News archive from 19 August 2014

Actor Jon Hamm honored to get Cardinals bobblehead

ST. LOUIS -- Jon Hamm joked that the bobble head the St. Louis Cardinals honored him with was "probably repurposed" from a Matt Carpenter model. The "Mad Men" star is a lifelong fan who grew up in the suburbs, and is one of the...

 

Diamondbacks recall reliever Will Harris from Reno

WASHINGTON -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have recalled right-hander Will Harris from Triple-A Reno and optioned right-hander Bradin Hagens to their top farm club. General manager Kevin Towers made the announcement Monday prior to Arizona's game at...

 
Matthews, Pack D learn rookie's name after big day

Matthews, Pack D learn rookie's name after big day

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Jayrone Elliott doesn't just go by "No. 91" anymore in the Packers' locker room. Three sacks in four plays will help get you noticed, even by pass-rushing specialist Clay Matthews. Elliott's dream series came in a rather...

 
Tax supporters regroup after surprise start

Tax supporters regroup after surprise start

Before her board endorsed Mecklenburg County's upcoming sales tax referendum, school board Chairwoman Mary McCray hailed the effort, but wished her members had been included in the planning to get it to the November ballot. McCray joined a list of...

 
AP PHOTOS: Ecuador picks its best pork roaster

AP PHOTOS: Ecuador picks its best pork roaster

RIOBAMBA, Ecuador Thousands of Ecuadoreans crowded into a city park Monday to watch experts decide an issue of overriding national importance — who makes the country's best roasted pork. It's among the Andean nation's most popular dishes,...

 

Ex-Baylor star gets prison for choking wife

WACO, Texas -- An attorney for a former Baylor football star says concussions are partly to blame for the ex-player's anger issues as he is sentenced to prison for domestic violence. LaCurtis Jones was sentenced Monday to two terms of 3 years and 2...

 

Environmentalist group says health registry needed

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's administration said Monday it has enhanced the state health department's handling of complaints involving natural-gas drilling, prompting environmentalists to renew their demand for more aggressive...

 

Colorado high court won't hear pension lawsuit

DENVER -- The Colorado Supreme Court has decided not to hear a lawsuit from state Treasurer Walker Stapleton seeking information about employee benefits in the state's pension system. The court issued its decision Monday. Stapleton had appealed to the...

 

DCF was warned before boy's fatal mauling

Three years before Javon Dade Jr. was mauled to death by his father's dogs, state child protection workers were warned about “the smell and danger” of the six “untrained dogs” living in an apartment with...

 

Pirates minor leaguer Clemens suspended 68 games

NEW YORK -- Pittsburgh Pirates minor league pitcher Michael Clemens has been suspended 68 games without pay for possession and use of a banned drug. Major League Baseball said Monday the right-hander was punished for having human growth hormone in...

 
Fowler: Columnist can't catch up with Isner's 130 mph serve

Fowler: Columnist can't catch up with Isner's 130 mph serve

WINSTON-SALEM John Isner looks down at me from across the net. The best tennis player in America is about to unleash the best serve on the planet and let me – a 49-year-old club player – attempt to return it. But we need to set...

 

Issues remain along Miami Dolphins' offensive line

Two days after Dallas Thomas was overwhelmed by Tampa Bay All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, the Dolphins tinkered with their offensive line on Monday, giving another look to the veteran free agent addition they originally expected would emerge as...

 
Carr returns to practice for Raiders

Carr returns to practice for Raiders

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Oakland Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr returned to practice three days after being knocked out of a preseason game with a concussion and sore ribs. Carr practiced on a limited basis Monday and his status for the upcoming...

 

Blackhawks sign veteran Michael Leighton to one-year, two-way contract

First things first: Michael Leighton does not know the whereabouts of the most famous puck in Blackhawks history. The goaltender was, however, perhaps the second-to-last person to touch the puck that gave the Hawks their first championship in 49 years...

 

New Miami Hurricanes basketball team getting familiar on European trip

As they travel through Spain this week, from Madrid to Valencia to Barcelona, it isn't the game results that are of utmost importance to the University of Miami men's basketball team — although, a 2-0 record to start the exhibition tour is...

 

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