News archive from 11 November 2012

Michigan State's Branden Dawson playing without fear

Ramstein Air Base, Germany - Branden Dawson was supposed to take it easy Friday night.Michigan State was playing Connecticut in the Armed Forces Classic, but it wasn't just any season opener for the sophomore guard. It was his first regular-season...

 
BBC chief quits after admitting sex-abuse TV report was wrong

BBC chief quits after admitting sex-abuse TV report was wrong

LONDON — George Entwistle, the director general of the BBC, has resigned over a TV program it aired that wrongly implicated a British politician in a child sex-abuse scandal. In a brief statement outside BBC headquarters in London, Entwistle said...

 

Jacksonville scores early, pounds Campbell 40-14

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Keith Dawson rushed for 217 yards and two touchdowns, and Jacksonville scored 24 first-quarter points to put the game away early in a 40-14 victory against Campbell on Saturday afternoon. Dawson's 21-yard scoring run got the...

 

Saturday's College Basketball

EAST Cornell 63, W. Michigan 55 New Hampshire 91, Suffolk 51 Princeton 57, Buffalo 53 Providence 64, NJIT 63 SOUTH Virginia Tech 80, ETSU 62 MIDWEST Butler 74, Elon 59 Dayton 74, Arkansas St. 61 Drake 96, William Jewell 66 Green Bay 72, Chicago St....

 

Saturday's College Football

EAST Albany (NY) 38, Duquesne 31 Brown 28, Dartmouth 24 Bryant 28, CCSU 25 Cincinnati 34, Temple 10 Colgate 35, Lehigh 24 Columbia 34, Cornell 17 Dayton 21, Marist 17 Fordham 36, Lafayette 27 Georgetown 10, Bucknell 3 Penn 30, Harvard 21 Princeton 29,...

 
Colorado Rockies may have a few screws loose, giving Suffern, N.Y. product Walt Weiss one-year managerial contract

Colorado Rockies may have a few screws loose, giving Suffern, N.Y. product Walt Weiss one-year managerial...

PALM SPRINGS — The Colorado Rockies’ hiring of Suffern, N.Y. product Walt Weiss as their manager marks the third time in a year a club has hired a skipper who has never managed before in either the majors or the minors. While this may start to look...

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NIU awaits its bowl destination

For the fifth straight year, Northern Illinois is bowl-bound after previous appearances in the Independence (2008), International (2009), Humanitarian (2010) and GoDaddy.com  (2011) bowls. The Huskies (9-1,...

 
Virginia rallies, stuns Miami 41-40

Virginia rallies, stuns Miami 41-40

CHORLOTTESVILLE, Va. - This time Miami was on the wrong side of last-second heroics. Virginia quarteback Michael Rocco connected with Jake McGee in traffic in the back of the end zone for 10-yard touchdown to give the Cavaliers a 41-40 lead with six...

 

Major Harris, of R&B's Delfonics, dead at 65

Major Harris, a smooth-toned R&B singer whose work on his own and with the Delfonics helped popularize the so-called "Philadelphia sound," died Friday at the age of 65 in his hometown of Richmond, Va. The cause was congestive heart and...

 

Can Pat McCrory accomplish what he promised in the campaign?

Like all political candidates, Pat McCrory made many promises in his campaign. Now comes the hard part. A review of dozens of speeches and interviews from McCrory's successful campaign revealed three top policy initiatives: revamp the tax code, step...

 
Two loyal owners took different roads to protecting their dogs during Hurricane Sandy

Two loyal owners took different roads to protecting their dogs during Hurricane Sandy

This is a tale of two bachelors — Ritchie (the Baker) Krins, 67, and John Czap, 65 — who lived separately and alone except for their faithful dogs on a narrow backwater street ominously named Dare Court in Gerritsen Beach. Both wound up on a blind...

 

Bears-Texans picks

Brad Biggs 8-0 Bears 20, Texans 17: Most of the focus has been on the passing game but running back Matt Forte looks like he's hitting stride after the ankle injury in Week 2. He's the difference here. Matt Bowen 8-0 Bears 19 Texans 16: Can Jay Cutler...

 

Scouting report: Texans RB Arian Foster

Information for this report was obtained from NFL scouts. Arian Foster is a 6-foot-1, 228-pound running back who came into the NFL undrafted but led the league in rushing in 2010 and has been a two-time Pro Bowler. Foster has a nice combination of...

 

Breaking down the game: Dolphins vs. Titans

WHEN THE DOLPHINS RUN THE BALL The Dolphins need to run the football more. Last week against the 28th-rated run defense, Miami rushed only 18 times even in a game it led much of the way and were never more than a touchdown behind. If the Dolphins do...

 

Coach Rivera tells Panthers winning all that matters

Not all games are equal, but wins are. That was the message Panthers coach Ron Rivera delivered to his team this week heading into Sunday's game against Denver, which is led by former Panthers coach John Fox and future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton...

 

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