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February 7, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
When: 7. Where: Honda Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 830. Records: Ducks 20-24-8, Hurricanes 20-25-9. Record vs. Hurricanes: First meeting this season. Update: The NHL on Tuesday ended up rescinding Ducks defenseman Luca Sbisa's game misconduct, which he received for his hit on the Calgary Flames' Tim Jackman on Monday night. Another unusual development took place: Divisional rival San Jose has loaned goalie Antero Niittymaki to the Ducks' American Hockey League affiliate in Syracuse.
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January 21, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
Game 46 for the Ducks featured tight defense, superb goaltending and one of those faceoffs leading to goal, a well-executed play coaches always envision but rarely get to see in a game. The big picture? Anaheim defeated Ottawa, 2-1, on Saturday at Honda Center, meaning it was the first time in 12 road games the Senators did not pick up at least a point. It was the fifth straight home victory for the Ducks, who have recorded points in eight consecutive games. Goalie Jonas Hiller is on a 5-0-1 run. Scoring for the Ducks were forward Corey Perry and defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky.
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December 1, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
Federal authorities have searched a locker in the Syracuse University basketball center in their investigation of former assistant coach Bernie Fine , according to a law enforcement official familiar with the case. Three men, including two former Syracuse ballboys, have accused Fine of molesting them as minors. The official confirmed the search at the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center happened Wednesday. The official, who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because it's an ongoing investigation, would not say what agents sought or what they recovered from the locker.
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November 26, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
Authorities involved in a sexual-abuse investigation of Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine carried out a search at his home in DeWitt, N.Y., on Friday but declined to comment on what they were looking for. Jack Keller , a New York State Police spokesman, said troopers were called to assist the U.S. attorney's office at the search. Assistant U.S. Attorney William Pericak said he "can't confirm or deny" an investigation. Two former ball boys for the Syracuse basketball team, Bobby Davis and his stepbrother, Mike Lang , have said they were molested more than 25 years ago by Fine, who is on paid administrative leave from the university.
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September 25, 2011 | Chris Dufresne
Losing stinks. It smells like a gym bag, looks like Mike Stoops' contorted face during a home wipeout to Oregon and tastes like salad dressing on ice cream. And when an instant-replay crew steps in and robs you, the way one did in the Carrier Dome miscarriage case: Board of Toledo v. Syracuse and the Big East? Well, that's cause for Toledo Coach Tim Beckman to stay up until 2 a.m. to pen an open letter to society. It wasn't enough that the Big East admitted it butchered a call that helped Syracuse win in overtime.
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September 20, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
Big East Commissioner John Marinatto said all the members of his conference are committed to staying together. The presidents and athletic directors from the Big East football schools met for three hours at a New York hotel Tuesday. Marinatto said each member pledged to remain in the conference and the league is aggressively searching for replacements for Pittsburgh and Syracuse. He said the non-football members also are on board. Meanwhile, the Mountain West Conference began informal conversations with universities that might be left out in the shakeup of the college football landscape.
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September 19, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
The Big East and Big 12 conferences might join together in their fight for survival. School and conference officials from the two leagues have been discussing ways to merge what's left of them if Texas and Oklahoma leave the Big 12, a person involved in the discussions told the Associated Press. The person, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk publicly about what is going on behind the scenes, said Monday there has been dialogue between athletic directors and officials in the conference offices.
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September 18, 2011 | By David Wharton
That first year in high school did not go well. The big, unruly teenager fought with his mother so often that she kicked him out of the house, depositing all his clothes in garbage bags out front. Staying with his father wasn't much better. "That lasted about a week," he recalled. "My dad ended up coming after me. I locked the door to my room and jumped out the window. " No one seemed terribly surprised. They knew that Mikhail Marinovich was the youngest son of a troubled Southern California sports family.
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September 17, 2011 | By Gary Klein
So much for that second-half scoring drought. Going into Saturday's game against Syracuse, USC had scored only one touchdown after halftime in its first two games. Though pleased the Trojans were unbeaten, quarterback Matt Barkley admitted frustration, saying last week, "We have to keep raising that bar because we can do so much more. " Barkley did plenty against the Orange, throwing three of his five touchdown passes in the second half as USC routed Syracuse, 38-17, before an announced 65,873 at the Coliseum.
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