News archive from 25 July 2014

Mavs sign former All-Star PG Jameer Nelson

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks have signed former All-Star point guard Jameer Nelson as a free agent. Terms of the deal announced Thursday weren't released, but it is reportedly a one-year contract for the team's salary cap exception of $2.7 million....

 

Cardinals to face Kentucky, Cal in non-league play

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville will prepare to enter the Atlantic Coast Conference with a non-conference schedule featuring Final Four participant Cal and in-state rivals Kentucky and Western Kentucky. The Cardinals will face seven 20-win teams among...

 

Pucker up! NASCAR returns to Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS -- Dale Jarrett loved his win so much he had to celebrate it with a kiss. His impromptu smooch with the bricks in 1996 has blossomed into a tradition for drivers of all series when they win at the famed Brickyard. It's time to pucker up...

 

Mayweather granted promoter's license in Nevada

LAS VEGAS -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. can now organize and market fights in Nevada all on his own. The Nevada Athletic Commission voted Wednesday to grant the undefeated welterweight champion a promoter's license. The 37-year-old Mayweather has previously...

 

Bills DTs Dareus, Branch cleared for practice

PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills defensive tackles Marcell Dareus and Alan Branch have been cleared for practice after passing conditioning tests. Both players were added to the active roster, according to a list of transactions released by the NFL on...

 
White Sox place Putnam on DL

White Sox place Putnam on DL

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Chicago White Sox have placed right-hander Zach Putnam on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. The White Sox made the move Thursday before starting a series against the Minnesota Twins. The 27-year-old Putnam...

 

Islamic State presses Syria offensive, targets two key government garrisons

ISTANBUL A week after seizing a major oil field in an offensive that left 270 Syrian government soldiers dead, the extremist Islamic State on Thursday targeted two more key government garrisons, posting photos on the Internet of headless bodies the...

 

Islamic State presses Syria offensive, targets two key government garrisons

ISTANBUL -- A week after seizing a major oil field in an offensive that left 270 Syrian government soldiers dead, the extremist Islamic State on Thursday targeted two more key government garrisons, posting photos on the Internet of headless bodies the...

 

Judge strikes down Longmont's fracking ban

LONGMONT, Colo. -- A state district judge struck down Longmont's voter-approved ban on hydraulic fracturing Thursday but stayed her decision while the city considers an appeal. Judge D.D. Mallard ruled the ban conflicts with state regulations and...

 

The Korean War and its lessons

Sunday is the 61st anniversary of the end of the Korean War – sort of. The Korean War ended in an armistice on July 27, 1953 – a truce that seemed to cement the division of Korea into two parts, a logistical move that happened...

 

Child struck by lightning will make full recovery

A month after being struck by lightning, 9-year-old Khye Felder sits comfortably between his parents and siblings, who joke that they can't decide between the nicknames “Bolt” or “Mr. Lightning.” Khye said...

 
Witness: Teen's plane didn't show obvious distress

Witness: Teen's plane didn't show obvious distress

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa A man who saw a plane flown by a teen killed during an around-the-world flight says the aircraft was flying low but didn't show any obvious signs of distress before diving into the ocean. Bert Thompson of Matuu, American...

 

Jerry Zgoda: Clock starts ticking on Timberwolves' potential trade for Wiggins

Cleveland officially, finally signed No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins this afternoon to a rookie contract that will pay him about $5.5 million this coming season. Tick...tick...tick. That's the clock counting down on the next 30 days, the time both...

 
Stanford not slighted by 2nd-place Pac-12 pick

Stanford not slighted by 2nd-place Pac-12 pick

LOS ANGELES -- Stanford has played in four straight major bowl games and the past two Rose Bowls, building a resilient football power at an improbable place. The Cardinal's reward for all that consistency this week? They were picked to finish second...

 

Langer takes first-round lead at Senior Open

Bridgend, Wales (SportsNetwork.com) - In tough, windy conditions, Bernhard Langer carded a first-round, 6-under 65 on Thursday and he holds a 2-shot lead over Bob Tway at the Senior Open Championship. Langer, a two-time Masters champion, has also won...

 

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