News archive from 27 June 2014

NBA draft: All the last-minute mock drafts to get you ready for tonight

NBA draft: All the last-minute mock drafts to get you ready for tonight

We're just a few hours away from what many anticipate will be the best NBA draft since 2003. The 2014 NBA draft is loaded with top-tier college talent, from Andrew Wiggins to Jabari Parker to Noah Vonleh. It's also loaded with local talent, from Nik...

 

Mecklenburg commissioners take first step economic development plan

The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners took initial steps Thursday toward creating a strategic plan for economic development. At a day-long retreat at the Foundation for the Carolinas, the board discussed ways to attract and retain business....

 

Chalmers claims early Quicken Loans National lead

Bethesda, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Greg Chalmers carded a 5-under 66 on Thursday to claim a 1-stroke lead after the opening round of the Quicken Loans National. Chalmers is seeking his first career win on the PGA Tour. "I played nicely today. I...

 
World Cup Capsules

World Cup Capsules

RECIFE, Brazil -- Germany's Thomas Mueller stayed on track to retain his Golden Boot title at the World Cup by scoring his fourth goal of the tournament in the 1-0 victory over the United States. The outcome allowed both teams to advance. Portugal...

 
Speed it up! Federer calls for faster play

Speed it up! Federer calls for faster play

LONDON -- Roger Federer says shot clocks might be soon introduced to speed up play. After advancing to the third round at Wimbledon, Federer said that the ATP Player Council is discussing the opportunity of such an extreme measure because of players...

 

‘Zombie' foreclosures fall 32% in Charlotte

The Charlotte region had 778 “zombie” foreclosures in the second quarter, down 32 percent from a year ago, according to a report that tracks homes vacated by their owners before a foreclosure is completed. Nationwide, there were...

 

California lawmaker heads to Texas to lure jobs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A California state lawmaker is heading to Texas to poach jobs. Sen. Ted Gaines plans to visit the state Capitol in Austin on Monday and meet with businesses to promote California's business climate. The Republican from Roseville...

 

Randy Moss' son playing football at Victory Christian

Former All-Pro NFL receiver Randy Moss is now the associate head coach at Victory Christian Center School. Moss was at Panthers quarterback Cam Newton's 7-on-7 tournament Thursday coaching the Kings from the sideline. His son, Thaddeus, plays on the...

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Quaker State 400 schedule, TV times

This week's race Quaker State 400 What: 267 laps (400.5 miles) Where: Kentucky Speedway, a 1.5-mile banked quad-oval in Sparta, Ky. When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday TV: TNT Radio: Performance Racing Network Last year's winner: Matt Kenseth Also this week:...

 

Miami Marlins see similarities with Oakland A's

PHILADELPHIA -- The Marlins are the proud owners of the best interleague record in the majors, but the Oakland A's boast the best overall record in the majors. Something must give when the two teams -- relative strangers -- meet at Marlins Park in a...

 

Golf Capsules

BETHESDA, Md. -- Tiger Woods was back on the PGA Tour for the first time in more than three months Thursday and said he felt "fantastic." He was talking about his back, not his game. In his first tournament since March 31 back surgery, Woods...

 
5 things at Wimbledon: Rain; Williams vs. Kvitova

5 things at Wimbledon: Rain; Williams vs. Kvitova

LONDON -- The forecast calls for heavy showers at Wimbledon on Friday, which could create problems for a schedule that's already starting to become a bit jumbled. If there is wet weather, the only arena that can be used is Centre Court, because it has...

 
AP PHOTOS: Fans wince, cheer from DC to Berlin

AP PHOTOS: Fans wince, cheer from DC to Berlin

In alleys, bars and public viewing parties, fans of the Germany and U.S. World Cup Soccer teams waved flags, cheered and flinched as the teams battled it out in Thursday's match. Tens of thousands of U.S. fans extended their lunch hours to watch,...

 
Astros avoid sweep with 6-1 win over Braves

Astros avoid sweep with 6-1 win over Braves

HOUSTON -- Atlanta starter Mike Minor was pitching well Thursday before one big mistake broke open a close game in a 6-1 loss to the Houston Astros. The Braves trailed by one run in the fifth inning when Matt Dominguez snapped an 0-for-23 skid with a...

 

Prosecutors, state investigate Homestead police chief

Miami-Dade prosecutors and state law enforcement agents are investigating Homestead Police Chief Al Rolle's alleged participation in an elaborate scheme to hide and destroy public records requested by an officer he terminated, BrowardBulldog.org has...

 

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