Top Sports Stories (Feb 24, 2014)

Jason Collins Becomes First Openly Gay NBA Player

Jason Collins became the NBA’s first openly gay player after signing a milestone contract with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. He suited up, went through warmups then entered the game in the second quarter on Sunday night when the Nets faced the Lakers in…

NBC News February 24, 2014, 2:21 AM (PST)

NBC News

Michigan beats Michigan St 79-70 for league lead

Michigan guard Nik Stauskas (11) reacts by holding up three fingers to celebrate his 3-pointer in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan State at Crisler Center, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich.. Michigan won 79-7…

Twin Falls Times-News February 24, 2014, 12:41 AM (PST)

Twin Falls Times-News

VIDEO: Muller scores twice as Bayern win 14th in a row

REUTERS – Runaway leaders Bayern Munich appeared to barely break sweat in a 4-0 win at Hanover 96 to chalk up their 14th Bundesliga win in a row on Sunday, leaving them a huge 19 points clear at the top. The defending champions, unbeaten in their last February 23, 2014, 8:04 PM (PST)

Canada’s Olympic hockey win could be NHL farewell

Czech Republic forward Jaromir Jagr sits on the boards waiting to enter the game during the third period of men’s quarterfinal hockey game against the United States in Shayba Arena at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Sochi, Russia…

Cumberland County Sentinel February 24, 2014, 1:54 AM (PST)

Cumberland County Sentinel

Pakistan starts defense of Asia Cup vs. Sri Lanka

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Pakistan is determined to defend its trophy, but Sri Lanka’s captain Angelo Mathews remains optimistic as the two cricket giants face off in the opening match of the five-nation Asia Cup on Tuesday, in the run-up to the Twenty2…

Yahoo! News February 24, 2014, 2:43 AM (PST)

Yahoo! News

Steyn swings series in reverse with dramatic Proteas win

South Africa took nine wickets after tea to level their three match series against Australia on the fourth day of the second Test at St George’s Park yesterday. Set 448 to win, Australia were bowled out for 216 after South Africa claimed the extra half… February 24, 2014, 2:00 AM (PST)

Roy Lang III: Sergio reminds us golf hasn’t completely jumped the shark

Is social media to blame? You know, how Twitter and Facebook have conditioned us to form and voice an immediate opinion on anything that could be considered controversial. Or maybe, there’s a much more innocent explanation — not knowing the situation.

Shreveport Times February 24, 2014, 2:00 AM (PST)

Shreveport Times

Norwich’s Snodgrass stalls Spurs’ top-four push

Norwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur lost ground in the race for Champions League qualification as Norwich City boosted their hopes of Premier League survival with a 1-0 victory on Sunday. Robert Snodgrass claimed the decisive goal in the…

Yahoo! News February 24, 2014, 3:29 AM (PST)

Yahoo! News

Purdue slide continues at hands of Nebraska

LINCOLN, NEB. — Two men’s basketball programs on opposite trajectories passed each other in the gleaming red basin of Pinnacle Bank Arena on Sunday. Purdue, so recently a nationally relevant force, continued to sink farther away from those heights in a…

Palladium-Item February 24, 2014, 2:30 AM (PST)


Conte: Juve were tactically perfect

Juventus coach Antonio Conte has hailed his tired players for their effort in a hard-fought 1-0 derby win over Torino Carlos Tevez’s first-half goal handed Juve all three points at the Juventus stadium. The win was Juve’s 13th in a row at home this sea… February 24, 2014, 2:30 AM (PST)

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