Walker, defense lead No. 5 Houston past No. 2 Virginia 69-61
Jarace Walker scored 17 points and Houston used runs in each half and the nation's best scoring defense to beat the Cavaliers 69-61. The Cougars scored on three straight possessions after a steal and layup by Kihei Clark brought a sellout crowd clad in orange to its feet, exhorting Virginia to rely on its own defense to finish the comeback. Houston became the highest-ranked nonconference opponent ever to play Virginia in Charlottesville. Virginia scored the first nine points and led 15-7 before going cold. Virginia: The Cavaliers got guard Reece Beekman back after he suffered a hamstring injury in their previous game.wftv.com
AP basketball Top 25: Virginia shines after tough week while Kentucky falls twice in early tests
After a relitevely slow start to the year, there was plenty of excitement last week in the college basketball world. The Cavaliers will host Maryland-Eastern this week before matchups with Michigan and Florida State next week. Kentucky falls twice in first true tests of seasonIt was a rough week for John Calipari and Kentucky. First, Kentucky dropped a tight match with Michigan State in the Champions Classic, which marked star forward Oscar Tshiebwe's debut. Michigan State (3-1)13.wftv.com
AP Top 25: Virginia climbs to No. 5, UNC and Houston are 1-2
“It feels great in the moment, but more so now, we know what truly matters,” Virginia coach Tony Bennett said. Michigan State lost by one to Gonzaga on an aircraft carrier, knocked off Kentucky in double overtime and survived a late comeback bid to beat Villanova. The solid showing in a difficult stretch moved Michigan State into this week's poll at No. “It’s everything that we thought it would be,” Michigan State guard A.J. The Wildcats lost to Michigan State and followed a win over South Carolina State with a 16-point loss to Gonzaga.wftv.com
No. 16 Virginia hangs on after wild second half rally to stun No. 5 Baylor
16 Virginia, thanks to a huge run to open the second half, stunned No. The Cavaliers used a massive 22-3 run spanning nearly seven minutes early in the second half to completely blow the game open. Virginia held on and went 7-of-8 from the free throw line in the final stretch to seal the seven-point win. Armaan Franklin led the Cavaliers with a career-high 25 points in the win while shooting 7-of-12 from the field. Keyonte George led Baylor with 20 points, and LJ Cryer finished with 19 while shooting 8-of-12 from the field.wftv.com
ACC basketball preview: North Carolina looks to improve on 2022's title-game run as Duke reloads post-Coach K
The ACC is top-heavy this season with the usual suspects expected to contend for a Final Four run and beyond. North Carolina head coach Hubert Davis looks to build off the success of his rookie season with the nation's No. North Carolina stunned college basketball last season with a trip to the national championship game as a No. But this year's Duke team is built on the blueprint of late-model Coach K.Gone are first-round picks Paolo Banchero, Mark Williams, A.J. The good news for Virginia is that it returns all five starters from last season's team.wftv.com
Lady Gaga Is Being Praised For Getting On The Literal Floor To Make Sure SZA’s Dress Looked Perfect When She Beat Her At The Grammys A Week After Her Sweet Oscars Display With Liza Minnelli
Gaga also paid an emotional tribute to Tony Bennett at the ceremony as she was forced to perform their duet without him due to his “continuing struggle with Alzheimer’s.”View Entire Post ›news.yahoo.com
Batiste, joyful performances highlight Grammy Awards
“I was having such a good time,” Batiste said backstage after the show, describing the moment when Lenny Kravitz announced his best album victory. He's one of the reasons why I wanted to play guitar.”While sometimes-awkward performance partnerships have become a Grammy Award signature, Sunday's show featured mostly sparkling performances by artists on their own. The maker of the “Summer of Soul” film, which won a Grammy Sunday, received an Oscar last week moments after the Slap. The Foo Fighters won Grammys for best rock performance, song and album — the latter for a record-setting fifth time in the category. Alongside song, record and album of the year, best new artist is considered among the Grammys' four most prestigious awards.wftv.com
Jon Batiste tops Grammys; Silk Sonic soars, Rodrigo crowned
Jon Batiste won album of the year honors for “We Are” at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, giving him five trophies on a night that saw the ’70s funk of Silk Sonic take record of the year and song of the year and newcomer Olivia Rodrigo take three awards.
5 Grammy storylines to watch ahead of Sunday’s awards show
Music-Grammys Preview FILE - Olivia Rodrigo performs "Good 4 U" at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. Rodrigo is nominated for seven Grammy Awards. Pop darling Rodrigo’s debut album, “Sour,” has been nominated for seven awards, including best new artist, album of the year, song of the year and record of the year. Meanwhile, Ye has 22 Grammys and is nominated for five more, including album of the year for “Donda,” the network reported. >> Related: Grammy Awards: Ye, aka Kanye West, pulled from performer lineupBTS ready to extend its string of first with a win.wftv.com
Grammy predictions: AP writers debate who’ll triumph Sunday
Associated Press Entertainment Writers Jonathan Landrum Jr. and Kristin M. Hall break down the Grammy nominees, agreeing at the very least that Olivia Rodrigo is going to pick up gold trophies. ; “MONTERO,” Lil Nas X; “Sour,” Olivia Rodrigo; “Evermore,” Taylor Swift; “Donda,” Kanye West. LANDRUM: I think Eilish will completely shut Silk Sonic's door. BEST NEW ARTIST: Arooj Aftab; Jimmie Allen; Baby Keem; Finneas; Glass Animals; Japanese Breakfast; The Kid Laroi; Arlo Parks; Olivia Rodrigo; Saweetie. Guyton's voice is supple and strong on “Remember Her Name” and I think Grammy voters will remember her positively.wftv.com
‘Jeopardy!’ contestants apologize after guessing Diana Ross was 95 years old
LOS ANGELES — The final question on the episode of “Jeopardy!” that aired Monday stumped two contestants, who incorrectly guessed said that singer Diana Ross was 95 years old. She posted, “Deepest apologies to the iconic Diana Ross! Just glad we’re in this together hahahaha — Finn (@FinnJeopardy) March 22, 2022Finn Corrigan, who also guessed Ross, replied to Johnson’s tweet saying, “Me too! Tonight, two out of three contestants though Diana Ross was the answer to: In 2021, what 95-year-old singer released an album of new material? Tonight, two out of three contestants thought Diana Ross was the answer to: In 2021, what 95 year old singer released an album of new material?wftv.com
Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga concert airs as he says goodbye to performing
Fans of crooner Tony Bennett have now seen one of his last concerts as he says goodbye to performing. >> Read more trending newsThe singer, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, sang with Lady Gaga for two sold-out concerts in August. “One Last Time: An Evening With Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga” aired on CBS Sunday, USA Today reported. MTV Unplugged will also air an episode focusing on Bennett and Lady Gaga that will feature stripped-down versions of songs from their “Love For Sale” album. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 38 Photos: Tony Bennett through the years Here are some memorable photos of singer Tony Bennett through the years.wftv.com
Grammy facts: Blurred genre lines and a retiree revolution
The four Scandinavian septuagenarians are up for their first ever Grammy nomination for their comeback song “I Still Have Faith In You.” Perhaps grandparents and grandchildren will have something to bond over at this year's Grammy Awards. But a more surprising snub is BTS' “Butter," a megahit of the summer from the Korean band, but their only Grammy nod this year came in the best pop dup/group performance category. Of course, when the duo is 11-time Grammy winner Bruno Mars and four-time Grammy winner Anderson .Paak, special attention must be paid. The duo earned four nominations including record of the year, song of the year, best R&B song and best R&B performance. DMX earned a Grammy nomination for best rap song for “Bath Salts," featuring Jay-Z and Nas, which was released after his death earlier this year.wftv.com
Tony Bennett’s latest record sets Guinness mark
The good life keeps getting better for Tony Bennett. >> Read more trending newsThe legendary crooner’s latest record put him in the record books. Bennett is now the oldest person to release an album of new material, according to Guinness World Records. The wisdom of all his years,” Lady Gaga said in a video released by Interscope Records announcing the record. 1 on the U.S. album chart with a newly recorded album for “Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek.”for “Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek.” Longest time between UK top 20 albums : 39 years.wftv.com
Crooner Tony Bennett to retire from touring
Tony Bennett has retired from touring on doctors’ orders. The shows were called, appropriately enough, “One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga” and were setting up the release of the duo’s second album together, “Love for Sale,” Variety reported. “There won’t be any additional concerts,” Danny Bennett told Variety. Tony Bennett retires from touring FILE PHOTO: Tony Bennett performs onstage at the Statue Of Liberty Museum Opening Celebration on May 15, 2019 at Ellis Island in New York City. but, when he stepped to the side of the stage, the first thing he told me was: ‘I love being a singer,’” Danny Bennett told Variety.wftv.com
Tony Bennett cancels fall and winter touring dates in 2021
Music Tony Bennett FILE - Tony Bennett performs at the Statue of Liberty Museum opening celebration on May 15, 2019, in New York. Bennett has canceled his fall and winter 2021 tour dates. The legendary crooner is pulling out of concerts in New York, Maryland, Connecticut, Arizona, Oklahoma and Canada. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) (Evan Agostini)Tony Bennett has canceled his fall and winter 2021 tour dates. Lady Gaga and Bennett previously collaborated on the song “The Lady Is a Tramp” for Bennett’s 2011 “Duets II” album.wftv.com
Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett reunite; Killers, Dan + Shay albums
The two music superstars will share the stage this summer when Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga team up for two nights at Radio City Music Hall in New York. "One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga" will open on Aug. 3, 2021, which is Bennett's 95th birthday. GAGA FOR BENNETTTwo music superstars will share the stage this summer when Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga team up for two nights at New York's Radio City Music Hall. “One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga” will open on Aug, 3, which is Bennett’s 95th birthday. Lady Gaga and Bennett collaborated on the song “The Lady Is a Tramp” for Bennett’s 2011 “Duets II” album and their collaborative album “Cheek to Cheek” debuted at No.wftv.com
Coronavirus doesn't care that it's the NCAA Tournament
The Indiana Farmers Coliseum scoreboard goes dark after a first round NCAA college basketball tournament game between Iowa and Grand Canyon Saturday, March 20, 2021, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)If you didn’t pay attention to college basketball until the NCAA Tournament, the good news is you didn’t miss much. The loss marked the second time in the Cavaliers’ last three NCAA Tournament appearances — this time as a No. “He kind of got his legs under him and he was really, really good in the second half,” Self said afterward. “I mean really, really good.”___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and updated bracket: https://apnews.com/hub/ncaa-mens-bracket
Virginia loses 62-58 to Preston, Ohio, ending title defense
Coming out of quarantine after a positive COVID-19 test, Virginia’s unusual title defense was stopped by another upset loss in the NCAA Tournament, falling 62-58 to Jason Preston and Ohio on Saturday. Preston and Ben Vander Plas, the two stars of Ohio's surprising Mid-American Conference Tournament run, were back at it. When it was over, Vander Plas raced over to give Bennett a hug. Ad“Obviously, it’s a huge win, being the 13 seed coming out and getting a win in the NCAA Tournament is big." Vander Plas said.
The Latest: 12th-seeded Oregon State upsets No. 5 Tennessee
(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):___6:50 p.m.Another first-round upset as 12th-seeded Oregon State defeated No. 9 seed Georgia Tech 71-60 on Friday to mark a triumphant return to the NCAA Tournament. Senior guard Bubba Parham, who is 5-10, got the start instead as Georgia Tech went with a guard-heavy look. AdIllinois will face eighth-seeded Loyola Chicago or ninth-seeded Georgia Tech in the second round of the Midwest Regional on Sunday. Ad___2:10 p.m.Players from several NCAA Tournament teams took a knee during the playing of the national anthem before their first-round games.
Stuck in quarantine, Virginia has spot in tournament waiting
(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)Virginia has a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Virginia was forced to withdraw from the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament semifinals Friday because a person with the team tested positive for COVID-19. “It’s certainly a unique way to prepare for the NCAA Tournament. There are replacement teams waiting if Virginia, or any team, needs to pull out of the tournament. Bennett is hopeful Virginia will take the court as scheduled, 7:15 p.m. Eastern on Saturday night at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana.
The Latest on Selection Sunday: NCAAs start with SWAC vs NEC
Virginia was forced to withdraw from the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament on Saturday because of a single COVID-19 case. They were already missing David McCormack and Tristan Enaruna, who both tested positive before the conference tournament. Pitino is the fifth coach to lead five teams to the NCAA Tournament, joining Lon Kruger and Tuby Smith. The Cougars routed Cincinnati in the AAC final, ending the Bearcats hope of slipping into the NCAA Tournament field of 68 as an automatic qualifier. 7 Houston and Cincinnati, which needs to win to get in the NCAA field.
No. 11 Kansas withdraws from Big 12 tourney due to COVID-19
Kansas head coach Bill Self watches player introductions before an NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma in the quarterfinal round of the Big 12 men's tournament in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, March 11, 2021. – Kansas withdrew from the Big 12 Tournament on Friday after a positive COVID-19 test within the men's basketball program, becoming the third major team to have its conference postseason come to an end beceause of the coronavirus. “Obviously we are disappointed and our players are disappointed that they can't continue to compete for the Big 12 championship,” Jayhawks coach Bill Self said in a statement. It remained to be seen whether the Longhorns will return a positive test before the Big 12 title game. On Thursday, perennial power Duke pulled out of the ACC Tournament after a pair of wins because of a positive test.
Positive COVID-19 tests derail Kansas, Virginia tourney runs
That day turned out to be the end of the college basketball season. Hours later, Kansas announced its withdrawal from the Big 12 Tournament, leading to the cancellation of its semifinal matchup with No. The Jayhawks said in a statement they would continue preparing for the NCAA Tournament, which starts Thursday. Duke withdrew from the ACC Tournament and ended its season amid its own positive test before facing the 15th-ranked Seminoles in the quarterfinals. The tournament protocols include requiring each member of a team's travel party to complete seven negative COVID-19 tests before leaving for Indianapolis.
The Latest: More ACC changes to men's basketball schedule
Virginia head coach Tony Bennett during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, in Blacksburg, Va. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Saturday’s Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball game between Louisville and No. The postponement follows one earlier Wednesday between Louisville at Syracuse following a positive test, quarantining and contact tracing within the Cardinals’ program. The league cited a combination of a positive test, contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the Lady Vols’ program. ___The Atlantic Coast Conference says Louisville’s men’s basketball game at Syracuse scheduled for Wednesday night has been postponed. AdThe league said the postponement was due to a positive COVID-19 test, quarantining and contact tracing within the Cardinals' program.
Music helping Tony Bennett battle Alzheimer’s disease
FILE - Singer Tony Bennett performs at the Statue of Liberty Museum opening celebration in New York on May 15, 2019. Bennett has been diagnosed with Alzheimers disease but the diagnosis hasnt quieted his legendary voice. The singers wife and son reveal in the latest edition of AARP The Magazine that Bennett was first diagnosed in 2016. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Tony Bennett has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease but it hasn't quieted his legendary voice. AdAccording to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s dementia and one in 10 people age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s dementia.
Tony Bennett is battling Alzheimer's disease, but singing "is saving him," his wife says
The family of 18-time Grammy winner Tony Bennett is opening up about a secret they've kept for more than four years. In an article Monday morning in AARP The Magazine, they reveal Bennett is battling Alzheimer's disease, which robs people of their memories and cognitive functions. He only understands if something is an ouch, you know, then there's a problem. And I just chalked it up to him being, you know, at the time, you know, late 80s. Despite the disease, Bennett continued to perform, and he recorded an upcoming album with pop megastar Lady Gaga — their second together.cbsnews.com
Despite battling Alzheimer's disease, 94-year-old Tony Bennett keeps on singing
Despite battling Alzheimer's disease, 94-year-old Tony Bennett keeps on singing A little more than four years ago, Tony Bennett received a devastating diagnosis: Alzheimer's disease. Today, at 94, the singer is still performing, despite the disease. Gayle King speaks with Bennett's wife, Susan Benedetto, and AARP's Sarah Lock, who tells how the Bennett's coming forward can help others. Lock also offers tips for patients and caregivers impacted by the disease.cbsnews.com
From presidents to faded stars, all welcomed by Larry King
George W. Bush jokes with CNN's Larry King after finishing the "Larry King Live" show from the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tenn. King, who interviewed presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes during a half-century in broadcasting, has died at age 87. For 25 years until 2010, “Larry King Live” was a fixture on CNN's weeknight schedule, and that was after a lengthy career as a late-night radio host. So did “Larry King Live.” He was busy. “Larry King Live” was a type of show that would feel foreign on cable news today, given its obsession with hard-nosed political combat. “My dad always asked me, 'Did you see who Larry King talked to last night?'"
The Latest: Duke coach Krzyzewski to miss FSU game
(AP Photo/Robert Franklin)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Mike Krzyzewski won't coach No. Tight end Hunter Henry remains on the COVID-19 list and will miss his second straight game Sunday at Kansas City. Four of them, including Jarvis Landry, missed last week’s game in New York as COVID-19 close contacts. The Browns did not have any new positive COVID-19 tests on Friday, and after getting league approval, practiced indoors. Every player on the active roster practiced Thursday and Friday, an indication none was identified as a high-risk close contact with Fitzpatrick.
Big Ten grind highlights marquee matchups of ranked teams
17 Michigan State — sets the stage for what could be an epic start to the new year in the improbably deep Big Ten. 15 Illinois and Michigan State visits the Cornhuskers. The weekend wraps up Sunday with Wisconsin visiting Penn State, Northwestern heading to Michigan and Ohio State traveling to Minnesota in a pair of matchups involving ranked teams. The Hokies already have wins over teams that were ranked in Villanova and Clemson. BIG 12 BATTLESThe Big Ten has the most teams in the Top 25 but the Big 12 may have the best — the league has five teams ranked in the top 13.
Gonzaga, Big Ten continue to dominate Top 25; Wisconsin 6th
(AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)It's hard to decide who has been more dominant in men's college basketball this season: Gonzaga or the Big Ten Conference. The sixth-ranked Badgers began a run of Top 25 teams from the league, jumping three spots after wins over Nebraska and then-No. 12 Michigan State. The Hawkeyes dropped from fourth to 10th while surprising Rutgers began a run of four more Big Ten teams at No. Minnesota, whose lone loss came to Illinois and which was last ranked on Dec. 4, 2017, plays its next six against Top 25 teams: Michigan State, at Wisconsin, Ohio State, at Michigan, at Iowa and the Wolverines at home.
No. 1 Gonzaga rolls over most recent champ Virginia, 98-75
Kispert scored a career-high 32 points and tied a school record with nine 3-pointers, leading the Zags to a 98-75 romp over 16th-ranked Virginia on Saturday. After the Zags' game against No. Gonzaga: The Zags didn't cool off at all in the second half after Kispert came out hitting 3-pointers almost from the start. Gonzaga shot 68% after halftime to beat Virginia for the third time in four meetings in the series. Gonzaga: Northern Arizona at home Monday in the last of four consecutive games added after the five-game coronavirus pause.
No. 1 Zags: Gonzaga begins season atop Top 25 for first time
FILE - Gonzaga players celebrate after defeating Saint Mary's in an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the West Coast Conference men's tournament in Las Vegas, in this Tuesday, March 10, 2020, file photo. Gonzaga will begin the college basketball season No. 1 for the first time after coach Mark Few's bunch earned 28 first-place votes in the preseason AP Top 25 poll released Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
No. 1 Zags: Gonzaga begins season atop Top 25 for first time
Iowa was picked fifth behind national player of the year front-runner Luka Garza, its highest preseason ranking in school history. The Bears, who also have their highest preseason ranking, spent five weeks at No. THE REST OF THE POLLCreighton lost Ty-Shon Alexander to the NBA and Davion Mintz to Kentucky but still landed the highest preseason ranking in school history at No. 17, its highest preseason ranking since the final Phi Slama Jama team of Hakeem Olajuwon began the 1983-84 season at No. 6 in the final poll last season but losing Mountain West player of the year Malachi Flynn and two other elite producers.
Romance song master Armando Manzanero has more music to give
At 84, the Mexican master of romantic music, who has penned Spanish classics such as “Somos Novios” and “Contigo Aprendí”, is still working the tunes on his piano. The Latin Grammy-winner was also celebrated for his career in 2010 by the Latin Recording Academy. MANZANERO: I am the proudest about still having to sing “Adoro,” “Somos Novios,” “Por Debajo de la Mesa” when I go out to work. MANZANERO: When you talk about Angélica María, you are talking about an eternal character. MANZANERO: I carry the flag of the best music in the world, the most beautiful music, and I am not the one who created it.
Whitey Ford, 91, pitcher who epitomized mighty Yankees, dies
FILE - In this June 12, 2016 file photo, former New York Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford waves to fans from outside the dugout at the Yankees' annual Old Timers Day baseball game in New York. The World Series record book is crowded with Ford’s accomplishments. Ford still holds records for World Series games and starts (22), innings pitched (146), wins (10) and strikeouts (94). Ford was Stengel’s choice to pitch World Series openers eight times, another record. Ford won 18 games in his first season back and never won fewer than 11 for 13 straight seasons.
A Long-Overdue 'Tip of the Cap' to baseball's Black pioneers
Not long after, with many of its best players gradually following Robinsons path, the Negro Leagues ceased operations. President Clinton said he chose a Chicago Cubs cap in honor of Ernie Banks, the late Hall of Famer who got his start in the Negro Leagues. Long before that, the Negro Leagues made baseball better and America better.The celebration was moved online after a major league-wide tribute to baseballs Black pioneers scheduled for June 27 was shelved along with the games because of the coronavirus pandemic. So then I thought, How about a virtual tip of the cap?''' I always felt if there was going to be conversations about race in sports, the Negro Leagues should be at the center, because thats the story: They triumphed over adversity.
Virginia's basketball coach turns down big raise after championship title
You have to wonder if the Virginia head basketball coach has ever viewed the 1990s Tom Cruise flick, famous for its "show me the money" catchphrase. Bennett, who led the Virginia men's basketball team to its first national title earlier this year, declined what the university described as a "substantial" raise. Instead the coach asked that financial investments be made to improve the basketball program he's run for a decade, and other sports under the school's athletic program. "This just does not happen in our industry," said Virginia athletic director Carla Williams, who was tasked with making revisions to Bennett's contract. Instead of taking the big raise, Bennett got another year tacked onto his current deal, which now runs for seven years.