News archive from 19 June 2013

GM Hahn not ready to break up Sox yet

MINNEAPOLIS - General manager Rick Hahn isn't quite ready to break up the Chicago White Sox despite being 9 ½ games out of first place in the American League Central and receiving an increasing number of telephone calls from other executives.

 

Report: Pats' Hernandez questioned in murder probe

A Sports Illustrated story released Tuesday stated that New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was questioned by Massachusetts state police investigating the recent murder of an unidentified Boston man. According to SI.com, police have...

 
Justin Rose finds a coach and a friend

Justin Rose finds a coach and a friend

ARDMORE, Pa. -- Next week marks four years that Justin Rose first began working on his swing with Sean Foley. But in the moments after winning the U.S. Open for his first major championship, Rose referred to him as more than just a swing coach. He...

 

Car won't start but Johnson still wows school kids

EL CAJON, Calif. -- Ready to thrill a few hundred school kids, Jimmie Johnson hopped into a replica of his No. 48 car to fire up the engine. The battery was dead. He and some members of his group tried to bump start the car. That just led to some odd...

 

Cubs Game Day: Samardzija faces red-hot Wainwright

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals had five hitters in Tuesday's lineup with 32 or more RBIs. With Anthony Rizzo on the bench, the Cubs had no one with 30. On paper, it looked like a lop-sided match-up at Busch Stadium. Maps 700 Clark Avenue, St....

 

N.C. Senate committee votes to roll back building efficiency standards

A legislative effort to slash the state's energy-efficiency requirements for new buildings gained crucial support in a Senate committee Tuesday. The Senate Commerce Committee approved a bill that would roll back energy-efficiency requirements of new...

 

Look closer to home for trouble, governor

Gov. Pat McCrory and other Republican leaders say “outsiders” are stirring up trouble by protesting at the General Assembly in Raleigh. Now, arrest records, in-the-field research and statewide polling suggest McCrory and the GOP...

 

AP sources: 4 US troops killed in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON -- Defense officials say four U.S. troops were killed Tuesday at or near Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. Officials say the four were killed by indirect fire, likely a mortar or rocket, but they had no other details. The officials spoke on...

 

Debut telecast of CNN's 'New Day' comes in third in ratings

CNN's "New Day," the morning show the cable news channel launched Monday, averaged 247,000 viewers, according to Nielsen. That is a 19% drop from what CNN was averaging in the 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. time slot this year. However, compared with the...

 

Sofia Vergara shows off her backside in thong bikini pic

Sofia Vergara is sexy and she knows it. Currently vacationing with fiance Nick Loeb before starting work on her next films, the "Modern Family" actress is flaunting her famous curves and taunting her manager and assistant with selfies on...

 

New leader for operator of NY thoroughbred tracks

NEW YORK -- The directors of the New York Racing Association have chosen a lawyer without a background in horse racing as the organization's new president and CEO. The choice of 60-year-old Christopher Kay comes a year after NYRA fired its top...

 

Nigella Lawson's husband accepts a police caution for assault

Celebrity foodie Nigella Lawson's husband has reportedly accepted responsibility for assault in the wake of photos published Sunday showing him with his hands on his tearful wife's neck while the couple argued in a London restaurant. Charles Saatchi,...

 

Afghan peace talks with Taliban at hand but not without their bumps

WASHINGTON -- U.S. officials will meet with the Taliban on Thursday in a major breakthrough aimed at opening peace talks to end the war in Afghanistan, as the U.S. prepares for the end of its combat involvement. President Barack Obama on Tuesday...

 
Lil Wayne: I'm not stepping on US flag in video

Lil Wayne: I'm not stepping on US flag in video

NEW YORK -- Lil Wayne says he wasn't intentionally stepping on the American flag when shooting his latest video. Video of the rapper from his music video shoot for the song "God Bless Amerika" hit the Web on Monday. In it, he appears to be...

 

UCLA baseball: Bruins get another crack at North Carolina State

The words "North Carolina State" have to make a UCLA fan cringe. The Bruins met the Wolfpack in the 1974 Final Four. John Wooden had seven consecutive NCAA championships. He didn't win an eighth straight. It could work out better today. The...

 

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