News archive from 24 May 2014

Rex Open golf leader unflappable

RALEIGH Harold Varner III was hardly fazed by taking the second-round lead Friday in the Rex Hospital Open. “I'm going fishing,” he said, breaking into a smile. Varner moved in front Friday with a 6-under-par 65 at TPC Wakefield...

 

MLS Preview from The Sports Network (ET)

Philadelphia (2-6-5) at Los Angeles (3-3-3), 8 p.m. Carson, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia Union will aim for a bounce- back effort on Sunday when the club travels to the StubHub Center to battle the Los Angeles Galaxy. After earning a...

 

Motorsports Notebook: Jadotte nominated for position in White House

Marcus Jadotte is going from the race track to the White House. On Thursday, President Obama nominated Jadotte to the position of assistant secretary for industry and analysis in the Department of Commerce. Jadotte most recently served as the vice...

 

Brazil sets aside $856M for World Cup security

BRASILIA, Brazil -- Brazilian officials say they are setting aside about $856 million and preparing 157,000 soldiers and police officers for the security plan for the monthlong World Cup. Defense Minister Celso Amorim told a news conference Friday...

 

Angels activate P Burnett

Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim activated reliever Sean Burnett from the 15-day disabled list prior to Friday's game against the Kansas City Royals. Burnett, who has yet to appear this season because of a forearm...

 

Duke wins 6th NCAA women's golf title

TULSA, Okla. -- Duke held off Southern California by two strokes Friday for its sixth NCAA women's golf title, and the Trojans' Doris Chen took the individual championship. Duke, six strokes ahead of Southern California entering the final round, had a...

 

MLS Preview from The Sports Network (ET)

Seattle (8-3-1) at Vancouver (4-2-4), 7 p.m. Vancouver, BC (SportsNetwork.com) - Seattle Sounders FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC will renew their Cascadia Cup rivalry for the first time this season when the two sides meet at BC Place on Saturday. The...

 

Seattle releases 6th-round pick Garrett Scott

RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks have released sixth-round pick Garrett Scott after a rare heart condition was discovered during his physical with the team. The Seahawks announced Scott's release Friday. The offensive tackle was taken with...

 
FCAT results show 10,000 South Florida third graders at risk of being held back

FCAT results show 10,000 South Florida third graders at risk of being held back

More than 10,000 South Florida third graders — or one in five — are at risk of being held back a grade next year after flunking the state's reading exam. Scores released Friday by the Florida Department of Education show 6,000...

 

CATS restores $10 million in projects to light-rail extension

With its budget outlook brighter, the Charlotte Area Transit System is restoring about $10 million in projects – including a parking deck and additional ticket vending machines – to the light-rail extension that had been cut four...

 

NASCAR Nationwide Series Q&A: Chase Elliott doing what he loves

CONCORD This has been a big week for the Elliott family. Bill Elliott was announced Wednesday as the leading vote getter for the newest five-member class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which will be inducted during January. During interviews after the...

 
Woman killed in Royal Oak house fire; son is in custody

Woman killed in Royal Oak house fire; son is in custody

Royal Oak police are investigating the death of a 69-year-old woman in her home, which was ravaged by fire on Friday, police said. Royal Oak Police Lt. David Clemens said police received a call at about 1 a.m. from a woman saying she was concerned her...

 

Tensions rise over N.C. charter school rejections

A state screening board's recent decision to reject most charter school applications has sparked tension over the role private management companies should play in public education. The N.C. Charter School Advisory Board approved only 11 of the 71...

 

Sherrington: Weeden would be adequate back-up for Romo; Tebow and Cowboys don't mix

SportsDayDFW.com columnist Kevin Sherrington hosted a chat Wednesday to talk all things sports. Here are some of the highlights: Question: I would like your opinion of Brandon Weeden. Could he be counted on if Romo were injured? I think he could be...

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Colts owner Irsay charged with two misdemeanors

Noblesville, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was charged Friday with a pair of misdemeanors related to his March arrest for impaired driving. According to several media reports, Irsay was formally charged in Hamilton...

 

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