News archive from 30 November 2015

American jailed for 5 years in Cuba made little attempt to disguise his work

American jailed for 5 years in Cuba made little attempt to disguise his work

American aid worker Alan Gross, who was imprisoned for five years in Cuba, said he made little attempt to disguise his work setting up Internet connections for the communist island's small Jewish community. In an interview broadcast Sunday on CBS'...

 
Kobe Bryant announces this will be his last season

Kobe Bryant announces this will be his last season

Kobe Bryant, in an open letter on the website the Players Tribune, said this will be his last season. In what he called "Dear Basketball", Bryant wrote: "This season is all I have left to give. My heart can take the pounding My mind can...

Usa Today, 19:35 in Sport
 
Redskins emerge from fringes for confidence-fueled run

Redskins emerge from fringes for confidence-fueled run

LANDOVER, Md. – If the unlikely relevance of the Washington Redskins has a face, it’s Quinton Dunbar jaw-jacking with New York Giants star Odell Beckham Jr. Who? You know, Quinton Dunbar, the undrafted rookie receiver from Florida who switched to...

Usa Today, 20:00 in Sport
 
Kobe Bryant's announcement unsurprising, he hasn't been good

Kobe Bryant's announcement unsurprising, he hasn't been good

Kobe Bryant’s formal announcement on Sunday that this will be his last season was hardly a surprise, as he spent the past two months looking nothing like the Los Angeles Lakers legend who will one day be enshrined in the Hall of Fame. Bryant had been...

Usa Today, 20:00 in Sport
 
No. 23 Xavier beats Dayton 90-61 for AdvoCare title

No. 23 Xavier beats Dayton 90-61 for AdvoCare title

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Xavier turned an impressive second-half surge into a championship. Edmond Sumner had 14 points to help No. 23 Xavier beat Dayton 90-61 on Sunday night in the AdvoCare Invitational title game. "It was our day...

Usa Today, 20:00 in Sport
 
Clippers run winning streak over T'wolves to 13

Clippers run winning streak over T'wolves to 13

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 12 of his 26 points in the final 6:32, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out eight assists to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 107-99 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday. Chris Paul had 20 points...

Usa Today, 20:00 in Sport
 
Man with ALS longs to see new 'Star Wars'

Man with ALS longs to see new 'Star Wars'

NASHVILLE — Just about everything in Nathan Ashley's body has stopped working, but it's not stopping him. Ashley was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis — known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease — in May 2013. His wife of five years, Kathleen...

 

Dons use big second half to overwhelm Delaware State 67-47

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Devin Watson scored 18 points and San Francisco outscored Delaware State by 22 points in the second half to take a 67-47 victory on Sunday. The Hornets (0-7) made six 3-pointers and led 25-23 at halftime. But they shot just 28.6...

Usa Today, 20:13 in Sport
 
Obama pays respects to victims of Paris attacks at Bataclan

Obama pays respects to victims of Paris attacks at Bataclan

Arriving in Paris for a United Nations conference on climate change, President Obama early Monday made an unannounced stop at the Bataclan concert hall, the site of the greatest death toll in the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks. After riding through...

 
Russell Wilson keeps Seahawks' hopes soaring in win over Steelers

Russell Wilson keeps Seahawks' hopes soaring in win over Steelers

SEATTLE — The two Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks traded quick strikes and long passes all afternoon Sunday, entertaining the spirited crowd at CenturyLink Field with a taut contest that carried strong playoff implications for both teams. But Russell...

Usa Today, 20:46 in Sport
 
The Harrisons: Rams QB Nick Foles among few making Chip Kelly look smart

The Harrisons: Rams QB Nick Foles among few making Chip Kelly look smart

In honor of Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison's bold stance, our weekly award for NFL players who didn't even deserve a participation trophy in Week 12. NICK FOLES The St. Louis Rams quarterback is doing something nobody else has been able...

Usa Today, 20:52 in Sport
 
Seahawks' Jimmy Graham out for season with torn patellar tendon

Seahawks' Jimmy Graham out for season with torn patellar tendon

The Seattle Seahawks will have to make their playoff push without their high-priced tight end. Jimmy Graham is out for the season after suffering a torn patellar tendon during Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, coach Pete Carroll said....

Usa Today, 20:52 in Sport
 
Bell: Steelers may be dogged by Mike Tomlin's failed gamble all season

Bell: Steelers may be dogged by Mike Tomlin's failed gamble all season

It's fourth-and-goal at the 3-yard line. You’re down five, on the road. Three minutes on the clock. Go for it? Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin opted to kick the field goal Sunday, cutting the Seattle Seahawks' lead to 32-30 and putting the onus...

Usa Today, 21:28 in Sport
 
Why Kobe Bryant will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer

Why Kobe Bryant will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer

It's an understatement to say this has been a bad season for Kobe Bryant. While this season has been a huge disappointment, Byrant will no doubt be a first ballot Hall of Fame selection because of what he has accomplished in his career: Career points:...

Usa Today, 21:28 in Sport
 
76ers lose to Grizzlies to tie worst start in NBA history

76ers lose to Grizzlies to tie worst start in NBA history

MEMPHIS (AP) — Zach Randolph had 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 92-84 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday, sending the 76ers to their record-tying 18th straight loss to start the season. The Sixers have lost an NBA-record...

Usa Today, 21:28 in Sport
 
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