Top Sports Stories (Feb 22, 2012)

Why is Jeremy Lin important? She explains

ANAHEIM – Like much of America, I’ve been swept up in Linsanity. Ever since NBA phenom Jeremy Lin burst into the national consciousness a few weeks ago, I haven’t been able to stop talking about his unbelievable, meteoric rise. Everything he’s done on …

msnbc.com February 22, 2012, 4:10 AM (PST)

USA Today

NFL concussion fallout raises red flags in NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WTW) – If Michael Waltrip were to count up all the concussions he has sustained over a NASCAR career that stretches back nearly 30 years, he’d certainly hit 10 — and probably keep going. Safety measures since Dale Earnhardt’s …

Indianapolis Star February 22, 2012, 12:43 AM (PST)

Forbes

Bradley makes it 4-for-4 at Honda {HEADLINE2} Jupiter resident becomes the fourth defending major

It’s a Grand Slam for the Honda Classic. Keegan Bradley, winner of last year’s PGA Championship, committed to the Honda on Monday to give the tournament the winners of all four of last year’s major titles. "It’s a terrific way to round out the …

FOXSports.com February 22, 2012, 2:23 AM (PST)

Bleacherreport.com

NHL roundup: Corey Crawford has 31 saves; Blackhawks beat Red Wings 2-1

CHICAGO – Corey Crawford made 31 saves to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night in a matchup of Central Division rivals missing their top centers. Jimmy Hayes scored the tying goal in the second period…

Boston Herald February 21, 2012, 10:41 PM (PST)

New York Times

Thomas’ play at point making a difference

–After the better part of two seasons debating as to whether or not Tyreke Evans is a point guard, perhaps the point is now mute. The Kings have had better offensive flow with rookie guard Isaiah Thomas. Thomas had 23 points, 11 assists and eight …

CBS Sports February 22, 2012, 3:34 AM (PST)

New York Times

Spurs fall to Blazers 137-97

PORTLAND, Ore. – A win is a win to the Trail Blazers. Portland faced the San Antonio Spurs, playing without resting stars Tim Duncan and Tony Parker, and led by as many as 48 points on the way to a 137-97 victory. "It still counts, right?" …

Boston Herald February 22, 2012, 5:00 AM (PST)


ESPN

Osipoff: Suspended Byrd eager to play

D.J. Byrd doesn’t care what position he plays. Small forward, power forward, heck, even center, if he’s asked. Just as long as he plays. Just as long as he’s on the floor. Byrd was suspended for one game, Purdue’s 76-62 loss to then-No. 7 Michigan …

Chicago Sun-Times February 21, 2012, 9:37 PM (PST)

Boston Herald