News archive from 16 February 2014

'Teen' soccer player on Italian team is really 41 years old: report

'Teen' soccer player on Italian team is really 41 years old: report

A player on one of the top Italian soccer teams who says he’s a teen might really a 41-year-old, according to a report. Joseph Minala of Cameroon is listed as 17 years old, but a Web report says the soccer player’s real age is 41, according to the...

 

Giancarlo Stanton OK to wait until offseason for offer from Miami Marlins

The Marlins do not plan to make a multiyear offer to right fielder Giancarlo Stanton until after the season, which is fine with him. Asked if Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman's recent eight-year, $135 million contract could be similar to what he...

 
Hard to pick a favorite in men's Olympic curling

Hard to pick a favorite in men's Olympic curling

SOCHI, Russia -- With seven wins from seven, it's hard to look past Canada for the gold medal in women's Olympic curling. The men's tournament? Well, that just looks wide open. Five teams — China, Sweden, Canada, Britain and Norway...

 
Missouri edges Tennessee 75-70

Missouri edges Tennessee 75-70

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Jabari Brown scored 24 points and made a last-minute play to help Missouri hold off Tennessee 75-70 on Saturday. With 7.7 seconds remaining and a 73-70 lead, Brown stole Jeronne Maymon's inbounds pass before Johnathan Williams III...

 

Bowling Green edges Ball State 66-64

MUNCIE, Ind. -- Spencer Parker scored 22 points, and Richaun Holmes had 17 with 11 rebounds and Bowling Green overtook Ball State in the final minute winning 66-64 on Saturday. Bowling Green (11-14, 5-7 Mid-American Conference) led all the way until...

 

Robert Morris edges Mount St. Mary's 69-61

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Charles Oliver scored a career-high 19 points, sinking all three of his shots from 3-point range, to lift Robert Morris University to a 69-61 win over Mount St. Mary's on Saturday. Robert Morris (16-11, 11-1 Northeast Conference)...

 

Wide-open race expected in 2-man bobsled

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Alexander Zubkov of Russia knows that he's capable of driving his way to the Olympic two-man bobsledding gold medal at the Sochi Games. Then again, he might finish something like sixth. Such is the reality entering the...

 

Texas Sports Writers Association 5A all-state team

BRYAN, Texas -- Allen junior quarterback Kyler Murray and Cedar Hill defensive lineman Xavier Washington are the players of the year on the 63rd Annual Texas Sports Writers Association's Class 5A All-State Football Team. Murray passed for 3,672 yards...

 

Louisiana-Monroe beats Arkansas-Little Rock 65-49

MONROE, La. -- Tylor Ongwae scored 25 points to lead Louisiana-Monroe over Arkansas-Little Rock 65-49 on Saturday. The Warhawks (8-12, 5-7 Sun Belt) got 12 points apiece from Jayon James and R.J. McCray, with James adding 11 rebounds, 8 assists, 5...

 

East Tennessee State coasts past Stetson 93-66

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- Rashawn Rembert scored 21 points and A.J. Merriweather had 13 with 10 rebounds as East Tennessee State rolled past Stetson 93-66 on Saturday. The Buccaneers (16-12, 9-6 Atlantic Sun) shot 57.4 percent from the field, with Lester...

 

Brewers feel good about pitching staff

PHOENIX -- Matt Garza is wearing a Milwaukee uniform for the first time. Francisco Rodriguez is back with the Brewers after a trade last year. The addition of Garza and return of Rodriguez are two reasons why manager Ron Roenicke feels his pitching...

 

Davis and White of US favored in Sochi ice dance

SOCHI, Russia -- The Americans "smoked" the Canadians in Round 1. The new Olympic figure skating team event offered a preview of the ice dance competition, and Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the U.S. cemented their status as favorites. The...

 
Vanderbilt tops Texas A&M 57-54 in overtime

Vanderbilt tops Texas A&M 57-54 in overtime

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vanderbilt's Rod Odom started off the game 0 for 7, but hit the big shot when it mattered to force overtime as Vanderbilt rallied to beat Texas A&M on Saturday. Vanderbilt (14-10, 6-6 SEC), led by James Siakam's 16 points, came...

 
Linda Robertson: US needs no miracle, just a lot of Oshie

Linda Robertson: US needs no miracle, just a lot of Oshie

The U.S. hockey team needed no miracle on ice. Merely one more goal from T.J. Oshie would suffice, and Oshie obliged with another deceptive move that left Russia's goalkeeper catching air and the puck in the net. The U.S. defeated Russia 3-2 thanks...

 

Gil Brandt says it isn't wise to move up to draft receiver

Gil Brandt doesn't know which player the Lions will select with the No.10 overall pick in this year's draft. But the former player personnel executive of the Dallas Cowboys knows it wouldn't be smart of the Lions to move up if they want to pick...

 

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