News archive from 18 February 2014

Miami Marlins hitting coach Frank Menechino brings blue-collar work ethic

JUPITER -- Frank Menechino was taught by his father how to use a jackhammer, a pick and a shovel — among other tools of the construction business — while growing up on Staten Island. But the 43-year-old man with a thick New York...

 
Hard to handicap women's Olympic field

Hard to handicap women's Olympic field

SOCHI, Russia -- Like rock stars or Brazilian soccer players, the top women figure skaters often are referred to by just their first names — Yuna, Mao, Carolina, Gracie — and Olympic success will only swell the ranks of their...

 

Tapiture pulls away for Southwest Stakes win

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Tapiture pulled away on the final turn and dominated down the stretch to win the $300,000 Southwest Stakes in fast conditions at Oaklawn Park on Monday. The win came in the season debut for the Steven Asmussen-trained colt, which...

 
Tesla protests bills that would limit expansion

Tesla protests bills that would limit expansion

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Tesla enthusiasts drove their electric cars to Olympia on Monday to protest legislation they said would prevent the company from opening and operating additional facilities in Washington state. Tesla lobbyist Daniel Witt told...

 
Charlotte Jewish Film Festival features Macedonia, soccer and love in ‘Third Half'

Charlotte Jewish Film Festival features Macedonia, soccer and love in ‘Third Half'

We've seen movies about the Third Reich's treatment of Jews, gypsies, church officials, homosexuals, Resistance fighters and people who aided fugitives. But soccer players? Not in recent memory. That's why “The Third Half” is a...

 
Koufax likes what he sees in Puig, Dodgers

Koufax likes what he sees in Puig, Dodgers

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Sandy Koufax likes what he sees in this bunch of Los Angeles Dodgers. The 78-year-old Hall of Famer and Dodgers great visited the practice fields at spring training on Monday. Koufax is in his second year as a special adviser to...

 
Olympic Viewing: Defending Cooper, Costas back

Olympic Viewing: Defending Cooper, Costas back

Highlights from television coverage of the Sochi Olympics: RATINGS: NBC rebounded from the lowest-rated Sochi night so far to get 21.3 million viewers on Sunday, a night that featured ice dancing and American skier Bode Miller. While below the 23.3...

 

Kansas to have Embiid, Greene vs Texas Tech

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- No. 8 Kansas should have its normal rotation back for the first time in a couple of weeks when it visits Texas Tech on Tuesday night. Center Joel Embiid is expected to return from an injury, while forward Brannen Greene should be...

 

Man charged in connection to player death case

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Police have charged a Tennessee man with trying to coerce a witness in the deaths last month of an Arkansas State football player and his stepfather. Police in Jackson, where the shootings happened Jan. 15, say 19-year-old Roddarous...

 
Rockies hand closer's job to 41-year-old Hawkins

Rockies hand closer's job to 41-year-old Hawkins

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Colorado Rockies' new closer is an old familiar face. On the first day of spring training Monday, 41-year-old LaTroy Hawkins was given the job by manager Walt Weiss. Hawkins was a member of the Rockies in 2007 when they lost...

 
Detroit Tigers notes: Joba Chamberlain wins 'rag ball' competition; Justin Verlander will throw 50 pitches Tuesday

Detroit Tigers notes: Joba Chamberlain wins 'rag ball' competition; Justin Verlander will throw 50 pitches...

LAKELAND, FLA. - Right-handed reliever Joba Chamberlain sat at his locker after Monday's workout and talked about how he had just achieved his first win as a Tiger. Will he receive a trophy? “I hope I get something cool,” he said. “I think you get...

 
A Miami interior designer launches a line of activity books for children

A Miami interior designer launches a line of activity books for children

Terrence Tullgren designed jewelry, starred in Brazilian commercials and decorated million-dollar homes before discovering the simple but genuine appeal of coloring books. Not just any coloring books, however. The self-published activity books...

 

10 days since last food delivery in Syria's Yarmouk Camp

WASHINGTON Monday was the 10th day in a row that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency has been kept from delivering food to the Yarmouk section of Damascus. Here's the significance of that: the supplies that the agency had been able to deliver...

 

10 days since last food delivery in Syria's Yarmouk Camp

WASHINGTON -- Monday was the 10th day in a row that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency has been kept from delivering food to the Yarmouk section of Damascus. Here's the significance of that: the supplies that the agency had been able to...

 
Four New York governors have become President, Cuomo reminds us in Presidents' Day tweet

Four New York governors have become President, Cuomo reminds us in Presidents' Day tweet

ALBANY — A Presidents’ Day tweet from Gov. Cuomo suggests he has the White House on his mind. Cuomo asked a holiday trivia question on Twitter Monday: “Which state had the most governors go on to become President?” The answer — surprise, surprise — is...

 

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