Stories by Eddie Pells

Thursday, May 12, 2016

WADA points finger at Kenya, Russia

Kenya and Russia took serious blows Thursday after the World Anti-Doping Agency delivered stinging rebukes to attempts to clean up their drug-addled programs.
By Eddie Pells

Monday, April 4, 2016

Buzzer-beater gives Villanova national title

HOUSTON - He shoots. He scores. And Villanova wins. Kris Jenkins spotted up and swished a 3-pointer at the buzzer Monday night to lift Villanova to the national title with a 77-74 victory over ...
By Eddie Pells

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Tar Heels outmuscle Orange, advance to final

HOUSTON -Using layups, floaters and putbacks - then, finally, three very timely 3s from Marcus Paige - North Carolina outmuscled Syracuse 83-66 on Saturday to move a win away from the program's ...
By Eddie Pells

Oregon's Altman has no issue with Coach K

HOUSTON - Oregon coach Dana Altman's message to Coach K: No apology necessary.
By Eddie Pells

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Hagins carries Arkansas-Little Rock

Josh Hagins made a 3-pointer from the edge of the half-court logo to send the game into overtime, a high looper off glass to send it into double-overtime, and kept right on scoring until his team ...
By Eddie Pells

Monday, March 7, 2016

Issues abound in Rio, but USOC goes full steam ahead

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Once they get to the Olympics in Rio de Jan­eiro, American athletes could be faced with virus-spreading mosquitoes, virus-infested water and the prospect of competing ...
By Eddie Pells

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

Manning spoils his fans again, walks off with a second title

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Everyone got spoiled. Over two decades of watching Peyton Manning play on the biggest stages, fans became numb to all he could do.
By Eddie Pells

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

Panthers, Broncos meet reporters at Super Bowl media circus

SAN JOSE, Calif. - What happens when you put Peyton Manning, Miss Universe, an orange-and-blue leprechaun and 200 TV cameras into the same room? Answer: Super Bowl Opening Night.
By Eddie Pells

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016

US Olympic athletes press for wider doping probe

U.S. Olympic athletes sent a letter to leaders of the International Olympic Committee and World Anti-Doping Agency this week, urging them to expand the investigation into Russian doping to sports ...
By Eddie Pells

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016

Denver advances to Super Bowl 50

DENVER — When Peyton Manning was watching games from the locker room, none of this seemed possible. Manning back on the field. Manning churning his legs for a first down. Manning ...
By Eddie Pells

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016

Patriots, Broncos among AFC elite again

Sunday's AFC title game is a matchup of two franchises that make a habit of playing in January because of the way they're built and run.
By Eddie Pells

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016

Broncos tab Manning as starter

DENVER - Peyton Manning or Brock Osweiler? Well, the Broncos settled on Manning.
By Eddie Pells

Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015

Sporting goods store puts Olympic hopefuls to work

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The fencer worked as a barista. One martial artist drove a prison truck, and the other went door-to-door selling pizza coupons. 
By Eddie Pells

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

Bolt cruises to 200 meter victory

BEIJING -Usain Bolt blew past Justin Gatlin and everyone else Thursday night in the 200 meters with a season-best 19.55 to win his 10th career gold medal at the world championships.
By Eddie Pells

Monday, Aug 24, 2015

Fraser-Pryce teaches lesson in how to win gold at worlds

For Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in the 100 meters, this was no big deal. There was so much daylight between Fraser-Pryce and the runner-up, the Jamaican could have walked the last few steps and still ...
By Eddie Pells

Saturday, Aug 22, 2015

Bolt, Gatlin advance at worlds

BEIJING - Usain Bolt lowered his 6-foot-5 frame into a too-small seat in the warmup room and watched on TV as his main rival coasted across the line in a first-round heat at world championships.
By Eddie Pells

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015

Bolt talks doping in advance of world championships

BEIJING - He set world records, won Olympic gold medals, danced on the track and made the sprint game feel fun again. One thing Usain Bolt cannot do, he insists, is serve as the lone savior for ...
By Eddie Pells

Monday, July 27, 2015

Boston drops bid for 2024 Olympics

Boston's bid to play host to the 2024 Olympics is over. The city and the U.S. Olympic Committee severed ties after a board teleconference Monday, ending an effort that was troubled nearly from the ...
By Eddie Pells

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Boston's Olympics bid faces several obstacles

A former deputy mayor, a big-time athletic director, an Olympic gold medalist. They are the newest members of the U.S. Olympic Committee's board of directors, and there is no easing into this ...
By Eddie Pells

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Lots of sports have ways to get around rules

If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'. The credit for that old saying generally goes to Richard Petty, though it just as easily could have come from pretty much any of the millions who have ...
By Eddie Pells
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Trinity on the Hill holds annual God and Country Celebration
On Sunday, Sgt. Jim Dover - along with 25 other World War II veterans - were recognized for their service at the annual God and Country Celebration at Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church.
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