News archive from 18 June 2014

Ole Miss wins 2-1 in 9th, ousts Texas Tech at CWS

Ole Miss wins 2-1 in 9th, ousts Texas Tech at CWS

OMAHA, Neb. -- Pinch hitter John Gatlin's single into short right field over a pulled-in, five-man infield in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Mississippi a 2-1 victory over Texas Tech in a College World Series elimination game Tuesday. The...

 
World Cup 2014: United States' Clint Dempsey should be able to play with broken nose vs. Portugal

World Cup 2014: United States' Clint Dempsey should be able to play with broken nose vs. Portugal

SAO PAULO - The U.S. Soccer Federation says captain Clint Dempsey should be able to play in Sunday's World Cup game against Portugal despite a broken nose. Dempsey scored 30 seconds into Monday's 2-1 win over Ghana, then was bloodied by a shin to the...

 

Former State Senator qualifies in governor's race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Former Gov. Charlie Crist isn't going to get a clear path to incumbent Gov. Rick Scott. Former State Sen. Nan Rich officially qualified for the governor's race Tuesday. That means that Rich and Crist will square off against each...

 

Man gets 35 years in prison for fatal robbery

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- A Tampa Bay area man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for fatally shooting a man and wounding the man's wife. A Pinellas County judge sentenced 21-year-old Makeral Shay Crocker on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to...

 

North Dakota now produces 1M barrels of oil a day

WILLISTON, N.D. -- North Dakota is now producing 1 million barrels of oil per day, with a large part of the credit due to the rich Bakken shale formation in the western part of the state. The state's Department of Mineral Resources on Tuesday released...

 

Business Highlights

--- GM sales, used-car values hold up through recalls DETROIT (AP) — Consumers looking for a used vehicle aren't shying away from GM models — even though more than 20 million GM cars and trucks have been recalled this year....

 
Healthy Polamalu eager for 2013 encore

Healthy Polamalu eager for 2013 encore

PITTSBURGH -- Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is hoping his revamped offseason program will help him once again this fall. Polamalu played in all 16 games in 2013 for just the third time in the last eight seasons. The perennial Pro Bowler credited...

 

Red Sox designate Sizemore for assignment

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Grady Sizemore's days with the Boston Red Sox are over after the team designated the outfielder for assignment on Tuesday. The oft-injured Sizemore was signed by the Red Sox in the offseason to a one- year contract...

 

NCAA begins making its case for amateurism

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The NCAA began making its case for keeping the current model for college sports, with the women's athletic director at the University of Texas testifying Tuesday that paying basketball and football players would tear apart the very...

 

Louisiana-Lafayette suspends reserve QB

LAFAYETTE, La. -- Louisiana-Lafayette reserve quarterback Jalen Nixon has been suspended and backup cornerback Simeon Thomas is academically ineligible for the 2014 season. Sports Information Director Matt Sullivan tells The Advertiser...

 
6-year-old boy practices with Panthers, QB Newton

6-year-old boy practices with Panthers, QB Newton

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Panthers welcomed a special young man to the practice field Tuesday. Six-year-old George Gring from Houston received his wish to practice with quarterback Cam Newton and the rest of the Panthers as part of the NFL's partnership...

 
Diving becomes popular debate at this World Cup

Diving becomes popular debate at this World Cup

SAO PAULO -- Fred denies diving in Brazil's World Cup opener that led to a disputed, go-ahead penalty kick. France's Loic Remy considers the fall a disgrace and has called for punishment. The debate over diving began on Day 1 of this World Cup, and it...

 
At 11, Lucy Li is the youngest player in the US Women's Open but says she's not nervous

At 11, Lucy Li is the youngest player in the US Women's Open but says she's not nervous

PINEHURST If Lucy Li handles Pinehurst No. 2 and the U.S. Women's Open with the ease she handled a press conference Tuesday, she should be fine. Forget that Li is 11 years old and the youngest player ever to qualify for the Women's Open. On Tuesday,...

 
Cano, Montero go deep in Mariners' 6-1 win

Cano, Montero go deep in Mariners' 6-1 win

SEATTLE -- Robinson Cano hit a two-run homer and Jesus Montero went deep too — hitting his first big league homer in more than a year to help the Seattle Mariners sweep a two-game set over the San Diego Padres with a 6-1 win Tuesday. Roenis...

 

D-Backs recall Bolsinger, start him Tuesday night

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have recalled right-hander Mike Bolsinger and inserted him as starter for Tuesday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. The move comes after right-hander Bronson Arroyo went on the disabled list for the first...

 

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