News archive from 14 July 2014

Hitters to chase championship, steak in Triple-A Home Run Derby

DURHAM It's a prodigious feat in America's pastime. Fans love to catch them, and pitchers hate to give them up. Those who excel become members of exclusive clubs, and the deed even has its own derby. The home run is one of the biggest plays in...

 
Miami Marlins stagger into All-Star break on sour note with loss to New York Mets

Miami Marlins stagger into All-Star break on sour note with loss to New York Mets

NEW YORK -- The Marlins endured their share of tough-to-stomach, one-run losses over the first half of the season — the kind that led to head scratching and plenty of what-ifs. Sunday didn't qualify as one of those days. David Wright scored...

 
Mexico's Canelo Alvarez wins decision over elusive Cuba's Erislandy Lara

Mexico's Canelo Alvarez wins decision over elusive Cuba's Erislandy Lara

LAS VEGAS -- Canelo Alvarez chased Erislandy Lara far too long Saturday night to pay much attention afterward to Lara's complaint that he won their fight. “You don't win by running, you win by hitting,” Alvarez said....

 

Yacaman, Pla Take Flag-To-Flag IMSA win in Canada

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario -- Gustavo Yacaman and Olivier Pla co-drove the No. 42 OAK Racing Morgan/Nissan to a dominating, flag-to-flag victory Sunday in the IMSA United SportsCar Championship race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. It was the first victory...

 

Tillis‘ departure means new NC speaker in 2015

RALEIGH This year's General Assembly session has coincided with the ramped-up U.S. Senate campaign of House Speaker Thom Tillis. His bid for federal office also means fellow Republicans are thinking more about whether they'll succeed Tillis as speaker...

 
The cruise industry: Is Florida losing its home port advantage?

The cruise industry: Is Florida losing its home port advantage?

A cruisegoer for more than 15 years, Richard Biter noticed something interesting on a recent trip: His ship bypassed Ocho Rios, the Jamaican port where many previous cruises had stopped, and headed instead to Falmouth, which had been developed by...

 
Former Florida tourism booster now promoting U.S. as a destination

Former Florida tourism booster now promoting U.S. as a destination

For nearly 30 years, Chris Thompson touted Florida as a tourist destination, eventually becoming president and CEO of the state's official tourism marketing corporation. He left Visit Florida in late 2012 to take on a larger task: promoting the entire...

 
KVR Trade Finance: Miami firm aids small and mid-sized businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean

KVR Trade Finance: Miami firm aids small and mid-sized businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean

KVR Trade Finance, a small Miami firm that provides loans to small and mid-sized businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean, is helping to finance the operations of a company in Kingston, Jamaica, that imports, manufactures and distributes...

 
Maximizing revenues: How restaurants are learning tricks from the box office

Maximizing revenues: How restaurants are learning tricks from the box office

If your business has fixed capacity, if it's perishable, meaning that if it doesn't sell by a certain date it's gone forever, and if different people are willing to pay different amounts for it, you're a prime candidate for a powerful pricing practice...

 
Entrepreneurs share a summer cocktail of startup advice

Entrepreneurs share a summer cocktail of startup advice

South Florida entrepreneurs shared war stories, mixed in some introspection and served up sound advice last week at a pair of gatherings — Startup Grind and Tech Cocktail. • When looking for your initial funding, think outside the box: Dan...

 
Small business spotlight: Home Financing Center

Small business spotlight: Home Financing Center

Company: Home Financing Center Locations: Headquarters: 400 University Dr., third floor, Coral Gables. Additional office: 500 East Broward Blvd. Suite 122, Fort Lauderdale. Service: Home Financing Center is an independently owned and operated mortgage...

 

Notice: Hinds may get building bigger than Nissan

JACKSON, Miss. -- A notice from the governor's office to the Army Corps of Engineers indicates that an installation bigger than Nissan's is being considered for western Hinds County. The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/1q8FPQk ) reports that the...

 

Herbicide-resistant weeds trouble Midwestern farms

ELSBERRY, Mo. -- Midwestern farmers are increasingly running into aggressive varieties of weeds that can't be killed by a popular herbicide that revolutionized modern farming nearly two decades ago. Critics say the emergence of so-called superweeds...

 

Ex-Bulls star Luol Deng signs two-year deal with Heat

Maybe the Chicago Bulls-Miami Heat rivalry isn't dead after all. Two days after LeBron James left the Heat to return to his home-state Cleveland Cavaliers, Luol Deng agreed to a two-year, $20 million deal with the Heat. Deng met with Heat president...

 
Montgomerie wins US Senior Open in playoff

Montgomerie wins US Senior Open in playoff

EDMOND, Okla. -- Colin Montgomerie won a three-hole playoff against Gene Sauers to win the U.S. Senior Open title Sunday at Oak Tree National. Both entered the playoff at 5 under. Montgomerie entered the third extra hole with a one-shot lead, then...

 

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