News archive from 28 June 2014

See it all and then some from London’s Shard

LONDON — There’s much to see in London — St. Paul’s Cathedral, the National Portrait Gallery, Hyde Park, the London Eye — and there’s one place from which you can see nearly all of it: the Shard. The aptly named 1,004-foot edifice, designed by Renzo...

 
Detroit Red Wings' Mike Babcock looking for new assistant, says Nicklas Lidstrom turned it down

Detroit Red Wings' Mike Babcock looking for new assistant, says Nicklas Lidstrom turned it down

PHILADELPHIA - Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock has done some groundwork towards finding a new assistant. Babcock needs to replace assistant coach Bill Peters, who was hired as head coach in Carolina. "I've been kicking lots of tires trying...

 

Pirates, Angels swap relievers

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired struggling reliever Ernesto Frieri from the Angels on Friday, in exchange for reliever Jason Grilli. "We are appreciative of all that Jason has done for the Pirates and in our...

 

Diamondbacks promote Nick Evans from Reno

SAN DIEGO -- The Arizona Diamondbacks promoted infielder/outfielder Nick Evans from Reno on Friday, and optioned right-hander Zeke Spruill to the Triple-A club. The 28-year-old Evans hit .354 with 18 doubles, 11 home runs and 47 RBIs in 51 games for...

 

Angels acquire Grilli in trade with Pirates

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Los Angeles Angels acquired veteran Jason Grilli from the Pittsburg Pirates on Friday for fellow reliever Ernesto Frieri in an attempt to solidify the back end of their bullpen. The 37-year-old Grilli was struggled with his...

 

GM issues 3 more recalls covering 474,000 vehicles

DETROIT -- General Motors extended its record-breaking string of safety problems, announcing Friday three more recalls, including a large one involving its top-selling vehicle. The recalls, part of a top-to-bottom safety review, bring the company's...

 

Slot manufacturer Bally eliminates 270 jobs

LAS VEGAS -- Slot machine manufacturer Bally Technologies says it's trimming about 6 percent of its workforce, or 270 jobs, as part of a restructuring effort after buying a rival. The company issued a statement saying about half of the eliminated...

 
U.S. World Cup team faces knockout pressure: Lose, and you go home

U.S. World Cup team faces knockout pressure: Lose, and you go home

RECIFE, Brazil -- Now starts the real World Cup drama for the United States and the other 15 teams that reached the knockout stage. No more complicated math equations to figure out how to survive a group. It's quite simple from here on out: Win, you...

 

Sefko: The stars are aligning for the Mavericks to sign Carmelo Anthony

Mavericks beat writer Eddie Sefko and Rangers beat writer Evan Grant joined Fox Sports Southwest's Ric Renner on Thursday for SportsDay OnAir. Here are some highlights. Sefko: "I predict that the Mavericks will end up with Carmelo Anthony and the...

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Obamas dine out before Marine Corps parade

Obamas dine out before Marine Corps parade

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is dining out with his family before taking in a Marine Corps parade. Obama, wife Michelle and 13-year-old daughter Sasha are dining at the BLT Steak restaurant near the White House. Afterward, the Obamas planned...

 
Hillary Clinton signs books in west Little Rock

Hillary Clinton signs books in west Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Hillary Rodham Clinton visited a Wal-Mart in Little Rock on Friday to sign copies of her new book during an event that had people lining up before sunrise. Clinton spent about two hours shaking hands and signing her first name on...

 
Sale of Casino Miami Jai-Alai completed

Sale of Casino Miami Jai-Alai completed

Fronton Holdings completed the acquisition of Casino Miami Jai-Alai on April 30, after prevailing in the auction set forth by the bankruptcy court following Florida Gaming Centers' Chapter 11 filing, said Rene Guim, spokesman for Casino Miami...

 

In battle of young pitchers, Orioles beat Rays 5-2

BALTIMORE - In a battle of minor league pitchers promoted for the afternoon game of Friday's day-night doubleheader, the Tampa Bay Rays' Alex Colome bested the Orioles' Kevin Gausman. And it wasn't even close. Behind their right-hander, the Rays...

 
Keselowski's track record earns Kentucky pole

Keselowski's track record earns Kentucky pole

SPARTA, Ky. -- Brad Keselowski had a track-record speed of 188.791 mph in a Ford to win the pole for Saturday night's NASCAR race at Kentucky Speedway. A day in which 23 drivers broke Dale Earnhardt's year-old mark of 183.636 mph in the first round of...

 
ON THIS DAY: Blanc saves France with 'golden goal'

ON THIS DAY: Blanc saves France with 'golden goal'

On June 28 in World Cup history: France's Laurent Blanc scores "golden goal" as hosts leave it late to beat Paraguay in Lens in 1998. Blanc fired home the first "golden goal" in World Cup history to send Les Bleus through to the...

 

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