Philippines mulls pullout of Syria peacekeepers The Philippine foreign secretary says he is recommending to President Benigno Aquino III to pull out all Filipino U.N. peacekeepers from the Golan Heights following the abduction of four by Syrian rebels. More
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Iran president still a force even as his era ends When many struggling families in this eastern Iranian city take stock of outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's legacy, it's not about the oratory full of bluster and menace or his tussles with Iran's ruling clerics that are known to much of the world. More
G-20 finance ministers to focus on global growth, implications of Fed's stimulus windback The Group of 20 finance ministers and central bankers meeting is a precursor to the main G-20 summit that will be held in the Australian city of Brisbane in November. The meeting's host, Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey, said the Federal Reserve's decision ... 02/20/2014 - 5:20 pm | View Link
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College Basketball Power Index
Utah2-266057Houston Baptist6-245959Lamar4-255959New Orleans11-145960Stetson7-245959Abilene Christian11-195857MVSU9-215858The Citadel6-255858Longwood8-245758Prairie View8-215757Howard U.7-245656Presbyterian6-265656The Power Index is a numerical value indicating the relative strength of each team based on this season's performance, changes in personnel, coaching, strength of schedule and current form.
The Index is purely a statistical and historical rating and does not take into account emotional factors.
Add three points to the home team's rating.
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Quarterfinal game delayed by shot clock outage
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A shot clock lost power early in the second half of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament quarterfinal between Illinois State and Missouri State, causing an awkward delay.
At Dunedin, Fla. Tampa Bay001210002—6121Toronto000010002—371Cobb, B. Gomes (4), Boxberger (5), C. Riefenhauser (6), Karns (6), M. Andriese (8), Geltz (9) and Hanigan, C. Casali; Buehrle, Stroman (4), R. Romero (7), Redmond (9) and D. Navarro, Thole. W_Cobb. L_Buehrle. Sv_Geltz. HRs_Tampa Bay, Kiermaier (1), C. Seitzer (2).
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A Logan County restaurant owner has pleaded guilty to laundering cash proceeds from an illegal gambling operation.
Dotson paid out gambling winnings to patrons, even though poker machine payouts are illegal in Kentucky, and mixed proceeds from the gambling operation and the restaurant.
CURRENTPREVIOUSCONFERENCERATINGRATINGCHANGEMEDIANRANGEBig Ten84.684.6--83.591-77Atlantic Coast82.782.7--81.091-75Big East82.582.4+0.182.589-74Big 1282.582.0+0.583.090-71Southeastern81.280.9+0.380.092-73American Athletic81.081.0--80.093-75Pacific-1280.680.8-0.280.590-73Mountain West79.179.1--79.087-68Atlantic 1078.578.4+0.179.084-70West Coast77.177.1--76.085-72Horizon League75.375.3--75.083-68Missouri Valley74.674.4+0.273.088-70Ivy League73.573.4+0.174.084-62Conference USA73.273.1+0.172.084-63Colonial73.273.3-0.175.077-69Big West73.173.0+0.174.079-67Sun Belt72.872.8--71.581-68Mid-American72.872.5+0.273.578-66Metro Atlantic72.672.6--72.080-68Summit72.672.6--73.081-63Patriot League71.971.5+0.472.576-64Ohio Valley70.570.7-0.269.080-65Western Athletic68.968.3+0.666.081-65Big Sky68.267.8+0.467.075-60Northeast67.667.7-0.167.575-63America East67.267.2--65.078-60Atlantic Sun67.267.6-0.466.077-59Southern66.766.8-0.166.078-58Big South66.366.5-0.268.571-56Mid-Eastern65.765.5+0.266.077-56Southland64.764.9-0.163.078-58Southwestern62.863.0-0.261.072-57The Conference Power Index is a numerical value indicating the relative strength of a conference. It is determined by adding the Glantz-Culver Power Index rating for each member of a conference and dividing that number by the number of teams.