Top Sports Stories (Feb 02, 2012)

Fan Fight 6: Giants ‘D’ vs. Tom Brady

I’ve challenged Jeremy Fuchs, site editor for GiantsGab, a leading Giants blog, to a series of debates in the days leading up to the Super Bowl. Jeremy is a longtime New York sports fan who is looking forward to the Giants raising the Lombardi trophy …

Boston Globe February 02, 2012, 9:42 AM (PST)

CBS Sports

NBA nicknames: From Mamba to Zeke

Kobe Bryant this week tabbed guard Andrew Goudelock the "mini-Mamba" for the gritty style of play he has demonstrated in the first month of his NBA career. It’s a nickname, like Bryant’s "Black Mamba", that could stick as long as …

msnbc.com February 02, 2012, 10:18 AM (PST)

Philadelphia Daily News

Feds in New York shut down 16 sports streaming websites

NEW YORK – With the Super Bowl days away, federal authorities announced a crackdown Thursday on websites that stream unauthorized broadcasts of sports events just hours after New England quarterback Tom Brady [stats] told reporters gathered in …

Boston Herald February 02, 2012, 11:22 AM (PST)

LeBron James is considering participating in the Dunk Contest again

Remember back in 2009, when LeBron James announced that he’d be taking part in the 2010 NBA Slam Dunk Contest? Remember the eventual participants of the 2010 NBA Slam Dunk Contest? Left-to-right: Not LeBron James, Not LeBron James, Not LeBron James, …

YAHOO! February 02, 2012, 10:25 AM (PST)

CBS Sports

Place in history secure, but Tom Brady always after more

INDIANAPOLIS – Tom Brady [stats] has already shaped a legacy every quarterback dreams about. Another Super Bowl victory elevates his legend to a place only the rarest of athletes tread. If Brady and the Patriots [team stats] take down the Giants on …

Boston Herald February 02, 2012, 1:56 AM (PST)

Entertainment Online

Djokovic in line to make history at French Open

CIRCLE June 10 on the calendar because this is the date that may define tennis history. This will be the final day of the French Open and if King Novak Djokovic is one of the finalists as expected, we might be close to witnessing a calendar tennis …

FOXSports.com February 02, 2012, 2:25 AM (PST)

If chips fall just right, Peyton’s place could be D.C.;Manning would make Redskins relevant again

Picture Peyton Manning in a Washington Redskins uniform. Just entertain the possibility, even though there’s no telling if it’ll ever happen. Would he have to slip Terrence Austin a few bucks to gain proprietary rights to the number 18? So many …

FOXSports.com February 02, 2012, 2:32 AM (PST)

CNN Sports Illustrated

Bucks hold back Heat

Brandon Jennings scored 31 points, including three 3-pointers in a critical stretch of the fourth quarter, and host Milwaukee beat Miami, 105-97, last night for the Bucks’ second win over the Heat this season …

Boston Globe February 02, 2012, 1:06 AM (PST)

ESPN

COL BKB: Kansas 84, Oklahoma 62

LAWRENCE, Kan., Feb. 1 (UPI) — Tyshawn Taylor and Thomas Robinson paced a strong second half Wednesday that allowed No. 8 Kansas to pull away from Oklahoma 84-62. The Sooners were within three points at halftime but then surrendered 50 points during …

United Press International February 01, 2012, 8:56 PM (PST)

East. Michigan Eagles

There are a number of things that make the Eagles unique in the Mid-American Conference, but likely none of them stand out more than the team’s unusual approach to defense. In a league in which the man-to-man is the overwhelmingly dominant order of …

Collegebaseball.rivals.com February 01, 2012, 7:44 PM (PST)

Celtics go above .500 with 100-64 rout of Raptors

BOSTON – Paul Pierce [stats] had 17 points and eight assists and the Boston Celtics [team stats] crept above .500 for the second time this season with a 100-64 rout of the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. Ray Allen and Brandon Bass added 12 points …

Boston Herald February 01, 2012, 8:20 PM (PST)

San Francisco Gate

Should the Los Angeles Lakers Sign Kenyon Martin? Fan’s View

Don’t let last night’s 106-73 victory over the hapless Charlotte Bobcats deceive you. Despite putting out a solid showing against the worst team in the NBA, the Lakers’ bench has been awful this season. Some fans might argue that once Steve Blake gets …

YAHOO! February 01, 2012, 5:43 PM (PST)

NBA

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