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Gators blow 11-point lead in 72-68 loss to Cards

By John Marshall PHOENIX — Florida coach Billy Donovan appeared to be on his way to finally beating his mentor. Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals sent him home with one of his most disappointing losses. The Gators blew an 11-point lead in the second half and took some questionable shots down the stretch, blowing […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Nine years later, Kansas still special to Williams

By Nancy Armour ST. LOUIS — It’s been nine years since Roy Williams left Kansas, and he knows the Jayhawks and their fans have gotten over him. No matter how much time passes, he’ll never be able to say the same. Williams would rather top-seeded North Carolina face almost anyone but his “second-favorite” team Sunday, […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

State report recommends changes in teacher layoffs

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s process for teacher layoffs needs to be revamped because it’s too costly and school districts are sending more pink slips than necessary, according to a report released Thursday by the Legislative Analyst’s Office. The number of full-time teachers has dropped by 32,000 since 2007-08, a result of budget cuts. Legislative Analyst […]

March 27, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

U.S. new-home sales fall for second month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of U.S. new homes fell for a second straight month in February. But prices surged to their highest level in eight months, suggesting builders anticipate more demand in the months ahead. The Commerce Department says new-home sales fell 1.6 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 313,000 homes. […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Pope heads to Mexico, Cuba

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI denounced the drug-fueled violence wracking Mexico and urged Cubans to use dialogue to find new models to replace Marxism as he began a pilgrimage Friday that will take him to both countries. Benedict spoke to reporters after breakfast aboard a special Alitalia flight carrying him to […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Jazz top Kings in thriller

SACRAMENTO — Al Jefferson’s putback with 0.9 seconds remaining lifted the Utah Jazz to a 103-102 win over the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night. The Jazz went almost nine minutes without a basket in the fourth quarter and blew a 14-point second-half lead before Jefferson bailed them out with the game-winner to silence the crowd. […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

California lawmakers vote to overturn Citizens United

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California lawmakers waded into the ongoing battle over corporate money in politics Thursday with a resolution that supports overturning the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case, which has led to a flood of money from deep-pocketed donors in this year’s presidential race. “People are tired of getting beat up […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Cat survives 19-story plunge from Boston high rise

BOSTON (AP) — A veterinarian says acting like a flying squirrel may have saved a cat from serious injury in a 19-story plunge from a Boston high rise. Sugar the cat had no broken bones or cuts, just some bruising on her lungs after the fall from a window owner Brittany Kirk had opened to […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Portugal strike disrupts public transport

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A strike by Portugal’s largest trade union confederation forced the cancellation of most public transport services Thursday, making it hard for commuters to get to work. The Lisbon subway, which carries more than a half-million passengers every weekday, stayed closed. Train, bus and ferry companies in the capital and the second-largest […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Terror suspect leaps to his death

TOULOUSE, France (AP) — An Islamic extremist who boasted of killing seven people to strike back at France died Thursday after jumping from his window, gun in hand, in a fierce shootout with police, authorities said. Interior Minister Claude Gueant said Mohamed Merah, 23, a French citizen of Algerian descent who claimed links to al-Qaida, […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

US home re-sales dip but best winter in 5 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of previously occupied home dipped last month but the sales pace for the winter was the best in five years. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that home sales fell 0.9 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.59 million. That’s down from a revised 4.63 […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Kings have some fun in victory over Grizzlies

SACRAMENTO — Kings coach Keith Smart took off his blue jacket and tossed it to DeMarcus Cousins. The fouled-out forward played coach for the final minute, and everybody on the bench enjoyed a laugh. That wasn’t the only rare sight in Sacramento this season. Marcus Thornton scored 31 points, Cousins had 23 points and five […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Sharks fall to — and behind — L.A.

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings have finished ahead of San Jose in the Pacific Division standings only once in 12 years. Although they moved ahead of the Sharks with an invigorating win Tuesday night, the Kings realize it is unwise to check the standings in this crazy Western Conference race until it is […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

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