News archive from 26 July 2015

Getting caught between a Sharknado and a huddle

The good news - nay, the great news - is that football is almost back. July - the most accursed of "slow news" months - is almost over. August - the month of football rebirth - is days away. Every NFL camp will be fully functional by next...

 
Music and arts stimulate memory, engagement for seniors

Music and arts stimulate memory, engagement for seniors

On a recent afternoon, Mary shared a table, and a peek into her past, with a few other women as she dished about music. It's hard to believe, as she recounts the Ozzy Osbourne concert in Clearwater years ago, that Mary's memory is impaired. Madonna,...

 
Orlando woman who founded literacy program celebrates 105th birthday

Orlando woman who founded literacy program celebrates 105th birthday

On her 105th birthday, Esther Myers still feels she has to apologize for missing a trip on the Orlando Eye. Myers drove a car until she was 100 and lived alone until 102. Normally a trip into a 400-foot-tall amusement ride wouldn't be a problem, but a...

 
Woodworker’s furniture line emphasizes rest, reflection

Woodworker’s furniture line emphasizes rest, reflection

RICE, Minn. — Grant Kaihoi went through four major life changes in four months. He graduated from Northern Michigan University, moved back to Minnesota and started his first post-college job. And perhaps most life-changing of all: Kaihoi and his wife,...

 
Cole Hamels throws first career no-hitter vs. Cubs

Cole Hamels throws first career no-hitter vs. Cubs

CHICAGO – Cole Hamels, in what could be his final start in a Phillies uniform, delivered one of the best performances of his career. Hamels threw the first complete no hitter of his career in Saturday’s 5-0 win against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley...

Usa Today, 19:39 in Sport
 
Panama defeats U.S. in Gold Cup third-place game

Panama defeats U.S. in Gold Cup third-place game

Backup goalkeeper Luis Mejia saved two penalty kicks in the shootout, and an inspired Panama team ended a trying week with a medal, beating the United States in the CONCACAF Gold Cup third-place game Saturday. Panama won the shootout 3-2 after extra...

 
Foster child Joseph Davila becomes poster child for resilience

Foster child Joseph Davila becomes poster child for resilience

A kid getting a full scholarship to play basketball at a small college normally wouldn't cause much of a ripple effect in the world of sports. It won't merit a word on the ESPN SportsCenter ticker or engage the usual suspects in a shouting match on...

 
Panama beats US 3-2 on penalty kicks for Gold Cup 3rd place

Panama beats US 3-2 on penalty kicks for Gold Cup 3rd place

CHESTER, Pennsylvania (AP) — Backup goalkeeper Luis Mejia saved two penalties in the shootout as an inspired Panama team ended a trying week with a medal at the Gold Cup, beating the United States in the third-place game Saturday. Panama won the...

Usa Today, 19:48 in Sport
 
Panama beats U.S. 3-2 on penalty kicks in Gold Cup 3rd-place game

Panama beats U.S. 3-2 on penalty kicks in Gold Cup 3rd-place game

CHESTER, Pennsylvania (AP) — Backup goalkeeper Luis Mejia saved two penalties in the shootout as an inspired Panama team ended a trying week with a medal at the Gold Cup, beating the United States in the third-place game Saturday. Panama won the...

Usa Today, 20:02 in Sport
 

Cops: Man shot in Port Orange after trying to prevent wife's suicide

A 76-year-old woman who was trying to shoot herself instead shot her husband on Saturday afternoon in Port Orange, police say. Copyright © 2015, Orlando Sentinel

 
WNBA All-Star Game showcases league's growth, future

WNBA All-Star Game showcases league's growth, future

The WNBA's first ten-time All-Star, Tamika Catchings, stretched her body on the floor next to Indiana Fever teammate and first-time All-Star Marissa Coleman a little over an hour before Saturday's WNBA All-Star Game. “I mean, it's my first time, so...

Usa Today, 20:33 in Sport
 
Pedro Martinez: Remember me as 'a sign of hope' for Latin American players

Pedro Martinez: Remember me as 'a sign of hope' for Latin American players

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Pedro Martinez refuses to waste time with retaliatory shots against a national radio host, and there’s no need to debate players with steroid connections, but he has a powerful message to deliver Sunday afternoon. Martinez, who...

Usa Today, 20:33 in Sport
 
Foundation helps groom gifted student to succeed

Foundation helps groom gifted student to succeed

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Businessmen from China and Sioux Falls are video conferencing, conversing in their native tongues but understanding each other in real time, though neither speaks the other's language. How is this possible? It isn't entirely, not...

 
Hollywood to tell harrowing story of the USS Indianapolis

Hollywood to tell harrowing story of the USS Indianapolis

FullscreenUSS Indianapolis (CA-35), a Portland class heavy cruiser of the United States Navy, was launched in 1931. She was flagship for Admiral Raymond Spruanc,e while he commanded the Fifth Fleet. The ship was sunk by Japanese torpedoes on July 30,...

 

Miners collect 30th baseball win by edging Chinooks

The Mat-Su Miners won for the 30th time this season Friday when they held off Chugiak 3-2 in an Alaska Baseball League game at Palmer’s Hermon Brothers Field. The Chinooks had runners at first and second with one out in the top of the ninth, but...

 
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