News archive from 25 April 2014

Bill to promote Fla. as medical destination passes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Senate has passed a bill that would market the state as a destination for medical procedures to national and international audiences. The measure (SB 1150) passes with a 38 to 0 vote Thursday. It would allow the...

 
Bolivia fires hundreds of protesting soldiers

Bolivia fires hundreds of protesting soldiers

LA PAZ, Bolivia Bolivia's military leaders have ordered the dismissal for sedition of 702 low-ranking soldiers who had been protesting for equal treatment in the country's armed forces. The army, navy and air force said in a statement that they have...

 

Facts, not fiction, on Common Core

I was on the edge of my seat, waiting and hoping for a Candy Crowley moment in the first TV debate Tuesday of the front-running Republican candidates for Kay Hagan’s U.S. Senate seat. In the 2012 presidential debates, CNN journalist Crowley,...

 

March casino revenues down 3.5 percent from 2013

NEW ORLEANS -- Louisiana's casino winnings fell 3.5 percent statewide in March compared to a year ago, from a total of $232.2 million in 2013 to $224.1 million last month. Figures released Thursday by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board show only two...

 

Eagles' Maclin not worried about filling DeSean Jackson's shoes

If there were any pressure on Jeremy Maclin to return from the second torn anterior cruciate ligament of his career, it increased when the Eagles released DeSean Jackson last month. While Maclin has never publicly put much weight on being the Eagles'...

 
Raptors ready for road test in Game 3 in Brooklyn

Raptors ready for road test in Game 3 in Brooklyn

NEW YORK -- If Dwane Casey has any concerns coming to Brooklyn, they aren't about his players. The Toronto Raptors have already proven they can handle the road just fine. As for his boss, general manager Masai Ujiri, who figures to hear an earful...

 
Cal Poly baseball team is toast of the West Coast

Cal Poly baseball team is toast of the West Coast

Cal Poly has long been known for turning out great engineers and architects. It's starting to earn quite the reputation for baseball, too. The San Luis Obispo school that produced Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith in the 1970s is enjoying its finest season...

 
Bedard labors through loss for Rays

Bedard labors through loss for Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Left-hander Erik Bedard struggled to get through four innings of Thursday's 9-7 loss to the Minnesota Twins, demonstrating the recent woes of the Tampa Bay Rays. "We just didn't pitch up to our standards today and that's...

 

Some rules regarding Northwestern union vote

In the wake of a ruling by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board that they qualify as employees under federal law, Northwestern football players are voting Friday on whether to form the nation's first union for college athletes....

 

Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey still in holding pattern

Dolphins center Mike Pouncey is in a state of football limbo — able to work out with his team, but unsure what, if any, punishment awaits him. Pouncey, the only player admonished by NFL investigator Ted Wells still with the Dolphins,...

 

Recap: Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Bolsinger threw 6 2/3 innings for his first major league win and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Thursday to earn a split of their four-game series. Bolsinger (1-1) struck out seven, walked...

 

Whisenhunt looks forward to Titans' minicamp

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- New Tennessee Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt looks forward to discovering just how many holes the team filled through free agency. The Titans will take the field for a voluntary minicamp next week. Whisenhunt said Thursday he's eager...

 

Silver: Premature to say union will opt out of CBA

NEW YORK -- NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he has "no expectation" that players will opt out of the collective bargaining agreement in 2017, potentially leading to another lockout. The 10-year deal that the league and players agreed to...

 

NCAA board endorses more power for big schools

INDIANAPOLIS The NCAA's board of directors took the first step toward shifting power to the five largest football conferences on Thursday, endorsing a 57-page plan that calls for giving 65 of the nation's biggest schools more autonomy in how to fund...

 
Northwestern players to cast historic union vote

Northwestern players to cast historic union vote

EVANSTON, Ill. Northwestern University's football players will cast ballots Friday on whether to form the nation's first union for college athletes — a potentially landmark vote that will be kept sealed for months and possibly years. The...

 

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