News archive from 21 April 2013

Charlotteans debate airport control at meeting

Emotions ran high at a town hall-style meeting Saturday on the possible transfer of control of Charlotte Douglas International Airport from the city to a regional authority. Charlotte resident Jeremy Johnson organized the meeting at Myers Park Baptist...

 
Tavares scores SO winner, Islanders top Jets 5-4

Tavares scores SO winner, Islanders top Jets 5-4

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- John Tavares scored the winning goal in a shootout on Saturday to give the New York Islanders a 5-4 win over Winnipeg and put a dent in the Jets' playoff drive. Bryan Little tied the game for Winnipeg 4-4 at 17:59 of the third...

 

Lakers vs. Spurs: How they match up

Even without Kobe Bryant, it's the most compelling first-round series. Everybody loves an underdog, but everybody seems to hate the free-spending Lakers, so whom does America root for in this one? The vanilla-flavored San Antonio Spurs or the Blake...

 

Thibodeau: Rose 'most likely out' for playoffs

NEW YORK -- Tom Thibodeau moved the closest to declaring Derrick Rose out for the season Saturday morning when he said the Bulls' star is "most likely out" moving forward in the postseason. "But you never know," Thibodeau said....

 

Cubs Game Day: Failing in the clutch

MILWAUKEE --The Chicago Cubs enter Saturday's game with Milwaukee ranking 13th in the league in batting average at .237, and last in the majors with runners in scoring position at .152. "It's a small sample at this point in the season but besides...

 
NJ Devils keep slim playoff hopes alive with 6-2 win over Florida Panthers 

NJ Devils keep slim playoff hopes alive with 6-2 win over Florida Panthers 

DEVILS 6, PANTHERS 2 NEWARK — With their faint playoff hopes on the line, the New Jersey Devils got away with dreadful start against the Florida Panthers. Patrik Elias scored twice, David Clarkson had the go-ahead goal and an assist and the Devils...

Daily News, 19:14 in Sport
 

Bulls Game Day: Noah will try to play vs. Nets

NEW YORK --- One day after admitting he suffered a setback with the plantar fasciitis in his right foot, Joakim Noah said he planned to play in Saturday's playoff opener between the Bulls and Nets. "I feel a lot better," Noah said. Coach Tom...

 
Lake opens new 28,495-square-foot Emergency Communications and Operations Center

Lake opens new 28,495-square-foot Emergency Communications and Operations Center

TAVARES - The county has a new 911 and emergency operations nerve center, and it's huge. The 28,495-square-foot Emergency Communications and Operations Center, above and below left, opened this week at 425 W. Alfred St. Officials held an open house at...

 

Royals done in by bullpen in 4-3 loss to Red Sox

BOSTON -- Kansas City manager Ned Yost saw his bullpen retire David Ortiz in a big spot. The problem was reliever Kelvin Herrera made a bigger mistake to Daniel Nava. Nava belted a three-run homer one batter after Ortiz bounced into a double play,...

 
John Tavares nets winning goal in shootout, pushing NY Islanders past Winnipeg Jets

John Tavares nets winning goal in shootout, pushing NY Islanders past Winnipeg Jets

ISLANDERS 5, JETS 4 (SO) WINNIPEG, Manitoba — John Tavares scored the winning goal in a shootout on Saturday to give the New York Islanders a 5-4 win over Winnipeg and put a dent in the Jets’ playoff drive. Bryan Little tied the game for Winnipeg 4-4...

Daily News, 19:19 in Sport
 
Dario Franchitti wins pole position for Long Beach Grand Prix

Dario Franchitti wins pole position for Long Beach Grand Prix

Trying to bounce back from his miserable start to the season, Dario Franchitti won the pole position for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Franchitti, a four-time champion in the Izod IndyCar Series and winner of the Long Beach race in 2009, turned...

 
Foundation set for Joe Dumars to improve Pistons

Foundation set for Joe Dumars to improve Pistons

Now that the worst-kept secret in the NBA is out - the Detroit Pistons firing coach Lawrence Frank - the Pistons are set out to hire their fourth coach since 2008.Pistons President Joe Dumars will spearhead the search and owner Tom Gores will not rely...

 
Spring game provides showtime for Michigan State

Spring game provides showtime for Michigan State

East Lansing - It's amazing how quickly perceptions of a football program can change, and for Michigan State, that has been the case in the past year.When the Spartans headed into last season's spring game, they were coming off back-to-back 11-win...

 

Tigers unable to deliver big hit as Angels roll to victory

Anaheim, Calif. - None again and done.Hold on, there's a two-out run in the ninth for the Tigers. One and done. Big deal. Just when it looked like they were rolling offensively, the Tigers have been held to three runs in their last three games. Two,...

 

Ducks' offense needs a jump-start before the playoffs

CALGARY, Canada -- For the Ducks, their current offensive drought has permeated the lineup at precisely the wrong time. With four games remaining on the schedule - starting Sunday night against the Oilers at Edmonton - the Ducks have seven days...

 

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