News archive from 12 February 2013, page 19

Congratulations. It's a 159-pound boy.

Congratulations. It's a 159-pound boy.

The bouncing baby boy weighed in at 159 pounds, and he's already standing and spending time cuddling with his mom. The Brevard Zoo in Melbourne announced Monday that a baby Masai giraffe was born Wednesday to mother Johari and father Raffki. The male...

 

Fashion designer who did Ann Romney outfits dies

BOSTON -- Fashion designer Alfred Fiandaca, known for classic styles including outfits Ann Romney wore during the 2012 presidential campaign, has died. Judy Nee, a family friend speaking Monday night for Fiandaca's daughter, Michelle Fiandaca of...

 
Lakers try to put drama behind them as they return from long trip

Lakers try to put drama behind them as they return from long trip

The Lakers returned home, weary after their longest trip of the season. But despite losses at Phoenix, Boston and Miami, the team pulled out four wins in seven games. "We're playing better. We're playing smarter," Kobe Bryant said Monday....

 

Ford: 'We can react very quickly' if diesel demand rises

Ann Arbor - Ford Motor Co.'s chief operating officer said Monday the automaker is prepared to act quickly should there be a spike in demand for diesel-powered automobiles."If we see diesels start to take off here in the U.S., we can react very...

 
Without Deron Williams, Tyshawn Taylor rises to the occasion as Brooklyn Nets top Indiana Pacers in overtime, 89-84 

Without Deron Williams, Tyshawn Taylor rises to the occasion as Brooklyn Nets top Indiana Pacers in...

INDIANAPOLIS - Deron Williams wasn't around so Tyshawn Taylor took over. The rookie from Kansas, who has been through stints in the D-League this season and long periods on the bench, played a career-high 33 minutes and scored Brooklyn's opening four...

Daily News, 22:31 in Sport
 
Lakers' Dwight Howard downplays his father's comments

Lakers' Dwight Howard downplays his father's comments

After returning home from the Lakers' lengthy trip, Dwight Howard didn't want to talk about his father's comments to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution "I really didn't know what was said," Howard said. "At this point, I don't care to...

 

Charlotteans split on Benedict’s legacy

Those at the top of the hierarchy were unanimous. “A great pope,” pronounced Bishop Peter Jugis, who heads the 46-county Catholic Diocese of Charlotte. “A great teacher,” added Abbot Placid Solari, who leads the...

 
Cactus League preview: Baseball money flows downhill, to the West

Cactus League preview: Baseball money flows downhill, to the West

The young men have gone west, for the money. The New York Yankees are no longer baseball's financial powerhouse. The Dodgers are. But Dodger dollars are not the only dollars flowing west. The richest free-agent contracts this winter came from L.A.:...

 

Shurmur expects Kelly to call the plays

PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, known to quip more than his predecessor, Andy Reid, wasn't exactly forthright. But he was amusing when talking about how the team's play-calling duties will work between him and new offensive coordinator...

 

Casselberry hopes to create 'city center' on 17-92 near Lake Concord

Casselberry doesn't have a distinct downtown like Winter Park's or Winter Garden's, so it's planning another way to lure shoppers and diners: creating a "city center" from the ground up. City commissioners hope to transform a stretch of land...

 

National writer: Rangers off-season perceived as a 'big failure' around the nation

USA Today writer Bob Nightengale recently joined Elf and Slater on KRLD-FM 105.3. Here are some highlights. On the Rangers’ offseason: “It’s looked upon as a big failure. If you ask around, people will say this is the most disappointing offseasons of...

Dallas News, 22:31 in Sport
 

Carolina Panthers president: Escalators key in Bank of America Stadium renovation

The Carolina Panthers plan to add a pair of top-of-line video boards, enhanced statistics on LED ribbon boards that encircle Bank of America Stadium and other upgrades to their 18-year-old home. But the top priority in the nearly $300 million...

 

Phil Sheridan: Kelly must resist siren song of Vick

PHILADELPHIA -- Before Chip Kelly burned his boats, here's hoping he noticed the wreckage along the coastline. They are the ruined vessels of other captains lured toward the rocks by the siren song of Michael Vick's physical gifts. They were coaches...

 
Angels reliever Ryan Madson suffers setback

Angels reliever Ryan Madson suffers setback

TEMPE, Ariz. - Ryan Madson felt soreness in his surgically repaired right elbow after a Feb. 1 bullpen session and hasn't thrown since, a setback that will probably prevent the reliever from being ready by the April 1 regular-season opener. Madson,...

 
Rockies' Fowler signs 2-year deal

Rockies' Fowler signs 2-year deal

Center fielder Dexter Fowler avoided arbitration with the Rockies, agreeing to a two-year, $11.6 million contract on Monday. Fowler, who made $2.35 million last season, batted a career-high .300 with 13 home runs, 53 RBIs, 12 stolen bases, a .389...

 

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