Through donations from businesses and individuals the Blue Santa program provides three wrapped gifts for each child in need.
By 2041, Galveston Bay could be the source of 30 or more floods per year due to rising sea levels, according to a study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
This year’s flounder run is winding down and, while there are going to be stragglers of all sizes being caught for a while, the peak is behind us.
Christmas and Hannukah shopping for the runners on the “nice” list shouldn’t take much longer than running a 5K.
When state lawmakers gather in Austin next month to wrestle with the great legislative issues of the day, they should at least consider ending a gross fiction that has allowed a substantial illegal industry to flourish for years.
Dickinson High School students recently received (The Daily News, Dec. 16) almost $15,000 in grants for their work with robotics.
It’s like some sort of tall tale.
Pee Wee Kershaw was born on a house boat on a Louisiana bayou in 1930 in the middle of the Great Depression. His parents were always playing music.
My good friends over at The Grand 1894 Opera House sure have a lot going on this Christmas season!
GENEVA (AP) — The world's top particle physics lab has admitted Pakistan as an associate member.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Two brothers have been found dead in Beaumont and investigators say the men appear to have committed suicide.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — A 5-year-old Ohio boy hoping to save the football program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has donated his entire allowance, sending a $1 bill with a handwritten note of support.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley is sure of two things this season — there's more parity than ever at the top of women's basketball and her Gamecocks likely won't remain No. 1 for long.
The College Football Playoff era is here and as the bowl season starts, it feels a bit like a New Year's three-for-one special: Three big games instead of one.
Over the next three weeks, 38 bowl games and a national championship game will be played from Boise to the Bahamas and various points in between. You should watch them all. Here's why:
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Two possessions into the second half, Mike Krzyzewski had seen more than enough from his young and talented Duke team and let them know it in forceful terms that any young man would understand.
PHOENIX (AP) — Mariya Moore scored 17 points and led the decisive second-half spurt that sent No. 10 Louisville over Grand Canyon 65-51 on Thursday night.
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Roshunda Johnson scored 16 points, including the final go-ahead bucket late in the second half, to lift No. 19 Oklahoma State to a 55-49 win over Weber State on Thursday night.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon coach Mark Helfrich confirmed Thursday that the third-ranked Ducks will be without star cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu when they face Jameis Winston and Florida State in their playoff game Jan. 1.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Faculty members at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have drafted a no-confidence resolution against the president following his decision to drop the school's football program despite it finishing with its best record in years.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas basketball is rolling — both the men and the women — and making a splash among the nation's best just two seasons after both had seemed to hit bottom.
Harlon Hill Trophy finalists Jason Vander Laan of Ferris State and Anthony Bilal of Lake Erie highlight The Associated Press Little All-America team, honoring the top players in Divisions II and III and NAIA.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Lauren Hill's basketball career is finished.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Four days after losing a game in double overtime because they couldn't make an open shot, the Bearcats fixed that problem.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Paul Chryst is back at Wisconsin, settling into familiar surroundings in his hometown.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Elizabeth Williams scored 26 points and grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds to help No. 13 Duke beat Oklahoma 92-72 on Wednesday night.
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Tiffany Mitchell made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points, and No. 1 South Carolina beat Hampton 69-49 on Wednesday night.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Chelsey Shumpert scored a career-high 18 points, including five 3-pointers, as Chattanooga stunned No. 7 Stanford 54-46 Wednesday for its second home victory over a top-10 opponent this season.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — On the day he was introduced as Youngstown State's new head coach, the ugly nature of Bo Pelini's departure from Nebraska was revealed.
Vernon Adams only needed to play 10 games for Eastern Washington to become an All-American.
CHICAGO (AP) — Jessica January scored 25 points and Megan Rogowski added 21 to help No. 25 DePaul beat Loyola-Chicago 109-84 on Wednesday.
The College Football Playoff participants are well represented on The Associated Press All-America team.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cierra Burdick scored 10 points and pulled down a career-high 17 rebounds Tuesday as No. 11 Tennessee held off Wichita State 54-51 to earn its fourth straight victory.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Alexis Peterson scored 18 points and No. 19 Syracuse crushed in-state opponent Canisius 70-37 on Tuesday.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Oregon State's trip across the country yielded its biggest regular-season win in two decades.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst is moving closer to taking the coaching job at Wisconsin.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Buddy Hield scored 16 points to help No. 15 Oklahoma defeat Oral Roberts 85-53 on Tuesday night.
The Associated Press All-America team.
Former Nebraska coach Bo Pelini will be the next coach at Youngstown State, an FCS school in his hometown, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press.
The only school with more national championships than top-ranked Kentucky's eight is UCLA with 11.
The Big 12 and SEC couldn't have asked for a better game for the inaugural challenge between the conferences Sunday with No. 3 Texas facing No. 4 Texas A&M.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Les Miles has informed LSU athletic officials that he hasn't been contacted by Michigan about the Wolverines' coaching vacancy and has no intention of leaving the Tigers.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — An east Alabama man was already on probation for separate crimes when he was charged with killing an Auburn University football player in a shooting eerily similar to a triple killing two years ago.
Kentucky took a big loss off the court and responded with another big win on it.
Kentucky is still the unanimous No. 1 team in the AP Top 25 poll.
With most teams on exam break, there wasn't much movement in The Associated Press women's basketball poll.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Amber Orrange scored 20 points, Kaylee Johnson matched her career high with 22 rebounds, and No. 7 Stanford returned from its annual two-week break for final exams to beat Santa Clara 82-43 on Sunday night.
SEATTLE (AP) — Nigel Williams-Goss and Darin Johnson hit 3-pointers in the final 1:16 to cap a big comeback and No. 17 Washington beat Eastern Washington 81-77 on Sunday night.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The girlfriend of a slain Auburn football player said he was arguing with a man at a party when a third man pulled a handgun and opened fire.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Azia Bishop scored a season-high 15 points and had 12 rebounds in No. 8 Kentucky's 71-55 victory over Belmont on Sunday night.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Terry Rozier and Montrezl Harrell each scored 19 points and played big roles down the stretch in helping No. 4 Louisville survive UNC Wilmington 68-57 on Sunday night.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The girlfriend of an Auburn University football player who was fatally shot says he was arguing with someone at a party when a third person opened fire.
NEW YORK (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota will likely be taking his game to the NFL next season.
NEW YORK (AP) — When St. John's landed Rysheed Jordan, the consensus was that he would be an excellent starter.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Breanna Richardson scored 12 points and Martha Alwal added 10 as No. 22 Mississippi State held Southern Miss to just one first-half field goal on the way to a 73-46 victory on Sunday afternoon.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Briana Day scored 15 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked three shots to lead No. 20 Syracuse to an easy 70-25 win over North Carolina Central on Sunday.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A'ja Wilson scored 23 points and Elem Ibiam had 21 points, both career highs, as No. 1 South Carolina routed Savannah State 111-49 on Sunday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Marcus Mariota wrote it all down, every word of his Heisman Trophy acceptance speech. It was a good thing, too, because getting through it might have been tougher than sprinting away from a linebacker or tossing a touchdown pass for Oregon's understated star.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kyle Wiltjer scored 24 points and No. 9 Gonzaga led all the way in beating UCLA 87-74 on Saturday night, snapping the Bruins' four-game overall winning streak and handing them their first home loss.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Devin Hudson scored 14 points, hauled in 12 rebounds and sank the game-winning bucket in overtime Saturday to lift Long Beach State to a 58-56 upset win in overtime over No. 18 California.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Players for fifth-ranked Notre Dame came out for pregame warmups Saturday wearing "I CAN'T BREATHE" T-shirts.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The game was over, and it was time for Navy to celebrate its 13th straight victory over Army.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self rarely wastes time in practice working on free throws. Instead, he leaves it up to his guys to squeeze in the work, whether it's arriving before or staying late, or getting a few shots up between drills.
Wisconsin's coaching search will last until at least Wednesday, even if the Badgers have already zeroed in on a candidate or two.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Courtney Walker scored 17 of her 19 points in the first half and No. 4 Texas A&M routed Houston 94-55 on Saturday to improve to 11-0.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Moving gingerly on crutches and showing little emotion two days after sustaining a season-ending knee injury, soft-spoken Kentucky forward Alex Poythress didn't hesitate when coach John Calipari asked him to lead the pregame remarks.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Lindsay Allen scored a career-high 17 points, Jewell Loyd added 14 and No. 5 Notre Dame beat Michigan 70-50 on Saturday.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland coach Mark Turgeon implored his team stay confident after the Terrapins struggled to make shots in the first half against South Carolina-Upstate.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn hired former Florida coach Will Muschamp as defensive coordinator Friday, hoping he can rebuild a defense that struggled badly late in the season.
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