News archive from 16 November 2014

Virginia Tech beats Duke despite botched fake punt

DURHAM It was the kind of disastrous play that often leads to losses, one that caused Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer to apologize Saturday. Leading Duke 17-16 with less than four minutes left in the game, the Hokies had a fourth-and-16 play at the...

 
Questions about process led Adrian Peterson to sit out hearing

Questions about process led Adrian Peterson to sit out hearing

Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson informed the NFL in a letter Thursday he was willing to participate in a meeting with Commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss potential discipline, but wouldn't attend a Friday hearing the league scheduled because...

Usa Today, 19:06 in Sport
 

Area College Signees

Area players who signed with colleges last week: ARDREY KELL: Steven Santa Ana (Elon, men's basketball); Raven Dean (East Tennessee State, women's basketball); Quiera Gilmore (Norfolk State, women's basketball); Deja McCain (N.C. Central, women's...

 

Taylor leads Ohio past Appalachian State, 73-47

ATHENS, Ohio Ryan Taylor scored 21 points and Maurice Daly Ndour added 12 with 10 rebounds as Ohio defeated Appalachian State 73-47 in the season opener for both teams on Saturday. Ohio opened the second half with a 19-2 run sparked by a jumper, two...

 
No. 4 Alabama holds off No. 1 Bulldogs 25-20

No. 4 Alabama holds off No. 1 Bulldogs 25-20

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. Blake Sims, T.J. Yeldon and No. 4 Alabama's relentless defense delivered on a big stage, and the Crimson Tide held off No. 1 Mississippi State 25-20 on Saturday. The Tide (9-1, 6-1 Southeastern Conference, No. 5 CFP) reasserted itself...

 
3-year-old shot and killed in suspected home invasion

3-year-old shot and killed in suspected home invasion

SHREVEPORT, La. — A 3-year-old girl shot in the head during a suspected home invasion has died, her family confirmed Saturday. Paris Hill was shot around noon Friday and was being treated at University Health Medical Center. "She got shot in my...

 
Ferguson shooting: Myths vs. facts

Ferguson shooting: Myths vs. facts

FERGUSON, Mo. — While this St. Louis suburb holds its breath waiting to learn whether a grand jury will indict officer Darren Wilson, 28, in the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18, people are talking. At restaurants, coffee shops and dinner tables...

 
3 found slain in Missouri motel

3 found slain in Missouri motel

Springfield police are investigating a triple homicide at a local motel. SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Three people were found dead and one injured Saturday in a Springfield motel, police said. Springfield police Lt. Culley Wilson said officers were summoned to...

 

DeCock: Bowl-eligible NC State meets expectations

RALEIGH It's not what N.C. State achieved Saturday. It's what the Wolfpack avoided. By securing bowl eligibility and, at worst, a .500 regular-season record with a 42-13 win over Wake Forest, the Wolfpack met the minimum expectations for this season....

 

Obama, EU leaders to meet on Ukraine crisis

BRISBANE, Australia President Barack Obama is planning to huddle with European leaders to discuss the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, where officials say the security situation is worsening. The meeting will take place Sunday on the sidelines of...

 

Logan's TD crucial for UNC – again

CHAPEL HILL For the second time in a month a T.J. Logan touchdown run in the final minute won a game for North Carolina. His 2-yard run with 11 seconds to play helped the Tar Heels beat Georgia Tech on Oct. 18. Then, on Saturday, Logan's 1-yard run...

 

NC Democratic Party Chairman Randy Voller won't seek return to office

PITTSBORO Embattled North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Randy Voller said he won't seek another term leading the organization, citing Sen. Kay Hagan's loss on Election Day. “I personally judge myself on the loss of the U.S. Senate...

 
Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon sets NCAA single-game rushing record

Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon sets NCAA single-game rushing record

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon's 26-yard touchdown run on the final play of the third quarter was his fourth score of the game and third in the quarter, giving the Badgers a commanding 52-17 against 11th-ranked Nebraska. The run...

Usa Today, 20:01 in Sport
 
No. 5 TCU turns back Kansas' upset bid 34-30

No. 5 TCU turns back Kansas' upset bid 34-30

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Aaron Green ran for 128 yards and two touchdowns, Cameron Echols-Luper returned a punt 69 yards for another score and No. 5 TCU turned back a spirited upset bid from Kansas in a 34-30 win Saturday that kept the Horned Frogs in...

Usa Today, 20:01 in Sport
 

Attendance drops for Charlotte 49ers football

Athletics director Judy Rose isn't happy with sagging attendance at Charlotte 49ers football games. “I'm not pleased; I'm disappointed,” said Rose after the 49ers beat Wesley (Del.) 38-33 Saturday in front of a crowd of 10,708 at...

 

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