News archive from 31 March 2014

Man cleared in sex case after 7 years in prison gets OK to sue lawyer

Man cleared in sex case after 7 years in prison gets OK to sue lawyer

PONTIAC - An Oakland County man who served seven years in prison before his sexual assault conviction was overturned has cleared an important hurdle in a lawsuit against his attorney. The Michigan Supreme Court said Friday it won't intervene in a...

 

Power prevails in IndyCar season-opener in St. Pete

St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Will Power's winning momentum in the Verizon IndyCar Series continue on Sunday, as he took the checkered flag for the season-opening race on the streets of St. Petersburg. Power, who won the last two races of...

 
Stanford beats Penn State, into own regional final

Stanford beats Penn State, into own regional final

STANFORD, Calif. -- Chiney Ogwumike had 29 points and 15 rebounds, Mikaela Ruef produced a career performance on both ends, and second-seeded Stanford beat Penn State 82-57 on Sunday to reach the NCAA tournament regional final on its home floor. The...

 

Lavrov: Ukraine can't function as unified state

PARIS Russia's foreign minister says Ukraine can't function as a "unified state" and should be a loose federation of regions that choose their own economic model, language and religion. Sergei Lavrov said he and U.S. Secretary of State John...

 

Benfica beats Braga 1-0 to close on title

LISBON, Portugal -- Benfica continued its march toward the Portuguese league title by winning 1-0 at Braga on Sunday. Benfica's victory restored its cushion of seven points over Sporting Lisbon with five rounds to go. Striker Lima scored in the 13th...

 
City Council uncertain over replacement for Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon

City Council uncertain over replacement for Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon

The Charlotte City Council is scheduled to meet Monday to select a new mayor, but after days of intense lobbying among members, there is still no consensus on who should replace Patrick Cannon. It's possible council members could vote to wait a week...

 
Health care spending growth hits 10-year high

Health care spending growth hits 10-year high

Health care spending rose at the fastest pace in 10 years last quarter, a development that could foreshadow higher costs for consumers this year. Expenses for health care rose at a 5.6% annual rate in the fourth quarter, the Bureau of Economic...

 

Pregnant woman shot, killed in Miami Gardens

A pregnant woman died Sunday evening after she was shot in Miami Gardens. The woman, identified by family as Qualecia James, was in a car with the father of her child at 18131 NW 32 Ave. when passengers in another car began shooting at them, according...

 

Rangers place Darvish, Profar on DL to start season

Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Texas Rangers placed pitcher Yu Darvish on the 15-day disabled list to start the season because of neck stiffness. Darvish was scheduled to start Monday's opener against Philadelphia, but was scratched from that...

 

Blanks tops Stegmaier in playoff to win Louisiana Open

Broussard, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - Kris Blanks birdied the third playoff hole on Sunday to top Brett Stegmaier and capture the title of the Louisiana Open. Blanks fired the low round of the tournament with a 9-under 62 during the final round at Le...

 
Liverpool tops Premier League after beating Spurs

Liverpool tops Premier League after beating Spurs

After a 24-year wait, the English league title could be on its way back to Liverpool. Liverpool routed Tottenham 4-0 Sunday and overtook Chelsea to become the new Premier League leader. The fight for Champions League qualification also intensified...

 

Montgomery convenience store clerk shot during robbery

A convenience store clerk at the One Stop on Narrow Lane Road was shot during a robbery on Saturday night, but didn't sustain life-threatening injuries.Police and paramedics responded to 4320 Narrow Lane Road at about 10:30 p.m., after several armed...

 

SC man dies in Alabama while in police custody

DECATUR, Ala. Decatur police say a South Carolina man who was arrested on a public intoxication charge has died while in custody. Authorities say 49-year-old Mary Earl Whisman of Columbia, S.C. was arrested for trying to interfere with police who were...

 

Shabazz Napier takes reins, leads UConn to victory over Michigan State

NEW YORK — Shabazz Napier owed UConn. He could have transferred when academic sanctions barred the Huskies from the NCAA tournament his junior season. But the guard wanted to pay back the school for the joy of a national title his freshman year, for...

Dallas News, 19:39 in Sport
 

Phillies' Lee rides routine to long, healthy career

The penultimate pitch Cliff Lee threw in Arlington, Texas, was an 86-mph cutter that did not cut. It floated into Edgar Renteria's swing, and Lee slammed his left fist into his glove. He knew. The ball landed just beyond the left-field wall for a...

 

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