Daily Archive: September 27, 2012

Sports

Dickey gets 20th win, leads Mets over Pirates 6-5

by Ronald BlumAP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — R.A. Dickey became the first knuckleballer to win 20 games in more than three decades, tying his career-high with 13 strikeouts and leading the New York Mets over Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 Thursday behind David Wright’s tiebreaking, three-run homer. INJURED PIRATE—Pittsburgh Pirates Andrew McCutchen ducks a high pitch from New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey during the second inning of a baseball game at Citi Field in New York, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

National

Pa. voter ID judge hears from frustrated voters

by Marc LevyAssociated Press WriterHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge weighing whether to stop a new Pennsylvania law requiring voters to show photo identification heard testimony Thursday from people who told of making numerous trips to driver’s license centers to confront clerks confused by a bureaucratic maze of IDs, requirements and paperwork.

Sports

Jay-Z: Bringing Nets to Brooklyn an American dream

by John Carucci Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP)—Jay-Z has accomplished a lot in his career, but his latest feat has him feeling that like he’s living the American dream.The 42-year-old music mogul and entrepreneur says when he was a poor kid in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, he never imagined that he’d someday own a piece of a basketball team. Now Jay is an investor in the Brooklyn Nets and instrumental in moving the franchise from New Jersey. LIVING THE DREAM—In this file March 11, 2010, file photo, Jay-Z attends the groundbreaking ceremony for the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York, new home to the Brooklyn Nets NBA basketball team. Bringing a major sports franchise back to Brooklyn makes Jay-Z feel he’s living the American dream and before his new team takes to the court, the rapper will christen the new arena with an eight show run beginning on Friday, Sept. 28 (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)