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'Ogden Geezers' to test their limits in bike race
OGDEN, Utah (AP) - Anyone who's taken a summer vacation to Yellowstone knows that traveling between Logan and Jackson, Wyoming, is an exhausting proposition - even in the family sedan. But doing it from a bike saddle? That's just this side of crazy. The 34th annual LoToJa Classic, one of ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Ogden Utah The A-Team Big Sky Conference Hope That We Can Be Together Soon
Dodgers cross fingers, dream about October as Clayton Kershaw returns this weekend
The subsequent months have sanded away the details of his dejection. Dave Roberts cannot recall whether he read the message in a text or listened to Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman speak the words aloud. But he can still recall their meaning. “We’ve got some bad news,”...
462 points by Los Angeles Times | Clayton Kershaw Curveball Great Lakes Loons Fastball Spinal disc herniation Pitcher The A-Team San Francisco Giants
Capsule outlook of the area’s high school volleyball teams
ConcordDivision: ICoach: Jonathan Flower (6th year) Last year: 16-4, reached quarterfinals Returning Starters: Caitlyn Shea, sr.; Lauren Hatch, sr.; Rebekah Jauhola-Straight, sr.; Maria Wimpey, jr.; Brenna Vandersea, jr. Top newcomers: Paige Weatherbee, so.; Mia Harmon, so. Outlook: After...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Trigraph The A-Team Gh Players' Theatre Team
Wojo: Wolverines are ready to take the next step
Michigan should be even better, capable of topping its 26-12 mark and Big Ten tournament title.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Michigan Wolverines men's basketball Big Ten Conference John Beilein The A-Team Going-to future The Loss Big Ten Network
Xavier overcame worst slump in 35 years to reach Elite Eight
CINCINNATI – Xavier didn’t look like an Elite Eight team in early March, coming off six straight defeats that led coaches to try to burn the month of February from the players’ memories ... literally.Ranked No. 7 in the preseason, the Musketeers had dropped out of the poll and were a bubble team aft...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Big East Conference The Streak The Three Musketeers A Little Bit Game The A-Team Xavier University A Little Bit Longer
Michigan's magical run ends despite will of Derrick Walton Jr.
And it was over Thursday night, a loss in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament at the Sprint Center.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | John Beilein Free throw Basketball The A-Team Three-point field goal
Oregon matches Michigan in offensive skill and balance
To get to the Elite Eight, Michigan must survive an Oregon basketball team with similar talent and explosiveness.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Basketball Carmelo Anthony The A-Team College basketball Mixed martial arts Michael Jordan Knockout National Basketball Association
Saturday's girls basketball: King claims 6th straight PSL title
Tia Tedford scored 17 in a 55-33 victory in the championship game at Calihan Hall on Saturday.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Detroit Dearborn Michigan The A-Team The Henry Ford University of Detroit Mercy Henry Ford Academy New York City Subway Coach
Detroit King claims 6th straight PSL girls title
Tia Tedford scored 17 in a 55-33 victory in the championship game at Calihan Hall Saturday.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Detroit The A-Team University of Detroit Mercy Basketball American film actors Layup Detroit International Riverfront Coach
Bubble Watch: Winners and losers among NCAA tournament fringe teams
Miami, Kansas State, Pitt and Tennessee are just few of the bubble teams that excelled.         
30939 points by Arizona Republic | Atlantic Coast Conference Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Team The A-Team Oak Ridge Associated Universities Kansas Big 12 Conference North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Dominance continues: Kansas closes in on 13th consecutive Big 12 title
The Jayhawks lead by three games in the standings with four to play.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Big 12 Conference Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball Texas The A-Team Bill Self Kansas Jayhawks NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship Baylor University
Saudis Ready Digital Push to Get Islamic Extremism Out of Schools
The monarchy says it is determined to modernize its education system, and the country more broadly, despite the pushback it has encountered from religious conservatives.
136 points by The Wall Street Journal | The A-Team
Tigers GM Al Avila: Keeping core together gives best chance to win
Chief decides to stick with the team that narrowly missed the playoffs last season        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Major League Baseball Baseball Pitcher Manager Atlanta Braves Florida Marlins The A-Team Pure Mule
Tigers GM Al Avila decides to keep core of 2016 roster
Chief decides to stick with the team that narrowly missed the playoffs last season        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Major League Baseball Baseball Pitcher Manager Atlanta Braves The A-Team Pure Mule Catcher
Clippers hoping to end road trip on high note vs. Jazz
Though it is the end of a five-game, 11-day trip for the Clippers, they are not dragging wearily to the finish line of the journey. They are relatively fresh because of the frequent days off between games, which the Clippers all agree is a positive because they will be facing a stout opponent in...
20 points by Los Angeles Times | National Basketball Association Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics Utah Jazz The A-Team Game Playoffs
Celtics carried a 77-65 lead against Jazz
SALT LAKE CITY – Brad Stevens can only hope that he is developing depth as the result of lengthy absences like Avery Bradley and, on the shorter side, Jae Crowder for the second straight game last night.
-2 points by Boston Herald | The A-Team Salt Lake City National Basketball Association Three-point field goal The Quarter at Tropicana Utah
Guard duo pushes No. 5 Florida State women to new heights
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State's Leticia Romero and Brittany Brown aren't on the list of top scoring backcourts in Division I. But the Seminoles' senior duo might be the best all-around backcourt in college basketball.Romero and Brown are a major reason why Florida State (21-2) has won 10 straight and is ranked fifth, which is the highest in program history. It is also 11-1 in tied the Atlantic Coast Conference and tied with Notre Dame.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Point guard Basketball Atlantic Coast Conference Florida NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship Florida State Seminoles Olympic Games The A-Team
Bill Raftery on how Gonzaga changed, why Duke’s not dead
CBS analyst Bill Raftery, on the call Saturday for Kentucky-Alabama, talks Gonzaga’s potential, Duke’s rise and Georgetown’s fall with The Post’s Justin Terranova. Q: Is this Gonzaga team a bigger threat than previous Zags squads? A: This team is really different than Gonzaga teams in the past because of the two guards: Nigel Williams-Goss and...
3 points by New York Post | The A-Team Promised Land CBS Sports NFL on CBS NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship NBA on CBS NBA on ESPN Mike Krzyzewski
Editorial: Why do fans care so much?
If you’re a dedicated fan of a college or professional sports team, and somebody who is prone to self-examination, you’ve probably asked yourself this question: Why do I care so much?You understand that it’s just a game. When your team wins, you don’t receive a boost in fame or salary. You don’t eve...
2 points by Concord Monitor | Super Bowl Super Bowl XLII Emotion The A-Team Super Bowl XLIII Football Super Bowl XLIV Patriot
Draymond Green on Durant spat: People who hype it up ‘probably are losers’
OAKLAND, Calif. — Draymond Green approached Kevin Durant near the end of Golden State’s bench and quickly their discussion escalated into a heated dispute, both players punctuating their points with demonstrations. While the rest of the Warriors watched, a teammate eventually came over to keep the peace. That flap during Saturday’s overtime loss at Sacramento...
17 points by New York Post | English-language films Shooting guards Ayumi Hamasaki Kevin Durant Bench The A-Team American films Oklahoma City Thunder
Akron Roller Derby kicks off 6-game home season in February
A pair of roller derby teams have merged to form Akron Roller Derby, which kicks off its home season this month. AKRON, Ohio - A pair of local roller-derby squads have joined forces to form Akron Roller Derby, which begins a six-bout home season this month. Previously, NEO Roller Derby and Rubber City Roller Girls skated. The merger actually has resulted in two teams - Akron Roller Derby All Stars is the A team, and the AK Rowdy Rollers is the B team. While roller derby in Akron is "full contact," the team promotes the sport to be "family-friendly," player Mae B. Hazardous says. "We're nothing like the elbows throwing of the past." The 501-c3 organization falls under the Women's Flat Track Derby Association and maintains a pay-to-play structure, with money raised for women's, children's and animal charities, she said. Schedule All games are on Saturdays. The home schedule: * Feb. 11, John S. Knight Center. * March 25, John S. Knight Center. * April 15, John S. Knight Center. * May 20, Summit County Fairgrounds. * June 17, Summit County Fairgrounds. * July 8, Summit County Fairgrounds. Where they play The Knight Center is at 77 E. Mill St., Akron. The fairgrounds are at 1100 North Ave., Tallmadge. What it costs Tickets are $10 (presale), $15 (at the door), free (kids 4 and under), $5 (ages 5-12). When it is Juniors skate 4-6 p.m. Main event is 6 p.m. and takes about 90 minutes depending on injuries or play stoppage. The B team plays after that. "It's a different crowd for different people they want to see," Mae says. More info Go to akronrollerderby.net for ticket and details.
138 points by The Plain Dealer | Akron Ohio Summit County Ohio The A-Team Ohio and Erie Canal Tallmadge Ohio Portage County Ohio Ohio Akron metropolitan area
MV boys stay in hunt at Division II championship, finish third
HANOVER – They may not be the flashiest or most decorated team, but for past couple of seasons the Merrimack Valley indoor track and field team has been a quiet, yet consistent and deep program. But at Sunday’s Division II Indoor Track and Field Championship at Dartmouth, the Pride’s performance spo...
228 points by Concord Monitor | Relay race Events in athletics The A-Team Shot put Finish
Newman: Justin McCaw is No. 1 ThunderRidge basketball’s Austrian ace in the hole
In a Class 5A boys basketball season defined by parity, star power can get a team to the Denver Coliseum. But it's depth—and the emergence of key role players—that will ultimately decide who walks away a champion.
290 points by The Denver Post | Basketball The A-Team Kapfenberg Bulls Player Play Guard Point guard Kapfenberg
Dempsey: Nuggets’ star search looking more and more like it ends with Nikola Jokic
The first, subtle change came a couple of weeks ago. That was when Nikola Jokic became the last player announced during Nuggets pre-game introductions.
106 points by The Denver Post | Dallas Mavericks 2009 NBA Playoffs Dirk Nowitzki Player The A-Team Shooting guard The Lineup 2005–06 NBA season
The business lessons we can learn from the NFL
If you’re tuning in to the Super Bowl, it is most likely for pure entertainment. But for the coaches and players, the NFL is a business. Metaphorically speaking, your business is also about winning games, and there are numerous lessons we can learn from pro football. The team It all begins with...
2 points by Los Angeles Times | National Football League Super Bowl American football Management Kansas City Chiefs Play The A-Team New England Patriots
How to lose like a winner: Four ways to cope if your team fails
How to lose like a winner: Four ways to cope if your team doesn't come out on top
112 points by Daily News | American football English-language films Super Bowl Cognitive behavioral therapy Idea Buddy Guy Winners The A-Team
Hey, Detroit Lions fans, stop whining about bad calls
Lions fans need to stop complaining about bad calls and realize that all teams get the short end of the stick sometimes        
454 points by Detroit Free Press | Super Bowl National Football League Shut up Detroit New England Patriots Eminem The A-Team Thanksgiving Classic
Illinois takes care of business against Detroit Mercy 89-69
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Malcolm Hill made sure Illinois didn't step off the gas pedal Friday night so that the Illini could took care of business against Detroit Mercy, 89-69. The senior, who scored 25 points, led his team to a quick start after the intermission, when his team was ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Illinois Basketball English-language films Free throw The Black Wall Street Records The A-Team Major League Baseball National Invitation Tournament
Which team is too low in College Football Playoff rankings?
Western Michigan, LSU and Washington State all have cases to be higher.         
147 points by Arizona Republic | Big Ten Conference Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Oak Ridge Associated Universities Idaho U.S. state The A-Team Michigan Land-grant universities and colleges
Balanced lineup helps U-M blitz Marquette, 79-61
Thursday's victory earns the Wolverines a Friday meeting with SMU in the 2K title game at 7 p.m. from MSG        
30 points by Detroit Free Press | Michigan Madison Square Garden John Beilein The A-Team Michigan Wolverines men's basketball Bench West Virginia Mountaineers men's basketball
In its short history in D-II, Bow football team has made its presence known
BOW – The Bow High School football team held its last defensive practice Wednesday. In the shadow of Merrimack Station, the team went over schemes, repeated drills, ran sprints and then took a knee. It was barely 6 p.m., but night had already settled in and the world was dark, save for the few light...
134 points by Concord Monitor | American football High school football American football positions Football League Championship The A-Team Championship A Little Bit Terms used in multiple sports
Colorado women go to NCAA cross country championships as top-ranked team
CU has won two NCAA women's team titles (2001 and 2004), so this year's squad is eager to end the long drought.
90 points by The Denver Post | Title Cross country running The A-Team Monarch National Collegiate Athletic Association Scott Verplank
Doctors haven't declared Speight out for season
Jim Harbaugh said his starting quarterback Wilton Speight is getting better. "We'll see how he feels today."        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Jim Harbaugh 2006 albums Michigan Wolverines football Coach Confidence Manager The A-Team Quarterback
Cespedes still interested in Mets, but is talking to other teams
If Cespedes leaves, Sandy Alderson mentioned one free agent, Jose Bautista, as a possible replacement.
-2 points by Daily News | Left-handedness Handedness Right-handedness Center fielder The A-Team Billy Beane Baseball Sandy Alderson
UM’s Speight ‘progressing’ but considered day-to-day
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh maintains that the status of starting quarterback Wilton Speight, who injured his left (non-throwing) shoulder last week late in the loss at Iowa, is a day-to-day situation.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Jim Harbaugh The A-Team Confidence Starting lineup Confidence interval Soap opera
Harbaugh says Speight a 'day-by-day thing'
Jim Harbaugh said his starting quarterback Wilton Speight is getting better. "We'll see how he feels today."        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Jim Harbaugh 2006 albums Michigan Wolverines football Coach Confidence Manager The A-Team Quarterback
Young Wizards fan breaks into tears watching team lose to 76ers
A poor, young Wizards fan broke into tears as he watched his favorite team fall to the lowly 76ers, 109-102.
216 points by Daily News | Internet Philadelphia 76ers The A-Team Boy 2007 singles Wachovia Center History of the Internet National Basketball Association
Trump's team still hasn't called the Pentagon
President-elect Donald Trump's decision to have Mike Pence replace Chris Christie as the leader of his transition effort, and ongoing infighting in Trump Tower, is causing delays and confusion in Washington.
4481 points by CNN | Lobbying White House Donald Trump Lobbying in the United States Team The A-Team Frank Gaffney
Team USA threatens Phil Kessel after ‘distasteful’ Twitter potshot
TORONTO — The Americans didn’t have many more answers at their respective podiums on this day after their premature ejection from World Cup championship contention than they did on the ice during their defeats to Team Europe and Team Canada. The personnel made available to the media — players Zach Parise, David Backes, Derek Stepan...
94 points by New York Post | The A-Team Olympic ice hockey players of the United States 2014 Winter Olympics National Hockey League first round draft picks Ice hockey players at the 2010 Winter Olympics United States men's national ice hockey team Conn Smythe Olympic silver medalists
Bears look headed for another forgettable season
The honeymoon is over. The Bears are not being embarrassed as they were under the previous regime. But being competitive and losing doesn't count for anything in the standings, where they find themselves one of eight winless teams after two weeks. When John Fox was hired, one of the hopes Bears...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Bears American football positions National Football League The A-Team Jay Cutler American football Kyle Orton Left-wing politics
Special night for Novi senior at football game

-1 points by The Detroit News | High school The A-Team American football High school football Team Missouri Texas The R.E.D. Album
Area police, residents pull airplanes to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois
Buffalo Grove Police Chief Steven Casstevens was in disbelief Saturday after he helped his colleagues pull a 90-ton airplane a few feet forward using only rope. He didn't think the airplane would actually move. But once the Buffalo Grove department managed to pull it 12 feet, Casstevens was satisfied...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Police O'Hare International Airport Chicago World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Helmut Jahn Constable The A-Team Cook County Illinois
UNLV men’s golf team looking to get hot again
No men’s golf team was playing better than UNLV going into last season’s regionals, but the Rebels missed qualifying for the NCAA championship by one spot. Now they’re hoping to take the next step.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | High school Northern California Golf Association Bakersfield California California State University Mountain West Conference The A-Team Las Vegas metropolitan area Las Vegas Nevada
Lovie Smith says Illinois must move past penalty-riddled loss
Illinois coach Lovie Smith wasn’t going to dissect each of the team’s 13 penalties from Saturday night's 48-23 loss to North Carolina. Not to reporters, and it sounded like, not to the team. “Don’t explain them,” he said. “If you have a penalty, how do you explain it? Don’t do it. We preach it....
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | North Carolina University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill The A-Team North Carolina Tar Heels Lovie Smith 2007 singles Penalty Illinois
Seahawks' Doug Baldwin shares preview of pregame 'demonstration of unity'

-1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | National Football League Twitter Pete Carroll Seattle Seahawks Jerry Rice The Lockers The A-Team Toni Basil
Concord man to be arraigned next month in connection with off-road crash
A Concord man is scheduled to face a judge next month in connection with an off-road chase by New Hampshire Fish and Game in August.The driver, Jonathan Benedict, 30, faces drug and motor vehicle offenses in the Aug. 21 incident, which occurred off Garvin Falls Road in the city.State conservation of...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | English-language films American films Maine The Dukes of Hazzard Automobile Vehicle John Schneider The A-Team
Power Five teams sluggish early on in Week 2
Some of the top teams, including Georgia, weren't exactly thriving in Week 2.         
4 points by Arizona Republic | American football College football Punt Football Oak Ridge Associated Universities Michigan Rutgers University The A-Team
Vegas Play of the Day: Utah State at USC
Last week, the first college football by the odds entry went 10-3-1 against the spread. Naturally, two of the three losses were also featured here as Play of the Days. ...
1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Utah Salt Lake City The Crimson Tide Maxima and minima Team The A-Team American football
'It's almost like we just traded for the best pitcher in baseball'
Live updates: Clayton Kershaw's return to the Dodgers Sept. 9, 2016, 4:06 p.m. Clayton Kershaw makes his first start for the Dodgers since going on the disabled list two months ago with a back injury. Follow his progress via Los Angeles Times reporter Andy McCullough as Kershaw pitches against...
462 points by Los Angeles Times | Clayton Kershaw Curveball Great Lakes Loons Fastball Spinal disc herniation Pitcher The A-Team San Francisco Giants