News archive from 15 August 2013

Cubs manage just 2 hits in 5-0 loss to Reds

Cubs manage just 2 hits in 5-0 loss to Reds

CHICAGO -- It was Mat Latos in the series opener and Bronson Arroyo on a sun-splashed Wednesday afternoon. In the end, it was just a continuation of a disturbing trend for the Chicago Cubs. The Friendly Confines are not so friendly for the home team...

 

A's, Rangers keep Rosales busy with roster moves

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Adam Rosales is a wanted man in the AL West race. The utility infielder with a .220 career batting average has spent the first half of August going back and forth between the Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics, who are in the...

 

Rams' Dunbar suspended 4 games for PED violation

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams starting linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar was suspended Wednesday for four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Dunbar, who was second on the team with a career-high 157 tackles last season, is able...

 

Aybar sits; Angels recall Romine, option Maronde

NEW YORK -- The Los Angeles Angels have recalled infielder Andrew Romine from Triple-A Salt Lake to fill in for ailing shortstop Erick Aybar. Romine was in the starting lineup Wednesday night, batting eighth against the New York Yankees. Aybar, a Gold...

 

Charlotte Douglas airport commission backers claim boost from letter

A letter to federal officials from the N.C. Department of Justice bolsters the case for a new Charlotte airport commission, a lawyer for the commission said Wednesday. But Charlotte's city attorney said the letter “really isn't a big...

 

Jack W. Germond, political columnist, dies at 85

BALTIMORE -- Jack W. Germond, the irascible portly columnist and commentator who was a fixture on the American political scene for nearly 50 years, including nearly 20 of them in The Baltimore Sun's Washington bureau, died Wednesday morning of chronic...

 

Glenbard West confident in Vogg at QB

There was little in the way of defenders in Drew Vogg's face and no pads in sight, so the red, no-contact jersey on Vogg's back hardly was necessary. Those factors also made it difficult for Vogg to assess his performance in his first official...

 

US formally requests Mexico drug lord's re-arrest

MEXICO CITY Mexico says the United States has formally requested the re-arrest of a drug lord unexpectedly freed in the 1985 kidnapping, torture and murder of a Drug Enforcement Administration agent. It's far from clear that either country will be...

 

New Eminem song debuts in Call of Duty trailer

Detroit rapper Eminem released the first glimpse of his forthcoming, as-yet-untitled new album via a "Call of Duty: Ghost" trailer on Wednesday, and it shows a man focused on a return to greatness as voluminous, venom-filled and explosive as...

 

Sen. Levin at event for ex-Marine held in Iran

GROSSE POINTE FARMS, MICH. - Supporters of an ex-Marine imprisoned on spying charges in Iran for 2 years say U.S. Sen. Carl Levin will speak at fundraising dinner in an effort to help win his freedom. Amir Hekmati was arrested in August 2011 while...

 

Downers Grove approves traffic restrictions

Downers Grove officials have approved three separate traffic and parking regulations at different locations throughout the village. The village council unanimously favored the proposals during its Aug. 13 meeting. The first involves adding one...

 

Casino opens at Hialeah Park

Ready. Set. Gamble. Hialeah Park, the city's iconic horse racing track, opened the doors to its new casino Wednesday after months of construction to build a home for 882 slot machines, 20 poker tables, three domino tables and a new Italian...

 
Egypt's conflict enters new phase after assaults

Egypt's conflict enters new phase after assaults

CAIRO -- Egypt entered a new phase of uncertainty Wednesday after security forces drove out supporters of President Mohammed Morsi from two sprawling encampments where they had been camped out for six weeks demanding the Islamist leader's...

 

Brett Brown gets four-year contract to coach 76ers

PHILADELPHIA -- The hiring has been broken down in detail, and now it's official. The 76ers formally introduced Brett Brown as their new coach on Wednesday in a news conference at the Fargo Center. Brown agreed to a four-year, guaranteed deal Monday...

 
Orlando Fringe hit 'Key of E' will return

Orlando Fringe hit 'Key of E' will return

If you missed "Key of E" at this year's Orlando International Fringe Festival, it's returning for another run, with a few cast changes. Joel Warren and Amanda Warren will both join the cast of Orlando musician Andy Matchett's apocalyptic...

 

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