News archive from 20 February 2012

FSU sweeps Hofstra in opening baseball series

TALLAHASSEE - As his team began concluding preseason workouts a week ago, Florida State coach Mike Martin, Sr. made it clear that he knew his team's success this season would depend, in part, on its youngest players. Little did he know just how...

 

Hooper has double-double to lead No. 16 Nebraska over Wisconsin 68-59

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Jordan Hooper had 19 points, 18 rebounds and two blocks to lead No. 16 Nebraska to a 68-59 victory against Wisconsin on Sunday. Emily Cady scored 13 points and Lindsey Moore and Kaitlyn Burke 11 each for the Cornhuskers (20-6, 9-5...

 

2 dead, up to 8 missing in Washington avalanche

SEATTLE - Authorities say two people are reported dead and as many as eight more are missing after an avalanche near a Washington state ski resort. King County sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West says her office began receiving word about the avalanche near...

 

'Safe House' leads movie box office charts

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Denzel Washington thriller "Safe House" rose to the No. 1 spot at movie box offices through Sunday, narrowly leading love story "The Vow" over a long holiday weekend in the United States. "Safe...

 

Fans urged to beware of counterfeit 2012 NBA All-Star Game tickets

Tickets to the 2012 NBA All-Star Game are supposed to be rare and expensive. Representatives from the NBA, ticket retailers and local law enforcement are urging fans beware of bargain tickets to the All-Star Game being played Sunday at Orlando's Amway...

 

ESPN fires employee for offensive Jeremy Lin web headline

BRISTOL, Conn. - ESPN says it fired an employee responsible for an offensive headline about Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin. The headline Friday on ESPN’s mobile website was used for a story about a New York loss in which Lin had nine turnovers. The...

 

ESPN apologizes for racial references to Lin day before he played Mavericks

ESPN has apologized for two racial-oriented references to Knicks star and former Mavericks Summer League player Jeremy Lin. The references happened on an ESPN mobile site main headline that was left on the site for 35 minutes, according to the...

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Magic GM Otis Smith recalls soaring with high fliers in dunk contest

To prepare Dwight Howard for his first all-star slam-dunk contest in 2007, Orlando Magic general manager Otis Smith demonstrated how to dunk. He didn't do any jumping, though. Smith instructed with his feet on the ground, which had Howard and Jameer...

 
Hawkins scores 19 as No. 8 Maryland women squeeze past No. 5 Duke 63-61

Hawkins scores 19 as No. 8 Maryland women squeeze past No. 5 Duke 63-61

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Tianna Hawkins scored 19 points, including the tiebreaking basket with 14 seconds left, and No. 8 Maryland defeated fifth-ranked Duke 63-61 Sunday to end the Blue Devils' bid to go unbeaten in the Atlantic Coast Conference....

 

UCF defensive line coach Jim Panagos reportedly leaving for spot at Rutgers

UCF defensive line coach Jim Panagos is reportedly leaving the program. Panagos, who just completed his fifth season with the Knights, will be joining the Rutgers football staff, according to FootballScoop.com. Panagos, who played high school football...

 

Johnson's 13 points, 8 rebounds lead No. 13 Tennessee women over Mississippi 66-56

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Glory Johnson had 13 points and eight rebounds as No. 13 Tennessee beat Mississippi 66-56 Sunday. Shekinna Stricklin added 12 points for the Lady Volunteers (20-7, 11-3 Southeastern Conference.) Johnson and Stricklin each shot...

 

Obama campaign rallying supporters in Mass.

BOSTON-President Barack Obama doesn't have any competition in next month's Massachusetts Democratic presidential primary, but that isn't stopping campaign workers from using the balloting to rally supporters. Obama for America-Massachusetts has...

 
Monday's matchup: DePaul at St. John's

Monday's matchup: DePaul at St. John's

TV/radio: 8 p.m. Monday; ESPNU, WSCR-AM 670. Records: DePaul 11-15, 2-12 Big East; St. John's 11-16, 4-10. Brian Hamilton's quick look: If the Blue Demons actually are going to win games, this is the week. St. John's and Providence represent ideal...

 

Florida slugger Preston Tucker creeping closer to school record

GAINESVILLE - Preston Tucker kept up the hot start to his senior campaign Sunday, but No. 1 Florida's came to a halt in the finale of the Gators' season-opening series against No. 25 Cal State Fullerton. Tucker went 3 for 4 at the plate with a home...

 

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