News archive from 14 February 2012

Arizona Cardinals' Kevin Kolb not sweating Peyton Manning rumors

Kevin Kolb has heard the speculation about the Cardinals being interested in Peyton Manning, but he's not spending his waking hours worrying. Profile: Kevin Kolb | Analysis: Cards have steep climb for Peyton Manning "I know how the NFL...

AZCentral, 17:05 in Sport
 

Diana Taurasi, Candice Dupree among 21 finalists for 2012 U.S. Olympic women's basketball team

Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree of the Phoenix Mercury are among 21 finalists to play on the U.S. Olympic women's basketball team in London. Taurasi is a two-time Olympic gold medalist as are finalists Sue Bird and Tamika Catchings. Taurasi and...

AZCentral, 17:05 in Sport
 

Obamas to hold celebration of blues music; Jagger, B.B. King and other artists to perform

WASHINGTON - The White House is opening its doors in an invitation to the blues. Jeff Beck, Mick Jagger, B.B. King and Keb Mo are among an A-list of artists who will perform at the White House Feb. 21 to celebrate blues music and recognize Black...

 

2 suspicious packages found in Sterling Heights; both false alarms

The bomb squad was called out to two different suspicious packages in Sterling Heights today. Both turned out to be false alarms. One was a suitcase found at the Lowe’s located at 2200 Metro Parkway, near Dequindre. The suitcase was found to be full...

 

David Murphy on Josh Hamilton's love of cribbage and learning of Hamilton's relapse

Rangers outfielder David Murphy joined Ben & Skin on KESN-FM this week. Here are some highlights: On what he does with Josh Hamilton during road trips: It’s not the same all the time. During 2010, Josh had just learned how to play cribbage. He was...

Dallas News, 17:11 in Sport
 

State, expressway finally reach Wekiva Parkway financing deal

After months of saying a deal was in hand, the state and Orlando's main road-building agency revealed Monday they have a written agreement on how to pay for the $1.66 billion Wekiva Parkway. Although the outline of a pact was reached in November, the...

 
A Mediterranean diet may promote brain health: study

A Mediterranean diet may promote brain health: study

The Mediterranean diet has been linked to a host of health benefits, including a lower risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes. A study finds that the diet may also be associated with a decreased chance of small vessel damage in the brain. The...

 

After underground explosions, Max Fisher Center, Orchestra Hall to reopen Tuesday

The Max M. Fisher Music Center will reopen Tuesday morning after two underground explosions Sunday morning sent at least three nearby manhole covers flying into the air and forced the closure of the building through today. An investigation team from...

 

Food trucks plan another rally

The Michigan Mobile Food Vendors Association is planning another food truck rally March 14 in Royal Oak, according to association president Carl Patron, after more than 2,000 people packed the group’s inaugural gathering last week at the Royal Oak...

 

'Back to the Future' hoverboard going on sale, still doesn't work on water

It's back to the future. Really. Mattel has announced that a replica of the hoverboard that Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) famously rode in "Back to the Future, Part II" is going on sale, and you can get it just in time for Christmas. The...

 

Volcker defends ban on proprietary trading

WASHINGTON - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker today issued a broad defense of a federal rule bearing his name that would prohibit banks from trading for their own profit. Commercial banks backed by government deposit insurance shouldn’t be...

 

C-USA, Mountain West agree to full merger starting in 2013

Conference USA and Mountain West Conference leaders announced they agreed to a formal merger, taking action to dissolve the conferences and form a completely new league for the start of the 2013-14 academic year. Conference USA and the Mountain West...

 
Shaun Hill likely to return as Lions' backup QB

Shaun Hill likely to return as Lions' backup QB

Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand said during his visit to the Super Bowl that the most important thing he looks for in contract negotiations is “the will of both parties” to get a deal done. “And generally speaking, if we want to get a deal done,...

 
Lions hire Marcus Robertson as assistant defensive backs coach

Lions hire Marcus Robertson as assistant defensive backs coach

The Detroit Lions announced today that they have hired Marcus Robertson as an assistant defensive backs coach. Robertson, the Tennessee Titans' secondary coach last year, spent 19 seasons with the Tennessee/Houston Oilers organization, including 10...

 
Michigan State forward Draymond Green nabs Big Ten award

Michigan State forward Draymond Green nabs Big Ten award

Michigan State senior Draymond Green has been selected the Big Ten player of the week for the third time this season and fourth time in his career. The conference made the announcement this morning. Green, a 6-foot-7 forward from Saginaw High,...

 

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