News archive from 31 May 2011, page 8

NBA Finals preview: Miami vs. Dallas

NBA Finals preview: Miami vs. Dallas

MIAMI VS. DALLAS 2. MIAMI 58-24 First round: def. Philadelphia, 4-1 Second round: def. Boston, 4-1 Third round: def. Chicago, 4-1 3. DALLAS 57-25 First round: def. Portland, 4-2 Second round: def. Lakers, 4-0 Third round: def. Oklahoma City, 4-1...

 

Fire can de los Cobos

Mired in a two-month winless streak, the Fire abruptly dismissed coach Carlos de los Cobos on Monday. Frank Klopas, the team's technical director and a former Fire player, was named interim coach. De los Cobos' firing was the second of the day in...

 
Memorial Day parade includes tribute to the only all-black Ranger unit in Army history

Memorial Day parade includes tribute to the only all-black Ranger unit in Army history

Just before he jumped out of the plane over North Korea, Herculano Dias’s commander told him that he and his unit were about to make history: The first Army Rangers to parachute in behind enemy lines, and the first Ranger unit made up entirely of...

 

New Virginia prison sits empty, at a cost of more than $700,000 a year

This is how bad the economy is in southwestern Virginia: People are wishing they had more criminals in town. That’s because Grayson County has a brand-new state prison standing empty. No prisoners. And that means no guards, no administrators, no...

 

Colin Briggs' five goals powers Virginia to NCAA men's lacrosse title

Baltimore - Colin Briggs scored five goals and seventh-seeded Virginia edged Maryland 9-7 Monday in the NCAA men's lacrosse championship. Briggs, who did not play in Saturday's semifinals after being suspended due to a violation of team rules, scored...

 

2 Americans Are Indicted in Iraq Contract Bribery

BAGHDAD - Two American businessmen have been charged with giving Army officers airline tickets, spa vacations and more than $1 million in bribes to secure multimillion-dollar contracts to supply the American military and help rebuild Iraq, according...

 

Justin Bieber among stars praying for Sean Kingston

Justin Bieber, Rihanna and other stars are expressing their well wishes to fellow entertainer Sean Kingston, who is in a Florida hospital after an accident on Sunday. The Associated Press reports that Kingston's rep, Joseph Carozza, said in a press...

AZCentral, 20:32 in Showbiz
 
Tressel Quits As N.C.A.A. Investigates Ohio State

Tressel Quits As N.C.A.A. Investigates Ohio State

Jim Tressel resigned as the football coach at Ohio State on Monday, an abrupt move in a long but escalating scandal that has ensnared the university in an N.C.A.A. investigation and sullied Tressel’s reputation. Interviews, insight and analysis from...

 

Dr. James Watson, Houston's first black health chief, dies at 75

James Chestnut Watson, a physician who became the first African-American public health director for the city of Houston, died of renal failure. He was 75. "He was probably the most dedicated, devoted physician to his patients that I've ever...

Chron, 20:35 in Regional
 
Ai Weiwei book shows the caustic artist's softer side

Ai Weiwei book shows the caustic artist's softer side

Reporting from Beijing- Before his rants about corruption made him persona non grata with the Communist Party, before he started agitating for the rights of children and evicted tenants, before he denounced the Beijing Olympics, there were the cats....

 
Soriano to miss time with left quad strain

Soriano to miss time with left quad strain

Alfonso Soriano will miss some time with a left quad strain he suffered while running to first base in the first inning of Monday's 12-7 loss to the Astros. Soriano had an MRI on the quad, but there was no word on whether he'd go on the 15-day...

 
USC's Steve Johnson wins NCAA men's singles championship in tennis

USC's Steve Johnson wins NCAA men's singles championship in tennis

USC's Steve Johnson completed a remarkable tennis season Monday by becoming the first Trojan in 15 years to win the NCAA men's singles championship, beating Tennessee's Rhyne Williams, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, at Stanford. Johnson, a junior, is the first player...

 

Softball | Bill Harrison's notes: Three ranked teams fall; Leyden's Maize makes run at record

Three teams in the Tribune Top 10 didn't make it out of their respective Class 4A regionals. No. 1 Conant (27-3) fell to Morgan Maize and Leyden 4-1. No. 6 Marian Catholic, which had won 21 of 22 games, fell to Lockport 7-0. No. 8 Downers Grove North...

 
While Virginia Celebrates Another Title, Relief Combines With Elation

While Virginia Celebrates Another Title, Relief Combines With Elation

BALTIMORE - At the end of his strangest season in 29 years of coaching lacrosse, Virginia’s Dom Starsia looked exhausted, weary, worn. He entered his news conference Monday night drenched in sweat, absent a smile or any outward signs of celebration,...

 

Rogers MLB power rankings

Statistics through Sunday (last week's rank). 1. Red Sox (1): Lineup is showing why so much was expected of it. Back-to-back 14-run games at Cleveland and Detroit followed a 15-run game against the Cubs on May 20. 2. Phillies (4): Rotation is clicking...

 

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