News archive from 6 January 2013

Mark Whicker: Schnellenberger remembers the day Bear Bryant sent him to get Joe Namath

BOCA RATON, Fla. Howard Schnellenberger was in Beaver Falls, Pa., for nearly a week. He had run out of clothes, then out of money. He would be there as long as it took to persuade a quarterback named Joe Namath to come to Alabama. The order came from...

 

National Society of Film Critics names 'Amour' best of 2012

The National Society of Film Critics named "Amour," Michael Haneke's heartbreaking drama about an elderly couple, was named best film of 2012 on Saturday. Haneke was named best director and Emmanuelle Riva was named best actress. "The...

 
Ole Miss crushes Pitt 38-17 in BBVA Compass Bowl

Ole Miss crushes Pitt 38-17 in BBVA Compass Bowl

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Bo Wallace threw three touchdown passes and Mississippi beat Pittsburgh 38-17 in the BBVA Compass Bowl on Saturday to complete an impressive turnaround under first-year coach Hugh Freeze. Ole Miss (7-6) took a five-win improvement...

 
Kobe Bryant expresses self-doubt about end of career

Kobe Bryant expresses self-doubt about end of career

The message popped up on Twitter near midnight, not long after the Lakers lost to the Clippers. "Thoughts of self doubt...Am I done? Is this how my career will end?? I REFUSE to give in to these thoughts. #strongwill #countonchallenges" It...

 
ND State defends FCS title in Sam Houston rematch

ND State defends FCS title in Sam Houston rematch

FRISCO, Texas -- Quarterback Brock Jensen ran for three touchdowns, Sam Ojuri scored twice and North Dakota State beat Sam Houston State 39-13 in a title-game rematch Saturday for its second straight FCS championship. Jensen scored the go-ahead...

 
ND State defends FCS title in Sam Houston rematch

ND State defends FCS title in Sam Houston rematch

FRISCO, Texas Quarterback Brock Jensen ran for three touchdowns, Sam Ojuri scored twice and North Dakota State beat Sam Houston State 39-13 in a title-game rematch Saturday for its second straight FCS championship. Jensen scored the go-ahead touchdown...

 

Miami uses height to top Georgia Tech 62-69

ATLANTA -- Rion Brown came off the bench to score a career-high 22 points, and Miami's overall size gave Georgia Tech fits Saturday as the Hurricanes whipped the Yellow Jackets 62-49 in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams. Georgia Tech...

 

Saturday's College Basketball

EAST Hartford 77, Boston U. 74 La Salle 74, Penn 57 Maine 81, UMBC 66 Northeastern 68, UNC Wilmington 64 Rutgers 67, Pittsburgh 62 Stevenson 76, Lebanon Valley 66 Stony Brook 65, New Hampshire 49 UMass 75, E. Michigan 61 Vermont 70, Albany (NY) 45...

 

Florida Gulf Coast defeats Jacksonville 78-55

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Bernard Thompson scored 18 points and Chase Fieler finished a rebound shy of a double-double as Florida Gulf Coast opened a massive first-half advantage and cruised over Jacksonville 78-55 in Atlantic Sun Conference action...

 

Haiti officials renew passport for Duvalier

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Haitian officials have renewed the diplomatic passport of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, his attorney said Saturday. Lawyer Reynold Georges said the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs reissued the expired travel...

 
At new Miami train station, too-short platform to require costly fixes

At new Miami train station, too-short platform to require costly fixes

Well after construction began on the new train station at Miami International Airport's transportation hub, state engineers realized they had a problem: The planned station platform was too short for some of the Amtrak trains that will use it. About...

 
Kelly not paying attention to NFL teams

Kelly not paying attention to NFL teams

MIAMI Brian Kelly says leaving Notre Dame "isn't an option." Alabama's Nick Saban says he has no "unfinished business" in the NFL. While Oregon coach Chip Kelly ponders which NFL job - if any - he wants, the coaches getting ready...

 

Haiti officials renew passport for Duvalier

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Haitian officials have renewed the diplomatic passport of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, his attorney said Saturday. Lawyer Reynold Georges said the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs reissued the expired travel...

 

NHL sides said to be making progress in labor talks

DETROIT -- The lockout that's derailed the NHL season since mid-September appears finally to be ending. A source familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak on the matter confirmed there has been considerable progress, and that a deal is...

 
PGA Tour's season opener delayed again

PGA Tour's season opener delayed again

KAPALUA, Hawaii -- For those who think the PGA Tour season never ends, here's a new twist: This one can't get started. The season-opening Tournament of Champions was postponed for the second straight day because of gusts that topped 40 mph and made it...

 

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