News archive from 30 December 2012

Three Bears: Cutler too cold

Too hot: Julius Peppers Julius Peppers has stepped up to dominate at the right time, recording 41/2 sacks and one forced fumble in the last two games. He dominated Cardinals' fill-in left tackle Nate Potter as he should, also drawing a holding...

 
NY Giants defensive captain Justin Tuck may deliver last speech to teammates Sunday before Philadelphia Eagles game

NY Giants defensive captain Justin Tuck may deliver last speech to teammates Sunday before Philadelphia...

Something different always happens when Justin Tuck stands at the center of the Giants’ pregame huddle. It’s Giants tradition, this massive, emotional mosh pit in the end zone, just before the action gets started. The players gather around, and one of...

Daily News, 17:02 in Sport
 
Murry Bergtraum girls basketball team beats Archbishop Molloy, 64-55, in tournament honoring former Bergtraum player Tayshana 'Chicken' Murphy, who was shot and killed in 2011

Murry Bergtraum girls basketball team beats Archbishop Molloy, 64-55, in tournament honoring former...

Murry Bergtraum girls basketball coach Ed Grezinsky had an eye on Saturday’s matchup with Archbishop Molloy, which currently sits atop the CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens Division I standings. He scouted two of the Stanners’ games to prepare for them, but as he...

Daily News, 17:02 in Sport
 

Scouting report: Lions running back Mikel Leshoure

Information for this report was obtained from NFL scouts. The Lions picked Mikel Leshoure in the second round of the 2011 draft out of Illinois. Leshoure missed his rookie season with an Achilles tear, but he has come back strong this year. At 6 feet,...

 
Slumping NY Giants need win over Philadelphia Eagles and lots of help to defend Super Bowl title

Slumping NY Giants need win over Philadelphia Eagles and lots of help to defend Super Bowl title

Tom Coughlin spent the week imploring his players to play, one last time, for "pride, honor, dignity," and he hoped those words would somehow resonate with his beleaguered and battered team. As the week went on, though, something else seemed...

Daily News, 17:10 in Sport
 

Surveillance video shows jewelery store thieves in Manhattan heist

Police released surveillence camera images Thursday of a band of robbers wanted for two jewelry store heists - including one that had a little hardhat flare. Three robbers - including two clad in flourescent yellow reflective vests commonly worn by...

Daily News, 17:12 in Crime
 

Tribune writers pick 'em: Bears at Lions

Brad Biggs 12-3 Bears 27, Lions 24: It's impossible to say if a must-win game for a shot at the playoffs will secure the future of Lovie Smith, but it's difficult to envision him returning if the Bears are home in January. Matt Bowen 12-3 Bears 27,...

 

Four downs: Playoffs or bust

1. Playoffs or bust At the end of last year Bears coach Lovie Smith used his own math to point out his team had reached the playoffs once in the previous two seasons. What's more accurate and far more telling is that the Bears have been to the...

 
NHL, union spend day on conference calls

NHL, union spend day on conference calls

NEW YORK -- The NHL and the players' association are spending lots of time talking, but not negotiating yet. One day after it was revealed that the NHL made a new contract offer to the union, the sides spent much of Saturday taking part in conference...

 
L.V. police suspect casino worker killed young girl

L.V. police suspect casino worker killed young girl

Las Vegas - Police suspect that a casino worker killed a 10-year-girl before going to a Las Vegas resort and allegedly slashing the face of a co-worker with razor blades.The search for Jade Morris ended Friday afternoon when officials confirmed that...

 

Former President Bush moved out of intensive care

Houston - A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush's condition continues to improve and that he was moved Saturday out of intensive care and into a regular hospital room.Family spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement Saturday that the...

 

21 missing Pakistani policemen found shot dead

Peshawar, Pakistan - Government officials say 21 tribal policemen believed to have been kidnapped by the Taliban have been found shot dead in northwest Pakistan.Naveed Akbar Khan says officials found the bodies shortly after midnight on Sunday after...

 

Shades of Henry as Walcott grabs superb Arsenal hat-trick

LONDON (Reuters) - Theo Walcott evoked memories of the great Thierry Henry by scoring a dazzling hat-trick to inspire Arsenal to a 7-3 win over Newcastle United on Saturday in one of the best Premier League games of the season. The England winger has...

 
Electronic Arts reboots Star Wars as free game

Electronic Arts reboots Star Wars as free game

Online games, it seems, just want to be free. Electronic Arts on Tuesday announced that it will offer up substantial portions of its "Star Wars: The Old Republic" multi-player online game to players for free starting this fall. A premium...

 
NY Mets pitcher Dillon Gee has weight off shoulder as surgery fixes blood clot  

NY Mets pitcher Dillon Gee has weight off shoulder as surgery fixes blood clot  

Dillon Gee is about one month into his off-season throwing program already and he’s noticed something different. In years past, even when he was coming off healthy seasons, the first few weeks of throwing felt “real awkward” as his arm and legs and...

Daily News, 17:34 in Sport
 

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