Top Sports Stories (Feb 08, 2014)

Steve Nash has happy 40th in Lakers’ second consecutive win

PHILADELPHIA — The Lakers didn’t need help from a bizarre rule Friday. They just needed Steve Nash to play like he was 29 on his 40th birthday. Nash delivered a turn-back-the-clock night in the Lakers’ 112-98 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers at Well…

Los Angeles Times February 07, 2014, 10:46 PM (PST)


Los Angeles Times

MLB says Alex Rodriguez ending legal efforts to overturn suspension

NEW YORK – Alex Rodriguez has accepted his season-long suspension from Major League Baseball, the longest penalty in the sport’s history related to performance-enhancing drugs. Rodriguez withdrew his lawsuits against Major League Baseball, Commissioner…

FOX News February 08, 2014, 12:50 AM (PST)


FOX News

Cricket’s ICC approves wide-ranging changes

SINGAPORE (AP) The International Cricket Council has approved wide-ranging changes to its structure after eight of the 10 test-playing nations voted for proposals that put India, England and Australia in control. Under the changes, which still need to

CNN February 08, 2014, 12:42 AM (PST)


CNN

Bowlers help India hit back against NZ

Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara guided India to 87 for one to leave the first Test against New Zealand at Eden Park delicately poised at the end of a tumultuous third day. India had been bowled out for 202 before lunch but not asked to follow-on b…

en-maktoob.news.yahoo.com February 08, 2014, 12:27 AM (PST)


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Walker, Spieth in a familiar place at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Jimmy Walker and Jordan Spieth are tied for the lead at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, which should surprise no one. Walker went eight years and 187 starts on the PGA Tour before his first victory, and now he can’t se…

Ledger-Enquirer February 08, 2014, 12:48 AM (PST)


Ledger-Enquirer

Manchester United-Fulham Betting Preview: Mata could make the difference

David Moyes’ men have endured a miserable 2014 thus far but our tipster expects the Red Devils to ease past the Cottagers at Old Trafford on Sunday Manchester United will look to put their shambolic start to 2014 behind them when they welcome Premier L…

Goal.com February 08, 2014, 12:33 AM (PST)


Goal.com

Balanced attack leads Giants to win

Marion senior James Blackmon Jr. might have had his second-lowest scoring output of the season, but the Indiana University recruit had plenty of support in the Giants 79-62 victory over Class A, No. 10-ranked Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian on Friday at…

Chronicle Tribune February 08, 2014, 12:37 AM (PST)


Chronicle Tribune

U.S. freeskier Maggie Voisin out of Olympics with injury

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia â?? Freeskier Maggie Voisin was the USA’s youngest Olympian in the Sochi Games, but the 15-year-old will not be able to compete after getting hurt in training on Friday. Voisin was training on a rail feature on the slopest…

Great Falls Tribune February 07, 2014, 8:45 PM (PST)


Great Falls Tribune

SOCHI SCENE: The first gold

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The first gold medal awarded at the 2014 Sochi Games ended up with three snowboarders on the top podium, hugging it out after grinding and spinning their way down the slopestyle course. United States’ Sage Kotsenburg, center, celeb…

Daily Oklahoman February 08, 2014, 3:09 AM (PST)


Daily Oklahoman

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant’s humility, faith shine in NBA spotlight

Oklahoma City Thunder star forward Kevin Durant’s declaration that the Lord is responsible for his recent run of success on the basketball court has drawn widespread attention. It was the faith declaration heard all around Thunder Nation. In the afterg…

Daily Oklahoman February 07, 2014, 8:46 PM (PST)


Daily Oklahoman

Commentator and host of XFC Fernando Navarro reveals expectations for XFCi 1 | (Video Interview)

Commentator and host of XFC Latin America, Fernando Navarro, reveals expectations for XFCi 1 in this one on one Video Interview at the XFC Weigh Ins yesterday. Tune in tonight at 9:30pm EST to REDE TV! or for the Live Stream of the event at XFCMMA.com For the full fight card visit www.XFCMMA.com/xfc…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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‘I prepared to hit for three rounds’ says Thiago “Minu” Meller | (Video Interview)

‘I prepared to hit for three rounds’ says Thiago “Minu” (Video Interview). Thiago will fight Saturday Feb. 8th Live on REDE TV! in the XFC’s debut event in Latin America. Tune in for the live stream on http://www.XFCMMA.com For the full fight card visit www.XFCMMA.com/xfci1 Wa…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Brazil’s Bianca Daimoni Talks Preparation for the Fight Against Argentina’s ‘La Wicked’ at XFCi 1

Brazil’s Bianca Daimoni Talks Preparation for the Fight Against Argentina’s Silvana ‘La Wicked’ Gomez at XFCi 1. Daimoni vs Gomez is part of the 4-woman Flyweight tournament taking place in Latin America to crowd Latin American champions who will later come to N. America to f…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fighters Hit Fighting Weight For The 1st XFC Brazil, Check Out The Full Weigh In Video

Event takes place this Saturday (8th) and will have the main card fights Thiago “Minu” Meller (Brazil) vs. Clay French (United States), Fernando Vieira (Brazil) vs. Marcelo Rojo (Argentina), Bianca Daimoni (Brazil) vs. Silvana Juarez (Argentina) and Gilson Lomanto (Brazil) vs. Daniel Sal…

 

 

 

 

 
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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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