March 22, 2013 |
FIFTY YEARS ago, Mississippi State's men's basketball team defied racist politicians by sneaking out of town to play in its first NCAA Tournament, against Loyola of Chicago, which started four African American players. Unwritten legislation, which prohibited any Mississippi state college from playing against a team that was segregated, stopped MSU from playing in the 1959, 1961 and 1962 tourneys, despite winning the Southeastern Conference in those seasons. But on March 2, 1963, MSU president Dean W. Colvard decided to end the disgrace and accepted the automatic bid to the tournament.
March 20, 2013
Standings Teams are listed in order of playoff position. The first eight teams in each conference earn playoff berths, with the three division winners in each conference seeded first, second and third. W L OL Pts. GIs Op. d-Pittsburgh 22 8 0 44 108 80 d-Montreal 19 5 4 42 90 70 d-Carolina 15 11 2 32 83 78 Boston 19 5 3 41 81 57 Ottawa 15 8 6 36 72 62 Toronto 15 12 2 32 86 83 d-Winnipeg 15 12 2 32 77 85 New Jersey 13 10 6 32 72 81 N.Y. Rangers 14 12 2 30 67 68 N.Y. Islanders 13 12 3 29 83 91 Tampa Bay 13 15 1 27 96 86 FLYERS 13 16 1 27 81 92 Washington 12 15 1 25 78 85 Buffalo 10 15 4 24 76 93 Florida 7 16 6 20 70 109 d-Chicago 24 2 3 51 100 62 d-Anaheim 20 3 4 44 90 66 d-Minnesota 15 10 2 32 70 68 St. Louis 16 10 2 34 85 80 Detroit 14 10 5 33 78 75 ...
February 26, 2013 |
BLOOD OOZED down Predators captain Shea Weber's face after a high stick clipped him close to his nose, though officials didn't call a penalty. So his teammates helped him take out his pain on the Dallas Stars. Roman Josi scored his second goal 28 seconds into overtime and the Predators rallied from a 4-2 deficit to beat the visiting Stars, 5-4, Monday night in a wild game featuring several fights, six goals and Weber's bloodied face - all in the second period. "There was a lot of blood," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said.
December 6, 2012 |
NASHVILLE , Tenn. - The Phillies' brass likely will take part in the Rule 5 draft Thursday morning, board a plane in Nashville early in the afternoon and spend the weekend in Philadelphia. Barring an unforeseen change, they still will have a gaping hole in the middle of their roster, at a position everyone can readily identify as their priority this winter. They won't have a centerfielder. Frankly, the Phils haven't had a centerfielder since they traded away Shane Victorino 129 days ago. Victorino has found new homes on two separate coasts since he last patrolled centerfield for the Phillies.
December 5, 2012 |
NASHVILLE , Tenn. - Ruben Amaro Jr. is about 2 weeks away from the 3-year anniversary of what's likely the defining move of his tenure as Phillies general manager. In December 2009, Amaro ended his long, calculated pursuit of Roy Halladay by trading for the longtime Toronto ace. But in doing so, he made a companion deal with Seattle that sent Cliff Lee out west. Despite Halladay's prowess, the trade wasn't very popular with a fan base that saw Lee beat the Yankees twice in the World Series just 2 months earlier.
October 10, 2012
* NASHVILLE. 10 p.m. Wednesday, 6 ABC. * ARROW. 8 p.m. Wednesday, CW 57. * CHICAGO FIRE. 10 p.m. Wednesday, NBC10. THE FALL TV rollout is not over yet. Three new dramas premiere Wednesday night. One, ABC's soapy, song-filled "Nashville," is my pick for the best new show of the season. Another, a superhero show called "Arrow," from Greg Berlanti ("Green Lantern," "Brothers and Sisters") is the best new show from the CW and stars Stephen Arnell as billionaire-back-from-the-dead Oliver Queen, whom comic book fans may know better as Green Arrow.
October 10, 2012 |
Although we are nearly a month into the new TV season, the networks are only now rolling out some of their best series. Take Arrow (8 p.m., CW57), which will debut Wednesday. Adapted from the Green Arrow comic book hero, it features my favorite stock character: the billionaire playboy. In this case, he's the somewhat effeminately named Oliver Queen (played by the anything but effeminate Stephen Amell). After a tragic yachting accident (is there any other kind?), Olly spent five years marooned on a rugged island in the North China Sea. Now he's back in Starling City.
October 3, 2012
Another dead end in hunt for Hoffa DETROIT - Like many others that came before it, the latest search for former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa has come up empty. Tests on soil samples gathered last week from a backyard in a Detroit suburb showed no traces that Hoffa - or anyone else - was buried there, police in Roseville, Mich., announced Tuesday. "Our department just received the soil sample report from Michigan State University, after a battery of tests; the samples submitted for examination showed no signs of human decomposition," the police statement read.
September 19, 2012 |
Snowboarder Shaun White apologized for an outburst at a hotel in Nashville that led police to charge him with vandalism and public intoxication. A two-time Olympic gold medalist, the 26-year-old White was alleged to have pulled a fire alarm while staying at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, causing the evacuation of all guests, and an employee said he saw White destroy a hotel phone, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department. "I want to apologize for the unwise choices I made over the weekend and for any inconvenience it caused my family, friends, business partners, the hotel and their guests," White, who is also a professional skateboarder, said in a statement on his Facebook page.
July 27, 2012 |
PAUL HOLMGREN has been around the NHL nearly his entire life, first as a player, then as a head coach, before spending the last 20 years in the front office of two different clubs. Holmgren admitted on Wednesday that he has never experienced a summer like this, never felt the pain walking away empty-handed on three major free agents — the latest blow dealt when Nashville matched Shea Weber's 14-year, $110 million offer sheet on Tuesday. "I am sure it has been done before," Holmgren said of his summer.