Spartans break UW’s rank

first_img“I don’t think that had anything to do with it,” Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said of the pressure of playing with the top ranking in the nation. Especially Drew Neitzel. The junior guard scored 28points and made several key shots in the second half to give Michigan State its first win over a top-ranked team since the Spartans defeated IndianaState in the 1979 national championship game. Wisconsin (26-3, 12-2 BigTen) trails No. 2 OhioState by a half-game in the Big Ten. The win also boosts the postseason hopes of the Spartans (20-8, 7-6). UNLV 60, No. 14 Air Force 50: Kevin Kruger had 14points and a career-high 10 assists to help the Rebels beat the visiting Falcons (23-5, 10-4 Mountain West). No. 19 Texas 80, Texas Tech 51: A.J. Abrams scored 18 points and the host Longhorns (20-7, 10-3) stay in the thick of the Big 12 race. Providence 64, No. 22 West Virginia 61: Weyinmi Efejuku scored 24 points with seven rebounds and the host Friars beat the Mountaineers (20-7, 8-6 Big East). Suspended Gonzaga star faces trial: Suspended Gonzaga center Josh Heytvelt was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, stemming from a recent arrest when police said they found hallucinogenic mushrooms in his car. Illinois basketball player charged: University of Illinois basketball player Jamar Smith was charged with drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident, authorities said. Smith was driving a 1996 Lexus last Monday night when it struck a tree in heavy snow. Teammate Brian Carlwell, 19, suffered a severe concussion. WOMEN No. 18 Bowling Green 89, Kent St. 66: Reserve Amber Flynn scored 21 points to lead the visiting Falcons (25-2, 14-0). Seton Hall 63, No. 19 Marquette 58: Ela Mukosiej scored 16 points and the host Pirates upset the Golden Eagles (22-5, 10-4). No. 21 Rutgers 69, Providence 34: Matee Ajavon had 23 points to lead the host Scarlet Knights (18-7, 11-3 BigEast). No. 23 Louisville 91, St. John’s 62: Angel McCoughtry scored 21 points for the host Cardinals (23-5, 9-5 Big East). Iowa State 64, No. 25 Nebraska 53: Megan Ronhovde scored 15 points for the Cyclones as they beat the visiting Huskers (21-7, 9-5 Big 12). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Wisconsin’s first taste of a No. 1 ranking turned sour Tuesday. Even so, the Badgers made no excuses after falling 64-55 at Michigan State in their first game in school history as the top-ranked team in The Associated Press poll. last_img read more

Raiders report card: Grading the 24-21 comeback upset of Steelers

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or videos on a mobile deviceOAKLAND — The Raiders picked up their third win of the season Sunday in dramatic fashion, as Derek Carr hit Derek Carrier for a game-winning 6-yard touchdown on 4th-and-goal with 21 seconds remaining. Carrier’s first score of the season gave the Raiders a 23-21 lead and an eventual stunning upset of the AFC North-leading Steelers, who missed a chance to send the game to overtime as time expired when Chris …last_img

Not just fashion

first_imgGalleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping mallDay 1: Start exploring Milan with  a short walking tour. Your first stop  is the Duomo, the second largest Gothic cathedral in the world. Then visit Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, five minutes away. It is said to be the oldest shopping mall in the world, bursting with high-end stores. Marvel at La Scala, one of the worlds’s famed opera houses and visit the museum there. Then proceed to Castello Sforzesco, a former palace that houses an art museum today to view Michelangelo’s last work ‘Rondanini Pieta’. By now you would be starving so have your lunch at Di Gennaro (+39 2805 3454), the daddy of pizzerias in Milan. Concentrate your energy on shopping for the rest of the afternoon. The shopping quadrangle between Duomo Square, Cavoure Square and San Babila Square, filled with boutiques and showrooms, is the area to focus on today. Dine at Da Abele with locals and get a taste of authentic Italian cuisine and enjoy a musical performance at La Scala, the musical jewel of Milan.Day 2: Today you have a date with the snow-capped mountains at Lake Como, just 30 minutes away from Milan. The wonderful old churches and temples deserve a quick look. Take a look at the exquisite villas that Lake Como is known for when you take a boat tour on this magnificent lake. Disembark at the quaint town of Bellagio. Stop for lunch at La Punta (+39 031 951 888) and dine on fresh lake fish on its panoramic terrace. Bursting with handicraft, antique and souvenir shops Bellagio is the place to make a special buy. Water sport enthusiasts will find all they need at Cavalcalario Outdoor Club. Return to Milan and dine at Trattoria Milanese (+39 02 8645 1991), serving traditional Italian cuisine since 1933.advertisementDay 3: Get out of the city to discover one of Italy’s most scenic secrets when you tour Cinque Terre; meaning five lands. This UNESCO World Heritage Site comprises of five lovely fishing islands interlinked by walking paths and a train line. The highlight here is the Via dell’Amore (Lovers Lane) walk, a gentle 20-minute stroll along a scenic coastal path to Riomaggiore, with romantic vistas over the Mediterranean Sea. After exploring the islands of Monterosso al Mare, Manarola, and La Spezia settle down at Riomaggiore and lunch at the quaint Ristorante and bar Gli Ulivi (+39 187 760 020). Tour the fishing wharfs and sample locally produced wine from historic vineyards.Day 4: Visit Santa Maria delle Grazie church to take in the magnificence of Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’. Be sure to book this viewing in advance as this is the most sought after and protected historical item in Milan. No trip to Milan is complete without a glimpse of its many museums. Do try to see at least two of the top four–The Ambrosian Art Gallery, The Sforza Castle’s Art Gallery, Brera Art Gallery and the Leonardo da Vinci Science and Technology Museum. As dusk falls make your way to the Navigli,  a network of canals of which only two survive, a lively place in Milan. A boat trip on the canals makes for a perfect ending to your holiday.Must see: Duomo, the second largest Gothic cathedral in the world.Must shop: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, said to be the oldest shopping mall in the world. It is full of high-end designer stores.Must eat: Scrumptious pizzas at Di Gennaro, one of the best pizzerias in the city.last_img read more