Why NFL’s doing more than kick around major changes on PATs

The NFL spent considerable time at its quarterly meetings in Phoenix discussing that most controversial of topics, the hot-button issue of our time: extra points. Presumably, this was after the panel discussion on paint drying, and the white-paper presentation on the pros and cons of flossing. Let’s just say this isn’t the most earth-shattering subject […]

New Vikings lineman big enough to hold down 2 jobs

Sideline Chatter The Minnesota Vikings have signed Babatunde Aiyegbusi, a 6-foot-9, 351-pound lineman from Poland. Club officials are still deciding whether to put him at tackle, guard — or both at the same time. Headlines • At Fark.com: “Wilson Sporting Goods buys Louisville Slugger bat company for $100 million, 2 forests to be named later.” […]

During spring, Husky football team to focus on rebuilding

Year Two of the Chris Petersen era hasn’t started under the best of terms for the Washington Huskies, with the announcement two weeks ago that 2014 starting quarterback Cyler Miles has taken an indefinite leave from the team. Miles’ absence adds another missing piece to a puzzling outlook for UW at several key positions. And […]

Tennessee shows its persistence in finally putting away Gonzaga 73-69 in OT

SPOKANE — Emma Wolfram posted up on the block, nose dripping with blood. Second-seeded Tennessee gave her No. 11 seed Gonzaga team all it could. Wolfram took the hits, disregarded the blood and played basketball as she had the past five months — tough and efficiently. But efficiency gave way to Tennessee’s persistence. And a […]

Kentucky survives a huge scare

CLEVELAND — With everything at stake for Kentucky, the Wildcats stayed calm and made just enough plays to keep their unblemished season intact. The shot at history and another NCAA title are still in reach. Andrew Harrison made two free throws with six seconds remaining, and the unbeaten Wildcats made their last nine shots to […]

Duke Energy CEO loses $600K in pay over coal ash pollution

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good saw her pay docked about $600,000 in the aftermath of last year’s massive spill of collected coal ash that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing toxic heavy metals. A portion of Good’s $8.3 million compensation was reduced 35 percent in […]

Experts: Sex bias case will embolden women despite verdict

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A long legal battle over accusations that a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm demeaned women and held them to a different standard than their male colleagues became a flashpoint in the ongoing discussion about gender inequity at elite technology and venture capital firms. Though Ellen Pao lost her lawsuit against […]

Some British Airways frequent flier accounts miles breached

NEW YORK (AP) — Some British Airways frequent flier accounts have been hacked, but the airline says that most personal information is safe. The London-based airline did not say how many accounts were compromised, but said they have been locked down and can no longer be accessed. British Airways is not aware of any access […]

Review: Rockettes shine in messy spring homage to New York

NEW YORK (AP) — The “New York Spring Spectacular” has arrived and it’s one show this season that definitely lives up to its name — spec-ta-cu-lar. There are more than 40 Rockettes, 500 gallons of water falling as rain, live dogs, digital projections, a drone kite, 3-D images — funny cardboard glasses provided — aerial […]

Man retraces Daniel Boone’s nearly 240-mile trek to Kentucky

FORT BOONESBOROUGH, Ky. (AP) — Inspired by his own family’s pioneering roots in the Kentucky wilderness, Curtis Penix walked nearly 240 miles through arduous Appalachian terrain, to follow in the footsteps of frontiersman Daniel Boone. The Michigan steel mill worker, toting a 40-pound backpack, completed his 16-day journey Thursday following the path known as Boone […]