News archive from 26 January 2016

Cardinals were magnificent at times, but awful in the end

Cardinals were magnificent at times, but awful in the end

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — At their best, the Arizona Cardinals were magnificent, but boy was it a brutal ending. The magnitude of their 49-15 thumping at the hands of the Carolina Panthers in the NFC championship game made it hard to appreciate the...

Usa Today, 19:03 in Sport
 
Five reasons to be intrigued by NHL All-Star Game in Nashville

Five reasons to be intrigued by NHL All-Star Game in Nashville

Last year’s NHL All-Star game in Columbus, Ohio, featured a league-record 29 goals, prompting more grousing than usual about the game’s lack of competitiveness. Here are five reasons why this year’s skills competition (Saturday, 7 p.m., NBC Sports...

Usa Today, 19:03 in Sport
 
Enough snow fell to fill 98,000 MetLife Stadiums

Enough snow fell to fill 98,000 MetLife Stadiums

How much snow fell? Um, a lot. The volume of snow that fell last weekend in the eastern U.S. would fill Metlife Stadium (where the Giants and Jets play) about 98,000 times. That's also equivalent to about 22 billion dump truck loads full of snow,...

 
Patriot games? Broncos TE Owen Daniels thought he saw shenanigans afoot

Patriot games? Broncos TE Owen Daniels thought he saw shenanigans afoot

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – As the final seconds ticked off the clock before halftime of Sunday’s AFC Championship Game, CBS’ cameras caught a shot of Denver Broncos tight end Owen Daniels looking bewildered on the sideline. Daniels, who had caught two...

Usa Today, 19:19 in Sport
 
AFC title games draws 2nd-best viewership on record

AFC title games draws 2nd-best viewership on record

NEW YORK (AP) — The AFC championship game has drawn its second-largest television audience on record. The Denver Broncos' down-to-the-wire win over the New England Patriots in what could be the last meeting between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady...

Usa Today, 19:19 in Sport
 

Police recommend charges against Seattle FB Derrick Coleman

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — Police recommended felony charges of vehicular assault and hit-and-run against Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman on Monday for an October car crash after which he acknowledged smoking synthetic marijuana. The King County...

Usa Today, 19:19 in Sport
 
Cheesy mystery: Second truckload of Parmesan melts away

Cheesy mystery: Second truckload of Parmesan melts away

MARSHFIELD, Wis. — Police are trying to figure out what happened to a semi loaded with $90,000 worth of cheese that went missing from a warehouse earlier this month. Someone loaded a semi with 40-pound blocks of Parmesan cheese on the afternoon of...

 

Angels, Garrett Richards avoid arbitration at $6.425 million

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have avoided arbitration with right-hander Garrett Richards, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $6.425 million for the upcoming season. Richards went 15-12 with a 3.65 ERA last season for the Angels. He...

Usa Today, 19:32 in Sport
 

Simon Despres rejoins Ducks after 42-game concussion absence

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Defenseman Simon Despres has returned to the Anaheim Ducks after missing 42 games with a concussion. The Ducks recalled Despres on Monday from his long-term injury conditioning loan to their AHL affiliate in San Diego. Despres...

Usa Today, 19:41 in Sport
 
AP: MLB clears Rangers' Yu Darvish after brother's arrest

AP: MLB clears Rangers' Yu Darvish after brother's arrest

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Major League Baseball has determined Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish had no role in any of the activities that led to the arrest of his brother in Japan for allegedly running an illegal gambling ring. MLB was looking into the...

Usa Today, 19:51 in Sport
 
Songs for Jill: Recording artist soothes the pain of cancer with music

Songs for Jill: Recording artist soothes the pain of cancer with music

LOUISVILLE — Music can summon the spirit, providing a respite from exhaustion and pain. And song filled cancer patient Jill Brzezinski-Conley’s bedroom on Monday as a recording artist from across the country knelt beside her for a private concert...

 

Duda, Mejia agree with Mets and avoid arbitration

NEW YORK (AP) — First baseman Lucas Duda and suspended reliever Jenrry Mejia have agreed to one-year contracts with the New York Mets and avoided salary arbitration. Duda agreed at $6,725,000, up from $4.2 million last year, when he hit .244 with 27...

Usa Today, 20:19 in Sport
 

Using nature to nurture: Alaska forest schools move the classroom outdoors

One by one, Lia Keller’s students hopped down from their parents’ mini-vans or SUVs and scooted across the parking lot of North Bivouac Trailhead off Campbell Airstrip Road. Clad in snowsuits, boots, and mittens, the kids, ranging in age from almost 3...

 

Tuesday's forecast: Showers East , Northwest

The national weather forecast for Tuesday, January 26th calls for a brief break from the recent winter weather in the East. FullscreenJim Sommers stopped to capture an amazing sunset using his Nikon D750 at 18mm at Horseshoe Bend near Page, Ariz., on...

 
Flint residents protest high bills for 'poison' water

Flint residents protest high bills for 'poison' water

FLINT, Mich. — Residents can’t use their tapwater for drinking or bathing because of lead-contamination fears, but the city continues to bill them for it monthly. "It feels like a slap in the face," said Claudia Perkins-Milton, 63, whose...

 

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