November 23, 2013 |
The woman who incited a national scandal in 2006 when she accused Duke University lacrosse players of rape has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of her boyfriend. A North Carolina judge sentenced Crystal Mangum, 34, to between 14 and 18 years in prison on Friday. In 2011, Mangum stabbed her boyfriend, 46-year-old Reginald Daye, who died of complications 10 days later. In 2006, Mangum acussed three Duke lacrosse players of raping her after she went to their house working as a stripper.
October 21, 2013 |
For the first time, the City Section will hold championships for boys' and girls' lacrosse after the minimum six schools competing was reached. The City Section Board of Managers approved the championships on Monday at their monthly meeting. There will be a four-team semifinal played in the morning, followed by a championship in the evening. Schools had been competing in the Southern Section lacrosse competition. Palisades is expected to become a heavy favorite to win the City Section boys' title, with Birmingham the favorite in girls' lacrosse.
May 30, 2013 |
DeAndre Jordan is extremely athletic on the basketball court -- but apparently his skills don't necessarily translate well to other sports. In a Youtube video by RockinRefuel, last season's Major League Lacrosse MVP, Brendan Mundorf, attempts to teach the Clippers center the basics of the sport. When Mundorf demonstrates how to shoot, he lobs the ball through the net at a scorching 98 miles per hour. When Jordan tries, he clocks in at 17 miles per hour. Here's to hoping there's a follow-up video where Jordan takes Mundorf onto the basketball court and teaches him the art of dunking. ALSO: College athlete violates NCAA rules by washing car on campus Dennis Rodman got North Korea gig after Michael Jordan declined Jallen Messersmith comes out as gay, a first for men's college basketball
March 20, 2013 |
General Motors is recalling 26,582 model year 2013 Cadillac SRX crossovers and Buick LaCrosse sedans to fix a software problem that could allow the vehicles' transmissions to slip suddenly from manual to automatic mode. Information posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website said that the software problem may cause the transmissions to inadvertently shift to sport mode, removing any transmission-related engine braking effect. The NHTSA said that the risks of a crash are increased if engine braking is unexpectedly removed.
March 16, 2013 |
The Seton Hill University community in Greensburg, Pa., was in mourning Saturday after a bus carrying the women's lacrosse team crashed, killing a pregnant coach and the bus driver. The team was on its way to an afternoon match at a school about three and a half hours away when the bus went off the road and slammed into a tree. The bus driver, Anthony M. Guaetta, 61, was pronounced dead at the scene. Coach Kristina Quigley, 30, was airlifted to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.
March 16, 2013 |
A bus carrying the Seton Hill University women's lacrosse team crashed Saturday morning, killing two people and sending several others to the hospital. The bus was traveling along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in central Pennsylvania when it veered to the right, went over a guard rail and traveled across a grassy area before crashing into a tree, said Bill Capone, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. Seton Hill is a small Catholic university in Greensburg, Pa., east of Pittsburgh.