Top Sports Stories (Mar 29, 2012)

Cultures clash in commonwealth over UK-UofL game

LEXINGTON, Ky. – This Bluegrass State rivalry runs deep, and the divide is wide. Just 70 miles apart, Lexington and Louisville are worlds apart when it comes to college basketball. Come Saturday when the Cardinals and Wildcats meet at the Final Four in…

Atlanta Journal Constitution March 29, 2012, 9:00 AM (PST)

Baylor coach Mulkey diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy

WACO, Texas (WTW) – Baylor coach Kim Mulkey has been diagnosed with Bell’s palsy, a form of facial paralysis she says won’t change her approach going into the NCAA Final Four. Mulkey said Thursday that her tongue started feeling strange at the NCAA …

Indianapolis Star March 29, 2012, 12:20 PM (PST)

Coach Geno Auriemma expected rebuilding year, UConn players respond with Final Four run

STORRS, Conn. – The UConn’s women’s basketball players would really enjoy proving their coach wrong. Geno Auriemma predicted before the season began that UConn could not win a national championship after losing two time national player of the year Maya…

Washington Post March 29, 2012, 12:20 PM (PST)

Person familiar with situation: Saints in draft meetings, no decision yet on Payton appeal

NEW ORLEANS – A person familiar with the situation says decisions are still pending on a possible appeal of Sean Payton’s suspension or an interim coach should his season-long punishment be upheld. The person says Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis …

Washington Post March 29, 2012, 8:31 AM (PST)

USA Today

ACC waits as Tar Heel players mull NBA decisions

An announcement on the future of the North Carolina basketball players could come soon, as the key Tar Heels evaluate their futures and whether they will jump to the NBA. Sophomore Harrison Barnes, junior John Henson and sophomore Kendall Marshall …

msnbc.com March 29, 2012, 9:50 AM (PST)

NBA

Tiger heads to Masters believing he can win

(Reuters) – It is spring time in the United States and the azaleas at Augusta National are ready to bloom. So is Tiger Woods. After two and a half years of torment, the former world number one finally has a spring back in his step. He has ironed out …

YAHOO! March 29, 2012, 12:20 PM (PST)


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D’Brickashaw Ferguson says Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez  will form an ‘interesting tandem’ at QB for NY Jets

Prior to the public introduction of quarterback Tim Tebow at a press conference Monday afternoon, left tackle D’Brickshaw Ferguson, who was lifting weights when word of Tebow’s arrival spread at the team’s facility, welcomed his newest protectee. They …

New York Daily News March 29, 2012, 12:20 PM (PST)

CBS Sports

Giants still working to keep Matt Cain

SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants are committed to keeping All-Star right-hander Matt Cain in their talented rotation beyond 2012, and CEO and president Larry Baer says serious conversations are ongoing with the pitcher’s representatives. Cain said at the …

ESPN March 29, 2012, 12:34 PM (PST)

McCovey Chronicles

Johnson signs on to lend his magic to Dodgers

LOS ANGELES – Magic Johnson is about to learn $2 billion only buys you so much. Now he’ll need to bring the Los Angeles Dodgers the same success he brought the Lakers. News that Johnson and his partners agreed to purchase the team sparked a groundswell…

CNBC March 29, 2012, 8:24 AM (PST)

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Top Sports Stories (Mar 29, 2012)

KU Jayhawks board a plane to the Final Four

The KU Jayhawks boarded a plane to head to New Orleans. A crowd of fans cheered on the team as they left on a flight at Topeka’s Forbes Field Wednesday afternoon. The Jayhawks will play the Ohio State Buckeyes Saturday night. KSN will have complete …

msnbc.com March 28, 2012, 4:46 PM (PST)

Bleacherreport.com

Saints overshadow NFL meetings

In this unpredictable, headline-grabbing offseason, not even hot topics such as overtime or instant replay can push aside the New Orleans Saints and their bounty program. NFL owners completed their meetings Wednesday by passing several significant …

Seattle Times March 29, 2012, 12:53 AM (PST)

Associated Press

Wedge praises MLB’s Japan disaster aid

TOKYO, March 29 (Reuters) – Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge praised Major League Baseball for raising awareness of the massive rebuilding job still to be done in Japan after last year’s deadly tsunami. Wedge said baseball had stepped to the plate …

YAHOO! March 28, 2012, 11:41 PM (PST)

USA Today

England Rugby Confirms Lancaster as Head Coach Through 2016

England rugby’s interim manager Stuart Lancaster was given the full-time job today by the country’s board to lead the squad through the next World Cup. Lancaster was ratified unamiously in a vote this morning by the Rugby Football Union’s board and …

Bloomberg March 29, 2012, 4:49 AM (PST)

The Guardian

Top Sports Stories (Mar 28, 2012)

Payton, Saints have decisions looming this week

NEW ORLEANS-As Sean Payton finishes what could be his last week of work in 2012, he and the Saints’ brass have some major choices to make. They’re hoping Bill Parcells can help, whether he wants to get back into coaching or not. Payton considers …

San Jose Mercury News March 28, 2012, 1:51 AM (PST)

USA Today

Baylor pounds Tennessee 77-58 for Final Four bid

DES MOINES, Iowa – Top-seeded Baylor rolled through the Des Moines regional with such ease that the only stress the Bears had to endure was a late-game scuffle with Tennessee that saw Brittney Griner ejected. Baylor can breathe easy knowing Griner …

Boston Herald March 27, 2012, 4:54 PM (PST)

USA Today

Heat Index trending topics: Tebow, Tiger and Tuna

Occassionally in sports, we come across athletes who just think differently. Suns guard Steve Nash is like that. Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner was like that. So was former Suns star Kevin Johnson, who now is mayor of Sacramento. Tebow is one of …

AZCentral.com March 27, 2012, 6:20 PM (PST)

Bloomberg

Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger ready to have an impact this time against Kansas

Ohio State All-American forward Jared Sullinger still can’t forgive himself. And he still can’t help from wondering: What if he had not missed the Buckeyes’ game at Kansas? Sullinger missed the then-No. 2 Buckeyes’ nationally televised showdown at …

Boston Herald March 27, 2012, 6:49 PM (PST)

Forbes

Freshman Behanan matures in time for Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Before Chane Behanan could carry Louisville to the Final Four, he had to put down some other baggage. A McDonald’s All-American coming out of high school, the 6-foot-7 freshman forward from Cincinnati started his career with …

ESPN March 28, 2012, 1:58 AM (PST)

CBS Sports

Stanford reaches NIT final by beating Massachusetts | College basketball

NEW YORK – With Stanford teammates struggling and the lead slipping away, Anthony Brown shot the ball with no hesitation. Brown scored 13 of his season-high 18 points in the second half to lead the Cardinal to a 74-64 victory over Massachusetts in a …

Seattle Times March 27, 2012, 9:41 PM (PST)


USA Today

Top Sports Stories (Mar 26, 2012)

Tiger Woods gets back to winning on his terms

The golf world is a twitter, and we’re not talking about 140 characters on a keyboard. Tiger Woods has won again. For that portion of the population that isn’t referring to flying creatures when it talks about birdies, and is not ashamed to wear white …

Los Angeles Times March 26, 2012, 12:52 PM (PST)

USA Today

Frank Martin to leave Kansas State for South Carolina

Kellis Robinett of The Kansas City Star: A source close to Kansas State basketball coach Frank Martin said Monday morning that Martin will become South Carolina’s next coach. The source confirmed a report in The State, a newspaper in Columbia, S.C., …

Collegesportsblog.dallasnews.com March 26, 2012, 12:45 PM (PST)

KMBC.com

Arnold Palmer expected to be released from hospital Monday

Arnold Palmer was not at the 18th green, waiting to congratulate Tiger Woods after his win at Bay Hill on Sunday. But the golfing legend’s presence was felt following his namesake tournament. "I know he puts his heart and soul into this event,…

Los Angeles Times March 26, 2012, 12:52 PM (PST)

Los Angeles Times

Tim Tebow meets New York media

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Tim Tebow was introduced Monday as the newest member of the New York Jets, telling a Super Bowl-sized news conference he preferred the Jets over his hometown Jacksonville Jaguars and downplaying a potential quarterback controversy…

ESPN March 26, 2012, 12:45 PM (PST)

NJ.com

Tyshawn Taylor leading Kansas back to Final Four

LAWRENCE, Kan. — There may be no more polarizing star in the history of Kansas basketball than Tyshawn Taylor. The senior guard from Hoboken, N.J., has spent four years putting fans, teammates and coaches through every high and low imaginable. There …

ESPN March 26, 2012, 11:12 AM (PST)

Washington Post

Syracuse should be strong again despite departures

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) – In the end, Syracuse couldn’t overcome its biggest obstacle – winning without star sophomore center Fab Melo. Still, despite more distractions than any other team in America, the Orange had a season to remember. "We had a …

CBS Sports March 26, 2012, 11:33 AM (PST)


Associated Press

ELITE EIGHT: Tennesse & Baylor Battle In Des Moines

Wells Fargo Arena is getting ready for a big crowd Monday night as it hosts a Women’s NCAA Elite Eight game. Over the weekend, Des Moines’ attendance rate was the highest of any regional game, with more than 8,000 fans per game. Monday night, Baylor …

msnbc.com March 26, 2012, 11:41 AM (PST)

USA Today

Calipari faces ultimate test

The most tense, difficult week of John Calipari’s coaching career began with a question about Anthony Davis’ knee, another about his net-cutting technique and a third about the one-and-done recruiting approach that has characterized his three seasons …

FOXSports.com March 26, 2012, 11:41 AM (PST)

USA Today

SPORTS HEADLINES 3/19/2012

Chicago Tribune

The Mystery of Why Manning Chose Denver

For weeks, we’ve been waiting for Peyton Manning to tell us where. Now we’re waiting for him to tell us why. Why Denver? Obviously, $90+ million over five years (reportedly) was a factor. And so was the presence of …New York Times Blogs · 1 hour ago

David Ramsey: John Elway tackles risk of a lifetime in signing Peyton Manning

Boston Herald

Peyton Manning picks Denver; Tim Tebow likely to be sent packing

Boston Herald

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New York Daily News

Mike Woodson holds NY Knicks accountable for their actions, which is exactly what this team was missing under Mike D’Antoni

The Knicks were back at practice on Monday morning. A little more bounce in their steps thanks to a three-game win streak that coincides with Mike Woodson taking over for Mike D’Antoni. If the Knicks somehow make …New York Daily News · 8 hours ago

Carmelo Anthony and NY Knicks come together committed to playing defense, making playoff push

New York Daily News

NY Knicks putting out effort under interim coach Mike Woodson that was missing under former coach Mike D’Antoni

New York Daily News

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Times Union

Top-seeded Syracuse’s deep bench an NCAA savior

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — When fourth-seeded Wisconsin meets top-seeded Syracuse in the semifinals of the East Regional in Boston on Thursday, the Badgers (26-9) will face a team that relies heavily on its bench. Syracuse …ESPN · 16 hours ago

Don’t blame NCAA for K-State’s Jamar Samuels sitting out

CBS Sports

Syracuse’s quiet confidence silences K-State

New York Post

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Boston Herald

Kendall Marshall, Heels’ most indispensable player, injured in NCAA win over Creighton

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Kendall Marshall’s voice cracked. P.J. Hairston stared at the floor. Stilman White felt “blindsided.” Tyler Zeller used the “s” word — rhymes with ducks. Rarely has a winning locker room …Boston Herald · 4 hours ago

Creighton lets North Carolina get rolling, can’t catch up in 87-73 loss in NCAA 3rd round

Washington Post

Creighton lets North Carolina get rolling, can’t catch up in 87-73 loss in NCAA 3rd round

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San Francisco Gate

NBA: Chicago 85, Orlando 59

ORLANDO, Fla., March 19 (UPI) — John Lucas filled in for injured Chicago guard Derrick Rose Monday and turned in a 20-point performance, sparking the Bulls to an 85-59 win over Orlando. Rose sat out for a fourth straight …United Press International · 9 hours ago

Boozer’s big night leads Bulls over Magic 85-59

San Francisco Gate

Howard pleases Magic fans with decision

CBS Sports

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YAHOO!

Nowitzki pours in 27 as Mavs top Spurs

The Dallas Mavericks, trying to gain momentum in their NBA title defence, defeated Western Conference rivals San Antonio Saturday 106-99 to halt the Spurs’ three-game winning streak. Dirk Nowitzki scored 27 points to …YAHOO! · 1 day ago

Warriors fall short against Jazz in OT

Boston Herald

Nowitzki helps Mavericks win shootout with Spurs

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CNN

UConn women advance to regionals again

Geno Auriemma took a second to think about what his UConn Huskies had just accomplished. It wasn’t the NCAA tournament defensive record his top-seeded team set in a 72-26 victory over Kansas State that caught his …Seattle Times · 5 hours ago

UConn women advance to regionals for 19th straight season after record rout of Kansas State

Minneapolis Star Tribune

College basketball: UConn limits Kansas State to NCAA women’s tournament low of 26 points

San Jose Mercury News

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Republic

Kayla Standish scores 19 as No. 11 Gonzaga upsets No. 3 Miami 65-54 to advance to round of 16

SPOKANE, Wash. — Miami coach Katie Meier said it was hard to feel devastated after the end of one of the finest seasons in program history. Third-seeded Miami was upset 65-54 by 11th-seeded Gonzaga on Monday on …Washington Post · 8 hours ago

Women’s college basketball: Gonzaga reaches Sweet 16 of NCAA tourney

Salt Lake Tribune

Standish leads Gonzaga over Miami 65-54

Miami Herald

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Town Hall

Spartans, Wolfpack react differently to NCAA wins

After the buzzer sounded and the cheers died, there was … nothing. Top-seeded Michigan State didn’t cut down any nets and the Spartans didn’t carry anyone around on their shoulders after a 65-61 victory over resilient …Seattle Times · 1 day ago

North Carolina State revives glory days with upset of Georgetown

Los Angeles Times

North Carolina State Wolfpack erase early deficit, hang on to top Georgetown Hoyas

Boston Herald

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Associated Press

LeBron OK with idea of Derek Fisher

MIAMI — The Miami Heat have an open roster spot and veteran guard Derek Fisher is a free agent. Fisher, after completing a multiyear buyout with the Houston Rockets, is looking for a role on a contender. The question is …ESPN · 9 hours ago

Rockets waive former Lakers guard Fisher

NBA

Paul Millsap scores 24, Jazz stun Lakers

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ABC News

Chicago at Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. — If the Chicago Bulls are going to make a run at an NBA championship this season, they will need a healthy Derrick Rose to do it. For now, though, they continue to find a way to beat the top teams in the …CBS Sports · 4 hours ago

Boozer’s big night leads Bulls over Magic 85-59

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Even without their MVP, the Bulls look like contenders in Magic rout

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Chicago Tribune

Ohio University’s party line: We can compete with anyone

ATHENS, Ohio — Ohio University students used to party just for the sake of a good time. Now they have an actual reason. Known for its double-edged Princeton review rating as the nation’s No. 1 party school, the liberal …Chicago Tribune · 10 hours ago

Sweet 16: Ohio State, Xavier, Cincinnati, Ohio represent Buckeye State

Washington Post

Ohio is March hoops hotbed: 4 teams in final 16

Associated Press

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Bills’ Super Mario promises fireballs, chaos vs. Pats

Here comes the hard part for Mario Williams: Stopping Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. When the Bills signed the star linebacker to a six-year, $96 million deal — the biggest contract for a defender in NFL history — the thought was that Williams …NFL · 15 hours ago

Bills’ Signing of Defensive End Williams Sparks Sales

New York Times

Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson shows he can be a big-spender in signing DE Mario Williams

Washington Post

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United Press International

Missouri’s Haith voted Coach of the Year

ST. LOUIS, March 19 (UPI) — Missouri’s Frank Haith was named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association’s Coach of the Year Monday. Haith is to receive the award March 30 in New Orleans. Other awards to be given at …United Press International · 18 hours ago

Missouri’s Frank Haith wins Henry Iba Award

Sporting News

Emails show the Big 12 tried to stop Missouri from leaving for the SEC

YAHOO!

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Daily American Online

Crosby makes immediate impact for surging Penguins

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Dan Bylsma promised to keep Sidney Crosby’s minutes under control as his star centre eased his way back into the lineup following a three-month layoff. It might be time to take the shackles off.YAHOO! · 20 hours ago

Matt Cooke, Sidney Crosby lead Penguins to 5-2 win over Devils

Boston Herald

Penguins win 11th straight, 5-2 over Devils with Sidney Crosby getting 3 assists

Minneapolis Star Tribune

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CBS News

Improving Muamba breathing on his own, Bolton say

London – Bolton Wanderers say their stricken midfielder Fabrice Muamba is now breathing on his own but remains in serious condition. In a second statement on Monday, the Premier League club said the 23-year-old …Monsters and Critics · 14 hours ago

Fabrice Muamba breathing independently, talking again

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Muamba breathing independently, talking again

Seattle Times

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Miami Herald

Victoria Azarenka makes noise en route to No. 1

The Williams sisters and Kim Clijsters are aging and ailing. Caroline Wozniacki was the world No. 1 with no major title on her résumé. Three of last year’s Grand Slam winners — Li Na (French Open), Petra Kvitova …Miami Herald · 8 hours ago

Roger Federer facing tough draw at Sony Ericsson Open

Miami Herald

Novak Djokovic’s 2007 Sony Ericsson title was peek into future

Miami Herald

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NBA: Utah Jazz’s young kids are more than all right

Jazz General Manager Kevin O’Connor believes it takes three years to truly evaluate an NBA draft pick, and a Utah organization that prides itself on smooth consistency rarely makes snap judgements. Forty-five games into the Jazz’s 2011-12 season …Salt Lake Tribune · 4 hours ago

Utah gymnastics: Slumping Utes seeking breakout in Pac-12 meet

Salt Lake Tribune

Jazz Notes: Paul Millsap excels as Utah’s No. 1 offensive option

Salt Lake Tribune

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Indianapolis Star

IU hoping to cash in on tournament success

Indiana University’s success in the NCAA Tournament is having a positive effect on student morale and the university’s bottom line. Win one game during the NCAA Tournament and you get the opportunity to play again.msnbc.com · 15 hours ago

NCAA Tournament 2012: Indiana gets timely boost from Christian Watford

Indianapolis Star

NCAA Tournament 2012: Indiana-Kentucky keys to game

Indianapolis Star

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Boston Herald

BC transfer Brady Heslip shoots Baylor into Sweet 16 as Bears beat Buffs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Baylor guard Brady Heslip kept firing 3-point shots Saturday in The Pit. Bears fans kept celebrating – all the way to the Sweet 16. The Bears secured their berth in next week’s Sweet 16 round of …Boston Herald · 1 day ago

Campbell Gives Bears Much-needed Security at the Backup QB Position

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Hershey Bears Defeat Adirondack Phantoms

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Top Sports Stories (Mar 18, 2012)

49ers look like serious player in Manning pursuit

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Jim Harbaugh coaching Peyton Manning. In the Bay Area, they’re beginning to think about the possibility and believe it truly might happen. A former NFL quarterback, Harbaugh worked wonders with …

msnbc.com March 18, 2012, 12:47 PM (PST)

USA Today

COL BKB: Drexel 65, Northern Iowa 63

PHILADELPHIA, March 18 (UPI) — Samme Givens hit a timely foul shot among his 28 points Sunday, sparking Drexel to a 65-63 win Northern Iowa in the National Invitation Tournament. Givens connected on one of his two free-throw attempts with 24.3 seconds…

United Press International March 18, 2012, 12:54 PM (PST)

Bleacherreport.com

Wolfpack erase early deficit, hang on to top Hoyas

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lorenzo Brown hit three free throws in the final 10.6 seconds and North Carolina State conjured up its glorious tradition with a 66-63 upset of third-seeded Georgetown in a Midwest Regional on Sunday. The Wolfpack (24-12) advance…

Associated Press March 18, 2012, 12:19 PM (PST)

The Post-Standard – Syracuse.com (blog)

Take That, Danny Granger?Knicks Roll: A Fan’s View

The Indiana Pacers’ forward indicated earlier this week, probably rather innocently, that the back-to- back contests against the Knicks over this weekend were winnable games. Granger was only verbalizing what many in the league have been thinking for …

YAHOO! March 18, 2012, 8:44 AM (PST)

New York Times

Bears say Heslip hardworking, humble

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Brady Heslip was stocky, not exactly someone who looked like he was going to be an impact player when he arrived at Boston College in the middle of the season two years ago. And his impact was minimal, since he had been stashed at …

ESPN March 18, 2012, 9:27 AM (PST)

Collegebaseball.rivals.com

Kentucky PG Teague finding his stride at the exact right time

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — At one time, this was supposed to be his city.  Marquis Teague was destined to play in the Yum! Center in Louisville. His father, Shawn, was coached by Rick Pitino back in the day at Boston University and the young point guard …

CBS Sports March 18, 2012, 10:10 AM (PST)


FOXSports.com

Hank Haney: Tiger’s injury came during SEAL training

Hank Haney, according to an account Saturday by the New York Times on its web site and subsequent blog posts, said he was told that Tiger Woods tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in a military training exercise with the Navy SEALs and…

USA Today March 18, 2012, 12:04 PM (PST)

Boston Herald

Top Sports Stories (Mar 17, 2012)

France’s Fourcade wins overall biathlon title

KHANTY-MANSIYSK, Russia (AP)-World champion Martin Fourcade of France won the World Cup biathlon overall title Saturday after finishing first in a pursuit race. Fourcade missed one target and completed the 12.5-kilometer course in 34 minutes, 47.1 …

YAHOO! March 17, 2012, 4:56 AM (PST)

49ers in race for Peyton Manning

Even before he worked out for the Denver Broncos on Friday, Peyton Manning threw passes for the San Francisco 49ers and underwent a physical exam earlier this week, according to league sources. The Arizona Cardinals were informed they would be wise to …

ESPN March 17, 2012, 4:35 AM (PST)

Los Angeles Times

Lehigh stuns second-seeded Duke 75-70 to advance

The Duke Blue Devils might be after Friday night. Duke had never lost an NCAA tournament game at the Greensboro Coliseum, winning all 12 previous contests , the best record of any team at a site in tournament history. Who would have thought their 13th …

Philadelphia Daily News March 17, 2012, 2:33 AM (PST)

USA Today

Draymond Green’s triple-double helps Michigan State advance

COLUMBUS, Ohio — On a freaky Friday of NCAA tournament upsets, Michigan State wasn’t going down. Draymond Green wouldn’t stand for it. Green scored 24 points in his second career tournament triple-double, Derrick Nix added 18 points and top-seeded …

ESPN March 16, 2012, 9:32 PM (PST)

San Francisco Gate

76ers Wait Far Too Long to Make an Effort Against Heat: A Fan’s Preview

The Philadelphia 76ers have a formula when it comes to facing the Miami Heat. Sixers fans like myself are all too used to Philadelphia hanging in with Miami for a long time, then collapsing sometime in the second half. But when the Heat visited on Mar….

YAHOO! March 17, 2012, 4:56 AM (PST)

Bleacherreport.com

Set your SafeSearch filter to ‘strict.’ Now.

A website called Pornhub.com (you were warned) conducted a March Madness survey and found 22 percent of its "basketball fanatics" want the Tar Heels to go all the way. To New Orleans, we think. And either way, they want the cheerleaders there. Snoop …

Collegebaseball.rivals.com March 17, 2012, 1:36 AM (PST)


Delaware County Daily Times

Shock and dismay for Mizzou

OMAHA, Neb. ? The seemingly unfathomable became a dismal reality for Mizzou on Friday at the CenturyLink Center, where the Tigers suffered an upset of historic proportions when they became just the fifth No. 2 seed in 110 chances in NCAA Tournament …

St. Louis Post-Dispatch March 17, 2012, 4:56 AM (PST)

Selcuk Aydin talking about his July 28th fight against Robert Guerrero

After three years of waiting for his mandatory title shot, unbeaten Selcuk Aydin (23-0, 17 KOs) will face Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (29-1-1, 18 KOs) on July 28th for the WBC interim world welterweight championship. Aydin had secured his …

East Side Boxing March 17, 2012, 4:56 AM (PST)

Badlefthook.com

Bucks top Warriors in Monta Ellis’ return

Golden State owner Joe Lacob set the tone for a night that was as much about a heartfelt tribute to Monta Ellis as it was about the Warriors’ 120-98 loss to Milwaukee. "I’m getting chills talking about (Ellis) right now," Lacob said two hours…

San Francisco Gate March 17, 2012, 12:24 AM (PST)

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Top Sports Stories (Mar 16, 2012)

Miami said to be moving on without Manning

The Miami Herald reports that Miami is out of the running in the Peyton Manning sweepstakes. The Dolphins will bring in former Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn for an interview. Meantime, the whole state of Tennessee is pushing for Peyton to …

msnbc.com March 16, 2012, 3:17 AM (PST)

USA Today

Syracuse survives controversial ending; UNC Asheville leaves angry

PITTSBURGH – Syracuse was the second of the four No. 2 seeds to lose to a No. 15 seed in the NCAA tournament when the Orange was beaten by Richmond in 1991 at Cole Field House in College Park, Md. On Thursday, Jim Boeheim’s team nearly became the first…

Boston Herald March 16, 2012, 2:05 AM (PST)

Washington Post

Team had options for Bogut deal

–While the Bucks shipped Andrew Bogut to the Warriors, several other teams were quite interested in the Aussie big man. One of them was the Rockets, who have been pursuing Bogut for almost a year. The Rockets dangled a bunch of different players and …

CBS Sports March 16, 2012, 2:56 AM (PST)

San Jose Mercury News

D’Antoni loses power struggle with Anthony

When the season reached a point where something had to give, it was Mike D’Antoni who gave in. After the shoot-around on Wednesday, D’Antoni informed interim general manager Glen Grunwald that he no longer wanted to coach. D’Antoni and Carmelo Anthony …

CBS Sports March 16, 2012, 2:56 AM (PST)

ESPN

Ohio State end dream season of Loyola, 78-59

PITTSBURGH – Jimmy Patsos pointed to the white board in his team’s dressing room at the Consol Energy Center on Thursday night, the names of the Ohio State players scrawled in red marker, their stats in black. He came to the names of sophomore forwards…

Boston Herald March 16, 2012, 1:37 AM (PST)

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Louisville eliminates Davidson with tough defense

PORTLAND, Ore. – When Davidson’s basketball season was over, ended by a 69-62 loss to fourth-seeded Louisville Thursday in the NCAA West Regional at the Rose Garden, the Wildcats were more than disappointed. They were tired. Tired from fighting through…

Boston Herald March 16, 2012, 1:58 AM (PST)


New York Times

Kentucky’s John Calipari Wants Something Done About Players Leaving College Early

– The NBA lockout is history, and part of the agreement is to study the system that allows players to go pro after just one year of college. Kentucky, which began NCAA Tournament play with a 81-66 win over Western Kentucky, has had its share of …

Chicago Tribune March 15, 2012, 9:48 PM (PST)

FOXSports.com

Lakers ship Fisher to Rockets

The Los Angeles Lakers traded veteran point guard Derek Fisher to the Houston Rockets for Jordan Hill at the NBA’s trade deadline on Thursday. On a day when Orlando Magic star Dwight Howard made headlines by opting to stay put, the deadline in this …

YAHOO! March 16, 2012, 12:32 AM (PST)

Los Angeles Times

Top Sports Stories (Mar 15, 2012)

Peyton Manning: Four teams still are waitin’ on a decision

Peyton Manning’s Employment Tour of America took the quarterback to Tennessee. Nashville looked a lot like Arizona. Which looked a lot like Denver. Which looked a lot like Miami. In each city, the scene is monotonously similar: Reporters and fans wait …

Washington Post March 15, 2012, 12:22 PM (PST)

CBS News

Why? Because We Like You! Magic’s Dwight Howard Shuns Free Agency, Stays In Orlando

Get out your Mickey Mouse ears Orlando Magic fans, and start singing "It’s a Small World;" Dwight Howard isn’t going anywhere. This morning, with the NBA’s trade deadline looming, ESPN reported that the All-Star center agreed to waive his Early …

Forbes March 15, 2012, 10:28 AM (PST)

ESPN

Celtics dealing with uncertainty

OAKLAND, Calif. – Danny Ainge continues to proffer the concept that the Celtics [team stats] will be unchanged after tomorrow’s NBA trade deadline. But that runs counter to word from around the league that the C’s president is very much involved in …

Boston Herald March 15, 2012, 9:59 AM (PST)

ESPN

North Carolina not handicapped by John Henson’s injury

North Carolina’s 2009 basketball team had to survive playmaker Ty Lawson’s toe injury en route to a Final Four run and eventual NCAA championship. If the Tar Heels make another deep run this season, the injury to watch will be the one to 6-foot, …

Boston Herald March 15, 2012, 8:12 AM (PST)

Southern Miss at Kansas State

PITTSBURGH — Rodney McGruder scored 30 points and Jordan Henriquez added 15 points, nine rebounds and six blocks to lead eighth-seeded Kansas State over ninth-seeded Southern Miss 70-64 in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday. The …

CBS Sports March 15, 2012, 12:15 PM (PST)

Boston Herald

Redskins, Cowboys have little recourse

Look, I’d love to keep hammering the NFL for its ridiculous decision earlier this week to strip the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys of $36 million and $10 million, respectively, in cap room over the next two years. The league deserves to be …

ESPN March 15, 2012, 10:06 AM (PST)

Top Sports Stories (Mar 14, 2012)

Broncos on hold as Peyton Manning visiting Tennessee

Peyton Manning, who played his college ball at the University of Tennessee, is on his way to Tennessee. It’s Rocky Top versus Rocky Mountains! Manning is the most sought after NFL free agent since players were first afforded the opportunity in 1993. …

Denver Post March 14, 2012, 12:16 PM (PST)

ESPN

Llodra fined by ATP Tour for verbal abuse

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Michael Llodra of France left the BNP Paribas Open a little lighter in his wallet after being fined $2,500 by the ATP Tour for verbal abuse during a match. The incident occurred during Llodra’s first-round match against Ernests …

Miami Herald March 14, 2012, 12:16 PM (PST)

Times of India

ESPN: Mike D’Antoni resigns as Knicks coach

NEW YORK — Mike D’Antoni has resigned as coach of the New York Knicks, sources confirmed to ESPN Wednesday. D’Antoni’s resignation was first reported by Yahoo! Sports. New York has lost six in a row for the second time this season and is in danger of …

Abc Local Web March 14, 2012, 12:23 PM (PST)

Carmelo Anthony doesn’t want trade

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Carmelo Anthony said on Wednesday that he doesn’t want to be traded by the New York Knicks. "I don’t want to be traded," Anthony said after the Knicks’ morning shootaround. "I don’t know where that foolishness came …

ESPN March 14, 2012, 12:09 PM (PST)

ESPN

UNC football starts spring training under new head coach

UNC spring football gets underway Wednesday under their new head coach Larry Fedora. The team just found out Monday that the Tar Heels football team will be banned for the post season in 2012. They will also lose 15 scholarships over three years and …

msnbc.com March 14, 2012, 8:49 AM (PST)

Bleacherreport.com

Tavares Garner

The spring evaluation process is right around the corner, but we thought it would be a good time to size up the state based on the most recent 2013 LSR rankings with a look at the Top 10’s at each position across the state of Texas …

Collegebaseball.rivals.com March 14, 2012, 11:48 AM (PST)


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Survey Shows Parental Support for Mental Health Services in Michigan Schools

A recent survey of Michigan parents provides convincing evidence of parental support for mental health initiatives in school. The survey was a cooperative effort between the Michigan Department of Education, the Michigan Department of Community Health …

YAHOO! March 14, 2012, 11:12 AM (PST)

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