News archive from 13 February 2014

California governor: Drought requires compromise

TULARE, Calif. -- Gov. Jerry Brown visited California's drought-stricken agricultural heartland on Wednesday and called on Republicans and Democrats in Congress to strike a compromise that will benefit the region and nation. As part of his busy...

 
Celebrity birthdays on Feb 13

Celebrity birthdays on Feb 13

Actress Kim Novak is 81. Actor George Segal is 80. Singer-bassist Peter Tork of The Monkees is 72. Actress Carol Lynley is 72. Actress Stockard Channing is 70. Talk-show host Jerry Springer is 70. Actor Bo Svenson (“Walking...

 
Sock beats Vesely 6-2, 6-1 to advance in Memphis

Sock beats Vesely 6-2, 6-1 to advance in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- American Jack Sock beat Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-1 on Wednesday in the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships to advance to his second quarterfinal this year. Sock needed 68 minutes to top Vesely at The Racquet...

 

South Florida fishing report: Feb. 13, 2014

BEST BET Captain Scott Yetter of Sight Fish Charters out of Little Torch Key reported a good amount of large tarpon have shown up in the channels and in the basins in Key West. On the flats and around the islands, baby tarpon, bonefish and permits...

 

1st day of hearings done on football union

CHICAGO -- A federal agency is preparing for testimony from witnesses as it considers whether to approve a bid by Northwestern University football players to unionize. Wednesday kicked off the first in a series of National Labor Relations Board...

 
McGrady talks about his quest to play pro baseball

McGrady talks about his quest to play pro baseball

SUGAR LAND, Texas -- Baseball was Tracy McGrady's first love. His talent as a basketball player pushed baseball aside in high school, but he never gave up his dream to play again. So at age 34 after a 15-year career in the NBA, the 6-foot-8 McGrady is...

 
Germany looking to go 4-for-4 in luge

Germany looking to go 4-for-4 in luge

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Men's gold medalist. Women's gold medalist. Doubles gold medalists. All Germans. And now they all get to join forces with hopes of winning another gold. The luge team relay makes its Olympic debut on Thursday night, where...

 
Bjoergen, Kowalczyk favorites in 10K classical

Bjoergen, Kowalczyk favorites in 10K classical

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- In cross-country skiing, correctly guessing the winner of a women's 10-kilometer classical style race is usually a 50-50 chance. More often than not, it's either Marit Bjoergen of Norway or Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland. In...

 
Anderson downplays second return to Missouri

Anderson downplays second return to Missouri

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas coach Mike Anderson will make his second return to Missouri on Thursday night. Anderson, now in his third season with the Razorbacks, coached the Tigers for five seasons before returning to Arkansas — where he...

 
Man skips on restaurant tab, arrested for 33rd time

Man skips on restaurant tab, arrested for 33rd time

A 65-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night for having dinner at a Boca Raton restaurant and not having any money to pay for it. It's nothing new for Howard Robison, according to arrest reports. Since the late 1980s, reports show, Robison has been...

 

Chobani to donate yogurt intended for US athletes

NEW YORK Chobani's quest to get its Greek yogurt to the Sochi Olympics is coming to an end. The company says it will donate a shipment of about 5,000 cups of yogurt it had hoped to send to U.S. athletes at the Winter Games. The shipment has been held...

 
Enrique Iglesias set to heat up Madison Square Garden with Valentine’s weekend concert

Enrique Iglesias set to heat up Madison Square Garden with Valentine’s weekend concert

There will be more sex and love than usual in New York City this weekend, and not merely because it begins on Valentine's Day. Spanish heartthrob Enrique Iglesias, set to release his tenth studio album, "Sex + Love," next month, is...

 

Sam Donnellon: Glimmer of hope for Phillies � 1993

I am a sporadic pack rat. Which is another way of saying I tend to throw out valuable things and hold on to things of dubious worth. Near or at the top of this list would be drawer No. 4 in my attic, which houses every Phillies media guide since my...

 

UAB hires Vincent, Walker as coordinators

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- New UAB coach Bill Clark has hired Bryant Vincent as offensive coordinator and Duwan Walker to run the defense. Clark announced the hires on Wednesday. Vincent spent the past three seasons as quarterbacks coach at South Alabama,...

 
Arsenal misses chance to go top in EPL

Arsenal misses chance to go top in EPL

LONDON -- Arsenal and Manchester United played to a scoreless draw that frustrated both teams, while Liverpool beat Fulham 3-2 on Wednesday to return to the Premier League title race. Fourth-place Liverpool came from behind twice to maintain its...

 

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