News archive from 27 June 2013, page 15

Amnesty appeals to Filipino captors of 2 sisters

MANILA, Philippines Amnesty International has joined the family of two Filipino-Algerian sisters in appealing to Muslim militants to free the women seized several days ago in the southern Philippines. Nadjoua and Linda Bansil were taken by about 10...

 
GM Billy King may have best opportunity to improve Nets during NBA draft

GM Billy King may have best opportunity to improve Nets during NBA draft

The Nets have zero cap space. None. For the first time since GM Billy King took over a team that won just 12 games in 2009-10, the Nets’ roster and core are locked up to start the summer. King is handcuffed in free agency. Thursday’s draft pick — No....

Daily News, 23:49 in Sport
 

Car passenger shot dead while riding through Pine Hills

A passenger in a car driving through Pine Hills was shot dead late Wednesday, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. The driver, a woman, rushed across Silver Star Road to get away from the gunman and crashed into a tree in her haste, sheriff's Lt....

 

Danks' outing wasted by Sox's mistakes

John Danks understands that at least one starting pitcher on a staff suffers from a lack of run support. The Chicago White Sox have scored only 17 runs in his past seven starts, counting Wednesday night's 3-0 loss to the New York Mets. This was one of...

 

Angels GM Jerry Dipoto focuses on present, but a reckoning looms

DETROIT - At some point before the July 31 trade deadline, the Angels will have to assess their record and division deficit and determine whether to add a piece for a playoff push, stand pat or pull the plug on the season and look for trades to build...

 
Gordon sends Royals past Braves 4-3 in 10 innings

Gordon sends Royals past Braves 4-3 in 10 innings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alex Gordon drove in David Lough in the 10th inning Wednesday night, giving the Kansas City Royals a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves and a split of their two-game series. Lough had entered the game the previous inning as a...

 

L.A. votes to let AEG run Convention Center

For the first time in its 42 years of operation, the city-run Los Angeles Convention Center will transfer to private management under a pact approved Wednesday by the City Council. In awarding a contract to Anschutz Entertainment Group, the council...

 
Knicks draft picks seldom stick

Knicks draft picks seldom stick

Iman Shumpert defied incredibly long odds last season, and it had nothing to do with his comeback following major knee surgery. The bigger accomplishment, at least from a historical perspective, is that Shumpert started a playoff game that the Knicks...

Daily News, 00:01 in Sport
 

Where to find the fun?

When I hear people complain about there not being much to do in Charlotte, I laugh and simply tell them they can find something just by leaving their house. Here are some highlights for anyone looking for nightlife options this weekend. Friday Pulse...

 

Brett Favre has media game plan for dealing with New York

When Brett Favre spoke with Eric Mangini and Mike Tannenbaum about joining the Jets, he unlikely expressed concern about his ability to handle the New York media. Or what the organization could do to shield him from the thundering herd. Favre already...

Daily News, 00:03 in Sport
 

new on DVD

‘The Call' A 911 operator (Halle Berry) takes a call from a teen who has just been abducted. If the cell service for “The Call” had run out after 60 minutes, the new film from director Brad Anderson would have been an...

 

Fireworks!

The Independence Day holiday means fireworks and festivals across the Charlotte region, and here's a taste of what awaits you: The fireworks Friday Belmont: About 9:15 p.m., at conclusion of Red, White and Belmont Festival's opening night, downtown...

 

Professional wrestling tries for a comeback

Charlotte was once a major hub for professional wrestling in the Southeast. A local wrestling promoter is hoping to reclaim some of the area's former glory by broadcasting homegrown independent pro-wrestling on televisions across the Southeast once...

 

Zombie racers: ‘World War Z' shows speedy undead

Looks like some (undead) body has been hitting the treadmill. The zombies in “World War Z” move with Carl Lewis speed and a swarm-like mentality inspired in part by rabid dogs, furthering the eternal fan debate over whether the...

 

Tim Kawakami: Warriors just need to keep building on good foundation

This is the Warriors draft that isn't about drafting anybody, which really is not a bad thing for this newly risen franchise. Literally, the Warriors have no choice: Thanks to multiple past trades, they currently have no draft picks for Thursday's...

 

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