Top Sports Stories (Feb 07, 2012)

On day after, Belichick accentuates positive

FOXBORO – There was little left to be said about Super Bowl XLVI when the Patriots [team stats] returned to Gillette Stadium yesterday afternoon, so coach Bill Belichick instead used his press conference to look back upon the entirety of the long …

Boston Herald February 06, 2012, 10:37 PM (PST)

Associated Press

Peyton Manning will be most-watched NFL story of coming weeks

INDIANAPOLIS – Next to his senior picture at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, a young Peyton Manning listed the typical cryptic acknowledgments and farewell shout-outs to friends, teachers, coaches and family. He also included this tidbit: …

Chicago Tribune February 06, 2012, 8:00 PM (PST)

Bleacherreport.com

No. 4 Missouri hangs on against Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. – All eyes were on the shooter dressed in crimson and cream, a dangerous scorer who, as fate would have it, had just released a beautiful shot that could tie the game and force overtime. And as Missouri senior guard Kim English, who made …

Boston Herald February 07, 2012, 2:41 AM (PST)

San Francisco Gate

Thunder showing lightning on the road

A stretch of nine out of 11 on the road includes the current run five consecutive away for the Thunder. Oklahoma City (19-5) has been strong in enemy buildings all season, jumping out to a league-best 10-4 record on the road. Monday night’s visit to …

CBS Sports February 07, 2012, 3:31 AM (PST)

Philadelphia Daily News

Goodell great for NFL, even if Steelers, their fans disagree

It was about 90 minutes after Super Bowl XLIII, a game that always will be remembered here because of the Steelers’ fabulous comeback against the Arizona Cardinals. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was at a private party, his tie off, his sleeves rolled …

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette February 06, 2012, 10:30 PM (PST)

Bleacherreport.com