News archive from 19 July 2014

College soccer: Charlotte 49ers welcome strong freshman class

Conference USA men's soccer champion Charlotte 49ers strengthened their roster with the top recruiting class in the conference, according to College Soccer News. Charlotte, which came in 15th overall in the soccer recruiting services' rankings, is...

 

Judge finds Chinese drywall maker in contempt

NEW ORLEANS -- A federal judge has ordered a China-based maker of drywall to pay $55,000 in penalties and attorney fees — and to stop doing business in the United States — as punishment for refusing to take part in court...

 

UNC football: RB T.J. Logan ready for bigger role

CHAPEL HILL T.J. Logan knows what it takes to have a good season in the ACC. But just like his North Carolina teammates, good isn't enough. After a knee injury kept him out of the first four games, he came back for the final nine and performed as the...

 

Alaska's largest paper undergoes name change

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Alaska's largest newspaper will undergo a name change. The Anchorage Daily News will officially become Alaska Dispatch News with the Sunday edition. Publisher Alice Rogoff and Editor Tony Hopfinger outlined that and other changes...

 
Coffee craze: Pembroke Pines woman tops curious competition for costliest Starbucks drink

Coffee craze: Pembroke Pines woman tops curious competition for costliest Starbucks drink

Posing with a jug brimming with a gallon and half of Starbucks frappuccino, Sameera Raziuddin smiled with the pride of a champion. The Pembroke Pines woman ordered a $57.75 concoction last week that — according to one of a number of...

 

Padres call up Chris Nelson from Triple-A

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Padres have selected infielder Chris Nelson from Triple-A El Paso on Friday. Nelson hit .293 for the Chihuahuas this season, after signing with the Padres on June 19. Nelson has appeared in 255 major league games, where he...

 

Arkansas State's Lee named to Camp Award list

JONESBORO, Ark. -- Arkansas State linebacker Qushaun Lee has been named to the 2014 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award watch list. Lee is among 50 players named to the list Friday by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. The award is presented to the...

 
Diaz rallies to maintain lead at Marathon Classic

Diaz rallies to maintain lead at Marathon Classic

SYLVANIA, Ohio -- Laura Diaz rallied for four birdies down the stretch to shoot a 2-under 69 for a three-stroke lead over Lydia Ko and Lee-Anne Pace after Friday's second round of the Marathon Classic. Diaz, who has devoted more time to her family...

 

Colombia's new legislature brings fresh challenges to peace process

BOGOTA -- When Colombia's congress is seated on Sunday it may set the stage for one of President Juan Manuel Santos' fiercest political battles yet: winning approval for the peace process. Santos' U Party will be the biggest single block in a...

 
What's the message when Obama sticks to public schedule during a crisis?

What's the message when Obama sticks to public schedule during a crisis?

WASHINGTON -- Just after a passenger jet was shot down over Ukraine, President Barack Obama flew to Delaware to have a burger and fries at the popular Charcoal Pit restaurant and then to New York to attend a pair of private political events. Obama...

 
Cleanup of Dan River ash sparks backlash

Cleanup of Dan River ash sparks backlash

Most of the Duke Energy coal ash that spilled into the Dan River in February will stay there, creating a rift between regulators and river advocates over the cleanup. Duke said this week that contractors have finished dredging the largest of the...

 

Sabathia to have season-ending surgery

Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia will have season-ending microfracture surgery on his right knee next week. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Sabathia will undergo the surgery on Wednesday, according to the...

 

Tour de France 13th stage at a glance

CHAMROUSSE, France -- A brief look at the 13th stage of the Tour de France Friday: Stage: The first of two tough mountain stages in the Alps, a 197.5-kilometer (122-mile) slog from Saint-Etienne in southeastern France to Chamrousse culminating with a...

 
Bills report for camp facing injury concerns

Bills report for camp facing injury concerns

PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills players are reporting for the start of training camp with a big hole to fill at linebacker, and a sudden question mark at left tackle. General manager Doug Whaley is confident the Bills have enough depth to replace...

 

Family demanding justice for teen killed in shooting in Chester

CHESTER All that remained Friday of the promise of 16-year-old Shyheim Kennedy's future in Chester – a small city of about 5,500 people beset by poverty and, too often, hopelessness – was a cross on the side of the road....

 

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