Top Sports Stories (Mar 31, 2014)

English Premier League: Liverpool go top after smashing Spurs

(CNN)– Liverpool moved to the top of the English Premier League with a 4-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Sunday. Two goals in either half saw Spurs soundly beaten by the Reds for the second time this season — Brendan Rodgers’ side handed o…

CNN March 31, 2014, 5:55 AM (PST)


Connecticut Defeats Michigan State to Advance to the Final Four

Kevin Ollie, the Connecticut coach, organized a field trip during his team’s jaunt through Texas in early January. Taking a break from basketball, the Huskies visited AT&T Stadium, the site of this year’s Final Four. The stands were empty, but Olli…

New York Times March 31, 2014, 5:18 AM (PST)

New York Times

Expect great Final Four from Florida, Kentucky, Wisconsin and UConn

We are heading for a crazy, classic, all-time great Final Four. Mario Chalmers making a three, Gordon Hayward barely missing one — that kind of great. It has to end this way, doesn’t it? This NCAA tournament has been too good to finish with a few blow…

CNN March 31, 2014, 5:16 AM (PST)


Replay it again? No, thanks, this Final Four is terrific enough as is

Three referees and a technician huddled at the scorer’s table late Sunday afternoon and determined, after a lengthy review, that next week’s Final Four in North Texas was set. Utilizing information culled from hundreds of cameras set up at games around…

Los Angeles Times March 31, 2014, 4:54 AM (PST)

Los Angeles Times

Dennis Rodman now looks like the bassist in an ’80s hair band

This is Rodman at a game in Argentina for the Legends of Basketball Tour, which is a tour of exhibition games featuring ex-NBA players. Rodman showed up to the game with a large blonde mohawk and quite sparkly face makeup. Here’s video of the introduct…

USA Today Sports For The Win March 31, 2014, 4:54 AM (PST)

USA Today Sports For The Win

No need for perfect: Kentucky freshmen find their way to Final Four

INDIANAPOLIS – The team pegged for 40-0 now has 30-10 in its sights. Anybody at Kentucky disappointed? The Wildcats and all those freshmen are headed to the Final Four — a trip to Big D courtesy of a big shot by Aaron Harrison that kept a late-season s…

FOX News March 31, 2014, 4:50 AM (PST)

FOX News

Andrew Wiggins news conference set

Andrew Wiggins will announce he’s leaving Kansas after one season for the NBA at a news conference on Monday afternoon, sources told The school released a statement that the 6-foot-8 freshman from Canada will make an announcement Monday at 3

ABC News March 31, 2014, 5:48 AM (PST)

ABC News

No. 3 seed Louisville rolls No. 7 seed LSU, 73-47

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville used its depth and long-range shooting against undermanned LSU to put up another lopsided victory and move within a game of its second straight Final Four berth. Shoni Schimmel scored 19 points, Tia Gibbs added five 3-point…

Washington Post March 31, 2014, 4:49 AM (PST)

Washington Post

Soccer player’s quick reaction may have saved a life

In this stunning video from a Ukrainian soccer game between Dynamo Kiev and Dnipro, a player may have saved his opponent’s life when he used his fingers to unblock the unconscious player’s airway. The incident began when Kiev’s Oleh Husyev appeared to

USA Today Sports For The Win March 31, 2014, 5:50 AM (PST)

USA Today Sports For The Win

Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Chicago Blackhawks 4-1

Sidney Crosby had two goals and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 25 shots to help the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. James Neal and Lee Stempniak also scored for the Penguins, who have won their past two to eclipse the 100-point…

United Press International March 31, 2014, 4:28 AM (PST)

United Press International

XFCi 3 Dominates on RedeTv! | Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: XFC INTERNATIONAL   XFCi 3 DOMINATES On REDETV!     Sao Paulo Brazil (March 31, 2014) – XFC International sprinted back to the airwaves last weekend on REDETV!. XFC International’s third live event from Sao Paulo, Brazil drew millions of viewers and outperformed most of the other netw…

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Top Sports Stories (Mar 30, 2014)

On Wisconsin! Badgers get rousing welcome home with Final 4 up next

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Badgers have been welcomed home to deafening cheers following their rousing run to the Final Four. Several thousand fans wearing Wisconsin red turned out for the homecoming event on the team’s floor at the Kohl Center. The…

FOX News March 30, 2014, 5:56 PM (PST)

FOX News

Mathieu Perreault thinks Ducks let up against teams out of contention

"We’ve got to put those in … don’t look for the easy outs," said Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau. "When he bears down on those, he usually scores." Less than 24 hours later, with first place in the Pacific Division at hand against a Vanc…

Los Angeles Times March 30, 2014, 5:49 PM (PST)

Los Angeles Times

Kentucky Defeats Michigan to Advance to the Final Four

INDIANAPOLIS — Watching the youth-laden lineups of Michigan and Kentucky is not for the faint of heart, as evidenced during Sunday’s tension-laden, and nonstop, swings of momentum in the Midwest Regional final. It fittingly came down to Kentucky’s last…

New York Times March 30, 2014, 5:18 PM (PST)

New York Times

Yu Darvish, Matt Harrison placed on DL by Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish was put on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, the same day he threw a 32-pitch bullpen session without any issues. Darvish had been set to be the Rangers starter in Monday’s opener against Philadelphia…

CNN March 30, 2014, 4:52 PM (PST)


Harrison’s 3 lifts Wildcats to Final Four with 75-72 win over Michigan

INDIANAPOLIS — Aaron Harrison made a 3-pointer from NBA range with 2.3 seconds left Sunday to lift Kentucky and its freshmen to a 75-72 win over Michigan and a trip to the Final Four. After Harrison’s teammate, Julius Randle, inadvertently tipped in th…

Minneapolis Star Tribune March 30, 2014, 5:49 PM (PST)

Minneapolis Star Tribune

From done to won: Kurt Busch stages Martinsville comeback

Kurt Busch made a dramatic pass of Jimmie Johnson with 10 laps to go to win Sunday’s STP 400 at Martinsville Speedway and become the sixth different winner in as many NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races this season. Busch broke an 83-race winless streak, as…

FOX Sports March 30, 2014, 5:51 PM (PST)

FOX Sports

Kurt Warner would choose Clowney over Manziel for No. 1 pick

Johnny Manziel had an impressive Pro Day this week. The Houston Texans are in desperate need of a quarterback after last season’s 2-14 debacle. It seems like the two would be a great fit. (Not to mention Manziel is a native Texan). Plus, Houston head c…

FOX Sports March 30, 2014, 3:57 PM (PST)

FOX Sports

UConn upsets Michigan State 60-54 to return to Final Four year after NCAA ban

NEW YORK — Shabazz Napier owed UConn. He could have transferred when academic sanctions barred the Huskies from the NCAA tournament his junior season. But the guard wanted to pay back the school for the joy of a national title his freshman year, for hi…

Minneapolis Star Tribune March 30, 2014, 3:53 PM (PST)

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Victorino could miss Sox opener

BALTIMORE (AP) — Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino has been sent back to Boston to have his right hamstring examined, leaving his status for Monday’s opener in doubt. Victorino strained his hamstring while running the bases in Saturday’s exhibition…

Boston March 30, 2014, 5:49 PM (PST)


NCAA tournament refs made another bad call at end of Arizona-Wisconsin game

For the second straight night, a classic NCAA tournament game swung on the overeager whistle of a referee. With four seconds left in overtime of Saturday’s West regional final and his team trailing by one point, Arizona’s Nick Johnson was called f…

USA Today Sports For The Win March 30, 2014, 5:46 PM (PST)

USA Today Sports For The Win

Luis “Sapo” Santos Delivers Violent KO Kick at XFCi 3 – (Gif)

In a violent finish at XFCi 3, Luis “Sapo” Santos (60-9-1) extended his win streak with a Knockout front kick to Alfredo Morales Saturday night live on Rede tv. The win puts Sapo at 60 professional victories in his MMA career, leaving fans wondering if there is  anyone who can stop this …

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XFCi 3: Sao Paulo Brazil – Results

FIGHT CARD RESULTS Photo Gallery – Click Here Main Event Super-fight Luis Sapo Santos (Brazil) def. Alfredo Morales (Mexico) via KO in RD 3 Co-Main Event Super-fight Allan Nascimento (Brazil)  def. Matias Vasquez (Chile) via Tapout due to armlock in RD 3 Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinals: …

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XFCi 3: Sao Paulo, Brazil – March 29th, 2014 | FIGHT CARD

XFCi 3: Brazil | March 29th, 2014 Xtreme Fighting Championships (XFC) returns to Latin America. The first event in their XFC International Tournament Series registered as one of the most watched MMA events in the history of Latin America.  XFCi 3 will take place on Saturday March 29th, 2014 LIV…

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XFCi 3: Sao Paulo, Brazil – March 29th, 2014 | FIGHT CARD

XFCi 3: Brazil | March 29th, 2014 Xtreme Fighting Championships (XFC) returns to Latin America. The first event in their XFC International Tournament Series registered as one of the most watched MMA events in the history of Latin America.  XFCi 3 will take place on Saturday March 29th, 2014 LIV…

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Top Sports Stories (Mar 28, 2014)

Is nice a vice for White Sox and Cubs managers?

If the Leo Durocher maxim "nice guys finish last" is true, the White Sox and Cubs are in for rough seasons again in 2014. There’s no doubt returning Sox manager Robin Ventura and Cubs newcomer Rick Renteria are extremely nice guys, the kind o…

Chicago Tribune March 28, 2014, 5:49 AM (PST)

Chicago Tribune

Stanford vs. Dayton: Score, Twitter Reaction and More from March Madness 2014

Every Cinderella story needs an unlikely hero. Dayton’s Kendall Pollard may have been the unlikeliest of all. The seldom-used freshman made all but one of his shots en route to 12 points and Jordan Sibert scored a team-high 18 more, as the 11th-seeded

Bleacher Report March 28, 2014, 4:20 AM (PST)

Bleacher Report

76ers Ties NBA Record With 26th Straight Loss

After the Philadelphia 76ers tied an NBA record with their 26th consecutive loss, one of their youngest voices spoke loudest. Michael Carter-Williams, one of six rookies on the NBA’s youngest team, delivered a pep talk after James Harden’s triple-doubl…

ABC News March 28, 2014, 5:47 AM (PST)

ABC News

Report: Seattle Seahawks sign cornerback Phillip Adams

Update: The Seahawks confirmed and announced the signing Thursday evening, The Associated Press reported. The Seattle Seahawks on Thursday signed free-agent cornerback Phillip Adams to a one-year deal, according to’s Ian Rapoport. Adams, 25, is…

Seattle Post Intelligencer March 28, 2014, 4:38 AM (PST)

Seattle Post Intelligencer

College Athletes Aim to Put Price on ‘Priceless’

If quarterback Johnny Manziel were an employee of Texas A&M, he would be a bargain. While university officials readily acknowledge that their star player’s contributions to the university have been “priceless” and “immeasurable,” Johnny Football, a…

New York Times March 28, 2014, 5:36 AM (PST)

New York Times

Mercedes Fastest in Practice for Malaysian GP

Mercedes confirmed it was the team to beat at the Malaysian Grand Prix by setting the fastest times in both of Friday’s practice sessions, although its Formula One rivals were closer than expected. Nico Rosberg, coming off his win at the season-opening…

ABC News March 28, 2014, 4:32 AM (PST)

ABC News

Miguel Cabrera and Tigers Agree on Contract Extension: Latest Updates, Reaction

Following a Triple Crown and two American League MVP awards in two seasons, the Detroit Tigers are about to make Miguel Cabrera a very rich man. Again. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN is reporting the Tigers and Cabrera have finalized a 10-year contract worth j…

Bleacher Report March 28, 2014, 4:23 AM (PST)

Bleacher Report

Denver Broncos: Ditching Knowshon Moreno for Montee Ball a Huge Risk

Apparently, the 559 yards Montee Ball rushed for as a rookie were all the Broncos needed to see to anoint him as the running back of the future. With that decision being made, it does leave the door open for many questions. Will he be able to stand in

Bleacher Report March 28, 2014, 5:11 AM (PST)

Bleacher Report

Memories Flood Back as UConn Returns to Madison Square Garden

The bracket was announced, and Connecticut examined its draw, the possibilities, and it hoped: two games in Buffalo and then the East Region semifinals, to be played beneath that familiar spoked-wheel ceiling, in that hallowed arena, site of so many tr…

New York Times March 28, 2014, 2:47 AM (PST)

New York Times

Top 10 NFL Draft Prospects Who Fill the 49ers’ Biggest Need

The San Francisco 49ers have two key areas of need in the 2014 NFL draft. Jim Harbaugh’s men could do with speed and a red-zone threat at the receiver position to give quarterback Colin Kaepernick more options next season. However, San Francisco alread…

Bleacher Report March 28, 2014, 4:47 AM (PST)

Bleacher Report