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Scoreboard Roundup – 12/31/11

Scoreboard Roundup – 12/31/11

JupiterImages/Photos.com(NEW YORK) — NCAAF: Auburn (8-5) vaulted Virginia (8-5), 43-24 in the Chick-fil-a Bowl.
Illinois (7-6) hung on and beat UCLA (6-8), 20-14 in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.
Cincinnati (10-3) cooked Vanderbilt (6-7), 31-24 in the A…

The Wildcats Win the Battle of Kentucky 69-62

The Wildcats Win the Battle of Kentucky 69-62

Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images(LEXINGTON) — The Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Louisville Cardinals 69-62, to claim college basketball bragging rights in the state of Kentucky.
Kentucky freshman Michael Kidd Gilchrist led the way for the Cats w…

Carlos Quentin Traded to Padres

Carlos Quentin Traded to Padres

Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) — The Chicago White Sox traded outfielder Carlos Quentin to the San Diego Padres for two prospects on Saturday.
“It’s exciting. First of all, with the trade happening this morning, your whole…

Man Arrested with Explosives at Texas Airport

Man Arrested with Explosives at Texas Airport

John Foxx/Thinkstock(MIDLAND, Texas) — A man tried to board a plane in Texas with explosives on Saturday.The incident took place at Midland International Airport in western Texas. Authorities say security found explosives on the suspect.The terminal w…

Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber to Perform for Times Square Celebrations

Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber to Perform for Times Square Celebrations

ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) — Celebrities are preparing for another high-profile New Years eve celebration in New York’s Times Square Saturday.Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber are two megastars creating excitement for the close of 2011. But Jeffrey Strau…

New Year Celebrations: Champagne Bottle Safety

New Year Celebrations: Champagne Bottle Safety

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — December 31st is when millions of us ring in the new year with a champagne toast. But all those flying champagne corks could be hazardous to your eyesight. It may surprise you to know that a champagne cork can clock fifty…

Mavericks’ Get First Win of 2011-12 Season

Mavericks’ Get First Win of 2011-12 Season

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(DALLAS) — It took four games, but the defending NBA champions finally got their first win of the season on Friday night.  The Dallas Mavericks (1-3) got by the Toronto Raptors (1-2) 99-86.
Dirk Nowitzki chipped in …

Maryland Abortion Doctors Accused of Murder

Maryland Abortion Doctors Accused of Murder

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(ANNAPOLIS, Md.) — Two doctors who performed late term abortions in Maryland have been arrested and charged with multiple counts of murder. Officials say it’s an unusual use of a law that allows for murder charges in the death of a…

Heat Tested Against Timberwolves

Heat Tested Against Timberwolves

National Basketball Association(MINNEAPOLIS) — Dwyane Wade came through again for the Miami Heat on Friday night.  With four seconds remaining, his teammate LeBron James tossed him an alley-oop on the inbounds pass that gave Miami a 103-101 lead….

The End of the Road for Lesnar

The End of the Road for Lesnar

Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) –  Brock Lesnar who helped expand the UFC brand over the last four years called it quits after he lost to Alistair Overseem in the first round of their heavyweight bout on Friday night.
Overseem nailed Lesnar …

Falcon Lake: Bones of Slain American Jet Skier Found?

Falcon Lake: Bones of Slain American Jet Skier Found?

Giorgio Fochesato/Vetta/Getty Images(NUEVO CIUDAD GUERRERO, Mexico) — Skeletal remains found in a lake on the Texas-Mexico border are being tested to see if they belong to the American was allegedly shot by Mexican drug cartel members there last year….

Monkey Banana Sam Snatched From San Francisco Zoo

Monkey Banana Sam Snatched From San Francisco Zoo

Comstock/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — A monkey-hunt is underway in the San Francisco area after someone stole a tiny squirrel monkey from the city’s zoo.The black and orange monkey, named Banana Sam, was reported missing from his enclosure by zoo…

U.S. Sells Stash of Missiles to United Arab Emirates

U.S. Sells Stash of Missiles to United Arab Emirates

Thinkstock/Comstock(TEHRAN) — Within Iran still thumbing its nose at the West over its nuclear program and threatening to blockade oil shipments from the Persian Gulf, the United States is taking steps to build stronger defenses in that region.  …

Rutgers Wins Pinstripe Bowl

Rutgers Wins Pinstripe Bowl

Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images(NEW YORK) –  It was a nice way to finish off a successful season for the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers.  On Friday night, they took care of Iowa State, 27-13, in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.
Rutgers wide-ou…

Los Angeles Scrambles to Extinguish More Arson Fires

Los Angeles Scrambles to Extinguish More Arson Fires

Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles fire crews responded to another ten arsons early Saturday morning in the North Hollywood area, according to KABC-TV.The fires are just the latest in over 20 that were set in the Hollywood area …

Santorum, Up in Polls, Attracts Protesters, Glitter Bomb

Santorum, Up in Polls, Attracts Protesters, Glitter Bomb

Steve Pope/Getty Images(JOHNSTON, Iowa) — Rick Santorum found himself with more press attention and more supporters at events than at any other time on the trail this week, but he also had to face attacks. It’s something he wasn’t experien…

Ron Paul: Iran Does Not Threaten Our National Security

Ron Paul: Iran Does Not Threaten Our National Security

ABC News(SIOUX CITY, IOWA) — Ron Paul told Iowa voters on Friday that he would not launch a preemptive strike on Iran because “they don’t threaten our national security.”“If some other country thought they had to go to war with…

Missing Maine Toddler Ayla Reynolds: Police Suspect Foul Play

Missing Maine Toddler Ayla Reynolds: Police Suspect Foul Play

Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(PORTLAND, Me.) — Maine authorities investigating what happened to toddler Ayla Reynolds now believe foul play was involved in her disappearance.”We base our conclusions on evidence gathered by investigators during the pa…

South Carolina Woman Sues Bar For Paralyzing Car Accident

South Carolina Woman Sues Bar For Paralyzing Car Accident

Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(BLUFFTON, S.C.) — A South Carolina woman is suing a bar that served her alcohol as a minor the night she had a car accident that left her paralyzed.Chelsea Hess, 22, is also suing the South Carolina Department of Transpo…

Obama’s Address: 2012 Will Be A ‘Make Or Break’ for Middle Class

Obama’s Address: 2012 Will Be A ‘Make Or Break’ for Middle Class

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — With the New Year just around the corner, President Obama said there will be “difficult debates” and “tough fights” ahead but that he’s hopeful the American people wi…

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