Chris Diaz fans six as Miami (Fla.) hands Florida State first loss of year – NCAA.com

NCAA.comTALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Nineteenth-ranked Miami handed No. 2 Florida State its first loss of the season Friday night, toppling the previously undefeated Seminoles 3-1 at Dick Howser Stadium. Junior lefthander…

New Jersey Democrat quits panel after Chris Christie remarks – Politico

PoliticoA New Jersey Democrat stepped down from the so-called “Bridgegate” investigation committee Friday after coming under fire for calling on GOP Gov. Chris Christie to consider resigning over the traffic…

Preview: Sharks at Sabres – KSPR

KSPRThe Olympic break did little to slow down Joe Pavelski. After recording his second hat trick this season, Pavelski looks to send the San Jose Sharks to their fifth win…

No. 12 Virginia Runs Away From Miami, 65-40 – ABC News

ABC NewsLondon Perrantes scored a career-high 15 points and No. 12 Virginia opened the second half with a 16-5 run in a 65-40 victory over Miami on Wednesday night, the…

A’s Jaso to catch spring opener (w/video) – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Santa Rosa Press DemocratPHOENIX — Oakland Athletics catcher John Jaso will take his place behind home plate in a game for the first time since suffering a concussion when he…

Debate: Amy Stephens says Ken Buck hurt GOP in 2010 – Denver Post (blog)

Denver Post (blog)The swipe came during a series of exchanges in the debate hosted by The Denver Post. Republicans will pick their standard-bearer in the June 24 party primary. Buck…

2014 NFL combine: 10 takeaways from Indianapolis – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comThe 2014 NFL combine concluded Tuesday with defensive backs tearing up the track, including the three seniors earning first round grades from NFLDraftScout.com — Michigan State’s Darqueze Dennard, Oklahoma State’s…

Winter Olympics 2014: Canada destroys Sweden 3-0 for men’s hockey gold – CBS News

CBS NewsRick Nash #61, P.K. Subban #76, Jeff Carter #77 and Sidney Crosby #87 of Canada pose with the gold medlas won during the Men’s Ice Hockey Gold Medal match…

Johnson just latest object of fan ire – ESPN

ESPNDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR’s palace is built on a foundation of fan loyalty. Other variables contributed, such as corporate sponsors with deep pockets and relatable drivers with rowdy personalities…

Canada beats US 1-0 to reach Olympic gold-medal hockey game – CBS News

CBS NewsCanada beats U.S. 1-0 to reach Olympic gold-medal hockey game. Shares … Ice Dome. The Canadians are on the brink of their third gold medal in four Olympics, and…

Dallas County family violence case against Judge Carlos Cortez dropped – Dallas Morning News (blog)

Dallas Morning News (blog)Cortez and his lawyers questioned Strother’s motives, criticized the police investigation and said the case was trumped up by people with a political agenda, including The Dallas…

An Olympic rivalry: USA vs. Canada women’s ice hockey – CBS News

CBS NewsFormer NHL player and coach Kevin Dineen replaced him, but the Americans won four straight times heading into the Olympics. Then, in a rare round-robin matchup between the sports’…

Chris Christie hopes Bruce Springsteen will be his friend someday – The Star-Ledger

Chris Christie hopes Bruce Springsteen will be his friend somedayThe Star-LedgerPORT MONMOUTH — Gov. Chris Christie said he holds out hope that one day Bruce Springsteen will be his friend.…

Michael Sam’s marketing power is real—just not until draft day – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comWith Michael Sam announcing himself as gay ahead of the 2014 NFL Draft, sports marketers are weighing in on whether brands might align with the 2013 SEC Co-Defensive Player of…

Chris Christie avoids Bridgegate scandal at Town Hall, talks Sandy relief and … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsChris Christie avoided talk of Bridgegate on Thursday at the first town hall meeting of his second term, focusing instead on the bureaucracy holding up reconstruction after…

Dallas vies for 2016 Republican National Convention – Dallas Morning News

Dallas Morning NewsWASHINGTON – Dallas leaders have decided to vie for the 2016 Republican National Convention and have begun recruiting members for a host committee. “The city of Dallas is…

Most volcanoes hot enough to erupt less than 1% of the time – eTurboNews

eTurboNewsHistorically, volcanoes were thought to be ‘giant vats’ of magma – molten rocks – that ‘burst’ once the pressure became too high. But the majority of scientists now believe that…

Magma beneath Dormant Volcano could become Active in Few Months – Austrian Tribune

Austrian TribuneThe novel research sheds light on the fact that the solidified magma residing four-five kilometers beneath surface of dormant volcanoes can become active in few months. Despite the magma…

Karl Malone: ‘You can truly build a great team around’ Anthony Davis – The Courier-Journal

The Courier-JournalNBA legend Karl Malone wasn’t so sold on Anthony Davis as the NBA draft’s No. 1 overall pick when the New Orleans Pelicans selected the University of Kentucky freshman…

US women overwhelm Sweden, to play for gold – ESPN

ESPNAn American Shootout. The U.S., which has medaled in every Winter Games since women’s hockey was added in 1998, earned a spot in the gold-medal game after peppering Sweden with…

SOCHI SCENE: ‘Crazy Emotional’ – ABC News

ABC NewsAmerican skier Bode Miller is responding to criticism of an NBC post-race interview by saying it was a “crazy emotional moment.” The interview, conducted after Miller won a bronze…

Red Sox React To Ryan Dempster’s Decision To Sit Out 2014 Season (Video) – NESN.com

NESN.comRyan Dempster brought a lot of intangibles to the Boston Red Sox, and after announcing his decision to sit out the 2014 season, his teammates reflected on how much they’ll…

Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster says he won’t play in 2014 – SI.com

SI.comRyan Dempster went 8-9 with a 4.57 ERA in his first and only season with the Red Sox in 2013. Brad Mangin/Getty Images. FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox…

Frustrated Danica off to rough start at Daytona – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. —. MSN Ad Configuration DEFAULT PG=SPTNA4 AP=1089. SIZE=300×250 2 COLUMN PG=SPTNA4 AP=1089. SIZE=300×250 1 COLUMN PG=SPTNA4 AP=1089. SIZE=300×250. Speedweeks isn’t going according to plan for …Hoorahs and…

With Dolphins’ bullying inquiry ended, punishment comes next – Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarThe NFL investigation into Miami’s locker-room harassment scandal is over, but the fallout for the Dolphins is just beginning. More News. Read more NFL News. The future of…

Take our Academy Awards Survey! – Appeal-Democrat

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Box Office Preview: 3 Valentine’s Day Movies Battle for Your Heart – Motley Fool

Box Office Preview: 3 Valentine’s Day Movies Battle for Your HeartMotley FoolThree studios are hoping moviegoers are in the mood for love this Valentine’s Day, as Hollywood is releasing three…

Nashville downs Pinckneyville for its 14th straight regional crown – Belleville News Democrat

Nashville downs Pinckneyville for its 14th straight regional crownBelleville News DemocratHarre scored nine of her 17 points to spark a 14-2 Hornettes’ third-quarter scoring run as Nashville went on 37-24…

Oh, and grab your personalized video history as a token of Facebook’s … – DailyTech

DailyTechMany of us remember hearing about the new social network years ago, quickly discarding our MySpace and Livejournal accounts for the next big thing. It grew fast, offering more than…

Thai Opposition Challenges ‘Unconstitutional’ Election – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaThailand’s opposition is moving ahead with legal challenges to Sunday’s election, which, though peaceful, failed to resolve a months-long political standoff. The opposition Democrat Party, which boycotted the…

Syracuse Orange vs Duke Blue Devils betting odds, prediction, trends, preview – SB Nation

SB NationDuke tries to upset Syracuse and wreck their perfect season. But the Orange almost always beat the odds this season. Tweet Share on Twitter Share Share on Facebook …

Gov. Chris Christie knew about George Washington Bridge lane closures during … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsGov. Chris Christie, despite his denials, was aware in September of the George Washington Bridge lane closings that spawned massive gridlock, a former Port Authority official claims.…

Government plan on adoption tracing ‘a half-measure’, says US Senator – Irish Times

Irish TimesUS senator Claire McCaskill has added her support to a campaign to help Irish mothers reunite with US children separated by forced adoption, describing the Government’s proposed legislation on…

Watchdog: Afghan ministries cannot properly account for how US dollars are spent – Fox News

Fox NewsThe U.S. government is keeping tens of millions of dollars flowing to Afghanistan despite a pair of private audits that found Afghan ministries could not properly account for the…

Controversial monk at vanguard of Thai street protests – Bangkok Post

Bangkok PostA saffron-robed monk takes to the stage in the Thai capital and urges cheering protesters to fight a “black-hearted” government — testing a taboo in the devout kingdom about…