Top Sports Stories (Feb 28, 2014)

NASCAR drivers get a second chance at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. — NASCAR moves to Phoenix International Raceway this weekend with several leading drivers hoping to rebound from poor finishes in the season-opening Daytona 500. While Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrated his second Daytona 500 victory, rivals…

Chicago Tribune February 27, 2014, 8:34 PM (PST)

Chicago Tribune

Jason Collins set to meet Shepard’s parents

Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins talks to reporters before the Nets faced the Denver Nuggets in an NBA basketball game in Denver on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) View Larger Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins rests in a courtsi…

WSB-TV Atlanta February 27, 2014, 8:02 PM (PST)

WSB-TV Atlanta

Recap: Wizards 134, Raptors 129 (3OT)

Wizards 134, Raptors 129 (3OT): Marcin Gortat scored a career-high 31 points and John Wall had a pair of key steals in the third overtime as visiting Washington outlasted Toronto for its fifth consecutive win.With the teams trading punches over all thr…

KSPR abc33 February 27, 2014, 8:07 PM (PST)

KSPR abc33

Recap: Heat 108, Knicks 82

Heat 108, Knicks 82: LeBron James scored 31 points on 13-of-19 shooting in his first game since suffering a broken nose as Miami trounced visiting New York.Dwyane Wade added 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting and Mario Chalmers scored 11 as the Heat cruise…

KSPR abc33 February 27, 2014, 8:07 PM (PST)


Glover, Billbury lift Oral Roberts over Lamar

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Shawn Glover scored 25 points, Korey Billbury added 20, and Oral Roberts beat Lamar 75-67 Thursday night. Brandon Conley scored 16 and the Golden Eagles (15-13, 9-6 Southland Conference) out-rebounded Lamar 37-32, including 13-8 off…

FOX February 27, 2014, 8:02 PM (PST)


Recap: Predators 3, Lightning 2

Predators 3, Lightning 2: Patric Hornqvist knocked in a rebound during a power play with 6:04 left in the third period to snap a tie and Nashville held on to defeat visiting Tampa Bay.Matt Cullen and defenseman Roman Josi also scored man-advantage goal…

KSPR abc33 February 27, 2014, 8:07 PM (PST)


Devils look sharp in win after layoff

NEWARK, N.J. – Some time off did a world of good for the New Jersey Devils. Center Adam Henrique scored twice and left wing Patrik Elias had a goal and two assists as the Devils returned from the 16-day respite for the 2014 Sochi Olympics with a 5-2 vi…

WSBT 22 February 27, 2014, 8:07 PM (PST)


Smith scores 24 as No. 7 Louisville tops Temple

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Russ Smith had 24 points, moving into ninth place on Louisville’s career scoring list, and the seventh-ranked Cardinals throttled Temple 88-66 on Thursday night. Montrezl Harrell added 21 points and freshman Terry Rozier scored a career…

Lebanon Daily News February 27, 2014, 8:02 PM (PST)

Lebanon Daily News

Simmons leads No. 10 Lady Vols over LSU, 72-67

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Meighan Simmons highlighted a 31-point performance with a clutch 3-pointer in the final minute, and No. 10 Tennessee held off LSU, 72-67, on Thursday night after the Lady Tigers had erased a 21-point halftime hole. Simmons hit f…

Beaumont Enterprise February 27, 2014, 8:02 PM (PST)

Beaumont Enterprise

No. 22 Ohio State loses 65-63 to Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — With one shot, No. 22 Ohio State had a chance to wash away a game full of missteps and prevent Penn State from pulling off yet another upset of the Buckeyes. Aaron Craft drew the defense to him and passed to a wide-open Lenzelle Sm…

Olympian February 27, 2014, 8:02 PM (PST)


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