Top Sports Stories (Feb 15, 2014)

5 things to look for at Riviera on the weekend: Bae, Beljan seek redemption after last year

LOS ANGELES – Bae Sang-moon and Charlie Beljan both have redemption on their minds at Riviera. A year ago, Bae had a share of the lead with Fredrik Jacobson going into the weekend of the Northern Trust Open. That didn’t last long after a 76 in the thir…

FOX News February 15, 2014, 12:28 AM (PST)

FOX News

Russians criticize figure skater Plushenko for dropping out of Sochi Olympics

Russians are turning on legendary figure skater Evgeni Plushenko — their own countryman — a day after he dropped out of the Sochi Olympics for medical reasons. Plushenko’s strong performance in the team event helped Russia earn its first gold me…

FOX News February 15, 2014, 12:14 AM (PST)

FOX News

Gophers hockey bounces back with big win over Michigan

The Gophers turned the page back to a winning recipe. Freshman-produced goals, multiple point scorers and even-strength success produced a 5-3 victory over Michigan on Friday night at Mariucci Arena. Freshmen Justin Kloos, Hudson Fasching, Taylor Camma…

Minneapolis Star Tribune February 15, 2014, 12:06 AM (PST)

Minneapolis Star Tribune

SOCHI SCENE: Canada’s lament

SOCHI, Russia — Another Olympics, another Canadian man not on the top of the medals stand. A curse? Perhaps. But certainly a habit. Three-time world champion Patrick Chan won silver on Friday night at the Sochi Games. He skated directly after winner Yu…

Fort Mill Times February 15, 2014, 12:40 AM (PST)

Fort Mill Times

Jeremy Abbott lashes out; Jason Brown ninth in Sochi

SOCHI, Russia — Teenager Jason Brown of the USA was pleased and smiling Friday night after a ninth-place finish in Olympic figure skating debut. But for his veteran teammate, Jeremy Abbott, one question struck a nerve after he placed 12 th. Abbott fli…

Daily Tribune February 15, 2014, 12:28 AM (PST)

Daily Tribune

Chelsea FC manager Jose Mourinho calls Arsene Wenger ‘a specialist in failure’

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has further ignited his war of words with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger by labelling the Frenchman "a specialist in failure". Chelsea are currently a point ahead of Arsenal at the top of the Premier League table, bu… February 15, 2014, 12:28 AM (PST)

Kalla erases massive deficit to give Sweden gold in Olympic women’s 4x5K cross-country relay

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Charlotte Kalla erased a 25-second deficit on the final leg and won a three-way sprint at the end to give Sweden the Olympic gold in the women’s 4×5-kilometer cross-country relay. Heavy pre-race favorite Norway failed to win

Minneapolis Star Tribune February 15, 2014, 3:55 AM (PST)

Minneapolis Star Tribune

‘Miracle’ memories alive for U.S., Russia

SOCHI, Russia — As horror movies go, Dmitry Chernyshenko makes no claims to be a connoisseur or critic. Yet he had no problem editing the list of films that haunted his childhood down to three. “‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ and ‘Friday the 13th,’” the hea…

Cherokee Tribune February 15, 2014, 1:18 AM (PST)

Cherokee Tribune

Shannon Sharpe: NFL should ban Richie Incognito, send ‘strongest of messages’

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell must drop the hammer by issuing lengthy suspensions in the wake of the independent investigative findings issued by Ted Wells on Friday. That was the conclusion Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe shared with USA TODAY February 15, 2014, 12:29 AM (PST)

Anna Fenninger of Austria wins the Olympic super-G on a tricky course; Maria Hoefl-Riesch 2nd

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Anna Fenninger won the Olympic super-G gold medal on Saturday in a race in which many of the early skiers struggled to get down the tricky course. The 24-year-old Austrian finished in 1 minute, 25.52 seconds, edging Maria Hoe…

Greenfield Daily Reporter February 15, 2014, 12:38 AM (PST)

Greenfield Daily Reporter

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