News archive from 7 December 2014

ACC Championship live: No. 12 Georgia Tech vs. No. 2 Florida State

The No. 2 Florida State Seminoles and No. 12 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets collide at Bank of America Stadium on Saturday night, with the Atlantic Coast Conference football championship on the line. Live Blog 2014 ACC Championship: Georgia Tech vs....

 
No. 4 TCU takes care of business, pounds Iowa State 55-3

No. 4 TCU takes care of business, pounds Iowa State 55-3

FORT WORTH (AP) — Trevone Boykin passed for a career-high 460 yards and caught a touchdown pass as No. 4 TCU earned at least a share of the Big 12 championship and did nothing to hurt its case to be included in the College Football Playoff with a 55-3...

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NFL Whip Around: What we're watching in Week 14

NFL Whip Around: What we're watching in Week 14

SAN DIEGO – There has been no more dangerous job in the NFL this year than playing center for the San Diego Chargers. Since Nick Hardwick suffered a season-ending neck injury in the season opener through undrafted rookie Trevor Robinson coming into...

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Nuggets' depth has become a blessing and a curse

Nuggets' depth has become a blessing and a curse

WASHINGTON — The Denver Nuggets have 12 players with at least 99 career starts. NBA regulations allow five players from each team to play at any one time. There in lies the puzzle for second-year coach Brian Shaw. The Nuggets have one of the deepest...

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Brian Hoyer faces biggest game of his Browns career

Brian Hoyer faces biggest game of his Browns career

BEREA, Ohio – Brian Hoyer is on the clock. His Cleveland Browns coaches and teammates insist the undrafted underdog is at his best when written off and his back is to the wall. Hoyer came back sooner than expected from a season-ending knee injury...

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Mexico: At least 1 of 43 missing students ID'd

Mexico: At least 1 of 43 missing students ID'd

MEXICO CITY (AP) — At least one of 43 college students missing since September has been identified among charred remains found near a garbage dump, two Mexican officials confirmed Saturday. The two could not provide more details on how many of the...

 
Americans in Abu Dhabi on alert after teacher slaying

Americans in Abu Dhabi on alert after teacher slaying

The U.S. State Department is warning American citizens traveling or living in Abu Dhabi to keep "awareness" levels high after the slaying of an American teacher earlier this week. The security warning from the U.S. State Department's...

 
After a month of struggle, is Lance Stephenson starting to find his way as a Hornet?

After a month of struggle, is Lance Stephenson starting to find his way as a Hornet?

Lance Stephenson has been called a lot of things over four-plus seasons in the NBA: A showman … versatile … moody … a prankster. Then he was called this recently by Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford: “A...

 
60 children of fallen military members ‘fly' to North Pole

60 children of fallen military members ‘fly' to North Pole

About 60 sons and daughters of fallen U.S. military members “flew” to the North Pole on Saturday night, courtesy of Delta Airlines' Polar Express Fantasy Flight at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The children entered the...

 

2nd blogger detained in Vietnam crackdown

HANOI, Vietnam Vietnamese police have detained a second blogger in a week in the latest crackdown on dissent. Blogger and writer Nguyen Quang Lap was taken into custody and his house searched in the southern hub of Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday. The...

 

5 British Columbia farms quarantined for bird flu

VANCOUVER, British Columbia Seven countries have imposed trade restrictions on Canadian poultry as a fifth farm in British Columbia's Fraser Valley was put under quarantine for avian influenza, officials said Saturday. The Canadian Food Inspection...

 

Mallard Creek favored but not complacent before NC 4AA state championship

Mallard Creek High football coach Mike Palmieri said he knows his team will be viewed as a favorite in next week's N.C. 4AA state championship game with Wake Forest, but Palmieri said the Mavericks can't worry about people's predictions....

 

Mallard Creek favored but not complacent before NC 4AA state championship

Mallard Creek High football coach Mike Palmieri said he knows his team will be viewed as a favorite in next week’s N.C. 4AA state championship game with Wake Forest, but Palmieri said the Mavericks can’t worry about people’s...

 

Davidson wins as Kalinowski wards off complacency

After taking a close victory over Charlotte on Wednesday, Davidson coach Bob McKillop preached about not having an emotional letdown in the Wildcats' next game. Tyler Kalinowski made sure that didn't happen. Kalinoski scored 17 of his game-high 25...

 
No. 1 Alabama routs Missouri 42-13 for SEC title

No. 1 Alabama routs Missouri 42-13 for SEC title

ATLANTA Alabama locked up another title, with plenty of style points for the playoff committee. Now, the Crimson Tide can go after the crown it really wants. Blake Sims threw a pair of touchdown passes, T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry each had a couple...

 

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