Uggla slams Phils in ninth

Apr 15, 2014

Uggla slams Phils in ninth

The Braves keep showing they are resilient and powerful. Dan Uggla hit two home runs, including a grand slam in the ninth inning, Monday night that lifted the Atlanta Braves to a wild 9-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Evan Gattis also homered twice ...

Apr 15, 2014

Dumars says it's time to move on

Joe Dumars is stepping down as the Detroit Pistons’ president of basketball operations, a position he’s held since 2000. The team made the move official Monday, a day after the Pistons lost their home finale and dropped to 29-52 with one game remaining in ...

Apr 15, 2014

Bogut sidelined with fractured rib

Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut has a fractured rib that could keep him out for the start of the playoffs. The team said Monday night that an X-ray revealed the injury. Warriors coach Mark Jackson and Bogut both said he’s out indefinitely and ...

Apr 15, 2014

Maple Leafs counting on Shanahan

The Toronto Maple Leafs introduced Brendan Shanahan as the new team president Monday, saying the three-time Stanley Cup winner has what it takes to turn the club around. “I look at his track record, his accountability and his career,” said chairman Tim Leiweke. “In ...

Apr 15, 2014

Predators fire Trotz after 15 seasons

Barry Trotz, the NHL’s longest tenured head coach with one team and the only coach the Predators have ever known, will not be back for a 16th season with Nashville. The Predators announced Monday they have told Trotz his contract will not be renewed ...

Apr 15, 2014

Merriman suing Nike over trademark

Former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman is suing Nike for trademark infringement and unfair competition over its Lights Out apparel line. The suit, filed on behalf of Merriman’s Lights Out Holdings LLC, was filed in U.S. District Court on Monday. According to the suit, after ...

Apr 15, 2014

Ex-All-Star catcher Smith, 82, dies

Former major leaguer Hal Smith has died. Edwards Funeral Home said Smith died Saturday at age 82. A cause of death was not released. Smith was a native of Barling who signed with the St. Louis Cardinals as a catcher in 1949. He played ...

Apr 15, 2014

Flawed foreign labor plan

The Abe administration's sudden plan to use participants in a controversial foreign trainee program to fill manpower shortages in the nation's construction industry smacks of a ploy that benefits only Japan. The government must first consider how these workers' rights will be protected as ...