News archive from 20 March 2014

Louisville's Pitino criticizes NCAA for matchup

Louisville's Pitino criticizes NCAA for matchup

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Louisville coach Rick Pitino has no problem with his team's seeding in the NCAA tournament. It's the pairing that is drawing his ire. Pitino criticized the selection committee Wednesday for pitting his fourth-seeded and defending...

 

Florida State OL Denson dismissed from team

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says offensive lineman Ira Denson has been dismissed from the team. Denson was arrested on Tuesday and charged with petit theft and fraudulent use of a credit card over $100. He allegedly stole...

 
Phil Jackson gets Knicks legend Patrick Ewing's seal of approval

Phil Jackson gets Knicks legend Patrick Ewing's seal of approval

Patrick Ewing likely thought he was finished matching wits and elbows with Phil Jackson and his Chicago Bulls in the bare-knuckle NBA days when hard fouls were as commonplace as whistles. But the announcement of Jackson returning to the Knicks as team...

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Charlotte Bobcats plan to bring back DJ White

The Charlotte Bobcats will bring back a familiar face when they sign power forward DJ White later this week. A source familiar with the situation told the Observer Wednesday that the Bobcats plan to sign White, a 6-foot-8 forward, as soon as FIBA...

 

Jimmy Rollins controversy grows more intense

DUNEDIN, Fla -- DUNEDIN, Fla. - Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins was calm, cool and composed. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. couldn't have been more livid. Both were responding to an ESPN.com report that claimed there are some in the organization who...

 
State House passes bill tightening scrap metal purchases

State House passes bill tightening scrap metal purchases

LANSING - Scrap metal thieves will have a harder time selling stolen property to scrap yards now that a compromise bill easily passed the state House on Wednesday. “This is the first step toward reducing blight in my community,” said state Rep. David...

 
Plan to restore section of 7 Mile Bridge in Keys

Plan to restore section of 7 Mile Bridge in Keys

MARATHON -- A portion of the historic Seven Mile Bridge, a Florida Keys icon, is to be saved after officials on Wednesday approved a $77 million restoration and maintenance program that is to continue for the next 30 years. The Monroe County...

 
Woodson not mad Knicks offered his job to Jackson

Woodson not mad Knicks offered his job to Jackson

NEW YORK -- Mike Woodson isn't mad the New York Knicks wanted Phil Jackson for his job. And if Jackson wants a coach to run the triangle offense, Woodson knows someone who could do it. Woodson says Wednesday he "absolutely" could teach it,...

 

BP: 24 top bids for $41.6M in Gulf oil lease sale

NEW ORLEANS -- High bids from Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC made up more than one-third of the $850.8 million total at Wednesday's federal oil lease sale for the central Gulf of Mexico. It also was the first sale since the government said BP PLC...

 

Pujols, Trout lead Angels' powerful offense

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Albert Pujols doubled twice, Mike Trout hit a solo homer and the Los Angeles Angles beat the Chicago White Sox 14-10 Wednesday. Jordan Danks hit his fifth homer of spring training for the White Sox. Matt Davidson hit a three-run...

 

Palmer, not just Tiger, is having back problems

ORLANDO, Fla. The four-time Masters champion has an ailing back, and he's been having it checked out even more regularly the last two weeks. It has reached the point that he is planning surgery after the Masters to see if he can get more comfortable...

 
Can charter school pay stay secret?

Can charter school pay stay secret?

N.C. charter schools don't have to disclose employee salaries like other public schools do, even though they receive hundreds of millions of dollars in public money, state education officials said this week. But a lawyer for the General Assembly says...

 

Recap: Cleveland vs. Oakland

Goodyear, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Nate Freiman finished 2-for-3 with a three- run homer and four RBI to stoke Oakland's 13-3 rout of Cleveland in Grapefruit League action. John Jaso and Tyler Ladendorf each drove in a pair of runs, with Billy Burns...

 

House advances bill to create new gaming agency

TALLAHASSEE -- As a Florida House committee voted Wednesday to create new state agency to regulate gambling, Gov. Rick Scott asked the Senate to put the brakes on its proposal to bring two resort casinos to South Florida so that the legislation would...

 

Ex-Democratic Chairman Robert Strauss dies at 95

WASHINGTON -- Robert Strauss, a former chairman of the Democratic Party and an ambassador to the Soviet Union, has died. Strauss' law firm confirmed his death Wednesday at age 95. Strauss was born in Texas in 1918 and graduated from the University of...

 

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