News archive from 3 March 2013

Jamie Samuelsen's blog: Expect Michigan to regroup, beat Michigan State on Sunday

Jamie Samuelsen's blog: Expect Michigan to regroup, beat Michigan State on Sunday

Jamie Samuelsen, co-host of the “Jamie and Wojo” show at 6 p.m. weekdays on WXYT-FM (97.1), blogs for freep.com. His opinions do not necessarily reflect those of the Detroit Free Press nor its writers. You can reach him at jamsam22@gmail.com, follow...

 
Michigan coach John Beilein considering lineup changes to match up better to Michigan State

Michigan coach John Beilein considering lineup changes to match up better to Michigan State

When Michigan played Michigan State on Feb. 12 in East Lansing, the Spartans had mismatches all over the court. With the exception of point guard, MSU won the battles it needed to and played the others to a draw. U-M coach John Beilein wouldn't commit...

 
Former U-M, MSU players hold friendly wager for charity ahead of Sunday's game

Former U-M, MSU players hold friendly wager for charity ahead of Sunday's game

Draymond Green and Jerel Worthy don't want to wear Michigan shirts next week. Ditto for Brandon Graham and Mike Martin, and Michigan State shirts. See, there's even more at stake Sunday for the former Spartans and Wolverines' than the big hoops game...

 

PREP ROUNDUP: Waters, West Point earn 5-1 decision over Curry

JASPER - The West Point varsity baseball team notched its second win of the season with a 5-1 road win over Curry on Friday night. Wesley Waters was in mid-season form, tossing a complete-game one-hitter, striking out 11 batters and walking just one...

 

Bud Selig calls for tougher drug penalties

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig wants tougher penalties for major league players who violate the sport's drug agreement. Players' association head Michael Weiner said the union is willing to discuss changes, but only ones that...

 

Recap: Houston vs. Atlanta

J.D. Martinez went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer to lead the Houston Astros to a 6-5 decision over the Atlanta Braves in spring training action. Martinez's blast off Sean Gilmartin highlighted a four-run fourth inning for Houston, with Fernando...

 

The name of Dyson's game with Royals: speed

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Kansas City Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson made a request recently; he wants to be known as Mr. Zoombiya, which is his Twitter handle. The request came accompanied by his distinctive cackle. So who knows how serious he is?...

 
Huge 40-pound meteorite found in eastern Antarctica, the biggest discovery in the region since 1988

Huge 40-pound meteorite found in eastern Antarctica, the biggest discovery in the region since 1988

Researchers in eastern Antarctica hit the jackpot last month when they stumbled across an unusually large meteorite. The team of Belgian and Japanese scientists had been braving the frigid temperatures of Antarctica to find meteorite fragments,...

 
'Each item tells a human story,' UCF prof says at history harvest

'Each item tells a human story,' UCF prof says at history harvest

SANFORD - A photo of two Ukrainian girls taken during the 1913 famine. A property deed for Sanford from 1943. A 1907 report card from Sanford Grammar School. These were the family treasures carefully scanned into digital format for the University of...

 

Simeon All Access | Jabari Parker: A name, a brand

In the back corner of Simeon's cafeteria, at a table usually reserved for boys basketball players, Jabari Parker is talking about a couple of dark weeks he experienced over the summer, when he went from being on top of the high school basketball world...

 
On New York's fracking future, Gov. Cuomo persuaded by RFK Jr. to withhold decision until research study is complete

On New York's fracking future, Gov. Cuomo persuaded by RFK Jr. to withhold decision until research study is...

A voice from Camelot convinced Gov. Cuomo to reconsider a plan for fracking in New York State. The governor’s ex-brother-in-law, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., convinced Cuomo to await the findings from a new study before giving his go-ahead to the...

 
Where are they now?

Where are they now?

Players Neb Hayden Hayden, Myers Park's star quarterback in 1965, played for coach Bear Bryant at Alabama for two seasons. After college, Hayden worked with the Young Life youth ministry in Huntsville, Ala. He became an associate of the International...

 

Recap: Arizona vs. Texas

Elvis Andrus, Craig Gentry and Brandon Allen each homered in Texas' 7-1 Cactus League win over Arizona. Julio Borbon hit an RBI double and added a sacrifice fly for the Rangers. Matt Harrison got the start for Texas and scattered three hits over three...

 
Holtby makes 35 saves and Caps blank Jets 3-0

Holtby makes 35 saves and Caps blank Jets 3-0

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Braden Holtby stopped 35 shots and Mike Ribeiro had a goal and an assist and the Washington Capitals defeated the Winnipeg Jets 3-0 on Saturday. Matt Hendricks and Todd Brouwer, with his team-leading ninth goal of the season,...

 
No. 6 Kansas beats West Virginia 91-65

No. 6 Kansas beats West Virginia 91-65

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- West Virginia made its first trip to Kansas' famed Allen Fieldhouse a memorable one - for the Jayhawks. The Mountaineers held a seven-point lead midway through the first half before No. 6 Kansas found its rhythm and rolled to a 91-65...

 

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