News archive from 23 March 2014

Greg Cote: Scottie Wilbekin helps Florida Gators find their identity in convincing win over Pittsburgh

Greg Cote: Scottie Wilbekin helps Florida Gators find their identity in convincing win over Pittsburgh

ORLANDO -- The one player the Florida Gators need most on this national-championship run is the one player they wanted least. Scottie Wilbekin was the problem child, selfish, immature, rules-breaking and corrosive as battery acid. Coach Billy Donovan...

 

Recap: Real Salt Lake vs. Los Angeles

Sandy, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - Real Salt Lake and the Los Angeles Galaxy left Rio Tinto Stadium with an even split of the points on Saturday as the two sides played to a 1-1 draw. Salt Lake opened its season with a 1-0 defeat of the Galaxy at the...

 
No defense for Duke's poor defense

No defense for Duke's poor defense

RALEIGH The most telling sign that something had gone horribly wrong for Duke in the past six months came with nine minutes, five seconds remaining in the Blue Devils' 78-71 loss to Mercer in a second-round NCAA tournament game Thursday. That's when...

 
No longer blowing smoke? E-cigarettes could surpass traditional brands, experts say

No longer blowing smoke? E-cigarettes could surpass traditional brands, experts say

WINSTON-SALEM When change has come for tobacco during its nearly two centuries as a star of North Carolina's economy, it usually has arrived at a leisurely pace. Not this time. The crop and products made from it face something that has gutted or...

 

Ex-Mav Jason Kidd proving his basketball saavy as coach; his Nets a threat to Heat, Pacers

To put it in terms that Mark Cuban could relate to, in any NBA game Jason Kidd played, he was the smartest man in the room. He knew more about how to play basketball than anybody else in any arena. In his second career, Kidd is well on his way to...

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Missed shots doom Iowa State women

Missed shots doom Iowa State women

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State's lasting image of this year's NCAA tournament will be of balls spinning out of the basket or bouncing harmlessly off the rim. For the Cyclones, it was not a pretty sight. Natasha Howard had her school-record 15th...

 

Scott's lead down to 3 at Bay Hill

Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Adam Scott cooled off after two hot rounds, shooting a 1-under 71 on Saturday but keeping his spot atop the leaderboard after three rounds of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Scott ended 54 holes at 15-under-par 201....

 

Andrade shoots 65, grabs share of Champions lead

SAUCIER, Miss. -- Billy Andrade shot a 7-under 65 to share the lead with Fred Funk after the second round of the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic at Fallen Oak on Saturday. Andrade had the low round of the day, capping it with a 20-foot birdie putt on...

 

Frank Hannigan, former USGA leader, dies

FAR HILLS, N.J. -- Frank Hannigan, a former executive director of the USGA who offered blunt opinions on television and in print long after he retired, died Saturday morning. The USGA did not disclose a cause of death. He was 82. Hannigan, who joined...

 

Larson outruns Harvick, Busch for first Nationwide win

Fontana, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - California native Kyle Larson held off his fellow Sprint Cup Series competitors Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch in the closing laps to win his first Nationwide Series race on Saturday at Auto Club Speedway. Larson, who...

 

Keane lifts Galaxy into 1-1 draw with RSL

SANDY, Utah -- Robbie Keane scored late in the first half and the Los Angeles Galaxy bounced back from a season-opening loss with a 1-1 draw against Real Salt Lake on Saturday. Alvaro Saborio had his first goal of the season for Salt Lake (1-0-2),...

 

Recap: Toronto FC vs. D.C.

Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - A second-half goal from Jermain Defoe was enough as Toronto FC held off D.C. United for a 1-0 win at BMO Field on Saturday, marking the first time that TFC has started a season with back-to- back wins. After scoring...

 
Pacheco hits 2-run homer, Rockies rout Indians

Pacheco hits 2-run homer, Rockies rout Indians

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Jordan Pacheco hit a two-run homer and Paul Janish capped a five-run sixth inning with a two-run double, leading a Colorado Rockies' split-squad to a 16-4 rout of the Cleveland Indians on Saturday. Pacheco hit his first home run...

 
Saint Louis comes up short from long range

Saint Louis comes up short from long range

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Saint Louis did something it hasn't done all season Saturday — and it proved costly against defending national champion Louisville. The Billikens went 0 for 15 from 3-point range in a 66-51 loss in the third round of the...

 
Fordham women come up short, 64-63 to Cal in NCAA

Fordham women come up short, 64-63 to Cal in NCAA

WACO, Texas -- Standout senior guard Erin Rooney was going to get the last shot for Fordham. And California was prepared for just that. Rooney's contested game-ending shot came up short and Cal, an NCAA Final Four team last season, held on for a 64-63...

 

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