News archive from 31 May 2011, page 5

National writers: Most like Heat to win, but lots of respect for Mavs

TNT analyst Charles Barkley has been riding the Mavericks' bandwagon throughout the playoffs, picking them to beat the Blazers, Lakers and Thunder. And he's sticking with the Mavericks for the NBA Finals: "This ain't the same Mavericks team [as...

Dallas News, 19:13 in Sport
 

Man killed trying to remove ducklings from I-294

A Naperville man attempting to help out a family of ducklings get off I-294 was killed when he was struck by a limousine Monday morning, according to Illinois State police officials. Edward Gardner, 38, of the 1600 block of Lonsdale Avenue was...

 
International soccer roiled by accusations of bribery and vendettas

International soccer roiled by accusations of bribery and vendettas

Jack Warner, the suspended vice president of FIFA, had warned over the weekend that "a tsunami" was about to strike international soccer's governing body. On Monday, that storm hit with a vengeance as Warner accused FIFA of operating "a...

 
When are we gonna get tough on rogues such as Jim Tressel, who put the 'vest' in investigation

When are we gonna get tough on rogues such as Jim Tressel, who put the 'vest' in investigation

Jim Tressel was just working the system. For much of the past decade, he knew his job was safe even while his program flouted the rules over and over. The formula is well-known to everyone in the coaching profession: Win enough games, pad the coffers,...

 
Cust's second career triple helps Seattle beat Baltimore 4-3

Cust's second career triple helps Seattle beat Baltimore 4-3

SEATTLE (AP) - Jack Cust hit the second triple of his career, driving in two runs to help the Seattle Mariners beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 Monday. Doug Fister (3-5) went 7 1-3 innings to pick up his first victory since April 30. He allowed three...

 

Giants 7, Cardinals 3

LOB_San Francisco 7, St. Louis 7. 2B_Torres (9), Rowand (13), Bumgarner (2), Theriot (8), Craig 2 (6). HR_Torres (2), C.Ross (4), Pujols (9). SB_Huff (3), B.Crawford (1), Pujols (4). S_Torres. WP_Batista. Umpires_Home, Andy Fletcher; First, Mike...

 
Detroit 3, Boston 0: Solid performance, fans thrill Justin Verlander

Detroit 3, Boston 0: Solid performance, fans thrill Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander said it was "fantastic" the way the Comerica Park crowd saluted him when he departed Sunday night's game after he threw 132 pitches of shutout ball. As he approached the dugout, Verlander took his hat in hand and waved to...

 

Sturgeon's death highlights threat to ancient fish

TULCEA, Romania-Alas, poor Harald. Wired up to a satellite transmitter, he had much to teach science about the life of the great sturgeons of the Danube River and Black Sea. His probable demise is a cautionary tale of the multiplying threats to the...

 
Bumgarner wins second straight, Torres hits first career slam in Giants' 7-3 win over Cards

Bumgarner wins second straight, Torres hits first career slam in Giants' 7-3 win over Cards

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Madison Bumgarner won his second straight after losing his first six decisions and Andres Torres gave the National League's worst offense a big boost with his first career grand slam in the San Francisco Giants' 7-3 victory over the...

 

Afghan soldier shoots dead Australian mentor

CANBERRA, Australia-An Afghan soldier shot dead his Australian mentor at a guard tower in Afghanistan, an official said Tuesday. The death was one of two Australian fatalities on Monday that brought Australia's toll in the conflict to 26, said...

 

Marchionne in talks to buy Canada's Chrysler stake

Toronto- The chief executive officer of Chrysler and Fiat said today he and Canadian authorities have begun talking about purchasing Canada's 1.7 percent ownership in Chrysler. The Canadian federal government and provincial Ontario governments...

 

Dwight Howard reiterates his preference is to stay with the Orlando Magic

Responding to speculation that he wants to jump to a bigger market such as Los Angeles or New York when he can became a free agent next year, All-NBA center Dwight Howard indicated Monday that his strong preference is to remain with the Orlando Magic...

 

Angels 10, Royals 8

E_Conger (2), Betemit (5). DP_Los Angeles 2, Kansas City 2. LOB_Los Angeles 8, Kansas City 7. 2B_Abreu 2 (13), Conger (5), Hosmer (5). 3B_Betemit (1). HR_Tor.Hunter 2 (8), Trumbo (10), Bourjos (3), Gordon (7), Hosmer (5). S_Aybar. SF_Francoeur. HBP_by...

 

Palin Stages Delicate Dance, Launching Bus Tour While Downplaying Talk of 2012

Day one of Sarah Palin's East Coast national heritage tour is getting some snarky reviews from what she’s dubbed “the lame stream media” for lacking a schedule befitting a presidential campaign. First, it is Memorial Day, and lest her star power...

Fox News, 19:32 in Politics
 

More than 90,000 in southern Michigan still without power

More than 90,000 southern Michigan electric customers were still without power today after severe storms Sunday caused outages across the state. About 79,000 Consumers Energy customers were still without power at 4 p.m. today, down from 105,000...

 

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