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  • Appeals Court To Review Ex-inmate's $14m Award

    Appeals Court To Review Ex-inmate's $14m Award
    The New Orleans district attorney's office is asking a federal appeals court to throw out or reduce a $14 million award to a former death row inmate who was exonerated after 18 years in prison. The full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to...
  • Top Paid College Basketball Coaches

    Jim Calhoun's five-year deal with Uconn, retoractive to last season, is worth $13 million over five years, $2.6 million a year. Salaries for coaches at private universities are typically not made public because they are not subject to state open records...
  • Sunken Canadian stern-wheeler is an underwater time capsule

    Sunken Canadian stern-wheeler is an underwater time capsule
    Underwater archaeologists said Monday that they have found a virtual time capsule of life during Canada's Klondike Gold Rush: a sunken Yukon River stern-wheeler so well-preserved that researchers can document the last minutes of the five-man crew as...
  • Allen Iverson retires from NBA

    Allen Iverson retires from NBA
    Apparently, retirement is the answer for Allen Iverson. For now anyway. Iverson -- who starred on the Peninsula at Bethel High and with Boo Williams' AAU program and will one day be enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame -- announced his plans to...
  • Q&A with NBA star Allen Iverson

    Following a news conference Tuesday in which he detailed his charity and celebrity events on the Peninsula this week, 10-time NBA all-star Allen Iverson spent a few moments with the Daily Press talking about his basketball future. Iverson, 34, is a...
  • Hoyas Vs. Huskies: Role Reversal

    UConn-Georgetown is always fun, usually meaningful, but maybe no more so than a night long ago. That game started what we have today. Almost 19 years have passed since 14-0 Georgetown came to town ranked second, facing a UConn team that surely would be...
  • $14 Million Judgement Upheld For Former Death Row Inmate

    $14 Million Judgement Upheld For Former Death Row Inmate
    An equally divided federal appeals court has by default upheld a $14 million judgment to a former death row inmate. John Thompson spent 18 years in prison before being acquitted in 2003 in the killing of a hotel executive. Thompson accused the New...
  • A Look At The Georgetown Hoyas

    Next meeting: One game in 2010-11 at either XL Center or Gampel Pavilion. Last season: When UConn and Georgetown met last season in Washington, both were considered potential Big East frontrunners and had gotten off to decent starts. The Huskies,...
  • Capsule Looks At The Conference Teams

    Capsule Looks At The Conference Teams
    In predicted order of finish: Pittsburgh Last season: 25-9, 13-5 Big East. Lost to Xavier in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Coach: Jamie Dixon, eighth season, 188-54 Top players: Junior guard Ashton Gibbs, senior guard Brad Wanamaker,...
  • ODU faces major opening men's basketball test in Georgetown

    Now this is the way to kick off a season. Old Dominion's men's basketball team, coming off a 27-9 season that included a first-round NCAA tournament victory, tips off its 2010-11 follow-up campaign against Georgetown, ranked No. 20 in The Associated...
  • 'The Expendables'

    2 stars The cinematic equivalent of Ribfest, Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables" is all gristle and meat, featuring more leathery tough guys than "Cruising," "The Dirty Dozen" and the '80s and '90s Cannon films canon put together. Is it fun? Sort of....