December 20, 2013 |
Bakersfield has defeated Loomis Del Oro 56-26 to win the CIF state Division I championship bowl game at StubHub Center in Carson. It was the Drillers' first state title since 1927 and record seventh overall. Asauni Rufus threw a touchdown pass and ran for two more scores and Jeremiah Reddick added two scoring runs for Bakersfield (13-2), the Central Section champion. "It hasn't sunk in yet, I'm still in disbelief," said Rufus, who has committed to Nevada, where he'll likely play defensive back.
December 17, 2013 |
Ugh ... When will this end? After a new posting system was officially implemented by Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball, prized right-hander Masahiro Tanaka met Tuesday morning with the president of his team. The anticipated resolution of the question of where Tanaka would play next season wasn't reached, according to multiple Japanese news reports. Tanaka told Rakuten President Yozo Tachibana he wants to pitch in the major leagues next season. Tachibana asked him to remain with the Golden Eagles, who are the defending NPB champion.
December 16, 2013 |
Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka is one step closer to pitching in the major leagues. Major League Baseball officially adopted rules under which teams can acquire non-free-agent Japanese players over the next three years, but there remains an obstacle that could prevent Tanaka from fulfilling his American dream: his team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles. The Golden Eagles are under no obligation to make Tanaka available to major league teams and could retain him for another year or two. Tanaka, 25, is expected to learn his fate Tuesday, when he is scheduled to meet with Golden Eagles officials.
December 6, 2013 |
SEATTLE - In a decision that highlights the clash between two cherished environmental goals - producing green energy and preserving protected wildlife - federal officials announced Friday that some wind power companies will be allowed to kill or injure bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty. Conservation groups decried the Obama administration's new regulation as a "stunningly bad move" for wildlife, but wind industry officials said Friday that the rules from the Department of the Interior were far from a "free ride.
September 12, 2013 |
The Blackshirts are in the hands of greenhorns. Nebraska's defense, long known as the Blackshirts and once the monsters of the Midwest, slipped in recent seasons, then hit a free fall in the opener against Wyoming two weeks ago. A 37-34 survival seminar with Wyoming rolling up 602 yards? It was time to send in the cub scouts. Linebackers Josh Banderas and Nathan Gerry , both first-year freshmen, were rushed into the starting lineup last week. The No. 23 Cornhuskers routed Southern Mississippi, 56-13, holding the Golden Eagles to 284 yards.
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August 13, 2013 |
A well-known wildlife biologist was sentenced Tuesday to three years probation and a $7,500 fine for not following federal and state laws about catching and banding golden eagles. John David Bittner, 68, of Julian captured and banded birds without federal or state permits and failed to send carcasses to the National Eagle Repository as required by law. Bittner had pleaded guilty to one count of the unlawful taking of a golden eagle in violation of federal law. U.S. Magistrate Judge David Bartick, in San Diego federal court, said Bittner seemed to put his financial interests ahead of rules meant to help the survival of the eagles.