News archive from 14 May 2014

Hough Huskies handle pressure of being top dog in girls' soccer

CORNELIUS About five weeks ago, Hough High's girls' soccer team received an unexpected honor – and then became a big target. The National Soccer Coaches Association of America released its second spring poll April 8 and the Huskies climbed...

 
Official: Conyers lacks signatures for ballot

Official: Conyers lacks signatures for ballot

DETROIT -- Longtime Congressman John Conyers of Michigan doesn't have enough signatures to appear on the Aug. 5 primary ballot, an elections official announced Tuesday. Conyers' nominating petitions were insufficient, Wayne County Clerk Kathy Garrett...

 

Andre Johnson frustrated with Texans

HOUSTON -- Texans receiver Andre Johnson has always said he wanted to spend his entire career in Houston. On Tuesday, the star questioned whether that was still the case. Speaking to reporters at a charity event, Johnson said: "I just kind of...

 

Webb praises Blatter, says FIFA reform has worked

NEW YORK -- The head of football's governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean thinks Sepp Blatter has performed admirably since taking over as FIFA president in 1998. Blatter said last week he would like a fifth term rather than...

 

Hey, Johnny Manziel: Cleveland isn't Hollywood

Good for Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine for telling Johnny Manziel he is the backup quarterback. According to published accounts from Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, Pettine told Manziel that Brian Hoyer is the starter, that Manziel needs to act...

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Comer seeks release of hemp seeds

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has urged federal officials to release a batch of imported hemp seeds meant to gauge the crop's potential as a moneymaker for farmers. Comer's chief of staff, Holly Harris VonLuehrte,...

 

Judge stops coyote hunting that's killing wolves

A federal judge halted North Carolina's open season on coyotes in five coastal counties Tuesday because rare red wolves are being mistakenly killed. The two species look much alike, leading to mistaken identities. Shooting deaths threaten the survival...

 
CWF, Mick Foley deliver quality entertainment in South Florida

CWF, Mick Foley deliver quality entertainment in South Florida

Pro wrestling fans in South Florida got a one-two punch this weekend. Saturday featured Continental Wrestling Federation at the U.S. Century Bank Arena in Miami, and on Sunday Mick Foley entertained audiences at the Fort Lauderdale Improv at the Hard...

 

ASU pitcher named to Olson Award watch list

JONESBORO, Ark. -- Arkansas State sophomore pitcher David Owen is one of 80 college baseball players named to the 2014 Gregg Olson Award Watch List. The award is named after former Auburn Tiger pitcher Gregg Olson and is presented each year to college...

 

New arrest in case of money laundering to Cuba

A Miami man has been arrested in an unprecedented money-laundering case that alleges that some part of to $238 million from Medicare fraud were secretly pumped into the Cuban banking system Eduardo Perez de Morales, 26, was arrested by FBI agents...

 
Detroit Tigers notes: Torii Hunter says 'nothing to investigate' after umpire taps him on face

Detroit Tigers notes: Torii Hunter says 'nothing to investigate' after umpire taps him on face

BALTMORE - Detroit Tigers rightfielder Torii Hunter said umpire Paul Nauert was trying to calm a tense situation Monday night when he tapped him on the face. The benches had cleared in the eighth inning after Orioles pitcher Bud Norris hit Hunter in...

 

Jamaica utility to cut power to theft-prone towns

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The sole power distributor on Jamaica is slashing the number of hours that electricity is provided to entire communities where electricity theft is rampant, leaving political leaders fuming Tuesday. The move by Jamaica Public...

 

Soyuz leaves ISS for Earth

MOSCOW -- A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts has undocked from the International Space Station and is headed for earth. The capsule separated from the orbiting space lab at 2:36 a.m. Wednesday (2236 GMT Tuesday) as the station was about...

 
NBA owners meet again to discuss Sterling removal

NBA owners meet again to discuss Sterling removal

NEW YORK -- NBA owners discussed Donald Sterling's CNN interview and the plans to terminate his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers in the third meeting of the advisory/finance committee. A day after Commissioner Adam Silver repeated his desire to...

 

Jaguars 'Khan-struction' has more on horizon

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- All the upgrades at EverBank Field have been dubbed "Khan-struction," and they're nowhere near complete. While delivering a somewhat somber state-of-the-franchise presentation Tuesday that outlined the small-market...

 

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