News archive from 5 February 2016

Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend tells police QB assaulted her

Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend tells police QB assaulted her

A woman who describes herself as the ex-girlfriend of Johnny Manziel said that Manziel struck her several times and that the Cleveland Browns quarterback appeared as if he “were on some kind of drugs” during their altercation in the Dallas area early...

Usa Today, 18:59 in Sport
 
Warriors visit White House, get roasted by the president

Warriors visit White House, get roasted by the president

The Golden State Warriors were honored at the White House to commemorate their championship season a year ago. Golden State could have its eye on a major free-agent pickup in the offseason, as revealed by coach Steve Kerr Thursday at the White House....

Usa Today, 18:59 in Sport
 
Broncos take a chance, and it pays off with Kubiak

Broncos take a chance, and it pays off with Kubiak

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — It's hard to know who took the bigger risk. Was it the team, the Denver Broncos, who were hiring a coach with recent health problems and a penchant for not maxing out talent? Or was it the coach, Gary Kubiak, who signed on...

Usa Today, 19:03 in Sport
 
New 'Star Wars' Lego sets to come to U.S. in March

New 'Star Wars' Lego sets to come to U.S. in March

A year before Star Wars: The Force Awakens started shattering every box office record in Hollywood, Lego enthusiast Marshal Banana decided to recreate the film's version of the Millennium Falcon. The result: a 7,500-piece Lego creation that measures...

 
Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend tells police he struck her

Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend tells police he struck her

CLEVELAND (AP) — Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend told police the Cleveland Browns quarterback hit her during an argument last weekend in Texas and said he appeared to be on drugs. Fort Worth police released a report Thursday that provided the first...

Usa Today, 19:15 in Sport
 
Column: Goodell riding high, and so is the unstoppable NFL

Column: Goodell riding high, and so is the unstoppable NFL

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Roger Goodell might as well mail this one in. Just before noon on Friday, the NFL commissioner will stand before a gaggle of media and deliver his annual State of the NFL address. It's a tradition born by the late Pete Rozelle in...

Usa Today, 19:15 in Sport
 
Brazil minister says no plans to cancel Rio Games

Brazil minister says no plans to cancel Rio Games

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's sports minister says the possibility of canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of the outbreak of the Zika virus "is not in discussion." Sports Minister George Hilton said in a statement Thursday that...

Usa Today, 19:33 in Sport
 
Reserved owner Jerry Richardson is Panthers' Grumpy Cat

Reserved owner Jerry Richardson is Panthers' Grumpy Cat

USA TODAY Sports' Lorenzo Reyes breaks down the Panthers' rushing attack as it prepares to face the stout Broncos defense. SAN JOSE — Everything about the Carolina Panthers’ run to Super Bowl 50 seems to be filled with jubilation ... except owner...

Usa Today, 19:33 in Sport
 
Threats prompt three Seattle-area schools to close

Threats prompt three Seattle-area schools to close

Three Seattle-area schools will be closed on Friday due to threats, the Lake Washington School District offices announced. Juanita High School, Redmond High School and the Futures School, which is located at Juanita High School, will not be open to...

 

Friday's forecast: Snowstorm for Northeast

The national weather forecast for Friday, February 5th calls for a mix of snow and rain for the Northeast from a coastal storm. FullscreenSnow fills the small dimples of Dream Lake at Rocky Mountain National Park. Darren White, Your TakeFullscreenA...

 
Detroit's Caldwell-Pope out with groin injury against Knicks

Detroit's Caldwell-Pope out with groin injury against Knicks

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is out for Thursday night's game against the New York Knicks with a right groin strain. Caldwell-Pope left the game in Wednesday's loss at Boston after he appeared to slip on a...

Usa Today, 19:54 in Sport
 
BMX star Dave Mirra dies

BMX star Dave Mirra dies

BMX star Dave Mirra has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police in Greenville, N.C., said Thursday. Mirra, 41, of Greenville was sitting in his truck when police found him. The release said he had been visiting friends in the area a...

Usa Today, 20:00 in Sport
 
U.S. Soccer lawsuit vs. players' union is no-win situation

U.S. Soccer lawsuit vs. players' union is no-win situation

The toughest battle the U.S. women’s soccer team faces in the run-up to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this summer might end up being in a courtroom rather than a stadium. And win or lose, it is hard to see an end to the acrimonious stalemate between...

Usa Today, 20:00 in Sport
 
Michael Moore says he's in ICU with pneumonia

Michael Moore says he's in ICU with pneumonia

Flint native and director talked to a crowd of 150 about the ongoing Flint water crisis that is affecting thousands of people. DETROIT — Filmmaker Michael Moore is in an intensive-care unit with pneumonia, he said Thursday through his verified Twitter...

 
'Neomasculinity' meetups canceled after police warnings

'Neomasculinity' meetups canceled after police warnings

The founder of a “neomasculinity” group called off a string of international meetups after warnings from the Texas governor, Des Moines police and other agencies this week. Daryush “Roosh” Valizadeh, the leader of Return of Kings, backpedaled after...

 

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