Florida man arrested in 1972 slaying of N Carolina woman

U.S. 05/01/19, 14:45

A Florida man has been arrested in one of North Carolina's coldest cases: the 1972 slaying of a woman found bound and shot beside her 4-month-old baby.The News & Observer reports 65-year-old Larry Joe Scott was arrested Monday in Bradenton and charged with murder and kidnapping in the death of ...

Kang, Gonzalez win starting jobs in Pirates’ infield

Baseball 03/18/19, 18:41

Jung Ho Kang and Erik Gonzalez have won starting jobs in the infield with the Pittsburgh Pirates.General manager Neal Huntington said Monday that Kang has beaten out Colin Moran at third base and Erik Gonzalez has won the shortstop competition over Kevin Newman."It was not an easy decision because all ...

Kang, Gonzalez win starting jobs in Pirates’ infield

Baseball 03/18/19, 13:49

Jung Ho Kang and Erik Gonzalez have won starting jobs in the infield with the Pittsburgh Pirates.General manager Neal Huntington said Monday that Kang has beaten out Colin Moran at third base and Erik Gonzalez has won the shortstop competition over Kevin Newman."It was not an easy decision because all ...

Versatility gives Pirates rookie Reyes chance to make team

Baseball 03/15/19, 11:25

Pablo Reyes is making the most of his chance to earn a berth on the Pittsburgh Pirates' opening-day roster.The 25-year-old is 8 for 28 with two doubles and two home runs going into Friday night's game against Tampa Bay. He's had 31 plate appearances in 15 games, starting at second ...

Pirates’ Kang having a strong spring despite long layoff

Baseball 03/06/19, 19:37

The Pittsburgh Pirates admittedly took a leap of faith when they re-signed Jung Ho Kang to a $3 million, one-year contract in November as a free agent.Kang missed the entire 2017 season because he was unable to obtain a work visa to travel to the United States following a third ...

Parkland to Sinatra, a look at Florida’s Senate president

U.S. 03/03/19, 15:00

Florida's new Republican Senate President Bill Galvano is about to begin his first legislative session as his chamber's leader. The 52-year-old Bradenton lawyer served in the House from 2002 to 2010 and was elected to the Senate in 2012. The Associated Press recently sat down with him to talk about ...

Spring roundup: Farquhar returns, Syndergaard goes wild

Baseball 03/02/19, 18:32

Danny Farquhar took the mound in a game again. That was more than enough on Saturday.Farquhar's spring training appearance for the New York Yankees was his first game since the 32-year-old reliever collapsed in the Chicago White Sox dugout on April 20 because of a ruptured aneurysm and brain hemorrhage. ...

Pirates look to Eckstein to improve hitting approach

Baseball 03/02/19, 12:42

Some Pittsburgh Pirates were upset when Jeff Branson was fired at the end of last season after six years with the team.It helps that new hitting coach Rick Eckstein is off to a smooth start in spring training."I like him a lot," right fielder Gregory Polanco said. "He knows a ...

Francisco Liriano hopes return to Pirates sparks turnaround

Baseball 02/15/19, 13:11

Francisco Liriano had a handful of offers during free agency that were basically the same. Teams wanted him to come to spring training on a minor league contract.Realizing he was not getting a major league deal, he returned to the team where he had his best run during his 13-year ...

Garth Brooks in spring training with Pittsburgh Pirates

Baseball 02/11/19, 16:48

Garth Brooks has come out of baseball retirement.The country music legend will spend just over a week participating in spring training with the Pittsburgh Pirates, reporting Monday with the pitchers and catchers.The 57-year-old has previously been in the camps of the San Diego Padres (1999), New York Mets (2000) and ...

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