News archive from 17 May 2014

Column: Time to start protecting our young hurlers

Column: Time to start protecting our young hurlers

Stop the pitching carnage. Now. We know just where to start. Youth baseball. No more children playing all through the year, with hardly a break between seasons. No more youngsters throwing sliders and splitters and all sorts of pitches that put too...

 
Visa obstacles hurting World Cup before it starts

Visa obstacles hurting World Cup before it starts

If you plan to travel to Brazil for the World Cup and don't have a visa, drop everything and get the application process going immediately. Time is running out. Turns out obtaining a visa — all U.S. citizens need one — can be a...

 
Sliding Cubs lose 4-3 to Milwaukee Brewers

Sliding Cubs lose 4-3 to Milwaukee Brewers

CHICAGO -- Darwin Barney hit a long drive to left in the second inning, and Junior Lake went deep in the third. It looked as if the Chicago Cubs were headed for a big day at the plate. Then, all of the sudden, it was over. The Cubs managed just one...

 

Packers open camp with full house

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- From first-round pick Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to the 28 players who are taking part in his team's rookie orientation camp on a tryout basis, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy sees talent and opportunity. As a team that has opened each...

 

Woman's body found at Michigan condo construction site

WALKER, MICH. - A woman's body has been found at a western Michigan construction site being cleared for condominiums. A construction worker came across the corpse about 8 a.m. Friday in a subdivision in Walker, just northwest of Grand Rapids. Deputy...

 

Snapping in your hips should be taken seriously

Q. My son is 17 and over the last year he has had snapping in his hips. His right hip snaps more than the left. Sometimes it hurts when it snaps and sometimes it feels better after it snaps. We mentioned it to our pediatrician, who ordered X-rays,...

 

Beware of that frozen look

Q. Last night when I was out to dinner I ran into someone I knew and could not recognize her. As I was looking at her I asked myself: What does a duck, a chipmunk, and a windswept look have in common? A. And the answer is … things that...

 

Gambling states group proposes online bet rules

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- A national group of legislators from states where gambling is legal is recommending standards that states considering legalizing Internet gambling might adopt. Friday's report from the National Council of Legislators from Gaming...

 

Calc leads by 1 ahead at Regions Tradition

Birmingham, AL (SportsNetwork.com) - Mark Calcavecchia carded his second straight 3-under 69 on Friday and he leads the season's first major, the Regions Tradition, by one stroke after two rounds. Calcavecchia, who has finished inside the top 20 in...

 

Zimmer gets his hands on Vikings rookies

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- When Mike Zimmer was hired by the Minnesota Vikings, he said he took pride in being "a fixer." He is the kind of coach that revels in the teaching aspect of the game, which makes this weekend's rookie mini-camp an...

 
Evans impresses on first day of Bucs rookie camp

Evans impresses on first day of Bucs rookie camp

TAMPA, Fla. -- Mike Evans isn't making any bold predictions about how he can make the Tampa Bay Buccaneers better. The first-round draft pick out of Texas A&M just wants to do anything he can to help the team win. And, the 6-foot-5, 231-pound...

 

Carson City woman arrested in NBA sports scheme

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- A Carson City woman has been arrested for her alleged role in a theft operation targeting professional athletes and sports agents. The attorney general's office says 39-year-old Megan Klein was booked Thursday on charges of...

 

GM recall investigation reveals banned words

DETROIT -- The revelation of a list of banned words at General Motors is one of the odder twists in the company's ongoing recall of 2.6 million small cars for defective ignition switches. The U.S. government slapped GM with a $35 million fine Friday...

 
Authorities looking for Lincolnton man charged with child sexual assault

Authorities looking for Lincolnton man charged with child sexual assault

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department is looking for a man they say is charged with sexually assaulting a minor. Jose Manuel Palafox Vasquez, 25, of Lincolnton, has been charged with one felony count of rape/sex act with a person 13, 14, or 15 years...

 
NASCAR All-Star Race: Darrell Waltrip recalls winning inaugural race with fondness

NASCAR All-Star Race: Darrell Waltrip recalls winning inaugural race with fondness

CONCORD Thirty years ago, Darrell Waltrip won the inaugural NASCAR All-Star Race in dramatic fashion at Charlotte Motor Speedway, as his engine blew just as he crossed the finish line. The next day, he soundly beat Harry Gant by more than 14 seconds...

 

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