News archive from 30 March 2013

Pat Riley tells Danny Ainge to shut up over LeBron James comments

Pat Riley, president of the Miami Heat and formerly coach of the Lakers, released a statement Friday that Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge needs to "shut the [expletive] up and manage his team" after Ainge made comments critical of Heat...

 
Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte both ready for Yankees Opening Day, Mark Teixeira remains hopeful of early return 

Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte both ready for Yankees Opening Day, Mark Teixeira remains hopeful of early...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mariano Rivera's famed cut fastball was darting through the strike zone as usual Friday in his final appearance of what should be his final spring training. The Yankee closer, who is entering what he says is his farewell season,...

Daily News, 20:05 in Sport
 

Ousted Nevada legislator arrested near Barstow after car chase

LAS VEGAS - A disgraced Nevada politician who just hours earlier had been expelled from the State Assembly in an unprecedented vote was arrested outside Barstow after a high-speed chase with police. Steven Brooks was being held Friday on charges that...

 
Michigan family ready to go to court over animals

Michigan family ready to go to court over animals

WILLIAMSTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A family is ready to go court over the goats, pigs, ducks and chickens on their mid-Michigan property. The Hudsons received a "cease-and-desist" letter from Williamstown Township attorneys last week, saying the...

 

Bill Dwyre: It's time to make a decision about bringing NFL back to L.A.

LOS ANGELES -- Two things can spoil the best chance Los Angeles has had of getting an NFL team back in the city. OK, let's restate that. Two things that I can understand can spoil L.A.'s chances. If you start talking bond-floating and tax-assessing...

 

Rhythm & Hues finalizes sale to Prana Studios

A federal bankruptcy judge on Friday approved the sale of Rhythm & Hues, the Oscar-winning visual effects company that recently filed for bankruptcy protection, to an affiliate of Prana Studios, a Los Angeles animation and effects company. The...

 

Madson on track to return from injury

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Ryan Madson, the Angels' presumptive closer, is on track to come back soon from Tommy John surgery. How soon? He's still a little conflicted on that part. Madson threw a bullpen session Wednesday and is scheduled to throw a second...

 
Florida county debuts ambulance that can transport a patient weighing 1,100 pounds 

Florida county debuts ambulance that can transport a patient weighing 1,100 pounds 

A county in Florida has dished out thousands of dollars to buy an ambulance that can transport patients who are severely overweight. Thirty percent of the patients who called in to Orange County’s Fire and Rescue last year were obese, including a few...

 
Michigan State-Duke pregame: Russell Byrd waiting for his moment

Michigan State-Duke pregame: Russell Byrd waiting for his moment

INDIANAPOLIS — The game was hours from starting, but Russell Byrd already knew his place: He would be cheering for Michigan State's starting five from his seat on the bench Friday night in MSU's Midwest Regional semifinal against Duke. “I've got two...

 
Schaumburg hires interim police chief to improve troubled department

Schaumburg hires interim police chief to improve troubled department

A top official with the consulting group that's reviewing the practices of Schaumburg's troubled police will take over as the department's interim chief, officials announced Friday. Kenneth Bouche, a retired Illinois State Police colonel and current...

 

More national reaction to Tony Romo's six-year, $108 million extension

Here's more national reaction to the six-year, $108 million contract extension quarterback Tony Romo received from the Dallas Cowboys on Friday. ESPN.com's Dan Graziano: Given the way he has played for them and the lack of equivalent or superior...

Dallas News, 20:14 in Sport
 

Renaissance Festival opens at Cauley Square

Men and maidens will joust, swashbuckle and breathe fire in Cauley Square starting this Saturday for the Florida Renaissance Festival's fourth year in Miami. Last year was the 22-year-old festival's first year at Cauley Square, said founder Bobby...

 

Fire at loss to explain lack of firepower

A 14-day break between MLS games couldn't come at a better time for the struggling Fire. Winless in four MLS matches - the poorest start in the team's 16-year history - the last-place Fire (0-3-1, 1 point) are already 11 points behind Montreal, the...

 

Official statements from Jerry Jones, Tony Romo on extension

Here are statements from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and quarterback Tony Romo on the quarterback's six-year, $108 million contract extension: Jerry Jones statement This is a significant day in terms of securing stability for our team for the future....

Dallas News, 20:19 in Sport
 

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