May 15, 2003 |
The Montreal Expos still could be playing some of their home games in San Juan next year. Baseball officials have been talking with a Puerto Rican promoter about returning to Hiram Bithorn Stadium if no permanent decision is made on the Expos' future home. Northern Virginia, Portland, Ore., and Washington, D.C., are trying to lure the Expos, but baseball wants financing in place for a ballpark before making a decision. To raise revenue this year, baseball moved 22 of the Expos' 81 home games from Montreal to San Juan.
December 11, 2003 |
The Montreal Expos say they are close to signing an agreement to move 22 games to San Juan, Puerto Rico, for a second straight season. The games would be played over three homestands, all before the all-star break, the Expos said in a statement yesterday. None of the proposed games in Puerto Rico involves the Phillies. Rockies. Colorado brought back one of the franchise's most popular players, agreeing to a $2.1 million, one-year contract with third baseman Vinny Castilla.
December 27, 1997 |
Just as Jim Boeheim feared, the real Michigan team showed up. "This is the Michigan team people thought they'd be," Boeheim said after the Wolverines' 93-61 rout of his previously unbeaten and 19th-ranked Syracuse Orangemen last night for the championship of the Puerto Rico Holiday Classic in San Juan, Puerto Rico. "They've got four McDonald's All-Americans who are all juniors and seniors. They're playing well and they're tough to handle," Boeheim said. Louis Bullock scored 24 points as Michigan (10-3)
October 23, 2003 |
Baseball and its union are moving closer to an agreement that would shift 22 Montreal Expos games to San Juan for the second consecutive season. Expos players, who previously said they were against returning to Puerto Rico, participated in a telephone conference call yesterday with Gene Orza, the No. 2 official of the players' association, and he said an agreement was "within reach. " "I'm fairly confident that with some reasonability and good faith by major league baseball that we could conclude an agreement," Orza said.
December 9, 2012 |
PONCE, Puerto Rico - There was a time, not that long ago, when visitors to Puerto Rico's second-largest city were cautioned not to stray from the central plaza after dark. Many of Ponce's ornate 19th-century buildings were vacant and falling to pieces, and the poorly lit streets were made even shadier by some of the characters who roamed them looking for handouts - or worse. What a difference a few years make. Ponce has undergone a dramatic recovery that has restored its status as La Perla del Sur (the Pearl of the South)
May 12, 1989 |
Under terms of an agreement approved last night, the DuPont Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, will pay between $85 million and $100 million to settle lawsuits filed after a fire killed 97 persons there on Dec. 31, 1986. Sources said a second agreement, in which the Sheraton Hotel Corp. will pay $36 million to the survivors of the victims and 140 others injured in the fire, is nearly completed. Sheraton sold the hotel to the DuPont Plaza. U.S. District Judge Louis C. Bechtle, of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, supervised the settlement negotiations.
May 26, 1988 |
Two jet airliners, whose pilots said they were assigned the same altitude by air traffic controllers, came within 300 feet of colliding head-on north of Puerto Rico on Monday, officials said yesterday. The planes, each flying at more than 500 m.p.h., were carrying a total of 286 people. The pilots of the Pan Am and American Airlines jetliners reported the incident to the Federal Aviation Administration, according to the airlines. Pan Am Flight 217, an A-300 Airbus carrying 131 passengers and a crew of 10, was en route from New York's John F. Kennedy Airport to Caracas, Venezuela, when it crossed from JFK air traffic control into San Juan control, according to Pamela Hanlon, a spokeswoman for Pan Am. It was assigned an altitude of 29,000 feet, she said.
March 19, 1995 |
The Rev. Billy Graham, with technology's help, tried to reach a billion people during last week's "Global Mission," the peak of his 50-year crusade. He started with an audience of 23,000 in San Juan, Puerto Rico; then his message was translated into 102 languages, to be sent by satellite, television and video worldwide.
August 10, 2000 |
The Phillies junior baseball team lost to two-time defending champion San Juan, 10-0, yesterday and was eliminated from the RBI World Series in Orlando, Fla. Mario Martino was the losing pitcher for the Phillies, who ended the 10-team tournament with a 2-3 record. The Phillies softball team lost the first two games of its tournament. Genevieve Pepitone was the losing pitcher in both games when the Phillies lost to San Juan, 11-3, and Montreal, 12-3. The softball team plays again today, at 11 a.m against Miami and at 1:30 p.m. against Denver.
May 12, 2011 |
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Former NBA and University of Michigan player Robert "Tractor" Traylor, 34, has died. Police in San Juan, Puerto Rico, said in a statement that he was found dead Wednesday on the bedroom floor of his oceanfront apartment. Police and Traylor's team, the Bayamon Cowboys, said he had been missing for a few days and apparently died from a heart attack. The Cowboys said Traylor was injured and had not been playing. They suspended their game Wednesday night because of his death.