March 26, 2013 |
DETROIT - Detroit's new emergency manager offered a "sincere olive branch" Monday to local leaders who fought against creating his job, even as a crowd of protesters rallied outside City Hall during his first day of trying to revive the city's beleaguered finances. Kevyn Orr, a bankruptcy lawyer and turnaround specialist who represented automaker Chrysler LLC during its successful restructuring, met with Mayor Dave Bing and at least two City Council members Monday as he began an 18-month term as emergency manager.
March 25, 2013
Crash victim, 9, walks for help LOS ANGELES - A 9-year-old girl crawled out of a mangled SUV, climbed out of a canyon, and walked about a mile in the middle of the night to find help after a crash that killed her father, authorities said. The 2010 Ford Escape was launched about 200 feet down an embankment along a semi-rural stretch of the Sierra Highway in Acton about 1 a.m. Sunday, said California Highway Patrol Officer Cheyenne Quesada. The vehicle overturned several times. The girl managed to extricate herself and walk through rugged terrain to a nearby home, but nobody answered the door, the CHP said.
March 18, 2013 |
TAMPA, Fla. - The Phillies named Cole Hamels their opening-day starter earlier this week, and Charlie Manuel came tantalizingly close Saturday to saying Domonic Brown would man one of his corner outfield spots - most likely left field - in the April 1 opener against the Atlanta Braves. "I would say right now, he's got the lead," the manager said after the Phillies' 7-0 exhibition win over the New York Yankees at Steinbrenner Field. "Kind of like Smarty Jones or something out front.
March 5, 2013 |
THE FIRST TWO conference tournaments begin Tuesday with the Big South and the Horizon getting under way. The first two bids go out on Saturday when the Atlantic Sun and Ohio Valley settle their league championships. From today until next Thursday, March 14, the Daily News will preview conference tournaments as they start. Let the wonderful madness begin. Big South Regular-season champs: High Point (17-12) won the North Division and Charleston Southern (17-11) will be co-No.
March 2, 2013 |
The fun continues for Temple - barely. Khalif Wyatt scored 12 of the Owls' final 14 points Thursday night as Temple defeated Detroit, 83-78, at the Liacouras Center. It was Temple's fourth straight win. The victory gave the Owls (20-8) their sixth straight 20-win season to tie a school record for the most consecutive 20-win seasons. Most significant, they beat another quality opponent in the Titans (19-11), which could go a long way in securing an NCAA tournament at-large bid. But it was far from a picture perfect victory for the Owls, who battled back from an 11-point first-half deficit.
March 1, 2013 |
KHALIF WYATT is a scorer. That's his mentality. It's what he does best. Even when he struggles for, say, the opening 38 minutes. Following a first-half doughnut, at which point Temple trailed by eight, the Atlantic 10's top scorer hit the final 2 minutes Thursday night at the Liacouras Center with one field goal on 11 shots. Not coincidentally, the Owls were still down five to Detroit. Then, everything changed. Wyatt took over, as he's done before. Once again, the transformation was decisive.
March 1, 2013 |
THEY WERE supposed to meet on Dec. 28, as part of the Gotham Classic. But weather got in the way. So exactly 2 months later, Temple (19-8, 8-5 Atlantic 10) will play Detroit (19-10, 11-4 Horizon League) Thursday night at the Liacouras Center. Two weeks ago the Owls, who are trying to get to the NCAA Tournament for the sixth consecutive year, were coming off a bad home loss to Duquesne. Since then, they've won by a point at Massachusetts, beaten La Salle decisively on North Broad Street and rolled at Charlotte.
February 25, 2013 |
LAKELAND, Fla. - The spring games have begun, but Delmon Young has yet to take a real batting practice swing. Young has started to hit side tosses, or flips, in the batting cage, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Sunday. Young's hitting has mostly been limited to tee work while he recovers from November microfracture surgery on his right ankle. He has played long toss. He has not run. The 27-year-old outfielder is scheduled to visit a doctor in a week, Amaro said, with hopes of being cleared for more activity.
February 11, 2013 |
THE DETROIT Red Wings have put together their best streak of the lockout-shortened season, winning three straight in a span of 4 days that included the puck dropping twice in less than 24 hours. Detroit defeated the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Sunday, 3-2, on a goal by Jonathan Ericsson with 5 seconds left - less than a minute after the defending Stanley Cup champions had tied the game. "I knew it was going to be ugly," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "But I just wanted it to be an ugly win. " The Red Wings, coming off victories against Edmonton on Saturday afternoon and at St. Louis on Thursday night, went ahead 2-0 as Henrik Zetterberg set up goals by Pavel Datsyuk and Damien Brunner in the first period.