News archive from 31 May 2014

Miami-Dade commissioner — and her children — targeted over library funding

Miami-Dade commissioner — and her children — targeted over library funding

A visitor to Rebeca Sosa's West Miami home Sunday morning was met with an unusual welcome. The front page of the previous day's Miami Herald was taped to the door handle, scrawled in ominous red letters. “You think about blood,”...


Giants RHP Matt Cain on 15-day DL with hamstring

ST. LOUIS -- San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring, one day ahead of his scheduled start against the St. Louis Cardinals. The move was made Friday, retroactive to May 22....


82 new troopers graduate, join Michigan State Police

LANSING - The Michigan State Police has 82 new troopers. They graduated Friday during a Lansing ceremony attended by Gov. Rick Snyder. For five months, trooper candidates were trained in firearms, water safety, patrol techniques, criminal law and...


World Cup 2014 Preview: England counting on youth movement

Ross Barkley, Luke Shaw, Raheem Sterling, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Phil Jones, Jack Wilshere, Jordan Henderson, and Danny Welbeck will all head to Brazil under the age of 24. Cole made his debut for England in 2001 and represented his country in three...

Nats 3B Ryan Zimmerman to begin rehab assignment

Nats 3B Ryan Zimmerman to begin rehab assignment

WASHINGTON -- Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, recovering from a broken right thumb, is set to begin a rehab assignment with the club's Class-A farm team in Potomac, Virginia. Zimmerman will serve as the designated hitter Friday night....


Sam Houston edge's Dallas Baptist 2-1

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Travis Lee's single in the top of the eighth scored the winning run for No. 3 Sam Houston State in a 2-1 victory over No. 2 Dallas Baptist Friday in the NCAA Fort Worth regional. Lee sent a low line drive up the middle, scoring...


Eric Nadel's 3-game break from Rangers radio duties was to take care of sick dog; lab/husky mix Nemo doing...

Eric Nadel missed three Rangers road games Sunday through Tuesday to return home to be with his wife Jeannie and their very sick dog. Nemo, a lab/husky mix, has since rallied. Barry Horn

Dallas News, 19:02 in Sport

Texas Tech beats Columbia, 3-2, in Coral Gables regional

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Eric Gutierrez's one-out hit scored Zach Davis with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday, and Texas Tech defeated Columbia 3-2 in the first game of the Coral Gables regional. Davis entered the game as a pinch...

Dallas News, 19:03 in Sport

'Arsenio Hall Show' canceled after 1 season

LOS ANGELES -- CBS Television Distribution says "The Arsenio Hall Show" is going off the air. The company said Friday that the freshman talk show had failed to increase its audience and won't be back for a second year. It had previously...

Protesters claim Detroit water shutoffs unfair to residential customers

Protesters claim Detroit water shutoffs unfair to residential customers

About 40 protesters armed with signs and a megaphone on Friday called on the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to stop shutting off water for residents with delinquent accounts because they said the practice is unfair and inhumane. The protestors...


Mike Ditka's decree: Life is ‘what you make it'

Mike Ditka takes his own plane to Charlotte Friday. I don't know if he's in the cockpit, but he's Ditka, so of course he's in the cockpit. I bet he lands on Tryon Street and parallel parks and, because he's Ditka, doesn't get a ticket. Ditka, the Pro...


White Sox prospects have ups and downs with Charlotte Knights

Chicago White Sox prospects Micah Johnson and Matt Davidson are both on their way to the majors, though one's on cruise control and the other's stuck in neutral. After failing to make the team out of spring training, Davidson has gotten off to a...


Live updates: Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers, Game 6

Read live updates from Miami Herald sports writers, columnists and photographers at Game 6 of the Miami Heat's Eastern Conference Finals series against the Indiana Pacers.

Fans cheer on US World Cup team in Times Square

Fans cheer on US World Cup team in Times Square

NEW YORK -- A crowd of about 2,000 filled part of New York's Times Square to cheer the U.S. World Cup team during a televised send-off pep rally Friday night. Fans chanted "U-S-A!" "Beat Ghana!" and "When the Yanks come...

UK supermarket criticized for KKK-like design

UK supermarket criticized for KKK-like design

LONDON -- British supermarket chain Asda has been criticized for the design of its World Cup wearable England flags that some customers say resemble hoods worn by the Ku Klux Klan. Designers of the flag — a St. George's Cross with the word...


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