November 15, 2004

Powell Quits, Rice to Be New Secretary of State

Secretary of State Colin Powell, widely respected in a world often wary of America's superpower diplomacy, resigned on Monday and national security adviser Condoleezza Rice was set to replace him.

Penn State women's basketball coach hospitalized after fainting

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State women's basketball coach Rene Portland was in the hospital Monday, one day after she fainted.

Portland was admitted to Mount Nittany Medical Center late Sunday night, said Dr. Wayne Sebastianelli, the school's director of athletic medicine. After being examined, she was expected to be released Monday or Tuesday, he said.

A hospital employee confirmed that Portland was still in the hospital Monday night but would not release any information about her condition.

Portland is expected to accompany the team for a game at Duke on Friday, Penn State said.

Tennessee increases lead in women's poll

Shooting 63 percent against a ranked opponent wasn't enough to pull Texas any closer to No. 1 Tennessee in the AP women's basketball poll.

In fact, the Longhorns lost ground Monday despite their torrid shooting in an 84-69 victory over then-No. 21 Penn State.

Tennessee, which hasn't played yet, received 22 first-place votes from a national media panel -- two more than in last week's preseason poll -- and had 1,092 points.

Woodard among Women's Basketball Hall of Fame inductees

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Former Harlem Globetrotter and Olympian Lynette Woodard and retired Auburn coach Joe Ciampi are among six chosen for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.

NAIA star Kelli Litsch, high school coach Edna Tarbutton, AAU All-American Dixie Woodall and Hunter Low, founder of the Kodak All-American team, also will be enshrined at the hall in June, officials announced Sunday.

The hall, which opened in Knoxville in 1999, recognizes players, coaches, referees and contributors to women's basketball.

Eli's Coming: Manning to Start Sunday for Giants

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin has decided to make a quarterback change and will give rookie Eli Manning his first NFL start this Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.

Roethlisberger Helps Steelers Win Seven in a Row

Ben Roethlisberger became the first rookie quarterback in 34 years to start a season with seven straight wins and Jerome Bettis got two touchdowns as the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cleveland Browns 24-10 Sunday.

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