News archive from 13 June 2014

Miami Dolphins sign second-round pick Jarvis Landry

Miami Dolphins sign second-round pick Jarvis Landry

The Miami Dolphins locked down another draft pick Thursday, signing second-rounder Jarvis Landry to a four-year deal worth an estimated $3.5 million. It is believed that Landry received a signing bonus of nearly $850,000. The Dolphins took Landry with...

 

At US Open, a fashion tribute to Payne Stewart

PINEHURST Rickie Fowler got a smile and thumbs-up from Phil Mickelson in the locker room Thursday before teeing off in the U.S. Open. On the first hole, Fowler said someone shouted out “Rickie Stewart.” Few knew that Fowler...

 

Recap: Brazil vs. Croatia

Sao Paulo, Brazil (SportsNetwork.com) - It was not pretty, but Brazil managed to open the 2014 World Cup with three points as the host nation edged Croatia, 3-1, at the Arena Corinthians on Thursday. Croatia took a shock lead early on thanks to...

 

Big Ten coaches go south for camps

HARPER WOODS, Mich. -- Penn State coach James Franklin and Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio want to know what the big deal is. The two Big Ten Conference coaches wondered aloud Thursday why a decision by Franklin to be a guest coach at summer camps...

 
Hundreds of Iraqis flee Islamic militant advance

Hundreds of Iraqis flee Islamic militant advance

KALAK, Iraq Hundreds of Iraqi men, women and children crammed into vehicles fled their homes Thursday, fearing clashes, kidnapping and rape after Islamic militants seized large swathes of northern Iraq. The families and fleeing soldiers who arrived at...

 
Hundreds of Iraqis flee Islamic militant advance

Hundreds of Iraqis flee Islamic militant advance

KALAK, Iraq -- Hundreds of Iraqi men, women and children crammed into vehicles fled their homes Thursday, fearing clashes, kidnapping and rape after Islamic militants seized large swathes of northern Iraq. The families and fleeing soldiers who arrived...

 
LA Kings eager to raise Cup at home in Game 5

LA Kings eager to raise Cup at home in Game 5

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings already know there's no place like home ice for a coronation. They've got the chance to lift the Stanley Cup at Staples Center again when they host the New York Rangers in Game 5 of the finals on Friday night,...

 
Column: Is Lefty set up for another US Open fall?

Column: Is Lefty set up for another US Open fall?

PINEHURST, N.C. -- There's no escaping the feeling that Phil Mickelson is setting himself up for another fall. It's happened a half-dozen times before at the U.S. Open, almost always following the same script. Mickelson digs a foothold near the top of...

 
Dutch play down revenge talk ahead of Spain clash

Dutch play down revenge talk ahead of Spain clash

SALVADOR, Brazil -- Don't mention the final. On the eve of the crucial rematch of the World Cup championship game four years ago between the Netherlands and Spain, the Dutch were playing down any talk of seeking revenge for the agonizing 1-0 defeat in...

 
Chile star Vidal could be fit for Australia match

Chile star Vidal could be fit for Australia match

CUIABA, Brazil -- Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli says there is a "high possibility" that star midfielder Arturo Vidal will be fit to play in the team's opening match of the World Cup against Australia on Friday. Vidal, Chile's key player along...

 

Treadwell campaign announces new TV ad

JUNEAU, Alaska -- Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mead Treadwell is releasing his first TV ad of the race. In it, he calls his campaign "a movement for freedom and a battle for Alaska." Treadwell, who serves as Alaska's lieutenant governor,...

 

Detroit police and fire pension fund board delays vote on city's restructuring plan

The Detroit Police and Fire Retirement System board of trustees today tabled a vote on whether to support the city's restructuring plan that would reduce benefits for the pension fund's members. The board met privately with its bankruptcy lawyers for...

 

Rams ink draft class, including Robinson, Sam

St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The St. Louis Rams signed their entire 2014 draft class on Thursday, including No. 2 overall pick Greg Robinson and Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. Terms of the deals were not...

 

Eric Hill, creator of Spot the Dog, dies at 86

SAN FRANCISCO -- Eric Hill, whose effort to entertain his young son with a simple drawing of a mischievous dog named Spot blossomed into a popular series of children's books that have sold more than 60 million copies, has died at his home in Central...

 
Forbes Magazine: Jordan joins billionaire club

Forbes Magazine: Jordan joins billionaire club

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Michael Jordan has reached billionaire status. Forbes Magazine estimated Thursday that Jordan's equity as owner of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets is $416 million and his net worth outside of the team to be $600 million. It reported...

 

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