April 3, 2013
Western Kentucky and new football coach Bobby Petrino will be switching leagues after his first season with the Hilltoppers. Conference USA commissioner Britton Banowsky said Monday that Western Kentucky will officially join the league July 1, 2014. "The tradition of the university and its athletics success is truly remarkable," Banowsky said. "The men's basketball program has made seven NCAA appearances since 2000, the women's basketball program has advanced to three NCAA Final Fours and football went to a bowl game last season in just its fourth year in the BCS. " C-USA, however, is losing Tulsa.
April 2, 2013 |
MANNY PACQUIAO might meet an old foe in a new place in September. Promoter Bob Arum said he is trying to put together a fifth fight between Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez and shopping it to casinos in Macau and Singapore. Marquez would be the most likely opponent for Pacquiao, though Arum indicated earlier that Timothy Bradley - who won a disputed decision over Pacquiao last year - is another possibility. Marquez knocked Pacquiao out in the sixth round in December, flattening the Filipino fighter with a right hand that left him face down on the canvas for 2 minutes.
December 10, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS - The idea of Manny Pacquiao being knocked out cold was shocking enough. The sight of him face down on the canvas, unresponsive even as bedlam broke out all around him, was positively frightening. Pacquiao's wife, Jinkee, broke down in tears and tried to get in the ring to aid her downed husband. Juan Manuel Marquez didn't even look. He was already busy celebrating the knockout of a lifetime. This was boxing at its brutal best, a toe-to-toe welterweight slugfest late Saturday night that was destined from the opening bell to be decided by fists instead of judges.
December 10, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS - The idea of Manny Pacquiao being knocked out cold was shocking enough. The sight of him face down on the canvas, unresponsive even as bedlam broke out all around him, was positively frightening. Pacquiao's wife broke down in tears and tried to get in the ring to aid her downed husband. Juan Manuel Marquez didn't even bother to look. He was already busy celebrating the knockout of a lifetime. This was boxing at its brutal best, a toe-to-toe slugfest Saturday night.
November 30, 2012
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Actor Robin Williams; Lianne La Havas performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Actress Marisa Tomei; TV host Carson Daly; II Volo performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (midnight, 6ABC) - Actor Tim Allen; boxer Manny Pacquiao; Flo Rida performs. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Comic Tim Meadows; actress Mayim Bialik. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Actor Taylor Lautner; comic Kevin Pollak; the Wallflowers perform.
September 26, 2012 |
NORTH CAROLINA said basketball coach Roy Williams' surgically removed kidney tumor was not cancerous, though he will have a biopsy to ensure a second kidney tumor is also benign. In a news release Tuesday afternoon, the school said tests have determined the tumor removed last week from Williams' right kidney was an oncocytoma, which is a benign growth often indistinguishable from kidney cancer on X-rays that doesn't spread like a cancerous tumor would. Williams also has a tumor on his left kidney, but according to the school, doctors say there is "a good chance" that growth is the same as the one removed Sept.
September 20, 2012
USA Swimming banned coach Rick Curl for life for an improper relationship with a teenage swimmer in the 1980s, another ugly chapter in a sexual abuse scandal that rocked one of America's most successful Olympic sports. Curl, who ran one of the nation's largest swim clubs near Washington, D.C., and coached 1996 and 2000 Olympic gold medalist Tom Dolan , was scheduled for a hearing Wednesday before the National Board of Review. But he informed the governing body he was waiving his right to challenge the case.
September 18, 2012
Three compelling fights in the last eight years still haven't resolved the rivalry between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez . So they're going at it a fourth time on Dec. 8 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 knockouts) and Marquez (54-6-1, 39 KOs) fought to a draw in 2004, and Pacquiao won by decision in 2008 and again last year. Marquez and many fans still believe he won all three fights, while Pacquiao says he clearly won the last two. SNOWBOARDING: Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White , 26, faces charges of public intoxication and vandalism, accused of drunkenly destroying a phone at a Nashville hotel.
July 4, 2012
The International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I., is investigating allegations that former doubles champion Bob Hewitt sexually abused girls he coached, an inquiry that could result in expulsion from the Hall. Hewitt, 72, won all of the Grand Slam doubles during his decades-long career in the 1960s and 1970s and was inducted into the Hall in 1992. He lives in South Africa and has not been charged criminally. Among Hewitt's accusers is Heather Conner, of West Newbury, Mass., who has spoken publicly before and agreed to be identified.
June 20, 2012 |
WHAT a difference a few days can make. Less than three weeks after Floyd "Money" Mayweather — the sports world's highest-paid athlete — went to jail as part of his 90-day sentence for a domestic violence conviction, several things have changed. His chief rival, Manny Pacquiao — the world's second-richest athlete and long rated as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world — unceremoniously lost. And Mayweather, a five-division world champion and holder of eight world titles himself, also lost — not a match but rather his bid to leave jail early as a Las Vegas judge denied his motion protesting the lockup's bad food and lack of workout space.