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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

George Dohrmann: Ex-players, staff open up about UCLA hoops

George Dohrmann: Ex-players, staff open up about UCLA hoops


George Dohrmann: Ex-players, staff open up about UCLA hoops

Posted: 29 Feb 2012 08:38 AM PST

After three straight Final Four trips, Ben Howland's Bruins unexpectedly struggled. Ex-players and staff tell a cautionary tale of the storied program's decline, writes George Dohrmann.

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Sporting News: Firing Howland won't fix UCLA's issues

Posted: 29 Feb 2012 09:55 PM PST

Luke Winn: Breaking down the turnover habits of four top point guards

Posted: 29 Feb 2012 12:25 PM PST

To win in the NCAA tourney, point guards must play well. Luke Winn looks at four of the best, and tries to figure out whose style best fits the demands of March's one-and-done format.

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Michael Rosenberg: Braun owes drug-collector Laurenzi an explanation for his comments

Posted: 29 Feb 2012 08:52 AM PST

Livelihood. Integrity. Character. Ryan Braun has fervidly been trying to safeguard them all. But in doing so, he has put Dino Laurenzi Jr. under a similar attack, writes Michael Rosenberg.

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Rose nets 29, Bulls hand Spurs second home loss

Posted: 29 Feb 2012 09:55 PM PST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Derrick Rose scored 29 points and the Chicago Bulls stayed on a roll by cooling off the streaking San Antonio Spurs 96-89 Wednesday night.

Kobe plays with mask, leads Lakers past Wolves

Posted: 29 Feb 2012 09:55 PM PST

Steelers intend to release Ward after 14 seasons

Posted: 29 Feb 2012 05:05 PM PST

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Hines Ward's constant, ear-to-ear smile tucked behind a black facemask has been a lasting image for Pittsburgh Steelers fans the past 14 seasons.

U.S. beats Italy for first time

Posted: 29 Feb 2012 06:04 PM PST

GENOA, Italy (AP) -- The United States stunned Italy on Wednesday as Clint Dempsey's second-half goal gave the Americans their first ever victory over the Azzurri in 11 meetings.

Report: No. 1 hoops recruit under investigation

Posted: 29 Feb 2012 09:55 PM PST

Johnson's crew chief gets six-race ban

Posted: 29 Feb 2012 11:47 AM PST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) NASCAR issued steep penalties against five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and his team for failing the first inspection for the Daytona 500.

Military widow surprised with free home

Military widow surprised with free home


Military widow surprised with free home

Posted: 29 Feb 2012 11:26 AM PST

CNN Hero Dan Wallrath is ramping up his efforts to build mortgage-free homes for U.S. troops wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Massive storm system claims at least 12

Posted: 29 Feb 2012 06:47 PM PST

The death toll from an enormous storm system that plowed through the Midwest and spawned more tornadoes as it moved east climbed late Wednesday to 12, authorities said.

How a billionaire fills gas tank for $1 a gallon

Posted: 29 Feb 2012 11:54 AM PST

Gasoline at $4 a gallon is no worry for T. Boone Pickens, the billionaire energy investor from Texas. He drives from his home to his office in a car that runs on fuel costing less than $1 a gallon.

CNN projects a Romney victory in Wyoming caucuses

Posted: 29 Feb 2012 06:56 PM PST

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has won the Wyoming caucuses, CNN projects.

Federal judge blocks anti-smoking images required on tobacco products

Posted: 29 Feb 2012 09:38 PM PST

A federal mandate requiring tobacco companies to place graphic images on their products warning of the dangers of smoking was tossed out Wednesday by a judge in Washington, with the judge saying the requirements were a violation of free speech.

The Monkees' Davy Jones dead at 66

Posted: 29 Feb 2012 09:35 PM PST

Davy Jones, whose charming grin and British accent won the hearts of millions of fans on the 1960s television series "The Monkees," died Wednesday, according to the Martin County, Florida, sheriff's office. He was 66.

Fighting sex trafficking in hotels, one room at a time

Posted: 29 Feb 2012 10:38 AM PST

Kimberly Ritter could not believe what she was seeing.

With Michigan behind him, Santorum smells victory

Posted: 29 Feb 2012 03:57 PM PST

Despite Mitt Romney's victories in Arizona and Michigan on Tuesday, Rick Santorum is still bullish on his chances to win the Republican nomination.

White House, Republicans talk compromise

Posted: 29 Feb 2012 09:40 PM PST

Republican leaders and the White House sent signals Wednesday of possible detente on jobs and energy legislation, but they offered few specifics and congressional Democrats questioned whether any progress would ensue.

Tiny $35 Raspberry Pi computer causes big stir on launch day

Posted: 29 Feb 2012 10:51 AM PST

The tiny $35 Raspberry Pi computer went on sale today, crashing its distributors' websites on the way to selling out within hours of launch.