Archive For April 2009

Jones agrees to extension with Atlanta

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Chipper Jones already had a World Series ring and an MVP trophy. What he wanted was the chance to finish up in the place where he started.

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Ortiz impressive in Astros’ 8-3 win over Braves

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Russ Ortiz had one of his most impressive outings of the spring Tuesday night, going six innings while allowing two earned runs, five hits and striking out six in the Astros’ 8-3 win over the Atlanta Braves.

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High school roundup: Hoover’s no-hitter lifts Lions into 1st place

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Eighth-grader Carley Hoover pitched a no-hitter and also smashed a two-run homer at the plate to lead the No. 8 Daniel High School softball team to a 4-0 win over No. 4 Pickens on Tuesday. The Lions moved atop the Western AAA standings with the victory.

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The last word in astrology: 4/01/09

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CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Hannah Spearritt, 28; Annette O’Toole, 57; Gil Scott-Heron, 60; Debbie Reynolds, 77

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Man flies from New York to Boston in cargo hold

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A luggage handler flew from New York to Boston after falling asleep in the cargo hold of a JetBlue airliner but was unharmed and not charged with any crime, media reports and officials said.

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Dungy invited to join White House faith council

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Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy has been invited to join a White House faith-based advisory council.

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2 slayings linked to NY condo of NFL player

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Police on Tuesday were investigating whether two African immigrants were shot in the head at a Long Island condo owned by an NFL player in retaliation for a fake money scam.

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Plaxico Burress’ gun case adjourned

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A gun possession case against New York Giants star Plaxico Burress was adjourned Tuesday until June unless he reaches a plea agreement with prosecutors to resolve the matter sooner.

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Garnett to miss at least next 4 games

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Kevin Garnett will miss at least the next four games with a sore right knee and may return for the final three games of the Boston Celtics’ regular season.

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Reports: Calipari to leave Memphis for Kentucky

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John Calipari has accepted an offer to leave Memphis for the tradition-rich Kentucky program, becoming the highest-paid coach in college basketball with an eight-year, $35 million deal, according to reports.

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