Why a congresswoman started cooking — and 'eating clean' — at 47
Most Americans, at least those who follow increasingly shrill U.S. politics, know the DNC chief as a partisan pit bull, a vocal defender of her president, her party and herself against Republicans of every stripe — and occasionally fellow Democrats ...
July 7, 2015
Courtney Williams Takes Control, Guides South Florida To AAC Final
Just like that, USF led by five points. Williams ended with 21 points, none more important than her burst late in the game. The Bulls prevailed with a 78-69 win, advancing to Monday night's tournament title game. The reward, of course, is a date with ...
March 8, 2015
Paul White: For baseball lifer, game goes on
The only retirement I ever cared about was Charlie Hough 's. That was 20 years ago and was meaningful to me because, for the first time in my life, I was older than every major league player. And I got to write about what a strange rite of passage that ...
May 22, 2015
NFL Power Rankings: Where Does Every Team Stand After the Draft?
Every team just added a bunch of exciting players in the draft. That means every team is undefeated AND on the rise right now. It kind of makes power rankings a drag. Shouldn't all 32 teams be tied at No. 1? Not really. We all know the Patriots rank ...
May 4, 2015
Aging popluation takes toll on US prisons
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May 2, 2015
Longtime WFLA news anchor Sierens says farewell tonight
Always interested in sports, Sierens joined WFLA as a weekend sports anchor-reporter and became the 11 p.m. weekday sports anchor in 1983. She covered the Bucs, the Tampa Bay Rowdies and University of South Florida teams as well as high school ...
WWE Armchair Booking: How to Maximize the Prime Time Players-New Day Feud
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June 18, 2015
) prepares Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pomegranate Quinoa to share with fellow members of the Vegetarian Lunch Club at the Democratic National Committee. Wasserman Schultz started cooking and eating whole, additive-free foods in February 2014 in an effort to be healthier. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was carefully positioning roasted Brussels sprouts, fresh pomegranate seeds and sauteed portobello chunks on a fluffy sea of quinoa. By noon, the dish that her husband and two of their three children back home in Florida would never have eaten would be savored by co-workers here, along with a second cook’s offering: also quinoa, but with a Mexican accent. Since December, 15 Democratic National Committee staffers and Wasserman Schultz, their chairwoman, have nourished one another Mondays through Thursdays when Congress is in session. In the Vegetarian Lunch Club, they strive to share good food, save money on restaurants and maybe drop a few pounds, with each person cooking just twice a month. Members usually take laden plates back to their desks, although one charter veggie clubber confessed to sneaking out for a roast beef sandwich on a day she’d brought in food. It began when staffer Amy Kroll told co-workers about the vegan lunch bunch at her previous job, complete with Tumblr and Twitter accounts and a waiting list. She asked to organize one at the DNC, and Wasserman Schultz promptly joined.
That's when Courtney Williams, the conference's leading scorer, grabbed control of the game. After a Tulane basket tied it, Williams had another answer — she buried a three-pointer as the shot clock expired. Williams ended with 21 points, none more important than her burst late in the game. The Bulls prevailed with a 78-69 win, advancing to Monday night's tournament title game. A week ago, UConn beat USF 88-65 in the Huskies' tightest conference win of the season. USF almost fell short, as Tulane (22-10) staged a second-half comeback after the Bulls took a 57-46 lead with 9 minutes, 51 seconds left in the game. Later, it was 63-63 when Williams beat the buzzer with a three-pointer from behind the three-point arc. "I think I've proven that I can take that shot, so I think that [Fernandez] trusts me to take that shot," Williams said. That shot deflated Tulane and sent USF to the victory. Forward Alisia Jenkins led USF with 22 points and 15 rebounds, her second double-double in a row. Jenkins led the conference in rebounding (11. 1 per game) and was 10th in scoring (12. 4), but she landed on the All-Conference second team. There's no arguing with the first team: UConn's Breanna Stewart, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Morgan Tuck, East Carolina's Jada Payne, and Williams.
That was 20 years ago and was meaningful to me because, for the first time in my life, I was older than every major league player. Now, I’ve been prodded to publicly reflect on another — my own retirement after all 33 years of USA TODAY’s existence, including a midseason detour to try something we first called Baseball Weekly. The past 26 years have been nothing but baseball for me, including the day in 1990 when we debuted something we called the expanded box score. It’s pretty much the one you see every day now, but it was a drastic departure from tradition. to more than double the information about a game you could get from the box score. And there was Bryant Gumbel on Today the morning after opening day, waving the newspaper and asking for his old box scores back. A year later, there was Baseball Weekly , another winter’s focus because the guys who ran our company were appalled that The Sporting News no longer would be printing box scores and said, “We can put together our own publication … can’t you. And plenty more has happened since in baseball — indelible memories as well as smudges we won’t be able to forget — which is the point.
Zoo Miami's Ron Magill Has Earned His Place in the Spotlight
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July 21, 2015
Three-pointer record try falls short, but students still benefit
For former University of Florida basketball great Teddy Dupay ... Dupay hung in there, despite a wicked stretch of missing 55 straight as the clock neared midnight. He got off to a flying start, shooting 73 percent from the arc and surging ahead of ...
Police Officer Suspected in Fatal Hit-and-Run in Tampa
A police spokeswoman says 26-year-old Jeremy Dabush has been placed on desk duty while he is investigated in the ... on the go and stay in touch with your city around the clock.
July 11, 2015
The Latest: South Carolina governor says 'it is a new day'
11:45 p.m. The South Carolina House has refused to adjourn after 12 hours of debate over removing the Confederate flag. The chamber voted 111-3 to keep debating as the clock moved toward ... six more amendments on the desk after more than two dozen were ...
July 8, 2015
Moriah Jefferson's Spark Sets The Pace For UConn
After a basket by the Huskies, the South Florida Bulls raced up court and scored on a layup by ... As the UConn coaching staff was loudly reprimanding the Huskies, Moriah Jefferson offered a solution in her own inimitable way. The junior point guard ...
March 11, 2015
Courtney Williams Takes Control, Guides South Florida To AAC Final
UNCASVILLE — The 11-point lead had vanished and the South Florida Bulls were reeling with 5 minutes remaining ... With Tulane surging, USF needed something drastic. That's when Courtney Williams, the conference's leading scorer, grabbed control of ...
March 7, 2015
Hewitt's 33 leads Georgia Southern over South Florida 68-63
(AP) — Jelani Hewitt tied his season high with 33 points on Monday night and Georgia Southern beat South Florida for the first time in program history 68-63. With the shot clock nearly expired ... meetings with the Bulls. Perry had 16 points and 12 ...
December 15, 2014