Category Archives: sports

Stage set for landmark U.S. Supreme Court gay marriage arguments

By Lawrence Hurley By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A day before the U.S. Supreme Court hears landmark arguments on whether the Constitution provides a right to same-sex marriage, activists on both sides of the contentious social issue converged on the white marble courthouse to voice their views. Continue reading

Vegas sets up ‘concentric’ security for upcoming megafight

Tim Jeffery, vice president of security at the MGM Grand hotel and casino, right, speaks during a news conference Monday, April 27, 2015, in Las Vegas. The news conference was to address security issues for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. Continue reading

Witnesses: UFC champ ran from crash, returned to grab cash

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Continue reading

Shooting in Sacramento area prompts lockdown of nearby schools

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – A woman was shot and wounded along a major thoroughfare of a Sacramento suburb on Monday, prompting a security alert and lockdown of nearby schools while police searched for the suspect, a Sacramento County sheriff’s spokeswoman said. Continue reading

McIlroy grouped with three Americans at Match Play event

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks up to the 18th green during the final round of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, Georgia April 12, 2015. NEWS.GNOM.ES/Brian Snyder (NEWS.GNOM.ES) – Top seed Rory McIlroy has been grouped with three highly-rated Americans for this week’s WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship in San Francisco. A draw on Monday put Northern Ireland’s world number one up against reigning FedExCup champion Billy Horschel, seven-times PGA Tour winner Brandt Snedeker and major champion Jason Dufner in round-robin play starting on Wednesday at TPC Harding Park. Continue reading

Parents of Colorado theater shooting victim fear copycat massacre

By Jason Sickles, Yahoo Tom and Caren Teves lost their son, Alex, in the July 2012 Colorado theater shooting massacre. (Jason Sickles/Yahoo … CENTENNIAL, Colo Continue reading

Verizon says CBS Sports Network will be available on ‘Custom TV’

(NEWS.GNOM.ES) – Verizon Communications said on Monday that content from CBS Corp’s Sports Network will be available on its new pay TV offering starting May 1. CBS Sports Network has joined Verizon FiOS’s new Custom TV lineup under its sports package, a Verizon spokesman told NEWS.GNOM.ES. This announcement comes as another sports content provider ESPN, a division of Walt Disney Co, filed a suit against Verizon seeking damages for violating its agreement Continue reading

Baltimore police threatened as funeral held for man who died in custody

By Ian Simpson By Ian Simpson BALTIMORE (Reuters) – The Baltimore Police Department on Monday reported receiving a “credible threat” that several gangs were planning to try to “take out” law enforcement officers, the same day of a funeral for a city man who died in police custody. The department urged officers to take steps to ensure their safety. The death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray has led to protests in the latest outcry over U.S Continue reading

Thousands attend funeral for Freddie Gray in Baltimore

By JESSICA GRESKO and TOM FOREMAN Jr. BALTIMORE (AP) — The six Baltimore police officers suspended after a man suffered serious spinal injuries while in custody should tell the public what happened, an attorney for the man’s family said at his funeral Monday. Continue reading

Baltimore mourns Freddie Gray, man who died in police custody

By Fabienne Faur Baltimore (AFP) – Family and friends gathered Monday for the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man whose death in custody triggered a fresh wave of protests over US police tactics. Continue reading