News archive from 21 January 2013

Selling of Wrigley Field renovation plan begins

Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts said he "kind of understood some of the restrictions" on Wrigley Field when he bought the team. "What I didn't understand was we were the only team in baseball to have these restrictions," he said....

 

Video: Toews on Hawks' early road tests

Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews talking about taking on the Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz., and also the importance of playing well with so many road games in the first couple of weeks of the season.

 
FARC cease-fire lapses, deemed success

FARC cease-fire lapses, deemed success

BOGOTA, Colombia A unilateral cease-fire by Colombia's main leftist rebel group set to end at midnight Sunday was deemed largely successful by analysts, who say it showed that divisions in the insurgency's ranks are relatively minor. The rebels' main...

 

Monday's matchup: Georgetown at Notre Dame

TV/radio: 6:30 p.m. Monday; ESPN, WLS-AM 890. Records: Georgetown 12-4, 2-3 Big East; Notre Dame 15-3, 3-2. Brian Hamilton's quick look: The Irish narrowly avoided a three-game losing streak on Saturday and are trending iffy at the moment. Jerian...

 

N.C. unlikely to make significant changes to gun laws

President Barack Obama may have pledged one of the most aggressive gun-control plans in decades last week, but don't expect North Carolina to follow suit anytime soon. Some state lawmakers said they planned to take a more cautious approach to...

 
Tom Markowski's boys basketball rankings

Tom Markowski's boys basketball rankings

Boys basketball rankings by Tom Markowski of The Detroit News for the state and Metro Detroit:STATE SUPER 10 1. Detroit Pershing (A), 12-0 2. Romulus (A), 8-1 3. Saginaw Arthur Hill (A), 11-0 4. Flint Beecher (C), 8-1 5. Detroit Consortium (C), 6-2 6....

 
FARC cease-fire lapses, deemed success

FARC cease-fire lapses, deemed success

BOGOTA, Colombia -- A unilateral cease-fire by Colombia's main leftist rebel group set to end at midnight Sunday was deemed largely successful by analysts, who say it showed that divisions in the insurgency's ranks are relatively minor. The rebels'...

 

Notre Dame defends handling of Te'o hoax

Notre Dame officials defended their handling of the Manti Te'o hoax saying "we handled it as best we could." School officials spoke with the South Bend Tribune on Saturday, offering details of how they learned of the hoax and the school's...

 
Dodgers' Sellers faces charges for 'wheelies'

Dodgers' Sellers faces charges for 'wheelies'

Los Angeles Dodgers reserve infielder Justin Sellers was arrested on Saturday and faces charges for allegedly doing "wheelies" on his motorcycle in a Sacramento, Calif., neighborhood. KCRA-TV in Sacramento said that when police attempted to...

 

Holy cow! Original Batmobile from TV series sells for $4.2 million

An Arizona man with a special fondness for caped crusader Batman and his sidekick Robin bought the original Batmobile driven in the iconic television series with a bid of $4.2 million at an auction on Saturday. Rick Champagne, a Phoenix-area logistics...

 

Police: Pittsfield Township teen, 16, found safe at friend's home after suicide threat

A 16-year-old boy from Pittsfield Township was found safe Sunday afternoon at a home in Ann Arbor after multiple police agencies, including a dive team, became involved in the search for him. A citizen found a suicide-type note and the teenager's...

 
Tom Markowski's boys basketball rankings

Tom Markowski's boys basketball rankings

Boys basketball rankings by Tom Markowski of The Detroit News for the state and Metro Detroit:STATE SUPER 10 1. Detroit Pershing (A), 12-0 2. Romulus (A), 8-1 3. Saginaw Arthur Hill (A), 11-0 4. Flint Beecher (C), 8-1 5. Detroit Consortium (C), 6-2 6....

 

Annika Invitational: Sacrifices away from course worth it to area junior golfers

KISSIMMEE - Sierra Brooks' schedule is tedious. She spends her days in class at Lake Mary Prep and hones her golf game from the afternoon until it's too dark to see the ball. Brooks then heads home for dinner and does homework before she calls it a...

 
Te'o to be interviewed by Katie Couric

Te'o to be interviewed by Katie Couric

SOUTH BEND, Ind. Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o will be interviewed by Katie Couric, the first on-camera interview given by the All-American since news broke about the dead girlfriend hoax. Te'o and his parents will appear on Couric's syndicated...

 

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