News archive from 1 January 2014

Illinois holds off Indiana in overtime, 83-80

Illinois holds off Indiana in overtime, 83-80

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois sank five key free throws late to knock off Indiana in overtime 83-80 Saturday in the Big Ten opener for both teams. Illinois center Nnanna Egwu sank two free throws with 22 seconds left in overtime to give the Illini...

 

Mississippi Valley St. outdistances Selma 99-87

CLARKSDALE, Miss. -- Jeffrey Simmons scored 22 points and Anthony McDonald added 19 as Mississippi Valley State out-paced NAIA Selma 99-87 Tuesday. The Delta Devils (4-9) broke away for good when Blake Ralling snapped a 25-25 tie with a layup and...

 
Former Charlotte family in S. Sudan faces choice: Escape or stay with orphans

Former Charlotte family in S. Sudan faces choice: Escape or stay with orphans

MALAKAL, South Sudan The eyes of the American parents living at a United Nations camp alongside thousands of South Sudanese refugees fill with tears as they describe their options: remain and risk another rebel assault or fly to safety, leaving behind...

 

Cayman police search for cruise ship tourist

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands Cayman Islands authorities are searching for a passenger who has gone missing from a cruise ship. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Force says a cruise line passenger was reported missing Tuesday morning and search operations...

 
Big changes in the air for marijuana policies in 2014

Big changes in the air for marijuana policies in 2014

New Year's Day is a shining moment for those who've shouted Free the Weed in Colorado. And many in Michigan are voicing similarly upbeat sentiment about broadening the access to recreational as well as medical marijuana. Colorado kicks off legal sales...

 

Michigan's Stryker buys California surgical business

KALAMAZOO - Michigan-based Stryker Corp. says it will pay $120 million to buy Patient Safety Technologies Inc., a maker of surgical safety systems. Kalamazoo-based Stryker said Tuesday that it will pay $2.22 a share for the Irvine, Calif.-based...

 
Washington 106, Detroit 99: Why the Pistons lost Monday

Washington 106, Detroit 99: Why the Pistons lost Monday

At the Palace ■ What happened: Make it another fourth-quarter collapse for the Pistons. The Wizards made a nine-point lead going into the final frame evaporate quickly and they were able to take the rematch after thumping the Pistons by 24...

 
Chelsea reports annual losses of more than $80m

Chelsea reports annual losses of more than $80m

LONDON -- Chelsea has posted annual losses of more than $80 million but the Premier League club remains confident of complying with UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules. The club slipped back into the red a year after making a profit for the first time...

 
Cavs' Kyrie Irving to have MRI on knee

Cavs' Kyrie Irving to have MRI on knee

INDIANAPOLIS -- Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving injured his left knee Tuesday in a loss to Indiana and was scheduled to have an MRI on Wednesday. Irving was helped off the floor in the third quarter after falling awkwardly on a missed...

 
Obamacare signups hit 2 million mark Tuesday

Obamacare signups hit 2 million mark Tuesday

WASHINGTON — The White House claimed a small Obamacare victory Tuesday with signups surpassing 2 million at year's end. The figure falls short of the program's New Year's goal of 3.3 million and is a long way from the goal of 7 million signups by the...

 
Body maps show where we feel love, anger and shame 

Body maps show where we feel love, anger and shame 

You really do feel happiness from head to toe, according to a new study. Researchers in Finland found that people around the world have the same bodily reactions to specific emotions, and they have created a series of heat maps that show these...

 

DeCock: Peach Bowl served ACC-SEC rivalry well

ATLANTA The banners hanging from streetlights in downtown Atlanta proclaim “ACC vs. SEC” in giant letters, just above the phrase “Celebrate the Rivalry.” It's New Year's Eve in Atlanta, and for more than...

 

UNC tops UNC Wilmington 84-51 in final tuneup before ACC play begins

CHAPEL HILL Some in North Carolina's student section wore New Year's Eve hats on Tuesday night, and for just the second time in school history the Tar Heels wore their blue road jerseys for a home game. The game came with a marketing slogan, too:...

 

Schumacher improving, has second surgery

(SportsNetwork.com) - Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher underwent a second surgery to alleviate pressure on his brain, though the auto racing legend still remains in critical condition as he battles a traumatic head injury from a...

 
Manning's record might not last very long

Manning's record might not last very long

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Peyton Manning says his records won't last long. One of them might not even last the week. Elias Sports Bureau, which keeps the NFL's statistical records, is reviewing a 7-yard pass from Manning to Eric Decker that occurred in the...

 

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