News archive from 15 May 2011

Northern Iowa's Ben Jacobson allowed to interview with Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Northern Iowa basketball coach Ben Jacobson has been granted permission to speak to Texas A&M about its coaching vacancy. Athletic director Troy Dannen told The Associated Press on Saturday that he spoke to Jacobson about...

Dallas News, 17:01 in Sport
 
Billy Graham in NC hospital at least 1 more night

Billy Graham in NC hospital at least 1 more night

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The Rev. Billy Graham will spend at least another night in a North Carolina hospital as he recovers from pneumonia. Merrell Gregory with Mission Hospital in Asheville said Saturday the 92-year-old evangelist remains in fair...

 

Lovejoy sophomore outkicked in 1,600 after winning 3,200

AUSTIN — Minutes after the final, painful straightaway of the 1600-meter run, minutes after Lovejoy’s Katie Ruhala smiled politely through the medal ceremony, she had made up her mind. This defeat was going to turn into progress. “You go all the time...

Dallas News, 17:07 in Sport
 

Twitter feed lawsuit underscores power of a tweet

SAN FRANCISCO - When Adorian Deck was home sick from high school, he entertained himself like countless other teenagers have in recent years: He started a Twitter account. Unlike other teenagers, Deck's account became a sensation. Deck, under the...

 

NASA clears space shuttle for Monday launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA's next-to-last space shuttle flight is set to blast off Monday morning. Mission managers gave the green light Saturday for the final voyage of Endeavour. Forecasters put the odds of acceptable weather at 70 percent....

 

Jalen Rose says Grant Hill has agreed to help support new charter school in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) - Former Michigan basketball star Jalen Rose says Grant Hill has agreed to help support the new charter school in Detroit bearing Rose's name. The Jalen Rose Leadership Academy is expected to open in September. Rose says Hill has promised...

 
Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson never wanted that deal NFL owners now can't seem to stomach

Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson never wanted that deal NFL owners now can't seem to stomach

Ralph Wilson has owned the Buffalo Bills since they were one of the original eight teams when the old American Football League was formed in 1960. He has seen it all in the last 51 years. "I'm 92 years old, closing in on 93," he said by...

Daily News, 17:17 in Sport
 

Reward offered in Wayne State football player's death

Detroit- Authorities are seeking the public's help in identifying suspects in the shooting death of a 20-year-old Wayne State University football player outside a downtown Detroit nightclub. Crime Stoppers of Michigan and city homicide investigators...

 

NC town hosts celebration to welcome ‘American Idol’ hometown finalist Scotty McCreery

GARNER, N.C. - Thousands of “American Idol” fans have turned out in a small North Carolina town to welcome home finalist Scotty McCreery. McCreery rode a yellow convertible through the streets of his hometown of Garner on Saturday, blowing kisses. He...

 

Reward offered in Wayne State football player's death

Detroit- Authorities are seeking the public's help in identifying suspects in the shooting death of a 20-year-old Wayne State University football player outside a downtown Detroit nightclub. Crime Stoppers of Michigan and city homicide investigators...

 

Jalen Rose says Grant Hill has agreed to help support new charter school in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) - Former Michigan basketball star Jalen Rose says Grant Hill has agreed to help support the new charter school in Detroit bearing Rose's name. The Jalen Rose Leadership Academy is expected to open in September. Rose says Hill has promised...

 

Notre Dame beats Penn in women's lacrosse

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Colin Igoe scored three goals and Notre Dame recovered after a slow start to beat Penn 13-6 on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA women's lacrosse tournament. Notre Dame (11-2) will play Duke or Delaware in the quarterfinals.

 

DeWitt at third base for Cubs

Aramis Ramirez had not returned from the Dominican Republic by the time Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade filled out his lineup card for Saturday night's game against the Giants, so Blake DeWitt got the call. Ramirez was delayed in Florida on his way...

 

Fan injured at state softball final, causing 45-minute delay

The FHSAA Class 2A state softball championship game at the National Training Center in Clermont was delayed for about 45 minutes Saturday afternoon after a spectator was injured by a chair that fell off scaffolding. FHSAA director of communications...

 
Ally criticizes Iran’s president in power struggle

Ally criticizes Iran’s president in power struggle

TEHRAN, Iran - The spiritual mentor of Iran’s president has harshly criticized him for his role in an internal power struggle that has split the country’s hard-liners, indicating that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s own support base is badly fraying. The cleric...

 

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