Stephen Curry reflects on 10-year anniversary of Davidson’s NCAA tournament run

By Mark Medina | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group March 11, 2018 at 4:00 am Want Warriors news in your inbox? Sign up for the free DubsDaily newsletter. MINNEAPOLIS — It seems inevitable that Stephen Curry’s mind will wander this week. A sprained right ankle will keep Curry at home while the Warriors (51-15) visit the Minnesota Timberwolves (38-29) on Sunday afternoon. His injury will be reevaluated on Tuesday. And with this being Selection Sunday, Curry’s recovery coincides with the 10-year anniversary of when he led 10th-seeded Davidson to the Elite 8 of the 2008 NCAA tournament. Curry, a sophomore at the time, called the experience an “amazing journey.” It was the Wildcats’ first Elite 8 appearance in 39 years and third overall. Curry helped give Davidson coach Bob McKillop to his first three NCAA tournament wins, which “put us on the national map.” And after becoming the darling of the NCAA tournament, Curry significantly bolstered his NBA draft stock. “All of that stuff as a competitor, those thoughts come back,” Curry said. “But 90 percent of it is the appreciation for the success we did have.” And the other 10 percent? Curry admitted he plays the ‘What if’ game in his head surrounding Davidson’s loss to top-seeded Kansas in the Elite 8 game. To subscribe to the Planet Dubs podcast, click here. Curry had the ball on the final play as the Wildcats trailed by two points with 21 seconds remaining. He encountered a double team, prompting him to pass to Jason Richards, who heaved a 25-footer that sailed wide at the buzzer. Curry received that hovering defensive attention all night en route to a game-high 25 points albeit on 9-of-25 shooting. “There’s always 20/20 hindsight. I probably shouldn’t have asked for a screen and should’ve just gone one-on-one and shot earlier in the possession,” Curry said. “But I Continue Reading

Top tickets include Molly Tuttle, Hammer & Forge One-Year Anniversary

THURSDAYMolly TuttleSee and hear the International Bluegrass Music Association 2017 guitar player of the year. The Compass Records artist is the first woman to win the award, much less be nominated, according to Tuttle also received a nomination for emerging artist of the year, and performed at the awards ceremony with Alice Gerrard and Laurie Lewis. Check out her video for “You Didn’t Call My Name” at She can sing, too.Details: 7:30 p.m. Floyd Country Store. $12 advance, $15 day of show. mollytuttlemusic.comDr. SlothclawWith STIGYork, Pennsylvania, quintet Dr. Slothclaw has extensive jam inclinations and the musical ability to keep it interesting, plus keep dancers moving. Funk, prog-rock, blues and more are in this band’s wheelhouse. Opening act STIG brings an all-instrumental set of prog-funk and jazz music, flat-out slaying it on recordings at its website.Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill, Roanoke. $5. 985-6278,,, stigfunk.comGoteYou never know what sort of musical adventures these fellows will have (and neither do they, in a good way), or who might sit in.Details: 9 p.m. Billy’s Barn, Salem. Free. 728-0270Party in the Market: Jim Quick & CoastlineLast chance for shagging in the City Market this winter.Details: 6 p.m. Charter Hall, City Market Building, Roanoke. $10 door., jimquick.comDaniel McBroomMcBroom has covers and originals, and sometimes his sweet-singing wife joins him.Details: 6:30 p.m. Starr Hill Pilot Brewery & Side Stage, 6 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke. Free. 685-2012,, & VincentWant to hear some of the finest vocals in the bluegrass (or any other music) world? This is your show. Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent (Rhonda Vincent’s brother) and their band have the vocal mix down, and their music keeps them atop the Continue Reading

40-year anniversary of Spurs’ first NBA division title

40-year anniversary of Spurs’ first NBA division title By Kyle Ringo, Express-News correspondent January 29, 2018 Updated: January 29, 2018 11:30am Photo: Express-News File Photo / Image 1of/11 CaptionClose Image 1 of 11 Doug Moe in a 1977 game with the San Antonio Spurs. Doug Moe in a 1977 game with the San Antonio Spurs. Photo: Express-News File Photo / Image 2 of 11 The Spurs’ Mark Olberding tries to get a shot off against Houston’s Rudy Tomjanovich in this 1977 photo. The Spurs’ Mark Olberding tries to get a shot off against Houston’s Rudy Tomjanovich in this 1977 photo. Photo: Express-News File Photo / Image 3 of 11 James Silas, San Antonio Spurs NBA basketball 1978 James Silas, San Antonio Spurs NBA basketball 1978 Photo: Express-News File Photo / Image 4 of 11 Louie Dampier, 10, of the San Antonio Spurs circa 1978 in San Antonio, Texas. Louie Dampier, 10, of the San Antonio Spurs circa 1978 in San Antonio, Texas. Photo: Robert Kingsbury /Getty Images Image 5 of 11 San Antonio Spurs guard Mike Gale passes the ball in a March 4, 1978 game. San Antonio Spurs guard Mike Gale passes the ball in a March 4, 1978 game. Photo: Express-News File Photo / Image 6 of 11 San Antonio Spurs coach Doug Moe in a 1978 game. San Antonio Spurs coach Doug Moe in a 1978 game. Photo: Express-News File Photo / Image 7 of 11 Spurs forward Larry Kenon vs. the Milwaukee Bucks in 1978 at the HemisFair Arena. Spurs forward Larry Kenon vs. the Milwaukee Bucks in 1978 at the Continue Reading

Florida 8-year-old missing for 33 years ‘takes over’ police Twitter account, live tweets final days

More than 30 years ago, an 8-year-old girl walked barefoot out of her Florida home in search of food for her cats. Police still don’t know what happened to her. Marjorie “Christy” Luna was wearing a turquoise swimsuit when she disappeared Memorial Day weekend in 1984. She walked a few blocks down to Belk’s General Store where she purchased cans of food for her pets and that was last anyone saw of her. In an effort to revive the long-cold case, officers in Palm Beach County let Christy “take over” their Twitter account through the weekend. Authorities used the young girl’s voice to recount in real-time what Christy may have felt and experienced more than three decades ago. The sheriff’s office kicked off the eerie campaign May 26, which would have been the day before Christy vanished, and continues on to detail the aftermath in a series of more than 50 tweets. The social media version of Christy had control of the account for the entire weekend. “Let me take you back to 1984, at the time when I was a happy child, living in Greenacres with mommy, sister Allie, Mama Kitty and her babies,” the Sheriff’s office tweeted on Friday. “Who would have thought that tomorrow would be the day I disappeared and was probably brutally beaten, raped, sold or murdered?” The imagined voice of Christy details a fun day with her mother and sister. The young girl thought they were headed to Disney, but actually spent the day Dubois Beach instead. "Hi kitties, finally home. Did you miss me?" she says upon return from the mini vacation. The social media posts continue through the anniversary of her disappearance, May 27. The voice of Christy recalls digging through her mother’s car in search of cash for the cat food as well as her love for the Pacman game at the Belk two blocks away from her home. Then the tweets begin to take a darker turn: “Wait Continue Reading

Woman runs Bensonhurst nail salon for 33 years and now has written the book on life’s essential truths

Thirty three years of painting nails with unicorns, flowers and (in one case) private parts has taught Tina Panariello enough about life to fill a book. And now the Bensonhurst salon owner has actually written that book, “Polished: Filing Away at Life’s Truths,” which tells the story of how she turned a $50,000 loan from her parents into Nail Artistry by Tina, the legendary 86th St. beauty parlor. Our own Reuven Blau chatted up this Italian grandmother to see if she would share her life lessons, chipped or otherwise. One lesson: Nails are a growth industry. Daily News : Your book has an intriguing title, but come on, what can any of us learn from your experience with nails?Tina Panariello : Don’t take anything serious and work very hard to get what you want. Know where you want to go. Set your sites high.DN : Perhaps we should start at the beginning. How did you get into this nail racket?TP : About 35 years ago, my son, Wayne, was in elementary school, and I used to do my own nails. The other mothers would look at them and ask where I got them done. Then I got three clients. I put enhancements on them, primed them for nail polish designs and then I’d give them a design. All for $5.DN : What’s the craziest design someone asked you to paint?TP : You sure you want to put that down? I had a client who wanted me to paint the female and male genitals underneath her nail. The nails were very long. I paint very miniature. She did it for her husband on their anniversary.DN : What was the hardest design and most unique customer?TP : A cockatoo bird. I had a four-hour window to paint 10 nails at the World International Nail and Beauty Association competition. And on the other finger I had to paint a unicorn sitting in the bed of flowers. I won first place in 1989. My most interesting customer was a young lady who was getting married. I had to paint all 10 fingers with three whole flowers on each nail and it had to match her wedding gown.DN : Continue Reading

On anniversary of murder, fugitive arrested in Jackson

JACKSON - Olympia Hobbs was murdered in Nashville, Tennessee, on Oct. 25, 2015.Exactly one year later in Jackson police caught up with one of the suspects, 19-year-old Javier Alexander Rivas.Following a traffic stop Oct. 25, Jackson police arrested Rivas on a charge of hindering prosecution and remanded him to Ocean County Jail in lieu of  $25,000 bail. Jail records showed that he was still there Thursday. His last known address was in Lakewood.His arrest stemmed from a crime spree that occurred one year ago and hundreds of  miles away, according to police. Around 2 a.m. Central Standard Time on Oct. 25, 2015, officers from the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department went to a home on Hopewood Court to investigate a shooting, police said.The victim, 33-year-old Hobbs, was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the USA Today Network reported at the time. Two of her children, ages 5 and 13 at the time, were home during the shooting. FUGITIVES: Child porn charges for poker-playing priestNashville police already have arrested two other suspects in the slaying. The first arrest came the day after Hobbs was killed.On Oct. 26, 2015, Metro Nashville announced that 21-year-old Paige Elliott had been arrested in the shooting death, which they believe had been the end result of an attempted robbery.Elliott told investigators she had driven to Hobbs' home with two people, according to a police affidavit. A friend asked her "where he could 'hit a lick'" — or collect a lot of cash — according to the affidavit.She allegedly told investigators that she had known Hobbs to be a drug dealer, so she decided to show her friend and "another gentleman" where Hobbs lived.Elliott told police that one of her friends knocked on Hobbs' door. When Hobbs answered, a shot rang out, and Elliott and her friends jumped back in the car and fled, according to the affidavit.A grand jury in Davidson County, Tennessee, Continue Reading

For parents of Etan Patz, 33 years of false hopes

The anniversary of 6-year old Etan Patz’s disappearance from SoHo has fallen on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend before. On that first Friday May 25, back in 1979, it was a cool, misty day. By early evening, more than 10 hours after Etan was last seen, hundreds of police officers were out in full force when the rain started. By the time bloodhounds were finally brought in Saturday morning, authorities were resigned to the fact the trail had probably gone cold, washed away down the neighborhood’s gutters. Now, we are being told that if the dogs had followed the trail, it would have led to a bag containing Etan’s broken body, sitting mere blocks from the Patz loft. PHOTOS: A TIMELINE OF THE ETAN PATZ CASE In a stunning turn of events, 51-year-old Pedro Hernandez was charged last week with strangling the boy, first luring him into the corner bodega near the bus stop where Etan was headed. Hernandez has told police he went back to find the body a couple of days later, but it was gone. This is the first time anyone has ever been charged in the 33-year case of what is often called “the most famous missing child since the Lindbergh baby.” That is a huge milestone. But it isn’t — by far — the first wild upswing in the decades-long case. For 33 years, law enforcement or psychics or strangers mostly, have been telling Etan’s parents, Stan and Julie Patz, that they either knew who had taken their son, or where Etan was, or even that they were Etan. Etan’s parents never changed their phone number, in hopes he might call. He never did, but plenty of strangers left messages around the clock. They reported seeing Etan in places as far-flung as New England and New Mexico. Sometimes multiple reports from across the country came in on the same day. HISTORY: ETAN PATZ CASE CHANGED THE WAY POLICE HANDLED MISSING KIDS CASES Sometimes, in instances of unfathomable cruelty, the voice at the other end Continue Reading

Jerry Manuel’s Mets manage to hold off Orioles as anniversary of Willie Randolph firing looms

BALTIMORE - Francisco Rodriguez gave a modest fist pump even Brian Bruney could find tolerable. And the Mets put a shellacking at Yankee Stadium behind them with a 6-4 win over the Orioles Tuesday night in their first visit to Camden Yards in eight years. Not that Jerry Manuel enjoyed a nerve-free ninth on the eve of his one-year anniversary as manager. Manuel tried to stay away from his closer last night, first telling himself he would use Bobby Parnell with a four-run lead in the ninth until one batter reached, then upping that number to a pair of runners when Melvin Mora led off with a single that wasn't hit hard. When Luke Scott singled against Parnell, too, Manuel summoned K-Rod. Rodriguez ultimately notched his 17thsave in 18 attempts - the lone blemish, of course, coming Friday on Luis Castillo's drop of Alex Rodriguez's pop-up on what would have been the final out. But comfortable this wasn't. Rodriguez walked Nolan Reimold to load the bases, and forced in a run with one out by also walking Ty Wigginton, although K-Rod believed he hit the outside corner with a 2-2 fastball. The Orioles (27-37) pulled within two runs on Brian Roberts' fielder's-choice groundout before Rodriguez ended the game by striking out Adam Jones with the tying run in scoring position. "Out there in the pen you've got to be ready for when the manager gives you the ball," Rodriguez said. The Mets (33-29) - who scored their final two runs on a dropped pop-up in the infield - moved within three games of first-place Philadelphia as David Wright accounted for three runs scoring and also showed leadership in dealing with Mike Pelfrey. Pelfrey (5-2), two starts removed from surrendering a career-high nine runs, didn't allow a baserunner until Nick Markakis' two-out single in the fourth. He held Baltimore off the scoreboard until Markakis' next turn at bat, when the Orioles' No.3 hitter belted a two-run homer to slice the Mets' lead to 4-2 in the sixth. Pelfrey departed Continue Reading

Building the best Butler basketball lineup from the past 25 years

As we get ready to start another college basketball season, we decided to take a look back first, because nostalgia plays around here. And for good reason.  So we tasked our staff to put together the best starting lineups and a sixth man, starting from the 1992-93 season, for each of Indiana's 10 Division I men's basketball programs.  Naturally, there will be much debate. ► 25-YEAR ANNIVERSARY TEAMS: INDIANA • PURDUE • BUTLER • NOTRE DAME • INDIANA STATE • VALPARAISO • IUPUI • EVANSVILLE • BALL STATE • FORT WAYNEMatt Howard (2007-11) The Connersville native is known as much for his unrelenting hustle as for his considerable production (1,939 points, fourth in school history). He played in a school-record 15 NCAA tournament games and for two national runners-up. As a sophomore, he was named Horizon League Player of the Year.Gordon Hayward (2008-10)His half-court heave nearly beat Duke for the 2010 NCAA championship, but his legacy extends beyond that. The Brownsburg native was most outstanding player of the West Regional and league player of the year, becoming the first Bulldog in the NBA since 1953. “He’s as good a player as this league has ever seen, or ever will see,” former Green Bay coach Tod Kowalczyk once said.Rylan Hainje (1998-2002)The Cathedral grad embodied the toughness that came to characterize Butler basketball. He and current coach LaVall Jordan were on the 2001 team earning the Bulldogs’ first NCAA tourney win in 39 years, and Hainje was league player of the year on the snubbed 26-6 team of 2002. “When you talk about the Mount Rushmore of Butler basketball, he’s a guy I’d put on there with Gordon Hayward and Matt Howard,” the late Joel Cornette once said.Shelvin Mack (2008-11)The Lexington, Ky., native followed Hayward into the NBA after leading the Bulldogs Continue Reading

A tribute to 9/11 victims before the 6th anniversary

Anniversary by anniversary, the calendar has carried us ever further from 9/11, but now the time line becomes a circle. The future aligns with the past. Sept. 11 will again fall on a Tuesday. And, in the rejoining of date and day, moment and memory, today is Sept. 9, a Sunday just like the 9/9 that was for so many a last time of family and friends and doing what they loved. Every hour, every minute, every second of today will be precisely in sync with the hours, minutes and seconds of that happy 9/9 as it tick, tick, ticked unknowingly toward 9/11 six years ago. On Tuesday, James Waring's name will be read as one of those of Cantor Fitzgerald who perished on 9/11, but a truer measure of the loss comes with the thought of this doting dad at Long Beach with his wife and four daughters on 9/9, strolling along the water's edge and dashing into the waves. Or think of Laurence Curia, who found himself with his two kids on an unexpectedly hot Sunday at Jones Beach without bathing suits. They all splashed in the surf in their clothes. Or think of Brian McAleese of the FDNY at Field 5, Robert Moses State Park, building sand castles with his 4-year-old son. Or of Thomas Sinton of Cantor Fitzgerald and his wife zipping around on "his-and-hers Jet Skis" on the Hudson River. Or of Paul Rizza of Fiduciary Trust and his wife picking homegrown summer tomatoes and making sauce the way it should be made. "It was good sauce," his widow, Elaine Rizza, said yesterday. "I've never made homemade sauce since then." Or think of Thomas Brennan of Sandler O'Neill playing Grateful Dead CDs in the car as his 19-month-old daughter boogied and laughed in her car seat. Or of Christopher Wodenshek celebrating another kind of anniversary, his 12th wedding anniversary, which one of his five young children would commemorate with a post-9/11 drawing of roses "for when my dad gave my mom all these roses for [her] anniversary." Or of newly promoted FDNY Captain Timmy Stackpole Continue Reading