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This date in sports history for May 23

May 23 1876 — Joe Borden of Boston pitches the first no-hitter in NL history. 1884 — Knight of Ellersie, ridden by S. Fischer, wins the two-horse Preakness Stakes by two lengths over Welcher. 1901 — The Cleveland Indians score nine runs with two outs in the ninth inning to beat the Washington Senators 14-13. […]

Sports on TV for Saturday-Sunday, May 23-24, 2015

Saturday’s TV sports Auto racing •Formula One, qualifying for Grand Prix of Monaco, NBCSN, 5 a.m. •NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Coca-Cola 600, at Concord, N.C., FS1, 7 a.m. •NASCAR, XFINITY Series, pole qualifying for Hisense 300, at Concord, N.C., FS1, 8 a.m. •NASCAR, Sprint Cup, “Happy Hour Series,” final practice for Coca-Cola 600, at […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Thursday, May 21, 2015

TV sports Auto racing •Formula One, practice for Grand Prix of Monaco, NBCSN, 5 a.m. •NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Coca-Cola 600, at Concord, N.C., FS1, 11:30 a.m. •NASCAR, XFINITY Series, practice for Hisense 300, at Concord, N.C., FS1, 1 p.m. •NASCAR, XFINITY Series, final practice for Hisense 300, at Concord, N.C., FS1, 2:30 p.m. […]

This date in sports history for May 21

May 21 1881 — A small group of tennis club members meet in New York City to form the world’s first national governing body for tennis: the United States National Lawn Tennis Association. The organization is created to standardize tennis rules and regulations and to encourage and develop the sport. 1966 — Kauai King, the […]

Bridge May 18

THE NEA BRIDGE by Phillip Alder IS IT SAFETY FIRST OR A FAVORABLE LIE? Louis Nizer, a noted trial lawyer who died in 1994, said, “I know of no higher fortitude than stubbornness in the face of overwhelming odds.” At the bridge table, you hope not to face overwhelming odds against making your contract. (If […]

None of my daughter’s attendants gave her a wedding gift

Dear Annie: My daughter recently married for the first time. Her attendants were her three best friends. Their friendship goes back 20 years, and they still regularly get together for a girls’ night out. My daughter attended all of their weddings. For each, she hosted a bridal luncheon. At her rehearsal dinner, my daughter presented […]

May 18, 2015 | Posted in State, national lifestyle columnists | Tagged , | 1 Reply

Horoscope: May 18, 2015

The Mercury retrograde in Gemini will extend the messenger planet’s stay in this realm by several weeks. This is Mercury’s first home and therefore an auspicious place for the retrograde to occur. Worst-case scenario: The conversation takes unexpected and emotional turns. You can handle this and will even be better for it. ARIES (March 21-April […]

Sports on TV for Sunday, May 17, 2015

TV sports Auto racing •IndyCar, qualifying for Indianapolis 500 (day 2), ch. 7, 10, 10 a.m. •NASCAR, XFINITY Series, May Iowa race, at Newton, Iowa, FS1, 11 a.m. •ARCA, at Toledo Speedway, CBSSN, 11 a.m. •NHRA, Southern Nationals, at Commerce, Ga., ESPN2, 6 p.m. (taped) Baseball College •Oregon at Utah, PAC12, P12BA, 10 a.m. •Texas […]

Bridge

THE NEA BRIDGE by Phillip Alder ONE MORE TRIP DOWN THIS DEAL’S ROAD Truman Capote said, “Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.” I hope this column is a well-written third act of this deal. Yesterday, we studied the play in four hearts after West began the defense with three […]

Wife wants to put up a fence to get away from her rude neighbors

Dear Annie: My next-door neighbor has made my husband and me feel like prisoners in our own home. The day we moved into our house, she stood in our front yard and asked where each piece of furniture was going to be placed in the home. When we have family and friends over for a […]

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