News archive from 5 January 2015

Lessons and old and new abound in first full week of ACC play

It's back to school week in the ACC, a time when students return to campus, when old lessons become familiar again and new ones are taught. And so it was during the first full weekend of conference play. What did we learn? Some new things, which we'll...

 

Kyle Hagel sets tone early as Checkers pummel Stars, 5-2

The Checkers tapped their sticks against the boards a bit louder than usual as Kyle Hagel made his way from the penalty box to the bench early in the first period of Sunday afternoon's game. Hagel, who earned the sign of respect from his teammates...

 
3 sisters killed in Fla. crash were nearly home

3 sisters killed in Fla. crash were nearly home

MELBOURNE, Fla. — It was supposed to be a quick getaway for 56-year-old Rose Neal and her two sisters, a chance to go to Miami for a little fun before heading back home to care for her ailing 29-year-old son. Instead, the day trip took a tragic turn...

 
ICYMI: Snow blankets Grand Canyon on New Year's Day

ICYMI: Snow blankets Grand Canyon on New Year's Day

What a wonderful way to ring in 2015 with mother nature. A storm on New Year's Day turned the Grand Canyon National Park into a picturesque winter scene. Folks can download the breathtaking panorama via Flicker. The South Rim roads were open but...

 
Paraplegic bride loses 192 lbs, walks on wedding day

Paraplegic bride loses 192 lbs, walks on wedding day

After breaking her back in a car accident, Tami Martin was told she'd never walk again -- but she refuses to accept "no." ATLANTA, GA. – When Rob Dietrich carried Tami Martin out of the church as his new bride, she'd just finished the most...

 

No. 9 Tar Heels whip Wolfpack in ACC opener

CHAPEL HILL Stuart Scott was definitely on the minds of the North Carolina women's basketball team heading into Sunday's ACC opener against N.C. State. The No. 9 Tar Heels, who learned of his death at the end of a long battle with cancer earlier in...

 
Bengals set NFL record with 26-10 loss to Colts

Bengals set NFL record with 26-10 loss to Colts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Very ugly. And very familiar. It happens to Andy Dalton and the Bengals every year, which is why that incredible streak is now 24 years and counting since Cincinnati's most recent playoff win. The Bengals made NFL history on Sunday...

AZCentral, 19:31 in Sport
 
Rain-swollen Choccolocco Creek causes road closures

Rain-swollen Choccolocco Creek causes road closures

Two Oxford roads were closed Sunday because of flooding after heavy rain Saturday night and into the morning, according to police. Oxford police Chief Bill Partridge said Boiling Springs Road from Lori Lane to Leon Smith Parkway was impassable. Mellon...

 
Promising season ends abruptly for Steelers

Promising season ends abruptly for Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers roared through a perfect December with the kind of urgency that stoked memories of Super Bowls past. They won their first division title in four years, looking like a team peaking at the right time. The valley...

AZCentral, 19:36 in Sport
 
Oregon leads the way in the year of the Pac-12

Oregon leads the way in the year of the Pac-12

At Oregon State, which has the one of the Pac-12 Conference's smallest football venues in terms of overall seating capacity, plans have been made to invest more than $40 million to overhaul locker rooms, equipment, training areas and meeting rooms...

Usa Today, 19:43 in Sport
 
Big 12 boasts big depth: 'We don't have a bottom' in this league

Big 12 boasts big depth: 'We don't have a bottom' in this league

FORT WORTH — After winning its season's Big 12 opener Saturday, Bob Huggins made his way to the team bus and assessed the two-month gauntlet that loomed ahead, an unrelenting lineup of tough games in what the veteran coach calls the deepest conference...

Usa Today, 19:43 in Sport
 
Analysis: Colts ride good Luck past Bengals and into Denver

Analysis: Colts ride good Luck past Bengals and into Denver

Video Keywords Cincinnati Bengals Tom Brady Super Bowls touchdown pass AJ green Andrew Luck New England Trent Richardson Cincinnati Indianapolis Denver Baltimore England USA TODAY Sports' Tom Pelissero breaks down what's ahead for the Colts in their...

Usa Today, 19:43 in Sport
 
Panthers will travel to Seattle for NFC Divisional Round game

Panthers will travel to Seattle for NFC Divisional Round game

The Panthers' path to the NFC Championship Game will go through Seattle. The Panthers learned Sunday evening the Seahawks will be their opponent on Saturday night at 8:15 EST. The Cowboys beat the Lions 24-20 on Sunday night. With Seattle being the...

 

Four-alarm fire engulfs Rowan Co. factory, 1 injury reported

A four-alarm fire damaged a metal component manufacturing company near the western Rowan County town of Mount Ulla on Sunday, injuring one firefighter. One firefighter was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, but a firefighter on the scene...

 

Marcus Paige-Jerian Grant highlights Notre Dame at UNC

CLEMSON, S.C. There wasn't all that much time for No. 19 North Carolina to savor its best performance of the season here on Saturday night. After the Tar Heels' 74-50 victory at Clemson, thoughts turned quickly to the next game, and the next test,...

 

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