News archive from 4 February 2016

Football legends tackle wine country

Football legends tackle wine country

Napa Valley is joining in on the festivities of Super Bowl week. NAPA, Calif. — Charles Woodson discovered the secret to a long and successful National Football League career many years ago. Red wine. “Charles became interested in wine when he was...

Usa Today, 19:02 in Sport
 
Ohio St., Michigan classes show most star power in Big Ten

Ohio St., Michigan classes show most star power in Big Ten

The competition between Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh never ends. Meyer signed the class rated best in the Big Ten on Wednesday, just ahead of Michigan's. Harbaugh, however, landed the best player in the country. Meyer's Buckeyes brought in 25 players,...

Usa Today, 19:02 in Sport
 
NHL suspends Wideman 20 games for abuse of official

NHL suspends Wideman 20 games for abuse of official

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL suspended Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman 20 games on Wednesday for cross-checking a linesman last week during a game, the second-longest suspension in NHL history for abusing an official. Wideman was suspended for...

Usa Today, 19:02 in Sport
 
Fact check: Clinton’s bipartisan bluster

Fact check: Clinton’s bipartisan bluster

Former senator Hillary Clinton said she did not know of “a single Republican who didn’t co-sponsor one of the bills that I worked on.” Actually, our analysis shows 14 of the 70 GOP senators who served with Clinton didn’t co-sponsor any of her bills....

 
Jury awards $23.1M to black Fla. man shot, paralyzed by sheriff's sergeant

Jury awards $23.1M to black Fla. man shot, paralyzed by sheriff's sergeant

A federal grand jury awarded $23.1 million on Wednesday to an unarmed black man who was shot by a Palm Beach County, Fla., sheriff's sergeant in 2013 and paralyzed from the waist down. Dontrell Stephens, now 22-years-old, was stopped for riding his...

 
Like Elway, Manning has chance to tie things up with a title

Like Elway, Manning has chance to tie things up with a title

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The last time the world saw John Elway in a Broncos uniform, he was facing the stands, both hands aloft, holding his helmet in his left hand, and his right hand clenched into a tight, celebratory fist. He flashed that toothy...

Usa Today, 19:43 in Sport
 
Will Dwight Howard pursue a max deal this summer?

Will Dwight Howard pursue a max deal this summer?

The circus known as NBA free agency is still five months away, but there is an opening act to that annual show that has been ongoing for quite some time now: the scouting process. With every performance of this 2015-16 season, the free-agents-to-be...

Usa Today, 19:43 in Sport
 
Newton, Panthers stay true to personality at Super Bowl

Newton, Panthers stay true to personality at Super Bowl

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Cam Newton wearing $850 Versace gold and zebra-print pants on a cross-country flight. Josh Norman sporting a Mexican wrestling mask with a Panthers logo and calling himself "El Bandolero" on Opening Night. Teammates...

Usa Today, 19:55 in Sport
 
Twitter to release shareholder letter on quarterly performance

Twitter to release shareholder letter on quarterly performance

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter says it will release an earnings letter rather than having chief executive Jack Dorsey and other executives make prepared remarks about the company's performance on the quarterly earnings call next week. The letter will replace...

 

Mother of Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer dies

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — The mother of Rutgers women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer has died. Rutgers announced the death of Thelma Stoner on Wednesday. The school gave no other details. Stringer missed a game on Jan. 16 against Nebraska to be...

Usa Today, 19:59 in Sport
 
Alabama leads another strong recruiting class for the SEC

Alabama leads another strong recruiting class for the SEC

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Alabama's still the unquestioned king of Southeastern Conference recruiting. That doesn't mean the competition isn't closing the gap. The Crimson Tide and coach Nick Saban closed with a flourish on Wednesday during national...

Usa Today, 19:59 in Sport
 
Lawsuit: Lottery fraud reduced winner's payout

Lawsuit: Lottery fraud reduced winner's payout

DES MOINES, Iowa — “Lucky” Larry Dawson won $6 million dollars from a Hot Lotto ticket, but he would have been even luckier if a lottery security chief hadn’t rigged the game and reduced his payout, according to a newly filed lawsuit. The lawsuit...

 
City's new mayor surprised with $7.8M in unpaid bills

City's new mayor surprised with $7.8M in unpaid bills

City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison provides an overview of the cash flow issues that the city faces, which has led to bills being left unpaid. POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — A newly elected mayor and his administration have unearthed more than $7.8 million...

 
Brennan: Eli Manning supports brother on and off the field

Brennan: Eli Manning supports brother on and off the field

SAN FRANCISCO – Eli Manning has a simple definition for his role at Super Bowl 50. “I watch as a little brother, rooting for my big brother to go out there and play well.” That supportive role reaches off the field as well, where, on Wednesday...

Usa Today, 20:23 in Sport
 

LSU adds depth to veteran squad with top-5 rated class

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Tigers coach Les Miles was not necessarily seeking immediate help from the 2016 recruiting class, not with up to 18 starters returning from last season's 9-3 LSU team, Still, there could be a number of players contributing...

Usa Today, 20:23 in Sport
 

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