News archive from 13 April 2014

Four-Wide Nationals still a challenge for drivers, crews

CONCORD After four years, the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals and its unique four-lane racing format hasn't lost much of its luster among drag racing fans. It also hasn't lost any of the challenges it presents to drivers and crews preparing for zMax...

 

Hunter-Reay claims pole for IndyCar race at Long Beach

Long Beach, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Hunter-Reay won the pole position while his teammate, James Hinchcliffe, finished second in Saturday's IndyCar Series qualifying to give Andretti Autosport a front row speed for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long...

 

Ga. parents: GM knew of defect in daughter's car

ATLANTA -- Parents of a Georgia teenager who suffered a severe brain injury in a 2009 car crash say General Motors knew of a defect in her car but took steps to conceal it. In a federal lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court, Alexina and William...

 

Pressure is on Panthers' Olsen, Williams

Greg Olsen last season became the first Panthers tight end to lead the team in receiving since 1997 – and that was before the team held a fire sale at the wide receiver position. Coming off the two most prolific receiving seasons by a...

 

Recap: Toronto FC vs. Colorado

Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - The Colorado Rapids continued their good run of form on Saturday with a 1-0 win over Toronto FC at BMO Field thanks to a 77th-minute goal from Edson Buddle. The Rapids have now won three of their last four games while...

 
Barcelona loses again; Arsenal into FA Cup final

Barcelona loses again; Arsenal into FA Cup final

LONDON -- Barcelona isn't used to such demoralizing weeks. After being eliminated from the Champions League on Wednesday, the Catalan giant made a miserable return to Spanish league action, losing 1-0 at Granada on Saturday and dropping to third...

 

Defense dominates in Stanford's spring game

STANFORD, Calif. -- John Flacco and Chandler Dorrell each intercepted a pass for a score, leading the defense to a dominating 47-23 win over the offense in Stanford's spring game Saturday. Stanford coach David Shaw stuck to the unconventional scoring...

 
Franklin is headliner at Penn State spring game

Franklin is headliner at Penn State spring game

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- As he has been since he was hired as Penn State's head football coach in January, James Franklin was front and center Saturday during the Nittany Lions' Blue White Game, the scrimmage that marks the end of spring drills. He...

 

DeCock: ‘Even more' clear now that Hurricanes' issues start at top

Even as the Carolina Hurricanes wrap up a fifth straight season without a playoff appearance Sunday at the Philadelphia Flyers, fans will be happy to know the team is in great shape. Just ask owner Peter Karmanos, who wouldn't mind your season-ticket...

 

San Francisco wants end to fire hydrant painting

SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco officials say guerilla artists who are painting fire hydrants without city permission are creating public safety hazards and costing taxpayers thousands of dollars. The San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/OVGD9C )...

 

Black lawmakers caucus keeps lid on fundraising

TALLAHASSEE -- When the last cocktail had been poured and the last guests floated away from the Florida Conference of Black State Legislators' annual Scholarship Gala last month, thousands of dollars had flowed into the nonprofit foundation, courtesy...

 

Washington Nationals (7-3) at Atlanta Braves (6-4), 7:10 p.m. (ET)

(SportsNetwork.com) - Taylor Jordan has seen plenty of the Atlanta Braves since last season. The righty faces them for a third straight time when the Nationals continue their weekend set at Turner Field. Jordan's final start of 2013 came in Atlanta in...

 

Is Indians pitcher Danny Salazar too infatuated with strikeout?

CHICAGO -- To say Indians manager Terry Francona and pitching coach Mickey Callaway were unimpressed with Danny Salazar's historical performance against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night wouldn't be strong enough. Salazar became the first...

 

Rockies' Anderson exits early

San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Colorado Rockies left-hander Brett Anderson left Saturday's start against the San Francisco Giants in the bottom of the fourth inning with a left index finger contusion. Anderson allowed just one hit over the...

 
Barcelona loses again; Arsenal into FA Cup final

Barcelona loses again; Arsenal into FA Cup final

LONDON -- Barcelona is not used to such demoralizing weeks. After being eliminated from the Champions League on Wednesday, the Catalan giant made a miserable return to Spanish league action, losing 1-0 at Granada on Saturday and dropping to third...

 

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