News archive from 14 May 2011, page 10

Vizquel starts at third for Sox vs. Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. - Omar Vizquel will be in the Chicago White Sox's lineup while Mark Teahen recovers from a mild oblique strain. Vizquel came off the bench to hit a double and sacrifice fly Wednesday in the Sox's 6-4 win over the Los Angeles Angels....

 

Venus Williams withdraws from French Open, joining sister Serena on sideline

Venus Williams has withdrawn from the French Open, one day after her younger sister Serena did. Venus' agent, Carlos Fleming, wrote in an email to The Associated Press that the seven-time Grand Slam champion notified tournament organizers Friday she...

 

June 19 Cubs-Yankees game moved to ESPN

The Chicago Cubs game against New York Yankees on June 19 at Wrigley Field will be televised on ESPN with the first pitch scheduled for 7:09 p.m and will not be shown locally on WGN-Ch. 9, the station announced on Friday.

 

Officials say suspicious package at RenCen was safe; traffic reopened

Detroit- A "suspicious device" found inside the Renaissance Center has been found to be safe and traffic is being reopened on Jefferson between Beaubien and Randolph. Authorities were called this afternoon around 3:30 p.m. about a suspicious...

 

Convictions in the Abramoff corruption probe

Lawmakers, lobbyists, Bush administration officials, congressional staffers and others caught up in the Jack Abramoff public corruption probe: - Abramoff, a prominent Republican lobbyist, was sentenced in September 2008 to four years in prison on...

Fox News, 18:55 in Crime
 

Former soldier sent to prison for selling weapons

PADUCAH, Ky. - A former Fort Campbell soldier has been sentenced to a year in prison after an undercover agent caught him selling machine guns and distributing explosive materials without a license. Eric D. Waldman, a former soldier at the Army post...

Fox News, 18:56 in Crime
 

Judge: Suspect in plane fight must stay in jail

SAN FRANCISCO - A Yemen native accused of trying to barge into the cockpit of a San Francisco-bound American Airlines flight will remain in federal custody, a judge ordered Friday. Rageh Al-Murisi poses a risk of not appearing in court and is still a...

Fox News, 18:56 in Crime
 

Upgrading the Orlando Magic roster might be a difficult task, NBA observers say

Stunned by a painful first-round playoff exit and the prospect of their superstar player possibly leaving via free agency next year, fans of the Orlando Magic have clamored in recent days for the team to make moves to significantly upgrade the...

 
Already on probation, Busch, Harvick trade insults at Dover over track dust-up

Already on probation, Busch, Harvick trade insults at Dover over track dust-up

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch may have to play nice on the track now that they're on probation. Off the track? Well, boys, have at it. "It's kind of one lie after the other," Harvick said of Busch. Related Kyle Busch

 

House bans 'offensive' security pat-downs

AUSTIN - The Texas House has approved final passage of a bill that would make it a criminal offense for public servants to inappropriately touch travelers during airport security pat-downs. Sent to the Senate on Friday, the measure makes it illegal...

Chron, 18:58 in Politics
 

House approves concussion bill for school sports

AUSTIN - The Texas House has voted to require students participating in school sports to undergo initial mental assessments whose results can be used for comparison purposes if a concussion occurs during the season. Approved Friday by a vote of 94 to...

Chron, 18:58 in Politics
 

Mary Tyler Moore 'recovering nicely' after surgery

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mary Tyler Moore had a four-hour brain operation to remove a benign tumor and is "recovering nicely", her spokeswoman said on Friday. The beloved actress, 74, had elective surgery to remove what is known as a meningioma,...

 

Hollendorfer, 3 fillies elected to Hall of Fame

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. Jerry Hollendorfer has been among the nation's leading trainers for nearly a quarter-century, and he's closing in on 6,000 career victories. His biggest win may have come Friday, though, when the 64-year-old dean of racing in...

 
Nadal keeps No. 1 ranking; Djokovic extends streak

Nadal keeps No. 1 ranking; Djokovic extends streak

ROME Rafael Nadal will keep the No. 1 ranking for at least another three weeks following a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Croatia's Marin Cilic on Friday in the Italian Open quarterfinals. Nadal was at risk of losing the top spot to Novak Djokovic if he failed...

 
Killebrew ends fight vs cancer, looks to hospice

Killebrew ends fight vs cancer, looks to hospice

MINNEAPOLIS Harmon Killebrew announced Friday that he no longer plans to fight his esophageal cancer and has settled in for the final days of his life, saddening friends and fans of the 74-year-old Hall of Fame slugger. In a statement released jointly...

 

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