Top Sports Stories (Feb 17, 2014)

Wizards’ John Wall wins Dunker of the Night, leads East to victory

Before leapfrogging the Wizards’ muscular blue mascot G-Man and throwing down a show-stopping reverse dunk, John Wall got all of the encouragement he needed to become the franchise’s first dunk champion when he talked to his mother, Frances Pulley, on

Washington Post February 16, 2014, 7:40 PM (PST)


Washington Post

NBA All-Star Game: John Wall scores 12 points, Kyrie Irving named MVP as East beats West

NEW ORLEANS — The show didn’t end for John Wall when he grabbed the ball from the Washington Wizards’ muscular blue mascot G-Wiz and threw down a double-pump reverse jam to claim the first slam dunk title in franchise history. His celebratory dance wit…

Washington Post February 16, 2014, 9:09 PM (PST)


Washington Post

Kessel scores hat trick as US defeats Slovenia 5-1 in ice hockey, wins group

SOCHI, Russia – Phil Kessel scored two of his three goals in the opening 4:33 and became the first U.S. player with an Olympic hat trick in more than a decade, leading the Americans to a 5-1 win over Slovenia on Sunday. The U.S. (3-0) earned an automat…

FOX News February 17, 2014, 1:43 AM (PST)


FOX News

Henrik Lundqvist OK after scare in practice

SOCHI, Russia – The Swedes have a joke about defenseman Erik Karlsson: He has one speed, and that’s wrecking ball. They are on him about slowing down in practice, though, because Monday morning at Bolshoy Training Rink, Karlsson knocked down star goalt…

USA Today February 17, 2014, 12:34 AM (PST)


USA Today

New stance, swing should help Mariners’ Mike Zunino at the plate

PEORIA, Ariz. – Admittedly, they’ve become a little cliché. Each spring training, there are countless stories of players arriving to camp in the best shape of their lives or hitters coming in with swing or batting stance changes that will hopefull…

seattletimes.com February 16, 2014, 8:48 PM (PST)


seattletimes.com

Gold Medal Chance Finally Here for 16-Year Partners Meryl Davis, Charlie White

We have them to thank for the amazing team of Meryl Davis and Charlie White, ice dancing partners who have been competing together for 16 years, seeing each other through braces, puberty and the stresses of international competition. No, neither of the…

Bleacher Report February 16, 2014, 11:07 PM (PST)


Bleacher Report

Cristiano Ronaldo Unhappy About Suspension, Real Madrid Wins 3-0

Crisitano Ronaldo is unhappy about his three game suspension — of which he has already served two games — but that didn’t prevent his team, Real Madrid, to win 3-0 against Getafe on Sunday. “Los Blancos” have done extremely well without their star, tha…

The Inquisitr February 16, 2014, 9:09 PM (PST)


The Inquisitr

Watson delivers a masterpiece to win at Riviera

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This had all the trappings of ”Bubba” golf. Bubba Watson began the final round of the Northern Trust Open four shots out of the lead, and he promptly hit his tee shot on the easy par-5 opening hole at Riviera into the trees well r…

YAHOO! February 17, 2014, 12:42 AM (PST)


YAHOO!

Navas: Manchester City full of confidence ahead of Barcelona tie

The Spain international feels the Liga giants are not the team of four years ago but urged focus from his team-mates ahead of their first ever Champions League last-16 clash Manuel Pellegrini’s side head into the clash having knocked Chelsea out of the…

Goal.com February 17, 2014, 12:28 AM (PST)


Goal.com

Lillard has no regrets over busy All-Star ‘break’

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Damian Lillard enjoyed making NBA history during All-Star weekend, even if it didn’t turn out quite as he would have liked. Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard (0) participates in the skills competition at the NBA All S…

Daily Oklahoman February 17, 2014, 2:09 AM (PST)


Daily Oklahoman

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