VIDEO: Beam falls from ceiling of Assembly Hall
Tuesday night's Big Ten basketball game between Iowa and Indiana was postponed after a piece of metal fell from the ceiling onto seats at Assembly Hall. Here is a video showing the beam falling.
Football helmets don't protect side of head from blows in tests
Players using current football helmets aren't adequately protected against hits to the side of the head, which can lead to sometimes-lethal concussions and brain swelling, researchers said.
Bode brought to tears: Social media reacts
After U.S. skier Bode Miller won a bronze medal in Sunday's super-G, he broke down in tears during an interview with NBC's Christin Cooper that drew considerable backlash on social media. Here is a sampling of reaction.
Since when is college football not a business?
Here it is, from the mouth of Northwestern's vice president for university relations, Alan K. Cubbage: "We do not regard, and have never regarded, our football program as a commercial enterprise."
Augusta National removes 'Eisenhower Tree' after ice storm
ATLANTA - A 65-foot tree named after the nation's 34th president on the 17th hole at Augusta National Golf Club was removed over the weekend after sustaining "irreparable damage" during an ice storm at the home of the Masters Tournament.
Winter Olympics mystify American sports fans
What's a halfpipe and why would somebody want to slide down one? How do judges score figure skating? Unless you live next to a ski resort, the Winter Olympics sure are hard to love.
Weather forces changes to local basketball schedules, tournaments
With the wintry weather that Stanly County and North Carolina have endured the past several days, changes have been made to both the high school team’s schedules and the upcoming conference tournaments.
Albemarle Disc Golf prepares for Ice Bowl
For the second year in a row, the Albemarle Disc Golf Association’s Fox Chase Ice Bowl will be accompanied by winter weather.
White, US snowboarders stumble in halfpipe finals
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Shaun White came to these Sochi Olympics with big expectations. Already the owner of two gold medals, White qualified for two events and his goal here was as simple as it was lofty: to make history. No U.S. male had ever claimed three gold medals in the same event. Plus, White was hoping to double up in Sochi by trying to win the Olympic debut of slopestyle competition.
Who says 60 is too old to figure skate? The sport offers health benefits, but be careful.
For most people near age 50, ice is a source of peril, a sure fall and maybe even broken bones. The idea that someone approaching 60 and even past 70 could not just step on ice intentionally but do so in figure skates (kind of like knife edges strapped to boots), with plans to master difficult moves and perhaps train for competitions - even if not the Olympics - may sound crazy.
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