April 7, 2009
1 Presidential: appointment: If Louisville beats UConn (8:30 p.m., ESPN), the White House should prepare for a visit from Angel McCoughtry (left). 2 Look at me: Maybe Alex Ovechkin can ask his new buddy LeBron James to check out him and the Caps against Atlanta (7 p.m., Comcast SportsNet). 3 Not done yet: Somehow, Charlotte, at nine games under .500, is still in the NBA playoff hunt, so the Bobcats' game against the 76ers (7 p.m., CN8) is a big one for them. 4 Who's the best?
May 23, 2008
BEIJING - The danger is far from over in the mountainous terrain where last week's earthquake struck, with the risks of landslides, avalanches and flooding growing higher as the summer rainy season begins, Chinese officials said yesterday. The warning came as the death toll from the May 12 quake rose to 51,151, with nearly 30,000 people still missing. More than 5 million are homeless and may not be able to rebuild their houses any time soon, or ever, because of the instability of the terrain.
February 20, 2008
When he was 3, St. Paul's goalie Tyler Kapp talked his father, Tom, into buying him an action figure of Colorado Avalanche Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy. Kapp learned to skate and was in goal the next year. On Friday, Kapp, who has a 3.2 grade point average, led the Crusaders (16-1-1) to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference championship with a 9-2 win over St. Mary's. In his second season on varsity, he finished 14-1-1 with a .940 save percentage, allowing 1.5 goals per game.
January 10, 2008
WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals got two goals, from Donald Brashear and David Steckel in the third period, and Olie Kolzig made 18 saves in a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche last night. The game was scoreless until Brashear scored 2:51 into the third period. Matt Bradley skated from behind the net and directed a pass to Brooks Laich, whose shot from the left circle was tipped past Jose Theodore by Brashear. With 3:59 left, Steckel tapped the puck off a Colorado defender and past an out-of-position Theodore, who made 21 saves, for a 2-0 lead.
January 4, 2008
Tim Thomas stopped 31 shots for his first shutout of the season and Marc Savard broke a scoreless tie in the second period as the host Boston Bruins earned a 2-0 victory over the Washington Capitals last night. Zdeno Chara added a power-play goal in the third period for Boston, which has won two straight after a six-game losing streak. Alex Ovechkin, second in the NHL with 30 goals, had a seven-game point streak end, being held without a point for just the seventh time this season. Washington, coming off a home-and-home sweep of Eastern Conference-leading Ottawa, lost in regulation for the first time in six games.
January 1, 2008
DENVER -- It was a heck of a drive for a plate of pasta. Visiting friends in Colorado for the holidays, Mike Watts and his father decided on a whim to take a spin to the mountains for lunch. They made it to a Ruby Tuesday's about 60 miles west of Denver. Then the winds kicked up. Twenty-four hours later, they were still stranded. "It's a mess," groaned Watts, 20, speaking by phone from a shelter in the town of Silverthorne. Nearly 3,000 travelers were trapped in the high country from early Sunday evening through late yesterday after gusting winds - and the threat of avalanches - forced authorities to close a 70-mile stretch of the Interstate 70 highway.