Emmert defends NCAA effort to address campus sexual assaults

/January 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A day after a report suggested the NCAA could have years ago looked into problems at Michigan State, President Mark Emmert said Saturday that sexual assault allegations against Spartans athletes in 2010 were “widely reported” and already being investigated by law enforcement and the school. Emmert made the comments in … Continue reading Emmert defends NCAA effort to address campus sexual assaults

Anthony reaches milestone as Thunder beat Pistons 121-108

DETROIT/January 27, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—Carmelo Anthony surpassed the 25,000-point milestone and Russell Westbrook added 31 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds to lift the surging Oklahoma City Thunder to a 121-108 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night. Thunder guard Andre Roberson was taken off on a stretcher in the third quarter after landing hard on … Continue reading Anthony reaches milestone as Thunder beat Pistons 121-108

Gun Runner passes his final test, wins the Pegasus

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla/January 27, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— This was the scenario that Gun Runner’s team envisioned a year ago: Get a perfect ride at Gulfstream Park and win the sport’s richest race. It didn’t get the chance last year. The wait was most certainly worthwhile. Gun Runner went into retirement as not only the reigning Horse of … Continue reading Gun Runner passes his final test, wins the Pegasus

Davis, Pelicans recalibrate playoff push without Cousins

METAIRIE, La/January 27, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—The New Orleans Pelicans held the first practice of their new, more challenging reality Saturday — less than 24 hours after losing All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins for the rest of the season because of his Achilles tear. The question now is: What happens to a team that has won seven of eight … Continue reading Davis, Pelicans recalibrate playoff push without Cousins

Juventus moves top of Serie A after beating 9-man Chievo 2-0

MILAN /January 27, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—Juventus moved to the top of Serie A after struggling to beat nine-man Chievo Verona 2-0 on Saturday. Sami Khedira and Gonzalo Higuain scored for the six-time defending champion after Samuel Bastien and Fabrizio Cacciatore were sent off. Juventus moved two points ahead of Napoli, which hosts Bologna on Sunday. “We need … Continue reading Juventus moves top of Serie A after beating 9-man Chievo 2-0

Holocaust remembered as warning amid far-right resurgence

WARSAW, Poland/January 27, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Holocaust survivors wearing striped scarves that recalled their uniforms as prisoners of Nazi Germany placed candles on the train tracks carried people to their deaths at Auschwitz on Saturday, exactly 73 years after the Soviet army liberated the death camp in occupied Poland. On the date now commemorated as International Holocaust … Continue reading Holocaust remembered as warning amid far-right resurgence

‘Beetle Bailey’ cartoonist Mort Walker dies at 94

LOS ANGELES /January 27, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A family member says comic strip artist Mort Walker, who tickled newspaper readers with the antics of the lazy Army private “Beetle Bailey,” has died. He was 94. Walker’s son, Greg, said his father died Saturday at his home in Stamford, Connecticut. Greg Walker attributed the cause of death to … Continue reading ‘Beetle Bailey’ cartoonist Mort Walker dies at 94