News archive from 4 January 2016

NFL coaching watch: Tom Coughlin, Chuck Pagano wait to learn fates on Black Monday

NFL coaching watch: Tom Coughlin, Chuck Pagano wait to learn fates on Black Monday

The dreaded Black Monday — and coaching pink slips that come with it — is nearly here with the 2015 NFL regular drawing to a close. The Cleveland Browns fired coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer on Sunday night, five days after the...

Usa Today, 19:18 in Sport
 
Texans clinch division title with 30-6 win over Jags

Texans clinch division title with 30-6 win over Jags

HOUSTON (AP) — Jacksonville couldn't protect Blake Bortles on Sunday against the Houston Texans. And it led to another lopsided loss for the Jaguars. J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus combined for 6 1/2 sacks on a day when Houston set a franchise record...

Usa Today, 19:38 in Sport
 

No. 16 Texas A&M women beat Georgia 73-62

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Courtney Walker scored 20 points and No. 16 Texas A&M topped Georgia 73-62 in an SEC opener on Sunday. Walker was 5 of 12 from the floor and 10 of 12 from the line. She added five rebounds, three assists and a steal....

Usa Today, 19:38 in Sport
 
Browns fire Mike Pettine, Ray Farmer in latest shake-up

Browns fire Mike Pettine, Ray Farmer in latest shake-up

The Cleveland Browns have fired Mike Pettine as head coach and Ray Farmer as general manager. The franchise announced the moves Sunday night in a press release. The Browns struggled in the pair's two seasons in Cleveland, compiling a 10-21 record in...

Usa Today, 19:38 in Sport
 
Assembling Kachemak Bay belugas, bone by bone

Assembling Kachemak Bay belugas, bone by bone

HOMER — In a classroom at the Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College, students were spending their lunch hour with bones and teeth. Whale bones and teeth, to be exact. The fall semester was rolling towards its end, and the pressure was on to...

 
Memory's watery path in Southeast Alaska

Memory's watery path in Southeast Alaska

The Geography of Water By Mary Emerick; University of Alaska Press; $16.95; 186 pages; paperback >I remember once, a few years ago, camping out by Fourth of July Beach during a spring storm, waves crashing above my head, sand in my eyes, the wind...

 
Chiefs beat Raiders 23-17 to enter playoffs on streak

Chiefs beat Raiders 23-17 to enter playoffs on streak

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs will carry a franchise-record 10-game winning streak into the playoffs. Alex Smith threw two touchdown passes, the Chiefs sacked Raiders quarterback Derek Carr six times and Kansas City held on for a 23-17 victory...

Usa Today, 19:49 in Sport
 
Steelers sneak into AFC playoffs with 28-12 win over Browns

Steelers sneak into AFC playoffs with 28-12 win over Browns

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger looked up in the fourth quarter and noticed Pittsburgh fans twirling their Terrible Towels with delight. The Steelers needed help, and they got it. They're still in the hunt for another Super Bowl title....

Usa Today, 19:49 in Sport
 
Major earthquake hits northeast India

Major earthquake hits northeast India

An earthquake measuring 6.8 magnitude hit northeast India near its border with Myanmar and Bangladesh early Monday, the BBC reported. There was no immediate information on casualties. The quake struck at 4:35 a.m. local time (23:05 GMT Sunday), about...

 
McCarron leads playoff-bound Bengals over Ravens 24-16

McCarron leads playoff-bound Bengals over Ravens 24-16

CINCINNATI (AP) — AJ McCarron overcame a rough start and threw a pair of touchdown passes Sunday, rallying Cincinnati to a sloppy 24-16 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. The Bengals (12-4) matched the best record in franchise history — they also won...

Usa Today, 20:02 in Sport
 

Packers missing 2 starters vs. Vikings

The Green Bay Packers are missing starting left tackle David Bakhtiari and starting cornerback Sam Shields for Sunday night's winner-take-all game against Minnesota. Bakhtiari is inactive because of an ankle injury. The Packers didn't announce who...

Usa Today, 20:02 in Sport
 
Candidates trying to crack Iowa caucus avoiders

Candidates trying to crack Iowa caucus avoiders

Political reporter Jennifer Jacobs asks potential caucus avoiders to describe the Iowa Caucuses in three words, and gets their opinions on some of the current presidential front runners. DES MOINES -- After spending months cultivating party activists,...

 
AFC wild-card matchup previews: Chiefs at Texans, Steelers at Bengals

AFC wild-card matchup previews: Chiefs at Texans, Steelers at Bengals

An early week at next weekend's wild-card matchups in the AFC: KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (11-5) AT HOUSTON TEXANS (9-7) About the Chiefs: The AFC's hottest club, Kansas City is riding a 10-game winning streak and is just the second team in NFL history (1970...

Usa Today, 20:33 in Sport
 
Dawson kicks 23-yard winning field goal, 49ers beat Rams

Dawson kicks 23-yard winning field goal, 49ers beat Rams

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Whatever Jim Tomsula's future holds as 49ers coach, San Francisco produced a memorable finish to his first season. Perhaps his only season. Phil Dawson kicked a 23-yard field goal 11:33 into overtime for his fourth of the...

Usa Today, 20:33 in Sport
 
The Harrisons: Brock Osweiler plays his way back to bench

The Harrisons: Brock Osweiler plays his way back to bench

In honor of Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison's bold stance, our weekly award for NFL players (and even owners) who didn't even deserve a participation trophy in Week 17: DAN CARPENTER It wasn’t so much that the Buffalo Bills kicker missed...

Usa Today, 20:56 in Sport
 
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