Top Sports Stories (Feb 03, 2012)

SydFC play it safe with Lavicka successor

Some big names in world football and some familiar faces are being tossed up as candidates to coach Sydney FC next season but the Sky Blues plan to take their time to find the right successor for Vitezslav Lavicka. Sydney announced on Friday Lavicka …

ESPN Soccernet February 02, 2012, 11:03 PM (PST)

ABC Online

Stop all the Tom foolery

INDIANAPOLIS – Tom Brady [stats] had better be ready: The New York Giants’ vaunted front four is coming for him Sunday night, and the rest of America is coming with them. Maybe they are not as mean or as threatening as Osi or JPP or Justin Tuck, but …

Boston Herald February 03, 2012, 12:58 AM (PST)

New York Post

Peyton Manning and Colts meeting next week

US PresswireNow that Peyton Manning’s doctor has cleared him to play next season, his situation with his current employer, the Indianapolis Colts, has gotten a little murkier. The team has till March 8 to decided whether it is going to pay the …

YAHOO! February 03, 2012, 3:21 AM (PST)

Washington Post

Los Angeles gets 4 All-Star starters, with Clippers’ Griffin, Paul joining Kobe and Bynum

NEW YORK – Blake Griffin and Andrew Bynum have been voted to the All-Star game, joining Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul to give the city of Los Angeles four starters. Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant kept the West from being an entire L.A. story by earning a …

Minneapolis Star Tribune February 02, 2012, 4:23 PM (PST)

CBS Sports

Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski returns to practice as team preps for Super Bowl

INDIANAPOLIS – New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (ankle) practiced for the first time this week and was listed as a limited participant on the team’s injury report. The progress marks a sharp turnaround from Sunday, when the NFL’s touchdown…

NJ.com February 02, 2012, 7:29 PM (PST)

ESPN

Sixers face latest test as Heat visits

IT’S THE MIDDLE of "Death Row" week, as 76ers coach Doug Collins has dubbed the four games this week. The Sixers have played and beaten two tough teams, Orlando and Chicago, and now host the Miami Heat tonight before going to Atlanta tomorrow…

Philadelphia Daily News February 03, 2012, 12:01 AM (PST)


YAHOO!

Wright sparks FIU’s win

DeJuan Wright had 18 points and 13 rebounds, leading Florida International over host Troy on Thursday night. Jeremy Allen added 11 points for FIU (6-15, 3-6 Sun Belt). Alan Jones led the Trojans (7-14, 2-8) with 13 points. ? South Alabama 65, FAU 56: …

Miami Herald February 02, 2012, 9:38 PM (PST)

USA Today

Angelo Dundee dies at 90; corner man for Ali, Leonard

Angelo Dundee, who trained the two most celebrated fighters of his era, Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard, and 15 world champions in all in a Hall of Fame career that began in 1952, has died. He was 90. Dundee died Wednesday at a Clearwater, Fla., …

Baltimore Sun February 02, 2012, 10:42 PM (PST)

USA Today