News archive from 13 July 2014

Detroit Pistons' road gets much more difficult with LeBron James back in Cleveland

Detroit Pistons' road gets much more difficult with LeBron James back in Cleveland

As if it wasn't bad enough that the NBA's Central Division landed the No. 1 (Andrew Wiggins) and No. 2 (Jabari Parker) picks in the June draft, now LeBron James has invaded the party, returning to Cleveland and making it even more difficult for the...

 
Sauers takes lead at Senior Open

Sauers takes lead at Senior Open

EDMOND, Okla. -- Gene Sauers shot a 3-under 68 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead in the third round of the U.S. Senior Open. Sauers had a 33 on the back nine to take control at Oak Tree National heading into the final round on Sunday. He is at 7...

 
Dejected Brazilians watch another World Cup loss

Dejected Brazilians watch another World Cup loss

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazilians already downhearted at missing out on reaching the World Cup final watched in dismay Saturday as their national team lost to the Netherlands 3-0 in the third-place match. Across the nation, fans hoping for some measure of...

 
Dejected Brazilians watch another World Cup loss

Dejected Brazilians watch another World Cup loss

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilians already downhearted at missing out on reaching the World Cup final watched in dismay Saturday as their national team lost to the Netherlands 3-0 in the third-place match. Across the nation, fans hoping for some measure of...

 
World Cup final: Magical Messi or united Germany?

World Cup final: Magical Messi or united Germany?

RIO DE JANEIRO The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet's best player against the tournament's best team. Lionel Messi will lead Argentina out against Germany at Maracana Stadium on Sunday for a...

 

Home as a piggybank? Not yet

Housing prices are back, jobs are growing fast and interest rates remain low. That’s usually a good combination for tapping home equity. Still, homeowners aren’t rushing for the dollars yet. The value of home equity loans has declined every quarter...

 

Technology leaving behind original iPads

One of my business news colleagues asked me about iPads — specifically when it might be time to retire an original iPad and upgrade to a newer model. I was happy to get this question, because I realized my mom is having the same issue (hi, Mom)....

 

The amazing arithmetic of homeownership

A lot of people are down on homeownership these days, some for good reason. Young people with student debt can’t be enthusiastic because it’s too painful. Their debt takes them out as homebuyers. Those who overreached during the bubble are still...

 
Stay alert at Home Run Derby with the Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton is hitting

Stay alert at Home Run Derby with the Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton is hitting

NEW YORK -- Ozzie Guillen told reporters back in 2012 he was seriously worried Giancarlo Stanton might actually kill somebody on the field with one of the laser shots that come flying off his bat. Marlins third-base coach Brett Butler said he...

 
Aric Almirola fulfills lifelong dream with victory in rain-shortened Coke Zero 400 this past Sunday

Aric Almirola fulfills lifelong dream with victory in rain-shortened Coke Zero 400 this past Sunday

Aric Almirola is a man of many hats. Sometimes it's a powder blue cap with a bold, white No. 43 beaming at you. Sometimes the 43 is on the side of the hat giving way to the Smithfield Foods logo, one of Richard Petty Motorsports' many sponsors....

 

Net fishing ruling upheld

Recreational anglers in South Florida and around the state got some welcome news earlier this week from the First District Court of Appeals in Tallahassee. The justices upheld Florida's 20-year-old, constitutional restrictions on net fishing in state...

 

Wonderfella holds on to win Monmouth Park feature

OCEANPORT, N.J. -- Wonderfella held off Jeter in the closing strides to win by a half-length in the $42,000 allowance feature at Monmouth Park on Saturday. Trained by Ben Perkins Jr. and ridden by Paco Lopez, the 3-year-old colt ran the six furlongs...

 
Hill, Miley lead Diamondbacks over Giants

Hill, Miley lead Diamondbacks over Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- Aaron Hill homered, doubled and scored twice, Wade Miley pitched seven shutout innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Saturday. David Peralta and Gerardo Parra each added two hits for the...

 

A look at who in NBA is staying and going

A look at the biggest moves made so far during the NBA's free agency period: --- LEBRON JAMES Leaves Miami for Cleveland. Best player in the world changes teams and goes home, and the balance of power in the East has now shifted out of Miami. CHRIS...

 

Dealers hope Texas influences Toyota

Texas might just make the Toyota Tundra better. The Tundra, of course, is the Japanese automaker’s full-size pickup, a 5,500-pound beast built in San Antonio. Despite generally good reviews, the Tundra has never really competed with the domestic...

 

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