Top Sports Stories (Feb 21, 2014)

Pau Gasol remains a Laker as Mitch Kupchak mulls team’s future

The Lakers made no deals at all Thursday, which brought to mind one obvious question. What’s next for a team on pace for its worst season ever? The Lakers are headed for a lottery pick in the June draft, followed by free agency in July. "Not cool

Los Angeles Times February 20, 2014, 7:17 PM (PST)


Los Angeles Times

Howard scores 35, but Florida State women fall to No. 8 Maryland 87-77

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Florida State coach Sue Semrau figured the best way to beat No. 8 Maryland was to smother the Terrapins’ inside game and force them to fire away from the outside. Semrau never expected Katie Rutan to etch her name in the Maryland re…

FOX News February 20, 2014, 8:47 PM (PST)


FOX News

Obama, Harper make bet over Olympic hockey games

(CNN) – When the U.S. and Canada face off Friday in a men’s showdown at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, there’s more than just bragging rights on the line. There’s beer. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a Twitter w…

CNN February 21, 2014, 12:06 AM (PST)


CNN

Heat Reaction: Grading Heat-Thunder

It’s confirmed: he’s human. LeBron left the game late after suffering a bloody nose during on a remarkable driving dunk over Serge Ibaka. The OKC shot-blocker swiped LeBron in the face and drew blood on the drive before LeBron dunked it on him. Before

ESPN February 20, 2014, 8:49 PM (PST)


ESPN

Warriors beat Rockets in overtime, 102-99

OAKLAND — Stephen Curry made a tying layup with 3.2 seconds left in regulation and finished with 25 points, and the Golden State Warriors outlasted the Rockets 102-99 in overtime Thursday night to halt Houston’s eight-game winning streak. Just after J…

San Jose Mercury News February 20, 2014, 11:10 PM (PST)


San Jose Mercury News

Northwestern women fall 82-73 to No. 9 Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Jack McKeown watched his young Northwestern squad close in on a more experienced Penn State team Thursday night, and then he watched the game slip away. It’s something he’s seen more than once this season. Maggie Lucas led No. 9 Pe…

Macon Telegraph February 20, 2014, 8:02 PM (PST)


Macon Telegraph

Anthony Pettis Submits Benson Henderson, Captures Lightweight Crown at UFC 164

No UFC Contract for ‘TUF Nations’ Fighter Manawaroa Due to Racist… #A Lineal History: UFC Light Heavyweight Championship Infographic The UFC light heavyweight championship holds a storied history. #A Lineal History: UFC Middleweight Championship Info…

Sherdog.com February 20, 2014, 8:02 PM (PST)


Sherdog.com

Lady Panthers counting on underclassmen

With only four upperclassmen on the roster, the Sterlington Lady Panthers’ success this season will hinge largely on the contributions of freshmen and sophomores. Fifth-year starter Taylor Wilson, catcher/left fielder Alex McMorris and third baseman Ch…

Bastrop Daily Enterprise February 20, 2014, 8:02 PM (PST)


Bastrop Daily Enterprise

Illinois Basketball: Freshman Kendrick Nunn a Superstar in the Making

Kendrick Nunn, who hails from Simeon Career Academy in Chicago, originally committed to play his college ball at Texas A&M. After later reopening his recruitment, Nunn committed to play for Illinois’ new head coach John Groce in the fall of 2012. W…

Bleacher Report February 20, 2014, 8:47 PM (PST)


Bleacher Report

Detroit Lions’ Jim Caldwell wants Matthew Stafford to be a ‘championship quarterback’

INDIANAPOLIS — Jim Caldwell doesn’t care if Matthew Stafford is considered one of the NFL’s elite quarterbacks, but he is counting on Stafford on to join another select group of signal callers. “A lot of people want to talk about so many other things t…

Detroit Free Press February 20, 2014, 8:46 PM (PST)


Detroit Free Press