SPORTS, MARCH 1ST

Peach Valley–Coal Ridge High School is looking for a new head football coach. Scott Parker has decided to step down after four years at the helm to devote more time to his family. Parker led the Titans to their first and only playoff appearance in 2010.

Denver–The Denver Nuggets began the second half of the season on a winning note last night beating the Portland Trailblazers 104-95. The Nuggets travel to Houston tomorrow night.

Denver–The Avs are back on home ice tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Elsewhere in sports…

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – The Chicago Bulls now have the most wins of
any club in the NBA. They racked up No. 29 last night with a 96-89
win over the Spurs in San Antonio. Derrick Rose led the way for the
Bulls with 29 points as they won for the 11th time in 13 games.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – In a game of two first place clubs, Oklahoma
City got the better of the 76ers last night in Philadelphia. Kevin
Durant had 23 points in the win, while Russell Westbrook had 22
points and 13 rebounds in the victory. The Thunder now stand 28-7
on the season.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) – The scene is set for another Duke-North
Carolina battle for supremacy of the ACC. The sixth-ranked Tar
Heels saw to that as they beat Maryland last night 88-64. The win
sets up a game Saturday between Duke and Carolina on Duke’s home
floor with the top seed in the ACC tournament at stake.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Hines Ward has been told by the Pittsburgh
Steelers that his services are no longer needed. The receiver, who
has racked up over 12,000 yards and 85 receiving touchdowns, was
informed of the decision yesterday. Ward helped the Steelers win
two Super Bowls and three AFC championships while earning four Pro
Bowl selections.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) – Play in this week’s PGA event,
the Honda Classic, gets going today in Florida. The field includes
world No. 2 Rory McIlroy and former No. 1 Tiger Woods, who is
making his first appearance in the event since he was 17 in 1993.

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