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officesuite font pack


this is an add-on for officesuite. cannot be used with other apps or as a stand-alone app. view your office documents as they are meant to be seen with the microsoft windows font compatibility pack. the pack includes the most commonly used fonts in microsoft office documents. arial (regular, bold, italic and bold italic). arial narrow wgl (regular, bold, italic and bold italic). calibri (regular, bold, italic and bold italic). comic sans (regular, bold). bria (regular, bold, italic and bold italic). bria math (special character set). courier new (regular, bold, italic and bold italic). georgia (regular, bold, italic and bold italic). palace script mt. sorts (symbol character set). symbol (symbol character set). tahoma (regular, bold). times new roman (regular, bold, italic and bold ital






nhl names its 100 greatest players; where's joe thornton?


sharks center joe thornton didn’t make the cut as the nhl on friday announced its 100 greatest players at a ceremony in los angeles as part of the league’s all-star weekend.thornton is 24th in nhl history and is second among all active players with 1,372 points in 1,417 regular season games over 18-plus years.larry robinson, who is in his third season as the sharks’ director of player development, did make the list as the nhl announced the players, not by rank, but in groups by decade and according to their position. robinson was announced as part of the group of 1970s defenseman.robinson, a hockey hall of famer who played 20 seasons in the nhl and won a combined nine stanley cups as a player and a coach, also spent three seasons from 2011-2014 as a sharks istant coach.the complete list of






speights hoping to show off expanded range against warriors


oakland – marreese speights knows his audience, so it wasn’t too surprising to hear his response when a los angeles clippers writer asked him if he expected to be booed when he entered the game against the warriors urday night.“the fans, they ain’t never gonna boo me here,” speights said prior to his regular-season return to oracle arena as a member of the clippers. “every day, they’re hitting me up on instagram and twitter, always saying, `thanks, mo, i can’t wait to you come back,’ all that kind of stuff. it’s always good, and i really appreciate it.”the man who be e affectionately known as “mo buckets” in his three years as a warrior played at oracle in the preseason. bbut as speights admitted, that almost didn’t count and he was very nervous then. he said this counting game “will be fo






no. 3 gonzaga poised for top spot after thumping pepperdine


malibu, calif. — przemek karnowski scored 16 points and silas melson had 15, helping no. 3 gonzaga easily roll past pepperdine 96-49 on urday night.the bulldogs are the last unbeaten team in the country and could lead the ap top 25 for only the second time in their history after both no. 1 villanova and no. 2 kansas lost this week.gonzaga (22-0, 10-0 west coast conference) has matched its longest ever winning streak at 22 games.the bulldogs s 58.6 percent and held the waves to 30.2 percent shooting. they took immediate command over outmanned pepperdine (6-16, 2-8), using a superior height a ntage to jump out to a 27-8 lead.gonzaga led 43-21 at the half, shooting 63.3 percent from the field while holding pepperdine to 8 of 28 (28.6 percent).jeremy major led pepperdine with 13 points. lamond






husky women to battle stanford in top-10 showdown


the huskies knew this day was coming when they upset the cardinal 85-76 in last year’s ncaa tournament elite eight to a nce to the program’s first final four.there’s no sense in ducking it any longer: sunday’s 5 p.m. pac-12 women’s basketball showdown between no. 7 washington and no. 10 stanford is the biggest home game for the huskies in nearly two decades.the huskies knew this day was coming when they upset the cardinal 85-76 in last year’s ncaa tournament elite eight to a nce to the program’s first final four.that win e on the heels of a 73-65 uw win over stanford in the pac-12 tournament quarterfinals. before the victories, the huskies were 1-17 against the cardinal over the past 10 years.stanford @ uw women, 5 p.m., pac-12 networkswhen asked if stanford will use revenge as motivation,






husky women to battle stanford in top-10 showdown


the huskies knew this day was coming when they upset the cardinal 85-76 in last year’s ncaa tournament elite eight to a nce to the program’s first final four.there’s no sense in ducking it any longer: sunday’s pac-12 women’s basketball showdown between no. 7 washington and no. 10 stanford is the biggest home game for the huskies in nearly two decades.the huskies knew this day was coming when they upset the cardinal 85-76 in last year’s ncaa tournament elite eight to a nce to the program’s first final four.that win e on the heels of a 73-65 uw win over stanford in the pac-12 tournament quarterfinals. before the victories, the huskies were 1-17 against the cardinal over the past 10 years.stanford @ uw women, 5 p.m., pac-12 networkswhen asked if stanford will use revenge as motivation, uw sen






husky women to battle stanford in top-10 showdown


the huskies knew this day was coming when they upset the cardinal 85-76 in last year’s ncaa tournament elite eight to a nce to the program’s first final four.there’s no sense in ducking it any longer: sunday’s pac-12 women’s basketball showdown between no. 7 washington and no. 10 stanford is the biggest home game for the huskies in nearly two decades.the huskies knew this day was coming when they upset the cardinal 85-76 in last year’s ncaa tournament elite eight to a nce to the program’s first final four.that win e on the heels of a 73-65 uw win over stanford in the pac-12 tournament quarterfinals. before the victories, the huskies were 1-17 against the cardinal over the past 10 years.stanford @ uw women, 5 p.m., pac-12 networkswhen asked if stanford will use revenge as motivation, uw sen






a super bowl curse for nfl's high-scoring mvps?


if matt ryan is named league mvp next urday as expected, he would become the 14th mvp quarterback to play on a super bowl team that led the league in scoring. the previous signal-callers in that category have gone 6-7. here’s a look at the seven who fell short:y.a. tittledec. 29, 1963completed 11 of 29 attempts and was picked off five times against chicago.johnny unitas, dec. 27, 1964managed just 125 total yards (95 p ing) in a shutout loss to cleveland. washington redskins quarterback joe theismann (7) wears a grim look as he walks of the field during first quarter super bowl xviii action against the los angeles raiders, sunday, jan. 22, 1984 at tampa stadium. (ap p o) org xmit: aphs179175 joe theismannjan. 22, 1984no p ing tds, two ints and six sacks made for a long day against the l.a.






brighton wrestling could bring back the bulldogs' glory days under alum tom wagn


as far as tradition goes, not many high school wrestling programs have more of it than brighton. the bulldogs claim seven team state titles — tied for ninth best in state history — with each championship coming in a span of 11 years starting in 1984.but the last of those titles e in 1994, when tom wagner was a senior at brighton. wagner, now in his 10th season as the bulldogs’ coach, finished his prep career with three team titles and two individual titles. few programs in the history of chsaa have been as dominant as the bulldogs during that time. and few prep wrestlers ever get to experience winning one individual state title, much less two.so when wagner accepted the job in the fall of 2006, he made it his mission to bring back the magic, and since then the bulldogs earned one top-five






liangelo ball goes for 52 as chino hills wins its 57th consecutive game


there was a 10-year-old boy dressed in a ucla jersey who in the first row near the chino hills bench on friday night at laverne damien. he kept shouting to lamelo ball to “shoot from half court.” that’s what happens when there’s a youtube video of ball pointing to the half-court line in a game this season, then launching a s that goes in. even steph curry saw it and commented.soon the young fan had changed allegiances to brother liangelo ball, and for good reason. liangelo ball started throwing up threes en m e. he finished with 52 points and 10 threes as chino hills defeated damien, 124-102, to improve to 22-0 and win its 57th consecutive game.“he does what he does every night,” chino hills coach stephan gilling said of liangelo ball, the ucla-bound senior who has games of 72 and 60 point






stephen curry's 43 helps warriors top clippers 144-98


by josh dubow, the ociated press oakland, calif. — when kevin durant arrived in golden state this season, stephen curry made an extra effort early in the season to make sure his new teammate got his s s.warriors coach steve kerr wanted curry to know how important it was for him to be aggressive as well.with his first halfcourt buzzer-beater of the season followed by a dazzling quarter, curry looked just like the player who won the mvp the past two years.curry scored 25 of his 43 points in the third quarter following his long-range s to end of the first half, leading the warriors to their ninth win in 10 games, 144-98 over the los angeles clippers on urday night.“i have to be aggressive,” curry said. “that’s the thing about us. we do have a lot of talent. there’s a balancing act with it.”cu






no. 3 maryland beats iowa 100-81 to stay unbeaten in big ten


college park, md. — with a solid starting lineup and a bench deep with talent, maryland has a knack for turning a tight game into a blowout.it's a quality that iowa knows too well.brionna jones scored 28 points, shatori walker-kimbrough added 18 and third-ranked maryland completed a season sweep of the hawkeyes with a 100-81 victory sunday.the score was tied at 30 in the second quarter before the ter ins (21-1, 9-0 big ten) used a 26-6 run to pull away."we had a good game going," iowa coach lisa bluder said. "all of a sudden, any lapse you have against them, they just take full a ntage of it."maryland scored 33 points in the second quarter, including 11 by freshman destiny slocum, to go up 56-36 at halftime. the ter ins made 13 of 17 field goal tries in the period, including 4 of 6 from be






gonzaga poised for top spot after dispatching pepperdine


the zags won their 22nd straight game and 33rd straight against the waves.malibu, calif. — it was essentially a replay of the first gonzaga-pepperdine game and pretty much a replay of the west coast conference season thus far for the zags.no. 3 gonzaga dominated from tip to buzzer, crushing pepperdine 96-49 on urday at firestone fieldhouse.gonzaga put together one of its most complete efforts of the season in its last chance to impress voters before the polls come out on monday. no. 1 villanova and no. 2 kansas lost earlier this week but the jayhawks responded with a road victory over kentucky. villanova entertains virginia on sunday. gonzaga was last ranked no. 1 in 2013.the new rankings will be released monday.1. villanova (19-2)2. kansas (19-2)3. gonzaga (22-0)4. kentucky (17-4)5. baylo






under cover of #muslimban, bannon throws top general and spy off the national se


while the american public's attention was focused on the thousands of families whose lives were disrupted and even put at risk by trump's ban on muslims entering the usa, the us director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff were removed from the list of permanent attendees in the president's national security council. they were replaced with white nationalist trump advisor steve bannon. trump announced the changes shortly after speaking with putin for an hour. presidential press spokesman sean spicer downplayed bannon's lack of expertise, describing the avowed racist as "a former naval officer." bannon left the navy in 1983. the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, whom bannon is replacing, is an active-service four-star general. counseling trump in t






under cover of #muslimban, bannon throws top general and spy off the national se


while the american public's attention was focused on the thousands of families whose lives were disrupted and even put at risk by trump's ban on muslims entering the usa, the us director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff were removed from the list of permanent attendees in the president's national security council. they were replaced with white nationalist trump advisor steve bannon. putin announced the changes shortly after speaking with putin for an hour. presidential press spokesman sean spicer downplayed bannon's lack of expertise, describing the avowed racist as "a former naval officer." bannon left the navy in 1983. the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, whom bannon is replacing, is an active-service four-star general. counseling trump in






nba: miami heat top detroit pistons for seventh straight win


goran dragic scored 23 points urday night and the miami heat defeated the visiting detriot pistons, 116-103, to push the nba’s longest current winning streak to seven games. wayne ellington added 19 points, james johnson had 18 and dion waiters scored 17 for the heat, who tied a season high with 14 three-pointers, including three by ellington in less than two minutes in the final quarter. miami out- scored detroit 26-12 in the fourth. miami was 11-30 at the midway point of its season, and hasn't lost since — although it is still only tied for 13th in the eastern conference. only golden state, san antonio and houston have put together longer winning streaks this season than the heat’s recent run.the heat outscored the pistons 26-12 in the fourth quarter, holding them to 30% shooting. reggie






could rockies be playoff contender over broncos in 2017?


no offense to broncos quarterbacks trevor siemian and paxton lynch. but could it be the rockies have better young arms in jon gray, chad bettis, tyler chatwood and tyler anderson?the rockies are talking playoffs, the way the broncos always do. the difference? the rockies are a baseball team on the rise, while the broncos are a football team in transition. could it be that in 2017 coors field will be a happier place than mile high stadium?now that would rock broncos country, wouldn’t it?the rockies are finally acting like winners. with all due respect to new broncos coach vance joseph, if he thinks our local nfl team can quickly reboot with siemian or lynch at quarterback, the only kick joseph might get is in the pants.although they play in the national league west alongside san francisco a






greg holland officially signs with rockies; eddie butler designated for ignment


the rockies made two bold moves urday. they officially signed former kansas city royals reliever greg holland to a one-year contract.then they designated right-handed starter eddie butler to clear space on the 40-man roster. er, a former first-round draft choice, has struggled to succeed at the major-league level.holland’s contract, which includes a vesting option for a second season, includes a $7 million guarantee for the 2017 season.holland, 31, a 10th-round selection in the 2007 draft, has a career 2.42 era in six seasons that were all spent with the royals. from 2011 to 2014, he was one of the best relievers in baseball. he compiled a 1.86 era in that span while striking out 358 batters in 256⅓ innings. however, he injured an elbow late in the 2015 season, missed the royals’ world ser






warriors' stephen curry out against the blazers with the stomach flu


portland — one night after dropping 43 points in three quarters, steph curry will get a night of rest against the blazers. but there’s a reason. curry has the stomach flu, according to the team.it will be curry’s first missed game of the season, leaving kevin durant as the lone warrior to appear in all 48 games this season.curry nearly missed urday night’s game against the clippers with some quad tightness. but after testing it out pregame, he decided to give it a s . curry went on to hit nine 3s, nail a halfcourter, score 25 points in the third quarter and star in golden state’s ridiculous 46-point win over the clippers.but he’ll rest on sunday night. there’s no word on who will take his place in the starting lineup, though it’s likely to be shaun livingston, with a bump in minutes off th






jameer nelson coming through in the clutch when nuggets need him most


after the nuggets beat phoenix 123-112 on urday night, their seventh win in nine games, jameer nelson did his best to deflect a spotlight being turned on him.“i’m not going to talk about myself,” the veteran point guard said with a grin.that subject, however, is becoming unavoidable.nelson has put together a solid season for the nuggets, and they have needed his contribution. playing for a team with a stable of young point guards, nelson has been a steadying force, a calming influence when a teammate such as emmanuel mudiay or jamal murray needs him.but it is nelson’s production on the court that has been most helpful. his scoring average — 9.0 points per game — is his best since the 2012-13 season. he also is averaging 25.6 minutes, and his shooting percentage (.449) is much better than i






wolves-brooklyn game recap


game recapimpact playerkarl-anthony towns, wolveshe had his ninth 30-point game of the season, out-dueling nets big man brook lopez by scoring 27 points with 13 rebounds.by the numbers12-11 the wolves' record in their past 23 games.2 wolves second-half turnovers, after seeing the nets score 15 points off nine first-half turnovers.129 points by the wolves, a season high.kent youngblood






bennett defines his own 'patriot way' en route to super bowl


foxborough, m . — if martellus bennett had his way, people would live in his world.he describes it as a fun place, where imaginations can run wild and people can feel unrestrained.and in a way, bennett has managed to do just that in his first season with the new england patriots.fair or unfair, under bill belichick new england has been branded as an organization where individuality is discouraged, and where belichick's boiler plate lines like "i'm going to do what's best for the team" are often repeated by his players.but while he has integrated himself into belichick's football philosophies, off the field "marty" has been the antithesis of conformity. with locker room jester rob gronkowski on injured reserve since december following back surgery, bennett has stepped right into his role as






karl-anthony towns, playing despite a bad cold, leads wolves to victory


it wasn’t always perfect, but the wolves did what they had to do urday, with a wire-to-wire victory over the horrible brooklyn nets at target center.karl-anthony towns felt horrible, but played very well, scoring 37 points with 13 rebounds and four blocks. towns had a very bad cold that had him on the verge of not playing in the game; he stayed behind in the training room sleeping as his teammates warmed up for the game. but he played, and he and all four of his fellow starters scored in double figures in what ended up being a one-sided game.here are some notes on the game:--the 129 points the wolves scored was a season high, four better than the 125 they scored twice.--towns had his ninth 30-point game of the season, and his eighth with 30 points and 10 rebounds. he has consecutive 30-poi






warriors embarr clippers with stephen curry latest third quarter


oakland — stephen curry, a man of many rituals and low-key analyst, wished had an explanation. he would love to have a secret to keep close to the vest, or a process he could explain.but after another third quarter explosion — 25 points as the warriors wiped the oracle arena hardwood with the visiting chris paul-less clippers 144-98 — curry had no enlightened answer for his third-quarter turn-ups.it was the 17th time in his career he scored at least 20 points in a quarter. many of those are in the third quarter. urday, he made 8 of 11 from the field, including five 3-pointers, to go with six rebounds and three ists. he outscored the clippers by himself as the warriors turned a comfortable lead into a national embarr ment for los angeles.the unique part about this latest big quarter: it was






trump gives stephen bannon national security council role


in this file p o, stephen bannon watches as republican presidential nominee donald trump addresses the final rally of his 2016 presidential paign at devos place in grand ids, mich. (p o: mandel ngan, afp/getty images)in one of three executive actions urday, president trump reshuffled the national security council to include his chief strategist, stephen bannon, and limited the roles of the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.the memorandum makes the chief strategist a regular attendee of the principals committee, the cabinet-level interagency forum that deals with policy issues affecting national security. for bannon, the washington outsider who ran the conservative website breitbart news, it's another area of federal government in which he will






trump gives stephen bannon national security council role


in this file p o, stephen bannon watches as republican presidential nominee donald trump addresses the final rally of his 2016 presidential paign at devos place in grand ids, mich. (p o: mandel ngan, afp/getty images)in one of three executive actions urday, president trump reshuffled the national security council to include his chief strategist, stephen bannon, and limited the roles of the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.the memorandum makes the chief strategist a regular attendee of the principals committee, the cabinet-level interagency forum that deals with policy issues affecting national security. for bannon, the washington outsider who ran the conservative website breitbart news, it's another area of federal government in which he will






trump gives stephen bannon national security council role


in this file p o, stephen bannon watches as republican presidential nominee donald trump addresses the final rally of his 2016 presidential paign at devos place in grand ids, mich. (p o: mandel ngan, afp/getty images)in one of three executive actions urday, president trump reshuffled the national security council to include his chief strategist, stephen bannon, and limited the roles of the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.the memorandum makes the chief strategist a regular attendee of the principals committee, the cabinet-level interagency forum that deals with policy issues affecting national security. for bannon, the washington outsider who ran the conservative website breitbart news, it's another area of federal government in which he will






trump gives stephen bannon national security council role


in this file p o, stephen bannon watches as republican presidential nominee donald trump addresses the final rally of his 2016 presidential paign at devos place in grand ids, mich. (p o: mandel ngan, afp/getty images)in one of three executive actions urday, president trump reshuffled the national security council to include his chief strategist, stephen bannon, and limited the roles of the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.the memorandum makes the chief strategist a regular attendee of the principals committee, the cabinet-level interagency forum that deals with policy issues affecting national security. for bannon, the washington outsider who ran the conservative website breitbart news, it's another area of federal government in which he will






trump gives stephen bannon national security council role


in this file p o, stephen bannon watches as republican presidential nominee donald trump addresses the final rally of his 2016 presidential paign at devos place in grand ids, mich. (p o: mandel ngan, afp/getty images)in one of three executive actions urday, president trump reshuffled the national security council to include his chief strategist, stephen bannon, and limited the roles of the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.the memorandum makes the chief strategist a regular attendee of the principals committee, the cabinet-level interagency forum that deals with policy issues affecting national security. for bannon, the washington outsider who ran the conservative website breitbart news, it's another area of federal government in which he will






trump gives stephen bannon national security council role


in this file p o, stephen bannon watches as republican presidential nominee donald trump addresses the final rally of his 2016 presidential paign at devos place in grand ids, mich. (p o: mandel ngan, afp/getty images)in one of three executive actions urday, president trump reshuffled the national security council to include his chief strategist, stephen bannon, and limited the roles of the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.the memorandum makes the chief strategist a regular attendee of the principals committee, the cabinet-level interagency forum that deals with policy issues affecting national security. for bannon, the washington outsider who ran the conservative website breitbart news, it's another area of federal government in which he will






comic creator


one picture is more than a thousand words. comic creator makes you create your own comic strips in one minute. when you use twitter or facebook or anything else to publish a message, what you actually publish is a short text or a p og h. it is cool but now it can be cooler. you can tell your story in the form of comic strips, with comic creator in one minute. you can select a page, use your p o, make your own avatar, draw a dialog box and add your text. the mission of comic creator is to make comic strips a regular way for regular people (not an artist) to express themselves, as easy as the way of a short text. try it. one sentence tutorial: drag the image to the pages. simple tutorial: you can skip this at first and just and try the app at first. 1 select the page pattern (1. 1, 2. 1,






jermain defoe is the most valuable player in the premier league


think of all the stars in the premier league. who is coming to your mind? it’s probably the usual cast of characters. paul pogba, zlatan ibarhimovic, sergio aguero, diego costa, harry kane, alexis sanchez, kevin de bruyne and a whole slew of others. but you would probably have to list off about 50 players before you even thought to name of a player who is more valuable to his club, or perhaps in the league, than any of the players listed above.jermain defoe.you read that right. the same jermain defoe who has been around the block and then some. the same jermain defoe who has had stints at west ham, bournemouth (when they were a league two side), tottenham, portsmouth, tottenham again, toronto fc, tottenham a third time, and finally sunderland, is currently the most valuable player in the p






paly feels at home as it crushes crosstown rival gunn


palo alto — friday night inside a packed bow gymnasium at gunn, the home team was technically crosstown rival paly, which must wait until may 15 for construction of its new athletic facilities to be completed.but playing 4 miles from their own pus didn’t seem to deter the boys and s basketball teams for the vikings, who made themselves comfortable in a season sweep of the titans.“every single one of these gunn games are so special and they mean so much,” said paly senior skylar burris, who used air quotes to make her point after a 61-45 victory by the s in which she torched the defense. “every single time you step on the court, you just feel the energy of the crowd. and to score 31 in front of our ‘home’ game in front of our ‘home’ fans, it feels good.“it’s a good way to end it, i guess.”t






lindsey vonn crashes out of world cup downhill


lindsey vonn is crashing more than she's winning. the most successful female ski racer of all time fell and hit the safety netting during a world cup downhill urday in cortina d’ampezzo, italy, in exactly the same spot where she crashed a day earlier in an official training session. “i'm getting a little sore. i'm too old to be hitting the fence that hard,” said the 32-year-old vonn, who was again fortunate to walk away without any serious injuries. “i'm happy to still be in one piece.” it's not like vonn to fall two days in a row — and nearly unheard of for her to fall two days in a row in the same spot. defending overall champion lara gut of switzerland won her first downhill of the season, finishing .05 seconds ahead of sofia goggia of italy and .47 in front of ilka stuhec of slovenia. 






no. 24 green bay women win 11th straight game


cleveland — mehryn kraker scored 21 points and no. 24 green bay beat cleveland state 65-51 on urday, the 11th straight win for the horizon league-leading phoenix.jessica lindstrom added 16 points and 15 rebounds for her 10th double-double of the season with allie leclaire scoring 10 points with six ists for green bay (19-2, 10-0).ashanti abshaw scored 21 points with seven rebounds and khayla livingston had 18 points for the vikings (10-11, 5-5), who have lost three in a row.the phoenix took the lead for good midway through the first quarter on a 7-0 run. lindstrom had nine rebounds and six points and kraker and leclaire seven points each as green bay went up 34-25 at halftime.kraker scored a pair of baskets to open the second half, beginning a 12-3 run that gave green bay its largest lead






bennett defines his own ‘patriot way’ en route to super bowl


foxborough, m . (ap) — if martellus bennett had his way, people would live in his world.he describes it as a fun place, where imaginations can run wild and people can feel unrestrained.and in a way, bennett has managed to do just that in his first season with the new england patriots.fair or unfair, under bill belichick new england has been branded as an organization where individuality is discouraged, and where belichick’s boiler plate lines like “i’m going to do what’s best for the team” are often repeated by his players.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.but while he has integrated himself into belichick’s football philosophies, off the field “marty” has been the antithesis of conformity. with locker room jester rob gronkowski on injured reserve since december fol






craig: for falcons' ryan, stats and nfl history aren't on his side


the ociated press has picked the nfl mvp every year since 1957. thirteen were quarterbacks on teams that led the nfl in scoring and reached the championship game.their record in those games: 6-7.the losers were y.a. tittle in 1963, johnny unitas in 1964, joe theismann in super bowl xviii, dan marino in super bowl xix, tom brady in super bowl xlii, peyton manning in super bowl xlviii and newton in super bowl 50.sorry, matt ryan.the atlanta falcons’ quarterback is expected to become the 14th member of this club. results of this season’s mvp voting will be revealed on urday night, the eve of super bowl li between the falcons (13-5) and the patriots (16-2) at houston’s nrg stadium. david goldman • ociated press atlanta falcons quarterback matt ryan (2) warms up before the first hal






it’s tax time, and here’s one tip: filing early would be good


the irs began accepting returns jan. 23, and tax experts recommend that americans continue to file their returns early. for one thing, it reduces the chance of identity fraud. also, the irs is giving more scrutiny to returns claiming some credits before it sends out refunds.washington — the internal revenue service’s battle against fraud and identity theft is intensifying as the tax-filing season opens, and some of the neediest taxpayers are getting caught in the middle.the agency is barred from issuing refunds before feb. 15 on any returns claiming the earned income tax credit or the additional child tax credit. congress mandated the delay to give the irs more time to review returns to try to catch fraudulent ones before refunds are paid out.in reality, taxpayers taking these credits will






georgetown pulls away late to upset no. 11 butler 85-81


indianapolis — l.j. peak scored 22 points and jessie govan beat the s clock with a key 3-pointer with 1:03 left, helping georgetown top no. 11 butler 85-81 on urday night.govan and rodney pryor each finished with 20 points as the hoyas (12-10, 3-6 big east) stopped the bulldogs' 14-game home winning streak with their second straight victory against a ranked opponent. they were coming off a 71-51 win against no. 16 creighton on wednesday.kelan martin scored 22 points for butler (18-4, 7-3), which lost for the first time in five games.after the bulldogs tied it at 74, govan broke free for a layup and peak knocked down a 3 to make it 79-74 with 3:31 left.avery woodson's 3 cut the deficit to 79-77. following five straight empty possessions, govan beat the s clock to make it 82-77.butler never






nuggets sweep suns, 123-112


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mitchell scores 28, leads no. 13 louisville over nc state


louisville, ky. — donovan mitchell scored the first 14 points for louisville and finished with 28 as the no. 13 cardinals routed north carolina state 85-60 on sunday.with louisville down two guards because of injuries, mitchell took charge right away. the sophomore hit four early 3-pointers, with two of them propelling a 15-0 run that made it 21-9.mitchell led louisville (18-4, 6-3 atlantic coast conference) to a second straight romp. he scored a career-high 29 wednesday in a 106-51 win over pittsburgh.abdul-malik abu and maverick rowan each had 13 points for the wolfpack (14-8, 3-6), who s 38 percent and failed to follow up on their upset at no. 17 duke.the cardinals made 12 of 24 from long range — matching their season high set at pittsburgh — and s 50 percent for the second straight gam






loss to no. 22 ter ins sets back gophers


richard pitino never talks about the ncaa tournament. well, publicly at least.but the fourth-year gophers men’s basketball coach admitted to giving his players a speech this week about needing to finish strong in the last big ten games to make sure to reach their postseason goals.one loss might not derail the season. but five straight losses could be tough to overcome.that’s how critical minnesota’s 85-78 loss urday against no. 22 maryland could eventually be going into the second half of the conference season.akeem springs had a season-high 23 points on 9-for-15 shooting to lead the gophers, who suffered their fifth loss in big ten play by single digits.maryland (19-2, 7-1) won its sixth straight game and avenged last season’s loss at williams arena. the gophers led by as much as 12 point






new twins hitting coach rowson is inclusive in his approach


new twins hitting coach james rowson wanted to get to know all the hitting coaches in the minor league system. so he back and listened.the twins recently held a “scouts summit” in fort myers, fla., for all their talent evaluators. at the same time, they also held a “hitting summit,” where rowson was able to meet with his staff. that included rick eckstein, recently hired as twins minor league hitting coordinator.“we laid out the terms: ‘i want to hear your ideas. i want to hear what you think,’ ” rowson said. “the hitting coaches got the chance to speak and say what they think we can do better what they think we do well. i loved it.”the goal was not to establish a new hitting philosophy but to make sure there’s a clear vision on how to let hitters develop.“we talked about being very carefu






preparing the red carpet and setting the stage for the 2017 sag awards


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winter farming in high demand thanks to farm-to-table movement – the denver post


by lisa rathke,the  ociated pressmontpelier, vt. — demand driven by the farm-to-table movement knows no seasons, so farmers in colder areas of the country increasingly use greenhouses and similar structures to meet wintertime demand for local produce.while crusty snow and ice covers the ground in january in vermont, spinach leaves sprout in rows of unfrozen soil inside a high tunnel — a large enclosure covered by plastic film that is warmed by the sun and protected from the wind.“i can never keep up with the spinach demand,” said joe buley, owner of screamin’ ridge farm in montpelier, who planted the spinach in november and will sell it in about two weeks.this time of year, when vegetables are trucked in from california and mexico, some consumers clamor for fresh local produce.“i’m definit






russian police kill 3 suspected militants in north caucasus


makhachkala, russia — russian security forces have killed three suspected militants during a firefight in a volatile province of russia's north caucasus.a spokesman for the russian interior ministry's branch in the province of dagestan says that its forces surrounded a house in the town of khasavyurt where the suspects were hiding on sunday. ruslan ibragimgadzhiev says that they refused to surrender and died in an armed confrontation.mainly muslim dagestan is the principal breeding ground for islamic militants in russia and there are regular attacks on police and officials. russia fought two bloody separatist wars in the neighboring province of chechnya after the fall of the soviet union.some militants in dagestan and other parts of the north caucasus have sworn allegiance to the islamic s






new twins hitting coach rowson is inclusive in his approach


new twins hitting coach james rowson wanted to get to know all the hitting coaches in the minor league system. so he back and listened.the twins recently held a “scouts summit” in fort myers, fla., for all their talent evaluators. at the same time, they also held a “hitting summit,” where rowson was able to meet with his staff. that included rick eckstein, recently hired as twins minor league hitting coordinator.“we laid out the terms: ‘i want to hear your ideas. i want to hear what you think,’ ” rowson said. “the hitting coaches got the chance to speak and say what they think we can do better what they think we do well. i loved it.”the goal was not to establish a new hitting philosophy but to make sure there’s a clear vision on how to let hitters develop.“we talked about being very carefu






postgame: akeem springs wasn't to blame for gophers loss to maryland


akeem springs blamed himself for the gophers’ demoralizing 85-78 loss urday against no. 22 maryland, because he felt like he didn’t do enough to lead his team down the stretch.but the 6-foot-4, 220-pound senior scored a season-best 23 points on 9-for-15 shooting, which included 14 of his steam’s 18 points during one stretch to answer the ter ins.“to pull out tough games like this your seniors have to step up,” said springs, who talked about mistakes defensively costing his team the game.first off, springs is the only senior who has contributing role for this team on the floor. secondly, it was valiant for springs to take responsibility for the gophers getting outplayed down the stretch, instead of throwing his teammates under the bus.but this fifth straight loss wasn’t his fault. springs i






heat extend win streak to 7, top pistons 116-103


miami — there was only one quarter in which miami figured out how to slow down detroit.that was enough for the heat.goran dragic scored 23 points, wayne ellington added 19 and the heat pushed the nba's longest current winning streak to seven games by topping the pistons 116-103 on urday night.the heat outscored detroit 26-12 in the fourth quarter, holding the pistons to 30 percent shooting."our toughest, most physical, most committed minutes were there at the end," heat coach erik spoelstra said. "that's what's good to see."james johnson scored 18 and dion waiters added 17 for the heat, who tied a season high with 14 3-pointers. ellington made three in a span of less than two minutes of the fourth quarter as miami pulled away.miami was 11-30 at the midway point of its season — and hasn't l