Top Sports Stories (Feb 27, 2012)

Pat Knight getting kudos for his post-game rant

When Lamar basketball coach Pat Knight lit up his team, he also lit up the internet. His eight-minute rant was impressive in that Knight never raised his voice but took the skin off his senior class none the less. PAT KNIGHT:  Coach’s diatribe is …

USA Today February 27, 2012, 4:54 AM (PST)

Atlanta Journal Constitution

John Mayberry Jr. could be the key to the puzzle in the Phillies outfield

CLEARWATER, Fla. – The best verbal pitches for John Mayberry Jr.’s succeeding as an everyday player in the majors won’t come from the 6-foot-6 outfielder. He was a political science major at Stanford University and does some of the heaviest reading of …

Philadelphia Daily News February 27, 2012, 4:54 AM (PST)

Philadelphia Phillies

Rain forces NASCAR to postpone Daytona 500; race rescheduled for noon Monday

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR has raced on the beach at Daytona, under the lights and even around a pesky pothole. But never on a Monday – until now. The Daytona 500 was postponed Sunday for the first time in its 54-year history after heavy rain …

Minneapolis Star Tribune February 27, 2012, 12:22 AM (PST)

CNN

Anthony, Lin & Co. could take Knicks far if they learn to sacrifice

ORLANDO, Fla. – Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler, Jeremy Lin and Landry Fields left AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami late Thursday night headed their separate ways for the All-Star break. The Knicks starting five – and it is a very …

New York Post February 27, 2012, 3:50 AM (PST)

New York Post

For Braun and Brewers, the Media Circus Has Left Town

Three days after an arbitrator overturned Braun’s 50-game suspension for violating the league’s drug policy, the routines of spring training were returning for Milwaukee. Gone are the television cameras; only a handful of reporters remain. Players were…

New York Times February 26, 2012, 7:36 PM (PST)

ESPN

Hunter Mahan wins the Match Play and denies Rory McIlroy the No. 1 ranking

MARANA, Ariz. – Hunter Mahan is among the top 10 in the world. He has played on every U.S. team in the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup for the past five years. About the only thing keeping him from being truly part of the elite in golf is winning more …

Washington Post February 27, 2012, 12:22 AM (PST)


msnbc.com

Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III: Two sides of a golden NFL coin

Reporting from Indianapolis – Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, this town is big enough for both of them. For the moment. But come April 26, the first day of the NFL draft, Stanford’s Luck and Baylor’s Griffin – the top two quarterbacks at the …

Los Angeles Times February 27, 2012, 3:36 AM (PST)

CBS Sports

Medcalf’s Musings: This is the norm

AP Photo/Orlin WagnerKansas’ Thomas Robinson scored 28 points in an epic overtime win against Missouri on Saturday. It all starts in November, not March. Long before the office pools and Selection Sunday chatter commence, college basketball dazzles …

ESPN February 26, 2012, 7:00 PM (PST)