Top Sports Stories (Feb 24, 2012)

Taiwan leaders extoll Lin’s work ethic, employees play hooky

Taipei – It’s a Friday morning at Brass Monkey, a Taipei bar, but with Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks taking on the Miami Heat, the atmosphere inside resembles a Saturday night. Over 100 crazed fans skipped work and headed to the pub. They wore …

Monsters and Critics February 24, 2012, 3:46 AM (PST)

CNN Sports Illustrated

Gatorade Duels: Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth win

DAYTONA BEACH – The long, steady ride is over for Michael Waltrip. Danica Patrick’s ride is just beginning, and it’s quite bumpy. And the man they call Smoke is still burning with competitive fire to defend his NASCAR Sprint Cup title. The takeaway …

Orlando Sentinel February 24, 2012, 3:54 AM (PST)

USA Today

Canucks end Wings’ NHL-record home win streak

DETROIT (AP) – The Detroit Red Wings took advantage of the shootout to win three times during their NHL-record, 23-game home winning streak. Detroit’s good fortune in the one-on-one duels ran out and its run ended against the Vancouver Canucks. Alex …

YAHOO! February 24, 2012, 2:28 AM (PST)

Another early Match Play exit for Tiger Woods

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) – Nick Watney is one of the few players who at least admits that he looks at the brackets. Watney knew that if he could win in the first round of the Match Play Championship, there was a good chance he would face Tiger Woods. And …

CBS Sports February 24, 2012, 4:22 AM (PST)

USA Today

Ryan Braun’s win puts MLB system to the test

Braun won an appeal of an October positive test for elevated levels of testosterone, enabling him to play the entire season for the Milwaukee Brewers without serving a 50-game suspension. "They’re going crazy in Milwaukee," said Omar Shaikh, …

USA Today February 24, 2012, 4:29 AM (PST)

NBA: Kevin Durant leads Oklahoma City Thunder past Los Angeles Lakers

Kevin Durant scored 33 points, Russell Westbrook added 19 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Lakers 100-85 Thursday night to head into the All-Star break tied for the league’s best record. The Thunder won its 12th straight home game and…

San Jose Mercury News February 23, 2012, 10:53 PM (PST)

Associated Press

Missouri bracing itself for crazy atmosphere in Allen Fieldhouse

COLUMBIA — Kim English and his Missouri teammates are fully aware of what lies ahead Saturday. Past experience has taught them that whenever they step on the court at Allen Fieldhouse, they should expect rim-rattling, court-shaking noise from start to…

Kansas City Star February 23, 2012, 7:47 PM (PST)

Kansas City Star

Flyers leaking oil in Edmonton

EDMONTON – With sweat and a sense of desperation dripping off the Flyers’ concerned faces, three players nearly simultaneously slammed their sticks into the boards in frustration as they left the ice last night. This time, there were no late-game …

Philadelphia Daily News February 24, 2012, 12:40 AM (PST)

San Francisco Gate


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