News archive from 18 August 2013

Manchester United's Javier Hernandez is playing a long game

The list of Mexican players who have gone to Europe and distinguished themselves in soccer's most challenging leagues is a short one. Two decades ago, Hugo Sanchez was in the middle of a run that saw him score 218 goals in 318 matches with Spain's...

 
Using a vanilla offense this preseason, Carolina Panthers offense will spice it up soon

Using a vanilla offense this preseason, Carolina Panthers offense will spice it up soon

Through two preseason games, the Carolina Panthers offense hardly resembles itself from the previous two seasons. There have been no read options, no quarterback keepers, zero Wildcat formations and barely any play action. But this isn't what the...

 

Lions sign McIntosh, Mathis

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions signed outside linebacker Rocky McIntosh and cornerback Rashean Mathis on Saturday. They were among four new defensive players participating in team practice for the first time Saturday, joined by defensive...

 

NASCAR Nationwide-Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 Results

1. (2) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 94 laps, 150 rating, 0 points, $49,350. 2. (1) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 94, 122.5, 0, $47,450. 3. (8) Sam Hornish Jr., Ford, 94, 120.2, 42, $32,500. 4. (10) Max Papis, Chevrolet, 94, 107.5, 41, $30,900. 5. (7) Brian...

 

NASCAR Nationwide-Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 Results

1. (2) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 94 laps, 150 rating, 0 points, $49,350. 2. (1) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 94, 122.5, 0, $47,450. 3. (8) Sam Hornish Jr., Ford, 94, 120.2, 42, $32,500. 4. (10) Max Papis, Chevrolet, 94, 107.5, 41, $30,900. 5. (7) Brian...

 

M's activate C Sucre from DL, option him to minors

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Seattle Mariners have activated catcher Jesus Sucre from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Tacoma. Sucre, a rookie who played in eight games early in the season, had been on rehab in the Arizona League....

 

Jack Beckman tops Funny Car qualifying

BRAINERD, Minn. -- Defending Funny Car series champion Jack Beckman raced to his second consecutive No. 1 qualifying position at Brainerd International Raceway, topping the field Saturday in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals. Beckman earned his second...

 

Hickory man dies after stabbing at Robo Car Wash

A 43-year-old man was fatally stabbed on Saturday afternoon and another man was quickly arrested, Hickory Police said. About 2 p.m., officers were called to the Robo Car Wash at 215 11th Ave. N.E.. When they arrived, they found Henry Maurice Hunsucker...

 

Sentencing sanity

The nation got tough on crime, and crime went down. Minimum mandatory sentences locked so many people away, especially on drug charges, that the prison industry had itself a building spree across the country. And the cost to accomplish it? We're still...

 
Disney must win over wary fans to make MyMagic+ work

Disney must win over wary fans to make MyMagic+ work

NBCUniversal plans to spend about $1.1 billion on capital projects this year, driven primarily by ambitious expansion plans at its theme parks in Florida and California. That $1.1 billion will pay for a big chunk of the construction costs for a host...

 

What people are saying about MyMagic+

The Orlando Sentinel asked Disney fans how they feel about MyMagic+, the billion-dollar technology project currently being tested at Walt Disney World. Here's a sampling of the responses: "If passholders are going to have to plan their visits...

 

Prince Harry returns from Angola charity trip

LONDON Britain's Prince Harry has returned from Angola, where he visited a landmine clearance charity championed by his late mother, Princess Diana. The HALO Trust charity said Saturday the 28-year-old prince visited the Angolan town of Cuito...

 
Kids ewww and aaah over animal exhibit at Museum of Discover and Science

Kids ewww and aaah over animal exhibit at Museum of Discover and Science

Justin Barzaky, 4, popped the spiced worm into his mouth and puckered his face as if he'd sucked on a lemon. “Justin, do you like it?” his mother asked. Justin, clapped his hand over his mouth shut his eyes tight, shaking his...

 

Prince Harry returns from Angola charity trip

LONDON -- Britain's Prince Harry has returned from Angola, where he visited a landmine clearance charity championed by his late mother, Princess Diana. The HALO Trust charity said Saturday the 28-year-old prince visited the Angolan town of Cuito...

 

Mike Preston: We're still waiting for Ravens quarterback Flacco to catch fire

BALTIMORE -- It isn't time to worry yet, but at least keep an eye on the situation. What is up with Joe Flacco? It has been only two preseason games, but so far, all we've seen is the average Flacco who played for most of the 2012 regular season, and...

 

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