News archive from 27 August 2014

NASCAR releases 2015 Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Truck series schedules

Many NASCAR traditions have changed during recent years, but at least one is coming back. The Southern 500 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway – considered one of the “crown jewel” races of the Sprint Cup Series –...

 

DHHS Medicaid planner leaves highly paid job

RALEIGH A woman state health officials hired a year ago to work on Medicaid alternatives – a new position that paid $95,000 annually despite her thin resume – is resigning. Margaret “Mardy” Peal will leave...

 

Michigan freshman Jabrill Peppers looking like a weapon on punt returns

When U-M coach Brady Hoke announced that Jabrill Peppers would be U-M's punt returner last Friday, it was hardly a shock. Peppers, the highly touted freshman, had taken most of the punt return reps at the open scrimmage six days earlier. But what...

 

Tigers claim Astros closer Qualls off waivers

The Detroit Tigers have claimed Houston Astros closer Chad Qualls on revocable waivers, according to MLB insider Peter Gammons, giving the team until Wednesday to work out a trade for the veteran. If the teams don't work out a deal, the Astros likely...

 
Mets minus ailing Wright and Murphy against Braves

Mets minus ailing Wright and Murphy against Braves

NEW YORK -- David Wright and Daniel Murphy are out of the Mets' lineup because of injuries, leaving New York without two of its top hitters for the opener of a three-game series against Atlanta. Mets manager Terry Collins says he's not sure how long...

 

Fresno mayor touts independence in controller bid

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, who is viewed by some as the Republican Party's best hope for winning a statewide office in November, introduced herself on Tuesday as an outsider who would bring fiscal independence as...

 

Ardrey Kell's Veal has grown into standout player

Ardrey Kell High offensive lineman Mason Veal was all-state as a junior, has committed to play college football at North Carolina and ESPN ranks him a four-star (out of five) national recruit. In North Carolina, he's the state's No. 16 overall college...

 

VT-Uncontested

By The Associated Press Here is a list of uncontested races in Vermont.

 

NFL takes away 2 minicamp practices from Seattle

RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks will forfeit two days of on-field minicamp practices next offseason after being penalized by the league for excessive physical contact during their 2014 minicamp. The league confirmed the penalties on Tuesday....

 

Oklahoma City trades C Thabeet to 76ers

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded center Hasheem Thabeet and cash to the Philadelphia 76ers for a protected second-round draft pick in 2015 and a trade exception. The deal was announced on Tuesday. The Thunder have a year to use...

 

Cubs reinstate SS Castro from bereavement list

CINCINNATI -- The Chicago Cubs reinstated shortstop Starlin Castro from the bereavement list in time to start Tuesday night's game against the Reds. Infielder Logan Watkins was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Sunday, making room on the roster for Castro,...

 
Broncos trade for kicker Brandon McManus

Broncos trade for kicker Brandon McManus

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- When word of Matt Prater's pending four-game suspension came down, Denver rookie kicker Mitch Ewald said, "There's an opening there. Is it for me? Who knows? It might be, it might be for somebody else." The rookie from...

 
National Dog Day is a barking success

National Dog Day is a barking success

Could there be something better than National Dog Day? We're stumped. Started to pay homage to canines everywhere, it's trending big time today, clogging the Twittersphere with countless photos of adorable pooches and pups, the pals of ordinary...

 

Dallas Farmers Market ready to debut The Shed

The refurbished growers’ shed at the Dallas Farmers Market, formerly known as Shed No. 1 and rechristened as The Shed, will be unveiled Thursday. But don’t expect a lot of hoopla as farmers and vendors get situated in their new digs. The market hasn’t...

 
Michigan freshman Jabrill Peppers looking like a weapon on punt returns

Michigan freshman Jabrill Peppers looking like a weapon on punt returns

When U-M coach Brady Hoke announced that Jabrill Peppers would be U-M's punt returner last Friday, it was hardly a shock. Peppers, the highly touted freshman, had taken most of the punt return reps at the open scrimmage six days earlier. But what...

 

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