News archive from 2 February 2014

Pirates manager feels right at home at Clint Hurdle Field

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. -- In the mid-1970s, after everyone else had gone home, Clint Hurdle would stand at the plate of Merritt Island High School's baseball field. His father, Clint Sr., would pitch to him so Hurdle could put on a show for the major...

 
Flyers beat Kings 2-0 behind Mason's 3rd shutout

Flyers beat Kings 2-0 behind Mason's 3rd shutout

LOS ANGELES -- Steve Mason posted his second shutout in three games with 35 saves and Wayne Simmonds scored his 100th NHL goal, leading the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. It was the 22nd career shutout and...

 

Lacy, Richardson top rookies

NEW YORK -- Green Bay running back Eddie Lacy and Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson won The Associated Press NFL awards as the top rookies for 2013. They were the first two award winners during Saturday night's NFL Honors show. A second-round...

 

San Diego's Rivers wins AP Comeback Player

NEW YORK -- Philip Rivers' turnaround season has earned him The Associated Press NFL Comeback Player of the Year award. Rivers led the San Diego Chargers to a wild-card playoff spot with four straight victories to close out the schedule, giving them a...

 

Northwestern State defeats Abilene Christian 84-66

NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Brison White scored a career-high 28 points and Jalan West added 13 points and matched a career-best 10 assists as Northwestern State won its fourth straight with an 84-66 victory on Saturday over Abilene Christian. Northwestern...

 

Hagel calls Air Force nuclear officers in bunkers

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has made the rare gesture of phoning Air Force nuclear officers in their underground launch bunkers in Montana to update them on efforts to correct problems in their service. Hagel placed...

 

Evansville blows lead in 81-67 loss to No. 4 WSU

WICHITA, Kan. -- Evansville coach Marty Simmons watched his young team race out to a big early lead on No. 4 Wichita State. Then he saw the Shockers slap on the press and come roaring right back. It's something they've done to plenty of teams this...

 

Pacific beats San Diego 84-67

SAN DIEGO -- Trevin Harris and Andrew Bock each scored 16 points and Tony Gill added 15 as Pacific beat San Diego 84-67 on Saturday. After San Diego scored the first 12 points of the game, Pacific (12-9, 3-7 West Coast Conference) came back to seize a...

 

Nicholls State shuts down Central Arkansas 78-67

THIBODAUX, La. -- Sam McBeath scored 20 points and Dantrell Thomas added 19 with 10 rebounds and five assists as Nicholls State defeated Central Arkansas 78-67 Saturday. The Colonels (10-8, 7-2 Southland Conference) shot 51 percent from the field and...

 
Oklahoma upends No. 11 Oklahoma State 81-74

Oklahoma upends No. 11 Oklahoma State 81-74

NORMAN, Okla. -- Sharane Campbell scored a career-high 28 points and Oklahoma extended its home dominance over 11th-ranked Oklahoma State with an 81-74 win in Norman on Saturday. Oklahoma State has now lost 16 consecutive times on the Sooners court....

 

Home on the (gun) range

Let's see a show of hands of all you folks out there who would like a neighbor to set up a shooting range in his back yard and start firing away at any time of the day or night. Hmmm . . . don't see a lot of raised hands out there. Guess that has to...

 
Baltimore Ravens' John Harbaugh happy, yet sad for losing Jim Caldwell to Detroit Lions

Baltimore Ravens' John Harbaugh happy, yet sad for losing Jim Caldwell to Detroit Lions

NEW YORK - Before the Detroit Lions hired Jim Caldwell as head coach, reports out of Baltimore suggested Caldwell's job as Ravens offensive coordinator was in jeopardy. But Ravens coach John Harbaugh said at the NFL Honors show tonight that he had no...

 
Oklahoma upends No. 11 Oklahoma State 81-74

Oklahoma upends No. 11 Oklahoma State 81-74

NORMAN, Okla. -- Prior to the Bedlam matchup at Oklahoma on Saturday, 11th-ranked Oklahoma State was unbeaten in their last 33 games when scoring at least 70 points. That streak ended in Norman, thanks to an unexpected outburst from Oklahoma guard...

 

Rutgers tops Houston 93-70

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- J.J. Moore scored a career-high 27 points to lead Rutgers to a 93-70 victory over Houston Saturday. Myles Mack added 25 points and six assists for the Scarlet Knights (9-13, 3-6 American Athletic Conference), who snapped a...

 
Cardozo fails on late penalty as Benfica draw

Cardozo fails on late penalty as Benfica draw

LISBON, Portugal -- Substitute Oscar Cardozo marked his return from a back injury with a forgettable finale after failing on a late penalty for 10-man Benfica to draw 1-1 at Gil Vicente in the Portuguese league on Saturday. Cardozo, returning after...

 

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