News archive from 29 March 2014

LeGarrette Blount agrees to deal with Steelers

The Steelers and free agent running back LeGarrette Blount have agreed to a contract, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. Blount, who is entering his fifth season in the NFL, will be a backup to starter Le'Veon Bell. Blount rushed...

 

Bobcats' Douglas-Roberts ‘trust works', and it works

ORLANDO, Fla. Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford talks frequently about Chris Douglas-Roberts' constant readiness: How the shooting guard/small forward is the same reliable guy as a starter or reserve, playing six minutes or 35. I asked...

 

Cardinals leave Florida with fewer questions

JUPITER, Fla. -- A clubhouse fixture and favorite with teammates from the first day of spring through the last, one late addition to the Cardinals spent spring earning a place with the ballclub and got word recently of a role in the regular season....

 
Ferris State beats Colgate 1-0 in NCAA tourney

Ferris State beats Colgate 1-0 in NCAA tourney

CINCINNATI -- Gerald Mayhew scored a power-play goal midway through the first period, and C.J. Motte made it stand up by turning away 35 shots Friday, leading Ferris State to a 1-0 victory over Colgate in the NCAA tournament regional semifinals. The...

 

Girls D-3: Modesto Christian 64, Santa Barbara 55

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Lexi Tubbs had 11 points and 10 rebounds in Modesto Christian's 64-55 victory over Santa Barbara in the California Division III girls' championship at Sleep Train Arena. Lailoni Gaines added 10 points and 12 rebounds Friday for...

 

Young adults moving back home hinder housing market

Burdened by $85,000 in college debt, attorney Bobby Waltman lives with his mom and grandmother in a three-bedroom house in Huntington Beach, Calif. Past frugality led the 29-year-old to live in a van parked at the beach, a one-room casita behind a...

 

After record-setting season, Orioles' Chris Davis focused on team success

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Amid one of the greatest offensive seasons in team history, Orioles manager Buck Showalter was already trying to temper expectations swirling around Chris Davis. At least three times last September, Showalter told reporters that they...

 

Preview for the AL West Division

How they'll finish in the AL West Pos Team 1. Texas 2. Oakland 3. L.A. Angels 4. Mariners 5. Houston New faces, places The Mariners paid Robinson Cano $240 million to be their second baseman and No. 3 hitter. For that kind of money, he needs to...

 
Phillies place Hamels, 5 others on 15-day DL

Phillies place Hamels, 5 others on 15-day DL

PHILADELPHIA -- Cole Hamels has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Philadelphia Phillies with left biceps tendinitis. The move Friday was made retroactive to March 21. Hamels, a three-time All-Star and the 2008 World Series MVP, went 8-14...

 

Injured Clemson WR Peake granted medical redshirt

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Injured Clemson wide receiver Charone Peake was granted a medical waiver to restore his eligibility after missing most of last season. The school announced Peake's status Friday. The 6-foot-2 Peake was a starting receiver for the...

 

Race equity summit to address widening wealth gap between races

With studies showing widening economic gaps between whites and African Americans, civil rights leaders in metro Detroit are concerned. “We're going in the wrong direction,” said Freda Sampson, a leader with the nonprofit group Michigan Roundtable for...

 

LOCAL SPORTS: Lochridge, six beautiful boys ready for Miss Heartbreaker Pageant

CULLMAN - It takes a real man to dress like a woman one night every year for the sake of cancer patients in Cullman County. In the case of the fourth annual Miss Heartbreaker Pageant, which will be 7 p.m. Saturday at Desperation Church, there will...

 

Newton, Jackson helmets stolen from locker room

AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn police say thousands of dollars in football memorabilia and equipment, including Bo Jackson and Cam Newton jerseys and helmets, were stolen from the Auburn University football team locker room. Police told the Opelika-Auburn...

 

Avicii hospitalized, forced out of Ultra show

MIAMI -- Deadmau5 is stepping in for an ailing Avicii at one of electronic dance music's largest festivals this weekend. Avicii, the Swedish DJ and producer whose real name is Tim Bergling, remained in a Miami hospital Friday with a blocked...

 

Foxx: ‘Deep disappointment' on Cannon's arrest

WASHINGTON U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has broken his silence to address the scandal that has overtaken the city where he served as mayor until only a few months ago. Foxx, whose departure for Washington eventually cleared the path for...

 

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