Top Sports Stories (Jan 18, 2014)

Rick Neuheisel explains Peyton Manning’s ‘Omaha’ call

He joked about it this week when a reporter asked him to explain, saying it was a run call … or a pass call … or sometimes a play-action fake call, depending on which direction the wind is blowing, which way Denver’s offense is heading and the jerseys

Los Angeles Times January 17, 2014, 9:53 PM (PST)

Los Angeles Times

Clippers rout Knicks 109-95 to open 7-game trip

NEW YORK — Jamal Crawford was back in the locker room throwing up, a tough way to start a lengthy road trip. A little illness wasn’t going to stop the Los Angeles Clippers. Neither is a grueling schedule nor the absence of their All-Star point guard. A…

Washington Post January 17, 2014, 7:04 PM (PST)

Washington Post

Kevin Durant scores career-best 54 as Thunder top Warriors

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant drained three 3-pointers in 75 seconds. And when the crowd wanted even more, the NBA’s leading scorer responded. Durant poured in a career-high 54 points in an incredibly efficient performance, helping the Oklahoma City Th…

ESPN January 18, 2014, 1:22 AM (PST)


No Harvin, no problem, same as always

RENTON, Wash. — Never in Seattle Seahawks history has one man done so little and been talked about so much. Percy Harvin will not play Sunday in the NFC Championship Game. So what? I’m not blaming Harvin, the multi-talented receiver who hasn’t been ab…

ESPN January 17, 2014, 10:07 PM (PST)


Max Scherzer Reportedly Signs 1-Year, $15.5 Million Deal with Detroit Tigers

As Heyman points out, the one-year signing doesn’t mean the Tigers have given up on pursuing a long-term deal for Scherzer: scherzer/tigers agreement at $15.525 for ’14 doesn’t mean they wont try to do multiyear. det hopes to lock up miggy & max —

Bleacher Report January 17, 2014, 8:03 PM (PST)

Bleacher Report

Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Live Score and Analysis

The Miami Heat (27-11) look to end their three-game losing streak as they visit the Philadelphia 76ers (13-25). The Sixers are 5-5 over their last 10 games, and eight of their 13 wins have come in Philly. However, they have still lost 11 of 19 at home,

Bleacher Report January 17, 2014, 6:39 PM (PST)

Bleacher Report

New Vikings coach Zimmer sets championship as his goal

Mike Zimmer, Zygi Wilf and Rick Spielman coordinated their attire for Zimmer’s introductory news conference as Vikings coach Friday. Well, for the most part. They stood together with dark-colored suits, white dress shirts and purple ties. Zimmer, howev…

Minneapolis Star Tribune January 18, 2014, 4:19 AM (PST)

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Lakers vs. Celtics: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

Rondo finds Bradley for the three and the Celtics extend their lead to eight. Rajon Rondo checks back into the game for the Celtics with just under 5 minutes left. Looks like he’ll close this one out. Here’s a surprise: Lakers give up another career-hi…

Bleacher Report January 17, 2014, 8:03 PM (PST)

Bleacher Report

Far-flung fans build a New York nest to cheer on the Seahawks

Check this out: A game-day buffet of wings, sausage and pasta. Lotsa TVs. Seattle-area microbrew on tap. Wall-to-wall Seahawks gear and fans. Sounds like a great place to watch Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, but if you’re interested, better hop a plan… January 17, 2014, 11:16 PM (PST)

Murray advances to 4th round with win over Lopez

Three-time finalist Andy Murray advanced to the fourth round at the Australian Open for the sixth straight year with a 7-6 (2), 6-4, 6-2 win over No. 26-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain on Saturday. Murray, playing only his second tournament since minor…

Lancaster Online January 17, 2014, 11:30 PM (PST)

Lancaster Online

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