News archive from 20 July 2014

Kyrie Irving relieved to sign extension with Cavs, excited to welcome LeBron James

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- The burden has been lifted off Kyrie Irving, in more ways than one. The nagging questions and incessant rumors about his future are gone, dissipating the instant he agreed to a $90 million max extension with the Cavs. Gone, also,...

 
Simon's streak ends, Reds lose to Yankees 7-1

Simon's streak ends, Reds lose to Yankees 7-1

NEW YORK -- In two games at Yankee Stadium immediately after the All-Star break, the Cincinnati Reds have struck out 23 times and walked only once. "That's not where we want to be," third baseman Todd Frazier said. Brandon McCarthy earned...

 

Sherrington: Former Dallas Eagles boss Dick Burnett had no patience for defeat

Coming off back-to-back Texas League titles and a Dixie Series championship, the ’54 Dallas Eagles found themselves in a midseason position familiar to their major league successors 60 years later. Beat up, down and in last place. Only the Eagles’...

Dallas News, 19:02 in Sport
 

Charlotte's Doug Caldwell became Moravian leader in Pennsylvania

Doug Caldwell was a Charlotte native but he made his mark as a leader of the Moravian Church in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley. For more than a quarter-century, Caldwell was pastor of the largest Moravian church in northeast Pennsylvania, and his...

 

Florida's Walker suffers season-ending knee injury

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida guard DeVon Walker is expected to miss next season because of a knee injury. A junior from Winter Haven, Walker tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee Friday. Walker played in 35 games last season, including...

 
Cleveland 6, Detroit 2: Tigers rookie Drew VerHagen stumbles in fifth in debut

Cleveland 6, Detroit 2: Tigers rookie Drew VerHagen stumbles in fifth in debut

Right-handed pitcher Drew VerHagen was impressive over the first four innings of his major league debut. Then he allowed four hits, one walk and three earned runs in the fifth. VerHagen had allowed one hit and two walks with four strikeouts over the...

 
British Open notes: Tiger Woods keeps going in wrong direction

British Open notes: Tiger Woods keeps going in wrong direction

HOYLAKE, ENGLAND - Tiger Woods was the last to tee off Saturday in the British Open. He had the biggest gallery. It might have seemed like old times for Woods in the major championships except for one tiny detail. He was starting on the 10th tee in...

 
Gadgets, gear and lots of frogs

Gadgets, gear and lots of frogs

ORLANDO -- Fishing kayaks with motors; lures that change color with different water temperatures; sonar fish-finders you cast like a bobber; and multiple variations of the popular bass frog. These were among the new products on display at the 2014...

 

Three super PACs at work in Florida

Here's a look at how the super PACs in Florida are trying to sway voters. American Sunrise One of the most talked about and controversial ads in Florida in recent years came from a little-known super PAC innocuously named American Sunrise. The...

 

Stroman stifles Rangers, leads Blue Jays to 4-1 victory

TORONTO -- The Texas Rangers' offense reverted back to some similar traits on Saturday. And the result was also familiar. The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Rangers 4-1 at Rogers Center to even the series. Blue Jays' right-hander Marcus Stroman held the...

 
Yasiel Puig leaves game getting hit by pitch

Yasiel Puig leaves game getting hit by pitch

ST. LOUIS -- Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star outfielder Yasiel Puig left Saturday's game against St. Louis in the eighth inning, five innings after he was hit on a hand by a pitch. Puig was hit on the left hand by a Joe Kelly pitch. Matt Kemp pinch hit...

 

Vonleh, Hornets avenge loss to Knicks in Las Vegas

Rookie Noah Vonleh posted a double-double in helping the Charlotte Hornets to an 82-79 victory over the New York Knicks in a Las Vegas Summer League quarterfinal. Vonleh, the ninth overall pick, finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds. He was...

 
Russia-Cuba love affair on again

Russia-Cuba love affair on again

Like lovers who quarrel and then kiss and make up, Cuba and Russia are falling into each other's embrace again, bringing back memories of their more than 30 years as the warmest of Cold War allies. The renewed love affair was in full display when...

 

Florida elections overflow with outside money

More than $200 million in outside money has poured into Florida elections since a landmark 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision, bombarding voters with ads, weakening control candidates have over their own messages and pitting free speech rights against...

 
Majka earns Pole position on Tour's 14th stage

Majka earns Pole position on Tour's 14th stage

RISOUL, France Panting hard with his jersey unzipped and wide open in the heat, Polish rider Rafal Majka sped to a solo breakaway victory on Stage 14 as the Tour de France wrapped up its foray in the Alps on Saturday. The two stages were expected to...

 

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