News archive from 30 May 2014, page 1

New Vikings coach Zimmer doesn't spare defensive backs in practice

Mike Zimmer was a man in perpetual motion Thursday, stalking the secondary as he patrolled the practice field, his eyes on defensive backs for much of the morning. In the span of a few minutes, the new Minnesota Vikings coach got on cornerback Captain...

 

Eagles settle into new comfort zone

The music now seems like ambient noise, the hurried pace is normal, and there is only one quarterback taking snaps with the first-team offense. It isn't even noteworthy anymore when an Philadelphia Eagles player gulps down a post-practice smoothie....

 
Bradley follows mom's advice on switch in putters

Bradley follows mom's advice on switch in putters

DUBLIN, Ohio -- Mother knows best. It's true in golf, too. Keegan Bradley reaffirmed that when he had a heart-to-heart with his mom a couple of Sundays ago. Mind you, Bradley, who'll turn 28 in just over a week, is one of the best players in the...

 
Miami Heat's Chris Bosh on facing Indiana Pacers: ‘Game 6 is our Game 7'

Miami Heat's Chris Bosh on facing Indiana Pacers: ‘Game 6 is our Game 7'

The Heat will not be facing elimination when it takes the AmericanAirlines Arena court for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday. But Heat players will do everything they can to convince themselves they will be. “Game...

 
Porcello earns eighth win as Tigers split series

Porcello earns eighth win as Tigers split series

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Miguel Cabrera hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the fifth to back Rick Porcello's eighth victory, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Thursday for a split of the four-game series between division leaders....

 

Goalie Jesus Corona 'fine' as Mexico prepares to face Ecuador in Arlington

MEXICO CITY — Mexico goalkeeper Jesus Corona did not sustain a major injury in the match against Israel and was able to travel to Texas with El Tri on Thursday ahead of three more World Cup warmup games. Corona sustained a bruise when his head...

Dallas News, 19:28 in Sport
 

Former Davidson star Stephen Curry lauds fired coach

OAKLAND, Calif. Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry received the NBA's yearlong community assist award, spoke passionately about his charitable works, then dished out another assist to his former coach. In his first extended public...

 
Taylor Lewan's ex-girlfriend says he punched Ohio State fan

Taylor Lewan's ex-girlfriend says he punched Ohio State fan

Top Tennessee Titans draft pick Taylor Lewan punched an Ohio State fan, despite his insistence that he was trying to break up a dispute last fall, according to his ex-girlfriend and an alleged victim. Lewan, a former Michigan offensive lineman, was...

 
Lydia Ko trying to pace herself on tour

Lydia Ko trying to pace herself on tour

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Lydia Ko is trying to pace herself in her first season on the LPGA Tour. "I skipped last week and I skipped the tournament in Texas, as well," the 17-year-old Ko said Thursday, a day before the start of play in the...

 
Hunter-Reay hopes to keep rolling in Motor City

Hunter-Reay hopes to keep rolling in Motor City

DETROIT -- Ryan Hunter-Reay recalls rooting for the Andrettis and Unsers when he was growing up, saying he has always been patriotic. Now, Hunter-Reay hopes he can give kids in the United States someone to cheer for in open-wheel auto racing. He...

 

Wolves GM: Love talks haven't heated up yet

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves general manager Milt Newton says the team remains patient in its pursuit of a new coach and has yet to see any trade talks start to heat up. Newton spoke Thursday after the Wolves held a workout for prospective...

 

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to buy Clippers for $2 billion

LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES_Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer won a frenetic bidding war for ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, with his $2-billion offer setting a record price for an NBA team, the Los Angeles Times has learned....

 

Groups call for arrests in alleged Cuba plot

Two pro-Havana groups have called for the prosecution of Miami exiles who the Cuban government has alleged were behind a plot by four other men, arrested in Cuba last month, to attack military installations on the island. The National Committee to...

 

Antoher unconventional offensive outing equals Rangers win during ominous road trip

MINNEAPOLIS – What could have been the Texas Rangers’ voyage to oblivion is becoming a turning point in their season. “We’re starting to right the ship,” manager Ron Washington said. The change in course continued Thursday with another little-ball...

Dallas News, 19:38 in Sport
 

Prep baseball: Chandler Sedat, West Bloomfield finish off upset of Brother Rice

West Bloomfield completed a surprising 9-7 state playoff victory over Birmingham Brother Rice at Birmingham Groves on Thursday in a game that had been suspended Tuesday and then postponed Wednesday due to rain. West Bloomfield was batting with a 4-3...

 

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