May 21, 1990 |
It took four games and 10 hours to accomplish, but Cal State Bakersfield won its third consecutive NCAA Division II softball title Sunday at Emerson Park in Midland, Mich. The Roadrunners defeated California Collegiate Athletic Assn. rival Cal State Northridge, 6-2, in the title game after beating the Lady Matadors, 1-0, in the first championship game of the double-elimination tournament. Northridge (51-21) had scored three runs in the seventh inning to beat Bakersfield, 3-2, earlier in the day.
May 4, 1991 |
Ohio researchers have excavated an 11,000-year-old mastodon with its stomach and intestinal contents intact, providing the first good evidence about what the species ate and clues as to why the massive animals became extinct. The researchers also said Friday that among the contents of the intestine were living bacteria. "This could be the oldest living organism ever isolated," said microbiologist Gerald Goldstein of Ohio Wesleyan University.
December 10, 1993 |
Banks earned billions of dollars last year in "excess profits" on fees for bounced checks, a consumer group said Thursday. The Consumer Federation of America said the commercial banking industry generated nearly $3.67 billion in profits from bounced checks--in which customers wrote checks without having sufficient funds in their accounts--in 1992. Fees typically range from $10 to $20 per check. Industrywide, those charges totaled $4.
December 15, 2002 |
Jennifer McElwain will spend the next year chipping her way through more than a ton of sediment and plant fossils at the Field Museum, hoping to find rock-solid evidence of global warming's ecological toll. McElwain, a paleobotanist at the natural history museum, led a team of scientists who collected more than 1,000 fossils during a one-month expedition to Greenland funded by the National Geographic Society.
March 22, 1987 |
Iowa State, keyed by Bill Kelly's upset victory at 126 pounds, ended archrival Iowa's nine-year title reign Saturday by winning the NCAA Division I wrestling championship. Four Cyclones won individual titles--two of them over defending champions from Iowa--as Iowa failed to become the first team in college sports history to win 10 consecutive national titles.
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May 10, 2009 |
Chuck Daly, the Hall of Fame basketball coach who led the Detroit Pistons to back-to-back NBA titles and the U.S. Dream Team to an Olympic gold medal, died Saturday in Jupiter, Fla. He was 78. Retired since 1999, Daly was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer two months ago. In his honor, NBA coaches have worn "CD" pins during the postseason. "Chuck did much more than coach basketball games," NBA Commissioner David Stern said in a statement.