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Top Sports Stories (Feb 07, 2014)

Finland’s Filppula injured, out of Olympics

SOCHI, Russia — Valtteri Filppula of Finland will miss the Olympics after the Tampa Bay Lightning center was hurt in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Lightning announced Friday that Filppula has a non-displaced right ankle fracture and will

Washington Post February 07, 2014, 12:12 PM (PST)

Washington Post

Golden State Warriors learning to manage high expectations after last season’s playoff run

OAKLAND, Calif. – Stephen Curry came home late Tuesday night following the Golden State Warriors’ blowout loss to the Charlotte Bobcats and received some basketball advice from an unexpected source: His wife, Ayesha. She told him to get back to having

FOX News February 07, 2014, 12:37 PM (PST)

FOX News

No clear cut favorite in women’s basketball player of year race

With a little more than a month left in the regular season, the women’s basketball player of the year race is wide open. That’s a somewhat rare situation since over the past few years it almost seemed a forgone conclusion before the season even started…

FOX News February 07, 2014, 12:37 PM (PST)

FOX News

Torch, carried in by Maria Sharapova, lit by Tretiak and Rodnina

The ceremony was nearing the two-and-a-half hour mark when the world’s Winter Olympians took the Olympic oath. But the pageantry wasn’t over. Olympic gods filled the sky, constellations in lights, then morphed into present-day Winter Olympians on snowb…

Washington Post February 07, 2014, 11:38 AM (PST)

Washington Post

Sharks coach Todd McLellan to set longevity record

SAN JOSE — Todd McLellan will set the new longevity standard for a Sharks coach Friday night when his team faces the Columbus Blue Jackets. It will be his 435th game behind the San Jose bench, one more than Darryl Sutter spent there and 50 more than Ro…

San Jose Mercury News February 07, 2014, 12:37 PM (PST)

San Jose Mercury News

Derek Jeter unsure whether A-Rod will be at spring training

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter doesn’t know whether suspended teammate Alex Rodriguez will join the team at spring training this month. Rodriguez was dealt the most severe punishment in the history of baseball’s drug agreement

Green Bay Press-Gazette February 07, 2014, 1:23 PM (PST)

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Zdeno Chara’s bed in Sochi needed a special extension (Photos)

Zdeno Chara is a tall man. At 6-foot-9, he’s the tallest player to ever play in the National Hockey League. Such measurements require certain accommodations for the Boston Bruins’ captain. Bigger sticks. Modified equipment. Hotel beds with extensions.

Cumberland County Sentinel February 07, 2014, 1:13 PM (PST)

Cumberland County Sentinel

For now, Callahan still with Rangers

Ryan Callahan remains a New York Ranger, for now at least. The NHL’s Olympic roster freeze went into effect as of 3 p.m. ET on Friday, which means that no player may be traded until the freeze is lifted on February 23. Callahan is headed to Sochi, Russ…

ESPN February 07, 2014, 1:13 PM (PST)


Erin Henderson cut by Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings announced on Friday afternoon they released linebacker Erin Henderson, who had been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving twice since November. Henderson was first arrested on Nov. 19 in Eden Prairie, and missed

ESPN February 07, 2014, 1:27 PM (PST)


Anthony Davis chosen to replace injured Kobe Bryant in NBA All-Star game

NEW YORK (AP) — New Orleans forward Anthony Davis was chosen Friday to replace the injured Kobe Bryant in the NBA All-Star game that will be played in his home city. Davis was nearly chosen as a reserve, but missed by one spot in voting by Western Conf…

news.wbt.com February 07, 2014, 12:33 PM (PST)


Top Sports Stories (Feb 07, 2012)

On day after, Belichick accentuates positive

FOXBORO – There was little left to be said about Super Bowl XLVI when the Patriots [team stats] returned to Gillette Stadium yesterday afternoon, so coach Bill Belichick instead used his press conference to look back upon the entirety of the long …

Boston Herald February 06, 2012, 10:37 PM (PST)

Associated Press

Peyton Manning will be most-watched NFL story of coming weeks

INDIANAPOLIS – Next to his senior picture at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, a young Peyton Manning listed the typical cryptic acknowledgments and farewell shout-outs to friends, teachers, coaches and family. He also included this tidbit: …

Chicago Tribune February 06, 2012, 8:00 PM (PST)


No. 4 Missouri hangs on against Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. – All eyes were on the shooter dressed in crimson and cream, a dangerous scorer who, as fate would have it, had just released a beautiful shot that could tie the game and force overtime. And as Missouri senior guard Kim English, who made …

Boston Herald February 07, 2012, 2:41 AM (PST)

San Francisco Gate

Thunder showing lightning on the road

A stretch of nine out of 11 on the road includes the current run five consecutive away for the Thunder. Oklahoma City (19-5) has been strong in enemy buildings all season, jumping out to a league-best 10-4 record on the road. Monday night’s visit to …

CBS Sports February 07, 2012, 3:31 AM (PST)

Philadelphia Daily News

Goodell great for NFL, even if Steelers, their fans disagree

It was about 90 minutes after Super Bowl XLIII, a game that always will be remembered here because of the Steelers’ fabulous comeback against the Arizona Cardinals. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was at a private party, his tie off, his sleeves rolled …

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette February 06, 2012, 10:30 PM (PST)