Top Sports Stories (Feb 16, 2012)

Sorenstam rejects Solheim Cup captaincy

LONDON (AP)-Former top-ranked women’s golfer Annika Sorenstam says she has turned down the chance to captain Europe in the 2013 Solheim Cup against the United States. The 41-year-old Swede says "I simply cannot provide the necessary time that the …

YAHOO! February 16, 2012, 11:48 AM (PST)

Yahoo! Eurosport

Jeremy Lin dishes 13 assists in win, Linsanity hits All-Star Weekend

Jeremy Lin’s excellent run of form continued on Wednesday night as he racked up a career-high 13 assists while leading the Knicks to a 100-85 win over the Sacramento Kings. As Cindy Boren reported: Trouble in Linland? The New York Knicks won their …

Washington Post February 16, 2012, 12:38 PM (PST)

A 5-state ban for Bothell’s ‘Piggyback Bandit’

HELENA, Mont. – The stocky man showed up in a basketball uniform for a game at Century High School in North Dakota. Players and coaches assumed he was a fan who had come with another team, so nobody objected when he began to pitch in around the bench. …

Seattle Times February 16, 2012, 8:14 AM (PST)

LSU Tiger Band To March In Rex Parade

WDSU .com Officials with the Rex Organization have announced that the Louisiana State University Tiger Band and the New York Fire Department’s famed Emerald Society Pipes and Drums Corps will march in its 131st parade on Mardi Gras Feb. 21. The LSU … February 16, 2012, 11:41 AM (PST)


Wizards’ JaVale McGee out of slam dunk contest

When JaVale McGee was asked nearly two weeks ago about participating in the slam dunk contest this season, he said, "It’s possible. Always possible." McGee offered a hint three days ago on Twitter that he probably wouldn’t take part in the event this …

Washington Post February 16, 2012, 10:58 AM (PST)

Boston Herald

Bulls need to stop Rajaon Rondo

During tonight’s game against the Celtics at the United Center, it’s likely that Tom Thibodeau will give his team a mandate above all others. Stop the ball. When the Bulls lost to the Celtics 95-91 on Sunday, Boston had 33 fast break points. Thibodeau …

Chicago Sun-Times (blog) February 16, 2012, 10:08 AM (PST)

McDonald’s USA renews with NHL as an Official League partner in U.S.

NEW YORK – The National Hockey League® (NHL) today announced that McDonald’s USA has renewed for multiple years as the Official Quick Service Restaurant of the NHL in the United States and in territories where the annual season-opening NHL … February 16, 2012, 9:11 AM (PST)

NASCAR: Michael McDowell gets full-season Sprint Cup Series ride with Phil Parsons Racing

Michael McDowell got an opportunity to to drive the No. 18 car at Texas for Joe Gibbs Racing as a substitute driver for suspended Kyle Busch. Michael McDowell will drive the No. 98 Ford Fusion for Phil Parsons Racing for the entire 2012 Sprint Cup … February 16, 2012, 12:38 PM (PST)


Report: Five TCU football players failed drug tests for marijuana

Five TCU football players failed a drug test that was given to the team on Feb. 1. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported the positives were for marijuana and also said 11 other players had trace amounts of the drug in their sample that was within the …

USA Today February 16, 2012, 12:17 PM (PST)