News archive from 17 January 2014

Charlotte Bobcats vs. Orlando Magic

Bobcats vs. Magic 7 p.m., Amway Center TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610 Projected Starters Bobcats Magic Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg RpgG, K. Walker19.04.4G, J. Nelson12.83.8G, G. Henderson15.54.2G, V. Oladipo13.14.2F, M....

 

Use of non-certified referee could cause Charlotte-area high school swimmers chance at regional meet

Dozens of high school swimmers who thought they had qualified for the regional meet will instead have to swim again to qualify because a non-certified referee was used in several meets this season, the N.C. High School Athletic Association ruled this...

 

Retired pitcher Bob Tewksbury hired by MLBPA

NEW YORK -- Retired pitcher Bob Tewksbury has been hired as director of player development by the Major League Baseball Players Association. The 53-year-old was 110-102 over 13 seasons in a career that ended in 1998. He was an All-Star in 1992, when...

 

J.R. Smith expected to play for Knicks vs. Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS -- Knicks guard J.R. Smith is active and is expected to play Thursday night at Indiana. He has been benched twice in the last four games. Coach Mike Woodson has said Smith needs to be a better "pro" on and off the court. Smith...

 
John Elway unsure whether Peyton Manning will retire if Broncos win Super Bowl

John Elway unsure whether Peyton Manning will retire if Broncos win Super Bowl

ENGLEWOOD, Co. - The question came up at a round table with Broncos president John Elway Thursday whether he could see Peyton Manning entering retirement if he wins the Super Bowl, just as Elway did after winning his second following the 1998 season....

Daily News, 19:04 in Sport
 
Snyder: Let's find ways to create jobs, promote immigration, schools, environment

Snyder: Let's find ways to create jobs, promote immigration, schools, environment

LANSING - Building on the theme “the comeback continues,” Gov. Rick Snyder promised to promote immigration and provide greater support for schools, cities, veterans and the environment Thursday in his final State of the State address of his first...

 
Lansing zoo sends 2 Amur tigers to South Dakota

Lansing zoo sends 2 Amur tigers to South Dakota

LANSING - Two Amur tigers are leaving Lansing, three years after they were born at Potter Park Zoo. Zoo officials said today Kira and Savelii are being moved to Bramble Park Zoo in Watertown, S.D., today. Amur tigers are solitary animals and do not...

 
7 victims tell similar stories of vehicles being shot along I-96 corridor

7 victims tell similar stories of vehicles being shot along I-96 corridor

Their stories were similar, told one after another. They were driving the I-96 corridor between Oakland and Ingham counties between Oct. 16 and Oct. 18, 2012, when they heard a loud bang or boom. Soon, they discovered their vehicles had been shot....

 

Rep. Joe Garcia offers proposal as Congress continues to grapple with flood insurance

As Congress continues to struggle over resolving the flood insurance rate hike crisis that threatens thousands of Florida families, U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia, D-Miami, introduced legislation Thursday to delay the proposed rate increases for at least five...

 

Game thread: Depleted Detroit Red Wings on road to face New York Rangers

The Detroit Red Wings, per usual these days, will be shorthanded tonight against the New York Rangers (7 p.m., FSD). The Wings (20-16-10, 50 points) won't have Pavel Datsyuk, Darren Helm, Joakim Andersson and Johan Franzen, among others. The Rangers...

 

Madden, 'Partridge Family' agent, dies in Fla.

NEW YORK -- The actor who played the child-hating agent on the hit 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family" has died in Florida. Dave Madden was 82. His niece Mary Frances Miller says he died Thursday at a hospice center near his home in the...

 

FutureGen gets key US Energy Department approval

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The U.S. Department of Energy on Thursday gave the long-planned FutureGen clean-coal project one of the final OKs it needs to start building. The Energy Department issued its 25-page approval of the $1.65 billion plan that would...

 

Davidson Day's Grier named Mr. Football USA

Davidson Day QB Will Grier was named Mr. Football USA, as selected by a five-member panel of Student Sports football experts. The award signifies Grier as the nation's top high school player. Former Independence QB Chris Leak won the award in 2002....

 
Regis HS 4X800 meters relay team qualifies for Millrose Games at Armory Track and Field Center

Regis HS 4X800 meters relay team qualifies for Millrose Games at Armory Track and Field Center

After watching his two brothers qualify for the Millrose Games five years ago, Sean Phillips had a pretty good idea he wanted to follow in their footsteps. As a seventh grader at the time, Sean watched from the stands at Madison Square Garden as...

Daily News, 19:12 in Sport
 

Cervelli, Yankees agree to $700,000, 1-year deal

NEW YORK -- Catcher Francisco Cervelli and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $700,000, one-year contract. Cervelli was limited to 17 games last season. He broke his right hand April 26 when hit by a foul tip off the bat of Toronto's Rajai Davis...

 

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