News archive from 24 June 2013, page 9

Serena Williams overwhelming favorite to win Wimbledon

Serena Williams' verbal shots lately have been as fierce as any she has unleashed on the court. In the same profile in Rolling Stone magazine in which she seemed to blame the teenage victim in a rape case in Steubenville, Ohio, Williams took a swipe...

 

Gay turns back the clock with 100-200 double

DES MOINES, Iowa - Maurice Greene, Olympic 100-meter champion in 2000 and bronze medalist in 2004, was working for Eurosport at last summer's London Olympics, doing postrace interviews with athletes. A tearful Tyson Gay approached the Eurosport camera...

 

Timberwolves shopping for shooting guard in draft

MINNEAPOLIS - New Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders can't exactly define what he calls the "It Factor" that some NBA draft prospects possess and so many don't. But, in basketball as in art ... "Certain guys,...

 

Consumer spending probably rose most in 3 months

Consumer spending in the U.S. probably climbed in May by the most in three months, led by growing demand for automobiles, economists said before a report this week. The projected 0.3 percent gain in purchases would follow a 0.2 percent fall in April,...

 

Public kept in the dark on red-light bids

Chicago's red-light camera program would cost taxpayers more and would rely on radar guns under one of seven bid proposals quietly under review by City Hall in its effort to replace the scandal-scarred company that holds the current contract. How the...

 

Park notches playoff win in Arkansas

Inbee Park continued her dominant 2013 campaign Sunday at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, where she birdied the first playoff hole to defeat So Yeon Ryu. Park birdied No. 18 at Pinnacle Country Club to wrap up a final-round, 4-under 67 and...

 

Kings trade backup goalie Jonathan Bernier to Maple Leafs

Jonathan Bernier, the Kings' one-time goalie of the future, will finally get his long-awaited shining opportunity. Only it will come a few years later than expected and for the Toronto Maple Leafs. There were tantalizing hints of a future promising...

 

Dodgers shoot for trifecta after beating Padres, 3-1

SAN DIEGO - Chris Capuano could not remember the last time the Dodgers had won three consecutive games. "How long?" he said. The first week of the season. This is the 13th week of the season, with the Dodgers shooting for their third...

 
Investigators believe they are closer to answers on death of MTA signal maintainer in Queens

Investigators believe they are closer to answers on death of MTA signal maintainer in Queens

Take one bad decision, add an incredible dose of bad luck, and you get death in the subway. Investigators believe they have pieced together the sequence of events leading to the death of signal maintainer Louis Moore, who was hit by an E train in...

 
Man stabbed in the chest by host during argument at booze-fueled party in Queens 

Man stabbed in the chest by host during argument at booze-fueled party in Queens 

This is one gathering he's never going to forget. A 46-year-old man attending a Queens house party ended up in the hospital Saturday after his would-be host stabbed him in the chest as the booze-fueled fete drew to a close, police sources said....

 
Wimbledon spat: Williams, Sharapova trade volleys

Wimbledon spat: Williams, Sharapova trade volleys

LONDON As her agent nodded along approvingly from a front-row seat, Serena Williams sounded contrite and composed. Well-rehearsed, too. Williams even managed to crack herself up with a couple of jokes during her news conference at Wimbledon as the...

 

Ken Duke wins Travelers Championship title in playoff

CROMWELL, Conn. -- The ball was halfway to the cup when Ken Duke started pumping his right fist. And when the birdie putt tumbled into the hole, the fans who had filled the natural amphitheater around the 18th green and those lined deep down both...

 

Defending Iowa champion finishes 2nd yet again

NEWTON, Iowa -- A victory at Iowa Speedway isn't exactly a curse. But for the third year in a row, the IndyCar Series winner from the previous season at Iowa has finished just one spot short defending their title. Ryan Hunter-Reay's second-place...

 

Happy Hookers meet to crochet, catch up at Orlando cafe

By day, they are information-systems managers, municipal workers and health-care professionals. But on Thursday nights, they leave their uptight workaday world behind, slip away to a dimly lit room off East Colonial Drive and do something strictly for...

 
Yankees honor former players at 67th Old-Timers' Day

Yankees honor former players at 67th Old-Timers' Day

The old men at Yankee Stadium on Sunday were hardly grumpy. In fact, the celebrated collection of former Yankees who gathered on the diamond for the team’s 67th Old-Timers’ Day were all smiles as they traded war stories and waved to the Bronx crowd....

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