News archive from 9 February 2014

St. Francis (Pa) pushes past LIU Brooklyn 74-58

NEW YORK -- Stephon Whyatt scored 17 points and Malik Harmon had 16 with five assists as St. Francis (Pa.) defeated LIU Brooklyn 74-58 Saturday. The Red Flash (7-16, 5-5 Northeast Conference) shot 50 percent from the field. Whyatt hit four of SFU's 10...

 

Bell leads Delaware State over SC State 61-53

DOVER, Del. -- Tyshawn Bell tied a career-high with 19 points and Delaware State snapped a seven-game losing skid with a 61-53 victory Saturday over South Carolina State. Bell made three 3-pointers in the second half, his last to spark an 11-5 run to...

 

Smith scores 23, leads Navy past Army 79-57

WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Worth Smith had 23 points Saturday as Navy ended its six-game losing streak and dominated Army 79-57 in the annual Star Game. After trailing 31-30 with 2:36 left in the first half, the Midshipmen outscored Army 42-15 to take a...

 

Mary Cain breaks own world junior indoor record

BOSTON -- Mary Cain broke her own world junior indoor record in the 1,000 meters Saturday, winning the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in 2 minutes, 35.80 seconds at the Reggie Lewis Center. The 17-year-old Cain, a high school senior from Bronxville,...

 

Northwestern State knocks off Nicholls State 86-73

NATCHITOCHES, La. -- DeQuan Hicks scored 17 points and pulled down nine rebounds as Northwestern State knocked off Nicholls State 86-73 Saturday. Northwestern State cruised to a 45-32 halftime advantage and led 74-61 with 7:35 remaining following a...

 

Wertz Jr: Mecklenburg basketball teams will strong postseason runs

Mecklenburg County teams have beaten up on each other throughout the conference season. There are two weeks left before the playoffs. I have a feeling local teams will make strong postseason runs. Consider: • In the MECKA 8, North Mecklenburg (17-3)...

 

Racist tweet by Russian Olympic legend reignites controversy

SOCHI, Russia About three hours before the Olympic cauldron was lit Friday night, media at the Fisht Olympic Stadium received a list of names of the past Russian Olympians who would be the final torch bearers. The list had five names. There were six...

 

Browns coach Mike Pettine believes Kyle Shanahan will establish reliable running game, allowing offense to...

After new Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine introduced the team's coordinators to the media Thursday, he revealed that Kyle Shanahan became his choice to guide the offense not only because of experience, but also because of versatility. The Browns...

 

Colts hire Chudzinski as a special assistant

Former Browns coach Rob Chudzinski has found new work with an old friend. Chudzinski will serve as a special assistant to Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano, the team announced Saturday. The Browns fired Chudzinski Dec. 29 after he went 4-12 in his...

 

Blues survive Jets in shootout

ST. LOUIS -- With the Olympics and a 18-day break in the NHL schedule awaiting, the last thing the Blues wanted to do on Saturday was hang around. But, playing their fourth consecutive overtime of a four-game homestand, with their travel plans on...

 
5 Things: Men jump for 1st gold on Olympic hill

5 Things: Men jump for 1st gold on Olympic hill

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- The RusSki Gorki Jumping Center hosts its first gold medal event of the Sochi Games — the normal hill final Sunday evening on the hills overlooking Krasnaya Polyana. Fifty of the world's best jumpers will vie for...

 

Texas A&M-CC edges Abilene Christian 71-69

ABILENE, Texas -- John Jordan and Rashawn Thomas scored 20 points each and Texas A&M-CC needed a big 3-pointer in the final seconds to edge Abilene Christian 71-69 on Saturday. Abilene Christian (8-16, 2-8 Southland Conference) led by 16 points in...

 
Women ski jumpers return to hill on Olympic debut

Women ski jumpers return to hill on Olympic debut

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Daniela Iraschko-Stolz of Austria is taking a pragmatic approach to a possible podium finish in the first-ever women's ski jumping event at the Winter Olympics, despite an impressive opening day of training. Iraschko-Stolz...

 
Claudia Pechstein going for records in 3,000

Claudia Pechstein going for records in 3,000

SOCHI, Russia -- Still cursing the suspension which ruled her out of the Vancouver Games four years ago, German veteran Claudia Pechstein is back at the Olympics with a realistic shot at a record-breaking win in Sunday's 3,000 meters. In a race...

 

Tulsa continues dominance of Rice with 66-56 win

HOUSTON -- Rashad Smith scored 18 points as Tulsa continued its dominance of Rice with a 66-56 win on Saturday, its 15th straight in the series. James Woodard added 15 points and Brandon Swannegan had 10 for the Golden Hurricane (11-12, 6-3 Conference...

 

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