News archive from 12 May 2013

Astronauts take a walk to replace space station's ammonia pump

Astronauts take a walk to replace space station's ammonia pump

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - Astronauts making a rare, hastily planned spacewalk replaced a pump outside the International Space Station on Saturday in hopes of plugging a serious ammonia leak. The prospects of success grew as the minutes, then hours passed...

 

Steelers HOFer Butler dies

Jack Butler, who spent his entire nine- year NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, passed away Saturday at the age of 85. "Jack was a tremendous player who ranked among the best in league history with his 52 interceptions while only playing in...

 
Allmendinger enjoys taking 1st laps at Indy

Allmendinger enjoys taking 1st laps at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS -- AJ Allmendinger spent the first few laps Saturday getting acclimated to his new car at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He spent the next hour finding speed. The IndyCar rookie can't wait to see what's next. For a driver who has competed...

 

Garcia rattled by crowd roar for Tiger at TPC

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Sergio Garcia blamed a roar from the crowd watching Tiger Woods for an errant shot that led to him losing the lead at the Players Championship on Saturday. Garcia glared in playing partner Woods's direction after the...

 

Quenneville sends message to Saad - pick it up

The first sign something was amiss Saturday was a white jersey, usually reserved for injured players or scratches-to-be, hanging in his stall. "A little surprised," Brandon Saad said. The next sign was coach Joel Quenneville skating Saad so...

 
'Mott Takeover' highlights U-M golf-weekend fundraiser for Children's Hospital

'Mott Takeover' highlights U-M golf-weekend fundraiser for Children's Hospital

The Brian Griese/Steve Hutchinson/Charles Woodson "Champions for Children's Hearts" golf-weekend fundraiser has been a fixture in Ann Arbor over the years and returns next weekend for the seventh time to raise money for the University of...

 

They said it: Quotes from the world of baseball

"In high school, report cards came out and our entire infield failed, so I had to go play short. That's a true story." - Vernon Wells, 34, on his last infield appearance before playing third base for the New York Yankees last Wednesday....

 
Helene St. James: It doesn't get any more turbulent than Game 7 between Red Wings, Ducks

Helene St. James: It doesn't get any more turbulent than Game 7 between Red Wings, Ducks

What with this being another day spent trekking between Detroit and Anaheim, it's time for another edition of Up in the Air. We're past Game 6 of the first-round series between the Detroit Red Wings and Anaheim Ducks, so let's get caught up. What's...

 
Anaheim columnist: Ducks let Red Wings off the hook, now face Game 7

Anaheim columnist: Ducks let Red Wings off the hook, now face Game 7

Game 7 is set for Sunday night at Honda Center. It wasn't necessary. Neither was Game 6, really, but the Detroit Red Wings, spurred by jerseys in the ceiling or echoes from the ‘90s or something even more spiritual, have done something remarkable in...

 

Miami Marlins' Jose Fernandez keeps his poise

LOS ANGELES -- Jose Fernandez looks at his rookie season with the Marlins as one big learning experience. On Friday night in the Marlins' 5-4 come-from-behind win over the Dodgers, the 20-year-old right-hander showed he's not only learning lessons,...

 
Lions' Nick Fairley says he learned from off-field mistakes

Lions' Nick Fairley says he learned from off-field mistakes

Nick Fairley made mistakes last year. He knows this. In 2012, Fairley was arrested on separate marijuana and driving-under-the influence-of-alcohol charges in April and May. It was a bad trend on a team full of good players who couldn't curb their bad...

 
Sergio Garcia rattled by crowd roar for Tiger at Players

Sergio Garcia rattled by crowd roar for Tiger at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - Sergio Garcia blamed a roar from the crowd watching Tiger Woods for an errant shot that led to him losing the lead at the Players Championship on Saturday. Garcia glared in playing partner Woods's direction after...

 
Southwest, Coral Reef fall in state semifinals

Southwest, Coral Reef fall in state semifinals

KISSIMMEE -- What Southwest Miami wouldn't give to have the first 15 minutes or so back of its state boys' volleyball semifinal. Undefeated Longwood Lyman reeled off eight of the first nine points Saturday, cruising to a 25-10 first-set victory that...

 
Mecklenburg County manager didn't change as fast as leaders, some say

Mecklenburg County manager didn't change as fast as leaders, some say

Longtime Mecklenburg County Manager Harry Jones often reminded the public that he served at the pleasure of county commissioners. But interviews with nearly a dozen past and present board members and other civic leaders suggest he got fired last week...

 

All-star 'Gatsby' soundtrack reportedly set for big debut

One detail I didn't have room to include in last weekend's Arts & Books feature on the soundtrack to "The Great Gatsby" was just how the film's director, Baz Luhrmann, recruited Jay-Z to help him assemble the music for the movie. In an...

 

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