News archive from 11 May 2014

Ribo Bobo draws off to win Monmouth Park feature

OCEANPORT, N.J. -- Ribo Bobo took command in the stretch and drew off to win the $75,000 Decathlon Stakes on opening day at Monmouth Park on Saturday, beating Joe Tess by 1½ lengths. Ridden by Paco Lopez and trained by Jason Servis, the...

 
Clippers focus on trying to stop rest of Thunder

Clippers focus on trying to stop rest of Thunder

LOS ANGELES -- Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are back to their old selves after getting thrashed by 17 points to open their series against the Clippers. Oklahoma City has a 2-1 lead over Los Angeles in the Western Conference semifinal series...

 

St. Louis Rams take Michael Sam in 7th ground, marking first openly gay football player drafted into NFL

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Sam has been picked by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the NFL draft, becoming the first openly gay player drafted by a pro football team. Sam played at Missouri, and came out as gay in media interviews earlier this...

Dallas News, 19:06 in Sport
 

Kansas GOP steps into dispute in US Senate race

TOPEKA, Kan. -- The Kansas Republican Party has stepped into a dispute over whether U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is eligible to run for re-election and suggested to a state board that it probably doesn't have the authority to settle the issue. Three-term...

 

Austrian drag queen wins Eurovision song contest

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Austrian bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst has won the 59th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with a James Bond-inspired power ballad. The song, "Rise Like a Phoenix," helped Wurst secure Austria's second victory...

 

Pagenaud prevails in inaugural GP of Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Simon Pagenaud gambled on fuel late in the race and then held off Ryan Hunter-Reay and Helio Castroneves in the final laps to win Saturday's inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis. This was the first time the...

 

Patriots add depth to offensive line

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots bolstered an offensive line that allowed 40 sacks last season on the third day of the NFL draft Saturday. The Patriots drafted All-America center Bryan Stork of Florida State and offensive tackle Cameron...

 
St. Louis Rams pick Michael Sam in NFL draft

St. Louis Rams pick Michael Sam in NFL draft

NEW YORK -- Michael Sam has been picked by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the NFL draft, becoming the first openly gay player drafted by a pro football team. Sam played at Missouri, and came out as gay in media interviews earlier this...

 
CubaNostalgia: Singer Johnny Ventura remembers the ‘Queen' — Celia Cruz

CubaNostalgia: Singer Johnny Ventura remembers the ‘Queen' — Celia Cruz

I met Celia when she came to Santo Domingo for the first time with the Sonora Matancera. I was just 15 years old. The band was scheduled to play at the Teatro Max, which was right around the corner from where I lived. The tickets to the show cost one...

 
Coast Guard suspends search for Miami man wanted on Medicare fraud charges

Coast Guard suspends search for Miami man wanted on Medicare fraud charges

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended a search off the Florida Keys for an overdue boater who is wanted on federal Medicare fraud charges. Robert A. Garcia-Esquerro, 43, disappeared after leaving the Key West Marina on the morning of May 3 aboard Miss...

 

Padres' Headley comes off DL

San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Padres activated third baseman Chase Headley from the 15-day disabled list prior to Saturday's game against the Miami Marlins. Headley had been sidelined since April 24 by a strained right calf that...

 
Dozens of protesters ride in off-limits canyon

Dozens of protesters ride in off-limits canyon

BLANDING, Utah -- Dozens of people rode their ATVs and motorcycles on an off-limits trail in southern Utah on Saturday in a protest against what the group calls the federal government's overreaching control of public lands. San Juan County Sheriff...

 
Illegal Park Service projects damage sacred site

Illegal Park Service projects damage sacred site

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- National Park Service officials approved $3 million in illegal construction projects over a decade that damaged one of the nation's most sacred American Indian burial sites, but few have been punished for the bureaucratic failure,...

 

Suspect in Ga. pitchfork robbery arrested in Tenn.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Authorities have arrested a suspect in the pitchfork robbery of a Waffle House in Georgia and a killing in Tennessee. The Knox County Sheriff's Office says 49-year-old Jeffery Willard Wooten was arrested on Friday. The sheriff's...

 

Man with DUI past killed by alleged drunk driver

DANA POINT, Calif. -- An Orange County man recently released from rehab after three drunken driving convictions died when authorities say a 19-year-old man who had been drinking struck him, a newspaper reported. Haitham Gamal, 38, was bicycling in...

 

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