News archive from 17 February 2013

Saturday's College Basketball

EAST Army 56, Navy 55 Canisius 68, St. Peter's 59 Colgate 64, Lehigh 60 Johns Hopkins 68, Washington (Md.) 67 La Salle 76, Saint Joseph's 64 Lafayette 63, Bucknell 62 Mount St. Mary's 89, CCSU 80 Providence 71, Notre Dame 54 Quinnipiac 71, St. Francis...

 
Fast start sends No. 1 Indiana past Purdue 83-55

Fast start sends No. 1 Indiana past Purdue 83-55

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Will Sheehey scored a career-high 22 points and Cody Zeller had 19 as No. 1 Indiana rolled over Purdue 83-55 on Saturday, routing the Boilermakers for the second time in 2 1/2 weeks. Indiana (23-3, 11-2 Big Ten) bucked the recent...

 
No. 17 Cowboys edge Sooners 84-79 in OT

No. 17 Cowboys edge Sooners 84-79 in OT

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Marcus Smart scored 28 points, Le'Bryan Nash added a season-high 26 and No. 17 Oklahoma State beat Oklahoma 84-79 in overtime Saturday for its third straight down-to-the-wire win at home. Smart fed Nash for a right-handed slam...

 

Epstein knocks off Hoyer in bunting grudge match

MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein managed to beat general manager Jed Hoyer in the bunting tournament bunt-off on Saturday, though he was knocked out in the second-round by 25-year-old director of Baseball Operations Scott Harris....

 
1,600 hunters net 68 pythons in month-long hunt

1,600 hunters net 68 pythons in month-long hunt

Bolstered by a harrowing tale of wrestling with a 14-footer, three Fort Myers buddies have won the top general categories in the heavily publicized Python Challenge. Dubbing their team “Is That a Snake In Your Pants?,” Paul...

 
WATCH: Snoozing sloth falls into speedboat on Amazon River, enjoys the ride

WATCH: Snoozing sloth falls into speedboat on Amazon River, enjoys the ride

The world’s laziest mammal got a glimpse of the fast life. This super-fast sloth didn’t seem too furious when he fell from a tree and into a speedboat on the Amazon River. Instead, he spent several minutes looking disoriented and feeling his way...

 

MSU offensive coordinator Dan Roushar going to New Orleans Saints

East Lansing - Michigan State offensive coordinator Dan Roushar was named the running backs coach for the New Orleans Saints on Saturday.Roushar, who drew plenty of criticism from fans throughout the 2012 season, is the second coach to leave the...

 

Serena Williams, soon to be No. 1, beats Maria Sharapova

Serena Williams, who will take over No. 1 in the world tennis rankings Monday, defeated Maria Sharapova on Saturday to advance to the finals of the Qatar Open. Williams, who will become the oldest woman to hold the top ranking, will now play the woman...

 

Robert Carter Jr. lifts Georgia Tech past Wake Forest 57-56

WINSTON-SALEM Robert Carter Jr. hit two free throws with 8.7 seconds left, and Georgia Tech held off a last-chance shot by Wake Forest for a 57-56 victory on Saturday. Marcus Georges-Hunt finished with 16 points, Daniel Miller had 15 and Carter 10 for...

 

Legge denies Bourdais claim she tested IndyCar

Katherine Legge on Saturday disputed former teammate Sebastien Bourdais' version of her termination from Dragon Racing, saying Bourdais' claim that she tested poorly at Fontana is a "complete and utter fabrication." Legge told The Associated...

 

Firefighters respond to fire at gas tank farm

Firefighters were responding to a fire at a petroleum distribution facility in Charlotte on Saturday afternoon. Officials reported fire and smoke at Eco-Energy's petroleum storage and sales terminal at 7720 Mount Holly Road in Charlotte just before...

 
Hugh Grant becomes a father of two — announces son's birth via Twitter 

Hugh Grant becomes a father of two — announces son's birth via Twitter 

Hugh Grant is a dad again. The actor took to Twitter on Saturday to announce the birth of his first son and second baby with Tinglan Hong. "In answer to some (journalist), I am thrilled my daughter now has a brother," the 52-year-old actor...

 
MTV ‘Buckwild' reality star Michael Burford arrested for DUI in West Virginia 

MTV ‘Buckwild' reality star Michael Burford arrested for DUI in West Virginia 

Michael Burford, a cast member of the MTV reality show "Buckwild," was arrested early Friday morning for driving under the influence of alcohol. Burford, who goes by the nickname Bluefoot, was stopped by police in Charleston, W.Va. around 3...

 

No. 23 Syracuse women defeat Pittsburgh 80-39

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Kayla Alexander scored 19 points and No. 23 Syracuse exploited 23 Pittsburgh turnovers to defeat the Panthers 80-39 Saturday for its fifth straight win. The Orange (21-3, 9-2 Big East) scored 18 points following turnovers to four by...

 

50 memories of Michael Jordan

What do you get someone who, with six NBA championships, five most valuable player awards, 14 All-Star selections, 10 scoring titles and multiple millions of dollars, seemingly has it all? Well, in the case of Michael Jordan's 50th birthday, memories...

 

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