News archive from 2 January 2012

Sean Collins, Used Science to Help Surfers, Dies at 59

Sean Collins, Used Science to Help Surfers, Dies at 59

Sean Collins, who created Surfline.com, whose forecasts and real-time views of beaches reach 1.5 million surfers a week, died on Monday in Newport Beach, Calif. He was 59. While playing tennis, he had a heart attack, his business partner, David...

 

Michael Vick leads Eagles to 4th straight win, 34-10 over Redskins

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Eagles are the hottest team not going to the playoffs. Michael Vick threw three touchdown passes, including a 62-yarder to DeSean Jackson, and the Eagles beat the Washington Redskins 34-10 Sunday for their fourth...

 

Brees and Saints set slew of records as Saints dominate Panthers, 45-17

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees and the record-setting Saints held nothing back in their season finale, heading into the playoffs in dominant fashion. Brees passed for 389 yards and five touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints set a slew of NFL and club...

 

Flynn throws for 480 yards and 6 TDs as Rodgers rests, Packers beat Lions 45-41

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Backup quarterback Matt Flynn threw a touchdown pass to Jermichael Finley with 1:10 left, giving the Green Bay Packers a 45-41 victory over the Detroit Lions in a wild regular-season finale in cold and windy conditions at...

 

Packers backup QB Matt Flynn throws 6 TDs as Packers top Lions 45-41

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Backup quarterback Matt Flynn threw a touchdown pass to Jermichael Finley with 1:10 left, giving the Green Bay Packers a 45-41 victory over the Detroit Lions in a wild regular-season finale in cold and windy conditions at Lambeau...

 

DePaul Game Day: Hosting 14-0 Syracuse

One way or another, there was going to an Orange blast in Rosemont on New Year's Day. Tucked between the Bears-Vikings game and the Bulls home opener against the Grizzlies was the visit of No. 1 Syracuse (14-0, 1-0 Big East) to DePaul (9-3, 0-0)....

 

John Henson leads No. 5 North Carolina past Monmouth 102-65 for 26th straight home win

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - John Henson scored 21 points and No. 5 North Carolina beat Monmouth 102-65 on Sunday for its 26th straight victory at the Smith Center. Harrison Barnes added 18 points for the Tar Heels (13-2). They shot 54 percent, built a...

 
Where are they now?

Where are they now?

Happy New Year! But before we get too far into 2012, let’s check in with some of the people I wrote about in 2011. Room service Christy Winton got an inadvertent lesson in how mean the Internet can be. In October, Christy’s 79-year-old mom, Joy...

 

As Redskins’ struggles drag on, so does court challenge to name

Back in 1992, Washington reigned as Super Bowl champs with high hopes for two in a row under coach Joe Gibbs. That year, a Native American resident of the District, Suzan Harjo, became the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking to change the team’s...

 
Brandon Bass not taking baby steps

Brandon Bass not taking baby steps

With every smooth jump shot he’s made and every powerful dunk he’s slammed home, Brandon Bass has made Glen Davis more of a distant memory. And the fact that Bass’ production has been devoid of any of the melodrama that swirled around Davis has made...

 
Flyers’ fans give Eric Lindros warm greeting

Flyers’ fans give Eric Lindros warm greeting

PHILADELPHIA - Along with a chance to appreciate hockey nostalgia at its highest, one of the most remarkable aspects of the alumni game between the Flyers and New York Rangers was the renewed appreciation fans displayed for Eric Lindros. It could be...

 
Flynn throws for 6 TDs as Packers beat Lions

Flynn throws for 6 TDs as Packers beat Lions

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Backup quarterback Matt Flynn threw a touchdown pass to Jermichael Finley with 1:10 left, giving the Green Bay Packers a 45-41 victory over the Detroit Lions in a wild regular-season finale in cold and windy conditions at Lambeau...

 

New Year’s shooting at California condo leaves 4 dead

CORONADO, Calif. - An early morning New Year’s shooting has left four people dead at a condominium near San Diego, authorities said Sunday. Police responded to a 911 cellphone call of shots fired in Coronado, a wealthy seaside suburb of about 24,000...

 

Man drives car into Merrimack River in Concord

CONCORD, N.H.-A tired motorist who fell asleep at the wheel escaped uninjured after driving his car into the Merrimack River in Concord. New Hampshire State police say 23-year-old Ryan Casey, of Hanover, Mass., drove off Interstate 93 at about 7 a.m....

 

NH shift brings new dynamic to GOP contest

MERRIMACK, N.H.-The political world shifts 1,300 miles east later this week. And the end of Tuesday's Iowa presidential caucuses will give way a day later to a very different contest in New Hampshire, thrusting a new set of faces, issues and political...

 

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