News archive from 17 February 2014

Winners of the 2014 British Academy Film Awards

Winners of the 2014 British Academy Film Awards

LONDON -- Winners of the 2014 British Academy Film Awards, presented Sunday: Film — "12 Years a Slave" British Film — "Gravity" Director — Alfonso Cuaron, "Gravity" Actor —...

 

Darvish looks sharp in bullpen session for Rangers

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Yu Darvish got right down to business when the Texas Rangers' pitchers and catchers reported to spring training on Sunday. Darvish and fellow starter Matt Harrison threw back-to-back bullpen sessions. Darvish will start on opening...

 

NY fashion designer found dead in Hudson river

NEW YORK -- Police have identified the body of a man found floating on the Manhattan side of the Hudson River as that of a fashion designer who was reported missing last week. Police say 55-year-old Michele Savoia's body was discovered off Chelsea...

 
Craft beer business bubbles up in South Florida

Craft beer business bubbles up in South Florida

At Wynwood Brewing Co., founder Luis G. Brignoni is eagerly awaiting the arrival of new, stainless steel fermentation tanks that will triple the capacity of his 4-month-old brewery. “We thought we had the perfect size space and all the...

 

Venezuelans in Miami demonstrate in support of students back home

Hundreds of South Florida Venezuelans staged a demonstration in downtown Miami Sunday in support of opposition students in their country who in recent days have clashed with the government of President Nicolas Maduro. Up to 700 Venezuelans gathered at...

 

Waterford Police seek man, 26, and stepfather after gas station robbery

Police are looking for a 26-year-old man they say robbed a Mobile gas station in Waterford, tying the owner to the bathroom sink as he emptied out the cash. The suspect, Zackery Baker, is believed to be with his stepfather, Richard Scot Morris, 44,...

 
1974 Wolfpack stakes claim as greatest college team

1974 Wolfpack stakes claim as greatest college team

Tommy Burleson is 62 years old, still lives in Newland, still is the tallest man in Avery County. David Thompson is 59 and lives in Charlotte. He still plays basketball, still has hops, still can dunk. Monte Towe, 60, is an assistant basketball coach...

 
Legacy of civil rights leaders source of fights

Legacy of civil rights leaders source of fights

WASHINGTON - — Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter recently walked up to the pulpit of the Atlanta church where her father preached and, in a painful public display, dissociated herself from her brothers. She accused them of plotting to sell their...

 

First woman to play running back in a pro game gets walloped — and respected

ALLEN -- When the moment finally came, with 6:20 left in the third quarter, Jennifer Welter took a handoff and tried with every fiber in her 5-2, 130-pound frame to score from 2 yards out over left tackle. And North Texas Crunch defensive lineman...

Dallas News, 19:16 in Sport
 

DeCock: On team full of stars, Sloan's contributions still overshadowed

RALEIGH It was a team so powerful, so charismatic, that even the radioactive plaid of Norm Sloan's sportcoats didn't stand out. There was big Tommy Burleson and little Monte Towe and, above them all, dazzling David Thompson. N.C. State didn't need a...

 
1974 Pack: David Thompson walked on air

1974 Pack: David Thompson walked on air

There is no doubt in Monte Towe's mind, even 40 years later, David Thompson is still the best basketball player in ACC history. “There wasn't anybody like him before and there hasn't been anybody like him since,” said Towe,...

 
Oregon holds off Oregon State in 93-83 win

Oregon holds off Oregon State in 93-83 win

EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon's Mike Moser said good shooting is contagious, and that certainly was the case during the opening minutes of the Ducks' 93-83 win over archrival Oregon State on Sunday. The Ducks started the game shooting a blistering 12 of 16...

 
Walton: Loss to 1974 Pack ‘bleakest day'

Walton: Loss to 1974 Pack ‘bleakest day'

Tommy Burleson knew what was coming whenever he crossed paths with Bill Walton in the NBA or later when their careers were over and both attended NBA Retired Players Association meetings. Walton could never really come to grips with UCLA's loss to...

 

Japan economy grows lackluster 1 pct in Oct-Dec

TOKYO Japan's economy expanded at a slower-than-expected 1 percent annualized rate in the last quarter of 2013, despite a boom in housing construction and stronger public and private spending. The data released Monday showed a 0.3 percent expansion...

 
Venezuelan opposition leader to turn himself in

Venezuelan opposition leader to turn himself in

CARACAS, Venezuela Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, the target of a Venezuelan police manhunt for allegedly inciting violence at anti-government protests that ended with three deaths, said Sunday that he will surrender himself after staging one more...

 

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