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April 6, 2015 8:49 PM Kings' Carl Landry suspended 1 game for leaving bench area

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The NBA has suspended Sacramento Kings forward Carl Landry one game without pay for leaving the bench area during an altercation in Sunday's loss to the Utah Jazz. The league announced Landry's suspension Monday. He will sit out Tuesday's home game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The incident occurred after Omri Casspi's 25

April 6, 2015 8:27 PM Peaked at #11: Iconic Pop Hits That Missed the Top 10 by One Notch

Considered by many in the music industry to be the most frustrating place on the charts for a pop single to peak, I have always been fascinated with songs that made their home at #11. These singles ascended almost all the way only to lose their momentum at the U.S. Top 10's doorstep. By just one notch they were denied of ever being celebrated in a weekly 42

April 6, 2015 7:45 PM Derrick Rose 'getting closer', but return date still up in the air

Derrick Rose “did everything” in Bulls practice without a setback again Monday, but his return to the court remains up in the air, coach Tom Thibodeau said. Rose indicated in Cleveland on Sunday that he likely would return this week. The Bulls play at Orlando on Wednesday, at Miami on Thursday and against the 76ers at the United Center on Saturday. But Thibodeau 27

April 6, 2015 5:59 PM The Bachelor Chris Soules on Dancing With the Stars: Whitney Bischoff

When Chris Soules, a.k.a. Prince Farming, left The Bachelor with his newly-minted fiancée Whitney Bischoff on his arm, the plan was to go back to Iowa and start their life together. Then the producers of Dancing with the Stars called. “I didn’t have any goals or desires to be on the show,” admits Soules. “But we met a couple of weeks before ‘The Final 40

April 6, 2015 4:26 PM Playlist: Paying tribute to Billie Holiday

Tuesday marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the great jazz vocalist Billie Holiday. To commemorate the centennial and to highlight Holiday's lasting impact, USA TODAY's Brian Mansfield picks 10 recent covers of songs from her repertoire. On Wilson's new Coming Forth By Day, this always disturbing song about lynchings becomes horror-film harrowing 41

April 6, 2015 7:12 AM NYC&aposs Easter Parade brings out creative hats

New York • The bonnets were out on Fifth Avenue for the annual Easter Parade — outlandish 21st century headpieces that have been hardly bonnets, featuring almost everything from bunnies and butterflies to grassy, egg-dotted lawns and even a tall ship... New York • The bonnets were out on Fifth Avenue for the annual Easter Parade — outlandish 21st century 30

April 6, 2015 6:01 AM Band member excels with rare syndrome causing hearing loss

Rachel Pavone is blind, hearing-impaired and diabetic — but that doesn't change her resolve to be successful in life and play in her high school band. "One of the things people think about blind people or anyone with a disability is we're potatoes and we don't do anything," the Grand Blanc High School senior told The Flint Journal (http 36

April 6, 2015 3:40 AM Hood's big fourth quarter lifts Jazz over Kings 101-95

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Rodney Hood scored 13 of his season-high 25 points in the fourth quarter and the Utah Jazz pulled away to beat the Sacramento Kings 101-95 on Sunday night. The Jazz were clinging to an 83-82 lead with 6:10 remaining when Hood scored the first nine points of a 14-2 run. He had a pair of three-point plays and a 3-pointer during 28

April 6, 2015 3:32 AM Hood scores career-high 25 as Jazz top Kings

Sacramento, CA ( - Rodney Hood scored 25 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a 101-95 win over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night. Derrick Favors had 11 points and Rudy Gobert chipped in with 10 points and nine rebounds for the Jazz, who have won four of their last five. DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings with 26 points and 12 rebounds, while 29

April 6, 2015 2:48 AM Composer-Conductor Gunther Schuller Wins MacDowell Medal

Gunther Schuller, the award-winning composer and conductor, has won the prestigious Edward MacDowell Medal for lifetime achievement. The MacDowell Colony, the artist residency program that sponsors the medal, praised Schuller for his "laser-sharp ears" and "sensitive, fertile, creative mind." Schuller will receive his medal Aug. 9 on the MacDowell grounds 25