News archive from 20 August 2014

Rangers RF Rios scratched with bruised thumb

Rangers RF Rios scratched with bruised thumb

MIAMI -- Texas Rangers right fielder Alex Rios has been scratched from the starting lineup against the Miami Marlins because of a bruised right thumb. Rios is hitting .284 with four home runs and 49 RBIs. He was replaced in Tuesday night's lineup by...

 

Vikings WR Simpson appeals pending 3-game ban

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has appealed a pending three-game suspension for a repeat violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy. Simpson confirmed Tuesday that he was absent from practice Monday to attend...

 
Steelers offensive line strong early

Steelers offensive line strong early

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping a healthy offensive line leads to a return to the playoffs. The early results are promising. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says his jersey has remained clean during the team's first two preseason...

 

Hasta la vista, baby girl: Daughter embarks on life

The love of my life was born yesterday. Today she’s in her college dorm. For 17 years, I’ve watched her like a hawk, proudly wearing the crown of “most overprotective mom on the planet … ever.” Equally as proudly, I’ve stood back and watched as she...

 
Cuba to add security measures to pesos

Cuba to add security measures to pesos

The Central Bank of Cuba will add new anti-counterfeiting measures to the 20, 50 and 100-peso bills in apparent preparation to upgrade the value of the Cuban peso, now worth about four U.S. cents. Cuba's government announced in October that it would...

 

California environmentalist shakes up Florida race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A California billionaire environmentalist is pouring millions of dollars into the Florida governor's race to buy television ads attacking Gov. Rick Scott as a friend of polluters and utility companies, giving the campaign of...

 

Florida man, age 83, says he hid over $1M from IRS

NEW YORK -- An 83-year-old Florida man has pleaded guilty to federal charges, admitting that he conspired to hide more than $1 million from the Internal Revenue Service by stashing it in foreign bank accounts. Bernard Kramer of Del Ray Beach, Florida...

 

NFL expands practice squads to 10 players

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - NFL teams will be allowed keep as many as 10 players on their practice squads during the 2014 and 2015 seasons, up from the old maximum of eight, the league announced Tuesday. The NFL and NFL Players Association...

 

Southern's track coach accepts post at Georgia

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Southern University's head track and field coach, Brian Johnson, is leaving. He's accepted a position as the assistant track coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Georgia. WAFB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1pI2ZdO )...

 

Lawmakers expand carpool lane permits for plug-ins

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The state Senate has approved legislation that would allow another 15,000 fuel-efficient vehicles to use California's carpool lanes, even when they have only one occupant. AB2013 by Democratic Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi of...

 

Arizona GOP battles itself in legislative races

PHOENIX -- Conservative Republicans furious with some members of their own party for supporting Gov. Jan Brewer's Medicaid expansion plan are targeting a half-dozen lawmakers in next week's primary in a nasty intra-party battle. The campaign is...

 

Home Depot 2Q profit climbs 14 percent

ATLANTA Home Depot's fiscal second-quarter net income surged 14 percent thanks to a rebound in its spring selling season. The nation's largest home improvement retailer also raised its annual profit guidance Tuesday. Spring is the biggest season for...

 

Developer offers to lend land for temporary dog park in North Bay Village

North Bay Village officials have told residents they are exploring options for a dog park, but the village's dog owners aren't waiting. With their dogs, a group of residents gathered Sunday in a grassy area off the Kennedy Causeway, where they hope to...

 
Ferguson arrests include at least 10 journalists

Ferguson arrests include at least 10 journalists

NEW YORK -- A photographer for the Getty agency and two German reporters were among the latest journalists arrested while covering protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. At least 10 journalists have been...

 
Kuchar healthy again after bizarre back injury

Kuchar healthy again after bizarre back injury

PARAMUS, N.J. -- Chalk this up to one of the more bizarre injuries in golf. Matt Kuchar missed the final major of the year when his back locked up on him from having to sit too long in traffic. Adding to this forgettable tale: He was shopping for a...

 

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