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Ex-NBA star McGrady turns to baseball

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 19:47
Tracy McGrady, a seven-time NBA All-Star basketball guard, has signed a deal to become a right-handed pitcher with minor-league baseball's Sugar Land Skeeters. McGrady, 34, spent 16 seasons in the NBA, his longest stint coming with the Houston Rockets from 2004 to 2009 when he was a teammate of Chinese star centre Yao Ming. Now McGrady is back in suburban Houston, Texas, playing in the Atlantic League, an eight-team independent circuit whose other clubs are…
Former NBA star Tracy McGrady turns to baseball
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 19:47
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Ex-NBA star McGrady switches to baseball
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 19:47
SUGAR LAND - Tracy McGrady, a seven-time NBA All-Star guard, has signed a deal to become a right-handed pitcher with minor-league baseball's Sugar Land Skeeters, the Texas-based team announced Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). McGrady, 34, spent 16 seasons in the NBA, his longest stint coming with the Houston Rockets from 2004 to 2009 when he was a teammate of Chinese star center Yao Ming.
IRS approves Lamar conversion
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 19:47
Lamar Advertising Co., the Baton Rouge-based billboard giant, has received permission from the Internal Revenue Service to convert to a real estate investment trust. The company’s conversion is expected to be effective as of Jan. 1, 2014. Lamar shareholders must approve the conversion. Lamar has already completed the internal corporate restructuring necessary to comply with the real estate investment trust rules. Real Estate Investment Trusts, or REITs, don’t have to pay corporate income taxes on…
Amedisys finalizes settlement
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 19:47
The U.S. Department of Justice has finalized a $150 million settlement with Baton Rouge-based home nursing company Amedisys Inc. involving allegations that the company submitted false home health care billings to the Medicare program. Amedisys had set aside the money in 2013 in anticipation of a settlement. The company did not admit to any wrongdoing. The settlement resolves allegations involving improper Medicare billing that took place between 2008 and 2010. “It is critical that scarce…
Marathon Petroleum proposes expansion
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 19:47
Marathon Petroleum Corp. said it is taking the next step toward a potential $2.2 billion to $2.5 billion upgrade to the company’s Garyville refinery and expects to make a final decision on the project by early 2015. The St. John the Baptist Parish project would create 65 new direct jobs, with an average annual salary of $115,000 per year, plus benefits. The company plans to file permit applications for the potential project with Louisiana’s Department…
Lafayette attempted murder suspect captured in Calcasieu Parish
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CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) - A Lafayette man wanted on 13 counts of attempted first-degree murder was captured in Calcasieu Parish early Tuesday morning. Lafayette Police said Kevin Alexander, 37, was arrested after a high-speed chase that crossed multiple parishes and included multiple law enforcement agencies. Lafayette Police spokesman Paul Mouton said Alexander shot up a home in the 500 block of Orchid Drive in Lafayette.
Foster father on trial for death of Washington Parish 3-year-old
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 19:46
Ashley Rodrigue / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @ashleyrwwl AMITE, La. -- Three years after 3-year-old Faith Saucier died of blunt force trauma, her foster father Mark Johnson is standing trial for second-degree murder. Prosecutors told a Tangipahoa Parish judge Wednesday that Johnson was the last person seen with the child still alive and was responsible for the dozens of bruises found on the girl's body. The lead detective in the case detailed that’s…
Saints to play 5 primetime games in 2014
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 19:46
WWLTV.com Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @WWLTV NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Saints will play in five primetime games in the 2014-2015 season. The news comes after the NFL released its highly anticipated schedule Wednesday night. The Saints will play Monday Night Football and Sunday Night Football twice. They have one Thursday Night Football game. They will open the season in Atlanta against the Falcons. The first primetime game comes in week four in Dallas…
Veal posts bail, released from jail
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 19:45
A defense attorney for Tulane University wide receiver Niguel “Teddy” Veal hit back Wednesday against claims that Veal raped a drunken high-school student in his dorm room last week. Attorney Donald “Chick” Foret said he hopes prosecutors will refuse the felony case. “We have every confidence that they will get to exactly what happened, the truth of the matter,” Foret said after a brief appearance in Orleans Parish Magistrate Court. “I’m not going to really…