News archive from 27 June 2013, page 13

Pat Riley expects Miami Heat to improve ‘from within'

Pat Riley expects Miami Heat to improve ‘from within'

The offseason directive has already been issued, and it's a simple one: Show up for preseason camp in shape. Heat president Pat Riley met with reporters Wednesday and laid out the Heat's offseason plan. It involves keeping the large majority of the...

 

Kings examining options at No. 7 spot

Sorting out the NBA draft this year has been more difficult than in recent years. Kentucky center Nerlens Noel is considered the top prospect, but he's coming off surgery for a torn ACL and isn't considered the clear-cut favorite when the No. 1 pick...

 

St. Rita's Mister makes verbal commitment to Iowa State

St. Rita senior Tommy Mister (6-foot-1, 190 pounds) was all but set on Michigan State, but a talk with wide receiver Allen Lazard, who pledged to Iowa State earlier this spring, made Mister rethink his choice and he gave Iowa State his verbal...

 
Cruz, Beltre lead Rangers to 8-5 win over Yankees

Cruz, Beltre lead Rangers to 8-5 win over Yankees

NEW YORK -- Nelson Cruz homered and the Texas Rangers got consecutive two-run doubles from Adrian Beltre and A.J. Pierzynski in an 8-5 victory over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night. Rangers rookie Justin Grimm pitched just well enough to beat...

 

Louisville trumps Charlotte Knights' rally

LOUISVILLE, Ky. The Charlotte Knights rallied from an early four-run deficit only to see the Louisville Bats sneak a run across in the eighth inning and win 7-6 Wednesday in the Class AAA International League. Billy Hamilton played the part of hero...

 
Devo drummer Alan Myers dies of brain cancer at 58

Devo drummer Alan Myers dies of brain cancer at 58

Alan Myers, the former longtime drummer for the band Devo, best known for “Whip It,” has died after a battle with brain cancer. He was 58. Myers died Monday in Los Angeles, where he lived, Devo spokesman Michael Pilmer said Wednesday. Myers was the...

 

Thursday's TV Highlights: 'The Out List' on HBO

Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 23 - 29, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Hell's Kitchen Past winners return to team up against the current crop...

 

Oil pipe defect caused 2010 Qantas engine blowout

SYDNEY -- Australian investigators say a poorly built pipe leaked oil and caused the dramatic disintegration of a Qantas superjumbo jet engine during a flight in 2010. The Rolls-Royce engine explosion aboard a Qantas A380 forced an emergency landing...

 
Oregon put on probation, but faces no bowl ban

Oregon put on probation, but faces no bowl ban

The NCAA stripped Oregon of a scholarship in each of the next two seasons and placed the program on probation for three years, opting against stiffer penalties like a bowl ban despite issuing a show-cause order against former coach Chip Kelly, who...

 
Yankees' Alex Rodriguez planning to return and retire to collect fat salary before MLB suspension hits: sources

Yankees' Alex Rodriguez planning to return and retire to collect fat salary before MLB suspension hits:...

Alex Rodriguez has 114 million reasons for telling the world that he has the green light to play baseball games again. According to sources close to the ongoing drama surrounding the star-crossed Yankee third baseman, Rodriguez and his advisers are so...

Daily News, 23:12 in Sport
 
Indians rally past Orioles 4-3

Indians rally past Orioles 4-3

BALTIMORE -- Scott Kazmir took a no-hitter into the seventh, and the Cleveland Indians scored two ninth-inning runs off Baltimore Orioles closer Jim Johnson to pull out a 4-3 victory Wednesday night. A leadoff double in the seventh by Manny Machado...

 
Lochte, Franklin each pick up 2 national titles

Lochte, Franklin each pick up 2 national titles

INDIANAPOLIS Ryan Lochte and Missy Franklin gave swimming fans a double dose of dominance Wednesday night. And it came with plenty of pain. America's two biggest active stars in the pool each won the 200-meter freestyle, then returned less than 90...

 
Texas' controversial abortion vote: where was cable news?

Texas' controversial abortion vote: where was cable news?

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - There was an amazing made-for-television moment in the Texas state senate last night. And if you were watching any of the big three cable news channels, you didn't see it. Tuesday night (and early into Wednesday morning),...

 

Prosecutors: Ex-Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez killed friend over nightclub incident

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder in the shooting death of a friend prosecutors say had angered the NFL player at a nightclub a few days earlier by talking to the wrong...

Dallas News, 23:16 in Sport
 
Pope Francis seeks to probe Vatican bank after money-laundering, other issues

Pope Francis seeks to probe Vatican bank after money-laundering, other issues

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Wednesday announced the creation of a commission of inquiry to probe the troubled Vatican bank’s activities and legal status. The commission has a brand-new money-laundering case to look into: How a Holy See monsignor...

 

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