Top Sports Stories (Feb 09, 2014)

5 things to watch at the Winter Games on Sunday

(CNN)– With such events as men’s downhill and women’s slopestyle, Sunday’s competition at the Sochi Winter Games may best described by the Olympic motto: Faster, higher, stronger. Here are five things to watch: Men’s downhill finals America’s Bode Mil…

CNN February 08, 2014, 11:22 PM (PST)


Dunks and Dodging Bullets: Americans Chase Hoop Dreams in Libya

Earning salaries of up to $8,000 per month and living in mansions and top hotels, a handful of Americans are chasing their hoop dreams in lawless Libya – with the threat of heavily armed Islamist militias and kidnappings providing a constant reminder o…

NBC News February 09, 2014, 2:04 AM (PST)

NBC News

Marcus Smart Pushes Fan in Game vs. Texas Tech

Orr has been called "Texas Tech’s Number One Fan" and appeared in this video assembled by the university: Orr also made headlines when a previous video of him antagonizing a Texas A&M player went viral: Seth Davis of Sports Illustrated of…

Bleacher Report February 09, 2014, 2:09 AM (PST)

Bleacher Report

Jamie Anderson golden in slopestyle

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Jamie Anderson gave the United States a gold-medal sweep in the first Olympic slopestyle snowboarding competition, while Jenny Jones took bronze to give Britain its first ever medal in any snow sport. Anderson soared her way…

ESPN February 09, 2014, 2:49 AM (PST)


Mourinho plays down title hopes

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho again downplayed his side’s title chances after Eden Hazard’s hat-trick earned a 3-0 win over Newcastle which took the Blues to the top of the Premier League standings. Mourinho is now tired of his little horse metaphor co… February 09, 2014, 12:27 AM (PST)

Melvin Ejim Scores Big 12-Record 48 Points in Iowa State’s Win vs. TCU

Senior forward Melvin Ejim has been fantastic for a surging Iowa State team during the 2013-14 season. He has been one of the most consistent players on offense, scoring at least 17 points in 14 of his 20 games played. Well, he really upped the ante on…

Bleacher Report February 09, 2014, 1:42 AM (PST)


No. 7 Cincy’s win streak over after rout at SMU

DALLAS — Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin doesn’t believe his players had any thoughts of going through the rest of the season without another loss. Still, the No. 7 Bearcats surely couldn’t have expected their 15-game winning streak to end with such a thu…

Rock Hill Herald February 08, 2014, 8:01 PM (PST)

Rock Hill Herald

UCLA finishes sweep of USC with 83-73 win

LOS ANGELES — Norman Powell scored 10 of his 21 points during a 3 ½ minute span of the second half, Jordan Adams had 17 points and eight rebounds, and UCLA completed a season sweep of USC with an 83-73 victory on Saturday night. Kyle Anderson had

Rock Hill Herald February 08, 2014, 8:01 PM (PST)

Rock Hill Herald

N Iowa falls short vs No. 4 Wichita State, 82-73

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Like the 24 teams before them, Northern Iowa fell short against Wichita State. The Panthers now face an uphill climb simply to reach .500 before the end of the regular season. Tekele Cotton scored 18 points and fourth-ranked Wichita…

Rock Hill Herald February 08, 2014, 8:01 PM (PST)

Rock Hill Herald

DeJoria becomes first woman to run in 3.9’s in Funny Car

Alexis DeJoria became the first woman in NHRA Funny Car history to run a sub four-second pass when she registered a 3.997-second run in her Patron XO Café Toyota Camry on her way to qualifying third for Sunday’s Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Au… February 09, 2014, 12:28 AM (PST)

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