News archive from 16 June 2013

Fantasy World: These four pitchers have struggled

One of the toughest jobs for a fantasy owner is deciding how long to stick with a struggling pitcher. Staff writer Tim Hubbard looks at four usually reliable starters whose problems on the mound are making life miserable for their owners. Cole Hamels...

 

Grant: This is Jon Daniels' top concern right now...

Rangers beat writer Evan Grant held a live chat on Friday. Here are some highlights. What's JD's top concern right now? Deadline deals, movement within the organization or future contracts/extensions? Return of injury guys and deadline deals. There is...

Dallas News, 19:05 in Sport
 

Blackhawks Game Day: Ready for more in Game 2

It may feel like Game 1 between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins ended only yesterday, because three overtimes make that a fairly accurate asessement. The Bruins may be in the hole in this Stanley Cup Final, but it may be the Hawks who face a...

 

Autopsy: Ric Flair's son died from drug overdose

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- An autopsy report says the son of famed professional wrestler Ric Flair died from a toxic combination of heroin and prescription drugs The body of 25-year-old Reid Fliehr was found March 29 in a Charlotte hotel room with drug...

 

Texas Rangers keep Jurickson Profar on roster after Ian Kinsler's return, could use him in outfield

The Texas Rangers reinstated second baseman Ian Kinsler from the disable list Saturday, optioning SS Leury Garcia to triple-A Round Rock to make room for Kinsler. The decision to option Garcia means that Jurickson Profar will stay with the Rangers for...

Dallas News, 19:11 in Sport
 
Investigation, clean up continue at Shuckers' deck collapse

Investigation, clean up continue at Shuckers' deck collapse

Two days after the deck at Shuckers Bar & Grill collapsed into Biscayne Bay, crews were still fishing out the chairs, cups, plates, condiments, bags and any remaining items out of the debris-infested water. Boaters and Jet Skis pulled close to...

 

They said it: Quotes from the world of baseball

"Who … should I close with?" -Detroit Tigers Manager Jim Leyland, in the wake of Jose Valverde's third blown save within a month. "'I had him in fantasy once and he killed me so ... five games?' - how I assume someone from MLB decided...

 
Carp and Gomes homer as Red Sox beat Orioles 5-4

Carp and Gomes homer as Red Sox beat Orioles 5-4

BALTIMORE -- Mike Carp and Jonny Gomes homered to back an effective pitching performance by John Lackey, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Orioles 5-4 Saturday to end a five-game losing streak in Baltimore. After dropping the first two games of the...

 

In Pakistan, attackers bomb women's university bus, hospital

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Militants laid siege to a hospital and bombed a women's university bus in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta in a wave of violence that killed at least 19 people and underscored the challenge facing new Prime Minister...

 

Earnhardt reflects on how NASCAR reacts to tragedy

BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. dealt with the aftermath of his famous father's death more than a decade ago. He was asked Saturday how the racing community's reaction to tragedy has changed over the years. Jason Leffler died Wednesday after a...

 

Ian Kinsler's return can't spark Rangers' floundering offense in 6-1 loss to Toronto

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adam Lind and Colby Rasmus both hit two-run homers and the Toronto Blue Jays won their fourth game in a row, beating the sliding Texas Rangers 6-1 on Saturday. Even with the unexpected early return of second baseman Ian Kinsler...

Dallas News, 19:18 in Sport
 
Bishop Foley makes state history winning third Div. 3 baseball title in a row

Bishop Foley makes state history winning third Div. 3 baseball title in a row

BATTLE CREEK - Madison Heights Bishop Foley catcher Billy Malak had taken off his chest protector and shin guards, but the championship medal was staying put. “It means a lot,” said Malak, a four-year starter. “It's pretty awesome to come out here and...

 

NASCAR: Good memories abound for Earnhardt at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. - A year ago, Dale Earnhardt Jr. finally snapped his long losing streak. He left Michigan International Speedway with hopes of more victories to come - maybe even a Sprint Cup championship. He hasn't won since. "We want to win...

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. looks to get back on track at MIS

Brooklyn, Mich. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Victory Lane at Michigan International Speedway seem to be synonymous. In fact, MIS has been the only place he's won the last five years. “We feel pretty good coming in to this race,” said Earnhardt, who ended...

 

Italy approves measures aimed at boosting economy

ROME -- The Italian government has adopted a series of measures aimed at boosting the economy, including the release of 3 billion euros ($4 billion) for infrastructure projects projected to create 30,000 new jobs. Premier Enrico Letta said the...

 

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