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NUGGETS & BRIEFS FOR FEBRUARY 2016
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MOST RECENTLY UPDATED FOR SATURDAY, FEB. 13, 2016

MLB bans Mejia for life

Third drug violation costly. Read more at cbssports.com.

Matt Forte through in Chicago

Free agent RB grateful for time with Bears. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Former ECU SID passes

UAB media relations boss Norm Reilly succumbs to colon cancer at 56. Read more at al.com.

Harbaugh taking advantage of contract perks

Michigan coach used jet for recruiting at $10,000 a day. Read more at usatoday.com.

Texas AG says Baylor assault records can remain private

AP sought release of info involving Bear football players. Read more at yahoo.com.

Bosh out for All-Star game with calf strain

Commissioner selects Horford as replacement. Read more at espn.com.

ACC announces future hoops matchups

League tournament going to Brooklyn after Washington, DC, this season. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Kang shoots 60

South Korean scrambles for par on last hole of day. Read more at ap.org.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

FRIDAY, FEB. 12, 2016

Game changes for fantasy sports operations

Legislative bodies taking closer look. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

NFL may not want Raiders in Los Angeles

Franchise burned bridges during previous stay. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Peyton, Fallon have fun at Eli's expense

Little brother has seemed indifferent at times to Peyton's big moments. Read more at yahoo.com.

Burfict's suspension upheld

Bengals LB to miss three games. Read more at usatoday.com.

Buckeyes sending 14 players to NFL combine

More than 300 draft prospects invited to Indianapolis talent show. Read more at usatoday.com.

Replay may get more say

College proposal would increase video booth's scope on targeting. Read more at ap.org.

Barry Sanders Jr. heads to dad's alma mater

RB has been back-up at Stanford. Read more at espn.com.

Rockets ready to deal Howard

Big man has option after season. Read more at cbssports.com.

Race car driver charged in payday loan scam

Authorities say Scott Tucker's lending scheme exploited millions. Read more at foxnews.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

THURSDAY, FEB. 11, 2016

Ole Miss cited

Multiple allegations involve football program. Read more at yahoo.com.

Pat Haden hospitalized

USC Trojans AD collapses. Read more at usatoday.com.

Roy Williams thankful after Tuesday episode

UNC coach left game with vertigo. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Cavs win comes with a loss

Love goes out with injury. Read more at ap.org.

Leonard lifts Spurs

Late basket tops Orlando. Read more at cbssports.com.

McCoy may face charges in Philly

Former Eagles RB involved in brawl with officers. Read more at nbcsports.com.

O's, Gallardo working on contract

Deal appears to be in $40-45 million range for three years. Read more at espn.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10, 2016

Speculation has Phil Jackson returning to Lakers

Knicks remain in need of help. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Griffin suspended by Clippers

Club imposes four-game ban for punching team employee. Read more at cbssports.com.

NBA addresses Hack-a-Shaq

Intentionally fouling a player inbounding the ball will draw a whistle. Read more at apnews.com.

March Madness approaching

Villanova, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma projected No. 1 seeds. Read more at usatoday.com.

Newton defends actions

Panthers QB won't conform. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Eli explains Super Bowl poker face

Peyton's brother was pondering if Broncos should go for two. Read more at nydailynews.com.

Recruit picks Sooners out of a hat

LB Caleb Kelly wavered between Sooners, Notre Dame. Read more at usatodayhss.com.

SEC seeks to halt Wolverines' Florida junket

Michigan planning spring ball workouts during spring break. Read more at espn.com.

Duke QB hurt

Sirk ruptures achilles tendon in conditioning. Read more at yahoo.com.

Donaldson, Jays nearing accord

Two-year deal would be worth $28.65 million. Read more at ap.org.

The Tiger you don't know

Feherty believes media portrays inaccurate public image of Woods. Read more at golf.com.

Tennis scandal widens

Two umpires banned, four suspended in corruption investigation. Read more at msn.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

TUESDAY, FEB. 9, 2016

Panthers share blame

Poor showing wasn't all on Newton. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Broncos executed game plan

Stopping run limits Panthers' passing game. Read more at usatoday.com.

Super TV ratings down slightly

Panthers-Broncos averaged 111.9 million viewers. Read more at ap.org.

Beyonce performance draws ire of sheriffs

National Sheriffs' Association meeting turns backs on 'anti-police' song. Read more at washingtonexaminer.com.

Giuliani slams 'Black Power' salute

Former NYC mayor calls Beyonce's halftime performance 'outrageous.' Read more at nydailynews.com.

North Korean satellite flies over Super Bowl site

Kwangmyongsong 4 passed over Silicon Valley shortly after game. Read more at ap.org.

Towson gets Oregon transfer

Mahalak will compete for QB job. Read more at yahoo.com.

Knicks fire Fisher

Rambis named interim coach. Read more at cbssports.com.

Villanova new No. 1

Maryland moves up to second. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Delmon Young arrested

Free agent outfielder reportedly tried to choke hotel valet. Read more at espn.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

MONDAY, FEB. 8, 2016

An outcome worthy of movie scripts

Aging QB plays supporting role to dominant defense in magic ending. Read more at nfl.com.

Reality stares Cam in the face

The dab is dead until further notice. Read more at nypost.com.

Broncos beat Panthers in Super Bowl 50

Spectacular defense frustrates Cam Newton, Carolina. Read more at washingtonpost.com.

Peyton Manning still won't say

Broncos' 39-year-old QB hedges about retirement plans. Read more at huggingtonpost.com.

Von Miller named named Super Bowl MVP

Denver LB kept Newton under siege in Super Bowl. Read more at thedenverchannel.com.

Newton hesitated on pivotal play

Panthers QB didn't dive for fumbled ball late in fourth quarter. Read more at msn.com.

Vegas discounts Carolina, Denver for 2017

Sportsbook tabs Seahawks, Pats, Steelers as favorites in 2017. Read more at foxsports.com.

Super Bowl another day for homeless

San Francisco moves some from traditional location. Read more at usatoday.com.

Marshawn Lynch may retire

Back limited by hamstring injury. Read more at abc11.com.

NFL grabs Arkansas RBs coach again

Singleton joins Colts. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Paul helps hold off Heat

Clippers overcome slow start. Read more at yahoo.com.

CBS poll has Iowa No. 1

Sooners turned back by Kansas State. Read more at cbssports.com.

Pitino blames system

Louisville AD made decision on postseason. Read more at espn.com.

Willett wins at Dubai

Birdie putt at 18th decisive. Read more at ap.org.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

SUNDAY, FEB. 7, 2016

Panthers bag big AP awards

Newton is MVP, Offensive Player of Year, Rivera named Coach of Year. Read more at ap.org.

Peyton 'suits up' practice squad receiver

Rice product helped QB's rehab. Read more at cbssports.com.

Broncos draw fines

Trio must pay for actions in AFC title game. Read more at ap.org.

San Francisco rolls out high-tech Super Bowl

Silicon Valley takes a back seat to the NFL. Read more at usatoday.com.

Favre, Stabler voted into Hall of Fame

Tony Dungy, Kevin Greene, four others also set to be inducted. Read more at ap.org.

NFL looking at London

Goodell says overseas franchise possible. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Pasqualoni to direct D-line

Former Syracuse, UConn coach joins Boston College staff. Read more at yahoo.com.

Hot prospect chooses academics over football

Joe Donald turns down offers from Air Force, Army, Yale to prepare for med school. Read more at al.com.

Kings may jettison Karl

Club's struggles could lead to coach's ouster. Read more at espn.com.

UTEP honors historic title 50 years later

School then known as Texas Western won hoops crown in 1966. Read more at ap.org.

Cards move on from ban announcement

Louisville dominates BC. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

NHL game delayed

Ice repair required as Zamboni drags goal mooring. Read more at usatoday.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

SATURDAY, FEB. 6, 2016

Manziel's dad concerned about son

QB resists rehab. Read more at espn.com.

Goodell pushes for safety

Commissioner favors ejection for two personal fouls. Read more at cbssports.com.

Goodell to push for new stadiums

Objective is for Chargers, Raiders to remain in present cities. Read more at ap.org.

Virginia celebrates Frank Beamer

Governor declares special day for retired Hokies coach. Read more at foxsports.com.

Texas, TCU to play a day later

Clash of Longhorns, Horned Frogs reset for Black Friday. Read more at usatoday.com.

USC Trojans to conduct AD search

Haden stepping down. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Silver says NBA will address hacking

Fouling poor free throw shooters has become more widespread. Read more at yahoo.com.

Louisville imposes postseason bans

Cardinals will miss ACC, NCAA tournaments. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Yale forward breaks field goal record

Brandon Sherrod connects on 30 straight over three games. Read more at foxsports.com.

Quadruple amputee to drive in Le Mans

Frenchman Frederic Sausset will race in specially-equipped car. Read more at msn.com.

Bike pioneer Dave Mirra dies at 41

Greenville resident, X Games icon, was a giant in BMX action sports. Read more at msn.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

FRIDAY, FEB. 5, 2016

This Denver bucks Broncos

N.C. town solid in support for Panthers. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Antonio Smith will play with heavy heart

Denver defensive end jolted by news of father's passing. Read more at ap.org.

Super Bowl advertisers feel the pressure

$5 million for a 30-second ad represents only part of the costs. Read more at nytimes.com.

Cam, LeBron compare

NBA small forward a fan of Super Bowl QB. Read more at espn.com.

Goodell expands 'Rooney Rule' to include women

NFL Teams will be required to interview women for executive positions. Read more at ap.org.

Raiders heading south of border

Mexico City a stop, not a destination. Read more at cbssports.com.

Irvin offers to help Manziel

Former Heisman winner could return to Lone Star state. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Big 12 ADs decline title game proposal

League seeks data on best path to placing team in CFP. Read more at star-telegram.com.

Ginobili sidelined

Spurs vet to miss 4-6 weeks. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Tony Stewart will miss Daytona 500

No timetable for return from fractured back. Read more at usatoday.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

THURSDAY, FEB. 4, 2016

Stabler had brain degeneration

'Snake' on HOF ballot. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Noles' class rated highest

Tide reloads, Texas gets help. Read more at espn.com.

Wolverines stage signing day show

Harbaugh dresses for the occasion. Read more at ap.org.

New coaches in Columbia, Blacksburg sign first classes

Pirates play Gamecocks, Hokies in 2016. Read more at usatoday.com.

Curry scores 51 in win over Wizards

Scoring effort includes 11 baskets from beyond arc. Read more at cbssports.com.

Coach K returns

After missing game, he'll resume schedule today. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Wideman suspended for 20 games

Cross check on ref draws lengthy ban. Read more at yahoo.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3, 2016

Manning tells friends he's retiring

Super Bowl 50 to be his last game. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Sod becomes Super

Surface for big game was carefully cultivated. Read more at espn.com.

Browns plan to release Manziel

QB has had trouble since coming to Cleveland. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Top recruit down to two

Gary to choose between Clemson and Michigan. Read more at cbssports.com.

Recruiters resort to gimmicks

Impressing prospects is part of the game. Read more at ap.org.

Howard suspended one game

Rockets center swatted ref's arm. Read more at yahoo.com.

Tony Stewart hospitalized

Driver hurts back in ATV accident. Read more at usatoday.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

TUESDAY, FEB. 2, 2016

Rivera a candidate for elite group

Former Bear could join Ditka, others as Super Bowl-winning player and coach. Read more at yahoo.com.

Packers see Lacy in smaller role

Green Bay wants RB to shed 30 pounds. Read more at nbcsports.com.

NBC will telecast Thursday night NFL games

Network to air five games each of the next two seasons. Read more at usatoday.com.

Players meeting sparks Cavs

Discussion followed Blatt's exit. Read more at espn.com.

Sunset for Hornacek

Phoenix parts ways with coach. Read more at ap.org.

Duke falls out of AP poll

First time Blue Devils unranked since 2007. Read more at cbssports.com.

Emmert receives contract extension

Three years added for NCAA president. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

MONDAY, FEB. 1, 2016

Could Raiders share Levi's Stadium?

Al Davis initially looked into possibility of joint facility with 49ers. Read more at usatoday.com.

Packers coach misses Pro Bowl

McCarthy hospitalized with intestinal virus. Read more at espn.com.

Trump cheering for Peyton, Broncos

Presidential candidate believes Panthers are better team. Read more at sportingnews.com.

Former Ole Miss QB killed in wreck

Maikhail Miller played for Rebels in 2012. Read more at sportingnews.com.

NBA bans midcourt sideline cameras

TV personnel had interfered with referees, players. Read more at abc11.com.

Survey determines best, worst NBA refs

Female Holtcamp among those at bottom. Read more at cbssports.com.

Sneaker industry has sneaky side

Shoe companies pursue NBA players. Read more at yahoo.com.

Orioles minor leaguer dies in crash

Motorcycle accident takes life of 23-year-old Ramon Ramirez. Read more at thescore.com.

Virginia Tech athlete faces murder count

Freshman David Eisenhauer charged in slaying of 13-year-old girl. Read more at yahoo.com.

Djokovic cruises past Murray

Australian Open title his sixth. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Athletes aware of Zika threat

Competitors stay inside, lather on insect repellant. Read more at ap.org.

Cyclist caught with motor in bike

Female competitor forced to withdraw from race after discovery. Read more at sbnation.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...


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