News archive from 30 May 2014, page 3

Last GOP debate before June 3 Iowa Senate primary

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Five Republican candidates for Iowa's open U.S. Senate election are debating for the last time before Tuesday's U.S. primary. The debate is being held at KCCI News Channel 8 in Des Moines. After a jumbled start to the race, state...

 

Report: Ex-Microsoft CEO to buy LA Clippers for $2 billion

The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer won a bidding war and will purchase the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion. Ballmer's bid, The Times reported, was chosen over those submitted by LA-based...

Dallas News, 19:56 in Sport
 

San Francisco offers George Lucas a museum site

SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee is offering George Lucas a spot on the city's scenic waterfront for the future home of the Star Wars creator's lifetime collection of art and movie memorabilia. In a letter sent to Lucas on Thursday, Lee...

 

Artists' work inspired by kids will be auctioned off in Coral Gables in name of charity

The works of a group of mixed media artists, inspired by the drawings of children diagnosed with a form of muscular dystrophy will be auctioned off for charity Friday at the Coral Gables Museum. The event will be held at 7 p.m. to raise funds for the...

 

Mets' d'Arnaud comes off concussion DL

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Mets activated catcher Travis d'Arnaud from the 7-day concussion disabled list prior to Thursday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. D'Arnaud has been sidelined for two weeks with the injury,...

 

Redskins launch Twitter campaign at Senator

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Redskins have launched a Twitter onslaught at Sen. Harry Reid in their campaign to keep the team's name. The Redskins instructed fans Thursday to tweet the Nevada Democrat to show their "RedskinsPride" and...

 

Yankees OF Beltran tests injured right elbow

NEW YORK -- Outfielder Carlos Beltran tested his injured right elbow with 25 swings from each side of the plate, and the New York Yankees say the slugger did not experience any discomfort. Beltran worked out in the home batting cage at Yankee Stadium...

 

Report says winning bid to buy Clippers comes in at $2 billion, less than value of Cowboys

The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that the Los Angeles Clippers will be sold to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. Embattled Clippers owner Donald Sterling had stated in a cover letter Tuesday responding to NBA charges that he...

Dallas News, 20:01 in Sport
 

Surprise witness emerges in redistricting trial

TALLAHASSEE -- The trial over Florida's redrawn congressional districts took a dramatic turn Thursday as the judge closed the courtroom to the public, and a private citizen — whom legislators commended for having drawn portions of the final...

 

Miami-Dade's Hammocks Park finally closes for arsenic cleanup

Miami-Dade County officials closed Hammocks Community Park in the 9800 block of Hammocks Boulevard Thursday while workers clean up arsenic found in soil last year as part of a countywide study. Officials slated the park, built in 1986, for remediation...

 

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. Ballmer,...

 

Classic mix up: Texas senator Dan Patrick talks with sportscaster Dan Patrick about case of mistaken identity

Sportscaster Dan Patrick received a lot congratulations on Wednesday. His problem: they were for something he didn't do. A different Dan Patrick won the runoff in the Republican primary for lieutenant governor of Texas. "I got a lot of emails...

Dallas News, 20:10 in Sport
 
Opening arguments begin in Kenan Gay murder trial

Opening arguments begin in Kenan Gay murder trial

Prosecutors and defense attorneys presented jurors Thursday with conflicting pictures of Kenan Gay and the man he is accused of killing in a Dilworth bar, during opening arguments of Gay's murder trial. Jurors will have to decide whether Gay was angry...

 

Browns strike deal with rookie Pierre Desir

Cleveland Browns cornerback Pierre Desir spent the past two years juggling odd jobs to support his family with school and college football, a daily grind that usually started at 5 a.m. and didn't end until 10 or 11 p.m. Desir, however, will no longer...

 

LA Kings head home for chance to finish Blackhawks

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Drew Doughty had just played more than 39 minutes in a double-overtime playoff game, and he still couldn't sleep on the Kings' flight back to Los Angeles. The Western Conference finals have ascended to a new level of tension...

 

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