Richmond ousts 5th-seeded Iowa with 67-63 1st-round win
“Probably last Thursday,” the fifth-year guard said, referring to the day Richmond began a four-win run to the Atlantic 10 Tournament title. Iowa set conference tournament records with 123 field goals and 351 points, finishing with a 75-66 win over Purdue on Sunday. BIG PICTUREIowa has had some rough experiences in the NCAA Tournament. The Hawkeyes, the fourth team to win four games in four days at the Big Ten tourney, were the No. Richmond improved its tournament record to 9-9, with all the wins coming when the Spiders were seeded 12th or lower.wftv.com
Snowing spiders? The building rainy pattern in Australia can trigger a flood of arachnids
While it can sound like something out of a horror movie, in Australia the transition from late summer to fall can trigger what is known to the locals as spider season. It’s kind of like our lovebug or mosquito season but is a little different.
Deadly spider’s venom could someday help heart attack victims, Australian scientists say
Scientists in Australia, home to some of the most poisonous creatures on Earth, have made a discovery about spider venom that eventually could lead to a new class of drugs to help heart attack victims.washingtonpost.com
Name game: Final list set of possible successor to Indians
White Sox Indians Baseball Cleveland Indians' Amed Rosario celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the first inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox, Monday, May 31, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) (Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — (AP) — Like expecting parents, the Cleveland Indians are trying to settle on a name. The team said Thursday it now has a final list from an initial pool of nearly 1,200 entries. It is vetting the possible team names for legal purposes after months of research and discussions with fans. Dating to 1865, Cleveland's baseball team has previously been called the Spiders, Blues and Forest Citys.wftv.com
Australia experiencing spider, snake invasion amid floods
Southeastern Australia is seeing a massive animal exodus caused by record-breaking floods. People are seeing a surge of creatures on their land as they try to find higher ground. [TRENDING: 18+ can soon get vaccine in Fla. | That’s not lint: Family finds snake in dryer | So Florida: Gator swims with shark]Spiders in particular have been found in homes. People have also reported seeing trees full of snakes. According to New South Wales’ Premier, nearly 18,000 people have been forced to flee flood-hit regions in the state.