News archive from 22 August 2013

Mariners-Athletics Runs

Athletics first. Crisp homered to right on a 0-0 count. Lowrie tripled to right. Donaldson struck out. Moss grounded out, pitcher Iwakuma to first baseman Smoak. Cespedes struck out. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Athletics 1, Mariners 0....

 

BC-BBA--Leaders, BBA

BC-BBA-Leaders BATTING-MiCabrera, Detroit, .359; Trout, Los Angeles, .333; ABeltre, Texas, .326; Mauer, Minnesota, .324; DOrtiz, Boston, .320; Loney, Tampa Bay, .311; Cano, New York, .308. RUNS-MiCabrera, Detroit, 89; CDavis, Baltimore, 89; Trout, Los...

 

A new video for golf's 'bubble boy' Ben Crane

JERSEY CITY, N.J. Ben Crane was lucky to get into the FedEx Cup playoffs as the No. 125 seed. He missed the cut last week at the Wyndham Championship, and this was the first year that no one moved into the top 125 in the final event before the...

 

Settlement means another $1.475 million for Floyd Brown

By Joseph Neff and Mandy Locke Anson County and its insurers paid $1.475 million to Floyd Brown, the mentally disabled man jailed in a psychiatric hospital for 14 years based on a confession that his lawyers said was fabricated by an SBI agent and two...

 

Cubs Game Day: Castro happy at the top

Starlin Castro was very happy when he learned he was batting leadoff Wednesday night for the Chicago Cubs. "It's good for me," Castro said before the Cubs face Washington. "I'm feeling good batting first. I like batting first. The year...

 
Analysis: Polaris Industries: A midcap for daredevils only?

Analysis: Polaris Industries: A midcap for daredevils only?

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Polaris Industries Inc's relaunch this month of the Indian motorcycle, a storied U.S. brand older than Harley-Davidson, has pulses racing on and off Wall Street. But should investors in the maker of all-terrain vehicles,...

 

Wednesday's Sports Transactions

DETROIT TIGERS — Optioned LHP Phil Coke to Toledo (IL). Recalled RHP Jose Alvarez from Toledo. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned OF Colin Cowgill to Salt Lake (PCL). Transferred RHP Robert Coello to the 60-day DL. Selected the...

 

Palazzo, state lawmakers discuss flood insurance

GULFPORT, Miss. -- Calling pending flood insurance increases "drastic and draconian," U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo of Gulfport met with state and local leaders to discuss ways to stem the tide of rising insurance rates that are due to kick in as...

 

Marg Helgenberger will return to 'CSI' for show's 300th episode

Marg Helgenberger is returning to "CSI" next season. For one episode, at least. One of the original cast members of the long-running CBS procedural, Helgenberger recently announced via Twitter that she was coming back for the show's 300th...

 

Join a live chat with 'Saturday Night Live's' Bill Hader on Thursday

He played a creepy Keith Morrison and a forever put-upon Lindsey Buckingham. His freaky James Carville still gives us the willies, frankly. He has also portrayed Al Pacino, Vincent Price and Julian Assange, too many smarmy game show hosts to remember...

 

How will concealed carry affect 'stand your ground'?

In the aftermath of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Gov. Pat Quinn appeared on national television and declared that Illinois doesn't have a "stand your ground" law like Florida and "we don't want...

 

Preserved art, new techniques

Culinary herbs are among the hottest trends in gardening. They also are popular among families who preserve fresh foods for later use. Nearly 70 percent of home canners are growing herbs, second only to tomatoes, said Lauren Devine-Hager, a product...

 

Tennis ball sized ‘Tiger Eye Gold’ gets raves

It’s all about the flags at most university plant trials. True to form, ‘Tiger Eye Gold’ rudbeckia is still commanding attention. Though this showy rudbeckia, also called gloriosa daisy, was introduced in 2009, it continues to capture its share of...

 

Sox Game Day: Rienzo tries for first win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- White Sox right-hander Andre Rienzo will try for his first major league win when he takes the mound against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday night. Rienzo, who made his debut on July 30, posted his fourth straight no...

 

1 million World Cup ticket requests in 7 hours

Soccer fans wasted no time applying for World Cup tickets on Wednesday. Within seven hours after sales began, FIFA announced that 1 million requests were received. A random drawing in October will determine who gets the first wave of coveted tickets...

 

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