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  • Top bobsled driver defends Olympic team choices

    The top U.S. women’s bobsled driver has defended the decision that made Lolo Jones one of the three sled pushers on the 2014 Olympic team. In a Friday post to her Facebook page, driver Elana Meyers did not mention any of the athletes by name but...
  • Businesses feel better about 2014, but not good enough to add employees

    Businesses feel better about 2014, but not good enough to add employees
    Well timing wise, this worked out (though it added to my Monday funk). On the heels of my column today about profitable companies laying people off, we get a report from the National Association for Business Economics that says businesses are more...
  • Gators jump to No. 3 in AP Top 25

    Gators jump to No. 3 in AP Top 25
    On the heels of a defensive clinic during Saturday's 67-41 win against Tennessee, the Florida Gators jumped three spots to No. 3 in the Associated Press Top 25. Winners of 11 straight games, the Gators (17-2, 6-0 SEC) leapfrogged unbeaten Wichita State...
  • Hoops report: Montverde meets unbeaten in Bass Pro final in Missouri

    Hoops report: Montverde meets unbeaten in Bass Pro final in Missouri
    National No. 1 Montverde Academy (17-0) meets Memphis White Station (16-0) in a battle of boys basketball unbeatens for the title of the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions tonight in Springfield, Mo. Game time is listed as 9:30 p.m. CST, with a telecast...
  • National No. 1 Montverde suffers first loss in 2 years at HoopHall Classic

    National No. 1 Montverde suffers first loss in 2 years at HoopHall Classic
    Cliff Alexander, a 6-foot-9 Kansas signee, dominated inside to lead Curie, Ill., (16-1) to a 73-69 comeback win over national No. 1 Montverde Academy (18-1) on Monday afternoon at the Hoop Hall Classic in Springfield, Mo. Alexander had 30 points, 13...
  • Poll: Chris Christie image taking a hit from bullying controversy

    The reason New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has begun to punch back more forcefully against accusations of bullying and cronyism is suggested in a new poll showing the road-closure scandal surrounding the governor has cut into what once was his chief asset:...
  • [Scandal] 'gate' is a cliche, but a useful one

    [Scandal] 'gate' is a cliche, but a useful one
    Was I serious the other day when I coined the term "Sweetnessgate" to describe the controversy and lingering questions about how Illinois GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner got his daughter into Walter Payton College Prep? Sure. As serious, anyway,...
  • As UConn Watches, NCAA's Power Five Rules

    As the future of the NCAA became a little clearer Friday in San Diego, the future of UConn athletics grew a little less clear. If you are reading this piece, chances are good you want to know how much the inevitable autonomy of the Power Five conferences...
  • Boys hoops | Curie, Young make statement against nationally ranked teams

    Boys hoops | Curie, Young make statement against nationally ranked teams
    How talented is Young? Talented enough to beat legendary Oak Hill (Va.) without a huge output from the nation's No. 1 ranked-player. How good are Cliff Alexander and Curie? Good enough to trail by 12 points in the fourth quarter and still beat the...
  • Boys basketball: No. 1 Montverde hands White Station, Tn. first loss

    Boys basketball: No. 1 Montverde hands White Station, Tn. first loss
    Montverde Academy, ranked No. 1 nationally, downed previuosly undefeated White Station, Tn. 73-60 Saturday night in the chammpionship game of the Bass Pro Shop Tournament of Champions in Springfield, Ill. Ben Simmons led the Eagles (18-0) with 16...
  • Could Michael Phelps become the next Brett Favre?

    Could Michael Phelps become the next Brett Favre?
    In discussing his potential return to competitive swimming, Michael Phelps told The Associated Press that he doesn't want to be likened to another athlete famous for his unretirements. "Just don't compare me to Brett Favre," he said. Chris Chase,...