News archive from 22 March 2014

Scott opens 7-shot lead at Bay Hill

Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Adam Scott continued his hot play on Friday as he carded a 4-under 68 and pushed his lead to seven strokes after two rounds of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Scott, who tied the course record of 62 on Thursday,...

 
Big men could decide Texas-Michigan NCAA game

Big men could decide Texas-Michigan NCAA game

CHICAGO -- Saturday's NCAA tournament game between Texas and Michigan could be decided by the play inside. Led by Jonathan Holmes and Cameron Ridley, the seventh-seeded Longhorns outrebound their opponents by an average of 41.4 to 34.5 per game. They...

 

NCAA Capsules

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Jakob Gollon scored 20 points and Mercer pulled off the biggest upset in the NCAA tournament so far by knocking off Duke 78-71 on Friday in the second round. The 14th-seeded and senior-laden Bears scored 11 straight points during the...

 
Bell leads Zags over Smart, Cowboys, 85-77

Bell leads Zags over Smart, Cowboys, 85-77

SAN DIEGO -- Kevin Pangos scored 26 points and Gary Bell Jr. added 17 for eighth-seeded Gonzaga, which beat Marcus Smart and the ninth-seeded Oklahoma State Cowboys 85-77 in the West region of the NCAA tournament on Friday. The Bulldogs (29-6), in...

 

Bettys Bambino wins easily at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Bettys Bambino won the $58,000 feature for older horses bred or sired in California by 4¼ lengths at Santa Anita on Friday. Ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Bettys Bambino ran 6½ furlongs on the downhill turf course in...

 

EAA, FAA reach settlement over AirVenture fees

OSHKOSH, Wis. -- The Experimental Aircraft Association has reached an agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration over air traffic control fees during its annual convention, the EAA said Friday. The nine-year agreement will provide air traffic...

 
Student site shares history of Utah Latino leaders

Student site shares history of Utah Latino leaders

SALT LAKE CITY -- When retired Judge Andrew Valdez told his brother he was being bullied and robbed as a kid, his brother gave him some advice. "He told me I was gonna have to stab (the bully) to keep him away from me," Valdez said in an...

 
Explosives bring down bridge arches at Hoback

Explosives bring down bridge arches at Hoback

JACKSON, Wyo. -- A dramatic explosion brought down two steel arches that used to support a bridge over the Snake River south of Jackson. The controlled detonation happened at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Crews then set about removing the debris that fell into...

 

Dallas Life: In candle making, she sees both her past, her future

MESQUITE — Susan Plapp wakes up around 3 a.m. and listens to the news on National Public Radio until about 5:30. She rises to check her email, dresses for work and is on the road by 6:30, headed to her accounting job in Dallas. She eats lunch at her...

 

Fight over Arizona school vouchers heats up

PHOENIX -- A decision by the state's highest court and an obscure amendment to an education bill intensified a debate in the Arizona Legislature this week over a program that gives students taxpayer money to attend private schools. The Arizona Supreme...

 

Jets sign Vick, release Sanchez

Florham Park, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - Michael Vick joined the quarterback carousel for the New York Jets Friday, while Mark Sanchez was given his release after an injury-filled 2013 season. Vick, who signed as an unrestricted free agent, had spent...

 

Recap: Chicago WSox vs. Chicago Cubs

Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Luis Valbuena belted a pair of home runs and finished with four RBI to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 7-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday in spring training action. Ryan Kalish and Junior Lake added an RBI...

 
Valbuena, Rusin lead Cubs over White Sox 7-0

Valbuena, Rusin lead Cubs over White Sox 7-0

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Luis Valbuena hit a three-run homer just inside the right field foul pole to highlight the Chicago Cubs' 7-0 win Friday over the crosstown rival Chicago White Sox. Cubs pitcher Chris Rusin helped his bid for a roster spot by holding...

 
NCAA upsets crush perfect bracket hopes

NCAA upsets crush perfect bracket hopes

And then there were three. A second day of upsets left only three people with a chance to win the $1 billion prize Warren Buffet is offering for a perfect NCAA tournament bracket. Most of the brackets were eliminated on the tournament's first full...

 
Harvard looks to strike another one for smart guys

Harvard looks to strike another one for smart guys

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The smart guys got their win. Now, it's time for a tougher basketball test. Coming off its second NCAA tournament victory in history, 12th-seeded Harvard now must face Michigan State in the third round of the East regional. Last year...

 

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