Syracuse coach Bernie Fine fired amid molestation investigation

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Syracuse University assistant men’s basketball coach Bernie Fine has been dismissed from his duties Sunday amid an investigation into child molestation charges. A 36-year veteran of the Syracuse program under head coach Jim Boeheim, Fine, who will turn 66 in December, has been accused by three men of molestation. While Boeheim has denied knowledge of […]

Oklahoma State basketball coaches killed in plane crash

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Tragedy struck Thursday as a single-engine plane carrying Oklahoma State women’s basketball head coach Kurt Budke, recruiting coordinator Miranda Serna, former Oklahoma Sen. Olin Branstetter and his wife Paula crashed in central Arkansas. The Associated Press reports that there were no survivors in the crash. Branstetter piloted the plane Federal Aviation Administration records indicate that […]

Rugby World Cup irks fans with bagpipe ban

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Officials at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand have scotched the practice of spectators bringing bagpipes to matches, and fans are angry about it. Bagpipes aren’t the first unusual thing banned from sporting events. Piping plans for Scottish fans have been kilt off Scots traveling to New Zealand to watch Scotland in action during […]

Psychic sheep predicts Rugby World Cup match winners

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Last year, the curious story of Paul the octopus correctly predicting soccer matches in the World Cup became an international sensation. This year, the Rugby World Cup has a psychic sheep predicting match outcomes, and it is no small coincidence that the tournament is located in New Zealand. A shear delight for sport fans During […]

PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

Pacific Gas and Electric Co., a northern California utility, has agreed to pay $70 million to the California town of San Bruno for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people in 2010. Company says it’s remorseful The San Francisco-based power company’s president, Chris Johns, released a statement Monday, saying PG&E is sorry and eager to […]

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Second Chris Paul trade vetoed by NBA; Paul may sue the league

In the span of a few days, NBA commissioner David Stern twice vetoed what basketball fans figured would be the imminent trade of Chris Paul from the NBA-owned New Orleans Hornets. Both the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers (the former as part of a three-team deal) offered attractive multi-player packages, but Stern held […]

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Chris Paul dribbles past a Washington Wizards defender. (Photo Credit: CC BY-SA/Keith Allison/Wikipedia)