News archive from 12 February 2017

‘Captain Marvel’ screenwriter talks writing Marvel’s first female-led movie

Black Widow may never get her own movie, but The Avengers will be less of a boy’s club when Captain Marvel arrives. Nicole Perlman is busy crafting the script for the film, which stars Brie Larson as the superhumanly strong Carol Danvers, and she...

 
IndyCar hopes to deliver more fun at Phoenix International Raceway

IndyCar hopes to deliver more fun at Phoenix International Raceway

IndyCar officials promised. So did those who drive the 230 mph race-car rockets: More entertaining racing for Phoenix International Raceway fans. Scott Dixon led the final 155 laps in winning the series’ 250-lap return to the Avondale track last April...

AZCentral, 19:05 in Sport
 
Fourth Muslim group rejects federal grant to fight extremism

Fourth Muslim group rejects federal grant to fight extremism

WASHINGTON –  A California Islamic school wanted to keep an open mind before Donald Trump took office. But less than a month into Trump's presidency, the school rejected $800,000 in federal funds aimed at combatting violent extremism. The decision...

Fox News, 19:08 in Politics
 
Florida Panthers score 4 in 2nd period, beat Predators 7-4

Florida Panthers score 4 in 2nd period, beat Predators 7-4

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Florida Panthers got just the start they wanted for a five-game trip and helped ease the memory of an ugly home loss in their last game. Nick Bjugstad and Vincent Trocheck scored 29 seconds apart in the second period, and the...

 
Cassidy wins 2nd straight as Bruins' coach, 4-3 over Canucks

Cassidy wins 2nd straight as Bruins' coach, 4-3 over Canucks

BOSTON — One thing interim coach Bruce Cassidy emphasized when he took over the Bruins was that he wanted his defensemen to look to do more offensively. It worked well in his second game. David Pastrnak scored the tiebreaking goal with two minutes...

 

Check results, share your photos from 2017 Superhero 5K in downtown Bimingham

Thousands of adults and children ran through the streets of downtown Birmingham on Sat., Feb. 11, for the start of the annual Mercedes Marathon weekend. The highlights were the Superhero 5K, which found runners attired in superhero capes and costumes,...

 

Check results, share your photos from 2017 Superhero 5K in downtown Bimingham

Thousands of adults and children ran through the streets of downtown Birmingham on Sat., Feb. 11, for the start of the annual Mercedes Marathon weekend. The highlights were the Superhero 5K, which found runners attired in superhero capes and costumes,...

 

South Korea says North Korea test fires missile into sea

SEOUL, South Korea –  North Korea launched a missile into its eastern sea on Sunday, according the South Korean military. The U.S. military detected the test and is assessing the launch, a U.S.defense official told Reuters on Saturday. "We can...

 
6A girls soccer: Phoenix Xavier Prep breaks through for state championship

6A girls soccer: Phoenix Xavier Prep breaks through for state championship

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare Xavier College Prep's Quiqui Hita celebrates the 6A State Championship, thanks in part to her game-winning goal, Feb. 11, 2017. The Phoenix Xavier Prep girls soccer team stopped Phoenix Desert Vista from defending its...

AZCentral, 20:27 in Sport
 
Dougherty: Is Lacy still worth the weight?

Dougherty: Is Lacy still worth the weight?

You can’t blame the Green Bay Packers if they’re tempted to let Eddie Lacy’s weight issues become somebody else’s problem. But they shouldn’t. Not yet. Lacy is a free agent this offseason, and while you never know about these things, he’ll probably...

Usa Today, 20:38 in Sport
 
Simmonds’ 1st OT winner gets Flyers back in win column

Simmonds’ 1st OT winner gets Flyers back in win column

PHILADELPHIA — Goals have become so few and far between for the Flyers, there wasn’t even a huge celebration when Wayne Simmonds netted the game-winning goal in overtime. It was his first overtime goal in 661 career games. “I wasn’t excited. I was...

Usa Today, 20:38 in Sport
 
4A girls soccer: Tucson Salpointe Catholic's offensive outburst avenges last year's loss

4A girls soccer: Tucson Salpointe Catholic's offensive outburst avenges last year's loss

All season, the calling card for the Tucson Salpointe Catholic girls soccer team has been its defense. It was a project coach Becky Freeman began working on immediately following the loss to Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep in the 2016 state championship...

AZCentral, 20:51 in Sport
 
Griffin, Rivers lead Clippers to 107-102 win over Hornets

Griffin, Rivers lead Clippers to 107-102 win over Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Blake Griffin had 20 points and 12 rebounds, Austin Rivers scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Charlotte Hornets 107-102 on Saturday night. Griffin finished two assists shy of his...

 
Atkinson, Bobrovsky lift Blue Jackets over Red Wings 2-1

Atkinson, Bobrovsky lift Blue Jackets over Red Wings 2-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Cam Atkinson scored a go-ahead goal in the second period, Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 35 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Saturday night. Boone Jenner also scored and Brandon Dubinsky had two assists...

 
Jordan Spieth builds a big lead at Pebble Beach

Jordan Spieth builds a big lead at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Jordan Spieth took only 10 putts on the back nine at Pebble Beach and shot a 7-under 65 to open up a six-shot lead going into the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Spieth hasn't hit the ball this well since his...

 

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