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Top Sports Stories (Feb 05, 2014)

Stillwater native wins ‘Biggest Loser’ title, $250,000 prize

Stillwater native Rachel Frederickson’s 105 weight loss was enough to win the grand prize of $250,000 in the season 15 finale of the “Biggest Loser,” which aired Tuesday on NBC. Frederickson, 24, also set a record for the highest percentage of weight l…

Minneapolis Star Tribune February 05, 2014, 5:13 AM (PST)

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Pacers hold on for first regular-season win at Atlanta since 2006

ATLANTA — David West scored 22 points, Paul George added 18 and the NBA-leading Indiana Pacers beat the Atlanta Hawks 89-85 on Tuesday night. The Pacers snapped a 12-game regular-season losing streak in Atlanta while improving the league’s best record

Lafayette Journal and Courier February 05, 2014, 12:27 AM (PST)

Lafayette Journal and Courier

Eagles: Defense is key to championships

The Seattle Seahawks provided further proof that a dominating defense will trump a record-setting offensive attack just about every time. Defense wins championships. It’s that simple. The Seahawks showed this in their 43-8 dismantling of the Denver Bro…

Daily Journal February 05, 2014, 12:27 AM (PST)

Daily Journal

Steve Sarkisian’s big plans for USC’s final sanction-saddled recruiting class

LOS ANGELES – In most people’s eyes, the penalties will end Wednesday, with another recruiting class that’s well shy of a full haul. Technically, the NCAA sanctions end in June. In reality, they’ll hang around USC for a while longer, in the form of a d…

Daily Journal February 05, 2014, 12:28 AM (PST)

Daily Journal

Carlos Boozer, Bulls bounce back with win over Suns

PHOENIX — A trip to the desert was enough to get the Chicago Bulls back on track. Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Bulls snapped the Phoenix Suns’ five-game winning streak with a 101-92 victory Tuesday night. The Bulls shot 45 perc…

ESPN February 04, 2014, 7:16 PM (PST)


Kevin Love scores 31, grabs 17 boards as Wolves keep Lakers reeling

MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin Love landed hard on his hip after a foul late in the game. His head snapped back from the impact and hit the floor. The All-Star power forward was all right afterward, a relief for the Minnesota Timberwolves. The win over the langu…

ESPN February 04, 2014, 7:16 PM (PST)


Beckham ‘at home already’ in Miami

Washington (AFP) – David Beckham has declared himself "at home already," with the former football star poised to confirm on Wednesday that he will own a Major League Soccer team in Miami. It has been one of the worst-kept secrets in world foo…

Yahoo! News February 05, 2014, 1:22 AM (PST)

Yahoo! News

Real Madrid – Atletico Madrid Betting Preview: Punters can profit from a low-scoring first leg

Our man at the Santiago Bernabeu, Phil Kitromilides, believes that the recent trend of goal-shy Madrid derbies will continue in the Copa del Rey clash on Wednesday evening For the second time this season, Real Madrid host cross-city rivals Atletico at

Goal.com February 05, 2014, 12:36 AM (PST)


Figure skating team event to debut at Olympics

Ashley Wagner, a self-described vicious competitor, concedes it will be a little strange to cheer on fellow American Gracie Gold. Team figure skating makes its debut at the Olympics on Thursday, one of the TV-friendly events held a day before the openi…

WPXI February 05, 2014, 4:10 AM (PST)


Keeping the streak alive

AUBURN, Ala.– Confidence and momentum — two intangibles that are important for any team’s success. After back-to-back wins over Alabama and Georgia, Auburn’s got plenty of both heading into Wednesday night’s game at South Carolina. “It definitely lif…

auburn.247sports.com February 05, 2014, 1:54 AM (PST)


Top Sports Stories (Feb 05, 2012)


Boston police hope for calm after Super Bowl

BOSTON- Boston officials are urging fans to behave responsibly as the New England Patriots [team stats] play the New York Giants in the Super Bowl on Sunday. Police say they expect to have more than 2,000 officers on the streets of Boston by the game’s…

Boston Herald February 05, 2012, 10:35 AM (PST)

Herald News

Underwood tweets support for Pats after Super Bowl eve release

INDIANAPOLIS — Tiquan Underwood is wishing the New England Patriots good luck after they cut him on the eve of the Super Bowl. If they win, the wide receiver who had three catches this season would be eligible for a championship ring and a full …

CBS Sports February 05, 2012, 11:26 AM (PST)


Big Moment ~~NY Giants vs New England Live NFL Super Bowl

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Patriots playing in seventh Super Bowl. They’re 3-3 in title games, winning after 2001, 2003 and 2004 seasons. … Giants 3-1 in Super Bowls, winning in 1986, 1990 and 2007 seasons. They’ve won seven NFL championships overall…

Salon February 05, 2012, 11:26 AM (PST)


Lindsey Vonn gets 50th World Cup win

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany — Lindsey Vonn captured her 50th World Cup victory by winning the downhill on the demanding Kandahar course Saturday. The American is third on the career list, behind Annemarie Moser-Proell of Austria (62 victories) and…

msnbc.com February 05, 2012, 10:14 AM (PST)

CNN Sports Illustrated

Fed Cup: Kvitova, Czech Republic down Germany

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova rallied to beat Germany’s Sabine Lisicki on Sunday, sending defending champion Czech Republic into the semifinals of the Fed Cup. Angelique Kerber later beat Lucie Hradecka 6-4, 6-4 to salvage…

CNN Sports Illustrated February 05, 2012, 11:26 AM (PST)

Jovanovski keeps Serbia in Fed Cup match with win over Belgium’s Flipkens

CHARLEROI, Belgium – Bojana Jovanovski kept Serbia alive in its Fed Cup match against Belgium, beating Kirsten Flipkens 6-2, 6-4 to level their first-round tie at 2-2 and set up the decisive doubles. Earlier, Yanina Wickmayer routed late substitute …

Washington Post February 05, 2012, 10:28 AM (PST)

Town Hall

Super Bowl 2012: Kravitz picks the Patriots

It has been one of those years, right? Peyton Manning gets hurt, the Indianapolis Colts go in the tank, we get a month’s worth of Curtis Painter at quarterback, the team goes deeper in the tank, most of the staff gets fired, the New England Patriots …

Indianapolis Star February 05, 2012, 11:11 AM (PST)


Red Sox agree to terms with right-handed pitcher Alfredo Aceves on one-year contract

The Boston Red Sox today agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Alfredo Aceves on a one-year, non-guaranteed contract for the 2012 season, thus avoiding salary arbitration. Terms were not disclosed. The announcement was made by Executive Vice …

Boston Red Sox February 05, 2012, 11:26 AM (PST)