News archive from 22 June 2013

Soccer pros hold event on South Beach to help end racism

Europe's soccer stars may be spending their holiday vacationing in Miami Beach, but this weekend many of them will be taking part in an event to raise awareness against racism in their sport. The Miami-based Soccer Without Limits organization is...

 
Watson leads by 2 strokes midway through Travelers

Watson leads by 2 strokes midway through Travelers

CROMWELL, Conn. -- Bubba Watson shot a 3-under-par 67 Friday to take a two-stroke lead over Patrick Reed and Padraig Harrington after two rounds of the Travelers Championship. Watson, the 2010 Travelers champion, was at 10-under 130 after two days of...

 

Montoya looking for big finish at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. -- Juan Pablo Montoya goes to Sonoma Raceway every year under heavy pressure to win. But as he inches closer and closer to finally winning on an oval track, the annual stop at the 1.99-mile road course has become less stressful. Still,...

 
Column: Brazil should send message to all of us

Column: Brazil should send message to all of us

ATLANTA -- A million protesters took to the streets of Brazil, angry that basic services have gone unmet even while their country has managed to find billions to spend on the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. This is a message that should resonate...

 

Jennifer Lopez gets star No. 2,500 on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Jennifer Lopez was awarded the 2,500th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, accepting the honor with just a few tears. "I cried like almost 15 thousand times," she said after the ceremony, speaking with the Associated Press....

 

UCF extends basketball coach through 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Central Florida basketball coach Donnie Jones has signed a contract extension through the 2017-2018 season. UCF athletic director Todd Stansbury announced deal Friday, which adds three years to Jones' current pact. The Knights have...

 

Morsi opponents push for a new revolt in Egypt

CAIRO - Amir Mahrous waved petitions at passing cars, hoping the "Rebel" stamped in bold letters would inspire motorists to urge the unseating of President Mohamed Morsi through a lawsuit and nationwide protests planned to mark his upcoming...

 

Public meetings set on street lighting in Detroit

Detroit — The state-created Public Lighting Authority on Wednesday will hold the first of seven public meetings to gather community input as it develops a three-year improvement plan for the city's lighting system. Each two-hour session will include a...

 

Court rules Pontiac Schools' $8M tax bill to be paid over 10 years

Pontiac — Taxpayers in the Pontiac School District were allowed Friday to pay a nearly $8 million civil judgment over 10 years, a bill that will show up on tax bills next month. Oakland Circuit Judge Martha Anderson granted a request from Oakland...

 

Bryant, Dez Bryant? Cowboys receiver, Mavericks forward Shawn Marion show off acting chops

Show Dez Bryant the money? Shawn 'The Matrix' Marion in the Matrix? It might not be that far fetched. OK, maybe it is, but that didn't stop Bryant and Marion from Dwight Howard and former Texas Tech and Carter High School receiver Michael Crabtree...

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Bumps in the stock market's bull run

Bumps in the stock market's bull run

NEW YORK -- It's really not so bad. Sure, the stock market is down nearly 5 percent since May 21, the day before the Federal Reserve first said it could begin pulling back its economic stimulus. Yet taking a step back, the selloff could ultimately...

 

Citrix Systems co-founder dies in Florida

BACO RATON, Fla. -- Citrix Systems co-founder Edward Iacobucci has died in South Florida. He was 59. The VirtualWorks Group reports that Iacobucci died at home Friday morning after a 16-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Iacobucci graduated from...

 

George Smith: I just love watching Ozzie ...

WEDNESDAY’S LIST . . . of beans ’n greens ’n other things: *** DON’T TELL me I’ve nothing to do. From the window of my barn I see Ozzie coming through the hedgerow from next door. I like Ozzie a lot, but I’m not sure he feels the same. Efforts to pet...

 
San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan stilll sets the bar

San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan stilll sets the bar

MIAMI Tim Duncan backing in on Shane Battier, who is 3 inches shorter, 35 pounds lighter and a Hall of Fame away in terms of talent, that's better than San Antonio ever could have hoped for with Game 7 of the NBA Finals on the line. Three times an NBA...

 
Oakland says women's coach Beckie Francis was fired for cause

Oakland says women's coach Beckie Francis was fired for cause

Rochester — Oakland University says women's basketball coach Beckie Francis was fired for cause earlier this month. The school released a statement Friday saying Francis' conduct and behavior in April led to an internal review in May when she was...

 

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