<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - ap]]> http://gazette.com/rss/ap Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:22:04 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Holy Cross storms back from 17 down to beat Army]]> http://gazette.com/holy-cross-storms-back-from-17-down-to-beat-army/article/feed/439758?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/holy-cross-storms-back-from-17-down-to-beat-army/article/feed/439758?custom_click=rss WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Karl Charles scored a career-high 24 points and Holy Cross rallied from a 17-point second half deficit to beat Army 85-76 on Wednesday night.

The Black Knights led Holy Cross 45-35 at halftime and extended their advantage to 56-39 after a Jordan Fox 3 with 16:56 remaining. But a Jehyve Floyd layup on the next possession sparked the Crusaders to a 24-9 run over the next nine-plus minutes to pull the score to 65-63.

Back-to-back 3-pointers by Charles gave Holy Cross (10-10, 4-3 Patriot League) its first lead of the night, 74-70, with 4:07 left and the Crusaders led the rest of the way.

Malachi Alexander added 18 points and Patrick Benzan had 16 for Holy Cross, which shot 57.4 percent and 45.5 per

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:12:17 -0700 <![CDATA[Versatile DB Micah Hyde emerges as Packers playoff playmaker]]> http://gazette.com/versatile-db-micah-hyde-emerges-as-packers-playoff-playmaker/article/feed/439759?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/versatile-db-micah-hyde-emerges-as-packers-playoff-playmaker/article/feed/439759?custom_click=rss

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Micah Hyde, the Green Bay Packers' jack-of-all-trades in the secondary, is assuming another new role this season — playoff playmaker.

He is listed as a safety on the Packers roster, but really plays more of a slot cornerback role, at least when he's not needed to fill in on the outside against receivers.

Whatever Hyde is called upon to do, the fourth-year defensive back out of Iowa has found a way to make an impact.

Versatility has become an asset in Green Bay, in part because of injuries, but also as a way to help keep up with prolific passing attacks such as the one the Packers will face in Atlanta in the NFC title game on Sunday against the Falcons.

"Versatility for playmakers, defini

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:03:56 -0700 <![CDATA[AP Source: Trump picks former Ga. Gov. Perdue to lead USDA]]> http://gazette.com/ap-source-trump-picks-former-ga.-gov.-perdue-to-lead-usda/article/feed/439757?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ap-source-trump-picks-former-ga.-gov.-perdue-to-lead-usda/article/feed/439757?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary, according to a person familiar with the decision but not authorized to speak publicly before it is announced.

Perdue, 70, would be the first Southerner to lead the Agriculture Department in more than two decades. He comes from the small city of Bonaire in rural central Georgia, where he built businesses in grain trading and trucking.

The agriculture secretary job is the last Cabinet position for which Trump hasn't named a candidate.

Perdue began his political career as a Democrat in the state Legislature in the 1990s. But it was after switching his allegiance to the Republican Party th

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:01:49 -0700 <![CDATA[Court denies a request to arrest Samsung's de facto head]]> http://gazette.com/court-denies-a-request-to-arrest-samsungs-de-facto-head/article/feed/439516?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/court-denies-a-request-to-arrest-samsungs-de-facto-head/article/feed/439516?custom_click=rss

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Seoul court on Thursday denied a request to arrest one of South Korea's most powerful men, the heir to the Samsung Electronics juggernaut in a setback to prosecutors investigating an influence-peddling scandal that toppled South Korea's president.

The Seoul Central District Court said that a judge concluded that there was not enough justification to detain the 48-year-old billionaire Samsung vice chairman, Lee Jae-yong, at this stage.

The announcement, made around 5 a.m. local time, allowed Lee to return home after a long night. He had been waiting for the court's decision at a detention center south of Seoul for more than 12 hours after a court hearing the previous day.

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:46:15 -0700 <![CDATA[Packers WR Jordy Nelson working way back from broken ribs]]> http://gazette.com/packers-wr-jordy-nelson-working-way-back-from-broken-ribs/article/feed/439688?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/packers-wr-jordy-nelson-working-way-back-from-broken-ribs/article/feed/439688?custom_click=rss GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Jordy Nelson is slowly making his way back from broken ribs, though the Green Bay Packers' top receiver is far from sure about his chances of playing in the NFC championship game in Atlanta.

Nelson missed practice again as he focused on rehab work, though he did catch some passes on Wednesday.

"I don't know. It's obviously a long ways away," Nelson said when asked about the odds of playing against the Falcons on Sunday. "I've improved every day. Hopefully that continues."

At least there is visible progress compared to the pain that Nelson experienced two weeks ago after the helmet of New York Giants safety Leon Hall hit the receiver on left side of his body while he was jumping in trying to catc

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:41:04 -0700 <![CDATA[Chargers celebrate arrival in LA, but gear up for work ahead]]> http://gazette.com/chargers-celebrate-arrival-in-la-but-gear-up-for-work-ahead/article/feed/439753?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/chargers-celebrate-arrival-in-la-but-gear-up-for-work-ahead/article/feed/439753?custom_click=rss

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — For a man who gets cheered at work all the time, Philip Rivers seemed genuinely surprised by the frenzied roars when he stepped onto the Forum floor.

Melvin Gordon and Joey Bosa shared their quarterback's shock and gratitude when hundreds of screaming fans welcomed the Los Angeles Chargers to their new home on Wednesday.

"All I heard the last couple of days was how nobody wanted us up here," Rivers said. "But shoot, based on what I've seen, it looks like we're going to be all right."

The Chargers formally celebrated their relocation from San Diego in a ceremony attended by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, owner Dean Spanos, new coach Anthony Lynn and several players.

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:26:10 -0700 <![CDATA[No word from Jammeh as midnight deadline arrives in Gambia]]> http://gazette.com/no-word-from-jammeh-as-midnight-deadline-arrives-in-gambia/article/feed/439540?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/no-word-from-jammeh-as-midnight-deadline-arrives-in-gambia/article/feed/439540?custom_click=rss

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — After more than two decades in power, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh faced the prospect of a military intervention by regional forces, as the man who once pledged to rule the West African nation for a billion years clung to power.

After a midnight deadline set by the West African regional bloc to step down, there was no word from Jammeh. But Mauritania's leader appeared to be making a last-ditch diplomatic effort, meeting with Jammeh and then flying to Senegal to meet with its leader and Gambia President-elect Adama Barrow.

Earlier, a military commander with the regional bloc known as ECOWAS announced that troops were positioning along Gambia's borders with Senegal.

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:22:49 -0700 <![CDATA[Ryan's resume still has 1 glaring hole: a Super Bowl title]]> http://gazette.com/ryans-resume-still-has-1-glaring-hole-a-super-bowl-title/article/feed/439737?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ryans-resume-still-has-1-glaring-hole-a-super-bowl-title/article/feed/439737?custom_click=rss

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Matt Ryan knew the question was coming.

There are four quarterbacks still standing in the NFL playoffs. Only one has failed to win a Super Bowl title.

Any guesses who that might be?

"Yeah," Ryan said dryly, pointing toward the questioner with a big smile, breaking the room up.

With his greatest season, Ryan has guided the Atlanta Falcons within two wins of their first Super Bowl title.

It's a tantalizing chance to fill the most glaring hole on his resume, to take care of the one thing that separates him from New England's Tom Brady, Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger and Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers.

Ryan might be the favorite to capture the MVP award, too.

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:08:23 -0700 <![CDATA[Jaguars retain Hackett as offensive coordinator, add Hobby]]> http://gazette.com/jaguars-retain-hackett-as-offensive-coordinator-add-hobby/article/feed/439738?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/jaguars-retain-hackett-as-offensive-coordinator-add-hobby/article/feed/439738?custom_click=rss JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tom Coughlin and new coach Doug Marrone ended up retaining both coordinators from Gus Bradley's final season.

Jacksonville's new regime formally kept Nate Hackett as offensive coordinator Wednesday, providing some continuity for quarterback Blake Bortles.

Hackett, who was originally hired as the team's quarterbacks coach before the 2015 season, replaced fired offensive coordinator Greg Olson in late October and helped the Jaguars (3-13) make strides in a number of categories.

Jacksonville improved its NFL ranking in time of possession (30th to 13th), goal-to-go efficiency (15th to fourth) and red-zone efficiency (16th to fifth) over the final nine games of the season.

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:05:30 -0700 <![CDATA[Angels, Calhoun agree to $26M, 3-year contract]]> http://gazette.com/angels-calhoun-agree-to-26m-3-year-contract/article/feed/439698?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/angels-calhoun-agree-to-26m-3-year-contract/article/feed/439698?custom_click=rss

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Right fielder Kole Calhoun and the Los Angeles Angels agreed to a $26 million, three-year contract on Wednesday.

The sides reached agreement last week on a $6.35 million, one-year deal that avoided salary arbitration, but quickly put together a longer deal to keep the former Gold Glove winner playing alongside Mike Trout through 2019.

As part of the new deal, Calhoun's 2017 pay is lowered to $6 million. He will earn $8.5 million in 2018 and $10.5 million in 2019, and the Angels have a $14 million option for 2020 with a $1 million buyout. The deal also includes an escalator for winning Gold Gloves, giving him a $500,000 salary increase in the following season each time he claims the award.

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:01:39 -0700 <![CDATA[Raccoons recover at California zoo after cross-country ride]]> http://gazette.com/raccoons-recover-at-california-zoo-after-cross-country-ride/article/feed/439731?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/raccoons-recover-at-california-zoo-after-cross-country-ride/article/feed/439731?custom_click=rss OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Baby raccoons that inadvertently hitched a cross-country ride to Northern California are recovering at the Oakland Zoo.

Animal care authorities said Tuesday that in September a man had unknowingly transported the raccoons from Florida to Marin County in a moving truck.

The truck had been burglarized while in Florida, allowing a pregnant raccoon to enter through a broken window and give birth.

The man discovered the raccoons while unloading his truck. Five of six baby raccoons survived but were near death after being without food or water for days.

Wildlife education center WildCare nursed the raccoons to health, but found they could not release the animals into the wild.

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:58:19 -0700 <![CDATA[No new equine herpes at track; some quarantine could end]]> http://gazette.com/no-new-equine-herpes-at-track-some-quarantine-could-end/article/feed/439730?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/no-new-equine-herpes-at-track-some-quarantine-could-end/article/feed/439730?custom_click=rss NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's agriculture secretary says a track-wide quarantine at the New Orleans Fair Grounds could end by Saturday, since the last new equine herpes infection was detected Dec. 31.

Horses in 42 barns where no horse ever showed a sign of illness could be allowed to leave as soon as Saturday, a news release Wednesday said.

But six barns remain under quarantine because horses in them were exposed to the virus. In addition, 39 horses that tested positive are being cared for in an isolation barn.

The virus, called EHV-1, is latent in many horses, but symptoms can emerge periodically, making it contagious. It can cause breathing or brain problems, as well as aborted or unhealthy pregnancies.

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:54:57 -0700 <![CDATA[WikiLeaks' Julian Assange retreats from extradition pledge]]> http://gazette.com/wikileaks-julian-assange-retreats-from-extradition-pledge/article/feed/439655?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/wikileaks-julian-assange-retreats-from-extradition-pledge/article/feed/439655?custom_click=rss

PARIS (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange retreated from his pledge to accept extradition to the U.S. if Chelsea Manning was granted clemency, arguing Wednesday via his lawyers that what he was really asking for was an immediate pardon for the ex-Army analyst.

It was only last week that Assange raised eyebrows across the internet when he appeared to offer himself up as a kind of swap for Manning, the former private convicted of leaking the hundreds of thousands of documents that made WikiLeaks a household name.

"If Obama grants Manning clemency Assange will agree to US extradition despite clear unconstitutionality of DoJ case," WikiLeaks said, apparently referring to the U.S. Department of Justice's continuing investiga

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:54:16 -0700 <![CDATA[Bagwell, Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Hall of Fame]]> http://gazette.com/bagwell-raines-ivan-rodriguez-elected-to-hall-of-fame/article/feed/439728?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bagwell-raines-ivan-rodriguez-elected-to-hall-of-fame/article/feed/439728?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday, earning the honor as Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero fell just short.

Steroids-tainted stars Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were passed over for the fifth straight year by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. But they received a majority of votes for the first time and could be in position to gain election in coming years.

Bagwell , on the ballot for the seventh time after falling 15 votes short last year, received 381 of 442 votes for 86.2 percent. Players needed 75 percent, which came to 332 votes this year.

"Anxiety was very, very high," Bagwell said. "I wrote it on a ball tonight. It was k

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]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:50:33 -0700 <![CDATA[Netflix's shrinking DVD service faces uncertain future]]> http://gazette.com/netflixs-shrinking-dvd-service-faces-uncertain-future/article/feed/439707?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/netflixs-shrinking-dvd-service-faces-uncertain-future/article/feed/439707?custom_click=rss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Originally cast in a starring role, Netflix's original DVD-by-mail service has been reduced to a bit player — one that may eventually get killed off as the company focuses on its booming video streaming service.

Netflix's fourth-quarter earnings report released Wednesday provided the latest glimpse at the DVD service's descent into oblivion as the streaming service hogs the spotlight.

The DVD service shed 159,000 subscribers during the final three months of last year to end December with 4.1 million customers. That's an 11-year low for a format that gave Netflix its initial shot at stardom, allowing it out-innovate and outmaneuver Blockbuster Video, then the king of home-video rentals.

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