Arkansas stays hot, romps over South Carolina, 101-73
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Whatever spark the South Carolina men's basketball team found in its 21-point win at Georgia on Saturday didn't make it on the ride home. Of course, it didn't help that the Gamecocks hosted one of the hottest teams in the Southeastern Conference. Riding a streak of nine straight SEC wins, No. 12 Arkansas (20-5, 12-4 SEC) secured a 10th straight conference win at Colonial Life Arena on Tuesday, defeating the Gamecocks, 101-73. With the loss, Frank Martin's team fell to 6-13 (4-11) on the season with just one game — a Saturday trip to Kentucky — remaining on the regular season s...
The State (Columbia, S.C.)
No. 4 Illinois wallops No. 2 Michigan, 76-53, as Big Ten race tightens
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan had its sights set on clinching a Big Ten regular-season title and putting an end to the program’s six-year drought. Illinois had other plans. The No. 2 Wolverines had the celebration put on hold as they were suffocated from start to finish by the No. 4 Fighting Illini and turned in their worst offensive outing of the season in a 76-53 beatdown Tuesday night at Crisler Center. Senior guard Eli Brooks was the lone Wolverine to score in double figures and finished with 11 points for Michigan (18-2, 13-2 Big Ten), which lost for the first time at home this season and s...
The Detroit News
Nets’ Steve Nash named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for February; James Harden is Player of the Month
One day after defeating Gregg Popovich, Nets coach Steve Nash received a league-wide honor. The NBA named Nash, a Hall of Fame point guard and first-year head coach, its Eastern Conference Coach of the Month of February. Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder received the same honors out West for leading the Jazz to a 12-2 record in the month. Nets star James Harden was also named Eastern Conference Player of the Month, continuing his campaign for league Most Valuable Player in a month in which he posted three triple-doubles and averaged about 25.5 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds per game. It w...
New York Daily News
San Francisco resumes indoor dining as coronavirus cases fallSAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco will resume indoor dining on Wednesday as the city moves out of the most restrictive coronavirus tier for reopening. "We are in an amazing place," said a jubilant Mayor London Breed at an outdoor news conference on Tuesday. "We are not completely where we want to be, but better than we have been since October of last year." A sharp decline in coronavirus cases is moving San Francisco from the most restrictive purple tier for widespread prevalence of the virus into the next level, red, for substantial spr...
Tribune News Service
Cedric Golden: At Texas, 'The Eyes' will still have it under Steve Sarkisian
AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Tribune published a story full of emails obtained from University of Texas donors, some of whom threatened to pull their money if the university dropped "The Eyes of Texas" as the school song. The names were predictably redacted by the school to protect the names of the emailers and obviously to keep the cash rolling in. Understandable, but still awkward after witnessing the Texas locker room nearly implode during the season. A new football coach has been hired and, as if you didn't already know, “The Eyes” is staying. The administration has made it abundantly clear a...
NY lawmakers to strip Cuomo of emergency COVID-19 powers
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York lawmakers reached an agreement Tuesday to rescinding and limit Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sweeping emergency pandemic powers. With the governor facing swirling scandals related to sexual harassment claims and his administration’s handling of nursing home COVID-19 deaths, legislative leaders said it’s time to restore “checks and balances.” The legislation introduced by Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, D-Yonkers, and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, will immediately repeal the temporary emergency powers granted to the governor last year, while allowing some ...
New York Daily News
Rocket Companies stock soars 70% on speculative trading, mirroring GameStop rally
Stock in Detroit-based Rocket Companies mirrored the look of a Reddit-induced GameStop rally, as shares climbed a shocking 72% in trading shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Are we looking at the next GameStop wild ride here with more outlandish gains ahead? Rocket was trading at $38.05 a share before 3 p.m. Tuesday, up $13.75 a share or 56.58%. Will a stock in a mortgage company — much like one in a beaten down video game retailer — now soar to the stratosphere simply because Robinhood speculators are aiming their arrows at the stocks that the so-called evil hedge fund professionals expect to see g...
Detroit Free Press
Chicago blues master Corky Siegel is feeling good and ready to jam with you — even if that’s via livestream
CHICAGO — Corky Siegel feels fine. “Terrific on all counts,” he says. “Just terrific.” That is good to hear and it is always good to talk to Siegel, a Chicago treasure and a man with a million stories from a lifetime filled with music. He is 77, near the same age as new White Sox manager Tony La Russa and a great many other people but, as ever, his voice is filled with youthful enthusiasm. And so it was that for a while last week, that Siegel was distracted from the details of an upcoming and innovative performance, which he intriguing calls “better than a live concert,” and pleasantly returne...
‘Coming 2 America’ star Wesley Snipes ‘giddy’ to be part of ‘Coming to America’ franchise
“Coming 2 America” was a long time coming for Wesley Snipes. The actor, who stars as the eccentric and autocratic ruler of Nextdoria in the long-awaited sequel, is thrilled to now be part of the “Coming to America” franchise after initially auditioning to play Darryl Jenks in the 1988 original. “I’m giddy as a pig at Fatburger,” Snipes told the Daily News. “I’m telling you, I’m happy. I wanted to be a part of that so bad, and James Earl Jones was in the original. For us theater thespians, he was an icon. “The idea of being close to him, just enough to breathe, to listen, to have him breathe on...
New York Daily News
Six Dr. Seuss books to stop being published over ‘hurtful and wrong’ portrayals
Six Dr. Seuss books are being retired after decades of criticism over racist imagery in the illustrated children’s stories. Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the organization that carries on the author’s legacy, announced Tuesday that it will stop publishing and licensing “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” “If I Ran the Zoo,” “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!” and “The Cat’s Quizzer.” “These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong,” the organization said in a statement Tuesday morning, adding that the decision was made last year with a panel of e...
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