Tag: Associated Press

Virginia up one spot to #4 in AP, coaches polls

Virginia moved up a spot this week to #4 in the Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls.

Virginia maintains #5 spot in national polls

Virginia is holding steady at #5 in the Associated Press and USA Today polls, released on Monday.

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Virginia basketball drops in AP, coaches polls

Virginia rebounded from a road loss at George Washington on Monday to win the Charleston Classic, but the Cavs still dropped six spots in both the AP and coaches polls released on Monday.

UVA basketball #2 in AP, USA Today polls

UVA is ranked second in both the Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls out on Monday.

UVA holds #2 spot in AP basketball poll

UVA basketball retained the #2 spot in the Associated Press Top 25 this week.

UVA basketball holds at #2 in AP Top 25

UVA held on to its #2 ranking in this week’s Associated Press Top 25. The Cavs (23-1, 11-1 ACC) won both of their games last week, 51-47 at N.C. State on Wednesday and 61-60 at home against Wake Forest on Saturday.

UVA football adds Dave Borbely, Chris Beatty to coaching staff

UVA football head coach Mike London announced today the hiring of Dave Borbely as the offensive line coach and Chris Beatty as the running backs coach.

#2 UVA basketball: And there’s room for improvement for Cavs?

UVA has hit a new high in the post-Ralph Sampson years with the #2 rankings in the Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls this week. But is there actually room for improvement for the Cavs?

UVA basketball rises to #2 in AP, USA Today polls

UVA basketball is ranked #2 in the national polls for the first time since, yes, Ralph Sampson.

JMU alum Charles Haley finalist for Pro Football Hall of Fame

Former James Madison University football All-American Charles Haley was selected as a finalist for induction to the National Football League Pro Football Hall of Fame, the organization announced. This is Haley’s sixth consecutive year on the final ballot in his 11th year of eligibility.

UVA basketball remains at #3 in national polls

UVA basketball is holding steady in the Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls this week at #3.

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#3 UVA basketball opens ACC play at Miami on Saturday

No. 3 UVA (12-0) opens ACC action at Miami (10-3) on Saturday, Jan. 3. Tipoff at BankUnited Center is set for 5:30 p.m.

Game Notes: #6 UVA basketball hosts Harvard on Sunday

No. 6 UVA (10-0) continues its three-game homestand with a non-conference game against Harvard (7-1) on Sunday, Dec. 21. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 12 p.m. The game is sold out.

Game Notes: #6 UVA basketball returns to action on Thursday vs. Cleveland State

The sixth-ranked UVA basketball team (9-0) returns from its 12-day exam break vs. Cleveland State (5-5) in non-conference action on Thursday, Dec. 18. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 7 p.m.

Game Notes: #7 UVA basketball on the road at VCU

No. 7 UVA (8-0) plays at in-state rival VCU (5-2) in non-conference action on Saturday (Dec. 6) in Richmond, Va. Tipoff at the Siegel Center is set for 2 p.m.

Game Notes: #7 UVA basketball battles #21 Maryland in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

No. 7 UVA (7-0) battles No. 21 Maryland (7-0) in the 2014 ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday (Dec. 3) in College Park, Md. Tipoff at the Xfinity Center is set for 9:15 p.m.

#8 UVA basketball plays LaSalle in Barclays Center Classic in Brooklyn

No. 8 UVA (5-0) plays La Salle (4-0) in the Barclays Center Classic on Friday (Nov. 28) in Brooklyn, N.Y. Tipoff at Barclays Center is set for 9:30 p.m.

Game Notes: #8 UVA basketball hosts Tennessee State on Tuesday

No. 8 UVA hosts Tennessee State of the Ohio Valley Conference in non-conference action on Tuesday (Nov. 25). Tipoff at the John Paul Jones Arena is set for 7 p.m.

Why are AP, State Board numbers in the Warner-Gillespie race different?

The Associated Press is showing Mark Warner with a 12,300-vote winning margin in the Virginia U.S. Senate race on Tuesday. The State Board of Elections has it at Warner by 16,500 votes.

Progressives offer bipartisan plan for healthcare? Not quite

The Center for American Progress released a healthcare reform plan in Septebmer it claimed should draw bipartisan support because it includes Republican ideas. The first four words of an Associated Press article reporting on the plan were “Borrowing a Republican idea.”

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How much deeper can Roger Goodell, NFL dig this hole?

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell insists that no one in the league office saw the videotape that shows Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee twice, knocking her out cold, until Monday, when TMZ published the video to its website.


The art of sportswriting, and the Ray Rice story

If your mother says she loves you, check it out. That’s the mantra that we live by in journalism. If you’re going to report something as fact, it had better be fact, and you’d better have vetted the hell out of it to make sure.

Earth Talk: Ocean debris

The so-far in-vain search for Flight 370 has indeed stirred up interest in the growing problem of ocean debris as objects thought to possibly be plane parts have repeatedly turned out to be just floating trash.

Redskins announce signings of six 2014 NFL Draft picks

The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed the following 2014 draft picks.

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No respect? UVa., ACC’s top team, still not in national Top 10

UVa. hasn’t lost in more than a month, stands at 14-1 in the ACC, a game-and-a-half over second-place Syracuse, and the Cavs still can’t crack the Top 10 in either national poll.

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UVa. basketball: In the polls, RPI, bracketology

UVa. (21-5, 12-1 ACC) is a season-high 13th in the USA Today coaches poll and 14th in the Associated Press poll this week.

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UVa. ranked 20th in Associated Press basketball poll

UVa. has climbed back into the Associated Press Top 25 men’s basketball poll after falling out of the poll in November.

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Too close to call: Obenshain, Herring will have to wait out recount

The Virginia attorney general race appears headed for a recount with Democrat Mark Herring holding a narrow 616-vote lead over Republican Mark Obenshain at the end of Election Night.

Chris Graham: Not surprised by AP’s decision to fire Bob Lewis

Apparently I’m the only one not surprised by the Associated Press move to fire veteran Virginia political reporter Bob Lewis.


AP’s Bob Lewis fired over erroneous report on McAuliffe

An erroneous Oct. 9 Associated Press report alleging that Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe had lied to federal investigators has cost veteran Virginia AP political reporter Bob Lewis his job.

Poll: Shutdown boosts McAuliffe in governor’s race

A new Politico poll has Democrat Terry McAuliffe ahead of Republican Ken Cuccinelli by nine points in the Virginia governor’s race, and suggests that the growing lead is the result of voter backlash against the GOP for the ongoing federal government shutdown.

Tech’s Williams, Grimm named to All-America teams

Sporting News puts Williams on third team; Grimm earns third-team AP honors Staff Report Virginia Tech sports: www.hokiesports.com Virginia Tech freshman tailback Ryan Williams has been named a third-team All-American by Sporting News, and senior linebacker Cody Grimm was named a third-team All-American by the Associated Press, in voting announced on Tuesday. Williams, from Manassas, […]

AFP Politics Blog – Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009

– News: DPVA announces veterans caucus, staff moves, Tuesday, 4:35 p.m. – News: Moran picks up prosecutor endorsement, Tuesday, 4:35 p.m. – News: House passes energy package, Tuesday, 4:35 p.m. – Video: California artist sues AP over image of Obama, Tuesday, 9:45 a.m.

AFP Sports Blog – Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009

– Video: A-Rod admits to steroid use, Tuesday, 9:45 a.m.

Videocast: Stocks tumble as bailout deal fails

Video from an Associated Press report on the mood on Wall Street in the wake of the failure of Congress to come to an agreement on the proposed bailout. Length: 2:12 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1U69YOPlvXo]

Videocast: Congress reaches tentative bailout deal

Video from an Associated Press report on the tentative bailout deal announced last night. Length: 1:05 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfKOSrZIGFw]