News archive from 11 March 2012

Sullinger leads Ohio State past Purdue in Big 10

Sullinger leads Ohio State past Purdue in Big 10

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jared Sullinger came up big for Ohio State. While Purdue couldn't get the ball to Robbie Hummel. Sullinger had a season-high 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to help No. 7 Ohio State beat Purdue 88-71 on Friday night in the Big Ten...

 
Concert review: Orlando Philharmonic's 'Bond and Beyond' with Debbie Gravitte

Concert review: Orlando Philharmonic's 'Bond and Beyond' with Debbie Gravitte

Broadway star power hit the Bob Carr stage as Tony winner Debbie Gravitte joined the Orlando Philharmonic Orlando for a pops concert saluting the music of James Bond and more. Gravitte brought a lot of stage presence to the "Bond and Beyond"...

 
Pakistan's top court targets army

Pakistan's top court targets army

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's powerful military establishment is under rare scrutiny from the country's top court, which after a gap of 16 years has opened an investigation into allegations the army funneled money to politicians to influence elections. The...

 
Coolio and son locked up in Las Vegas jail together

Coolio and son locked up in Las Vegas jail together

Like father like son. Rapper Coolio and his son Grtis are both cooling their heels in Las Vegas' Clark County Detention Center after landing in jail for two entirely separate reasons. Coolio (real name Artis Leon Ivey Jr.) was taken into custody on...

 
'Kill Bill' actor Michael Madsen jailed in Malibu

'Kill Bill' actor Michael Madsen jailed in Malibu

MALIBU, Calif. -- Authorities say actor Michael Madsen has been arrested for investigation of cruelty to a child after a fight with his teenage son. A Los Angeles County sheriff's statement says Madsen was arrested Friday afternoon at his home in...

 
Louisville routs ND 64-50 in Big East semifinals

Louisville routs ND 64-50 in Big East semifinals

NEW YORK -- Stopped in the semifinals. That's been the story five times now for Notre Dame at the Big East tournament. Peyton Siva delivered another near-flawless floor game, Gorgui Dieng scored 16 points and Louisville dominated the 23rd-ranked...

 
Pressey, English lead No. 5 Missouri past Texas

Pressey, English lead No. 5 Missouri past Texas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Although it's another 20-win season for his Texas Longhorns, Rick Barnes sees a lot of room for improvement. It showed Friday night against a thoroughbred Missouri team. The No. 5 Tigers grabbed the lead in the opening minutes and...

 
Afghanistan joins railroad era _ 100 years late

Afghanistan joins railroad era _ 100 years late

KABUL, Afghanistan -- More than a century ago, fearing that his country might be swallowed up in the Great Game rivalry between the British empire to the east and the Russian army to the north, an Afghan king made a radical decision: He banned...

 
New Mexico stuns No. 20 UNLV 72-67 in MWC semis

New Mexico stuns No. 20 UNLV 72-67 in MWC semis

LAS VEGAS -- Now they can play the real Mountain West Conference championship. Drew Gordon had 19 points and 13 rebounds for New Mexico, which raced back from deficits of 12-0 and 17-4 to stun No. 20 UNLV 72-67 in the Runnin' Rebels' home arena in the...

 
300 nude bicyclists hit Peru streets in protest

300 nude bicyclists hit Peru streets in protest

LIMA, Peru-About 300 nude bicyclists have ridden through the Peruvian capital of Lima to call attention to safety conditions and demand measures protecting cyclists. Event organizer Octavio Zegarra says the protesters took to their bicycles nude...

 

Afghans find victims entombed by avalanche

RAWANAK, Afghanistan-The only warning was the strong wind that howled through the village of Daspai. One minute Nazar Khuda's sister was at her sewing machine. The next minute she was dead. She was one of at least 50 people killed when an avalanche of...

 

Top 25 Capsules

NEW ORLEANS -- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 19 points and No. 1 Kentucky survived a feisty effort by LSU to take a 60-51 victory Friday in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament. Terrence Jones added 15 points and 11 rebounds,...

 
UNLV blows big early lead in loss to New Mexico

UNLV blows big early lead in loss to New Mexico

SAN DIEGO -- For four minutes, the No. 20 UNLV Runnin' Rebels more than lived up to their nickname. Playing in their home arena before their frenzied fans, the Runnin' Rebels raced to leads of 12-0 and 17-4 against New Mexico. The runnin' didn't stop,...

 
Thornton leads Northwestern lacrosse rout

Thornton leads Northwestern lacrosse rout

Boosted by junior Taylor Thornton's first career hat trick and a four-goal effort from senior Jessica Russo, the top-ranked Northwestern women's lacrosse team crushed visiting William & Mary, 19-7, Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats (6-0) took an...

 
Juanes attends his first Bruce Springsteen concert

Juanes attends his first Bruce Springsteen concert

While Latin sensation Juanes (WON-ESS) attended his first Bruce Springsteen concert at the Apollo Theater, he says he has always felt connected to Springsteen's music. The Grammy-winning artist said he admires how Springsteen combines "his energy...

 

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