News archive from 8 April 2013

High-flying Michigan playing defense too

ATLANTA - At the end of February, Michigan looked nowhere near ready for March. The Wolverines suffered one of the most stunning defeats of the Big Ten season by losing at Penn State. They finished fifth in the conference and lost to Wisconsin to fail...

 

Magic notebook: Maurice Harkless returns from injury as team fights fatigue

CLEVELAND - The Orlando Magic have wanted to use the final games of this season to evaluate their youngest and least experienced players. Sunday night's matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers offered a specific opportunity: seeing how the youngsters...

 

Bulls Game Day: Noah, Belinelli return but Deng out vs. Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. --- Part of any Bulls game these days is getting the injury update in the musical chairs game that has become their rotation. Sunday night against the Pistons, Joakim Noah will return after missing eight games to plantar fasciitis...

 
10 lessons women can learn from the Great Lakes

10 lessons women can learn from the Great Lakes

Loreen Niewenhuis has had a lot of time to think while walking more than 2,000 miles around the Great Lakes. We asked her for a list of what women can learn from the lakes. Here's her list: » It's OK to be alone with just your thoughts. » Life is...

 

Scott Says: A good week for Rick Pitino

How's this for a good last seven days for Rick Pitino? So far, he has: 1.Gotten Louisville to the national championship game. If the Cardinals beat Michigan Monday night, Pitino will become the first coach to ever lead two different schools to NCAA...

 
Richard Kossmann celebrates 10 years since heart attack in Penn Station, thanks MTA and the defibrillator that saved him

Richard Kossmann celebrates 10 years since heart attack in Penn Station, thanks MTA and the defibrillator...

Richard Kossmann returned last week to the scene of his death. Kossmann, 79, suffered a heart attack on a Long Island Rail Road train that had not yet departed Penn Station on April 3, 2003. When MTA police arrived, the retired accounting executive...

 

Brewers at Cubs

All games on WGN-AM 720. Season series: First meeting. Brewers 13-4 in 2012. Monday: 1:20 p.m., WGN-Ch. 9. Related Despite Samardzija's 13 K's, Braves sweep Cubs with 5-1 win Maps 1060 West Addison Street, Chicago, IL 60657, USA Miller Park Way,...

 

U-M's Trey Burke bags Naismith, another national player of the year award

Atlanta - Michigan's Trey Burke added to his loaded trophy case Sunday with the Naismith Award, making it a sweep of all the major awards for national player of the year.Burke, a sophomore, was named Associated Press player of the year, along with the...

 

Florida State beats Miami 5-1, takes weekend series

CORAL GABLES - The same old issues created a familiar result for the Miami baseball team. Cold bats led to another series loss as Florida State left Coral Gables 5-1 winners Sunday afternoon. For the third time in four ACC series, the Hurricanes...

 
Johnson continues domination, wins eighth time at Martinsville

Johnson continues domination, wins eighth time at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- As expected, Jimmie Johnson won Sunday's STP Gas Booster 500 at Martinsville Speedway. But it was not as easy as everyone had predicted. During the middle portions of the race, Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch were faster than Johnson....

 
Laird fires 63 to beat McIlroy by two strokes in Texas

Laird fires 63 to beat McIlroy by two strokes in Texas

(Reuters) - Scotland's Martin Laird outdueled Rory McIlroy with a spectacular final-round 63 to win the Texas Open by two shots over the world number two on Sunday. Laird started the day five shots behind leader Billy Horschel but he vaulted into the...

 
Serena rebounds to win third Charleston title

Serena rebounds to win third Charleston title

(Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams bounced back from a set down to defeat former top ranked Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 3-6 6-0 6-2 and win her third Family Circle Cup title on Sunday. The triumph was American Williams' 49th in WTA play. Only...

 
Pirates swept in series with Dodgers with 6-2 loss

Pirates swept in series with Dodgers with 6-2 loss

By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette LOS ANGELES -- It didn't matter how many bullets Jeff Locke dodged Sunday afternoon. Hard-hit outs, rally-stifling double plays and nice defensive work limited the impact the Los Angeles Dodgers had on Locke,...

 
McIlroy adds endorsement deal with Omega

McIlroy adds endorsement deal with Omega

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Rory McIlroy has signed a new endorsement deal with Swiss watchmaker Omega. McIlroy becomes the latest brand ambassador for Omega, which has a stable that includes Michael Phelps, Greg Norman, Sergio Garcia and Stacy Lewis among...

 

Recap: Chicago vs. Red Bull New York

Maicon Santos scored twice in the final seven minutes of play to help give the Chicago Fire their first win of the season with a 3-1 defeat of Red Bull New York at Toyota Park on Sunday. Jamison Olave had given the Red Bulls the lead in the 17th...

 

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