News archive from 21 February 2012, page 6

Column: MVP rocked by positive test will face the music after an offseason laying low

Of all the story lines threading their way across spring training, Ryan Braun's is the most delicate, not to mention the juiciest. Braun is scheduled to report to Milwaukee Brewers camp Friday, coming off the best season of his career and still...

 
NU on bubble to receive first NCAA tournament bid

NU on bubble to receive first NCAA tournament bid

Life on the bubble is new for Northwestern fans, so here's a primer for that foreign concept called March Madness. Let's start with … What are the chances? The Wildcats are a coin flip in the view of Joe Lunardi. ESPN's Bracketologist says they are...

 

Michigan at Northwestern

TV/radio: 7 p.m. Tuesday; BTN, WSCR-AM 670. Records: Michigan 20-7, 10-4 Big Ten; Northwestern 16-10, 6-8. Teddy Greenstein's quick look: The Wolverines are superbly balanced, getting penetration and scoring from freshman Trey Burke, shooting from...

 
New Angry Birds game blasts off March 22, will team with NASA

New Angry Birds game blasts off March 22, will team with NASA

Angry Birds ... in ... spaaaaace! On March 22, our furious red feathered friends are set to go to the moon and beyond in a new game called Angry Birds Space, according to Rovio, the Finnish company that created the Angry Birds empire. "It's one...

 

Grant: Past won't help us predict what Rangers' Joe Nathan can do

Evan Grant, Texas Rangers beat writer for The Dallas Morning News and SportsDayDFW.com, answered your questions about the team Monday. Some excerpts:   After we trade Koji Uehara, will we sign Mike Gonzalez? Doubt it. Moving Uehara is to get the...

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Md. airman one of four killed in Djibouti crash

A U.S. reconnaissance plane returning to Africa after a mission in Afghanistan crashed, killing four Air Force personnel, including a senior airman from Upper Marlboro, the Pentagon announced. The Pentagon said the cause of the accident is under...

 

Addicted to a Web site called Pinterest: Digital crack for women

I’ve made 17 attempts at writing this column in the past three days. The pattern is always the same: turn on the computer, log in to Pinterest and lose myself in the site’s churning cycle of interest, hope, inspiration, jealousy, desperation, despair...

 

Weber tells Illini to toughen up

Bruce Weber handed out figurative handkerchiefs to his players this week. The Illinois coach texted and called players to tell them to buck up for the last few games of the regular season after center Meyers Leonard and several teammates cried during...

 

Notre Dame's young club cool when game heats up

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Last season, coach Mike Brey set up late-game situations in Notre Dame practices and set himself up for frustration with his starters. Two freshmen - Eric Atkins and Jerian Grant - would devise clutch performances for the second...

 

Illinois at Ohio State

Illinois at Ohio State Tipoff: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Value Center Arena, Columbus, Ohio. Radio/TV: WIND-AM 560/ESPN. Records: Illinois 16-11, 5-9 Big Ten; Ohio State 22-5, 10-4. Shannon Ryan's quick look: Illinois' defense has allowed four of its last five...

 
Out of the spotlight, Mitt Romney shines

Out of the spotlight, Mitt Romney shines

In terms of sizzle, Sen. Rob Portman makes Mitt Romney look like Lady Gaga. So when the two men shared a stage in suburban Cincinnati on Monday afternoon, the result was pure and unadulterated ennui - exactly the sentiment greeting Romney’s...

 

Bucks lead Magic after 1st quarter

MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Bucks lead the Orlando Magic 29-27 after one quarter of play at Bradley Center. Orlando has turned the ball over six times. Milwaukee: one. Dwight Howard and Brandon Jennings scored 10 points apiece. But Howard added five...

 
First Look: PSVita

First Look: PSVita

Playing with the Sony's sleek new onyx-screen PSVita feels a lot like playing with fire, for all the right and wrong reasons. Anyone who picks up the eagerly-anticipated handheld system set for release in the U.S. next Wednesday will be instantly...

 

Driver: Firefighter roughed me up in road-rage incident

A motorist who says an off-duty firefighter roughed him up after a traffic crash has filed a complaint with the city of Orlando. Dave Bremer, 51, of Orange County wants the city to investigate the conduct of District Fire Chief Melvin "Rob"...

 

Orange eyes 3 finalists for schools superintendent

Orange County school leaders narrowed their search for a new superintendent to three candidates Monday, including two who already work for the school system. Deputy Superintendent Barbara Jenkins and Area Superintendent John Edwards both made the cut,...

 

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