News archive from 26 September 2013

Detroit Tigers to activate Jhonny Peralta on Friday; postseason role still in question

Detroit Tigers to activate Jhonny Peralta on Friday; postseason role still in question

MINNEAPOLIS - It's too soon to say that Jhonny Peralta will be Mickey Stanley in reverse. But the process for that was set in motion today when Detroit Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski announced that Peralta will rejoin the Tigers...

 

New airline union boss says not afraid of strikes

DALLAS -- The new leader of a major union in the airline industry says he'll increase lobbying, oppose outsourcing, and help unions strengthen ties to local communities. The Transport Workers Union said Wednesday that Harry Lombardo was elected...

 
Robinson Cano admits he’s thought about Thursday being his final game in Yankees pinstripes 

Robinson Cano admits he’s thought about Thursday being his final game in Yankees pinstripes 

Robinson Cano says he hadn't made any decisions about his future yet. But the Yankee second baseman admits that he's thought about the possibility that Thursday's home finale could be his last game in pinstripes at the Stadium. "Well, yeah,"...

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Bills bar sex offenders near day care centers

LANSING - The Michigan Senate has voted to prohibit sex offenders from loitering within 1,000 feet of a child care center. Sex offenders already cannot hang around near schools in Michigan. Under bills approved 37-0 on Wednesday, sex offenders could...

 

Man competent for trial in girlfriend's death

FLINT - A man charged with killing his 27-year-old girlfriend and dumping her body in a Michigan ditch has been found competent to stand trial. The Flint Journal reports 28-year-old Henry Conner was evaluated Tuesday at state forensic psychiatric...

 

Miami weighs budget plan to add officers, avoid layoffs and service cuts

Miami commissioners, torn between cries from residents for more cops and demands from police for restored compensation, will ponder a recommendation from the city's top financial officer at Thursday's final hearing that would move an additional $2.44...

 

NC Central University officials release name of gunman who was shot and killed by campus police

DURHAM Tracy Daquan Bost was released from the Durham County jail the day before he was killed in a confrontation with campus police at N.C. Central University. Bost, 22, had spent 143 days in the jail, on charges of felony probation violation and...

 

LPGA Tour season to open in Bahamas

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The LPGA Tour said Wednesday that it will open its season in January for the first time in 13 years, beginning with the Bahamas LPGA Classic on Jan. 23-26. The inaugural Bahamas event was played in late May this year. The...

 
Redskins' LB Fletcher starts taking a breather

Redskins' LB Fletcher starts taking a breather

ASHBURN, Va. -- The flecks of gray in the stubble on London Fletcher's cheek made the statement superfluous when he explained why he's started taking some plays off. "I'm not 24," he said with a chuckle. The 38-year-old Washington Redskins...

 
Free tix for fans over Rivera bobblehead foul-up

Free tix for fans over Rivera bobblehead foul-up

NEW YORK -- Some Yankees fans are getting a free pass for a home game next year, thanks to the foul-up on Mariano Rivera bobblehead night. A day after the late delivery of Rivera figurines caused a ruckus at Yankee Stadium, the team said any fan with...

 
Column: Crucial time for 49ers to rediscover magic

Column: Crucial time for 49ers to rediscover magic

The decision to play Aldon Smith against the Indianapolis Colts before sending him into rehab was questionable at best, though San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh must have thought it was worth a shot. Losing a star defensive player on a 2-1 team, after...

 
Maddon seeks inspiration before facing Yanks

Maddon seeks inspiration before facing Yanks

NEW YORK -- Joe Maddon sought some assistance in devising his lineup for Wednesday night's game against the New York Yankees, so the Tampa Bay Rays manager walked from his team's hotel in Times Square to St. Patrick's Cathedral. Maddon said he sat in...

 
New Zealanders see America's Cup hopes dashed

New Zealanders see America's Cup hopes dashed

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Disappointed New Zealanders made their way to work Thursday morning after a weeklong national vigil ended with Emirates Team New Zealand's loss to Oracle Team USA in the deciding race of sailing's America's Cup. Team New...

 

Fred Grimm: Gov's privacy concerns are a sham

Let's conduct a poll. By hand signal. Anyone who discerns even an inkling of sincerity in the governor's decision to bar Affordable Health Care “navigators” from county health department premises, slap yourself in the head. Pasco...

 
$6.5 million project to help ease Oxford traffic near shopping centers, sports complex

$6.5 million project to help ease Oxford traffic near shopping centers, sports complex

slideshow A $5 million windfall of state money left Calhoun County Commissioners questioning in July what road projects the cash could fund, and Oxford had just the answer. City officials predict traffic along Leon Smith Parkway will only worsen once...

 

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