Stories by Jim Vertuno

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Air balloon crash in Texas kills at least 16 people

LOCKHART, Texas - A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas on Saturday, and there did not appear to be any survivors, authorities said.
By Jim Vertuno

Thursday, May 26, 2016

School president Starr loses position, coach Briles is fired after eight seasons

WACO, Texas - Baylor University's board of regents said Thursday that it will fire football coach Art Briles and re-assign university President Kenneth Starr amid questions over the school's ...
By Jim Vertuno

Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015

Hamilton wins US Grand Prix and F1 season titles

AUSTIN, Texas - Lewis Hamilton took off his racing helmet and bent low in a moment of quiet reflection after winning a tight race and another Formula One championship.
By Jim Vertuno

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Spaniard captures MotoGP in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas - Marc Marquez needed no drama to be the fastest at the Grand Prix of the Americas on Sunday.
By Jim Vertuno

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

Armstrong loses $10 million in arbitration ruling

AUSTIN, Texas - An arbitration panel ordered Lance Armstrong and Tailwind Sports Corp. to pay $10 million in a fraud dispute with a promotions company.
By Jim Vertuno

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014

Hamilton wins US Grand Prix, moves closer to title

AUSTIN, Texas -- Lewis Hamilton got the better of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg once again Sunday, winning the U.S. Grand Prix to edge closer to his second Formula One world championship.
By Jim Vertuno

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Exhibit captures 75 years of 'Gone With the Wind'

AUSTIN, Texas — While debate raged over who should play Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind, producer David O. Selznick was trying to figure out how to get the movie past Hollywood’s ...
By Jim Vertuno

Saturday, Aug 16, 2014

Strong is well-prepared for tall task at Texas

AUSTIN, Texas - Charlie Strong has been prepping to lead the Texas Longhorns for 30 years. The evidence is tucked away in his office, stuffed into file cabinets one page, one lesson, one line at a ...
By Jim Vertuno

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Frenzied U.S. fans left with hollow feeling

AUSTIN, Texas - They turned out by the tens of thousands in city parks, stadiums and sports bars from coast to coast on Tuesday to watch the U.S. national soccer team play Belgium in the knockout ...
By Jim Vertuno

Friday, April 18, 2014

Spain's Marquez setting the pace

AUSTIN, Texas - Judging by the first two races of the year, leader Marc Marquez might just be too fast and too good to beat over the long haul of the MotoGP schedule.
By Jim Vertuno

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Busch says Haas might start F1 team

AUSTIN, Texas - NASCAR driver Kurt Busch said team owner Gene Haas is serious about making a strong entry into Formula One, a move that could expand the series' footprint in the U.S.
By Jim Vertuno

Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014

Strong excited to take over Texas

Charlie Strong is leaving behind the program he helped build up in Louisville to take the reins for the storied but troubled Longhorns.
By Jim Vertuno

Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013

Brown says he wasn't meeting his own standard

It was the inability to meet lofty expectations over the past four years that pushed Brown to resign after 16 years, ending an era that included the national championship following the 2005 season.
By Jim Vertuno

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013

Mack Brown future uncertain

Texas athletic director Steve Patterson said Tuesday that no decision has been made on football coach Mack Brown's future with the school.
By Jim Vertuno

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

Judge orders Armstrong to give details of doping

AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas judge is pushing Lance Armstrong closer to his first sworn testimony on details of his performance-enhancing drug use, ordering the cyclist to answer questions about who ...
By Jim Vertuno

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Judge allows case against Armstrong to continue

A Texas judge on Tuesday denied a Lance Armstrong request to dismiss a lawsuit against him for $3 million in bonuses paid during his career.
By Jim Vertuno

Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013

Armsrong's answers left some questions

A look at some of the highlights of Lance Armstrong's confession to Oprah Winfrey.
By Jim Vertuno

Monday, Jan. 14, 2013

Armstrong admits doping, AP source says

AUSTIN, Texas - A person familiar with the situation says Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey during an interview Monday that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France.
By Jim Vertuno

Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013

Armstrong says he'll open up with Winfrey

Lance Armstrong said he will answer questions "directly, honestly and candidly" during an interview with Oprah Winfrey this week.
By Jim Vertuno

Friday, Nov. 23, 2012

Texas Christian upsets Texas

AUSTIN, Texas - Matthew Tucker scored two touchdowns, Jaden Oberkrom kicked two field goals and Texas Christian University defense forced four turnovers in dumping No. 18 Texas 20-13 on Thursday ...
By Jim Vertuno
 
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