News archive from 28 November 2013

Republican lawmakers see need for teacher pay hike but differ on approach

One Republican agenda item for the 2014 legislative session appears clear: pay increases for teachers. But as Republican legislative leaders began this month to look at how to boost stagnant salaries for educators, they are finding little agreement...

 

Close encounters of the Ravens' kind

Ravens running back Ray Rice shook his head for a moment while reflecting on one of the most frustrating aspects of this difficult season. No one in the NFL has been involved in as many close games as the Ravens this season, and the results haven't...

 

VanDerveer fifth women's coach with 900 wins

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- Tara VanDerveer became the fifth women's coach to reach 900 victories with No. 6 Stanford's 83-59 win over Florida Gulf Coast on Wednesday night. VanDerveer, who is 900-204 in her career, joined Pat Summitt, Sylvia Hatchell,...

 

Wednesday's Sports Transactions

TEXAS RANGERS — Claimed OF Rafael Ortega off waivers from Colorado. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS — Signed OF Andrew Brauer, RHP Michael Click, C Doug Joyce, and RHP Reese McGraw to contract extensions. SACRAMENTO KINGS —...

 

Lynch's playoff run still a highlight moment

RENTON, Wash. -- Inside the huddle, the call was for "17 power," a simple run play meant to get a handful of yards and to continue draining the clock. And as Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson remembered on Wednesday, "We...

 

Women's Top 25 Fared

1. UConn (8-0) did not play. Next: vs. Ohio State, Sunday. 2. Duke (5-0) did not play. Next: vs. Xavier, Thursday. 3. Tennessee (5-0) did not play. Next: vs. Virginia, Thursday. 4. Louisville (6-0) at Western Kentucky. Next: at No. 7 Kentucky,...

 

Arkansas-LSU Preview Capsule

Arkansas (3-8, 0-7 SEC) at No. 15 LSU (8-3, 4-3), 2:30 ET (CBS) Line: LSU by 25 Series record: LSU leads 36-20-2. WHAT'S AT STAKE LSU wants to finish in the top 14 in the BCS standings in order to have an outside chance at a Sugar Bowl bid, or...

 

Chargers say defensive backs competing for jobs

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Chargers' secondary might look different Sunday when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals. Coach Mike McCoy and defensive coordinator John Pagano say there's a competition among the defensive backs after the Chargers allowed...

 

Miami Hurricanes grateful for plenty as regular season comes to an end

It doesn't take an NCAA investigator to figure out what Hurricanes coach Al Golden is most thankful for this year. “... I'm really grateful to take this team past this week and really dig in with them and be able to go to a bowl game and...

 

Bryant hangs on for 70-67 win over Brown

SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Alex Francis scored 22 points and made a key block as Bryant held on for a 70-67 victory over intrastate rival Brown on Wednesday. Bryant (4-2) led 69-66 on Corey Maynard's layup with 2:18 left which was the last field goal of the...

 

Avila, Colorado St. top Bethune-Cookman 66-52

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- J.J. Avila scored 21 to lead three players in double figures as Colorado State had few problems in a 66-52 win over Bethune-Cookman Wednesday afternoon in the CSU Challenge. Jon Octeus had 14 points and Gerson Santo 12 for the...

 

Heard Museum’s Holiday Trail of Lights begins Dec. 14

The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary’s will host its Holiday Trail of Lights event from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 14, 20 and 21. Guests can enjoy lights and holiday decor along a half-mile nature trail. Father Christmas and Mother...

 
I-96 shutdown to begin in late January

I-96 shutdown to begin in late January

Work on the impending I-96 project in Livonia and Redford will not begin until at least the end of January, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. MDOT spokeswoman Diane Cross said the project, which will close a seven mile stretch of...

 
Jets' Smith not feeling limited by lack of passes

Jets' Smith not feeling limited by lack of passes

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Geno Smith says he's not feeling as though the New York Jets are shying away from allowing their rookie quarterback to throw passes downfield. Smith, struggling mightily for the past month, has been leading an offense that has...

 

UCLA-USC Preview Capsule

No. 22 UCLA (8-3, 5-3 Pac-12) at No. 23 USC (9-3, 6-2), 8 p.m. (ABC) Line: USC by 3 1/2. Series Record: USC leads 44-29-7. WHAT'S AT STAKE The Victory Bell goes to the winner of Los Angeles' annual crosstown showdown. USC attempts to solidify its...

 

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