News archive from 19 October 2013

Ramirez out of Dodgers' Game 6 lineup

St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Hanley Ramirez was scratched from the Los Angeles Dodgers' lineup prior to the start of the team's Game 6 matchup with the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series. Ramirez was hit in the ribs...

 
Feds fine Kilpatrick's bank for failing to check for money laundering

Feds fine Kilpatrick's bank for failing to check for money laundering

Friends and family aside, another entity with close ties to former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been targeted by the feds: his bank. The federal government today fined First Independence Bank in Detroit $250,000 for failing to properly check for...

 
Top adviser to Snyder becomes state employee

Top adviser to Snyder becomes state employee

LANSING - A top adviser to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder whose $100,000-a-year salary was covered by a nonprofit fund now will be paid by the state. The Republican governor's office said that Rich Baird will also get a raise, with his pay now $140,000...

 
Snyder orders flags lowered to honor fire chief

Snyder orders flags lowered to honor fire chief

LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered that U.S. flags on all state buildings and within the state Capitol complex be lowered to half-staff in honor of a western Michigan fire chief who died this week. John Allison was chief of the Custer fire...

 
Charlotte's Jeff Jackson plunges readers into surreal world of desperate teenager

Charlotte's Jeff Jackson plunges readers into surreal world of desperate teenager

“Mira Corpora,” the debut novel by Charlotte-based playwright Jeff Jackson, brings to mind a description Alfred Hitchcock once applied to surrealism. In an article titled “Why I'm Afraid Of The Dark,”...

 

Mannion looks to keep Beavers rolling on the road

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Oregon State's Sean Mannion is headed home this week, even if it is for a brief stop to say hello to friends and family. Mannion, the Beavers' junior quarterback who leads the country in passing, grew up in Northern California...

 

Iowa coach says, 'Everybody recruits in Ohio'

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- What's brewing with the 2013 Ohio State Buckeyes ... BUCKEYES BUZZ: Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz spent six years as an offensive line coach with the Cleveland Browns and, when the franchise was moved by owner Art Modell, the...

 

House being built of shipping containers draws eyeballs near White Rock Lake

A new house with one of the best views in the city, overlooking White Rock Lake and the skyline, is a real traffic-stopper and it’s not even completed. The house, on Peavy Road near Buckner Boulevard, appears to have shipping containers stacked one on...

 

UNC haunted by delay penalty in loss against Miami

CHAPEL HILL At the end of a confounding loss, the greatest question that surrounded North Carolina focused on its most confounding play: With three timeouts and with less than six minutes to play, how could the Tar Heels, inches from a first down,...

 

WPS Health Insurance to cut 175 jobs

MADISON, Wis. -- WPS Health Insurance says it will eliminate 175 jobs over the next year. The company said in a statement Friday the cuts stem mostly from the end of a state insurance plan for high-risk patients, which WPS has administered. The Health...

 

ACC game of the century?

As much as Clemson coach Dabo Swinney or Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher would love to, there's really no way to downplay a game between teams ranked in the top 5. So neither coach has tried to avoid the hype for Saturday night's game (8 p.m., ABC)...

 

Why 'Redskins' was rarely mentioned in Brad Sham's call of the Cowboys-Washington game

Maybe you noticed, maybe you didn’t. During the radio broadcast of the Cowboys victory over Washington on Sunday night, Brad Sham tried his best to avoid referencing, “the Redskins.” By his own count, the “voice of the Cowboys” slipped only once. “It...

Dallas News, 19:17 in Sport
 

US, Romania agree on air base rights

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and Romania have reached an agreement to allow American troops and cargo to use the Black Sea air base of Mihail Kogalniceanu as a transport hub as they move in and out of Afghanistan. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel finalized the...

 

Can Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel be stopped, Gary Danielson? 'No'

In his eighth year as the analyst on CBS’ college football coverage, Gary Danielson is getting to know College Station. Saturday will be his second visit to the Texas A&M campus this season. He worked the Alabama game and he’ll work alongside...

Dallas News, 19:19 in Sport
 

Miami Heat unfazed by loss to Nets, focuses on Canes game

NEW YORK -- For the Heat, the most important and meaningful thing to happen at Barclays Center on Thursday night was neither a preseason loss to the Nets, nor hard fouls by Paul Pierce on LeBron James. No, the Heat didn't start to care until after the...

 

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