NEWS & SPORTS

December 5, 2019
Watauga-Ashe-Wilkes Scholarship Endowment awards $5,000 to Wilkes Community College
From L-R: Dr. Jeff Cox, WCC president, Zachary Holman, Matthew South, and Phil Stevens Not pictured: Chelsea Blevins, Veronica Garcia, and Hailey Kanupp.   Wilkesboro, N.C. – The Watauga-Ashe-Wilkes Scholarship Endowment recently awarded $5,000 to Wilkes Community College to use for student scholarships during the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship is awarded to students who are residents of Watauga, Ashe, or Wilkes counties and maintain a 2.5 GPA.   The WAW Scholarship Endowment, established in 2001, aims to give students an educational opportunity that they may not have had before receiving the scholarship. The endowment is governed by the North Carolina Community Foundation and is a 501(c)(3) organization. Board members include Phil Stevens, president; Charles Hartzog, vice-president; Kim Forester, secretary; Kim Barnes, treasurer; Daphne Petrey, publicity; Michael Lyall, Watauga; Natalie Willis, Watauga; Bradley McNeil, Ashe; Danny Holman, Wilkes; and Allison Phillips, Wilkes.   The 2019-20 scholarship recipients are Zachary Holman, Ashe County; Matthew South, Wilkes County; Chelsea Blevins, Wilkes County; Veronica Garcia, Ashe County; and Hailey Kanupp, Wilkes County.   “My mother is currently in nursing school, so this scholarship has not only helped me, it has helped my entire family and has allowed me to continue my education. I will be forever thankful,” stated scholarship recipient Matthew South.   “Thank you for the opportunity to further my education,” stated scholarship recipient Zachary Holman.   For more information on scholarships or making a donation to the Wilkes Community College Foundation, […]
December 5, 2019
AP Entertainment
      Entertainment:   GABRIELLE UNION MEETS WITH NBC EXECS LOS ANGELES (AP) – So far, so good. Gabrielle Union and NBC officials have had their first meeting to discuss the actress’ claims of racism on the set of “America’s Got Talent.” After the session, both sides say the meeting was “productive.” Union claims she was fired from the show after she complained about racism and other on-set behavior that irked her. On Twitter, Union said the meeting gave her the chance to share what she calls her “unfiltered truth.” And NBC says in a statement that while the investigation will continue, it hopes the talks will come to “a positive resolution.”   ROCKEFELLER CENTER CHRISTMAS TREE LIT NEW YORK (AP) – One of the brightest signs of the holiday season has been lit. Thousands turned out last night in New York City to see the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree turned on. The ceremony, which was broadcast on NBC, featured celebrities including Idina Menzel, Lea Michele and Ne-Yo.   CAPITOL CHRISTMAS TREE LIT WASHINGTON (AP) – During the day, it hosted a long and somber public impeachment hearing. But by nightfall, the U.S. Capitol was the scene of the annual lighting of its Christmas tree. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi led the countdown before the switch was thrown that bathed the tree in multi-colored lights. This year’s tree comes from New Mexico – and many representatives of the state made […]
December 5, 2019
AP Scorecard
      Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events:   NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Philadelphia at Washington 7 p.m. Denver at New York 7:30 p.m. Houston at Toronto 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at New Orleans 8 p.m.   — NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Chicago at Boston 7 p.m. San Jose at Carolina 7 p.m. N-Y Rangers at Columbus 7 p.m. Colorado at Montreal 7 p.m. Vegas at N-Y Islanders 7 p.m. Arizona at Philadelphia 7 p.m. Minnesota at Tampa Bay 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Dallas 8:30 p.m. Buffalo at Calgary 9 p.m.   — NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Dallas at Chicago 8:20 p.m.   — TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Furman at (14)Auburn 9 p.m.     AP-WF-12-05-19 1805GMT
December 5, 2019
AP-NC Newswatch
      Latest North Carolina news, sports, business and entertainment at 11:20 a.m. EST     BC-CLIMATE-US-SEA LEVEL RISE Historic US towns endured wars, storms. What about sea rise? SWANSBORO, N.C. (AP) – Rising seas are the latest threat to historic coastal cities that have survived wars and hurricanes. Along the southeastern United States, many places are already getting inundated by rising water. Charleston, South Carolina, is getting state and federal money for sea walls to prevent flooding that spills onto city streets at high tides. Smaller towns like Swansboro, North Carolina, say their historic waterfronts could go under without help soon.   AP-WF-12-05-19 1620GMT
December 5, 2019
Financial News
      Stocks wobble…Trade deficit narrows…OPEC debates whether to cut back production   NEW YORK (AP) – Stocks have been wobbling between small gains and losses in morning trading on Wall Street as investors wait for the latest news on negotiations to end the trade war between the U.S. and China. Existing tariffs have been a key sticking point in negotiations and China has been calling for the U.S. to roll back some of them as part of the latest push for a deal. Health care stocks are leading the declines. Retailers and technology stocks are also losing ground, while rising bond yields are lifting banks.   WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in October as imports fell faster than exports. The politically sensitive trade gap with China dropped. The Commerce Department says the gap between what America sells and what it buys abroad dropped 7.6% to $47.2 billion in October. Imports tumbled 1.7% on reduced purchases of foreign oil, cars and auto parts and pharmaceuticals. Exports dipped 0.2% on a drop in sales of soybeans and aircraft engines. The deficit in the trade of goods with China narrowed by 1.1%. It’s down 14.6% so far this year.   VIENNA (AP) – The countries that make up the OPEC oil-producing cartel are meeting today to decide whether to cut down on their production and push up prices of fuel and energy around the world. The group is […]
December 5, 2019
Blue Ridge Energy Celebrates 25 Years of Bright Ideas Grants with Awards for Ashe and Wilkes Educators
  Photo L to R: Kelly Pipes, Wilkes Early College High School; Thelma Kastl, West Wilkes Middle School; Kevin Miller, Westwood Elementary; Brian Armstrong, Ashe Early College; David Boone, Blue Ridge board member; Holly McClure, Westwood Elementary; Tania Rollins, Blue Ridge Elementary; Colleen Dixon, Mountain View Elementary; James Young, Blue Ridge board member; Ruth Turnmire, Mountain View Elementary; Sara Lambert, Westwood Elementary; Tamara Kearley, Blue Ridge Elementary; Dawn Richardson, Ashe County Middle; Kay Bare, Millers Creek Elementary; Tasha Rountree, Blue Ridge Energy Ashe district manager; Stephen Simms, Ashe County High School; Rebecca Mastin, Millers Creek Elementary.   West Jefferson, North Carolina (December 5, 2019) – Exciting, hands-on learning projects are coming to local classrooms thanks to $15,798 in Bright Ideas grants awarded recently by Blue Ridge Energy to local educators during a special dinner honoring eleven winning teachers. Blue Ridge Energy is celebrating 25 years of the Bright Ideas grant program by providing $50,000 in grants to local teachers making an impact in their classroom through innovative learning projects. Bright Ideas is an academic grants program sponsored by Blue Ridge Energy in conjunction with North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation and its 26 other member electric cooperatives. Bright Ideas grants help further traditional academic learning by funding innovative scholastic projects that go beyond available school funding. Ashe County grant winners are: Brian Armstrong of Ashe Early College for “Forensic Science DNA Project.” This $1,448 grant will supply materials for a DNA […]
December 4, 2019
Player of Year Honors for Davis-Gaither, Evans Highlight Sun Belt Football Awards
  BOONE, N.C. — With senior linebacker Akeem Davis-Gaither winning Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year and running back Darrynton Evans being named Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year, App State led the way in the All-Sun Belt football awards announced by the league Wednesday.   Preparing to host Saturday’s Sun Belt Championship Game, the 21st-ranked Mountaineers (11-1, 7-1) had a league-leading six selections among the first-team offensive and defensive players. They also led the league with 21 total selections counting the three all-conference teams plus honorable mentions.   Offensive linemen Victor Johnson and Noah Hannon joined Evans on the first-team offense. Defensive lineman Demetrius Taylor and defensive back Shaun Jolly made the first-team defense alongside Davis-Gaither. It was the third straight first-team honor for Johnson.   App State’s second-team picks were linebacker Jordan Fehr, safety Josh Thomas, receiver Thomas Hennigan, receiver Corey Sutton, offensive lineman Baer Hunter, offensive lineman Cooper Hodges, Evans as an all-purpose back and Evans also as a return specialist.   The Mountaineers had three third-team selections in quarterback Zac Thomas, defensive back Desmond Franklin and defensive lineman E.J. Scott. Offensive lineman Ryan Neuzil, linebacker Noel Cook, receiver Malik Williams and running back Marcus Williams Jr. received honorable mention.   Arkansas State receiver Omar Bayless (84 catches for 1,473 yards and 16 TDs) was named the Sun Belt Player of the Year, and Louisiana’s Billy Napier received the Coach of the Year award. On Tuesday, […]
December 4, 2019
AP Scorecard
      Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events:   NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Golden State at Charlotte 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Detroit 7 p.m. Phoenix at Orlando 7 p.m. Brooklyn at Atlanta 7:30 p.m. Miami at Boston 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Chicago 8 p.m. Indiana at Oklahoma City 8 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas 8:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Utah 9 p.m. Sacramento at Portland 10 p.m.   — NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Colorado at Toronto 7 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh 8 p.m. Ottawa at Edmonton 9:30 p.m. Washington at Los Angeles 10 p.m.   — TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Notre Dame at (3)Maryland 7:30 p.m. (5)Virginia at Purdue 7:15 p.m. (6)Ohio St. at (7)North Carolina 9:30 p.m. Texas Southern at (9)Gonzaga 9 p.m. Loyola Marymount at (20)Colorado 10 p.m. Florida A&M at (21)Tennessee 7 p.m. E. Washington at (22)Washington 10 p.m. Penn at (23)Villanova 6:30 p.m. (25)Utah St. at San Jose St. 11:15 p.m.     AP-WF-12-04-19 1635GMT
December 4, 2019
AP-NC Newswatch
      Latest North Carolina news, sports, business and entertainment at 11:20 a.m. EST     NORTH CAROLINA-GOVERNOR Court: N Carolina lawmakers can decide block-grant spending RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina appeals court has agreed the General Assembly can decide how federal block grant money is spent, even when the governor wants to use it differently. A three-judge Court of Appeals panel upheld unanimously on Tuesday a trial-court decision favoring Republican legislative leaders whom Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper sued over line-items in the 2017 state budget law.   MARINE-SMUGGLING CHARGE US Marine charged with illegally flying guns into Haiti RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Federal prosecutors say a U.S. Marine caught smuggling guns into Haiti told investigators he wanted to help the country’s military learn marksmanship and defeat “thugs” causing instability. A criminal complaint last week in a North Carolina federal court charges Jacques Yves Duroseau with smuggling firearms. Prosecutors say Duroseau flew from North Carolina to Haiti with baggage including eight firearms but lacked needed licenses to take them abroad.   LOTTERY-ONLINE SALES North Carolina lottery takes step toward more online sales RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina lottery leaders have taken a key step toward expanding online sales, while leaving themselves a way out if they aren’t satisfied with the details or face opposition from retailers or politicians. The state lottery commission voted on Tuesday for the idea of marketing “digital instants” without officially directing that […]
December 4, 2019
Financial News
      Stocks open higher…Job gains cut in half…EU will likely miss emissions target   NEW YORK (AP) – Stocks are broadly higher as traders became more hopeful that a trade deal between the U.S. and China was making progress. Technology and industrial companies were among the biggest early winners. Texas Instruments climbed 2.5% and Union Pacific added 1.7%. Investors were encouraged by a report that Washington and Beijing were closer to agreeing on tariffs that would be rolled back as part of an initial deal. That came a day after President Donald Trump cast doubts on prospects for a deal this year.   NEW YORK (AP) – A rebound in the price of crude has sent oil-related stocks to the market’s biggest gains. Energy stocks in the S&P 500 rose 1.4% for the biggest gain among the 11 sectors that make up the index. Halliburton rose 3.9%, and Devon Energy added 4.1%.   WASHINGTON (AP) – A private survey finds that U.S. companies added just 67,000 jobs in November. It’s barely half the gain of the previous month. Payroll processor ADP says manufacturers, construction firms and mining companies cut 18,000 jobs combined. Companies with fewer than 20 employees also slashed their payrolls. November’s job gain is the fewest in six months, and economists say it suggests that hiring could be weakening.   MADRID (AP) – The European Union says it will likely miss its target for reducing greenhouse […]
December 4, 2019
AP Scorecard
      Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:   — NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final Detroit 127 Cleveland 94 Final Orlando 127 Washington 120 Final Dallas 118 New Orleans 97 Final OT Miami 121 Toronto 110 Final 2OT San Antonio 135 Houston 133 Final L.A. Lakers 105 Denver 96 Final L.A. Clippers 117 Portland 97   — NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final Boston 2 Carolina 0 Final Arizona 4 Columbus 2 Final Minnesota 4 Florida 2 Final Montreal 4 N-Y Islanders 2 Final Vegas 4 New Jersey 3 Final Philadelphia 6 Toronto 1 Final OT Tampa Bay 3 Nashville 2 Final Winnipeg 5 Dallas 1 Final Vancouver 5 Ottawa 2 Final Washington 5 San Jose 2   — TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL (1)Louisville 58 (4)Michigan 43 (10)Duke 87 (11)Michigan St. 75 (15)Memphis 71 Bradley 56 Indiana 80 (17)Florida St. 64 (18)Baylor 78 Md.-Eastern Shore 46 (19)Dayton 99 Houston Baptist 68 (24)Butler 67 Mississippi 58 TODAY’S SPORTS SCHEDULE   — NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Golden State at Charlotte 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Detroit 7 p.m. Phoenix at Orlando 7 p.m. Brooklyn at Atlanta 7:30 p.m. Miami at Boston 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Chicago 8 p.m. Indiana at Oklahoma City 8 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas 8:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Utah 9 p.m. Sacramento at Portland 10 p.m.   — NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Colorado at Toronto 7 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh 8 p.m. Ottawa at Edmonton 9:30 p.m. Washington at Los Angeles […]
December 4, 2019
AP-NC Newswatch
      Latest North Carolina news, sports, business and entertainment at 6:20 a.m. EST     NORTH CAROLINA-GOVERNOR Court: N Carolina lawmakers can decide block-grant spending RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina appeals court has agreed the General Assembly can decide how federal block grant money is spent, even when the governor wants to use it differently. A three-judge Court of Appeals panel upheld unanimously on Tuesday a trial-court decision favoring Republican legislative leaders whom Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper sued over line-items in the 2017 state budget law.   MARINE-SMUGGLING CHARGE US Marine charged with illegally flying guns into Haiti RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Federal prosecutors say a U.S. Marine caught smuggling guns into Haiti told investigators he wanted to help the country’s military learn marksmanship and defeat “thugs” causing instability. A criminal complaint last week in a North Carolina federal court charges Jacques Yves Duroseau with smuggling firearms. Prosecutors say Duroseau flew from North Carolina to Haiti with baggage including eight firearms but lacked needed licenses to take them abroad.   LOTTERY-ONLINE SALES North Carolina lottery takes step toward more online sales RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina lottery leaders have taken a key step toward expanding online sales, while leaving themselves a way out if they aren’t satisfied with the details or face opposition from retailers or politicians. The state lottery commission voted on Tuesday for the idea of marketing “digital instants” without officially directing that […]
December 4, 2019
Financial News
      Global stocks mixed …Google co-founders stepping down … OPEC nations grapple with oversupply of oil   BEIJING (AP) – Global stock markets are mixed today after President Donald Trump cast doubt over the potential for a trade deal with China this year. London declined in early trading and Shanghai and Tokyo closed lower while France and Germany advanced. Wall Street is expected to open higher, with Dow and S&P futures both up 0.5%.   SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The co-founders of Google are stepping down as executives of its parent company just as scrutiny from regulators heats up. Larry Page and Sergey Brin will step aside as CEO and president of Alphabet to make room for Sundar Pichai, who has led Google as CEO for more than four years. Pichai has been serving as the de facto public and political face of the company for years. Pichai will continue leading shareholder meetings, earnings calls and Congressional testimonies – now with more authority.   UNDATED (AP) – The world may be heading for an even greater oversupply of oil, and that possibility is hanging over members of the OPEC cartel as they head into negotiations today. The oil-producing nations will decide whether to stick with production cuts they’ve endured for the past three years, relax them or deepen them in the hopes of propping up oil prices. But the group dynamics are complicated by Saudi Aramco’s upcoming stock […]
December 3, 2019
The Walker Center presents “John Berry Christmas”
  Wilkesboro, N.C. –  The Walker Center, on the campus of Wilkes Community College, will present “John Berry Christmas” on Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.             John Berry has a new outlook, a new address, and a new beginning. The singer-songwriter rose to stardom on the country charts of the 1990s with such mega-hits as “Your Love Amazes Me”, “Standing on the Edge of Goodbye”, and “She’s Taken a Shine.” His annual Christmas tours brighten the holidays for thousands, as does his electrifying rendition of O’ Holy Night. During his star-making decade, Berry placed 20 singles on the county charts and has earned multiple Gold and Platinum records over the years and won a Grammy Award in 1996 for his participation in “Amazing Grace: A Country Salute to Gospel Vol. 1.” And thanks to the miracles of modern technology, he even sang a duet with the late, great Patsy Cline.   A limited number of tickets are available for this performance. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the Walker Center Box Office at 336-838-6260 or walker.boxoffice@wilkescc.edu. Visit the Walker Center online at www.walkercenteronline.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheWalkerCenter/   The John A. Walker Community Center is dedicated to being this region’s primary venue for a cultural experience and to serving as the preferred gathering place for meetings, receptions, conventions, banquets, and parties for our community.   The Walker Center and Wilkes […]
December 3, 2019
AP Scorecard
      Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events:   NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Detroit at Cleveland 7 p.m. Orlando at Washington 7 p.m. Dallas at New Orleans 7:30 p.m. Miami at Toronto 7:30 p.m. Houston at San Antonio 8:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver 9 p.m. Portland at L.A. Clippers 10 p.m.   — NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Carolina at Boston 7 p.m. Arizona at Columbus 7 p.m. Minnesota at Florida 7 p.m. N-Y Islanders at Montreal 7 p.m. Vegas at New Jersey 7 p.m. Toronto at Philadelphia 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Nashville 8 p.m. Dallas at Winnipeg 8 p.m. Ottawa at Vancouver 10 p.m. Washington at San Jose 10:30 p.m.   — TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL (4)Michigan at (1)Louisville 7:30 p.m. (10)Duke at (11)Michigan St. 9:30 p.m. Bradley at (15)Memphis 9 p.m. (17)Florida St. at Indiana 9 p.m. Md.-Eastern Shore at (18)Baylor 7:30 p.m. Houston Baptist at (19)Dayton 7 p.m. (24)Butler at Mississippi 7 p.m.     AP-WF-12-03-19 1855GMT
December 5, 2019
AP Sports
      Update on the latest sports   NFL-COWBOYS/BEARS   Cowboys visit Bears on Thursday Night Football   CHICAGO (AP) – The Dallas Cowboys visit the Chicago Bears in a Thursday night matchup between disappointing 6-6 teams that made the playoffs last season.   Dallas has lost six of nine since a 3-0 start. The Cowboys came into the season with high expectations after winning the NFC East, and they looked like they were ready to deliver in the early going. Dallas averaged 32 points and 481 yards in its first 3-0 start since 2008, winning each of those games by at least 10 points. But in recent weeks, the team with the NFL’s leading passer, Dak Prescott, and No. 1 offense is having trouble scoring.   Chicago has won three of four after losing four in a row, though two of those victories were against the Lions and the other was over the Giants. Detroit and New York are a combined 5-18-1, and the Lions started backup quarterbacks Jeff Driskel and David Blough with Matthew Stafford injured.   NFL-SUPER BOWL FEST-MUSIC   Guns N’ Roses, Maroon 5, Khaled part of pre-Super Bowl shows   NEW YORK (AP) – Guns N’ Roses, Maroon 5, DJ Khaled and DaBaby will bring the heat to Super Bowl week in Miami.   On Location Experiences announced its lineup for the second Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest, to take place Jan. 30 […]
December 4, 2019
AP Sports
      Update on the latest in sports:   NBA-SCHEDULE   Bucks look to extend streak   UNDATED (AP) – Winners of 12 in a row, the Milwaukee Bucks look for number 13 tonight in Detroit against the Pistons. The Bucks have won each of their last two games by more than 40 points. Their winning streak is the team’s best since the 1981-82 season.   The Boston Celtics are one of three NBA teams that haven’t yet lost a home game this season, but they’ll face a test tonight against the Miami Heat, winners of three in a row and 15 of 20 overall. The Los Angeles Lakers, winners of 11 of their last 12, are in Utah to play the Jazz.   In other NBA contests, Golden State is at Charlotte, the Suns visit Orlando, it’s Brooklyn at Atlanta, the Pacers are in Oklahoma City, the Chicago Bulls host Memphis, Minnesota plays at Dallas, and the Trail Blazers are at home against Sacramento.   COLLEGE BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE   Ranked teams meet in Chapel Hill   CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) – Sixth-ranked Ohio State meets number-seven North Carolina in Chapel Hill in tonight’s only meeting between ranked college basketball teams.   The Buckeyes, at 7-and-0, are coming off of their highest-scoring effort of the season, a 90-to-57 rout of Morgan State.   In other action involving top-ten teams, third-ranked Maryland meets Notre Dame, while number-five Virginia plays at Purdue. […]
December 4, 2019
AP Sports
      Update on the latest in sports:   T25 BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE   Cardinals silence Wolverines   UNDATED (AP) – Louisville has passed its first test since becoming the No. 1 team in The Associated Press men’s basketball poll on Monday.   The Cardinals are 8-0 after Jordan Nwora (NOHR’-ah) had 22 points and 12 rebounds in a 58-43 stifling of No. 4 Michigan. Steven Enoch had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Louisville, which held the Wolverines to a season-low 26% shooting.   Jon Teske had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Wolverines, who had sought their first victory over a No. 1 team since beating Duke 81-73 at home 22 years ago.   In Tuesday’s other top-25 men’s basketball action:   – Tenth-ranked Duke improved to 8-1 as Vernon Carey had 26 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks in the Blue Devils’ 87-75 victory at No. 11 Michigan State. Blue Devils guard Tre Jones scored 20 points, matched a career high with 12 assists and made three steals as part of a defensive effort that forced 14 turnovers.   – Alex Lomax scored 17 points and 15th-ranked Memphis managed to beat Bradley, 71-56 despite shooting just 36.1%. The Braves hit just 26.8% of their field-goal attempts, including just 2 of 23 tries outside the arc.   – Devonte Green scored a career-high 30 points and Trayce Jackson-Davis added 15 in leading undefeated and unranked Indiana past No. […]
December 3, 2019
AP Sports
      Update on the latest in sports:   NBA-SCHEDULE   Division leaders test each other in seven-game NBA slate   UNDATED (AP) – One is the reigning champ, the other a champ from long ago, but both have had surprising success this season. At 14-5, the Miami Heat lead the NBA’s Southeast Divison, while the 15-4 Raptors are back atop the Atlantic, despite the departure of their championship catalyst, Kawhi (kuh-WY’) Leonard. The two meet in Toronto tonight.   In Denver, the Northwest Division-leading Nuggets get a visit from the Pacific leaders. LeBron James and the Lakers had been on a 10-game win streak before dropping their most recent game to Dallas Sunday.   Denver is trying to get back on a winning track too, after dropping an overtime decision to Sacramento Saturday.   And we have a first versus worst, situation in New Orleans, where the last place Pelicans play host to the Southwest Division-leading Mavericks.   The rest of the schedule has Detroit at Cleveland, Orlando visiting Washington and the Houston Rockets in San Antonio to play the Spurs. The late game has the L.A. Clippers at home against Portland.   NHL-SCHEDULE   Intriguing matchups in 10-game Tuesday night on ice   UNDATED (AP) – Boston is on a good run. Seven straight wins has them tied with Washington for the most points on the season. Tonight, they continue their homestand with a visit from the […]
December 3, 2019
AP Sports
      Update on the latest in sports:   NFL SCHEDULE-SEAHAWKS-VIKINGS   Seahawks knock off Vikings   SEATTLE (AP) – The Seattle Seahawks have grabbed control of first place in the NFC West with a strong second half against Minnesota Monday night.   Rashaad Penny scored one touchdown rushing and one receiving in the Seahawks’ 37-30 win over the Vikings. Seattle trailed 17-10 until Penny burst into the end zone on a one-yard run early in the third quarter. The Seahawks pulled ahead on a field goal and took control when Russell Wilson hit David Moore for a 60-yard TD. Penny’s 13-yard scoring grab made it 34-17 with 13 12/2 minutes to play.   Wilson was 21 of 31 for 240 yards, two touchdowns and an interception that was returned 30 yards by Anthony Harris for a TD.   The Seahawks and 49ers are 10-2, but Seattle holds the tiebreaker with four games remaining.   Kirk Cousins was 22 of 38 for 276 yards and one TD for the 8-4 Vikings, who are one game behind the first-place Packers in the NFC North.   NFL NEWS   Jaguars switching back to Minshew   UNDATED (AP) – Rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew will return to Jacksonville’s starting lineup Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. He replaces ineffective and highly paid veteran Nick Foles following the team’s fourth consecutive lopsided loss.   Coach Doug Marrone made the announcement Monday, one day after […]
December 2, 2019
AP Sports
      Update on the latest in sports:   NFL-SCHEDULE   Vikings-Seahawks   SEATTLE (AP) – There are possible playoff implications for tonight’s Monday Night Football matchup, as the Seahawks host the Vikings.   At 8-3, Minnesota is looking to keep pace with the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North.   Meanwhile, the Seahawks (9-2) have a chance to grab a share of the NFC West lead with San Francisco.   The teams’ starting quarterbacks have been two of the best quarterbacks in the NFL this season. The Vike’s Kirk Cousins leads the NFL in passer rating while Russell Wilson is second. Wilson has 24 TD passes while Cousins has 21 and both have thrown just three interceptions.   Minnesota at Seattle, 8:15 p.m.   NBA-SCHEDULE   Six games in the NBA   UNDATED (AP) – Two of the NBA’s better teams meet in Philadelphia tonight, when the 76ers host the Jazz.   Utah is on tough road trip, coming off a 130-110 battering yesterday at the hands of the defending-champion Toronto Raptors. Meanwhile, the 76ers have had a day of rest at home, after pulling out a 119-116 win over Indiana Saturday night in Philadelphia.   Meanwhile, the league-best Milwaukee Bucks are back on their home court. They’ve registered 17 wins against just 3 losses, matching the Lakers. The Knicks are the visitors tonight. They come in with just four wins against 16 losses.   The rest […]
December 2, 2019
AP Sports
      Update on the latest sports   NFL-SCHEDULE   Ravens beat Niners with late kick   UNDATED (AP) – The Baltimore Ravens are 10-2 after winning a matchup of two of the NFL’s best teams.   Justin Tucker drilled a 49-yard field goal as time expired to give the Ravens their eighth consecutive win, 20-17 over the San Francisco 49ers. Lamar Jackson prolonged the winning drive with a three-yard run on fourth-and-one and finished with 101 yards under miserable conditions in Baltimore.   Baltimore relied on its running game for points while Jackson completed just 14 of 23 passes for 105 yards and a lost fumble.   Raheem Mostert ran for a career-high 146 yards and a touchdown for the 10-2 49ers, who are tied with New Orleans for the best record in the NFC.   Niners quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo went 15 of 21 for 165 yards.   Baltimore now shares the AFC’s best record with New England following the Patriots’ 28-22 loss to the Texans. Deshaun Watson had 234 yards passing and threw touchdown passes of 14, 13, and 35 yards as Houston built a 21-3 lead against New England’s vaunted defense. Watson also had a TD catch on a short flip from receiver DeAndre Hopkins on a trick play from the 6-yard line to help the Texans improve to 8-4.   Tom Brady completed two of his three TD passes in the final 4 minutes to […]
November 29, 2019
AP Sports
      Update on the latest sports   T25 FOOTBALL-SCHEDULE   No. 17 Memphis No. 18 Cincinnati play to host AAC title game   MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The chance to host the American Athletic Conference championship is on the line when the 17th-ranked Memphis Tigers host No. 18 Cincinnati Friday afternoon.   The winner also has a shot at possibly playing in the Cotton Bowl as the best of the Group of Five leagues this season.   Memphis can win a third straight West Division title and set up a rematch with Cincinnati. A victory by the Bearcats means the East Division champ will host the title game. A loss would leave Memphis hoping Houston beats Navy to clinch the West in a tiebreaker.   Memphis has beaten Cincinnati three straight and four of the last six with the teams sharing the league title with UCF in 2014. The Tigers lost in the title game each of the past two years on the road at UCF, including last season when they blew a 38-21 halftime lead. Memphis is undefeated at home this season.   T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE   Michigan faces Gonzaga in Battle 4 Atlantis championship   PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) – Michigan takes on No. 8 Gonzaga Friday in the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game.   The Wolverines got there by upsetting sixth-ranked North Carolina 73-64, while Gonzaga beat No. 11 Oregon 73-72 in overtime in Thursday’s […]
November 29, 2019
AP Sports
      Update on the latest sports   NFL-SCHEDULE   Saints claim division crown…Bills dump Cowboys…Bears rally past Lions   UNDATED (AP) – The New Orleans Saints are NFC South champions for the third consecutive year following a victory over the Falcons in Atlanta.   Taysom Hill and the New Orleans defense highlighted a 26-18 victory against the Falcons. Hill blocked a punt to set up his 3-yard touchdown catch, and he later scored on a 30-yard run to put New Orleans ahead, 17-6 late in the first half.   Cameron Jordan recorded four of the Saints’ nine sacks of Matt Ryan, the last coming on fourth down in New Orleans territory with 38 seconds to play.   Drew Brees (breez) passed for 184 yards and a TD to help the 10-2 Saints avenge their Nov. 10 loss to the Falcons in New Orleans.   Ryan was picked off twice while completing 32 of his 50 passes for 312 yards and two touchdowns for the 3-9 Falcons.   The Buffalo Bills have fortified their postseason chances by earning their first Thanksgiving Day victory in 44 years.   Josh Allen threw for a touchdown and ran for another as the Bills knocked off the Dallas Cowboys, 26-15. Allen also turned a fourth-down fumble into a first down before John Brown became the first Buffalo receiver to throw a touchdown pass.   Brown’s 28-yard scoring pass to Devin Singletary put Buffalo […]
November 27, 2019
AP Sports
      Update on the latest in sports:   NBA-SCHEDULE UNDATED (AP) – Paul George and Kawhi Leonard gave the young European duo from the Dallas Mavericks the best look yet at life among the elite in the Western Conference.   George scored 17 of his 26 points in the first quarter, Leonard finished with 28 and the Los Angeles Clippers took control early in a meeting of teams with matching five-game winning streaks, beating the Mavericks 114-99 on Tuesday night.   The Clippers used several defenders to end Luka Doncic’s franchise-record streak of four games with at least 30 points and 10 assists, knocking the 20-year-old phenom to the floor early on a 4-of-14 shooting night. Doncic had 22 points, eight rebounds and six assists.   Elsewhere in the NBA:   – Nikola Jokic (NEE’-koh-lah YOH’-kich) had a season-high 20 rebounds and Jerami Grant added a season-best 20 points to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 117-104 win over the Washington Wizards. Will Barton had 17 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, Jamal Murray added 16 points and Mason Plumlee scored 15 for the Nuggets, who have won six straight, improved to 10-1 in November and ended a three-game home losing streak against the Wizards.   NBA-NEWS   Bucks’ Khris Middleton to return from injury on Wednesday   UNDATED (AP) – Milwaukee Bucks All-Star forward Khris Middleton says he’s ready to return to the floor after missing two-plus […]
November 26, 2019
AP Sports
      Update on the latest in sports:   COLLEGE BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE   Michigan State, Kansas see action in Hawaii   LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) – Third-ranked Michigan State and number-four Kansas are both in action at the Maui Invitational in Hawaii, but they aren’t headed for a matchup. Michigan State’s loss Monday night to Virginia Tech puts the Spartans on the loser side of the bracket.   For the Jayhawks, meanwhile, there’s no easy path to the tournament title in a field that includes Georgia, Dayton, BYU and UCLA. Michigan State plays Georgia later today, and it’s Kansas against BYU. Elsewhere, top-ranked Duke plays Stephen F. Austin tonight at the start of what could be an easy week for the Blue Devils.   In other action involving Top 25 teams, number-18 Auburn plays Richmond, and Colorado — ranked 21 — takes on Clemson in Las Vegas.   NBA-SCHEDULE   Mavericks face test against Clippers   DALLAS (AP) – With MVP candidate Luka Doncic leading the way, the Dallas Mavericks have scored 137 points or more in each of their last three games. The Mavericks face a big test tonight when they host the 12-and-5 Los Angeles Clippers.   In other NBA action, the Denver Nuggets have won nine of their last ten, heading into tonight’s matchup at home against the Washington Wizards. Although the Wizards are just 5-and-9, their offense has been one of the league’s best, averaging a fraction […]
November 25, 2019
AP Sports
      Update on the latest in sports:   NFL-SCHEDULE   Ravens vs Rams in Monday Night Football   UNDATED (AP) – In Monday Night Football, the Los Angeles Rams (6-4) welcome the high-scoring Baltimore Ravens for the L.A. Coliseum’s first Monday night game since LA’s epic 54-51 win over the Chiefs last season.   Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters, acquired in a trade with the Rams on Oct. 15, has two interception returns for TDs with Baltimore (8-2). Rams safety Eric Weddle played three seasons with Baltimore through last year.   Weddle is second on the LA defense with 72 tackles and is the longest-tenured starter in the Rams’ secondary after two trades and John Johnson’s season-ending injury.   The Ravens’ six-game winning streak is the longest current run in the NFL and the team’s best since 2000, when they won their first Super Bowl. The Ravens have won four straight games by 14 points or more.   HARVARD-YALE PROTEST   42 charged after protest delays Harvard-Yale game   NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – Officials say 42 people were charged with disorderly conduct after a protest interrupted a Saturday football game between archrivals Harvard and Yale.   Students and alumni from both schools occupied the midfield of the Yale Bowl during Saturday’s halftime protest.   Some held banners urging their colleges to act on climate change. Other signs referred to Puerto Rican debt relief and China’s treatment of Uighurs […]
November 25, 2019
AP Sports
      Update on the latest sports     NFL-SCHEDULE Saints outlast Panthers to pad division lead   UNDATED (AP) – The New Orleans Saints have put themselves in position to clinch the NFC South title as early as next week after escaping with a victory over the second-place Carolina Panthers.   The Saints coughed up a 31-18 lead before Will Lutz drilled a 33-yard field goal as time expired to give New Orleans a 34-31 victory over the Panthers.   Drew Brees (breez) completed 30 of 39 passes for 311 yards and three touchdowns. He led New Orleans from its own 14-yard line with 1:51 left to the Carolina 15 with 3 seconds remaining to set up the winning kick.   Lutz became the hero two minutes after Joey Slye missed a 28-yard field goal attempt for Carolina. Slye also missed an extra point in the third quarter.   Michael Thomas had 10 catches for 101 yards and a touchdown for the 9-2 Saints, including receptions of 14 and 24 yards on the game-winning drive.   Allen passed for 256 yards and three TDs for Carolina, which fell four games behind the Saints with five to play.   Elsewhere in Week 12 of the NFL’s 100th season:   – Jimmy Garoppolo (gah-RAH’-pah-loh) threw two long touchdown passes and the 49ers began a difficult three-game stretch of division-leading opponents by blasting the Packers, 37-8. Garoppolo connected on a 42-yard […]
November 22, 2019
AP Sports
    Update on the latest sports   T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-KRZYZEWSKI   Coach K on the cusp of a record   NEW YORK (AP) – Mike Krzyzewski (shuh-SHEF’-skee) is about to become No. 1 at winning at No. 1. Krzyzewski coached a No. 1-ranked Duke team to victory for the 217th time Thursday night, matching John Wooden for that career record. Krzyzewski can set the record Friday night at Madison Square Garden if the 5-0 Blue Devils knock off Georgetown in the final of the 2K Empire Classic. The Hoyas defeated No. 22 Texas 82-66 in the opener.   Krzyzewski is 217-34 when the Blue Devils hold the top spot, a mark they hit this week in The Associated Press poll. Wooden went 217-11 with UCLA as the top-ranked team.   Duke is ranked No. 1 for the 143rd week, extending its own record, and has the top spot in the AP poll for the 20th season under Krzyzewski, also a record.   PENN STATE-ABUSE   Sandusky expected in court for new sentencing in abuse case   BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) – Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is expected in a Pennsylvania courtroom to be resentenced after an appeals court said mandatory minimum sentences had been improperly applied against him.   The 75-year-old Sandusky will be resentenced Friday by Judge Maureen Skerda at the county courthouse in Bellefonte.   State Superior Court in February rejected many of Sandusky’s […]
November 21, 2019
AP Sports
      Update on the latest in sports:   NBA-SCHEDULE   Nuggets end Rockets’ streak   UNDATED (AP) – The Denver Nuggets put together a strong defensive performance to end the Houston Rockets’ eight-game winning streak.   The Rockets scored fewer than 100 points for the first time all season as the Nuggets limited James Harden to 16 shots in a 105-95 victory. Harden finished with 27 points, snapping his string of eight consecutive games of 36 or more.   The Rockets guard entered the night leading the NBA in scoring at 39.2 points a game, and Houston was pacing the league at 119.5 points per contest.   Nikola Jokic (nee-KOH’-lah YOH’-kihch) had 27 points and 12 rebounds for the 11-4 Nuggets, who are 7-0 when holding opponents under 100 points. Will Barton had 15 points and seven boards for Denver.   Checking out Wednesday’s other NBA action:   – Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) poured in 33 points and Eric Bledsoe added 28 in the Bucks’ fifth straight win, 135-127 against the Hawks. It marked the league-best ninth time this season that Antetokounmpo, the reigning NBA MVP, has had at least 30 points and 10 rebounds. Rookie De’Andre Hunter finished with a career-high 27 points and Trae Young scored 25 in Atlanta’s fourth straight loss.   – Lou Williams scored 27 points and Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard combined with Paul George for 42 points in their first game together as […]

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