News archive from 24 June 2014

TV ratings: Slumping Rangers see more D-FW viewers flock to soccer

The United States-Portugal 2-2 final in World Cup group play, with no boost from Dallas-Fort Worth on Sunday, was the most-watched soccer game ever in the United States. ESPN reported Monday that an average of 18.22 million viewers watched its game...

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Fifteen years prison for driver who killed 3 teens in West Miami-Dade crash

A man who killed three teen friends during a spur-of-the-moment car race that ended in a violent wreck in West Miami-Dade will serve 15 years in prison. Jurors in April convicted Alberto de Jesús Coterón Oliva, 22, of three counts of...

 
Singer Merry Clayton injured in car accident

Singer Merry Clayton injured in car accident

LOS ANGELES -- Veteran back-up singer Merry Clayton is recovering after being seriously injured in an automobile accident. Clayton's manager, Alan Abrahams, said in a statement Monday that the 65-year-old singer sustained severe injuries to her lower...

 

Seattle signs 1st-round pick Alex Jackson

SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners have signed high school standout Alex Jackson, their first-round pick from the amateur draft. Jackson was to take part in batting practice with the team Monday before their series opener against Boston. Jackson was...

 

Reds 2B Phillips out with heel injury

CHICAGO -- Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips is out of the starting lineup for Cincinnati's game against the Chicago Cubs because of a bruised right heel. Manager Bryan Price says Phillips is day to day. Skip Schumaker got the start at second in...

 
World Cup Capsules

World Cup Capsules

BRASILIA, Brazil -- Neymar lived up to the expectations of the World Cup host nation Monday, scoring two goals as Brazil routed Cameroon 4-1 to reach the knockout stage as the top team in Group A. The 22-year-old forward netted twice in the first...

 
Investigative committee subpoenas White House lawyer over IRS emails

Investigative committee subpoenas White House lawyer over IRS emails

WASHINGTON -- Less than an hour before Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen was scheduled to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Monday in a rare night hearing, the committee chairman announced a...

 
Last of Syria's declared chemical weapons removed from country, group confirms

Last of Syria's declared chemical weapons removed from country, group confirms

BERLIN -- The last known components of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal steamed away from that war-torn nation Monday. While their removal came a bit behind schedule, it was hailed by experts as a major milestone that makes the world a safer place....

 

‘Very cruel game' teaches U.S. bittersweet lesson

MANAUS, Brazil Andy Smith stood among a throng of American fans Sunday night, checking the stopwatch on his smartphone, thinking surely this game would end in ecstatic victory. Then Michael Bradley lost the ball and Cristiano Ronaldo fired a perfect...

 
Neymar leads Brazil; Mexico also through

Neymar leads Brazil; Mexico also through

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil relied on its star Neymar for two early goals to beat Cameroon 4-1 Monday and reach the World Cup's knockout stage for a South American showdown against Chile, a 2-0 loser to the Netherlands. Winning its Group B with its third...

 

Last of Syria's declared chemical weapons removed from country, group confirms

BERLIN The last known components of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal steamed away from that war-torn nation Monday. While their removal came a bit behind schedule, it was hailed by experts as a major milestone that makes the world a safer place. The...

 

UN says Bolivia coca acreage down to 12-year low

LA PAZ, Bolivia The area under coca cultivation in Bolivia in 2013 dropped to its lowest in 12 years, decreasing 9 percent from 2012, the United Nations reported Monday. That doesn't necessarily mean Bolivia is producing less cocaine. The U.N. Office...

 
Greece coach Santos: I just want goals

Greece coach Santos: I just want goals

FORTALEZA, Brazil -- Greece is running out of time to make its mark on the World Cup. It hasn't scored in Brazil and is stranded at the bottom of Group C with one point, tied with Japan but behind on goal difference. For Tuesday's game against Ivory...

 
New Florida Panthers coach Gerard Gallant impresses with work ethic

New Florida Panthers coach Gerard Gallant impresses with work ethic

Gerard Gallant knows he has plenty of work to do with the Florida Panthers and is wasting little time. Introduced as the newest coach of the Panthers on Monday morning, Gallant planned on driving to the team's training facility in the afternoon to...

 

Dominik Hasek heads Hall class

DETROIT -- Even in a career jammed with special memories, from Olympic gold to record-setting hardware, one year in particular stands out for Dominik Hasek. His selection Monday to the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2014, along with fellow first-ballot...

 

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