John Calipari's ejection turns Kentucky into a monster

4:44 PM ET Myron MedcalfESPN Staff Writer Close Covers college basketball Joined ESPN.com in 2011 Graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato print They’ll never agree. So we’ll never know the full truth about the early exchange between Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari and official Doug Sirmons in the first three minutes of the Wildcats’ 89-62 win at South Carolina on Saturday — a win that kept Kentucky in first place in the SEC — that compelled Sirmons to eject Calipari. Cal’s 12-letter compliment probably accelerated his dismissal from the afternoon’s ...

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Deep freeze grips U.S. northeast, triggers fatal 50-car pileup

A dangerous cold snap bringing life-threatening cold was settling in across the northeastern United States on Saturday and a snow squall triggered a pileup of dozens of vehicles on a Pennsylvania highway that left several people dead. Officials warned people to stay indoors away from what the National Weather Service described as “life threatening” cold. Wind chill advisories were in effect over parts of nine states extending from northern Pennsylvania to western Maine, with forecasters expecting gusts up to 45 miles per hour (72 kph). While the storm was not ...

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Wales 27-23 Scotland

Highlights: Wales 27-23 Scotland RBS Six Nations Wales (10) 27 Tries: Davies, Roberts, North, Cons: Biggar 3 Pens: Biggar 2 Scotland (13) 23 Tries: Seymour, Taylor Cons: Laidlaw, Weir Pens: Laidlaw 3 Wales cut loose in the final 20 minutes to register a ninth consecutive win over Scotland. But Warren Gatland’s team had an uncomfortable hour before tries from Jamie Roberts and George North lifted the siege. Scotland led 13-10 after Tommy Seymour’s try cancelled out Gareth Davies’s early touchdown. Duncan Taylor’s late try was little more than a consolation ...

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'Fight for $15' protesters at Republican debate: 'We can't afford essentials.'

Why I’m protesting my fast food job Fast food and other low-paid workers are planning to protest outside Saturday’s Republican presidential debate in Greenville, South Carolina. The protesters at the “Fight for $ 15” rally will be demanding a $ 15 an hour minimum wage and the right to unionize. At 1pm the protest will kick off with a walkout and will culminate in a 7 pm rally outside the debate. It comes just one week before the state’s primary. Many of the workers participating in the rally will be ...

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Melo on trade rumors: 'I'm not going anywhere'

12:02 PM ET print With the NBA trade deadline five days away, Carmelo Anthony reiterated that he has no plans to exercise his no-trade clause and leave the New York Knicks. “There’s always some trade s— going [on],” Anthony said Saturday during an interview on Sirius XM NBA Radio. “I’m not going anywhere.” Carmelo Anthony has a no-trade clause in his contract and reiterated Saturday that he does not plan to approve a trade from the Knicks. AP Photo/Julie Jacobson Anthony has a no-trade clause and repeatedly has said that he ...

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Russia warns of new Cold War as east Ukraine violence surges

A member of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic forces walks on top of a self-propelled artillery gun during tactical training exercises in Donetsk region, Ukraine, February 4, 2016. Reuters/Alexander Ermochenko Violence in eastern Ukraine is intensifying and Russian-backed rebels have moved heavy weaponry back to the front line, international monitors warned on Saturday as Moscow responded by accusing the West of dragging the world back 50 years. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev described East-West relations as having “fallen into a new ...

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Brazil enlists army, cabinet in campaign against Zika

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s government launched a nationwide campaign on Saturday to fight the Zika virus, with President Dilma Rousseff and cabinet ministers personally visiting homes and handing out leaflets along with 220,000 troops. Reuters: Health News

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Doctors side with Australia asylum baby

Australian hospital refuses to discharge asylum baby 13 February 2016 From the section Australia Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protests have been held around Australia in recent weeks against the government’s offshore detention policy Protesters have gathered at an Australian hospital to support doctors that have refused to discharge a baby facing deportation to a detention camp. The Lady Cilento Hospital in Brisbane said the year-old girl will not be released “until a suitable home environment is identified”. The daughter of asylum-seeker parents suffered serious burns at an immigration camp ...

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Trump's profanity may be fodder for rivals at Republican debate

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop in Tampa, Florida February 12, 2016. Reuters/Mike Carlson . SAP is the sponsor of this content. It was independently created by Reuters’ editorial staff and funded in part by SAP, which otherwise has no role in this coverage. Donald Trump will face pressure at a debate with his Republican rivals on Saturday night to show a more presidential side to his personality in South Carolina, where his frequent use of profanity has become an issue. With a week to ...

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Carrier workers' rage over move to Mexico caught on video

The Carrier plant in Indianapolis is planning to relocate to Monterey, Mexico. Workers at the Carrier manufacturing plant in Indianapolis were caught on video booing and jeering after being told that the plant would be relocated to Monterrey, Mexico. A YouTube video showed Chris Nelson, the company’s president, delivering the news on Wednesday. The plant employs roughly 1,400 people. Nelson said it was “strictly a business decision” that was made in order to “stay competitive and protect the business for the long term.” At one point, the crowd became so ...

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