News archive from 26 June 2014

Brooke Henderson wins Canadian Women's Tour event

Brooke Henderson wins Canadian Women's Tour event

NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario -- Brooke Henderson won a Canadian Women's Tour event Wednesday, three days after the 16-year-old star tied for 10th in the U.S. Women's Open. Henderson, from Smiths Falls, had a bogey-free 6-under 66 on the Legends on the...

 
Britain won't intervene this time in Iraq, senior official says

Britain won't intervene this time in Iraq, senior official says

DOHA, Qatar -- Great Britain has no plans to intervene militarily to assist the government of Iraq in repulsing the advance of Sunni Muslim extremists, a senior British defense official said Wednesday. Echoing the position of the Obama administration,...

 
Inside Motorsports: A sorry state of affairs for drivers

Inside Motorsports: A sorry state of affairs for drivers

Why do we care if drivers apologize to each other? In recent years, there seems to have developed some sort of mandatory media response to every on-track incident in NASCAR in which the offending driver must be asked whether he or she has...

 

Britain won't intervene this time in Iraq, senior official says

DOHA, Qatar Great Britain has no plans to intervene militarily to assist the government of Iraq in repulsing the advance of Sunni Muslim extremists, a senior British defense official said Wednesday. Echoing the position of the Obama administration,...

 

Interactive: Charlotte Observer 2014 NBA mock draft

NBA writer Rick Bonnell’s mock first round for Thursday’s NBA draft.

 

U. of Tulsa softball coaching staff honored

TULSA, Okla. -- The University of Tulsa softball coaching staff has been selected the 2014 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Mideast Region Coaching Staff of the Year. The NFCA announced the selection Wednesday. The award honors head coach John...

 

Sherrington: Pay for play in colleges is complex topic, but here's my thought...

SportsDay columnist Kevin Sherrington hosted a chat Wednesday to talk everything sports. Here are some of the highlights: Question: What do you make of this tinkling contest between Steve Patterson and Jay Bilas? Sherrington: Patterson hasn't wasted...

Dallas News, 19:15 in Sport
 

Outdoors Notebook: S.C. seeking wild turkey survey volunteers

The S.C. Department of Natural recources is seeking volunteers to help in an annual field survey of wild turkeys. The survey is held each July and August to monitor nesting success of hens and the survival rate of their young. According to SCDNR...

 

As Scott ad blasts Crist for ‘hiding' tax returns, Crist releases them

TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist clashed over tax returns Wednesday in a sign of just how bitter their race will be if Crist is the Democratic nominee for governor. As Scott launched a new statewide TV ad criticizing Crist for not...

 

National reaction: Mavericks' deal for Chandler brings defensive presence backto Dallas

Here's a sampling of national reaction to the Mavericks' trade with the New York Knicks (which has been agreed to but still must be approved by the NBA) that will send center Tyson Chandler and guard Raymond Felton to Dallas for center Samuel...

Dallas News, 19:19 in Sport
 

Sen. Marco Rubio's pitch for middle class looks like 2016 platform

WASHINGTON -- If Sen. Marco Rubio runs for president in 2016, one can look back to a packed room a few blocks from the Capitol on Wednesday as the birthplace of his platform. For half an hour, wrapping policy details around anecdotes from regular...

 

Incentives crucial, film industry backers say

RALEIGH Like a movie rushing to its climax, supporters of North Carolina's film industry Wednesday mounted a last-ditch fight to keep the incentives they say make the state a favorite location for Hollywood. Losing them, one Wilmington lawmaker said,...

 

Seattle signs rookie free agent Kevin Smith

RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks have signed rookie free agent wide receiver Kevin Smith after he was released by both Arizona and Jacksonville. Seattle signed Smith on Wednesday, a day after clearing a roster spot by releasing rookie defensive...

 
5 things at Wimbledon: Nadal's rematch with Rosol

5 things at Wimbledon: Nadal's rematch with Rosol

LONDON -- A lot about Rafael Nadal's match Thursday will be similar to the last time he played in the second round at Wimbledon, back in 2012. He just hopes the result will be different. Like two years ago, his opponent will be Lukas Rosol of the...

 
Veterans Ocean Adventures helps disabled veterans discover new life on and in the water

Veterans Ocean Adventures helps disabled veterans discover new life on and in the water

U.S. Army veteran Clare Christle of Coconut Creek still suffers crippling back pain from a stateside accident several years ago. Until recently, the 38-year-old had to use a wheelchair to get around. Then Christle learned about the nonprofit,...

 

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