News archive from 17 August 2012

ESPN's Keith Law disses Tigers' Miguel Cabrera, leaves him off MVP ballot

ESPN's Keith Law disses Tigers' Miguel Cabrera, leaves him off MVP ballot

Let this one resonate for a second: "Cabrera is the third-most valuable player on his own team." That's straight from the mouth -- err, keyboard -- of ESPN's Keith Law, who kept Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera off his American League MVP...

 

Army suicides doubled last month from June's total

WASHINGTON - Suicides among active-duty soldiers in July more than doubled from June, accelerating a trend throughout the military this year that has prompted Pentagon leaders to redouble efforts to solve a puzzling problem. The Army, which is the...

 

Michael Phelps again graces Wheaties boxes

NEW YORK -- With another six Olympic medals around his neck, swimmer Michael Phelps is once again touting the breakfast of champions. General Mills Inc. on Thursday unveiled limited-edition boxes of its Wheaties cereal featuring Phelps, who now holds...

 

Obama, Romney offer clear choices, so get ready for a bumpy ride

WASHINGTON -- The presidential race is on, full blast, and it's now clear this election will be a stark choice between two candidates with dramatically different visions of how to govern America. The race could offer voters the starkest choice since...

 

Sherrington: Those who question Derek Holland's focus are right to do so

Columnist Kevin Sherrington answered questions in a chat Wednesday. Here are some highlights. Comment From Steve in Austin ... Holland looked incredible the other night. And then Tigers' manager talked about how special Holland can be. Who and why are...

Dallas News, 17:03 in Sport
 

Sherrington: All in Rangers' rotation have concerns, especially Darvish

Columnist Kevin Sherrington answered questions in a chat Wednesday. Here are some highlights. Comment From Stu ... Which member of the Rangers rotation worries you the most? Kevin Sherrington: All of them. Darvish the most, probably. He has the most...

Dallas News, 17:03 in Sport
 

Rangers roll late to beat Yankees, 10-6, and dodge Bronx sweep

NEW YORK — Craig Gentry turned a spot start into a tiebreaking hit and the Texas Rangers avoided a four-game sweep in a matchup of AL division leaders, rallying past the New York Yankees 10-6 Thursday. Texas had lost eight straight at Yankee Stadium...

Dallas News, 17:03 in Sport
 

Romney maintains Medicare attack on Obama

GREER, S.C. - It has long been part of the foundation of Mitt Romney's case against President Obama: Federal spending is out of control and must be checked in order to revive the stalled U.S. economy. So the irony was hard to escape on Thursday when...

 

Rangers roll late to beat Yankees, 10-6, and dodge Bronx sweep

NEW YORK — Craig Gentry turned a spot start into a tiebreaking hit and the Texas Rangers avoided a four-game sweep in a matchup of AL division leaders, rallying past the New York Yankees 10-6 Thursday. Texas had lost eight straight at Yankee Stadium...

Dallas News, 17:03 in Sport
 

Ike Perlmutter holds the reins of superheroes at Marvel

Walt Disney Co.'s acquisition of Marvel Entertainment gave it the Hulk, Iron Man and other superheroes to fuel summer blockbusters for years to come. It also got Ike Perlmutter. Marvel's chief executive is hardly a household name. But Disney's...

 

UCF no longer takes Visa for tuition

Amid rising college costs, the University of Central Florida has stopped accepting Visa credit card payments for tuition, fees and housing expenses. The university has also adopted a 2 percent "convenience fee" on purchases charged to...

 
Joba Chamberlain and Yankees’ bullpen can’t hold Texas Rangers down, Bombers fall 10-6 in series finale 

Joba Chamberlain and Yankees’ bullpen can’t hold Texas Rangers down, Bombers fall 10-6 in series finale 

RANGERS 10, YANKEES 6 The Yankees were unable to finish off a four-game sweep of the Rangers Thursday, but after regaining the American League's best record this week, the Bombers must be feeling pretty good about themselves. Now comes the real fun,...

Daily News, 17:04 in Sport
 

Some states try to fill national gun control void

OVERVIEW: The July 20 shooting at a suburban Denver movie theater that killed 12 people has prompted Democratic leaders in at least three large states to push for tighter restrictions on assault weapons and the purchase of large amounts of ammunition....

Chron, 17:06 in World News
 

GM stock jumps 5.86% Thursday

General Motors Co.'s stock rose nearly 6 percent Thursday, gaining $1.19 a share on a positive day for the both the Dow and Nasdaq.GM closed at $21.33, up 5.91 percent from its previous close at $20.14. Cross town rival Ford Motor Co.'s stock also was...

 

Sherrington: Those who question Derek Holland's focus right to do so

Columnist Kevin Sherrington answered questions in a chat Wednesday. Here are some highlights. Comment From Steve in Austin ... Holland looked incredible the other night. And then Tigers' manager talked about how special Holland can be. Who and why are...

Dallas News, 17:07 in Sport
 

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