News archive from 31 March 2013

George Washington baseball team beats host James Monroe, 7-6 in eight innings, to win Monroe Holiday Tournament

George Washington baseball team beats host James Monroe, 7-6 in eight innings, to win Monroe Holiday...

Michael Castillo said he had never experienced anything like it before. The senior center fielder for the George Washington baseball team is a transfer from St. Agnes, and on Saturday, his team played against Monroe HS in the Monroe Holiday Tournament...

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Libya's south teeters toward chaos - and militant extremists

SABHA, Libya - Their fatigues don't match and their pickup has no windshield. Their antiaircraft gun, clogged with grit, is perched between a refugee camp and ripped market tents scattered over an ancient caravan route. But the tribesmen keep their...

 

In China, a son haunted by the Cultural Revolution

GUZHEN, China - At 58, Zhang Hongbing is still tormented by the death of his mother more than four decades ago. She was a victim of China's Cultural Revolution, executed by firing squad during Chairman Mao Tse-tung's decadelong purge of capitalism,...

 
Queens joggers on high alert after stun gun zap attack at Forest Hills Park

Queens joggers on high alert after stun gun zap attack at Forest Hills Park

Terrified Quens joggers peered over their shoulders Saturday after a taser-toting pervert zapped a 23-year-old runner in a foiled rape attempt. The woman was running through Forest Park in Queens about 7:30 p.m. on Friday when the assailant came up...

 

Commentary: Flyers owner Ed Snider frustrated but still hopeful

PHILADELPHIA -- Even though they managed a gritty 3-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Saturday afternoon, the Flyers are having a head-scratching season: a 14-17-3 record that has them near the bottom of the Eastern Conference. Now look at the same...

 

Live Chat Sunday: Updates and commentary during the Duke-Louisville game

Live Chat: Updates and commentary from the Duke-Louisville game

 

Magic notebook: Nik Vucevic returns from concussion

ATLANTA - One significant reinforcement returned to the Orlando Magic's playing rotation Saturday night. In his first game since he suffered a mild concussion March 19, center Nik Vucevic was in the Magic's starting lineup against the Atlanta Hawks at...

 

UCLA hires Steve Alford as basketball coach; he has big job ahead

Steve Alford, who spent the last six seasons at New Mexico, will take over the basketball program at UCLA less than two weeks after saying how happy he was to be signing a contract extension to remain coach of the Lobos. The hiring came at the end of...

 
Chinese students settling in at Donoho School

Chinese students settling in at Donoho School

slideshow Anniston is a far cry from large Chinese cities such as Shanghai and Beijing, but five new Donoho students are settling in just fine. Part of a new formal program at the Donoho School in conjunction with the Cambridge Institute of...

 
Saturday's golf roundup: Stewart Cink grabs share of lead at surprising Houston Open

Saturday's golf roundup: Stewart Cink grabs share of lead at surprising Houston Open

Humble, Texas - Seven players within four shots of the lead at the Houston Open have never won on the PGA Tour. Twelve of them still aren't in the Masters. One of them is a journeyman who had to qualify Monday just to get a tee time at Redstone Golf...

 
Determined Florida Gators hope third time is the charm

Determined Florida Gators hope third time is the charm

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Florida is sick and tired of talking about the past two seasons. The Gators are tired of the questions, tired of people wondering what happened and how this year could be different. “It's all anyone brings...

 
Trainer John Shirreffs is leaving Southern California

Trainer John Shirreffs is leaving Southern California

In a sign of potential trouble for California horse racing, trainer John Shirreffs, who guided Zenyatta to prominence, has decided to move to Belmont Park in New York with a stable of horses at the end of April. "Belmont Park has been wonderful...

 
Miami Hurricanes' Shane Larkin mulling plans for future, dad says

Miami Hurricanes' Shane Larkin mulling plans for future, dad says

Shane Larkin has not decided whether to return to the University of Miami for his junior season or enter the NBA Draft, according to his father, Baseball Hall of Famer Barry Larkin. “Anybody reporting anything else is inaccurate and doesn't...

 

Gene Simmons says music can save a child's life

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Gene Simmons says music can save a child's life. The Kiss front man was in South Dakota on Saturday for concerts for this week's grand opening of a music academy for the Boys & Girls Clubs in Sioux Falls. Simmons' appearance...

 
Quotes on Phil Ramone from luminaries

Quotes on Phil Ramone from luminaries

NEW YORK -- Reactions to Phil Ramone's death: --- "A friend, a musical genius and the most lovable person. It was a thrill for me to have worked with Phil, and I have so many wonderful memories." - Elton John --- "I'm so saddened to...

 

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