Today In Sports History for July 31

...Orioles beat Minnesota 1-0.1996 - Michael Johnson wins Olympic gold in the 200 meters in a record 19.32 seconds, becoming the first male Olympian to win the 200 and 400 in a single games. Dan O'Brien wins gold in the decathlon, four years...
Lion-hunting legal in Africa despite concern

...hunting is an economic boon. In a 2013 report, a group called Economists at Large estimated that trophy hunting generates $200 million in African communities, but said the figure should be used "with caution" and is a relatively insignificant part of...
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Murkowski revenue sharing bill advances

...Congressional delegation have long attempted to earn Alaska a share of offshore oil and gas. Federal waters run from three to 200 miles offshore, and normally, states don't receive revenue from oil and gas leasing or drilling in that expanse. In 2006...
Wing part could help solve MH370 mystery

...northwest of the Malaysian city of Penang. Reunion is about 5,600 kilometers (3,500 miles) southwest of Penang, and about 4,200 kilometers (2,600 miles) west of the current search area.It was well understood after the aircraft disappeared that if...
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Sports On TV for Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1

...NASCAR, Truck Series, Pocono Mountains 150, at Long Pond, Pa.11 a.m., NBCSN - IndyCar, pole qualifying for Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, at Lexington12:30 p.m., NBCSN - NASCAR, XFINITY Series, pole qualifying for US Cellular 250, at Newton...
Today In Sports History for July 30

...West Germany sets a world record in the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 1:47...rolling by breaking Phelps' mark in the 200-meter individual medley. The Chinese...taking the final qualifying spot in the 200 freestyle semifinals before she had to get...
Quick to the gold

...100-meter freestyle.Teammate CJ Umbs, 21, competed in the 200-meter freestyle final on Wednesday and just missed placing for a medal, earning a fourth place ribbon.Umbs swam the 200-meter in a score of 00:03:40.02.Umbs has three medals...
Quick, Umbs have another strong Olympic day

...freestyle final, the 4x100 meter freestyle relay final and the 200-meter freestyle classification round.Umbs posted a 400-meter...medal.Umbs will be competing in his last event today, the 200-meter freestyle finals."We are super proud of CJ," his...
Police & fire for July 29, 2015

...Pine Street, and items were taken from them.? At 7:53 p.m. Monday, a 35-year-old woman reported her purse and $200 cash were stolen from her unlocked vehicle on Basin Road.? At 5:02 a.m. Tuesday, a 25-year-old woman reported a...
New York prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

...prosecutors. Sentencing is set for Sept. 28. Johnston said his client will not be able to post the bail of $100,000 cash or $200,000 bond.District Attorney Andrew Wylie said separate cases against Sweat and a Gene Palmer, a guard who investigators accuse...
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