News archive from 19 February 2012

MLB whispers: White Sox could outbid Cubs for Soler

MLB whispers: White Sox could outbid Cubs for Soler

While the Cubs remain front-runners to sign Jorge Soler, the White Sox might spend even more heavily to make that deal happen. They have few projectable run-producers coming behind Dayan Viciedo and positioned themselves to make a deal happen by...

 
Fond memories of deliciousness delivered right to the door

Fond memories of deliciousness delivered right to the door

They say that the cream always rises to the top. What rose to the top of Answer Man’s inbox this week were memories of Washington’s vanished dairy scene, the subject of last Sunday’s column. It was a single Chestnut Farms Chevy Chase Dairy bottle...

 

Possible Phoenix chop shop investigated

Valley law enforcement officials were investigating a possible chop shop Saturday. The Department of Public Safety took one suspect into custody Saturday morning after Phoenix police received a call about a car blocking an alley near 15th Avenue and...

 

Arizona high court to hear Mesa tattoo parlor case

The Arizona Supreme Court will take up a Mesa tattoo parlor case. The court will hear oral arguments March 27 in the case in which a lower court ruled that cities can no longer use long-established regulations to block where certain types of...

 

Mesa police shoot, kill man holding woman

Mesa police shot and killed a man who was holding a woman at knifepoint early Saturday, a police spokesman said. Police responded to a domestic violence call at the Coral Point Apartments in the 2300 block of West Main Street at 12:21 a.m. There they...

 
After 91-74 loss to No. 24 Wichita State, Davidson looks to regroup before conference tourney

After 91-74 loss to No. 24 Wichita State, Davidson looks to regroup before conference tourney

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Davidson had played the role of giant slayer against one ranked powerhouse from Kansas this season. They couldn't do it again Saturday. The Wildcats, who knocked off then-No.12 Kansas in December, fell short in their upset bid...

 

Tempe Town Lake office building sold

Hayden Ferry Lakeside II, the high-profile, 12-story office building on Tempe Town Lake housing KPMG, has sold for $86 million. The buyer is an affiliate of Parkway Properties Inc., which also owns the adjacent, eight-story Hayden Ferry Lakeside I....

 

Mesa eyes big changes to wage, hour rules

Possible major changes to Mesa's wage-and-hour rules ran into early resistance this week from the city's firefighters union. Bryan Jeffries, president of the United Mesa Firefighters Association, told the City Council his union fears "unintended...

 

Obama’s lucrative fundraising trips are criticized by the opposition party

EVERETT, Wash. - President Barack Obama spent the better part of the last week rubbing elbows with the Hollywood and tech industry A-list and being serenaded by Grammy winners on an $8 million-plus fundraising tour of the West Coast that helps explain...

 

Sarah Palin says HBO movie has a ‘false narrative’

LOS ANGELES - As Republicans wage a sharply divisive presidential nominating contest, HBO is preparing to release a television film on the 2008 ascent of then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin that seems sure to reopen the wounds of that lost campaign and...

 

Water-polo preview: Lake Nona makes fast improvements in 3rd year

When Alex Bennett arrived at Lake Nona in the fall of 2009, he had dreams of building a state-title contender in water polo. There was one problem. "The players didn't know what water polo was," said Bennett, who won nine state titles at...

 

Five things to watch in water polo

First-team All-Central Florida selection Jack Orchard returns to lead Dr. Phillips' boys squad, which returns every player from last season's state semifinal team. Seniors Ryan Staton, Collin Brandt and Bruno Ferreira provide DP with experience, and...

 

For Knicks' Jeremy Lin, success is couched in a whole new way

Reporting from New York -- Jeremy Lin has moved off his brother's couch and into America's consciousness, taking up residence in an unlikely spot for someone long dismissed as a basketball nobody. His is the ultimate breakthrough story, unconstrained...

 
Gordon goes 20-20 as New Mexico beats No. 11 UNLV 65-45

Gordon goes 20-20 as New Mexico beats No. 11 UNLV 65-45

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Drew Gordon scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed 20 rebounds to lead New Mexico to its seventh straight victory, 65-45 over No. 11 UNLV on Saturday. It was the second win this week over a ranked team for the Lobos (22-4,...

 

Magee's double-double, strong start to 2nd half gets No 15 Georgetown past Providence 66-39

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tia Magee notched a double-double, scoring 17 points and pulling down 10 rebounds, to lead No. 15 Georgetown past Providence 66-39 on Saturday. Sugar Rodgers added 14 points for the Hoyas (21-6, 10-4 Big East), who have lost just...

 

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