Monthly Archives May 2019

Baseball: Statewide group rankings for May 31

Group rankings are compiled by baseball writers Rich Greco, Joe Zedalis and Kevin Minnick and are based on games played and reported to though May 29.


Richard Greco may be reached at Follow him on Twitter @Richard_V_Greco.

Kevin Minnick may be reached at Follow him on Twitter @kminnicksports.

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Listen: On possible NFL changes, Texans’ offseason program

The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain and Aaron Wilson discuss the issues being debated at the NFL owners meetings, including possible changes to the overtime rule and how the league will discipline the likes of Tyreek Hill and Robert Kraft.

McClain and Wilson also go over the latest from the Texans’ organized team activities, including first-round pick Tytus Howard and other storylines to watch on this edition of the Texas Sports Nation podcast.

The development of first-round pick Tytus Howard (71) will be one of the storylines to watch from the Texans’ offseason program that resumes next week.

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Utah leaders sign off on ‘sweet deal,’ approve spending $56M to buy American Express buildings for state offices

(Dan Harrie | The Salt Lake Tribune) American Express property in Taylorsville, 4015 So. 2700 W. The state of Utah is buying the building to relocate hundreds of state employees. The purchase deal for $30 million is for two buildings on 31 acres. The state will spend another $26 million for renovations.

Utah legislative leaders voted after just a few minutes of discussion to spend $56 million to buy and renovate the American Express buildings and property at 4315 S. 2700 West for use as a new state office complex that will eventually house about 1,500 employees.

The Executive Appropriations Committee moved quickly to unanimously endorse the purchase after Jim Russell, director of the state’s Division of Facilities Construction and Management, told members that they had to act fast to...

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Panama’s electoral tribunal declares Cortizo winner of close presidential election

Presidential candidate Laurentino Cortizo, of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD), is pictured with his family after he casts his vote during the general election in Panama City, Panama May 5, 2019. Tribunal Electoral de Panama /Handout via REUTERS

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – Panama’s electoral tribunal declared presidential front-runner Laurentino “Nito” Cortizo the winner of Sunday’s election with 95 percent of votes counted, following an unexpectedly tight race.

The second-place candidate, Romulo Roux, trailed two points behind and has not yet accepted defeat. The tribunal’s results are preliminary, and will be followed by a formal announcement.

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