News archive from 27 March 2014

NFL could expand playoff field to 14 teams as early as 2014 season

ORLANDO, Fla. -- There is a good chance the NFL will expand the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams, and the change could come as early as the upcoming season. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, speaking Wednesday at the conclusion of the league's annual...

 

Recap: San Francisco vs. Colorado

Scottsdale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Hector Sanchez belted a game-winning two- run homer in the ninth inning as the Giants rallied past the Rockies, 8-6, in spring training action. The Giants trailed 6-0 before Hunter Pence smacked a two-run shot in...

 
Ticket prices soar rapidly for NCAA East Regional games, including Michigan State-Virginia

Ticket prices soar rapidly for NCAA East Regional games, including Michigan State-Virginia

Fans hoping to catch the Sweet 16 games in Madison Square Garden Friday night will have to part with a small fortune, as ticket prices have exploded since the round of 32 was completed. According to SeatGeek, average ticket prices to the Friday night...

 

Fisher confident FSU has the talent to repeat

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher approaches the midpoint of his team's spring practice schedule confident that the infusion of new talent being weaved into the Seminoles lineup will provide the reigning national champions the...

 
Madrid loses to slip in race; Atletico, Barca win

Madrid loses to slip in race; Atletico, Barca win

BARCELONA, Spain -- Real Madrid lost 2-1 at Sevilla on Wednesday to slip behind Atletico Madrid and Barcelona in the race for the Spanish league title Wednesday. Cristiano Ronaldo put Madrid in charge with his league-leading 27th goal of the season in...

 
Arizona, San Diego State meet with more at stake

Arizona, San Diego State meet with more at stake

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Arizona and San Diego State are back on familiar ground in the NCAA West Regional. Three years ago, both schools failed to advance out of the Sweet 16. They didn't play each other; this time one of them is going home early again....

 

Awards given to authors for championing diversity

NEW YORK -- Authors based everywhere from Israel to the Caribbean received Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards for work that champions diversity. The nonprofit Cleveland Foundation announced Wednesday that Anthony Marra's "A Constellation of Vital...

 

Bobcats to give Neal time off to heal

Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford is shutting down reserve shooting guard Gary Neal to allow Neal to recover from ankle and knee injuries. Clifford estimated before Wednesday's game against the Brooklyn Nets that Neal would miss 2-3 games....

 

Paul E. Wright dies, was account manager at Ford

Paul E. Wright, the first African American hired in Ford's accounting department in Teterboro, N.J., before he took an account manager position at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, died on March 13. He was 75. Mr. Wright was born in Camden, S.C.,...

 
Oprah will visit Detroit in September

Oprah will visit Detroit in September

Oooooooohhhprah's COMING! On Sept. 12 and 13 the media mogul will host “Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend” at the the Palace of Auburn Hills. Her press material bills the two-day affair as a “transformational weekend.” “All of my life I have wanted to...

 

Capsules for the NL West Division

NL WEST (in predicted order to finish) Los Angeles Dodgers Last year: 92-70 (first, NL West) New faces: 2B Alex Guerrero (Cuba), RHP Dan Haren (Nationals), RHP Chris Perez (Indians), RHP Jamey Wright (Rays), OF Mike Baxter (Mets) Former faces: RHP...

 

PortMiami director may take over Miami-Dade's sewage department

A leadership change is under way at Miami-Dade's water-and-sewer department, with director John Renfrow retiring and PortMiami chief Bill Johnson slated to take over the challenged agency, according to several sources familiar with the move. Johnson,...

 
Ford says scandals are old news during debate

Ford says scandals are old news during debate

TORONTO Mayor Rob Ford said during the first televised debate of Toronto's election campaign that people are no longer interested in the drug scandal surrounding him after the front-runners seeking to replace him said he has embarrassed the city and...

 

Rangers' Kreider (hand) to miss at least 5 games

NEW YORK -- Rangers forward Chris Kreider is sitting out against the Philadelphia Flyers because of a left hand injury that also will force him to skip at least New York's upcoming four-game Western Conference trip. The 22-year-old Kreider was injured...

 
DUI guilty verdict in Heat dancer's death clouded by allegations of anti-gay bias on jury

DUI guilty verdict in Heat dancer's death clouded by allegations of anti-gay bias on jury

A Fort Lauderdale insurance executive was found guilty Wednesday of two counts of DUI manslaughter in the 2010 death of Miami Heat dancer Nancy Lopez-Ruiz. But the all-male jury's decision, reached after more than 10 hours of deliberation over two...

 

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