News archive from 29 June 2015

After adjustment period, Jeanie Buss ushering in 'different generation' for Lakers

After adjustment period, Jeanie Buss ushering in 'different generation' for Lakers

USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgitt discusses the biggest names on the free agent market in what promises to be a wild NBA offseason. MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. — Jeanie Buss doesn't look the part of unforgiving ruler. The 53-year-old president and governor...

Usa Today, 19:00 in Sport
 
Kyle Busch roars to road-race win at Sonoma

Kyle Busch roars to road-race win at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. — A look at all the NASCAR results and action from today's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway: WINNER: Kyle Busch passed Jimmie Johnson with five laps to go and held off Kurt Busch (second) and Clint Bowyer (third) for a much-needed...

Usa Today, 19:08 in Sport
 
Wolff: Television is the new television

Wolff: Television is the new television

Here's a giddy projection: Digital advertising will surpass television advertising in 2019, according to PriceWaterhouseCoopers in a new study. This is one of those lines in the sand meant to confirm the central thesis of the digital medium: that it...

 
Sheriff: 15 Colo. hikers hit by lightning; dog killed

Sheriff: 15 Colo. hikers hit by lightning; dog killed

DENVER — Fifteen people were struck by lightning and a dog was killed after they were caught in a storm on popular Mount Bierstadt Sunday morning. The Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office says five people were injured seriously enough to be taken to...

 
In Greece, debt crisis worries some, welcomed by others

In Greece, debt crisis worries some, welcomed by others

ATHENS — Yannis Ioannidis, 77, anxiously stood in line at an ATM, waiting to withdraw his July pension payment. Five people were ahead of the retiree. He has no other income to pay his rent and electricity bills. Then the Greek government on Sunday...

 
Maitland pedestrian bridge over I-4: Icon or bridge to nowhere?

Maitland pedestrian bridge over I-4: Icon or bridge to nowhere?

MAITLAND - The planned pedestrian bridge that will span Interstate 4 is supposed to be one of the iconic features of the $2.3 billion rebuild of the highway. But how will bikers and walkers get to it and will it, in the words of Maitland Mayor Dale...

 
Police: Small plane crashes into house in Massachusetts

Police: Small plane crashes into house in Massachusetts

PLAINVILLE, Mass. (AP) — Police say a small plane has crashed into a house in Massachusetts and the home is "fully engulfed" in fire. Massachusetts State Police spokesman Dave Procopio says fire crews are battling the blaze at the house in...

 
Bubba Watson beats Paul Casey on 2nd playoff hole, wins Travelers Championship

Bubba Watson beats Paul Casey on 2nd playoff hole, wins Travelers Championship

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Bubba Watson made an 8-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole Sunday to outlast Paul Casey and win the Travelers Championship for the second time. Casey had overcome a three-stroke deficit with five to play, tying Watson at...

Usa Today, 20:14 in Sport
 
Solar-powered plane finally leaves Japan for Hawaii

Solar-powered plane finally leaves Japan for Hawaii

After weeks of waiting, the sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 plane finally lifted off on Sunday from Japan, bound for Hawaii. Bad weather had postponed the planned 4,000-mile leg of the around-the-world flight, the world's longest solar-powered flight both...

 

3 die when small plane crashes into house in Massachusetts

Three people aboard a small plane died when it crashed into a home on a cul-de-sac in Plainfield, Mass., about 30 miles southwest of Boston, just before 5 p.m. Sunday, The Boston Globe reported. Massachusetts State Police spokesman Dave Procopio said...

 
Justin Gatlin wins U.S. championship in 200 meters in meet-record 19.57

Justin Gatlin wins U.S. championship in 200 meters in meet-record 19.57

EUGENE, Ore. — On Sept. 3, 2013, Usain Bolt won the 100 meters at a Diamond League event in Brussels with a time of 9.80. But that's not the story. Bolt taking the 100 — a more-often-than-not occurrence in this era of track — isn't why that event...

Usa Today, 20:27 in Sport
 
John Kasich looks to launch White House bid July 21

John Kasich looks to launch White House bid July 21

CINCINNATI — Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to launch his presidential bid on July 21 in Columbus, hoping his strength in the quintessential swing state will help him win over Republican voters who aim to take back the White House in 2016. The Ohio...

 
DeAndre Jordan to meet with Clippers, Mavericks, Lakers, Knicks

DeAndre Jordan to meet with Clippers, Mavericks, Lakers, Knicks

With NBA free agency set to begin at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday, the Los Angeles Clippers are sailing closer and closer to treacherous waters. DeAndre Jordan could be the difference in whether they sink or swim next season. The 26-year-old free...

Usa Today, 20:44 in Sport
 
We know it's not McKinley, but is Denali the right name for our mountain?

We know it's not McKinley, but is Denali the right name for our mountain?

Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Dan Sullivan have a bill to change Mount McKinley to Mount Denali. It has been Mount McKinley since 1896 when a miner successfully pushed for the mountain to be named after then President William McKinley of Ohio. Renaming...

 
Grandmother fatally shoots family, then herself, police say

Grandmother fatally shoots family, then herself, police say

A 53-year-old woman shot her daughter and two small grandchildren before killing herself inside the Greenacres home they shared, police said Sunday. "That friend told authorities they had not been accounted for since Friday evening," Myers...

 

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