Top Sports Stories (Feb 13, 2012)

Upset and disappointed: Ivory Coast football coach

Ivory Coast, who yet again failed to fulfil their favourite’s tag at the Africa Cup of Nations, head back to Abidjan laden down with disappointment, coach Francois Zahoui said. The top team on the continent were defeated by Zambia 8-7 in a dramatic …

YAHOO! February 12, 2012, 9:47 PM (PST)


Giants learned a long time ago of Eli Manning’s poise, toughness

The week-after-the-Big-One column is heavy on the Giants, as it should be. And I’d be remiss if I didn’t touch on the greatest Anthem I’ve ever heard at a game — the late Whitney Houston’s, 21 years ago. I’ll get to other things around the NFL, too, …

CNN Sports Illustrated February 12, 2012, 10:30 PM (PST)

Boston Herald

Going ‘Linsane,’ sports media is quickly running out of Jeremy Lin puns

The New York Times has used the term "Linsanity" at least 19 times in print and online the last week, according to a quick search of their website. A recap of the Knicks’ 100-98 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday featured this …

YAHOO! February 13, 2012, 4:14 AM (PST)


Tiger Woods four shots behind Charlie Wi at Pebble Beach

It was called the "big-boy leaderboard" Saturday. That wasn’t because Charlie Wi, a 40-year-old with modest expectations but so far with a steady swing, was the leader for the third day in a row at the AT&T Pebble Beach National …

Chicago Tribune February 12, 2012, 8:00 PM (PST)

USA Today

Red Wings match record with 20th straight home win

DETROIT (AP) – It didn’t look like just another night for the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena when a fan hurled an octopus on the ice, an act usually reserved for a playoff game. And, It didn’t sound like an ordinary matchup in the regular season … February 13, 2012, 2:34 AM (PST)

Boston Herald

Rajon Rondo’s triple-double powers Celtics past Rose-less Bulls

Rajon Rondo recorded a triple-double with 32 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the Boston Celtics [team stats] to a 95-91 win Sunday over the Chicago Bulls, who were without star guard Derrick Rose. Kevin Garnett added 13 points and 12 …

Boston Herald February 13, 2012, 2:26 AM (PST)

Boston Herald

NBA Game of the Week Orlando Magic at Miami Heat: Fan’s Take

The only two teams to ever win Southeast Division titles-the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic-will face each other in this week’s NBA Game of the Week. The Heat or Magic have won the Southeast every year since the division was created prior to the …

YAHOO! February 13, 2012, 1:15 AM (PST)

Associated Press

Harrison, Isner complete US rout of Switzerland

FRIBOURG, Switzerland (WTW) – The United States completed its 5-0 rout of Switzerland in the first round of the Davis Cup on Sunday, with 19-year-old Ryan Harrison and John Isner winning the closing singles matches. Harrison made his Davis Cup debut, …

Indianapolis Star February 13, 2012, 12:25 AM (PST)

Daily Oklahoman