News archive from 13 November 2014

NCAA basketball: Scouting the Top 25

1. Kentucky: Who else? Seriously. John Calipari has so much talent, he's not sure what he's going to do with it all. He promises a platoon system to stay with the “players first” mantra, but even then he admits that if a player...

 

Pentagon cuts planned Africa Ebola deployment by 25 percent

WASHINGTON The U.S. military said Wednesday it would deploy 25 percent fewer U.S. troops to fight Ebola in West Africa than originally projected, but said the cut wasn't evidence that the crisis was under control. Army Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky told...

 

Accused Ponzi scheme mastermind due in court

The alleged mastermind of what prosecutors are describing as one of the largest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history appears in federal court Thursday to face an array of charges. Paul Burks, 67, of Lexington, a former nursing home magician and country music...

 

Former Coppell standout Corey Kluber wins first Cy Young Award

NEW YORK — Cleveland's Corey Kluber won the AL Cy Young Award, edging Seattle's Felix Hernandez. Kluber received 17 of 30 first-place votes and 169 points in balloting announced Wednesday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Hernandez got...

Dallas News, 19:09 in Sport
 

D-FW sweep: Highland Park's Kershaw, Coppell's Kluber win Cy Young Awards

Dallas County swept the major league Cy Young awards on Wednesday. Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw, of Highland Park, as an unanimous choice in the National League. It is Kershaw’s third Cy Young in the last three seasons. Kershaw led...

Dallas News, 19:09 in Sport
 

How we see it

Andrew Carter 1. North Carolina: The Tar Heels have the best player in the conference (Marcus Paige) and their most complete team, overall, in two seasons. The pieces are in place for UNC to play at Roy Williams' preferred pace, and in his preferred...

 
How to save big money this season on your holiday cards

How to save big money this season on your holiday cards

'Tis the season for sending holiday cards! If you love sending holiday photo cards but don't want to pay top dollar on some of the more popular (and expensive) holiday card websites, consider some alternatives, says money expert Matt Granite. Shopping...

 

UNC basketball: Scouting the 2014-15 Tar Heels

54.5 Points returning per game. UNC returns 71.1 percent of its scoring, led by leading scorer Marcus Paige (17.5 ppg) and Brice Johnson (10.3 ppg), who was the team's fourth-leading scorer. Four players are back who averaged at least 7.6 points a...

 

Iredell County Prep Basketball Preview

TEAMS TO WATCH Lake Norman Boys: Reigning 4A state runner-up is loaded with experience and talent in seniors KiShawn Pritchett (Davidson commit), Hunter Seacat (William & Mary commit), David Scott and more and should be a state championship...

 

Duke basketball: Scouting the 2014-15 Blue Devils

33 Points returning per game It's a whole new team, as the main focal points of last season's group, Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood, are off to the NBA. In fact, Duke's two top returning scorers – Quinn Cook (11.6 points per game) and...

 

2014-15 ACC basketball preseason picks: How we see it

Andrew Carter 1. North Carolina: The Tar Heels have the best player in the conference (Marcus Paige) and their most complete team, overall, in two seasons. The pieces are in place for UNC to play at Roy Williams' preferred pace, and in his preferred...

 
Go backstage: Usher lets audience inform 'Experience'

Go backstage: Usher lets audience inform 'Experience'

NEW YORK — For Usher, the high point of bringing his The UR Experience tour to Madison Square Garden last Friday was winning over one of his toughest critics: younger son Naviyd Raymond, 5. "He was sitting with his grandma," Usher's mom, the...

 
Clayton Kershaw, Corey Kluber win Cy Young Awards

Clayton Kershaw, Corey Kluber win Cy Young Awards

NEW YORK Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was a unanimous choice for his third NL Cy Young Award, and Cleveland's Corey Kluber edged Seattle's Felix Hernandez to win the AL honor for the first time. Kershaw led the majors in victories and ERA...

 
NC State basketball: Scouting the 2014-15 Wolfpack

NC State basketball: Scouting the 2014-15 Wolfpack

38.4 Points returning per game. Senior guard Ralston Turner (10.5) is the only player on the roster who averaged double-figures last season. Go-to guy: Junior guard Trevor Lacey (6-foot-3, 213 pounds) can score; he averaged 11.3 points per game as a...

 

New blog: Sip + Play: Things To Do In Charlotte

Welcome to Sip + Play: Things To Do In Charlotte. Each week, I’ll be your online guide to things to do in Charlotte, especially on the weekends. On Wednesdays, I'll give you a preview. Think of it like entertainment tapas. A taste of what...

 

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