White Sox

DENVER -- D.J. LeMahieu's two-run single broke a tie in a six-run eighth inning, sending the Colorado Rockies to a 10-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. LeMahieu finished with three hits, including an RBI double in the sixth that tied the...

 

Twins place Arcia on DL, call up Mastroianni

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have placed right fielder Oswaldo Arcia on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right wrist. The move was made after Wednesday's game against Oakland, retroactive to Saturday. Arcia sat out for the fourth...

 
Obama to pay homage to - and dodge comparisons with - LBJ's legacy

Obama to pay homage to - and dodge comparisons with - LBJ's legacy

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama comes face to face Thursday with the legacy of Lyndon Johnson. Obama will deliver the keynote address at Johnson's presidential library in Austin, Texas, marking the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights...

 

Moore: 2014 a pivotal season for Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne

Beat writer David Moore answered questions in a chat Tuesday. Here are some highlights. Question: What are your thoughts on Claiborne. Do you predict a rebound. Or another letdown? David Moore: This is a pivotal season for Claiborne. He didn't play...

Dallas News, 19:08 in Sport
 

Thumb surgery will keep Josh Hamilton out of May series with Rangers

SEATTLE — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks because of a torn ligament in his left thumb. The 2010 AL MVP was injured during Tuesday night’s game against Seattle during a headfirst slide into first...

Dallas News, 19:09 in Sport
 

‘Action!' or ‘Cut!' on film incentive?

We confess: It was fun having Claire Danes and the “Homeland” cast film a scene for their hit show in the Observer newsroom last spring. (At least, until we could all recite her profanity-laced lines by heart after a couple dozen...

 

Observer Forum: Letters to the editor

In response to “Start here on teacher pay” (April 8 Viewpoint): Finally a strong push for increasing teacher salaries! As a former Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools student I am happy to finally see a strong push for educational...

 

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