Top Sports Stories (Feb 16, 2014)

Bell: In rejecting abuse, Martin becomes game changer

Richie Incognito wanted you to buy the notion that Jonathan Martin was comfortable with the racial slurs, vulgar put-downs and disparaging remarks about his female family members, all part of the banter that exists between good friends. Believe him now…

USA Today February 15, 2014, 9:17 PM (PST)


USA Today

Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick, boyfriend crash at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Tony Stewart was thankful a crash in his return to racing didn’t cause his still-healing leg any pain. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was thankful he wasn’t in the doghouse after crashing into girlfriend Danica Patrick. Those three drivers w…

USA Today February 15, 2014, 8:25 PM (PST)


USA Today

Watch Team USA Vs. Slovenia Hockey Live Online, 2014 Sochi Olympics

Fans can watch the Team USA vs. Slovenia hockey match and see if the Americans are able to follow up their heart-stopping victory over Russia with another strong performance. On Saturday the Americans took eight rounds in the shootout to defeat Russia,

The Inquisitr February 16, 2014, 2:24 AM (PST)


The Inquisitr

Sochi Winter Olympics: Day 9 Medal Predictions / Results

Day 9 of the Sochi Olympics will feature medals being awarded in five events, highlighted—in terms of American hopefuls—by the women’s snowboard cross and the men’s Alpine skiing super-G. Lindsey Jacobellis and Bode Miller are among the big USA stars i…

Bleacher Report February 16, 2014, 1:02 AM (PST)


Bleacher Report

Sam receives standing ovation at basketball game

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Michael Sam received a standing ovation when he appeared on the arena video boards during Missouri’s basketball game against Tennessee on Saturday. The All-America defensive end who could became the first openly gay player in the N…

San Francisco Gate February 15, 2014, 10:59 PM (PST)


San Francisco Gate

Damian Lillard wins 2nd straight

NEW ORLEANS — Portland’s Damian Lillard is an NBA All-Star Saturday night skills challenge champion for a second straight year. The team of Lillard and Trey Burke, representing the Western Conference, beat the tandem of Michael Carter-Williams and Vic…

ESPN February 15, 2014, 9:21 PM (PST)


ESPN

‘It’s been a long month’ – Neymar revels in Barcelona return

The Brazilian was delighted to score in his first game back from an ankle injury ahead of the resumption of his side’s Champions League campaign The Blaugrana forward scored his side’s sixth, adding to goals from Adriano, Alexis Sanchez, Pedro and two

Goal.com February 16, 2014, 12:43 AM (PST)


Goal.com

Dominant Man City gave themselves Barca boost

This was a reminder, not only to league and European rivals, but to Manchester City themselves of what they can do. The last couple of matches were damaging in the sense that the fluency, the assuredness in front of goal and the creativity were totally…

Goal.com February 16, 2014, 12:43 AM (PST)


Goal.com

Graham Couch: Why Tom Izzo should choose to love Twitter

Last Tuesday, at his weekly press conference, Michigan State’s basketball coach spent close to a half-hour bashing Twitter. He brought it up on his own this time. Izzo instead should choose to love Twitter, to embrace its qualities. For those of you wh…

Lansing State Journal February 16, 2014, 12:44 AM (PST)


Lansing State Journal

Sweden, Canada qualify for men’s curling semis

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Sweden and Canada became the first men’s teams to qualify for the Olympic curling semifinals on Sunday, and Britain missed the chance to join them by losing to Norway. Playing in front of their king, Carl XVI Gustaf, the Swedes bea…

Associated Press February 16, 2014, 12:53 AM (PST)


Associated Press