News archive from 15 March 2015, page 1

Sweat equity: Iowa State keeps calm and carries away Big 12 title

Sweat equity: Iowa State keeps calm and carries away Big 12 title

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When Fred Hoiberg made his way up the ladder to clip the net and celebrate Iowa State's Big 12 tournament championship on Saturday, you could finally see it — evidence — streaking right down the back of his shirt. The man does...

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No. 9 Notre Dame tops No. 19 UNC to win ACC title

No. 9 Notre Dame tops No. 19 UNC to win ACC title

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Mike Brey walked right to Jerian Grant as the horn sounded and wrapped him up in a huge hug as the rest of the players rushed by them to celebrate on the court. The wait was over. The Fighting Irish finally...

Usa Today, 23:50 in Sport
 
After sitting starters, Steve Kerr emails angry fans

After sitting starters, Steve Kerr emails angry fans

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Steve Kerr took time to email back three disappointed fans who were upset the Golden State coach rested his regulars Friday night at Denver before playing Saturday at home against New York. "There's two really good sides to...

Usa Today, 00:13 in Sport
 
For Detroit's walking man, a new home, different life

For Detroit's walking man, a new home, different life

The Detroit man who's gained national attention for walking 21 miles to and from work thanks his supporters. DETROIT — A new home. New money. A new car. New friends. And some old friends who aren't friends anymore. In the days after his sudden fame,...

 
Walking man has expert help in managing windfall

Walking man has expert help in managing windfall

DETROIT — Imagine thousands of total strangers sending you donations totaling $360,000 — and a car dealer giving you a shiny new car. Quite a windfall. So, wouldn't you owe some income tax? Nope. Not a penny, according to financial experts advising...

 
Effort to rescue 'River of Grass' lags behind schedule

Effort to rescue 'River of Grass' lags behind schedule

WASHINGTON — Fifteen years ago, officials in Florida and Washington announced a bold partnership to restore the Everglades by 2030. Today, with that ambitious effort to save one of the world's ecological jewels nearing the halfway point, the finish...

 
Unalaska is a first-class port at a vital crossroads for Arctic development

Unalaska is a first-class port at a vital crossroads for Arctic development

Unalaska is home to the country’s northernmost deep-water port and sits at the crossroads of North America, Asia and the Arctic. With our strategic location and infrastructure, our city offers unique opportunities for business and industry. Sharing...

 

Low test scores don't deter Hooper Bay School leaders

HOOPER BAY -- In a village school less than a decade old, teachers try to connect with some of the hardest-to-reach students in Alaska. “How can you stay safe in bad weather?” kindergarten teacher Herminia Whipple asks her students. She reminds them...

 

Cash from CIA is used to refill al-Qaida coffers

WASHINGTON -- In the spring of 2010, Afghan officials struck a deal to free an Afghan diplomat, Abdul Khaliq Farahi, who was kidnapped in September 2008 and held hostage by al-Qaida. The price was steep -- $5 million -- and senior security officials...

 

Gold, silver for Team Alaska in nordic relay races

Team Alaska wrapped up the week-long Junior National cross-country ski championships by claiming two medals in Saturday’s relay races in Soda Springs, California. The U16 boys team of Luke Jager, Ti Donaldson and Canyon Tobin grabbed the gold medal....

 

Mancari 19th in World Cup snowboard finals

Rosie Mancari of Anchorage finished 19th Saturday in the finals of a World Cup snowboard cross race in Veysonnaz, Switzerland. Mancari, who made her World Cup debut Friday in the qualifying round, improved on her 22nd-place qualifying position. In her...

 

Connolly's first Aces hat trick sparks 6-2 win

Landing a playoff berth in the ECHL’s Pacific Division remains within reach for the Alaska Aces, but it will prove difficult – they embark on a 10-game road trip this week. They enhanced their position Saturday night, when left wing Brendan Connolly’s...

 
Burmeister leads Iditarod front runners to Kaltag

Burmeister leads Iditarod front runners to Kaltag

Thirty-nine-year-old Aaron Burmeister -- born and reared in Nome and schooled at the University of Alaska Fairbanks -- was leading the Iditarod toward the Bering Sea coast on Saturday night. As the race moved down the Yukon River toward the big bend...

 

Class 1A teams usher in March Madness

Basketball mayhem was unleashed Saturday when 32 basketball teams from every conceivable corner of Alaska converged on Anchorage for the first day of the Class 1A state basketball tournament. The massive tournament attracted thousands of fans who...

 

Pomona, Cal Baptist to play for West Region women's title

The team that couldn't miss in an upset victory over UAA on Friday couldn't buy a bucket on Saturday. Point Loma's run through the NCAA Division II West Region women's basketball tournament ended with a 73-46 loss to Cal Baptist in the semifinals...

 
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