News archive from 27 June 2015

Morgan and Rodriguez up top, Wambach on the bench

Morgan and Rodriguez up top, Wambach on the bench

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Alex Morgan and Amy Rodridguez were starting up top for the United States for the Women's World Cup quarterfinal match against China on Friday night. It was the first start of the tournament for Rodriguez. Forward Abby Wambach...

Usa Today, 19:04 in Sport
 
Dad Rock: Cris Kirkwood on life in Meat Puppets

Dad Rock: Cris Kirkwood on life in Meat Puppets

Some 35 years after forming in Phoenix and a little more than 20 years since their peak popularity, the Meat Puppets are still rocking clubs across the USA. With a solid core of well-known songs — including Backwater and Lake of Fire — and a...

 
Shark bites swimmer on N.C.'s Outer Banks

Shark bites swimmer on N.C.'s Outer Banks

Shark attack in Outer Banks AVON, N.C. — A beachgoer was bitten by a shark in waste-deep water Friday on North Carolina's Outer Banks, authorities say. The 47-year-old victim had been swimming off Avon on Hatteras Island with others when the incident...

 

Orioles option LHP McFarland to make room for Chen

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have recalled left-hander Wei-Yin Chen from the minor leagues and optioned reliever T.J. McFarland to Triple-A Norfolk. Chen started Friday night against Cleveland. He was optioned to Single-A Frederick on June...

Usa Today, 19:22 in Sport
 
Live updates: U.S. vs. China in Women's World Cup quartefinals

Live updates: U.S. vs. China in Women's World Cup quartefinals

Just before the U.S. team's final training session in preparation for a Women's World Cup quarterfinal with China on Friday, Coach Jill Ellis dismissed the idea that lineups and formations are all that critical. With her team weakened by the one-game...

 
Live updates: U.S. vs. China in Women's World Cup quartefinals

Live updates: U.S. vs. China in Women's World Cup quartefinals

Just before the U.S. team's final training session in preparation for a Women's World Cup quarterfinal with China on Friday, Coach Jill Ellis dismissed the idea that lineups and formations are all that critical. With her team weakened by the one-game...

 
Kentucky's plaintiffs savor high-court win

Kentucky's plaintiffs savor high-court win

Same-sex marriage is still a hot topic in Magoffin County, Kentucky. Eleven years ago, the county had the highest number of votes in favor of banning gay marriage. Hear what some residents say about the idea now. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Hours after Friday's...

 
NHL draft 2015: First-round picks, scouting reports

NHL draft 2015: First-round picks, scouting reports

Kyle Woodlief, the chief and publisher of Red Line Report, provides analysis of the 30 players taken in the first round of the NHL draft on Friday in Sunrise, Fla. 1. Edmonton Oilers - C Connor McDavid. Consensus No. 1 pick. Electric. Sees the ice...

Usa Today, 19:37 in Sport
 
Connor McDavid selected by Oilers with No. 1 overall pick in 2015 NHL draft

Connor McDavid selected by Oilers with No. 1 overall pick in 2015 NHL draft

SUNRISE, Fla. — When the Edmonton Oilers chose Erie (Pa.) Otters center Connor McDavid with the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft, it launched what is likely to be the franchise's most exciting period since Wayne Gretzky was traded in 1988. McDavid has the...

Usa Today, 19:37 in Sport
 
No surprise: Connor McDavid goes No. 1 in NHL draft

No surprise: Connor McDavid goes No. 1 in NHL draft

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Connor McDavid's favorite hockey player is Sidney Crosby. His favorite non-skating athlete is LeBron James. He's now in their club, forever to be known as a No. 1 pick. McDavid's journey toward widely expected NHL superstardom...

Usa Today, 19:50 in Sport
 
Magic's '15-16 goal: Make a playoff run

Magic's '15-16 goal: Make a playoff run

Magic general manager Rob Hennigan revealed the club's modest mission statement for 2015-16 shortly after Thursday night's NBA Draft. Hennigan believes the Magic will have shown progress if they can be at least in the playoff hunt late in the season....

 
Bubba Watson kepps lead after second round of Travelers

Bubba Watson kepps lead after second round of Travelers

CROMWELL, Conn. — The wind picked up Friday morning, but Bubba Watson continued to breeze through TPC River Highlands. The two-time Masters champion navigated through the golf course with a clean card that included three birdies and 15 pars on the way...

Usa Today, 20:09 in Sport
 
Suns' Booker sure doesn't talk like an 18-year-old

Suns' Booker sure doesn't talk like an 18-year-old

PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker was almost finished with his introductory news conference on Friday, patiently, confidently, concisely answering one question after another, a performance that belied his age. At 18, the youngest player in his draft class,...

Usa Today, 20:12 in Sport
 
Not-guilty plea entered for mom of kids found in freezer

Not-guilty plea entered for mom of kids found in freezer

DETROIT — For the second time in as many weeks, a Detroit mother accused of killing two of her four children and keeping their bodies in the deep freezer appeared in court and indicated she was wanted to plead guilty to a life offense. But the court...

 
Joni Mitchell suffered aneurysm, can't speak

Joni Mitchell suffered aneurysm, can't speak

Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell suffered a damaging brain aneurysm and has not yet regained her ability to speak, her old friend David Crosby told Huffington Post on Friday. Crosby said he has not spoken to her because "to my knowledge she is not...

 
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