Top Sports Stories (Feb 05, 2014)

Stillwater native wins ‘Biggest Loser’ title, $250,000 prize

Stillwater native Rachel Frederickson’s 105 weight loss was enough to win the grand prize of $250,000 in the season 15 finale of the “Biggest Loser,” which aired Tuesday on NBC. Frederickson, 24, also set a record for the highest percentage of weight l…

Minneapolis Star Tribune February 05, 2014, 5:13 AM (PST)

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Pacers hold on for first regular-season win at Atlanta since 2006

ATLANTA — David West scored 22 points, Paul George added 18 and the NBA-leading Indiana Pacers beat the Atlanta Hawks 89-85 on Tuesday night. The Pacers snapped a 12-game regular-season losing streak in Atlanta while improving the league’s best record

Lafayette Journal and Courier February 05, 2014, 12:27 AM (PST)

Lafayette Journal and Courier

Eagles: Defense is key to championships

The Seattle Seahawks provided further proof that a dominating defense will trump a record-setting offensive attack just about every time. Defense wins championships. It’s that simple. The Seahawks showed this in their 43-8 dismantling of the Denver Bro…

Daily Journal February 05, 2014, 12:27 AM (PST)

Daily Journal

Steve Sarkisian’s big plans for USC’s final sanction-saddled recruiting class

LOS ANGELES – In most people’s eyes, the penalties will end Wednesday, with another recruiting class that’s well shy of a full haul. Technically, the NCAA sanctions end in June. In reality, they’ll hang around USC for a while longer, in the form of a d…

Daily Journal February 05, 2014, 12:28 AM (PST)

Daily Journal

Carlos Boozer, Bulls bounce back with win over Suns

PHOENIX — A trip to the desert was enough to get the Chicago Bulls back on track. Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Bulls snapped the Phoenix Suns’ five-game winning streak with a 101-92 victory Tuesday night. The Bulls shot 45 perc…

ESPN February 04, 2014, 7:16 PM (PST)


Kevin Love scores 31, grabs 17 boards as Wolves keep Lakers reeling

MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin Love landed hard on his hip after a foul late in the game. His head snapped back from the impact and hit the floor. The All-Star power forward was all right afterward, a relief for the Minnesota Timberwolves. The win over the langu…

ESPN February 04, 2014, 7:16 PM (PST)


Beckham ‘at home already’ in Miami

Washington (AFP) – David Beckham has declared himself "at home already," with the former football star poised to confirm on Wednesday that he will own a Major League Soccer team in Miami. It has been one of the worst-kept secrets in world foo…

Yahoo! News February 05, 2014, 1:22 AM (PST)

Yahoo! News

Real Madrid – Atletico Madrid Betting Preview: Punters can profit from a low-scoring first leg

Our man at the Santiago Bernabeu, Phil Kitromilides, believes that the recent trend of goal-shy Madrid derbies will continue in the Copa del Rey clash on Wednesday evening For the second time this season, Real Madrid host cross-city rivals Atletico at February 05, 2014, 12:36 AM (PST)

Figure skating team event to debut at Olympics

Ashley Wagner, a self-described vicious competitor, concedes it will be a little strange to cheer on fellow American Gracie Gold. Team figure skating makes its debut at the Olympics on Thursday, one of the TV-friendly events held a day before the openi…

WPXI February 05, 2014, 4:10 AM (PST)


Keeping the streak alive

AUBURN, Ala.– Confidence and momentum — two intangibles that are important for any team’s success. After back-to-back wins over Alabama and Georgia, Auburn’s got plenty of both heading into Wednesday night’s game at South Carolina. “It definitely lif… February 05, 2014, 1:54 AM (PST)

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