News archive from 26 May 2013

With driver Takuma Sato, A.J. Foyt regains hopes of an Indy 500 win

INDIANAPOLIS - In a back room inside garage stall A-5 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, just off Gasoline Alley, A.J. Foyt sits at a cramped lunch table entertaining friends and co-workers. The 78-year-old Foyt shifts in his chair carefully, having...

 

Niger president says attackers came from Libya

NIAMEY, Mali Niger's president says suicide bombers who carried out simultaneous attacks on a military installation and a French-run uranium mine came from southern Libya. President Mahamadou Issoufou told reporters Saturday the death toll now stands...

 

At 35, Nick Punto has played himself into the Dodgers' lineup

When the Dodgers broke camp, Nick Punto didn't figure to play all that much. He was a 35-year-old utility player on a team with fellow utility players Jerry Hairston Jr. and Skip Schumaker. Yet Punto is playing so well and so hard that, coupled with...

 

Growing pains a gain for for Delle Donne

It is getting to be an old story, what with the number of times Elena Delle Donne has recounted what happened to her basketball career almost exactly five years ago. Yet she tells it again without hesitation and with enthusiasm, filling in details...

 

Tigers bats go cold as Twins snap 10-game losing streak

Detroit - Bad things ultimately end. And a 10-game losing streak, no matter who endures it, is a bad time, indeed. And so the Twins did something Saturday about their 10-game slide. They won a baseball game, beating the Tigers, 3-2, at Comerica Park....

 

Saint Louis Billikens sweep Charlotte 49ers, takes A-10 baseball title

CHARLOTTE Saint Louis took two games from the Charlotte 49ers, 5-4 in the first game and 7-4 in the second game, to win the 2013 Atlantic 10 baseball championship on Saturday afternoon. Saint Louis pitcher Joe Powell earned the win in Game 2 while the...

 

Niger president says attackers came from Libya

NIAMEY, Mali -- Niger's president says suicide bombers who carried out simultaneous attacks on a military installation and a French-run uranium mine came from southern Libya. President Mahamadou Issoufou told reporters Saturday the death toll now...

 
Millions march against Monsanto in over 400 cities

Millions march against Monsanto in over 400 cities

Los Angeles - Two million people marched in protest against seed giant Monsanto in hundreds of rallies across the U.S. and in over 50 other countries on Saturday. "March Against Monsanto" protesters say they wanted to call attention to the...

 
Mets lose to Atlanta Braves in first suspended game in franchise history, but Ike Davis gets a hit

Mets lose to Atlanta Braves in first suspended game in franchise history, but Ike Davis gets a hit

Different day. Same game. Familiar results. The first suspended game in Mets franchise history ended the way the club’s previous three games did: with a loss. The Atlanta Braves scored twice in the top of the 10th inning against reliever Brandon Lyon...

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Q&A: 'Sanjay and Craig' and 'Pete & Pete'

"Sanjay and Craig," which premieres Saturday (tonight) on Nickelodeon, follows the adventures of a boy named Sanjay, voiced by Maulik Pancholy of "30 Rock," and his best friend, a talking snake named Craig, voiced by Chris...

 
Helene St. James: Red Wings proving sometimes best roster move to make is nothing

Helene St. James: Red Wings proving sometimes best roster move to make is nothing

CHICAGO - There's a good lesson to be learned from the Red Wings right now about doing nothing, even when it seems like everything is going badly. The Wings are trundling along in the playoffs, entering as the seventh seed and upsetting Anaheim in...

 

Stoppage Time: Robben helps Bayern regain its European throne

When it comes to European competition, Bayern Munich has become accustomed to assuming the role of the bridesmaid in recent years. The Bavarians reached the Champions League final in 2010 but suffered a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Inter Milan at the...

 

Hawkins' way – and Charlotte's – helped restaurants integrate

Last week, a lament was heard over the decline of “The Charlotte Way,” a reference to the engine of progress that built the prosperous uptown we know. In a forum with the city's former mayors, Richard Vinroot recalled how with a...

 
Twins snap skid with 3-2 win over Tigers

Twins snap skid with 3-2 win over Tigers

DETROIT -- Joe Mauer homered and had three hits, helping the Minnesota Twins snap a 10-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. Mauer had already earned the ire of Detroit fans when he broke up Anibal Sanchez's no-hit...

 

New N.C. exams test teachers – in more ways than one

Students across North Carolina are taking a raft of new state exams, but their teachers are the ones being graded. It's a temporary situation as the state moves toward national academic standards, more sophisticated testing and teacher ratings based...

 

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