News archive from 29 May 2011

Gators drop SEC Tournament game to Georgia

Florida lost for the first time in the SEC Tournament on Saturday, forcing an elimination game following Georgia's 4-3 win over the Gators. The Bulldogs beat Florida in the second semifinal of the day at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala. They will face...

 

Obama's Europe tour raises question of how much U.S. can afford to help

WARSAW, Poland President Barack Obama wrapped up a European tour Saturday that amounted to a roving pep rally for the spread of democracy tempered by debts at home that might make it difficult to pay for much more than talk. His four-country, six-day...

 
No Great Awakening on North Side

No Great Awakening on North Side

The best part about joining the Cubs' season in progress is the near certainty you already know the storyline, most of the characters and what's going to happen next. But for those with no institutional memory of Cubs baseball, here's a look at our...

 
5,000 Mavericks fans try, but only few score tickets to NBA Finals

5,000 Mavericks fans try, but only few score tickets to NBA Finals

The line to enter the lottery for playoff tickets began in front of American Airlines Arena and extended for over half a mile by 8:15 a.m. Saturday morning. Dallas police estimated that over 5,000 fans joined the line in hopes of winning a chance to...

Dallas News, 17:08 in Sport
 

Not like 2006: Few remain on Mavs, Heat from previous battle

In June 2006, Dwyane Wade was a buoyant, boyish 24-year-old with an armful of shiny trophies and a perfectly naive vision of the future. The Miami Heat had just claimed the NBA championship, with Wade as the most valuable player. And Wade was certain...

Dallas News, 17:08 in Sport
 

Traffic aide hit by car in Wrigleyville

A city traffic aide was struck by a vehicle and injured this afternoon in the city's Wrigleyville neighborhood, police said. The female aide with the city's Traffic Management Authority was struck near the intersection of Clark Street and Patterson...

 

Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

------ YEMEN Yemen's president and the country's most powerful tribal leader agree to end five days of urban gunbattles that killed at least 124 people and threatened to push the country into civil war. The battles began when President Ali Abdullah...

 

Slumping Rays All-Star 3B Evan Longoria moved into the leadoff spot

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Bay Rays All-Star third baseman Evan Longoria is getting out of his hitting funk by moving to the top of the lineup. Longoria normally hits third or fourth, but he was in the leadoff spot for Saturday's game against...

 

Egypt fines Mubarak for Internet, phone disruption

CAIRO An Egyptian judge fined ousted President Hosni Mubarak and two other former officials $90 million Saturday for their role in cutting off mobile phone and Internet service during the uprising that ended Mubarak's rule earlier this year. The fine...

 

Catching up - quickly - with the Sox

TORONTO - If you have been all about the Bears, Hawks and Bulls and just now are catching up to Chicago's baseball teams, here's what you have missed on the South Side ... The good Related Photos: White Sox game action Story: Sox Game Day: Sox-Jays...

 

Delta flight evacuated after landing in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Passengers have been evacuated from a Delta Air Lines flight after it blew at least one tire while landing at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said Delta Flight...

 

Threats and Arrests at a Gay Rights Rally in Moscow

MOSCOW - Amid shouts from gangs of men and threats of beatings, police officers arrested more than a dozen gay rights activists, including a few foreigners, who attempted to hold a rally in Moscow on Saturday. Among the arrested were Dan Choi, an...

 
Rising blood-alcohol levels in drivers disturb FHP troopers

Rising blood-alcohol levels in drivers disturb FHP troopers

When Felipe Perez was involved in a wreck with a school bus in south Lake County this year, he had a blood-alcohol level that medical experts say would have killed many people. Troopers said it was 0.426 percent - five times the level at which state...

 

Mass. chain makes offer on troubled RI hospital

WOONSOCKET, R.I.-A Boston-based hospital chain has made a last-minute offer to buy the troubled Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket. According to the hospital's court-appointed special master, Jonathan Savage, Steward Health Care Systems came...

 

Mass. police cruiser hit by wrong-way driver

BOSTON-Massachusetts state police say a woman driving drunk in Boston injured a trooper in a wrong-way crash. Police say just after midnight Saturday, trooper Brian Quigley noticed a car driven by Cara Dellabarba of Weymouth headed the wrong way...

 

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