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December 1, 2012 |
Rick Majerus, the college basketball coach who led Utah to the 1998 NCAA final and had only one losing season in 25 years with four schools, died Saturday. He was 64. Utah industrialist Jon Huntsman Sr., the coach's longtime friend, confirmed in a statement released through the Salt Lake Tribune that Majerus died of heart failure in a Los Angeles hospital. Majerus said Nov. 19 that he wouldn't return to Saint Louis University because of the heart condition. He ended the school's 12-year NCAA tournament drought last season with a 26-win team that won its opening game and took top regional seed Michigan State to the wire.
November 29, 2012 |
Apparently fans of the Atlanta Falcons aren't too pleased with the New Orleans Saints for giving their beloved team its only loss of the season earlier this month. Apparently some workers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport are among those fans. Apparently some eggs just happened to be lying around outside. And apparently things weren't too busy at the airport Wednesday night, when three members of the Saints tweeted their bus was pelted with eggs by airport workers after the team touched down in Atlanta.
November 29, 2012
NFL Thursday night NEW ORLEANS (5-6) AT ATLANTA (10-1) TV: NFL Network, 5:15. Line: Falcons by 3. Over/Under: 56 Sam Farmer's pick: The Falcons are using Jacquizz Rodgers more effectively than when they played the Saints last time, and they should be able to take advantage of New Orleans' last-ranked defense. Falcons 31, Saints 24.
November 25, 2012 |
On a Sunday when the sprinklers accidentally went off at Sun Life Stadium, dousing the Seattle Seahawks and Miami Dolphins, playoff-minded teams all over the NFL were treated to a cold, harsh splash of reality. The New Orleans Saints, who had clawed their way back to .500 after digging an 0-4 hole, lost at home to San Francisco, 31-21, in a rematch of a divisional playoff thriller. The similarly resurgent Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who had won four in a row, put together a solid performance at home but still lost to Atlanta, 24-23.
November 23, 2012 |
Colin Kaepernick will start for the San Francisco 49ers against the New Orleans Saints over incumbent starter Alex Smith, Niners safety Donte Whitner said Friday in comments on "The Dan Patrick Show," according to NFL.com . Although 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh hasn't officially named Kaepernick the starter for Sunday's game -- opting to keep the mystery alive -- Smith hasn't taken snaps with the first team in practice or been cleared for contact....
November 4, 2012 |
Vocalist Sarah Cracknell waved her white feather boa at the crowd while introducing one of the final songs of her group's Saturday night set at the Fonda in Hollywood. “This is the first song I ever sang with Saint Etienne,” she said, “and I've been wearing one of these ever since.” Indeed, the boa was Cracknell's companion throughout Saint Etienne's gig, the final show of a U.S. tour of the States in support of its excellent new record “Words and Music by Saint Etienne.” The buoyant blond wore a form-fitting sequined dress, and as keyboardists/programmers/co-founders Pete Wiggs and Bob Stanley broke into “Nothing Can Stop Us,” a beat-heavy romp propelled by the sampled rhythm of a 1967 Dusty Springfield song, Cracknell started dancing with a graceful nonchalance.
October 27, 2012 |
The megastorm expected to create massive problems along the Eastern Seaboard over the coming days is already affecting sports. Weather concerns prompted former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue to postpone a scheduled Tuesday appeals hearing that he was to oversee in the New Orleans Saints' bounty-related case, with no new date immediately announced. And the Boston Celtics will make their first road trip of the NBA season a day earlier than planned, choosing to fly into Miami on Sunday instead of Monday in an effort to beat the storm.
October 20, 2012 |
In the 17th century, she was known as “Lily of the Mohawks,” a Catholic convert scarred by smallpox and ostracized by her tribe but unshaken in her faith. After Sunday, she will be known as St. Catherine Tekakwitha, the first Native American to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. Catholic faithful - from California to New York and Canada to Mexico - have been flooding into Rome to witness Kateri Tekakwitha's canonization by Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday. She will join six other beatified Catholics being lifted into sainthood, including Mother Marianne Cope, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis who in 1883 volunteered to travel to Hawaii from New York to work with leprosy patients on the island of Kalaupapa.
October 19, 2012 |
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is stepping aside in the Saints bounty case appeals process and turning it over to former commissioner Paul Tagliabue. Tagliabue will hear the second set of appeals from four players -- Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith, Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove -- who were penalized for their roles in an alleged program that rewarded teammates for injuring or knocking opponents out of games. The player suspensions ran from a full season for Vilma to parts of the season for the others.