Category Archives: National Sports

Cowboys agree with Romo on big deal

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo has a chance to start for the Dallas Cowboys longer than Roger Staubach or Troy Aikman. The question is whether he will ever match their Super Bowl pedigrees. Romo and the Cowboys agreed to a six-year contract extension worth $108 million Friday, with about half of that guaranteed to… Continue Reading

Big East shines on first day of NCAA regional semifinals

WEST REGIONALOHIO STATE 73, ARIZONA 70 LOS ANGELES (AP) — LaQuinton Ross hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2 seconds to play, and Ohio State moved within one win of its second straight Final Four appearance with a 73-70 victory over Arizona on Thursday night in the West Regional semifinals. Ross, the Buckeyes’ remarkable reserve, scored 14 of… Continue Reading

Heat streak snapped by Bulls in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — With two-tenths of a second left, LeBron James took the final inbounds pass in his own end, dropped the ball to let time expire, turned and walked toward the exit. No buzzer beater. No fourth-quarter rally. No record for James and the Miami Heat, either. The Heat’s bid for NBA history ended… Continue Reading

Te’o cuts 40-time at Notre Dame pro day

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o ended a trying three months by putting up a respectable 40-yard dash time Tuesday. “I thought I did pretty good,” Te’o said after his pro day workout in front of scouts from 27 of 32 NFL teams. “I’m very pleased with the way that… Continue Reading

United States fights to 0-0 draw in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Americans were clinging to a scoreless tie, seconds away from earning a rare point in Mexico, when Angel Reyna’s shot darted perilously close to the goal. Brad Guzan lunged, smothering the ball with his body. “It’s always going to be a bit hectic and a bit crazy, especially late in… Continue Reading

Minnesota fires Tubby Smith

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tubby Smith was hailed as a rescuer when he came to Minnesota from Kentucky in 2007, a championship-certified coach who would restore a once-proud program to respectability after it was brought down by scandal. Smith accomplished much of what he was brought in to do, bringing the Golden Gophers back to the… Continue Reading

Hornets end Nuggets’ 15-game streak

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Even Brian Roberts couldn’t believe the performance he delivered to help end Denver’s 15-game winning streak. Starting for only the second time, the rookie doubled his season high with 18 assists, Ryan Anderson scored 23 points and the short-handed New Orleans Hornets beat the Nuggets 110-86 on Monday night. “It’s crazy… Continue Reading

Qualcomm CEO joins bid to keep Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Add another investor to the group Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is assembling to keep the Kings from moving to Seattle. Johnson announced Monday night that Paul Jacobs, CEO of the international technology company Qualcomm, has agreed to become part of the Sacramento bid. Jacobs joins a group that includes billionaire investor… Continue Reading

US in Mexico for World Cup qualifier

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. men’s soccer team seems confident headed into an important World Cup qualifier on the road against Mexico. U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsman said Monday that the Americans respect Mexico and that makes it “one of those games you are hungry for. It’s an awesome opportunity, and we want to embrace… Continue Reading

NIT: BYU tops Mercer 90-71

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Brandon Davies had 26 points and 10 rebounds to lead BYU to a 90-71 victory over Mercer in the second round of the NIT on Monday night. Tyler Haws added 24 points, and Matt Carlino had 18 points and nine assists for the Cougars (23-11). Travis Smith scored 19 points for… Continue Reading

Pokes season ends with OT loss in CBI

LARAMIE (AP) — Wyoming’s season is done, but coach Larry Shyatt sees the start of something good. After falling to Western Michigan 75-67 in overtime Monday night in the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational, Shyatt told his team that it has done a lot since he took over a program that went 10-21 the… Continue Reading

Broncos lose out to Ravens on Dumervil

DENVER (AP) — Elvis Dumervil is putting his seven seasons in Denver and one bizarre fax fiasco behind him after agreeing to a five-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Dumervil tweeted his thanks to the Broncos and team owner Pat Bowlen shortly after rejecting the club’s latest contract proposal. “Can’t say enough about… Continue Reading

NCAA tournament: Fla. Gulf Coast to Sweet 16

SOUTH REGIONALFLA. GULF COAST 81, SDSU 71 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Florida Gulf Coast went from shocking the college basketball world to downright impressing it. And the Eagles were smiling the whole time. Playing loose and easy, FCGU beat San Diego State 81-71 on Sunday to become the first No. 15 seed to reach the Sweet 16 of… Continue Reading

TV ratings up for NCAAs first Sunday

NEW YORK (AP) — The NCAA tournament’s first Sunday has earned its highest television rating in 20 years. The third-round games Sunday on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV averaged a 7.6 overnight household rating and 15 share, the highest rating since 1993. That year, the rating was 8.5 and 20 share. The networks say that’s… Continue Reading

Costa Rica protests loss to U.S.

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA is studying a protest from the Costa Rica soccer federation, which wants a World Cup qualifier against the United States replayed after losing 1-0 in a snowstorm. “FIFA will now analyze the content of the letter and next steps will be determined in due course,” the governing body said Monday in… Continue Reading

Yanks on verge of getting Vernon Wells from Angels

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Vernon Wells is on the verge of becoming the latest addition to the New York Yankees’ injury-depleted lineup.New York neared an agreement with the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday to acquire the 34-year-old outfielder, who has slumped since hitting 32 homers with 106 RBIs for Toronto in 2006. “It’d be a… Continue Reading

Friday NCAA Tournament Capsules

EAST REGIONALIndiana 83, James Madison 62 DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Freshman Yogi Ferrell scored 14 points in the first six minutes as top-seeded Indiana slam dunked its way past James Madison. Not taking any chances with a No. 16 seed, the Hoosiers (28-6) started fast and built a 33-point lead in the second half over… Continue Reading

Florida Gulf Coast stuns No. 2 seed Georgetown

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Florida Gulf Coast sure made an entrance at the NCAA tournament. A school that hasn’t even celebrated its first 20-year reunion yet, and is in just its second season of being eligible for Division I postseason, busted a load of brackets with a 78-68 victory over second-seeded Georgetown on Friday night in… Continue Reading

Rose gets hot with the putter to lead Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — He didn’t miss a putt inside 15 feet. He watched good shots and answered with better ones. He ran off a string of birdies to pull away. That’s how Tiger Woods won his last tournament. This time, he was merely a bystander. Justin Rose has been working hard on his putting… Continue Reading

NCAA Tournament Capsules

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Capsules from the NCAA tournament Thursday: WEST REGIONALHARVARD 68, NEW MEXICO 62 Give those Harvard kids an A-plus in another subject: Bracketbusting 101. Wesley Saunders scored 18 points and Laurent Rivard made five 3-pointers to help the 14th-seeded Crimson pull off the biggest upset on the first full day of… Continue Reading

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