News archive from 18 May 2013

MLS Preview from The Sports Network (ET)

Kansas City (6-4-2) at D.C. United (1-8-1), 5 p.m. Washington, D.C. (Sports Network) - After snapping the Houston Dynamo's record home unbeaten streak last weekend, Sporting Kansas City hopes to continue the losing streak of struggling D.C. United on...

 

Kim Kardashian's shower invites, swollen feet, baby-on-tour plans

Kim Kardashian has reportedly sent out baby shower invitations, furthering rumors that this June she and rapper-boyfriend Kanye West are expecting a baby girl. The reality TV starlet, 31, is said to have sent out invites for the June 2 bash in music...

 

Jessica Korda leads Mobile Bay LPGA Classic

MOBILE, Ala. -- Jessica Korda shot a 7-under 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Hall of Famer Karrie Webb after the second round of the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic. Korda, the 2012 Women's Australian Open winner, had seven birdies in her second...

 

Syrian opposition considers sacking its U.S.-backed interim leader

WASHINGTON -- The fractured Syrian opposition movement is considering ditching its prime minister at a meeting next week, action that would complicate the State Department's push for peace talks and once again leave the international community without...

 

Yahoo CEO to announce 'something special' in NYC

NEW YORK -- Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is promising to unveil "something special" Monday in New York as she tries to attract more traffic and advertising to the Internet company. The Sunnyvale, Calif., company gave no further details Friday...

 

Pirates pitcher Contreras placed on bereavement list

By William Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The Pirates placed relief pitcher Jose Contreras on the bereavement list due to a death in his family before Friday's game and recalled pitcher Jared Hughes from Class AAA Indianapolis. Contreras must spend...

 

Man charged in gas station stabbing, robbery

A 27-year-old Detroit man is charged in the stabbing and robbery of a 64-year-old customer inside a northwest side gas station. The Wayne County prosecutor's office says Maurice Abraham was arraigned Friday in 36th District Court on armed robbery,...

 
Defense secretary orders military to recertify sexual assault responders

Defense secretary orders military to recertify sexual assault responders

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday ordered the military to recertify all 25,000 people involved in programs designed to prevent and respond to sexual assault, an acknowledgment that assaults have escalated beyond the Pentagon's...

 

Winds on Neptune, Uranus may shed light on atmospheres of exoplanets

LOS ANGELES - Inscrutable ice giants Neptune and Uranus have only a thin rind of windy weather over their fluid contents, a team of planetary scientists say. The research published in the journal Nature relies on decades-old data from the Voyager 2...

 
Calley says Brazil key for Michigan

Calley says Brazil key for Michigan

LANSING - Brazil and its booming middle class present a key international opportunity for small- to medium-sized Michigan companies looking for more export business, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley said Friday. About 30 million people have risen into the South...

 

Syrian opposition considers sacking its U.S.-backed interim leader

WASHINGTON The fractured Syrian opposition movement is considering ditching its prime minister at a meeting next week, action that would complicate the State Department's push for peace talks and once again leave the international community without a...

 

RSL completes road trip against sputtering Goats

Real Salt Lake will cap a three-game road trip on Sunday at The Home Depot Center against a struggling Chivas USA side. Salt Lake has claimed a win and a loss in its first two matches of the trip, with three points at New England before a 3-2 defeat...

 

Berdych stuns Djokovic; Federer, Nadal reach semis in Rome

Czech slugger Tomas Berdych came from way behind to upset two-time champion Novak Djokovic, while six-time winner Rafael Nadal and reigning Wimbledon champion Roger Federer each pulled out quarterfinal victories Friday at the $3.475 million Italian...

 

Ex-Michigan center Steve Everitt calls Kirk Cousins' 2011 comments 'ridiculous'

Ann Arbor - Former Michigan center Steve Everitt apparently has been stewing for the last couple of years. After Michigan State defeated Michigan in 2011 for the fourth straight year, MSU quarterback Kirk Cousins spoke of the pride in that...

 

NBA draft combine notes: Indiana's Oladipo improves his shot

Indiana guard Victor Oladipo was known in college for his defensive prowess. But his leap in shooting turned heads as well this season. He went from a 20.8 percent 3-point shooter as a sophomore to making 44.1 percent as a junior. Oladipo said at the...

 

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