News archive from 18 January 2014

Miami Beach seeks new direction for convention center

Miami Beach's struggling convention center needs a headquarters hotel to be competitive. On that, city leaders seem to agree. But will the addition of a hotel really solve the convention center's problems? Where should the hotel be built, and how much...

 

Rocket fire kills at least 3 in Lebanon in worrisome sign of Syria conflict's spread

BEIRUT -- Rockets rained down Friday on villages throughout Lebanon's eastern Bekaa Valley, with both Sunni and Shiite villages targeted in one of the worst outbreaks of sectarian violence in months as the division between the two communities over the...

 

Poll at NCAA convention show a top level of five conferences is popular

SAN DIEGO — Nearly 60 percent of Division I administrators, commissioners and other officials attending the NCAA convention support the concept of autonomy for the nation’s five most powerful conferences on issues that could include giving athletes a...

Dallas News, 19:04 in Sport
 

‘Looking' features heartache in San Francisco

Years too late but welcome all the same, HBO's somewhat engaging half-hour series “Looking” (10:30 p.m. Sundays) is about three variously lovelorn gay men in San Francisco, each one treading over the ground already trod by so...

 

Autopsy: Nashville singer shot in back of head

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- An autopsy for a Nashville-based singer-songwriter who was killed by a bar owner shows Wayne Mills was shot in the back of the head. Bar owner Chris Ferrell has told police he fatally shot Mills in self-defense early on Nov. 23....

 
Yankees avoid arbitration with Brett Gardner, agree to one-year, $5.6 million deal 

Yankees avoid arbitration with Brett Gardner, agree to one-year, $5.6 million deal 

Brett Gardner and the Yankees agreed on a one-year, $5.6-million contract Friday, avoiding arbitration. If the speedy outfielder has his way, it's only the latest step in a career-full of deals with the only team he's ever known. Gardner has been the...

Daily News, 19:09 in Sport
 

Protecting ourselves ... from ourselves

If you want to understand why the N.C. Mining and Energy Commission made a mistake this week by allowing fracking companies to keep secret the chemicals they pump into the ground, take a glance northward to West Virginia. There, more than a week after...

 

The Iran sanctions mistake

From an editorial Thursday on Bloomberg View: If something works once, why not do it again? That's the putative logic behind a congressional move to impose new sanctions against Iran. By reducing Iran's oil exports by more than half, existing...

 

Bucs exec Hickey interviews for Dolphins GM job

MIAMI -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers director of player personnel Dennis Hickey has become the seventh candidate to interview for the job of general manager with the Miami Dolphins. Hickey has been with the Buccaneers for 18 seasons, including the past three...

 
Titans hire Jason Michael as offensive coordinator

Titans hire Jason Michael as offensive coordinator

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt has hired Chargers assistant coach Jason Michael as his new offensive coordinator. The Titans announced the hiring on Friday. Michael worked this past season with Whisenhunt in San Diego. Michael spent...

 

Phillies sign Mayberry to one-year deal

The Phillies have avoided arbitration with John Mayberry Jr. by signing the outfielder-first baseman to a one year $1.587 million contract plus award bonuses. Major League Baseball teams had until 1 p.m. on Friday to agree to terms on a deal before...

 
Patrick Reed shoots another 63 in Humana Challenge

Patrick Reed shoots another 63 in Humana Challenge

LA QUINTA, Calif. -- Patrick Reed found La Quinta Country Club to his liking, too, leaving everyone else behind again in the Humana Challenge. A day after shooting a 9-under 63 at PGA West's Arnold Palmer Private Course to take the lead, Reed had...

 

Padres avoid arbitration with Headley, 4 others

SAN DIEGO -- The Padres have agreed to one-year deals with third baseman Chase Headley and infielder-outfielder Kyle Blanks to avoid arbitration. Headley, whose performance dropped after a career-year in 2012, agreed to a deal worth $10,525,000....

 
Vanderbilt hires Stanford DC Derek Mason as coach

Vanderbilt hires Stanford DC Derek Mason as coach

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vanderbilt has hired Stanford defensive coordinator Derek Mason as its new football coach, wrapping up the search in a week. The university announced the hiring Friday in a statement. Mason will be introduced at a news conference...

 

Wildcats WR Robinson faces several charges

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky wide receiver Demarco Robinson has been charged with disorderly conduct, a noise disturbance and resisting arrest by Lexington police. The arrest citation says police went to Robinson's residence following a complaint about...

 

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