Sportshorts for Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013
League investigating power outage
The NFL still was working with New Orleans officials Monday to determine what caused the power outage at Sunday’s Super Bowl at the Superdome, so far dismissing any connection with the Beyonce halftime show.
Entergy Corp, the utility providing power to the Superdome, said its distribution and transmission feeders were serving the Superdome at all times.
Early indications were that the outage resulted from an abnormality in the Superdome’s power system but it was too early to speculate on what went wrong, said Doug Thornton, senior vice president of the Superdome’s management company, SMG.
Flacco announces wife is pregnant again
Ravens quarterback and Super Bowl XLVII MVP Joe Flacco announced Monday morning that he and his wife, Dana, are expecting their second child.
They were both on hand for the MVP news conference, where he was presented with the keys to a 2014 Corvette Stingray. Flacco said they learned of the news just 2 weeks ago.
top spot in AP poll
The Indiana Hoosiers, who started the preseason at No. 1, reclaimed that spot in the Associated Press college basketball poll Monday after Saturday’s defeat of then-No. 1 Michigan.
The Hoosiers will travel to Illinois on Thursday.
Notre Dame made the poll after a 1-week absence, showing up again at No. 25.
The other Big Ten teams that were voted into the top 25 were No. 10 Ohio State, No. 12 Michigan State and No. 18 Minnesota.
Officials: Clippers not pursuing Garnett
The Clippers are not pursuing Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett despite what has been reported, according to NBA officials who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
The officials said the Clippers’ front office has not spoken with Boston’s front office about a rumored deal in which L.A. would use backup point guard Eric Bledsoe and small forward Caron Butler as the centerpieces to acquire Garnett.
Global game-fixing scam exposed
Hundreds of soccer matches have been fixed in a global betting scam run from Singapore, police said on Monday.
About 680 suspicious matches, including qualifying games for the World Cup and European Championships and the Champions League for top European club sides, were identified.