News archive from 17 June 2013

AP IMPACT: Bites derided as unreliable in court

AP IMPACT: Bites derided as unreliable in court

At least 24 men convicted or charged with murder or rape based on bite marks on the flesh of victims have been exonerated since 2000, many after spending more than a decade in prison. Now a judge's ruling later this month in New York could help end...

 
Chacin pitches into 9th, Rockies beat Phillies

Chacin pitches into 9th, Rockies beat Phillies

DENVER -- Jhoulys Chacin came within an out of his second career shutout and the Colorado Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 Sunday. Chacin gave up six hits, struck out three and didn't walk a batter. His 8 2-3 innings marked the longest...

 

Tony Stewart finishes weekend on positive note

BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Tony Stewart's weekend at Michigan International Speedway ended a lot better than it began. He had to use his backup car after crashing the primary one during Friday's practice, but ended his stay with a fifth-place finish in...

 
Yankees, Rivera survive wild 9th to snap skid

Yankees, Rivera survive wild 9th to snap skid

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Mariano Rivera struck out Albert Pujols with the bases loaded to end the Angels' five-run rally in the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees snapped their five-game losing streak with a wild 6-5 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday....

 
Marmol allows 2 HRs in 9th, Cubs lose to Mets 4-3

Marmol allows 2 HRs in 9th, Cubs lose to Mets 4-3

NEW YORK -- The combination of Carlos Marmol and save situations has tested the patience of Chicago Cubs fans like little else this season. Filling in because Kevin Gregg had been used four days in a row, the erstwhile Cubs closer allowed a three-run...

 
Treasure trove of surfing photos is a wistful wave to the past

Treasure trove of surfing photos is a wistful wave to the past

Hard to imagine, but in the 1950s there were no more than a couple hundred surfers in Southern California. Spying one of these early adopters gliding across the waves was a rare treat. Rarer still were the people who photographed them. They captured...

 
As the U.S. Open of Surfing's new title sponsor, Vans has plans

As the U.S. Open of Surfing's new title sponsor, Vans has plans

Although Cypress, Calif.-based Vans originally rolled to fame as a skate shoe brand, the VF Corp.-owned action sports label is set go big in its debut as the title sponsor of the U.S Open of Surfing when the event returns to Huntington Beach on July...

 

U.S. Open recap

First round Phil Mickelson, just hours after flying overnight from California, shoots a 3-under 67 on a day that includes two rain delays. After everybody finishes up Friday morning, Mickelson has a one stroke lead over Luke Donald and...

 

Truex takes 3rd but misses news conference

BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Martin Truex Jr. wasn't around for the post-race news conference after finishing third Sunday in the Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway. There was apparently a miscommunication, so Truex spoke to reporters through a...

 

UK scientists win funding for new kind of anticoagulant drug

LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists have won early financial backing for a new kind of anticoagulant drug they believe may prevent dangerous blood clots without causing bleeding - a previously unachievable goal. Index Ventures, working with...

 
Rays call up touted Myers after loss to Royals

Rays call up touted Myers after loss to Royals

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Help is on the way, or at least the Tampa Bay Rays hope so following Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals. The Rays called up outfielder Wil Myers, rated by Baseball America before the season as its No. 1 overall...

 
Colon wins 6th straight as A's rout Mariners 10-2

Colon wins 6th straight as A's rout Mariners 10-2

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Bartolo Colon worked seven strong innings to win his sixth straight decision, Josh Reddick homered and matched a career high with four hits, and the Oakland Athletics avoided a sweep with a 10-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on...

 
Astros win 4th straight, 5-4 over White Sox

Astros win 4th straight, 5-4 over White Sox

HOUSTON -- The Chicago White Sox have dropped 15 games by one run this season, including six of their last 10 losses. After their latest close defeat - 5-4 to Houston on Sunday - they were searching for reasons why they can't seem to do the little...

 
Putin says Super Bowl ring was gift

Putin says Super Bowl ring was gift

LONDON Russian President Vladimir Putin is denying insinuations that he stole New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's Super Bowl ring that's now on display in the Kremlin, but says he's ready to buy him another ring as a gift. Putin was reacting...

 

Report: UK spies hacked foreign diplomats

LONDON The Guardian newspaper says that the British eavesdropping agency GCHQ hacked into the emails and phones of foreign diplomats at international conferences to get an edge in high-stakes international negotiations. The report published late...

 

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