News archive from 1 January 2012

Departure of a Star Is a Test of Faith

As a native Clevelander and a lifelong die-hard fan of the Indians, the Browns and the Cavaliers, what’s left of my heart goes out to the fans of St. Louis upon their recent loss of Albert Pujols to the merciless scourge of free agency. Small solace...

 
MLB whispers: Jays prospect Drabek bait for Cubs' Garza

MLB whispers: Jays prospect Drabek bait for Cubs' Garza

Kyle Drabek, who was seen as the key to the Blue Jays' Roy Halladay trade with the Phillies, is being dangled to the Cubs in talks for Matt Garza. He had a nightmare 2011 but some scouts believe he can regain his value if he stops trying to learn a...

 

Business book reviews: Hiring for Attitude and Business at the Speed of Now

By JIM PAWLAK Special Contributor Hiring for Attitude Mark Murphy (McGraw-Hill, $28) Based on research covering more than 20,000 new hires over the last three years, Mark Murphy found that 46 percent were fired, received poor performance reviews or...

 

UF-OSU Gator Bowl a matchup of programs in transition

JACKSONVILLE - Shortly after Luke Fickell was announced at the interim coach at Ohio State, he got a call from another of the profession's young coaches. Will Muschamp was preparing for his first season as a head coach at Florida, albeit without the...

 

Boynton, Murphy lead 10th-ranked Gators back onto winning path with 90-70 victory over Yale

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Kenny Boynton's 26 points led No. 10 Florida to a 90-70 victory over Yale on Saturday less than 40 hours after the Gators were upset at Rutgers. Patrick Young added 19 points and Erik Murphy had 18 for Florida (11-3), while...

 

Bell cow: Backup QB runs for 3 TDs as OU wins Insight Bowl, 31-14, over Iowa

TEMPE, Ariz. — Oklahoma dodged a big rally and a falling camera to pull out a gritty win. Blake Bell ran for his third touchdown in the closing seconds and the No. 19 Sooners survived a late rally, not to mention the crashing camera, to close out a...

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Arsenal's Vermaelen faces spell on sidelines

LONDON (Reuters) - Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen will be out for up to three weeks with a calf strain, manager Arsene Wenger said Saturday. The Gunners were already missing four defenders when the Belgian international deepened the club's injury...

 
Michigan State 68, Nebraska 55: Spartans win 13th straight

Michigan State 68, Nebraska 55: Spartans win 13th straight

The Michigan State Spartans defeated Nebraska, 68-55, in a Big Ten matchup this afternoon in Lincoln. It was the Spartans' 13th straight victory and second straight in the conference. It was the first meeting between the two basketball teams as Big...

 
No. 15 Mississippi State beats Utah State, 66-64

No. 15 Mississippi State beats Utah State, 66-64

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Rodney Hood scored 16 points, Arnett Moultrie added 15 points and No. 15 Mississippi State escaped with a 66-64 victory over Utah State on Saturday. Mississippi State (13-2) needed a defensive stop on its final possession to seal...

 
Tribune writers pick 'em: Bears at Vikings

Tribune writers pick 'em: Bears at Vikings

Brad Biggs 12-3Joe Webb gave the Vikings a real spark last week, but they will turn back to rookie quarterback Christian Ponder and the Bears will put in the effort to end the season at .500. Bears 24, Vikings 17 Matt Bowen 11-4Josh McCown will have...

 

3 Bears: Just right, too cold, whipping cold

Just right: Kahlil BellThe only upside to the injuries the Bears have experienced is the chance it gives them to try out their depth. By reaching the third spot on the depth chart at running back they learned Marion Barber probably doesn't need to be...

 

Boynton, Gators thump Yale

GAINESVILLE - Kenny Boynton scored 26 points, and No. 10 Florida rebounded from an upset loss at Rutgers by beating Yale 90-70 on Saturday afternoon. The Gators (11-3), whose five-game winning streak ended with an 85-83 double-overtime loss Thursday...

 

Green scores 19 and Appling 14, No. 16 Michigan St. pulls away late to beat Nebraska 68-55

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Draymond Green scored 19 points and Keith Appling had eight of his 14 in the last 7 minutes to help No. 16 Michigan State hold off struggling Nebraska 68-55 on Saturday, the Spartans' 13th straight victory. The Spartans (13-2, 2-0...

 

Pittsburgh parking spot assessed at $287,800

PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh residents are up in arms over a new countywide reassessment that has seen some property values triple or quadruple for tax purposes, but real estate attorney Richard Milesky Jr. thinks he can top them all. The Pittsburgh...

 
Biggs' four downs: The Martz question

Biggs' four downs: The Martz question

1. The Martz questionLovie Smith wondered aloud how he could possibly be asked about the future of offensive coordinator Mike Martz on Wednesday. What's surprising is how Smith wasn't expecting to be asked about his longtime friend, especially given...

 

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