News archive from 15 April 2014

FIFA puts nearly 200,000 World Cup tickets on sale

SAO PAULO -- FIFA says nearly 200,000 tickets will be available in the last online sales phase for the World Cup in Brazil. Football's governing body says fans will be able to purchase tickets for 54 of the 64 matches beginning on Tuesday at 1000 GMT...

 

Miami Beach says water should be restored to Belle Isle by midnight

Crews continue to work on the water main break on Belle Isle, and the city just tweeted that they hope to have service restored by midnight. Then the 48-hour boil water period would begin. That means with some luck, we’ll be able to shower in...

 

Bobcats' Kemba Walker returns from groin injury

ATLANTA -- Kemba Walker is returning to Charlotte's lineup against the Atlanta Hawks after missing the last two games with a sore right groin. Luke Ridnour had 12 points and eight assists in the Bobcats' 111-105 win over Philadelphia on Saturday as...

 

Bus service suspended on Venetian Causeway

Metrobus service has been suspended on the Venetian Causeway after a bus opened a hole in a bridge deck, forcing county officials to impose stricter weight restrictions. “The load restrictions are going to be in place for many years, in all...

 

Man gets life for killing wife, father-in-law

PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- A Florida Panhandle man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his wife and father-in-law. As part of a deal with Bay County prosecutors, 51-year-old Bryan Keith Castleman pleaded no contest Monday to two counts of...

 
Isles have strong finish to disappointing season

Isles have strong finish to disappointing season

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The New York Islanders finally found their stride, it just came way too late to salvage this non-playoff season. Roster shake-ups and injuries made the headlines, most notably the trade of popular forward Matt Moulson to Buffalo,...

 

La Sports Hall of Fame: New building famous, too

NATCHITOCHES, La. -- A river runs through the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum. Not literally, of course, but stylistically. Taking inspiration from Louisiana waterways including Natchitoches Parish's Cane River,...

 
Gazette's Philipps wins Pulitzer for vets' stories

Gazette's Philipps wins Pulitzer for vets' stories

DENVER -- A Gazette journalist who won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting Monday said he hopes the honor will bring even more attention to traumatized combat veterans across the country who are struggling like the men he wrote about in Colorado...

 
Detroit Pistons' Joe Dumars timeline: From Louisiana, to Bad Boys and now

Detroit Pistons' Joe Dumars timeline: From Louisiana, to Bad Boys and now

Joe Dumars has been there for the rises and falls of the Detroit Pistons the past 30 years, either as a Hall of Fame player or as an executive once named best in the NBA (in 2003). Here's a brief timeline of Dumars, from his birth in Louisiana to his...

 

Ultra-high definition TV featured at World Cup

TOKYO -- The World Cup will showcase the latest in TV technology that industry leaders hope will usher in a new era in sports broadcasting. Japanese electronics giant Sony, in partnership with FIFA, will produce a World Cup film in ultra-high...

 

Hall-of-famer lawsuit exposes flaws in gambling deal with Seminole Tribe

Renowned baseball hall-of-famer Brooks Robinson plunged six feet from an unsecured stage during a charity event at the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood two years ago and is now suing the Seminole Tribe for nearly $10 million for his permanent injuries....

 

Miami Dade College Board votes to support of Padrón

The Miami Dade College District Board of Trustees on Monday made clear their “unequivocal support” of college president Eduardo Padrón following his public, personal spat with several powerful local lawmakers....

 
Pulitzer for NSA coverage echoes tradition in news

Pulitzer for NSA coverage echoes tradition in news

WASHINGTON -- Coverage of the National Security Agency's sweeping surveillance program that won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday follows a tradition of bucking the U.S. government on matters of secret intelligence. Revelations about the...

 

Detroit hears from public on parking fee hikes; plans ticket amnesty

A proposed hike in parking ticket fees, including $45 for an expired meter, triggered outrage at a public hearing at Detroit City Hall today. Opponents said the increases will drive out residents who already are overtaxed. Residents also complained...

 
Burke: Tortorella should 'keep his mouth shut'

Burke: Tortorella should 'keep his mouth shut'

CALGARY, Alberta -- Calgary Flames interim general manager Brian Burke defended his coach Bob Hartley on Monday and said Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella "oughta keep his mouth shut." Burke, also Calgary's president of hockey...

 

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