1 2 3 919

The Associated Press

This date in sports history for Oct. 11

Oct. 11 1890 — The first 100-yard dash under 10 seconds is run by John Owens at 9.8 in an AAU track and field meet in Washington. 1902 — Laurie Auchterlonie beats Stewart Gardner with a 307-total to win the U.S. Open golf title. 1971 — The United States beats Romania three matches to two […]

Alberto, Rangers beat Blue Jays in 14th, lead ALDS 2-0

TORONTO — Backup infielder Hanser Alberto singled home the go-ahead run in the 14th inning and the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 Friday for a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five American League Division Series. The underdog Rangers will try to sweep the Blue Jays at home in Game 3 Sunday. Martin Perez […]

Jays’ Cecil tears left calf muscle, could be done for year

TORONTO — Toronto Blue Jays reliever Brett Cecil tore his left calf muscle during Friday’s AL Division Series game and might be done for the postseason. Cecil, Toronto’s top left-hander in the bullpen, was injured while tagging Mike Napoli in a rundown that ended the eighth inning of a 6-4 loss to the Texas Rangers. […]

Cards blank Cubs in NLDS

ST. LOUIS (AP) — John Lackey lived up to his reputation as a pitcher who craves the ball in October, helping the St. Louis Cardinals cool off the upstart Chicago Cubs. Lackey outpitched old teammate Jon Lester, allowing two hits into the eighth inning, and rookies Tommy Pham and Stephen Piscotty each homered late for […]

Royals rally, beat Astros 5-4 to even ALDS at 1 game each

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ben Zobrist hit a go-ahead single in the seventh inning, reliever Wade Davis got replay help for a key pickoff in the ninth and the Kansas City Royals rallied from a three-run hole to beat the Houston Astros 5-4 on Friday, evening their AL Division Series at a game apiece. The […]

Davis out again as 49ers offense continues to struggle

SANTA CLARA — Tight end Vernon Davis won’t be around again this week to help the NFL’s worst passing attack but the 49ers are hoping two other injured players will be able to return for Sunday night’s game against the New York Giants. Davis was ruled out on Friday’s injury report with a knee injury, […]

DeGrom outduels Kershaw with 13 Ks; Mets beat Dodgers 3-1

LOS ANGELES — Jacob deGrom struck out 13 over seven scoreless innings in his postseason debut and Daniel Murphy homered off a star-crossed Clayton Kershaw to help the New York Mets defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 on Friday night for a 1-0 lead in their NL Division Series. DeGrom (1-0) limited the Dodgers to […]

Oakland Raiders down to third-string safety

ALAMEDA — Oakland defensive back TJ Carrie missed his third consecutive practice with a chest injury and will not play this week, leaving the Raiders without the most versatile member of their secondary for Sunday’s game against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Carrie was injured while fielding a punt during the first play of […]

Marshawn Lynch to miss second straight game

RENTON — Marshawn Lynch will miss a second straight week for the Seattle Seahawks due to a hamstring strain. The team on Friday officially ruled Lynch out for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Lynch injured his hamstring in the second quarter of the team’s 26-0 victory over the Chicago Bears in Week 3. Lynch […]

Today in History: Oct. 10, 2015

Today is Saturday, October 10, the 283rd day of 2015. There are 82 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On October 10, 1935, the George Gershwin opera “Porgy and Bess,” featuring an all-black cast, opened on Broadway, where it ran for 124 performances. On this date: In A.D. 19, Roman general Germanicus […]

Average US rate on 30-year mortgages falls to 3.76 percent

WASHINGTON — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell sharply this week amid concern over a labor market that has shown recent signs of weakness. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped to 3.76 percent from 3.85 percent a week earlier. The rate on 15-year fixed-rate mortgages declined […]

In rare event, remnants of Pacific hurricane hit Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska — Remnants of Pacific Hurricane Oho battered Alaska’s southeast coast on Friday, the latest unusual weather event to hit a state that so far this year has dealt with a lack of snow, warmer temperatures and intense wildfires. The storm on Thursday brought more than 7 inches of rain to Ketchikan, a scenic […]

Face-down dummy Halloween prank prompts repeated 911 calls

DETROIT — A dummy placed face down in a Detroit woman’s front yard as a Halloween prank has prompted repeated visits by police. Larethia Haddon says police showed up Tuesday, the first day she put the dummy out. Officer Jennifer Moreno tells The Detroit News that officers arrived again Wednesday and Thursday. By Friday, there […]

Delectable, no-work, native persimmon has gotten a bum rap

LEE REICH “The (American) persimmon tree has received more criticism, both adverse and favorable, than almost any known species,” stated a U. S. Department of Agriculture Farmers’ Bulletin of 1915. The bad press goes as far back as the early 17th century, when Capt. John Smith, of Jamestown fame, wrote that if a persimmon “is […]

California governor OKs medical marijuana regulations

SAN FRANCISCO — A trio of bills aimed at bringing order and oversight to California’s medical marijuana industry nearly 20 years after the state led the nation in legalizing pot for medical use won Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature, his office said Friday. The first statewide licensing and operating rules for pot growers, manufacturers of cannabis-infused […]

Keyhole gardens: a drought-friendly twist on raised beds

DEAN FOSDICK Americans whose gardens have been toasted by prolonged drought might consider a landscaping concept from Africa. It’s called keyhole gardening, and some believe it’s the ultimate in raised-bed design – a sustainable combination of composting and planting. Keyhole gardens are small – typically no more than 3 feet high and 6 feet in […]

Right at Home: No-carve Halloween pumpkins with style

While some people can’t wait to get out the carving knife, there are lots of alternative ways to dress up a Halloween pumpkin. “No carving means less mess,” says Katherine Parker, senior digital editor of Better Homes and Gardens magazine. She suggests painting the pumpkin black before adding cardstock features that will appeal to youngsters. […]

This date in sports history for Oct. 10

Oct. 10 1964 — John Henry Johnson of Pittsburgh rushes for 200 yards to lead the Steelers to a 23-7 triumph over the Cleveland Browns. 1974 — Danny Gare of Buffalo scores 18 seconds into his first NHL game as the Sabres beat the Boston Bruins 9-5. 1979 — Quebec’s Real Cloutier scores three goals […]

Cat helps San Francisco police talk man off building ledge

SAN FRANCISCO — After San Francisco police officers spent three hours unsuccessfully trying to talk down a suicidal man on a window ledge, they switched to a more effective negotiator: the man’s cat. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that hostage negotiators were trying to reassure a suspected car thief who was threatening to jump from […]

California police search for man who ditched hurt daughter

SAN LEANDRO — A Northern California man abandoned his seriously injured 6-year-old daughter in the backseat of a car he wrecked while fleeing police, authorities said. Police on Friday were seeking the man, 29-year-old Kelvin Govan, the San Francisco Chronicle reported (http://tinyurl.com/o74ddnl ). San Leandro Police were investigating a home invasion robbery when they spotted […]

Los Angeles orders quake retrofit for many older buildings

LOS ANGELES — Thousands of older wood and concrete apartment buildings vulnerable to collapse in a major earthquake would get costly upgrades under sweeping retrofitting rules passed Friday by the Los Angeles City Council. The mandate would affect as many as 13,500 so-called soft-first-story buildings, which are typically wood-frame structures with large spaces such as […]

New California law extends privacy rights to electronic data

NEW YORK — California now requires police to get a court order before they can search messages, photos and other digital data stored on phones or company servers in the nation’s most-populous state. Civil-liberties advocates called the new law an important advance and said it highlights the need for similar protections at the national level. […]

Ask a Designer: A versatile neutral, gray goes with anything

The buzz over “50 Shades of Grey” may have faded, but interior design experts say their love affair with the color gray is definitely not a passing trend. Looking back 10 years, designer Mollie Ranize remembers gray being “perceived as a depressing color palette that was difficult to use, and no one really wanted to […]

Californians’ fake lawns protected by new law

SACRAMENTO — Cities in drought-stricken California can no longer stop residents from installing fake grass to replace their water-guzzling lawns. Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed a bill into law preventing cities and counties from banning artificial turf and other drought-tolerant landscaping. AB1164 by Glendale Assemblyman Mike Gatto responds to a few communities that prohibited […]

North Korea readies massive anniversary celebration

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea is holding what is expected to be one of its biggest celebrations ever Saturday for the 70th anniversary of its ruling party’s creation, an attention-getting event that is the government’s way of showing the world and its own people the Kim dynasty — now in its third generation — […]

Nobel Peace Prize boosts struggling Tunisian democracy

TUNIS, Tunisia — It was the fall of 2013 and Tunisia’s newfound democracy was in grave danger. The assassination of a left-wing politician had prompted the opposition to walk out of the constitutional assembly. The government was paralyzed, the constitution unfinished and the country on the brink of war. In nearby Egypt, which had followed […]

AP Exclusive: Saudi hajj crush was deadliest tragedy ever

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — One survivor of last month’s crush and stampede at the hajj in Saudi Arabia recalled seeing so many bodies that he couldn’t tell how many there were. The Associated Press sought to answer that question, arriving at a death toll of at least 1,470. That made the Sept. 24 disaster […]

Farmers look at devastating losses as flood rolls downstream

BRANCHVILLE, S.C. — Thad Wimberly tugs on a clump of peanuts, shaking off the mud as he cracks the soggy shells to inspect his crop. But all he can do is sigh as his livelihood disintegrates between his fingers. Just a week ago, the 2,500 acres Wimberly farms with his partner, Jonathan Berry, baked in […]

Israel struggles to contain wave of stabbing attacks

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Unrest that erupted several weeks ago at Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site spread Friday to Gaza in the form of deadly border clashes with Palestinian protesters, as Israeli security forces struggled to contain a wave of Palestinian stabbing attacks against civilians and soldiers. For the first time since the current […]

Officials: Broken rail caused West Virginia train derailment

MONTGOMERY, W.Va. — A fiery oil train derailment in southern West Virginia last February resulted from a broken rail that started with a crack that should have been detected but was missed in two inspections, federal investigators said Friday. A CSX train was carrying 3 million gallons of Bakken crude when it derailed Feb. 16 […]

1 2 3 919

Special Publications »

Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service (updated 4/30/2015) and Privacy Policy (updated 4/7/2015).
Copyright (c) 2015 McNaughton Newspapers, Inc., a family-owned local media company that proudly publishes the Daily Republic, Mountain Democrat, Davis Enterprise, Village Life and other community-driven publications.