News archive from 29 November 2013

Women's Top 25 Fared

1. UConn (8-0) did not play. Next: vs. Ohio State, Sunday. 2. Duke (6-0) beat Xavier 81-54. Next: vs. Central Michigan, Friday. 3. Tennessee (6-0) beat Virginia 76-67. Next: vs. Texas, Sunday, Dec. 8. 4. Louisville (7-0) did not play. Next: at No. 7...

 

Charlotte artists' project documents giving free hugs to strangers

Everybody needs a hug. OK, almost everybody. Artist Christina Welsh and photographer Paul Kepp are working on “The Hugging Documentary,” and they pop up all over Charlotte every week, giving away absolutely free hugs. It started...

 

Chad Knaus still finds room to grow in NASCAR, life

There are many race fans who believe Jimmie Johnson would not have near the success he has had if it weren't for crew chief Chad Knaus. Some even claim Knaus is the only reason for Johnson's success, which includes six Cup championships. Even as smart...

 

Strong winds hinder cleanup after towboat sinks

LECLAIR, Iowa -- Strong winds have hindered the effort to clean up oil and diesel fuel that spilled into the Mississippi River after a towboat sank near eastern Iowa. U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Colin Fogarty tells the Quad-City Times...

 
Giggs showing no signs of decline at 40

Giggs showing no signs of decline at 40

MANCHESTER, England -- Ryan Giggs' path to becoming the most durable and decorated player of the Premier League era can be traced back almost 32 years, to the moment his precocious talents were spotted by a milkman on a muddy school pitch in...

 

Cowboys-Raiders live updates: DeMarco Murray (3 TDs) puts Dallas up

Join the writers and editors of SportsDay as we discuss Thursday's Cowboys game starting at 3 p.m. Offer your comments in the ScribbleLive module below and we will incorporate them when possible. Click here to enjoy the chat on your tablet and mobile...

Dallas News, 19:17 in Sport
 
Cameo clown battles Sandman, snow, cold, mobs, aching feet for morning of festive fun

Cameo clown battles Sandman, snow, cold, mobs, aching feet for morning of festive fun

The vast majority of metro Detroiters were sleeping when my alarms — yes, plural — went off Thanksgiving Day. Even the lunatics that make every aspect of Thanksgiving Day from scratch — from pie crust to hand-sewn placemats — were still snug in their...

 

Panthers' Charles Johnson questionable for Tampa Bay game

Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson missed practice again Thursday and his status for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay remains in doubt. Johnson has not practiced since spraining the MCL in his right knee since Nov. 18 when he was leg-whipped by...

 
Ten key questions on road to Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium

Ten key questions on road to Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium

Forget about the Subway Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2 — that’s just not going to happen. The best we received from the Giants and Jets this year was the prestigious Snoopy Bowl on Aug. 24. The Giants basically wrapped up their season with...

Daily News, 19:26 in Sport
 
Crowds turn out for Black Friday on Thursday

Crowds turn out for Black Friday on Thursday

Hardcore bargain hunters turned out for discounted toys, electronics and clothes Thursday evening across the Charlotte region, marking the official kickoff to the holiday shopping season earlier than ever on Thanksgiving Day. Although many shoppers...

 
Historic Dilworth house on East Morehead won't meet the bulldozer after all

Historic Dilworth house on East Morehead won't meet the bulldozer after all

If things had gone as local preservationists feared, the elegant Dilworth bungalow at 602 E. Morehead St. would have spent next year – the centennial of its beginning – getting cleared by bulldozers. Instead, there'll be a party...

 

UNC seniors prepare for final home game after “wild ride”

CHAPEL HILL Most of them arrived in the summer of 2010, lured to North Carolina by a vision Butch Davis and his coaching staff sold to them – a vision that began to evaporate just as they began to move onto campus. The Tar Heels' senior...

 
Wilson leads No. 25 Marquette over Fullerton 86-66

Wilson leads No. 25 Marquette over Fullerton 86-66

FULLERTON, Calif. -- Jamil Wilson scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and No. 25 Marquette routed tournament host Cal State Fullerton 86-66 on Thursday in the first round of the Wooden Legacy. Davante Gardner and Jajuan Johnson...

 

Morehead State defeats Chattanooga 88-75

LAS VEGAS -- Angelo Warner scored 22 points, including his team's final two with 1:19 to play as Morehead State defeated Chattanooga 88-75 at the Las Vegas Invitational on Thursday. Billy Reader added 21 points and eight rebounds off the bench as...

 

Linda Robertson: Here are some suggestions to curb sports excess

It's the day after Thanksgiving. You're feeling bloated. Did you really need to watch the Detroit Lions sacrifice their holiday like turkeys, as they have every year since 1934, with a break only for World War II? Did you find yourself tuning in to...

 

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