December 7, 2011
The Big East will announce the additions of Boise State and San Diego State as football-only members and Houston, Central Florida, and SMU for all sports, the Star-Ledger of New Jersey reported Tuesday. The five schools will join in 2013. Temple still is considered a football-only backup possibility if Navy or Air Force or both decide not to join the league for football. But nobody is suggesting that is likely right now. Pittsburgh, Syracuse, West Virginia, and TCU all have left the conference in recent months.
July 3, 2007 |
Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens filed a $600,000 lawsuit in New York, contending his name and photo were used in nightclub ads without his permission. The former Eagles star said the Avalon nightclub on Manhattan's West Side improperly used his name, likeness and the initials T.O. in 2006 and 2007 to promote events and parties. He said the club claimed he would be hosting the parties. Owens' lawyer, Robert Milner, said yesterday that Avalon officials had never tried to contact Owens.
October 8, 2001 |
Nobody saw it coming, and few people saw it live. Yesterday, the U.S. men's soccer team - preempted on network television by more important events of the day - was as stunned as anyone when results in three countries combined to qualify the Americans for next summer's World Cup. The United States beat Jamaica, 2-1, at Foxboro Stadium, after a clumsy tackle by a substitute Jamaican defender gave the Americans an 81st-minute penalty kick that was...
September 11, 2005 |
Insisting the competitive fire is still there, four-time world champion Allen Johnson won the 110-meter hurdles yesterday at the World Athletics Final in Monte Carlo to end a difficult season on a positive note. The 34-year-old American, who finished in 13.09 seconds in a stiff breeze, had not won a major international race this season until the Brussels Golden League meet two weeks ago. Dominique Arnold finished second in 13.10, and Olympic silver medalist Terrence Trammell was timed in 13.17 to take third in a 1-2-3 American sweep.
August 26, 2003 |
The 76ers' Allen Iverson made seven three-pointers in the third quarter and finished with 28 points as the United States men's basketball team rolled over Canada, 111-71, at the FIBA-Americas Olympic qualifying tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Iverson's total was the most by any American in the tournament. Canada led at the end of the first quarter, 28-21, on the play of Steve Nash, who had five assists, including several on alley-oop dunks. But Canadiana coach Jay Triano - apparently viewing the game as ultimately unwinnable - never put Nash back in the rest of the way. The U.S. team, playing without leading scorer Tracy McGrady (sprained back)
June 29, 2000 |
Mike Tyson was summoned yesterday to appear before the British Boxing Board of Control after his controversial victory over Lou Savarese, a fellow American, Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland. The board wants to question Tyson on the punches he threw after the referee stopped the bout in the first round and on his postfight comments directed at world champion Lennox Lewis. Tyson said: "I want your heart. I want to eat your children. " Tyson returned to the United States on Sunday.
September 10, 1989 |
The goal the United States gave up two minutes before the end of its game with Trinidad and Tobago in May is beginning to loom large as an obstacle to U.S. hopes of qualifying for next year's 24-team World Cup finals. With six games left in the five-team, 20-game CONCACAF finals, it has come down to a three-team race for the two qualifying spots. Costa Rica is virtually guaranteed one of them, although it still is a hairbreadth away from mathematically clinching it. The United States and Trinidad are competing for the other.
May 14, 1989 |
Unbeaten lightweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez won the World Boxing Council junior-welterweight crown at Inglewood, Calif., last night, when Roger Mayweather did not answer the bell for the 11th round. Mayweather, bleeding from a cut above his left eye, did not leave his stool to answer the bell for the 11th round. He later complained of stomach cramps. Chavez, the World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association lightweight champion from Mexico, improved to 63-0 with his 53d knockout.
September 19, 2008 |
Even at 80, Don Kaskey is a tireless globetrotter, and he's got the stories to prove it. "So I'm in a hotel in Caracas," he'll say, or, "The last time I was in Tobago . . . " You have to wonder: How can this citizen of the world be content sitting silently in his side yard, in the wilds of Gulph Mills, drinking pink lemonade? Have a seat. Soon you'll understand. Kaskey's side yard, which he's nicknamed "Mockingbird Hill," is shady, cool and green. A breeze ripples through the white pines overhead, and we're surrounded - in pots and vases and along a mounded island - by floppy-eared tropical caladiums.
June 29, 1998
Headline, info box ridiculed Amish The abuse of illegal drugs by the young people of any community is a tragedy, a situation that brings heartbreak to their loved ones. It is also a matter of life and death - no trivial matter. To use this as an opportunity to ridicule members of the specific community to whom this is happening, as you did (June 24) is disgraceful. The headline, "Horse & Druggies," and the info box on how to tell the difference between the Amish and Pagans were particularly offensive.