News archive from 11 July 2013

Study: Brainpower in the very old may be improving

NEW YORK -- If you're lucky enough to live into your 90s, how well will your brain hold up? You may have an edge over people who got there ahead of you, a new study hints. Researchers found that on tests of mental abilities, a group of 95-year-old...

 
Charlie Sheen’s ‘Two and a Half Men’ daughter will be gay: report

Charlie Sheen’s ‘Two and a Half Men’ daughter will be gay: report

The legacy of Charlie Harper reportedly will return to CBS’s sitcom “Two and a Half Men” this fall, in the form of a long-lost daughter who is 21, gorgeous and gay. E! News says the character, who has not yet been cast, will have the same unrestrained...

 

Stevenson High School hoax letter promises academic credit for pay

Given Illinois' school funding woes, the letter was almost believable. Written on what appeared to be official Stevenson High School stationery, the letter announced a pilot program that would allow freshmen "to make financial donations to ease...

 
Astronaut recovering from space journey

Astronaut recovering from space journey

Astronaut and Statesville native Tom Marshburn returned to Earth on May 15 from the International Space Station, but he's still feeling the effects of his five months in space. “I don't have all of my stamina back,” Marshburn...

 

Some summer league teams are experimenting with short-sleeve jerseys

Summer league exhibitions offer the NBA and its teams a chance to experiment. Young referees, for example, receive valuable training. The teams, meanwhile, use the games to evaluate young players. This year, the experimentation even applies to the...

 

Rangers put Yu Darvish on DL with fatigue of his trapezius muscle

BALTIMORE – Texas Rangers RHP Yu Darvish will be placed on the disabled list Thursday, retroactive to Sunday, with fatigue of the trapezius muscle in his upper back. The Rangers anticipate Darvish will be ready to be activated the first day he is...

Dallas News, 19:05 in Sport
 

Angels pitchers Tommy Hanson, Jason Vargas take steps toward return

CHICAGO - Tommy Hanson and Jason Vargas, who represent two-thirds of the Angels rotation, both took significant steps in their return from injury this week. Hanson, on the disabled list since June 26 because of a forearm strain, threw a 35-pitch...

 

Chris Wondolowski sells Drew Carey the shirt off his back

Comedian, game-show host and big-time soccer fan Drew Carey has offered to donate $5,000 to charity in exchange for the jersey U.S. national team striker Chris Wondolowski wore while scoring three first-half goals in Tuesday's 6-1 Gold Cup win over...

 

Jay-Z's 'Picasso Baby' performance has a filmic bent

Jay-Z has a flair for the theatrical. Does he also have a flair for the cinematic? The rapper's latest stunt, a six-hour performance of "Picasso Baby" - he rapped the song over and over at an art gallery in New York on Wednesday to promote...

 
Manny Machado says seventh-inning interference ruling was 'a tough call'

Manny Machado says seventh-inning interference ruling was 'a tough call'

When Manny Machado struck out looking for the first out of the seventh inning Tuesday, it looked like there would be at least some positive to take away from the at-bat, as Nick Markakis beat Texas catcher A.J. Pierzynski's throw into second base....

 

Gators await word on academic eligibility of top recruit Chris Walker

GAINESVILLE - Fresh from coaching the USA U-19 world championship team to a rare a gold medal, Gators coach Billy Donovan returned home this week to face questions about his Florida program. Top recruit Chris Walker's eligibility is up in the air;...

 

Michelle Obama praises South Carolina exercise efforts

WASHINGTON -- Michelle Obama congratulated dozens of local elected officials, including councilwomen from both Richland County and Columbia, at a White House ceremony Wednesday that celebrated healthy lifestyles. “You do not have to do what...

 
Ole Miss suspends Marshall Henderson indefinitely

Ole Miss suspends Marshall Henderson indefinitely

Mississippi senior guard Marshall Henderson was suspended indefinitely Wednesday, the school announced. The school cited the suspension as being for a violation of team rules, according to media reports. "Since the season ended, we have talked a...

 

Singer Bieber creates a Stanley Cup stir

Justin Bieber created quite a commotion Tuesday at the United Center, and it had nothing to do with the teen pop singer's performance on stage. A photo posted to Twitter of Bieber posing with the Stanley Cup was bad enough for some Blackhawks fans,...

 
Wheeler, Buck lead Mets over slumping Giants

Wheeler, Buck lead Mets over slumping Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- Former Giants prospect Zack Wheeler pitched seven sharp innings, Marlon Byrd homered again and the New York Mets completed their first sweep in San Francisco since 1994 with a 7-2 win Wednesday. Daniel Murphy and John Buck each had...

 

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