News archive from 20 April 2015

Cavaliers cruise past Celtics in playoff opener

Cavaliers cruise past Celtics in playoff opener

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 30 points in his playoff debut, LeBron James added 20 in his first postseason game with Cleveland in five years and the Cavaliers opened a run toward an NBA title with a 113-100 victory over the Boston Celtics on...

Usa Today, 19:05 in Sport
 
Raptors GM Masai Ujiri and team fined for expletive

Raptors GM Masai Ujiri and team fined for expletive

NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto general manager Masai Ujiri was fined $35,000 and the team docked $25,000 by the NBA on Sunday for his expletive Saturday talking about Washington forward Paul Pierce when addressing fans before the Raptors' playoff opener....

Usa Today, 19:05 in Sport
 

Decked out: Skateboards, skis are Southeast Alaska artist's canvas

JUNEAU -- It could have been just the hobby Tlingit artist Rico Worl chose: painting formline designs -- art where lines taper and swell, creating shapes to depict human and animals -- on skateboards for friends and relatives.   Instead these boards...

 
Reports: Tim Tebow to sign contract with Eagles

Reports: Tim Tebow to sign contract with Eagles

Tim Tebow is back in the NFL - at least for now. The former Heisman Trophy winner and journeyman quarterback is set to sign a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, according to multiple reports. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer was the first to...

Usa Today, 19:42 in Sport
 
Fest fans drawn to Coachella's 'chill' finish

Fest fans drawn to Coachella's 'chill' finish

INDIO, Calif. — The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival wrapped up more than 320 musical performances by more than 160 artists Sunday. But the attraction to Coachella was much more than the music. The theme: "Coachilla" T-shirts were...

 
Verizon new plan not as cheap as advertised

Verizon new plan not as cheap as advertised

LOS ANGELES - Verizon FIOS got lots of favorable press this week for a new plan to let consumers break free of programming bundles and get lower TV bills. Turns out the offer, an attempt to appeal to the cutting the cord crowd, isn't what was...

 
Winners' list: Who took awards at the ACMs?

Winners' list: Who took awards at the ACMs?

Who won big at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan? Here's the list of nominees honored tonight at AT&T Stadium in Dallas. Winners are noted in bold. Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean Garth...

 
Miranda Lambert wins top song at ACMs

Miranda Lambert wins top song at ACMs

Miranda Lambert, who led all Academy of Country Music contenders with eight nominations this year, took song of the year on Sunday for her hit Automatic. Lambert also won the award in 2013 for Over You, which she wrote with husband Blake Shelton. In...

 
Emergency order reduces speeds for trains carrying oil

Emergency order reduces speeds for trains carrying oil

Emergency order reduces speeds for trains carrying oil FRIDLEY, Minn. — The U.S. Department of Transportation has signed off on an order that requires trains to slow down in high urban areas. On Friday, the Federal Railroad Administration issued the...

 
What we now know about new 'Star Wars' movie universe

What we now know about new 'Star Wars' movie universe

The force won't officially awaken until December, but 'Star Wars' fans got an early glimpse of a spooky new teaser trailer for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' presented by J.J. Abrams and the cast of the latest installment. (April 17) If you thought...

 
Al-Shabab militants create chaos, pain for Somalis

Al-Shabab militants create chaos, pain for Somalis

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Sitting under a veranda at the former headquarters of Somali Airlines, Ali Bashir sipped coffee and chewed khat, an African herb, as he recounted 15 years of anarchy fomented by al-Shabab Islamic terrorists. "Life is very...

 
Kyrie Irving and Cavaliers playoff rookies ace debut

Kyrie Irving and Cavaliers playoff rookies ace debut

USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgitt breaks down Game 1 in which Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 30 points in his playoff debut to lead the Cavaliers to a 113-100 win. CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving might not have all the answers to the first playoff exam of his...

Usa Today, 21:07 in Sport
 
Eagles are Tim Tebow's best, last chance at NFL career

Eagles are Tim Tebow's best, last chance at NFL career

This is it, Tim Tebow. Your last chance to stick on an NFL roster. But fortunately for Tebow, signing with the Philadelphia Eagles is also his best shot to restart his NFL career. Tebow, nearly two years removed from his last NFL experience (on the...

Usa Today, 21:07 in Sport
 
Justin Timberlake's son is adorable

Justin Timberlake's son is adorable

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel just had their first child. And yeah, lest you imagined otherwise, Silas Randell is cute. It took them until almost the very end to even confirm the pregnancy. And frankly, we're surprised they released a photo so...

 
Anthony Davis has big goals after making playoff splash

Anthony Davis has big goals after making playoff splash

SAN FRANCISCO — Bill Russell wasn't walking through those University of San Francisco doors Sunday afternoon. Or, for that matter, on any other day. The NBA legend who spent his formative years winning back-to-back national titles on this campus in...

Usa Today, 21:30 in Sport
 
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