News archive from 29 August 2013

Mountains replace beach scene in new standard car tags

Mountains replace beach scene in new standard car tags

slideshow Alabama mountains got little love when the state’s coastline was featured on standard car tags beginning in 2008. That’s changing beginning Jan. 1, as the “Sweet Home Alabama” tag will be replaced with a new design depicting green mountains...

 

Fearing U.S. missiles, Syrians flood neighboring Lebanon

MASNAA, Lebanon The main border crossing between Syria and Lebanon was thronged Wednesday with Syrians intent on fleeing what many locals believe will be a series of American-led airstrikes against Syrian government targets over the regime's alleged...

 

Rangers-Mariners Runs

Rangers second. Moreland singled to center. G.Soto singled to left, Moreland to second. Dav.Murphy grounded into fielder's choice, shortstop B.Miller to second baseman Franklin, Moreland to third, G.Soto out. Profar popped out to shortstop B.Miller....

 

BC-BBA--Leaders, BBA

BC-BBA-Leaders BATTING-MiCabrera, Detroit, .357; Trout, Los Angeles, .331; ABeltre, Texas, .329; Mauer, Minnesota, .324; DOrtiz, Boston, .316; Cano, New York, .305; JhPeralta, Detroit, .305; TorHunter, Detroit, .305. RUNS-MiCabrera, Detroit, 95;...

 
Monk, Casper among newly enshrined in college hall

Monk, Casper among newly enshrined in college hall

ATLANTA -- Art Monk, Dave Casper, Charles Alexander, Art Shell and Jimmy Johnson are among 24 former players and coaches being enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday night. The hall has moved from South Bend, Ind., but the new...

 
Final BCS season should be a wild ride

Final BCS season should be a wild ride

The BCS farewell tour is about to begin. Love it or hate it — we're guessing there are far more in the hating camp — the system for determining college football's national champion will be mothballed after this season, replaced...

 

Minister convicted in sex slaying found hanged in prison cell

IONIA, MICH. - A minister convicted of murder for killing his fiancee's 24-year-old daughter to fulfill a fantasy to have sex with a dead body has died after being found hanged in his prison cell. MLive.com reports that officials at the Michigan...

 

Taylor, like Clowney, was a game-changing player

Being a Michigan man and former Wolverines quarterback, John Wangler took a special interest in the 2013 Outback Bowl. Wangler watched as Michigan running back Vincent Smith was decleated by South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney in the fourth quarter....

 
Kris Jenner's talk show has not been canceled, FOX rep says

Kris Jenner's talk show has not been canceled, FOX rep says

Rumors of Kris Jenner's talk show's demise have been greatly exaggerated. On Wednesday, Radar Online reported that the mother-of-six's show had been axed from the network thanks to "abysmal" ratings. "It is a very crowded market and...

 

Congress presses Obama for more details about possible Syria strike

WASHINGTON -- Any effort by President Barack Obama to launch military action against the Syrian regime faces growing resistance on Capitol Hill, as increasing numbers of lawmakers from both parties insist on having a say. House Speaker John Boehner of...

 

Decision 2013: City Council District 7 primary

While Republicans wage a big-money, high-profile race to represent District 6 on the Charlotte City Council, the party primary for the District 7 has been quieter. Three Republicans are hoping to win the Sept. 10 primary, which will give them a large...

 

Wednesday's Sports Transactions

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Placed OF Ryan Raburn on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of OF Matt Carson from Columbus (IL). ATLANTA BRAVES — Activated 2B Dan Uggla from the 15-day DL. Optioned OF Todd Cunningham to Gwinnett (IL)....

 
Martin, Rangers rough up Hernandez, Mariners 12-4

Martin, Rangers rough up Hernandez, Mariners 12-4

SEATTLE -- Leonys Martin homered and drove in a career-high four runs as the Texas Rangers roughed up Felix Hernandez and romped past the Seattle Mariners 12-4 Thursday. The AL West-leading Rangers tagged Hernandez (12-8) for nine runs and 11 hits in...

 

Reds move Phillips to 2nd in batting order

ST. LOUIS -- Brandon Phillips was moved to second in the batting order for the first time since opening day after tweeting, following approval by manager Dusty Baker, that it was time for a change. Before Wednesday night's game, Phillips yelled at a...

 
Landon Donovan extends Los Angeles Galaxy contract

Landon Donovan extends Los Angeles Galaxy contract

CARSON, Calif. -- Just a few months after Landon Donovan thought he might be finished as a professional footballer, he extended his contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday with his passion rekindled. Donovan agreed to a multiyear contract...

 

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