News archive from 22 November 2015

Michigan State snaps Ohio State's 23-game win streak

Michigan State snaps Ohio State's 23-game win streak

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Breaking down No. 9 Michigan State's 17-14 win Saturday at No. 2 Ohio State: THE BIG PICTURE: Even though they had been unimpressive and lacked significant victories, College Football Playoff committee chairman Jeff Long was adamant...

Usa Today, 19:21 in Sport
 
UCLA beats No. 18 Utah 17-9, one win from Pac-12 title game

UCLA beats No. 18 Utah 17-9, one win from Pac-12 title game

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — UCLA's Josh Rosen threw for 220 yards and a touchdown and the Bruins beat No. 18 Utah 17-9 on Saturday to move one game closer to the Pac-12 championship game. The Bruins can earn a berth in the conference title game for the...

Usa Today, 19:39 in Sport
 
Connecticut hands No. 14 Houston its first loss

Connecticut hands No. 14 Houston its first loss

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Noel Thomas caught two touchdown passes, including a 45-yarder on a trick play in the fourth quarter, and UConn beat No. 13 Houston 20-17 on Saturday. The Huskies held the previously unbeaten Cougars to 318 yards of...

Usa Today, 19:46 in Sport
 
Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott lashes out at coaches over playcalling

Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott lashes out at coaches over playcalling

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Following No. 2 Ohio State’s stunning 17-14 loss to No. 9 Michigan State on Saturday, star running back Ezekiel Elliott ripped the Buckeyes’ coaching staff for his curiously light workload. Elliott, a Heisman Trophy contender who has...

Usa Today, 20:30 in Sport
 
For this Anchorage couple caught in the midst of the Paris attacks, sightseeing turned into survival

For this Anchorage couple caught in the midst of the Paris attacks, sightseeing turned into survival

On Friday, Myra Wilson and her husband Jim Cehua sipped on glasses of French wine as they watched CNN’s replay coverage of the Nov. 13 Paris terror attacks from the comfort of their South Anchorage home. The news coverage was “mesmerizing,” Wilson...

 
College football's Week 12 winners and losers

College football's Week 12 winners and losers

One of the biggest drivers of perception in college football, both in the BCS era and now in the College Football Playoff era, is the single loss. At times, it seems like a single loss might as well be two or three or four. That almost seemed to be...

Usa Today, 21:29 in Sport
 
Transit riders unfazed by New York terror threats

Transit riders unfazed by New York terror threats

Should commuters be worried about ISIS threats against New York? Days after the Paris terrorist attacks killed more than 129 people, the entire world is seemingly on high alert — and nowhere more so than New York. At New York Penn Station on Friday,...

 
US must improve its process to screen refugees; send Syrians elsewhere

US must improve its process to screen refugees; send Syrians elsewhere

While I am the chairman of the Alaska Republican Party, the views I express here are my own. I believe they closely reflect the views of the majority of the officers of the party, but the contents of this commentary can only be attributed to me. I am...

 
Ostrander ends dynamic debut season with 2nd-place finish at NCAA championships

Ostrander ends dynamic debut season with 2nd-place finish at NCAA championships

LOUISVILLE, KY -- It was a fabulous finish to a phenomenal freshman cross country season for Allie Ostrander on Saturday. The Boise State freshman from Soldotna finished second at the NCAA Division I cross country championships in Louisville,...

 
US challenge is to maintain freedom as we fight terror - and Obama isn't helping

US challenge is to maintain freedom as we fight terror - and Obama isn't helping

If Thomas Paine were alive today, instead of penning, “These are the times that try men’s souls,” he might write, “These are the times that try men’s humanity.” There is ample reason to worry. As the leading edge of a Syrian refugee flood is poised to...

 
Democrat Edwards elected governor of Louisiana

Democrat Edwards elected governor of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — State Rep. John Bel Edwards was elected governor of Louisiana on Saturday night, defeating two-term U.S. Sen. David Vitter in what would have been an unthinkable upset a few months ago. Hundreds of supporters celebrated with the...

 
Republican fear-mongering over Syrian refugees is shameful cowardice

Republican fear-mongering over Syrian refugees is shameful cowardice

I know I’m the writer here, but you tell me: Is there a word to describe the abject cowardice of some Americans over the issue of admitting Syrian victims of terrorism into the U.S.? You could call them crybabies, but, really, they’re much worse....

 

Landslide in northern Myanmar kills about 60; 100 missing

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A landslide near a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed up to 60 people and left more than 100 missing, most of them villagers sifting through a mountain of tailings and waste, a local community leader said Sunday. The collapse...

 
If we remember the lines on the Statue of Liberty, we'll welcome refugees

If we remember the lines on the Statue of Liberty, we'll welcome refugees

The global refugee crisis brings to mind a sonnet written by Emma Lazarus in 1883 and inscribed on the pedestal of that gift from France -- the Statue of Liberty -- in 1903. The poem, "The New Colossus," is a tribute to the millions of...

 
5 All-Americans help Seawolves to big day at cross-country championships

5 All-Americans help Seawolves to big day at cross-country championships

The Seawolves ran into the record book Saturday at the NCAA Division II cross-country championships. For the first time in school history UAA landed four runners in the top 10 – two men, two women – and sophomore Henry Cheseto grabbed third place to...

 
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