News archive from 20 May 2014

Thailand's army declares martial law

BANGKOK -- Thailand's army has declared martial law in a surprise announcement in Bangkok. It was not immediately clear whether a coup d'etat was underway. The move comes after six months of anti-government demonstrations aimed at ousting the...

 

Thailand's army declares martial law

BANGKOK Thailand's army has declared martial law in a surprise announcement in Bangkok. It was not immediately clear whether a coup d'etat was underway. The move comes after six months of anti-government demonstrations aimed at ousting the...

 

Giants sign 4 draft picks to deals

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants have signed four draft picks, including top selection Odell Beckham Jr. In addition to Beckham, a wide receiver who was drafted 12th overall, center Weston Richburg (second round), linebacker Devon Kennard...

 
Nani picked for Portugal's World Cup roster

Nani picked for Portugal's World Cup roster

LISBON, Portugal -- Nani was included in Portugal's World Cup roster Monday despite an injury filled season that included just 13 appearances for Manchester United. Portugal coach Paulo Bento on Monday announced 23 players he will take to Brazil. The...

 
Donovan confident, but not assured, of 4th WCup

Donovan confident, but not assured, of 4th WCup

STANFORD, California -- His hairline has receded during 15 years in the spotlight, seeming to retreat at the same pace as his record-breaking scoring total advanced. Landon Donovan first became widely known in 1999, when he was voted the golden ball...

 
Valcke expecting 'busy days ahead' of World Cup

Valcke expecting 'busy days ahead' of World Cup

SAO PAULO -- FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke arrived in Brazil on Monday to oversee the final preparations for the World Cup, saying he expects "busy days ahead" to make sure everything is ready in time. The FIFA official in charge of...

 

See NASCAR drivers race (karts) ... for free

NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers like Denny Hamlin, Kasey Kahne and Joey Logano will face each other Tuesday evening and Mooresville, and fans can see it for free. The GoPro Motorplex is the site of the 600 Festival's stop in Mooresville, dubbed the...

 

Detroit girl in critical condition after being hit by car as she stopped for ice cream

A young Detroit girl is in critical Monday evening after leaving an ice cream truck and being run down by a car speeding north on the city's west side, police said. The accident happened between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Robson south of Chalfonte....

 

Retired Marine to receive Medal of Honor for blocking grenade blast to save friend in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON -- A retired Marine will receive the Medal of Honor for using his body to block a grenade blast in Afghanistan, the White House announced on Monday. Cpl. William “Kyle” Carpenter, a 24-year-old Mississippi native who...

 

Mooresville seeks taller N.C. 150 bridge

Mooresville wants the state to build a taller N.C. 150 bridge between Iredell and Catawba counties when it widens the road in coming years. The Mooresville Board of Commissioners on Monday night unanimously approved a resolution supporting a taller...

 

MRI exam on White Sox slugger Abreu negative

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- White Sox slugger Jose Abreu will continue to rest his inflamed left ankle after an MRI exam showed no structural damage. The 27-year-old rookie left Saturday's game against Houston with a limp in the seventh inning. He was placed...

 

Jose Fernandez's absence has wide-ranging impact on Miami Marlins

SAN FRANCISCO -- Jose Fernandez would have taken the mound on Tuesday at Marlins Park — the first game back from a long road trip — if he had not torn the ligament in his right elbow, an injury that led to Tommy John surgery....

 

Titans add five players, waive FB Quinn Johnson

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with five undrafted free agents who participated in a rookie minicamp last weekend. Tennessee's list of newcomers includes Arkansas wide receiver Julian Horton, TCU running back Waymon...

 

Report: Officiating in 2006 NBA Finals drove Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to consult with former FBI agent,...

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban consulted with a retired FBI agent and considered a lawsuit following controversial calls made during the 2006 NBA Finals, according to an article in The Oregonian. Columnist John Canzano spoke with 20-year-FBI...

Dallas News, 19:26 in Sport
 

Piedmont schools create new position with grant money

Piedmont’s school board will reassign a middle school math teacher to the position of blended-learning coach to further the school’s progress toward a competency-based learning model, the board decided Monday. In this type of learning model, students...

 

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