News archive from 17 August 2013

Detroit Lions' Travis Lewis fined $15,750 for tackle vs. New York Jets

Detroit Lions' Travis Lewis fined $15,750 for tackle vs. New York Jets

New York Jets running back John Griffin broke his leg when he was hauled to the ground with a horse-collar tackle by Travis Lewis last week, and now Lewis has to pay. The NFL fined Lewis $15,750 for his tackle on Griffin, which came on the second play...

 

MLS Preview from The Sports Network (ET)

Kansas City (11-7-6) at San Jose (8-10-6), 10 p.m. Sporting Kansas City will hope to maintain its position at the top of the Eastern Conference by claiming a positive result against the San Jose Earthquakes at Buck Shaw Stadium on Saturday. Kansas...

 

MLS Preview from The Sports Network (ET)

Vancouver (10-7-6) at Colorado (9-7-9), 9:30 p.m. The Western Conference playoff picture is tighter than its been all year, and Vancouver Whitecaps FC's trip to Dick's Sporting Goods Park for a meeting with the Colorado Rapids on Saturday could have a...

 
Can someone, anyone, please take down the SEC?

Can someone, anyone, please take down the SEC?

ATLANTA -- Can somebody — anybody! — please stand up to that bully down South. The college football season hasn't even started yet, but we already feel like we know the outcome. The SEC is up here. Everyone else is down here....

 

Anchorage man charged with overseas sexual abuse

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- An Anchorage businessman faces charges he traveled to Cambodia to engage in illegal sex with underage girls but his attorney says he was enticed by a government informant and is innocent. The FBI on Wednesday arrested Jason...

 

Columbus mayor questions sidewalk repair order

COLUMBUS, Neb. -- The president of the Columbus City Council is questioning a city program that resulted in him being ordered to repair the sidewalk in front of his home. The Columbus Telegram reports (http://bit.ly/14Qw2V2 ) the sidewalk at council...

 

Medi-Cal cut of 10 percent begins next month

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Long-delayed cuts to Medi-Cal reimbursements are slated to go forward, slashing doctor and medical worker payments by 10 percent, and promising to save the state $387 million, according to state advocates. Doctors and other...

 

Feds delay threat to withhold Calif. transit funds

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The federal government is delaying its threat to withhold billions of dollars in California transportation grants while negotiations continue with Gov. Jerry Brown's administration. The U.S. Department of Labor warned this month...

 
Carlisle Cos. cites Chinese competition as it looks to exit tire business

Carlisle Cos. cites Chinese competition as it looks to exit tire business

Charlotte-based Carlisle Cos. is looking to exit the business on which it was founded nearly 100 years ago, citing “price-aggressive” Chinese competitors driving down its profit margins. Started in 1917 in Carlisle, Pa., the...

 

Berkman, Rangers re-evaluating status after rehab

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Lance Berkman is back in the Texas Rangers' clubhouse, and still on the disabled list. Berkman said Friday that he and team officials are re-evaluating his next step. He played four minor league rehab games in a five-day stretch...

 

Jays reinstate Happ, place Kawasaki on paternity list

St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - Prior to Friday's series opener, the Toronto Blue Jays reinstated pitcher J.A. Happ from the bereavement list and placed shortstop Munenori Kawasaki on the paternity list. Happ returns to the club one day before...

 

FIU's defense starting off strong, special teams needs work

The defense seems to be one step ahead of the offense as coach Ron Turner's first training camp at FIU winds down. During 11-on-11s, quarterback Jake Medlock struggled to get into a rhythm, as the defense generated good pressure and competed well in...

 

Florida Gators receiver Demarcus Robinson shines during open practice

GAINESVILLE -- FANS CATCH PRACTICE Session On a beautiful Thursday evening, more than 1,000 fans came out to watch Florida's first open practice of training camp. Freshman receiver Demarcus Robinson starred in the practice, as did defensive end Dante...

 

Perry grabs 1-stroke lead in New York

Kenny Perry fired a 7-under-par 65 on Friday to take a 1-stroke lead after the first round of the Dick's Sporting Goods Open. Perry is looking to secure his third win in his last four starts, which included back-to-back major victories and a tie for...

 

Friday's Sports Transactions

BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Announced pitching coach Rick Adair is taking a leave of absence. Named bullpen coach Billy Castro pitching coach and minor league rehab coordinator Scott McGregor bullpen coach. DETROIT TIGERS — Recalled RHP...

 

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