March 5, 2007 |
Players on Bluffton University's baseball team and their parents returned home, two days after a bus plunged off a roadway in Georgia and claimed the lives of four of their teammates and two others. The father of deceased player David Betts wore the baseball cap his son had on the morning of the crash when he stepped off a charter flight at Toledo Express Airport.
March 14, 2007 |
Georgia highway officials investigating a deadly bus crash said Tuesday that they would add safety measures to several commuter-lane exits like the one a baseball team's bus took before it plunged off an overpass two weeks ago. Seven people on the bus died, five of them baseball players from Bluffton University in Ohio. Georgia Department of Transportation spokesman David Spear said the state would be adding signs and reflective striping to seven similar ramps starting today.
March 21, 2007 |
North Carolina football Coach Butch Davis is undergoing chemotherapy after a dentist removed a cancerous growth from his mouth. "I know people are going to be concerned and everything, but it's going to be OK," Davis said Tuesday. "We're going to get through this and we're going to have a great season next fall." Davis, 55, said he wasn't aware he had a growth when he saw his dentist late last month in Cleveland for a routine cleaning.
March 4, 2007 |
Danny Lloyd was hit by a rocket and a mortar round while serving in Vietnam, and to this day, he can't go through an airport metal detector because of the shrapnel lodged in his body. Still struggling with his Vietnam demons in 1984, Lloyd got into a bar fight, during which he was stabbed in the chest. Police later accused him of assaulting several patrons, attempting to kill one man with a knife and shooting at another. He eventually served time after pleading guilty to some of the charges.
March 31, 2007 |
Novak Djokovic ran 12th-seeded Andy Murray off the court Friday in the semifinals of the Sony Ericsson Open at Key Biscayne, Fla. The 10th-seeded Djokovic kept Murray scrambling after drop shots, swept the final 11 games and won, 6-1, 6-0. The 19-year-old Djokovic won at least 10 points with the tactic, repeatedly drawing Murray out of position and then hitting into an open court for a winner.