News archive from 27 October 2013

Living in harm's way

Major changes in the reform of the national flood insurance program passed by Congress in 2012 are just now taking effect, provoking a fierce backlash from affected policyholders and real estate interests. Most homeowners with flood insurance have...

 

Asheville asks Duke to cut its coal reliance

ASHEVILLE When the city launched an ambitious plan to slash its carbon footprint, a major obstacle stood in its way: a massive coal-fired plant on the edge of town. After some progress, Asheville decided to take another step – passing a...

 
Ralph Branca won't root for Red Sox after they 'screwed' Bobby Valentine

Ralph Branca won't root for Red Sox after they 'screwed' Bobby Valentine

Ralph Branca came to terms with his place in baseball history years ago. The man who gave up the “Shot Heard ’Round the World,” the Bobby Thomson home run that beat his Dodgers and put the hated crosstown rival Giants into the World Series, has moved...

Daily News, 19:05 in Sport
 

ALABAMA FOOTBALL: Tide pick up seventh straight win over Tennessee 45-10

TUSCALOOSA - T.J. Yeldon scored on three 1-yard runs and AJ McCarron passed for 275 yards and two touchdowns to help No. 1 Alabama continue to roll along with a 45-10 victory over Tennessee on Saturday. Landon Collins returned an interception 89 yards...

 

Duke upsets No. 16 Virginia Tech 13-10

BLACKSBURG, Va. Duke hadn't beat a ranked opponent since 1994. Hadn't beat a ranked opponent on the road since 1971. Until Saturday. The Blue Devils came into Blacksburg and shocked No. 16 Virginia Tech 13-10. It was the first time Duke has ever won...

 

Charlotte-area high school football games of the week

Independence (6-3, 3-1 Southwestern 4A) at Rocky River (8-1, 4-0): Independence must win this game – and beat Butler in two weeks – to win a share of the conference championship. Rocky River can win a share of the title by...

 

Thousands march against austerity in Portugal

LISBON, Portugal Thousands of people have marched in Lisbon to protest the austerity measures the government has been compelled to adopt in return for a 78 billion euro ($105.6 billion) bailout reached in 2011. Saturday's march to Parliament, which...

 
 
UM recruiting scandal scars assistant coach

UM recruiting scandal scars assistant coach

For the University of Miami, the Nevin Shapiro nightmare is over. For former Hurricanes head basketball coach Frank Haith, it's almost over. He must serve a five-game suspension, but continues to collect his $1.6 million annual salary from the...

 
Born to the saddle: Marbury teen rides, wrangles way to rodeo notoriety

Born to the saddle: Marbury teen rides, wrangles way to rodeo notoriety

The average teenager spends his or her weekends dating, hanging out with friends and just being a teenager. By those standards, Brittany Ann Popwell is not an average teenager.Popwell, who is nearing her 17th birthday, spends most of her weekends...

 
New Utrecht HS football team beats Midwood, 38-12, to improve to 6-2 in PSAL City Conference

New Utrecht HS football team beats Midwood, 38-12, to improve to 6-2 in PSAL City Conference

Referencing practice after a sporting event is cliché, but ask New Utrecht football coach Alan Balkan what has made the difference for the Utes since a four-score shutout loss at Flushing three weeks ago, at a time when 10 players came down with a...

Daily News, 19:11 in Sport
 

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Buena Vista 34, Loras 0

 

Recap: Philadelphia vs. Sporting Kansas City

Chester, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia Union's playoff hopes were officially dashed on Saturday after the club suffered a 2-1 defeat to Sporting Kansas City at PPL in the regular season finale for both teams. Coming off a 2-1 loss to...

 
Kirk runs Montana State past UC Davis 34-10

Kirk runs Montana State past UC Davis 34-10

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Denarius McGhee completed 10 of 13 passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns in the first half leading Montana State to a 34-17 win over UC Davis Saturday. Cody Kirk went over the 3,000 yard mark for career rushing and scored twice for...

 

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