Top Sports Stories (Feb 07, 2014)

Finland’s Filppula injured, out of Olympics

SOCHI, Russia — Valtteri Filppula of Finland will miss the Olympics after the Tampa Bay Lightning center was hurt in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Lightning announced Friday that Filppula has a non-displaced right ankle fracture and will

Washington Post February 07, 2014, 12:12 PM (PST)


Washington Post

Golden State Warriors learning to manage high expectations after last season’s playoff run

OAKLAND, Calif. – Stephen Curry came home late Tuesday night following the Golden State Warriors’ blowout loss to the Charlotte Bobcats and received some basketball advice from an unexpected source: His wife, Ayesha. She told him to get back to having

FOX News February 07, 2014, 12:37 PM (PST)


FOX News

No clear cut favorite in women’s basketball player of year race

With a little more than a month left in the regular season, the women’s basketball player of the year race is wide open. That’s a somewhat rare situation since over the past few years it almost seemed a forgone conclusion before the season even started…

FOX News February 07, 2014, 12:37 PM (PST)


FOX News

Torch, carried in by Maria Sharapova, lit by Tretiak and Rodnina

The ceremony was nearing the two-and-a-half hour mark when the world’s Winter Olympians took the Olympic oath. But the pageantry wasn’t over. Olympic gods filled the sky, constellations in lights, then morphed into present-day Winter Olympians on snowb…

Washington Post February 07, 2014, 11:38 AM (PST)

Washington Post

Sharks coach Todd McLellan to set longevity record

SAN JOSE — Todd McLellan will set the new longevity standard for a Sharks coach Friday night when his team faces the Columbus Blue Jackets. It will be his 435th game behind the San Jose bench, one more than Darryl Sutter spent there and 50 more than Ro…

San Jose Mercury News February 07, 2014, 12:37 PM (PST)


San Jose Mercury News

Derek Jeter unsure whether A-Rod will be at spring training

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter doesn’t know whether suspended teammate Alex Rodriguez will join the team at spring training this month. Rodriguez was dealt the most severe punishment in the history of baseball’s drug agreement

Green Bay Press-Gazette February 07, 2014, 1:23 PM (PST)


Green Bay Press-Gazette

Zdeno Chara’s bed in Sochi needed a special extension (Photos)

Zdeno Chara is a tall man. At 6-foot-9, he’s the tallest player to ever play in the National Hockey League. Such measurements require certain accommodations for the Boston Bruins’ captain. Bigger sticks. Modified equipment. Hotel beds with extensions.

Cumberland County Sentinel February 07, 2014, 1:13 PM (PST)


Cumberland County Sentinel

For now, Callahan still with Rangers

Ryan Callahan remains a New York Ranger, for now at least. The NHL’s Olympic roster freeze went into effect as of 3 p.m. ET on Friday, which means that no player may be traded until the freeze is lifted on February 23. Callahan is headed to Sochi, Russ…

ESPN February 07, 2014, 1:13 PM (PST)


ESPN

Erin Henderson cut by Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings announced on Friday afternoon they released linebacker Erin Henderson, who had been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving twice since November. Henderson was first arrested on Nov. 19 in Eden Prairie, and missed

ESPN February 07, 2014, 1:27 PM (PST)


ESPN

Anthony Davis chosen to replace injured Kobe Bryant in NBA All-Star game

NEW YORK (AP) — New Orleans forward Anthony Davis was chosen Friday to replace the injured Kobe Bryant in the NBA All-Star game that will be played in his home city. Davis was nearly chosen as a reserve, but missed by one spot in voting by Western Conf…

news.wbt.com February 07, 2014, 12:33 PM (PST)


news.wbt.com

ESPN to Broadcast XFC International 1 – Live from Sao Paulo, Brazil Saturday Feb. 8th, 2014

ESPN Secures the Rights for XFC INTERNATIONAL 1 There will be nine fights on Saturday night São Paulo, February 2014 – Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) will be on WatchESPN screens this Saturday (Feb. 8), with XFCi 1 – Brazil. The company has acquired the broadcast rights, with the deal covering…

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Author: Timothy Alcock

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XFC on RedeTV: Cage Build of the Hexagon – Now Ready to Receive the Beasts of MMA (Video)

XFC Hexagon is ready to receive the nine bouts of the first edition of the XFC in Brazil. RedeTV! broadcast the event live at 9:30pm EST on Feb. 8th! Check out the video of the Cage Build and Interviews. For the full fight card visit www.XFCMMA.com/xfci1 Watch the Interview Here  …

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Author: Timothy Alcock

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