Top Sports Stories (Jan 19, 2012)

After leaving Wednesday, Manning back at Giants practice

Eli Manning will return to Giants practice on Thursday, the team announced on its Twitter account. Manning left Wednesday’s practice early because of a stomach bug. "Eli is the building today and will return to Giants practice," the tweet said. Manning…

New York Post January 19, 2012, 8:47 AM (PST)

Miami Herald

Ravens vs. Patriots: the key matchups in AFC title game

Those are the top two priorities for the Ravens (13-4), who must get the ball in the hands of RB Ray Rice (27), the league’s leader in total yardage with 2,068 (1,364 rushing). Rice was dynamic the last time he faced the Patriots in a playoff game at …

Washington Post January 19, 2012, 10:20 AM (PST)

ESPN

Westbrook signs extension with Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook to a multiyear contract extension. Westbrook was set to become a restricted free agent at the end of the season, meaning the Thunder would have had to match …

ESPN January 19, 2012, 10:34 AM (PST)

Washington Post

Broncos’ McCoy has 2nd interview for Dolphins job

MIAMI (AP) — Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy is meeting again with the Miami Dolphins about their coaching job, which will wrap up a second round of interviews by the team. McCoy met Thursday in New York with owner Stephen Ross and …

CNN Sports Illustrated January 19, 2012, 11:46 AM (PST)

Scout.com

Rob Lowe’s tweets about Peyton Manning’s retirement is news to Colts QB’s brother, Cooper Manning

The annual speculation about Brett Favre’s future is over, so now it’s time to start the guessing game on Peyton Manning. The first attempt came Wednesday from an unlikely source, actor Rob Lowe, who apparently is friends with Colts owner Jim Irsay. …

New York Daily News January 19, 2012, 8:32 AM (PST)

Bleacherreport.com

LeBron James ill, Dwyane Wade out for Heat

MIAMI – Heat forward LeBron James was sent home from the team’s shootaround practice Thursday morning because of illness, and is a game-time decision for Miami’s matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says guard Dwyane Wade’s …

Chicago Sun-Times January 19, 2012, 8:25 AM (PST)


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