Named The New York Mets have made third baseman David Wright the fourth captain in team history. Wright joined Keith Hernandez, Gary Carter and John Franco as Mets to be appointed captain.
Confirmed An outside expert investigating the cause of a partial power outage during Super Bowl XLVII has confirmed that the failure occurred because a relay device malfunctioned. Utah-based forensic engineer John Palmer released his findings Thursday.
Charged Former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mark Duper was released from jail Thursday, charged after police say he beat his 17-year-old son during a series of fights at their Jacksonville home. Duper, who starred for the Dolphins from 1982 to 1992, spent a night in jail after his arrest Wednesday on one count of felony child abuse.
Arrested Two of the nation’s top sprinters were suspended by Florida State officials, hours after the athletes were arrested following an early-morning poolside shooting incident. A police report stated that Ronell J. Mance and Stephen Newbold were arrested moments after Tallahassee police were alerted that the shots were being fired at an off-campus student apartment complex at about 3:30 a.m.
Died George Lowe, the last surviving climber from the team that made the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, has died, his wife said. He was 89. Mary Lowe said her husband died Wednesday at a nursing home in Ripley, central England, after an illness.
• Harlon Hill, the former star receiver for the Chicago Bears whose name adorns the NCAA Division II player of the year trophy, has died. He was 80. Jeff Hodges, chairman of the National Harlon Hill Award Committee, said Hill died after a lengthy illness.
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