News archive from 22 August 2014

SportsDay's David Moore challenges Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings, Cowboys vice president Charlotte Jones...

SportsDay's David Moore has challenged Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings, Cowboys vice president Charlotte Jones Anderson and Mike Rhyner and Corby Davidson of The Ticket's Hardline to take the ice bucket challenge. On Thursday at AT&T Victory Plaza,...

Dallas News, 19:00 in Sport
 

Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication...

 

Florida Gators' defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin confident in team

GAINESVILLE -- Defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin is bullish on Florida's chances this season. Durkin cited zero specific concerns heading into the Aug. 30 opener, saying: “I really like where we're at. “We have to keep going now...

 
Kluber, Indians fail to sweep, fall 4-1 to Twins

Kluber, Indians fail to sweep, fall 4-1 to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Corey Kluber has pitched so well for Cleveland this summer he's put himself in the conversation about the American League Cy Young Award. On a so-so afternoon for the right-handed rock of the rotation, the Indians didn't help him out....

 

CMS policy change causing confusion about eligibility, coaches say

As the high school sports season begins this week, a new policy is keeping some of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' student-athletes who can't afford a $100 participation fee off the field. Some games have been postponed, coaches said, because schools...

 

As campaign heats up, Gov. Rick Scott calls for boost to education spending

TALLAHASSEE -- The governor's race on Thursday turned into a contest to see who would spend more money on education. Days after Democratic frontrunner Charlie Crist pledged to boost the education budget while touring the state in a yellow school bus,...

 
Jungle Island to host Halloween experience

Jungle Island to host Halloween experience

Jungle Island is getting into the scare game. The Watson Island attraction said Thursday that it will host a Halloween experience this fall for the first time — but not the last. Event producer Brandon Kittendorf, who has put on...

 

Miami Hurricanes' Matt Goudis up and kicking

Miami kicker Matt Goudis, who is recovering from a back injury this summer, keeps getting stronger, UM coach Al Golden said Thursday after practice. Goudis, a junior, connected on 13 of his 17 field-goal attempts last season and made all 57 extra...

 
Saints looking for more production from Toon

Saints looking for more production from Toon

METAIRIE, La. -- Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he expects Nick Toon to be a "big contributor" this season. Brees says that's why he's been calling Toon aside during practice recently to discuss the young receiver's route running. The...

 

Viviani takes Stage 4 with late surge

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Italian racer Elia Viviani used a powerful surge near the finish to capture Stage 4 at the USA Pro Challenge on Thursday. Jens Voigt of Trek Factory Racing attacked midway through the stage and had the lead but was caught by...

 

AP Source: Chiefs LB Mays to have wrist surgery

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The banged-up Kansas City Chiefs suffered another blow Thursday when linebacker Joe Mays was told he would need surgery on the wrist he injured last weekend at Carolina. Mays, who was expected to start alongside Derrick Johnson at...

 

Jackson put on DL, Castro on bereavement

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have placed struggling right-hander Edwin Jackson on the 15-day disabled list with a lat strain, and they have also put shortstop Starlin Castro on the bereavement list. The moves were made Thursday, a day after Castro left...

 

SportsDay's David Moore challenges Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings, Cowboys VP Charlotte Jones Anderson, The...

SportsDay's David Moore has challenged Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings, Cowboys vice president Charlotte Jones Anderson and Mike Rhyner and Corby Davidson of The Ticket's Hardline to take the ice bucket challenge. (Mobile/tablet users: Click here to view...

Dallas News, 19:16 in Sport
 

Bank of America's $16.65 billion settlement resolves 2 cases from N.C.

Bank of America's $16.65 billion settlement with the government resolved legal claims from around the country, including two cases that got their start in the Charlotte bank's backyard. As expected, the agreement covered a case that Anne Tompkins, the...

 

I-77 toll lanes construction on track to begin next spring or summer

Construction of Interstate 77 toll lanes from the Brookshire Freeway in Charlotte to Exit 36 in Mooresville is on track to start next spring or summer, with the new lanes opening in four years, state highway officials and representatives of the...

 

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