News archive from 27 June 2013, page 11

Texas pol in pink shoes becomes rising Democratic star after filibuster

Texas pol in pink shoes becomes rising Democratic star after filibuster

WASHINGTON — An obscure Democratic state senator in pink running shoes became an overnight political sensation — and energized both sides of the abortion debate — with a marathon one-woman filibuster in Texas. Wendy Davis stood for 11 hours Tuesday on...

 

Clippers introduce Doc Rivers as coach, look to NBA draft

The Clippers had a big day Wednesday when they introduced Doc Rivers, who became the team's coach and senior vice president of basketball operations. The Clippers hope to have another big day Thursday during the NBA draft. They have a first-round pick...

 

Dodgers will try to 'piece' Brandon League back together

What to do with Brandon League? That would be the Dodgers' deposed closer who is a complete mess. It's one thing when you can't trust him to close a game and another when you can't trust him anywhere. League has a 5.72 EA and a fat 1.55 WHIP. He is...

 

GM's South Korea workers to stage partial strike July 4 over wages

SEOUL (Reuters) - Workers at General Motors Co's factories in South Korea, a key manufacturing base for the U.S. automaker, will stage a partial walkout on July 4 because of disputes over wages and production plans, a union spokesman said on...

 

Dwyer's coaching switch paying off with faster times

INDIANAPOLIS - Look what Conor Dwyer has gotten himself into. He figured it was time to leave a collegiate environment. Did a few weeks of training at altitude with Bob Bowman, who coached Michael Phelps to the greatest career in swimming history....

 

Mack Brown: Reports of Texas' changes on offense 'a little bit of a fallacy'

Texas Longhorns football coach Mack Brown joined SVP and Russillo on ESPN Radio to talk about the upcoming college football season. Here are some highlights: On if the Alamo Bowl win was a big step in the right direction for the program: I felt the...

Dallas News, 22:23 in Sport
 

How in the world did George Zimmerman gain 120 pounds in 16 months?

As I got dressed after my noontime swim, I glanced at the TV in the LA Fitness dressing room. My glance turned into a gape, and then a stare. Apparently, George Zimmerman, who is being tried on a second-degree murder charge in the death of Florida...

 

Trey Burke already familiar with Joe Dumars, would welcome challenge with Pistons

NEW YORK -- Trey Burke connected strongly with five NBA teams, but only one didn't need to work him out: The Detroit Pistons. With Burke, they only had a conversation, allowing the rest of the Pistons' brass to get to know him as well as president of...

 
Duke's rate hike takes hits at hearing

Duke's rate hike takes hits at hearing

Seniors on fixed incomes and moms who fear their kids face environmental ruin dominated the opening of a Wednesday night hearing in Charlotte on Duke Energy Carolinas' latest rate hike. Under a proposed settlement filed last week, Duke would accept an...

 

Stars coach Lindy Ruff: Bringing back Mike Modano as a player is 'something you have to evaluate'

New Dallas Stars head coach Lindy Ruff recently joined Elf & Slater on 105.3 The Fan. Here are some highlights: On possibly bringing Mike Modano back as a player: “I think that’s something you have to evaluate. There is lots of examples of players...

Dallas News, 22:35 in Sport
 

Stars coach Lindy Ruff: If we can support Kari Lehtonen, he can 'push us over the hump'

New Dallas Stars head coach Lindy Ruff recently joined Elf & Slater on 105.3 The Fan. Here are some highlights: On what type of hockey Dallas Stars fans will see this season: “Well again, we want to play a real quick game, a game where maybe there...

Dallas News, 22:35 in Sport
 

Patriots quickly cut ties with Aaron Hernandez after his arrest

In the five-hour span Wednesday between the arrest of Aaron Hernandez and his arraignment on charges including first-degree murder, the New England Patriots did something seldom seen in sports - the team distanced itself and severed all ties with him...

 

Review: 'White House Down' is hard to believe, easy to enjoy

"White House Down" is a hoot and a half, a shameless popcorn entertainment that is preposterous and diverting in just about equal measure. This story of "the worst day this country ever had" - a roughly 12-hour period when an armed...

 
Pettersen expects 'the worst' at U.S. Women's Open

Pettersen expects 'the worst' at U.S. Women's Open

(Reuters) - Suzann Pettersen has long relished the grueling challenge at the U.S. Women's Open and once again she is using the psychological ploy of expecting "the worst" in this week's edition at Southampton in New York. The 32-year-old...

 

Publishing executive wins Maxwell Perkins Award

NEW YORK -- A publishing executive who has helped release books by such acclaimed authors as Jhumpa Lahiri, Jane Smiley and James Salter has won the Maxwell E. Perkins Award for lifetime achievement in fiction. Robin Desser of Alfred A. Knopf is the...

 

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