Top Sports Stories (Feb 03, 2014)

Atletico grasp the nettle as Barcelona and Madrid get stung

It was a game-changer. The weekend where Atletico silenced the doubters and the deficiencies of both Barcelona and Real Madrid were laid bare. La Liga is now a three-team race which promises to go right to the tape – and Diego Simeone’s side look ready… February 03, 2014, 12:27 AM (PST)

Pellegrini winning popularity contest but Mourinho has his measure

The Chilean has transformed Manchester City from dull pragmatists into a free-scoring juggernaut but overcoming the ‘Special One’ represents his toughest challenge to date It’s showtime on Monday night and Jose Mourinho has accepted his casting as the February 03, 2014, 12:27 AM (PST)

Kevin Stadler wins Phoenix Open

Kevin Stadler used to tag along with father Craig at the Masters. This year, they’ll be teeing it up together at Augusta National. Kevin saw to that Sunday, winning the Phoenix Open for his first PGA Tour title. Yes, "The Smallrus," who has g…

Austin American-Statesman February 03, 2014, 12:28 AM (PST)

Austin American-Statesman

Jones moved to tears by team mates support

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – U.S. track and field star Lolo Jones was moved to tears on Monday as she spoke of the support her bobsleigh team mates had given her after being "thrown under the bus" over her selection for the Sochi winter Olympics… February 03, 2014, 1:52 AM (PST)

NBA might be more top-heavy than ever before

Adam Silver is taking over the NBA at a good time. In fact, for five teams, it’s a really good time. Indiana, Miami, Oklahoma City, San Antonio and Portland all enter the week with winning percentages of .700 or better, and that’s significant. Indiana

Daily Oklahoman February 03, 2014, 2:04 AM (PST)

Daily Oklahoman

Floyd Mayweather Denies Making $10 Million Broncos Bet

Following the Denver Broncos bruising loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl 48, boxing champ Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has gone on record to state the obvious: He never bet $10 million across seven Vegas sportsbooks on Denver to win the Super Bowl. Th…

Gambling 911 February 03, 2014, 12:41 AM (PST)

Gambling 911

Caps win on Ovechkin’s OT goal

WASHINGTON — For the second time in three days, Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 39th goal late against the Detroit Red Wings. This one won’t be taken away. Ovechkin’s one-timer from the left circle on a power play 2:37 into overtime gave the Capit…

The Daily News Online February 03, 2014, 12:39 AM (PST)

The Daily News Online

Turkish finance minister address rule of law

Turkey's finance minister supports the central bank's policy and pledges not to put restrictions on capital movement, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. The 3D printing boom has seen shares at Swedish firm Arcam surge over

Yahoo! News February 03, 2014, 4:10 AM (PST)

Yahoo! News

Moody interested in England job

Former Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody would "look seriously" at any offer to replace Andy Flower as England’s team director. Moody, who played eight Tests and 76 one-day internationals for Australia, led the Sri Lankan national side from 2005 to 2… February 03, 2014, 1:56 AM (PST)

Liverpool to make £15m summer bid for Konoplyanka

Liverpool will reignite their interest in Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk star Yevhen Konoplyanka in the summer, reports the Daily Star. The Merseyside outfit failed in their attempts to bring the midfielder to the club in the January transfer window after the m… February 03, 2014, 1:55 AM (PST)

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