News archive from 18 March 2013

Vernon Wells, C.J. Wilson carry Angels to exhibition win

TEMPE, Ariz. -- C.J. Wilson became the first Angels pitcher to work into the sixth inning, holding San Diego to a run on five hits through 5 1/3 innings of a 7-4 Cactus League win over the Padres on Sunday It was the second strong outing of the spring...

 
China replaces Britain in world's top five arms exporters: report

China replaces Britain in world's top five arms exporters: report

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has become the world's fifth-largest arms exporter, a respected Sweden-based think tank said on Monday, its highest ranking since the Cold War, with Pakistan the main recipient. China's volume of weapons exports between 2008...

 

Beavan pitches 6 solid innings in Mariners' win

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Blake Beavan turned in his best performance of the spring Sunday, allowing one run and three hits in six solid innings to help the Seattle Mariners beat a Texas Rangers split squad 4-3. Mariners centerfielder Franklin Gutierrez played...

 

Braves' Kimbrel wants strong finish

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- When Braves right-hander Craig Kimbrel left camp to pitch for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, manager Fredi Gonzalez's main concern was Kimbrel making it back without any injuries. Kimbrel finished his WBC stint with...

 

NCAA tournament is more wide open than ever

It takes only one word to describe the extra touch of lunacy in this year's March Madness. That word is: Gonzaga. With the NCAA men's basketball tournament set to begin this week, the small Jesuit university is the nation's No. 1-ranked team, ahead of...

 
Detroit News predictions: Michigan's NCAA Tournament run

Detroit News predictions: Michigan's NCAA Tournament run

Detroit News writers Rod Beard, Matt Charboneau, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski predict how far the Wolverines will go in the NCAA Tournament.Michigan predictions Rod Beard: Michigan got a break by opening the tournament in Auburn Hills. That'll provide...

 

Detroit News predictions: Michigan State's NCAA Tournament run

Rod Beard: MSU ended up with probably the toughest draw of any of the No. 3 seeds, being placed with Louisville and Duke. The Spartans are capable of making a run, especially given the way they finished the season, but they'll fall in the Sweet 16 to...

 

NHL: pluses and minuses around the league

Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: PLUSES + Kudos to Vancouver Canucks goaltenders Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider for appearing in a four-minute video that spoofed their much-hyped rivalry...

 

Solar Bears fall 3-2 at Gwinnett

DULUTH, Ga. - The Solar Bears came back to tie the game at 1-1 and again at 2-2 but were unable to take the lead and eventually fell to the Gladiators 3-2 on Andy Brandt's second goal of the game midway through the third period on Sunday afternoon....

 

Pope Francis offers down-to-earth Angelus blessing

VATICAN CITY - Remember God's mercy and patience, he told the assembled masses. And also: "Have a good lunch." Pope Francis, in his first scheduled public appearance, kept up the spontaneity and down-to-earth humor for which he has already...

 
IDB: More must be done to keep growth going in Latin America and the Caribbean

IDB: More must be done to keep growth going in Latin America and the Caribbean

PANAMA CITY, Panama -- Despite advances in quality of life and economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean over the past decade, more needs to be done to keep the momentum going and meet future challenges, said Luís Alberto Moreno,...

 
Death toll in Mexico fireworks blast rises to 17

Death toll in Mexico fireworks blast rises to 17

MEXICO CITY -- The death toll in a gruesome fireworks explosion during a religious procession in Mexico rose to 17, after four more people died of their injuries. Hundreds of mourners gathered Sunday for a mass funeral for the first 13 victims of the...

 

Youth league must change name, hire deputies to return to park

The East L.A. Bobcats will have to change their name and pay as much as $774 a day for added sheriff's patrols if they want to come back to Salazar Park with the blessing of Los Angeles County officials. The Bobcats were booted from the park, where...

 

Rosales hits pair of 2-run HRs, A's beat Cubs 12-6

PHOENIX -- Adam Rosales hit two-run homers in the seventh and eighth innings, and the Oakland Athletics beat a Chicago Cubs' split squad 12-6 Sunday. Rosales homered off Jason Berken in the seventh for an 8-6 lead, then homered against Steve Perakilis...

 

Purdy wins season-opener on Latinoamerica Tour

Ted Purdy closed with a 2-under 70 on Sunday to win the Abierto Mexicano de Golf, the season-opening event for the PGA Tour Latinoamerica. Purdy finished at 7-under-par 281 for his first win on tour. The 39-year-old has also won once on the PGA and...

 

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