Aug. 25--An Amtrak train was going an estimated 58 mph when it plowed into a truck that was stuck at a crossing in Halifax and derailed last spring, according to a report the State Highway Patrol released Monday. The report offers few...Show More Summary
The arrests this month of four young men on charges they hacked a fellow student to death in a federally funded job training center in Miami — and another murder in St. Louis this spring —are putting a spotlight on violence inside Job Corps. The antipoverty program born during President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty to give […]
When spring training convened, Dallas Keuchel was merely a candidate to be the Houston Astros’ Opening Day starter, Carlos Correa hadn’t played a game above Class A, Luke Gregerson hadn’t been a full-time closer and A.J. Hinch hadn’t managed a full major league season.Read full article >>
Will Ferrell spent this spring going around, invading spring training fields for an upcoming HBO special called Ferrell Takes the Field. The film airs on HBO September 12, so HBO is getting its PR machine going, and in this clip, Will Ferrell discusses how he differs from other pitchers. Whereas most pitchers have three or […]
The national champions have come home. Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow, who helped lead Duke to its fifth national championship under Mike Krzyzewski this past spring, have come back to Durham, North Carolina, to train. Okafor, now...Show More Summary
Last March 12, in a role filled with hopes and dreams, Will Ferrell visited five different spring training ballparks in Arizona for FERRELL TAKES THE FIELD, a new HBO special from Funny Or Die, in partnership with Major League Baseb...
DENVER — Several formalities had to be completed in order for the Astros and Nationals to move forward with their new joint spring training facility in West Palm Beach. Among the most important was securing the land on which to build it. Show More Summary
This past spring, Barry Bonds didn't reprise his somewhat scene-stealing cameo as special hitting instructor at the Giants' 2014 spring training camp. The Giants, however, are looking toward a more meaningful return to the fold for Bonds. "Noted players have contributed to the franchise," team CEO Larry Baer told the San Francisco Chronicle. Show More Summary
August baseball heats up this weekend as playoff hopefuls showcase their new acquisitions, basement teams practice their spring training form, and MLB rumor mills fire up with the revocable waiver deadline 24 days away. With TorontoShow More Summary
Nationals first baseman Tyler Moore didn’t know much about right-hander Joe Ross before the two spent a month together as housemates in spring training.It was then, Moore says, that he discovered that the pitching prospect was “a 22-year-old kid with a 30-year-old’s mind.”Read full article >>
In a small lecture hall on a warm spring afternoon at New York’s futuristic Police Academy in College Point, Queens, Officer Lydia Figueroa draws a stick figure on a dry-erase board. The figure has broad shoulders, a cinched waist, two dots for eyes, a crude smile, and a faux-hawk. Show More Summary
Aug. 03--The South Shore Railroad is gearing up to carry bicycles on trains next spring, kick starting the transit plan years earlier than a previous timeline. South Shore General Manager Mike Noland unveiled prototypes of two bicycle...Show More Summary
TRAIN WRECK: AP: Audit finds 22 of 23 taxpayer-backed ObamaCare co-ops lost money in 2014. “As recently as the spring, the White House touted co-ops as an accomplishment.”
The NFL is nothing at all like the workplace normal everyday people know, and that's a good thing. Imagine a strange world in which each spring there's a nationally televised event when your potential replacement is not only selected, but also paraded around. Show More Summary
The NFL offseason is officially over, and the New Orleans Saints are scheduled to report to training camp at the The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia on Wednesday. New Orleans, which finished 7-9 last season,...Show More Summary
On behalf of the Spring Data team I’d like to announce the availability of the second service release of Spring Data release train Fowler. The release ships 40 tickets fixed and is a recommended upgrade for all users due to an important bugfix in the support for JTA 1.2’s @Transactional. Show More Summary
Remember when Will Ferrell played 10 different positions for 10 different teams and earned his very own Topps baseball card during MLB Spring Training? At the time it seemed like just another sports-related publicity stunt from the world’s funniest sports fanatic. (Well, maybe the world’s second-funniest sports fanatic.) But as it turns out, it was not just […]
According to a memo released yesterday by the Special Commissioner of Investigation, the late principal of an early-elementary school in Harlem who jumped onto the subway tracks this spring?the same day that cheating allegations were...Show More Summary
During exhibition games held in spring training, the comedian played for 10 Major League Baseball teams to raise money for charity.
Will Ferrell stepped up to the plate this spring when he joined 10 different MLB teams for spring training in Arizona. His adventure has been captured on film, and the first official trailer for HBO's Ferrell Takes the Field now previews his baseball debut. "When I embarked on this journey, I...