News archive from 28 October 2012

National media see Romney tightening grip on N.C.

The latest polls say the presidential race in North Carolina is neck-and-neck, but the big national media have all decided the state is leaning to Republican Mitt Romney. At the end of last week, the following had shaded the Tar Heel State light red...

 
No. 8 Duke routs W. Washington in preseason clash

No. 8 Duke routs W. Washington in preseason clash

DURHAM, N.C. -- Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly both scored 22 points to lead No. 8 Duke to a 105-87 preseason win over Western Washington on Saturday. Freshman Rasheed Sulaimon netted 18 of his 20 points in the first half for the Blue Devils. Western...

 

Saturday's College Football

EAST Albany (NY) 23, Sacred Heart 20 Ball St. 30, Army 22 Boston College 20, Maryland 17 CCSU 32, St. Francis (Pa.) 30 Colgate 47, Bucknell 33 Columbia 26, Yale 22 Cornell 37, Princeton 35 Fordham 36, Holy Cross 32 Monmouth (NJ) 28, Duquesne 27 New...

 

Nowhere to go but up

It would be hard to imagine this version of the Charlotte Bobcats not being an improvement over last season's. It's not just that they finished with the worst record in NBA history (7-59). They averaged only 87 points and lost by nearly 14 points per...

 

Girls basketball | Young's Harper picks Kentucky

Young senior guard Linnae Harper made an oral commitment to play basketball at Kentucky on Saturday, Dolphins coach Corry Irvin said. The 5-foot-8 Harper is ranked the No. 5 player and the No. 2 guard in the country, according to ESPN HoopGurlz....

 

Ferrer aiming for sixth title this year in Valencia final

(Reuters) - Local favorite and top seed David Ferrer will meet Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov in the Valencia Open final after beating unseeded Croat Ivan Dodig 6-4 6-7 6-1 on Saturday. The world number five, who has a shot at his sixth title of the...

 
Lady Liberty’s crown reopens after year-long renovation

Lady Liberty’s crown reopens after year-long renovation

Here's your chance to get inside Lady Liberty’s head. The crown at the Statue of Liberty reopens to the public Sunday after a year-long, $30 million renovation of the national landmark, officials said. TIME TO REOPEN LIBERTY The access via a new...

 
Thousands gather to mourn slain Nassau County cop Arthur Lopez

Thousands gather to mourn slain Nassau County cop Arthur Lopez

Thousands of mourners gathered Saturday for an emotional farewell to Officer Arthur Lopez, even as they struggled to accept the hero cop’s death by a maniac’s bullet. “Artie, you left us way too soon,” said his teary boss, Lt. Adam Scheiner, at a...

 

Bears scouting report: Panthers TE Olsen

Information for this report was obtained from NFL scouts. Greg Olsen is a 6-foot-5, 255-pound tight end who is on pace for a career year. At 27, the former Bear is playing better than ever. Olsen, who ran a 4.51 in the 40-yard dash coming out of...

 
Charter reform: right direction, but not far enough

Charter reform: right direction, but not far enough

There is an old and often used saying that every long journey begins with a single step. We all know, however, that not all steps cover equal distance. When it comes to the Miami-Dade Charter reform questions on the Nov. 6 ballot, the choices...

 

Revolution beat Impact 1-0 in MLS season finale

MONTREAL - A.J. Soares scored in the 89th minute to give the New England Revolution a 1-0 win over the Montreal Impact in the MLS regular season finale for both teams. Soares was inside the box to head Chris Tierney's free kick past the reach of...

 

Final: Wesley 31, Huntingdon 21

Justin Sottilare threw two second-half touchdown passes and Wesley rallied for a 31-21 win over Huntingdon on Saturday.Matt Bundy caught a 51-yard TD pass in the third quarter and Jeremiah Howe a 7-yarder in the fourth to put the fifth-ranked...

 
Miami-Dade school bond is a boon for students, teachers, community

Miami-Dade school bond is a boon for students, teachers, community

This past week, I was in New York City when Miami-Dade County Public Schools won The Broad Prize for Urban Education, the nation's highest award for improved student performance and reducing achievement gaps among ethnic groups and between high- and...

 
Erasmus Hall football team improves to 8-0 with 34-14 win over Thomas Jefferson

Erasmus Hall football team improves to 8-0 with 34-14 win over Thomas Jefferson

The schedule has been a grind this season for the Erasmus Hall football team, but it has walked away from every challenge it has faced victoriously. One week after holding off Abraham Lincoln by a point at home, the Dutchmen went to Thomas Jefferson...

Daily News, 17:12 in Sport
 
Brooklyn Tech girls soccer team beats Long Island City in penalty kicks to win first-round PSAL Class A playoff game

Brooklyn Tech girls soccer team beats Long Island City in penalty kicks to win first-round PSAL Class A...

Brooklyn Tech girls soccer coach Peter Schmidt-Nowara had a simple message for his team going into a PSAL Class-A playoff matchup against Long Island City on Saturday: Defense. “I just wanted to play it as defensively as possible,” he said after his...

Daily News, 17:12 in Sport
 

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