News archive from 15 August 2014

Transfer TE Jake McGee makes impact at Florida Gators practices

GAINESVILLE -- During the offseason, Florida coach Will Muschamp called his putrid tight end group “offensive,” but the unit is poised to be a key component in UF's offensive turnaround this fall. Virginia transfer tight end Jake...

 

Miami Hurricanes safety Rayshawn Jenkins to have season-ending back surgery

Safety Rayshawn Jenkins, who started 12 games last season and had 46 tackles, three interceptions and five pass breakups for the Hurricanes, will have season-ending back surgery on Monday, a source told the Miami Herald. Jenkins first posted the news...

 

Louisville, Petrino begin second chapter together

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Other than grayer hair and a few wrinkles, Louisville coach Bobby Petrino doesn't look much different from his first go-round with the Cardinals. The 53-year-old quickly notes that he has changed in other ways. Humbled by an...

 

STAAR scores, rating plunged at top elementary after Dallas ISD determined teachers had been cheating

Umphrey Lee Elementary earned top distinctions as one of the best schools in Dallas, based mostly on the students’ STAAR results. But last October, Dallas ISD concluded that was a sham – propped up by teachers feeding students answers on most of the...

 
Some polygamous families face eviction over fees

Some polygamous families face eviction over fees

SALT LAKE CITY -- Fourteen families who live in a community once controlled by polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs could be evicted from their homes on the Utah-Arizona border in the coming weeks if they don't begin paying a $100-a-month fee to...

 

Miami Marlins pitcher Dan Jennings expects to return soon from scary line-drive hit

Dan Jennings can't wait to get back on the mound. But the Marlins' left-handed reliever, who was struck in the head by a line drive in Pittsburgh last week, acknowledged that there could be some trepidation at first. “Even just playing...

 

TNA Impact Wrestling moving to Wednesday nights on Spike TV

TNA announced its flagship program, IMPACT WRESTLING, will make a permanent move from Thursdays to Wednesday nights at 9/8c on SPIKE TV beginning Wednesday, Aug. 20. “Moving IMPACT WRESTLING to Wednesday nights gives existing fans and new...

 
Puerto Rico routs Australia 16-3 in Little League

Puerto Rico routs Australia 16-3 in Little League

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Abimael Torres hit a grand slam in Puerto Rico's 13-run first inning in a 16-3, four-inning victory over Australia on Thursday in the Little League World Series. Torres homered after Puerto Rico scored two runs on five...

 

Lot of change for North Texas after breakthrough

DENTON, Texas -- North Texas made a big breakthrough last season winning nine games, including a bowl on New Year's Day. Now comes a significant test for coach Dan McCarney and the Mean Green after their first winning record in nine seasons. They will...

 
Lowrie goes on 15-day disabled list

Lowrie goes on 15-day disabled list

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Oakland Athletics placed shortstop Jed Lowrie on the 15-day disabled list after a 7-3 loss Thursday to the Kansas City Royals with a hairline fracture of his right index finger. Lowrie suffered the injury on Aug. 4 and...

 

Ford recalls 83,250 cars and SUVs

DETROIT -- Ford is recalling 83,250 vehicles because a faulty part could cause them to lose power or roll away if they're parked. The recall involves the 2012-2014 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX; the 2013-2014 Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT; and the 2013-2014...

 

Judge in Charlotte sets aside same-sex marriage case

A federal judge has delayed a lawsuit filed by Charlotte churches and couples against the state's same-sex bans, ruling that the issue could be decided by a case farther along in the courts. But the impact of this week's order by U.S. Magistrate Judge...

 
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton expected to play a quarter vs. Chiefs

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton expected to play a quarter vs. Chiefs

The Carolina Panthers packed up in Spartanburg and returned to Charlotte this week, but the question that has hovered over the team for five months followed them home. Judging from some of the responses from Panthers coach Ron Rivera and quarterback...

 
Praise for 'small-town boy' hit by Stewart's car

Praise for 'small-town boy' hit by Stewart's car

TURIN, N.Y. They came to grieve and share stories about Kevin Ward Jr., who was born into a racing family and buried with racing flags in his casket. A high school auditorium overflowed with friends, family and racing enthusiasts Thursday in tribute...

 

Judge: Not enough proof to boot GOPer from ballot

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A judge says there's not enough evidence to toss Republican state Rep. Bob Barrett off the ballot over a residency dispute. A voter connected to the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party petitioned the Supreme Court to have Barrett...

 

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