Texas Tech fired coach Mike Leach on Wednesday, two days after he was suspended by the school as it investigated his treatment of a player with a concussion.
The school handed a termination letter to Leach’s attorney, Ted Liggett, minutes before the two sides were to appear in court for a hearing on the coach’s suspension. Read More
The Olympic torch has arrived at Parliament.Canadian figure skater Barbara Ann Scott carried the flame on Thursday through the halls of Parliament in the House of Commons.The 81-year-old Scott won the singles title at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland. She is the only Canadian woman to win Olympic gold in figure skating.She hoisted the torch on a stand in Parliament as members of the chamber cheered her on, chanting "Go Canada, Go." Read More
Mark Sanchez threw a go-ahead touchdown pass to Braylon Edwards before hurting his right knee, and the New York Jets’ stingy defense finished the job in a 19-13 win over the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night. Read More
Who: Maurice Clemmons, a suspect in the ambush-murder of four Lakewood, Wash., police officers
What: Clemmons, who allegedly shot four cops to death with no warning while they worked on laptops in a coffee shop, was supposed to be imprisoned in Arkansas until at least 2015 for a seven-month crime spree that started in 1989 when he was 16 years old. Read More
The aspiring reality-TV stars from Northern Virginia who appear to have crashed the White House's state dinner also seem to have staked out prime locations during President Obama's inauguration weekend, posting photos on Facebook that purportedly show them in the first family's glass-enclosed viewing area after a concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Read More
Behind three touchdowns and a game-high 146 yards rushing from electrifying junior running back Quincy Nelson, Galileo defeated Lowell 38-14 in the semifinal round of the San Francisco Section playoffs on Thursday.
“He has the speed and is surprisingly strong and hard to bring down,” Galileo coach Mark Huynh said. “Teams key on him, but we have other guys who step up. They worked hard and did what they were supposed to do.” Read More
After Bob McDonnell's drubbing of Democrat Creigh Deeds, The Washington Post should be humbled considering the paper waged what can only be seen as a politically motivated crusade to make the race about social issues discussed in McDonnell's decades-old college thesis. Read More
Jon Gruden appears to be the frontrunner in Dan Snyder's offseason search for his seventh coach in 11 seasons. Read More
WHO: Phillip Arnold Paul, schizophrenic convicted murderer
WHAT: Paul, 47, slipped away from the staff of a Washington mental institution Thursday during a group outing to the Spokane County Interstate Fair. He went to a friend’s house before any alarm was broadcast and was given a sleeping bag, a leather jacket and a ride out of town. When the friend learned of the escape, he contacted detectives and showed them where he dropped off Paul. Read More