News archive from 2 March 2014

Obama urges Putin to pull troops back to Crimea bases in 90-minute phone call

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday that he was deeply concerned about the Russian Parliament's vote to approve military action in Ukraine, according to the White House. Obama described the move as a...

 

Obama warns Putin about Russian action in Crimea

President Barack Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin he was deeply concerned about the Russian Parliament's vote to approve military action in Ukraine, according to the White House. Obama described the move a clear violation of Ukrainian...

 

In Putin's calculus, U.S. needs Russia more than Russia needs the U.S.

WASHINGTON -- Why did Russian President Vladimir Putin risk political isolation, sanctions and other U.S.-led retaliatory measures with a surprise incursion into neighboring Ukraine? Because he can. Putin's audacity is underpinned by the reality that,...

 

UNC Asheville surges past Gardner-Webb 83-71

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Jaron Lane finished with 24 points and eight rebounds, and D.J. Cunningham added 11 points with 14 boards and eight blocks to help UNC Asheville defeat Gardner-Webb 83-71 on Saturday. UNC Asheville (16-14, 10-6 Big South) shot 49.2...

 

UNLV routs Air Force 93-67

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Khem Birch scored 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead seven UNLV players in double figures in a 93-67 blowout of Air Force on Saturday. UNLV (19-10, 10-6 Mountain West) piled up 51 points in the...

 
Official Chinese news service uses racial slur, calls outgoing U.S. ambassador 'rotten banana'

Official Chinese news service uses racial slur, calls outgoing U.S. ambassador 'rotten banana'

A Chinese government news service has been criticized after using a racial slur to describe the departing American ambassador. Gary Locke was called a "rotten banana" — as well as a "guide dog for the blind" and a...

 

Judge sides with Rams in age discrimination suit

ST. LOUIS -- A federal jury in St. Louis has found in favor of the St. Louis Rams in a lawsuit filed by a woman who claimed she was forced out because of her age. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1fR7b6e) reports Lory Fabian was 56 when she...

 

The evolution of Royals manager Ned Yost

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The reggae rhythms float from a black and red Beats by Dre speaker system into Ned Yost's office. The noise once bothered him. It still may, but now he tolerates it, even if it clashes with his baseball upbringing. Music, he...

 
Blue Jackets too much for Panthers 6-3

Blue Jackets too much for Panthers 6-3

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- It was a similar game — only with the Columbus Blue Jackets on the winning side — less than 48 hours later. Artem Anisimov scored a short-handed goal late in the second period and special teams provided four...

 

Green Bay wins 5th straight, beats Detroit 75-66

DETROIT, Mich. -- Keifer Sykes scored 12 of his 29 points — including a windmill dunk — in the last 4 minutes helping Green Bay win its fifth straight with a 75-66 victory over Detroit Saturday. Sykes banged down a 3-pointer with...

 
Randolph leads Alabama past Auburn, 73-57

Randolph leads Alabama past Auburn, 73-57

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Levi Randolph looked like a different player from the last Auburn game. Ditto for Alabama as a team. Randolph scored 24 points and the Crimson Tide rolled to a 73-57 victory over Auburn on Saturday in a matchup of struggling rivals...

 

McIlroy moves ahead by 2 at Honda Classic

Palm Beach Gardens, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Rory McIlroy carded a 1-under 69 on Saturday to increase his lead at the Honda Classic to two strokes. McIlroy, who won this event in 2012 and is seeking his seventh career title on the PGA Tour, finished...

 

Southern Illinois trips Illinois State 66-65

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Anthony Beane scored 21 points and freshman reserve Tyler Smithpeters hit a 3-pointer with 10 seconds left as Southern Illinois edged Illinois State 66-65 on Saturday. Smithpeters, who hit 3 of 4 treys, finished with 11 points and...

 

Winthrop beats Presbyterian 82-60

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Chris Farmer scored a career-high 18 points and Joab Jerome added 17 as Winthrop defeated Presbyterian 82-60 on Saturday in a Big South regular-season finale. Winthrop (17-12, 10-6) won 10 conference games for the first time since...

 

Abraham beats Stieglitz for WBO super middle belt

MAGDEBURG, Germany -- Arthur Abraham defeated Robert Stieglitz by split decision on Saturday in their third bout to win back the WBO super middleweight title he lost by TKO to his fellow German in March last year. Clark Sammartino of the United States...

 

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