News archive from 27 March 2013

Indians bring back Matsuzaka, Capps

The Cleveland Indians announced Tuesday that the team has re-signed veteran pitchers Daisuke Matsuzaka and Matt Capps to minor league contracts. Both players had been recently released by the club after failing to make the 25-man roster out of spring...

 

Recap: NY Mets vs. St. Louis

Port St. Lucie, FL (Sports Network) - Pete Kozma clubbed a grand slam during a six-run fourth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals blasted the New York Mets, 11-4, on Tuesday. Yadier Molina added a two-run homer and Rob Johnson supplied a solo shot in...

 

Yankees finalize trade for Wells

The New York Yankees completed their trade with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for Vernon Wells on Tuesday, with the Bronx Bombers sending a pair of minor leaguers to the Angels in exchange for the veteran outfielder. The Angels will also pay a...

 

Philadelphia Phillies 2013 Preview

Things went south in a hurry for the aging Phillies, who saw the likes of Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Roy Halladay all slowed by injuries last season, contributing to the club being 14 games under .500 by mid-July. That led to the Phils becoming...

 

Video: Blackhawks' Bolland on bouncing back vs. Flames

Blackhawks center Dave Bolland talks about what the team needs to do to beat the Calgary Flames on Tuesday. (Tribune video by Chris Kuc)

 
Nike’s Tiger Woods ad ‘Winning takes care of everything’ causes social media firestorm on Twitter, Facebook, critics say it sends wrong message 

Nike’s Tiger Woods ad ‘Winning takes care of everything’ causes social media firestorm on Twitter,...

Maybe winning doesn’t take care of everything. Nike is causing a social media storm with its latest online ad showing a picture of Tiger Woods overlaid with a quote from him, “Winning takes care of everything.” The ad, posted on Facebook and Twitter,...

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'Breaking Bad': The case of Bryan Cranston's missing script

'Breaking Bad': The case of Bryan Cranston's missing script

As "Breaking Bad" gears up for its final season, a wayward script allegedly stolen from star Bryan Cranston's car has potentially jeopardized the secrecy shrouding the finale of the Emmy-winning AMC series. Xavier McAfee, 29, has been...

 

Hinsdale buildings taking a beating from cars

When merchants have talked about parking-related problems in downtown Hinsdale, this isn't what they had in mind. For the third time in recent weeks, a driver barreled over the curb and struck a building while trying to park in the same block of the...

 

Relative issue: Other conservatives besides John Roberts have gay relatives

Many Supreme Court justices reserve tickets for family members - especially when there's history at stake, as was the case Tuesday with oral arguments under way on California's ban on same-sex marriage. But few relatives probably created as much buzz...

 

UF coach Will Muschamp says lack of depth will forces changes to Gators' spring game

GAINESVILLE - Florida's spring game may be just another practice this year. Due to depth concerns on the Gators' offensive line, coach Will Muschamp said the annual scrimmage will be more like a "practice-type atmosphere." Only six of...

 

Man charged with threatening legislator over her stance on gay marriage

A Chicago man has been accused of leaving threatening phone messages for Illinois state Rep. Jeanne Ives over her opposition to gay marriage, authorities said Tuesday. Stephen Bona, 49, was taken into custody late Monday and charged in DuPage County...

 

Sam Donnellon: Phillies' in a leadoff predicament

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- On Sunday, Ben Revere landed on second base after he pushed a bunt toward Dustin Pedroia and Boston's Gold Glove second baseman hastily threw it wide of first base. On Monday, Toronto's Gold Glove shortstop Jose Reyes barehanded a...

 

Davis, Lind hit HRs as Blue Jays beat Pirates

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Ricky Romero might have a little extra time to work out his woes. The Toronto Blue Jays sent Romero to the minors after he pitched Tuesday in a 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Romero was optioned to Dunedin of the Class A Florida...

 

U. of I. supercomputer up and running

After years of work, one of the most powerful computers in the world has launched at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Researchers and scientists throughout the country can now use the $350 million Blue Waters supercomputer. Some...

 

Taking a crack at California's education system

SACRAMENTO - When Michelle Rhee wants to make a point about what she sees as the coddling of American children, she refers to her daughters' abundant soccer trophies. "My daughters suck at soccer," she says to crowds that roar with knowing...

 

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