Top Sports Stories (Feb 04, 2012)

Giants’ Eli Manning can become NY sports royalty with another Super Bowl victory vs. New England Patriots

INDIANAPOLIS – If he wins on Sunday, if Eli Manning pulls off another fourth-quarter comeback or merely beats the Patriots, his two Super Bowl titles will land him on a pedestal reserved only for New York’s greatest sports icons. Already, Eli has …

New York Daily News February 03, 2012, 10:41 PM (PST)

ABC News

Irsay again insists he has no problem with Manning

INDIANAPOLIS-Jim Irsay is trying to put a happy face on an ugly public spectacle. After Peyton Manning stole the big stage from his little brother, Eli, all week, the Indianapolis Colts owner tried to resolve the second public spat in two weeks with …

San Jose Mercury News February 04, 2012, 1:33 AM (PST)

ESPN

The McTen: Rocky road win in Denver

Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty ImagesAndrew Bynum finished with 22 points on 10-for-13 shooting in the Lakers’ victory at Denver on Friday. Here are your 10 additional things to take away from the Lakers’ 93-89 road win against the Denver Nuggets on Friday ….

ESPN February 04, 2012, 1:54 AM (PST)

Rest of TV world idolizing NFL’s appeal to viewers

NEW YORK – The biggest of stars is off to a slow start this season. "American Idol," that reliable ratings juggernaut, had a drop in viewership of more than 15 percent for its first two episodes back, underscoring how rough it is to attract …

Philadelphia Daily News February 04, 2012, 3:27 AM (PST)

Washington Post

Sixers fall to Heat, 99-79

The 76ers and their fans have been looking for a measuring stick, a competitor they might be able to use in order to tell just where they stand when they stack up their impressive record against the elite teams of the NBA. On Friday, in front of their …

Philadelphia Daily News February 04, 2012, 12:14 AM (PST)

ESPN

Pierce, Allen carry Celtics past Knicks 91-89

BOSTON (AP) — Boston stayed close enough until the New York Knicks failed again. This time, it was because of the Celtics’ defense. Paul Pierce scored 30 points and Ray Allen had nine of his 14 in the final quarter to lift the Celtics to a 91-89 win …

CNN Sports Illustrated February 03, 2012, 9:44 PM (PST)


San Francisco Gate

Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton says he had relapse, starting with ‘3 or 4’ drinks in Dallas

ARLINGTON, Texas. – Josh Hamilton shed no tears, used no prepared statement as he apologized and shared few details about his relapse with alcohol. Still, it was clear he was upset by what he had done. The Texas Rangers slugger and recovering drug …

Minneapolis Star Tribune February 03, 2012, 7:06 PM (PST)